Lei Ann...Off Duty

acupuncturist kung fu sifu speed typist hawaiian-born bostonian zombie hunter...so what's a girl supposed to wear on her day off? leiannoffduty@gmail.com ~ FB: Lei Ann Off Duty

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*blue jay in the snow*

blue jay, snow, snow bird, winter, snow storm, bird watching

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!  starting off the new year with a bang here in the boston area with a big ol’ snowstorm…hahaha! no personal style today as i’m snowbound & dressed in grubby sweats while cleaning around the house.  so instead, i thought i’d share the daily outfit of this dapper charmer hanging about my tree outside.  if you’re in the northeast, stay warm & safe these next couple days as we haven’t received the full brunt of the storm quite yet.  we’ll be back to regular posting schedule, soon!

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*caped twinsies*

knit cape, hood cape, fair isle cape, baby cape, norwegian hearts cape

back from my christmas vacation in florida & already missing this sweet face.  i got my niece this adorable hooded cape & of course i had to be matchy-matchy with her :)  well, except she has an awesome hood on her poncho & i don’t :( in the fashion department, niece = 1; auntie = 0.

wearing: on niece - old navy fair isle hooded poncho || on auntie - viparo leather skirt || norwegian hearts knit cape (via ebay)

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*more inspired witchy wear*

black white outfit, witch outfit, brooch, brooches, american horror story coven inspired, leather thigh high boots

well, my new favorite show, american horror story: coven, is off the air until the first week of january.  boo hoo :(  ah well, that’s not too long to wait.  i can still get my kicks by dressing the part.  the whole story revolves around a school for young witches…hence today’s outfit is one part witchy black, one part schoolgirl uniform-esque, but with double brooch power for that something special & my monster leather thigh high boots to protect me from the snow ^_^

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wearing:  calvin klein 3/4 sleeve white shirt || target black dress || claire’s rhinetone pins (super old) || jeffrey campbell strappy leather boots

black white outfit, witch outfit, brooch, brooches, american horror story coven inspired, leather thigh high boots

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*faux fox fur wrap*

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i’ve been doing so much new knitting & crocheting for others lately, it reminded me of some oldies but goodies i kept for myself…like this chunky yarn fox scarf/wrap that was one of my very first knitting projects years ago.  i still love wearing him with his cartoony, yet playfully morbid look.  yes, i did say him.  i guess i have a weird habit of thinking my accessories are male, hahaha!

wearing: thrifted microsuede dress || DIY knit fox scarf || target tights || equestrian style boots c/o marshalls #fabfound gift card

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*cream & camel*

cream sweater, thick chunky sweater, neoprene skirt, asos skirt, hood sweater, hooded cable sweater, knee high boots, camel boots, leather boots, tassels

what’s with me & the head accoutrements lately?  i never wear anything on my head, even during the coldest & windiest of days, but then BAM, all of a sudden, all i want to do is cover my crowning glory…hahaha!  i guess that’s just what happens when your outfit is inspired by a winter wonderland ^_^

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wearing: express hooded & tassled cable knit sweater (old) || asos neoprene skirt || danskin tights || thrifted nine west camel leather knee high boots (super old)

cream sweater, thick chunky sweater, neoprene skirt, asos skirt, hood sweater, hooded cable sweater, knee high boots, camel boots, leather boots, tassels

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*inspired by american horror story: coven*

black hat, american horror story coven fashion, black, witch fashion, witch hat

i’ve admitted i’m not really a *hat* person even though i’m addicted to buying all different kinds.  i was inspired to wear today’s hat due to 2 major factors…it’s light drizzle in boston today; not enough to whip out an umbrella, but still enough for my hair to get damp.  the second reason & the main one is that i’ve spent 8 hours watching all current episodes of american horror story: coven while finishing up the rest of the baby beanies i’ve been crocheting to sell tomorrow.  OMG…i’m literally spellbound to this show, although i was scared to watch it for the longest time, hence why i’m only caught up now.  the fashion is undeniably powerful…the all black outfits, the amazing collection of hats (not just the conical witchy kind) & just the general badassery of all the characters.  even though i didn’t do an all black outfit today, the hat is definitely my way to pay homage to my new favorite TV show (well, now that the walking dead is on hiatus until february anyway…hahaha)!

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wearing:  prabal gurung x target dress || marshalls hat (super old) || thrifted & swapped bracelets || target tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

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*crocheted animal baby beanie hats*

crochet animal baby hat, baby beanie, baby mouse hat, baby bear hat, baby rabbit hat, baby bunny hat, baby fox hat

i love to crochet & knit, but i do it only for fun.  however, for one day, i will be selling some of my more popular crocheted animal baby hats to raise money to donate to the victims of typhoon haiyan.  if you’re in the watertown, massachusetts area this saturday & have need of a cutesy infant gift, stop by the mount auburn club fair!  four different animal styles…fox, bunny, mouse & bear cub…in baby sizes up to 1 year will be sold in conjunction with the spa at the MAC.  hope to see you there! 

flyer above courtesy of the spa at the mount auburn club management

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*circle circle, dot dot*

jason wu target dress, circle dress, circle print, wheel print, navy blazer, uniform, bow tie, bowtie, schoolgirl

back into the daily grind of work after 4 days away…eating, drinking wine & eating SOME MORE!  hahaha!  although when i got dressed today, i thought from the waist down, i looked like a waitress.  from the waist up, a flight attendant or a uniformed school girl.  was i away too long?  did i eat waaaay too much?  do i not remember what i do for a living?  bwahaha :)

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wearing:  jason wu x target circle print dress || thrifted ann taylor 3/4-sleeve blazer || striped bowtie (platinum mall, bangkok) || simply vera tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

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*catwoman in the country*

forever 21 bats cats, catwoman sweater, catwoman, all black, leather skirt, spike barrette, spike hair, spike hair accessories, sneaker wedges

still hanging out with my in-laws in pennyslvania :)  even though i always tend to get a little antsy in the country (i.e. suburbs), for this particular visit, i’m actually enjoying waking up late, visiting with other family friends, sitting on a chair crocheting & just eating all the time.  

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i’m also enjoying kind of more a lax dressing mentality…easy sweaters with catwoman’s face on it (via the forever 21 bats & cats collection) & sneaker wedges for quick dashes to the grocery store.  plus my new DIY spike hair clips to keep my unkempt hair out of my face!  easy peasy ^_^

wearing:  forever 21 catwoman sweater || viparo leather skirt || simply vera tights || DIY spike barrettes || steve madden sneaker wedges

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*a white harness for the holiday*

grey, chartreuse, neon yellow, white halter, BCBG halter, bow, white harness, white suspenders, white belt

i’ve been dying to wear this white harness ever since i got it at BCBG.  it’s a bit *much* to wear seeing clients on a regular every day basis, so had to wait for just such an occasion…like the thanksgiving holiday weekend away :)  it’s just funky enough to wear around family & friends without too much hassle…although a younger nephew already asked what the heck i was wearing ^_^  i’m kinda used to that sort of thing XD

grey, chartreuse, neon yellow, white halter, BCBG halter, bow, white harness, white suspenders, white belt

this thick woolen grey top with its ginormous neck bow, leggings & neoprene skirt are at least keeping me plenty warm here in pennsylvania sans heavy coat.  then again, all the fat layers i’ve gained already from 2 days of nothing but eating, eating & EATING is keeping me insulated just fine >_<  i’m thoroughly relishing my long weekend away though, don’t get me wrong.  wherever you’re spending your holidays, hope you’re enjoying as well!

wearing:  thrifted grey wool sweater || asos neon yellow skater skirt || BCBG white harness || simply vera leggings || rampage ankle booties (super old)

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