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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*more asian floral…whatta surprise*

asian floral, floral blazer, necessary clothing jacket

well, we’re still not quite out of the winter woods yet with *another* snowstorm set to arrive in boston in a couple of days….grrrrrrr >:/  well, better wear my new spring-like blazer while the sun is still out :)

asian floral, floral blazer, necessary clothing jacket

i can’t say i can even really call this top a blazer.  it’s cut like one, but no lining or shoulder pads, so it’s very flowy & easy to wear…like a kimono jacket.  it’s a nice balance of structure & ease.  i’ve already had a busy & hectic monday morning, so ease is what i need :)

asian floral, floral blazer, necessary clothing jacket

wearing: forever 21 black dress || forever 21 beaded necklace || mustard seed asian print blazer (via necessary clothing) || target tights || isabel toledo x payless ankle booties

asian floral, floral blazer, necessary clothing jacket

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*first day of spring*

white outfit jeans, pink, peony, asian floral print

i know, i know, it’s maybe a little too early to be wearing white jeans but it is the first day of spring after all :)  even though with the brutally chilly wind today, sure doesn’t feel like it :(  i’m actually working an event tonight where i’ll need to be in jeans to be comfy running around, but i won’t have time to go home & change.  

white outfit jeans, pink, peony, asian floral

speaking of first day of spring, i bought this h&m top years ago, like when h&m first opened up in boston.  it has traditionally been the blouse i pull out to herald in spring.  it’s everything about my personal style…lots of colors, bright floral print, asian tailoring.  it still makes me so happy to wear ^_^

wearing: h&m peony floral asian top || joe’s jeans white jeans (c/o wrentham village outlets || asian print ring (via stylist friend, naomi) || random watch ribbon bracelet || jeffrey campbell nude wedges

white outfit jeans, pink, peony, asian floral

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*strappily ever after*

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i think i finally went over my own personal limit for print mixing (which you know is a lot!) over the past few days…so, snapped back with a completely neutral outfit.  to create interest though, i added this strappy harness belt & matching multi-strap shoes to keep my outfit from being totally boring vanilla.  hahaha :)

all neutral outfit, harness belt, strappy belt, beige, cream

on a different note, my week started with me watching frozen (well, half the movie) for the first time with a bunch of kids.  whoa nelly!  both little girls *and* boys LOVE that movie!  they know it word for word, song for song, craziness!  maybe that’s why i also subtly channeled that sort of tiny waist-emphasizing, pointed bodice/corset look that all disney princesses seem to share.  i just can’t seem to “let it go!”  hardee har har…

all neutral outfit, beige, cream, golden hour

wearing: target cream dress || rodarte x target lace cardigan || asos harness belt || hawaiian style gold plumeria earrings || jeffrey campbell leather wedges

all neutral outfit, harness belt, strappy belt, beige, cream

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*don’t pinch me, i’m not irish*

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

admittedly, today’s outfit seems more christmas with the predominance of red & green rather than st. patrick’s day with that more classic shade of boston celtics green.  i’m stuck in the wrong holiday…hahaha!

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

even though i’m wearing mostly neon green, technically i’m still wearing green!  so, no pinchy pinchy!  right?  happy st. patty’s day, everyone :)

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

wearing:  prabal gurung x target sweatshirt || thrifted red velvet skirt || simply vera wang black tights || steve madden sneaker wedges

prabal gurung sweatshirt, target, neon floral, red velvet

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*mint circles & neon floral*

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

i’ve not shopped for clothes in a while.  kinda of burnt out on buying stuff just because, plus i have some financial goals i’m trying to accomplish, so laying low on the “fast fashion” spending.  

polka dots, floral, neon, mind, beads

that being said, i’m still amazed by some of the outfit combinations i’ve not yet come up with pieces in my closet i’ve owned for years at this point.  REALLY loving the matching shades of mint & chartreuse in 2 very different articles of clothing…punctuated by a beaded necklace in the same colors.  also, i can still address some of my favorite “trends” like floral, print mixing & neon.  hope the crazy pattern mixing doesn’t hurt your eyes.  i LOVE it!  here’s to a happy (hopefully) early spring!

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

wearing: express shades of green polka dot blouse || forever 21 neon floral skirt || danskin tights || forever 21 beaded long necklace || pour la victoire leather & pony hair nude booties (via gilt city warehouse sale)

polka dots, floral, neon, mint, beads

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*waves of blue*

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

*whew*…i’ve been stuck in a color rut for a while…feeling uninspired & wearing mostly black lately, but managed to break through today :)  was getting kinda worried there, hahaha!

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

i’m actually surprised i haven’t paired this sweater & skirt together before…the navy blues are a perfect match.  i love not only the print mix, but the texture mix of this sweater…sheer front panel, yet wavy, textured sleeves & back.  quite suitable for the weather transitions now…some thickness for warmth, yet diaphanous in hopes of spring ^_^ 

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

wearing: missoni x target feather print sweater || asos navy neoprene skirt || simply vera nude fishnet tights || skeleton cameo (via ebay) || nine west camel leather boots (via consignment)

missoni target sweater, blue, turquoise, navy

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*hello monday*

hello kitty cardigan, black dress, black sneakers

starting the week off with all things familiar & comfortable for me…hello kitty, some zombie cameo action plus trusty ol’ sneaker wedges.  you know, just to ease into it, ya dig?

wearing; F21 x hello kitty bow & face cardigan || target black dress || skeleton cameo pendant (via ebay) || steve madden sneaker wedges

hello kitty, zombie cameo, skeleton cameo pendant

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*and on fridays, we wear stripes*

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

don’t know why i went with the stripes overload today…maybe because it’s *slightly* warmer than it’s been all week & i feel that touch of “spring” to my step?  get it, spring?  as in not winter?  bwahahaha…

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

well, it’s not that warm yet.  i felt okay with short sleeves, but decided to wear this old DIY marimekko fabric necklace i had made a while back for that touch of warmth (& whimsy) about my neck :)  happy weekend, everyone!

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

wearing: bebe black/pink striped blouse (old) || thrifted black/white striped dress || DIY marimekko fabric necklace || simply vera wang tights || modern vintage mary jane pumps

stripes, black white stripes, marimekko fabric

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*of lace & laces*

black outfit, white lace jacket, maxi skirt, tiffany necklace

some days, you feel like putting on a slinky tight outfit.  other days, plenty of comfy loose layers for a slightly snowy day is a better fit.  like today :)

white lace jacket, tiffany silver necklace

i originally had a black blazer on, once again emulating one of my favorite looks…all black like on american horror story: coven.  i actually felt too stiff & structured.  glad i dug out this lace jacket instead…more free flowing & easy going.  kept the lace up ankle booties on though…for that little touch of witchiness ;)

black outfit, white lace jacket, maxi skirt, tiffany silver necklace

wearing: bebe black blouse || swapped black midi skirt || white lace jacket (via marshalls) || tiffany & co silver heart necklace || aldo outlet lace up ankle booties

aldo booties, ankle boots, lace up boots

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*good girl vs bad girl fashion*

black turtleneck, cutouts, hot pink, stripes, thigh high boots, handcuff bracelet, jewelmint

i’m a goody two-shoes girl all the way.  yup, i was even the kid that the teacher would put in charge of the class when she left the room & you best believe i wrote your name down with several checkmarks if you acted up!  hahaha!  

jewelmint, handcuff bracelet

maybe that’s why i’m so in love with “bad girl” fashion - thigh high boots, skyhigh heels, leather, etc.  thankfully, i think i’m so goody-goody that these looks never end up looking slutty for me…but more edgy, which is exactly the look i’m going for ^_^

jewelmint, handcuff bracelet

for example, why have regular bracelets when these handcuff bracelets from jewelmint (worn several different ways) can get people talking?  or why wear a plain ol’ black turtleneck when this one with shoulder cutouts looks way sexier, without revealing anything?  hahaha!

black turtleneck, cutouts

finally, how about wearing my trusty thigh high black suede boots, yet not show any skin with a full striped skirt in girly hot pink & bright blue colors?  taking naughty girl pieces & making them more cute & sweet…that’s pretty much my personal style in a nutshell ^_^

wearing: guess collection turtleneck || forever 21 black/blue/pink skirt || jewelmint houdini bracelets || jeffrey campbell thigh high boots (via LF harvard square)

black turtleneck, cutouts, hot pink, stripes, thigh high boots, handcuff bracelet, jewelmint

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