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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*knit & neoprene & cosby show style*

know who my style icon was growing up?  other than alexis colby & those faaaabulous shoulder pads?  it was actually claire huxtable of the cosby show!  not so much her lawyer power suits or her casual sweaters, but every time she wore a big wrap or shawl, i loved it!  i especially flipped for the wrap with fur tails (apologies to people who don’t advocate wearing fur…i’m just giving style credit where it’s due) she wore to get her family painting back in a high end auction, one of my favorite episodes :)

add to that the fact that i grew up in hawaii, so warm weather clothing was a novelty to me.  boots, gloves, scarves, capes, ponchos, anything fur???  even closed toe shoes were nowhere in my vocabulary…hahaha!  maybe that’s why i more than compensate now…aaaaand every time i wear a big ass shawl or wrap…i think i’m channeling the fabulous claire huxtable :)

wearing: ann taylor sweater (swapped) || ann taylor colorblock knit wrap || F21 tights || asos neoprene skirt || pour la victoire triple lace boots

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*ann taylor boston concept store party*

i decided not to blog the outfit i wore to attend the ann taylor party celebrating their newest concept store in boston.  because i liked it so much, i’ll wear it sometime in florida when i’m down there for my brother’s wedding.  hence, i leave you photos just of the event…the slick penthouse suite party space, the lovely ann taylor accessories in spring/summer appropriate neon colors..and my party animal friends ^_^

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*it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas*

not much to report on today, what can i say?  i never get on the TGIF bandwagon because i teach friday nights & i typically see clients on saturday (gotta make that cheddar), so my schedule ramps up versus slows down this time of the week.  wah wah…poor me.  oh well…enough of that whining :)

my downstairs neighbor did a great job decorating out front, so i wanted to showcase her efforts rather than my outfit which is so decidedly *not* very christmasy at all…hahaha!  gotten a little lazy with wearing the same belt & same shoes from the other day just cos they’re right there still.  decided to stick with the very neutral dark brown/camel palette with just the statement necklace & leopard print giving some kind of interest to the outfit.  even though it’s a blah day, i’m very excited for christmas coming up.  in fact, finished almost all of my holiday shopping (& then more for me) already.  only one last yankee swap gift to find.  then soon enough, it’ll be off to my in-laws’ place once again for more eating, drinking & overall relaxing!  CAN’T WAIT!

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*the ann taylor perfect pants event*

if you’ve followed my blog for even a short period of time, you can pretty much tell that i’m a consummate dress & skirt wearer. being as short as i, it’s always tough to find pants that fit juuuust right without me constantly having a giant “to be hemmed” pile. however, back in my corporate/desk job/office administration work days, i did wear pants a lot and ann taylor had the only pants that ever fit me right & their petite sizes were short enough that i rarely had to hem. to say that they were my “go to” pants back in the day was an understatement.

ironically, as i started thinking of what key pieces i wanted for fall, i was contemplating searching for *the* perfect pair of wide leg trousers.  it’s like ann taylor read my mind!!! just then, one of their social marketing representatives contacted me if i would like to spread the word about their perfect pants event & i was more than happy to oblige! check out their new different styles that flatter every kind of body type such as slim leg, trouser & *of course* wide leg. i actually really enjoyed going through their fit guide and not having to second guess what would be the best style of pant for me. i think the petite curvy (as i’m no skinny minnie) wide leg is going to look great for fall! can’t wait to show you all when i come back from thailand!

ann taylor’s perfect pants event ends on august 31st & customers receive $20 off just for trying on a pair! if that’s not generous enough, they also have a sweepstakes on facebook where they’re giving away $100 gift cards to FIVE fans! maybe you’ll win & find your perfect pair of pants ^_^ 

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