Lei Ann...Off Duty

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*taupe, yellow & leopard for a sunday brunch*

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picture heavy post with a lot of itsy bitsy outfit details…so let’s begin, shall we?  first of all, this dress, can i just gush?  i got it at the last clothing swap i attended…very small & very intimate.  the pleating detail on the neckline & sleeves is just divine.  plus the dress is heavy, so drapey, warm & cozy!  kind of perfect for a warm(ish) day & braving the boston weather with bare legs :)  PLUS IT HAS POCKETS!!!  what girl doesn’t love a dress with pockets?

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this little crossbody yellow purse i also got at the same swap.  it’s teeny tiny!  i can literally fit only a few bills, some plastic & maybe a mini lipstick.  i can’t even squish my phone in it!  upon examining it, i found the quality & construction of the leather quite remarkable, especially for a swap item, so i googled the brand which you might have seen on twitter.  turns out, it seems to be a quality belgian brand (on par with hermes) & tiny wallets can go for over $400 while regular handbags can retail for $3000-4000!  pretty amazing swap find, huh?  

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this leopard coat i’ve had forever…like literally.  it’s from forever 21!  hahaha…get it?  like how i did that?  again, on this warmer day in boston, i can get away with wearing 3/4-length sleeves.

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finally, these shoes i was amazed at the resemblance to the fendi shoes spring 2013, one of my favorite accessories lines of late…more in the color combo & the textured heel.  i’m sure i couldn’t afford the fendi shoes even if were available now, so this cute ankle strapped version suits me just fine!  

wearing: bcbg taupe dress (via swap) || delvaux crossbody purse (via swap) || F21 leopard coat || lela rose for payless mustard/taupe heels

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whew!  that’s a lot of of outfit for a simple sunday brunch, but it was for my birthday blogger buddy, najeema, so totally worth it!

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*mustard & grey in harvard square*

a few weeks ago, i had the TV on, not really watching it, but then a marathon of one of my favorite seasons of project runway started…season 3…with uli herzner.  one of the pieces of her final collection that caught my eye years ago when it originally aired reminded me again how much i loved that combination of colors & how glittery & sexy it was.  i immediately set about looking to buy items to simulate the look.  silly me!  i had essentially all the elements *already* in my closet.  my tones ended up being darker though…more a gunmetal (than glittery silver) grey & more mustard (than camel), but i liked the result.  i’ll still try to find the exact colors to recreate her outfit more accurately…cos i’m anal retentive like that :)

by the way, i was not impressed with the first season of project runway all stars, but since uli is on the second season, i’ll DEFINITELY be watching with more interest.  i just love her designs!

wearing: vintage cape || h&m metallic sweater || cache leather skirt (ebay) || vintage tassel necklace || lela rose for payless ankle strap pumps 

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