Lei Ann...Off Duty

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*cat shit crazy*

cat print dress, cat silhouette, target cat dress, pink dress, black piping, black trim

admittedly, i’m not a cat person, even though i’ve owned at least one for the past 20+ years.  i love all my pets, but my dog has been the apple of my eye for the past 7 years.  however, i can’t deny my attraction for all things cat-like these days…cat ears headband, cat ears hat…i’m definitely OD’ing on all things kitty.  so, say hello to my newest feline frock & declare me officially addicted…hahaha!

cat print dress, cat silhouette, target cat dress, pink dress, black piping, black trim

wearing:  target cat print dress || rodarte x target satin bowtie belt || MDH gifted pearl bracelet || sabine mary jane platforms (via piperlime)

mary jane platform shoes, sabine, piperline, opening ceremony, black platform shoes


*one shade of grey*

swapped, clothing swap, grey, gray, jumper, romper, dress, ruffles, target pink sandales

OMG…is it possible i could wear a dress of one solid color & no embellishments when all i wear are crazy prints???  hahaha, when it’s 100+ degrees outside & the dress is super short & whisper light, then yeah, kinda have to!  maybe that’s why i threw this long necklace with its colorful beads on at the last minute.  guess i feel incomplete without *some* kind of print…hahaha!  

forever 21 necklace, F21 necklace, beads, enamel, lariat, long necklace

wearing: swapped ruffled dress || F21 necklace || swapped filigree bracelet || boomerangs flat silver bracelet || target pink sandals

target pink sandals, heels, wedges, strappy


*chinese peony pink print*

pink, chinese peony print, beige, white, express blouse, dolce vita target sandals

i’ll be honest…it was weird to come back to boston where the temperatures are *hotter* than when i left the mexican desert…hahaha! well, it’s like they say, the dry heat versus humidity is so much easier to handle (plus being able to dunk into a pool whenever i wanted helped a lot…tee hee hee).  this is when i pull out reliable old tunic tanks like this in a lightweight, almost see through cotton & pretty chinese peony print to get through the sweltering days o.O

pink, chinese peony, print, express blouse

wearing: express peony print cotton blouse (years old) || target pink skirt || cameo skull pendant || gifted seed pearl earrings || dolce vita x target sandals

dolce vita, target, beige, sandals, espadrilles


*day 3 in cabo san lucas*

cabo san lucas, beach, rock, webster, target, pink, flamingo, sun hat, sunglasses, skechers, slippers, flip flops

my third day of vacation found us having lunch in & walking around the beaches & streets of cabo san lucas, the more famous town 30 minutes away from where we were staying in san jose del cabo.  i’ll tell you this right now, i did NOT like cabo san lucas.  the beach was overrun with too many tourists…the kind you find during spring break (& i’m from florida, so i *know* spring breakers :/..& this was the slow season?).  i was very grateful we were staying in a quiet, more laid back & slow-paced town & didn’t have to hear the thump of dance beats & an emcee yelling “WOOOOOO!” every few minutes.  then again, who am i to complain?  sipping a margarita on the beach with my feet in the sand & a light ocean breeze…what could be better?

wearing: the webster for target pink flamingo print top & skirt || dior rain clear bag || sun hat (wild goose chase) || target sunglasses || custom made gold name plate necklace || skechers flip-flops

the office, cabo san lucas, beach, restaurant, blue umbrellas, pink, webster, target, flamingo, margarita, sunglasses


*for the love of boston*

what can i say?  it’s been a very difficult week for boston & will continue to be for a long time.  my heart breaks for this city that i love so much.  aurora…tucson…newtown…us.  we’re now a part of the current landscape of national tragedies.  never thought it would happen.  however, to reiterate the sentiment, we’re boston, we’re strong, we’ll endure & we’ll heal.


*a pop of color*

the most overused terms in fashion blogging (in my opinion) are “obsessed, chic, stylish, pop of color & date night.”  with that being said, on this most rainy, windy & dreariest of days, here’s my outfit featuring “a pop of color.”  hypocrite much?  hahaha!

wearing: michael kors fishermen net sweater || wet seal bodycon black dress || target neon pink bandeau || JC thigh high boots


* of dark lace, hearts & sunbeams*

ironically, whenever spring rolls around here in new england & my other blogger pals are relishing being able to finally bring out their colorful clothing, i draw back somewhat.  

as much as i love color myself, i also do like dressing for winter — furs, leather, wool coats, thigh high boots, etc.  it’s like i know with spring & more sunny days just around the corner, i have to wear my darker, more somber clothing with renewed earnest before they get banished to the back of the wardrobe. like the byrds sang…to everything, there is a season :)

wearing: express (really old) colored lace top || thrifted hearts print dress || DIY fan earrings || dsw black suede witchy buckle heels


*an afternoon at the aquarium*

wearing:  h&m mandarin collar blouse || target pink skirt || c|a|m dyed horsehair bracelet (via fab) || target watch || dv dolce vita cork sandals

i’m quite happy to be one to laze about the house, but maybe the whole “end of summer” doldrums was finally getting to me & i got into a slight panic about getting out & enjoying this final holiday weekend.  first, i relaxed for a whole afternoon whole 2 hours at the pool the other day.  then, enjoyed a backyard BBQ with MDH’s friends out in the boonies of massachusetts.  finally, spent a carefree afternoon wandering the new england aquarium with MDH & having dinner & desserts in the north end.  

this peony floral top is one of my first purchases ever from H&M & what i usually put on the first warm day of the year to herald in the spring season.  i realized i didn’t do that this year, so instead wearing it to cap off the last of these summer days :(  ah well, the animals at the aquarium of course didn’t care what i was wearing but they were certainly colorful & season appropriate in their own way…hahaha!


*hot pink & a floral rain jacket*

most people complain when the sunny weather goes away for even a day.  i don’t mind so much.  i have a collection of light rain jackets & coats that if it weren’t for the dreary, haphazard springtime new england weather that we get here & there, these jackets would never see the light of day :)

accessories:  michael kors men’s rose gold watch || c|a|m dyed horsehair braided bracelet (via fab) || skeleton cameo pendant (via ebay)

especially this particular jacket from the rodarte x target collection that came out what feels like EONS ago now…hahaha!  i’m such a sucker for floral jackets though, i’ll most likely keep it around forever :)  in terms of these crazy high platforms, even i have to admit that my choice of shoewear for such a rainy day was odd, but still functional (surprisingly so).  with all the girlies out there in their hunter wellies, i tend to be the odd one out when i’d rather go the elevated route above the rain puddles.  works for me ^_^

wearing:  wet seal hot pink dress || rodarte for target floral print rain coat || madeline girl nude faux patent leather platforms (via dsw)


*shades of olive green & rosy pink*

the evolution of this outfit was pretty “schizophrenic”…much like the weather we were having that day!  i was really kind of all over the map O.O  first, i started off with a pair of boots i really wanted to wear due to the rain.  after figuring out this cardigan & dress combo to go with it, the boots didn’t look right with the outfit anymore…grrrr :/

at the last minute, the sun peeked out & the clouds seemed to have disappeared.  at the same time, these perfectly matchy-matchy sam edelman wedges called out to me from the back of the closet :)  glad i switched out as the rest of the day stayed sunny & warm & i would have been suffocating in my socks & boots.  oh well, boots…you’ll just have to wait for another rainy day ^_^

wearing:  target cardigan || swapped calvin klein belt || wet seal tie dye dress || skeleton cameo pendant (via ebay) || sam edelman espadrilles

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