Lei Ann...Off Duty

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*street art in downtown knoxville*

boston style blogger, knoxville street art, peter som designation, tropical print, stripes

i just got back from an amazing weekend in knoxville, TN where my friends got married with the great smoky mountains as an incredible backdrop.  while i found all of nature’s majesty truly beautiful, i was actually pleasantly surprised with how bohemian & artsy parts of downtown knoxville is.

knoxville street art, mural

upon our sightseeing, my friends & i found this super awesome alley full of cool paintings, murals & street art.  truly, i definitely did not feel like i was in kansas…certainly not knoxville…anymore :)

knoxville street art, mural

wearing:  peter som for designation palm print/striped shift dress || cats eye sunglasses (via ebay) || scott (hawaii brand) wedge flip flops

boston style blogger, knoxville street art, peter som designation, tropical print, stripes

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*stripes & tokidoki*

boston fashion blogger, personal style blogger, stripes, tokidoki

yet another black & white & pop of pink outfit :)  seems i’ve found my formula for the season ^_^  still can’t go without print mixing though…hence that fashion staple of summer stripes plus more unconventional & crazy tokidoki print, hahaha!

boston fashion blogger, personal style blogger, stripes, tokidoki

wearing: old navy striped racerback dress || tokidoki x lesportsac handbag (from manila) || miscellaneous rubber bracelets || target pink sandals 

boston fashion blogger, personal style blogger, stripes, tokidoki

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*black & yellow, black & yellow*

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

my day is kind of getting away from me.  funny how my work week tends to be opposite of most people…starts off slow on mondays & then ramps up & by friday, i’m busy & crazed.  luckily, here’s an outfit post that never made it a while back.  

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

this is a very old blouse, i believe about 7 years old, but the mesh neckline & sleeves are still very cool to me.  like looks good & literally breezy & cool to wear…hahaha :)  happy weekend, everyone!

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

wearing: target ivory mesh blouse || INC black & yellow print/stripe skirt (via macy’s) || simply vera wang tights || DSW heels

black yellow outfit, mesh top, mesh sleeves, black yellow print

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*stripes & squares*

black, blue, stripes, print, neon yellow, cross strap bra

i remember the first 2 weeks of august was the most perfect beautiful weather…couldn’t even call it summer really, sunny clear days with nary a blip on the humidity scale.  these last 2 weeks of august…blehhhhh. the days would start off cool enough & then by 2-3 o’clock, all this crazy humidity would kick in >.<  well, it technically is still summer…better enjoy while you can right?  like i better enjoy some of these old sleeveless tops before they get tucked way in the back of the drawers again :)

LF, black, blue stripes, target print skirt, neon yellow

wearing: LF stores striped tank || T by alexander wang cross front bra || target squares print skirt || lela rose x payless strappy wedges

black, blue, stripes, print, neon yellow, cross strap bra

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*summer chevron stripes*

i’m not one to apologize for not blogging lately.  everyone understands real life takes over once in a while & posting daily outfits has to fall to the wayside.  nor am i one to whine about being stressed *however* i spent a week away in florida, now dealing with this gross summer heat & an expected (yet still caught me by surprise) move that are both sapping my strength & then out of the country next week, but have to clean before i go as my in-laws will be staying at our house for a bit.  sheesh!  staying positive though after reading a quote that the IFB posted lately…”it always seems impossible until it’s done.”  thanks guys!  it has definitely become my mantra through my move & before i know it, i will be sipping mojitos on a white sands beach with all of this stress behind me :)

wearing: target chevron dress || lacrosse belt (via oona’s $5 bag sale) || jade bracelet || payless teal/mint striped platform wedges

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*my version of the seersucker suit*

i didn’t really *try* to make a seersucker suit.  i lived down in the southern part of the united states for a bit, but not that long…hahaha :)  i ended up pulling this jacket out of the closet by mistake at the same time when i grabbed another jacket.  it’s been sitting around & so i thought, well let me wear it while it’s out here :)

i’ve had this other skirt for eons, so, why not pair the two & go pinstripe/seersucker crazy?  may not look quite like what the old folks wear down south, but maybe my northern, girly, flirty interpretation of it ^_^

wearing: gap jacket (swapped from nicolle) || UO striped star skirt || t-shirt c/o joe’s jeans/wrentham village || melissa rubber wedges

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*navy, white, geometric print & stripes*

a bold geometric skirt with an eye-catching pop of neon.  an on-trend white jacket with a “cool” ladder detail in the back.  new platform wedges with stripes of varying colors & stripes.

even though i love every different detail about this outfit, my favorite by far are the shoes.  super cute, huh?  the perfect summer heels for frolicking about in the sun…and with a heatwave forecast of over 90 degrees predicted for boston today, summer has come quickly!  hahaha!

wearing:  akira chicago black label white jacket || BCBG t-shirt || target geometric print skirt || payless nautical platform wedge

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*favorite spring outfit ~ black & white striped dress*

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ever since i saw *that* oscar de la renta striped ballgown, i had been goo-ga-ga for a similar outfit.  granted, floor-length, full skirted gorgeousness is not practical for *everyday* wear, so, i’m glad i found this little swishy, bubble skirted lovely to tide me over :)

accessories:  hello kitty ring (SF flagship store) || h&m black flower ring || swapped silver filigree bracelet || opal/silver dainty ring

funny how black & white stripes are nothing new for spring, but something about altering the direction of the stripes feels so fresh & new.  forgive me too…being a child of the 80s, i can’t *not* love a bubble miniskirt as well.  can’t wait to style this dress in different ways come (warmer) spring & summer weather :)  

wearing; alythea striped bubble dress (via ebay) || contempo casuals satin blouse (that old!) || F21 earrings || aldo outlet ankle boots

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*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.

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*prabal gurung for target sweatshirt*

i am in love, LOVE with this sweatshirt from the prabal gurung x target collab.  it’s just so bright & FUN!  in fact, i also like the proenza schouler one from a few months ago as well.  these are such easy pieces to wear…the comfort of sweats, yet not too casual or boring or covered with some high school/university logo :)  plus, more groundbreaking news…i wore pants!  i so hate pants, but these ann taylor ones gifted to me fit excellently both waist-wise & lengthwise.  some days just call for pants as well.  as much as i love tights & knee high boots & the whole rigmarole…there’s also the simple ease of pulling on a pair of pants, slipping on ankle booties & then just go :)

a side note on this sweatshirt…i wore it when i was in florida recently visiting my brand new niece.  my youngest brother said to me “the baby can’t hear you…your shirt’s too loud.”  so funny!  that’s my brother…gotta be such a goofball XD

wearing: prabal gurung x target sweatshirt || moda international striped shirt (very old) || c/o ann taylor black curvy wide leg pants 

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