Trend Report: Suit Up!

I know, I know, when did blazers ever go out of style? They in fact can be the most versatile piece in your entire wardrobe: you can literally cover up any outfit with a blazer for an instant "chic" makeover. This season, the runway seems to steer toward the "luxe tux," a little more black-tie-optional than your average blazer, and again very much menswear inspired. Think about YSL's Le Smoking with more modern and daring cut. 

L-to-R: Victoria Beckham, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta and Diesel

Pretty in Pink

When it comes to style, I am the hugest fan of minimalism and menswear fashion. I firmly believe "less is more," and am blindly in love with a man's wardrobe (from the suits to his ties and shoes). For the longest time, I have lived in my boyfriend jeans and pants, in my loafers and Converses. Yet sometimes the feminine part finds its way back. I spotted this ruffle skirt from TRF a while ago and spent so much time considering before the actual purchase due to my solid commitment to transform my wardrobe into outright men's attires. And let's face it, this skirt is too girly for my taste (it has ruffles AND it is pink!) In my defense upon paying money on this, when the season comes, I would definitely toughen it up with black boots (like these ones if I allow myself a little day-dreaming) and military jackets. In the meantime, though, I would gladly feel pretty in pink for a change. 

Myeongdong Shopping Guide (This Time with Map!)

Myeongdong on an average weekend
Myeongdong is hands down the most famous tourist attractions in Seoul, of all time. I'm not saying this because of my (slight) bias towards the city's most crowded shopping centers, I'm saying this because it is true! Look at that picture! I ain't seeing such crowd in Namsan Tower or Gyeongbokgung palace! It is almost chaotic and charming at the same time, with all those people and all those shops :)

Due to popular requests on my previous posts on Myeongdong shopping (part 1 and part 2), I want to attach a little map here today for people who like my recommendations.

The Staples

Adorning two of my wardrobe staples this weekend: white skort and striped top. The result is laid back with an appropriate amount of polished-ness. 

Tuân theo quy luật "less is more" - càng đơn giản càng đẹp, dạo này mình đi theo hướng mua ít mặc nhiều còn hơn mua nhiều xong vứt xD Suy ra tất cả các item đáng mua đều phải tuân thủ tiêu chí: đơn giản và kết hợp được càng nhiều kiểu càng tốt. Cả đôi áo sọc ngang và quần skort trắng này đều đáp ứng rất tốt yêu cầu --> liên tục được mình trưng dụng cả hè năm nay :x 

Trend Report: A Grungy Season

Grunge no longer alludes only to the rebellious 80's alternative rock scene. Grunge is now stylish. This season from the runway, designers reinvented the unkempt looks of the by-gone era with an added couture feel: plaid shirts are paired with feminine floral patterns and inviting transparent slip-on dresses, not to mention mesh stockings and leather skirts. The result is laid-back, yet daring ensemble as seen most notably in Saint Laurent and Givenchy collections:

The Basics

These days I find myself reach for the basic pieces again and again. I'm at a point of my life where mastering the basics became the hardest task yet. After a while of looking for pieces that stand out the most, I realize the basics, good ones such as a fit blazer and boyfriend jeans, are where my heart lies. To create a ever-changing wardrobe out of basic pieces turns out to be more fun than you can imagine. 

Dạo này mới nhận ra chân lý đúng đắn là, muốn thời trang đâu phải ăn mặc khác người ra đường liên tục bị chỉ chỏ xD Cứ mua mấy piece cơ bản mà biết biến hóa nọ kia để được phán một câu "biết ăn mặc" chắc cũng đã hạnh phúc chết rồi. Cơ bản chưa chắc đã buồn chán mà phức tạp cũng không hẳn là đẹp xD

Zara FW2013 Campaign

I know these images have been virtually all over the place by now, but I just want to have a little self-note before the season actually comes, that this winter I will be robbed by Zara no less. 

The campaign offer high-end worthy pieces, which are influenced no doubt by Celine and Stella McCartney this season. Loving the grey coats and sleek suit jackets already! 

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