Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far.

 Even though I have so much fun with color blocking and wearing brights this summer, I've recently drawn toward classic and subdued colors. When I saw this short sleeve sweater on the sale rack in a local store, I immediately fell in love with it and brought it home with me. I adore the tuxedo-inspired print and the navy/gray/black color palette. I decided to wear it with gray plaid pants to work today.

As always, thank you so much for your support and encouragement. I feel so blessed and happy!
I hope you will have a great week!


Pants: NY Company (similar here, and here)
Sweater: Dita Marc by Marc Jacobs (buy it here and here. I also adore this budget-friendly peterpan blouse here)
Heels: Kate Spade Licorice (Buy it here  and here, or budget-friendly and super adorable here)
Bag: Hayley Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here and here)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge 18: What to Wear to Impress your Date

Hello my beloved readers, this month's petite fashion challenge (PFC) is hosted by a lovely petite fellow blogger: Easy Petite Looks.

When I go out on a date, I try to be comfortable and relaxed. My first outfit is a fun and comfy combination of  black shorts and a dressy sequin top.

My second one is just a cute and easy dress.

Outfit 1: Top: Express (similar here, and here)
Short: the Limited (similar here)
Heels: Gianni Bini,
Bags: Ferragamo (similar here and here, more budget friendly here)
Outfit 2: Dress: Kensie,
Heels: Corso Como Del (buy it here, or similar here)
Thank you for reading and commenting! And please leave your blog link so I can visit too!
Have a great weekend ahead!



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Striped B/W

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Recently, when I went shopping, I was drawn to something striped or plaid. I adore the black and white stripe pattern of this Forever 21 top. Today, I paired it with my color block black/white skirt. The combination of stripe and colorblock pieces might make the whole outfit a bit busy for a meeting at work but I hope the black/white colors make it look more refined.

Top: F21, Skirt: H&M, Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Hayley Bianca Marc by Marc Jacobs

Thank you so much for reading and leaving comments! For some reasons, if I haven't responded to your comments, please bear with me! I'm trying to answer asap.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Plum season

Hello everyone! Hope you will have a great week ahead!  I bought the plum top almost six years ago at Dillards but turned out I didn't wear it much because there are so many things going on: bow, lace, cut out back... Anyway, I gave it another try yesterday by pairing it with my favorite pleated skirt. 

Skirt: Jack by BB Dakota, Top: Dillards, Shoes: Dillards

Thank you for reading and commenting!


P.S: By the way,  I am suffering from a very bad cold sore now. It really drives me nuts. I have been trying Camphor and Abreva and none of them worked and I couldn't make an appointment with any dermatologist until early next week. Any suggestions or advice are highly appreciated. Thank you!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Liebster Blog award

Happy Sunday morning to everyone!

As I said earlier, I've been busy lately and didn't have a chance to read and reply to all of comments on my previous posts earlier. Last night, when I was scrolling through the comments, I was so happy and excited to know that two great bloggers, Karen of A little Piece of Fashion and Beauty and katattack2000, nominated my blog for the Liebster Blog award. I feel grateful to receive the great support and encouragement from all of you!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs!

Here are 11 things about me:
1. I'm originally from Vietnam, a small and beautiful country in the South east Asia.
2. I'm addicted to Foodnetwork channel and adore sweet, pretty and talented Giada De Laurentiis
3. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places, cuisines and cultures
4. I had a big crush on Leonardo DiCaprio when I was in high school. 
5. I wanted to be a pilot when I was small.
6. I drink a smoothie everyday to keep my skin healthy. 
7. I have terrible headaches when I drink any coffee or alcohol. 
8. I like romantic movies and novels 
9. I like to look at the stars on the sky with a blank mind
10. I try to think positively about all the aspects of life
11. I don't know how to swim.
 Karen (A Little Piece of Fashion and Beauty)'s questions

1. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?: Yes, I do. My family and my close friends call me TuTi
2. What is your biggest fear? Snake.
3. Who is your favorite music artist/band? Hard to pick one but I love Christina Aguilera. She's a great vocalist
4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate, no doubt.
5. Do you have a special talent and if so, what is it? I don't really have any
6. What is your favorite dessert? Tiramisu, I never have enough of it.
7. Do you have any siblings? How many? I have a younger brother, who I adore so much.
8. What is one thing you want to accomplish or try before you die? I want to travel to 50 countries
9. Night owl or morning person? I stay up very late, so night owl for sure
10. What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Eat ten ice cream bars on a very cold day.
11. What is your current favorite piece of clothing? Lace dress. 

 Katattack2000's questions

1. What would be your go to place to recommend in your hometown?: Bricktown- OKC
2. Do you watch reality tv? Yes, I'm a big fan of the Real Housewives
3. What is your favourite saying? "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you" - Maori Proverb
4. What is your latest lust have? Zara lace tulip dress
5. If you could cook one dish for your friend, what would it be? Springrolls:Healthy, delicious and freshing dish
6. What was the last movie you saw? TED and I love it.
7. Do you have any pets and what are they? I used to have a small turtle but not anymore
8. What is one of your hidden talents? I don't really have one
9. What is your favourite piece of clothing? Lace dress for now
10. What is a new blog that you have stumbled across that you love? It's not easy to pick, so many new great blogs out there but I might say Charm Colorfully
11. How would you spend your day if you didn’t have to work? Go shopping, watch movies, cook some yummy food and lay down in bed and listen to music

My Questions

1. How would you describe your fashion style in 3 words?
2. What is your must-have clothing item in your closet?
3. What color is your favorite?
4. What are your favorite clothing stores or websites?
5. What is your favorite book of all time?
6. What is your dream job?
7. Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?
8. Which city do you prefer, New York or Los Angeles?
9. What is the most expensive item you've ever splurged on?
10. Would you describe yourself as more down to earth or  idealistic?
11. Why did you decide to start blogging?

My Nominations

Here are the blogs I nominate

Thank you for your endless support and love!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday at work

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I've been posting less frequently in the last couple of weeks because I've been quite busy lately. I haven't had a chance to travel somewhere this summer but I think I will save it for the winter break. I have a dream to visit 30 countries before I turn 30. As the time window is getting narrower and narrower, I'm planning to travel to Europe this winter. What would be sweeter to celebrate the Christmas with my relatives in Italy and the New Year in Paris? Planning and planning, dreaming and dreaming,...

Back to the reality, I am still going to work today. I really love what I'm doing. My boss is a smart, passionate and hard working person, who I always look up and learn a lot from him. And for a Saturday at work, I decided to "overdress" myself a bit.

Dress: Zara, Heels: Corso Como Del Pump, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Thank you for reading and leaving comments! Please leave your blog link, I would love to visit your blog too!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy online shopping! Happy Friday!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. I always say to myself  no more shopping since I have way more than I need. But I find it very difficult and almost impossible to say no to sale/clearance items. I guess I need to control myself better, otherwise, it won't be good.

This afternoon, I checked out several sale items on Asos for the coming Fall. Here are the items from my order. Hope that I'll receive and do the review soon. 
 1. Asos classic trench for fall (both beige and pink)

And here is what I wore today.

As always, thank you so much for reading and leaving comments. Also,please leave your blog link. I would love to check out your blogs.
 Have a great weekend!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Purple gingham shirt and yellow messenger bag

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I paired the purple gingham shirt with my favorite white skirt and yellow messenger bag. 

Shirt: J crew, Skirt: Banana Republic, Sandals; Gianni Bini via Dillards, Bag: Dream 

Thank you for reading and leaving comments!



Saturday, July 7, 2012

A lovely Saturday

Happy Saturday! I have been quite busy lately. But today, I feel really peaceful and worry-free and wish that feeling will last long.

For a day like today, I just want to wear something sweet and soft. I think the lovely peach blouse paired with my favorite print skirt might be a good choice for me.  

Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by and love reading your comments
 Blouse and skirt: F21, Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Jersey dress

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great July 4th with your family and friends. I wore this striped dress to work today. I love it because it's super comfy and cute.

Thank you for reading!
Dress: Poof apparel, Shoes: Jessica Simpsons


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Red, White and Blue!

Happy Fourth of July! Wish you all have a great holiday! I will have a great BBQ with my friends this afternoon, watch the firework tonight and probably eat tons of watermelon. Let's enjoy!

Thank you for reading and leaving comments!



Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Just a quick hello and Happy Holiday to all American readers! I'm quite busy but will be back to blog soon.

As always, thank you so so much for your support and encouragement


Outfit 1: F21 skirt and top
Outfit 2: Gianni Bini dress via Dillards