On Trend: Asymmetric Neckline

Hello everyone,

I have heard people talk about how beautiful a woman’s clavicle is, but most of us don’t really pay attention to that part of our body. Most of the clothes we wear either covers or drapes over our shoulders. With the popularity of the off-the shoulder silhouette, I can’t help but pay close attention to an alluring part of the body. It’s feminine and sexy without trying too hard. Carolina Hererra, Zimmermann, Self-Portrait, Cushnie and Rejina Pyo all featured asymmetrical neckline in their Fall 2019 runway collection. Which bring me to this stunning dress from Aijek Fall/Winter 2017 collection. I tend to gravitate towards outfits that have interesting design elements just like the asymmetry of this dress. The cool off-the-shoulder neckline, mismatched stripes and the high-low hem create a visually stunning dress. I hope you all love it like I do.

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Dress: Aijek, Shoes: Nine West, Purse: Deux Lux

Garden Party

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There’s a tree in my backyard that transforms my garden into a beautiful oasis when it blooms. The tree produces flowers that only last for a fleeting moment, which makes me appreciate its beauty even more. I wanted to wear an outfit that complimented yet contrasted its surroundings, so I chose this bright, flowy, floral dress by Petersyn. I love when an outfit has interesting elements because it creates multiple focal points to admire. The two different straps on the dress, the smocked bodice and the asymmetric ruffled hemline together made this darling dress fun to wear. I felt so content that by the end of this shoot, I was walking around barefooted and carefree. I’m always grateful for precious moments like these because I know how fleeting they can be.

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Dress: Petersyn, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Earring: Banana Republic

Modern Romance

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and I love the movie adaptation with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. When I saw this whimsical dress by Jonathan Simkhai, I imagined this would be the type of dress a modern day Elizabeth Bennet would wear. It’s hard for me to pick my favorite design element on this darling dress. I love the hourglass fit, the puffy sleeves, the asymmetric ruffled hem, and the cute little buttons that decorate the bodice. What also made this photo session romantic is the blooming tree and falling petals in the background. To style this dress, I added a neutral sandal and my beloved tea rose purse from Coach.

As always, thanks for reading!

Dress: Jonathan Simkhai, Purse: Coach, Sandals (old), Earrings: Banana Republic

A Ray of Sunshine

Just when I thought the weather was warm enough to bring out my spring/summer clothes, the weather channeled Arya Stark and said, “not today”. It has been so wet, dreary and foggy for the past few days, but once in a while, rays of sunlight get through to brighten our cloudy days. Now, let’s talk about this stunning jumpsuit by Rebecca Taylor. It has everything a girl could ever want. It has ruffled little sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a cutout below the bust and a smocked waistline to accentuate the waist. Also the wide pant legs create a slimming effect. All of the design elements may seem a bit much, but it somehow works. As you can see in the pictures below, I love and feel comfortable in this jumpsuit. I went with pastel color accessories to complement the dark blue color of the fabric.

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Jumpsuit: Rebecca Taylor or rent here, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Coach (similar). Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

Berry Velvet Crush

Spring has officially sprung! Praise the Lord. The novelty of cold weather wore off pretty quickly for me once the holiday season was over. I have been waiting patiently for warmer weather and it’s finally here. So, it makes sense that I start my first post this Spring with a beautiful transitional piece. This dress is truly stunning. From the vibrant berry color to the opulent velvet floral pattern and the high side split, what more could a girl ask for? I styled this dress with dangling earrings and kept the rest of my accessories minimal.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

Dress: Yumi Kim, Shoes: Target (similar), Purse: BCBGeneration (similar)

It’s all in the details.

We all have owned or worn a sweater dress at some point. It’s a must have during the colder months. What sets this black sweater dress apart? Just like the title says, it’s all in the details. The puffy sleeves are super fun and pretty pearl-shaped dots add charming elements to this dress. I styled my dress with black over-the-knee boots, an ivory coat and a red crossbody to add a pop of color. 

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Dress: Saylor, Coat: Old Navy, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman and Purse: Aldo

Mixing Stripes

When you find something you love, you want to share it with the world. I absolutely love this stunning sweater dress from Jason Wu GREY. The brilliantly placed wider black stripes in the front and the narrower blue stripes in the back create a sizzling design that would compliment all body types. It’s very comfortable and because it’s made from Merino wool, it will definitely keep you warm. I styled my outfit with a black trunk box purse and black booties. This dress is also available for rent for 4 or 8 days via Rent the Runway. 

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Dress: GREY Jason Wu, Purse: Sam Edelman, Shoes: Nine West

Mad for Plaid

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of plaid is a school uniform, so as a general rule, I tend to stay away from it. My first plaid purchase was a winter coat to keep this southern girl warm during my first winter in Indiana. My second plaid purchase was more spur-of-the-moment when we went to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Regretfully, I forgot to bring a scarf with me while shopping at an outside mall. I was desperately in need of something to keep me warm and this large oversized plaid scarf was exactly what I needed. Now, may I present to you my third plaid purchase, this chic wool blazer dress by MaryLing pictured below. I absolutely love this dress. It’s modern, it’s feminine and mostly importantly, it kept me warm. I added black long sleeve top and black booties to complete my look. Thanks for reading.
Dress: MARYLING, Top: Banana Republic and Shoes:Ninewest

Little White Dress

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We all have a favorite little black dress, but a little white dress is also a fashion staple that we should all have and equally love. Traditionally, white dresses are often reserved for special occasions like graduations, bridal showers and weddings etc, but I think it’s time for this versatile piece to get more attention and use. This design from MSGM has asymmetric ruffled details which adds a fun element to this stunning dress. I styled this dress with white peep-toed pump and I chose a vintage Gucci purse to complete my look. This dress is currently on sale or it could be rented through rent the runway for 4 or 8 days.

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Dress: MSGM (buy or rent), Shoes: MICHEAL Michael Kors, Purse: Gucci, Earring: Banana Republic

Flower Power

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I don’t know if I want to shimmy all day or do the cha-cha-cha in this beautiful jumpsuit. I instantly fell in love with the design. Its colorful floral pattern and the sweetheart neckline add a level of sweetness to this playful jumpsuit. The upper part fits like a corset, so you can definitely go without a bra. I went with simple accessories like this neutral clutch and dusty rose sandals to complete my outfit. The brand, Finders Keepers, is an Australian women’s fashion label, but you can buy their clothes at American retailers like Nordstrom and ASOS. The jumpsuit is no longer available in this pattern, but you can rent it for 4 or 8 days through RENT the RUNWAY. It is still available for purchase in black. I would recommend going up a size because this jumpsuit runs small.

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Jumpsuit (Finders Keepers), Shoes (Sam Edelman) and Purse (Michael Michael Kors).