“Love Affair” with Cheeky Vintage – Part I

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Hello everyone! Growing up one of my aunts was my total “style icon”! She was always wearing those beautiful feminine dresses and I told myself that I wanted to be her one day :). When we walked into our local vintage store Cheeky Vintage (thanks to the referral by my beautiful blogger friend Alice from www.longstarlookingglass.com!), the first thing came to my mind was “These are my aunt’s dresses!”. We were there literally for hours to look through their beautiful collection which includes the designer pieces from 40’s to 90’s.  And they are all in perfect condition like almost new!  One of my favorite fashion magazines Lucky Magazine shops there – that tells you that Cheeky Vintage is truly a vintage gem.

This beautiful green dots dress is one of many caught my eyes.  I am sure you all agree how elegant this dress looks.  We follow trends but at the end of the day “elegance” never goes out of style!

While we were walking through the beautifully decorated Cheeky Vintage store,  I also felt the rich history behind every piece no matter it was a silk dress, vintage coat, scarf or a piece of fine jewelry.  I am a very modern girl when it comes to fashion but I loved mixing my Cheeky Vintage finds with my new pieces – it makes a very unique combo.

If you ever visit Houston, Cheeky Vintage is a must visit spot as you won’t regret it.  They also have an online store where you can find one of the kind pieces as well.

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Dress (Cheeky Vintage), Pumps (here), Bag (here and Option here), Pearl Ring (here)

Thanks for stopping by as always!

Xo,
Jo

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The Fit & Flare Dress

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Hello everyone! Yes I am a dress girl especially for the fit & flare dresses! Fit and flare dresses have been around forever and made a comeback to the fashion world in recent years. This classic 50’s style silhouette is also called “Skater Dresses” which are extremely flattering on all body types. I love how it makes my waist look smaller and legs longer – hey this is so important for this short Asian girl :). I came cross this mixed-print fit & flare dress designed by Ted Baker recently and am absolutely in love with it. I can totally play with the fun prints here and mix & match with different colors of accessories for all occasions. The rich and darker prints are even perfect for early fall if I add a denim or moto leather jacket!

What’s your favorite dress style, ladies? I would love to hear yours if you could leave a comment here.

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Dress (here), Shoes (here), LV Speedy 30 (here)

Thanks for reading everyone!

xo,

Jo

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Best Summer Vacation – Kauai, Hawaii

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Hello everyone! We had the pleasure of visiting one of the most beautiful islands on earth – Kauai, Hawaii for our summer vacation last month.  We’ve visited other Hawaii islands in the past but Kauai island is by far our favorite.  From picturesque beaches to countless beautiful waterfalls spilling from the cliffs in deep green valleys, no words for us to describe how beautiful Kauai is except a “wow”!

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We loved everything on the island but there are some personal favorites of ours you definitely should visit if you ever go to Kauai:

  • Lumahai Beach – This picturesque beach with long stretch of white sand is located in Hanalei Bay of the North Shore and the subject to many postcards and gallery images.  We seriously visited this beach twice in one day so now I hope you are convinced how beautiful it is.  Even though the water was very calm during our visit, we were warned by locals this might not be a safe swimming beach due to strong currents.  It’s definitely a very romantic sunset watching and beach strolling beach;
  • Anini Beach – This miles long quiet and beautiful beach is known for snorkeling especially in some shallow water area.  Anini Beach is also well known as one of the safest and most protected beaches along the North Shore;
  • Poipu Beach – This beautiful and family friendly beach is the most popular one located in South Shore of Kauai.  It was named the “America’s Best Beach” by Travel Channel.  The reason why I loved this beach so much is the “Baby Beach” located the west of Poipu Beach.  Baby Beach is a sweet little protected cove perfect for young children. This tiny beach has very calm and shallow waters making it an ideal choice for kids so the adults will be able to relax as your little ones splash around the ankle-deep waters;
  • Waimea Canyon – It’s located on west side of Kauai and known as “The Grand Canyon of The Pacific”.  This “geological wonder” stretches 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, the Waimea Canyon Lookout provides the amazing views;
  • The Bistro – We ate at this beautiful restaurant where serves the pacific cuisines with a bit of an European touch after we visited the Lighthouse where is the northernmost point of Hawaii islands.  What a pleasant surprise – the food was as good as the beautifully decorated place.  I ordered my usual island favorite – “Local Rice Bowl” (I seriously lost the count how many times I ordered this delicious dish.);
  • Kauai Marriott Resort – I saved the best for last as our stay at Kauai Marriott Resort was definitely one of our best experiences on the island.  This beautiful resort is only 2 miles from Lihue Airport and uniquely located in Kalapaki Bay.  One of the largest family friendly pool overlooking the ocean was on our daily agenda during the stay and is definitely one of our favorites.  Of course we are still talking about the yummy breakfast buffet every morning at their Kukui’s Restaurant!  All these pictures here were also captured on beautiful Kalapaki Beach.

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Denim Jacket (here), Swimsuit (Option here), Skirt (Options here and here), Hat (here)

Photo by Mallory Francks Photography

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you loved our Kauai Travel Diary!

Xo,
Jo

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Timeless Pieces

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Hello everyone! I apologize for the missing posts last week as we took a break and went on our summer vacation. Our closets are always filled with trendy pieces as fashion goes through its cycles but I always love to invest on some timeless pieces like these shirtdress, classic watch and black satchel bag I wore here. They never go out of style and are forever pieces for my wardrobe. If you are looking for that polished look, sophisticated black satchel bag could never go wrong – it goes with everything and is perfect for all occasions. I also own many shirtdresses in my closet. They are so versatile and perfect for all seasons – I am wearing this beautiful Kate Spade one right now but totally planning to add a moto leather jacket for fall!  Honestly I don’t wear the watches very often but I do own several classic ones with simple faces accompanied with either plain black or brown leather band.  It creates a clean, sleek and classic look to any outfit like this Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield 36mm watch.

Think versatility, longevity, and everlasting appeal then you will find those staples for your closet!

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Dress (here), Heels (Option here), Bag (here), Watch (here, use “GLAMFASHIONBOOK” code to get 15% off), Bracelet (here)

Have a great week everyone!

Xo,
Jo

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Duffield Lane Dress

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Happy Friday everyone! I love the timeless strips – stripped tops, skirts and dresses especially the bold stripes like this one from Duffield Lane. It’s so comfortable to wear and also very classic. Duffield Lane clothing is fun, classic, and comfortable. Their designs feature timeless style perfected with modern comfort; pieces that you will love now and for seasons to come – I know this pink stripe dress will be my go-to clothes from now on!

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Duffield Lane Dress (here), RAD Espadrilles (here, use GLAM20 to get 20% off), LV Speedy 30 (here)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Xo,
Jo

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Botanical Print Dress

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Hello everyone! Just a quick hello and also sharing this botanical print dress look with you all!

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Dress (here), Heels (here), Bag (option here), Bracelet (here and here)

Thanks for stopping by as always!

Xo,
Jo

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Dagne Dover Handbag

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Hello everyone! I love collecting handbags from small clutches to big totes as much as beautiful heels. But I always run into the organizing issue especially with my big tote where it’s like a black hole with thousands of items I shove in after a busy day! This problem is resolved when I finally met “Dagne Dover” which I call my favorite bag ever!

Dagne Dover handbags are beautifully made with functionality in mind. Dagne Dover bag will keep everything you shove into it during your busy day more organized (making your life that much easier.) Ideal for the busy girls like us who would never want to compromise style for convenience, Dagne Dover offers functionality and style all compiled into one amazing and useful purse line. The bags come in a range of sizes to best fit your day-to-day needs and bring you from day to night without a problem. When I need to go to the gym after work, I now don’t need to carry the gym bag on the top of regular handbag. My Dagne Dover bag allows me to put laptop, day to day items, sneakers, gym clothes and water bottles into different compartments in a very organized way! Dagne Dover really as a style that will fit your need and help make your life less chaotic. No more black hole handbags and I sure feel like I’ve always got it together! 🙂

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Dagne Dover Bag (here, use GFB20 to get 20% off through July), Dress (here), Heels (here), Ring (here)

Have a great rest of week everyone!

Xo,
Jo

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