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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring!

The weather is warming up - this means goodbye to winter and hello to spring! Spring is one of my favorite seasons - sadly it is also one of the more short-lived seasons. I love viewing the cherry blossom trees and shedding all the winter layers in turn for lighter and more airy clothing.

Here are some of my picks for this season.

Jeweled Striped Sweater from LOFT.
This sweater is perfect for a casual day in the office or on the weekends. I love the blue color and the delicately placed jewels.

 
Low Heel Flats from Talbots
I've been looking for low heel flats for awhile now. I think these flats are ideal for everyday walking in the city. I love how it looks put together so you can wear it on special occasions as well as everyday ones. Since I'm on the petite side, I always look for a little heel for extra height. Plus, it's better for the posture to have a bit of an arch support. I dislike heels higher than 2 inches - that can get uncomfortable very quickly especially when you have to walk a lot.
 

 
Dot Shirtdress from Gap Kids
Sometimes I'll find the cutest outfits from the kid's selection. Gap Kids has a good selection of cute, trendy clothing at a reasonable price. I bought this dot shirtdress a week ago at 40% off the regular price. I can't wait it to wear it when the weather gets warmer.
 

 

This winter has been brutal; we've had so many snowstorms in the Northeast. And not to mention the wind chill factor. Yikes! Well, one thing is for sure - we New Yorkers appreciate good weather when we have it. C'mon, spring!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Uniqlo's Heattech

For those who are not familiar with Uniqlo, it is a Japanese brand that offers durable, high quality clothes at a reasonable price. Due to the recent cold snap we've been facing in New York, I bought a few of their Heattech items in an effort to keep warm.

Their thermal shirts are amazing. I purchased a crew neck t-shirt, and I love how thin it is. It's perfect for layering, and it definitely holds in more heat than my other thermal shirts. I would recommend the scoop neck t-shirt since they are less likely to show under sweaters and blouses.

I also got their Heattech jeans so I wouldn't have to layer my bottoms, but I found them to be okay. They are more like thick jeans so they keep me warm until a certain temperature (around 30 degrees F). But on days when it's around 20 degrees F and I wear these, I still feel a little cold.

Their heattech socks are cute but don't do much to keep my feet warm, which is a bummer. But I'm not sure if it's because I put them in the dryer. Perhaps I'm supposed to line dry them like their thermal shirts.

Anyway, I highly recommend their layering tops and bottoms. They are so soft and work well to keep the warmth in. But I would pass on the Heattech jeans/socks. Hope this helps anyone considering buying Uniqlo's Heattech items. I also heard good things about their light down jackets. The sales associate explained that they are good for keeping warm until 30 degrees F, but you can layer with a fleece jacket to keep warm during the colder days.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm Back!

I've been on a long hiatus posting on my blog. Thought I would start again to get my creative juices flowing. Lately, I've been making a lot of Korean comfort food. And learning to do DIY arts and crafts. I will post up some photos soon.

In the meantime, I just wanted to share one of my favorite TV series right now: Call the Midwives. It is such a good show; I love the story. Plus, they wear the cutest clothes on the show.

I love the floral A-line dresses, flowy scarves and peter-pan collars.



 
Mod Cloth has a wide variety of clothing that channel the 1950s era of East End of London. My picks:


Photos of dresses: modcloth.com