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The other weekend in New York was slightly chilly and rainy and I was going out to eat and just wanted to be comfy but still look presentable so I decided to share with you guys how I did it! I am sure I’m not the only one to do this but sometimes I will go into Bobby’s closet and dig out whatever looks and feels the comfiest and call it MY outfit of the day. Well Bobby is 6’3″ and I’m 5’4″ so his sweaters mostly fit like dresses for me.. isn’t that kind of a trend now? At the end of the day, I look cuter with it on so that’s what matters most πŸ˜‰ Just kidding ( Because Bobby is totally reading this).

I find the “boyfriend sweater” style super time efficient when I get ready. I usually pull out this look when I know I don’t have enough time to get ready. Here’s the equation to it: Sweater (make sure it’s big enough but not like homeless kinda baggy) + shorts (basically just to cover your ass ) + heels ( just because I’m a shorty)

I’ve been trying to find a good quality and affordable leather backpack. I know that this is a fad and didn’t want to splurge on a very nice one… plus I don’t see myself as a backpack girl anyway. I was stumbling around Instagram and found Camelia – their bags are all made in Rome with Italian leather. Their craftsmanship is top notch and yet the prices are reasonable. I’m totally in love with my backpack and have been using it everyday. This has replaced my workout bag, because this looks super cute with my workout outfits and its so convenient when I’m carrying other things.

Oh! And these boots are from Tony Bianco- Australia. I didn’t realized there are so many up and coming designers in Australia! I love their Diddy Boots I actually got two pairs in different colors πŸ˜‰ Heads up: they fit 1/2 size smaller than your normal shoe size

On me:

New Era Gold LA Cap

Ray Ban Clubmaster

Alexander Wang Men’s Sweater

Custom made Suede Shorts

Tony Bianco Diddy Boots

Camila Mini Leather Backpack

Tiffany & Co. Coin Edge Tag Pendant

Tiffany & Co. Return to Tiffany Necklace

Panthere De Cartier Ring

Cartier Love Ring

On BK:

All Saints Sweater

A. LO Leather Joggers

Givenchy Monkey-Print Skate Sneakers

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”

a.lo x

 

 

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Made Gold

Can you believe that I just started wearing jeans in the past year? I know, it is pretty crazy but most of my pants are either leather (that’s where a leatherista comes from!) or cloth. If I do wear denim I’m usually a shorts kind of girl. Especially in this hot and humid NYC and Hong Kong weather, my legs seriously need some breeze. Anyway since I recently started wearing jeans I wanted to see what is cool out there. My first pair was actually the ones with embroidery from Abercrombie & Fitch. Then I started expanding my jean collection to some wicked designs like these from Made Gold.

I’ve seen these worn from Bella to Romee (Victoria Secret model). They are often my inspiration for fashion trends. These pants stand out so much that I had to order them for myself! I’m glad that there are holes for my legs to breathe πŸ˜‰ These pants have became one of my go to cool jeans now πŸ™‚

Do you have any recommendations for jeans? I definitely should expand my wardrobe. Although it’s already been super packed and I often have to do seasonal cleaning πŸ˜‰ (every season is spring cleaning season in this house is what Bobby says).

On Me:

Ray Ban Sunglasses

J Brand Moto Leather Jacket

Alexander Wang White Crop Mesh Top

Made Gold- Bianca Jeans

Givenchy Rottweiler Slip-On Sneakers

Celine Lizard Box Bag

On BK:

Polo Black Tee

All Saints Dagner Rex Jeans

Del Toro Slippers

Ray-ban Clubmaster

” Always be thankful for the bad things in life. They teach you a lesson, and open your eyes to see the good things you weren’t paying attention to before. Be grateful for all the lessons you learn.”

a.lo x

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Giving Thanks

Happy Turkey Day everyone! First, I want to thank all of you who have been encouraging and motivating me to blog. I’m sorry to have disappointed you all for quite a while with my lack of posts in 2016 but I am focused on being more active with it in 2017, I promise! I’ve been very blessed and fortunate to have my family and friends be always by my side, through thick and thin. Without you guys, I would probably still be a couch potato ’till today.

This season, I started collaborating with Tobi. Not only are their clothes up to date with the recent trends (and also fit well with my style) but they are pretty affordable as well, a great combo if you ask me. Also, for Black Friday I believe they are having a big sale with 50% off your first order so make sure to take a look!

It started getting pretty chilly in New York. I’m glad I took these shots when it was still nice out. Recently, I’ve been into oversize sweaters which sucks for Bobby because every now and then I will steal his cool sweaters to complete an outfit, they fit perfectly. So, when I saw that Tobi has this Brooklyn Fleece Sweater Dress, it was a jackpot! I’m not sure who was more excited, me for finding my new sweater dress or Bobby because his sweaters won’t go missing anymore (OK maybe still a few). Its actually pretty warm and the zippers on the elbows keep it looking a bit edgy and aren’t uncomfortable at all which is what sometimes happens with zippers on the elbows or knees. When it gets colder, I can pair this with leather pants πŸ™‚

As mentioned in my last post, I’m currently super into pom poms. I’ve actually purchased this white, fluffy, soft pom pom from Canada and tied it into a pom beanie to make my own hat. Definitely going to be my winter go to accessory- and maybe go to Holiday gift πŸ˜‰ Any cool ideas where I should be using this pom pom next?

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Brooklyn Fleece Sweater Dress

Elle Vintage Pom Pom
Alexander Wang Emile Tote
Alexander Wang Aminata Heels
Eddie Borgo PavΓ© Large Cone Bracelet

BK the Photographer

“Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be”

alo x.

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Suede on Leather

img_1774Hey guys, I’m sorry for being MIA. I said I’d be back to blogging but it’s really hard to find time to shoot, because I’m either looking like crap after a whole week of work or working on the weekends. Either way, I posted more photos this time to make up for the past couple weeks.

Last weekend, I was wondering around Soho and Nolita area. I came across this Japanese Butcher store called Japan Premium Beef. I’m not a huge fan of meat, but I would crave it every now and then because I’m constantly low on iron. MAN, their beef quality is SO good. If you’re around the city, I would highly recommend to get their hanger steak.

Alright, back to fashion πŸ™‚Β  I usually don’t like wearing leather on leather just because it’s a little too matrix for me. However, my boss, Alida wore full on leather with different textures, and inspired me to do the same. At the end of the day, there’s nothing called “too much leather” right? πŸ˜‰ Either way, I think mixing suede and leather isn’t that bad after all, what do you think? Plus the pink suede shows my feminine side.

Speaking of which, the jacket that I’m wearing is actually on sale in my store πŸ˜‰ I have an extra piece in size small. And you can check out my other leather items here

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J Brand Neutral Cardiff Jacket
Asos Off Shoulder Top
J Brand Leather Pants

Chloe Marcie Medium Python Satchel Bag
Dior Split 1 Glasses- Rose Gold & Silver
Alexander Wang Lovisa Heels

BK The Photographer

” Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.”

Ruben Chavez

alo x.

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Blue Mermaid

Interestingly, this time of this year isn’t THAT cold after all. You all know that I’m not a huge fan with colors and such, but this blue colored cropped corset caught my eye while I was shopping in Vegas back in Summer. I just wish the sky was more blue so it would matches my top. Oh! lets all stuff our little tummies, Happy Turkey Day!

Bebe Top
Asos Skirt

Brandy & Melville Bracelet
Vita Fede Bracelet
Saint Laurent Heels

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

β€œKeep your thought positive because your thought become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny”
Mahatma Gandhi

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Brooklyn x LA

You might get sick of this pullover from my Instagram already haha. This is one of my favorite pullover which I got in Kitson LA.Β  I’ve been really into unisex clothing lately. I love that it’s slightly oversized, and the shoulders are meshed. The only thing is that this should come out with a New York version πŸ˜‰ People often ask how do I walk with my Alaias, but I swear they are super comfy, even tho they at least 6 inches tall with a 2 inch platform.

So quick update, I’ve been busy interning in a small leather fashion house VEDA. I love their style and most of their garments are made in leather. Please check out their products in here. Let me know if you want anything, I could get discounts πŸ™‚

This time, Jennifer and I were feeling a bit adventurous and went to Brooklyn for the photo shoot instead. I couldn’t believe I have been missing out that much cool stuff in Williamsburg. I love how artsy is it on the streets of Brooklyn. You get couple huge graffiti along your way, and a lot of vintage looking furniture stores and fashion boutiques around.

Last but not least, I’m super excited for Halloween this year! Jennifer, Serena and I will be matching! (Technically charcoal is part of this too, but I can’t bring him out)Β  I bet you guys can’t guess what we will be, but hint hint, I’m going to be burn…burn.. burn… yaaaaa! For the past couple years, I’ve been trying to mix scary ideas and sexy outfits together to create something special. Last year, I was a vampire french maid. And the year before I was a skeleton ballerina. Halloween is one of my favorite “seasons”, since I started thinking what I want to be in the beginning of October, and I feast on dessert everyday. Hmm, by everyday I mean like I do eat ice cream or cookies for breakfast. My theory is that I’m going to eat it anyways, might as well have it in the morning and have more time to burn out the calories, right? Oh well. Happy Halloween everyone! mwauhahahaha :[

Kitson LA Jersey
G Star leather shorts

Alaia Pony Hair Boots
Alexander Wang Prisma Shoulder Bag

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better

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Stormy Stars

I’ve got this weird thing about the sky. I love how it changes colors, not just blue but almost every color you can create from a palette. Due to the bright lights in New York, it’s so hard to see stars. However, I remember seeing my first falling star when I was in Massachusetts. I want to say I made a wish, and it came true- but I forgot what wish I made.

Since I’m wearing a see-through shirt, I wore a comfy bralette underneath instead of a black top.Β  It’s summer and we should show some skin πŸ˜› It might sound a bit crazy to wear leather in summer, but I don’t think leather shorts are that hot (well don’t go tanning with them). Actually one of my favorite pair of shorts is my leather boxers from Haute Hippie. I’ve worn them couple times in my blog. You can never go wrong with black & white πŸ™‚

If you’re considering to get a Furla Candy bag, please be aware that it’s PVC, it gets dirty SUPER easy. Not just that, but it changes its shape easily too. Basically, I wouldn’t suggest getting one- unless you want a rain proof bag. And these A.Wangs are super comfy πŸ™‚ I got them during spring sale.

Helmut Lang Shirt
Tory Burch Leather Shorts

Furla Candy Bag
Yves Saint Laurent Ring
Alexander Wang Heels
Celine Sunglasses

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

Keep going on, no matter what you do, no matter how many times you screw up and think to yourself, “there’s no point to carry on,” no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it- keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count

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Easy Breezy

You know it’s summer time in NYC, when you consider the wind from an approaching subway a nice “breeze”. Unfortunately, we can’t be like guys walking around topless under this heat. I mostly wear crop tops, tanks, sleeveless tees- the less cloth the better (by that means cover the goodies!) I found my favorite intimate top, the bralette for this summer.Β  It’s easy to pair it with any tees (open or non-open back) and it’s so comfortable.

I really like this muscle tee from Truly Madly Deeply, the details with the drop back chains and crystal makes it one of a kind. If you’re looking for some interesting cuts and designs of tees for the summer, I would highly recommend Truly Madly Deeply from Urban Outfitters. They are affordable and have good quality.Β  Oh! AllSaints is having 30% sale- time to stock up on their comfy pants!

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Truly Madly Deeply Crystal Embellished Muscle Tee
Silence + Noise Strappy Back Micro Bra
AllSaints Pants
Dolce & Gabbana Bomber Jacket

Alexander Wang Rocco Bag
Nine West Leopard Booties

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

“Finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”Β  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pre-Coachella

Since Jennifer won’t be traveling to Los Angeles with me for Spring Break, I had to wear my outfit in Central Park. ( it’s kind of like a dessert without those green trees.. yea?) I’m now in LA enjoying the nice beach and weather. I know it’s snowing and super cold in NYC, hope everyone bundles up!Β  Coachella starts tomorrow and you guys will get more photos of my trip πŸ™‚

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Bebe Crop Top
Alice + Olivia Caitlin Fringe Skirt

Urban Outfitters Clutch
Alexander Wang Heels
Natsy Gal Body Chain
Nasty Gal Bracelet
1970 Bracelet

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

Β “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” Paulo Coelho

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Black and Pumpkins

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a wonderful time and dressed up for Halloween. This year I dressed up as a vampire french maid, and I do look pretty scary. On the other hand, Charcoal dressed up as a hotdog. He got quite a lot of attention on the street πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait till Thanksgiving….Black Friday…Christmas and 2014! yayy!

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J Brand Leather Tee
J Brand Tullia Leather Shorts
Witchery Fur Vest

TopShop Earring
Balenciaga Bracelet
Bvlgari Bracelet
Alexis Bittar Ring
Brandy Melville Rings
Kenzo Tiger Ring
Balenciaga Clutch
Alexander Wang Kori Ankle Boots

Photographer: Jennifer Hung

In life, you will realized there is a role for everyone you meet.Β  Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who being out the best in you. Those are the ones worth keeping around.

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