BFS

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ These pants have became one of my go to cool jeans now ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ (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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a leatherista x bk

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you all had a nice little vacay ๐Ÿ™‚ Bobby and I decided to stay in New York for the holiday because we will be heading to Los Angeles next month. Also – it has been rainy/cloudy here all weekend and I wanted to be able to lay on my couch in my PJ’s and munch on some snacks and watch TVย ย  all weekend (shh don’t tell my trainer!).

By the way, how awkward is it to pose for photos in busy locations?! I still get shy because people always stop and wonder what you are doing or look and stare. I usually love to stay in the city on holidays and take my vacations onย  non-holiday weekends.ย  It’s because the city gets super quiet, and we were able to walk through the streets to take cool photos for the blog without having people stop for us. Well, it’s usually not a big problem for me because I am just posing but Bobby is always dodging cars and waiting for people to get out of the frame so it was definitely easier for him to get the shots this time. So if you travel on off days or stay in big cities on three day weekends make sure you make the most of it and get some good pictures!

I wasn’t planning on doing a blog post, but found this really cool door in the Meatpacking District after having brunch at Catch. A little history for you who don’t live in New York- In the mid-18th century, the Meatpacking District was a residential and industrial area that produced heavy iron work. Fast forward to the early-19th century, the district was filled with slaughter houses, and this is where the name “Meatpacking District’ came from. When you walk around the area, there are still a lot of heavy iron work, which combined with large entrance ways that were created to help transport the meat, creates a very cool rustic atmosphere. Also – the Meatpacking District is well known for their cobblestone streets but I didn’t get a chance to take photos on them this time (but don’t worry I have some cobblestone shots coming up for you very soon!), I was too focused on this cool looking entrance way.

Whenever Bobby and I go out, we often get compliments (sometimes I can’t tell if they think it is silly or cool but I’ll take it as a compliment anyway!) on how we are matching. I decided to add a couple photos of him to my blog, and share with you guys how I help pick his outfits too ๐Ÿ˜‰ He takes so long to get ready, and changes multiple times before he can pick the outfit – It’s like a mini fashion show for me. I swear he takes longer to get ready than me and his outfits are a lot more simple! I know he is reading this though so I will stop there before I lose my photographer.

On Me:

Porsche Design Aviators

Zara Cropped Knit Sweater

BDG Boyfriend Denim Shorts

Gucci Belt ( It says love is blind in french at the back ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Chloe Susanna Black & Silver Boots

Proenza Schouler Olive Clutch

On BK:

All Saints Sweater

Custom made leather pants

Tods Suede Black Driver

Black Clubmaster Ray-Ban

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.”

a.lo x

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Shearling’s Back In Style (Was it Ever Out?)

Happy Snow Day!! I’m so glad I get to work from home today (I think my dogs are also)! I hope you all stay safe and warm ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe it’s still snowing in March, but I’m glad that Winter is almost over… or is it ?

So I’m usually not a big shearling fan and I’m not sure about you guys,but if I’m going to wear fur it may as well be Fox or Rabbit and not trimmed down sheep, am I right? However, shearling is super warm and it has a different texture than other animal furs so it is nice to switch it up now and then. Also one great point about shearling is not only is it great for cold days in the Winterย  like today but it is also great for chilly days in the Spring or Fall (doesn’t look like you are over-doing it) where a fur jacket might look totally out of place (I made the mistake of wearing my fur coat out on a day that turned out to be not so cold and having to lug it around was THE WORST, not to mention I looked like John Snow minus the snow).

Nowadays there are so many brands carrying women’s shearling jackets especially shearling bombers and over-sized shearling coats. My dogs even have matching shearling jackets! The shearling works great for dogs because it is tightly packed and doesn’t get in the way since it is lot shorter than most other furs, normally the shearling goes on the inside to keep your puppy warm and then the leather is on the outside to shield them from the cold winds, perfect for short hair breeds like my chihuahuas. So, having said all that I had to get myself a shearling jacket to keep up with the trend ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย Oh BTW, I’m currently working on a project for Fall/Winter and I’m super excited to show you guys what it is when it’s ready ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned!

 

Vince Shearling Jacket

Helmut Lang Cashmere Sweater

Victoria Secret Bralette

All Saints Cropped Black Jeans

Ray-Ban ClubMaster Classic

Eddie Borgo Extra Thin Safety Chain Choker

Jimmy Choo Heels

Balenciaga City Bag

Jess The Photographer

“The most powerful things you can do to change the world is to change our own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality, to something more positive, and begin to act accordingly.”

a. lo x

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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.ย  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.ย  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.”ย  Ralph Waldo Emerson

x.

YourEyesLie

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