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 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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a leatherista x bk

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you all had a nice little vacay πŸ™‚ 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 TVΒ Β  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 onΒ  non-holiday weekends.Β  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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ )

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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I’m groot!

The other weekend I went down the the seaport district of NYC, it is a cool place to shoot because of the proximity to water and the cobble stone streets, they also don’t allow cars to drive on a lot of the roads so you can get some cool middle of the street pictures! I went to see a movie at this theater called iPic, I had never heard of it before that day but it has got to be one of the coolest/upscale theaters in the city. You get a little private area for you and your date and you can order from the restaurant with a waiter. (hint get the truffle fries and the pretzels!). The movie we saw was Guardians of the Galaxy, I don’t normally like space movies but this one was pretty funny and I LOVE baby groot! He has some sweet dance moves and I find myself replying to people saying “I am groot” (ok the people are really only Bobby and he is starting to get pretty annoyed with it but I think it is funny, shhhh πŸ˜‰ )

As you all know, black is my favorite color and wearing all black is an everyday thing for me. I mean New Yorkers have this thing for all black, it isn’t uncommon to see someone in the middle of summer wearing all black, maybe that’s why I felt so at home when I first moved here! (If you think I am bad, you should see Bobby’s closet). So you can imagine when I got my first Marias bag I had a big “what do I wear with this” moment.

If you wear all black your outfits always match and I now found myself trying to plan a cool outfit with colors I don’t normally use. I wanted to keep the colors muted and not wear a loud pair of pants or shirt/jacket so I could let my bag do the talking but I also needed my outfit to match my Marias bag. I found my inspiration at Gucci! (I know, who can’t find inspiration at Gucci, right??). They totally brought back the whole patches/embroidery trend recently and I wanted to recreate it.

I got these jeans from Abercrombie (yes, I still shop there sometimes and yes, you can still find some cool – cheap- high quality – stuff!), and the embroidery adds a bunch of colors to the outfit that brings it together with my bag yet still keeps the classic jeans look. I paired it with a plain white tank, a nude colored leather motto jacket, and a pair of heals that borrowed the nude from the jacket and a splash of color to match the bag/patches. As you guys know I have quite a bit of bags in my closet but none of them offer a connection with the women who weave the textiles that go into making the bags. The weaving is like a morse code that tells the story behind the individual weaver. The bags are all one of a kind so no one will be able to jack your style!

As a disclaimer I work for Marias but I wouldn’t work for a product I didn’t believe in, so go check out the website and let me know what you think!

Yigal Azrouel Leather Jacket

Asos Top

Abercrombie Embroidery Jeans

Marias Mini Domina Bag

Christian Louboutin So Kate Blooming Cork Pumps

Ray Bans

BK The Photographer

” The biggest thing holding people back is the limiting beliefs and stories they tell themselves about their circumstance, their abilities, and the world around them. So change your thinking, and it will change your life.”

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 πŸ™‚ 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 WinterΒ  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 πŸ˜‰

Β 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 πŸ™‚ 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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POM’d

As promised, I’m updating a bit more often ? Thanks to my boss for letting me work from home this Friday. I hope everyone is ready for the holiday season! I’m super excited about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ehhh, maybe the turkey too, but more about the shopping. ?

Pom poms are such a trend now. And it has evolved into fur poms for the winter. I started loving pom poms when Aquazzura came out with the pom pom sandals. Then there was the frindge poms, the glittery poms, and now the tiny fur poms. AHH! Absolutely in love ?

This summer, I stopped by Paris on my way back from Lebanon. When I was shopping, this bag totally caught my eyes, and I had to get it. I have never heard of Les Petits Joueurs before, but after checking out their cute, stunning, playful and fun collection, I’m so in love with their bags ? I have been carrying smaller and smaller cross body bags, because they look so dainty. I would say, for now, this is absolutely my favorite brand.

The choker has been the IT thing for a while. This online store, Storets, has this sweater, which includes a knit choker with the sweater. Thank you for making my mornings easier ?

 

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Storets Roa Long Sleeve Zipper Elbow Pullover

Custom made Suede Shorts

Ray Ban Aviator

Les Petits Joueurs Mini Alex Tote

Gianvito Rossi PVC Heels

“Don’t ever be afraid to shine. Remember, the sun doesn’t give a f*ck if it blinds you.”

alo x.

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