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 Good morning and happy Monday! Living in flats lately and today’s outfit is no different. Rounded up some of my favorites below! Hope you have a great start to your week! *** Blouse – Theory (still available here for $175 | also similar for less: here) Cape – Valentino (found it for 75% off | […]

New York (Four)

 My first Spring purchase, and it was at the top of my wishlist: a gingham trench coat. It’ll be a great pop of print against my typical uniform of neutrals. What are you wishlisting for Spring? *** Trench – Sonia Rykiel (here and here | a gingham trench coat is my favorite item for this coming Spring! […]

New York (Three)

Happy Wednesday! I’m back home now but still have so many photos from NYC to share. It has been cold, but not nearly as cold as it was last year (record low temperatures during my trip then!)! I’m still glad I remembered to pack my heat tech layers (I have both the crew neck and […]

New York (Two)

 Good morning and happy Monday! Keeping busy in New York: walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, visited MoMA, saw the Tadashi Shoji, Noon by Noor and Jenny Packham runway shows, stopped by the Kate Spade and Club Monaco presentations… and so many good meals. Will be back soon with another outfit from NY! Hope you have […]

New York (One)

 Good morning from snowy New York!! Always good to be back in this lively city, visiting old friends and seeing a few shows and presentations. In my comfort zone when it comes to colors for my first day here and looking forward to the rest of the trip. Friends, food and fashion – the perfect weekend […]

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Trying to put a few brutal sick days behind me and looking forward to a long weekend in New York. Not sure how my head is going to fare in the colder temperatures, but I’m thinking positive thoughts (and packing my warmest scarves and sweaters). Hope you’re having a great […]


 Good morning and happy Thursday! I’ve been slow to look at Spring’s new arrivals, but I already have my eye on my next pair of trousers: this fresh pair in deep rose or this tapered version in a similar color. I have a feeling it will be my new favorite color come Spring. Hope you’re having a […]


 Blue florals for last weekend’s wedding (on the Lunar New Year!). Always so good to see family and extended family. PS: If you’re on the hunt for a floral set, I love this one and it’s on super sale: here for the top and here for the skirt. *** Top – Zimmermann (here) Skirt – Zimmermann […]

Pale Rose

 Good morning and happy Saturday! Lots of family-related events for my cousin’s wedding this weekend – will be a fun and busy few days, can’t wait! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! PS: MM.LaFleur is back in town at the Dryanski Gallery in Cow Hollow – join them for a styling […]


 Loving the exaggerated sleeves on this blouse. I keep my eye out for blouses during sale season because I can get higher quality for less (and this one is currently $90 marked down from $360!). It’s a no brainer. Found a few more great blouses on sale below! *** Coat – Tibi (more pink coats here, here, […]

Pink & Gray

 Good morning and happy Monday! Bringing together all the neutrals with a pop of pink today. Hope you have a great start to your week and thanks for stopping by! *** Coat – Tibi (wearing pink makes me smile! more pick coats: here, here, here and here) Cardigan – Cuyana (here | similar styles: here, here) Turtleneck […]

Garnet and Gold

 Growing up, we always celebrated Lunar New Year with our extended family, the Vietnamese way: one by one wishing our elders good fortune for the New Year. It was strictly formal; all eyes were on you when it was your turn to wish your aunt or grandparent a year of health and happiness (and other […]


 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week and the to-do list is even longer than it was on Monday…! Thanks for visiting and hope you’re having a good week! *** Sweater – Gabriela Hearst (sale find here) Skirt – Helmut Lang (old on sale here | similar style here in navy) Flats – Paul […]


 A striped set I wish I had with me when I was in Hawaii (with flat slides – perfect resort wear!). Styling it for a San Francisco winter now though, with a cozy sweater and trench on top. Thanks for visiting and happy Monday! *** Sweater – Helmut Lang (from last year’s sale | similar […]

Hawaii (four)

 I’ve partnered with Macy’s and ShopStyle today to share our travel gear by Joy Mangano. Have you seen the movie “Joy” with Jennifer Lawrence?? It’s so good! Watching it a few months ago made discovering this Christie luggage set super fun: she definitely stayed true to her inventive spirit. Each luggage is equipped with collapsable “drawers,” […]

Hawaii (three)

 Happy Wednesday! Enjoying every last bit of Hawaii on this trip because we’re back to reality tomorrow! We’ve gone canoeing, paddle boarding, and have been spending endless hours going back and forth between the beach and the pool. Already scheming for our next trip (even if it won’t be for a while…)! Thank you for visiting […]

Hawaii (two)

 Getting some R&R and loads of playtime with Lucia. Days are filled with sun, sand, beach and pool. Not a bad way to start the new year! Back to reality soon… Hope you have a great start to your week! *** Dress – Cinq a Sept (bought it on super sale here but now sold […]


 We made it to Hawaii! We’re getting lucky with weather here (sunshine and high 70s!), and Lucia is having the best time. Beach, sand, pool – can’t ask for anything else. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by! *** Blouse – Saloni (on sale here) Shorts – Levi’s (here) Hat […]


 I get so much wear out of my trench coats – they’re versatile and classic. This cape version is one I’ll be keeping forever – love the length and drama! Back to reality but not for long: looking forward to a warm-weather family getaway with Lucia later this week! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and […]

To the Nutcracker

 My Christmas present to Lucia were tickets to the SF Ballet’s Nutcracker last week. We had a little family dinner date near War Memorial Opera House and walked to the ballet. Lucia loved it. And I loved it. The production was absolutely beautiful (and I had no idea the very first time Nutcracker was performed […]

Bright and Cheery

 Ending the year on a bright and cheery note in this fancy floral blouse (under $30 on sale!). And because it’s New Year’s Eve, let this be my New Year’s (silly) resolution: more color in my wardrobe! I always lean towards my go-to neutrals but it’s so refreshing to wear color! Especially on a cold(ish) winter […]

On ice

 A little known fact: I figure skated when I was younger. I found my idol in an elegant and graceful Kristi Yamaguchi and spent 8 years giving it my all (early morning practices, after school practices, weekends…). Following your dream doesn’t always amount to a shiny medal on the National stage, but I have only […]


 In the week between Christmas and the New Year, all I want to wear is: cozy and comfy. Hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family – thank you so much for visiting! *** Cardigan – Intermix (it was on super sale – extra 50% off! more sale items here | similar styles under $30: […]

Rose Gold

 Good morning and Merry almost-Christmas! Our gift-giving efforts for friends and family were completed early this year (patting myself on the back for that one!), and many of my finds were at Nordstrom. Luckily for last minute shoppers, you can still get your gifts by Christmas Eve with free rush shipping today (and with $10 extra-rush shipping […]

Pink and Navy

 An easy go-to combination with a pretty blouse, colorful coat and embellished pumps for today. This holiday season we’ll be taking Lucia to the ballet for the first time to see the Nutcracker – she’s excited to wear a pretty dress and go to the ballet (although she asked if she gets to dance too!). […]


 Good morning and happy Tuesday! My very first Stella McCartney bag from LuisaViaRoma, the classic Falabella style. It’s such a great size – not too small, not too big…casual but refined at the same time. Spending the next few days prepping for the holidays with family, so much to do and so little time! Thanks for visiting […]


 Monday funday, hurray for a short week! Wearing this gorgeous top again (this time without a coat so the details show better!) and pairing it with these great wide-leg trousers. Gray all day! Thank you for visiting! *** Blouse – Derek Lam 10 Crosby (still available on sale in various sizes: here, here and here) […]

Casual Friday

 Happy Friday! Weekend goals: wrap, wrap, wrap away and ship it all off to friends and family. And hopefully head to the ice rink for a little holiday skate! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! *** Coat – Derek Lam 10 Crosby (here | looking for a coat in the same […]


 Getting my hands on all of the holiday’s best textures with Old Navy: jacquard, velvet, wool and faux fur. Allover velvet or allover brocade can feel a bit daring, so I like to sprinkle in pieces here and there, creating layers of interest without overwhelming the look. Bring on the holiday festivities! Thank you for visiting […]


 A little silk scarf goes a long way, don’t you think? Trying to finish this year’s gift shopping list so that I can wrap and ship in time – wrapping is my favorite part of the whole process! Always down to the wire during the holidays and it’s no wonder everything always feels so hurried. […]


 Good morning and happy Tuesday! Getting dressed for the holidays with Intermix for today’s post, inspired by their holiday lookbook! Wearing a festive plaid top (love the sleeves – I’ll be wearing this top as often as I can!), a tweed jacket (nothing is more holiday than RED!), easy denim (for a touch of casual), and an […]

Bell Sleeve

 Good morning and happy Monday! I found the best $60 bell sleeve sweater (similar to the one I have worn several times by Tibi!). Pairing it with a more relaxed denim fit (my latest crush!) and the highest heels I own. Hope you have a good start to your week! *** Sweater – Topshop (here | […]


 ‘Tis the season: our mini Christmas tree is up, I’m wearing holiday tartan, and wrapping supplies are lined up and ready. I’ll be sharing a gift guide later this week with some of my go-to gifts under $100 (including this all-in-one body oil and this monogrammed leather passport case!) Thank you for visiting and hope your […]


 Good morning! A statement-making pink ruffled blazer has made its way into my closet and it feels, perhaps surprisingly, right at home. Also obsessed with this classic suede pump – it would be a dream to have one in every color! Got back from the Big Island yesterday – back to reality! Hope you’re having a […]

Gray & Camel

 Good morning and happy Monday! Keeping it short and sweet for today – thanks for stopping by!! *** Blazer – thanks to Banana Republic (here also in camel here) Trousers – Theory (here and here) Purse – Marni (now 40% off! here) Heels – Gianvito Rossi (still available here) Sunglasses – Linda Farrow thanks to Avenue […]


 Good morning and happy Thursday!! I’ve partnered with Neiman Marcus to celebrate the start of December with an exclusive offer today: receive $100 off your $400 purchase using promo code DECSALE3 (certain exclusions apply). It’s not being advertised on their site so be sure to access the sale here and don’t forget to use the code! PS: Love the […]


 Halfway through the workweek and getting excited for a weekend in Hawaii! It’ll be a quick one but I’ll take it! Hope you’re having a good week and thank you for stopping by! *** Trench – Gucci (old) Tank – Zara (sold out) Jeans – Mother Denim (here and here| also really want to try this […]


 In all white and a pop of red (lip and sole). I recently saw this sweater online at Nordstrom (for $149) and it reminded me exactly of the version I have from last year (I get compliments on it all the time!). It reminded me to pull out my boxed up fall and winter sweaters – […]


 Good morning and happy (cyber) Monday! These are the sales I’m clicking through today: for designer duds: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-porter, Bergdorf Goodman for the best Theory workwear sale selection: here and here for my upcoming girls weekend in Hawaii: swimsuits here for Lucia: Zara (got her this dress for Christmas!) for early gift finds: beauty gifts here […]


 I’m partnering with Ann Taylor and getting into the holiday spirit by adding just a little bit of sparkle to my look. After all, a little goes a long way! I was excited to find these trousers at Ann Taylor: they are the perfect wide leg, flared and cropped cut (the style was what all […]

Thanksgiving in San Diego

 Good morning and happy Saturday! Having a wonderful Thanksgiving break in San Diego and can’t believe it’s almost time to head back home. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! *** Cape/shawl – Acne Studios from last year (the brand’s oversize wool sweater is 40% off here) Blouse – LOFT (I love this one because I […]


 Good morning and happy Black Friday! Coincidentally in an all black ensemble for today’s post wearing a pair of velvet boots I’d been eyeing at Nordstrom since they arrived several months ago – my statement velvet pick for the velvet-crazed season! I love embracing all the textures of the holiday season: jacquard, metallic knits (like this sweater […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving! Getting ready to feast on my sister’s delicious Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by family. Such a happy time. PS: A lot of my fall finds this year that I’ve worn in the last several months are already on sale! These embellished Jimmy Choo pumps are 40% off; this Victoria Victoria Beckham white blouse with […]

Navy & Gray

 Happy Wednesday and Thanksgiving Eve! Lucia’s starting to get the hang of holidays and the concept that they happen over and over again (after a long while anyway!). And especially the ones we get to spend with family, like Thanksgiving. What are your Thanksgiving plans? PS: I think I found the perfect party top here! Thank […]


 Good morning and happy Tuesday! Did you see this designer sale or this designer sale, both for up to 40-50% off designer items? Such a good time to pick up my favorite Jimmy Choo and Gianvito Rossi pumps (like this pair and this pair that I’ve been wearing so much). I just bought the former last night – […]

Glen Plaid

 Good morning and happy Monday! Wearing my workwear best: the dress-and-blouse combination I choose for meetings on the road and presentations in front of a group. For chillier days I would add a wool boyfriend blazer or coat. The fabric on this glen plaid dress is a dream for work! Stretchy but structured, plus it’s lined. […]

Casual Friday

 Good morning! Hope you’re having a great weekend – definitely enjoying ours and looking forward to a long weekend next week! *** Coat – thanks to Sezane (here | and last worn here) Blouse – LOFT (here | and last worn here) Jeans – FRAME (here | eyeing this pair next) Purse – thanks to Furla […]


 Weekend casual in my hometown… Traveling to Japan for a week was wonderful, but it’s always nice to be home too. Before Lucia came along we used to have season tickets to Cal football for many years, and I’m wishing I had this outfit (and this Bernardo jacket, in particular!) for those games. It’s the […]


 Good morning and happy Friday! Sale season is starting up again (woohoo!) and there are so many great markdowns happening right now. Fall is my favorite fashion season, so my wishlist is always longest this time of year (plus the holiday giftlist has begun!). I’m excited to be partnering with Neiman Marcus for their big sale […]

Last Night in Tokyo

 It’s been over a week since I’ve been back home and I’m finally getting to the last of my Japan photos…phew! A few readers have asked about my favorite places/restaurants/etc so I’ve compiled a little list here. My top ten favorite moments in Japan (in no particular order): Baum Kuchen cake by Nenrinya (they have […]


 Although it was relatively far from much of “downtown” Kyoto, we loved staying in Arashiyama: we woke up looking at the lush mountainside and as soon as we stepped outside we were along the peaceful river. Fall was in full swing and it was the perfect time to bring on the layers: a pop of Old Navy red […]


 The wildest thing happened on the day we explored Ginza: at precisely 12noon we heard several whistles in the street and within seconds all cars were gone and the wide, previously busy street was closed down for pedestrians. The efficiency and speed at which it happened was super impressive. We happily took it to the […]


 Wandering around Ometosando in Tokyo with no destination in mind, just a desire to get lost along the side streets and discover something off the main roads (gorgeous as they are!). My favorite way to explore a city is exactly this way. So infatuated with this little signature heart applique by Comme des Garcons PLAY […]

Toranomon Hills

 Aside from the typical city wanderings, I had one goal in mind during my visit to Tokyo: eat. a lot. It wasn’t hard, given how many options you have in Tokyo. It was a dream. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! *** Scarf – ACNE Studios (favorite fall purchase so far – the material is thick and […]


 Good morning and happy Friday! Wearing a combination of soft, cozy knits for day to night dressing: something that feels amazing to work in all day (the stretch!) and is still fun for a glass of wine afterwards. With separates as versatile as these pieces from NIC+ZOE, all I do is add a bright festive lip and statement […]

In Kyoto

 Three days in Kyoto was not enough. I couldn’t get over how beautiful, serene and culturally rich it was in Kyoto. We split our trip evenly between there and Tokyo, but had we been able to spend more than a week in Japan, we both agreed that we would have explored more in Kyoto and taken a […]

Bamboo Forest

 After inadvertently taking the longer (and uphill) path to the Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, we were rewarded with a view from the summit overlook (the water looks like a different color from above!). Followed by this view of the Bamboo Forest. Nature at its finest in Kyoto. We’re in Tokyo now – will share more […]


 Good morning from Kyoto! We spent our first day exploring most of Southern Higashiyama, including Kiyomizu temple (those steps!), Chion-in Temple (with the largest temple bell in Japan), and wandered around the beautiful little streets around Gion before stumbling on Shinbashi street (beautiful!) and Maruyama garden. It was a long, wonderful day of walking and […]


 All camel and a touch of lace today – re-wearing some favorites! *** Trousers – Theory (here) Blouse – thanks to LOFT (here) Jacket – Marni (bought it here) Heels – Gianvito Rossi (still available here | similar for less here and here) Sunglasses – Linda Farrow (bought it here) Watch – thanks to Tory Burch […]


 I’m partnering with my local favorite, Cuyana, for today’s post featuring their latest addition: the leather work satchel. This bag has been in development by their lovely team for over two years and I am so excited about the final result. The design is thoughtful and functional: a laptop compartment (up to 15″), a shoulder […]