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Friday, June 24, 2016

Feminine Color Palette









COS sweater (here, on sale!), Vintage skirt (similar here), Nike sneakers (similar here), Kate spade bag (similar here), Mirina necklace (here).

I'm loving the colors in this outfit and the simplicity of the silhouette. This lightweight sweater from COS is just perfect for summer, and the billowy shape goes great with a miniskirt for a cute and feminine look. I amped up the accessories with a statement necklace by Mirina Collections and various rings, and balanced out the look with high-top sneakers. 

Thanks for reading,
Mary

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Day in Brooklyn at Patisserie Tomoko


 






Jacket from Singapore, Free People shirt, Vintage skirt, Coach booties (here), Chloe drew bag (similar here)

I spent a joyful Saturday a few weekends ago walking around Brooklyn and enjoying the delicious sweets at Patisserie Tomoko. For all green tea and Asian-sweets lovers, this place is for you! Everything was presented beautifully and the flavors were just exquisite, not to mention the cute and quiet setting of the cafe that reminded me so much of Tokyo. 

For my outfit, it was one of the cooler days of summer so I wore a light jacket, a vintage maxi skirt, and floral booties for a boho chic look.

Thanks for reading,
Mary

Saturday, June 11, 2016

My Wardrobe Staples




I'm wearing a few of my wardrobe staples in this outfit: my beloved vintage leather jacket, the jumpsuit that goes with everything, and the most comfortable pair of leather loafers. To help my favorite staples stay in good condition, there are a few easy things I do to care for them. And if you want more tips, I've included a full #SaveYourStaples guide from ThirdLove, a new lingerie company that promises the best fitting bras for your body. You can even try them for free before buying, check it out here. They have also provided a promo code of STAPLES for 15% off your entire order until the end of 2016!


Leather ages well and I love the worn-in look of my leather jacket . But to preserve the leather, I try to avoid wearing my jacket on rainy days, and if I do get water stains on it, I let it dry naturally. Once dried, I used a leather conditioner to prevent the leather from drying and cracking. Coach makes a great moisturizer that can be used for everything from leather clothing to bags to shoes.


For my jumpsuit, I make sure to wash it in only the most gentle detergent to preserve the color, softness, and fit. I used Woolite Gentle Cycle detergent, which prevents color from fading and keeps my jumpsuit looking like new. Additionally, I always let the piece air-dry rather than machine dry. 


Lastly, for my favorite red loafers, I use Apple leather cleaner to remove spots and stains, and then use the Coach conditioner again to moisturize the leather and maintain the luster and shine. 
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For more tips, see the full guide below to help save some of your favorite wardrobe pieces.


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