Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lust List

Lust List: Current Cravings
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Floral Stretch

Happy Monday! Hope you are all having a great day. I am dropping by for a quick post due to a busy day at work. You can however join me on instagram for more posts and behind the scene activities. Talk to you soon.  Cheers :)

What I Am Wearing
H&M skirt (sold out, similar here), try this here) // Zara top (old, similar here) // Christian Louboutin So Kate (here; budget friendly black pumps here) // Aiirkey bag (c/o here) // Belt (similar here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here)

Friday, September 26, 2014


Happy Friday! Remember I mentioned my love for military hues the other day and this Chicwish military parka is no exception. The army color and accented pink string add a unique touch to the jacket. I kept the look casual by pairing with a boyfriend jeans and white tee. I completed the look with Gianvito Rossi pink pumps for a pop of color and a carmel bucket bag to offset the military hue.

Have a great weekend guys !!! 

What I Am Wearing:
Chic wish parka (c/o here, also love this here & here) // Chic wish bucket bag (c/o here, love this color here) // Express jeans (here, love this here & here) // Gianvito Rossi pump (sold out here, black version here) // MAC Ruby Woo & Rebel mixed (here here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // Sally Hansen Nail polish (here)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What To Wear: Fall Transition

What To Wear: Fall Transition

Hat | Culottes | Cape | Flats | Lipstick | Top | Pumps | Tote

What items are a must-have for your fall transition?


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hi guys! Hope you are all having a great week. I am dropping by for a quick post due to a busy day at work. You can however join me on instagram for more posts and behind the scene activities. Talk to you soon. :)

What I Am Wearing:
Asos leather skirt (old, similar herehere) // JCrew top (old, love this here & here) // Zara pumps (similar herehere) // Michael Kors watch (similar here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lust List: Military Hues

Lust List: Military hues
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This season, military hues are making a comeback. Think of dark green, khaki and cargo pants...they are here to stay.  These colors exude toughness and strength and there was a phase in high school when my friends and I were obsessed with everything Khaki. Today, I can't get enough of dark green colors which is why this Valentino rockstud pumps made it to my prior "lust list".

Military hues are absolute must-haves for F/W14 and they are very easy to style.  Khaki and dark green colors can be matched with any neutral color. One of my favorite designers Balmain, showcases the military hue in his AW14 collection. If you are not sure of what military hues items to start the season with, go for Khaki parkas, dark green sweaters, cargo pants and capes.

What are your thoughts on Military hues?


Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Work Style: Suited

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend. My busy and fun-filled weekend started with the amazing Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Show early Saturday morning. It was nice being part of the show (2nd year in a row) and I met other awesome DC bloggers.  After the show, we chatted with the host and East Coast Beauty Director who was awesome, fun, energetic and sweet. I had an amazing time and a great makeup specialist converted me to a NARS girl ;) A special thanks to Nordstrom Pentagon City’s team for the lovely day.

It is the official start of fall and the perfect time to bring out my "forest green" suit - one of my favorite fall colors. I paired the suit with a mustard top which is another favorite fall color of mine. Putting on Berry lipsticks is a must for fall and I went with it rather than my staple ruby woo lipsticks. I combined the MAC Ruby Woo and Rebel lipsticks to get the color. I completed the look with dark leopard pumps and my new favorite brown bag.

What I Am Wearing:
Asos pants (here) // Asos blazer (here) // Zara top (old, similar here) // Aldo shoes (old, other leopard print pumps here or beige pumps here, alternate flat option here) // MAC Ruby Woo & Rebel mixed (here & here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // Aiirkey bag (c/o here)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Leather & Bow

Happy Friday everyone!

What I Am Wearing:
Aminah Abduljillil Bow pumps (here) //Express Boyfriend jeans (here) // Target tee (here) // // MAC Ruby Woo (here // Leather jacket (old, similar here) // Aldo bag (old try this here)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What To Wear: Fashion Week

What To Wear: Fashion Show

As the New York Fashion Week ends, London and Milan Fashion Weeks will be on the radar. This is an inspiration on what to wear to a fashion show or fashion event. The unique pieces incorporate a mix of a sporty and edgy look.

As fall approaches, the sleeveless coat will be a great addition and perfect for a smooth fall transition.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prints & Colors

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great week. I had a busy day at work today but stopped by for a quick post. Don’t forget to follow me on instagram and preview this week's work styles and more behind the scene activities. ;)

What I Am Wearing:
JCrew pants (old, similar here & here) // Zara top (old, similar here) // Gianvito Rossi pumps (sold out, black version here, budget friend alternate pumps here & here) // Michael Kors watch (here)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lust List: Pointy-toe flats

Lust List: Pointy-toe flats

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

It will be fall in a few days and yet, I can't stop raving about pointy-toe flats. I often wear heels but lately, I have embraced flats with unique shapes and styles and these pointy-toe ones are no exception.

Tabitha Simmons' two tone pointy-toe flats have been on my radar since my "What To Wear" series post here. They are unique and are my alternatives to heels on a casual day and on the weekends. They are also great for work and will complement most outfits.

What are your thoughts on pointy-toe flats?

Have a great day!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Great Panes

I could not resist getting another peplum hem skirt especially one on sale. This skirt is selling for less than $50. The link is here...don't miss it! 

I also have the skirt in pink, which I wore here and here. In addition to the style and color, the fit is amazing and it runs true to size.

My plan was to mix shades of blue and after experimenting with a lighter color, I opted for a darker shade. This gave a unique touch to the whole outfit and I completed the look with dark pumps to blend. 

What I Am Wearing:
Asos skirt (here, love this color here & here) // Asos top (sold out, similar version here and here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // Christian Louboutin So Kate (here, patent pair here, budget friendly pair here)

Saturday, September 13, 2014



  • J.Crew - 30% off final sale, 50% off select final sale with code EASYSALE. Ends 9/14
  • GAP - 30% off entire purchase with code HAPPY, ends today 9/13/14 at 12am EST
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off full price dresses and skirts, 40% off sale items, buy one get one 50% off select camis and tanks
  • Bluefly - Shoes extra 10%-40% off, outerwear up to an extra 50% off, cashmere up to 40% offto 40% off
  • BCBG - extra 30% off factory outlet

Friday, September 12, 2014


 Happy Friday everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. xo
What I Am Wearing:
Express Boyfriend jeans (here) // Target tee (here) // Print top (c/o @Ekwueme_designs, love this here & here) // Christian Louboutin pumps (sold out, love these here & here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here) // Aiirkey bag (c/o here)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Happy Wednesday! I finally got a chance to wear one of my favorite dresses from Topshop. The original version was a black stripe one which sold out incredibly fast after BeyoncĂ© was spotted wearing the dress.

A few months later, they introduced a green stripe version. I loved it and luckily, picked the last pair on sale during my Nordstrom “Meet-and-greet” event. The fit, style and color made it a perfect addition to my closet. I completed the look with minimal accessories and with beige Valentino Rockstud pumps.

What I Am Wearing:
Topshop dress here  or here , navy version here (c/o Topshop Nordstrom Pentagon City) // Valentino shoes (here, budget friendly version here) // Nail polish OPI "Jade Is The New Black" (here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lust List: Grey Is The New Black

Lust List: Grey Matters

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
You can tell by my recent "lust lists" that I am getting ready for fall and winter. Lately, I keep browsing the web for cozy fall pieces especially grey items. There is something about grey tones that is refreshing and different.

For me, grey is the new black for the fall and winter. Don't get me wrong, I still love black ensembles, but a monochrome grey look will be something different. Grey hues are great additions for fall/winter work styles.

The wool blend coat above will be great for work when paired with an ankle pant, grey pumps and cinched with a belt or worn casually with this mom jeans for a happy hour or weekend brunch.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Work Style

On a typical workday, I wake up at 5:30am and at times, even earlier depending on my scheduled resumption time. Without traffic, my drive time is between 35-40minutes.Sometimes, I feel like it takes about the same time for me to select what to wear. Every day, I stand in the middle of my closet and debate whether to wear pants or skirt…yep - a daily dilemma for me ;)

Lately, I have been wearing lots of pencil skirts which I sometimes document on my Instagram. Most of my work skirts are from JCrew, Ann Taylor or Asos. For the look on this post, I went with one of my favorite pencil skirts from Zara. It is currently sold out but this French Connection pair is very similar.

I paired the skirt with a stripe shirt for a formal appeal and completed the look with a colored blazer. I often take a blazer or cardigan to work as it gets chilly at times. I completed the look with my Gianvito Rossi pumps that blend with the whole color scheme.

What I Am Wearing:
Zara skirt (old, similar here & here) // Shirt (here) // Zara blazer (similar here & here) // Gianvito Rossi pumps (sold out, black version here, budget friendly pumps here & here) // INPink rings (c/o here) // Aiirkey bag (c/o here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Michael Kors watch (similar here)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NYFW Street Style

New York Fashion Week street style...get inspired!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Casual Friday

Happy Friday! Today's post is all about getting that relaxed look to jump start the weekend. Boyfriend jeans are usually my go-to items for Fridays and weekends. I love this loose fitted jeans paired with heels like the Sophia Webster sandals above. Sometimes, I prefer birkenstock flats or brogues for quick errands to the store or to visit friends and family members. This is what I call my weekend uniform.
My new daily item is my aiirkey bag. It is a perfect bag to take to work and for casual outings. I love the structure and removable strap...I definitely wouldn't mind a red one.  

What I Am Wearing: 
Express jeans (here, love this here) // Stripe shirt (here & here) // Sophia Webster shoes (here, have my eyes on this pair here) // Aiirkey bag (c/o here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Birkenstock flats (here, or here)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Mel Maxi

Hi loves! I can't believe our baby boy is now a "school boy". His first day of school went well than expected. He proved us wrong by not crying when we dropped him off. He however had a look of “why are you leaving me” on his face as we exited the classroom.

On the other hand, it was very tough on me and I practically watched the clock and counted until it was pick up time. I am hoping for a full adjustment in a week or so. I thank you all for the encouragement on Instagram and twitter with regards to Nolan's first day of school.
I am wearing a beautiful African print skirt in this post. The color structure and pattern is simply gorgeous. The pop of blue and pink on the skirt caught my attention and the intricate pattern wowed me...definitely a fun piece to wear. I paired with a white crop top and completed the look with a Soko African grafted necklace. 
What I Am Wearing:
Chen Burkett NY Skirt (c/o here) // Crop top (here) // Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps (here, budget friendly here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here) // Necklace (c/o ShopSoko, love this here)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stella's Lust List: Fall Essentials

Lust List: Fall Essential

Hello September! It cannot be denied that fall is around the corner. A few days ago, I found myself searching for a light jacket to wear at night as it was cold. It is definitely time to start gathering fall essentials.

Above are a few of my fall essentials, which includes a pleated skirt like the Asos midi skirt...best paired with a light blue shirt or off white shirt.  I also would not mind spending a "Casual Friday" wearing this leather sweat pants and oxfords - a perfect fall Friday!

What are your fall essentials?


Monday, September 1, 2014

Textured Stripe

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and hope you are enjoying your Labor Day break! I spent the day relaxing and getting Nolan’s school items. My baby starts school tomorrow and I have been having jitters for a couple of days. I don’t know if I will cry and I hope he does not scream when we drop him off – that will make me tear up. I am however sure he will be in great hands...the school environment is awesome.

Today's post centers on my continued love for mixing prints. I enjoy mixing fun and casual pieces with button-down shirts especially stripes or blue ones. This stripe shirt and the "JOA skirt" make a perfect combination for print styling. They both have stripes that make pairing very easy. Keeping with the fun look, I wore my Aldo sandals, but also considered wearing this French Connection sandals

What I Am Wearing:
JOA skirt (here) // H&M shirt (similar here & here) // Aldo shoes (old, love this here & here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here)

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