Today’s Illustration: heart sweatshirt Forever21 (or $ asos and $$$ Shopbop), silk blouse Theory (or $ asos and $$$ Theory), high-waisted leggings Zara (or $ Macy’s), bow ballet flats ALDO, faux-leather panel skirt Forever21 (or $ asos and $$$ Rag & Bone), leopard booties LOFT (or $ Madden Girl), studded cross body bag (or $$ asos and $$$$ Rebecca Minkoff), Zara gold accent coat (or $ Macy’s and $$$$ MyWardrobe)
I guess the holiday season has everyone craving festivities; my calendar is packed with dinner dates! (I’m not complaining; I love seeing friends and nom-ing on delicious food.) However, it does create the challenge of choosing an outfit I can take from daytime to playtime (haha, I can’t believe I wrote that.)
Last night was a cousin dinner V.Ng planned at Hot Kitchen in the East Village. I wanted to put together something “nice” that wasn’t too fussy/dressy. (It’s just hot pot, after all.)
I styled my office look with Zara leggings; they’re more appropriate than a mini. I chose flats because I never know if there will be a lot of bouncing between my desk and the printer. Plus, who knows what the night has in store? Going from place to place? Hours of karaoke? I want to save my foot-pain-threshold for after hours!
After work, I swapped flats for leopard booties and switched into the mini. This skirt was an impulse buy on Forever21.com, but no regrets! I love the faux leather panels; it’s a nice subtle detail that doesn’t look cheap-y. You may recognize the booties from my gift guide. I was in love with them and couldn’t resist when LOFT had a 50% off promo.
On a side note: I am having more and more fun experimenting with the brushes in Photoshop. I hope you like what I came up with for today’s illustration! Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend. ♥ Thanks for reading!!