Casual Friday Work Outfit + Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year and happy Friday! I wish everyone a wonderful new year filled with luck, happiness, good health, and prosperity.

I haven’t done an outfit post in forever, so today, I am sharing a casual outfit that I wore to work. I wore leggings and an over-sized sweater, which is a great simple outfit for transitioning into spring. Southern California is already in 70-77° weather, but if you live in a cooler climate, I would throw on a jacket or scarf to stay extra warm. This beige sweater has diamond patterns in front with hints of white and pink which makes the look a bit more feminine. For shoes, I wore patent leather loafers with tassel detail for a dressy look.

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A Rilakkuma Christmas

At work last week, we had our company’s Christmas Party, and I wore my Rilakkuma Christmas sweater. We had a “Wear your Best Festive Wear” competition in which I was close to winning.

I bought this sweater two years ago from Japan LA. It’s a bit oversized because I bought it in the size medium. It’s very comfortable and different from normal Christmas sweaters.

I wore it with my grey mini skirt from Uniqlo, and beige booties from Sole Society. To really get into the spirit of the holidays, I found this wine color beret with reindeer ears on Amazon. It’s a kid size beret, but it fits perfectly.

– CIndy

Work outfit: Black + Yellow

Now that November is over, I’m a little upset that these fall leaves will have to come down. I love the simplicity of this, and how it made a plain white wall look so festive for Thanksgiving. Of course, I had to take a photo with it because soon we will be putting up the Christmas decorations around the office.

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Casual Autumn Outfit for Work

It’s been a while since I did an outfit post. I noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about my food and travel, and neglecting this category of my blog. My Monday thru Friday consists of business casual outfits, and since autumn has arrived (kinda), I’m slowly transition into my fall outfits. Lately, the company I work for hasn’t been strict on our business casual dress code – I don’t even know what our dress code is anymore with all the different outfits I see in the office haha. This outfit is very neutral consisting of beige, white, and navy.

Recently, I bought a taupe ankle boot from Sole Society. I’ve never bought shoes from Sole Society before, and I decided to take the chance and order it since reviews said sizes run small. I wear size 4.5 to 5, and Sole Society’s River Ankle Boot in size 5 was a perfect fit. I get up often at work, and I walk around the corporate building during break. These boots were comfortable, and my feet did not hurt at all.

My next two purchase was from Liz Lisa’s official eBay store. It’s difficult making purchases from Japan because most Japanese clothing brands do not ship internationally, so you have to use a shopping service. Now, with websites such as Tokyo Otaku Mode, and their Liz Lisa Official eBay store, I am able to purchase these items without paying the extra fees on top of shipping. I bought their suede jacket in beige, and a navy floral skirt. Both of these pieces are perfect for my casual office environment.

This light-weight suede jacket comes in one size, and the jacket length is not too long, which is perfect for my short height. The sleeve length is slightly long on me, but not too big of a deal.

Next, is Liz Lisa floral skirt. The dark navy color is great for a casual office environment, or to wear out to places. Also, this skirt has pockets – 2 in front, and 2 in back!

The white top I’m wearing is also from Liz Liza.

– Cindy

Sunday Casual Ootd

Happy Sunday! Today, it is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in the Greater Los Angeles area. I don’t usually like to go out much because summertime in California is way too hot for me. Usually I spend my weekends reading, cooking, watching movies, and being lazy all day. This weekend, I actually went out instead of being a hermit crab. I went to 626 Night Market on Saturday, and today I went to grab lunch with my sister and her boyfriend. For my outfit, I decided to wear legging pants (from Uniqlo – size xs altered) since I already got a bad tan line from wearing shorts the previous day, a grey lace camisole with a white crochet cardigan, and brown slip-on shoes (Michael Kors – size 5).

For Lunch, we went to Wood Ranch BBQ. I ordered their signature Tri Tip BBQ (10 oz) with a side of sweet potato fries.
After we decided to walk off all the food we ate at Barnes & Noble. I wanted to buy some books but I realized I still have 3 books that I’ve recently purchased. Fiction and Literature are my favorite genre.
Of course, I can’t forget about the manga section. I was tempted to buy Haikyuu! and Naruto manga. Before heading home, we stopped by 7 Leaves for some Thai Tea.img_0242

– Cindy

Tiffany & Co. | Paloma Picasso’s Olive Leaf Drop Earrings

I bought my first pair of earrings from Tiffany & Co. Since I was in pre-school, I’ve had the same gold dangle earrings. Those gold earrings are unique because that style is mostly common in Southeast Asia. One time back in High School, I was taking the city bus and a guy came up to me and asked “Are you one of the twins? Cindy or Wendy?” He told me he went to elementary school with me and recognized me because I still have that same earrings on. I continue to wear those earrings until I finish college. For years, my mom and grandma kept telling my sister and I that it was time for a change, but we were so stubborn, and attached to those earrings that we could never leave the house without it.

A year after graduating, I realized that the earrings no longer suited me or my style. I made the decision to retire my gold dangle earrings of 20+ years, and bought Tiffany & Co. – Paloma Picasso’s Olive Leaf drop earrings in sterling silver with pearls. Pearl earrings are timeless and classy, and it can go with a lot of different outfits. I went with dangle earrings because I am unable to wear stud earrings (sad face). My ear lobes are way too small. The sales associates even had to help me put on the back, but he even had trouble. It’s a sign, I will forever wear dangle earrings. 

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Burberry | The Chelsea – Short Heritage Trench Coat in Black

Trench coat shopping is one of my biggest nightmare. It’s either too long in length, the fit is awkward, or the length of the sleeves were always too long. I’m about 4’10”, and wearing coats that past my waist makes me look even shorter. Back in January I decided to give Burberry trench coat a try as well as to treat myself to a nice birthday gift.

When I went in, of course they questioned my age (not literally) by giving me weird stares and a hesitant “hello,” but I’m happy I didn’t get any rude sales associates. The SA that helped me was very nice, and she took my height into consideration and was very patient with me. I was interested in buying The Chelsea – Heritage Trench Coat in black since I love wearing white, grey, and black. I never knew they came in 4 sizes (shown below) – short, mid, long, x-long.

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