Slip dresses, in my opinion, are great for fall because they are such a perfect layering piece. In the summer when worn alone, it can sometimes look like I accidentally wore my lingerie out of the house... But fall layering gives it a much more modest approach.

My champagne slip dress and gray wool coat are both from StyleWe, which is based out of China. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items. Going to China as a kid, we did most of our shopping at street vendors and sketchy strip mall-type places, but this is that fancy department store quality stuff my mom was never in a million years going to buy me.

I layered my slip dress with a striped boatneck top from J.Crew because I like how the contrasting pattern pops against the demure champagne color. And I'm wearing my new favorite ankle boots from Zara which are EVERYTHING. I actually got them in a trade off Poshmark, which if you don't know about it by now, you should! (You can use code 'HNCGC' when you sign up for $5 off)





Special thank you to StyleWe for partnering with me on this post!

Champagne Slip Dress



Slip dresses, in my opinion, are great for fall because they are such a perfect layering piece. In the summer when worn alone, it can sometimes look like I accidentally wore my lingerie out of the house... But fall layering gives it a much more modest approach.

My champagne slip dress and gray wool coat are both from StyleWe, which is based out of China. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items. Going to China as a kid, we did most of our shopping at street vendors and sketchy strip mall-type places, but this is that fancy department store quality stuff my mom was never in a million years going to buy me.

I layered my slip dress with a striped boatneck top from J.Crew because I like how the contrasting pattern pops against the demure champagne color. And I'm wearing my new favorite ankle boots from Zara which are EVERYTHING. I actually got them in a trade off Poshmark, which if you don't know about it by now, you should! (You can use code 'HNCGC' when you sign up for $5 off)





Special thank you to StyleWe for partnering with me on this post!

Believe it or not, I got this floral shift dress on sale at Zara for $12! (Thank you, Providence Mall!) Love how the large poppy print is reminiscent of 70's florals. I paired it with my Forever21 denim shirt dress which I often double as a long jacket. 10/10 would recommend this method. And of course, my favorite Marc Fisher pumps as a throwback to the white flowers on the dress.

70's Floral


Believe it or not, I got this floral shift dress on sale at Zara for $12! (Thank you, Providence Mall!) Love how the large poppy print is reminiscent of 70's florals. I paired it with my Forever21 denim shirt dress which I often double as a long jacket. 10/10 would recommend this method. And of course, my favorite Marc Fisher pumps as a throwback to the white flowers on the dress.
So we're still going back in time here and playing catch up, but at least pictures from today's post are from this year...
This one I shot during my three month stint in Providence, RI for a rotation in the area. I was lucky to have been able to live with my best friend in this beautiful, modern apartment downtown with an amazing view. It's a shame I was so busy and stressed about board exams that I only did two looks.



I got this Forever21 drop waist dress made in a soft, baby blue sweatshirt material (which I LOVE), but couldn't make the drop waist look work on me without looking childish. By layering a Ralph Lauren white button-down underneath, I felt like I was able to add a little bit of professionalism. On top of that, my H&M suede moto jacket cuts off around the same area as the drop waist and downplays the girly silhouette a little bit. I went with my white Vans for continuity and to highlight the white collar.

By the way, I'm crazy about the stitching on this moto jacket. Love quilting and subtle changes in texture. The dress is similar too in that the top is smooth cotton and the bottom is a rib knit texture.

Also, I just need to say that Providence is totally underrated city and has a top-notch foodie scene. If you ever find yourself in the area, you must MUST MUST check out North, Ken's Ramen, Figidini, or Vinya!

Providence

So we're still going back in time here and playing catch up, but at least pictures from today's post are from this year...
This one I shot during my three month stint in Providence, RI for a rotation in the area. I was lucky to have been able to live with my best friend in this beautiful, modern apartment downtown with an amazing view. It's a shame I was so busy and stressed about board exams that I only did two looks.



I got this Forever21 drop waist dress made in a soft, baby blue sweatshirt material (which I LOVE), but couldn't make the drop waist look work on me without looking childish. By layering a Ralph Lauren white button-down underneath, I felt like I was able to add a little bit of professionalism. On top of that, my H&M suede moto jacket cuts off around the same area as the drop waist and downplays the girly silhouette a little bit. I went with my white Vans for continuity and to highlight the white collar.

By the way, I'm crazy about the stitching on this moto jacket. Love quilting and subtle changes in texture. The dress is similar too in that the top is smooth cotton and the bottom is a rib knit texture.

Also, I just need to say that Providence is totally underrated city and has a top-notch foodie scene. If you ever find yourself in the area, you must MUST MUST check out North, Ken's Ramen, Figidini, or Vinya!
Hi guys! Sorry I'm starting to fall behind on posts again. Started working full time 2 weeks ago at my first real job, and I'm trying to adjust to the daily grind.

I mentioned in my last post that I usually like to wear crop tops over another shirt because I'm midriff-shy, but it's also a great layering technique for the upcoming fall season.

Here's one where I wore the same Tautmun crop top over a plain GAP white long-sleeve and kept the look monochrome with some black skinny jeans from Forever21 and black Chelsea boots from, you guessed it... F21. Heh heh.


Layering Crops

Hi guys! Sorry I'm starting to fall behind on posts again. Started working full time 2 weeks ago at my first real job, and I'm trying to adjust to the daily grind.

I mentioned in my last post that I usually like to wear crop tops over another shirt because I'm midriff-shy, but it's also a great layering technique for the upcoming fall season.

Here's one where I wore the same Tautmun crop top over a plain GAP white long-sleeve and kept the look monochrome with some black skinny jeans from Forever21 and black Chelsea boots from, you guessed it... F21. Heh heh.



Behold! Probably my most skin-baring look to date. I'm actually pretty self-conscious about wearing crop tops IRL because my belly is jelly (trust me, I'm sucking it in in the photo). And yet I love crop tops because so many of them are cool and interesting, so I still get sucked in (no pun intended) to buying them. Like this cross-over crop with mesh details from Tautmun; paired with my eyelash lace Zara shorts.

I usually try to come up with ways to wear them through layering, like in this look with the long blazer from Forever21. In love with the icy blue color, which also goes so well with my flashy silver F21 stilettos. Often times, I'll wear crop tops over a long-sleeve shirt or button-down, which makes for great transitional fashion btw. I'll post a look sometime in the near future to show you guys a few examples.

Hey, if anyone has any tips for great abs without having to eat healthy and exercise, please throw them my way because I'm not about dat lyfe. Lately, I've tricked myself into exercising by (this is so embarrasing...) playing Just Dance the video game, and I swear to God it works. Does anyone else like this game, or am I really just playing against a bunch of 10 year-olds online like I feared?

Crop It Like It's Hot


Behold! Probably my most skin-baring look to date. I'm actually pretty self-conscious about wearing crop tops IRL because my belly is jelly (trust me, I'm sucking it in in the photo). And yet I love crop tops because so many of them are cool and interesting, so I still get sucked in (no pun intended) to buying them. Like this cross-over crop with mesh details from Tautmun; paired with my eyelash lace Zara shorts.

I usually try to come up with ways to wear them through layering, like in this look with the long blazer from Forever21. In love with the icy blue color, which also goes so well with my flashy silver F21 stilettos. Often times, I'll wear crop tops over a long-sleeve shirt or button-down, which makes for great transitional fashion btw. I'll post a look sometime in the near future to show you guys a few examples.

Hey, if anyone has any tips for great abs without having to eat healthy and exercise, please throw them my way because I'm not about dat lyfe. Lately, I've tricked myself into exercising by (this is so embarrasing...) playing Just Dance the video game, and I swear to God it works. Does anyone else like this game, or am I really just playing against a bunch of 10 year-olds online like I feared?
You are looking at the proud owner of a new custom domain! Finally took the plunge and bought one. Now you guys don't have to type that pesky extra "blogspot" word anymore. Welcome to www.lookseestyle.com :)

I'm going to post two of last summer's looks together in one post today as they both involve striped culottes.


Now normally, I would just call these regular shorts, but the A&F website called them striped culottes, which makes me wonder... What's in a culotte?... That which we call shorts by any other length would look as long. Anyone know?
I'm also wearing an H&M wrap blouse that is 4 sizes bigger than my usual size, but that's how I like it. Guys, I'm just sayin', sometimes it's okay to buy outside your size. Sometimes. Don't, however, buy outside your size if it doesn't look good, but the deal is just too good to pass up (as I am ought to do).
And of course, my favorite vintage white pumps (again... heh heh).


This one is more of a cutesy look with a play on black & white stripes. The top is actually a drop-waist dress by Alice x UO, a special collaboration line with Urban Outfitters that I love. The stripes match so well with the ones on the edge of these F21 culottes, and there's plenty of room for excess fabric in these flowy shorts.

By the way, please excuse the ghetto background. My sublet last summer was less than ideal. You couldn't even walk into the bathroom or kitchen without seeing a few cockroaches, and rent was still $800/month. Boston housing, man... Shake my little dang head.

Striped Culottes & NEW URL

You are looking at the proud owner of a new custom domain! Finally took the plunge and bought one. Now you guys don't have to type that pesky extra "blogspot" word anymore. Welcome to www.lookseestyle.com :)

I'm going to post two of last summer's looks together in one post today as they both involve striped culottes.


Now normally, I would just call these regular shorts, but the A&F website called them striped culottes, which makes me wonder... What's in a culotte?... That which we call shorts by any other length would look as long. Anyone know?
I'm also wearing an H&M wrap blouse that is 4 sizes bigger than my usual size, but that's how I like it. Guys, I'm just sayin', sometimes it's okay to buy outside your size. Sometimes. Don't, however, buy outside your size if it doesn't look good, but the deal is just too good to pass up (as I am ought to do).
And of course, my favorite vintage white pumps (again... heh heh).


This one is more of a cutesy look with a play on black & white stripes. The top is actually a drop-waist dress by Alice x UO, a special collaboration line with Urban Outfitters that I love. The stripes match so well with the ones on the edge of these F21 culottes, and there's plenty of room for excess fabric in these flowy shorts.

By the way, please excuse the ghetto background. My sublet last summer was less than ideal. You couldn't even walk into the bathroom or kitchen without seeing a few cockroaches, and rent was still $800/month. Boston housing, man... Shake my little dang head.
One of my favorite brands is The Fifth, along with C/MEO Collective and Finders Keepers. But seeing as how I have not yet started to make doctah money, I'm mostly still just pining and computer window shopping.

I got this Fifth Label dress on sale when Piperlime was shutting it's online doors for some preemptive future wedding. Hey, you can never be too prepared for wedding season. Except almost all of my closest friends are single, and I'd have to wait for them to meet someone, date for the appropriate amount of time, and decide that they can live for the rest of their lives with this person's issues. Let's just say, it's an investment piece.


I wore the dress tied up here and with a well-loved, worn-in H&M cargo shirt for a more casual look that doesn't require two people dedicate their lives to each other. My Urban Outfitters hat, of course, and those F21 chelsea boots with the hidden gold heel plate (actually hidden in this photo).

Does anyone else buy dresses to wear for future non-existent events? Other girls are like "I don't have anything to wear to this event. I need to go shopping!" and I'm just like the complete opposite. I literally didn't go dress shopping with my friends for the Eye Ball (our cheesy optometry formal) because I was already dying to wear this gussied up Motel Rocks 'Cherribomb' velvet number that's been in my closet for 2 years.


The Fifth Label

One of my favorite brands is The Fifth, along with C/MEO Collective and Finders Keepers. But seeing as how I have not yet started to make doctah money, I'm mostly still just pining and computer window shopping.

I got this Fifth Label dress on sale when Piperlime was shutting it's online doors for some preemptive future wedding. Hey, you can never be too prepared for wedding season. Except almost all of my closest friends are single, and I'd have to wait for them to meet someone, date for the appropriate amount of time, and decide that they can live for the rest of their lives with this person's issues. Let's just say, it's an investment piece.


I wore the dress tied up here and with a well-loved, worn-in H&M cargo shirt for a more casual look that doesn't require two people dedicate their lives to each other. My Urban Outfitters hat, of course, and those F21 chelsea boots with the hidden gold heel plate (actually hidden in this photo).

Does anyone else buy dresses to wear for future non-existent events? Other girls are like "I don't have anything to wear to this event. I need to go shopping!" and I'm just like the complete opposite. I literally didn't go dress shopping with my friends for the Eye Ball (our cheesy optometry formal) because I was already dying to wear this gussied up Motel Rocks 'Cherribomb' velvet number that's been in my closet for 2 years.


Hello, fashionistas and fashionisters! (Fashion misters?)

I'm back! And hopefully for good this time. I'm finally done with optometry school and officially a doctor now! Childhood dreams accomplished *thumbs up*

I realized that throughout different schoolings and different boyfriends, my love of fashion has always stayed constant. Figured it's time I gave it the platform it deserves and pursue my creative side a bit. (Plus, I probably need a better hobby than binge watching Netflix...)

Embarrassingly, I'm going to start by posting some looks from last summer that I never got around to uploading. I know, I'm the worst. Lazy Level 99.


I'm kind of into the monochrome minimalist look lately. I actually got this jumpsuit in China from a chain store called Didimax. The hat is Urban Outfitters and the white pumps are vintage (my favorite go-to pair of heels. Even wore them for graduation!) Everybody needs a good, solid pair of white pumps. Well, not everybody...

For a country that most clothes are made in, they sure do have a bad shopping selection. This jumpsuit was actually the only article of clothing I purchased on my last China trip, which doesn't sit right with my inner shopaholic. Most of the street vendors you come across carry poorly made (crooked seams, one pocket bigger than the other, etc...) and super overpriced clothing. My guess is that it seems like a lot of middle/lower-class people in China just invest in 2-3 outfits and wear them over and over again. The fancy, bank-breaking department stores cater mostly to the upper class and not my broke a**.

But anyways, if you ever find yourself in China, I definitely recommend finding an Etam (which I think is a French chain similar to Zara) and Didimax (which seems to be like a nicer Forever21).
Anyone been to China have similar experiences? Or if you have any shopping tips, I could really use them!

Return of the Inconsistent Blogger

Hello, fashionistas and fashionisters! (Fashion misters?)

I'm back! And hopefully for good this time. I'm finally done with optometry school and officially a doctor now! Childhood dreams accomplished *thumbs up*

I realized that throughout different schoolings and different boyfriends, my love of fashion has always stayed constant. Figured it's time I gave it the platform it deserves and pursue my creative side a bit. (Plus, I probably need a better hobby than binge watching Netflix...)

Embarrassingly, I'm going to start by posting some looks from last summer that I never got around to uploading. I know, I'm the worst. Lazy Level 99.


I'm kind of into the monochrome minimalist look lately. I actually got this jumpsuit in China from a chain store called Didimax. The hat is Urban Outfitters and the white pumps are vintage (my favorite go-to pair of heels. Even wore them for graduation!) Everybody needs a good, solid pair of white pumps. Well, not everybody...

For a country that most clothes are made in, they sure do have a bad shopping selection. This jumpsuit was actually the only article of clothing I purchased on my last China trip, which doesn't sit right with my inner shopaholic. Most of the street vendors you come across carry poorly made (crooked seams, one pocket bigger than the other, etc...) and super overpriced clothing. My guess is that it seems like a lot of middle/lower-class people in China just invest in 2-3 outfits and wear them over and over again. The fancy, bank-breaking department stores cater mostly to the upper class and not my broke a**.

But anyways, if you ever find yourself in China, I definitely recommend finding an Etam (which I think is a French chain similar to Zara) and Didimax (which seems to be like a nicer Forever21).
Anyone been to China have similar experiences? Or if you have any shopping tips, I could really use them!

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