Outfits

Hey everyone!! Hope you are having a great 4th so far! Apparently it’s romper week this week if you haven’t seen my last post and this one was just the perfect little casual number to celebrate 4th of July in. I absolutely love everything about this romper complete with a criss-cross back and pockets, which […]

Hey everyone! I can’t believe my first week at my new job has gone by so fast. So far, I am loving the folks there and not complaining about the laidback and fun culture at all. =) Anyways, this outfit below was taken prior to my SF trip by my good friend, Stefani. If you […]

So I’ve been thinking of adding more fashion videos to my current youtube channel and had this video in mind below for several months now. Yep, it took me this long to put one together – lol. I had one sister try filming me the first time and I felt like the video was missing […]

Happy Monday all! What a beautiful weekend we had in the DC area. I can definitely feel that spring is right around the corner and I can’t even begin to describe the excitement I have for that! I am slowly thawing from the winter and ready to be active outside. Here’s an outfit below that […]

Hello all and happy Monday! At least it’s a beautiful day here in my area and hopefully it’s the same in yours. Whenever I think of lace, it just reminds me of romance, because of its delicate material especially when I see it on wedding dresses. So it was very appropriate to wear one during […]

Hello all! When there’s a nice breeze on a summer day, adding a flirty maxi makes it all that much fun to wear. I also adore the embellishments on the back of this tank top. Both materials are super comfy on the skin and light, which makes them perfect during warm temps.

The one thing that I have been stocking up for the past year and even picked up two more this fall were blanket scarves. I have no shortage of them currently and have been interchanging them according to my mood. When I first started wearing them, however, they took some time to get used to […]

Happy Vote Tuesday everyone! Since I voted early last Tuesday and had my housewarming party Sunday, I can finally breathe again. It has been four long months renovating my new place and even finishing up last minute projects up to the 11th hour of preparing for the party. Side note: I will film the after […]

Happy Wednesday! I’m sure everyone has heard by now that there is a major snowstorm coming towards the East Coast Friday noon through Saturday evening. I haven’t been to the stores yet, but apparently, chaos already started early in prep for the storm. Guess I know what my plans are for the weekend: staying in […]

Happy Labor Day! Seriously can’t believe it’s September already which means getting ready for autumn like putting away the whites, bringing out the dark colors of burgundy, blues and greens and apple pickings. But if you’re like me, you can still incorporate the bright colors of summer into your fall outfits like adding a pop […]

Hey everyone! I wore this outfit below to a Yelp elite event few weekends back at Luke’s Lobster where they were introducing their winter menu (lobster grilled cheese and lobster mac and cheese among others) to us yelpers. We had a sample of the lobster grilled cheese along with shrimp roll and clam chowder and […]

Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for Thanksgiving holiday and taking a moment to be thankful of what we have. I always need to make a mental note to remind myself how lucky I am to be surrounded by loved ones and not to take things for granted. The cold has finally settled in […]

Hey everyone! Sooo, I don’t know if you know this, but I am a little bit obsessed with Frozen. Just a tad. Anyways, I’ve been wanting to do a tutorial on Elsa’s makeup and hair look during her coronation and also her “Let It Go” scene but finally was able to find some time to […]

Hello everyone and hey Stella! This bipolar weather is killing me with 70 degree weather one day and roughly a foot of snow the next. The next few days were supposed to be cherry blossom peak too. Well, that’s definitely not happening. Anyway, please allow me to rant a bit. I’m sure you’re like me […]

Hey everyone! Excuse the bed hair – lol. My sister helped me shoot these photos below on Chinese New Year few Sundays ago and I could not wash my hair that day, which I typically do everyday. Let me explain why. I am not a very superstitious person, but for some reason, certain things that […]

Hello everyone! I think I can finally see the light at the end of the renovation tunnel. Floors are done and my living room is slowly coming together! Now, I just need to finish unpacking and decorating before I can do a house tour. Can’t wait to show you what’s been happening at my place […]

While visiting Boston few weekends ago, I did not think to even bring a blazer, although I really should whenever I go North. The temps were definitely a little chillier compared to MD especially at night. So thankfully there was an H&M nearby the hotel that I was able to grab this blazer below, which […]

Hey everyone! When freezing temps rolled in few days ago, I wanted nothing more than to dress in layers upon layers just to stay warm. And you can do so without looking frumpy. Lately I’ve been throwing on various faux fur vests over any outfit for the extra warmth, which makes dressing in layers quick […]

Happy Wednesday! With temps in the 90’s lately with yesterday almost reaching 100 degrees kinda puts me in a tropical mood especially with this outfit below. Believe it or not, my sister took these shots back in April during the Cherry Blossoms festival weekend, but I wanted to wait until it was more summer weather […]

Hello everyone and happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all celebrated well last night. I went over to my friend’s place who hosted a Gatsby-themed NYE gathering and tried my best to look the part. Amazon Prime at its best when I need a head dress pronto which added nicely to my blue sequin […]

As you can see, I’m holding onto summer for dear life and do not want to let it go. Now that September is here, all I can look for are my fall favorites like pumpkin anything and apple-pickings, but until then, here’s a last of summer outfit for you. When I got this drop-waist slip […]

Hello my lovely readers! Not sure if you noticed, but I skipped last week’s outfit posting, because quite frankly, I wasn’t satisfied with how the look came out. If you’re like me, have you have thought up an outfit in your head, but when put it to the test, didn’t quite end up how you […]

Hello everyone! Wow, am I knee-deep in renovations and cleaning and unpacking (real slowly) with my new place. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been going through soon. I’ve been vlogging a little bit each time something new has been done to the place. Renovations have only begun for a month and I’m […]

Happy Wednesday everyone! I can’t believe Halloween is in two days–where did the month go? Anyways, in preparation for the day, I wanted to play with all kinds of textures from faux fur to pleather to suede, but in one solid color and of course, black would be the fitting color in honor of the […]

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I love when friends and I have great taste like my friend, Crystal, who also styled the same dress below. Coincidentally, I found the the dress randomly in Milan while browsing for this bag below, because I knew that Zara prices there would be a hell a lot cheaper without […]

Happy St. Patty’s Day! So when I originally planned this outfit several weeks ago, it was not my intention to post this for St. Patty’s Day. But since I was able to squeeze in a photo shoot today, I was thinking, why not, right? I don’t drink, so this could be my way of interjecting […]

Hello everyone! I have another workwear Wednesday post for you now that the weather is getting a little chillier during the early morning and night air. This outfit below should help with the in-between temp changes as the day warms up and sets into the cooler nights with the help of a lightweight turtleneck, blazer […]

Bonjour tous le monde! Lately, I’ve been brushing up on my French after taking 8 years of it during high school and college. However, I am not fluent by any means. I blame this for not taking that a semester aboard to just be submerged in the culture and really learn the language. Alors, c’est […]

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the first week of October (omg) and to make that a bit easier to digest, Kate Spade in CityCenter DC is hosting a #LeopardLeopardLeopard event for one week where you’ll find plenty of leopard-print items that you could indulge till your hearts content. I plan to stop by one of the […]

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break. I’m still in SF until tomorrow night, so just basking in the warmth and storing up the sunshine before I head back to MD. These photos below were from CT where my sister helped me shoot on a very, very cold and windy day last […]

Hey everyone! When I spotted this top in a F21 store in LA during Beautycon, I knew I had to have it. I absolutely love the juxtaposition of the edgy leather with the soft chiffon material. I especially love the stitched floral design near the neckline. To finish up the look, I love the pop […]

Hello everyone! Here is my third Petite Fashion Challenge with this month’s host being Lauren from Petite on a Penny, which I was more than happy to enter. I absolutely love dressing up but what girl wouldn’t. 😉 This month’s challenge was to style a summer wedding outfit for less than $100 (or exclude shoes […]

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy per norm but especially so since we got to celebrate my brother’s wedding over the weekend in Philly. I also got to shoot it which was an honor and cannot wait to go through the photos soon. It’s also […]

Happy Monday all! In a few hours, I’m headed to the airport to my next destination! Be sure to follow along my insta-stories to see where I’m going next. In the meantime, I’m trying to finish up the next two outfits left from LA trip this week, so you should see the last one scheduled […]

Happy Icy Monday! Boy, was yesterday fun with all the icy sleety rainy type of day. It wasn’t the best of weather out there, but it did give me a reason to bust out a rainy day outfit for you all. In my case, it was a rainy turned sleety type of day. I’m one […]

Hello everyone! I recently took myself on a date for a Sunday matinee at the Kennedy Center to see the musical, the Book of Mormon. The musical has been on my list for awhile to watch and it just so happened that I was able to find last minute tickets for a reasonable price and […]

Hey everyone! I wore this outfit during Chicago weekend with degrees in the 20’s and wind chills below “too freezing cold”. As you know, I am a sucker for anything “Love” as seen here, here and plenty here. Maybe it’s because I grew up outside the city of Brotherly Love – who knows. So when […]

When I paired these shorts first time in April, they were much too fun not to make another appearance again. I love the casualness of the chambray shirt against the shorts and these wedges are always so comfy to wear.

Hey everyone! Since I got this dress from Tar-jay of all places, I have been loving the ease and comfort of this one piece. You can totally dress it up or dress it down if you like. I have been pairing it with multiple looks, so definitely a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. […]

Bonjour à tous or should I say bonsoir since it’s evening time in Paris. The weather here is like fall-ish with low temps in the 40’s. I’m not complaining one bit since I left JFK when temps were in the low teens. So far, I’ve been walking around getting myself familiarized with Paris. I’m about […]

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a very happy 4th. I recently started with a new company and the new CEO gave us Monday as well as yesterday off. What a sweet surprise! Due to travels and starting a new job, I apologize for my absence on this blog and youtube as well! Once […]

Before summer is over, it’s going to be everything gingham from here on out! Ha, I kid. But seriously, who doesn’t love a good gingham dress such as this one with its one-shoulder ruffle detail? And of course, the summer “It” bag had to make another appearance. Read more on the story in my last […]

Happy 4th! I hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday weekend with lots of bbq-ing, watermelon eating and water activity fun. Being near the DC metro area, I think we get the best fireworks display around but I always tend to forgo that every year as to not deal with the huge tourist crowd mess around […]

Hello hello! So you know that this past weekend, I went home to Philly to see the fam and of course always thankful for my sister L helping me shoot my outfits. I’m pretty sure hubby was glad to have the day off too – lol. As you can see below, I am wearing the […]

Hello hello all! So this past Sunday, I wore this outfit out for some Korean BBQ and wanted to pair this lavender denim with something navy. I thought the two colors would go nicely together for a nice Sunday evening out. The past few outfits that I’ve done have involved bright colors, so if you […]

One of my bucket list was to see the fields of lavender in Provence and I was so happy to have checked that off my list few weeks ago. It was a sight to see and I was so glad to have met a friend along the tour who helped me shoot my outfit photos. […]

Hello hello! As you can see, I am still obsessed with heart prints — just can’t get enough of them! This one in particular is super comfy and more of a sweatshirt material versus sweater. It’s definitely my go-to item for casual days at work, but then again, most days are pretty casual, since we […]

Happy New Year everyone!! Here’s the first OOTD of 2012 and the temperature has been kind lately, which I can’t complain. Few friends came into town from London visiting, so we took them for some yummy Taiwanese food at my favorite restaurant in Rockville and headed over to DC for some touristy stuff. Good Chinese […]

Happy Monday! This past weekend has been unseasonably warm and I just love it. But let’s rewind back to Thanksgiving week where I was in Vancouver for the holidays and got to experience autumn in Vancouver. The leaves were still in their bright colors which really brought color to my outfit below. I am falling […]

Hey everyone! While in NYC for NYFW, I stayed with KL and some of you may know her as SecretLifeofaBioNerd on Youtube. After catching the Jill Stuart show and trekking all over NYC for some mussels, but eventually settled on lobster roll at Luke’s, I wanted to capture some photos of her outfit. By the […]

Hello everyone! I just got back from my Europe travels yesterday and heard that it’s been crazy hot and humid over there. Not so much in Europe and the days were longer. I’m pretty sure I will be missing the travel anytime soon now. If you haven’t followed me on instagram, you can catch up […]

Hello all! It’s been too dreary and chilly over here for my taste. Spring/Summer cannot come soon enough, but in the meantime, been getting into heart-printed tops as of late. Quite strange, so naturally, my eyes went straight to this flowy top below. Blue and red colors have also been on my radar, so how […]

Happy Wednesday! When I saw this mod top on F21’s website, I was immediately drawn to the neckline and of course, bought it in two colors; cream and black. To keep it a bit casual, I added these camo skinnies that I got last year, but never get around to pairing them until now.

This is the first time that I’ve done a Petite Fashion Challenge hosted by the lovely Khatu, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Her challenge was to take an outfit from glam to day-wear and bonus points if we could turn it into work-appropriate attire. I also happened upon my newest blog love […]

I love a good monotone outfit and an off-white one never hurts especially when you can make it fun by adding leopard accessories. For those who are bold, I paired the top with a same color bralette to showcase the beautiful lace detail, but you can always wear a tank for some modesty.

Hello all! I am experimenting with all sorts of prints in this outfit, but subtlely to show that you can mix prints without being too bold. The key is keeping the prints small. Also, anytime I see red gingham, the pattern always reminds me of a nice picnic in the park. You’ve also seen this […]

Hello Monday. It’s been raining in Chicago since last night and not stopping until late tomorrow night and I leave Wednesday! I’m hoping I can still enjoy a bit of the good weather Wednesday before hopping onto a plane back. But let’s go back to when it was nice and sunny when I could still […]

Hey everyone!! I guess one good thing about having winter storm here on the East Coast are snow days and I had one yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the email saying work was closed until I was about 10 minutes from there. Ah well, at least I was able to get most of my work […]

Hey everyone! This week has gone by pretty quickly but that’s because I took off Monday as well for NYFW. Today’s a somber day for obvious reasons and usually a time to reflect back on 9-11. Crazy how many years have passed by since then and how one day just changed the lives of so […]

Hey everyone! Before the holiday decorations come down, I wanted to post this outfit taken prior to my SF trip early December. =) I can’t believe Christmas is over already, but I am definitely excited for the New Year’s to come.

Happy Thursday loves! So I was able to squeeze in an outfit shoot while in Houston and I mean, why not, right? The weather was just too nice not to have one. I asked my lovely friend, KL, if she knew of any places in Houston that would be nice for a shoot and sure […]

Happy Monday and a short week as well! I’m always excited for the holidays so today I’m bringing you outfit ideas for Christmas or New Year’s. When I think of those two holidays, I immediately veer towards sequin and these sequin pants were just too fun not to play with them! Although they are sold […]

Hello and happy Tuesday! My outfit below was perfect for that peculiar Sunday temperature when it was 68 degrees during the day and dropped to low 30’s in the evening when I went to my good friend‘s potluck/game night party. Wearing shorts may not be the first thing you think about when winter comes around, […]

Happy Wednesday! On days like Sundays, I want nothing better than to dress down and just have a lounge-y day of eating dim sums and grabbing a Starbucks to go. A cropped trench is a perfect light jacket to take with and some comfy shoes to walk around makes any weekend fun.

Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. It was pretty relaxing for me; went to see Xmen Friday night, went to Lara’s 5-year blog-aversary held at Blue Mercury in Fairfax (congrats again, Lara!) and had an impromptu dinner chat with Meg (thanks again Meg!) Saturday night, filmed a video Sunday and […]

Hello hello! I am back in D.C. and now that it’s finally fall temps, I will definitely be adding tights to the outfit and a nice fall jacket below to make it a transitional autumnal look. Switch out my hat and bag to a wool and velvet material and you are fall-ready just like that. […]

Hey everyone! I can’t say how much I am in love with this blush blouse, also seen here. I have been wearing it nonstop and the breathable material is just perfect for warm weather days. Also, apparently I just love to veer towards blush pink and mint colors much like my favorites macaron flavors: rose […]

Hello hello and happy Wednesday! For this outfit post, I’m transitioning my love for blush pink colors in this rosette top into a fall look with the help of these pleather shorts. Throw in some leopard prints and you’re ready for the season.

Hello everyone! Another start of the week and I’m not complaining too much. I think the warmer weather has helped melt away my hibernation mode as evident through my snapchat (mslabellemel). Been quite active over the weekend–just really having some me-time of pampering myself. Anyway, hopefully this will be the last of my winter posts […]

Hello hello! Today seriously feels like Summer, but I’m not breaking out my warmer outfits just yet since the forecast is calling for snow Friday. I know. This weather has been quite moody the past week or so, but I can’t complain too much. The DMV winter was pretty mild and I hope I won’t […]