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 […]

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m currently heading up to NYC for a quick day trip before coming back down to DC again. I have an appointment the next night that I didn’t want to miss then it’s back up to NJ/NYC and Philly. I’m splitting my time between my family and NYFW so there will be […]

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 […]

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 Tuesday and hopefully we are saying goodbye to the very last snow fall yesterday. Please, oh please, let that be the case. It’s crazy to say that we had 70 degrees temps just over the weekend. Le sigh. What is up with this yo-yo weather we’re having this winter? Anyways, on any given dreary […]

Hey everyone! I feel like I’m a bit behind in my posts, but slowly catching up. There’ll be a Beautycon post (I know, so late) that I am working on and a few NYFW posts coming up. I also have a hair/makeup tutorial that I still need to edit the video and post, hopefully this […]

Hello hello everyone! Who’s all enjoying their 4th of July day off? It’s kinda weird that it falls in the middle of the week, but can’t complain. Believe it or not, I’ve had this outfit planned for several weeks since I got the skirt and the colors were appropriate today to save it for the […]

Hey all! As promised in my last post, I had mentioned that I’ve been on a crossbody bag kick and here’s one from Saint Laurent in the baby version of Sac de Jour. In this outfit, I’m going for all shades of pink as well as throwing in purple only because I love this shade […]

Hey everyone! Now that spring has fully arrived, my allergies are running amok and I haven’t been functioning on a full night’s sleep yet. They’ve been waking me up either early or middle of the night and then I’m left sleepy for the rest of the day. No bueno. Anyway, spring has definitely brought on […]

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I’m so counting down to the weekend and felt it was really long especially when we had plenty of snow days last week. But even a blizzard will not stop me from going out and grabbing some outfit photos for a fall to winter lookbook video–feel free to check it […]

When I think of holiday parties, I think of lots of glitter, sequins, and jewel-tone colors. So, when it was time to pick out an outfit for my friend’s holiday party last night, I knew I wanted to wear a sequin skirt and a colored blouse. At first, I was settled on getting a red […]

Hey everyone! How fun is this mod-style geo top? Although I got it as an XS, it’s still a lot roomy, so I may need to take this to the tailor. I thought it paired nicely with these silky shorts though and absolutely love the feel of them.

Hello all! I know you’ve heard me say this but I am really so over with the snow. Oy–at least it’s March now and only four days to DST! Also looking forward to 50 degree weather this weekend. Anyways, apologies for the short post, but I am feeling under the weather. Keeping my fingers crossed […]

I haven’t really done OOTDs all that much, reason being, one – lack of time and two, don’t have a go-to person to film and take photos. I mean, I can try to do one myself with a tripod, but it’s always much easier having another person working the camera. =) Somehow I wrangled hubby […]

Hey everyone! I love sweater dresses and I just realized that I love pairing them with hunter green as seen here. ;P What can I say—it’s the easiest thing to put on when you’re in a rush to get out of the house.

As you can see, I’ve crossed off moto jacket from my Fall wishlist I posted few weeks back. I’ve also purchased a pair of booties that I haven’t received yet, so that can be crossed off too. The only thing left on the list I haven’t been able to decided on the one I want […]

Hello everyone and a happy Monday! I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks and trying to count down to Memorial Day weekend so I can relax a little bit before madness starts again. This weekend, I’m heading to Toronto for Genbeauty so that should be fun. Feel free to follow my snapchat (mslabellemel) or […]

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 […]

Hello everyone! So for day two of my NOLA trip, I brought along this romper to do a day to night outfit pairing to show the versatility of one item. In just a few quick changes, you can really turn a casual outfit and glam it up for a fun night out. The asymmetrical hem […]

Hello everyone! While putting together my spring lookbook, one of the spring trends this year was white on white and military green. So what better way to showcase both spring trends than into one outfit look below. I absolutely love this flowy trench below and just adds to any outfit with ease. I remember seeing […]

Hey everyone! With several winter storms passed and approaching, I am definitely wishing winter to be over now. The revelation that having 50 degrees this past Sunday was an actual joy and reprieve from single digits temps, Spring cannot come soon enough. So to instantly brighten up my mood and lift this winter gloom for […]

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! When I saw this top at H&M, I really liked the bold stripes and the boxy shape of it. Since it was still a bit cold out when I was in Philly, I still wanted to style it but added a turtleneck for some warmth. I do have another outfit pairing in the […]

Hey everyone! Whenever I travel, I try to wear items that are super comfortable as well as carrying a scarf or cardigan with me to keep me warm during flights. They always seem to crank up the AC on the plane and I can never be too warm. If I could take a blanket with […]

Happy Monday and a short holiday week! With the Thanksgiving feast lurking just right around the corner, it has always been a great time to look back throughout the year and do a little bit of self reflect. Even going through some personal struggles the past year or so, I’d like to reflect on the […]

Happy Monday! If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that I have been in LA for Genbeauty event the past few days and so far it’s been a blast reuniting and reconnecting with old vlogger friends. For the event yesterday, I wore this top below with my fave cut-off shorts and it has been […]

As you know, the first thing I did when I hit the city was taking the subway straight to Ladurée located on the Upper East Side. All the times that I’ve been to NYC, I never had a reason to go to the Upper East Side until now and also had no idea that one […]

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 […]

Happy hump day, everyone! Can you feel the cooler temps lately? Sigh, that sign only means one thing and that is fall is just around the corner. Insert sad face here. Don’t get me wrong, I do love fall, but not so much crazy about winter. Anyways, I’m hoping this winter will go by quick […]

Hey all! Yay for the government reopening today! Let’s hope that continues for awhile. So I wanted something fun to post for today and wanted to play with mixed prints again, but this time using polka dots and stripes. Also, a nice trench should be a staple in any closet for the working girl. I […]

Hello hello and happy Tuesday! Apologies for the lack of posts as of late. I have been busy trying to use up my bikram package deal before it expires end of this week and also have been organizing and rearranging my place. I now feel a little more settled in and even carved out a […]

Happy Thursday! This is the second time I have gone up to New York Fashion Week during the winter. I, again, didn’t have a solid schedule when I decided to go up for the weekend. I had a few invitations to attend a couple of shows and then planned on meeting up with a few […]

Happy Galentine’s Day everyone! I’m not huge on Valentine’s Day–if we celebrate it, great. If not, it’s not a huge deal. Although from time to time, a surprise flower delivery will make me smile. I’m easy like that. Ha! For this Valentine’s day, I wanted to dress up a bit and found this fun ombre […]

Happy Monday! Something about the colors of red and caramel colors are just perfect for a nice Fall day, don’t you think? Although today sure doesn’t feel like Autumn at all. Good thing these photos below were shot few weeks ago when the temps were still doable with bare legs, but of course, you can […]

Hello everyone and happy Monday! At least Monday started out with sunshine even though it will be ending with rain. I’ve been so tired of rain, rain, rain but fingers crossed that today will be the end of it. My weekend was crazy busy and went way too quickly. The weekend started off early with […]

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you are reading this, I am en route to San Fran for Thanksgiving break, which makes part of my title true for today. Anyways, when I saw this drapey coat on F21’s site, I was curious to see if this coat would actually keep me warm for Fall temps and was […]

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a busy one actually; second shot a wedding with a photographer in the area on Saturday and filmed five videos yesterday–yes, five. I had planned to film only three, but I had some time in the morning that I did an extra two […]

Happy Wednesday and three more days till I head to NOLA for some foodie fun. I cannot wait! I’ve been wanting to go down there for a long while but things always came up. This time, I’m doing a short weekend trip to hit all the foodie places on my yelp bookmarked list, so be […]

Bonjour everyone! I’m back in Paris after traveling to Munich over the weekend. Because I have been traveling quite a bit while being here, I’ve been updating my instagram more so be sure to follow if you haven’t yet for instant updates. Anyway, I was able to squeeze in one outfit shoot before leaving for […]

Bonjour! It’s been two days since we’ve been back to Paris. Most of that time was trying to find a place for me to fix my phone–had an accident at one of the towns of Cinque Terre. Anyway, before we left, we did some touring around Paris a bit and I had my friend KL, […]

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great 4th of July long weekend break. I felt like mine wasn’t long enough but then again, when is it ever? As mentioned in my last post, I was up in Jersey for a day where my family decided last minute to gather at my sister’s new […]

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 from Iceland! Actually, I’m no longer there, but I like to believe I’m still there. I can’t believe how much we’ve done in such a short time and if you haven’t checked out my instagram, then you probably should go there to catch up first. Ha! So this was a spontaneous trip that was […]

Greetings! As you know I was in Chicago over the weekend, and although just the idea of the city brings chilly thoughts to mind, it was almost a challenge to pack something warm to wear as well as being fashionable at the same time. Before I left though, my friend reminded me to bring my […]

Happy New Year, everyone! I wore this outfit to hang out with hubs for our first day into 2013. I’m sure you all have heard this, but 2012 had really flown by so quickly. For me, it was days and weeks and weekends filled with stuff to do and we were always busy doing “stuff”. […]

Happy Monday! As promised from several posts back, here is another outfit post featuring thigh high boots but in another color. Also love pairing them with sweater dresses–so effortlessly easy to put together if you’re pressed for time. This outfit makes it perfect for fall for the in-between temps. I just hope fall sticks around […]

Hello everyone! We’ve been having beautiful autumn weather past couple of days and the colors could not have been any prettier with the deep reds, oranges and yellows. I’m soaking it all up before winter comes around and sweep them away–oy. For this workwear Wednesday post, I wanted to work in those colors and play […]

Hello Monday! What a weekend–was pretty much working both days but glad the last of my shoots have ended for 2014. Time to relax (sort of) for the time being before I need to sit down and actually edit those said shoots. Anyways, for this outfit post today, I wanted to play with textures in […]

Happy NYE everyone! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the new year than to break out the sequins and tulles for the occasion. It’s always a great excuse to dress up and wearing this top makes me feel like a disco ball–such a festive piece to wear in celebration of 2017. I […]

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 […]

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and the first week of the new year behind us. I took a little trip up to NYC to visit a dear friend and of course didn’t realize that a snowstorm was heading that way too. It was definitely a beautiful sight to see albeit […]

When I saw this cape at Marshall’s, I had to get it. I’m also a sucker for anything toggle. =P Although this cape wasn’t the right size, I figure I could still make it work since capes are meant to be loose on the body. I love that it has a super-soft faux fur lining […]

Hey all! So, obviously Mother Nature decided to skip Spring and head straight to Summer with major warm temps almost close to 80 degrees this week — not complaining in the least bit! I’m a Summer baby through and through, so this is my kinda weather for sure. Although I do wish the cherry blossoms […]

Hello everyone! Here’s another summer to fall transition outfit pairing for you. Lately, it’s been a little warmer than usual for fall here, but I am not complaining one bit! I’m holding onto summer for as long as I can. However, when I went to Seattle/Vancouver this past weekend, it was a whole ‘nother story! […]

Hello everyone! I’m interrupting my LA posts to bring you this cherry blossom inspired OOTD and if you’re in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area, run (don’t walk) to the nearest park and soak in some of these blossom beauties. These delicate flowers bloom even amidst cold spring temps to only stay blooming for such […]

Hello hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful long holiday weekend. Mine went way too quickly with a wedding shoot Saturday that ended at 10pm and it was straight drive to Philly right after that. Long day Sunday hanging with the fam and my new baby nephew then it was back down to MD Monday […]

Tweed jackets are one of those items that instantly embodies the Chanel name; classic and timeless. However, Chanel tweed jackets are pretty pricey to start, so when Jean from Extrapetite introduced a more practical alternative, I was definitely tempted I hemmed and hawed for a few months before finally putting an order in with Uniqueen. […]

Last night, I attended Leandra Medine’s book signing event at the W Hotel POV Rooftop Lounge. Leandra recently launched her first book called Seeking Love, Finding Overalls where she recounts all the humorous and weird events that led her to who she is today. Although the weather was not the best yesterday, there was still […]

Happy Wednesday! As you can see, the possibility of black and white outfit pairings are endless as seen here and here. Now I wanted to style a black and white outfit appropriate for the work force. I absolutely love the cut of this dress and the unique combo of vertical and horizontal stripes creates such […]

Hello everyone & happy Monday! Here’s my last installment of my day two of NYFW. It was hailing that morning and rained throughout the day, which made it hard to shoot outfit but Tineey and I made it through. Hallelujah! Before we shot, Tineey invited me as her plus one to the Bloglovin brunch event, […]

Hey everyone and happy Wednesday! I am loooving the warmer temps so far and am so excited for spring right around the corner. I just hope that my spring allergies will continue another year like last year where I felt slight tickles and sniffles but that was it. Fingers cross! Anyway, for my outfit below, […]

About two months ago, I had tweeted about having to go from the H&M that was near me to another to find this sweater in XS, but the SA in 2nd store placed the wrong sweater in XS on hold – le sigh. Needless to say I wasn’t too happy to have made the trip […]

I love coats. In fact, I may have too many… I always believe that an outfit is never complete without a great coat to go with it. It kinda just ties the whole look together. So, I just wanted to showcase one with this fun hi-low peplum coat below. It comes with a detachable leopard […]

Hello everyone and happy NYE! So it’s time to say goodbye to 2014 and round up another year of popular posts that made it to the list this year. I chose 14 top posts for the year and split them down between fashion and beauty. Fashion: Winter Crop

Hello hello! As you know, I just got back from Cancun on Monday, so have quite a few photos I like to share. Therefore, these posts will be split up into several posts in the next few weeks or so. We flew into Cancun international airport Thursday morning business class, which was really nice and […]

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 […]

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 Friday all! It’s without a doubt that I shop at Nordstrom more than any other department stores out there only because I love their customer service and return policy. And now I’m even more in love because Sarah Jessica Parker decided to launch her first collection exclusively with Nordstrom. Being a big fan of […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! Another light snow day but luckily nothing’s sticking. I can’t say the same for when we had the blizzard few weeks ago while shooting my Valentine lookbook. Here’s a preview of one look below and I should have another coming up again this Thursday just in time for VDAY weekend. Once live, […]

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 […]