Outfits

Hello all! So for day two of Cancun trip, we decided to take a tour bus to see one of the new seven wonders of the world–the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. This would be our third world wonder that we saw; the first being the Great Wall of China and the second was the […]

Greetings loves! Are you as happy as I am with the extra hour of daylight? I sure am. It makes me happy to leave work and still have light out. Also why not celebrate the one step closer to Spring with this look below? Many thanks to my sister for shooting these below few weeks […]

Hey everyone! Today I have an outfit post plus a fun giveaway for the month. I have a lot to cover, so let’s begin. Before I get to the giveaway, let me start by saying how much I am loving this scarf as mentioned in this post here for Spring — such a pretty color […]

Hello everyone! Now that the temps are cooling down and we are transitioning to fall mode, I chose the outfit below as an another example of how to transition your summer outfit into fall. I’ve been seeing out of dresses and rompers being split into a two-piece which I find it appealing. For one, when […]

Colored jeans are all the rage now and you can see them in every store. I was on a hunt for several colors but unfortunately couldn’t find some in my size. I did end up with the yellow below and two tops that I thought would pair nicely with it. I love pairing green/yellow or […]

Bonjour all! You know I am a sucker for anything French like this outfit here and let’s not forget my ridiculous obsession over macarons. Anyways, so when I ran into this striped sweater on ASOS few weeks ago, I knew it had to be mine. Well, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific also thought the same — see […]

Hello from San Francisco! So I am in town to visit some friends as well as my SIL and her family. I’m also attending a wedding photography workshop hosted by a fellow photog friend, so that should be fun. As a photographer, I never want to stop learning of new ways that I can take […]

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 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 […]

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 Autumn! Although I love warmer weather, I do like what autumn brings–the crisp air, the beautiful colors of changing leaves and deeper color tones for styling. This dress has been in my wardrobe since 2012 believe it or not, but it still looks just as good as the day I got it. I love […]

Hello hello! DC weather has some serious mood changes, which I’m not complaining too much. I love the warmth and love to have it around longer if possible, but the cooler mornings and nights are just not that fun. This outfit below although not autumn, but it helps with the in-between temps. You can stay […]

Happy Monday everyone and for those who celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, hope you all have been eating lots of mooncake yesterday. Only four more days to go before I am completely done with my Whole30 program before I could think of adding sweet treats to my diet. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, feel […]

Hello and happy Monday! So I will be heading out to Hawaii starting tomorrow morning through the following week. Unfortunately, looking at the weather, we will be having rain most of the week which means plan B is in order. Not sure what that would entail but I’m sure KL and I will make the […]

Hey everyone! You may have seen this tulle skirt when I wore it to the Kennedy’s to see Wicked for the third time. When I think of tulle, I think of ballerinas and bridal gowns — both delicate and beautiful. So, I wanted to play with textures for this outfit post and paired tulle with […]

Hello everyone! I’ve had this peplum top since 2007 and love to bring it out every summer. Who knew that peplums are now all the rage this summer. My first inkling was to pair this top with a color bottom but decided to tone down the look by pairing it with white skinny capris. I […]

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 […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! If you follow me on instagram, you’d know I was in New Orleans for a wedding. I’ve known Kelley for a few years now through the blogging world and had done her engagement session recently in DC as well as a fall-inspired bridal style shoot with her and her sister. The wedding […]

Hey everyone! The last time I was in downtown LA and bumped into the Walt Disney concert hall, I knew I wanted to do an outfit shoot there with its mirrored walls and deconstructed building. One of these days, I would love to attend a concert here too–I hear the acoustic in there is amazing. […]

Hey everyone! As you know, I am so not ready to say goodbye to Summer and luckily being in the DMV area, the weather is still transitioning. However, it’s always so hard to dress for cold mornings and warmer afternoons. This dress below works perfectly for me for this type of weather and if you […]

Hey everyone! As you know, I went apple picking over the weekend and had such a great time as evident in the photos below. Many thanks to Linda for helping me take some outfit photos as well. As if apple pickings were not fun enough, we headed to brunch at Sugo and found out it […]

Hey everyone! Here’s an outfit shoot from many weeks ago that I finally got around to putting up. As you can see, I was at my favorite macaron location in Bethesda, Tout de Sweet, and I owe many thanks to Casie for introducing me to the place as well as shooting these pics for me. […]

Happy Monday all! I had a pretty low key weekend; ran some errands and caught up on some photo work. I’m glad it’s another short week this week with the start of 2014 right around the corner. Anyways, while we were in NYC for the day, stopped by SoHo to look at Warby Parker glasses […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Monday all! Over Halloween weekend, I wanted to check out another wall art by Kelsey Montague in SOHO and I knew I wanted to do a black and white themed outfit in honor of that. Being petite at 5’1, it has been said that I should not wear skirts that fall below my knee […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hello hello everyone! I’m slowly readjusting myself after coming back from Hawaii two days ago. I’ve been snapping a lot while I was there so be sure to follow my snapchat (mslabellemel) if you want to see more crazy adventures ahead! Now for the outfit below, I love a good grey monotone outfit and wanted […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello hello! To continue my love for ruffled skirt, here’s one below that I am absolutely loving in faux leather and blush pink from Zara–two awesome combo to make it an edgy yet feminine skirt. You may also have seen this top early last month when I layered it for the last bit of winter. […]

Happy Monday! Another spring trend this year was blue and white, so this dress fit perfectly into that. I absolutely love the heavy material of this dress which helps keep me warm during the cooler temps of spring. I love it so much I got it in the black and white stripes as well. And […]

Hey all! So on day 3 of our Cancun trip, we decided to just chill and walk around Kukulcan Plaza doing some window shopping. What better outfit to do that in, but in bright lemon lime neon and geometric-looking skorts. Apparently, these skorts have been all over the blogger realm, but I only noticed it […]

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 […]

I’m not sure about you guys, but, although Fall is lovely with the crisp air and changing colors of the leaves, I’m going to miss summer and the warmth it brings. So I am hanging on to the last days with this outfit below – a blazer that is always a great transition from warm […]

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 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 […]

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! In light of Valentine’s Day coming up this Friday, here’s a fun casual outfit to celebrate with your loved ones and SO’s. If you need more ideas for casual wear, check out last year’s Valentine’s Day outfit post. I love red–it represents love, passion and since I’m Chinese, luck. And who doesn’t love […]

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had great weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing and I like nothing more than be in cozy wear all weekend, especially on a Sunday. These photos below were taken while in NJ visiting my sisters and it was warm enough to wear this outfit without a coat. […]

When summer comes around, I’m all about breaking out the bright colors. However, there are those days where I like to lean towards a softer color palette for a more romantic feel and nothing reminds me more of romance more than a touch of lace and blush tones.

Hey everyone! So my weekend was pretty much shot with two weddings to shoot, which didn’t leave room to do much else. It might be that way for a few more weekends until early November–that’s wedding season for ya. Anyways, I had fun putting this outfit together a few weeks ago especially surrounding my outfit […]

Happy Friday everyone & holy heatwave! I’m not sure if west coast is getting the same temps, but it’s been high 90’s and some days over 100 degrees over here. Reminds me of Cancun weather and the beach sounds good right about now. For night, I wanted something breezy to walk the breach with hubs, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Tuesday everyone! The weather could not be more gloomy and snowy today–yes, snowy and hoping that’s the last of it!! Please take me back to Saturday when it was 70 degrees and sunny out–sigh. That morning though was still a little chilly and I did not trust the weather that much to be whipping […]

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 […]

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great long 4th of July weekend. I spent most of it painting and packing, but at least I saved Monday night to hang out at a friend’s bbq. It was raining for most of the day, so unfortunately, that made it difficult to see the fireworks in DC. […]

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 […]

Hello hello! I’m currently still in NJ/NYC area, but wanted to do a quick outfit post shot from few weeks ago. I wanted to play with fall colors and marigold and purple definitely reminds me of fall and of course, adding a bit of pleather to any outfit is automatically fall-worthy.

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 […]

It’s that time again when nature comes to life and the temperature is starting to rise. That also means welcoming hay fever again, but let’s not talk about that. I wanted to show you another outfit that helps with winter to spring transition. Thee days, I am still loving the two color combo–blush tones with […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you can’t tell already from twitter, I am totally rooting for Spring to arrive sooner than later! FYI: 4 days till DST & 13 days till Spring! So I was in a Spring mood this past weekend and decided to show it in my outfit. Bright colors always remind me of spring and I […]

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Now that I am settling back down from Thanksgiving and my trip to Vancouver, I can almost relax. I don’t know about you but I’ve been in holiday shopping mode and it feels so good to be checking people off my list as we count down to Christmas. I’ve teamed […]

Happy hump day, everyone! I don’t know if you noticed, but I have no order when it comes to posting my outfits so hence the post below was from several months ago when I was home for the weekend in Philly. You will also see that I still have my long hair–not missing it yet! […]

Hey everyone! As mentioned in my last pairing of this skirt, I absolutely love it–so much so that I wanted to do another outfit, but this time dress it down a bit to make it a little more casual. I’ve been looking for an eyelet top for awhile and this one fit the bill nicely. […]

I’m so ecstatic that the temperature is turning around and spring is right around the corner. It was such a beautiful day that I wanted something casual and brought this dress out to play, with its unique geometric print and its hi-low hem. I’ve seen a lot of hi-low tops and dresses lately, which seems […]

Hey everyone! Boy, have I been feeling the winter chill lately and all I wanted to do was just stay at home and hibernate. And since H&M was having a big sale recently, I couldn’t help but stock up on sweaters like the one below–thick, soft and comfy. Perfect item to ward off the cold.

As you know, I went over to San Fran during my thanksgiving holiday and didn’t get back till late Tuesday night. While I was there, hubby was kind enough to take some OOTD for me. ^_^ The weather in San Fran was much like the weather in MD during Fall seasons especially when you see […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello all and happy hump day! So this post is very special featuring my blogger bestie in this first impression on the ghd curve classic wand creating this easy performance hairstyle that any hair-challenged friends could easily replicate. It also helped that the ghd curve made it super easy to create effortless wavy curls with […]

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, […]

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. This time around, I was not able to travel as I’ve done so in the past, so it felt fairly long and a bit more relaxing. That doesn’t mean that I did not indulge in great Thanksgiving feast of which I’m still paying for it […]

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 […]

Hello everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts more so than normal. It’s been quite a transition with getting adjusted with the new job, shooting on weekends, editing during the night as well as trying to catch up on sleep and having some personal time. This week, I want to finish up this outfit post […]

Hello all! When Casie took me to this beautiful work of art right in the heart of Bethesda, I was blown away. I mean I love Van Gogh and to see his “Starry Night” version done in 1200 bath fixtures was just simply amazing. So of course, I had to use it as a background […]