Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 China Trip :: Arrival in Shanghai

After a looooong trip from Boston –> Los Angeles –> Shanghai, we finally arrived at the Shanghai Metropark Service Apartment, which is one of our favorite hotels in this area. Nathan was quite excited about everything.

Chinese tree cherry

Grilled fish

Los Angeles airport

Bright pink + neon blue. Same tone as my little boy. It is helpful in crowded public space to find each other. 🙂


Fun of geometry

I was immediately attracted by the colorful dots when I saw them on the sale rack in Neiman Marcus. Normally Chie Mihara shoes go really fast, but apparently  I had a good luck this time! I do notice that Chie Mihara doesn’t have a consistent size , and this pair definitely runs half size smaller. The heels are about 3.5”, no platform. If you try half size up, it is not narrow and reasonably comfy!

It is $284 on NM website with most of sizes still available (price seems to be a little bit different in store), and as cheaper as $242 on amazon with selected sizes. Good luck, girls! I think this a fun pair in summer!

My boy and his favorite toy!

Will blog from Los Angels or Shanghai soon ~


Houndstooth dress: H&M

Shoes: Chie Mihara (NM or Amazon)

Colors: neon pink, blue and mint

I flew back from TX Sunday night, and started to pack for the China trip. Though it is pretty warm in Boston, I have to wear long pants to cover my souvenirs — 3 palm sized bumps from mosquito bites I got in TX. I am allergic to mosquito bites :-(……

As our readers suggested, I decided to keep both bright colored jeans! Here is the neon blue one, from Paige (I bought from Tjmaxx @ much cheaper price, but also available here).

To be safe, I paired the jeans with a nude colored top, cameral colored sandals and near-nude-colored belt.


Top: Burberry

Jeans: Paige

Sandals: Chloe

Belt: Fendi

Bag: Balenciaga

However, I was thinking about pairing neon blue with some bright colors — like typical Juicy Couture  clothes doing, blue tee with hot pink, green or yellow prints.

When my boys did grocery in whole foods, I quickly checked JCrew.

JCrew Tippi sweater in neon pink 

(very bright pink, not as light as that shown on the website! I took home one in size small, 100% linen; Yellow Tippi is cool too, which is on sale online.)

 JCrew pullover in mint

(I tried both medium and small, and like the loose fit of size medium on me. It is $34.99 in store. I let this one go, considering I already have a Vince neon yellow pullover )

Look, how daddy dressed the little guy today 🙂

Little guy doesn’t like flight at all, even a 4-hr one. How should I keep him happy for a 12-hr flight?

Sunday, @ airport. I wore my Sinclair 10 striped tee.

Austin: food, coffee and BCBG jersey dress

We spent all day today visiting Austin! Thank my sister-in-law for showing us all local attractions, and taking us for nice food 🙂

I wore a black BCBG jersey dress out, and like the deep-v-back details (thank you, Amanda).

@ TX capitol

Very delicious BBQ at Rudy’s! (Austin has the best BBQ)

See the coca bottle in my hand? Mexican coca~

@ park, hi, peacock~

@ Lake Austin

@ Mozart’s coffee roasters (pretty waterfront view)


Dress: BCBG

Wedges: Roger Vivier

Bag: Balenciaga

Watch: Michele

Hermann park & Space center @ Houston: colors

I know Houston is hot, but I did not expect it was that hot in May (over 90F!!!!). I had a very good time in Houston, visiting a good girl- friend of mine (thank you Jing for your warm hospitality, very delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner! Nathan also had a great time with Joline and you… the railroad mini-train!) and taking the little one to Hermann park and space center. The last time I visited Houston was 2003, time flies!

Ai weiwei’s circle of animals (are they supposed to be cute? more cartoon-like?)

Hermann park mini-train (Nathan’s favorite)

Miller outdoor theater “Dancin’ in the Street”

 city view from INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, Houston

NASA, Saturn V Complex at the Rocket Park, HoustonHouston Space center


 Blouse: Diane Von Furstenberg Karin blouse (it is sold out, but a similar one here; I like an over sized blouse over a pair of shorts)

Shorts: Rich & Skinny (from Neiman Marcus, still available in store; true to size, very comfy)

Heels: Chie Mihara nina pumps (they are walking shoes for sure! I wore them all day in Houston, in the park!)

Dress: Zara (last year style, but a similar one here)

Flats: TOMS classic slip-on (shoes in my bag all the time now! they are super light, easy to be carried around)

 Bag: Balenciaga city

Sunglasses: Fendi

Bracelets: Tiffany

Watch: Michelle

Vince citrine colored jeans @ Austin

I spent all day today traveling from Boston to Austin, a long trip!

morning @ commute rail station

Boston was about 60F in the morning. I should have taken a jacket with me.

noon @ newark airport.

I called Michelle, telling her that I was only miles away from her 🙂 But only one hour layover.

Citrine colored jeans and pink watch – very happy spring/summer color combo.

early evening @ Austin downtown, heading to Piranha Killer Sushi house (nice sushi!).

 I decided to keep this Vince citrine jeans ($69.99 @ runway Tjmaxx, fits true to size; I am 5’4, 109lb, wearing size 25). But I am still debating on the Paige bright blue jeans, $59.99 @ runway Tjmaxx, fits true to size) – do I need those many colored jeans? Can they last for couple seasons?

As to this Vince one, it has about 8.5 inches rise, and soft texture (so I wore for travel). It also matches my Roger Vivier wedges well… according to my hubby 🙂 Nice to add some colored pants in the summer wardrobe.


Top: Juicy Couture silk blouse with apple button (old, but many of them are available on ebay)

Bottom: Vince (from runway Tjmaxx @ 69.99, same here)

Shoes: Roger Vivier

Watch: Michelle

Bag: Balenciaga city

Leopard print

Drop by and say hello to our fabby readers before I pack for tomorrow’s trip. Temperature dropped to 60F today here in Boston, and had to wear a sweater.

I checked our local runway Tjmaxx today, and there are new shipments of colored ankle length jeans (Paige and Vince). I grabbed a green (Vince) and a blue (Paige) one home, and need decide which to keep.

Some fun iPhone pictures Nathan and I took in the car :-). Will blog from TX tomorrow!


Top: JCrew merino sweater

Bottom: 7 for all mankind

Shoes: Halogen

Belt: Gucci

Bag: YSL muse