Category Archives: DVF

DVF fur vest & Theory Ima leather pants

DVF fox fur vest (available here and here)
Theory cropped wool jacket
Theory Ima leather pants (great style here and here)
Proenza Schouler boots (great style by Fendi sale here)
Happy Friday! We have a day off from work / school here due to a snowstorm that sweeps the northeast. While I am writing this post, snow starts to pile up and may build up to 2 ft overnight. We are expecting a white Chinese new year tomorrow. 

Theory turtleneck sweater
Marc Jacobs hobo
Jimmy Choo glasses

The DVF fox fur vest is definitely one of the most practical pieces in my closet. You can wear it over a dress, to a dinner or even a party; wear it on a sweater to work, or for a stroll or grocery in the weekend; put it over a leather (here) or wool jacket to overcome extreme cold without bulk. I received many questions of this vest, the fitting and availability. Size wise, you may want to consider one size up (I wear this vest in size small, 5’4, 109 lb). It was sold out in Saks Fifth Avenue, but is still available in DVF official website and MATCHES. In snowy days, you can easily brush the snow off the fur and hang it back in your closet~

The new toy (Leica D-LUX6) works well (clear and less distortion) in fitting rooms without flash, where are normally poor lighted. The large aperture (f1.4-) and quality lens are the niche points of this camera. However, it doesn’t give you much boca. It still need to be tested outdoor.

Thank you for your reading and have a good weekend!


Fun weekend & review J.Crew Collection luxury cashmere ISLE sweater

DVF fox fur vest (great style available here)
Theory motorcycle leather jacket
Club Monaco Julie sweater
Theory suede pants
YSL muse bag

Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend and wish you a good start of the new week! We watched a hockey game Saturday night, which was our first experience. The game was so exciting and fast-paced that we forgot taking pictures at all~ My little boy and his friend enjoyed the game a lot!

Another way of wearing leather jackets (previous pairing here) in winter days is adding a fur vest on the top. Compared to the Vince fox fur vest (see here), I like pairing a leather jacket with a cropped vest better. Unless the sleeves (of the leather jacket) are super skinny– which are not the case in my closet, adding a long vest makes the entire look bulky. 

J Crew collection cashmere ISLE turtleneck 
This Fair Isle turtleneck sweater seems to be the top of JCrew collection line, $650 originally. After waiting for a whole season, the price eventually dropped. I paid $118 (SA matched the online price $279.99, plus an extra 50% off sale and 15% of university ID). The handknit construction not only gives this sweater a pronounced texture, but also decreases the level of cold weather penetration. I did not feel that cold by wearing it alone outside for ~5 minutes, 38F. It only requires hand wash. This is the last one left in my local store, so I did not get a chance to compare the fit between different sizes. The one I bought is size M, which fits me well except the sleeves (I folded them in the pictures). My guess is that it runs one size small. 

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DVF sweater dress with Vince fur vest & CHANEL boots 60% off at SFA

This winter seems to be quite tame, and it is even close to 50F today in Boston. Though winter is far from over, each day that passes without a snow storm or super low temperature is another day close to spring. I am spoiled by the mild weather in Boston~

Taking the advantage of the warmth, I paired my Vince fur vest with a sweater dress. The warmth also gave me a chance to show my Tod’s ankle boots. It is my first purchase from Tod’s, but it turns me to be a fan of this brand! They are so comfy that I barely felt the heels, which are actually 3.5 ”! Ladies, if you are looking for a pair of high-heeled boots, you may want to consider TOD’S!

Dress: DVF
Vest: Vince
Belt: Maison Boinet (check here)
Boots: Tod’s (here)
Bag: Celine
Bracelet: Bulgari (here)

I quickly checked the consolidation sale in Saks Fifth Avenue today. There is an extra 25% off sale items, but this discount doesn’t apply to shoes department. However, there is a deep sale (60% off the original price) of shoes from big name designers, including Chanel and Christian Louboutin. Here is a pretty and comfy pair of boots by Chanel, in dark burgundy. It took me a while to let this pair go, avoiding the repeat in my closet. But if you plan to invest a pair of mid-calf boots, it could be a good choice. It is true to size, and on sale at $620 (original $1,550). 

Thank you for your reading and have a good start of the new week!

Club Monaco Julie turtleneck wool top & DVF fur vest

top: Club Monaco (10 colors available here; my review here)
vest: DVF
pants: J Brand
boots: Vera Wang (black here; my review here)
bag: Mulberry Alexa in pumpkin

Happy Monday! Drop a quick hello. Share you couple pictures from the last Sunday. It was sunny and relatively warm. This is the look for grocery and a stroll in the mall.
Instead of pairing with flare leg jeans (style here), I paired this cropped vest with skinny jeans and wedge boots (same style in black here; grey here). 

Thank you for your reading!

Vince crimson v-back cashmere sweater & review of Sam Edelman pink pumps

For those who celebrated Christmas, I hope you all had a wonderful time.
sweater: Vince v-back cashmere (try one size down if you can)
jeans: rich and skinny
boots: Materia Prima
bag: Mulberry Alexa
scarf: Alexander McQueen 

We had a great time in NYC, satisfying food cravings, enjoying shopping and museum, and catching up with friends. However, for us, life in Boston seems to be much easier than that in Manhattan. I prefer to a lazy life, driving-parking-shopping…… without waiting for a taxi or taking crowded subway. 
My order of DVF fox fur vest arrived today (see here for the same vest on Michelle). It is size small rather than medium as I thought to be. I tried it on immediately, and was impressed AGAIN by its softness, air light weight and pretty color. 
The measurement of this DVF vest (size small) is: 37 ” bust, 21” from shoulder to hem and 11” from armpit to hem. I am still waiting for my Vince fox fur vest (size small) then will make a decision. 

In a previous post, I was asked for a review of the pink SAM EDELMAN pumps. I can easily handle these pointed & skinny heel pumps (4”). I walked in them for couple hours last time and the experience was not bad. They do have nice arch support. However, for 4” heels without any platform, you may not expect them to be as comfy as flats or low heels.  To be honest, I won’t wear them out all day without a pair of flats in my bag (this is my rule for most high heel pumps actually). They have leather (suede) upper and synthetic lining & sole. I bought my normal shoe size. They are $60 in Neiman Marcus right now (item # 017119234127) and more colors are available on Amazon (here). If you are looking for a pair of pumps in a fun color, for dinner or party, this pair could be a choice. They are not the best, but definitely worth $60. 

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Rebecca Taylor studded quilted leather jacket & DVF fox fur vest: greetings from NJ

Greetings from Michelle and me, at NJ!
Michelle’s outfit

DL1961 angel ankle skinny (some styles have 20% off, this particular pair is true to size)
Stuart Weitzman boots
Celine mini luggage  

I am happy to see this beautiful fox vest on Michelle,  very chic and cozy! It is a great day-to-night piece: pairing with jeans during the day, and with a dress at night. Borrow an online picture showing a night look~
It was $985, and is on sale at $354.60 in Saks Fifth Avenue. I bought a size L one for Michelle and ordered a size M one for myself (size P and xs were gone). Going up 2 sizes should be okay for this puffy short vest. I haven’t tried mine yet. Fingers crossed! The item number of this fur vest is 886115323575 (at Saks Fifth Avenue). In case the size M one doesn’t fit me, is anyone interested in this vest?

Rebecca Taylor quilted studded leather jacket (here, and cream color here)
Theory turtleneck sweater
Citizen Humanity skinny jeans
Vera Wang boots
LV tote
The mixture of studs, quilt and bordeaux color butter lamb leather gives this cropped jacket a perfect chic looking, with sweetness! I removed all leather pull tabs (on the zippers) which did not seem to fit the overall style. Personally I love simple, chic and sophisticated jackets, rather than too many western elements. 

I bought this Rebecca Taylor leather jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue, with $286.80; is it a steal of a deal? It was originally $1195. For any of you who is interested in this leather jacket, the item number (saks fifth avenue) is 884092354339. I bought size s (one size up).

(happy birthday boy)

Thank you for your reading, and Happy Holiday!

Uneven hem sweater & riding boots: extra 40% off at Saks Fifth Avenue

sweater: Vince
jeans: rich and skinny
shirt: JCrew
coat: Burberry
bag: LV
necklace: JCrew
scarf: Gucci
Hi all! It seems that we won’t have a white Christmas this year. It will be sunny while chilly! We will celebrate our holidays in NYC this year, and my little boy’s birthday there as well. Can Santa find us there and deliver the little one’s gift to our hotel room?
Do you think henna a popular color this year? Vince has several styles (vests, sweaters and silk blouses) in this color. I bought mine early this year, and picked size medium instead of my normal size xs. Going two sizes up,  my rear can be covered by this sweater. My rule of choosing an oversized top is to check whether the shoulder fits.
I layered a chambray shirt underneath my sweater today, keeping me warm in the office and giving me a chance to wear my elephant necklace (my skin is super sensitive).

Does elephant mean good luck? Anyway, I like the color combination, golden, blue, yellow and red. It is from JCrew, and on sale at $42 right now.

Saks Fifth Avenue starts an extra 40% off comtemporary clothes today in store, and there will be an extra 50% off the day after Christmas and New Year. After that, in January, we may expect up to an extra 70% off sale like usual, as a consolidation sale in certain stores. However, I noticed that good things went super fast this year and many clothes were already gone. You might want to check the current sale.
Sharing you couple fitting room pictures which I took in Saks Fifth Avenue.
DVF fox fur vest, $354.60 (was $985)
I wore size L in this picture. I may need a small or medium instead.

Vince fox fur vest,  $646.20 (was $1795)

I wore size M in this picture, and ordered both size xs and s. Fingers crossed.
Thank you for your reading!