Category Archives: Rich and Skinny

Fuchsia cashmere: Vince sweater & Burberry scarf

Vince boatneck cashmere sweater (sale here)
Burberry cashmere scarf
Tod’s ankle boots (comfy and true to size here)
Rich and Skinny jeans
YSL muse bag

Drop a quick hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Burberry down coat

Bright vibrant colors in a snowy day, I love! 

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


Vince overdyed fur vest VS. DVF vest

Hi all! Any plan for the last weekend in 2012? After took a long break for Christmas, I worked in the past 3 days. 
sweater: Carven
fur vest: Vince (or here)
coat: Opening Ceremony
jeans: rich and skinny
boots: Via Spiga
sunglasses: Chloe
belt: JCrew

I did not pull off this Vince fur vest since I got it two days ago; in the other words, I wore it for continuous two days. Fortunately, there were only few people on my floor. It is as light as a feather! When my husband picked up the package, he could not believe there was an oversized fur vest inside. But it functions like a thick down-filled vest, keeping me warm in chilly winter days (36F today!). The color is called ‘blue spruce’, but it seems to be very dark green in the sunlight.

Though the vest looks bulky, it can be easily layered underneath a coat. Is its long raccoon fur collar like a scarf?
It is on sale at $646.20 in Saks Fifth Avenue and the item number is 0822508999224. It may be even cheaper if you can get it with an extra 50% off (let us say new year day or later during consolidation sale). However, due to the economy rebound people bought them with >$1000… It was sold out in many stores already. It is $719 at www. as FINAL SALE. Mine is size small (xs was sold out in SFA company) and fits well. I tried a medium size one in store and found the arm holes were a little bit big for me, even as an oversized vest. Be aware that this vest is made with fur (only hair) on knits without lining, and you may not be able to do any alteration of size. 
It is hard to tell the color indoor where it is just like black. By the way, I wore it with crimson (light weight sweater and ankle boots) yesterday.

Thank you for your reading and Happy New Year!

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. 

Thank you for your reading!

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!

Burberry snow white down coat & Zara, JCrew new buys

Hi all, I picked a Burberry snow white down coat for the snowy day today.

White and red combination, as a hint of holidays, gives strong contrast, which is perfectly balanced by the camel accessories (scarf and shoes). The red stripes on the Burberry scarf also matches the color of jeans.

(Burberry down coat + Theory sweater + Rich & Skinny legacy jeans + Gucci boots)

A long time girl friend of mine came to visit me this weekend, and we had a lot of fun of chatting, enjoying food, and shopping! I feel so blessed to have many friends in my life. By myself, I may be able to shop for an hour or so and then get bored; while today, we shopped all the afternoon! Of course, I bought several lovely clothes!

(Zara dress + Maison Boinet belt + Chanel pumps)

Zara maroon & black stripped dress. This dress attracted me at the first sight. The color combination and the style are exact what I am looking for. There is no lining, but the shell has a thick texture. It has an expensive look, though it is made with viscose and polyester. The shoulder pads give the dress more structure. As other Zara tops, it runs small (I wore small here, instead of my normal size xs).

I like to wear a skinny belt to define my waistline. The Maison Boinet belt is the one I bought from INTERMIX at this black Friday (made in France, size 65, similar style here). The golden belt buckle matches the golden zipper. For those thick textured shift dresses, I prefer to folding them carefully under the belt. To secure your folds, you may use double-sided tape.

(J.Crew top and jeans + SF pumps)

J.Crew has 30% off purchase of $250+ currently, including both full price and sale items. The sale is NOT final! I picked a pair of toothpick skinny jeans (28” inseam, size 24 – J.Crew runs one size large for me; online here, but they were $49.99 before 30% off in store; color is called PK5652, and item number is 099102855558). I bought another pair in yellow (YL5590) at $39.99 before 30% off, and the item number is 099102625090

Lustre lace mockneck tee seems to run one size up too, and I bought xxs ($69.99 before 30% off). It comes in two different colors, navy and light pink. The item number for the navy one is 099102865764, and the pink one 099102865775. The quality seems to be great, very thick cotton texture and machine washable. It also has a matching cami for coverage.

(J.Crew silk dress + BV pumps)

I also took home the J.Crew collection paisley jules silk dress at size 0 ($99.99 before 30% off, and the item number is 099102774856). It has two front pockets, and full lining. I haven’t decided to keep it or not. Readers, any suggestion?

Thank you for your reading and enjoy the rest of the weekend!