Nº56: Leap of Faith

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Kenzo sunglasses // Priory of Ten leather shirt // J Brand skinny jean // Senso white leather sneakers // rag & bone leather backpack // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

It’s been a (cold) few months since I last posted, and it’s pretty telling how rough this past winter was – with the title of my last post being “Snow Bunny.” With the weather warming up, though, I’ve been starting to get more inspired again (having inspiring people in my life is certainly helping me on that front), and I’ve been taking many leaps of faith, big and small. First up, I swung by Washington DC again, almost exactly a year after my trip last year. I missed the cherry blossoms yet again – I seem to have terrible luck with timing there – but it was pretty nice to actually get to explore the city a little more this time with people I love. On a totally unrelated note, these Senso sneakers are actually giving me life right now. They go with everything and are the epitome of understated chic. I’m pretty sure I’m going to wear them to death before 2015 ends.

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Photo Credit: Aesthetnik

07. May 2015 by jax
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Nº55: Snow Bunny

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a news flash for you: It’s been ridiculously outrageously cold here in New York City. Being a transplant from the subtropical embraces of Hong Kong, naturally I am not entirely too pleased, but the silver lining of heavy snow is that it does make for some rather beautiful photos. I’ve been dabbling more heavily in Instagram these days, which is where you can find me (and plenty of snowy shots, with or without Nala in them) most of the time. Side note, these boots, while amazingly comfortable, had no traction on them whatsoever. What you don’t see in these pictures (captured by some of my favorite Instagrammers) is the fact that I practically slipped and slid all over the place before one useable shot was taken. I’m not really made for cold weather.

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Photo Credit: Joseph Padiernos and Jaryl Campos

26. February 2015 by jax
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Nº54: Twins

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Kenzo sunglasses // Vintage fur coat // Sandro fleece sweatshirt // rag & bone waxed skinny jean // Rebecca Minkoff studded high-top sneakers // Chanel vintage flap bag }

Mean muggin’ it with my one and only Nala the nugget. Her facial expression totally reads “You’re in the wrong neighborhood, m*f*!” which completely cracks me up every time I see this picture. Still, this photo is probably my favorite picture of us together that I’ve had so far – mostly because of the fact that we’re almost unintentionally “twinning” in it. Black, white, brown, and a serious smize (or at least an attempted one, on my part). Also, I can’t for the life of me remember where I got this hat. But it was a random impulsive buy from the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and I wear it almost every day.

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Photo Credit: Jino Jose

07. February 2015 by jax
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Nº53: Plaid and Simple

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{ Theysken’s Theory oversized wool coat // Free Endearment oversized plaid scarf c/o Free Endearment // Theory cashmere deep v sweater // rag & bone cuffed/destroyed white denim // 3.1 Phillip Lim patent loafers with stingray back // Marie Turnor lunch bag c/o Marie Turnor // Bluefly cuff c/o Bluefly // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch }

There is something about the New York Public Library that is just so enchanting – it brings me right back to my favorite childhood memories of me running (well, walking) amok in the libraries in Hong Kong, eager to find new stories to get lost in for the weekend. Curling up in an oversized scarf that doubles as a shawl is my grown-up version of getting cozy on a beanbag chair in the kids’ section back in the day – and Free Endearment just made it look so much chicer paired against winter white.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado of Style N Fuse

23. January 2015 by jax
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Nº52: Marble

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Kenzo sunglasses // Alexander Wang oversized knit sweater // Helmut Lang printed skirt with high slit // COS ankle boots // Chanel vintage flap bag // Jeweliq, Jewelmint rings }

’tis the season, and New York City has truly embraced what is going to be another stunning Christmas around these parts. Seeing the gorgeous lights strung up on trees and the windows unveiled on Fifth Avenue never gets old: It’s like I’m living in the movies, in people’s dreams come true. We had an unusually warm weekend recently, so it was prime opportunity to style this Helmut Lang skirt I copped recently from Saks. Love the print, love the silhouette. Going with an oversized knit and chunky ankle boots was a natural choice to let the print truly stand out. And in a little narcissistic moment, can we discuss my ombré hair situation? So glad my roots are coming in relatively naturally.

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Photo Credit: Krysta Michaelides 

08. December 2014 by jax
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