Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Favorite Find: Gray Leopard Boatneck Tunic

OK girls.. you all can complain about the overexposure of leopard print items lately on this blog. (I may be falling into a leopard spell lol.) But I know a killer item when I spot one, and it definitely has to be put on our ganguro radar!

This grey leopard tunic is more subtle than the average animal, which is quite a nice touch if your animal instinct barometer is not as high in scale. The fabric is actually thicker and fuzzier like wool so this is suitable for cooler weather. Feminine boatneck allows for on or off the shoulder look. With basic black leggings, scarf, and heels, this leopard long tunic is quite smashiing!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Hippie Bohemian Lace Trim Mini Dress

I can totally picture Mischa Barton or Nicole Richie rocking this boho mini dress with knee-high mocassin boots! The cream-color lace trim really pops, bringing major dose of vibrant boho charm to the black. Especially worth noting is the slightly rounded tulip sleeve, it's such a genius design and is truely what sets this dress apart from those other similar frocks!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Leopard Bolero Shrug

Just when I thought I'd seen all the fashion possibilities leopard print can bring (Leopard Peasant top, Leopard Vest, Leopard Scarf, Leopard Hoody, etc), this gorgeous & stylish leopard shrug/bolero is discovered. The classic brown animal print is set against an ultra soft almost luxrious fabric. The cropped length is sure to add plenty of chic to a simple LBD. But I'll probably play it casual pairing the shrug with a tank and skinny jeans!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Cinnamon Henley Mini Dress

This cinnamon red henley mini shirt dress gives off an youthful vibe with a fitted style and buttoned scoop neck. The faux layered cuff and bottom hem is such a trendy add-on: layering is alrady done, so effortless!

A clean-cut and refreshing henley mini dress like this is gorgeous on its own, yet can still be easily dressed up with a simple scarf and favorite knee-high boots!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Autumn Green Floral Mini Dress

Are the gloomy weather and dark color wardrobe getting you down? A little floral might cheer you up! This boho babydoll floral mini dress is feminine and sassy with ruched surplice front, sexy racer back lace straps. The mix of green and purple florals is is not overly-shining and could make for a nice transition/layering piece. If you're out in still-sunny California (or Taipei where the Fall is unseasonably warm this year), all you need is a basic cardigan to go with this floral little number! Or layer with a pair of denim jeans for a different gorgeous effect!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Spactacular Restaurant

Hubby and I took a short trip out of town and headed south to this specialty restaurant with an elaborate Spanish style architecture. Its unique architecture has been the main draw of this Taiwanese-Western cuisine fusion restaurant. The food wasn't what attracted us here, but I'm just amazed at the enormous amount of investment the restaurant has made trying to lure business with its Spanish-themed gated 2-story courtyard estate complete with a fountain. I don't remember seeing any project similar to this in scale in the US, except for the Disney World. Thoughts, anyone?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Purple Lavender Plaid Cropped Sweater

Ok so everyone already knows that plaid is fab from the looks on Mischa, the Olsen's, and other trendsetters. But I just can't resist sharing this "Purple Lavender Plaid Cropped Sweater", the second plaid item to be spotlighted in as many weeks. The reason is simple: the unique color combination of darker purple with a lighter lavender, the sleek cropped length/flattering fit, and the cozy sweater fabric. It's gorgeous enough with just a pair flair/skinny denim, but I'll probably put a different spin on this by adding either a black cardigan or wool vest, plus tucking my skinny into tall boots!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ganguro Spotlight: Leopard Elasticized Peasant Babydoll Top

Animal fever has been a constant force of fashion throughout the year as evidenced by these hot Hollywood celebraties. Autumn 2008 feels like the fever is higher than ever before. Feel free to experiment with a walk on the wild side with leopard prints. Depending on your animal instinct barometer, choose from a leopard scarf at a minimum or go all the way for an all-leopard print mini dress!

This Leopard Elasticized Peasant Babydoll Top is my pick for a taste of jungle. I love the little details it has to offer: smocked empire bust, suede crisscross front ties, and the poet sleeves. This would look absolutely gorgeous with flare denims and heels! Or glam up the look even more with denim skinnys and a pair of knee-high mocassin boots.

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