1.23.2012

kung hei fat choi.

today's workout: alternating beach runs and stand up paddling.
the weather and water conditions were perfect,
but i'm feeling the pain in my shoulders and legs now.
how did you start off your week?

last weekend we went downtown for chinese new year festivities.
several blocks of chinatown were closed off allowing people to roam the streets lined with food and vendor booths. it was crowded making it difficult to take photos, but it's everything you would expect to see...chinese lanterns, lots of jade, red paper goods, and good food. and, of course, it wasn't complete without the lion dances. plus, i just love the architecture and character of the buildings.

last week, it seemed many bloggers were asking some form of the question, "what is your go-to outfit?", and my comments were all the same...denim flares, heels, and a sweater + shirt combo. when i'm running late, i reach for some version of this combination and always feel good. 


(top to bottom: bracelets, f21 (buy); bcbgeneration (similar); banana republic;
ring, erica anenberg via ideeli (similar)) 
love the loft spaces upstairs.
jade jewelry galore.
the iconic hawaii theater.
this is all mini-he wanted.
the crowds.
red lanterns and good-luck paper goods.
(sweater, old navy (similar); denim, express (similar); shirt, hollister (similar);
bag, gucci; shoes, jessica simpson (similar))

find these and more staples at currently obsessed.

41 comments:

  1. You look amazing! I love your outfit. Your necklace is fantastic.

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  2. I love your go-to outfit, especially the necklace. Have you ever eaten a mooncake? And are they any good?

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    1. yes, i've had mooncake, but there are many different fillings. i have not had the traditional one with the egg yolk inside, but love the ones with red bean fillings and mung bean fillings.

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  3. Oooh! The hubbs and I love to stand up paddle board. So fun! Great go-to outfit. But really, you look good in whatever you wear.
    Chinese New Year festivities look like so much fun! We might just head down to Chinatown this weekend to partake in the partay.

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. what a classy outfit.
    i love how simple it is. yet still stays i know fashion!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  5. PERFECTION! This is one of my favorite looks as well...you look gorgeous! I'd love to get my hands on some of those jade jewelry!

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  6. Wowza that sounds like a kickass workout! Way to go girl :)

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  7. That Chinese new year celebration sounds and looks like sooo much fun!! I have never been but a few of my friends did this year. I love your "go-to" look, it's wooonderful! The layers are so great, especially with the flares!! My go-to look is one of a few dresses, blazer, scarf right now
    xJennaD

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  8. you always look god with wide leg jeans! :)

    http://www.whatevereveramen.com/

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  9. Denim is definitely my staple. You can't go wrong. I love your dark denim. Likey likey your side swept bangs Becks and messy bun. Very cute! I love red lanterns. Wish I had some red envelopes! HAHAHA $$$$$ >.< Oooh snow cones! YUM!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. I want that necklace. It's just absolutely fantastic! And gimme some jade jewelry too!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  11. Love! I did something similar today, but with shorts and tights :) Button ups and sweater combo are definitely my winter go to :)
    xo Jac

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  12. Your go-to outfit looks totally like mine.

    How fun to celebrate Chinese New Year with such an energetic crowd!

    Happy new year to you too!

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  13. Cute outfit, it's casual and chic. Love the necklace. I praise you for keeping up the workouts.

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  14. Wow. You really know how to carry of those denim flares! Makes you look REALLY tall too. ;)

    Also, I think I like the Plastic by Gly denim #6 .. I was wondering how much would shipping cost to India.

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  15. i'm with mini-me. would've wanted shaved ice too!!! love the outfit. those jeans make you look so very tall. i like the necklace and the shirt under the sweater. looks like you had a great Chinese New Year. we didn't get to do much but still it was nice and the girls got red envelopes of course!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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    1. shucks...i totally forgot to do the red envelopes for the minis!

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  16. Happy New Year! That's a fab go-to look you have there. I don't think I can pull off those flare leg jeans as good as you though!

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  17. Happy Chinese new year dear! i absolutely love your bracelets! and want them so badly. also love your jeans cut!
    xoxo

    ♥HeelsAreMyDrugs♥
    ♥HeelsAreMyDrugs♥

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  18. looking lovely!!
    I'll love to go paddling or surfing
    C:

    http://moneygonefor.blogspot.com/

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  19. Happy belated chinese newyear :) Those pictures are awesome. And good luck with your workout. I like the outfit!

    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.com

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  20. I love that every country has their own Chinatown! I'm getting slow with my exercise routines maybe because I'm mostly alone except when the boyfriends with me. I'm also saving up to buy my own bike. Stoked for that! :)

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  21. Gorgeous outfit! I love the layering :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  22. This is the perfect go-to outfit. Jeans, shirt and a sweater!
    The festivities look nice! :)

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  23. LOVE those jeans! Great laid back outfit! The plaid adds much interest! Going to grab one similar today from Joe Fresh. I love the dimension it brings under sweaters!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  24. you are just so pretty! Love your denim and looks like a great time! xo

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  25. You're absolutely stylish as always! Love your hair!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  26. I seriously need some checked, checkered, and gingham shirts.

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  27. I should take tips from you. You'd never know by looking at this outfit that you were rushed or at all pressed for time. It looks just as well planned as anything else you put together!

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  28. Your "go to" outfit is knockout! Looking fab lady! xx

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  29. LOVE this look!
    Kung Hei Fat Choi ~ I typically attend the local Dragon Ball each year...so missing it this year! Looks like you guys had a blast.

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  30. Love the look! Jeans look beautiful on you. Once more your accessories are the best!
    I need to visit Hawaii, thanks for pictures, love to see celebrations and festivals, they are always so much fun.
    xx,
    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  31. This cardigan looks great! I love how your paired it with the dress and tights too!

    Honestly... I rarely look back at posts that I comment on... I know... I'm bad...

    - Justine
    luckeysgoods.blogspot.com

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  32. Haha - the above comment was supposed to be for the NEXT post...

    Love these wide leg jeans too!

    - Justine

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  33. LOVE the gingham popping out from underneath your sweater and the wide legged denim pants look great. Happy Lunar New Year!

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  34. I really need to convince my husband that a beach living is something we need, because that sounds like the perfect work-out. I am jealous :)

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  35. I live in Ottawa's Chinatown, but sadly with it being winter here, festivities weren't very visible. I'd love to visit a warm city during Chinese New Year someday, I think it'd be fantastic. I'd probably feel SO self conscious dressed in your outfit, funny how different things feel comfortable for different folks.

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