COLORBLOCK MAXI DRESS

May 2nd, 2016

I’m adding some color to my Spring wardrobe with this gorgeous colorblock maxi dress. I am absolutely in love with the mix of shades of blue, pink and white in this beautiful dress as well as the lovely pleating. I wear mostly Petite sizing from ASOS but with the adjustable straps in this dress, I was able to wear the length on this dress without any alterations! By dressing up this look with the right accessories, it’s perfect to wear to Spring/Summer weddings.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Colorblock Maxi DressASOS – size 0
Earrings – BaubleBar
Shoes – Steve Madden
Mirrored Aviator SunglassesMorning Lavender
Handbag – Saint Laurent

I’m a big fan of maxi dresses so here are some of my other favorite Spring maxi dresses:

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EVERLY SPRING FLORAL DRESS

April 29th, 2016

Today I’m all about comfy, casual and cute in this Spring floral dress from Everly Clothing. As a buyer for Morning Lavender, we actually carry quite a few pieces from Everly Clothing as we love their beautiful fabrics and prints. I particularly love this new off the shoulder floral romper we curated for the shop! I accessorized this pretty peachy dress with some easy-to-wear, everyday essentials like my favorite reversible tote and a belt to create more shape to my frame.

On other note, I have a fun weekend planned celebrating two good friends’ wedding! Can’t wait to relax and just have some fun!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – c/o Everly – size S
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Belt – Old Banana Republic
Reversible ToteMorning Lavender
Dainty Bar NecklaceMorning Lavender
Shoes – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE

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STRIPES & WIDE LEG

April 27th, 2016

Being petite, I’m always looking for ways to look taller and these wide leg pants perfectly elongate my frame. The size 00P from Banana Republic is pretty true to size and I wore them with my tallest wedges so I didn’t have to get the length altered at all. Yes I’ve always been obsessed with off the shoulder tops and this crop top, stripe version from my boutique, Morning Lavender pairs so well with the pants and keeps the illusion that my legs are longer than they really are =P.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Off the Shoulder Stripe TopMorning Lavender in size XS
Pants – Banana Republic in size 00P
Mirrored Aviator SunglassesMorning Lavender
Handbag – Henri Bendel
Shoes – Old wedges – find similar HERE (currently ON SALE) and HERE

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TRAVEL DIARY: JAPAN 2016

April 25th, 2016

Last year we had the most amazing time visiting Japan but we were sad that we had just missed the cherry blossoms by one week! We decided to go again this year with some friends in search for the beautiful sakura trees and let me tell you how magical they were!!! As amazing as my husband photographer is, our photos don’t even compare to the beautiful experience when you are there among the gorgeous, blossoming trees. I highly recommend a visit to Japan to experience this at least once in your life and to eat the most delicious ramen too ;).

I wanted to share some photos from our trip, some of which you might have caught on my Instagram. My wonderful #instagramhusband obliged as I made him row the boat and take my photos at the same time. Love you baby!

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Floral Maxi Dress: Morning Lavender // Shoes: Old Vince Camuto find similar HERE

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Shoes: Soludos

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Off the Shoulder Denim Dress: Morning Lavender // Shoes: Soludos

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White Lace Top: Morning Lavender // Pink Maxi Skirt: Morning Lavender // Shoes: Old Vince find similar HERE

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Photo by Mimi Nguyen

Other highlights from this trip include:
Flying Singapore Airlines’ First Class Suites on the way there! This was our actual plane seats turned into a bed:
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Staying at the amazing St. Regis in Osaka:

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Snapchatting and using face swap way tooo much (follow me at lacenlocks)!
Eating the best katsudon ever for only 10,000 yen! I’m still thinking about it by the way.
Eating the best tsukemen ramen of my life at Afuri Ramen. I’m still thinking about it too.
Visiting the newly opened Hedgehog Cafe called Harry.
Drinking amazing craft cocktails at Gen Yamamoto.
Karaoke after all-you-can-drink for 2 hours at $13 per person šŸ™‚
Eating melt-in-your-mouth again… kobe steak in Kobe
Creating wonderful and silly memories with my amazing husbands and friends!

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Looking at these photos makes me really want to go back again next year! We have some more international trips planned this year so stay tuned!

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ANN TAYLOR POLKA DOT DRESS

April 22nd, 2016

I’m finally back and sorry I haven’t blogged in a while! I’ve been catching up on tons of work and excited to bring some new, fresh content to you all!

It’s definitely been warm here in SoCal so I’m going light & classic on the blog today. I’m wearing this fun and comfortable polka dot dress from Ann Taylor who is having a 40% off all full priced items SALE this weekend! I love the fit of this dress and how a classic style is changed up a bit with a high neck and bow belt.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Polka Dot DressAnn Taylor – size XXSP – on sale this weekend for 40% OFF!!!
Bow PumpsAnn Taylor – also on SALE this weekend for 40% OFF!!! Find designer versions HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Handbag – Chanel find similar (and more affordable) version HERE

Some other favorites on SALE this weekend with Ann Taylor:

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PLEATS & STRIPES

April 3rd, 2016

I love this combination of pleats and stripes! I added a seasonal twist to a classic pleated skirt with this fun, ruffly striped off the shoulder top which I’m wearing with just about everything these days! I’m less insecure about my shoulders than arms so why not show a little shoulder these days?! šŸ˜‰

Well the hubs and I are off to chase cherry blossoms again this year in Japan! Follow me on Snapchat @lacenlocks and Instagram @laceandlocks to see our adventures!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Pleated Midi SkirtTopshop – size 0P
Striped Off the Shoulder TopASOS find similar HERE and HERE. Also love this long sleeve black bow blouse!
Shoes – Steve Madden
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Handbag – Chanel find similar version HERE

Here are some of my other favorite off the shoulder tops at the moment!

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STRIPED MIDI SKIRT

March 30th, 2016

I’m a sucker for striped skirts (see my previous navy striped skirt post) and what feminine gal doesn’t love a classic black and white combo?! I love how this skirt flares like a bell and it’s petite friendly sizing from ASOS prevents the horizontal stripes from overwhelming me. I went classic with this look with a cute bow top, my favorite Chanel and my new, pretty bow pumps.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Striped Midi SkirtASOS – size 00P (runs true to size). Also find the non-petite version HERE
Top – Old Ann Taylor – find similar HERE and HERE. Also love this long sleeve black bow blouse!
Bow PumpsAnn Taylor. Find designer versions HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Handbag – Chanel find similar version HERE

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ASOS COLORFUL OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS

March 28th, 2016

Last Spring (with much longer hair), I fell in love with this off the shoulder floral dress from ASOS. Well this year, they came out with a more colorful version in bright Spring colors and I just had to get it as I love the fit and style so much! I think this beautiful dress is a serious contender for my search for a wedding guest dress! It does run tight so I might not be able to eat as much ;).

On another note, looking back at last year’s post, I’m still debating whether to grow my hair out or keep it short! I also had more of side part with the longer hair. So what do y’all think, should I keep my hair short or grow it out?!

ASOS is having a SHOP MORE, SAVE MORE SALE where the more you spend, the more you save! Be sure to take advantage of this sale which ends on 3/29/2016 if you plan to buy this dress!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Off the Shoulder DressASOS – size 00P (runs small/tight)
Shoes – Old find similar HERE and HERE
Clutch – Saint Laurent. I also love the pale pink version of the YSL wallet on chain

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OFF THE SHOULDER FLORAL DRESS

March 23rd, 2016

Yes I’ve been loving a lot of off the shoulder looks lately and this off the shoulder floral dress is just perfect for Spring! If you love off the shoulder dresses, you will love this light denim off the shoulder dress – same one as the darker denim off the shoulder dress one I previously posted about.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Off the Shoulder Floral DressMorning Lavender – size XS
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Tote – Madewell
Shoes – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE

Other favorite off the shoulder dresses of the moment:

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MORNING AMELIA BLUE MAXI SKIRT GIVEAWAY!

March 17th, 2016

Yes I have this gorgeous skirt from Morning Lavender in every color – the pink maxi skirt, the yellow maxi skirt, the gold maxi skirt and now this beautiful blue maxi skirt! I just love this bright blue color for Spring and who doesn’t love the flowiness of these skirts?! I had to get the waist taken in a little to raise the skirt higher on the waist – which meant I didn’t have to raise the hem and it made the bottom half of me look quite long. I find this blue color is really easy to wear and works well in many occasions. In honor of our Morning Lavender San Francisco Pop-Up Shop happening this weekend (see flyer below for more details), we are giving away one Amelia Blue Maxi Skirt to one random winner through an Instagram Giveaway! Check my @laceandlocks Instagram for more details!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Blue Maxi SkirtMorning Lavender – size XS
Top – Old top but love this one with our maxi skirts: HERE
Shoes – Kay Unger – now 35% OFF!
Clutch – Old J.Crew find similar HERE
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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