Posts Tagged ‘boots’

SLEEVELESS & STRIPED

Friday, February 17th, 2017

I previously wore this pretty sleeveless trench as a dress with high boots for Fall but here I’m showing how to wear it differently as an outer layer and as a great Spring transition piece. I paired it with one of my closet must-haves – an easy-to-wear striped dress that pretty much goes with anything. I especially love packing this dress when I travel because there are so many ways to wear it. Going into Spring, I’m also wearing a lot of booties and peep-toed shoes as I’m storing some of the bigger boots for next Fall. Here I’m wearing this comfy pair from Naturalizer and if you use my code LNL20 at checkout, you can save 20% off!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Striped Dress – Old Morning Lavender – see updated Striped DressMorning Lavender
Sleeveless Trench – Chicwish
Shoes – Naturalizer -> save 20% off these shoes using code LNL20 at checkout!
Handbag – Chloe
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

SUEDE OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

One of the struggles of being a petite gal is finding a pair of tall boots that actually fits! I recently found these gorgeous suede over the knee boots that surprisingly fit my small calves from Nordstrom. I just love the light tan color that goes well with a majority of my Fall pieces. I have been finding so many amazing fall shoes from Nordstrom including these adorable open toe booties and these block heel suede sandals. I completed this fall inspired look with this versatile checkered wrap from Madewell that I can comfortably wear as a cape or a layered as a scarf. I love finding pieces that create so many options!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Greylin – size XS
Scarf/Wrap – Madewell
Crossbody Bag – Kate Spade
Over the Knee Boots – Franco Sarto also love these wedge over the knee boots
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Check out some of my other favorite boots for Fall from Nordstrom in a great range of prices and in these versatile Fall colors:

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. As always, all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own. Thanks for supporting me and my sponsors!

COLD WEATHER LAYERS

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Here is my second look from a fun getaway in Mammoth! I must be honest – I’m not much of a snowboarder or skier (I’m very scared of heights) but I LOVE the snow so it was fun to ride the gondola up to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful weather! It was a bit windy up top so I made sure to wear lots of layers to keep warm.

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DETAILS
Photography – Hanh Nguyen
Down ParkaUniqlo also like this one from The North Face and Ellen Tracy both ON SALE!
Down Vest Uniqlo
Plaid Shirt – Target. Find also HERE and HERE
Ankle JeansMorning Lavender
Boots – Nordstrom Rack. Love these winter boots from Sorel!
BeanieMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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SNOWY DAYS

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

This weekend, we squeezed in some R&R by spending a fun weekend in Mammoth with some of our friends. We had a great time enjoying the beautiful snow, taking photos (of course), eating a lot (of course) and just hanging out in our cozy cabin. Being from Southern California, I don’t get to dress up in winter layers that often, so it’s kind of fun to dress for the cold weather (sometimes). I’m finally getting more mileage out of my Hunter Tour Boots (please rain more SoCal) and my comfy and warm winter parka from ASOS that actually comes in petite sizes and has a cute detachable fur hoodie. Don’t miss out – ASOS is having a great SALE where you can save $50 off if you spend $200 or more with code FRESH50! You can get this parka and that lace midi dress I raved about in my previous post!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Winter ParkaASOS in size 00P, get $50 off if you spend $200 or more with code FRESH50.
Also love this parka from Uniqlo
Plaid Flannel DressMorning Lavender
Leggings – Uniqlo
Boots – Hunter Tour Boots
Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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MAUVE SWING DRESS

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

I love this easy-to-wear swing dress that comes in a variety of pretty colors from Nordstrom. I chose this pretty mauve color that is very in trend right now and it’s also the perfect color to transition from Winter to Spring. Swing dresses are so versatile and comfortable that it’s hard not to want to wear it all of the time! I love adding accessories to dress up the look a bit since the dress itself is so simple.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Dress – Lush in size X-Small
Hat – Nordstrom – on sale for $17!
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Boots – Sam Edelman last year find similar HERE and HERE
Handbag – Chloe

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BOOTS WITH THE FAUX FUR

Friday, November 13th, 2015

I am loving camel this season and this gorgeous camel coat with faux fur is perfect! I love the color of the faux fur trim and the fact that the coat is just under $100! It looks more expensive than it is and is such a great way to look stylish and keep warm this season!

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I also wanted to share a couple of discount codes just for you guys and just in time for the holiday season! First, I’m wearing this gorgeous watch from Daniel Wellington in a lovely black and rose gold style. It fits my petite wrist well and the classic look makes it timeless and easy to wear with any outfit. You can use my special discount code “laceandlocksā€ and get 15% off from www.danielwellington.com from now until 1/15/2016!

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The knee high leather boots I am wearing are also new and from this great brand called Skinnycalf Boots. The boots are designed to fit women with narrow calves. These are probably the first pair of boots I own that fit my calves perfectly. I love the simple look of them and they are comfortable to wear with a stacked heel. The boots have a special elastic band which prevents them from slouching. I love supporting new brands that cater to a niche market! If you use my special discount code “Kim20” – you will get 20% off your order from www.skinnycalf.comSkinnycalf boots!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Faux Fur Lined Coat – ASOS in size 0P. Also love this one from J.Crew
Skirt – Topshop
Ivory CamisoleMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom – yes I wear these all the time and they are only $12!
Watch – Daniel Wellington – use special discount code “laceandlocksā€ and get 15% off from www.danielwellington.com. Discount code is valid from today until 1/15/2016!
Clutch – Kate Spade New York
Shoes – Skinnycalf Boots – use special discount code “Kim20” and get 20% off your order from www.skinnycalf.com!
Wifey Gold NecklaceMorning Lavender

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FALL SWEATER DRESS & SCARF

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

You may recognize this look from the new Morning Lavender Fall Lookbook I curated and styled. I loved this look so much that I decided to keep it for myself (trust me it’s hard not to want to keep everything when you own a boutique) and share that we don’t need models’ bodies to rock the same look. It’s true our model Megan looks so much better wearing it but I have learned to be happy with my petite frame and comfortable with the fact that there are things I just can’t wear or pull off with my short stature. Sometimes I think about starting a blog where I would share “what I would wear if I were normal size”. I mean there are so many cute styles that would be perfect if I were just 4 inches taller! I guess that’s why I started Morning Lavender – so I can style regular, everyday women the way I would want to dress! And every time we do a photoshoot or lookbook, it’s like I get to play dress up on a life size doll.

Anyway, I finally found this navy swing sweater dress that doesn’t look like it’s swallowing me up and is both flattering and so very comfortable. When I curated it for the shop, I especially loved the dress because of the high neck, long sleeves and slightly flared style of the dress. It really is the perfect Fall dress! To make the dress even more flattering on my frame, I added a belt to show more shape. I wore it purposely high on the waist to make my torso look shorter and the rest of me longer. I have also been loving the look of over-the-knee-boots, which elongates your legs as well. The scarf is a tad oversized for me but I think it framed the look well and added something different and playful to the outfit! Plus you can never go wrong with plaid this season! I do feel like I should be in London or somewhere more Fall than Orange County.

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Sweater DressMorning Lavender in size Small
Plaid ScarfMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Bow Belt – Old ASOS find similar from Morning Lavender
Boots – Sam Edelman last year find similar HERE and HERE
Crossbody Bag – Madewell

Be sure to check out the rest of the lookbook! I had so much fun coming up with this romantic fall collection and I hope you fall in love with it too! Click below to view the lookbook!

SLEEVELESS TRENCH

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Greetings from Mexico! The hubs and I are still traveling for work but I’m excited to share some more looks with you this week! It’s still pretty warm here in SoCal so I’m still able to pull off sleeveless looks like this. If it were colder, I’d probably add a simple longsleeve tee like this one underneath and add some tights/leggings. I love this trench from Chicwish because it can be a dress or outerwear, especially since it hits lower on me in length! It has pockets, a great shape and belted fit so you can adjust it easily for your frame. I really think Fall is my favorite season! Now if only we had real Fall weather!

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DETAILS
Photography – Jason Huang
Sleeveless Trench – Chicwish
Ivory CamisoleMorning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Handbag – Chloe – also love the bigger version of this HERE!
Over the Knee Boots – Old Nine West find similar HERE and HERE
Statement NecklaceMorning Lavender

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SWEATER DRESS

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Hey there! I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately! We just returned from a 3 week workcation in Southeast Asia! I am hoping to blog more about it in the upcoming weeks but for now I wanted to share with you one of the looks from my feature with Old Navy on The Everygirl!

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs
Scarf – Old Navy
Sweater Dress – Old Navy
Over-the-knee-boots – Old Steve Madden find similar HERE and HERE
Reversible Tote BagMorning Lavender
Floppy HatMorning Lavender
Chevron NecklaceMorning Lavender

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BOOTS WITH THE FUR

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

It’s finally getting cooler in SoCal which means I get to bust out some off my fall favorites like faux fur and boots! I love mixing neutrals and patterns like this fun combo I put together recently. I am super petite and never thought I could pull off over-the-knee boots but surprisingly they make my legs look longer! And I am slightly obsessed with faux fur vests – I know they aren’t for everyone, but you got to at least have one in your closet!

And props to the hubs who makes me look this good in a parking garage!

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DETAILS
Photography – The hubs
Faux Fur Vest Lace Tulle DressMorning Lavender
Bow SweaterMorning Lavender
Skirt – Old Urban Outfitters find similar HERE and HERE
Over-the-knee-boots – Old Steve Madden find similar HERE and HERE
Clutch – JCrew find similar HERE
Floppy HatMorning Lavender
Chevron NecklaceMorning Lavender

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