Tag Archives: STYLE

Vintage OOTD in the Napa Valley

Thanks for your patience! It’s been a busy 2 – 3 months as we are working on opening up a vintage online boutique + traveling on business. A new winery to check out: Peju. Referred by coworkers. Beautiful scenery + … Continue reading

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Oxblood Fashion Trend

  I’m super late on the Oxblood Trend (a whole season). Purchased some oxblood tights + pants last month. If you follow my instagram, here’s how I paired it for work + casually. 1) White Casual OOTD White studded Akira … Continue reading

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Style your ‘xauv’ : Hmong silver necklace

This past November I purchased 2 ‘xauv’ (pronounced ‘sow’) silver Hmong necklaces from the Sacramento Hmong New Year. Below is how I would style them for every day. Casual Outfit #1: Metallic Chic This is my favorite outfit of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Evening Lookbook 2012

It’s that time of the year again! Time to bring out the sequins, glitter, silvers + golds and that little black dress. Here are some outfit ideas for your company holiday dinner party or New Year’s Eve Gathering (Note: Feel … Continue reading

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Faux Fur 101

Recently, I was inspired to purchase a faux fur infinity scarf from target via some of my IG inspirations @kscov, @karlareed, @thewayweare and @stylemeetsnoend. My first faux fur purchase and I was surprised on how instantly it makes any outfit … Continue reading

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Floral + Dots – Wedding Guest

Floral + dots. What a lovely combo! Recently, we attended our friend’s vineyard wedding. Absolutely beautiful wedding + they were super creative! <3′d the details.   What I wore: 1) Floral dress (old from Forever 21) – similar from asos … Continue reading

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Outfits of the Week: OOTW!

These photos have been previously posted on my facebook + instagram (@ihearthmong). Just wanted to share my outfits of the week (OOTW). 1) [Ruffles + Sage] a. Ruffle detail dress similar here b. Sage Nine West Pumps similar here c. … Continue reading

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OOTW: Outfits of the Week!

#1: Mint + Pink!   Paired this mint dress (H&M – recent, on sale for $10) similar here + hot pink belt + gold collar necklace similar here and gold glitter flats similar here. My husband was able to take a … Continue reading

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Travel + Fashion Diary: The Big Apple

Happy Sunday iHEARThmongers! I was away for business for 5 weeks in New York for a research training. Blessed to have received the grant and built great friendships along the way.  Finally, back in the “real world” here in CA … Continue reading

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Style: Stripes + Purple, ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’ Hmong Purple Hat

Inspired by: ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’, Hmong purple hat. This headpiece is the part of traditional Hmong dress. The traditional colors of the Hmong hat are purple with black + white stripes. Now, there are several brighter colors (red/green/gold/pink, etc.). … Continue reading

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Style: Stripes + ‘Xauv’ Silver Hmong Necklace

I own 2 other ‘xauv’ which I posted on instagram (Come follow me @ihearthmong) and facebook previously. Here is how I styled it! See the previous ‘xauv’ post here. Casual Shopping Day with the love: Featuring black & white striped … Continue reading

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Style: Silver Collar Necklace

I bought this necklace at Ambiance a local boutique in San Francisco. If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest checking them out!  Need a dress for an occasion, you will definitely find it here! Loving the black … Continue reading

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Style: ‘Xauv’ Silver Hmong Necklace

‘Xauv’: pronounced “sow” is a silver Hmong necklace worn with traditional Hmong outfits. Below is a photo of a ‘xauv’ that my mother-in-law gave me. This photo was shot by Pretty Geeky for our engagement photoshoot. Below are two ‘xauv’ that … Continue reading

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Wedding Inspiration!

ROYAL WEDDING INSPIRATION Last July 2011, my fianceé and I were “culturally” married. In the Hmong culture, there are 2 ways to get married. 1) Get kidnapped (sounds dangerous! but is actually the “easiest” way to get married) 2) Groom … Continue reading

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