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March 23, 2014

One fourth of the year is almost gone and it's still freezing in the mornings. But nothing stops me from dreaming about spring. Not even you, the 2048 game! In the bare hours when I'm not completely addicted to 2048 (both the original and the doge editions), I made these two lewks for a warm (and colorful) welcome to this impending season, whenever it decides to show.  

Lewk #1 features my favorite pants among all the J.Crew new arrivals from January to April. I thought the print is very "tropical greenery overload but still not excessive because it's all the same color." They're suitable for all seasons if you think about it and that's a good thing if I have to shell out $200 for them. So, I started from there and suddenly this H&M top came to my mind. It's sort of genius to pair them together, because the pants are somewhat "smart" and conservative, yet the top is so bohemian and free. To tone down the sexiness of the top (bare shoulder AND bare abs? Can't leave the house like that!), I thought it's time to add a panama hat. Hats are never out of style even though most of them look ridiculous on me. And I'm not kidding. My head is not built for hats. I know the hat doesn't cover up any more skin than the top does, but theoretically, I could take off the hat and cover it on my belly. The lovely green pants are cropped  thus the Opening Ceremony ankle-strap sandals. I really love the breathability of the heels which can make you look like you're levitating from afar. Lastly I thought, why not adding more colors?! The classic red Coach mini Borough bag is perfect if you want to hold it by its handles or use it as a crossbody. Versatility is everything.

Again, H&M velvet top, J.Crew Panama hat, J.Crew Collection cropped pant in photo lace, Opening Ceremony sandals, Coach mini Borough bag.

Lewk #2 is constructed around my love for oversized shirt worn as a dress and shades of army green. This top is from Zara and there are many designer dupes by brands like that. I think I first fell in love with a perfect oversized shirt when sighting a very clean white one on a Balenciaga runway. I never liked green until recently, when I randomly started appreciating the richer hues or those tan safari colors that are very earthy (like this cami in "safari fatigue"). Because I'm short, I would definitely wear the shirt-dress with something with heels. I wouldn't button the shirt up all the way though. I think that kind of styling works better on models. I would wear it open sorta like a beach coverup, with a long delicate necklace. On my neck I'd use this bandana as a neckerchief. And that cuff sorta matches with it even though I'm not one that do matching, so I'll say, it resonates with the neck actions. Again I picked a Coach bag.

Zara shirt, Tabitha Simmons sandals, J.Crew necklace and cuff, Madewell camo bandana, Coach Bleecker mini.

If I remember correctly, there were some amazing desert-inspired nail polishes by Dior from a couple of years ago that would do great with my new color cravings. Unfortunately they were limited edition.

Seriously though, where's a 2048 rehab?

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