WHITE WASH

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Happy Tuesday lovelies!  It is a GORGEOUS day today in Los Angeles, and the 80+ degree temperatures have me pulling out all my rompers, shorts and tanks.  It feels like spring/early summer already, and I can’t think of a better color to wear than white.  It just screams resort, swimming pools, palm trees, and convertibles.  My fashion sensory is usually right, so be prepared to see many more “white washed” outfits from me in the near future.kangthropologie_whitewash_outfit6 kangthropologei_whitewash_outfit5 kangthropologie_whitewash_outfit4 kangthropologie_whitewash_IMG_8715 kangthropologie_whitewash_IMG_8717 kangthropologie_whitewash_outfit kangthropologie_whitewash_outfit2

My favorite thing about rompers/jumpers is that it’s a two-in-one wardrobe item.  I don’t have to worry about mixing and matching my tops and bottoms because it’s already done for me.  I’m wearing a Club Monaco Lyndsey Open Back Jumper in white, and it’s currently on sale.

What I love about this piece is the clean line, the classy silhouette, and the open back.  Club Monaco has a way to bring out femininity without being too abrasive with the cutouts.  I show off just enough skin to feel sexy, but conservative enough that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to grab brunch with my mother in this outfit. Here’s a similar look that’s also on sale.kangthropologie_whitewash_portrait2

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in VioletQuay Australia Isabelle Cat-Eye Shades / ZARA Silver Metallic Pumps (sold out | similar look)

I had a super fun evening hanging out in WeHo with my single girlfriends for Valentine’s Day.  However, I’m starting to wonder, where are all the eligible men with REAL jobs hiding?  Haha!  Anyone?

Photographed by Larry Wong

GEOMETRY

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Back in my school days, I was always great at math.  Not because I’m Asian, but math just came very easy to me.  I understood it as soon as it was taught.  I’m not bragging, but I was an A+ student.  However, if you’re to ask me a math question now or have me figure out what’s the tip to my lunch bill, I wouldn’t be able to answer without my iPhone.  Maybe it’s my previous love for math and everything included with it that has me head over heels for fashion with stripes, symmetry, and lines.  Geometry may have taught me how to write proofs, but fashion taught me how to wear it.
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This is a Keepsake Tainted Romance Pantsuit in Black Woven Check Print that I purchased from a recent BNKR sample sale.  However, the sample size I purchased was a small, which was huge on me, so I had to take it into alterations to make this fit.  It’s currently on sale, and most sizes are still available.  It also comes in ivory, which would be perfect for resort/spring season.  Here’s a similar look that’s also on sale.kangthropologie_geometry_outfit3

 Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses / Steve Madden Serrpant Platform Pumps in Blush Leather (sold out | similar look)

Want to know where these sample sales are in Los Angeles?  Follow along and check out my SALES page for up-to-date info on the latest sales!

Photographed by Kelsey Morris

OVERALL

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Overall, 2015 was a pretty good year for me.  Lots of changes, but these changes have helped me grow and evolve into a more creative person.  I started this fashion blog, KANGTHROPOLOGIE, chopped off my hair (updated pics to come), and developed new friendships.  But 2015 was yesterday, literally, and today is the first day of 2016.  I look forward to what this year has to bring, and I hope you come along for the ride.  At least for the fashion, the travel, and the shopping.  Hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve!  Happy New Year everyone!kangthropoloige_overall_IMG_7467kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7472kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7471kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7470kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7469kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7471kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7475kangthropologie_overall_IMG_7476

I decided to ring in the new year and post this overalls outfit to signify the end of a year and the beginning of another.  I’m wearing a pair of Rollas East Coast Denim Flare Overalls from Nasty Gal that I purchased during their additional 40% off sale, which is happening again right now.  These overalls are now sold out on Nasty Gal, but still available and on sale at Urban Outfitters.

I’m wearing an XS and these denim fit great on the bod, but the legs are super duper long.  I’m wearing my highest possible Jeffrey Campbell The Studio Platform Sandals and the hem still drags on the ground.  I like that these overalls have a stretch to the denim fabric, and is super high-waisted.  I think it’s incredibly adorable and have already received lots of compliments on how cute they are when I wear the out.

I’m wearing a simple graphic tee from Vince.  Here’s a similar look.
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Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses / Fedora (my own)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

MEOW

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I’m a dog-owner kind of person.  In fact, I love animals of all kinds, but still on the fence about cats.  Their duplicit personality freaks me out.  But one of the greatest things to come from the world of felines is the leopard-print.

Part of being female is the luxury to wear and own leopard print.  It screams, “I am female, hear me roar.”  Leopard-print is essential in every fashionista’s wardrobe.  Don’t be scared of it.  Yes, it can be fierce, loud, and ostentatious; however, this print can transform something so simple and casual into a stylish and trendy outfit.  It’s vital that this print is worn with something minimal so that there’s a balance.
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This denim jacket is sooo money!  I am so glad I purchased this Nasty Gal After Party Vintage Wanted Denim Jacket.  It does run a little big on me, but it’s suppose to worn kind of trucker style.  I love the distressed vintage look of the reworked Levi’s denim jacket, and it has all the classic Levi’s feel.  This is seriously my FAVORITE jacket right now.  This jacket is now sold out.  Can’t blame them.  It was on sale for less than $30.  You can always get on the waitlist in case this item goes back in stock or here are similar looks:

Levi’s Boyfriend Trucker Jacket in Sunshine Indigo (on sale at Levi’s | see SALES for details on how to get an additional 30% off)

Levi’s Classic Denim Jacket in Vintage Reserve (on sale at Kohl’s)

Levi’s Classic Trucker Jacket in Saddle Blue (on sale at Levi’s | see SALES for details on how to get an additional 30% off)

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Meow.  That’s all I can say about this Nasty Gal Square Up Plunging Romper in Leopard.  It’s on sale and it’s on point.  I was worried about ordering the XXS, but the reviews and size guide pointed me to this size.  This size may run a little short if you’re taller than 5’4″, but if you’re short and petite then this is the size for you.

This dress is VERY plunging as you can see from the photos.  I think this dress is better fitted for women with a smaller bust, (anything C-cup and under).  I brought this dress with me to Dallas and will most likely be wearing this for NYE with a long sweeper coat.  Here’s a similar look.kangthropologie_meow_IMG_7647

Are you ready for 2016?!

Barneys New York Brown Suede Platform Boot /  Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses

Photographed by Felicia Bade

COOL

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I was never the cool kid in high school.  I was the one that hung out with the cool kids and threw big parties in my backyard.  It wasn’t until I went to college that I started to express myself more vividly in fashion.  I had all these great crazy clothes, and my sorority sisters would often times dig into my stash of goodies.  I suddenly became the go-to girl for fashion.  I was the girl with the cool clothes.  Now, as an adult, I strive to be individual, unique, and most importantly, me.  The coolest part about being you, is just being you.
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This is an Alice & UO Apolline Jumpsuit.  I got this jumpsuit back in July of this year at the UO Surplus store in Sherman Oaks.  What I love about this jumpsuit is it’s simplistic and cool vibe.  It’s just baggy enough that I can move around easily, but not so baggy that it eats up my small frame.  I rolled up the bottom of the legs, not only because I’m short, but to give it an easy style look.  This jumpsuit is now sold out, but here are similar looks:

Alice & UO Gamine Jumpsuit

ASOS Tuxedo Jumpsuit with Wrap Front and Long Sleeves

ASOS Wrap Jumpsuit with Metal Belt

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I got a butterfly tattoo on my left ankle when I was 15 years old because I thought it was a cool thing to do.  I don’t regret it.  However, I wonder if I still would have gotten the exact same tattoo if I was 25 years old vs. 15.  Did anyone else get a tattoo because you thought it was a cool thing to do?

Quay Australia Isabelle Cat-Eye Shades / Vans Sk8-Hi California Reissue Sneaker (sold out | similar look) / Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) Black Quilted Patent Leather / Beanie (purchased in Shanghai | similar look)

Photographed by Jaclyn Marfuggi

BABYSITTERS CLUB

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I’m single.  Never been married.  No kids.  However, Thanksgiving is a time for family.  When I go home to Dallas, TX I’m surrounded by my nephews ages seven and five, two dogs, cousins, cousins’ kids, high school friends, high school friends’ kids, etc.  It’s a bit different than my lifestyle in Los Angeles, which is why I always pack for kid-friendly activities and events since I’m normally the babysitter of the group.  The aunt they haven’t seen in a while, the god-mommy they want to play with.  Nothing says I’m good with kids like a nice pair of overall and cotton-jersey tee.  babysittersclub_IMG_6349babysittersclub_IMG_6436

I’m wearing AEO Soft and Sexy Jegging T.  This color is currently sold out, but here’s a very similar look that’s also on sale for less than $15.  There are eight colors to pick from.  This shirt is so soft and comfortable.  It’s light-weight but long-sleeve so I can wear it with shorts during the cool spring days next year.
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These Free People Through The Woods Corduroy Overall were purchased last year from the Studio City store.  It was the last one, and also a size 28.  Free People generally runs big on me and I knew this was going to be baggy, but I wanted to wear it boyfriend-style.  I rolled up the legs and it seems to work just fine on my 5’4″ petite frame.  Here are similar looks:

Free People Washed Denim Overall in Wake Blue

Alloy Corduroy Overall (on sale for less than $15)

ASOS 90’s Cord Overall

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I’m still in Texas with my family and will most likely be taking advantage of the Black Friday deals on the internet.  Check out the SALES page for awesome Black Friday deals that I’ll be shopping myself, and stay tuned for more holiday fashion ideas.

I’m so thankful for my family, friends and Kangthropologie supporters/readers.  Any of y’all have any funny Thanksgiving family stories you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear some of them!  And as always, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback!  Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses / Steve Madden Desirred Ankle Boots (similar look) / Chan Luu Gold & Swarovski Crystal Hand Chain in Light Silk (sold out | similar look) / House of Harlow 1960 Aztec Stacking Ring Set (sold out) / Gorjana Shimmer Bar Midi Ring (sold out)

Photographed by my sister

FLIGHT

Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner and many of us, (I’m talking to you LA transplants), will be flying somewhere to visit family and friends.  Maybe we’re not all traveling like Kenny J, but it wouldn’t hurt to look uber fashionable and comfy while you depart the plane and get picked up by your family in the midwest, (speaking from my own personal experience).flight_IMG_5932flight_IMG_5923

I am wearing Forever21 Brushed Twill Utility Jumpsuit.  It’s available online and in stores right now for under $35.  This jumpsuit is so soft and comfortable, and I love that it has a drawstring so that it cinches at the waist.  The hem is too long for my short legs so I rolled it up and paired it with Stuart Weitzman Red Python Peep-Toe Pumps to give it more of a sophisticated look.

The pumps are about five years old and originally purchased from Saks during their Christmas sale. Here are similar looks:

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Peep-Toe Pumps in Red

B Brian Atwood Pumps

Versace Red Eel Skin Platform Shoes

If the clothes I wear are going to be under $50, then I better pair it with some high quality accessories or the outfit may end up looking cheap.  It’s okay to even wear a $1 shirt as long as you offset it with a purse or a nice pair of shoes that says I’m not a hobo.

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This is a ZARA Long Black Knit Scarf that I purchased last year.  I love scarves that have extra length because you can play around with the styling.  This scarf is extra soft because of its knit sweater fabric, and it’s definitely become a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe.  Here are similar looks:

ZARA Knit Scarf in Black

ZARA Basic Extra Soft Scarf in Black

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I loved this jumpsuit the minute I put it on.  I’m headed home to Dallas in a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving and will be sure to wear this on flight.  Thanks for reading and let me know if you love to see more travel-friendly outfits like this.

Quay Australia Isabelle Cat-Eye Shades / Rings (my own) / American Apparel Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Triangle Cross-Back Bra in Navy

Photographed by Kelsey Morris

LBR

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LBR.  Little. Black. Romper.  Every girl needs one.  It makes sitting indian style so much easier than a LBD.  I can wear this dressed up with some bright red lipstick for an evening cocktail event, or wear it dressed down with some flats and go to happy hour with my girlfriends.  It’s super fun and flirty.

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LBR_IMG_0594So far everything I have purchased is black, but that’s because it’s classy, contemporary and chic.

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I especially love the low back.  Gives it the extra oomph in style.

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The shoes I’m wearing with the romper are Zeus in Black Leather by Steve Madden.  I got them last year so they’re no longer available, but I really like the Cora in Black Leather or the Greckko in Black Leather.  They’re similar looks and both are currently on clearance at Steve Madden.

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House of Harlow 1960 Crystal Tribal Tooth Cocktail Ring / Henri Bendel Chevron Stackable Rings (no longer available) / Gorjana Marina Midi RingRay-Ban RB4147 Sunglasses
LBR_IMG_0480I got this little number just a few weeks ago from a hidden LF Outlet that just popped up on Melrose Ave (a few stores away from American Apparel).  I got it for $24 and I believe the original price was like $185 (don’t quote me).  If you’re as big of a fan of LFStores as me, you would stop by the outlet every week to check out their new shipments.  Their regular stores are also having their end of the season sale.  I personally haven’t checked it out yet, but I always find awesome shoes when I do go.  Let me know what you end up purchasing.  Happy shopping!

Photographed by Laurie Douglas