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UNIQLO

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NINO BRAND TOP & NECKLACE | UNIQLO ANKLE PANTS | STUART WEITZMAN SHOES 

When Uniqlo approached me for a collaboration, I have to admit I was a bit hesitate. Uniqlo is well know for their basics and I didn’t think it fitted the edgy aesthetic of MSP. But little did I know, the pieces blended in seamlessly and I actually have these ankle pants in my favorites pile. They are ultra comfortable and well tailored to my petite-ness! Go Uniqlo!

MIA STATUS

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ZARA HAT / NINO BRAND JACKET / ZARA TOP / TOPSHOP JEANS/ XEVANA NECKLACE/ LOUBOUTIN HEELS

I think its about time I explained my MIA status.

Well for one, I was working in Los Angeles for the good part of the beginning of 2015. Yay, work! In addition, some planned vacations and celebrations took up a bit of my busy life. But that should not be  good reason for not posting right?

Well to be honest, I was thinking about retiring Mai Style Pages. I knew the blog was still able to produce great content and the readership still remained strong. However, working across the coast in LA and sometimes in NYC met I couldn’t always shoot. I’m not as fortunate as some bloggers, who travel with their photographer/partner and could shoot all the time. My photographer and I both work outside of the blog, limiting our time to work together.

I hated not being able to commit 100% to anything especially something I loved so much. Sophie and I are both perfectionist, I liked to think her more-so than me. We have scraped tons of photos because we didn’t think it was the best we could do! But after several weeks and some convincing, I am back. I am just going to have to re-prioritize my life to include the blog and some time with the hubs while I am it!

I’ve missed you…. These are some photos we shoot a while back. Hence my blonde hair. Oh, have I mentioned I’m returned to my dark roots. It’s a story for another post.

 

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COAT / TOP (ALTERNATIVE) / JEANS

Sorry for the extended absence. I’ve had a lack of internet and laptop access while snowboarding in the mountains of Italy! The hubs and I spent a blissful 10 days in Cortina, enjoying the snow, the 3 hour Italian lunches and 4 hour dinners. The Italians really know how to enjoy themselves! We surely submerged ourselves in the culture through our dining experience, bottles of wine and a group of new friends we made while snowboarding. I’m currently in Salt Lake City, on a job here and finally have access to a laptop to post.

So lets talk about greys! Greys have been such a good transition color for me through the fall and winter. Still at sleek as white, but easier to care for. Greys have been a great alternative to camel and neutrals. I would say, greys are the modern day beige in fashion and even wall paint! What are your thoughts on greys? Is it the new neutral?

 

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NECKLACE / CROP TOP  (ZARA OLD) / SHEER TOP (URBN OLD)  / PANTS / BOOTS (ZARA OLD) SIMILAR HERE 

Happy New Year everyone! 2014  was so amazing to me!  I spent an entire 5 weeks in Asia, snowboarding in Japan,  eating my way through Shanghai, island hoping in Indonesia and endless shopping in Seoul, South Korea. It was the first time I had travelled alone in a different country. It helped me realized how strong and independent I could be and  for the first time I came back feeling extremely calm. It could have been all the yoga at sunset or simply surrounding myself with friends who appreciated all the little things in life.  There was such a big change in my attitude that when I got home even my friends noticed. 2014 has been the most positive I have ever been in life. I believed in my dreams, and went chasing it by living in New York for the summer. I have even found the up-side of living in Delaware. I’m eating better and working out now at a Crossfit gym. I’m totally obsessed. I also made one New Year Resolution, the same one I made to  myself every year; to get abs. I started today Jan.5.2015. Clean eat and working is my new lifestyle change not just a fad diet. I hope to show you some progress next month! Thank you for following me on this journey.

Have an extremely blessed year filled with love, laughter an positivity everyone!

BEST FIT

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These TOPSHOP jeans are probably the best fitting denim I have purchase in a very long time. The best part is it comes in PETITE and the inseam is 28″ which means it grazes just about the ankle. I have seriously worn it every time I’ve been out in the last 2 weeks. And no stretch at all at the bum and knees! Which means I also bought them in white!

 

TOP/ NECKLACE / DENIM & HERE / SHOES PHILLIP LIM & SIMILIAR HERE

 

DARK SIDE

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I am moving on over to the dark side. My hair is in transition to go back to platunium blonde since I had grown my roots out for the last 4 months. When there is more than an inch of root it takes about 3 bleaches before I get platinium, so as of right now I am a light brown. What do you think? I think its a pretty cool shade, I just prefer blonde right now.  On to the other dark side! I’m wearing black. I almost never wear black. In fact, black has always been my last color option, but lately I have found why everyone loves it so much.

 

NOT JUST WHITE

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No, I don’t just wear white. :) I love white and the majority of my wardrobe is white but I am actually a huge color and print lover. If you were with me since the beginning you would know I love mixing color and prints. Just a quick reminder of me in color www.maistylepages.blogspot.com oh and long dark hair! Woah!

 

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TOP & BOOTS : ZARA

BRACELETS: COMING SOON TO MSP SHOP

I am often asked as a stylist, “What are your favorite trends ?” My answer is probably disappointing to most because I’m not a huge fan of trends. Not to say that I haven’t purchase a piece of clothing or accessory that is on “trend” this season. Trends are almost unavoidable because it is what is often available to consumers.

This past year, I have given away 75% of my wardrobe to edit and refocus on my style. When I shop, I am usually mindful of how often I can wear an item and how many times I can restyle it to get the most use. But if you keep in mind,  classics like well tailored button down blouses and over-the-knee black boots are essential. Classics are worth the splurge and will always be a staple in your wardrobe.

 

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Happy Monday! This was an outfit I wore to New York Fashion Week this past September.  Sometimes wearing all white can be mundane, thus I have been trying to add elements of texture in when I can. Neoprene is one of my favorite fabrics, it can add a structure and a dash of fun without weigh an outfit down. Everything that I  style, I try to find something that makes each outfit special. Because the button down shirt and midi skirt felt almost like upgrade office wear,  I added the skirt (top) to give a bit of a  special flare.

SHIRT : CLUB MONACO

NEOPRENE: H & M

SKIRT: PURCHASED IN KOREA

BRACELETS: MSP CUFFS