Happy New Year 2012!!!

Wow! Only one more day and 2012 is here. Excited??? Yes. Scared?? Yes..It seems like the older you get, the faster time goes… I’m excited for the New Year to come because I know that every New Year will be a great year.
I already said this, but I ‘d like to say it again and thank you all for your wonderful continuing support and your love of my blog. I greatly appreciate it and I hope your support and love continue on into next year.
I wish you and your loved ones a new year full of love, peace, happiness, health, prosperity…and may your wishes come true!!!
Here is a flashback of some of my favorite places where I traveled throughout the past year. Hope you enjoy it. HAPPY 2012!! xo…Hanh :)
Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Mondello, a seaside town in Italy.

Waikiki Beach, US.

Paris, France.

New York, US.

Rome, Italy.

Venice, Italy.

Barcelona, Spain.

Pompeii, Italy.

Punta Mita, Mexico.

Deer Valley Mountain, US.

Lake Tahoe, US.

Corona del Mar beach, US.

La Valletta, Malta.


Florence, Italy.

Lake Saint Cassien, France.

Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Thank you everyone!!! See you next year!! xo….
PS: Don’t forget to enter to win $150 Giveaway Gift-New Year Fashion Resolution!

Giveaway Gift-New Year Fashion Resolution

I can’t believe that it’s almost 2012! I’d love to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you all for your wonderful continuing support and your love of my blog. I appreciated it very much and I hope your support and love continue on into next year.

What are your New Year 2012 fashion resolutions? For me, the year 2012, I will: shop less-make more new looks from my existing clothes from my closet, wear matching underwear, and wear a great accessory everyday.
Tell me your fashion resolution to WIN $150. Can’t wait to hear what you have planned. For your chance to win it, here are the three rules that you must follow:
  1. Tell me your top three fashion resolution of 2012.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and re-tweeting the following message (even if you already have followed me, you MUST re-tweeting the following message). Here is the message: Follow @Lifeintravel and RT to win New Year Fashion Resolution Giveaway $150 http://life-in-travel.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-year-fashion-resolution-giveaway.html (doing this rule will give double your chance to win)
  3. Follow me on Bloglovin (if you haven’t done it yet)

Here are terns and conditions:

  • The deadline to enter is January 4th at 12:00 AM (Dallas’s time)
  • A winner will be randomly picked and announced here on the next day.
  • Finally, everyone can enter the giving away.

Thank you for visiting! And Good Luck to you all!!! Happy 2012!!! xo…Hanh :)

Here is the flashback some of my outfits which I wore throughout 2011. Hope you enjoy it!

Winter Time

Hello my fellow readers, I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends on Christmas. And thank you everyone for the sweet Christmas wishes!! I truly had an amazing time. I was blessed to be with my family and friends. That’s the best present of this Christmas. Now, I’m heading to Utah with my family for a skiing trip and will bring home a lot of beautiful snow photos to share with you. Stay warm and have a lovely day! xo…Hanh :)

Happy Holidays!!!

Hello my dear readers! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and an upcoming year filled with love, laughter!
Thank you everyone for the love and continuing support in the past years!! I love you all!!! xo…Hanh :)

Balenciaga Polka Dot Top

I wore this Balenciaga polka dot sheer top before. I styled it with gray sequine jacket and wide leg jeans. Another time, I styled it with leather shorts and Charlotte Olympia red velvet wedges. This time, I styled it with my old Proenza skirt and my new Mcqueen shoes. Underneath the Balenciaga top was NhaKhanh thumb holed mesh top.

Thank you everyone who entered the Holidays Giveaway Gift! Congratulation to Mom Daughter Style; the winner of this holiday giveaway gift! Please, contact me for your shipping info (name, shipping address, email address, phone number, dress size. All info kept private and used for one time mailing only)

Please, stay tuned because I’m hosting the “Fashion’s Blog World Inspiration” contest after the Holidays. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to think about your fabulous outfit for this contest.

Thank you everyone for reading! and Happy Holidays!! xo…Hanh :)

The New Power Pairing for Winter

The cold days are here, wearing big chunky cardigans or over-sized sweaters is a fun way to keep us warm and cozy. There are so many ways to pair it; with jeans, leather leggings, shorts skirt, maxi skirt (if you’re tall)…You can throw on a fabulous scarf, gloves, amazing boots, or add a touch of fur…there! You look so cozy and stylish.
And here is my new power pairing for winter: in this outfit, I wanted an exciting, fun, young, sexy look, but chic. So, I paired this sweater with gray leopard printed shorts from Tobi and my old Jill Sander high thigh boots. Of course, this consignment blue fur stole and a Chanel mini bag gave a touch of fanciness. I wore this outfit for my past Sunday casual afternoon date with my man while the kids enjoyed playing at grandma’s house.

Okay! I think this Chanel mini bag is so sexy. More its picture below.
My old Dries van Noten sunglasses.

I’ve had these Jill Sander high thigh boots for many years, every fall/winter, I’m excited to bring them out. I love the structure of the heels and how you can rumple them to be knee length boots (as showed in the last two pictures).

I found this Alexander Wang sweater to be a very nice design. The zipper detail, the pointy sides, and the back design made it COOL.

Thank you everyone for reading!
And Please, don’t forget to enter to win the Holiday Giveaway Gifts! Good luck!!
Have a wonderful day!! xo…Hanh

Holidays Giveaway Gift

Hello my sweet readers! I hope you’re doing well! I’d like to take this post as an opportunity to say a big thank you to you all for your love and continuing support for my blog in the past years! You’re my inspiration, my blog wouldn’t be here without you. I greatly appreciate your time to read the blog and your kind comments. As the holidays are around the corner, Shabby Apple and I are giving away a beautiful dress and a cool necklace.
This beautiful Madison Ave dress as the gift to you from Shabby Apple was featured on O magazine. And the cool Isabel Marant Collection horn necklace below is the gift from me.
The value of the two gifts: $300

Shabby Apple is an online boutique. They offer flirty, stylish dress a woman can wear just as comfortably in the office, at a family dinner, or on a date. Shabby Apple is a fashion company for women, by women, and of women. And because they are dedicated to the success of women, a percentage of all their proceeds go to charities that benefit women and children. Please, check out the Shabby Apple site. They also offer Life-in-travel readers a 10% off coupon and enter the code “lifeintravel10off” at check out. This coupon will expire 30 days after today.
Here are the rules:
  1. Leave a comment about how you would style the dress.
  2. “Like” Shabby Apple on facebook, then leave me a comment saying you did so.
  3. Follow me on Bloglovin (I understand many of you may have already , so thank you so much)
  4. Follow me on Twitter and Shabby Apple’s twitter and re-tweeting the following message: Follow @Lifeintravel @shabbyapple and RT to win Madison Ave dress + Isabel Marant necklace http://life-in-travel.blogspot.com/2011/12/holidays-giveaway-gift.html Doing this rule will give double your chance to win.
Here are terns and conditions:
  • There are no exchanges for the winning dress.
  • The deadline to enter is December 20th 2011 at 12:00AM (Dallas’s time).
  • I will randomly pick a winner and the winner will be announced here on the next day.
  • Finally, everyone can enter the giving away.
Good luck to you all!! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!! xo…Hanh :)

Modern + Classic Tradition

Before you see these pictures below, please ignore my unpleasant face :) The sun was so strong that I couldn’t relax my eyes and face. I needed sunglasses. Lol!! I had no time to retake. Oh! Well, the important thing here is the outfit to share.
I intended to design this dress to pair with my old MMMargiela leather shorts. I wanted this look to be a mix of modern and classic Vietnamese tradition; yet surely, the look has its own character. It’s unexpected pairing! I really love the way these shoes paired with this outfit; kinda Lady Gaga, and the leather choker reminds me of Hmong people (French gave them the name Montagnards; mountain people) jewelry, a perfect element for this look.
About the dress, when I designed it, I was thinking it should be a versatile one. You can pair it with high waisted wide leg jeans, skinny jeans, leather leggings, trousers, pencil skirt, or even maxi pleated skirt…whatever you pair it with, it still gives you an unexpected asymmetric look and that’s the fun. You also give it a fancy or casual look by styling with different accessories…
A big thanks to NhaKhanh for doing the pattern and sewing to put together this dress!!

Over the shoulders was Celine shearling cropped jacket.

Jeffrey Campbell Night Walk pumps from Solestruck are one of my amazing shoes. Actually, they’re comfy and easy to walk in.

This leather choker is one of the more striking pieces from Sue Gragg’s jewelry Holiday Collection. Her designs are stunning. She is a talented lady and a very sweet friend of mine. I actually wore this outfit to attend her jewelry show last Tuesday. It was an amazing show.
Thank you everyone for reading! Have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead! x0…Hanh.

Chanel Accesories

In this outfit, you will see that I styled it with two different accessories. For the first look, I paired with the Chanel 2.55 black lambskin classic double flap bag which I found at Vintage Martini. Although it is a second hand bag, but it’s new and in flawless condition. I was so lucky to get it for an unbelievably great deal. The previous owner of this bag passed away :( and Ken, the owner of Vintage Martini, got almost all of her wardrobe and broght it to his store. Would you buy something like that, that has a spooky story behind it?

For the second look, I paired the outfit with the Chanel necklace. As you see, I didn’t carry the Chanel bag in this look, I think it’s too much if they pair together. Be careful when you style with a lot of Chanel accessories into one outfit, don’t over do, it could look so tacky.

I love pairing the long leather gloves with a sweater vest or vest jacket. It’s cool!

And here what I wore underneath the MMMargiela tailed sweater vest: Cosabella lace crop top, Wang racerback tank top, J Brand bianca jeans, and gloves from Barneys.

Thank you everyone for reading and have a wonderful week ahead! xo…Hanh.


A lot of blue in this look. I know. I wanted this intense blue outfit to contrast with this vivid orange Celine bag, creating unexpected color pairing, a striking color-blocked look. I special ordered these trousers in blue from the Nha Khanh line (they’re actually just available in pink or black). What do you think? The blue also nicely enhances my mid-night black hair color which I colored myself with Clairol semi permanent a couple weeks ago. It’s just a little change of hair color tone for a warm look and fun for the winter.
Blue is my obsessing color right now. This brilliant blue shade makes such a big statement and is perfect for attending holiday parties. You will stand out in the crowd. Yet, you look new and different among people who traditionally wear the black or red or even shimmer gold… I wore this outfit to attend the Forty Five Ten boutique’s holiday party last night and got so many nice compliments. I only wish I could have had my nails in shimmer silver or matte white polish.
Styling with Club Monaco turtle neck sweater, fur stole from INA consignment store in Soho, and YsL Rouge Pur 52.

Thank you everyone for reading and have a fabulous weekend! xoHanh :)
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