Life in Pink

Wearing: Lanvin dress, Tai cross bracelet, Sue Gragg bracelets and earrings, Christian Louboutin pumps, and Rebecca Minkoff mini box bag (similar here).

We have another good two months until Fall, but I was out of patience and dying to wear these pink fur Christian Louboutin pumps. They’re so sexy and fabulous.  I wore this pink Lanvin dress long ago and named the post “La via en Rose”. This time, I named the post “Life in Pink”.  Pink is my all time favorite color, doesn’t matter what shade it is. There’s so much pink here, so to make it’s not overpowering by styling the look with Rebecca Minkoff nude/neon yellow mini bag to break the pink. It gave this look as a color-block look. Also, I kept my jewelry simple.

The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. The color pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be fine. The color pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us, it can also remind you of earlier childhood memories, associated with the tender love of your mother. I love pink! How about you?

Photos by my husband.

Wishing you a lovely day and thank you for visiting! xo…Hanh :)

PS: Don’t forget to enter giveaway gifts here. Good luck to you all!! :)

Giveaway Gift

I was in New York city and viewed the exhibition of “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversation” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s very inspirational. While I was viewing this amazing exhibit, I felt so blessed and I thought of you, my dear readers!  So, I brought home with me this extra book, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversation. I’d love to give it away as a gift to show my appreciation for your unconditional love, and your continuing support of my blog.  One lucky reader will win this book and along with one surprise beautiful necklace from my vintage jewelry collection. You should follow these 3 steps (no skipping steps) and I will randomly pick a winner:

      1. Like Life-in-Travel Facebook Fan page here.

      2. Click on ‘Like Facebook’ below to like.  Click on ‘Share Facebook’ below to share.

      3. Leaving a comment when you are done with the two steps above.

Extra step: Tweet about this post @lifeintravel (if you have Twitter) Or instagram it @lifeintravel (if you have Instagram). If you do this step, you will get another cool surprise gift.

In this book, the 308-page catalogue has more than 200 vintage and newly photographed images of the designers' work (Schiaparelli and Prada), and a smaller "book-within-abook" featuring more extensive "impossible conversations' between these two Italian designers from different periods of time, focusing on how the women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches.

 This giveaway gift contest will open for 10 days and will close on August 6th at 12:oopm CST time.

Good luck to everyone! Wishing you a lovely day! xo…Hanh :)

Summer in Canada

This was in Victoria city, Canada. Wearing: Rag and Bone Jeans, Kelly Wearstler pink metallic top-special edition for Forty Five Ten boutique (I just love this top. Click here to see how I styled it in my previous look), Prada smoking lips heel sandals (purchased on sale at Bergdorfs), vintage Persian necklace, vintage Tibetan cuff, and sunnies from Urban Outfitter.

Thank you everyone for visiting and have a wonderful day! xo…Hanh :)

Victoria City, Vancouver Island

Victoria city is the capital city of British Colombia, Canada, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver island. It’s a nice city to hang out in for a couple days. The fun area is around the Inner Victoria harbor, the Fairmont Empress hotel, and the British Columbia parliament building. The parts that we enjoyed the most were the experience of high tea with our kids at the Fairmont Empress hotel, visiting Butchart gardens, and whale watching.

Butchart gardens offers fifty acres of floral finery. It has the most beautiful gardens. One of my favorite is the Japanese garden. I always love visiting Japanese gardens. It’s such a serene landscape and gives you a feeling of calm and peace. Here are some pictures of Butchart gardens.

It was our first time to do whale watching. It was an exiting trip to go out on the ocean and watch those wild big whales.

Thank you everyone for visiting and have a wonderful day!! xo…Hanh :)

Life•in•Style Label

For creative, I wore the back of the collar to the front. It looks beautiful this way as well. You can wear this beautiful piece so many ways with your many different outfits.

Every time I’ve worn this Life-in-Travel collar, I’ve received so many nice compliments. I’ve also received so many emails asking if I sell it. That gave me inspiration and I’m excited to let you know that Life-in-Travel now has its own label called “Life•in•Style”. Life-in-Travel collar is now available for purchase as a limited edition piece. Contact me and place your orders while you can!! (first come first serve-I’m taking your orders from now to August 11th). And here is how I wore the collar with Nhakhanh lace top in the past post.

The collar is made from French lace and fine leather. It’s $350 in black and $400 in hot pink.

Wearing: Life-in-Travel collar designed by Life-in-Style and split hem tunic also by Life-in-Style. Maison Martin Margiela leather shorts (similar here) and nude bodysuit. Holst+Lee bracelet (similar here), Sue Gragg cross earrings, Rebecca Minkoff mini box bag (similar here), and Christian Louboutin lady daf.

Photos by Kristi and Scot from StyleSheet.

Thank you everyone for visiting and have a wonderful day!! xo…Hanh :)

Wrist Rainbow

Don’t be afraid to mix materials; it only makes the look more individual.  I like seeing the blend of textures-braids tangle with beads, semiprecious stones, pave’ diamonds, and simple rope. It’s the same thing with colors; gold mixed with silver, rainbow it up. Start with one, and go from there. Bracelets are meant to give you extra attitude, and add statement to your wrist.

Wearing: random bracelet from Gap, Hermes, Tai, Holst + Lee, The Woods, Fenton Fallon, Madewell, Stella McCartney. You can find  similar here and here.

Most of my pictures here from my Instagram, make sure follow me on Instagram @lifeintravel for instance daily picture updates!

Thank you everyone for visiting and have a wonderful day! xo…Hanh :)

Vancouver City

Vancouver is a very pretty, clean, big, and fun city. It seems to me 50% Asian on the street and sometimes you will spot young people in Japanese street-style. Asian culture is influencing this city, especially food.  You also will see many Chinese Warrior statues around the town.  Talking about food, it is very good here. There are a lot of food trucks around ( they even have a Dim Sum food struck) and you’ll be surprised how good their food is. Here are some restaurants I highly recommend.  Kamei Royale-it’s casual Japanese cuisine, while Miku and Hapa Izakaya are more unique. Kirin is a Chinese restaurant specializing in dim sum style- best quality dim sum.  Cin Cin is a great Italian wood fired cucina, if you’re tired of Asian food. Western style restaurants around Vancouver Convention Center have good food but not excellent, although they have a beautiful view of waterfront and harbor (fun area). Oh! Don’t miss Bella Gelateria, a ice-cream store, it has got 2012 best ice-cream award in Florence Ice-cream Festival. I gained 6 pounds because of their ice-cream, my favorite flavor was black sesame-so yummy! Also, I really like the modern architecture here, there are many cool buildings around. Vancouver is a fun city and there are a lot of cool activities for you to do.  You could get on “Hop-on Hop-off” buses (it’s everywhere), harbor cruises, seaplanes tour, river rafting, whale watching,..or spend your day at Grouse Mountain (great zip-lining here).

Vancouver harbor at Canada Place and Convention Center. It's a great fun and pretty area to hang out.

The view of Vancouver city and its harbor from the other side, when we biked on Sea Wall trail (10km-about 6miles) around Stanley Park. Lion Gate bridge.

Different view of famous Lion Gate bridge.

The city reminds me of New York city but smaller. You will see many Chinese Warrior statues around the town.

We spent our day at the Grouse Mountain-the peak of Vancouver. There was still some snow when we were there. While my kids stood on the snow, my little girl said: "It's miracle that it still has snow in July". Actually, It's so cool to see snow in July.

The Eye of The Wind. It's 20 stories high and sits on top of the Grouse Mountain. It's the best spot for seeing the stunning panoramic views as you see in the picture above.

Thank you everyone for reading and have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!! xo…Hanh :)

White and Blue

Hi everyone from Vancouver, I’m still out of town and miss you all. I’d like to thank Kristi and Scot for sending me these photos of this outfit which I wore last month before my Pacific Northwest trip. Their photography is always beautiful.

All white look for summer is ease and elegance, adding a pop of color is always fun and refreshing. I especially like pairing white with blue, or white with bright pink. I always adore this Hermes scarf, not only because  its design but also because it was a gift from my special sweet friend. This is my new way to wear it. I also think the prints and colors of the scarf would style well with my beloved Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte wedges. Talking about these wedges, they are from Rodarte Spring 2011 RTW collection and I was so lucky to get them on sale for 70% off at Barneys. This is my first time to wear them and share here.  Because of their special design, I would display them on a fashion book at my cocktail table. :)

About this Yohji Yamamoto shirt dress, it was also on final sale at Forty Five Ten past seasons. I love things on sale, don’t you? I often bring this dress out for summer. Once, I styled it with United Nude wooden sandals, another time I styled it with heel booties, sometimes I wore it loose as a beach cover-up dress with a pair of beach sandals, and this time I styled it with these wedges to fancy it up. Things that I like about this shirt dress are that it has short long hem’s length, side pockets, and it’s over size.

Wearing: Forever 21 shorts underneath Yohji Yamamoto shirt dress, Rodarte wedges, Hermes scarf, Valentino belt, Sue Gragg cross earrings, and Holst+Lee bracelet.

Photography by Kristi and Scot from StyleSheet.

Thank you everyone for reading! Have a lovely weekend! xo…Hanh :)

HOLST + LEE Jewelry

Here are a few shot details of my outfit that I’m wearing for my post coming up. Rebecca Minkoff handbag, HOLST + LEE bracelet.

Rochelle Lee.

 When I was in New York city, I was lucky to run into Natalie Holst, one of designers for HOLST + LEE  jewelry line. HOLST+LEE is a New York based fashion collaboration between Natalie Holst and Rochelle Lee. They’re both from the south and moved to New York. I had talked to Rochelle and she is from Austin, TX. They’re both young and talented ladies. I’m absolutely in love with their jewelry line-beautiful colors, all handmade, and unique.  Another cool thing that I like their designs is that the clasp is a magnet, so you also connects to another bracelet to became a choker. Click here to learn more about their line. Here are my favorite pieces from HOLST + LEE, please click on the following links to view- here, here, here, and here. Or you could click on my ‘Currently Obsessed’ page on your right hand-side panel to see more.

Photos by Kristi and Scot from StyleSheet.

Thank you everyone for reading! Have a wonderful day! xo…Hanh :)

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