I am always a fans of pencil skirt. I think it helps to lengthen one’s body figure, especially for petite girl. When you tuck in the top into the skirt, it will also accentuate the body curvature. I bought this light grey pencil skirt last year from Banana Republic, and it has been my all time favorite. I can wear it casually, pair with T-shirt or tank top, and white sneaker. Or, like what I am wearing here, a bit dressed up or for work. I am pairing with a Tippi yellow sweater from J.Crew. I like how the sweater is not too loose, which it also goes well with the shape of the pencil skirt. I also like the color combination. The yellow pops out when it contrasts with the grey.
I will be taking off tonight to Hong Kong. I know I won’t have time to have new post for my blog for the next two weeks, so now I am rushing to get this post up. I will have more posts about my trip after I come back. In the meantime, please follow me on my Instagram @Jennisssy for travel updates.
The past weekend I started to pack for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo. I am leaving this Thursday for two weeks. Since I have a busy work schedule during weekdays, so I packed over the weekend. When it comes to packing for trip, it is always a long and thoughtful process for me. I am not that type of person who is able to pack light. Although always attempted to try, but……!! Also, it depends on the destinations and the activities. For Hong Kong, I know I will be meeting up with friends and dining out a lot; for Tokyo, I will be shopping, sightseeing, dining, and strolling around. So, I like to prepare, mix and match my outfits for each day. That includes shoes, bags, and accessories. Somehow, I always pack more outfits than I actually need. I usually would prepare extra outfits for activities that I might do (but might not). Such as……maybe I will go for a hike? to the beach? or heels to parties and drinks? Does this scenario sound familiar to you? Do you have any tips on packing?
Finally back to sunny and warmer weather the past two weekends, despite of few week nights of heavy rains. My mood usually gets better during sunny days, and I finally feel that I am in the Spring season and wearing lighter clothing. At the moment, it is also the cherry blossom season. You can visit Golden Gate Park and see the blooming cherry trees. The past Sunday, I attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown, which I had not been for many years. It was packed with people. Traditionally, besides the music, games, shopping for souvenirs, Japanese food was the biggest attraction. I went there with an empty stomach since I wanted to try their food stalls. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try any of them because all the lines were way too long. I was too hungry to wait, so just had some bits in a nearby restaurant.
I always like to add some colors to my outfit, especially during the Spring season, and here I am wearing an orange loose sweater. I am pairing it with a pair of black and white pattern sloan fit pants and silver heels. I can wear this outfit to work, since my firm doesn’t require me to wear very formal attire. Or in a causal weekend, I can change my heels to flats, and strolling in the park. I like to wear loose sweater, not only it is comfortable, but I can also play around with different styles. Here, since the sweater is hip length, I half-tuck the front part into the pants and roll up the sleeve to 3/4 length to create the polished look.