Chanel's Favorite Camellia

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van LeOther stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van LeOther stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, white paper bag short outfits, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le
Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van LeOther stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le
Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le
Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, white summer outfits, white highwaisted shorts, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le
Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van LeOther stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le
Other stories white linen blend top and bottom, Chanel camellia velvet bag, easy summer outfit, one of a kind Chanel bag from Rebag, FOREVERVANNY, personal style blog by Van Le

I'm not sure how long it's been since I last had a full style post on the blog but I hope that this one caught you pleasantly surprised. I recently had the chance of coming back to NYC for a quick two weeks for some industry/work related things. Being away from NYC, meant being away from my core closet so it was nice to have a chance to review clothing I haven't touched in over a year and make some adjustments to it.

For the most part, I've always considered my NYC uniform as being more monochromatic and this white on white look couldn't have been more of testimony for that. Transparently, I have been working with &OtherStories for the past couple of years and was stoked when I saw their latest sustainable capsule that included these linen blends and eco-conscious pieces. By now you're probably already familiar with my efforts in pushing towards a more ethical/sustainable approach to fashion and my latest interview with Dialogue really made me want to solidify that from here on out. Hence, another reason why I was eager to share this look and talk about it.

Along with this look is also a pre-owned Chanel bag that I got a chance to borrow from Rebag while I'm stateside. I've always been hesitant towards buying pre-owned designer things knowing well that it's also another great way of practicing sustainability because I honestly didn't feel that it would be as great of a purchase as having something brand new, and prettily wrapped up.

Maybe being in Tokyo for the past year has really had a great effect on me, but I'm now such a sucker for more novelty pieces and things that are one of a kind. How I thought I would feel, versus how I really felt when I received this velvet camellia Chanel in the mail was such a juxtaposing feeling. Despite being so bold and colorful, I actually feel like it's such a character piece to add to any of my outfits that I've been wearing for the past week or so since having it. This bag is going right back to the team when I leave for Tokyo so feel free to snatch it up!



Top: &Otherstories
Pants: &Otherstories
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel Camellia Compartment Flap Bag Velvet/Leather via Rebag
Accessories: Monica Vinader Diamond Signature Bangle

Photo by Ying C.



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Cherry Blossom Season As A Local / 042019

Monday, June 17, 2019

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Roppongi Cherry Blossom Avenue, cherry blossom season in Tokyo, Spring in Tokyo / FOREVERVANNYCherry blossom underpass, cherry blossom spots in Roppongi, Spring in Tokyo, best spots to view cherry blossoms, Tokyo based style blogger FOREVERVANNY

April 2019 was one heck of a month for me this year. Not only did I get to spend my first Spring ever in Tokyo with Shun, but I also got so much company from close friends. From going on a road trip at the end of March with Brian to Christina and Sandra visiting for 3 weeks or so, it was quite eventful, to say the least. I'll keep it short since this post is way overdue and I don't quite remember all of my sentiments for everything that happened. Looking back, I just know for sure that next Spring in Japan is going to be even more spectacular.

Asides from all of the photo credits, you'll also find the location where each set of photos were taken. Hopefully, this will serve as a mini guide to where you can grab your cherry blossom shots next year from a local tourist like me.


Outfit
April 1, 2019
Cherry blossom underpass, cherry blossom spots in Roppongi, Spring in Tokyo, best spots to view cherry blossoms, Alpha Industries bomber jacket, Tokyo based style blogger FOREVERVANNY
Cherry blossom underpass, cherry blossom spots in Roppongi, Spring in Tokyo, best spots to view cherry blossoms, Tokyo based style blogger FOREVERVANNYCherry blossom underpass, cherry blossom spots in Roppongi, Spring in Tokyo, best spots to view cherry blossoms, Tokyo based style blogger FOREVERVANNY
Cherry blossom underpass, cherry blossom spots in Roppongi, Spring in Tokyo, best spots to view cherry blossoms, Tokyo based style blogger FOREVERVANNY

Coat: Alpha Industries
Top: Shopbop (similar Mara Hoffman)
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects

Photo by Brian N.
Shot in Roppongi, Tokyo

Outfit
April 5, 2019

Cherry blossom basen in Tokyo, row boats cherry blossom viewing, cherry blossom lake Tokyo, Spring activities in Tokyo, FOREVERVANNY
Cherry blossom basen in Tokyo, row boats cherry blossom viewing, cherry blossom lake Tokyo, Spring activities in Tokyo with friends, FOREVERVANNYCherry blossom basen in Tokyo, row boats cherry blossom viewing, cherry blossom lake Tokyo, Spring activities in Tokyo, cherry blossom portraits, pink slip dress,  FOREVERVANNYCherry blossoms in Tokyo, FOREVERVANNYCherry blossom basen in Tokyo, row boats cherry blossom viewing, cherry blossom lake Tokyo, Spring activities in Tokyo, cherry blossom portraits, pink slip dress,  FOREVERVANNY

Shirt: GAP Tee
Dress: &OtherStories
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: STAUD

Photo by Christina L.
Shot in Chidorigafuchi Park, Tokyo

Outfit
April 10, 2019

Cherry blossom, Shinjuku park in Tokyo, FOREVERVANNYCherry blossoms in Tokyo,  FOREVERVANNY

Top: &OtherStories
Pants: GRLFRND
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Sezané 'Croco Victor Bag'

Photo by Christina L.
Shot in Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Tokyo

Outfit
April 13, 2019

Piss Alley Shinjuku, Omoide Yokocho, places to eat in Shinjuku, yakitori, FOREVERVANNYPiss Alley Shinjuku, Omoide Yokocho, places to eat in Shinjuku, yakitori, FOREVERVANNYPiss Alley Shinjuku, Omoide Yokocho, places to eat in Shinjuku, yakitori, FOREVERVANNY

Top: Acne Studios
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Sezané 'Croco Victor Bag'

Photo by Christina L.
Shot in Shinjuku Piss Alley (Omoide Yokocho), Tokyo


Outfit
April 14, 2019
Cherry blossoms viewing locally, neighborhood cherry blossom spots, Itabashi Tokyo, personal style blog FOREVERVANNYCherry blossoms viewing locally, neighborhood cherry blossom spots, Itabashi Tokyo, personal style blog FOREVERVANNY
Cherry blossoms viewing locally, neighborhood cherry blossom spots, Itabashi Tokyo, personal style blog FOREVERVANNY

Linen Blazer: (similar &OtherStories)
Top: GAP Tee
Skirt: VICI
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Proenza Schouler

Photo by Shun S.
Shot in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

Outfit
April 21, 2019

Tokyo coffee shops, PELLS coffee and bar, denim jacket and blue dress, Loewe puzzle bag, Tokyo style blogger, FOREVERVANNYTokyo coffee shops, PELLS coffee and bar, denim jacket and blue dress, Loewe puzzle bag, Tokyo style blogger, FOREVERVANNYTokyo coffee shops, PELLS coffee and bar, denim jacket and blue dress, Loewe puzzle bag, Tokyo style blogger, FOREVERVANNY

Denim Jacket: Moontan via WCONCEPT
Dress: VICI
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle in 'Stone Blue'

Photo by Shun S.
Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo

Wearing
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Springing / 032019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Rooftop view of Tokyo Tower, Spring in Tokyo, Tokyo based personal style blogger FOREVERVANNY

It's better late than never, is not one of my favorite sayings, but one that I use pretty often on this journey of trying to document my life in a series of monthly blog posts. Here we are in June and I'm embarrassed to say that these are the things I did, wore, and digitally collected back in March. I'm not sure what exactly happened to most of my motivation for keeping these things consistent, but somehow I'm where I am now - and all I can do is try and catch up. With that said, I hope April and May's posts are coming soon to a screen near you.

March marked my very first Spring in Tokyo official, and I was actually looking forward to experiencing a local cherry blossom season that I generally miss when I visited late April previously. It also marked the calm before the storm as the events leading up to April seemed heavily packed, physically and emotionally.

Outfit
March 16, 2019

Camel and maroon outfit, Spring transitional outfit, hair pin trends, casual ways to wear hair barrettes, Tokyo based personal style blogger FOREVERVANNYCamel and maroon outfit, Spring transitional outfit, hair pin trends, casual ways to wear hair barrettes, Tokyo based personal style blogger FOREVERVANNY

Coat: United Arrows JP
Sweater: LNA via Shopbop
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: Chanel (similar)

Photo by Shun S.

Travels
Hong Kong
March 17-24, 2019

Hong Kong rooftop views, rooftops photo spots in Hong Kong

Shun and I did manage to take a quick trip to Hong Kong again (I know we said we'd be making the most out of our Asia location to explore other SEA countries, but we couldn't resist when tickets were dirt cheap last minute.) I've been meaning to put together a travel diary from our time there as well, but as you can tell- I'm in no position to make promises on when, or if that's even happening. It was definitely a much slower paced trip than our first visit a couple of years ago, and we also managed to finally cross off some photo spots that we skipped out on the very first time. Just writing about Hong Kong is making me crave a cup of milk tea from the grandmas and grandpa's shop on the corner. Oh ,and I definitely could go for another order of tea-smoked chicken from John Anthony's too.



Outfit
March 24, 2019

Polka dot dress layering for Spring in Tokyo, transitional outfit ideas for Tokyo cherry blossom season, Tokyo based personal style blogger FOREVERVANNYBlooming cherry blossoms, Tokyo cherry blossom hidden gems, cherry blossom photo ideas in TokyoBlooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo in March, best time to view cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Spring transitional outfits, slip dress layering with long sleeve knits

Coat: Mute by JL
Top: Uniqlo
Dress: Topshop via Nordstrom (similar from Réalisation)
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Shun S.

Travel
Tokyo Roadtrip to Nagoya, Nara, and Osaka
March 28, 2019

Osaka castle view with cherry blossoms, Osaka during the SpringNagoya shrine with cherry blossoms in the background, unique cherry blossom views in Japan, hidden gem for cherry blossom viewingNagoya cherry blossom views, unique cherry blossom viewing spots in JapanCouple feeding deer in Nara park with cherry blossom view, Nara Park Japan

Towards the end of March, we got a spontaneous visitor (my old friend Brian from SF). He came on a whim, and since the cherry blossoms barely bloomed in Tokyo, we decided that we would do a road trip from Tokyo all the way to Osaka to spot some in more quaint areas. It was only a three-day trip, but it really made me fell in love with Japan, and Tokyo even more. I couldn't help but feel super blessed to be where I am coming back from that trip. I mean, have you guys seen this photo that we captured of Mt. Fuji by a random lakeside (since we missed golden hour due to traffic).

Anyway, I'll end this month here since my thoughts are diluted by how long it has been since - but hopefully I'll be able to share more updated things from here on out.

Wearing
All pieces in this post



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Lots of Love / 022019

Friday, April 26, 2019

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Yellow Ginza Train in Tokyo, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.com

It might be a little too late to even write this now, but I'm forcing myself to press a few keys to make a few sentences so that I can put together this post that's way too overdue. The past few weeks, actually months - has been a blur. A good blur at least. I'm finally starting to feel more settled now, emotionally and physically.

February was such a love-filled month spent with Shun. It actually makes me take back everything I've thought about dating long distance the previous few years going through it.

Below are just some of the few outfits that I've worn during the month of February hoping that by documenting them, I can look back next year and see if I'm able to restyle any of the pieces I've worn here.


Fashion
February 6, 2019

Olive overcoat, layering outfits, white denim and sneakers, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.comOlive green coat and speckled knit, Proenza Schouler PS11, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.com

Coat: Mute by JL (oldie)
Sweater: via Shopbop
Pants: Uniqlo
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11

Self-portraits

Fashion
February 8, 2019
B-Low The Belt rhinestone belt, Maison Margiela coat, navy and grey coat, boyfriend denim outfit, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.com



Coat: Maison Margiela (similar)
Top: Gap
Pants: GRLFRND
Belt: B-LOW The Belt
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Staud

Photo by Shun S.





Fashion
February 16, 2019

Black destroyed sweater with leopard skirt, satin leopard print skirt, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.comLeopard skirt outfit, Acne Studios Jensen boots, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Destroyed Knit
Skirt: Similar Leopard Skirt
Shoes: Acne Studios
Bag: J.W Anderson Pierce Mini

Self-portraits

Fashion
February 17, 2019

Grey Everlane boots, faux fur moto jacket, neutral winter outfits, Personal Style Blogger based in New York and Tokyo Van Le - FOREVERVANNY.com

Working with Everlane has been something I wasn't expecting to happen while I was in Tokyo. But I'm so glad I got this opportunity. More on this outfit in a separate post 'No Grey Days'.

Coat: ASTR the Label via Shopbop (on sale)
Top: Everlane (c/o)
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Everlane (c/o)
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag (Stone Blue)

Photo by Shun S.

Wearing
All pieces in this post





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