Catching Up / 09-102019

December 12, 2019

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Portugal window balcony view / Catching Up / 09-102019 - Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

I'll keep this one short since I've officially run out of excuses for these delayed monthly posts. To recall from my very very faint memory of September and October, I can only say that there was a lot of moving around. If you were following along, you'd know that Shun and I took a quick Euro trip to visit Portugal early September. We came back and lived hermit life to let our financials recover due to the crazy expenses incurred from the rough end to the trip. In October, a very close friend of mine, Zoe, came to visit for a couple of weeks. While showing her around and playing tourist with her, I also got to do a quick getaway to Kyoto with her as well.

As there are only November and December left in the year, I hope that I can deliver them before 2020 arrives.

Outfit
September 6, 2019
Casual summer look with shorts and blazer / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comSummer casual style, personal style, t-shirt and blazer look / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Blazer: JP
Top: GAP
Pants: AGOLDE 
Shoes: Common Projects

Photo by Shun S.


Travel
Kyoto

Kyoto kimono in the rain / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comAWOMB Kyoto, Japanese set meals / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comAWOMB restaurant in Kyoto / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Outfit
September 14, 2019
Summer ribbed knit dress, casual style, simple knitted dress / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comCasual Tokyo style, ribbed dress and white sneakers / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Knit Dress: &Otherstories
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
September 16, 2019
Unique wooden building in Tokyo, Tokyo wooden architecture, simple casual outfit / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comWooden building portrait, simple tee and sharp Le Spec shades / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com


Top: GAP
Pants: Aritzia
Shoes: Ancient Greek Sandals
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11
Sunglasses: Le Spec

Photo by Shun S.

Travel
Portugal
September 18-26, 2018

Portugal travel outfits, sneaker outfits for travel, beige jumpsuit and sneakers, simple outfits in Lisbon / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comPasteis de nata in Portugal, beige jumpsuit, simple monochromatic outfit / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comPortugal travel photos / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comPorto travel photo ideas, pink dress in Porto, Portugal travel outfit ideas / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

For a full photo-diary recap of my trip to Porto and Lisbon.

October

Outfit
October 14, 2019

Ribbed knit and leopard satin skirt outfit, casual slip skirt with sneakers, oversized knit and slip skirt / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comSimple oversized sweater and skirt outfit ideas, casual sweater outfit, chunky ribbed knit sweater / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Sweater: Acne Studios Ribbed Knit
Leopard Skirt: (similar here)
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
October 20, 2019

Blazer coat outfit, simple beige and black outfit / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comSimple beige and black outfit, black blazer outfit ideas / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com
Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku Tokyo, Tokyo travel outfit ideas, blazer dress and sneakers / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com
Blazer dress and sneakers / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comBlazer dress and sneakers outfit / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com



Ribbed Knit Top: (similar here)
Blazzer/Dress: Billie The Label
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
October 25, 2019

Monochromatic white outfit idea, Loewe puzzle bag blue, statement bag outfit idea / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comAll white outfit ideas, casual white on white look, monochromatic fall style /Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Ribbed Knit Top: (similar here)
Shirt Jacket: MANGO
Pants: Trave Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
October 28, 2019

Pink cardigan and baby blue outfit, casual sneaker outfit ideas / Personal Style Blog by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Billie The Label
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle bag

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Cherry Blossom Season As A Local / 042019

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

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Press to Resume / 012019

February 25, 2019

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Cafe Felix, pretty New York coffee shops, floral wallpaper cafe, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Don’t get used to this regular-posts-type thing that I’ve been able to maintain in the past month or so. It’s still only the very beginning of the year, and honestly, the most productive I’ll ever be. You’ll be back to one post per month by April- I promise.

Nothing much has been happening, and I’m kind of enjoying the peacefulness of it all, for once. Last year around this time, I was drowning in emails and desperately looking for all excuses to escape my digital cell of a life. A lot of people, especially those ‘hustling’ via social media tend to glorify the idea of being busy, and working hard- and if that’s the kind of shit that’ll motivate you, then you won’t find it by reading anything I have to say.

Don’t get me wrong, I used to be there too. At 22, I felt like I had my whole life planned out. I knew exactly where I wanted to be at 24, then 25, and 28- but guess what, I could care less about how old I am anymore and what I’ll be doing in 6 months, let alone next year. I’ve found comfort in the fact that you can plan your life out a certain way, but life just has its own plans for you too. The best form of medicine to keep you sane through it all is just to take it with a grain of salt.

January was quite the month to start off 2019. It felt like it was eight weeks long as opposed to four. And now that’ll make me feel like February is only here for a week or so.

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Fashion: Brand Work
January 7, 2019

Fire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com
Fire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comFire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

One of my highlights in New York was linking up with these two creatives making a difference in sustainable fashion by launching a re/up-cycled denim brand straight out of college. Morgan and Greg were such a fresh of breath air to have a conversation with as it seems like they were truly invested in what they were doing and the differences that they were making despite how labor intensive it is in customizing pretty much each product that they produce. As a partnership with them, I picked out these vintage up-cycled denim pair that was color-blocked and linked together with belt loops that are often overlook when you think about recycling denim.

Top: &Other Stories
Pants: AndAgain c/o
Shoes: Acne Studios

Shot in Bronx, NY - Self-portraits

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Shopbop Sale Picks

I've always been a big fan of Shopbop, especially during the sales periods. Spring is just around the corner and I've linked quite a few things that I'm currently keeping in my cart waiting for this. It was pretty mild this winter for me, so I haven't been able to play around with much layerings or anything like that. It certainly does make me gravitate towards more florals and color-block prints to add depth to my outfits.

Look out for pieces that are labeled *Key Styles* and you can get 15% off $200+, 20% off $500+, or 25% off $800+ orders that include both sales and full price items.



Fashion
January 10, 2019

Rainy outfit, winter white outfits, monochromatic looks for winter, shearing jacket and burbery scarf, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comRainy outfit, winter white outfits, monochromatic looks for winter, shearing jacket and burbery scarf, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com




  Coat: ASTR the Label via Shopbop
Sweater: Acne Studios
Pants: Uniqlo
Shoes: Common Projects
Scarf: Burberry
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Ying C. 

Fashion
January 13, 2019

Maman Hudson coffeeshop, cute New York coffee shops, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Cecilie Copenhagen
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Meli Melo

Shot at Maman Hudson - Photo by Zoe Y.

Fashion
January 20, 2019

Tokyo vending machines, olive green coat outfits, how to dress for Tokyo in the fall, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Olive Coat: Mute By JL (similar here)
Top: &Other Stories
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Acne Studios
Bag: JW Anderson Velvet Pierce

Photo by Shun S.

Life
January 24, 2019

Lob haircut, Tokyo hairstylists, MINX Harajuku, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com
Up until last year, I was getting a haircut every 2 years or so, and they were really cheap ones for like 30$ in Chinatown in New York. Now that I've been fully committed to having a lob (long-bob) because it just makes my life so much easier to maintain (wash and dry every 2-3 days), I get a fresh trim every 6 months. I also think finding a great hair dresser is really important to ease into a haircut routine because I no longer feel that anxiety right before chopping off my hair. If you're in Tokyo, check out MINX in Omotesando/Harajuku area.

Fashion
January 26, 2019

Camel and beige coat outfit, Loewe Puzzle Bag in stone blue, simple outfits in Daikanyama, Tokyo streetstyle, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comCamel and beige coat outfit, Loewe Puzzle Bag in stone blue, simple outfits in Daikanyama, Tokyo streetstyle, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Coat: United Arrow JP (similar here)
Top: Acne Studios
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag (Stone Blue)

Photo by Shun S.

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