Flower Girl Summer

August 14, 2019

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I just want to put this out there: I suck at dressing for the summer. Or rather, I just can't seem to master wearing as little as possible over layering everything I own to make an outfit that weighs just as much as me. Don't get me wrong, I hate the cold, and I'm a natural-born summer baby, but dressing for anything above 90 degrees Fahrenheit aside from a straight-up swimsuit just doesn't even make sense to me.

As you know by now, I'm in Tokyo for another sweltering summer (not that NYC's summer is any less extreme) but being here definitely makes me feel a bit more aware of what I'm wearing and how modest I have to dress. That said, somehow I still find myself in full-length high-waisted denim to cover my midriff from showing thanks to this floral crop top. To further prove my point of how much 'idgaf' about summer dressing, I didn't even bother to shop for summer sandals this year, hence the usual pair of sneakers and my baby blue Loewe.

Fashion talks aside, I'm turning 26 in a day or two and this year more so than ever, I feel more at peace with myself than any other year. As a Leo, one just can't help but approach their birthdays with lots of celebrations and festivities. But for as long as I've been away from New York, some of those mandatory social activities to cue being another year older have been so relieving to not fulfill. I'm looking forward to a quiet dinner with the boyfriend, and a 3 hour long Facetime call with my mom who, (knowing that I'm not home), will still be excited to show me the flower arrangement she has out for me to wish me another happy birthday.

Top: Verge Girl
Pants: Agolde
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag

Photo by Shun S.





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Mixed-Print Summer

July 23, 2021

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Mixed print dresses for summer, Free People Tigerlily Midi Dress, Veja Campo sneakers summer style, FOREVERVANNY - New York Personal Style Blogger Van Le
I picked up this mixed-print midi dress from Free People about a week or two ago and have found myself gravitating to it several times lately. This dress just goes effortlessly with sneakers like my Veja Campos. You might have seen me talk about it on my Instagram already, but I wanted to finally document it on this blog because you guys know well that I have a thing for contrast panels fabrics and mixed-prints (here's an oldie Rixo dress that I also love).

I say this every single summer but, by July, I'm already over summer fashion and quickly thinking about what I would want to wear for fall. Asides from throwing on a pair of shorts and a tank top, I feel like my style is the blandest during these seemingly long three months of scorching hot weather. Anyway, something that always helps me justify these kinds of dresses is being able to transition them once the temperature drops. I can see this dress, in particular, looking really nice with a leather jacket and ankle boots, or layered over a knitted turtleneck too.


Dress: Free People Mixed Print Dress
Shoes: Veja Campo Sneakers
Bag: Chanel WOC
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Summer Stripes

June 18, 2018

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Woven Silk Blend One Shoulder Top, SILKNY, Ruffle Top, Green Summer Outfit - Summer Stripes / FOREVERVANNYWoven Silk Blend One Shoulder Top, SILKNY, Ruffle Top, Green Summer Outfit - Summer Stripes / FOREVERVANNY
Woven Silk Blend One Shoulder Top, SILKNY, Ruffle Top, Green Summer Outfit - Summer Stripes / FOREVERVANNY

Alliteration asides, I actually can't think of any other prints or patterns that are more summer than stripes. In recent seasons, ruffles have been an ongoing feature that literally adds oomph to anything; from tops to skirts, and even pants. For me, too much ruffles can be quite cheesy, so I especially gravitate towards deep and richer colors. This one specifically is blended with silk from SILKNY.

A good emerald green stripe top is sure to set any outfit apart during summer's heat. But in my case, it is also a good layering piece under a sweater tied over, on a chillier evening. Try this one out the next time you're looking to add an extra detail to your summer outfit.

Top: SILKNY C/O
Sweater: &Other Stories
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Valentino
Bag: JW Anderson Velvet Pierce Mini

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Rustic Orange for Summer

June 24, 2021

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Summer's in full swing in New York City finally, and I don't know about you, but despite the high temps, I live for these near-9 pm-sunsets. I just wrote about a tropical boxy overshirt the other day, and I'm already back with another summer outfit to back up my theory that these will be a staple in your wardrobe. The best part about these seasonal shirts is that I can totally see them easily transitioning into the fall too.

Rustic orange isn't usually associate as a summer color, but as a warm tone girl, I just gravitate to earthy shades no matter what time of the year. Material is really important with autumnal colors because having a silky-satin material top versus a cotton or knitted one really makes a difference. I've added a few options of orange-colored pieces that I love while browsing online including this dress from Urban Outfitters, and top, in case you'd like to add something orange to your life too.


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Aritzia Aries button up, gold tone jewelry, summer outfit ideas, rustic orange shirt, New York casual style - FOREVERVANNY.com

I picked up this boxy gem of a shirt among the sales at Aritzia a few days ago, and have already started brainstorming all the outfits that I could wear this top with. It's a personal rule of mine to make sure that I can style at least a few outfits with something that I'm adding to my wardrobe, so I don't end up with a purchase I regret spending my money on and letting it take up space in my closet after wearing it just once, and probably just for a few hours (yes, I'm speaking from experience). Do you have a personal shopping guideline of your own too?



Top: Aritzia 'Aries Button-Up' (similar satin)
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: MeliMelo Bags
Accessories: Monica Vinader, Deia ear cuff, Fiji diamond huggies


Photo by Christina L.
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Summer Dresses for Fall / Fall Refresh 04

November 3, 2019

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I'm sure most of you guys are probably sick of seeing this dress and sweater over and over again. But guess what? Nothing much has changed since I started documenting my personal style in this space. As fall is finally here again (a little late because I’m currently in Tokyo) I’m excited to add another example to my 'Fall Refresh' series.

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Fall as you all know is my favorite season of the year. It’s not only when the weather is nice and comfortable, but it’s also the time when it feels like my closet really gets a refresh. Year after year, I find that it is the pieces that I add to my wardrobe during this time that are the ones that end up circulating the longest in my everyday outfits. Especially sweaters, because they work in changing up your summer dresses or skirts, adding layers for warmth through winter, and making statements for Spring when it’s time to lose the coats and jackets.

I picked up this alpaca wool sweater last year and it’s been one of my favorite sweaters despite it being bright red. I didn’t think that I would wear it too often, but it turned out to be so soft and comfortable that I think I’ve worn some of the rips on the shoulders out a bit. Pairing it with this dress that I wore on my birthday this past August and recently on my trip to Portugal, all it needed was a little knot in the front and some gold accessories to feel brand new. If it’s not too cold where you are already then I highly suggest giving your summer dresses a bit more life before you pack them away and probably forget about next summer.




Sweater: LNA Alpaca Wool Knit (similar burgundy option here)
Dress: Preen Line via Net-A-Porter (in navy)
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel WOC
Accessories: Monica Vinader bracelet and rings, clustered pearl earrings (similar here)

Photo by Shun S.
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062018 / Briefly New York

August 1, 2018

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Wow, first things, first... looking back at all of the content that I was able to gather into this June post, I am more embarrassed than ever, that this was not published sooner (especially after the title of the May's superpost). I know, I'm the worst.

Anyway, now that I've finally started catching up with you, I hope that you don't mind giving me a few minute to share some of the things that took place and happened during the month of June that are somehow still fresh in my mind, after all this time.

Long story short, I decided to head back to New York in the middle of apartment hunting in Tokyo at the end of May because my sister's graduation and a close friend's wedding was taking place the first couple weeks of June. Unfortunately, due to a series of event, I was unable to capture any photos from both of these major events that I flew half way around the world for because I accidentally erased my entire SD card. Typical.

Onward, it was between catching up on sleep due to jetlag that creeped up on me a good 2 weeks after I was back in New York, and catching up with some close friends who I won't be seeing often for a while.

Outfit
June 21, 2018
Floral White Top, Summer Crop Top, New York Summer Style, How To Style Boyfriend Jeans, PVC Staud Clear Tote, Clear Tote Outfit Ideas, Chanel Espadrilles Summer Look, New York Fashion Blogger, Personal Style Blogger / 062018 Briefly New York / FOREVERVANNY.comFloral White Top, Summer Crop Top, New York Summer Style, How To Style Boyfriend Jeans, PVC Staud Clear Tote, Clear Tote Outfit Ideas, Chanel Espadrilles Summer Look, New York Fashion Blogger, Personal Style Blogger / 062018 Briefly New York / FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: WAYF via Shopbop
Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans: Similar
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: Staud Clothing

Photo by Christina L.


During some of the days that I managed to get myself into the city- I usually found it really hard to decide what to eat this time around more than ever. Somehow, the trendy restaurants and the hip happy hour places just didn't felt right. On most days, the girls and I end up finding ourself at a small hole in the wall in Chinatown for some duck noodle soup and rice paper shrimp rolls. It was simple, and really nice - and it was quite nostalgic of how most of my high school days were spent (but back then it was because us kids didn't have money for the fancy smancy places).


Outfit
June 24, 2018

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Top: BNKR
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Givenchy Antigona / Beige

Photo by Christina L.

Outfit
June 30, 2018
White Linen Dress, Summer Dresses, Button Up Bardot Dress, River Island Linen Dress, Summer Style, Personal Style Blogger / 062018 Briefly New York / FOREVERVANNY.comWhite Linen Dress, Summer Dresses, Button Up Bardot Dress, River Island Linen Dress, Summer Style, Personal Style Blogger / 062018 Briefly New York / FOREVERVANNY.com

Button Up Bardot Dress: River Island
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Christina L.

Wearing
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Looking back, it didn't seem like much happened, but in fact maybe it was because a lot did take place that I didn't manage to leisurely jot down everything that happened day by day. I was pretty happy about some of the work that I produced as well, like this self-portrait series for SILKNY, a cinamograph for EVERSKINCARE and a little something something for the launch of David Yurman's pinky ring collection.

I'll be starting the recap of July right after this just because I owe it to myself to stop procrastinating so hard - and also there's so much I need to sort through from Vietnam! But, I'll spare you any promises this time because, at this point, I'm just disgracing myself at my lack of self discipline to work on these superposts.



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Chanel's Favorite Camellia

June 19, 2019

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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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