Trendy On A Budget

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blu pepper_gap_steven madden_coverGrowing up, one of my favorite holiday activities was decorating our (fake) family Christmas tree. God bless my parents for giving my younger brother and I full creative reign. The tree was covered in many ornaments, including ones we made, strung with multi-colored flashing lights, and my own personal fave, gold tinsel. Sadly, this tradition has come to an end, since my parents sold our childhood home last month. My 725 sq foot condo isn’t quite conducive to a tree. A mini wire ornament tree is the current stand -in until we can move on up into bigger living space. What are your favorite holiday traditions?
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Linda_NguyenA_nocolor2Earlier this week, a few Boston bloggers were treated to a #rueholiday party at their headquarters. We got the royal treatment complete with styling outfits, mini photo shoots and yummy cupcakes. It was an amazing opportunity to work with the Rue La La team and see what goes on behind the scenes.

My favorite part of the evening was perusing the Rue La La curated items to style. Shooting with all the Boston bloggers was icing on the (cup)cake. And here’s a treat for you! The curated pieces from that evening are now housed online in a private blogger boutique that I am sharing with you! This includes that cute doggie sweater and blue clutch I picked. Not a Rue La La member? Then here is your invite.

Enjoy the photos!
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Corporate Tidings

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The holiday season is in full swing, with plenty of parties all around. Next on the circuit is the firm-wide holiday party that is scheduled for tomorrow night. This means I need to pull together an outfit that will take me from cubicle to corporate party chic. With the party starting promptly at 5PM, that does not allow for any outfit changes. But even if there were time, that would totally be unnecessary, because let’s be real, it’s still work.
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Simple Does It

Gap_Piperlime_BaubleBar_JamesJeans_BrianAtwood_coverLast weekend, my parents threw Dan and I our 3rd and last wedding party! It was a typical Vietnamese party: loud and a bit chaotic that included 170 guests (bigger than our actual wedding), a 7 course meal accompanied by free flowing Heineken. Oh, and a bit of karaoke too. I spared the guests and did NOT take to the microphone. Dan and I even donned some traditional Vietnamese outfits (he was such a great sport)! I must say, it ended up being a fun(ny) night. We were so happy for the opportunity to celebrate with the rest of my family who were unablee to make it to Puerto Rico, especially my other grandma who was not well enough to travel. Alas, all the wedding festivities have come to an end.
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