Monday, October 20, 2014

Fur Sure

Foxiedox faux fur vest c/o, Necessary clothing jumpsuit, Windsor heels
Photography and edited by Anthony King

Exciting news!!

I am beyond happy to announce my collaboration with Foxiedox, an up and coming brand that will be sold at your favorite retailers both online and in store. With a variety of statement pieces, their style represents a fun, urban/streetwear aesthetic with a bit of grungy edge--in other words, totally parallels my personal style.

Colder days are coming as we get further into the fall season and what better way to stay warm than layering up a faux fur vest. And you know how much I love my layering. Foxiedox has so many different styles of fur vests to choose from that are completely unique, which makes me extremely excited to style the ones they've sent me starting with the cropped, capped-sleeve faux fur vest, Bambi. With most faux fur vests, the biggest thing for me is comfort and softness because it's not real fur (thank god) so most of the time it can get itchy or uncomfortable. Fortunately, Foxiedox's faux fur vest isn't like that at all. In fact, I was surprised at how plush and easy it was to wear. It's also not too bulky so it didn't feel heavy or overwhelming, especially since it's cropped. I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple with a maroon jumpsuit to complement the vest's brown and white pattern and added my favorite fall hat for a chic touch. Definitely expect me to sport this ensemble around NYC!

I can't wait to share my next look featuring another Foxiedox piece!

Stay tuned,
Mai Sunshine

P.S. Foxiedox is hosting a giveaway on their Instagram where you have a chance to win an exclusive outerwear in, you'll be the first to receive an item that isn't in retail stores yet! The giveaway ends on 11/12 so enter asap!

Monday, October 13, 2014

My BFF (Best Fashion Friend)

Monteau jacket via Marshalls, H&M top, Forever 21 skirt via Aetherlily's shop, Asos heels
Photography by Pedro Morales
Edited by me

In honor of my girl's 23rd birthday, I thought I'd post our collaborations photos from a while back. First off, I owe Lynn so much in regards to my fashion blogging journey. She has taught me so much about this new world to me and has inspired me in more ways than I can account for. She is constantly working on something, whether it is for her own blog or simply for herself, she never stops and it is truly admirable. Having someone to always look up to while still calling her one of your girlfriends is a rarity worth appreciating and I wouldn't have asked anyone else to be that person in my life. So here's to the #neckbrkr of Neckbreakin' Style and the other half to my BFF (Best Fashion Friend), Lynn Do. Happy Birthday girl, you deserve it and so much more <3

What makes this styling duo work so well is that we have such different styles yet we always manage to coordinate accidentally. Remember our Aldo #PerfectPair collabo here? Well, if that's not already a perfect example of our unintentional outfit coordination, then these pictures will definitely do it for you. Lynn texted me the night before and said she was going to wear funky pants and her cloud hoodie with nude strappy heels. Not really having much of a clue what she had in mind, I figured sticking to neutral tones would best compliment her colorful look. And it already shows how our styles differ with her edgy, streetwear look and my chic, girly look. But we made it work. We always make it work. 

Love you, Lynn!!

Mai Sunshine

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Neutral Comfort

Thrifted coat, Urban Outfitters jumpsuit (similar here), Nike free runs (similar here), H&M beanie (similar here), thrifted earrings
Photography by Pedro Morales
Edited by me

I'm currently working part-time in the city, which basically means I'm lugging around a heavy bag with my laptop and stuff on one shoulder and another big bag of clothes on the other all around the blocks of Midtown. And let's just say it's not the prettiest sight of me during rush hour (hint: lots of sweat, messy hair, and bad-postured running). So I'm huge on the comfort level, both clothes wise and on my feet, and I bring a bunch of extra clothes with me if I have to change into something nicer, hence the huge bag of clothes on the one shoulder. This one-piece jumpsuit is the easiest to slip on when I'm rushing out the house (except for going to bathrooms but I won't go into that) with my favorite comfy shoes: my Nikes, which makes running around in the hustle and bustle of NYC so much more efficient. And since it was raining this particular day, or rather misting, which is the worst kind of weather for this girl's hair, I hid that frizzy lion mane of mine under a slouchy knit beanie for maximum coverage. I thrifted this trench over the summer and I'm so excited I can finally bring it out and style it. Since the jumpsuit already had a bit of delicate detailing with the lace v-neck, the beanie and oversized jacket balanced it out. This entire look is comfy and casual while keeping it city chic with an edge in neutral tones.

Please don't give us any more gloomy fall days, east coast weather.

Hopeful wishing,
Mai Sunshine

Style Tip: Keep the look simple, especially with a jumpsuit like this. You don't want to take away from the details so add neutral colors and basic accessories.

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Monday, October 6, 2014


Mossimo top via Target (similar here), thrifted sweater vest, joggers via Marshalls (similar here), Asos heels (similar here), Dharma Co. sunglasses c/o, Aldo necklaces
Photography by Pedro Morales
Edited by me 

I don't know about you but I find Nick Jonas's new song "Jealous" super catchy. And when I thought of a title for this blog post, I couldn't help but sing (and possibly danced) to the song. A little random but why the hell not. Or maybe it's the fact that this awesome graffiti-ed truck had the word "JELOUS" enlarged on the back. Intentional or communication-deficit? Whatever the case is, I'm blasting Nick Jonas either way.

I'm enjoying the cusp of slight summer humidity with crisp fall breeze. It's warm enough to still rock it sleeveless-ly but cool enough to bring out the layers and sweaters--basically the yielded combo of this chic look. I wanted to keep it simple with a chiffon loose tank (my favorite summer shirt that has made its way to my fall wardrobe) and comfy black joggers. This ombre-ed sweater vest was thrifted, believe it or not, and I couldn't be any more obsessed. It brought the white and black together and kept me warm on this cool, gloomy day with the sweater material. I kept the rest of the look simple with a layered necklace (that will be seen in many outfits to come), my trusty strappy heels, and the classic aviators thanks to Dharma Co. And yes, I am well aware that it is too cloudy to be wearing sunnies but...sunglasses make me feel cool, okay? Besides, we all have our douche moments, anyways. Like when you decide to have a photoshoot on top of a graffiti-ed truck because again, why the hell not.

Thanks for reading, loves!

Feeling a little too cool (figuratively and literally),
Mai Sunshine

Style tip: Tuck in the loose top with the joggers so you don't lose your waist and tie the monochrome look together with a colored outerwear.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Thrifted dress, thrifted blazer, Leggsington leggings c/o, Rachel by Rachel Roy heels via Marshalls (similar here), Tory Burch wallet
Photography by Pedro Morales
Edited by me

I love a good black and white outfit with tiny splashes of vibrant colors. Not only do they give the monochrome outfit a little life, but they also pop nicely against it. Almost like a classic black and white film with just red accenting--a simple detail that enhances the cinematic appeal drastically.

Leggsington sent me some awesome pairs of leggings that are completely different from what I'm used to. At first, I thought there was no way I could go back to wearing leggings like I had a few years ago (unless they were the plain black ones I'd wear on my lazy days with an oversized tee thrown over) but surprisingly enough, they were just the addition I needed for my fall wardrobe. And I like that they have unique styles and designs that aren't found in your typical store. For instance, these Jess leggings are super abstract and I had no idea how I would style them at first, but I was attracted to the way they looked like athletic leggings (because apparently I thought they would motivate me to work out....ha!). But instead, I decided to go for a sophisticated look and paired them with a black and white mini dress I thrifted and a blazer over to finish off the look. Who knew the dress-leggings combo could still be in style?? But it worked, and worked perfectly. My favorite part of the outfit, though, is the hints of vibrant colors incorporated. The dress had a green striped down the sides and my black heels had some gold accents, so I added more color with my royal blue wallet (used as a clutch) and red lipstick to continue the subtle pops of color. An overall urban chic look for a weekday in the city.

Thanks for reading, loves!

Technically colored (or technicolored),
Mai Sunshine

Style tip: I've probably said this so many times in the past, but black and white outfits give you the creative freedom to mix and match patterns without overwhelming the look. Then you can accessorize with bits of color to tie it all together.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


Thrifted vest, thrifted top, BDG jeans via Urban Outfitters (similar here), thrifted scarf, Dharma Co. glasses c/o, Aldo shoes
Photography by Pedro Morales

Long time no blog!

I know it's been quite some time since I've written something fashionably captivating on this site of mine, but I promise I have a lot in store for you guys so stay tuned! For instance, I've done this fun collaboration with my Best Blogger Friend Lynn Do of Neckbreakin' Style as she hosts Aldo's exclusive A-List Shopping Event this coming Sunday. 

This season, it's all about finding the perfect pair--whether that means the perfect pair of shoes with the perfect pair of socks to match (or not match) or the perfect pair of fashion buddies to twin with, the best things in blogging life come in two's. And we couldn't have demonstrated that more fully than when we accidentally coordinated our twinning outfits. Though we stuck to a uniform color scheme--neutral outerwear, white top, and denim bottoms--we still managed to capture our own style and swag in both outfits. Lynn went for an edgy street chic look in her beige leather jacket and muscle tee while I went for a more urban sophistication route in my tuxedo vest and babydoll strapless top. Just goes to show how easily Aldo's Grandora loafers can be styled to work with any look you're going for. I guess you can say I've been completely "sole'd" on the shoe.

Definitely expect more collaborations from this neckbreaker and sunshine in the future.

Perfectly paired,
Mai Sunshine 

Don't forget! The event is this Sunday, so please join us in fashionable festivities. Event details are shown in the invitation below.