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Colorful Stones

For my birthday, I went out with some of my closest friends from DC. We had a great time- and I spent the night dancing away. I wore 2 necklaces that my mom had sent me for my birthday – all made up of semiprecious stones- amethyst, citrine, peri-dot, blue topaz and pink topaz. It was on a 28 k yello gold chain. I wore a white short Cinderella- puffy dress, and I thought the dress complemented my jewelry well. I am really loving semi precious stones, and the necklaces are definitely 2 of my favorites from Kaye Gems.

Do you have any favorite jewelry? Do you find it difficult to match your jewelry to your outfits? Please share! I’d love to see and hear what you wear on special occasions.

xoxo,
Kaye

 

 

 

 

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My Zonia

Posted in Bags, Blair Waldorf, Earrings, Events, Forever 21, H&M, jewelry, kaye gems by kayemlin on August 5, 2011

I am surrounded by great friends, and one of my bestfriend’s name is Zonia. We’re kind of opposites in many ways. She gets pissed off easily and will let you know it. I don’t really get mad, but when I do, I ignore people. I don’t open up about my negative thinking much. Many times I push my feelings aside; I don’t know how to hold grudges for a long time. She holds grudges,and she teaches me to be more of a b**ch so that we girls can’t be taken advantage of. 😉 She’s also really blunt while I try to be more diplomatic. I think my culture is to blame. In Burmese, we have a saying called, ” Ah-na-dae” which means you don’t want to be of inconvenience to someone else. I’m sick of that ” ah-na-dae”. Now I say how I feel, lol because I’ve realized you get more of what you want by being honest, and it’s stressful to live in that Burmese culture. My mom is so strict, and it was really stressful living in that atmosphere. lol I love her,but my mom and I would get into many disagreements because of the culture shock.

Zonia helps me suppress that Ah-nah-dae. lol She’s a great friend. We don’t talk or see each other all the time, but when we do talk, we have these great conversations about love, relationships, work, friendships and people. She knows more about me sometimes than I know myself when it comes to relationships. She’s also kind of…fancy. She’s in the hospitality industry, so she likes things to be perfect and top notch. I could care less. I mean, ” Sure, which girl doesn’t want to be wined and dined?” lol but my friend takes it to the next level. When Zonia visited DC, we stayed at the W hotel – right across from the White House for a night. These pictures are almost 2 years old. She was the first person that came to visit me when I moved to the new city. Missing her and my other girls from New York. They’re all crazy. lol

I was wearing jewelry from Kaye Gems- all pearls- pearl earrings and a pearl ring.

My friend, Raymond Wu also joined us on our adventure in DC. Ray has a cooking blog: http://www.cookingagents.com . He makes great treats. Yumm… 😉

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Help Me Choose a Background for a TV report

Posted in Blair Waldorf, Events, Gossip Girl, H&M, Work Chic, Work Clothing by kayemlin on October 7, 2010

Yesterday, I was running around all day reporting a new story. As I’m putting the story together, I have difficulty choosing the right background. These are the backgrounds that I used for the report. Which one do you like better?

I was wearing a blouse from H & M with a bow tie to top it off. Everyone said I looked like a school girl, and I was going for the school girl- Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl look. 🙂 I’ll show you the news report once I’ve picked out a background. Stay tuned…

 

A Touch of Gray- Leggings and All

Posted in Blair Waldorf, Events, fashion, Gossip Girl, Hair, Uncategorized, Work Chic, Work Clothing by kayemlin on September 10, 2010

I wore a casual gray outfit the other day; top to bottom- everything was gray. Boy, am I ready for Autumn! The gray outfit was topped off with my bow belt. I love bows, and this one I had gotten from H & M. It reminds me of Gossip Girl style. FYI: Blair Waldorf loves bows! I know I may have looked haggard- without any makeup and at work all day, but at least I had something to blog about – on what I wore. :/  Thanks again to the photographer, Donald !

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Wedding Attire- Gossip Girl Style

Posted in Blair Waldorf, Events, fashion, Gossip Girl, jewelry, special occassions, style, Uncategorized by kayemlin on August 19, 2010

I’m going to a wedding this weekend, and I don’t really have any thing to wear. I’ve been looking at Gossip Girl’s fashion and I’m trying to get some ideas thrown in my head. I love Blair’s fashion sense; she wears really appropriate attire yet it is so chic. Considering that I”ll be with family at this wedding, appropriateness is my number one priority. However, I still want to look fashionable. Here are some of the outfits that I picked out from GG. Two of the outfits that Blair is wearing are actually from wedding episodes. Can you guess which one?

I know that what ever outfit I wear, I would be content, because I will accessorize, accessorize, ACCESSORIZE! Can’t wait to show you the shoes, bag and jewelry I’ll be wearing. 😉  Tune in for that.

xoxo,

Kaye Gems ❤

Houndstooth Clothing

Posted in Blair Waldorf, fashion, Gossip Girl, style by kayemlin on August 1, 2010

Houndstooth is the textile pattern clothing that is frequently worn. I personally love that kind of pattern not only because I think it’s cool and unique, but I think it gives off a classy look as well. I think it’s been around for ages, and can never go away. Houndstooth is more of a winter seasonal wear, and I’m glad that there are houndstooth dresses, shorts, ear muffs, bags and etc.

Blair Waldorf, from Gossip Girl in a houndstooth top


Me in my houndstooth dress

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Blair Waldorf Style- NYC Chic- Tights!

Posted in Blair Waldorf, fashion, Gossip Girl, Hair, style by kayemlin on July 22, 2010

I dressed up as Blair Waldorf one day for a party and realized that the secret to her school girl outfits from season 1 and 2 were tights! Colorful tights! ( And ofcourse the headband!) Blair also wears the blazer as part of her highschool uniform, but she always mixes and matches her outfits.

This is my closest attempt to Blair’s style. Blair always looks reserved and appropriate, but her style has a sassy, feminine touch.  Her school uniforms are a bit edgy and always remain unique from the rest. This was my closest attempt at Blair’s style. Her fashion is not too difficult to mimic.

I bought the blazer, the white shirt underneath and the black shorts from H &M- all at a reasonable price. The tie is from a street market in DC for $5 and my red tights were from TJ Maxx. TJ Maxx honestly has the best tights – they don’t rip easily and are thicker than the others I’ve come across. The headband was from Forever 21 for $5.50.

Ruby Ring- Blair Waldorf Style

Posted in Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl, Ring, Rubies by kayemlin on July 14, 2010

Blair Waldorf always wears a ruby ring, and the one stone I love more than the all the others is a ruby. Because I come from the land of rubies, Burma also known as Myanmar, ruby stones will always have a special place in my heart- it comes from my home.

Photo: Gossip Girl

I’m not wearing a ruby ring, simply because Blair Waldorf wears one,  although it has become such a major plus… she is after all a fashion icon, I am wearing a ruby ring because I think they are just utter delight.

Photo: Kaye Gems

I know they say that a diamond is a girl’s best friend, but a ruby is just as good a friend and as appealing in my eyes. What’s your favorite stone?

Channeling Audrey Hepburn

Posted in Blair Waldorf, fashion, pearls, Uncategorized by kayemlin on July 13, 2010

No one can measure up to the fashion of Audrey Hepburn. When everyone wanted to dress like sexy vixen Marilyn Monroe, Audrey came in as the unique cute girl next door with style. She was named fashion icon of the century and we’ve fallen in love with her in every movie.

In A Breakfast at Tiffany’s we fell in love with her love for gems and jewelry ( pearls in particular), in Roman Holiday, we fell in love with the princess with the fashion taste for long wide skirts and a belt on her tiny waist. In Sabrina, she was the girl next door turned sophisticated chic.

I’m here with my friend Zonia at a rooftop party event in DC. Here is my attempt at being Audrey Hepburn. 😉 Failed?

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Head Bands- Secret to Getting Out of Speeding Tickets?

Posted in Blair Waldorf, Uncategorized by kayemlin on July 9, 2010

Head bands and bows just make everything cuter and sweeter. I went to a court hearing the other day for my speeding ticket, and I put on a head band to make me look a little more ” believable” and sweet. If you’re a true Gossip Girl fan, you will know that Blair Waldorf is known for her amazing fashion and infamous for wearing headbands. She wears it as if she’s wearing a tiara on her head. It is her signature trademark. Blair gets away with murder, and I think the secret to her success is her attire. Blair always dresses appropriately and refined, and no one would dare think that such a classy lady can be so vengeful… or in my case, can get a speeding ticket.  🙂

Although, I didn’t get my speeding ticket taken away, the judge did however hear my plea. I told him that I felt victimized, and he gave me this half look stare of awe. I think he somewhat believed me, but I still had to pay the fine. :/