Happy Monday everyone!
Today is a very special day for me as this is the last Monday I'm spending in my current company. I quit my job last week (as mentioned in the previous blog post) and I'm trying my best to wrap up 5 years worth of stuff within a couple of days. Leaving a place where I call my comfort zone is so hard, especially when there are a sweet memories everywhere. But nobody stays in the same place forever. It's time to say goodbye. I never thought that my last day could come so quickly. I'm in a chain of several emotions: sad, happy, nervous, excited, anxiety, and motivated. But, most importantly, I feel free.
Today's outfit, perhaps, can tell you more about how I feel right now. The soothing blue color of the dress, with subtle snakeskin texture and crisp white leather details on the shoulders, is so refreshing and energizing. It plays an important part in giving me the positive energy that I need. My mind is fresh and my heart is filled with happiness. I'm seeing possibilities everywhere.
As soon as I fell in love with the dress, I started looking at who is the "Father" and learning more about him. It came as no surprise to me to learn that Elie Tahari, an Israeli- American luxury fashion designer, was the one who designed the dress I was wearing. I've seen and adored quite a number of his designs before, but haven't had a chance to wear his clothes. I found this blue and white dress so familiar when I first saw it in Styletribute's office. Elie Tahari grew up in an Israeli orphanage and made his way to New York with less than $100 in his pocket. He worked his way up from an electrician in a Garment District to the owner of his own fashion line with 600 stores in 40 countries as of today. From $100 to a $500 million business, it was not an easy job overnight. Such stories like that always hit me so hard and motivate me to work 100 times harder.
The more I read about his story, the more I appreciate his designs. Tahari's clothing is well-known as modern, upscale office-friendly and tailored. They are made with his belief that "clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through".
I cannot agree with him more on this. What about you?
Thank you so much for reading! Thank you Styletribute for partnering this blogpost.
Photographer: Navian Photography
Photographer Assistant: Everlyn Lee
Stylist, Make Up, Hair: Crystal Phuong
Elie Tahari White and Blue Dress- Thanks to Styletribute
Raoul Silver Clutch- Thanks to Styletribute
Charles & Keith Sunglasses- Similar here