Given the fact that sequins date all the way back to the days of King Tut in ancient Egypt, it’s not surprising that we have been trained to associate them with all things over-the-top. And if you think sequins aren’t for you, please think again 🙏Read More
This past week I had the honor of hosting The Gracies Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Gracies is run by The Alliance for Women in Media, an amazing non profit organization that puts young women in media at center stage. Together we used media to create positive change through supporting educational programs, public service campaigns and scholarships. For such an important evening I definitely needed a dress that would make an impact and was eye catching.
Luxurious. Thats the exact emotion that you feel when you put on an emerald green piece. A deliciously rich jewel tone, emerald can be flattering for just about everyone regardless of skin tone or hair color. This gorgeous form fitting Stello gown was one of those items that just speaks for itself. The way it hugs and squeezes all your curves in all the right spots gives you curves that even Elizabeth Taylor would be jealous of 🙏 😉
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If only there were a way to take that cozied-up-at-home feeling out into the world...
HOLD up guys. There is.
The answer to our lazy-day prayers comes in the form of the sweater dress. And by NO means is this revolutionary, but the knit dress is so incredibly underrated. A sweater dress is practically a blanket you can wear out of the house while still gaining so many style points... ummm count me in (hand raised). So to the person who invented sweater dresses — I salute you. 🙌
The only issue with the sweater dress is that it can sometimes look too casual. But an easy way to class up a sweater dress and instantly transform it from a day sippin' on coffee to a night out for Old Fashioned's is by pairing it with some Over-The-Knee boots. I styled these bomb, unique, eye stopping Alexander Wang boots with my Kate Spade sweater dress to create the perfect balanced/comfortable yet super fashion-forward look.
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Sweater Dress: Kate Spade
Boots: Alexander Wang
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People are continuously asking "Can you tell me how to make 'dressy' dresses appropriate for everyday?" Well yes, I can and I will 💁♀️ If you wanted to take a little black dress and make it appropriate for a Friday night out with the girls or a laidback sushi dinner date, keep reading below for a few of #MaiTips.
It's hard for a piece to feel sophisticated and genuinely fun to wear at the same time, which is why I am mad psyched that fringe is everywhere and inescapable this spring and summer. I have been so inspired by all the fringe I have been seeing this season that I definitely needed to rock a dress with fringe details for the Women's Choice Awards. I wore this dope Self Portrait dress because I wanted to go from classy on the carpet to fun on the dance floor 💃 And let me note, fringe always looks good on a dance floor 😉💃🏻
With the Billboard Music Awards this weekend, I am going to keep this trend going and keep my outfit deliciously playful. Keep scrolling below to Shop Mai whole look 👇 And stay tuned to see what I wear this weekend 😉
No matter how gorgeous a garment looks draped in your closet, if it doesn't let you do NORMAL human-like activities like breathe comfortably, walk down stairs, it's not much more than a really pretty swath of fabric. The most effective fashion is as fetching as it is functional, and the best of that bunch makes you look superhuman while you're just living your life. Which is exactly the reason why I love skater dresses. See #MaiTips below on how I like to style the skater dress effectively.Read More
Jeans, the staple for every woman and mans closet. Have you ever tried out a raw cut denim style? Ankle grazing denim has because such a norm for me lately, that I can hardly remember a day that I didn't style one of these. Keep reading for a few of #MaiTips on how I like to style this funky new denim style.Read More
It's no secret that we love the '90s... who else agrees. Theres so many 90's trends But, the mother of all '90s trends will always be the plaid flannel. However, I like to mix up the 90's trends by adding a new twist to them. The plaid jumpsuit is definitely a very unique look so keep reading below for #MaiTips on how I like to style it.Read More
Orange is Back! More than just the New Black.
Okay, I know we are taking a serious risk here but did we not nail it? This color is rocking and not just behind bars. But it can be tricky, so follow #MaiTips below for some pointers on how to pick out everyones favorite mimosa colored outfit.
- Bright colors can be scary. Make sure you try on risky Colors like Orange in a natural light setting if possible. The natural light will give you an idea of how the color will look against your skin. Sometimes, false lighting can be misleading.
- Keep it Simple! Sporting a solid color like the one I'm wearing? Add some fun with a stylish pump or heel but don't go overboard, since the color orange is making a statement all on it's own. And make SURE to save your favorite pair of black pumps for another day (unless of course you want everyone to know just how much you love Halloween year round.
- Smile! Orange is such an uplifting FUN color. Have fun with it. The best accessory to your bright colored outfit is your bright self!
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So... let's be completely honest here: Most of us don't spend very much time lounging around on the deck of a yacht on the daily. But... just because you're landlocked, it doesn't mean you can't dress the part of a boating beauty, Eyyyyye Eyyyyyye.Read More
Nothing is more simple, and more functional than a plain, white dress. And while it's something that exists in most people's closets, it's a piece that doesn't come without its own annoyances: It never stays that white for long; it gets dirty easily; and any rip, tear, or fray just makes it look more "meeeeeeehh." (Thumbs down).Read More
Statement items can be mad tricky when trying to style them into an OOTD. A totally fashion newbie mistake is paring your statement piece with another bold item, and this sometimes can make your whole look clash and look a bit overwhelming (uhhhem I'll pass on that). I would recommend paring a statement piece with other less bold items to keep all the eyes onto the item.
Even though a shimmery embroidered fabric, like my Yumi Kim skirt, is usually reserved for nights out drinking w/the girls and holiday parties, it can easily be pulled off during the day when it is kept paired down with some key basic essentials (hollaaaa at Mai Ugg boots + bangles) 🙌 Paired with these basic items this skirt can be worn from office to a cocktail party to a weekend hangout.
I had the most magical evening at the DarlingxUGG dinner last weekend, which was hosted at a beautiful home in the LA hills. I was surrounded by 13 other influential, beautiful, and impactful women, and felt so honored to be a part of the evening. Darling Mag's entire foundation is based on the empowerment of women, something that I strive to achieve every day in my work. They inspire women to be proud of being a natural, modern woman and encourage them to create positive change. I was so proud to be part of this wonderful event! Keep scrolling for a lil' behind the scenes look from the night. & Mai whole look will be shopable below 👇
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The business-casual dress code is one of the most difficult to define, and that might have something to do with the fact that it's a complete oxymoron — seriously, how can one be "business" and "casual," at the same time?Read More