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Style Portfolio of Manhattanite Carolyn Hsu
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This past Sunday, I put my furs in storage to get ready for the 70+ degree weather hitting New York this week. But before I offically said bye to my favorite part of winter, I took out my trusty fur vest for one more spin around town. Sweater: Barneys New... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
When you're kind of limited to what colors you can wear by the office dress code, the key is to start changing up the shape. This skirt isn't new but I have been trying to find some funky new silhouettes to keep the work wardrobe interesting. Skirt: Alexander Wang |... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
My alma mater colors are purple & gold so I didn't even think twice about throwing that combo together when I got this gorgeous top. It actaully works just as well on the streets of New York as it does on the football fields of Seattle! Top: Givenchy | Skirt:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
When Lafayette 148 New York sent over this top, my first instinct was to style it as a work top by pairing it with one of my favorite black pencil skirts. But since I was planning on wearing it for casual/colorful Friday at the office, decided to try something brighter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
I love it when I find oldies but goodies in my closet that I haven't worn in a while. Both this top and skirt were purchases from a few years ago, which I had fallen out of love with but reached for anyway because I'd run out of black clothing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
At work, I pretty much have to stick to neutrals. Black preferably, but I've been trying to get away with throwing in a few nudes and greys here and there. It's obvious I have a lot of these pieces in my closet and I try to make it interesting by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
This past weekend, I went to visit my accountant in Brooklyn. This meant 2 things: a roomy bag to house all my paperwork and comfortable walking flats. Actually comfortable everything- as I would be spending my afternoon wandering around Park Slope while he worked on my tax return. I kept... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
I spent my President's Day Monday lounging around Soho House with a couple of friends - the weather was fantastic and I even managed to squeeze in an outfit shot. I keep wondering if us New Yorkers were lucky enough to bypass the whole freezing winter thing this year- I've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
I have a lot of blacks and neutrals in my closet, so I always welcome the opportunity to add a little color. I can't believe I picked up these sandals on sale for under $400. They are perfect on their own or over tights. Sweater: Opening Ceremony | Skirt: Erdem... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
Lately I've been getting a lot of compliments on my glasses so I thought I'd dedicate a post to them on my blog. Usually I shy away from anything too opulent, but when I first came across these frames from the Tiffany Garden collection at an event a few months... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
Despite my usual uptown sensibilities, I am obsessed with anything and everything Alexander Wang. He tops the list of my favorite designers and I find myself gravitating towards his designs season after seaon from both his main line as well as T. Everything he makes is so easy to wear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
I love a warm, buttery cognac leather jacket - the absoultely perfect shade to go with denim. Which brings me to the question- is the boot cut so out these days? I may live in my skinnies most of the time but I still appreciate a classic, polished, dressy jean.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
I recently started a new job that requires me to wear a lot of black at the office. It doesn't have to be fancy- or businessy- just black. It'll be fun to get a little more creative with my black basics. You've probably been seeing these shoes around a lot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
This weekend, my friend Deanne and I met up in Soho to browse the last of the end of season sales. It was warm(ish) so I paired my new camel dress with my favorite grey leather jacket. Deanne had just bought herself the Celine Luggage bag so of course I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
The gingham shirt is so in right now- I mean even my boyfriend has one. What I love about this silk version, however, is that it's less preppy and more etheral and I feel like it'll have some staying power even after the checkered craze gets old. These jeans are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
Image a winter staple. I love the seams on this one and mixing it up with a slim leather skirt. Sweater: Tory Burch | Skirt: Michael Michael Kors | Shoes: Jean Michel Cazabat | Bag: Alexander Wang | Sunglasses: Ray Ban Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
Structured accesorries contrast with a soft drape. Dress: Gucci | Belt: Mason Martin Margiela | Neckalce: Jasmine Pennemma | Shoes: YSL | Sunglasses: David Yurman Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
A sheath dress is an office staple but layering is key during the winter. Plus I love a fur vest with anything! Bodysuit: Wolford | Dress: T by Alexander Wang | Vest: Joseph | Watch: TAG Heuer | Shoes: Chanel | Belt: Celine Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
You can file high waisted jeans under "things I never thought I could wear." But I tried them on and was pleasantly surprised to find out how flattering and stylish they actually are. I came across this pair at a press event for BLK DNM, a cool Johan Lindeberg project... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at The Hsu Closet
It's cold out so I wore both leather and fur. In Chinese tradition, it's lucky to buy new shoes for the new year. That must be why I love this holiday so much! Hoping these cool new Lanvin wedges bring the luckiest and happiest year yet! Shirt: Theory | Jacket:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at The Hsu Closet
A pretty dress for the season and what I'll probably wear out on New Year's Eve (plans TBD). I'm off to Washington DC for the weekend. I can't believe it's already the end of the year. This year has been a character defining one but I have a lot to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at The Hsu Closet
Back from vacation and back to work. This patent leather skirt is one of my favorite new additions to the closet this season. It looks super cool and is a great way to add excitement to this outfit. My boyfriend calls it the "plastic bag" which just goes to show... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at The Hsu Closet
A new fur coat and a silk bow blouse make for my finest uptown wear. Coat: Theory | Blouse: Valentino | Sweater: N Peal | Pants: See by Chloe | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Sunglases: Bvlgari Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at The Hsu Closet
This outfit is about as simple as simple can be but I love it becuase it plays off of all different silhouettes- exaggerated cat eyes, wedge pumps, structured bag, thick cuff and my favorite of course- skinny pants. Thanks to the amazing Christine for snapping these pics! Sweater: J Crew... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at The Hsu Closet
This silk shirt dress is one of the most effortless pieces in my closet (see it in tan here) and it was the perfect backdrop to show off some of my bolder accessories. Dress: T by Alexander Wang | Belt: Gianfranco Ferre | Shoes: Alaia Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at The Hsu Closet