Jack BB Dakota vest c/o Shopbop, Free People lace top c/o Karmaloop, thrifted 7 for all mankind jeans, AE flats, Michael Kors watch, Temple St. Clair for Target ring

Los Angeles had so much to offer this Texan girl. One of them was this fabulous Chinatown district Kelsi pointed out to me once during my stay. I was immediately fixated on the gorgeous red lanterns swinging in the constant California breeze. I had to come back.

And I did. That same afternoon, with [houston].

We strolled in the waning evening sunlight, perusing quaint little Chinese shops, where I picked up a jade bangle and a jade pendant cut in the shape of the Chinese buddha (double good luck, the sweet shop owner assured me).

I had been oohing and aahing over faux fur vests for a while now, but was waiting for just the right one – this one by Jack BB Dakota is perfect. It looks very nearly real, which can’t be said about all faux fur vests, and it has a little collar to it which I love. I felt glamorous walking around in it – which is just what a fabulous piece of clothing ought to do!

All photos shot by [houston] (thanks, darling!) and edited by moi.

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  • Very Nice! I even liked the flats!

  • fabulous photos, sweetie!! are those still off of your iphone?? they look fantastic!! =) and the chinatown backdrop gives an awesome different feel to your photos~~ =)

  • Love the shots- what type of camera do you (or HB) use?

    • Hey Jennifer! I use a Canon Digital Rebel XSi with the standard (kit) lens. It's a workhorse and is very light (much lighter than my old 20D)!

  • Excellent post, adorable ouftit!

  • Outfit*…It's almost 4 am and my typing skills have gone awry!

  • Just discovered your blog through V's blog Grit and Glamour! I'm hooked!!! Amazing!!! I love this look! The fur vest is awesome!!!
    P.S. your header is so perfect!

    xo M

  • Great shots! Love your vest!!! Hope you had a good weekend 🙂

  • Boho-chic! The lace top is a definite twist. Love the outfit. 🙂

  • LOVE the vest…and these shots of you are totally fantastic!

    ♥ V

  • Where did you get your good looks, Kristina?

  • Liz

    Love this look. I picked up a similar faux fur vest from Zara almost 2 yrs ago but unfortunately I have only worn it once because I find it really hard to put together outfits with it that don't make me look HUGE! Any tips?!

    • Liz – Try belting it with a skinny belt!

  • I don't know why, but I like these photos so much, lady! So nice ~

  • i love these photos!


  • LOVE that fur vest! Very Rachel Zoe!

  • Rachael

    Love these pictures!! Makes me miss LA!

  • PrettyShinySparkly> Chinatown: Jack BB Dakota vest c/o Shopbop, Free People lace top c/o Karmaloop, thri… (#fashion)

  • that vest rocks!!

  • Love the lace mixed with the fur! And the background and light in the photos are amazing…very pretty.

  • RT @PrttyShnySprkly: New Outfit Post: Chinatown!

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  • That vest looks so soft and warm! I'm entirely jealous. So far I haven't managed to find one that doesn't clash with the red tones in my hair.

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