Lady in Red




Good morning!  Here’s another bold-colored, fall dress I wore over the weekend while on the east coast.  I love the shape of this dress: the boat neck shoulders moving to a sleek pencil skirt at the bottom.  It was perfect for the warm weather we were experiencing in New Jersey.  While I don’t normally wear head-to-toe red, this red was the right shade of bright and warm…and quite eye-catching!

So close to the weekend!

Dress – Zara / Heels – Manolo Blahnik / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Sunglasses – Banana Republic (similar here) / Necklace – boutique in Asia / Bracelets – Michael Kors, Stella & Dot

Fall Wedding





Happy Tuesday!  Sorry, it has been quiet over here at Morning Espresso.  I’ve been juggling a bunch of activities this past week and a half, mostly a busy work schedule and also travels to the east coast on the weekends.  Fall is in the air!  Above I’m attending the wedding rehearsal of one of my good friends from graduate school.  I was in New Jersey and the air turned crisp in the evenings.  I decided to wear a bold fall color — mustard yellow — for the occasion.  As you can see, I’m still in love with my Proenza Schouler clutch and have been carrying it around with me everywhere.  I have to say that while it has been a whirlwind September with all my travels, I am happy to be home for the next several weeks!

Hope you are having a great week!

Dress – Oasis Fashion / Shoes – Rachel Roy (another fun black and white pair) / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Earrings – small local boutique

Royal Purple



Happy Monday, friends!  I am back from a short trip to Chicago.  This past weekend we celebrated my childhood friend’s wedding.  The wedding was held at a beautiful church right in the middle of Michigan Avenue.  What can I say, the wedding was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and the ceremony was full of love.  I’m so happy for my friend, Kat, and her husband and wish them wedded bliss each and every day.

These pictures were taken outside the church right near the courtyard.  The church’s architecture and grandeur creates the most enchanting backdrop for photos.  I hope to share more pictures from the wedding in a future post.  Have a great start to the week!


Dress – Milly / Shoes – Zara (similar Tibi version) / Cardigan – White House Black Market (another pretty version) / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Jewelry – Stella & Dot, Michael Kors

Perfect Flat Shoe



While I was planning for my trip to Taiwan and Bali, I wanted to get a pair of chic flats that was both comfortable and functional.  Cue in Tod’s ‘Gommini Driving Flats.  The shoe itself weighs little to nothing and is easy on the feet.  Furthermore, the suede material is super soft to the touch.  I could really get a pair in every color of the rainbow.

Do you have any favorite brands you go to for a stylish and comfortable pair of flats?  Please share!


Top – Express (old, loving this one) / Jeans – Rag & Bone (similar here) / Flats – Tod’s / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Sunglasses – Karen Walker







This post is dedicated to an oldie but goodie.  This navy blue shift dress has been in rotation from work to weddings to bridal showers to you-name-it, for the last 3 years.  The shape is flattering and the neckline details are perfect.  That navy color is also always on trend.  Thanks, Banana Republic, for creating a wonderful, timeliness dress!  To many more years.  xoxo

Dress – Banana Republic (similar for this season) / Shoes – Nine West x InStyle (past season, also love this pair) / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Necklace – J.Crew (similar here) / Sunglasses – Karen Walker

Short Suit




If I had a creative day job, I would wear the short suit more often.  Part business and part down-to-earth, it’s such a chic look.  I love the juxtaposition of polished and casual.  For now, I’ll happily wear this ensemble on a summer night out.  Happy Thursday!


Blazer – Rag & Bone (sale!) / Tank top – old, similar here / Shorts – J.Crew / Shoes – Manolo Blahnik / Clutch – Proenza Schouler (cross body bag here) / Sunglasses – Prada