Margiela x H&M distressed denim jacket (similar here), Zara red sweater, H&M necklace, Michael Kors watch, Cheap Monday jeans, Giorgio Brutini snakeskin boots (similar here)

My first outfit post in the New Year -- crazy how a year has gone by!

This is the epitome of my go-to outfits on an overcast, kick-back weekend in LA. The distressed denim of the Margiela x HM jacket is impeccable; it just seems so naturally frayed without looking too overdone. And I adore the oversized proportion, which makes it perfect for layering. LA has its chilly moments -- believe me as I bundling up in 60 degree weather! Keeping accessories to a minimal and limiting it to statement pieces creates that illusion of casual sophistication. That's the style mantra I live by.

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Remember my double-plaid "jumpsuit" ensemble photographed by my friend Jimmy of Chungking Expressions? Well, it's been featured on last week's NY Times Style section for 90s inspired outfits! What a sweet entry into 2013! As if that isn't exciting enough, I am also starting a new job this week! It has certainly been a giant leap in terms of professional and personal advancement for me. Truly grateful for the many opportunities that have come my way.