Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Suiting up for Sushi

I deeply apologize for my lack of updates (it's been well over a month now!). No worries, as I've been "rollin' out in sweats" or jeans and a tee. The weather's been cold lately, so I haven't been out and about as much as during the warmer seasons! This will only be a quick update, as I will be updating more often.

On other news, I took a short trip to Los Angeles on Valentine's Day. Aside from the romantic dinner cliché, I had more fun getting dressed up than driving 4+ hours through traffic (on a weekday during peak hours!). I'm always amazed at how Jess from stylepint, Liane from petitexxs, my LA friends from college, and just anyone living there now are able to commute. It's overwhelming, but that's an understatement!

What I wore:

Blazer: Theory Gabe B in 00 (altered)
Tunic: Express Long and Lean V-Neck
Shoes: Nine West Suede pumps in 6M
Dog Tag: Emporio Armani

What my significant other wore:

Suit: Emporio Armani Josh line (altered)
Shirt: BR non-iron dress shirt
Shoes: Ecco New Jersey in black
Tie: Emporio Armani 100% silk

As much as I'd love to own an Italian-made designer suit, it's completely out of my price range! In addition, the smaller sizes are almost never on sale. *sigh* Judging by the pictures, the blazer appears looser on me than before. I just tried it on again and it is definitely less fitted! My weight hasn't changed, so I'm not sure why? As for the sushi at Haru Sushi and Roll Cafe, I believe the pictures below speak for themselves, don't you think so?

Yellowtail Carpaccio with Jalapeno

Fatty tuna (toro) sashimi

The Incredible Roll with seared salmon and tuna

Albacore Onion Mix

Japanese Sweet Pumpkin

Darn, now I'm craving sushi!


  1. You look adorable Christina! :) I love how you wore nude pumps too - I follow this one site where she can't stand black shoes lol, she would definitely approve of your choices!

  2. Love your outfit and welcome back!

    Also, I started following you blog a while ago and just want to mention you have an amazing blog!

  3. There's that Gabe blazer I love so much! Lookin' good you two! :)

    On a sushi note...I love just about anything carpaccio. So delish!

  4. I love your outfit. You look so chic in black. The sushi looks sooooo yummy. Welcome back and I look forward to see more of you :)

  5. Wow! Four hours!

    Not sure whey the jaceket would look larger, either. Have you worn it with all dark colors before? Perhaps that has changed the look of it for you?

    I love your black outfit! Your boy looks great, too!

    I have never tried any of those items! I bet that pumpkin is so tasty!

  6. Aww you and the BF look very chic!

    Now the cold weather in so cal is something I don't miss, when San Diego is cold it's cold :/

  7. Thanks for the shoutout and I love your outfit! In LA, I think we just get used to the traffic and avoid the heavy traffic times as much as possible or take the city streets instead. LOL.

    As for sushi, I really love traditional sashimi and it looks like you had a great time! =)

  8. i love the classic black look on you and your sushi looks so delicious!

    cute and little
    enter my The Vintage Scarf giveaway!

  9. omg!! Your pictures don't work! I can't see anything .. :(

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  10. You both look so chic & stylish. : ) I love/want your blazer!!! What did you get altered? The sleeves? I am drooling at your food photos... the dishes look SO GOOD!

  11. Gah I hate LA traffic too but what can you do. Like Jess said, you either learn what times to avoid going anywhere... or if you can't avoid it, learn where to expect it (which is everywhere) and plan accordingly. It's so sad but on my daily commute to & from work (which is only 4-5 miles but can take up to 45 minutes), I've even learned which lane is faster and just doing that takes off a good 5-10 minutes from my drive!

    You both look great and the food looks delish! :)

  12. I know this is a super old post. But I have the same suit as your bf. Unfortunetly I ripped the pants and I have been trying to find the info on the label inside the jacket or pants so I can have them replaced. If you could please contact me at I would be so grateful. Thanks