Thursday, October 25, 2012

back to {fashion} school: track pants


Hey Mai Lovies, 

If you read my little profile blurb on the side of the screen you would know that I am a nurse. Recently, I returned to school, fashion school that is. I'm currently attending Moore College; Technical Design School. It's fun, it is hands on and I love it even though I am exhausted after working two jobs, school and blogging. It is worth every stitch I have to undo, if you sew you know how daunting that can be!! It is not like Project Runway I tell ya, cutting fabric alone can take hours! And you gotta freaking iron everything x10, I hate ironing!!! I send my clothes to the dry cleaner on purpose so I can avoid it. Better yet, I hide it in my closet and never wear it or beg Leon to do it for me. 

Ohh the irony (irony, you get it? yes, that's my brain thinking I'm funny again) 


Anyway, I think these "track pants" can be very controversial. I mean they truly look like track pants if you didn't throw on a pair of heels. I bought them because I think they are super cool and different enough that not everyone will have them. And I have to admit, they make my ass look like I've been working on my squats! The pants are so well tailored and the fit is just perfect. I may have to cut the back pockets out though because they make me look like I have granny panties on. (which to clarify, Leon. I do not wear. I just wear "cute undies.") So snippy snip this weekend, then just resew the pocket opening and problem solved. 

Can you spot the little LOVE sign, Philly is known for? 


Didn't mean to shoot my boobs full on but the shirt draped so beautifully I just had to show you. (you are welcome boobies, enjoy your full 15 mins of glory!) Oh, forgot to mention. I'm wearing Hollywood Fashion Tape, the wind was gusty that day and my boobs managed not to flash anyone. 


And my dainty earrings and necklace set. So cute! I keep trying to shoot it but because it is so dainty it is diffiuclt to see! It's perfect for an understated look, especially with such a plunging neckline. Oh, and an important tip *do pair a tailored trouser with a more sexy top.* I try not to pair sexy tops and sexy mini bottoms together. I think it is too much skin, I prefer one or the other. Leave some things to the imagination. In some cases if I do wear an overtly sexy outfit, I like to pair it with a bootie/ankle boot to give it a little funk and sass vs all sex.  Though if you met me during my bar hopping days, that Anh would beg to differ. But, I mean, if that's your taste, go for it!


I never thought I would enjoy school as much as I do now. I guess it is true, when you love what you do it is not work at all. I hope that all of you are reaching for your dreams too. I know that success will always be within reach as long as I fully commit to my passion. Surely, it is scary to start or restart, but it feels amazing to accomplish your dreams!  Thank you to my readers who tell me I inspire them, because without you, I wouldn't be inspired to continue to update my blog and display my love for fashion. Special thank you to all those that subscribed and leave comments, and to those who I recently found out are readers as well. 
Thank you Asia (Asia's friend who said "your aunt is the shit!), Channy, Eva, Lan, Tran, Trinh,  Peilee, Maria, Marlana, Becky, Megan, Shahida, Mel, Kel, Kristina and Judy! Sorry if I miss ya, remind me in the comment section. (tehee)  If you are reading, leave me a comment, even to say hello. I truly love hearing from you, I get school girl excited! Weee!

:: Outfit :: 

Shirt: Double Zero
Pants: French Connection (on sale, of course) 
Shoes: Aldo by J.W. Anderson 
Earring and Necklace: 



19 comments:

Channy said...

Thanks for the shout out babe! Who knew wearing heels with track pants would change an entire look! SUPER ADORABLE! In love with the top. Such a great color on YOU! :)

Marley said...

Aww I feel so special :) <3 Thanks! And I didn't know you went to school!!! That's awesome Good luck!!!!

Anh Mai said...

Oh Yay, your first comment! Thanks babe. I actually wanted the shirt in white but they sold out of my size. :( but glad you like the blue!

Anh Mai said...

Marley, I thought I told you.. But yes school is amazing. I am exhausted but I love it! How are the wedding plans going my dear? Let me know if you need help. You know I am all ears and full of suggestions.

xo Anh

Eva said...

You inspire me to take more fashion "risks"! My wardrobe is pretty boring - lots of business casual clothing but I definitely have been thinking how I could rework the clothes I have to make it more fun! <3

Anh Mai said...

Eva, work clothes def does not have to be boring. I have to admit I have gone for the safe options before. Do you shop at Zara? They have great work attire that can transform to night wear. You can always go with classic silhouettes, but get them in prints! I love these pants from Zara

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/269187/890654/SKINNY%20JACQUARD%20PANTS

asiaaa said...

tehehe, I was the first shoutout :') love youuuuuuuu!

ShahidaTings said...

I love the track/sweat pants trend with heels right now! I was legit just searching for some sweats online 10 minutes ago. Congrats on going to school for fashion, thats ausome!

maria said...

Hiii

Love the blog and all the fashion tips. Best of luck! You're going to be amazing :)

Jacqueline davis moranti said...

Lol, cute post and lovely outfit!

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Anh Mai said...

Hahah. I was stalking these pants out for months. They were almost $200 so wanted for it to be on a super sale before purchasing !

Anh Mai said...

Love you too!

tran trann said...

tran! is that me? lol
im waiting for you to update!!!

Anh Mai said...

You are the only Tran I know. Sorry I haven't updated. Even if I wanted to Leon probably would kill me if I made him shoot in this weather. I'll be LA in a few days, maybe some short post. It will be 70-80s there! Woohoo!

Anh Mai said...

Thanks Jacqueline! Hopefully I will catch you around Philly sometime!

Anh Mai said...

Thanks Maria. I'm glad you are reading!

Kellie Lynch said...

I know you liked the white better but this blue is too stunning on you! I think it was meant to be that the white was sold out...or you could just keep checking back at the store and get both haha

tran trann said...

came to visit today, no new blog. =( will be waiting ahhahhaha

Anonymous said...

i'm subscribed to ya! lol. keeps me sane during work at night :) -Cindy N