Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer 2016 Beautycon Box

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I received the summer box last week thanks to the BeautyCon team. I thought I'd quickly share what's inside just in case you're interested. A BeautyCon box is a year long subscription that includes 4 boxes. You have a choice between a payment plan of $29 per box or $99 annual subscription. Each box contains over $150 worth of top beauty and lifestyle products delivered to your door each season. The summer box will stop being sold at end of day of 08/31. BeautyCon has different YouTubers as the box curators each season. Kandee Johnson was the Summer 2016 Box Curator. BeautyCon boxes are currently only available to resident in the US. Without further ado, below are items available in the Summer 2016 BeautyCon Box.

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara - $23
Smashbox brow tech shaping powder $25
NYX ombre lip duo - $11.99
NYX jumbo eye pencil (in cashmere) - $4.49
Garnier SkinActive brightening & smoothing daily moisturizer - $12.74
Benzac acne solution blemish clearing hydrator - $7.49
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil - $8.99
Redken fashion waves 07 - $19.50
CoverFX makeup brush - $38
VersaSpa gradual tan face moisturizer - sample size
LA Fresh travel wipes
Total value: $150


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As you can see, the summer box has over $150 worth of products in it (for only $24 with my code below). If you are looking for a good variety of items to try, a subscription service is the way to go. I am excited to try these out. If you're interested in purchasing this box, use code BCSUMSYDNEY for $5 off (expires August 31, 2016).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

White Denim :: Striped Linen Shirt

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I purchased these white skinny jeans last year and they have become an absolute closet staple (buy one get one $19.90). A blue striped shirt + white jeans combination seems like a no brainer. I really wanted this blue striped shirt from Banana Republic but couldn't locate my size. I am thrilled to find this alternative otpion. The shirt is surprisingly very well made. I am wearing a size small in this post and like the way it fits (it is meant to look oversized). I plan to turn this shirt into an office staple by tucking it into a pencil skirt. The color is neutral and will go with everything in my closet. Outfit details: Make me chic shirt | Express jeans (review here) | Quay sunglasses | Chanel wallet on chain | WHBM leather mules *identical option here*

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

White Summer Maxi Dress

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How sweet is this dress! I ordered it for my vacation but unfortunately, it didn't arrive on time. As expected, the dress is a bit sheer but would work fine as a beach cover-up. For everyday wear, I have this slip underneath. Other than that, I really like the way it flows and adore the flutter sleeves. Outfit details: Make me chic dress | Quay sunglasses | Tom Ford sunglasses | ColourPop lipstick

Monday, August 22, 2016

Striped Shorts :: Red Chanel WOC

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Trying to get some more use out of my summer clothes before putting them away. These shorts are my new addition and I can't get enough of them. For under $25, I really am impressed with the quality. I ordered a size small and they run a tad loose. I washed them twice already and they shrunk just a bit. These shorts are unlined but the material is completely opaque so no worries about seeing through. Paring the shorts with my beloved chambray shirt and my gorgeous WOC for a pop of color. Outfit details: Zaful shorts | Chanel wallet on chain | Tom Ford sunglasses | BCBG sandals

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Chanel Coco Handle :: Updated Details

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This blog got a lot of traffic this past few weeks from people who were searching for more information regarding the Chanel coco handle bag. Chanel released the same bag in June with a couple of updated details. I thought I'd do a quick post to point out those changes just in case you're interested.

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1. The shoulder strap is now removable: This is an excellent feature! Say if you won't want to use the shoulder strap, you can remove it entirely. The bag looks even more streamline, is versatile and chic like their original Kelly bag

2. I personally haven't seen the new version in person but heard the new caviar leather is more sturdy and durable. My SA said the leather is a bit shiner and less dull. The previous version is made out of soft caviar leather. Mine had a bit of slouch in places even though it was brand new (definitely one of its downsides).

Even though I only had it for a short period of time, I truly enjoyed the bag (full review here). With these updates, I personally think the coco handle is a phenomenal bag. I would highly recommend it if you're in the market for a Chanel bag.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beach Maxi Dress

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Besides rompers, maxi dresses are also my go-to summer uniform. I picked up this dress from Forever 21 last month and am impressed with the quality. It's airy but well made, perfect for a beach vacation. This exact dress is no longer available but you can find a ton of options here. Looking at these photos makes me miss the beach so much. Can't believe my kids are going back to school today. Summer definitely flew by in the blink of an eye! Outfit details: Forever 21 contemporary maxi dress | Tom Ford sunglasses

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mom-Friendly Yet Stylish One Piece Swimsuit

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As mentioned in this post, finding the perfect flattering swimsuit seems like a daunting task. I literally spent months searching for the perfect one before my trip to the Dominican Republic. Luckily, I found not one but two suits that I am so in love with. I talked about the first one here. This one piece from Becca is my second one. The price tag is a little more than I'd like to spend but I knew I had found the perfect suit when I put it on. Outfit details: Becca swimsuit *size XS* | Quay sunglasses | Forever 21 hat | Kenneth Jay Lane pearl earring

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A few things I love about this suit:
- It's very classy looking. Going on a vacation with my family, I want plenty of coverage while running around with my kids. The plunging neckline and lace detailing expose enough skin but still is modest.
- The bra coverage isn't very much but it has sewn-in pockets that you can insert extra swim pads. I use these and they're perfect. Those water pads provide a bit of support and volume but not too much.
- My favorite feature of this suit is the adjustable straps (not only the back straps but also the shoulder straps). It really is a nice feature. I was able to adjust all straps until the fit is right. I do think this suit runs small and works well with petite/small chested ladies.
- This suit is available in several gorgeous shades. If burgundy isn't your color, it also comes in black, white, red and a gorgeous sapphire blue

Monday, August 15, 2016

Striped Rompers

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There is no secret that I love rompers. I wear some variable of a romper every weekend. This striped version is the latest addition to my ever growing love for rompers. I like the button detail down the front. They make the rompers look more "grown-up". The 2 front pockets add a nice touch to the overall look. If you're in between sizes, I would size down. I am wearing a size small here but the XS would have been a better fit (wasn't available a few weeks ago). Have a great Monday, everyone! Outfit details: Shein rompers | Target wedges | Tom Ford sunglasses

Friday, August 12, 2016

Plaid Shirtdress :: Summer To Fall (Look # 5)

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Ending the week with the final look I put together for Betsy's Boo Boutique. This adorable plaid dress is currently sold out but there are other options available here. This outfit would be great when the weather starts to get cold. I can't wait to rock this look for Fall. From now through Sunday (08/14), BBB is offering 25% off everything plus free shipping with code OffToMarket.! I hope you enjoy a series of style posts this week. It's something different and I had fun putting them together. Have a wonderful weekend! Outfit details: BBB plaid dress | Colehaan boots | Madewell sweater | Tom Ford sunglasses | Michael Kors watch

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Plaid Shirtdress :: Summer To Fall (Look # 4)

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I've been featuring a few ways to wear this dress in the summer. Today, I'll be showing you how to style the dress when it gets a bit cooler outside. If you're a long time follower of this blog then you know how much I love my denim jacket. It's almost 4 years old and I still wear it year round. This outfit is what I called the perfect weekend uniform. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see how I style this dress for cold weather (last post I promise). Outfit details: BBB plaid dress | H&M denim jacket | BP boots *this year's version* | Quay sunglasses | David Yurman bracelet

 
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