Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Deals 2015

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I found Cyber Monday deals are pretty much the same as Black Friday deals. I rounded up 5 promotions that I found somewhat worth mentioning below:

1. White House Black Market: 35% off your entire purchase with code 97729 (this is rare!)
- Pink pleated skirt
- Burgundy lace dress (so pretty!)
- Sleeveless trench dress (on me)

2. LOFT: 50% off everything + free shipping
- Relaxed cardigan (available in 6 colors)
- Sweater dress (only $22)
- Leopard coat (love!)

3. Bloomingdales: 25% off your entire purchase + free shipping
- Rose gold watch (I wear this every single day)
- Hunter original tall boots (on me)
- Burgundy bucket bag (read my review here)


4. Ulta: Cyber Monday deals below:
- Clarisonic Mia (can't leave without this tool)
- 50% off Physicians Formula (entire brand) - my holy grail eyeliner
- 50% off Stila stay-all-day lip gloss (I have this in scarlet and it seriously stays all day)

5. Saks Off 5th: Up to 70% off + free shipping
- J. Brand jeans (62% off)
- Red cross-body bag (51% off - less than $100)
- Stuart Weitzman suede boots (49% off)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

For sale: Chanel square mini flap in black caviar leather

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As mentioned a few weeks ago, I started consigning luxury items from friends and now have several regular clients. I don't have items for sale often but when I do, I will be posting them on my blog sale as well as on my IG. A reader kindly let me know that not everyone has an Instagram account. From now on, I will be posting items that are available for sale on this blog as well. Up for grab is this insanely gorgeous Chanel square mini in black lambskin leather with matte gold hardware. It does fit my iPhone 6 plus comfortably. If you're interested in purchasing the item or would like to see more photos, please visit my blog sale.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Deals 2015 :: 50% off or more

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Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Thanksgiving! The sales are starting everywhere and holiday shopping can be overwhelming. To make things easier for you, I complied a list of 10 retailers that offer 50% off or more on Black Friday. I plan to go shopping with my family later this evening and will be updating this post with the latest deals =)

1. Nordstrom: Extra 25% off selected sale items. All my picks below are more than half off
- Sweater dress (55%)
- Movado watch (55% off - great price!)
- Faux fur coat (60% off)

2. Express: 50% off everything (online and in store) + free shipping on all orders
- Leopard fur coat (love!)
- Distressed skinny jeans (full review here)
- Lace jumpsuit (on me)

 3J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything + free shipping on orders of $50 or more
- Plaid flannel shirt (I own this and love!)
- Wool peacoat (under $100)
- Plaid tartan skirt

4. Ann Taylor: 60% off entire store
- Lace up booties
- Leopard sweater
- Burgundy lace dress (love!)


5. Kate Spade: All items up to 75% off + free shipping on all orders
- Mint passport holder
- Leopard flared dress
Red satchel

6. Tory Burch: Spend $250, get 30% off
- Orange leather watch
- Riding boots (more than 50% off)
- Plaid coat (more than 50% off)

7. Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 60% off select styles. Also, receive $50 off your $250 purchase
- Tan bag (55% off)
- Lace up sandals (55% off)
- Burgundy lace dress (60%off)

8. Old Navy: 50% off everything
- Flannel PJ set
- Faux fur infinity scarf (love!)
- Plaid flannel shirt ($13)

9. GAP: 50% off everything
- Love sweater ($25)
- Real-straight jeans (on me)
- Sherpa lined parka (I tried a XSP in store and the fit was actually pretty good)

10. ASOS: up to 60% off casual styles
- Scallop dress ($26)
- Suede pencil skirt ($53)
- Floral dress ($24)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Outfit :: Striped Dress & Fur Vest

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I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Where did the year go? Regardless, I am very excited and looking forward to some downtime with my family. This is what I plan to wear tomorrow. Nothing extravagant - everything shown here is old but they're pieces that I reach for the most. Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and blessed Thanksgiving! Please check back Friday for a big list of Black Friday deals =)


Outfit details:
Vest *this year's version* | Dress | Scarf | Watch | Sunglasses | Boots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fitting Room Round-Up :: Pre-Thanksgiving Sales 2015

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It's rare that I go to the mall these days. I spent nothing so far this month on clothes. I have a few fitting room photos on my phone so I thought I'd share just in case you're planning to shop on Black Friday.

Banana Republic: Take 40% off your entire purchase with code BRFRIENDS

{Pictured: Plaid moto jacket - 00P}

I loved this coat online and was excited to see it in store. This jacket is a unique take on a popular trend but the proportion is way off. The fur collar is huge as you can see in the photos. The oversized collar definitely overwhelmed my short frame.

{Pictured: Fringe strapless dress - size XSP}

I am not a fan of fringe in general but for this dress, it adds an interesting touch to a rather boring black dress. Love the fit and the material. It'd be a great dress for NYE when pair with a bolero or a leather jacket. I did walk out the store with these gorgeous gold earring for 60% off

{Pictured: Express lace jumpsuit - size 0}

I was interested in this jumpsuit after reading rave reviews online. True to their words, the jumpsuit is amazing in person. My photo doesn't do it justice. Since the length is cropped on the model, it's perfect on my short frame. I can't say enough good thing about this piece and highly recommend it to fellow petite ladies. The only reason I didn't get it because it's black. If it's available in red, I would be all over it. I already have a similar black jumpsuit in my closet. We'll see. I might be back =) **Update: 50% off everything online and in store until noon Friday**

{Pictured: H&M short parka - size 2}

I am on the hunt for a thicker parka for our next winter trip and this jacket caught my eyes. Love the style and the cut but unfortunately, it's not substantial enough. The price tag is a bit steep as well. When this goes on sale, I might pick it up for next Fall. It's a true army green color, fully lined and the length is definitely petite-friendly.

As I walked around, I saw my beloved flared jeans are now marked down to $15 (in-store only). You can read my review here. If you can find them at your local store, I'd highly recommend picking them up. This plaid shirt also caught my eyes. It has the perfect holiday plaid pattern and is 50% off online. I already own several plaid shirts. Otherwise, I would totally pick this up. H&M also just launched their makeup line. The employees were setting up these displays as I walked by. I would have to go back and check these products out. Have you tried any new beauty products from H&M?

{Pictured: Bebe feather dress - size 0}

I haven't stepped foot in Bebe for years. I went there with a friend who is a huge fan of the brand. This fun dress caught my attention. It's truly the perfect holiday dress. Wish I have a place to wear this fancy dress to. It was still fun to try on though

Hope you find this post helpful. I will update periodically throughout the week for Black Friday deals. Please check back =)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Best & Worst Luxury Purchases

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Luxury goods come with hefty price tags. However, not all luxury items will make you feel like a million bucks. For this week's handbag chit chat, I wanted to highlight 2 of my luxury items - one being my best purchase and the other one being my worst purchase to date.


Let's start off with my best luxury purchase - this little Chanel wallet on chain. I was skeptical about it at first because of the size. However, after owning it for more than a year, it's hands down one of my best purchases. I wear it countless times and it works well for the day to night transition. The wallet is compact yet holds all my essentials. This versatile piece can be worn so many different ways. If you're looking into purchase your very first Chanel piece, I highly suggest looking into this little beauty. Kate Spade has a very similar version at a lower price point.


On the opposite end of the spectrum - these Valentino rockstud pumps was my worst luxury purchase. If you follow fashion blogs then you probably are sick of seeing these pumps. They're everywhere and certainly look good in photos. These shoes were purchased at the FCO airport during our trip to Europe earlier this year. I bought them for several reasons: they were significantly cheaper in Italy, I felt pressure to get something as a "souvenir" from our trip, I thought I needed them in my life because they are the "it" shoes. When I had a chance to wear them out (almost 6 months later), they didn't do anything for me. They just didn't excite me. I know it's silly but for a pair of shoes that costs over $1K, you should be over the moon wearing them. I finally decided to find a new home for them. Luckily, because of the price difference, I was able to get most of my money back. I come to the conclusion that I won't invest in designer shoes from now on. Oftentimes, I wonder if high priced items are worth it. Hope to give you some insight so that you can make your own judgement when it comes to purchasing luxury items.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Burgundy Full Skirt :: Hits & Misses # 15

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The holidays are right around the corner and it's never too early to start planning your holiday outfits. I don't have that many formal occasions to wear fancy clothes so this skirt is the perfect holiday piece for my lifestyle. I love it for several reasons: the skirt is fulled lined, the length is ideal for someone my height, I love the unique pattern/fabric and of course the color is to die for. I received 3 items from my last order c/o Romwe and luckily, everything has worked out great for me (first item featured here, second item featured here). If you're looking to add a pretty skirt to your holiday wardrobe, I'd recommend you check this one out.


Outfit details:
Skirt c/o | Turtleneck (similar) | Booties | Sunglasses | LipstickWatch | Clutch |(similar)


Monday, November 16, 2015

Monochromatic :: Feeling grey

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The weather has been nothing short of amazing lately. I take every chance I get to go bare-legged. Today's outfit consists of some of my absolute closet favorites. There is nothing special about each piece but when worn together, they add depth and dimension to an otherwise neutral. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It's Monday...again :(


Outfit details:
Scarf c/o | Sweater *old* (last seen here) | Sunglasses | Skirt | Booties *similar*

Friday, November 13, 2015

Review: Michael Kors Greenwich bucket bag

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Happy Friday, ladies! The star of this week's handbag chit chat is this Michael Kors Greenwich bucket bag. I am going to be honest and tell you that I am not a fan of the brand in general. The only item I own from Michael Kors is this watch (which I love and wear every single day). I have no particular reason as why I am not fond of the brand. However, I walked into Nordstrom a few weeks ago and completely fell in love with this bucket bag.


What caught my attention is the beautiful maroon shade. The color is versatile, still neutral but not at all boring. They saw the burgundy and olive green versions on display. Both are equally beautiful. I had a hard time deciding between the 2 colors but ultimately, went with the burgundy version. Little did I know, the bag is available in 7 (seven!) colors ranging from black to white.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Burgundy Sweater Dress :: Hits & Misses # 15

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Sweater dresses are a staple in any Fall closet. Bonus point if they're in a Fall appropriate color like burgundy. This dress is one of the two items I received from my last Shein order. I am pleasantly surprised by how great it is. The material is fairly thick and not scratchy. The length is appropriate (not too long or too short on my 5'2" frame). The sweater dress is so versatile and can be styled many different ways. I am pairing it with my leather jacket here. When it gets colder outside, I can layer a turtleneck underneath, put on a pair of tights or a fur vest as an added layer. The possibilities are endless.


Outfit details:
Dress c/o | Leather jacket | Sunglasses | Boots | Watch *25% off*

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