Sunday, November 10, 2019

A huge discount code for Saint Laurent bags

SaintLaurentBagsOnSale_SydneysFashionDiary
If you're a fan of Saint Laurent, this is fantastic promotion to take advantage of. My Theresa offers $200 off your order of $1000 or more (with code SINGLES11) or $500 off your order of $2000 or more (with code SINGLES500). That's a huge saving. All these classic bags above are eligible for the promotion. The offer ends tomorrow so take advantage now if you've been eyeing one of these bags. Shipping is free! Other qualified items here.
Saint Laurent Monogram envelope shoulder bag
Saint Laurent Kate shoulder bag
Saint Laurent Niki shoulder bag
Saint Laurent Kate tassel shoulder bag
Saint Laurent Kate clutch
Saint Laurent Toy Loulou bag

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Giambattista Valli x H&M Collection is here!

The highly anticipated Giambattista Valli for H&M launched today at 10:00 a.m EST. The collection consists of 41 very fashion-forward pieces for women. Kendall Jenner is the face of the collaboration. She looks stunning in this red tulle dress from the collection. This particular dress is $549. Not cheap but it's way affordable compared to the actual Giambattista Valli pieces. I don't love everything from the collaboration but below are a few pieces that I am interested in checking out. I predict that everything will be sold out in less than an hour. You might have to hit "Reload" several times to get in. Check out the full collection here.
Giambattista Valli x H&M

6. Long sleeve black dress *This is the one piece I am hoping to get*

Monday, November 4, 2019

Petite-friendly houndstooth pants

FallWorkOutfitIdeas_SydneysFashionDiary
If you're a petite or a short woman, you know a good pair of office-appropriate pants is hard to find. I am constantly on the lookout for work pants. When I saw this pair, I knew I had to give it a try. They're made of stretchy jersey knit fabric. Because of the material, these pull-on pants are insanely comfortable. The best part? They're wrinkle-free. I am glad I found them. They're the ultimate, comfortable, wrinkle-free work pants. I paired these pants with a simple black bodysuit and my trusty black pumps to complete the look. Outfit details: Forever 21 bodysuit | Femme Luxe pants | Chanel medium flap | Banana Republic pumps | Le Specs sunglasses
PaperbagPants_SydneysFashionDiary

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Teddy Blake :: Luxury bags for less

TeddyBlakeEvaBag_SydneysFashionDiary
Today, I have a handbag review for you. You might recall I’ve done several handbag reviews for Teddy Blake in the past. I love all their handbags but the new Ava has to be my most favorite bag that I own so far from Teddy Blake. The quality was exceptional. Teddy Blake offers a wide variety of leather types but their pebbled leather is my favorite. I prefer pebbled leather for all my bags as it's extremely durable and requires less maintenance. The size is perfect for everyday use. Outfit details: Teddy Blake bag | Express pants | H&M sweater | Christian Louboutin shoes 
FallOutfitIdeas_SydneysFashionDiary
Features I love:
Adjustable shoulder strap: Being on 5’2”, the adjustable strap was one of my favorite features. It's allowing me to find my perfect setting. I love how it can go from a shoulder bag to a crossbody bag within seconds.
Back pocket for easy access: The back of the bag has a zippered pocket that is super convenient for accessing items you need on the go. It's big enough for your keys, parking tickets, money and more. Not to mention, the zipper is very well made and glides smoothly.
Magnetic closure: The front flap has a magnetic closure allowing you to open and close the bag with greater ease. The magnetic closure is strong enough that the bag can be worn without having to close it all the way. I kind of love the way it looks as well
Fully lined in suede: The suede lining inside adds an ultraluxe feel. This bag is the perfect size for everyday use. It feels very luxurious without a luxury price tag
TeddyBlakeEvaBag_SydneysFashionDiary

I’ve had this bag for a few weeks now and I am still so in love with it. Some of my co-workers are checking out this bag as well. It is truly perfect for work and play. Not to mention, this shade of beige goes with virtually everything. If beige isn't your thing, this bag is available in 8 color options here.
FallOutfitIdeas_SydneysFashionDiary

Thursday, October 31, 2019

DIY Halloween Burrito Costume

I love Chipotle so this year, I decided to make my own burrito costume. I stayed up until 1:00 a.m. to finish it. I love making my own costume but it's very time consuming. Regardless, I was able to pull it off. Not my favorite creation so far so this will do. I won the "Best Individual Costume" contest at work today!!! Just in case you want to make the same costume next year, I hope you find this tutorial helpful. DIYBurittoCostume_SydneysFashionDIary  
For the burrito: This part is very similar to the Starbucks costume we made last year
  • 1" project foam: Cut to your desired size and hand-stitch 2 ends together (I used 1 yard)
  • Metallic shiny silver fabric (I used 1.5 yard). Wrap the fabric around the tube using heat tape. This kind of tape is really sticky and has strong hold
  • Sew 2 shoulder straps to keep the burrito from falling down
DIYBurittoCostume_SydneysFashionDIary

For the toppings:
DIYBurittoCostume_SydneysFashionDIary
There you have it! Are you dressing up tonight? Speaking of dressing up, I got this shark outfit for my puppy. Unfortunately, it was too small on him even though I got the biggest size. Regardless, he still looks so adorable in it. Hope you'll have a happy and safe Halloween! DogCostume_SydneysFashionDiary

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Designer shoes sale that you don't want to miss

With the holidays upon us, I am looking forward to add a fancy pair of shoes to my wardrobe. What better than Carrie Bradshaw's iconic Manolo Blahnik pumps. I've been wanting a pair for years but the $995 price tag is hard to justify. Guess what? They're on sale right for a whooping 30% off. If you're wanting to add the very famous Hangisi pumps to your shoes collection, this is your chance. At the moment, all sizes are still available but trust me, they won't last long. The Hangisi runs very true to size. I wear a size 7 in shoes and a 37 fits me perfectly (yes, I tried them on many times)
ManoloBlahnikHangisiOnSale_SydneysFashionDiary
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 in grey
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 in navy
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 in denim
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70 in white
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flat in grey
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flat in navy

If you're not into fancy shoes, all popular boots from Stuart Weitzman are also on sale (30% off - which is rare)
StuartWeitzmanBootsOnSale_SydneysFashionDiary
Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Stuart Weitzman 5050 suede boots
Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots
Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots in grey
Stuart Weitzman Reserve boots
Stuart Weitzman Reserve suede boots

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Our Family Fall Bucket List

I hope you're enjoying the cooler weather so far. There are many fun Fall traditions that we look forward to each year. I am a huge fan of family traditions (we have quite a few). Sometimes, it's hard but we do try our best to keep up with them. Below are what we're planning to do with the kids this Fall. If you’re looking for new family traditions, I hope you find this list helpful. Outfit details: Rails plaid shirt | Levi's jeans *30% off* | Free People sunglasses | Gucci bag
PumpkinPatch_SydneysFashionDiary

Monday, October 21, 2019

Celine Dion Concert

CelineDionConcert_SydneysFashionDiary
I was so excited when Celine Dion announced her Courage world tour. My girlfriend and I went to her concert last night and it was absolutely amazing! I grew up listening to all of Celine Dion's songs. Being at the concert last night takes me right back down memory lane. Her voice is absolutely incredible and mesmerizing. You will be swept away by her voice and feel the entire emotion of the song from beginning to end. I teared up a little when she started singing "My heart will go on". There is a reason why she's a diva. The tickets weren't cheap. We were all the way up there in one of the back rows but they're worth every penny. Her performance was everything my heart wanted and more and I'm so thankful that I got the opportunity to see her perform right in my hometown. I recorded some of my favorite songs last night. Even though I used my phone, her voice still sounded amazing! Check them out below. I wore this maxi dress to the concert last night and I love it. I have a list of things that I'd like to add to my Fall wardrobe and this dress was the first purchase. This long-sleeve maxi dress is perfect for Fall (and it even has pockets!!!). Outfit details: Universal Thread dress *size XS* | Hermes belt |AE sunglasses | Forever 21 earrings | Public Desire boots
FloralMaxiDress_SydneysFashionDiary FloralMaxiDress_SydneysFashionDiary FloralMaxiDress_SydneysFashionDiary FloralMaxiDress_SydneysFashionDiary

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The slip skirt trend

SlipSkirtForFall_SydneysFashionDiary
The 90s slip/satin skirts are coming back big time. They're this season's biggest trend. I picked up this skirt from Zara a few months ago and have been enjoying it. Last month, since it was so hot outside, I paired the skirt with my beloved tank. As the temperatures get cooler, I paired the skirt with a thick sweater to keep me warm and cozy. Since the fabric tends to look formal, I like to pair the skirt with a pair of flat sandals or sneakers to balance out the look. This exact skirt is no longer available but I linked a few similar options below. I am actually on the hunt for an animal print version. Outfit details: Zara skirt *similar options below* | Express sweater *on major sale!* | VCA necklaceLe Specs sunglasses | Saint Laurent bag | Adidas superstar sneakers

Sunday, October 13, 2019

How to save hundreds on designer items every time

Today, I am sharing with you a way to save hundreds on brand new designer items. This method works every time! The amount of savings varies depending on the item but you're guaranteed to save at least a few hundreds.
SaveOnDesignerItems_SydneysFashionDiary (1)
Step 1: Go to Net-A-Porter.com and change the currency from USD (United States) to GBP (United Kingdom) as seen above
Step 2: Search for the item(s) that you'd like to purchase and add to cart. I am using the Saint Laurent College medium bag as an example. I do really love this bag
Step 3: As you can see, the cost of this bag is £1540 ~ $1947. This exact bag is selling for $2450 in the US. You are saving over $500 right off the bat!
Step 4: But wait!..the magic happens when you click on "Proceed to purchase". The price goes down further to £1411. When all is said and done, you'll save $662 on this particular bag. Since the exchange rate varies, the average amount of savings depends on the exchange rate for the day the item was purchased.