Saturday, August 29, 2015

Express :: All jeans are $39.90 (this weekend only)

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This weekend only, all Express jeans are only $39.90. I highly recommend the mid-rise legging jeans in white and the distressed version (full review here). Both pairs are 50% off this weekend. I am thinking about picking up these gorgeous trouser style style flare jeans. They would be perfect for the upcoming Fall. Has anyone tried their girlfriend jeans? I've heard great things about them. If so, I'd love to hear your opinions. You can shop the entire denim collection here.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Collared Chambray Romper

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My obsession with rompers continues! I added the 4th one to my closet last month and can't get enough of it. Albeit the bathroom situation, rompers are a summer must-have. The fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. I love the fact that it has long sleeves. It's perfect for late Summer and early Fall. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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Outfit details:
Rompers *size S* | Chanel WOC *exact* | Sandals | Sunglasses | Watch

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best of drugstore beauty products

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I feel like drugstore brands have really stepped up their game over the past 2 years. I recently made a switch and now all my makeup items are from drugstore brands. I'd rather invest in good skincare products. I wholeheartedly recommend these affordable beauty products to anyone. They will for sure knock your socks off.

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1. Essence lip liner in satin mauve (on me) and in the nude: These lip liners are everything. They're creamy, so pigmented and do not feel dry on my lips. "In the nude" is my everyday shade. If you want to enhance the natural color of your lips, give this lip liner a try. You won't be disappointed.

2. I picked up this Maybelline eye studio brow define and fill duo in dark brown a few weeks ago and am in love. If you're a fan of the Anatasia brow wiz, you'll like this. The pencil is thin enough to define your brow with precision and the powder side fills in all the gaps for a natural looking brow (currently buy one get one at 50%)

3. Another new beauty product that I picked up recently is this L'Oreal double extend mascara. It has everything you want for a mascara (length, volume, no smudge, no flaking). I apply the primer first then immediately apply the mascara. It certainly made a difference in the way my lashes look.

4. Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 210: This is my 2nd tube and I can't get enough of it. One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to foundation is that it has to keep my face matte all day and this foundation passed the test. It feels so light on my face and the matte results are amazing. It helps keeping my face matte for at least 6 hours if not longer. I ran out a few weeks ago and decided to use up my MUFE Mat Velvet (40). Didn't like it as much and that says a lot!

5. NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny: This is an oldie but a goodie. For under $4, this is an amazing matte bronzer. I use this to slightly contour my face and it gives the most natural, sun kissed glow (especially if you have yellow or warm undertones). I got this bronzer at least 2 years ago and have been using it everyday. Best $4 I've ever spent!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sleeveless Cardigan :: Crochet Dress :: Hits & Misses # 11

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Sleeveless cardigans are all the rage this Fall. It's the perfect transition piece. It's been awhile since something from SheIn caught my attention but I am happy to report that this cardigan is a hit. The material is nothing to write home about but I like the way it fits. the length hits me at the right spot and I adore the pockets. As the temperature slowly drops, this cardigan is the perfect solution for cool mornings. The first outfit is what I wore hiking this past weekend with my family. Even though it's still warm outside, it's definitely chilly in the shade. The cardigan adds instant chic to any outfit now but will come in handy this Fall

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Outfit # 1: Cardigan c/o *size S* | Tee | Sunglasses | Sneakers | Watch | Shorts
Outfit # 2: Cardigan | Tee | Sunglasses | Sandals | Shorts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Black on black

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I used to rarely wear black but since I got this skirt, I can't stop wearing it. The cut/fit is very flattering on me. Today, I am pairing it with a simple black tee for an all black outfit. Even though this skirt was found at the BR factory store, the quality is amazing.

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Outfit details:
Skirt | Tee | Sunglasses | DIY bracelets (tutorial here)

Speaking of the factory, I went outlet shopping last weekend and tried on this really cute dress. The soft, stretchy material is so warm and cozy. It is also available in burgundy (so perfect for Fall!), black and striped. I am wearing a size XS here just in case you're interested.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

20% off classic handbags (ends 08/19)

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Shopbop is offering 20% off on all classic handbags with code "INTHEBAG". This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some gorgeous new handbags for Fall. A bucket bag is on my purchase list this month and they have so many gorgeous ones (promotion ends tonight). Happy shopping!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Floral Dress :: Army Vest :: Hits & Misses # 10

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently chopped my hair. I was ready for a change and it feels so good to have short hair. Now onto this outfit, I haven't had good luck choosing items from Romwe lately so I thought I'd give this blogger-approved dress a try. As expected, it fits well and I also like the pattern. As temperatures are starting to cool down a tad, this sleeveless vest is ideal for a light layer, It also adds visual interest and dimension to any outfit. This exact dress is available at many different price points ($13$15, $17, $46, $75)

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Outfit details:
Dress c/o | Vest (60% off) | Sandals | Sunglasses | Similar belt

Friday, August 14, 2015

Denim cutoffs and flannel shirt

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Wearing some of my absolute closet favorites. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Outfit details:
Shorts | Plaid shirt | Sandals | Sunglasses | Watch

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ann Taylor eyelet shirtdress for under $40

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From now until tomorrow night, you can score this adorable eyelet shirtdress for under $40. I have been wearing it countless times and it has held up beautifully. All sale items are an extra 60% off here (with code HURRY60)

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A few more amazing sale items:
- Linen shirtdress - $32
- Striped flare dress - $40
- Leather sandals - $32
- Leather mules - $28
- Cropped sweater - $24
- Striped maxi skirt - $24
- Petite dot pencil skirt - $28
- Petite pleated skirt (perfect for Fall) - $40

Weekend Getaway: Chicago

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Sharing a few photos from our weekend getaway in Chicago almost 2 weeks ago. Since we already had our "big" trip to Europe earlier this year, my husband and I decided to plan weekend trips throughout the summer instead of one big summer vacation like we always do. I love the idea. There is something to look forward to every few weeks. So far, we have gone to Great Wolf Lodge, Kings Island, Hershey Park and our last trip, to Chicago. I absolutely adore this city. Great food, great shopping, great entertaining, what's not to love, right? This was my 4th time in Chicago and I loved it just as much as I loved my first trip.

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Where to stay: We stayed at the Hyatt Centric The Loop this time - the hotel is brand-new (opened last month). The room is modern but relatively small. The location is ideal (just a few blocks away from the Magnificent Mile area)
What to eat: A few of our favorites: Girl & The Goat, The Purple PigGrand Lux CafeThe Original Pancake House and Slurping Turtle
What to do: Shopping of course =) When I travel, I always try to visit stores that are not available back home.

Outfit details:
Lace rompers | Valentino Noir pumps | Exact Chanel WOC | Sunglasses

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No real agenda in mind. We were just there to shop, explore the city and spend time with the kids. We booked a cocktail river cruise with Spirit of Chicago. To be honest with you, I could have done without it. It was OK cruising along the river but the food was awful. Since we don't drink, there wasn't much to do on the boat. Keeping the little one entertain for 2 hours was a little tough (the kid is pretty active). I borrowed this little romper from a friend and wore it on the cruise. It's super cute and affordable. Runs a little small so make sure you size up (wearing a size S here).

 
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