Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The designer sale is on :: YSL, Gucci, Stuart Weitzman are up to 40% off

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Saks' designer sale is available online and in stores now. This is a rare opportunity that you should totally take advantage of if you've been eyeing these beauties. I combed through the entire site and found the items below are still available for purchase as of right not but you know they will go fast. Shop the entire sale here. Neiman Marcus is having their designer sale as well. It's worth taking a look. My picks are: Burberry wool scarf (30% off), Saint Laurent monogram clutch (25% off - I own this and love - this is a great price since this clutch never goes on sale)

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Saint Laurent College monogram (save $250)
Givenchy Antigona (save $687) *Indigo blue is still available*
Chloe Drew mini (save $330) *Royal blue is still available*
Gucci lady web in pink (save $660)
Saint Laurent tassel clutch (save $350)
Stuart Weitzman Highland boots (save $240) * all sizes are still available in 3 colors*
Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots is also on sale



Monday, May 22, 2017

5 reasons why I enjoy shopping at Shein

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I am fully aware that the quality of their clothing is questionable. However, I am sharing 5 reasons why I still enjoy shopping at Shein. Outfit details: Shein top *size S* | Shein jeans *size XS* | Steve Madden wedges | Quay sunglasses *my new obsession* | Gerard Cosmetics Skinny Dip lipstick

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1. Allows me to stay on trend without breaking my bank: I love the embroidered trend as much as the next person but can't justify the Gucci price tag for such a trendy item. Plus trendy items might not last more than a season or two.

2. The selection is huge: Hundreds of new items added everyday. I enjoy spending 5 minutes each day just to browse and keep up with current trends. Also, since the selection is huge, I can find unique styles that I may not often see elsewhere.

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3. Clothes that actually fit my petite frame: Asian sizes run small in general. Hence, most items fit me without requiring alterations. Take this pair of jeans as an example, they fit amazing. The waist, the wash, the length, the replacement of knee rips are perfect. I can often become frustrated when shopping for jeans (especially distressed jeans). Finding the right pair of jeans for my body shape is like finding a needle in a haystack. The quality of this pair is amazing. The fabric is thick yet stretchy and oh so comfortable to wear.

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4. The thrill of finding something amazing for cheap: I feel like a million bucks in this outfit even though it's only $31 (the top is $17 and the jeans is only $14). As mentioned above, I love the feeling when I happen to stumble upon something so fantastic for less than $15. I completely agree that sites like Shein are pretty hit or miss with what you get but there are still gems to be found. 

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5. The purpose of reviewing: Last but not least, I enjoy reviewing these affordable items for you. I am at the point where I have way more clothes than an average person would ever need. I purge my closet every 3 months because I hate clutter. I am not going to spend money on new clothes just for the sole purpose of featuring them on the blog. Receiving courtesy items allows me to share my completely honest thoughts with you without additional cost to me.

I hope you enjoy this post. I always try my best to be honest, real and helpful when it comes to blog content. Happy Monday!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Organizer for Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM (take two)

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Sale alert: This popular BlankNYC suede moto jacket is less than $100 right now (more than 50% off). See it on me here
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I ordered this purse organizer from an Etsy shop immediately after I got my Louis Vuitton Neverfull because I can't stand a bottomless tote. Today, I wanted to do a quick comparison between the one I purchased from 47thHeaven and the one I reviewed here from Purse Amie just case you're interested.

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Similarities:
- Both inserts fit the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote in a size MM pretty well
- They cost roughly the same (Purse Amie is $62 and 47thHeaven is $58 without any add-ons)

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Differences:


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My final thoughts:

As you can clearly see, each insert comes with its own set of pros and cons. Depending on your own organizing needs and personal taste, they're both great inserts. For look, I prefer 47thHeaven. For practicality, I prefer PurseAmie. It's always good to have variety and I am happy to have both. I hope you find this post helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them below

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The most flattering one-piece swimsuit

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Today, I have a quick swimsuit review for you. One-piece swimsuits are rising in popularity and no longer boring. I am always on the lookout for a flattering one-piece bathing suit and think I finally found one. I own several dresses from VIPme but this was the first time ordering bathing suits from them. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of this suit. It holds everything in place and fits in all of the right spots. The suit does come with removable padding. Comfortable tie around the neck and the print gives the illusion of a smaller waist. The black and white pattern is so chic and does not look matronly. The material is very nice as well and comfortable to wear. My favorite part about this suit is the super sexy back. The low back and lace up detail keep it looking stylish without revealing too much (wearing a size S). One thing I want to point out is the back has a little gap. Not sure if it's because my rear end is super flat (lol!) or the suit just has a little too much fabric. However, it does not effect the overall fit of the suit. I am excited to have this suit for our upcoming family vacation. The best part? It's under $20 =) If you're interested in this dress or anything from VIPme, please use code Sydney591 to get $5 off on orders over $50. I will do an affordable swimwear roundup in the very near future.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer Outfit Ideas :: Striped Shorts

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I hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful Mother's Day. I know I did. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I wore this outfit to my parents' house yesterday to celebrate the occasion. Stripes are everywhere at the moment and I am happy to add this little number to my closet. I feel like Shein is stepping up their game lately. I just received a new package from them and love every single thing. I find myself reaching for this top and this top once a week. These shorts are on trend and so adorable for spring and summer. I am wearing a size S and couldn't have asked for a better fit (it's also available in size XS if you're smaller than I am). The only complaint I have is that it's unlined. I was fine wearing light colored undergarment but a lining would have been appreciated. Outfit details: Shein shorts c/o | GAP tee *one of my closet staples* | Steve Madden wedges | Tom Ford sunglasses | Louis Vuitton tote

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Cappelli Straworld straw tote

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I really am looking forward to our annual summer vacation with the girls and have been collecting pieces here and there. One thing I recently added to my summer wardrobe is this super cute straw tote. I purchased this straw tote last year and have carried it to death. I used it on my vacation as well as countless trips to a local pool. However, one thing I didn't like about that tote is that it does not have a zipper. The new one does. My stuff stays securely inside. It's a medium sized tote with strong handle. It's not roomy enough to fit a beach towel but will for sure hold all your beach essentials such as sunscreen, sunglasses, makeup bags and much more. The bag is fully lined. I also love the fact that this tote can be doubled as a chic purse for a casual dinner out. Unfortunately, this is a new release and not available for purchase yet. However, you can find other styles available here. Outfit details: Forever 21 dress | H&M denim jacket | Cappelli Straworld tote c/o | Quay sunglasses | Michele watch

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wrap dress :: Work to weekend

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Adding the 4th wrap dress to my wardrobe because I love the silhouette so much. Wrap dresses are classic and flatter every body type. Plus, they're so easy to dress up or down. I paired the dress with a pair of simple black pumps for work. It can be jazzed up for a night out with a pair of killer heels and bold lips. The quality surpassed my expectations. The fabric is medium weight knit. It's so comfortable to wear, not clingy and feels just like my GAP wrap dress (which I am still wearing). The wrap dress is one of those classic looks that can be worn year round. All in all, I am very pleased with this dress and would recommend. If you're interested in this dress or anything from VIPme, please use code Sydney591 to get $5 off on orders over $50. Outfit details: Wrap dress c/o VIPme | Michele watch | Chanel handbag | Express heels | Tom Ford sunglasses


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Marysia scalloped one-shoulder bikini for less

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I am obsessed with the look of this Marysia one shoulder swimsuit but there is no way I can afford the $300 price tag (the top is $143 and the bottom is $148). I am so excited to find this dupe for a fraction of the cost. I placed an order immediately just to try and let me tell you, I am shocked. The quality is so amazing considering how much it cost. I don't own any Marysia pieces so I can't do a quality comparison. However, based on stock photos, the fabric seems to have the same look/texture. The suit is fully lined. The fabric feels substantially and is so comfortable to wear. You definitely don't have to worry about the see through factor. The top has removable padding which is a nice option. I purchased a size small and the top and bottom fit me perfectly (they cannot be sold separately). I just love the scallop detailing and the overall feel of the suit. I am obsessed with one shoulder swimsuits. It is very modest yet so chic and sexy at the same time. Orange is the perfect pop of color for summer. I am going to order the same suit in hunter green as well. I still can't believe this suit is only $15.00. If you like the style, order this set for yourself and I promise you won't be disappointed. I have several swimsuit reviews coming up. Please check back next week if you're interested. I know I desperately need a tan =)

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Friday, May 5, 2017

What I really want for Mother's Day

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Sorry, no handbag-related post today. It's been a long and hectic week at work but I'm glad that the weekend is finally here. Mother's Day is fast approaching. Hubby asked for ideas so I gave him a few. I thought I'd share my “wish list” with you as well just in case you're still looking for some last minute gift ideas. Of course, Mother's Day isn't about gifts. Children are a gift and an amazing blessing and I can't imagine my life without them. However, it's nice to know you're appreciated.

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Tatcha ageless eye serum: I use this serum every night and it's been working wonders. I am almost out of it and will definitely repurchase. I've tried several eye serums over the years and this one is seriously the best. You can see the results the very next day. Your eyes will feel hydrated and refreshed.
Breville smart oven: Hubby got me this multi-cooker for Mother's Day last year and it's been a life saver. This year, I'd love to have the matching oven. I don't currently own a toaster oven and this one looks amazing.
Fitbit Alta HR in rose gold: I purchased a Fitbit a few months ago and lost it 2 weeks after. I had no idea how I lost it. I was kind of mad at myself but oh well. I didn't want to spend money and purchase another one immediately but eventually, I'd like to have a new one. The rose gold version is so pretty.
Nike sweatshirt: I just realized I don't own any sweatshirts. This one looks like something that is dressy enough yet comfortable to run errands. The color is perfect for spring
Jo Malone Star Magnolia: This is a limited edition that Jo Malone released for Mother's Day. I got this for my mother in law for Easter and fall in love with the scent. I wouldn't mind having one for myself.
Mint green bicycle: I wanted a vintage style bike for what seemed like forever. Hubby and the girls have their own bikes but for some reason, I was never looking into getting one. This summer, I for sure will get myself a bike and start biking. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Target x Victoria Beckham collection is now 30% off

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The Victoria Beckham collection for Target is now 30% off. Lots of sizes and options still available (see some of the items on me here). I picked up the lace shorts from my seamstress and am so in love with it. For size reference, I purchased a size 0 and the original measurement was 27". I needed to take in the waist roughly two inches and she charged $24 for the alterations. I just ordered this matching dress for my little girl *love*
 
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