Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Take an extra 10% off these luxury handbags

FashionPhile offers an additional 10% off all their discounted items (ONE DAY ONLY - use code SPRING10). This is a super rare opportunity that's worth checking out. They have the best selection of pre-owned luxury handbags in my opinion. I sold and bought from them many times in the past and my experience has always been positive. Shop the rest of the items here (things are selling out fast!!!)
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Gucci Marmont in nude *save $485*
Louis Vuitton palmspring backpack *I am drooling!!*
Prada double tote in black *save over $1200*
Prada double tote in camel *amazing price - save over $1800!!!*
Hermes Evelyn *I love this - so perfect for spring/summer*
Dior wallet on chain *gorgeous color*
Cartier love bracelet *save over $1200*
Chanel necklace *love*
Chanel brooch

The classics
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- Chanel wallet on chain *The red WOC is just sold but this black one is gorgeous and available for $500 less than retail*
- Louis Vuitton speedy 25B *I own this*
- Chanel classic jumbo flap *this black one is sold as well - The same one in beige clair is still available for $1200 less than retail*
- Chanel boy in black *gorgeous light gold hardware*
- David Yurman classic cable bracelet
- Louis Vuitton wallet *my everyday wallet*
- Hermes Kelly *I own this*
- Hermes belt
- Gucci wallet on chain

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Floral Culotte Jumpsuit

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Let's address the obvious =) I cut my hair! Lots of people think this hairstyle suits me well. What do you think? I am still getting used to my new look but loving it so far. Now, let's address the not-so-obvious..I love jumpsuits/rompers. My latest obsession is the culotte jumpsuit. If you're a petite woman, you know how hard it is to find the perfect pair of culottes. I scoured the web and stumped upon this little beauty from Cotton On. I've heard about the brand before but have never purchased anything from them. I love the fact that they carry a huge selection of extended sizes. I decided to order this jumpsuit in a size XXS and couldn't have asked for a better fit. The print is so beautiful in person. The bottom part is unlined but you can get away with light undergarment. However, the top part is fully lined. The culotte length hits my calves at the perfect spot (which is amazing). Overall, this purchase was a hit. Cotton On is running 30% sitewide right now and this print is calling my name =) Outfit details: Cotton On jumpsuit *size XXS* | similar suede sandals | H&M denim jacket
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Travel Bucket List :: Banff, Canada

Born and raised in a tropical country, I used to dislike cold weather. Then I've learned to just roll with it. After being married to a cold weather loving person, I started to appreciate the beauty of winter. Banff has been on our travel bucket list for quite some time but it kept getting pushed back. I am so glad that we can finally check this charming town off our bucket list. Pictures don't do this town justice. Beautiful and stunning mountain views everywhere you turn. It was an amazing trip from all aspects. Here is a recap of our winter trip to Banff.
Where to stay: We stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. While our deluxe lake view room was amazing, what we essentially paid for was that drop dead gorgeous view. It's one of those things that you just have to do it once and wouldn't necessarily need to do it again. The room is pretty average in my opinion but the view is incredible (you'll get a glimpse of the room in the video above). If it's your first time in Banff, I would 100% recommend you stay here purely for the experience.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Floral blouse for Spring :: Sunday random thoughts

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I had a really fun evening catching up with friends and family. We usually get together every 2 or 3 weeks. It's actually something I look forward to. I've been thinking a lot about life lately. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for the people I love and surround myself with. My life isn't always sunshine and rainbows. I've been through some tough times and it took me almost a decade to learn how to live the life I want. I had some really great conversations with close friends and family tonight so I guess they kind of inspired me to share with you 4 life lessons I've learned throughout the years. Outfit details: Shein floral blouse *the quality is super nice and it's perfect for spring* | Levi's 721 jeans | similar suede sandals | Chanel boy bag

1. Life is too short to not live it the way you want to - I know it's easier said than done but it's so true. I still remember vividly my 18th birthday. In the blink of an eye, I am now reaching 40 =( You only have one chance on this earth, don't waste it. Spend your time doing the things that make you happy. Get out of a toxic friendship, an unhappy marriage, a stressful job or just simply distance yourself from negativity. Don't waste your time and energy on people who don't respect, appreciate and value you. You can't change people, either you accept how they are or start living life without them.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale :: Recommendations

As you might already know, the Sephora Spring Bonus Event starts tomorrow for all Rouge members. Everything you need to know about this highly anticipated event is here. I am not a makeup junkie but I can definitely recommend a few things if you're interested in trying them out. Some of them are my tried and true products that I've been using for year. Some of them are really great products that I discovered recently.
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- IT Cosmetics confidence in a cream - This is a new moisturizer that I picked up last December. I've been using it for over 4 months now and am really impressed with it. This moisturizer makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated. It's a thick cream but absorbs quickly and does not leave my skin greasy. I can't recommend it enough.
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 - This is another new product that I've been trying. If you're not familiar with Olaplex, it's a 3-step system to treat damaged hair. The first 2 steps can only be done in-salon. The No. 3 Hair Perfector is the last step that you can do at home. It simply serves as a deep moisturizing treatment to helps rebuild damaged hair. I use it once a week and have seen great improvement to my hair.
Jo Malone fragrance - Sephora now carries Jo Malone fragrance and I couldn't be happier. Their fragrances never go on sale. 2 of my favorite scents are peony & blush suede and orange blossom
- Becca highlighter in champagne pop - This is the only highlighter I keep in my makeup drawers. A little bit goes a long way. It has a really smooth consistency with excellent color pay off. Champagne pop gives my skin a stubble nature glow.
- Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum - This is one of my tried and true items. I've been using this serum every night for the past 3 years. I will keep repurchasing this product
- Tatcha Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 - Another beauty must have product for me. This serves as my everyday SPF and primer
- Tatcha cleansing oil: Another product that I use every night to take off my makeup. It removes everything including waterproof mascara. It's a staple product in my beauty regiment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

My closet favorites are up to 25% off right now

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Spanx faux leather leggings: I picked up this pair of faux leather leggings last month and I am in love. I've heard so many great things about them and they definitely live up to the hype (review coming soon).
Le Specs sunglasses: This brand is relatively new to me but I am already a fan. I own 2 of their glasses and the quality is amazing. If you love these Celine flat top sunglasses but don't love the price, get this pair. They're almost identical for a fraction of the cost (see them on me)
Levi's 721 jeans: I recently discover this style and I am obsessed. They fit so well and feel amazing. Will do a review soon. They run true to size. I am wearing a size 25 here
Hunter boots: These are one of my closet staples. While I love a fun color, you can't go wrong with the classic black (short version here)
- Quay High Key mini: If you love aviator sunglasses but have a small face, try this style. I used to own the original High Key but they are way too big on my face. I am so glad Quay came out with the mini version (see them on me)
- Spanx girl shorts: I wear these under all my bodycon dresses and they help smoothing out the tiniest of lumps and bumps
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Other things included in the sale that I love:
Baublebar layered necklace - One of the most popular pieces from Baublebar
Pre-owned luxury handbags are also included in the sale (love this Hermes Evelyne and this Gucci wallet on chain)
Marysia swim pieces - Their swimsuits are to die for
Cult Gaia bamboo bag - The hottest bag of the season
- Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps - Such a classic




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

White jeans & striped shirt for Spring

White jeans is definitely one of my closet staples for Spring. I bought this pair 2 years ago and still rely on them heavily during spring and summer. For this outfit, I paired these jeans with my new striped shirt which is another closet essential. It's a bit oversized so you can either tuck it in or tie the bottom in a knot for a chic look. I love the look and am looking forward to style it with my ripped shorts in the summer. Outfit details: Express jeans | Shein shirt | Chanel WOC | Steve Madden wedges *free shipping plus 15% off*
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Handbag Review :: Armadio Costanzina Saddle Bag

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I was never a fan of the saddle bag until recently. When Armadio reached out for a possible collaboration, I thought why not try something new. You might or might not remember, I review a couple of Armadio handbags in the past (here and here) and I am a fan of the brand. All their leather goods are made in Italy and the quality is definitely there. While browsing the site, the Costanzina piqued my interest. Outfit details: Topshop jeans *my favorite* | J.Crew trench | GAP tee | Armadio bag
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Friday, April 6, 2018

Friends & Family Sales

Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue are both running their F&F sale. A large selection of items is now 25% off. Below are some of my picks. If you've been eyeing some of these items, this is an amazing opportunity to pick them up at a discount.
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Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots *40% off - all sizes are still available*.
The Tieland is also 40% off
Ruffled polka dot faux-wrap dress *under $50 - so cute for Spring/Summer*
Baublebar tassel earrings *65% off*
The North Face jacket *I own this and love - save over $100*
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Cult Gaia bamboo bag *the hottest bag this season and it's on sale*
Prada sunglasses
Sentaler coat *on my wishlist - This coat rarely goes on sale*
Canada Goose *another coat that rarely goes on sale*
Movado watch *Hubby owns this - on sale*

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TEP Wireless :: WiFi Wherever You Travel

Tep {This photo was taken at Johnston Falls and I was deep in the woods}
These days we're becoming too dependent on the Internet especially when travelling. One of the things on my check list whenever we travel outside the US is to get a portable WiFi device. Today, I am sharing my experience using TEP Wireless during my trip to Canada. The whole process was painless and straightforward. To get started, go to their site and select the country you will be heading to. For Canada, I believe you can get unlimited Internet for $8.95 per day. Multiple devices can be connected at the same time. The device arrived at my doorstep 3 days before my rental starts. All you need to do is turn the device on and connect to the Internet using the password provided on the screen. It took less than 30 seconds and you're good to go. The device also came with an international wall outlet and a USB charger.