Saturday, December 3, 2016

Winterizing a summer dress

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I'll be the first one to admit that pink is my least favorite color. I have 2 girls and I don't even dress them in pink. However, once in a while I like to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. This salmon colored dress is definitely not me but I love the shape of it. It's one of those easy dresses you can just throw on and be ready in 5 minutes. To make the dress winter appropriate, I paired it with my blanket scarf. I then layered a chunky cardigan over top of it and finished off the look with a pair of tall boots. Outfit details: Make me chic dress c/o | Grey scarf | Nine West boots | Quay sunglasses | GAP cardigan

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Diorever Bag :: First Impression

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I first laid eyes on the Christian Dior Diorever bag about 6 months ago. Since then, I've been doing a bit of research but couldn't find much info about it online. I've mentioned a few times on here that as much as I love all my Chanel bags, it's nice to own something unique to my closet. I feel incredibly special every time I wear my Saint Laurent bag because I know I will not run into someone who wears the same bag. That's exactly how I feel about the Diorever. It's classic, elegant and very understated. Initially, I wanted to stop by a Dior boutique in Chicago to see the bag in person but sadly, it wasn't opened yet. During my short trip to SF, I was beyond thrilled to find out there is a Dior boutique one block from where I stayed. This bag was everything I could have hoped for and more. Before seeing it in person, I though the mini size would be the right size for me. Sometimes, it's hard to visualize the dimensions. However, after seeing all sizes, I knew the medium would be the perfect size for me. There are so many things I love about this bag: the pebble leather feels amazing, the shape of the bag, the unique design, not to mention it's available in many gorgeous colors and the price is not too outrage (for a full leather bag). Since I am not going to get a Birkin (I am a Kelly girl through and through), this is the closest design to the Birkin. Below are a few pictures I took while I was there. My first impression of this bag was nothing but love =)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blogmas 2016 :: Red sweater

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Happy December, everyone! This year, I will be doing Blogmas again (I've done one 2 years ago). What better way to ring in the month of December with this festive red sweater. I wish you could feel how soft it is. This was my travel outfit for a quick trip to San Francisco last month. This sweater kept me warm and cozy on the plane. If you're doing Blogmas, please leave me a link to your blog below so I can check it out =) Outfit details: Dezzal sweater c/o *on sale*| Express leggings | Banana Republic loafers *my go-to travel shoes* | Tom Ford sunglasses | Longchamp backpack

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My first experience with Rent The Runway

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A few weeks ago, I made a quick trip to San Francisco to attend my cousin's wedding. The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Dominic's Catholic Church. I have combed through my closet and there was nothing formal enough for the reception. I didn't want to purchase something that I know I'll probably never wear again either. I decided to give Rent The Runway a try. There are so many options to choose from. It took me awhile to narrow it down and I ended up renting this gorgeous sequin dress for the night. The process was pretty seamless. The dress arrived on my doorstep as scheduled (I chose a 4-day rental). After the reception, I put the dress back in the bag and dropped it off at a UPS location. The return label is included in the original shipment. I got so many compliments that night and felt great in it. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. If you don't want to spend money on something you'll only wear once or twice, I highly recommend Rent The Runway.  This would be the perfect dress for NYE. RTR offers 30% orders $50 or more with code GT2016, I had a great experience and would 100% do it again. Outfit details: Mark & James by Badgley Mischka via Rent The Runway *size XS* | Tom Ford sunglasses | Chanel WOC

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Monday, November 28, 2016

40% off Stuart Weitzman Highland & Lowland

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I wasn't going to post about Cyber Monday deals because they're almost the same as Black Friday deals. However, this sale is just too good not to share. I know I blogged about these Stuart Weitzman boots to death lately but they rarely ever go on sale so I had to share. The Highland and the Lowland are 40% (!!!) off right now. I suspect the sale won't last long. This is the lowest price I've seen this season. As of right now, most sizes and colors are still available. **Update**: If your size is no longer available, check out Stuart Weitzman website, they're running the same promotion on their boots. On a related note, if you're interested in pre-owned luxury items, Fashionphile is offering 10% off their entire store with code FP10 (first time ever!). I've purchased from them in the past and the experience was great. My picks are: Chanel chevron WOC so black (stunning!) - see the same one on me, Chanel new medium boy in caviar leather (amazing price - $1000 less than retail) - see the same size on me, Hermes Kelly 32 - see it on me

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Two-tone Bomber Jacket :: Saint Laurent Sunset Bag

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Sharing an outfit I wore a few weeks ago when the weather was still mild. This bomber jacket is the perfect layering piece. I love the two-tone design and could this color combination scream Fall more? Has anyone scored any good deals on Black Friday? I feel like Cyber Monday sales are the same as Black Friday sales for the most part except some retailers offer free shipping on all orders. If you're interested in checking out my top ten Black Friday sales here. Happy shopping =) Outfit details: Banana Republic skirt | c/o Chic Me bomber jacket *50% off* | Banana Republic booties | Saint Laurent Sunset bag | Michael Kors runway watch | Quay sunglasses

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Top Ten Black Friday Sales 2016

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Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving! If you're overwhelmed with all the Black Friday sales, you're not alone. I am too =) However, I did spend some time last night putting together a list of 10 best sales going on right now. Take a look below if you're interested.

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1. J.Crew: 40% off your purchase which they have never done before. My picks: Lady day coat *best seller* - read my full review here | Icon trench in plaid *on my Christmas wishlist* | Sperry winter boots *own these and love | lace top *so gorgeous*

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2. White House Black Market: 30% your full-price purchase + free shipping. My picks: Lace sheath dress | lace dress | midi skirt *perfect for the holidays* | velvet shoes *super gorgeous*

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3. Victoria's Secret: 50% off all sport bars and pants + $15 off $100. I think VS is somewhat overpriced but for 50% off, they're worth considersing. This is a great opportunity to pick up some new workout clothes to kick start your New Year's resolutions =)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A neutral outfit

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We all know that the "no white after Labor day" rule is no longer valid. Anybody can totally rock those white jeans into fall and even winter. For this outfit, I decided to pair my trusty white denim with an oversized sweater. This embroidered sweater caught my attention because of its interesting details and patterns. They add eye-catching elements to an otherwise basic outfit. For under $20, I am honestly impressed with the quality of the sweater. On a related note, these jeans are currently 50% off if you're interested (my full review here). Outfit details: Express jeans | SammyDress sweater c/o | Banana Republic suede bag | similar leather mules | Tom Ford sunglasses

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

40% off :: Gucci, Givenchy, Prada, Saint Laurent, Valentino

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Saks is running an incredible sale on some of their designer pieces. You got to be hurry because this won't last long. Below are some of the best ones I've seen (all 40% off):

- Gucci Soho disco bag *sold out*
- Chloe Drew bag *sold out*
- Burberry wool coat
- Valentino Rockstud pumps
- Chloe Marcie crossbody
- Givenchy Antigona satchel
- Prada cuir tote bag *sold out*
- Prada saffiano lux tote *sold out*
- Prada wallet on chain *sold out*
- Saint Laurent Sac De Jour
- Valentino Rockstud tote

Monday, November 21, 2016

Windowpane Car Coat

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I stalked this coat non-stop last year but unfortunately, my size was sold out so quickly. A windownpane coat has been on my mind since then. The minute I saw this coat, I knew I had to give it a try. The coat turned out to be a keeper. I wish you could feel the fabric. It's so soft, lightweight and comfortable to wear. I packed this coat with me for a weekend trip to San Francisco and it was perfect for the occasion. Outfit details: Make me chic coat *size XS*| ASOS jeans *my favorite* | Tom Ford sunglasses | Chanel wallet on chain

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