Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall Staple :: The Long Cardigan

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A long cardigan is a Fall staple and for some reason, it was missing from my closet. I recently picked up this striped one and can't be happier. The material is light weight which is perfect for this time of the year. The length is just right on my 5'2" frame. The color palette is neutral and goes with everything. One of the most essential items for Fall are cardigans and this one is the perfect addition to my closet. Outfit details: Rosegal cardigan | GAP tee | Zara leather pants *similar here* | White sunglasses

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Giveaway

One of the perks of being a style blogger is getting PR packages. However, a lot of the items didn't make it to the blog for several reasons. 1. They don't fit right 2. They do not look like stock photos and/or 3. The quality is just bad in person. I receive packages on a weekly basis and just simply can't wear them all. I am toying with the idea of giving some of them away to you ladies. We'll see how it goes this time. If it goes well, I'll probably do it once a month. If not, we'll just forget about it =) I do want to mention that I only giveaway things that do not fit me right but the quality is somewhat decent. I feel like even though they don't fit me right, they might be great on someone else's body. Low quality items will go directly to the donation pile. If you're interested, please leave a comment below letting me know which item you would like to win (first come first serve basis - one item per per person please)

1. High-waisted pants *CLAIMED*: I absolutely love the look of these pants. They are so chic for work. Unfortunately, they're too big for me. The pants is unlined. However, the fabric is thick enough so no worries about seeing through. Measurements: waist = 14", length = 45"
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2. Color-block bandage dress *CLAIMED*: I thought this dress is made out of the thick heavy bandage material (hence the name) but it's not. The fabric is a light-weight cotton. For $17, I think the quality is OK. The reason I am giving it away because it's a tad too small on me. If you're one size smaller, this dress would fit you better. The quality is nothing to write home about but it should last you a few night outs.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cars that compliment my style

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Today, I am thrilled to partner with Autotrader to talk about how cars compliment my style. Hubby and I undeniably have a thing for cars. We're very fortunate to be able to afford 2 brand new vehicles this year. When it comes to car buying, I definitely look for something that suits my style. In honor of NYFW, Autotrader selected 5 vehicles (2018 Lincoln Navigator, 2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017 Porsche Cayman, 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Volvo XC90 T8) for this campaign and the Volvo XC90 T8 reflects my style the most. An SUV has always been my preferred vehicle as long as I can remember. I drove the Audi Q7 for the past 5 years. I traded it in early this year for a Mercedes GLE350. Watch this video to see how your car can be your favorite accessory

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Red flared trousers for Fall

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I mentioned in this post that I was on the lookout for a pair of red trousers and guess what? I found them! They're amazing. I love skinny jeans but am also a fan of flared bottoms. These flared trousers are also high-waisted which help elongate my legs. They are great all around and the slim fit is spot on. The pants are unlined but the ponte-like material has great stretch and comfort. Red is a powerful color and I feel like a total girl boss wearing this outfit. If a leopard-print top is too much for you, you can tone it down with a simple white tee and throw on a denim jacket for a super cute Fall outfit. They unfortunately sold out so quickly but you can find a ton of other options available here. Outfit details: Shein pants | WHBM blouse | ZeroUV sunglasses

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The best cami crochet dress for under $50

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I hope you're not sick seeing this dress. I can't remember the last time I bought duplicates of anything. This dress is an exception. I love it so much that I now own it in all 3 colors. Read my initial review here if you'd like to know more about this dress. See the mint version on me hereOutfit details: Zaful dress *size S* | Almost identical suede sandals | Tom Ford sunglasses

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sumissura :: Design your perfect dress

As you might remember, I talked about Sumissura a couple of times in the past (here and here). I still love both coats and am looking forward to pull them out again in a few months. Imagine my excitement when Sumissura reached out to let me know the company now offers a board range of fully customizable dresses. I jumped at the chance and ordered a dress to try. I won't go into details about the process and how it works (you can read my initial reviews here and here). As expected, the entire process is pretty seamless and pleasant. After submitting my order, I got a shipping confirmation within a week. 3 days later, the package arrived at my doorstep (they ship via DHL).

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Onto the dress, I have several sheath dresses that I rotate for work but all of them are sleeveless. I love the J.Crew cap-sleeve dress but it's either sold out in my size or not on sale. I decided to let Sumissura's seamstress do the magic and create a similar dress for me. As far as fit goes, no complaints from me. It fits just the way it's supposed to (form fitting but not too tight). The craftsmanship is impeccable. Stitches are finished without loose threads hanging at the end. The dress is fully lined. Overall, I feel great walking into the office in this dress.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pre-Fall :: Olive green suede skirt

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It's starting to feel like Fall in the Midwest. I am looking forward to all fun Fall traditions with my family. I got this olive green (faux) suede skirt last week and am in love. The feel of this skirt is incredible. The fabric is so soft and feels like real suede. Olive green is one of the best colors for Fall. It's also available in camel. I can't wait to pair it later in the season with a turtleneck sweater and a pair of OTK boots. Outfit details: Zaful skirt *size S* | Express bell sleeve blouse | Steve Madden wedges | ZeroUV sunglasses
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Monday, September 11, 2017

5 non-clothing essentials for Fall

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The first day of Fall is less than 2 weeks away so I though I'd share 5 non-clothing essentials for Fall with you. There is nothing new about these items. They have been talked about to death but I can't stress enough the importance of having these essentials in my closet. I am looking forward to bring them out again in a few weeks.

Fall essential # 1: A blanket scarf - No brainer, right? It can be worn so many ways and is a great way to add color and pattern to a basic outfit. There are tons of options out there and for the most part, they're pretty inexpensive as well.

Fall essential # 2: A wool hat - I was on the hunt for a wool hat this Fall and picked up this one last week. I am in love. It's gorgeous in person and the price is right. This hat is available in 4 colors. It's a little big on me but I use this trick and it works like a charm. I might have to pick up the grey version as well
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Fall essential # 3: Fashion tights - Fall is the perfect time to rock sheer tights. Patterned tights are the easiest way to elevate your Fall outfits. I did a review for Berkshire tights last year and am thrilled for the opportunity to try a few pairs from their Fall collection. The sheer dots tights are perfect for this time of the year when temperatures in the 50s and 60s. They add a fun element to any outfit. What I love about Berkshire tights is that they have so many options to choose from. The easy on version is great for everyday wear. The moisture wicking material keeps you cool and dry. When the temperature drops into the 30s, the cozy hose is the perfect option. As its name suggest, these are opaque tights with fleece-lined legs. They feel so soft against the skin and are so comfortable to wear. As mentioned in the review, Berkshire tights are available in petite, regular and tall sizes.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Birthday Girl :: 5 random facts about me

  
..So I turned a year older today. We already celebrated with my family and a few close friends this past weekend. I am going out for lunch with some of my coworkers today and just simply enjoying the day. If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you know I am a private person. I don't share my personal life too much on social media. We live in a judgmental society (sad but true). In this day and age, people are oversharing on SM. Sometimes, it's good to take a step back and realize it's OK not to share. At the end of the day, no one really cares about your personal life. However, in honor of my birthday (lol!), I am going to share 5 random facts about me. Before I start, I wanted to quickly talk about this dress. It's the same dress I wore in this post in a different color. I have 2 other colors coming in the mail =) Is it excessive? Probably so but I love it so much. For under $35, I highly recommend this dress.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Current Favorites

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Today, I wanted to share a few of my current favorites. These are things I use and enjoy daily.

1. Dove dry spray antiperspirant: I've been using this products for almost 2 months now and I love it. It's so easy to use and dries super fast (no waiting time to get dressed). The scent smells wonderful and is not overpowering. This product keeps me dry all day. Dove spray does not contain alcohol which I like. Hubby is using the men version and he's a fan as well.

2. Knot earrings from Layered and Simple: If you've been following my blog for awhile then you know I love stud earrings. That's all I wear. Thanks to Lisa from Layered and Simple for sending over this gorgeous pair of knot earrings. They're amazing in person and I can't stop wearing them. Another favorite is the Bon Bon earringsLayered and Simple carries a large selection of trendy jewelry pieces if you are interested in checking her shop out.