Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Chanel price increase 2017

As you may be aware, there will be a price increase on Chanel classic and re-issue bags tomorrow (11/15/2017). *Update: New price on classics and re-issues are officially increased on the Chanel website*. This price increase only affects the US market. The boy bag and the WOC seem to be safe this time. New prices are below:
  • Square mini ($2900 vs. $3100)
  • Square rectangular ($3100 vs. $3300)
  • M/L classic flap ($4900 vs. $5300)
  • Jumbo classic flap ($5500 vs. $5900)
  • Maxi classic flap ($6000 vs. $6400)
  • Small re-issue ($4900 vs. $5300)
  • Medium re-issue ($5500 vs. $5900)
  • Large re-issue ($6000 vs. $6400)
Besides the crazy price increases, there are other reasons that I am no longer in the market for another Chanel bag. Prices keep going up but the quality keeps going down. I've seen loose stitches, scratches, misaligned flap on a brand new Chanel bag. There are even more quality issues with their seasonal bags. As much as I'd love to own a square mini, I can't justify paying $3100 for something that can barely fit an iPhone. I own 3 classic styles from the brand (the M/L classic flap, the boy bag and the wallet on chain) and am pretty content with the variety of my collection. At the end of the day, no one really needs more than 3 Chanel bags.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Affordable Eyeglasses

You might or might not know, I had Lasik done in 2009. In the past couple of years, my vision has started to get blurry. I am perfectly fine during the day but I am not comfortable driving at night without some sort of corrective lenses. My OD suggested a Lasik correction surgery but with history of macular degeneration, I refused to put my eyes through another surgery. I always have a pair of daily disposable contacts in my purse just in case I have difficulties driving at night as a temporary solution. However, contact lenses are inconvenient for a short drive. For example, I take my little one to daycare around 7:00 a.m when it's still pretty dark outside. I want a clear vision but at the same time, I don't necessarily want to putting in/taking out a pair of contact lenses just for a 20-minute commute. I am so excited when GlassesShop.com reached out to offer a pair of prescription glasses for me to try. A pair of glasses is the perfect solution in my case. I just put them on during my commute and leave them in the car when I get to work. GlassesShop.com offers a huge selection of affordable prescription glasses as well as sunglasses. It was hard to narrow down a favorite but I decided to go with this pair. They are super sturdy, look great and exceeded my expectations considering how affordable they are. Each pair comes with a wipe clean cloth and a sleek protective hard case. GlassesShop.com is offering a buy one get one free deal on this exact pair (available in 4 colors). If you're int he market for a new pair of prescription glasses, I highly recommend you check them out.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Green and Camel

I've been on a green kick lately and this cardigan is another favorite. It's not too thin, not too thick and perfect for layering. I always wash new clothes before wearing them and the sweater did not shrink one bit. I paired it with this camisole to bring out the green. If you're an OG follower of this blog, then you probably can guess how old this skirt is. I purchased it from H&M in 2011! Yep, it's 6 years old. I am sure at one point, all petite bloggers had the same skirt. Mine is still going strong and I am still wearing it. That just goes to show affordable clothing pieces can last if you take care of them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Mine will be an eventful one. Can't wait to get out of work today. Outfit details: Shein cardigan *under $15* | Shein camisole *run really big* | Identical camel skirt | Similar suede sandals | Sunglasses

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Emerald green sweater dress

The sweater dress is a Fall staple and this one is gorgeous. I must have lucked out lately because every single item I ordered from overseas was a keeper. This sweater dress is amazing (it even has pockets!). The material is thick and heavy. Of course, the emerald green color is to die for. This dress is also available in this gorgeous burgundy shade. Every woman should own a sweater dress in her closet. The best part about sweater dresses is how easy they make dressing for the day. Style it with a pair of boots/booties or even with a pair of sneakers and you're good to go. Outfit details: Sweater dress *one size* | OTK boots | Tom Ford sunglasses | Wool hat
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Monochromatic Grey

Another day...another grey sweater =) What can I say? I love basics especially basics with a twist. I am so in love with this sweater. If you see it in person, you would have never guessed it's only $22. The material is incredibly soft and so comfortable to wear. I washed and dried it a few times already and it looks brand new (no pilling, no shrinkage). What attracted me to this sweater is the sleeves. Statement sleeves are so in this season and this one is done right. It's not over the top. Just enough to say you're on trend. I paired the sweater with my grey denim to create a monochromatic look and love the end result. So many other good/affordable versions here. Outfit details: Grey sweater | A&F denim *on sale* | OTK boots | Sunglasses
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Grey Sweater :: White Denim

This is probably one of my go-to Fall uniforms (a cozy sweater, skinny denim and OTK boots). I got this sweater last month and have been wearing it non-stop. The quality is amazing considering the cost. I love easy neutral sweaters that go with everything else in my essential wardrobe. If you're looking for a basic grey sweater, get this and I promise you won't be disappointed. Outfit details: Shein sweater *available in 6 colors* | Sunglasses | Express jeans | OTK boots | Similar coat
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Friday, November 3, 2017

First Impressions :: Hermès Birkin 30 Noir Togo

Happy Friday, ladies! Can we just take a moment to acknowledge how stunning this Hermès Birkin is? I always knew I wanted one Hermès bag in my collection since I started collecting handbags 8 years ago. After much research and consideration, I went with a Kelly instead of a Birkin. Both are absolutely beautiful but the Kelly suits my lifestyle better than the Birkin. For that reason, I've never actually held a Birkin until recently. I was excited to learn there will be an iconic Hermès Birkin available for purchase at Store 5a's handbag event. The bag received lots of attention that night and I can totally see why. It's breathtakingly beautiful and the craftsmanship is exquisite. I am not in the market for another Hermes bag but if I was, this bag ticks all the boxes. A classic black bag in Togo leather with palladium hardware..how perfect, right? I also want to briefly go over the size of this bag. This is a 30cm Birkin (extremely hard to find in this combination). The 35cm is the most popular Birkin size which is widely available on the second-hand market. The size 30cm looks proportionate and amazing on a petite frame. My preferred choice is definitely the B30. This beauty is in brand new, unused condition. It's available for purchase here
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dark Florals For Fall

Dark floral prints are everywhere this season and I am not complaining. I personally love floral prints and if I can wear it year round, I would. I picked up this dress on a whim a few weeks ago and love it. The fit is very flattering for a petite frame. The print is so perfect for Fall and Winter. I imagine styling this dress with a leather jacket and tights (or a pair of over-the-knee boots) during the colder months. This dress is currently on special promotion. Grab it now before it's gone. Outfit details: Express dress *size XS* | BP booties | Saint Laurent bag | Halogen hat | Tom Ford sunglasses

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

40% off Fall Essentials

Shopbop is having a surprise sale. There are some great Fall essentials at amazing prices. Take advantage now if you've been eyeing these items (they rarely go on sale). I own a few of these and they have been on heavy rotation for years.


- BlankNYC suede jacket: Amazing price for such a great quality real suede jacket *I own it in a size XS*
- Levi's 721 high rise jeans *40% off*
- Hunter rain boots: My choice of footwear for pumpkin patches
- Spanx faux leather leggings *I heard great things about these leggings*
- Salvatore Ferragamo flats *so classy*

Monday, October 30, 2017

DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Costume

As a Starbucks addict, this costume should come as no surprise. Took us quite a bit of time to figure it out. The challenge we ran into was finding the right materials. There are many tutorials available online but most of them were using a piece of clothing for the cup. I wanted to look like a real cup lol. I couldn't find any instructions on how to make a structured cup like this. We spent hours at a local fabric store and many trips back and forth. We finally figured it out and I am so in love with the end result. We started on Madelyn's first, made some mistakes, learned through trials and errors and my cup is perfection! Most instructions call for a hot glue gun but I just sewed everything by hand just to be sure nothing will fall out. We got them done around 11:00 pm last night. If I have a chance to take pictures either today or tomorrow, I will update the post. I also ordered this apron and this 9" Starbucks decal for my husband. He's going to be a barista!