Friday, January 19, 2018

Striped Sweater Dress

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Happy Friday, ladies! I am so glad the work week is almost over. It's been a rough week for me with the hubs was on a business trip, school delays, closings, stuff going on at work, I am ready for the weekend. For someone who doesn't wear a lot of prints, stripes have always been my go to when looking for added interest in an outfit. This sweater dress is so adorable. I love those little ruffles at the bottom. It's unfortunately sold out but other options are available here. Have a great weekend! Outfit details: Rosegal dress *similar options* | Sumissura coat | Nordstrom hat | Public Desire boots *I wear these boots non-stop*
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Longchamp bags on sale

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**Update: All sold out** If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you know I am a huge huge fan of Longchamp bags. They're durable, functional and prices are reasonable. All styles above are 30% off right now. I own and love both versions. I am travelling for work next week and can't wait to bring mine out again.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monochromatic Beige

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Call me basic but I love neutral pieces. They work well for my lifestyle and I feel great wearing them. One of the tricks to make a neutral outfit less boring is to pair several of the same shades together to create a monochromatic look. The look appears effortlessly put together and chic. I always love to find basic pieces that have unique details and this dress is just that. A basic sweater dress with pearl detailing. The material is thick which is suitable for this time of the year. I love the on-trend balloon sleeves as well. The rest of my outfit is super old but I linked some similar pieces below. Outfit details: Shein dress | Colehaan boots *old* - similar here and here | Nordstrom hat | Similar camel coats.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine's Day Giveaway

I am giving a couple of items this week for the upcoming Valentine's Day. Velvet is huge right now and I am personally a fan. Velvet is one of a few fabrics that is appropriate for the colder months. I am giving away this gorgeous blue velvet dress. It runs really small. I recommend only entering this giveaway if you're a size XS or 00. The dress is form fitting and the velvet material has no stretch. It would be perfect for a date night. I am also giving this beaded bodysuit. It would be great to stuck in a pencil skirt or a pair of denim for a casual look. Gorgeous beaded details on the shoulders. This bodysuit features a very deep v-neckline so you might want to wear a bralette underneath. If you're interested in winning both items, all you have to do is like this post and tag a friend (giveaway open to US addresses only). I will announce the winner on Friday.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Ann Taylor Sale :: Everything is under $50

Happy Monday, ladies! Ann Taylor is running an incredible promotion (today only). You can now take an additional 70% off all sale styles. I combed through the site and found these beauties below (all less than $50)
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1. Wool jacket *$42*
2. Bell lace shift dress *all sizes are still available*
3. Knit poncho
4. Lace pencil skirt *$24*
5. Ruffled v-neck top
6. Lace mock neck *all sizes are still available*
7. Suede boots
8. Flare dress

Friday, January 12, 2018

Basic tee with a twist

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Happy Friday, ladies! Ending the week with this simple work outfit. I love basics. I love basics with a twist even more. This simple black tee is a perfect example of that. It's just a simple tee but the choker and criss-cross detail take it to the next level. I styled it with this skirt for work but it can be easily dressed down with a pair of denim for a casual Friday. We're expecting another snow storm this weekend. Please stay warm (and safe) if you're in the area. Outfit details: Romwe tee *only $7* | Express skirt | Similar leopard coat | Hat *can you tell I am obsessed with this hat?* | Berkshire tightsCartier bracelet
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Affordable sock boots

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Sock boots are basically everywhere this season thanks to Balenciaga. Being a short girl, I was hesitant to try the trend at first. I was afraid the boots will hit my calves at a very unflattering spot. When I saw this pair online, I couldn't resist. I was patiently waiting for the package to arrive and luckily, they did not disappoint. This was my first time purchasing footwear from Zaful and I have to say, I am impressed. The color is gorgeous in person. I got my usual size (US7 - EU37) and they fit perfectly. The boot feature a chunky block heel which is perfect for walking. I feel like wearing a pair of socks literally. It's no surprise to anyone that I don't spend a lot of money on trendy items. I splurge on classic items but I rarely spend over $50 on a trendy item. These boots are amazing and they fit the bill
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A simple winter outfit

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I like to call this outfit my winter uniform. I purchased these high-waisted denim last September and have been wearing them non-stop. They fit amazingly well. Black jeans tend to look more formal than lighter shades. This particular pair comes in a variety of inseam lengths. I picked up this light-weight sweater a few weeks ago and have been enjoying it as well. It's available in 7 colors. Even though it's cold outside, I don't necessarily want to put on a thick sweater. I prefer to dress in layers. This sweater is slightly oversized but not baggy. I can easily layer a button down shirt underneath for a more polished look. It's thin enough to tuck in a pencil skirt but still provides plenty of warmth. I love the lace detailing on top of the neckline. It adds a touch of femininity to a rather plain sweater. Last but not least is my trusty puffer coat. I have it for over 3 years and still love it to pieces. I know Burberry coats can be expensive but they do last for years. Outfit details: Shein sweater *available in 7 colors* | Burberry coat | Topshop jeans | Public Desire boots | Forever 21 hat
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Valentine's day outfit ideas

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I know Valentine's Day is still 5 weeks away but I wanted to post this dress early just in case you're interested. It's amazing and very flattering. I love the nice detailing of the laces on the back of the dress. They add an edgy touch to this classic dress. If you don't want a typical red dress for Valentine's Day, this is a great alternative. Outfit details: Shein dress *size S* - could have gone with a size XS | Express sandals | Cartier bracelet

Friday, January 5, 2018

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis vs. Saint Laurent Sunset

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Today, I have a handbag comparison for you. As mentioned in this post, one of the disadvantages of the Saint Laurent Sunset bag is that it holds very little. Since the leather is so structured and rigid, the bag does not have much give. I love the style of the bag but could not fit all of the necessities. I thought about getting the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis as a replacement. Even though I am not too keen on the all over monogram print, the bag is seriously growing on me. As you can tell, both bags are very similar in style. I was #86 on the waiting list at my local Louis Vuitton store. I found a pre-owned one in great condition and decided to pull the trigger. I was looking forward to see the bag but sadly, it did not do it for me.