Saturday, December 20, 2014

Blogmas Day 20: Victorinox Swiss Army Watch for him

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For Christmas, I usually get each member of my family one "small" gift and one "big" gift. Since my husband doesn't read this blog, I can go ahead and show you what I got him for Christmas. I purchased this sweater as a small gift for him. It looks great in person and can be dressed up or down. As for his "big" gift, I looked into a few options and decided to get him this Victorinox Swiss Army watch. He's a fan of the brand and has been collecting a few watches from them. He has this sporty one and wears it every weekend. I though it would be fun to get him something a bit dressier. His very 1st Victorinox watch is 8 years old and never had any issues. If you're looking for a watch for your guy, I highly recommend you check out the brand. FYI, today is the last day to order for 12/24 delivery.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blogmas Day 19: Casual Friday

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I can't believe Christmas is next week. I am super proud of myself for getting our Christmas shopping done early this year and excited to take the rest of the year off from work to be with our girls. If you're still trying to squeeze in some last minute gifts, below are some noteworthy sales:

- Forever 21: Free shipping with no minimum and get it by 12/24 (use code FREESHIPDAY)
- Ann Taylor: 50% off your entire purchase with code WINTER50
- Banana Republic: 50% off 100s of items (order by 12/20 for 12/24 delivery)
- Nordstrom: Designer clearance up to 60% off (free shipping)
- LOFT: 50% off all sweaters
- Old Navy: Cozy sleep/lounge styles from $8
- Saks: The designer sale up to 60% off

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blogmas Day 18: Toshiba Touchscreen Laptop for kids

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The gray area between a kid and a teenager makes gift shopping a tough venture. It's tricky and challenging to find something that matches the child's maturity. At the beginning of this school year, we found out that the little one made it to the advanced academic programs. While I am super proud of her, the amount of homework that needs to be done every night is insane. She's been using my laptop to type and submit her papers to the school's website. However, the keyboard is just simply too big for her little fingers. For Christmas, we decided it's time to get her own little laptop. We've done extensive research and decided to go with the Toshiba 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop.

Toshiba - Satellite Radius 11.6

I was looking for a middle-level laptop that suitable for a 4th grader. She uses it mainly for school and light surfing. This little 2-in-1 laptop fits all the needs. The design not only feels sturdy but it's also easy to change from the laptop mode to the tablet mode. Tablet mode automatically disables the keyboard. I was originally looking at this HP laptop but it was just too cheap even for a kid. The husband was a fan of the Surface but I wasn't. At the end, both of us are happy with our choice. This device doesn't come with a full suite of Microsoft Office but you can purchase a single-license copy of Office 365 for $120.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blogmas Day 17: Jacquard Sweater Dress

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Today's post is another holiday look. I was looking for a casual holiday dress for an occasion and bought this dress on a whim. I am not familiar with the brand but glad that the dress turned out perfect in every way. It hugs in all the right place, nicely fitted yet very comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the exposed zipper. You can shop the entire line here. Have you tried this brand before? Also, Nordstrom has new markdowns up to 40% off on their site and Piperlime offers 25% off everything with code SHOP25 (both retailers offer free delivery by Christmas Eve)

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What I am wearing: 
Dress: Felicity & Coco dress - size XS
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blogmas Day 16: Monogram it

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I bought this card case last month for my Chanel WOC and thought it would make a very cute gift. You can make it even more personal with a monogram. It has two credit card slots in back and a small pouch in front for coins (which I don’t use). This item is no longer available but Kate Spade has some cute versions here. On an unrelated note, take an additional 70% off everything mentioned in this post or shop the entire sale here at Ann Taylor.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blogmas Day 15: Black and White Oversized Cardigan

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I am loving the warmer weather we have lately. This oversized cardigan is perfect for those warmer days. It provides just the right amount of warmth and a plaid piece is always welcome in my closet =) Catch up on all my Blogmas posts here. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win this beautiful dress. I will announce the winner on Friday.

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What I am wearing:
Cardigan: c/o Sheinside
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Shirt: GAP *old*

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blogmas Day 14: 10 retailers offer free shipping (no minimum)

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I enjoy online shopping. Although, I rarely make a purchase unless free shipping is offered. Below is a list of 10 shopping sites that offer free shipping on all orders on an ongoing basis. In order to have your packages arrive by Christmas, tomorrow is the last day to have your orders shipped via standard mail. I am officially done with my Christmas shopping. How about you? Don't forget to check out my last post for a chance to win a gorgeous holiday dress!

1. 6pm
3. Kate Spade:
4. Nordstrom
5. Shoes
6. Shopbop
7. Barneys New York

8. Piperlime
9. Target
10. Zappos

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Blogmas Day 13: Win a dress from the Kewl Shop

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Happy Saturday, everyone! 

Today, I've teamed up with the Kewl Shop to giveaway this fabulous dress. You can pick either the all black version or the gold/black version in the size of your choice (M or L). FYI, I am 5’2”, 100 lbs and wearing a size M in this post. This is an Instagram giveaway. If you’re interested in entering, please do the following:

1. Follow me on Instagram @SydneysDiary 
2. Tag 2 friends then copy/paste this line “I just entered #SFDGiveaway c/o @thekewlshopofficial”. 

I will announce the winner next Friday 12/19. Good luck =)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Blogmas Day 12: Take an extra 60% off all sale styles at Ann Taylor

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It's Blogmas Day 12 which means we're already halfway through! Ann Taylor is having an extra 60% off all sale styles (ends tomorrow). This is a great opportunity to pick up some last minute gifts. Most items mentioned below are under $50 after discounts. Shop the entire sale hereHappy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Blogmas Day 11: Gold & Black Lace Dress

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Today, I have another holiday look for you featuring this gorgeous dress from the Kewl Shop. I first mentioned about them here. While the first dress is on the playful side, this dress is more on the conservative side. Please note it's only available in medium & large sizes. I am wearing a size M here and could not have asked for a better fit. It is super flattering and comfortable. If gold isn't your color, this dress comes in solid black as well. Don't forget to check back this weekend for an exiting giveaway c/o the Kewl Shop! You can also use code "SYDNEY15" to get 15% off your entire purchase (no expiration). All Blogmas posts here.

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What I am wearing:
Dress: c/o the Kewl Shop - size M
Shoes: *old* (buy similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabanna
Coat: J.Crew (30% off w/ code GIVETHIS)
Lipstick: NYX in pale pink

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