Sunday, March 26, 2017

Denim Trench :: White Jeans

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Spring is slowly getting here and I couldn't be more excited. I have so many new pieces sitting in my closet waiting for the warmer weather. One of them is this denim trench. It was 70 degrees yesterday so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take it out for a spin. It's no secret that I love outerwear and am happy to own one of the chicest trends this spring. Being petite, an off the rack coat in standard sizes has the wrong proportions for me most of the time. It's not easy to find one that isn't far too long. This denim trench felt like a godsend. I knew I would not need many layers in spring so I went with a size XXS and it fit surprisingly well. Here are the measurements of a size XXS: 14.5" across the shoulders, 35" overall length and 21" sleeve length. The trench is made out of very thick (somewhat stiff) denim material. Due to the thickness of the fabric, I couldn't get all of the folds out using my small iron at home. I had to take it to a dry cleaner for a quick steam. It came back looking fresh and perfect. I love that this trench has all of the classic trench coat details (split pockets at hip, removable self belt at waist and button-tab cuffs). Yet it feels modern and chic at the same time. This is my second piece of outwear from Petite Studio NYC and it hasn't been disappointed (read my first review here). If you're looking for something a little different than the typical classic trench coat to spice up your spring wardrobe, I highly suggest you give this denim trench a look. Outfit details: Denim trench c/o Petite Studio NYC | Express jeans | Tom Ford sunglasses | Hermes Kelly bag | WHBM mules *current season* | GAP vintage tee

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

40% - 50% off Stuart Weitzman Lowland and Highland boots

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I know spring fashion is on everyone's mind at the moment but spring truly is the best time to score winter gear. If you've been eyeing those incredibly popular Stuart Weitzman Lowland and/or Highland boots, here is your chance to score them for 40% - 50% off plus free shipping (amazing, right?). Most sizes are still available.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A handbag reveal :: Diorever bag

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I'd like to take a moment to thank those who left me the sweetest comments on my last post. Your immense support means the world to me. You're the reason I am still here so thank you =) Today, I am super pumped to introduce to you my latest obsession - the Dior "Diorever" bag. I first laid eyes on this bag last April. It was relatively new at the time. I couldn't find any in-depth reviews of the bag. Fast forward 6 months later, I had a chance to see it person. Since then, I couldn't get it out of my head. Last week, I decided to pull the trigger and I am in love. It's incredibly beautiful in person (a pre-owned option here). This is my very first Dior bag and I am impressed. I put together a short video showing you the bag as well as some mod shots at the end. Hope you enjoy. I will do a throughout review in the near future. If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already know that I have another handbag reveal coming up. I promise - I wasn't planning to purchase 2 handbags in one week but I'll save that story for another time. Have a great weekend, everyone!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring wedges for every budget

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Wedges are huge this Spring. I personally love the trend. However, you don't have to spend a lot to look stylish. Below is a roundup suede wedges for every budget

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Random thoughts : 5 things I'd never do as a blogger

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Did you know I've been blogging for almost 8 years? Crazy, right? I started this blog in May of 2009 and never thought I would still be blogging 8 years later. While a lot has changed, a few things remain the same and will never fade away. I thought I'd share some of my thoughts below. Outfit details: J.Crew tee | Gamiss coat | Zara pants *similar* | Guess boots | Tom Ford sunglasses | Chanel bag and pin

1. I will not buy followers or likes: Yes, you can totally buy Instagram followers and likes. Doing so will certainly boost your social media presence (which will bring more opportunities). However, I know I'd not feel good about myself knowing that my followers are not real. My IG account has a tiny following but I gain every single one of you organically. I truly appreciate you sticking with me.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Take 10% off on luxury purchases

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Vestiaire Collective is running a pretty rare promotion today. For a limited time, take 10% off on orders over $300 (use code MAR10). 10% might not sound like a lot but think about a $4000 handbag, that's an extra $400 off on top of their already discounted price. I scoured the site and found some amazing items below. Before they ship any item to the new owner, their in-house experts will verify the authenticity as well as the condition of the item. If you're new to Vestiaire Collective, you can learn about the buying/selling process here

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Hermes belt *size 70* (see it on me)
Prada Cuir tote (see it on me)
Hermes Kelly 32cm *amazing condition* (see it on me)
Chanel double stitch boy bag *great price* (see the same size on me)
Chanel caviar pink wallet on chain *so versatile* (6 ways to wear it)
Chanel caviar mini classic flap

Monday, March 6, 2017

Choker Neck Sweater :: High Waisted Denim

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One of the hottest trends this Spring is choker sweaters (along with cold-shoulder sweaters, lace-up sweaters and ruffle sweaters just to name a few). I tried a few choker sweaters in the past but they ended up not working out for me (the neckline plunged a little too low, too baggy, the length was too long). I decided to give this one a try after reading the online reviews. The most common complaint was the sweater being too short/too small. Please note this is a "one size fits all" sweater. However, we all have different body types so I understand why it would not work for everyone. The sweater fits my short frame well. It's slightly cropped and I love how it looks with a pair of high waisted denim. The quality is decent for how much it costs (been washed and dried 3 times). If you have a similar body type, I would suggest this sweater. Otherwise, it would not work for you. Outfit details: Shein sweater  c/o | ASOS jeans | Tom Ford sunglasses

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Frye Gail Shearling Boots

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We were lucky to have some springlike weather last week but now, the cold has returned. Today, I wanted to quickly review these boots that I got for Christmas (which seems like forever ago). They're definitely not practical for everyday were but they're so fun. I get compliments every time I wear them. Outfit details: Frye boots | The North Face fleece | Tom Ford sunglasses | Zella leggings *the best!*

Monday, February 27, 2017

Fringe Pullover

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I dress super basic so I appreciate the little details that help elevate the outfit. Love this fringe sweater by Rebecca Taylor but there is no way I would be able to afford it. I picked up this affordable alternative and am happy with it. I washed and dried it a couple of times already and the fringes came out just fine. Outfit details: Gamiss pullover | Tom Ford sunglasses | ASOS jeans | Guess booties

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My first impressions of Orange Theory Fitness

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We booked our summer vacation 2 weeks ago so I need to get busy and tone myself up lol As a full-time working mother of two, it's really hard for me to stick to a workout plan. I love cardio but cardio alone does not build muscle. I know I need strength training but have always been intimidated in the weight room at the gym. When I first heard about Orange Theory Fitness, I thought to myself, it's exactly what I am looking for. Orange Theory Fitness might be old news to some of you but it's relatively new where I live. It's basically a 60-minute class led by an instructor who calls out cures throughout the class. The class splits up into interval cardio on the treadmill, indoor rowing and weigh room floor exercises. The hubs and I had a few hours to ourselves so we decided to take a trial class together. Outfit details: Zaful set - size M *love the top, it's fully lined. However, the bottom is unlined. Wouldn't be an issue with nude undergarment* | Tom Ford sunglasses | Nike Pegasus 32 sneakers | Fitbit Charge

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