Friday, October 21, 2016

How to determine your correct belt size

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Today, I wanted to quickly share a few tips on how to determine your correct size when it comes to Hermes belt. Not everyone has a chance to try one on before making the purchase (I didn't). If you're looking to purchase a Hermes belt, sizing can be confusing. I purchased mine online in a size 70 (sizes are measured in centimeters). Therefore, mine measures 70 centimeters (27.5 inches). To determine the correct size, you should measure from the buckle to the middle hole. I did not know that when I purchased my belt. As you can see below, the middle hole measures at 74 centimeters (29 inches). My natural waist is 25". Ideally, I should have purchased a 75 (or a 80 if I want to wear it low on my hips). I also punched an extra hole so that I can wear it high waist with dresses. Because my belt is a tad short, I can only wear it at my natural waist. If I wear it with jeans that sit lower on my hips, it won't fit. Hope the post makes sense. Pre-owned versions can be found here, here, here and here


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Haul 2016

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Today, I wanted to share a few items I picked up recently for Fall. If you are a regular reader, you probably know I don't shop on a regular basis (especially for clothes). If you look at my bank statement, you would laugh because I literally spend my $$ on only 2 things: Starbucks and handbags. The rest I could care less about. I typically make 2 large purchases per year: one before I go on a summer vacation with my family and one in the Fall. Last month, I evaluated what I have in my closet and noted down a few items I would need for the coming months

{BlankNYC suede jacket - size S} - 20% off with code SCORE *more sizes available here*

First up is this suede jacket. This jacket is super popular and I can understand why now. The quality is amazing and it fits like a dream. I couldn't get my hands on this jacket during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale because it was always sold out. I am thrilled to finally have it in my closet. This is a replacement of my leather jacket that I sold recently. I purchased a size small to accommodate layering. It is available at BlankNYC, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales and Revolve. I highly recommend this jacket if you're in the market for one.


Up next is these leopard loafers (40% off with code FALL). I've been on the hunt for a pair of leopard loafers and these caught my attention. They run true to size. I took my usually size 7 and they fit just fine. These loafers feature memory foam and a cushioned insole designed for all day comfort. I haven't worn them out yet but they feel great around the house. The leopard print is to die for!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bell Sleeve Sweater :: Floral Skirt

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Outfit details: Bell sleeve sweater c/o Zaful *sleeves have been shortened* | Banana Republic pumps | ASOS pencil skirt | Tom Ford sunglasses


Friday, October 14, 2016

How to get $275 off your purchase + $150 Saks gift card

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I am sorry for double posting the Saks promotion but this is just too good not to share. Someone left a comment on my previous post letting me know that she accidentally got a $150 Saks gift card with her purchase. I did place an order but didn't receive the gift card she mentioned. After playing around a bit, I figured it out. The trick is you have to enter all your billing information before you can see the gift card amount. I used this Saint Laurent bag as an example. You can clearly see below, OCT16 will take $275 off your purchase. OCT2016 will add $150 Saks gift card to your order. The gift card amount based on how much you spend (this doesn't work on pre-order items). I am sure this is an error in their system. Take advantage now if you have your eye on some of the high end items. The promotion ends today and I am positive both codes will work on Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Stuart Weitzman


What I Got For My Birthday 2016

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I turned a year older last month. Since I shared what I got for my birthday last year, I thought I'd do the same this year. On the morning of my birthday, my in-laws gave me a lovely card with a gift card inside. It was so sweet of them for doing so. I really didn't expect anything. I also received a card from my daughters along with this beautiful dress from Banana Republic (no longer available). The print is so gorgeous and vibrant. I hope to get a few more wear out of it this season.


If you follow my blog for awhile then you know I am a Chanel addict. However, I couldn't bring myself to spend $37 on a Chanel lipstick. Luckily, my bestie got me this lipstick (#168) along with this body lotion for my birthday. I am so in love. The color is gorgeous and perfect for everyday wear.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Take up to $275 off your purchase :: Saint Laurent, Stuart Weitzman and Burberry

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Saks is starting a pretty good promotion today (ends Friday 10/14). You now can take up to $275 your entire purchase (with code OCT16). The best part? Some of the luxury brands are included like Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman and Saint Laurent (obsessed at the moment). Those brands are excluded from the promotional email but for some reason, I put in the code and it works. Not sure how long it is going to last. If you're eyeing something from these brands, you better act fast :) On a related note, you can also take up to 30% off these items at Shopbop. A few items I own are: Hunter boots, J.Brand 910 leggings and KJL pearl earrings.

1. Burberry wool coat
2. Burberry silk and wool scarf
3. Saint Laurent shoulder bag
4. Saint Laurent wallet on chain
5. Stuart Weitzman OTK boots
6. Salvatore Ferragamo flats

Weekend Sweatshirt :: Distressed Shorts

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The days are getting shorter and cooler. I am trying to get a few more wear out of my favorite pair of shorts before putting them away. Say hello to my new sweatshirt =) I wish you could feel how soft it is. It can be worn on or off the shoulder. As much as I like to dress up, you'll find me in variations of this outfit most weekends while running around with my kids. Outfit details: Make me chic sweatshirt *size XS* c/o | BP booties | American Eagle shorts 


Monday, October 10, 2016

Chunky Cardigan For Fall

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As the temperature drops. it's the perfect time to bundle up in your coziest knits. I got this chunky cardigan not too long ago but am already obsessed with it. The length is ideal for my short frame. Thick and cozy, this chunky cardigan is the perfect transitional piece for Fall. Outfit details: Zaful cardigan c/o | ASOS jeans | GAP tee | Tom Ford sunglasses | Michael Kors watch


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Burgundy Trench Coat :: Columbus Day Sales

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Hope you're having a wonderful day so far. The weather is absolutely gorgeous this weekend (sunny but quite a bit cooler). It's the perfect opportunity to break out my new trench coat. I got this trench a little over a month ago and it's been sitting in my closet patiently waiting for the right temperature. If I have to describe the perfect Fall coat, this would be it. I am wearing a size XXSP and it fit me perfectly in every way. A classic trench coat instantly makes everything seem more put together and polished. It's fully lined and the color is to die for. It has all the classic details with a  modern twist. I can't say enough good things about this jacket and would highly recommend. The best part? the trench is 60% off right now. WHBM is running a few promotions for Columbus Day. A few pieces I own that are on major sale: turtleneck sweater, choker blouse (on me), sleeveless trench (on me). Outfit details: WHBM trench c/o *size XXSP* | Tom Ford sunglasses | similar mules | similar suede sandals | similar jeans | choker


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gucci Dionysus Suede Bag Dupe For Less Than $80

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Ladies, hope your week is going well. Banana Republic is running a new promotion today so I thought I'd post this week's handbag chit chat a bit earlier. If you're a fan of the Gucci Dionysus suede bag like I am but not ready to splurge yet, this bag is a great option. It's on sale right now for less than $80. I paid full price for it and was happy to do so. A suede bag is super on trend this season and this one fits the bill. It's made out of real suede and has enough room to fit all my daily essentials. The chain is not adjustable but luckily, hits at the right length proportional to my height (I am 5'2"). The bag is versatile and super chic! You can wear it as a clutch, shoulder, or cross-body. I love mine and would highly recommend it.

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