Friday, December 15, 2017

Trendlee :: Chanel Gabrielle Backpack

ChanelGabrielleBackpack_SydneysFashionDiary
Today, I am teaming up with Trendlee to feature this adorable backpack. I mentioned many times on this blog that I am a fan of pre-loved handbags and Trendlee is definitely a wonderful source to obtain your dream bag. One thing you will notice while browsing the site is that their prices are fair and reasonable. A couple of reasons why you should consider buying a pre-owned handbag.
Trendlee_SydneysFashionDiary
1. You are saving money: Not all pre-loved bags are cheaper but for the most part, buying pre-loved handbags can often set you up for a good deal. For example, this Chanel boy bag is available for $1600 less than retail. Amazing right?
2. Hard to find pieces: This is definitely the case for this Chanel Gabrielle backpack. The collection sold out so quickly that it was impossible for people to get their hands on. This backpack is in impeccable condition for less than the retail value so why not go the pre-loved route?
ChanelGabrielleBackpack_SydneysFashionDiary
I adore this backpack so much. This is the first time I am seeing it in person and I am head over heels in love with it. I asked my husband "what do I have to do to keep this bag? and he just rolled his eyes at me" lol I took it as a no. Joking aside, this backpack will make someone very happy this Christmas. I love the mixed metal hardware in 2-tone gold and silver. I am wearing a size small here and it's perfect on my short frame (even the strap length). Trendlee currently offers 10% off your purchase with code MOSTWANTED (ends 12/18) - Outfit details: Sweater | similar leather pants
ChanelGabrielleBackpack_SydneysFashionDiary

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Comfy Cozy Sweater Dress


ExpressSweaterDress_SydneysFashionDiary ExpressSweaterDress_SydneysFashionDiary ExpressSweaterDress_SydneysFashionDiary

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Men's Holiday Gift Guide :: What I Got For My Husband

ChristmasGiftGuideForMen2017_SydneysFashionDiary
Sharing what I got for my husband this Christmas as well as some of his absolute favorites just in case you're still looking for that perfect gift for the men in your life. Just a little background, we don't actually buy clothes for each other. We buy what we need throughout the year. As far as clothing goes, my husband is a creature of habit. If he finds something that works for him, he buys multiples. Half of his closet fills with these non-iron shirts. He used to purchase work pants from Banana Republic as well but they changed the cut recently and they no longer work for him. However, he found a new favorite (I think he has all 4 colors). Christmas is the time we usually gift each other something special. Something we don't necessary buy for ourselves. He loves leather goods and cold weather gear. I also picked up this key holder as a stocking stuffer knowing how obsessed he is with keeping everything scratch-free =) I already got my Christmas gift this year so I am not expecting anything else lol but below are a few things I picked up for him this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Giveaway :: Drape Collar Grid Coat

As mentioned in this post, I am giving away this coat today. It's a beautiful coat but unfortunately, it swallows my petite frame (size XS). If you're interested in winning this coat, 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.
  HolidayGiveaway_SydneysFashionDiary

Monday, December 11, 2017

10 top rated toys for kindergartens

Today, I am sharing 10 tried and true toys tested by my 5 year old toddler. She is a very busy little girl and these toys keep her engagaed for hours. Lakeshore Learning is hands down our favorite place for toys. They have many education, unique and fun toys. We go through toys often (see how my husband and I organize her toys here)

1. Fairy forest floor puzzle - I purchased this puzzle set a couple of years ago and it still remains one of her favorites. This exact version is no longer available but the latest ones are here.
2. Lakeshore Alpha-bots - This has a solid 5 star rating! Even I love to play along as well. Every letter has a different mechanism to transform into a robot. It's a great way to learn the alphabet.
3. Silly sentences game - She's in kindergarten now and it's been so fun putting sentences together. The silly ones are the best =)
4. Lakeshore slingshot math game - Another excellent educational game. It makes learning more fun and engaging.
GiftIdeasForKindergarteners2017_SydneysFashionDiary  5. Lakeshore what would you do game - This game will teach your kids that there are consequences for every choice. It's a great way to teach them how to make the right decisions based on different situations.
6. Kidz Delight alphabet tablet - This is Madelyn's favorite toy of all. She plays with it every single day on the way to school. I am getting one for my nephew this year too. At first she was just pressing the buttons for fun. Next thing I know, she can spell all the words correctly.
7. Mighty Mind game - Excellent puzzle sets to help children understand visual/spatial relationships and develop their creativity.