Sunday, October 19, 2014

September purchase: Rue Gembon Tess earrings

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Rue Gembon Tess earrings

I decided to return the jacket I reviewed here. The jacket was nice but it wasn't special enough for me to keep. These earrings were the only purchase I made for the month of September. I adore them! They're very unique and different than my every day studs. I get compliments every time I wear them. This was my first time order from Rue Gembon and I am impressed. My order arrived within a week (they're located in Hong Kong). These earrings look very nice in person and definitely catch the attention. If you're looking for a pair of studs with a twist, I highly recommend you try them out. Shop their entire ear jackets here. Linking up with Manic Monday today!

Rue Gembon Tess earrings

Wearing: Rue Gembon earrings | Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses | Cover Girl lipstick (delish - 255)

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. I purchased these earrings with my own money =)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saks F&F Sale 2014 - Burberry Brit Cornsdale puffer coat

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Burberry Cornsdale puffer


Saks Fifth Avenue started their F&F sale yesterday (online and in-stores through 10/19). Use code FRNFAM at check out for 25% off your entire purchase. I wanted to do a quick review on this Burberry puffer jacket just in case anyone is interested. Please note that Burberry is excluded from the promotion. It’s however eligible for Saks First Point. Despite all the jackets I've hoarded over the years, I didn't own a puffer coat previously. My father-in-law graciously gave me a Saks gift card for Christmas and I planned to use it towards a puffer jacket. I unexpectedly have found a trench coat that I've been wanting in March. Getting another pricey jacket in April was definitely out of the question. I put my gift card back in my wallet and waited for Saks second F&F in October. I went to my local Saks late August and tried on a few puffer jackets beforehand. This little number definitely stood out.

Burberry Cornsdale puffer

Come October 1st, I stopped by again and asked my SA if she could put the jacket on hold for me despite the fact that she didn't even know the exact sale date. My jacket is held in the stock room for almost 2 weeks. She finally called and informed me that Burberry is excluded from F&F sale this time. It was a major disappointment. Even though it’s excluded from the sale, I decided to pull the trigger and used my gift card towards the purchase. If you sign up for their mailing list, you’ll get a unique code for 10% off (takes about 2 to 3 days for the code to be arrived). It does work on Burberry and is stackable with FREESHIP. Not a huge savings but it does help.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Take an extra 75% off all sale styles at Ann Taylor

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So many sales..so little time =) I wasn't going to post twice today but this sale is just so amazing not to share. From now until Friday (10/17), take an extra 50% - 75% off all sale styles (this never happens!). I literally just tried on this sweater in store yesterday and it was only 40% off the original price. No pictures but it felt really nice on. An XXSP was doable for me but if you want to layer, I'd go up a size. You can get ALL items mentioned below for a mere $200 (was almost $800). Crazy, right? Shop the entire sale here.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

3-in-1 trench coat

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OASAP Trench Coat 1

I love trench coats and this particular one is super unique. You can actually wear it in 3 different ways. Even though the quality is nothing to write home about, the versatility kinda makes up for it. We took a drive to rustic countryside for some Fall activities yesterday and this jacket served me well - from the brisk morning to the warm afternoon.

  OASAP Cropped Trench

What I am wearing:
Trench: Double-breasted trench coat c/o OASAP
Dress: Express *old* (buy similar here or under $25 here)
Booties: Dolce Vita ankle booties (50% off)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Earrings: Rue Gembon (love!)
Cuff : Express bar cuff (30% off)
Lipstick: Covergirl lipstick in delish

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

August purchase: Chanel caviar wallet on chain (WOC)

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Chanel caviar WOC

August purchase was actually a gift from the husband. We just celebrated our milestones anniversary last month. The plan was to take a trip somewhere but his travel schedule was just too crazy for the month of September. Since we decided to forgo the trip, he said I can cross something off my wishlist as a gift for our anniversary =) I ended up getting the Chanel wallet on chain in navy. I was looking for a non-black, caviar, silver-hardware WOC and this little beauty couldn't be more perfect. I can't even express how much I adore this bag. It's classic, timeless and functional at the same time. I am not going to review this bag. These days, you probably can find anything you want to know with a few Google searches. Pre-own Chanel WOCs are widely available on the market these days. Just a quick search I found the same one in black, a turquoise one in lambskin or a gorgeous little red one (perfect for the upcoming holiday season), 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Burgundy denim & striped sweater

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Burgundy denim

If I was to describe the perfect Fall outfit for me, this would be it. I love a pair of rich colored jeans paired with a chunky knit sweater. Of course, a bold lip really helps pulling the look together. Now that Fall is officially here, I look forward to taking a drive to see the foliage, Fall festivals, pumpkin carving, Halloween and let's not forget the football season is in full swing. What activities do you look forward to in the Fall? Happy Monday! Linking up with Manic Monday, today

Burgundy denim

What I am wearing:
Denim: Fidelity Belvedere - size 25 via TBJB
Sweater: Joe's Jeans striped sweater
Pumps: Charles  by charles david
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Lips: NYX in Auburn

Friday, October 3, 2014

Boden City Padded Jacket

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Boden City Padded Jacket

I am a bit of a snob when it comes to outerwear. Every Fall, I look forward to adding a new jacket to my closet. Over the years, I have built up quite a collection of coats. However, most of them are neutral. This year, I am looking forward to add more fun elements to my outerwear collection such as prints, bright colors and textures. Since most of my clothes are in neutral colors, this adorable quilted jacket adds instant excitement to any outfit. It is the perfect transitional jacket for this time of year. A size 2 petite is nearly a perfect fit for me right off the rack. Not to mention the adorable lining! Measurements are as follows: shoulder-to-shoulder = 14.5", sleeve length = 25", body length = 24". Most of the online reviews said the jacket runs small and I tend to agree. One thing I didn't like about the jacket is that it flares too much toward the bottom. Please note that the color was definitely not red as seen online. It's more like a raspberry color in person. This jacket is great for both work and play. I wore it to go apple picking last weekend and have gotten many compliments. All in all, it's a light weight, well-constructed jacket and most likely would be a good option when it's 50 degrees or above outside. If you're interested in this jacket or any items from Boden, please use this link that include a special discount code for 15% off plus free shipping through 10/4/2014.

Boden City Padded Jacket

What I am wearing:
Dress: H&M sweater dress *old* (similar, similar)
Jacket: City padded jacket c/o Boden - size 2P
Booties: Banana Republic (this year's version)
Sunglasses: LOFT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Banana Republic Petite Textured Moto Jacket

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Banana Republic Petite Textured Moto Jacket

Today only (10/1), Banana Republic offers 40% off 2 full-priced items online and in-stores. For online purchases, check your email for a unique discount code. I wanted to quickly review the petite textured moto jacket just in case you’re interested. As mentioned here, my size wasn’t available at the time so I order the 00 in petite to try. The jacket fits just like I expected. Measurements of a size 00P: shoulder-to-shoulder = 14.5”, length = 20” , sleeve length = 20”. This jacket is absolutely perfect for this time of the year. My only complaint is that the sleeves run short. They are about 2 inches above my wrists. Also, please keep in mind that the jacket is 100% unlined. I personally don’t think it’s worth full price. However, it's reasonably priced at 40% off. Pairing with: J.Brand leggings and Old Navy tank.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Fashion Series: Faux Leather Leggings

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Leather Leggings

Continuing with my Fall fashion series, today's featured item is an old pair of faux leather leggings. They are a nice change from your typical black leggings. A good rule of thump when wearing leggings is that no matter how great you look from the rear, make sure you cover it up completely. An overiszed cardigan + a pair of leggings makes a perfect combo for Fall. This outfit is so cozy and comfortable. I wore a little lace top underneath to add a little more interest to a rather plain outfit. Linking up with Manic Monday today!

Dolce & Gabbana 4207 sunglasses

What I am wearing:
Leggings: Express scuba leggings
Cardigan: LA Made oversized cardigan via TBJB
Top: A&F *old* (buy similar, similar)
Booties: Bandolino (this year's version)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Leather Leggings

Friday, September 26, 2014

Get It or Forget It: NARS Mini Blush & Bronzer Duo

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NARS mini blush bronzer duo

Ending the week with a quick review of this little palette I picked up two weeks ago. It’s the perfect combination of NARS signature shades. The blush (Orgasm) is a peachy pink with a tad of golden shimmer. The bronzer (Laguna) is a warm, medium brown with flecks of gold shimmer. The duo warms up my complextion and suits my skin tone really well. I use the bronzer to contour my face and the blush to add a bit of color to my cheeks. They blend seamlessly together. If you don’t want to pay $30 for the full-size blush and $38 for the full-size bronzer, this little palette is the perfect set to try. It’s compact, easy to travel with and great for every day.

Verdict: Get it =)
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