Friday, May 24, 2019

A Weekend In Chicago

We took a quick trip to Chicago last weekend for 2 reasons. 1. Took Courtney to one of BTS's world tour concerts. 2. Picked up my husband's belated birthday gift. It's been a year in the making. I'd have to share it in a later post. Any guesses? This was probably my 10th trip to Chicago. We go often since it's a quick 6 hour drive from where we live. Perfect spot for a weekend getaway. If you haven't been to Chicago, below are quick lists of what to do, where to eat/shop in the windy city. Outfit details: Free People top | Walmart jeans *only $10* | Chanel boy bag | Heart sunglasses *affordable version & designer version. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Come back tomorrow for a sale roundup post if you're interested

What to do:
- Architectural boat tour
- Millennium park
- Navy pier
- 360 Chicago at the John Hancock building
- Blue Man group
- Shedd Aquarium
- Lincoln Park Zoo *free*
- The Children's Museum
- The Museum of Science and Industry

Where to eat:
- Billy Goat Tavern
- Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
- RPM Italian
- Purple Pig
- Wildberry *if you must visit one place, visit this. Their pancakes are to die for!*
- Gino's East *Chicago style pizza*
- Gyu Kaku *Korean style BBQ*
- The Angry Crab *seafood*
- Girl & the goat
- Argyle rd in Chinatown for Vietnamese food

Where to shop:
- Michigan Ave is hands down the best spot for shopping. All the luxury stores (Chanel, Hermes...) are on Oak St & Rush St
- If you're willing to drive, Chicago Premium Outlets is 45 minutes away from Magnificent Mile and it's pretty amazing!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Designer Bags On Sale Feat. Gucci

One of my favorite sales is here and this time, Gucci bags are included (what??). Hurry up if you're interested in these items. They won't last long. I have always had a great experience purchasing from them.
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All Gucci sale styles:
1. Gucci super mini Marmont *sold out* (I own this bag)
2. Gucci belt (how adorable!)
3. Gucci wallet on chain
4. Gucci tan velvet bag
5. Gucci card holder *sold out*
6. Gucci mini velvet bag
7. Gucci earrings *sold out*
8. Gucci black wallet *sold out*

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Gucci Mini Marmont Top Handle Bag :: How To Score A Brand-new Gucci Bag For Less

Happy Sunday, ladies! We had an insane busy week after coming back from Chicago. Courtney took off the next day to Washington DC with her school. My husband swamped with work, as per usual. We had the first cookout of the season with our amazing group of friends yesterday. It was! I am looking forward to a fun summer with the family. Today, I wanted to share my latest bag purchase - the Gucci mini Marmont top handle bag. I've been eyeing this bag for awhile and finally pulled the trigger. I love the fact that this bag is not as popular as the Marmont shoulder bag. I am a huge fan of top handle bags and this particular one is so darling. As we all know, Gucci bags never go on sale. However, there are a few ways that you can save a little bit on a brand-new Gucci bags.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

My favorite dress is 50% off right now

My family and I just came back from a weekend trip for Mother's Day. I desperately need to go to bed (it's been a long day) but I wanted to quickly get on here to share an amazing deal. I purchased this dress last month and I love it so much. For 2 days only, you can get the same dress for half the price. The size XS petite fits me perfectly. I love the faux wrap style and the midi length. Since it's still a bit chilly outside, I paired it with my beloved denim jacket. I also own and love this dress (on me - also 50% off). All dresses are 50% off today and tomorrow. Outfit details: Old Navy dress *size XS Petite* | H&M denim jacketDesigner heart sunglasses | Affordable heart sunglasses
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Friday, May 10, 2019

April Recap :: May Plans

I can't believe we're almost half way through 2019. Where did the time go? I am really looking forward to warmer weather. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there! It's definitely not always the easiest job but it is the most rewarding. Here is a recap of what happened in April
Our family's highlight of the month: While March was all about Courtney, April was all about Madelyn. She received an invitation from her coach to attend one of their tryouts to join their competitive team. We were hesitant at first because of the heavy time and financial commitment. However, I personally think being in a competitive team will help her develop not only physical strength but also mental strength. Madelyn gave it her best shot and she has chosen to participate in their competitive program. I am so proud of my little girl. There will be 6 competitions throughout the summer. I can't wait to see what she will accomplish

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What I got my Mom for Mother's Day

Sharing what I got my Mom for Mother's Day just in case you're interested. She's been looking for a crossbody bag for quite some time. She has a few totes but sometimes, they're too big for the occasion. I did a bit of research and decided to get this Rebecca Minkoff Edie bag for her. I don't own any Rebecca Minkoff bags but I have to say I am impressed with the quality of the bag. The leather is durable yet soft at the same time. It's very reminiscent of the Saint Laurent Loulou bag for a fraction of the cost. What I love most about this bag is the color. It literally goes with everything. The hardware is incredibly well made and shiny. Sorry, I wanted to keep all the original packaging (full details here). I gave the bag to my Mom this past weekend (since I will be out of town on Mother's Day) and she's very happy about it. I highly recommend this bag if you're looking for an everyday bag

Monday, May 6, 2019

Wedding Guest Dresses :: Casual Style Wedding

Sharing the last outfit of my wedding dress code series. If you know me, you know I can't talk about occasion wear without mentioning a jumpsuit. It's probably one of my favorite article of clothing to wear. I chose this jumpsuit but unfortunately, the proportions were a little strange for me. The bottom half is super fitted (which I like) but the top half was too loose. It probably will look better on someone who's a bit taller than I am. Just like other outfits that I've shared so far, I really like the unique design. This color also works well during the colder months. I hope you enjoyed the series and thank you to Pretty Little Thing for working with me on this campaign. Outfit details: Pretty Little Thing jumpsuit *size 0P | Designer heart sunglasses | Affordable heart sunglasses

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Wedding Guest Dresses :: Semi Formal Style Wedding

Today's outfit is probably my favorite. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but I love the style and design. My favorite part about this dress is the neckline. With a choker feature, ruched detailing, body hugging, this little beauty will have you feeling your absolute best. This dress is also perfect for a date night or holiday party. As you probably can tell, I paired the dress with my Gucci bag and my Christian Louboutin nude pumps to create a monochromatic look. Just like the first 3 dresses I have shown last week, this dress is super affordable (under $35). Tomorrow, I will be featuring the last wedding guest outfit in collaboration Pretty Little Thing so stay tuned =) Outfit details: Pretty Little Thing dress *size 0 | Christian Louboutin pumps | Gucci bag | Le Specs sunglasses | Hermes belt

Friday, May 3, 2019

Wedding Guest Dresses :: Beach Wedding

Happy Friday, ladies! Sharing the third outfit of my wedding dress code series (outfit # 1 here and outfit # 2). This adorable little number is perfect for a beach wedding. Fun fact: My husband and I got married on the beach (South Beach, FL). Easy, breezy and super fun, this off the shoulder dress is perfect for the occasion. If I wear this dress to an actual beach wedding, I would of course ditch the heels and go with a pair of nice sandals instead. I hope you're enjoying the series so far. Stay tuned for 2 more outfits. Outfit details: Pretty Little Thing dress | similar suede sandals | Designer heart sunglasses | Affordable heart sunglasses

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wedding Guest Dresses :: Cocktail-Style Wedding

Continuing with my wedding dress code series, this darling lace dress is perfect for a cocktail-style wedding. If you're a long time follower, you know I love lace. I have an embarrassing amount of lace dresses but I still can't get enough of it. This dress is so darling for an evening event. The neckline is a bit too low cut for me so I wore a camisole underneath. You don't have to if you're comfortable with it. The sheer sleeves and back give a sweet and feminine vibe. I love this sage green color. It's classy yet unexpected. This dress is also available in a pretty blush pink color. Outfit details: Pretty Little Thing lace dress *size 0* | similar suede sandals | Gucci bag | Le Specs sunglasses | Rolex watch