Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SSense Sale including YSL, Valentino, Chloe and more

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SSense is having an amazing sale on designer pieces. Below are my top picks that hardly ever go on sale. If you're eyeing certain pieces, this is a really good opportunity to snag them up. You can shop the entire sale here. They offer free shipping on all orders over $200 plus free US returns.

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Saint Laurent Quilted Bag
Saint Laurent Tote
Givenchy Antigona bag
Valentino pumps
YSL clutch
Saint Laurent Chain Bag
Chloe Marcie Bag
Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag
Valentino tote

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Romwe: Hits & Misses

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! Today's post is another hits & misses. I received 2 items from Romwe a few weeks ago - one is a hit and the other one is a miss. First up is this polka dot blouse. While the quality is nothing to write home about, the fit is great. There's nothing more versatile than the button-down. It's so easy to wear. You can tuck it in a pencil skirt for work or go for a casual look with a pair of boyfriend jeans as seen here. The playful polka dots give the outfit a classic yet chic look. For only $10, it's a good buy.

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What I am wearing:
Blouse: c/o Romwe (size M)
Jeans: GAP real straight jeans - size 25
Shoes: Express | Talbots belt
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2015

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The holiday weekend is almost here! For me, Memorial Day marks the start of summer. If you plan to shop this weekend, I've compiled a list of the best sales happening around the web. I am looking forward to spend a long weekend full of fun with friends and family. Wishing you a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend.

1. Nordstrom's amazing half-yearly sale is in full swing. Some of my picks are below:

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Tory Burch sandals (33% off)
Steve Madden sandals (40% off)
Burberry jacket (40% off)
Adrianna Papell lace dress (40% off - see it on me)
Vince Camuto leather mule (40% off)
Zella live-in leggings (33% off)
Hunter boots (30% off)
Articles of Society skinny jeans (40% off - see the white version on me)
Michael Kors runway watch (30% off - see the rose gold version on me)
Topshop cut-out swimsuit (33% off)

2. ASOS: Take 20% off full-price everything with code LONGWKND - Click here to shop their petite collection including this dress

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Quay sunglasses
Black jumpsuit
Floral dress
Mint dress (see it on me)

3. Old Navy: Up to 50% the entire store - I picked up some of my favorite tees, this floral one-piece swimsuit and this chambray shirt dress.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Camel Skirt & Striped Tee

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Sale alert: The Nordstrom half-yearly sale has begun! From now till the end of the month, you can save up to 40% off top designer brands (including Tory Burch, Kate Spade and Burberry) for women, men, kids and for your home. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some gifts for the upcoming Father's Day.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

How I store my Chanel handbags

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{Pictured: Chanel Boy | Chanel Classic Flap | Chanel Wallet On Chain}

Even though all my Chanel bags are made of durable caviar/calfskin leather, it's still very important to take care of your things in general. I don't necessarily baby my bags but I am not careless with them either. Everyone has different ways to storing their handbags. This is just how I like to store mine. 

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Step 1: Always stuff your bags with tissue paper. This helps maintain the overall shape of your purse. Make sure you push the tissue paper into the bottom corners of the bag. Corners are natural areas for the bag to lose its structure.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Affordable Chanel look-a-like versions

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I love my Chanel wallet on chain (WOC). It's probably one of my most used weekend bags. However, I cringe at the $2100 price tag. It is not exactly wallet-friendly. When I saw Kate Spade's Emerson line, I couldn't help but feel excited. Their bags are gorgeous, reminiscent of the famous Chanel handbags and at a much lower price point. If you're looking for a cute cross-body bag, take a look for yourself.

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If you're a tote kind of girl, this Kate Spade tote is almost identical to the Chanel GST (which was already discontinued earlier this year). What do you think of this collection?

  Chanel look a like affordable versions

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review: Rebecca Minkoff Georgina Studded Sandals

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Worthy sales:
1. J.Crew: Extra 50% final sales with code GETSHOPPING
2. Ann Taylor: 40% off your entire purchase with code SUMMER40
3. Banana Republic: 40% off your entire purchase with code BRFIND40
4. Express: 40% off dresses (prices as marked)
5. Tory Burch: Up to 40% off select styles
6. Target: Save $10 when you spend $50

Monday, May 11, 2015

Date Night Idea: Cooking Classes at Sur La Table

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For Mother’s Day, my husband booked a macarons class for the two of us at one of the Sur La Table locations. I had to give him props for planning something a little more creative this year lol =) Anyway, we had such an amazing time that I wanted to share the experience just in case you’re looking for something to do on a date night. The class was 2.5 hours long and it went by really quick. Snacks and drinks were provided during the class. We worked as a team of 4 and I truly enjoyed the interaction with other people. The chef was upbeat and entertaining. We made 3 types of macarons: strawberry, lavender and pistachios along with 3 types of fillings: white chocolate, lemon cream and honey butter. The combination of lavender and lemon ended up being my favorite.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Monochromatic Beige & Mother's Day Sales

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Not much to say about today's look. It's just a simple work outfit I put together using pieces in the same color family to create a monochromatic look. All items are no longer available but you can find similar options below. TGIF! I am looking forward to hanging out time with my family and spending time with my Mom this weekend. If you're still looking for that special Mother's Day gift, please check out some options below. Wish you a wonderful weekend and all the Mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

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{Wearing: Skirt: *old* - similar here and here | Express top | Banana Republic pumps | Sunglasses}

Flowers:
FTD.com - $20 for $40 worth of flowers and gifts
ProFlowers.com - $15 for $30 to spend on fresh flowers and plants

Gifts:
SpaWish gift card - $50 for $75 gift card (can be redeemed for massages, facials, body treatments, hair services and mani-pedis)
Tory Burch: Up to 40% off + free express shipping on Mother's Day gifts (my picks: 1, 2, 3)
J.Crew Factory: Get an extra 20% off your purchase with code EXTRA20 (my picks: 1, 2, 3)
Express: $25 off every $75 you spend with code 1171 (my picks)
Saks: Up to 40% off plus double points in beauty & jewelry
GAP: Spring sale up to 75% off
Target: BOGO 50% off select apparel, shoes and accessories (love these and how cute are these?)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review: Express Mid-Rise Legging Jeans - Size 0 Short

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{Pictured: Express mid-rise white legging jeans - size 0S}

As mentioned in this post, I fell in love with the Express Mia legging jeans but couldn't find them in my size (both online and in-stores). I literally stalked the site every single day for almost 3 weeks. Imagine my excitement seeing they're now back in stock in all sizes. I ordered the white version on Sunday and got the package yesterday (the perks of living so close to Express's distribution center). These jeans are everything I've hoped for. The fit is amazing. I always struggle with that annoying gap in the back of jeans and these fit like a glove through out. I really dislike having to hem my jeans. If the jeans aren't available in my length, I just simply won't buy them. The search took quite some time but I finally have found these (no hemming necessary). Measurements for a size 0 short (laying flat) as follows: waist = 13", inseam: 26". I also appreciate the fabric content (98% cotton and 2% spandex). It feels thick, heavy and you don't have to worry about the see-through factor. I personally think it's hard to find jeans with a high percentage of cotton these days. I am not a fan of jeans with a high percentage of spandex in the fabric. All in all, I am so in love with these jeans and to you petite ladies out there, I highly recommend these jeans.

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