Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stud earrings for everyday

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I am a stud earrings girl through and through. Silver stud, pearl, monogram disc, solitaire - I love them all. I have a small (but growing) stud earrings collection that I rotate every single day. They're so easy to wear, timeless and of course, very office-friendly. When Anjolee reached out to see if I am interested in collaborating with them again, I couldn't help but pick out another pair of stud earrings to add to my collection. I had the opportunity to work with Anjolee in 2011 and am thrilled to partner with them again.


Initial earrings | Diamond studs | Travel case from PB jewelry box

While Anjolee carries an extensive collection of beautiful jewelry pieces, I decided to go with these earrings to complete my bridal set. I have always wanted a pair of earrings to match my engagement ring but never really had a chance to pursue it. My engagement ring was design and made by Natalie K. I remember years and years ago, the concept of designing your own piece of jewelry wasn't even existed. My husband and I worked with a local jewelry store for months to have my set made. It was a very time-consuming process from the initial design, the wax model, selecting the stones and finalizing the last-minute details.


{My complete bridal set: Both rings: Natalie K | Bracelet: Gift from Mom | Earring: Anjolee}

At Anjolee, you can customize everything at your fingertips. The site will guide you through the process of choosing the design, selecting your favorite metal type and pricing based on your total carat size. If this design isn't your style, they have many other designs of diamond studs to choose from. Anjolee offers free overnight shipping, insurance and 30-day money back guarantee. If you're in the market for a new piece of jewelry, give Anjolee a try. Linking up with Manic Monday today!



Disclaimer: I received these earrings c/o Anjolee. As always, my reviews are my own personal opinion.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Foyer: Take Two

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Since this post, we've made a couple of minor changes to the foyer. I was in a hurry to decorate our place for the house warming party and overlooked some of the important keys. I replaced those glass vases with the metal ones for safety reason. My 22-month old is all over the place these days. These vases wouldn't hurt her if she happens to knock them down. I bought them from Hobby Lobby. Even though they're made out of metal but they're very lightweight. The color seems to compliment the area well. I also gave my oldest one the sheepskin rug and replaced it with a more mature-looking one from Pottery Barn. We love all the different warm tones and are very happy with how everything turned out this time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Floral drop-waist dress

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I featured many pieces from Chicwish in the past but this dress is my absolute favorite. I love everything about this dress (the print, the cut and the fit). The drop waist silhouette gives the dress a fun and flirty aspect. I got it more than a month ago so unfortunately, it's no longer available. I found a few similar ones here, here and here if you're interested.



What I am wearing: 
Dress: Chicwish c/o (similar here and here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One
Sandals: Express (this year's version)
Bag: Chanel (same size w/ gold hardware)
Nail polish: Sinful rise or shine

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get It or Forget It: CG Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation

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To add more variety to this blog, I am starting a new series called "Get It or Forget It" to share my thoughts on non-fashion related items. First up is the Cover Girl Outlast Foundation. This is my 2nd bottle and I absolutely love it! For the most part, I am a drugstore makeup kind of girl. I think a lot of drugstore cosmetic companies stepping up their game lately. If you do your research, you'll find some amazing products. I used the entire bottle of this foundation and I am about 1/3 way done with my second bottle. This particular foundation keeps my face matte all day. I put on my makeup around 7:00am and my face stays matte until 3:00pm without any touch-up. This foundation feels lightweight on my face even though it is a medium coverage that can easily be built up into full coverage. It also contains SPF 20 which is always a plus. I am currently wearing shade #840 and it suits my skin tone well. I don't wear foundation everyday but on days that I need to, this is what I will reach for.

Verdict: Get it =)

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Just wanted to share a good product.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ways to wear a strapless maxi dress

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I love wearing maxi dresses in the summer. They are hands down one of the most effortless ways to look fashionable and chic during those hot summer months. This particular maxi dress is insanely comfortable and flows beautifully as you walk. You always hear that vertical stripes make you look taller. Diagonal stripes would have the same effect. I came up with 6 different ways to wear this strapless maxi dress but the versatility is endless. Which one is your favorite? Linking up with Manic Monday today!



Outfit details:
Laila Jayde dress c/o | Similar necklace | Sunglasses | Sandals | Denim jacket
Similar chambray shirt | Similar crop top (on major sale!) | Ampersand Tee | Aviator sunglasses

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Navy & Floral + #AdelaMeiPetite IG Contest

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Navy is a classic color but often overlooked. I have less than a handful of navy items in my closet. It's a very versatile color that can be paired with most neutrals as well as prints/patterns. For this outfit, I paired this navy colored tee with my trusted floral skirt and am loving the end result. I like how the subtle grid pattern makes a tee less boring. This tee is from a brand called JOA via Adela Mei. Adela Mei is an online boutique dedicated to petite fashion. If you're 5'4" and under, I highly recommend you check them out. Adela Mei is hosting an  #AdelaMeiPetite Instagram contest right now. All participants will receive a $20 gift code to spend online. Click here to see how you can enter

 

Outfit details:
Tee: JOA via Adela Mei c/o - size XS
Skirt: H&M *old* (similar, similar)
Clutch: Kate Spade (similar, similar)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Matching separates

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The matching separates trend is taking center stage this year. If you're a long time follower of this blog, you know I love to wear an item of clothing different ways so naturally, I am a huge fan of this trend. So glad I got my hands on this set. Both the top and the bottom fit me to a T. They run really small. I would have probably gone with a small instead. I have to remember not to over-drying them. For those who're interested, the skirt measures: waist = 12", length = 24". The top measures: shoulder-to-shoulder = 11" and overall length = 15". Both pieces are fully lined. I am looking forward to style them separately.



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Striped moto jacket

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The weather cools down quite a bit this week and I am loving it. The breezy mornings offer the perfect excuse for wearing this little number. This jacket is from a brand called Sanctuary which I've heard of before but haven't tried on anything in the past. I am glad that Le Tote included this in my latest tote (see other piece in my tote here). The fabric feels like terrycloth, very comfortable and does not wrinkle with wearing. This jacket definitely sparked my interest in checking out other items from Sanctuary. Linking up with Tara's summer style today!


Outfit details:
Jacket (size XS) via Le Tote | Shorts | Tee | Watch | Sunglasses

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

April purchase: J.Crew Tartine mini satchel in pebbled leather

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Clearly, I am super behind on posting my monthly purchases but better late than never, right? This J.Crew satchel was the only thing I bought for the month of April. It is of course no longer available but I still want to share a quick review. There are a few for sale on Ebay if you're interested. This purse was available in 2 sizes: the regular and the mini. I got the mini one which I thought was a tad small for me originally. However, after using it for a few weeks, I am convinced that the size is perfect for me. I try not to carry too much stuff on a daily basic and this bag is a great choice for daily use.

 

I am a huge fan of pebble leather. I love textured leather in general. The leather is incredibly soft yet durable at the same time. I love that it's not the typical black or brown. The pewter color is different but plays well with other colors of all ranges. I tend to lean towards silver hardware when it comes to handbags. However, I think the gold hardware compliments the pewter so well in this case. This J.Crew satchel has a very similar design to the popular Givenchy Antigona (which is on my wishlist). Still undecided on whether or not I want to pull the trigger on it. In the mean time, I fully enjoy this beauty for under $150. Below are a few options if you're looking for a similar design.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tex Mex skater dress

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I received this dress in my 3rd Le Tote box. My very first box was a complete fail. I sent it back without featuring any of the items in the box. For the 2nd box, I only liked one item. However, I absolutely love everything this time. This tribal-print dress caught my eyes right out of the box. One thing I appreciate about Le Tote is that I get to try many new brands. This dress is from a brand called Sugarhill which I've never heard of before. I love the print and the dress also fits me quite well. Buy the same dress for 50% off here. I wore it to work several times and have received many compliments. I also received this jacket and this blouse in my latest box. I will post them later this week. If you're on the fence about trying Le Tote, I highly recommend you give it a try.


Outfit details: Dress via Le Tote | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses | Belt | Lipstick (coral encore)

 
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