Thursday, June 30, 2011

CLOSED - ShopSosie $25.00 gift card giveaway!

If you like the dress that I wore in my previous post, here is your chance to win a $25.00 gift card toward any purchase from This giveaway opens to U.S and international readers of the It is going to be a quick giveaway so get your entries in now because it's going to end this Sunday 07/03 at 09:00 pm EST. I hope this will add a little spark to your Fourth of July weekend.


Follow 2 simple steps to enter:

1. ShopSosie on Facebook. .

2. Visit and let me know which is your favorite item by leaving a comment below.

That's it! One comment per entry, please. Check back on Monday and see if you're a winner.

{Some of my favorite items as seen on several bloggers}

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Good luck, everyone!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Online Boutique:

I find it kind of amusing how everything keeps going around and around in fashion. Fashion does tend to repeat itself. One of the trends that I am loving right now is vintage-inspired style. High-waisted skirts, billowy sleeves blouses, bell-bottom pants, floral and crotchet patterns will give a vintage vibe to any outfits. The vintage-inspired look is definitely coming back strong. Dressing vintage does not necessarily mean that the actual clothing or jewelry has to be real vintage. Many clothing stores are replicated the vintage styles with that modern flare.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

30 for 30 Challenge Recap: Week 2

I am already at the half way mark of the 30 for 30 challenge..woot! woot! That also means I am running out of clothes and My brain needs to work super hard next week to come up with new parings. I am happy to report that I haven’t gone shopping for 26 days. Yup, not a penny spent! Here is the recap of my weekly outfits (I reused one of my previous photos for outfit # 10). It was raining again this week, so please excuse the dark photos and my awkward face. I am not photogenic at all. Trying to look my best at 7:00 in the morning wasn’t easy :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Petite-Friendly H&M Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses continue to be on trend this Summer. However, it’s not easy for us petites to find maxi dresses sized just for us. I love this dress after seeing it on Khatu and Hanna but it is sold out in a matter of days. You can image how thrilled I was to spot this maxi dress at a local H&M recently. It must have been fate because this dress was even in my size. I walked straight to the checkout line without even trying it on. LOL. I am pretty sure this dress is no longer available in store. You might be able to find it on EBay (the price, of course, is double). This dress runs on the smaller side. The top part of the dress was super tight on me. I suggest getting one size up if you’re my size or bigger. I just love the print of this dress. It’s so fresh and super feminine. This dress makes me feel like a princess :) My only concern is that the bottom looks so heavy and thick. The hubby suggested I should cut off the bottom and turn this maxi into a sun dress. What do you think about his idea?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

30 for 30 Challenge Recap: Week 1

I made it through the first week of the 30x30 challenge! It was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. For the first few days, I struggled with accessorizing and putting outfits together. For instance, I grabbed a top then realized it wasn’t in my 30x30 pile. Opps! To make it easier on me, I decided to lay out my clothes the night before. It turned out better toward the end of the week. Here is the recap of my weekly outfits:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Online Boutique:

Continuing with the mission of finding new online boutiques to introduce to you guys, I am thrilled to do a little review on Seychelle Day Dress from Debuting in September 2010, offers a wide variety of modern, effortlessly chic and totally unique styles.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's time to join the fun :)

It's time for another Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge. I have always wanted to participate in this challenge but wasn't confident enough to do so. The main reason because I do not know if it is possible for me not to shop for a whole month. Anyway, she is having another challenge starting tomorrow. This time, I decided to join the fun (along with some other favorite bloggers). I didn’t make it official but I have been on a shopping ban since the beginning of this month. It’s been 12 days without shopping. Surprisingly, it’s a lot easier than I thought. I will try my best to take outfit's photos every day. The sole purpose of joining this challenge is to force myself not to shop and work with what I already have in my closet. I am actually very excited to join this time. Below are the items that I am going to use for my challenge:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Closet remix: Colorblocking!

Colorblocking is something that I haven’t experienced before (BTW, is it colorblocking or color blocking, ladies?). My closet is definitely lacking in the bold color department and it still is. In general, I don't always follow trends but I couldn’t be more excited to fully embrace this trend. All this color is pushing me out of my comfort zone of neutrals. I picked up 2 fun pairs of shorts a few weeks ago. The first one was this F21 linen blend short (see my post here). This F21 Linen Tab Short was the second pair.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Age-Appropriate Dressing (Part I): Avoiding logos

There is no doubt that my style has slowly changed since I started this blog. Being smaller than average, it's easier to be mistaken for a teenager. Hence, dressing age-appropriate becomes even more important. I do think your style depends a lot on your personality, where you live, your purchasing power and mostly your sense of style. I believe in age-appropriate dressing. After a certain age, some styles and looks just don’t work. When it comes to casual fashion there are two trends that I don’t mind leaving behind. One of which, avoiding logos, I am going to talk about today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Giveaway winner & new Amrita Singh pieces

Amrita Singh jewelry has quickly become one of my favorite lines of jewelry. Imagine how excited I was to be the winner of Jen’s giveaway. I received the earrings a few weeks ago and I am in love with them. I have never won anything in my life - except my husband LOL :) so I was super excited to win these gorgeous earrings. They’re just simple darling! Thank you, Jen <3. While shopping for Mother’s Day gifts last month, I also picked up this West Hampton Necklace in evergreen for myself. The color is incredibility beautiful in person. It’s such a bold and vibrant color. Click here to see my other pieces from her collection. If you're interested in any of these pieces, Hautelook is having a blowout on Amrita Singh Jewelry today. I will definitely check it out at 11:00 EST. I hope to score some good sales.