Monday, January 30, 2012

To Keep or Not To Keep: MNG by Mango Tweed Sheath Dress

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Hope you all had a great weekend. I need your help =) I stumbled upon this MNG by Mango tweed dress last week on my way out of the mall. I couldn't decide whether the dress suits me or not so I brought it home with me (paring with my favorite Milena suede wedges)


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bargains of the Week (all under $10.00)

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The weather has been absolutely miserable this week. I didn’t feel like taking outfit photos at all. Although, I do want to share some great deals with you guys just in case you’re heading to the mall this weekend.

GAP: Take an additional 30% off sale styles
The popular GAP striped cable sweater is on super sale right now for $9.77 and the GAP supersoft crewneck T is now $3.47 (available in 6 colors). There are still tons of these 2 items left at my local store so go grab yourself some cozy sweaters =)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Classic pieces

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I’ve mentioned more than once on this blog that my style is classic. I know some of you think it's boring. Living in a very small town of OH, people pretty much live in jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. It’s one of the reasons that I always find trendy items that are on super sale at my local stores (because people don’t care about those fashionable items). You won’t see me dress like someone who lives in big cities such as NY or LA. I dress according to my lifestyle, my budget, where I live and most importantly, my own comfort. My style may change from time to time but I've always stayed true to who I am. You won’t see new clothing items on here daily or even weekly. You most certainly won’t see outfits that I put up just for this blog.



Sunday, January 22, 2012

The most thoughtful gift I have received

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This was the second Christmas gift from my dear husband. He got me the Tiffany Lock Heartlock and little C. the Tiffany Key Heartkey so she will always the key to her Mommy’s heart. **My heart skipped a beat**



Chúc Mừng Năm Mới - Happy (Lunar) New Year, everyone!
Sydney

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Are you a brand loyalist?

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I did not realize I wore head-to-toe Ann Taylor (minus the jacket) until I pulled out my camera =) I am not complaining though. Although, I am not necessary a brand loyalist, I do tend to stick with certain brands. Having a style blog is giving a chance to kind of step out of my comfort zone and try new things. This blog also helps me to have a better view on my own style. It’s all about finding your personal style, being happy with it and being confident.



What I am wearing:
Sweater: Ann Taylor Snowpearl Crewneck Sweater - size XSR (runs small)
Skirt: Ann Taylor Modern A-line Zip Skirt (slimmed) (buy similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pump
Sunnies: Ann Taylor (buy similar - on sale!)
Tweed Jacket: Macys - old (buy similar - available in XS)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Target's Merona Milena Suede Wedges (plus 20% off)

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I’ve been looking for something in-between flats and heels for everyday workwear during the cold months. I absolute adore the J.Crew Martina suede wedges but am not sure if it's worth the price. Luckily, I stumbled upon these Target Milena suede wedges and felt in love immediately. My first impression was they’re pretty much identical (even their names sound similar). Now through Jan 28th, take 20% off purchase of $75 or more on Women's, Men's and Kid's clothing, shoes and accessories (including sale styles).


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Something Old, Something New

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These pictures were taken last week when the weather was super nice. I really wish the weather would just stay the same this week. Lately, it's been my goal trying to incorporate old pieces with new items. It's always fun to get new clothes but that's not realistic. This LOFT skirt has been hanging in my closet unloved :( I decided to take it out for a spin last week. I love the combination of textures and the outfit is interesting in a good way. As for the new item, this J.Crew Boulevard Trench was one of my Christmas gifts from the husband. It was no surprise that he picked out this jacket for me. It's the classic trench in stadium-cloth material (which is J. Crew’s warmest fabric). I love a good timeless silhouettes coat and this one is absolutely perfect!



What I am wearing:
Skirt: LOFT (old) - size 00P (buy similar)
Sweater: Old Navy printed pullover - size XS
Shirt: Ann Taylor perfect shirt - size 0P (buy similar)
Jacket: J.Crew stadium-cloth boulevard trench - size 00R
Shoes: Target Milena suede wedges (love! - will do a review in a later post)

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, New Shoes (My First Christian Louboutin)

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The weekend is almost here and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a rough week for me. I am taking my last exam today and will be done with the training. On a more exciting note, I wanted to show you guys my newest purchase. Twitter friends already know that I finally pulled the trigger on a pair of Christian Louboutin. I don’t know how many times I passed by the shoe department at Saks and drooled over these beauties. I wanted something different than black or nude (as they’re similar to the cheaper versions I already have in my closet). At one point, I was *this* close to purchase a pair of pattern neon yellow. At the end, I couldn’t do it. I wanted something different but still classic. After contemplating, researching and debating for months, I finally settled on a pair of New Simple 120mm in flannel.


Ahh, the signature red-lacquered soles!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rock bottom prices at Ann Taylor (in-store only)

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I'd like to thank those of you who wished me luck in my last post. I finished my 3rd exam today and did well on my previous 2 tests. I was able to make a quick trip to the mall to check out a few things at lunch lol =). Just a quick post today to share some great deals that I found at Ann Taylor. Please note, prices are valid in-store only and all sales are final. The online prices are a bit higher.


Aixa Lace-up Leather Platform Booties (In-store price: $30.00 - was $248.00)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shorts in Winter

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Hope you're having a great Monday. I will be spending my week finishing up training courses that are required for work. It's only day one and my brain is already fried. Please keep your fingers crossed that I will pass all 5 exams by the end of this week.



Saturday, January 7, 2012

Flannel and Tweed

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Yesterday, I wore 2 of my newly purchased items - the Mossimo plaid shirt and the Ann Taylor chunky linear knit tweed jacket. I can't tell you know much I love this flannel shirt. It's cozy, it's soft and it fits me like a glove. The XS is almost too small for me. I have to be careful and not to keep it in the dryer for a long time. I am going back to Target today to get the ebony plaid one before the deal expires. If you're looking for a flannel shirt to layer for winter warmth, I highly recommend this shirt. It is available in 12 different colors so there's certainly something for everyone.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge # 12: From Night to Day

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This month's Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by Khatu of I am Khatu. She asked us to "Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear"


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Target Haul

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Even though winter is in full swing, retailers are starting to clear out their winter stuff to make room for spring arrivals. Target is having a winter clearance sale where you can save up to 70% off. I wanted to share my order that I placed a few days ago.

I've been on the look out for a leather jacket. I wanted a cropped moto-style leather jacket in brown and probably under $200. I've tried on a couple of Kenna-T leather jackets at Nordstrom but they were too big on me. Since leather jacket isn't really my style, I thought it would be OK to get a faux one and have fun with it for a season or two. This side-zip moto jacket caught my eyes while browsing Target's site the other day. It has great reviews online so let's hope it work out.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Casual & Cozy

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I hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration. Unfortunately, I welcome 2012 with a terrible cold. I couldn't get up on NYE so we spent the night in our own home. There is no better way to end the year than popping a bottle of champagne by the fire place and making a toast with two of my favorite people in the world.


 
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