Friday, April 29, 2016

Review :: The purse light by Wasserstein

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For this week's handbag chit chat, I wanted to do a quick review on this nifty little gadget for your handbag - the purse light by Wasserstein. It's a light that you can hang or clip in your purse. I can't even tell you how many times I searched through my purse to find what I was looking for. Things always end up at the bottom of my bag (especially when I carry my beloved bucket bag which does not have great organization). When Wasserstein reached out to me to introduce their purse light, I felt intrigued! The light contains intelligent sensors that turn the light on once they detect motion of an approaching hand. The light itself is super lightweight and does not take up a lot of space. There is no set up needed. All you have to do is take it out of the box and it's ready to use. The set of batteries included in the purse light allows up to 3000 uses. The motion sensors work wonderfully. They light up as soon as my hand reaches inside and go off after 10 seconds when no motion is detected. The purse light is especially useful when you travel at night but don't necessarily want to turn the interior lights on. Overall, the light is a clever idea that will come in handy. Not to mention it's super fun to use =)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Off the shoulder white dress

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As the temperature starts to rise up, I find myself wanting to bust out summer dresses. This white off-the-shoulder dress is the perfect dress for summer weekends. The off-the-shoulder vibe is huge again this Spring and Summer. This is my very first off the shoulder piece and I am hooked. The dress itself is 100% lined and very well made. The common issue with white dresses is that they are often see through. Fortunately, this one isn't. The lace detailing looks very feminine and romantic. A 100% cotton dress like this one is so breathable and best for hot summer days. I paired the dress with my favorite pair of sandals (seriously obsessed with them). They are currently 25% off with code "FRIEND". Outfit details: c/o Chicwish dress *size S/M* | Marc Fisher sandals | Quay sunglasses

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Monday, April 25, 2016

High-waisted Jeans :: Leather Jacket

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Wearing a couple of new pieces today. First up is this leather jacket (use code SydneysFashionDiary for 10% off). I have always loved the idea of having a black leather jacket that I could throw on with anything but haven't found one that really has caught my eye. This jacket has almost everything I was looking for. I am wearing a size S and it is fitted but not too tight (allows enough room for a thin layer underneath). The silver hardware was right up my alley. One thing I wanted to point out is that the sleeves are slim which I really like. When I roll them up, they stay up all day. I wish the overall length was a couple inches shorter but I am only 5'2" so that is kind of expected. I won't get much use out of this jacket anymore but am looking forward to bring it out again when Fall arrives. Outfit details: ASOS jeans *26x30* | c/o KJ Couture jacket | Target tee | Banana Republic pumps | ZeroUV sunglasses

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Next up is my new high waisted jeans. This is my very first pair of high waisted bottom and I am in love. They give the illusion of longer legs and make me appear taller. They also create curves where they never existed before. This particular pair from ASOS is amazing. The fit is perfect in every way (the waist, the length and the placement of the rip).

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Friday, April 22, 2016

30% off Tory Burch handbags

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For a limited time, take up to 30% off site wide with code BLOOM. This is a rare opportunity to score some amazing handbags at a discount. Below are my favorites:

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1. Baby blue shoulder bag (the color is perfect for Spring)
2. Applique tote (great for the beach)
3. Leather backpack (so on trend)
4. Saddle bag
5. York buckle tote (great for everyday)
6. Fleming bag
7. Large zip tote
8. Bucket tote
9. Half-moon bag

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Layered Sweater :: Distressed Denim

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Outfit details: WHBM sweater *size XXS* (on major sale!) | c/o Make Me Chic denim (size up - the length is perfect for petite ladies) | Chanel bag | Identical black pumps | Quay sunglasses | Michael Kors runway watch (on sale!)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Keyhole Rompers:: Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals Dupe

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The weather has been amazing these past few days. I took the opportunity to wear my new rompers for the first time. I love rompers/jumpsuits in general. They don't require a lot of work and can be easily dressed up or dressed down. Since my style is pretty casual for the most part, I toned down the look with my new gladiator sandals. To say I am in love with my new sandals is a serious understatement. I am obsessed with them! I was eyeing the Stuart Weitzman version for the longest time but couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of sandals (especially for something that is so trendy). I literary squealed with delight when I saw this affordable option online. They're pretty much identical to the Stuart Weitzman. One thing to note is that the upper material is fabric (which I kinda prefer). They are very comfortable to wear without rubbing. They fit me perfectly in every way. I took my usual size 7 and couldn't be happier. If you're looking for a pair of tall gladiator sandals to rock this summer, I highly recommend them. They are very well made and reasonably priced. Outfit details: c/o SheIn rompers | Marc Fisher sandals | ZeroUV sunglasses | Hermes belt | H&M denim jacket

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Casual Spring Look :: Comfy Sweatshirt

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I love a good comfy sweatshirt and this one is perfect for me (literally!). Outfit details: Make Me Chic sweatshirt *size S* | Banana Republic skirt | Banana Republic booties | Quay sunglasses

   

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saks :: Receive up to $375 off your luxury purchase

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Just wanted to share an incredible offer that Saks is currently running (ends tonight). You now can take up to $375 off your purchase when you shop shoes and bags. The best part about this promotion is some of the luxury brands such as Saint Laurent, Stuart Weitzman, Monolo Blahnik and Salvatore Ferragamo are included. My picks are this YSl clutch (on my wishlist), these popular Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals, the "it" Chloe Drew bag, the YSL wallet on chain (gorgeous!), these classic Manolo Blahnik pumps and this cute Miss Vara crossbody
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Target's Vanilla Beach Swimsuit Review

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Today I have a quick swimsuit review for you even though it's snowing outside my windows right now =) I ordered a few swimsuits in preparing for our upcoming summer vacation. Target always has great swimwear options so I thought I would start there. Everything pictured below is from Target's Vanilla Beach brand

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First up is this bikini top and matching bottom set (on sale for under $20 each). I ordered a size XS for both top and bottom and couldn't get the bottom past my thighs. They run incredibly small. I love the print, the cut and the rear coverage. However, the top is not flattering on me because I have a very small bust - Returned

Up next is this floral one-piece swimsuit: The print is gorgeous! I love the fit and wouldn't have minded the bottom being a little less coverage. However, it has absolutely no support or padding. I am still undecided about this suit.

The last item in my order is this striped strappy high waist bikini bottom: I ordered this one in a size S and the fit was so much better. I am keeping this and on the lookout for a plain white bikini top to go with it.

All in all, Vanilla Beach has some really cute and affordable pieces. I just wish there were more options for small-chested ladies.

Friday, April 8, 2016

On my radar :: Dior Diorever Tote Bag

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As mentioned last week, a new handbag is definitely not in the cards for me this year. However, when I stumbled upon this brand-new Dior Diorever tote, my heart skipped a beat. How beautiful is this? A tote bag is something I'd like to add to my collection someday. BTW, let me know if you're interested in my handbag wishlist. I am more than happy to share =) You might recall I purchased the Prada double bag last year but ended up finding a new home for it shortly after. I put the funds towards my Chanel coco handle. I still like the Prada very much but since I can only afford one, I had to make a choice. I think the tote bag is probably one of the most practical bags. However, I do prefer to have some type of closure on my bags. The Prada double bag is just an open tote. While doing some research, I stumbled upon the Diorever tote and I was literally drooling! Let me start by saying that I was never a fan of Dior handbags especially the popular Lady Dior. The Diorever is a total game changer. It's classic, sleek and very understated. What sold me is the reversible flap feature. It can be worn as an open tote or you can flip the flap over and wear it as a brief case (very Birkin-esque). The bag is just released in Feb 2016. I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes the next it bag. When I have a chance to visit Chicago or New York, I'll be sure to stop by a Dior boutique to check out this bag in person.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lunch Date :: Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

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Sharing an outfit I wore out to lunch with my husband to celebrate his birthday a few weeks ago. I love long sleeve dresses. They are the perfect transitional piece for this time of year. I found this dress at a sample sale for only $15 and it was love at first sight =) Outfit details: Express dress | Quay sunglasses | Ann Taylor pumps | Chanel bag

Monday, April 4, 2016

Eyelash Tee :: Spring Trench

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Just a quick post today to show you a casual Spring look I wore a few weeks ago. This eyelash tee is so fun, adorable and versatile. You can dress it up a bit like I did here or dress it down with a pair of distressed jeans/shorts. There are so many ways  you can style a simple white tee. I know I will get a lot of wear out of it this spring and summer. Outfit details: Romwe eyelash tee | J.Crew skirt | Burberry trench | Zara pumps *identical here* | Quay sunglasses | Michael Kors watch

Friday, April 1, 2016

3 luxury small leather goods on my wishlist

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For this week's handbag chit chat, I wanted to share 3 luxury small leather goods that are on my wishlist. My handbag collection is tiny but I am content with what I have. There isn't a bag I am eyeing at the moment. However, I am saving up for 3 small leather goods below. Hopefully, I'll be able to purchase one of those items sometime this year. I know I said in the past that I am not into the Louis Vuitton logo. However, I actually don't mind Louis Vuitton small leather goods. They are reasonably priced (for luxury pieces). As far as accessories go, I prefer something that's not made of leather knowing that I will be switching them from one bag to another.

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