Friday, December 29, 2017

10 designer bags are on sale right now

I am genuinely surprised that these bags are still available. Some of them are "it" bags of the season. If you've been eyeing them, act now before they're gone. Prices are too good to pass up

  1. Saint Laurent Sunset wallet on chain *only one left*
  2. Saint Laurent croc Kate bag *a true classic*
  3. Saint Laurent Bellechasse satchel *their newest style*
  4. Saint Laurent small LouLou bag *what a beauty!*
  5. Saint Laurent envelope bag *only 2 left*
  6. Prada double bag *save over $500*
  7. Valentino Rockstud bag *save over $600*
  8. Givenchy Antigona in burgundy *only 2 left*
  9. Fendi Peekaboo *save over $1200 - what a gorgeous bag!*
  10. Chloe Faye backpack *save over $500*

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Red Jumpsuit For NYE

I bought this jumpsuit in black last year and have been enjoying it. When I saw it's available in red, I had to have it. The jumpsuit is affordable and very flattering. I have always been a huge fan of jumpsuits and am happy to add this hot little number to my collection. This look is perfect for NYE or just any special occasion/date night. A red jumpsuit will make you stand out in any crowd. If red is too much for you, it's also available in black, navy and plum (gorgeous as well!). Outfit details: Lulu's jumpsuit *size XS - hemmed* | Saint Laurent clutch | Cartier bracelet

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Christmas Sales 2017

I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with your family. I sure did. Today, I am rounding up a few after-Christmas sales just in case you're looking to spend your Christmas $$ and/or gift cards. It's actually something I look forward to every year since my in-laws always get us gift cards for Christmas.

1. Tory Burch: Additional 30% sale styles
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Friday, December 22, 2017

A festive sweater

Happy Friday, ladies! I hope you've got all your Christmas shopping wrapped up. I started early this year and am 100% done weeks ago. Today is my last day of work for 2017. I am taking the rest of the year off and I cannot wait to spend time with my family! Just a quick post today to show you this festive sweater, it's extremely soft. I wish you could reach through the screen and feel this sweater. The quality is incredible! It looks and feels way more expensive than it actually is. I don't know if I will be online this weekend. If I see something what's worth mentioning, I will. Otherwise, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year. Outfit details: Rosegal sweater | Shein jeans | Cartier bracelet 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Free Delivery by Christmas Eve

These retailers offer free guaranteed holiday delivery. Take advantage now if you still have some holiday shopping to do =)

1. Trendlee: Free express shipping with code FASTFREE
Chloe Nile
Chanel grand shopper tote
Celine micro luggage tote
Saint Laurent college bag
Chanel boy bag

Nordstrom: Items below will be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas for no extra charge

FreeExpressShipping_SydneysFashionDiary Stuart Weitzman boots (40% off)
AG jeans (25% off)
BaubleBar earrings (40% off)
BaubleBar tassel earrings (40% off)
Rebecca Minkoff love bag (40% off)

J.Crew: Free guaranteed holiday delivery with code GIFTASAP
FreeExpressShipping_SydneysFashionDiary Ladyday coat (one of my closet favorites - on sale)
Sperry duck boot (on me)
PJ bottoms (30% off)
Signet bag (30% off)
Hubby's favorite coat

Target: Free holiday shipping on all orders
FreeExpressShipping_SydneysFashionDiary Fitbit Charge HR (my daughter loves hers)
Canon 80D (an amazing entry-level DSLR camera)
Instant pot (everyone is talking about this pot)
Barbie dream house (under my tree this year)
Beat headphones (almost 50% off!!!)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Giveaway :: Sheath Lace Pencil Dress

This is my last giveaway for the holiday season - I am giving away this gorgeous green lace dress (no longer available for purchase). The dress is really well made but unfortunately, I am just too short to wear it. It falls well below the knees. If you're interested in winning this dress, all you have to do is like this post and tag a friend (giveaway open to US addresses only). I will announce the winner on Friday. HolidayGiveaway_SydneysFashionDiary

Sunday, December 17, 2017

NYE Option :: One Sleeve Cocktail Dress

I can't believe 2017 is almost over! I've been thinking about what I am going to wear to celebrate NYE and wanted to share a few options on here with you. The first one is this insanely gorgeous one sleeve cocktail dress. I did not know what to expect when picked out this dress from They offer free custom made but I ended up ordering their generic size 2 (due to my laziness). Much to my surprise, the dress fits amazingly!
I am always skeptical about ordering from oversea retailers but the first experience was seamless. My order was shipped via DHL. It took only 4 days for the package to arrive at my doorstep. As mentioned above, I took a chance and ordered a size 2 without putting in my actual measurements. I was pleasantly surprised how this dress fit. The detailing is gorgeous and the length is absolutely perfect for my height. This dress also has a built in bra to provide support. The material is thick and has a good weight to it. It's fully lined and you can definitely tell it's a very well made dress. There are so many options for special occasion dresses on (my other picks here). If you're looking into a non-sequin dress for NYE, I highly recommend this one.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Trendlee :: Chanel Gabrielle Backpack

Today, I am teaming up with Trendlee to feature this adorable backpack. I mentioned many times on this blog that I am a fan of pre-loved handbags and Trendlee is definitely a wonderful source to obtain your dream bag. One thing you will notice while browsing the site is that their prices are fair and reasonable. A couple of reasons why you should consider buying a pre-owned handbag.
1. You are saving money: Not all pre-loved bags are cheaper but for the most part, buying pre-loved handbags can often set you up for a good deal. For example, this Chanel boy bag is available for $1600 less than retail. Amazing right?
2. Hard to find pieces: This is definitely the case for this Chanel Gabrielle backpack. The collection sold out so quickly that it was impossible for people to get their hands on. This backpack is in impeccable condition for less than the retail value so why not go the pre-loved route?
I adore this backpack so much. This is the first time I am seeing it in person and I am head over heels in love with it. I asked my husband "what do I have to do to keep this bag? and he just rolled his eyes at me" lol I took it as a no. Joking aside, this backpack will make someone very happy this Christmas. I love the mixed metal hardware in 2-tone gold and silver. I am wearing a size small here and it's perfect on my short frame (even the strap length). Trendlee currently offers 10% off your purchase with code MOSTWANTED (ends 12/18) - Outfit details: Sweater | similar leather pants

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Comfy Cozy Sweater Dress

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Men's Holiday Gift Guide :: What I Got For My Husband

Sharing what I got for my husband this Christmas as well as some of his absolute favorites just in case you're still looking for that perfect gift for the men in your life. Just a little background, we don't actually buy clothes for each other. We buy what we need throughout the year. As far as clothing goes, my husband is a creature of habit. If he finds something that works for him, he buys multiples. Half of his closet fills with these non-iron shirts. He used to purchase work pants from Banana Republic as well but they changed the cut recently and they no longer work for him. However, he found a new favorite (I think he has all 4 colors). Christmas is the time we usually gift each other something special. Something we don't necessary buy for ourselves. He loves leather goods and cold weather gear. I also picked up this key holder as a stocking stuffer knowing how obsessed he is with keeping everything scratch-free =) I already got my Christmas gift this year so I am not expecting anything else lol but below are a few things I picked up for him this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Giveaway :: Drape Collar Grid Coat

As mentioned in this post, I am giving away this coat today. It's a beautiful coat but unfortunately, it swallows my petite frame (size XS). If you're interested in winning this coat, all you have to do is like this post and tag a friend (giveaway open to US addresses only). I will announce the winner on Friday.

Monday, December 11, 2017

10 top rated toys for kindergartens

Today, I am sharing 10 tried and true toys tested by my 5 year old toddler. She is a very busy little girl and these toys keep her engagaed for hours. Lakeshore Learning is hands down our favorite place for toys. They have many education, unique and fun toys. We go through toys often (see how my husband and I organize her toys here)

1. Fairy forest floor puzzle - I purchased this puzzle set a couple of years ago and it still remains one of her favorites. This exact version is no longer available but the latest ones are here.
2. Lakeshore Alpha-bots - This has a solid 5 star rating! Even I love to play along as well. Every letter has a different mechanism to transform into a robot. It's a great way to learn the alphabet.
3. Silly sentences game - She's in kindergarten now and it's been so fun putting sentences together. The silly ones are the best =)
4. Lakeshore slingshot math game - Another excellent educational game. It makes learning more fun and engaging.
GiftIdeasForKindergarteners2017_SydneysFashionDiary  5. Lakeshore what would you do game - This game will teach your kids that there are consequences for every choice. It's a great way to teach them how to make the right decisions based on different situations.
6. Kidz Delight alphabet tablet - This is Madelyn's favorite toy of all. She plays with it every single day on the way to school. I am getting one for my nephew this year too. At first she was just pressing the buttons for fun. Next thing I know, she can spell all the words correctly.
7. Mighty Mind game - Excellent puzzle sets to help children understand visual/spatial relationships and develop their creativity.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Off the shoulder pearl sweater

I always look for basics with added details and unique silhouettes and this sweater is everything. I ordered 3 items from Shein and this is the only thing I am keeping. I am giving away a holiday jumpsuit here if you're interested. I am going to give away another item next week so stay tuned. The material is so soft and comfortable to wear. This sweater is meant to be worn off the shoulders but can be easily worn over the shoulders as well. Of course, I love the pearls on the sleeves. They do not catch on anything and are not heavy. I can't get enough of this sweater and have already worn it a handful of times. Outfit details: Shein sweater *size S* | Express jeans | OTK boots *on major sale for only $30* | Cartier bracelet | Tom Ford sunglasses

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday giveaway :: Sequin Jumpsuit

The winner of this giveaway is lilxwinter (was chosen by 

HolidayGiveaway_SydneysFashionDiary I ordered this jumpsuit for the holidays but sadly, it is a tad big on me. I am giving it away if anyone is interested. The jumpsuit is beautiful but is overwhelming my petite frame. If you're a true small, this would work for you. I should have ordered a size XS instead. To enter: Like this post and tag a friend (giveaway open to US addresses only). I will announce the winner on Friday. I also have another giveaway for you next week =)

Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Style Patterned Tights

FallOutfitIdeas_SydneysFashionDiary One of the easiest ways to spice up your winter style is to incorporate textured/patterned tights. I haven't been brave enough to try colored but have been loving patterned tights. They add a personal touch to an outfit. Not to mention they're inexpensive, yet have a powerful impact. Thanks to Berkshire for sending over some of their latest styles. You might recall I've talked about Berkshire tights in the past (here and here) and I love them even more more now. My tights from previous years are still in great condition (no tears, no rips). All Berkshire hosiery is made in the US and available in petite and plus sizes. If you're in the market for some fun patterned tights this winter, I highly recommend Berkshire tights. Outfit details: Express skirt | Shein sweater | Berkshire tights
Berkshire bold dots *size 1/2* | Berkshire ultra sheers *size 2* | Berkshire easy on *size 2*

Friday, December 1, 2017

Unboxing something very special to me

Happy Friday, ladies! Today, I have a quick unboxing for you. It's something very special to me - the Cartier Love bracelet that we purchased a few weeks ago. I am not a jewelry type of girl. Most of the time, I don't even wear my wedding/engagement rings. I rather have a few meaningful pieces than having a jewelry box full of stuff. I acquired the Love ring last year and knew one day, I'd love to have the matching bracelet. My husband and I started putting money aside every month towards the purchase. The plan was to purchase the bracelet as my 40th birthday present (yikes!). Our anniversary was in September and I told him not to get me anything. I know I blog about material things a lot but honestly, I am very happy and content with what I have. I seriously do not need anything. I told him instead of getting me something for our anniversary, why don't you just put the $$ towards the bracelet? He said OK. Fast forward to one month later, he said, why don't we go get your bracelet now? I didn't get you anything for our anniversary and I don't want you to wait another year. Let's just make the bracelet your anniversary/Christmas gift. Oh boy, he didn't have to tell me twice =) I tried the bracelet on before and pretty much knew my size. However, to make it extra special, we decided to take a day trip to Chicago to try it on again. We left the kids with my parents, drove 6 hours to Chicago, picked up the bracelet and drove another 6 hours back home. On the way back he said, I hope you know not many guys are willing to drive 12 hours in one day just to get you something (lol!!!) I am forever grateful for my husband who's always willing to go the extra mile to put a smile on my face. So, here it is!!!

We had an amazing experience shopping at Cartier. The store director - Danijela helped us that day. She was so sweet, helpful and professional. She went above and beyond to make us feel great about our purchase. I will do a separate blog post to share some of the things I've learned that day (the history, the sizing, the maintenance). Stay tuned! I am beyond grateful to have this beautiful bracelet on my wrist. It's very near and dear to my heart and I sure will treasure it for the rest of my life.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Luxury accessories I'd love to give and get

If you're a long time follower, you've probably noticed I am a fan on spending a little more on luxury accessories whether it's a handbag or a watch. I wear cheap clothes but I do love to mix my affordable clothing with high end accessories. Saks just added more items to their designer sale and there are some good ones. These items are things I love receiving and giving (and it doesn't hurt that they're on sale too).
Burberry scarf *amazing price* - I own this in a different colorway and have worn it quite a bit this season already. It's a classic piece that will never go out of style
Prada belt *on sale* - If you're looking to purchase a piece of luxury for the man in your life, I highly recommend this belt. My husband owns one and he's thoroughly enjoying it.
Carven coat *40% off* - I had seen this coat everywhere last year and am surprised it's still available and on sale. The style is very unique and I love it.
Prada wallet *on sale* - Another idea for the man in your life. My husband got a similar style a few years ago and the wallet is still going strong
Burberry leather & cashmere gloves *on sale* - Another classic item from Burberry. I love the fact that the print is subtle
Salvatore Ferragamo belt *on sale* - A great (and more affordable* alternative to the Hermes belt

Finding your perfect NYE dress

New Year Eve is right around the corner. If you're looking for the perfect NYE dress, Dresswe has a ton of options to choose from mini length to floor length. As a petite woman, I always have a hard time finding special occasion dresses that flatter my petite frame. Below are a few styles that I am loving. Luckily, Dresswe offers customization options on their evening dresses, prom dresses, cocktail dresses and homecoming dresses. I am sure you will find something amazing for your special occasion. Right now, you can get an extra 10% off your entire order with code CYBER10 (free shipping on orders over $149)

Black glittered dress
Short tulle dress
Nude lace dress
Green lace dress
Blue floor length dress

This post is sponsored by Dresswe

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Prada bags are 40% off

I know I post quite a bit of designer handbag sales lately but how could I not? They're so good. Today's sale is another good one. All Prada bags are below are 40% off and still available as of right now (this Fendi petite 2Jours shopper tote is also 40% off). Hurry!
Prada wallet on chain *40% off*
Prada red tote *40% off*
Prada wicker tote *40% off - can't believe this one is included*

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cyber Monday sales extended

Plenty of retailers extend their Cyber Monday sales and Express is one of them. You can still get this dress for under $30. I bought the floral version a couple of months ago. I love it so much that I went back and got the mustard version. The cut is very flattering on a petite frame. If yellow isn't your color, this dress is also available in pink, burgundy, hunter green and black. Let's talk about these OTK boots. I purchased these last year to try out because I wasn't sure how OTK boots would work for me. I end up wearing them so much. I paid full price (which was $60) and they're certainly worth the price. I just checked and couldn't believe the exact same pair is now on sale for only $20 (read my review). Now that's a crazy deal. *Update: If this promotion isn't good enough, I just got an email saying that you can get 2 pairs of selected boots for $30 and this pair is included. So they're only $15 each. Crazy! I know* If you don't want to spend $800 on a pair of OTK boots, there are so many good options out there and I highly recommend this one. Check out my Cyber Monday post here. There are still some really great deals. Outfit details: Express dress *size XS* | OTK boots *on sale for $20* | Sunglasses | Chanel classic flap

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Best of Cyber Monday sales 2017

I am combing the web to find the best Cyber Monday deals for you. This is not a complete list but I wanted to post it anyway since things are selling out really fast right now. I will continue to update this roundup as new sales become available. Please check back often if you're interested (best of Black Friday sales are here)

SSense: I blogged about the SSense sale a few days ago and they just added more items to the sale. Amazing handbags at incredible prices. All items below are still available as of right now
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Trendlee: They have an amazing selection of pre-owned luxury bags
Diorever bag *$1200 less than retail - my review*
Prada bag *$1100 less than retail - on me*
Chanel classic flap *under $3000*
Louis Vuitton backpack *so adorable*
Chanel boy in pink *$2100 less than retail!!!*
Louis Vuitton tote *latest style*

Saks: Earn a gift card up to $750. All items below are eligible for the promotion
CyberMonday2017_SydneysFashionDiary 1 *have and love* | 2 *on me* | 3 *50% off* | 4 *the IT bag of the moment* | 5 *purchased last year for my husband | 6 *the ultimate classic Burberry wool coat*

Farfetch: Up to 50% designer items
1. Stuart Weitzman OTK boots *40% off*
2. Self-portrait lace dress *35% off*
3. Salvatore Ferragamo pumps *40% off*
4. Prada clutch *hottest style right now*
5. Saint Laurent bag *30% off*
6. Salvatore Ferragamo wallet on chain

Net-a-porter: Up to 50% off designer items
1. Valentino bag *40% off*
2. Prada card holder *great gift*
3. Self-portrait dress *amazing!*
4. Jimmy Choo shoes
5. Prada wallet
6. FRENDS headphones *50% off - under $100*

LOFT: 50% off everything + free shipping on all orders
1 *only $20* | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

J.Crew: 40% off + an extra 10% off your purchase until noon Monday
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 *less than $50* | 5 | 6

Bauble Bar: 35% off everything with code CYBER35

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 *3 pairs of earrings for only $37 - was $108* | 5 | 6

Friday, November 24, 2017

Best of Black Friday sales 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I certainly did. Black Friday is finally here! Below are some of the best Black Friday deals you can shop online right now. The Black Friday sale is indeed the biggest sale of the year so take advantage of these deals while you can. Previous sale posts: SSense designer sale (lots of designer handbags are on major sale), Saks designer sale

1. Trendlee: 15% off everything with code "BF17" (it only happens a few times a year)
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

2. Express: 50% off everything + free shipping on all orders. I picked up a few things last month including this dress (love the color) and this puffer (it's the warmest jacket ever)
1 (on me) | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 (on me)6 (on me)

3. Nordstrom: Designer sale is here. Take an additional 20% off all sales items

1 (52% off) | 2 (perfect for the holidays) | 3 (the softest cardigan) | 4 (on me) | 5 (my go-to jeans) | 6

4. Ann Taylor: 50% off everythingBlackFriday2017_SydneysFashionDiary
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5. Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% the entire site plus free shipping
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

6. Bloomingdale's: Buy more save more. 
1 (58% off!!!) | 2 (purchased) | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6