Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015 Spring New Arrivals Picks (Nordstrom, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Loft, Talbots, etc)

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend so far. My family went to Cancun for a week long vacation and that was the best part of 2015 for me.  The brutal New England Weather has reminded me of why I had a hard time settling down after moving here 12 years ago from the sunny California.  The weekly or sometimes twice a week storms have dumped so much snow that it just feels depressing to say the least. I'm still wrapped in heavy layers and scarves, but I'm so eager for spring to arrive! I've been flipping through spring catalogs and picked a few that I'm going to try on at some point.  If you have already, please share here.

Nordstrom
BP Luminate Open Toe Dress Sandal $59.95 - in 5 colors. Love the pink, nude, and mint.
(update: I purchased the mint in my regular size 6, and think it runs about half a size too big. I will need to size down to 5.5)

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J.Crew
Fishtail Anorak $198 C0154 - comes in vintage mint and olive
Rolled-Sleeve Pocket tee in Stripe $39.5 - in black/white and ivory ash pink
Tweed stripe drop-waist dress C3262 $168 (25% off with code SWEETSALE) super cute.

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Talbots - 25% off discount on entire purchase. No code needed. Expires 3/8.
Macrame-print dress $129
Impressionist floral fit-and-flare dress $169
Love the pattern. It reminds of the Red Valentino dress I bought last year.

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Ann Taylor
update 3/11: 40% off select full price styles with code FRIENDS40.

Relaxed Trench in Cork - just beautiful.
Embroidered Floral Pencil Skirt with this mini pebbled signature tote in Winter Cora
Kylie Suede Pumps in Blooming Rose (omg this pink color is to die for)

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Loft
Striped pleated skirt $69.5
Windowpane tie waist dress $69.5
Lace Blossom tee $69.5
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Portolano Light Weight Cashmere wrap in dusty rose (was $241, now $84. I bought it for spring). Invite here.
Update: Got it and love it. Just what I was looking for. Beautiful color. 
Yochi Double-sided pearl earrings (was $65, now $22. Made in the US.) Invite here.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Last Day: Shopbop Big Event Sale 25% Off

Don't miss the opportunity to stock up. Shopbop sale with code BIGEVENT15 is ending tonight. The discount applies to both full price and sale items with very little exclusions.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli - hardly ever see a discount on the Pashli's. See the mini on me here.  I think the medium size is very practical and not too oversized that it works on petites.

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap Scarf - I don't own this scarf, but I love White + Warren's cashmere. I own one of their sweaters (here), hands own the softest cashmere I've ever seen.

Hunter boots - I don't know what I did without these. I have been wearing them non-stop this year due to the extremely wet winter in New England this year. Love the glossy red.

Tory Burch York Buckle tote - the large size is great for toting laptop and accessories. You can't go wrong with the Luggage color. This tote was always excluded in Tory Burch official website promotions, so this would be a good opportunity to pick up if you are looking for something similar. Here's a smaller version if the original size is too big for your need.

House of Harlow 1960 Station Leather Necklace in black. I love this necklace and have worn it a lot. Here.

Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross body bags - I love love love this bag, so much that I have 2 colors. See petrol color on me here.  I also own the all black version which I think is so edgy and cute at the same time. Love it!

I don't use clutch very often, but if you are one of those clutch person, this leopard Clare V. clutch has received tons of love in the blogger community.

If you are in the mood to splurge on a designer clothing item, may I introduce to you the RED Valentino brand. I find their designs to be very modern and unique. At the same time it also doesn't lose its classic element. I love the lace Brocade dress, Leather moto dress, and striped trench coat.

There is also a small list of vintage items on the website including Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton.

On the already on sale items, this Missoni hat caught my eye. It's already 60% off for $44. Great filler if you need to get to a total price to get higher discount.
Similar items include: Splendid Ombre stripe cardigan, 60% off. Rag & Bone Fleet Leopard top, 60% off, size xxs available.  Vince Metallic textured V neck sweater in xxs. Joie Deron Skirt, 60% off.  BCBG Max Azria Marissa open back dress, 60% off.  Glamorous Houndstooth top only $16.8.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sale Alert: Rebecca Minkoff 50% off Sale, JCrew 25% off, BBOS, etc

The record setting snow storms, blizzards, and extremely cold temperature have put me into a very weird mood recently.  The twice a week storms are getting on everyone's nerves.  It's an understatement to say that it's been causing tremendous inconveniences. Some of my friends' flights to the warmer climate got cancelled and some of them had to cancel their vacation all together. We are scheduled to fly out of Boston on Wednesday, and it looks like more snow is expected both Tuesday and Wednesday. At this point, we can't do anything but hope for the best. 

Presidents Day Sales are meager.  Not much to write about. Most stores offer some discount on sale or new arrivals. To be honest though there are not much new arrivals that picked my interest. I blame the weather, again.

Here are a few worth mentioning. 

Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag (love it so much that I recently got an all black version in addition to the petrol color I own) in ultraviolet and winter mint 30% off. in hot orange 50% off.  Perry Satchel 33% off. I love the look of this Wes Moto Jacket on the model.  And how cute is this Cece Coat.

J.Crew 25% off order of $125+ with code TODAYONLY.  Free shipping on all orders.  Who has tried on the new Martie pant yet?  

Valentino Rockstud bag in Ruby $1719 (was $2145, only 1 left). Invite here.

BBOS extra 25% off sitewide. Borrow or Buy, with code PRESIDENTS25. Invite here.

Bloomingdale's Big Brown Bag Sale and Loyalist Bonus.  Save 20-60% on select items. The deal on the loyalists program is worth mentioning. Get a $25 Reward Card on almost every $100 you spend on regular-price items within a single order.  If you are planning to buy a classic Burberry trench or scarf that NEVER goes on sale... I mean NEVER!  this is a good opportunity to do so. 
My picks:
** Daylesmoore Coat in Camel (I've seen black on sale, but Camel version, not). It's like taking 25% off. That's really great.
** Burberry London Kensington trench in Honey - very slimming style, hardy gabardine pima cotton.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sale Alert: Burberry Sale up to 50% off

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Burberry London Mottram Trench 40% off. now $597. size 00. black.

Quick post on this great sale going on right now. Selective Burberry items are on sale for up to 50% off.

'Westfield' Wool Toggle Coat with Knit Sleeves in dark indigo 40% off. now $836.98. Still $1395 on official website. All sizes are available. Very slimming.


Giant Check Print Wool & Silk Scarf  (love the light indigo)
'Lunesbury' Leather Trim Quilted Jacket in 3 colors. Was $795, now $474.0, 40% off. official website still original price.
Haymarket Check Print Billfold Wallet 33% off. Great Valentine's gift, ladies. now $184.25


Overdyed Chambray Check Square Scarf 25% off. now $221.25
Shop all sales. Good luck.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sale Alert: Saks Fifth Ave Gift Card Event

Online only Feb 3 & 4, online & in stores Feb 5, earn a Saks gift card use code FEB2015 at checkout. Designer exclusions apply.
Designer Exclusions: Akris, Alexander McQueen, All Watch & Jewelry Repair, Altuzarra, Azzedine Alaia, Balmain, Birger Christensen Fur Salon Storage and Alteration Services, Bottega Veneta, Bridal Sample Sale, Brunello Cucinelli, Butler's Men's Grooming, Cartier, Celine, Centerplate Foods, Chanel, Charvet, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Christopher Kane, Comme des Garcons, David Yurman, DeLeo Jewelry & Watch Repair, Dior Handbags, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Givenchy, Graff, Grille 515 Restaurant & Lounge, Gucci, Jil Sander, JL Strong, John Allan Mens Grooming Services, Kiton, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Maison Martin Margiela, Mary Katrantzou, Miu Miu, Monique L'huillier Bridal, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta Bridal, Prada, Prada Sport, Premiere Salons, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Reed Krakoff, Rochas, Saint Laurent, SFA Restaurants, Stella McCartney, The Row, Thom Browne, Tod's, UGG Australia, Valentino, Vera Wang Bridal, Versace, Vionnet, Zegna. Not all categories of merchandise are excluded.

Great time to pick up the classics that NEVER goes on sale.

A classic Burberry trench should be considered.  Only Saks carry these classics that are only carried in Burberry stores or Burberry online.

Burberry London Sandringham Mid-Length Heritage Trench (start from size 00). Very slim fitting. I wear a size 2.
Burberry London Kensington Mid-Length Heritage Trench (in black, stone, honey). More modern cut. Slimming but not as fitted as the Sandringham cut. Also starting from size 00.




Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sale Alerts: Amazon Shoe/Handbag Sale, Burberry Kids, Nordstrom Sale and Ann Taylor Stackable Sale

Amazon 20% Off Shoes and Handbags, code 20SPRSHOES.  Items must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com to be eligible. If you missed the chance to get the Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body bag, you don't want to miss it again. $240 is a great price for this bag. Stylish and functional. See the petro color on me.  Classic Black here, and classic Beige here.
Cute Burberry English Floral-print silk dress for girls 50% off. now $125. size 14 available. From the size guide, it can fit young women up to 5 feet tall and 100 lbs. Twenty somethings can take note. :) Dropped waist, but can be belted to show waist line.
Burberry London Crinkle Check Scarf in Grey Stone Check 25% off.
Burberry Bridle House Check Ziggy Zip Wallet 30% off now $346.5
Burberry London Giant Icon Check Cashmere Scarf in 3 colors 25% off, now $325. I like the pewter.
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Saturday's original Post

Nordstrom's highly rated BP 'Transit' Tall Boot is now $55.97 (60% off original price). Colors and sizes get replenished every day, so if you can't find your size (make sure to size up 1/2 size) check back often. I ordered a black and due to the blizzard in the east coast, haven't received them yet. I do expect them to fit nicely though. See them on Jean here and on Annie here.
Bobeau one-button fleece wrap cardigan in rainbow of colors on sale for $39.90. This sale price is not new and has been there for many months. I purchased mink color a few months ago and loved it. It's very warm and cozy. (On Jean here.) The Heather wild ruby color is on further reduction though to $19.90 which I think is a steal.
Original Tonal Rain Boot (kids) in bright coral (on sale for $45) - I highly recommend these Hunter boots. I am an adult size 6 and I went with size 4M. Fits perfectly. If you are not petite like me, and need a higher shaft version, the women's sizes in burgundy color is on sale for 33% off here.
Burberry coats on sale here. 20% off is not the best I've seen on Burberry sales, but it's decent. Sizes are selective already, but they do pop up. I really like the camel version of the Daylesmoore coat but it only has black left.
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Ann Taylor extra 50% off sale styles. No code needed. If you are an Ann Taylor or Loft card holder, you can use code BENEFITS15 to get $50 off $150 purchase or more. This code is stackable with the sale.  I have done a mock check out on sale items and it does work. 
My picks:
Textured Flounce Skirt in Sapphire Blue. The skirt is prettier in person than on the stock photo. The texture and color are beautiful. Fits tts.
Cheetah Coat. I haven't received mine yet, but given the almost perfect score reviews I'm very hopeful that it'll work.
Oversized Shirt in classic colors. I don't have these shirts but am really tempted to order, seeing how much Katherine loves it.

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List of items that didn't work for me
Elsie fabric Pumps (highly rated, but just doesn't fit my feet) I ordered a 6.5 originally, sized up 1/2 size from my normal shoe size which is what I do on J.crew shoes always, but they are too big. I then tried a size 6, fits fine but the shoes caused a lot of rubbing on the Thalmus, and it makes a squeaky noice when I'm walking. Sigh. The shoes are so cute that I would be heartbroken to return them but I don't seem to be able to wear them. So sad. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

OOTD: Navy Toggle Coat by J.Crew

Some side notes first.
  • I placed a Loft online order when the black merino wool waterfall cardigans went on final sale for $9.98. I own the light grey color and love it to pieces. So I didn't hesitate and ordered 4 black ones. One for my daughter, one for my sister, one for my mom and one for myself. The black one doesn't disappoint and look very nice in person and so versatile.  In order to get free shipping I randomly added this Lou & Grey striped cowl tunic into the shopping cart, didn't expect much at all. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled it out of the package today. It was ultra soft. So soft that I think I can live in it forever. (That feeling might be also due to the extreme cold that's sweeping the nation today.) Anyways, you get the point. I love it. I wanted to write about it as soon as I can before it sells out. (unfortunately it already sold out when I tried to link it today, but check often for popbacks.) 
  • The STEVEN by Steve Madden Whispper Boot is on further sale. The blue color is down to $59.99. In addition, you get extra 20% off by using 20OFFBOOTS by 1/15. Black color is $127.88. You pay only $102.3 with the code.  I love these boots. I have worn it for 2 months and still love it to pieces. See my initial review here.
J.Crew really knows how to make outwears. I have to give them that. Even though rest of the collection to me has been nothing but boring recently, and overpriced to boot, I'm still counting on them to curb my outerwear cravings.  In my collection, I have
  1. 2011 Colletta in sea salt
  2. 2013 Double-Cloth metro coat with Thinsulate (in black)
  3. 2011 Lady Day Coat with thinsulate in heather majestic purple (buy this year's version here)
  4. 2014 Majesty Peacoat in heather charcoal (this year's version here)
  5. 2013 Wintress Down Puffer Coat in black (this year's version here)
  6. 2012 Camel double cloth Belted coat 
  7. 2010 Short Black stadium cloth coat
For 2014, I have added to my collection a beautiful Navy Melton Wool toggle coat. Can't believe the price keeps going up year by year. This coat's original price was $398, fortunately I was able to get my size on sale for $180 which I think is a steal for its quality and fit. As usual, I sized up to 0P for J.Crew coat since I think it does run small. I do appreciate the fact that this coat is hooded so it can block the horrendous chilly wind in New England. 
Outfit details:
Talbots sweater (old)
Loft cords (old)
J.Crew Melton Wool Toggle Coat (sold out, check for popbacks)
Madewell Lonny boots (2013, this year's version here)
Michael Kors Selma bag (here)
Loft Plaid Fringe scarf (sold out online, check for popbacks)
Chanel sunnies (BBOS, invite here)

Keep warm!

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