Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sale Alert: Shopbop Spend More & Save More Event

Don't miss this sale event that has absolutely no exclusions. Code BIGEVENT14. Click here to shop.

My picks (will be updated throughout the sale event)
Pashli Medium Satchel in Sage (delicious minty color)
Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow Wallet in Quarzo Rosa

Salvatore Ferragamo Carla Round Toe Pumps

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara low heel pumps new bisque

Hunter boots

House of Harlow 1960 Station Leather Necklace in Black - one of my favorites. On me here.

Stuart Weitzman boots - only a few sizes left

Madewell Gore Strap Booties - own this, love it!!! (Madewell official website called it the Lonny boot, black sold out)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sweater Dress and Wool Coat

J.Crew's Extra 40% Off (Some items are 50% off) sale (code BIG40) will go on till Feb 25th - that's tomorrow! If you are looking for winter coats and jackets, this is a good opportunity to pull out your wallet. Sizes are limited, yes, but pop-ups are aplenty in the early hours of the east coat time. If you don't know that already, that's when J.Crew and J.Crew Factory online stores update their inventory.  So if you are looking for a certain size, it doesn't hurt to check in the morning.

The coat I'm wearing in this post was last year's version of the Double-Cloth Metro Coat with Thinsulate. It's very warm and heavy. I haven't tried on this year's version, but I suspect that they would be comparable. I don't like the placement of the pockets. It's a bit too high and I prefer vertical ones on Double-Cloth Lady Day Coat. In general I prefer the design of the lady day coat better.

Outfit Details
Ann Taylor Jeweled sweater dress (no longer available)
J.Crew double-cloth metro coat with Thinsulate (buy here, extra 40% off w/ BIG40)
Chanel m/l flap (from bbos, invite here)
Ann Taylor skinny belt (old)
Miu Miu pumps (old, slingback version here

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sale Alert: Loft Flash Sale 40% Off Select Full-Price Items

Ends Monday 10am ET. Code SHOPNOW. All other regular items 30% off.

My picks:
Textured Open Stitch Sweater (Love love love this sweater. Want one in each color!!!)
Cotton Modal v-neck Cardigan in Spring Mint (I'm in minty mood these days. :))
Night Star Print Sweater (Very soft material, super comfy)

Look I Love: Lace, White, Tan

Flipping through catalogs recently, I was really drawn to this clean look. The color is simple - white and tan. The textures are what makes this outfit visually interesting. I love the lace pullover. And how cool is that coat, with lace hem!
The coat has 3/4 sleeves, which I think will make it petite friendly. Price is also reasonable. Buy here.
Embroidered Lace Pullover, here.
Layered Chiffon Tank, here.
Pleated Wide Leg Pants, here. Now these pants are a challenge for petites. I think a straight or cropped version like these by Ann Taylor would be more proportional for us shorties.
Now she only needs this bag to go with the outfit. :)
Notes: After I posted it, I realized how close this color combo was with my outfit in the last post. It was purely a coincidence. I guess I have been loving clean whites recently. :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sale Alert: Talbots 30% off EVERYTHING (Waffle Stitch Sweater)

Talbots is having a five day sale. 30% off Everything including markdowns for savings up to 85%. I highly recommend that you check out this sale. The featured item in this post is this Cozy Waffle Stitch Sweater that I love. After discount the sweater is only $19.59. I bought it last year at a much higher price. The sweater has a very cute small waffle pattern that I absolutely love. In fact I loved it so much that I had to go back to the store and picked up another color.

Other items to consider:
Italian Flannel A-Line Skirt (Made in Italy, beautiful in bright jade, $25.19 after discount)
Anchor-buckle belt (not on sale, but at 30% discount for $34.65)

Outfit Details
Talbots Cozy Waffle Stitch Sweater (in 8 colors for $27.99 here)
Madewell skinny skinny crop jeans (this year's version here)
Via Spiga OTK boots (old)
J.Crew Colletta coat (2011, review here)
Chanel purse (buy here, invite here, 30% off with code PRESIDENTS30)
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)
Swarovski necklace (old)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sale Alert: Kate Spade Surprise Sale Up to 75% Off

Kate Spade is having a 2-day Surprise Sale right now with select items up to 75% off. All Sales Final. You have to enter your email address to see the sale. Get 3.5% Cash Back with ebates. Invite here.

Some really cute stuff on sale. I picked up these Parisian Lights Eiffel Tower Earrings for $19.
Other items for consideration:
Gold Coast Dara crossbody - Was $318, Now $129
Gold Coast Evangeline - Was $398, Now $149
Say Yes Smile Necklace - Was $78, Now $29
Cobble Hill Bee Wristlet - Was $78, Now $39
Razzle Dazzle Tech Charms (for iphones) - Was $50, Now $19
Lace Franny Coat - Was $678, Now $199. Sizes from xxs to xl.
Floral Fete Graduated Necklace - Was $198, Now $69

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sale Alert: J.Crew Factory Extra 30% Off Eeverything & Free Shipping

J.Crew Factory Extra 30% Off Everything & Free Shipping with code XOXO.

My picks:
Clare Cardigan (Only $14 for some colors. I own 4 colors, that's how much I love these cardis.)
Tipped Blouse (tad over $20, 75% off original price, good price for a sharp looking blouse)
Printed Teagan Ruffle Popover 
Pleated Printed Skirt 
Addie Printed Loafers
Utility Vest (See different color on me here)
Stripe Knit pocket blazer (See regular store version on me here)
Scalloped Shift Dress (See regular store version on me here)

Happy Monday, and happy shopping!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Layering Neutrals

Sale Alert: Last day to get 20% off full-priced purchases at Kate Spade, with code SPRINGWD20.
My picks: Holly Street Rubie in Giverny Blue, Sedgewick Place Avalon in flame/bougainvillea, Cobble Hill Bee wristlet

Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week and have enjoyable weekend plans. Past week has been a weird week for me.  As you might have known from the news, the tech industry is going through a series of work force reductions.  Our company was no exception. I have seen the widest spread actions in my company in my career last week. Needless to say, people were in panic mode. Some site action has already been taken and people were let go. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop ... any day now. 
Ironically, with this company wide uncertainty going on, my work has been crazily busy. Not sure how that could happen.  Because of my lack of time, my blog post has been very sparse, and I could barely keep up with reading my favorite blogs. What that means fortunately was that I had no problem curbing my spending in the past couple of months. I barely purchased anything online, because I know I would have no time to go to the mall for returns.  This does help me focus on using existing wardrobe items to come up with new pairings. 
Today's outfit is focused on layering similar color-schemed neutrals in various shades. It might not be as exciting as bright colors, but I love it for its simplicity and pleasing effect.
White and Warren Cashmere Cardigan (old, similar here, other options here)
Silk Scarf from TJMaxx (old, Cashmere scarf in taupe 40% off here, similar options in 68 colors here)
Gap leggings (old)
Phillip Lim Pashli Mini (buy here
J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee (old, this year's version here)
Skagen watch (similar here)
David Yurman bracelet (buy here)
Chanel Sunnies (bbos, invite here)
STEVEN by Steve Madden Bolerro boots (last worn here)

The snow storm came on Wednesday and dumped about 10 inches of snow in the area. Even though snow can be inconvenient and dangerous, I look forward to it every time.  Because after the snow, when the sun comes out, and the road is cleared, you have for yourself the best looking scenery.
maybe not so good of an idea to stick my foot in
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Skier Sweater and Oversized Tweed Coat

Happy Lunar New Year! Since the U.S. doesn't consider Lunar new year a public holiday, kids didn't take Friday off and of course I had to work on that day too. However, we did make an effort to celebrate by having home made hot pot for dinner on Friday and made dumplings Saturday night. Every year I made an effort to watch CCTV's Chinese Spring Festival Gala which usually runs for at least 5 hours, with various different shows like singing, dancing, magic, skits, acrobats, and others. I did that not because I liked the shows that much, but because this was one of the few things that made me feel like I was part of the celebration. I was also a tradition that was held up since I was a teenager. The shows get more and more political every year, however I still go to it every year. Is there a tradition that you have at home for celebrating Lunar New Year?

This winter has been extremely cold. It led to some cold weather appropriate purchases. Among those are the J.Crew Wintress Puffer in black (I took the size pxs for extra thick sweaters underneath), Cashmere-lined Smartphone Leather Gloves (size small, fits small, but fingers are long), and the Skier Sweater. I was so grateful that I found the Puffer Coat because it really was a savior in frigid days when I had to walk outside without a hat. The hood was warm and the pockets were lined with fleece. I spotted the boy's version at a J.Crew store since then on sale for $42 and got one for my boy. He is now wearing that everyday and told me it was the best jacket he had, EVER. :)

The Skier Sweater was also a store find at $42 at the beginning of this year. Size xxs fits me very well, and I was so happy that after I put it in the washer (hand wash cycle) it came out just fine. Maybe it shrank a tad bit and I love it now even more for its fitted look. 

The coat was an purchase at least 3 years ago from Theory Outlet. I love the men's wear look and the material is very nice. It fits big on me and that's why I haven't been giving it much of attention. After seeing that the oversized coats are all over this year, I decided to take it out for a spin. Jasmine tried it on and said she felt like Sherlock. :)

Outfit Details
Gap skinny jean legging (00P, old, similar here)
Via Spiga boots (old)
Theory Tweed Coat (old, similar here, love this one here)
Chanel m/l flap (from bbos, invite here)
Chanel Sunnies  (from bbos, invite here)


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