Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sale Alert: Shopbop New Markdowns

Shopbop has hundreds of new markdowns since yesterday. Some of the popular items are already sold out. Check often though because they do restock sometimes due to returns. Price as marked.

Rag & Bone booties
- Suede Newbury Booties (40% off, Navy)
- Kinsey Suede Boots (30% off, Asphalt)
- Harrow Booties (30% off,Port)

Zoe Karssen Bat Tee (50% off, Pirate Black)
Zoe Karssen Bat Sweatshirt (50% off)

Alice + Olivia
- Chap Drop Waist Dress (30% off)
- Bolton Ottoman Pinstripe Dress (30% off)
- Anita Pleated Collar Dress (30% off)
- Jolie Sleeveless A line Dress (30% off) The lace is very pretty.
- Connelly Crop Top (30% off)

Club Monaco
- Witney Skirt
- Abby Printed Sweater

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

4/21 - Spotted this Valentino Small Lock Flap Bag in Red Patent bag on sale for 40% off. Beautiful, beautiful, red patent leather. See light pink version on Victoria Baker-Harber here.
And these Valentino Rockstud pumps at 30% off. Only size 36.5 left.

Neiman Marcus online through Tuesday only, take $50 off select regular-priced purchase of $200 or more with code APRIL50. Exclusions apply. Eligible items marked at item description. Online through Tuesday, sale items are extra 25% off. No code necessary.
Today only, Get 8.0% Cash back via Ebates. invite here.
My picks: 

Surprised that this is not in the exclusion.

Ann Taylor Cyber Spring: 50% off your entire purchase + Free shipping with code WOW50. I love this deal. It's the best I've seen for a long time. It takes the filler adding chore to get to free shipping amount (+$175) out of the picture.
My picks: pearlized crystal statement necklace, Draped Cowl Neck top (see it on me here and here). Tweed Sky Skirt (runs large, see it on me here). Bluebird Tweed Skirt.(Beautiful in person), tweed flounce dress. (love it! on me here)

Loft Cyber Spring 50% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER50
My picks: laser cut tops (beautiful in both shore grey and delicate rose), piped lace dress, flutter sleeve dress, short green bauble necklace, pink stone stretch bracelet (I took one stone out to make it shorter.) green bauble drop earrings, cast stone teardrop earrings (perfect with this dress).

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale online only now. 25% off with code FRNFAM. 20% off jewelry. Exclusions apply. Eligible items are marked.

How do you celebrate Easter? 

When kids were tiny, we used to take them to various egg hunts in the park.  Then they became too old for that, so up till last year we hid eggs in the house so they could continue this fun annual activity.  Now they are 14 and 11 years old, so it feels a little silly continuing that.  

Even though I'm really into Easter colors - those pastels are so pretty that I can't have enough of them - pastel colors don't seem to work that well with my skin color.  So instead of stocking up on pastel colored clothing, I focus my purchases on accessories - scarf, earrings, necklace, shoes ... and lip balms! Have you ever seen lip balms this cute?  They are not only pretty, they taste good too. Each color is a different flavor. You are sure to find one or two that suit your taste bud. :) I purchase mine at Target for $2.99 each, but it's sold all over the place in drugstores and online beauty stores. Prices do seem to be higher online. At $2.99 each, don't you want to collect each flavor? :)

My Easter outfit is a shirt dress from Madewell. I love chartreuse, and shirt dresses, so when they were combined, it caught my attention right away.  The dress is the right length on me (I'm just under 5 feet) so it will be too short for people who are taller, unless you are looking for a mini-shirtdress.

Madewell Shirtdress (sold out online, similar here, 20% off all sale styles with MOODLIFT, ends tomorrow)
Ferragamo belt (similar @saks here, F2F sale going on right now, 25% off  FRNFAM)
Ann Taylor pumps (similar here, 50% off  & Free Shipping w/ code WOW50)
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Red, Yellow, Blue and White

I want to mention a few things before the main post. 
- I ordered these Sam Edelman Ollie pumps and they came today. I ordered both colors to see if I have a preference on the color. I planned to keep one pair only when I ordered, but I don't think I am able to return either pair now. I'm in love. The shoes are so comfortable that I feel that I'm not wearing any heels. The straps are soft and don't cut into my feet. The Ollie pumps come in sizes starting from 4, so you should definitely give them a try if you like the Valentino Rockstud style but don't own them due to the price tag. This pair is much more affordable and quality is great. See it on me here.
- Reader Charlene, if you see this post please let me know. I got your question from Kontactr, but when I replied to answer your question, the email was bounced. Please make sure your email address was correct when you enter it in Kontactr.
-  A friend of mine sent me an article about a 3 year old girl designing and making her own costumes with paper. I dug out the blog, and was hooked. I also follow her on Instagram too just so that I don't miss on any updates.

It finally got to the 70s in the weekend and felt like spring for a few days. Today it was windy and rainy and we are expecting freezing temperature again tomorrow. All our daffodils bloomed right after I took these pictures on Sunday. Makes me worry that come tomorrow, all the flowers will die. 

The white bag proved itself to be very versatile and no matter what I wear, I seem to be able to carry it as if I planned it all. :)
Jason Wu for Target Top (old)
Loft chambray pencil skirt (old)
Ann Taylor belt (old)
Ann Taylor cardigan
Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise (cream, 7 pretty colors here, or here)
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)
Talbots sandals (old)

Sale Alert: Old Navy 30% Off till Noon, 20% off till Midnight

Today only, Old Navy is having a one day sale.
30% off till 12pm and 20% off till 12am. Use code AMPM.
Also, you earn super cash by spending too.
My picks -
Faux-Leather Tasseled Bucket Bags - on trend. Currently two colors online. (retails $32.94, on sale for $25. with code AMPM, it's only $17.5 + tax). Highly rated. See it styled on Coast with me here and here.
The Pixie Skinny-Ankle Pants

Ponte-Knit Blazers in Bouquet - great summer color

Sale Alert: SHOPBOP Friends & Family Sale - 25% Off Everything

Now through 4/17, Shopbop is having a friends and family sale - 25% off everything with code INTHEFAMILY14.
The website is very slow right now, and sometimes non-responsive. Probably server overload. Will update my picks later in the day.

Diane von Furstenberg
New Oblixe Mini Wrap Dress - petite friendly.
New Julian Two Dress in Ikat Batik Sm Blue/Desert Band - see it on Jean here.
Spring Kenley Scarf - love the print

Tory Burch
Abbe Crochet Esparilles
Robinson Open Dome Satchel
Marion Quilted Cross Body Bag

Kate Spade
Maise Cross Body Bag - see white on me here
Sailor's Knot Bangle Bracelet (own it and love it)
Lana laser Cut Floral Pumps (so pretty)

MICHAEL Michael Kors

Alice + Olivia 
Box Pleat Leather Skirt (I bought this skirt awhile ago and wear it a lot. Love it. See it on me here.)
Addison Bow Jacket in light pink, and Navy. (see it on Wendy)

House of Harlow 1960
Station Leather Necklace (own the black one, and love it. See it on me here)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Checkered Dress + White Bag

I have been on a hunt for a white bag since last summer. Even though the options were plenty, I didn't pull the trigger on any. When I saw this Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise on Annie, I fell in love instantaneously.  After bugging her many times for advice (thanks again, Annie!), I finally pulled the trigger during the Kate Spade Friends and Family sale. 25% discount was highly welcomed, making this bag's price point very affordable (retails $298). The bag comes with a shoulder strap long enough to wear it crossbody.  When I use the handles, the long shoulder strap does not drape nicely making it a nuisance to keep around. Fortunately it's fully removable so I plan to keep the strap in the bag most of the time unless I need to go hands free, then I'll reattach the strap. The strap is easy on and off. The bag has a saffiano texture so it's scratch proof. I'm hoping it'll be stain resistant too. I think a white bag is a very good investment for your summer wardrobe.  I realized that this bag goes with almost everything and is a very pleasant summer accessory.
The checkered dress was a crewcut find last winter. Size 14 fit my arms and chest area ok, but the whole dress was way too loose and it looked like a potato sack on me. I had to belt it to make it look reasonable, but the excessive fabric annoyed me. Recently, I had both sides of the dress taken in. Since it's unlined, the alteration was an easy job. Now I love it! 
These Madewell "the lonny" boots were one of my favorite purchases this winter. I bought them last November, and have been wearing them non-stop. They never got the spotlight they deserved on my blog, but it was my most worn shoes this winter. They are comfy and stylish. And boy does it make my legs look skinny! The website has restocked these boots and just look at the 5-star reviews! Highly recommended!
JCrew girls checkered dress (old)
Ann Taylor belt (old)
J.Crew black tights (old)
Madewell the lonny boot (here, apple butter on sale here)
Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise (cream, 7 pretty colors here, or here)
Michael Kors watch
JCrew bracelet
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)
House of Harlow leather necklace (4 colors here)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Anchor Pants

I want to dedicate one post for these Old Navy Women's The Pixie Skinny-Ankle Pants. I tried these pants on in store truly by accident. I saw these anchor prints and it was so cute that I had to find the smallest size in store to try on. It was a regular size 0, and it fit me! The length is past my ankle, but it's a very easy alteration if I wanted to be ankle length. For now, I've been leaving them cuffed. The important thing I want to mention is that these pants are COMFY! I love love wearing them in the weekends when I putz around the house and they are just the right amount of stretch. I washed and dried them in the machine. It didn't shrink the length but it did make it more fitted width wise. I highly recommend these pants for casual wear. I do also recommend that you try several sizes. I am a 00p-0p in general, and I love how size 0 fits me, so I think it's fair to say that these pants do run at least a size small. 

Here are two easy pairings of these pants.

Outfit 1: 
Ann Taylor Trench (old, similar here, 35% off today with code BRHURRY)
Old Navy The Pixie pants (buy here)
Ferragamo Vara pumps (Rosso, buy here, I have to size down half a size)
Michael Kors Selma Satchel (buy here)
J.Crew factory striped tee (xxs, love it! buy here, under $25)
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)

Outfit 2
H&M wrap blouse (size 2, buy here)
Old Navy The Pixie pants (buy here)
Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise (cream, 7 pretty colors here, or here)
Talbots quilted vest
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)


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