November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving + Black Friday Deals!

Photo I took during New York Fashion Week in September 2013.  A night as beautiful as the shows!
Among all the things that I am truly thankful for like my family, health, etc., I am also particularly thankful for this blog and all of you amazing people who take the time out of your day, even if it's just for a moment, to visit and read my blog. So thank you, and hope you all had a great and restful day of Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to share with you my round up of Black Friday/CyberMonday sales, from some of my favorite retailers and brands, that are going on now :

Alice + Olivia :: Save 25% off site wide.
DATES: Until Dec 2

Bloomingdale’s :: Save up to 50% off.
DATES: Until Dec 1

Club Monaco :: Save an extra 30% off already-reduced items.
DATES: Until Nov 29

Cynthia Rowley :: Save up to 65% off fall markdowns, save 50% off angora sweaters, and save 20% off full-priced clothing.
DATES: Until Dec 2

Joie :: Spend $250, save 20% off – Spend $500, save 30% off.
DATES: Until Dec 2

Mango :: Save up to 50%.
DATES: Nov 28 – Dec 1

Nordstrom :: Save 33%+ off on select brands.
DATES: Nov 28 (10PM PST) – Nov 29 (10PM PST)

Shopbop/ East Dane :: Save 15% when you spend $250, save 20% when you spend $500, and save 25% when you spend $1000.
DATES: Until Dec 2

Topshop :: Save 30% off Selected Lines
DATES: Nov 28 – Dec 2

YOOX (US) :: Save up to 50% off fall/winter 2013 collections. Also enjoy free shipping and an additional 15% off.
DATES: Until Dec 2


November 25, 2013

Cold Weather Accessories: Practical with Style

Collage of 11 Cold Weather Accessories

With temps in the 20's (℉) for the past 2 days in New York, all I want to do is stay home, get cozy, and daydream of all the yummy foods I'll be overeating on Thursday for Thanksgiving. But since life goes on (and this is a good thing!) and leave the house I must, I have instead diverted my daydreaming of food to coveting the chic and practical cold weather accessories shown above and detailed below. Of course, a warm coat (see my post on 10 Coats I'm Loving Now) is the first thing you need, but as I always's all about the accessories.

1. Eugenia Kim Snood
2. Gucci Earmuffs
3. Madeleine Thompson Beanie
4. Adidas by Stella McCartney Ski Gloves
5. Juicy Couture Trapper Hat (on sale!)
6. Missoni Scarf
7. Club Monaco Faux Fur Trim Fingerless Gloves
8. Lole Mittens
9. See by Chloé Wedge Boot (on sale!)
10. Sorel Boot (on sale!)
11. Aquatalia by Marvin K. Faux Shearling Boot

Stay warm and hope you're having a great start to your week! :)

November 22, 2013

Hostess Gifts Under $100

Every holiday season starts with careful consideration and planning in regards to who I will shop for, how much will be spent on each recipient, and what type of gifts I would consider. For hostess gifts, though, I am not so organized. On the day of the event or party, it's usually a mad rush to the store to pick something out. Sometimes I find something good and appropriate, but most of the time I settle on a random gift or I spend much more or less than I had planned (usually it's more...). So this year I am determined to be prepared and actually buy these gifts in advance. Below are some of my fave picks, all priced below $100:


Check back next week for my round-up of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

November 19, 2013

OOTD - The Sweatshirt

Josephina_Collection, Jewel_Embellished_Zara_Sweatshirt

Not only do I love the high/low mix in price, but I also love a good mix of high/low style. So, of course, I'm completely obsessed with the current sweatshirt trend. I love how a stereotypically basic and casual piece like a sweatshirt can contrast with luxe embellishment and/or accessories. Très chic!

Josephina_Collection, Full_Outfit_pic, Jewel_Embellished_Zara_Sweatshirt, Cropped_Rich_&_Skinny_Jeans, Isabel_Marant_Studded_Belt, Silver_Jimmy_Choo_stilettos

Josephina_Collection, Full_Outfit_pic, side_view

Melie_Bianco_Carrie_Bag_pink, ESQ_Movado_Watch_pink


Outfit details:
Sweatshirt- Zara
Shoes-  Jimmy Choo (Similar here)
Bag- courtesy of Melie Bianco
Sunglasses-  Ray-Ban
Necklace- Maya Brenner (Bi-Coastal)
Bracelet- courtesy of Alex and Ani 
Watch- courtesy of ESQ Movado

My fave sweatshirts du jour:

November 15, 2013

9 Clutches for Party Season and Beyond!

As far as bags go, clutches are the epitome of chic. There's something about throwing a bag under your arm or holding it casually in your hand that can give you a look that is effortless and cool. For evening and party season, clutches are particularly important(aside from holding your essentials) to maintain a sleek look by complementing or accenting your outfit without overwhelming it with bulk the way a larger bag with handles or straps would.

Below are 9 of my favorite clutches right now that would be great not only for this season, but also for many seasons after! Especially love the gold one with fringe (by Milly)!

November 14, 2013

Last Day for C. Wonder's Flash Sale!

Always on the lookout for great gifting ideas, I love C. Wonder for their diverse and fun selection. So if you wanted to get started on your holiday gift shopping(or just looking for yourself! :)) and get some great discounts in the process, C. Wonder is currently having an online Flash Sale which ends at 11:59PM PT tonight. Just so you know, all sales are final. At discounts up to 75% off, this sale is definitely worth an online visit!

Below are my fave picks from the sale:

Happy Thursday!

November 8, 2013

3 Wardrobe Essentials for the Holiday Season

4 models in dresses
With holiday parties and events kicking off in the next few weeks (maybe they already started?), there are 3 essential wardrobe items that have the versatility to increase and simplify your outfit options.

Below are the 3 essentials with some of my fave picks:

1. A Tuxedo Jacket - This is an investment piece that can be worn for multiple occasions with slacks as a suit, jeans and a tee, over a dress or skirt, etc.  Go for high quality and the best fit even if you have to pay a little extra. For blazer jackets, it's all about cut, so bad quality will result in a bad fit.

3 tuxedo jackets Ilike now
L to R: Vince (on sale!), DKNY(on sale!), Smythe

2. Sleek Trouser or Leather / Leather-like pants - Love the versatility of pants and the way that they can be easily dressed up or down, conservative to edgy, office to cocktails.  If it looks good on you, get it!  

3 pants I like now
L to R: Vince, J Crew, Rag & Bone(on sale!)

Last but not least...

3. The Little Black Dress (or LBD) - An obvious choice, but often overlooked and/or under-appreciated. The LBD can be one of the strongest pieces in your wardrobe. It should be flattering, you should be completely comfortable in it, and it should be something that can be thrown on at a moments notice. Your "go-to" item when all else fails or when there's an opportunity for a spontaneous night out. The LBD should be re-assessed every season to make sure that it continues to work for your body shape, be in good condition, and remains on-trend. If you can have more than one style, the better.

November 6, 2013

Love that look

I'm always attracted to a look or item that has an unexpected element.  Love how this skirt, with its preppy/collegiate pattern and classic pencil skirt silhouette, is transformed from conservative to edgy and chic by its fringe detail. Since the classic + edgy mix was a popular theme on many of the Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear runways, I'm anticipating a Spring season of fabulous fashion!

Photo source: Tommy Ton for

November 3, 2013

LuckyFABB, continued...

Continued from my last post...

LuckyFabb's grand finale to an informative, memorable and fun fashion and beauty blogger conference was a SnapSac Tote filled with some amazing products. 

And some from the brand experiences...

Already looking forward to the next LuckyFabb!!

Outfit details:
jacket- similar here
blazer- Theory
tank- Club Monaco
jeans- Rag&Bone
bag- Proenza Schouler(similar here)
scarf- Alexander McQueen
necklace- Maya Brenner
belt- Isabel Marant(similar here)
flats- Yosi Samra (changed into these flats...)

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