Showing posts from November, 2012

I can't live without my

...YSL lip stain. I heard about it first on Allure's best of list and immediately went to Sephora to get it. It's a little pricy at $32 but well worth it. I love how it goes on wet like a gloss but dries like a lipstick. It stays on for a few hours before reapplying which is great for a busy person like me. I have the mauve and coral colors in 4 and 7.

More info:
YSL rouge pur couture

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OOTD - Chilly and warm drink

It's looking like a cold chilly day. It's perfect for a soy vanilla steamer or salted caramel hot chocolate. I love getting warm drinks at Starbucks.

I'm wearing Posh Excellence long sleeve tee (love those buttons on the sleeve!), William Rast for Target jeans (my fave!), and Nine West booties ("borrowed" from my mom). Bracelets are from New Mexico and TJ Maxx. Beanie is from Hello Kitty collection for Forever 21.

LA: Hudson Warehouse sale 12/07-12/08

Talk about Murphy's Law. I wrote about a Hudson sale happening this weekend. Then, I get an email it got postponed to next week. Ooh la la, maybe I can go and take a side trip to Sprinkles Ice Cream or Georgetown Cupcakes.

Image source: Underground Denim email

Note: I updated this post 11/29 3:14pm with the new date. 

OOTD - Always late

I seem to always be late. I put alarms on my phone when I need to get ready and leave, but alas, that has not worked. Do you have any tricks on getting ready and leaving the house on time?

I'm wearing a lace top from No Rest for Bridget, Levi's jeans, and Target mocassins. Bracelets are gift from my mom and TJ Maxx.

OOTD - Brown Movember

It's almost the end of Movember. All this time I thought it was some hipster thing my brother was doing on why he wasn't shaving. It wasn't until I heard him explain Movember to his friend. It's to raise awareness of prostate cancer and men's health issue. What a noble cause. The takeaway I'd like to tell you is to please tell the men in your life to get their annual health exam and if they are over 40 to get a PSA test. Early detection is key.

I'm wearing Threads 4 Thought tee, Madewell high rise jeans, and  Aldo brown boots. Necklace is for Movember. Bracelets are a gift from a friend and TJ Maxx.

OOTD - Emerald

I love this emerald color. It reminds me of the Nars eyeliner I just bought.

I'm wearing a Naked Zebra top from No Rest for Bridget, Chip & Pepper jeans, and Go Jane wedge sneakers. Bracelets are from TJ Maxx, San Diego Zoo and Gap.

Did you get anything on cyber Monday? Hubby wanted a new TV. I wonder if he got one. 

OOTN - Beanie baby

What to wear for dinner after lounging in sweats? I thought I'd wear this coral concoction. Nighttime in OC gets a little chilly and I love wearing beanies when I can. 

I'm wearing a H&M striped tee, H&M coral jeans, Target mocassins, and H&M beanie.

OOTD - Michelle's favorite

Do you remember when Mrs. Obama wore Thaikoon four years ago. That was so iconic. I knew back then I wanted a Thaikoon dress but could never afford a real one. Thank goodness for Target collaborations. I remember the first time I wore this dress was at a birthday dinner celebrating with my family at a seafood restaurant. I love how fashion can evoke such warm memories.

I'm wearing Thaikoon for Target dress and Tahari flats. Bracelets are from Banana Republic and TJ Maxx. Purse is from No Rest for Bridget.

October Birchbox

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October's Birchbox was a collaboraion with Gwyneth Paltrow's goop. I tried most of the beauty items and liked their picks.

LUNA bar - I have been a fan of Luna bars and of course gave this one to my active toddler.

Sprout Lip Balm Flights - This lip balm smelled like chocolate so was a favorite of my toddler.

Joanna Vargas Daily Serum - I tried it overnight and it seemed to make my skin smoother.

Carry On essie fall picks Nail Polish Collection - I added this to my nail collection.

Marie Veronique Organic Body Oil -  This smelled divine and was perfect for an after shower treat.

OOTD - Hello Kitty

Mother Nature has been good lately with the fall weather in So Cal. It's chilly in the morning and night, but daytime is nice enough where you can still do stuff outside. In my case, we took our little one to the park and enjoyed an ice cream cone outside. I have been loving the palm trees outside.

I'm wearing a Hello Kitty for Forever 21 sweater, William Rast for Target jeans, and Sanuks. Bracelets are from Gap and Banana Republic.

Did you catch my Hello Kitty for Forever 21 post?

Kid gift ideas

My mom is taking a trip to visit family and I knew I wanted to give some gifts to my cousins' kids.

I found these affordable items at the South Coast Plaza Lego and newly remodeled Disney store.

On the left is a Minnie Mouse cell phone. The face opens to reveals a faux phone and hologram sticker of a Minnie cartoon. It only cost $6.50.

On the right is a Lego Duplo panda set for $7.99. You can create a panda and zoo keeper with these oversize non-choke-able blocks. It is targeted for kids 1.5 to 5 years old.

Who knows? These might make perfect gifts for the little ones in your life.

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OOTD - Sprinkles

Did you get anything on Black Friday? I got some goodies online at Forever 21 before going on a Sprinkles date with my friend. I loved redeeming the buy one, get one free special. We also verified that Sprinkles ice cream will be opening right next to the Newport Beach store. Hip hip hooray!

I'm wearing a Lush blouse, Brass Plum leggings, and Tahari flats. Bracelets are from TJ Maxx and Madewell.

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OOTD - Black Friday

Happy Black Friday! I had grand plans of going to Old Navy at midnight, but I fell asleep at 10pm instead. Ultimate food coma yesterday and today. Hope you all had a great time with loved ones relaxing and pigging out yesterday.

I'm wearing a Soprano peplum black dress, Tahari flats, and bracelets from TJ Maxx and Madewell.

Hanamori lunch

Last Saturday, I celebrated our first date anniversary with my hubby. We went to Hanamori in South Coast Plaza in  Costa Mesa for a kid-free lunch. We had been here before and I remember the albacore with maui onion being divine. We tried some new items for our light lunch and loved single thing. It was pure sushi heaven!

Salmon with jalapeno and yuzu sauce

Mushroom frites

Seared scallop with truffles

Albacore with Maui onion, albacore with garlic, and unagi with orange zest

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Forever 21 Hello Kitty must see

Forever 21 just launched a Hello Kitty collaboration recently and I knew I had to check it out being the Sanrio fan that I am. The South Coast Plaza store is huge and they had a dedicated section just for Hello Kitty. I really wanted the black and white striped sweater with red bow tie, but unfortunately they didn't have it.

If you do check out the store in person or online, here are my picks:

Long sleeve pink tee with hidden Hello Kitty

Bad Badz Maru black and white sweater

Peter Pan collar dress

Taupe blouse with tie

Couture inspired top

Peplum top

Hello Kitty slipper boots

I restrained myself and purchased a few things like these yellow Hello Kitty flip flops, Hello Kitty beanie, and Hello Kitty sweater.

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