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NEW IN – Valentino

April 17, 2015

I have finally jumped on the Valentino Rockstud bandwagon, and once I started I couldn’t stop so I got myself two pairs. The camel pair comes in patent leather with gold studs, and they look extremely glamorous and lush in real life. I can hardly take my eyes off them every time I have them on, and they add a high-end fashion spin to any casual outfit. I also decided to get the special “Noir Rockstud Version” which comes in matte black leather with silver studs as I think I will get more wear out of these. They are much more low key, and look more punk and edgy so they are more wearable on a day-to-day basis for me. Both pairs are truly exquisite and worthy of splurge if you love collecting beautiful shoes. Size wise they run true for me. If you have wider feet I suggest you to go half a size up.

I purchased them here as they work out to be the cheapest for shipping to Australia. Otherwise they are available at NordstromNeiman Marcus and ForwardForward and each shop tends to stock them in different colors.

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Shopbop is hosting a Friends and Family Sale at the moment which is always a very exciting event for enthusiastic shoppers like me! Take 25% off at any order value using code SPRING25 (some brand exclusions apply). I got myself some work wear including the Elizabeth & James Stripe Shirt and the Tibi Dress which are currently on sale, so this is an absolute bargain for me as there is a further discount on top of this! Happy shopping!

Time:

Shopbop and East Dane begin April 7th 7AM EST (New York Time)

Shopbop ends April 10th 4AM EST (New York Time),

East Dane ends on April 12th 4AM EST.

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Resort wear, is obviously made for wearing at resorts (my interpretation!). I have this habit of buying a piece of resort wear every time I go on holiday as my “souvenir”, so overtime I have an archive of beautiful dresses that bring back the fond memories of my past holidays! This year, I got myself this special piece from Zimmermann Resort Collection. It is one extravagant piece that I would only wear at foreign places. It inherits Zimmermann’s signature dreamy design with an Australian beach vibe, and I love the vintage print and the sheer lace hem around the skirt. zimmermann-dress-1zimmermann-dress-2

Dress – Zimmermann (bought mine here but sold out, few left at Harrods)

Shoes – Prada (similar here)

Sunglasses – Karen Walker (bought here)

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Some new clothing from Shopbop I have purchased lately – a lot of black and white which is my main mission for building a capsule of timeless wardrobe staples. First picture is the to die for Rachel Zoe Long Sleeve Tux Dress that is my favorite purchase. It reminds me of Balmain – very classy but unique with a utility twist to it. Love it to bits! PS: Shopbop has just started the Big Event Sale which truly is the best time to invest in some classic pieces that never go on sale, but you have to be very quick as it’s always like a cyber shopping war.

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Rachel Zoe Tux Dress (similar and cheaper here) / Clover Canyon Laser Cut Top / Elizabeth & James Skirt / Elizabeth & James Dress (sold out, also loving this similar one)

Shopbop Sale Event details use code BIGEVENT15 (starts from March 3 to March 8 )

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Brand exclusion: Stuart Weitzman

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There are too many new things that have caught my attention lately, and here is my latest wishlist edition. Some products are on the way as they are available online, and for some products I have to wait patiently until they hit the Australian shores!

1. Anya Hindmarch Cosmetic Case – I have been on the lookout for a new makeup pouch lately, and this one is calling my name! It is super cute – love AH’s latest design with the leather stickers, and this case is a perfect size.

2. Nars Dual Intensity Blush – Absolutely can’t wait for these new blushes. They will be available on Nars Cosmetics from the 4th of March.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner – I have a newly found interest in lip liners lately, and I want these in every color. Bought some already on NAP with free shipping that ends today.

4. Albion Tight Film Foundation – It completely meets my obsession of achieving a slimmer face! It’s a cream-gel foundation that is designed to make the face appears slimmer.

5. Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette – I don’t buy that many Dior eyeshadows, but this one is a must have for me.

6. Lancome Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir – This new luxurious cream with an exorbitant price tag has been voted the best night cream by Harper’s Bazaar this year. I read the product information over and over and finally caved in and purchased one.

7. YSL Couture Variation Palette – Another must-have limited edition neutral eye shadow palette that is worthy to collect this year.

8. Lancome Le Duo Coutour & Highlighter Sticker – I have been praying for a product like this! And I’m so grateful that Lancome heard my prayer :-)

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BEAUTY

Nars – 20% off site-wide through Monday. My picks are the luscious Audacious Lipsticks!

Shu Uemura - 25% off site-wide use code SHUJOY. My pick is the LightBulb foundation range.

Harrods – 10% site-wide including all Beauty and Fashion items, plus VAT deductions at checkout for international order outside Europe. I just stocked up this and this, and FYI that Harrods is now carrying SUQQU!

SAKS – Receive a $25 Giftcard when you spend $100 on Beauty or Fragrance using code BEAUTY14.

Nordstrom – Choose from 75+ Gifts with Purchase.

IMMOMOKO – Up to 20% off site-wide (click on the link for more info). My favorite shop for stocking up Japanese and Korean beauty products.

TATCHA – 20% off site-wide use code FF2014.

Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off any order with $75 or more with free shipping.

YSL Beauty – 20% off any order with $75 or more with free shipping.

 

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FASHION

ASOS – 20% off everything use code FRIDAY2014.

J.Crew - 30 percent off your order use code HOLIDAY.

Net-a-Porter - Up to 50% off the entire site.

Piperlime – 25% off site-wide use code IHEARTNYC.

SSENSE – Up to 50% off fall/winter designer items.

FORWARD – Up to 50% off fall/winter designer items.

Shopbop - 15 percent off orders of $250+, 20 percent off orders of $500+, 25 percent off orders of $1,000+ through Monday.

The OutnetGlobal free shipping

Whistles – 30% off everything through Nov. 30.

Madewell – 25% off site-wide with code GIFTON through Nov. 30.

Equipment – 25% off site-wide use code THANKS.

Joie – 25%off site-wide use code THANKS.

Theory - 40% off site-wide use code, and spend $500 get $100.

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Shopbop’s amazing Black Friday Sales has officially begun using code GOBIG14 (see offers below)! I am a little peeved that a lot of clothes I saved in my wishlist have just been sold out within a blink of the eye. Anyhow besides fashion, I think it is a perfect opportunity to start shopping gifts for this holiday. It amazes me how many wonderful and stylish gifts are available on Shopbop which I never used to pay attention to, so I put together a gift guide with price starting from $15.  I want everything, particularly all the fashion books for my coffee table, and this ultimate jewelry box.

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FASHION BOOKS

- Living With Style by Rachel ZoeParis Street Style (love this one!);  Chanel Book

ART & ILLUSTRATION

- The Oliver Gal Artist Co Canvas Print (want!);  – Garance Dore Collection 2015 Calendar

FASHION ACCESSORIES

- Furla Cosmetic Case Set (great value set); Sophie Hulme Box BagMichael Kors Watch

JEWELRY BOX AND HOLDER

- Ring HolderEddie Borgo Jewelry Box;   Monogram Jewelry Box

HOMEWARES & STATIONERY (clockwise)

- Kate Space mini notebookGarance Dore Greeting Card SetJonathan Adler Phone DockMore Please Help Yourself Serving SetAccent CoastersJonathan Adler Vase (as seen on Fashion Police);  RABLABS SpreadersMirror TrayRABLABS  Candlestick Holder;

More Details on the BlackFriday Offer

 

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I picked out some jaw dropping, elegant and affordable party dresses for this Holiday Season.  Holiday dressing is one occasion where I have to spend a ridiculous  amount of time finding a dress that I like as well as within my budget – not expensive because I never wear the same party dress more than twice!  It also has to be versatile enough to be worn to all occasions such as work functions or weddings, so anything that is too sexy, over the top or bridal are out. I absolutely love the ones I picked and wish I can buy them all! Can you guess which one I bought in the end…answer is below!

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1. MAJE – A perfect lady-like midnight blue sequins mini dress with a velvet bow waistband. It’s refined, polished and still make you shine.

2. Needle & Thread – Another stunning sequins dress with crystal embroidery (all hand made) in a delicate tulle. It looks very expensive but amazingly affordable.

3. Alice + Olivia – An uber luxe and glamorous dress that is currently at 70% off. The zigzag patterns give an illusion of longer and slimmer silhouette.

4. Whistles – A break from the usual dark colored dresses. Love the pastel color and the modern silhouette. A very fresh and effortless take on party dresses.

5. Alice + Olivia – I own several dresses from Alice + Olivia in the past so I know how beautiful and delicate their chiffon silk dresses look in real life. This navy blue silk dress with embellished jewel neckline in a classic Grecian style is a winner for me. I ordered it immediately as soon as I saw it on sale at SAKS!

6. Zimmerman – The queen of romantic silky drape dresses from Australia! This is one of their best sellers and has been seen on countless celebs. Also available in maxi length.

7. Needle & Thread – This beautiful blue sequins dress in baroque motifs reminds me of my dream Dolce & Gabanna dresses inspired by Italian heritage. A great bargain as it’s currently at 40% off at Nordstrom.

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