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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Fitting Room Diaries

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access is in full swing. I've placed most of my orders online at midnight and had some items picked-up at my nearest Nordstrom and received the rest yesterday in the mail. I shared some of the things that I purchased and items that are worth checking out at the sale on my previous post in case you are interested. I will be doing a haul video try-on and review on the items that I got on my YouTube channel like I've done last year, so stay tuned for that. As I got the notification that my order was ready for pick-up, I decided to check the store one more time to see what I might have missed while I was browsing online before picking up my order.

Here are a few things that I tried on and what I ended up purchasing yesterday. I also did a video try-on video on my IGTV in case you'd like to see it in action. It's also my very first IGTV video (watch video here)!

For reference here are my measurements and sizes:
Height: 5'1
Weight: ~97 lbs

Usual sizes:
Top: XS or S (depending on the fit I'm going for)
Bottoms: Size 0 or Size 24
Outerwear: XS or S


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Early Access Picks

*Hover on image to shop items or click on the links below*

First row (shop tops/outerwear): BP top (on sale $22.90) // BP ribbed dress (avail in 2 colors, on sale $29.90) // BP long-sleeves (avail in 6 colors, on sale $18.90) // Trouvé Blazer (on sale $99) // Topshop cardigan (avail in 4 colors, on sale $49.90)

Second row (shop bottoms): Topshop skirt (on sale $39.90) // BlankNYC cropped jeans (on sale $58.90) // Leith pants (on sale $45.90) Zella leggings (on sale $35.90)

Third row (shop accessories): NuFace Kit (on sale $217.75) Brixton baker boy cap (avail in 2 colors, on sale $31.90) // Treasure & Bond leather belt (avail in 4 colors, on sale $52.90) // Honeydew hipster panties (on sale $21.90)

Fourth row (shop shoes): Madewell mule (on sale $98.90) // Sole Society slingback pump (avail in 2 colors, on sale $59.90) // Soludos espadrille (avail in 2 colors, on sale $65.90) // Vince sneakers (avail in 3 colors, on sale $169.90)

If you've been following me for awhile, you're probably familiar that every year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of my anticipated sales of the year. It's my Super Bowl of shopping. The time where sleep goes out the door, and I spend most of my time scouring the Nordstrom website for items to add to my wardrobe.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

If you've been following me for awhile, you probably don't need an intro on what this sale is. I've covered it previously here on my blog and on YouTube. But if you're new, it's an annual event that Nordstrom put together where they offer huge discounts on select new releases and staple items. It's a reverse sale, where new items are marked down and then prices go back up once the sale is over.

It's a good chance for you to shop for your fall/winter wardrobe or stock up on classic and staple pieces. Nordstrom also brings back some of their popular items from previous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that may have sold quickly. Nordstrom has free shipping and return shipping on all online orders. You can also easily return any of your online orders in stores.

Previous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Posts:

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom debit and credit cardholders get a whole week, starting today, July 13, to shop in stores and online before it opens up to the public. If you're not a Nordstrom cardholder, don't worry, you still have two weeks to shop the sale. You can take the early access as the time to get ready and, do some research on the items you're eyeing before buying. But once the sale is over, prices go back up to their retail price, August 6.

EARLY ACCESS: July 12 to 19
PUBLIC ACCESS: July 20 to August 5

If you don't have Nordstrom card, they're currently offering a free $40 bonus note after your first purchase, and you'll be able to start shopping the sale online. I signed up for the card because I do most of my shopping at Nordstrom and want to take advantage of the perks that come with it (such as 2x points for every $1 spent, triple point days to earn notes faster, etc). But, please don't sign up for the credit card if you're not financially ready for another one. It's a huge commitment and responsibility.

Read full post to for my tips and top picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale...

Friday, February 02, 2018

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Looks for Any Occasion

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Outfit Looks

I'm so happy to kick off 2018 with a partnership with Sephora inside JCPenney and Fenty Beauty for my very first Los Angeles meet-up that took place on January 13 at the Glendale Galleria. Not a lot of people might know this, but the Glendale Galleria was my old stomping grounds back in high school. I remember getting dropped-off by my parents at this mall, so I can hang out with my friends. Who knew that I'll be having a meet-up here years later! It's a bit surreal.

I had such an amazing time meeting some of you in person. I really appreciate every single one you who took a couple of hours out of your day to hang out with me. It really warms my heart that I was able to finally meet some of you IRL. And I'm so happy that I got to share with you some of my favorite Fenty Beauty products, especially the new Mattemoiselle Lipsticks (and the 14 creamy matte shades to choose from!) Ever since I've tried them out, these lipsticks have been a staple in my purse and the ones I reach out to the most lately. I'm a little obsessed with how comfortable and non-drying these matte lipsticks wear throughout the day.


Friday, November 24, 2017

There's Still Time: Black Friday Sales Worth Shopping!

Black Friday 2017 Sale Picks
This year, I decided to skip out on going to the mall for my Black Friday shopping just because I didn't have the patience or energy to deal with the crowds. Here are some of my picks and what I ordered during the sale. I'm also sharing some of the clothing items that I already own that are also on sale in case you might be interested.

Ann Taylor

50% Off Everything CODE: GOPINK
DATE: 11/24 to 11/26

  • Ruffle Sleeve Sweater (available in 3 colors, petite-sizing $44.75 with code) - cute sweater or layer for workwear or pair it with a skirt for a holiday look.
  • Sleeveless Side Tie Tunic Sweater ($34.99 with code) - Great for layering under a thick coat if you want something that doesn't have sleeves, love the side split with ties detail 
  • Marled Boat Neck Sweater ($29.99 with code) - A marled sweater is a staple in my closet
  • Selita Jeweled Loafers (limited sizing available, $74 with code) - pointy-toe loafers with jeweled embellishments for a more feminine look.

Find out more of my picks after the jump...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Soft and Smooth This Winter

5 Ways for Soft and Smooth Skin this Winter
Winter is coming, but it doesn’t have to be rough on your skin. Even though our skin may be hiding underneath our winter layers, it doesn’t mean that we have to completely forget about taking care of it.

I’ve teamed up with Kroger to share their Winter Beauty Event, so you can shop and save $20 on your winter beauty essentials by downloading their digital coupons on Kroger.com/beauty. I was excited to see extra savings on my favorite bodycare products, so my skin doesn’t have to rough it out this winter.

Here are five ways on how I keep my skin soft and smooth and my favorite bodycare products for winter season:

1. Use lukewarm water 

During the summer season, I made it a habit to shower in cold water to 1) wake me up in the morning, 2) refresh my skin, and 3) prevent my skin from drying out. Of course, it is easier to shower in cold water in the summer when it’s sweltering hot outside. This winter, as much as it’s nice to take a nice, hot shower after a long day, opt to using lukewarm water to avoid stripping your natural oils away.

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