Friday, December 20, 2013

Oxblood

Lovers + Friends Oxblood Peplum Top, Rich and Skinny Jeans, beautybitten, outfit

And some more faux leather things. Toldya I was a teeny obsessed. I think I'm mildly going through a faux leather kick right now.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Furry Friends

Topshop Quilted Skirt, Topshop Fuzzy Sweater, Zara zipped-up boots, beautybitten

I'm kinda having a moment with fuzzy/furry sweaters right now. They're warm, comfy, and they add texture to your outfit. Not to mention it can be a conversation starter.... "can I pet your sweater?"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chunky Chunky


The past two weeks have been hectic. In between my full-time job, editing videos for my Youtube channel (bteedubs, check my latest videos here: DIY & LOOKBOOK), and attempting to still have a social life, I somewhat have sorta abandoned my dear old blog. As much as I try and want to do everything, I still wish the day doesn't only consist of 24 hours.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Leatheralls


And my obsession with faux leather continues. I'm almost determined to own at least a faux leather version of something in my closet. I have the hat, skirt, and shorts have been checked off the list so far. These overalls are the latest addition in my closet.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Peek-a-Plaid


Our last full day in New York. Just like any other vacations, it was way too short.

Anyway, this outfit almost has that school girl look with the plaid and the a-line skirt (or skater skirt). One recent favorite thing I like to wear for fall is faux leather anything.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Spinach & Mushroom with Ricotta Cheese Mini Pies Recipe


Some of you have expressed interest in the recipe for these mini pies that I recently posted on my Instagram. I usually pin my favorite recipes on my Pinterest account, but this is one of those recipes that I wrote down one day and just totally winged it. But, it's really super easy and it takes about 30-40 minutes to make.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Central Park


Day three in New York. A New York trip is incomplete if you don't take a stroll to Central Park. The best place to people watch. Relax. Have an ice cream or some snacks. Or paint your nails on top of a big rock (this happened).

Funny thing happened while we were on the plane back to LA. We found out that while I was painting my nails on top of some rock, Banksy was selling some of his stencil art canvas for $60. Although we never saw the stall, it felt like one of those so close yet so far kind of moments. Can you imagine if we bought one?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Yellow Leopard


Cold season is upon us! And I have been one of the unlucky ones who caught it this past weekend :(. I ended up spending some quality in my bed with a cup of tea and glasses of water as I nurse myself back to health. I think I was the only person who was stuck in a room on a beautiful day.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

From LA to NYC


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a plenty of food post from New York. A few weeks ago, I took a much need vacation from work and to celebrate my birthday in New York, my favorite place to be. And you can't be in New York without having your pictures taken in the subway!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Scalloped


Everything in this outfit is pretty much my latest favorites all together. Especially the shorts! I love the feminine feel of these shorts because of the scallop detail, and the fit is perfect. No alterations needed.

Monday, September 16, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Mini Satchel with Gusset - in Taupe and Black (Review)

Target released their latest designer collaboration collection officially September 15 a little before 1 am PST, and people went nuts.

When I first learned about the Phillip Lim collaboration back in May, I immediately logged the date in my phone calendar and set up an two different alarms just so I can be home that night to try and get things online. Going to Target was my last resort, as I don't do too well in chaotic environment.

I tried not to look at too many lookbooks that they posted early on just to control my sanity and to help not think about how September 15 can't get here any sooner. I was really excited since Phillip Lim is one of my favorite designers. I've always admired his creations and wish that I can fill-up my closet with his clothes, shoes, and bags. These Target collaborations have made that (somewhat) possible for the masses to have a piece (or I guess for some people a cart load) of the designers creation, without breaking bank.

Luckily, I got most of the things I wanted online before they sold out. I didn't have to participate in the early morning chaos. Although, I did send my mom a picture text of mini satchel with Gussets after making my online purchase to see if she'll be able to pick-up a black and an extra taupe one for me since her Targets were carrying the Phillip Lim collection (only select Targets released the Phillip Lim collection). There was really no sense of urgency for her to pick it up, but it was just in case she happens to be at Target and they're there.

Ok now, don't judge for sending my mom out to the battlefield. My mom lives the boonies that I figured that it would be fine and less chaotic (and people are much nicer in her part of town) since I thought people won't really care or might not even know who Phillip Lim is. And Asian parents wake up early. My mom sent me a text back Sunday at 6 in the morning, three hours after I sent her the text, asking about the bag. Of course I would still be asleep. And then she texts me back again at 9 am with a picture of the bag and called me to ask if it was what I was looking for. I almost had forgotten I had asked a few hours ago to check her Target (shopping hungover).

Photos by JMichael.LA

She ended up getting the black and taupe mini satchel with Gusset ($34.99), a ruffled sleeveless top ($26.99), and a leopard printed scarf ($19.99) for me. She had no idea what was going on, so I had to explain to her why people are cleaning up the shelves at Target and why are people asking her if she's "going to get that." She actually ended up getting a black and taupe tote bags and a taupe medium satchel with the handle bar for herself out of excitement.

And so here we are right now. I have two of the most coveted bags in the past 24 hours sitting in my room, but are they worth the hype?

Friday, September 13, 2013

All Meshed Up


The obsession with mesh continues. So it's only right that this mesh dress takes a spot in my closet.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Monochromatic



I've been having a moment with monochromatic looks lately. Or anything that can be thrown on easily, really. I guess this is sort of my summer transitioning into fall outfit, or my I'm-over-summer-already outfit.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

My Top Five Summer Nail Polishes (Review and Swatches)

For some, Labor Day marks the end of summer even summer doesn't officially end until September 21. I suppose it's because after Labor Day is usually when school is back in session for my U.S peoples.

Some maybe wondering, "why are you just posting this?" Just think of it as my monthly favorites, except this is for the summer season. Regardless, I still want to share which nail polishes have been in heavy rotation for me. So as I bid adieu to summer, here's a recap of the nail polishes that I kept loving this summer. Hopefully, some of you would love and save this list for next year, or pick-up a color or two in the last few days before summer officially ends. Or your summer is just about to begin, and you can't be any happier to find this list :). 

1. Revlon Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel in "Provoke" - I think that there is no better time to wear coral on your tips than in the summer. It's a fresh color and just reminds you of a fruity drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic... whatever you prefer) that you might be enjoying beach or pool side. This creamy coral-peach color just adds femininity on the days you're feeling sweet and girly. The application of this nail polish is pretty good for a drugstore nail polish brand. It took about two even coats to achieve a nice, glossy finish. The nail polish brush also made it easier for me to apply since the brush has a flat edge with rounded corners.


2. Nicole by O.P.I (Selena Gomez collection) in "Hit the Lights" - A canary yellow nail polish that just screamed summer. I loved the boldness and brightness of this nail polish which made me really happy whenever I looked down on my nails. What didn't make me too happy is the horrible formula of this nail polish. It was streaky and a pain to apply. This swatch took four coats just to get that even and opaque finish. However, my love for the color trumped the pain of application, so it still made the list. It's like a cute puppy that you can't really get mad at.


3. Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in "Coastal Surf" - Blue was never my first choice when it comes to nail polish. For some reason, I've associated the color blue with dead finger nails (weird, I know). But this nail polish changed my mind and made me love blue nail polish, especially in the summer. It's the perfect blue that mimics the blue, picturesque beaches that you see in the travel channels or vacation websites. It would really make you want to take that tropical vacation or just hit the beach to relax and enjoy life. The nail polish is very opaque and only takes two coats to get the sea on your nails. Just like the Revlon Provoke nail polish, the brush makes application a cinch. Although, keep in mind, that after two weeks of wearing it, the color changes it's color to a bluish-green. Yes, the nail polish was actually long lasting that I had it on for two weeks before I decided that it was time to change the color.


4. Essie Nail Polish in "Fifth Avenue" - A great red-orange color for the working ladies in a conservative office environment. It's a little different than your classic red nail polish as it has a little punch of orange that makes it so summer appropriate. This is also makes a great transition color for fall season. Essie's Fifth Avenue is super opaque that one coat and a top coat can do the trick. The only nail polish I've used so far that's able to make that happen. Since it's such an opaque nail polish color, make sure to use a good base coat before applying because it will stain your nails. 


5. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in "Snow Storm" - And last but not the least, the white polish. Like the blue nail polish, white was the other color that didn't really strike my mind. But after seeing white nails make a statement on fashion show photos or editorials, it grew onto me and eventually led to me really loving it. I love the clean, simple, and sleek look of white nails. I have stayed away from white nail polish because it reminds me of the days when I used to paint my nails in liquid white-out (my mom was strict about using cosmetics when I was younger. I had to pretend some how). This nail polish has changed my mind and my life. And, you bet I'll still be wearing white after Labor Day.



What was(were) your favorite nail polish(es) this past summer?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Black & Red

Line & Dot dress, Chanel boy bag, Zara boots, JewelMint "Cleopatra Reborn" earrings

Happy (almost) Labor Day weekend! My work week is wrapping up today, and I can't be anymore excited for 5:30 pm to come and start my four-day weekend.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beetlejuice


Last week, my lovely friend, Heart, asked me to accompany her at the Teen Choice Awards. I've never been to an award show, ever, so I said... "ummm yessss" with a bunch of emojis. And this was what I wore to the event.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Here's a Story about a Boy... | Chanel Quilted Boy Bag


My new "boy" toy is finally making a debut on my blog. He's been making his rounds on my Instagram, but I think it's only fitting to dedicate a post to my favorite item in my closet.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I Have the Blues | Mixing Prints


Happy Monday!

So over the weekend, I decided to go a little bit lighter. I've been really antsy about changing my hair. So I think this will be the last set of pictures where my hair is pretty dark. I mean, the change was not that drastic, but it's gotten a little bit lighter after making a recent visit to the salon.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ziggy Zag | Cheveron Top + Faux Leather Baseball Cap


So, I'm completely not over my leather baseball cap yet. He's been my good ol' pal when I'm too lazy to do my hair. Second day hair? Nothing like dry shampoo and cute hat couldn't fix.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Where is Carmen Sandiego? | Red Wide Brim Fedora + Grungey


Someone has previously pointed out that this hat is probably something Carmen Sandiego would wear. So now all I really need is a red trench coat and I'll be set for Halloween this year :).

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Onesies | Romper + Denim Vest


Rompers. The adult onesie that's more appropriate to be worn outside. Convenient for easy dressing up, not so convenient when it comes to going to the bathroom.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY Hanging Hat Organizer


I've struggled with organizing my growing hat collection ever since I started accumulating more. It became a full blown obsession early this year after buying my spike studded hat from Zara. I mean I've worn hats before, but for some reason that hat just ignited the fire even more.

So as my collection started getting bigger, I've been having a hard time storing them properly. At one point I was just throwing them inside my dresser, and I've lost a few hats by doing this since they've lost their shape.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Insta-Recap | July 8 to 22, 2013


I know this sounds cliche, but I can't believe how time flew by so fast. We're already in the middle of summer and one thing you know, it's Christmas already!

So here's my Instagram recap for the past two weeks in case you missed it. Don't forget to follow me for more real-time updates and more pictures of my cute pup, Lionel Bean: @yummiebitez.


1. Sleeping beauty. Lionel's idea of a Sunday funday. It's so funny how he likes to sleep on his back. Sometimes I'd catch him snoring too. He thinks he's peoples. And I just realized that I'm posting this picture again. Oops.

2. Happy Birthday! The little booger turned three years old this month!. It seemed like yesterday when I was just taking him home for the first time. I never thought how much Lionel would change my life, and I'm always thankful for having a him despite his naughtiness. I wouldn't trade him for the world. Anyway, he wasn't to happy about wearing his birthday hat.


3. Chanel + Harper Bazaar. Met up with my loves, Heart and Sophia at the Chanel + Harper Bazaar event at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. And it was only proper that I take my new boy (bag) out to the event.

4. #Selfie.When stuck in traffic, take a selfie. Wearing: H&M glasses (similar), Brixton hat c/o Karmaloop, Vest c/o YMI Jeans.


5. Cafe Crepe. I looove my desserts. Took an afternoon break and enjoyed some crepes for an afternoon snack after a long day in Santa Monica. I ordered the caramel cajeta (milk caramel cream) crepes with bananas and nutella and hot chocolate to wash it down. The caramel had a hint of goat milk in it. It was like goat cheese in caramel form or something. 

6. DIY: Hanging Hat Organizer. Have you seen my latest DIY video? If you haven't, please make sure to check it out! I needed a way to organize my growing hat collection. And, what better way to solve this problem by having a DIY tutorial for a solution. Watch the video to find out how I made it.


7. Flavor of the month. My current favorite ice cream flavor, America's Birthday Cake from Baskin Robbins. It tastes like a party in my mouth.

8. Mr. Coffee. After celebrating my friend's birthday at a Korean BBQ restaurant, Holly suggested to check out this place for their crepes. Specifically, their strawberry crepe. And ermahgerd, it was so delicious! The strawberry ice cream tasted like strawberry Pocky sticks! My mind was blown. Click here for my Yelp review on this joint.


9. DineLA Round 1. My boyfriend and I haven't been taking advantage of dineLA compared to last year. We went to Industriel in Downtown LA to kick off the event (yes, dineLA is an event for us). I was pretty disappointed with the menu overall, but the decor was very posh and romantic. You can read my Yelp review here to see how I really felt about the food.

10. Cheese rolls. Can't leave Burbank without making a pit-stop at Porto's bakery. As my friend mentioned, it's a wasted trip if you don't leave without a box of cheese rolls. I also picked up their Cubano sandwich for a late lunch.


11. SweetSnow.

12. Cake, cake, cake. Celebrated my friend Karen's birthday over the weekend in West Hollywood.


13. Wild for the night. How my friend, Heart, and I spent our Saturday night. It was out of control. Lionel wanted to be in the mix (as seen in the picture). We had a night-in and worked on some DIY project after being inspired after our quick trip to the mall. We also rented some Tagalog movies to watch. This is pretty much our ritual when we sleep over each others houses. All we really do is eat, talk, watch a movie, and eat some more. It still hasn't gotten old.

14. Take a Bao. Had a late lunch at Take a Bao in Studio City. I was overall pretty disappointed with the service and food. Their bao was pretty mediocre, and I didn't enjoy it at all. They're also pretty pricey for what they are. I've had better luck with my short rib bibimbap, but the service was just really lacking. My experience at this place really didn't reflect the high ratings they have on Yelp. Not sure what's going on there.


15. My precious. How can one say no to this face? Sometimes I wonder if Lionel is real.

16. Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar. Our dessert from their dineLA menu. For a chocolate dessert (not really a fan of chocolate... yes, shocking), this one blew my mind. Blue Cow is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown LA, and their dineLA menu was pretty solid. If you're still trying to figure out which restaurant to try for dineLA, I highly recommend this place. Their prix fixe menu is only $25 and this gives you a three delicious course meal. Read my review on their dineLA menu here.

And that's it for my recap. Sorry if I had made you hungry with all my food posts. Speaking of food, if you'd like to see reviews on some of the places I've been to, check out my Yelp profile! I'd also love it if you have any places you'd like to suggest for me to try.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cropped | Lace Crop Top + Denim



Happy Friday!!! So glad that the weekend is finally here again. And am I really wearing a crop top? All the food that I've been eating is really starting to show on the belly region. I'm not as toned as I used to be. That's what happens when you get old and your metabolism starts to slow down. One of the drawbacks of getting old.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Pastels | Sheer and Fringe


Sheer clothing is pretty much the only way to go if you want to layer your clothes. The breathable they are, the better. Because if you're going to pile them on your body, you better make sure that it's not going to stick to your skin in the blazing heat.


Monday, July 08, 2013

Insta-Recap | July 1 to 7, 2013

So I just realized that my last Instagram recap was back in May. Ooops? I'm going to try harder from now on to keep up with the schedule no matter how busy life gets! I like doing these recaps because I can insert additional information that I didn't get to include and any helpful links related to the post.

I hope you all had a nice 4th of July weekend and didn't forget to add me to your BlogLovin' list. I had a really super busy start last week since it was our month-end and quarter close (life of a financial planner). And with only three work-days last week, it was pretty chaotic trying to get all my reports out. But, I managed and took advantage of our four day weekend afterwards. It was such a treat after a stressful and busy week. Last weekend was just what I needed. 

Anyway, on to the recap...



1. My latest Youtube video went live last week. Watch my Summer Accessories Haul video here. See what I've been shopping for lately when it comes to accessories for this summer season. I've been mainly gearing towards neon or bright colored accessories. Not to mention, I'm pretty much trying to grow my hat collection as it become my latest obssesion.

2. Easy, lazy dinner. The sample guy at Costco somehow convinced me to buy three bags of three-pack foccacia bread. So I'm not eating the same bread all the time, I simply add my own toppings on top of it, pop it in my toaster over, and make a pizza out of it. Super easy and delicious especially for people who are time constrained. Beats eating a TV dinner all the time.


3. Lionel and I on our beach-view balcony for 4th of July. My boyfriend planned a mini staycation in Huntington Beach for 4th of July. He booked us a room at Shorebreak Hotel with a full view of the pier and the beach so we could watch the fireworks in our room. We definitely had the best seats! Lionel was not too excited about the fireworks though. So he ended up staying in the bathroom for the duration fireworks display. But, this was the first hotel I've stayed at that was pet-friendly. So it was really nice that I was able to take Lionel with us. Aside from the hotel being a few steps away from the beach, it also had awesome restaurants to choose from that are only a few blocks away (favorites: North Shore Poke, 25 Degrees, Zimzala, and Bruxie).

4. Heading back home. Car ride back home to LA! Caught Lionel at a good time for this picture. How cute is he with his little tongue sticking out? Wearing my current favorite sunglasses from ASOS.


5. Accessories snapshot. ASOS sunglasses, Vanessa Mooney Priscilla bracelet, MintBarry wrap bracelet, OPI nailpolish in #17delete, and Balenciaga bag.

6. What I wore for: the Nasty Gal x Unif No Bummer Summer Party at The Standard Hotel in DTLA. Got to the party pretty late, so it was pretty chilly up on the rooftop. Nonetheless, good beats, good company, and awesome view of the DTLA skyscrapers. Wearing my new wide brim "Carmen San Diego" hat from Karmaloop (similar here).


7. Great company. It was a no bummer hanging out with these cutie pies. It was nice too see these faces again.

8. Cafe Dulce in Little Tokyo. I always make a stop here when I'm in Little Tokyo. I usually get the Green Tea donut, but I decided to switch it up and try the Green Tea Roti (the guy described it as a Malaysian sweet bread). But, I never stray away from getting their Hong Kong Style Milk Tea, although I totally wouldn't recommend their milk tea if you don't like super sweet drinks.I think that's why it's my favorite :). Accessories: ASOS Sunglasses and Vanessa Mooney Bracelet.


9. Summer brights. Quick shot of my outfit on Saturday. We had to make an unexpected stop at Home Depot which made me too overdressed for the place. Entertained myself by walking down the aisles to check out what Home Depot has to offer for my next DIY project. Wearing: H&M top (reminds me of the colorful and playful prints from Clover Canyon), Vanessa Mooney bracelet, Wren and Glory and Urban Outfitters rings, Zara sandals, and Olivia + Joy bag (in citrus or black).

10. Sunday Funday. This is what Sundays are for a day of rest and Lionel made sure of that.

And that's it folks! Don't forget to follow me on my other social media linked down below!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wren and Glory Giveaway!


We're one week away to 4th July weekend! For most of us, it's going to be a nice long weekend. I'm really excited to have another four day weekend this year, and of course to watch some fireworks and hang out with some friends while celebrating America's birthday.

As you also may know, on July 1, 2013, Google will be shutting down their Google Reader. Such a sad news since that's how I've been keeping up with my favorite blogs since I first started blogging. So, if you're following this blog through Google Friend Connect or using your Google Reader, and you want to continue to stay updated with my blog (which I hope you do), please follow me through BlogLovin'! It's another reader that organizes and keeps you updated with all your favorite blogs in one spot. So I hope you don't forget about me in your list ;). If you haven't signed up yet, it's very easy. You will also be able to import all of your subscriptions from Google Reader to BlogLovin'!

I hope that you'll continue to follow me and my blog updates. I really do appreciate every single one of you! So with that said, I'd like to do a mini giveaway just to give back to you guys. I get really happy when I'm able to share to one lucky person some of my favorite things. It's like we become kindred spirits... or twinsiesssss!

Since I can't do much layering when it comes to clothes in the summer, I tend to layer my jewelry instead whether it be my bracelets, necklaces, or rings. Lately, it's been my rings.  I've been picking up a lot of rings lately (as you can see in my latest Youtube haul video) especially mid-knuckle rings. It brings attention to your hands. But, if you're not a hand model like me, it actually distracts you and other people as it draws the attention on the shiny thing.

Wren and Glory is kindly providing two rings of your choice to one lucky winner. The ones pictured above are currently one of my favorite rings right now. They're just very simple and dainty pieces that also make awesome ring stackers. I got my rings in a size 4 to fit my knuckles.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. Must be a follower on BlogLovin'.
2. Must be my follower and Wren and Glory's on Twitter (this is how we'll be getting in touch with you if you win).
3. Follow me and pin this giveaway on Pinterest.
4. On the comments below, tell me which two rings you would like to receive if you win this giveaway, and how you will incorporate them in your outfits. Don't forget to leave your Twitter handle in the comments also.

• Must be 18 years old or older or have parent's permission (if younger than 18). Winner will need to provide their mailing address in order to receive the prize.
• Comment and share as many times you want to increase your chances of winning (SPAM comments will not be considered).
• Winner will be chosen at random by Wren and Glory's PR, and I will be also announcing the winner on Twitter.
• Giveaway starts Friday, June 28, 2013 and ends Friday, July 5, 2013 Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:59 PST.
• This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

And that's it! Good luck to everyone, and I can't wait to read your comments. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



FTC: Giveaway prize and sample were provided by the company's PR. The rings provided were my picks and Wren and Glory wants me to share them to one of you! This is not a sponsored post.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Basics | Asymetrical Grey Knit + Denim Shorts


Wearing a knit top in the summer? I know, I know. But believe it or not, this knit is actually super soft and pretty sheer. It's very light and airy and actually a pretty good piece for not so sweltering days in the summer. As long as it's not humid and the air is just dry, this shirt and I are peachy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Acid Wash | Joe's Jeans Acid Tie-Dye + Tailored Vest


If I were to wear jeans, I almost prefer if they're colored or have some sort of print in them. I find myself rarely wearing plain denim jeans. Plain denim almost equates to sweats for me. I don't know why, but recently if I were to wear pants, they need to have something on them.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ZARA Closed Toe Strappy Sandals Review


ZARA Closed Toe Strappy Sandals
(link)
Reference No: 3247/201

Price: $79.90 USD
Heels: 3 cms 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Easy Breezy | Zara Skort + Gladiator Shoes



I know that everyone's mom and aunt have these skorts from Zara. And I think everyone should own one. They're easily becoming a staple piece for me this spring and summer for an easy, no brainer outfit. And for someone who is afraid of wearing white clothing, especially bottoms, I've been kind of in love with these. I mean who wouldn't these things has pockets!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Military Jacket for Spring + Litas


This is embarrassing. But, I have so many back-up outfit posts from two months ago that I haven't posted... including this. This look might seem familiar to you already if you've seen my previous video on my YouTube channel. But anyway, this is what I wore about almost two months ago when I went to the Amplify 2013 concert. My Jeffrey Campbell Litas are staples for me when I go to a concert.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Incognito | Faux Leather Baseball Cap + Destroyed Jeans


Ever since the boyfriend has been living in a hotel for a month (for work reasons), I've been spending my days in Downtown LA during the weekends. For a major city, Los Angeles downtown area is actually pretty dead on the weekends. I guess the nightlife is only wide awake in Hollywood. But one good thing about a pretty deserted area is it makes a good backdrop for outfit pictures :).

Barneys New York 2013 Sale Picks: Top 21 Small Leather Goods and Bags

So yesterday, I've rounded up my top shoe picks for Barneys New York Sale. And clearly, it didn't stop there. Obviously, I needed to also visit the bag section. Last night, I saw Alexander Wang Rocco  in Acid Yellow was part of the sale (originally $895 on sale $539). But alas, I checked again this morning and it's no longer listed in the sale section. The bag is no longer available. Sad day. So, to compensate on missing out on the Rocco bag, here are some other small leather goods and bags that are just as awesome and would make a great accessory for this spring and summer.

If I were to win the lottery today, here are my top 21 leather goods that will make it on my checkout basket. I've grouped them into three different categories and listed them according to their sale price.

Small Leather Goods
Barneys NY 2013 Sale Small Leather Goods Picks

(from left to right)
4. Proenza Schouler Zip Pouch Medium Leather $475 Sale $289 (also available in Gotham print)
5. Chloe Marcie Cosmetic Pouch $480 Sale $289
6. Proenza Schouler PS1 ipad case $685 Sale $399 (also available in red)

As I've mentioned in my previous post, I bought the A. Wang coin purse last year. Still love it to this day. I put all my coins and loyalty cards in there and other things that might not fit in my wallet. And how adorable is the Prisma Wristlet? You can never ever go wrong with leopard print.

Satchels/Crossbody Bags
Barneys NY 2013 Sale Satchels/Crossbody Picks
2. Tila March Daisy Camera Bag $725 Sale $439 (also available in Lagoon)
3. Alexander Wang Brenda Chain Bag $750 Sale $449 (also available in Vine Green)
5. Proenza Schouler Journal Bag $1,575 Sale $949
6. Nina Ricci La Rue Sac MM $1,950 Sale $1,169
7. Isabel Marant Lesly Bag $1,925 Sale $1,159
9. The Row Twin Messenger Bag $1,950 Sale $1,169

The Sophie Hulme crossbody bag can add a pop of color this spring. I've always stalked the Alexander Wang Brenda chain bag. This is one of the first bag I laid my eyes on when I learned about the designer. If you're sad about the Rocco bag selling out, I'd definitely recommend this as well. The Fendi Mini Clutch's design kind of reminds me of the mini PS11 I've been wanting for awhile. This might be a good alternative if you're looking into the mins PS11. The Isabel Marant bag is definitely a spunky little one. It actually reminds me of a bag that I saw on Rachel Bilson (my major girl crush) that I couldn't figure out what it was. It has three different compartments that could easily hold your life in it.

Totes and Duffel Bags
Barneys NY 2013 Sale Totes and Duffel Picks
(from left to right)
1. Alexander Wang Croc-Detailed Prisma Tote $825 Sale $499 (also available in serpentine green)
2. Tila March Daisy Tote $885 Sale $529 (also available in noir)
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote $895 Sale $539
5. Marni Small Studded Duffel $1,760 Sale $1,059

Let me know on the comments down below which of these are your favorites. Have you checked out the sale yet? Barneys definitely has some good offerings with this sale. If you're in the market for a new bag right now, this is probably a good time to get one.