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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Barneys New York 2013 Sale Picks: Shoes

Welp, it's that time of the where Barneys New York have their sale where they markdown some of their designer things up to 40 percent off. Last year was when I got my red ostrich Alexander Wang coin purse (and this year, the black one is on sale).

I obviously perused the shoe section first, some what hoping that I won't find anything I like. Sadly, that was not the case. I just tried to narrow my selection down as much as I can.

Summer Summer Summertime

2. Loeffler Randall Lolly $295 Sale $179 
4. Alexander Wang Alek Sandals $465 Sale $279 
5. Alexander Wang Cara Sandals $495 Sale $299 

So since the temperature has been rising lately, my eyes are on these cute sandals. If it were life and death and I had to pick only one out of the set, my indecisiveness might actually cost my life. They're just all so different and would bring different appeal to an outfit. I love the MMM Neon Band sandals for obvious reason, it has that neon band. If that doesn't scream summer, I don't know what will. Lolly has the black, silver, and nude all in one. It can actually work with either casual or business casual outfits. Pierre Hardy, c'mon the toe ring part of the sandal is enough reason to get it. It's so spunky. The A. Wangs... they're ankle strapped sandals... need I say more? The Saint Laurents... I mean look at the buckles on top of it, so adorable.

Happy Feet

1. Opening Ceremony Penny Boot $380 Sale $229 
2. Loeffler Randall Evie $375 Sale $229 (also available in cream
3. Rag & Bone Brogue $495 Sale $299 (also available in tan)
5. Alexander Wang Mackenzie $625 Sale $379

And as far as the other shoe family goes, that's another dilemma on it's own. But, I think I've mentally narrowed my choices down to the 3.1 Phillip Lim Diamond D'Orsay and the Alexander Wang Mackenzie. I've been looking for D'Orsay styled shoes (flats or heels), and Phillip Lim has even combined it with mesh! As far as the Mackenzies go, I meaaaan, the shoes are gorgeous! You can't really go wrong if you wear them with pants, dress, or a skirt. And they could easily transition in to the fall season. I think I'm in love.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's Always Sunny... in Palm Springs

It's Alway Sunny... in Palm Springs

I'm so excited for this weekend! I know it's only Wednesday, but my mind is already wandering to Palm Springs. It'll be my first time there ever. Almost every Memorial Day Weekend has been spent somewhere in Vegas. I told myself to limit the Vegas trips and try to go to other places I've never been. So the boyfriend booked a hotel for the weekend, and we'll be on our merry way to this giant oasis in the middle of no where.

I still need to pack, but I can't wait to relax, do nothing, bask under the sun, and drink some adult juice while the rest of LA experience a low 70 degree weather... not even cold enough to go to the beach.

My luggage will probably have one outfit that looks something like this. What better place to wear a wide brim fedora other than Palm Springs. I will definitely have my Zara hat in tow. And Equipment blouses are quickly becoming an obsession. Their shirt is just so damn soft. As far as bag goes, I currently have my eyes on the PS11 or PS1. It changes depending on my mood. Lastly, I can't believe that I found something similar to the shoes I previously pinned here. I haven't been into cut-out shoes lately, up until I saw some hybrid looking ones, and these Topshop shoes are close enough for me. Too bad they're out of my size.

So, what's are your plans for the long weekend? Fortunately, my weekend some what starts tomorrow! But I'll be in class for Beauty Lab at the new Youtube Space in Venice. It's a whole day shenanigan with other beauty/fashion Youtubers, and I'm really excited!

ZARA Mid-Heel Sandals with Ankle Straps (in White and Tan) Review

ZARA Mid-Heel Sandals (Spring/Summer '13)  (link)
Reference No: 1509/201

Price: $49.90 USD
Heels: 3.35 inches Also available in black.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pin With Me -

Come join the dark side, and pin with me!

I've had my Pinterest account for quite some time now, but I never really knew what to do with it. It was only until recently when my brain had some sort of revelation.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lookbook: Polka Dots

Insta-Recap | May 9 to 19, 2013

Here's a quick round-up of what I've been snapping on Instagram last week. Follow me: @yummiebitez.

1. The aftermath after filming my What's In My Bag tag
2. Bread pudding from Pete's Bar & Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles... amazingggg.

3. The most tender chicken I've ever had in my life. It fell right off the bone... mind blown! Corn bread French toast with fried chicken for brunch at KTCHN at The Gorbals in Downtown LA.
4. Sipping on a super rich hot chocolate drink (Lavender Liquid Chocolate with Flame-Kissed Giant Marshmallow) for a quick break from this cute cafe in Little Tokyo called Cafe Demitasse.

5. To the best person I know. Mother's Day brunch with my family at Firenze Osteria.
6. I've been seriously having major cravings for this ice cream! It's so addicting and definite my favorite ice cream hands down.

7. My little watch dog... watching me... creepily.
8. Ramen is always a good idea. One of my favorite ramen spots (Shin Sen Gumi in Little Tokyo).

9.  Big Sur Pizza (shrimp, tomato, and basil) with strawberry pineapple lemonade from Pitfire Pizza in Downtown LA.
10. Ended up at Bar Ama after disappointingly finding out that there was an hour wait at Baco Mercat at 9PM.

11. OMG... the best pie I've ever had in life from The Pie Hole (Arts District in DTLA). I'm definitely a pie convert after this. Had the Earl Grey Tea pie with some Horchatta Latte to wash it down.
12. Sunday Funday outfit of the day: tank: Maison Scotch x Marie (from Madison); shorts: Joe's Jeans; body chain: Vanessa Mooney; cardigan: H&M; boots: Forever 21; and bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Lookbook: Floral Mesh