Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April: Best Buys

Would you believe me if I told you that Blogger was being glitchy and did not post this on Monday morning like it was set to? Or that when I clicked publish, there was a power outage/solar flare, leading to my entire post being deleted? No? Okay, well the truth is, I had too much fun this weekend in the 626 and didn't get home until after work on Monday (I drove straight to work from LA)! I've been a bad blogger! Sorry!

"When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad..."

I've decided to do something different for this post. In my style posts, I'm often wearing pieces that I have purchased a week or more ago, and they can become increasingly harder to find as time goes on, so I think it's both useful and fun to show you a few of my favorite things right at this moment. I had this idea towards the end of last week when it was raining down here. As a native Californian, it's practically a travesty when the skies aren't ridiculously blue and the sun shining, so naturally, I thought of Julie Andrews' classic, "A Few of my Favorite Things." Here we go!

In LOVE with this style of purse because I'm a sucker for black leather purses & gold hardware! Splurge here. 
Too happy when I found this similar purse from my local F21 for only $32.90. Say what?! Unfortunately, it's not
on their website, but check in stores!
This purse was surprisingly roomy and as you can see, can easily hold my water bottle with much room to spare.
Not one, but 3 separate compartments! Now I no longer have to dig around my purse for my iPhone & keys. Life is good.
My 1st purchase from!
Qupid Lisbeth Black Snake Architectural Cutout Wedge Booties
I was VERY impressed with the packaging for this! A cardboard drawer inside slides out to reveal the laptop case.

Gorgeous embossed laptop case for my macbook can be purchased here, but I bought mine from Macy's.

Pink mesh bracelet- ($5 at 626 Night Market), Gold bracelet watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs 

Black and silver chainlink bracelet (Chained Melody) & brown leather bracelet (Jakette the Snake)-
($5 each & both are genuine leather!)
See? I told you I was obsessed with black satchels with gold hardware!
Black lace briefcase/doctor's bag- Topshop (not available online, but apparently only in-stores)
After adding some padding inside, I may use this sturdy bag to hold my Nikon dslr because it is big, stylish, & also came with long straps so I can wear it on my shoulder.

Angelina-inspired maxi dress- F21 for only $15.80!
Photo taken w/ Instagram (Be my friend? @theShopaholic247)

My girlfriends & I went to the 626 Night Market to explore on Saturday, and it felt inspired
by the night markets in Hong Kong, but way more crowded! I ran into some old friends and...

...met a few new ones!

Hong Kong style waffles. Especially delicious drizzled with condensed milk!

My idea of a perfect late-night meal: Baked bolognese spaghetti (This has been my signature go-to dish at HK cafes
 ever since I can remember), "guy dahn zhuy," & some hot horlick. My new purse from f21 never left my side,
as you can see.

Last weekend was filled with "a few of my favorite things", places, and people, so what more could a girl ask for? It was a fun, relaxing getaway from San Diego. In addition to sharing my personal style, I also wanted to show you a few things that have caught my eye this month, as well as give you a little glimpse into my life. I hope you enjoyed this new post, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

What are some of  your current favorites or must-haves right now? I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

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21 notes:

LoveT. said...

Nice Post!


melindaaa said...

looks like so much fun! and love your big black bags!

Arra Abella said...

Love your purchases dear!


JanM ♥ said...

Must haves? Maxi dresses and bib necklaces! Oh and moooore bracelets! ;)

I love how you scored the bag at F21! They never have any great bags whenever I'm there. LOL


Joy said...

I want your chainlink gold. I'm crazy about gold lately. Thanks for sharing!

thehautecookie said...

LOVE your haul~!! XO!

Karola said...

Hey sweets!
This post is so fun! I'm in love with the bags and the shoes! And the Angelina inspired pic is so cool!
I really like your blog my dear. Maybe you'd like to follow each other? I am following you now. :)
Thank you for your comment on my blog! :)


J n Nty said...

the bag and shoes are gorgeous

Jane said...

THe Wang bag is to die for. I adore it !!!

CY said...

thank you! it's my 1st one, so I'm excited to hear positive feedback :)

PS I couldn't get to your blog. Can you give me your link?

Ochi Bernadas said...

I love the wedges! Does Lulu ship in the Philippines? Btw, nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Check my post! :)


erica marie said...

Love those shoes and the same thing has been happening to my scheduled posts...

xo erica

Marie Martell said...

Beautiful purses! Great photos, looks like a fun time.

Ruby Girl said...

so many fun buys! that alexander wang bag is awesome!! xoxo linds of

HiFashion said...

Absolutely love the first bag you bought. It's so pretty.

Zoe ConcepciĆ³n said...

Hey dear!!!!Great purchases, love them!
Do you want to follow each other?let me know it!

My Cowlick said...

LOVE your buys!! Wish we lived in the same area so we could go shopping together!

You look so cute in that black dress!

I am your newest follower on bloglovin!


Diana said...

I love Angelina-inspired dress ;)

Check out my blog about my life in LA.

Piroscutza said...

ITs nice that bag from Forever 21 !.


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Traveling in Flats said...

Oh my god, I was going to go to the 626 Night Market too! :O Unfortunately I was in New York that weekend so my friends went without me but I heard it was CRAZYYY.

- Nita

Princess said...

Love them all <3

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