Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm Off!

Clothing: White V-neck- local boutique, Black hemp pants- Roxy, Kimono cardigan- Cotton On
Accessories: Sunglasses- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Watch- Charming Charlie's (Xmas gift), Ring- from 2011 China trip, Cognac leather purse- Badgley Mischka
Shoes: Flip flops- Trusty leather Rainbow sandals, of course!
Since I have an hour before the first leg of my journey to Hong Kong, I figured I'd do a quick outfit post for fun & to try out this Blogger app! Here goes nothing!

With work, an interview, a family soccer game & errands to run, the last few days have been so hectic that I just finished packing this morning at 4AM! I'm letting you all know this so please keep that in mind if I commit any fashion faux pas in upcoming travel posts. I'm apologizing in advance. Anyway, so when thinking about flying for a combined 15+ hr flight, my first thought for today's outfit was comfort.

Hope this works.

Do you know what my nail art is inspired by? Click here to find out.

I'll be updating my Instagram throughout my travels, so check it out @theShopaholic247 

Next time, my update will be from halfway across the world! Crazy!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bringing Back the Pack!


If you read the title of this post thinking I was going to talk about backpacks, you would be wrong. What is so great about backpacks? They're hard to access and prone to being pick-pocketed. I'm actually referring to the classic waist pack, or fanny pack, one of the most liberating (and certainly underrated) inventions in fashion! Yes, before you stop reading and/or unfollow me, give me a chance to explain (and I have 2 announcements at the end)!

My family and I put on a parking lot sale last weekend to get rid of a lot of extra junk we had lying around the house from electronics to stuffed animals to shoes to jewelry to clothes. It was a hit! I made over $200 in sales AND I got a tan. Talk about a 2fer, right? Anyway, if any of you have ever sold at a yard sale, you know how important it is to wear a fanny pack.

TOP REASONS WHY FANNY PACKS RULE:

1. Easy access to cash/change to purchase or sell items
2. Allows both of your hands (& shoulders) to be free to do whatever they want
3. Harder to steal than a crossbody or shoulder purse since it's secured around your waist
4. Comfortable to wear for many consecutive hours
5. STYLE. Yes, I said it, fanny packs can be fun accessorizers too if you give them a chance!

Not convinced? Well, keep an open mind and take a look at my outfit as a vendor at my sale last weekend before you write off waist packs for good! 

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Just wanted to let you know that I'M IN LOVE WITH THESE MODERN WEDGES!
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Clothing: Hi Low dress- Nordstrom Rack, $22, Crochet vest- ? but I have seen similar styles at Ross for $10
Accessories: Aviators- Michael Kors, Monogram necklace- more affordable version here, or original here, Gold bracelet watch- Charming Charlie's, Assorted bracelets- Target, Charlotte Russe, Cotton On, Quilted fanny pack- flea market in France (? brand)
Shoes: Beige cutout wedge- Matiko Paris (on sale here)
Below are photos of the actual outfit I wore at the sale:
Spot the differences. *Hint: there are 2

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Accessories: Bow sunglasses- local boutique
Shoes: Peeptoe Wedges- TOMS shoes (discontinued in this color, but similar here)
 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Giveaway + Going Away 

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to do my 1st giveaway soon, but unfortunately it looks like I will have to postpone it until August. I didn't realize it was already getting so late in July, and since I'm traveling to Hong Kong next week (surprise!), I think it best if I do the giveaway when I get back, especially since I'm not sure if I'll even have internet access while I'm there (scary thought...). But don't be disappointed, I might just add to the giveaway goodies during my trip! I apologize for this, but I think it's for the best. I will still be outfit + food blogging while I'm there but most likely those posts will be delayed. More details on my upcoming travels in my next post. 

Don't forget to check out my Instagram (@theShopaholic247) to keep updated :)

So what are your thoughts on fanny packs? Love 'em? Hate 'em? I want to know!
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Lemon Lime Look

Hi again, everyone! Remember me?! I can't believe I have been away from my blog for over two weeks. Yikes! Since I typically use the weekend to blog, the past two fun-filled weekends of travel have made it very difficult for me to keep up on here. I've included some snapshots from my little getaways + a little outfit post for you all. Here's an outfit I wore on Sunday to shop some of those July 4th sales (as you can tell by my footwear, I mean business). Enjoy, and look out for my 1st giveaway coming up soon! I know I'm late on responding to all of your comments, but I'm going to use my day off on Wednesday to catch up!






Clothing: Neon top- Ross ($13), Pleated Hi Low skirt- local boutique 
Accessories: Charm bracelet- Tiffany & Co., Watch- BCBGirls, Assorted beaded bracelets- ?, Crossbody purse- Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Sandals- Style & Co. from Macy's

W e e k e n d      S n a p s h o t s:
San Francisco






Las Vegas




Had too much fun with these girls!
Details: White dress- Lulus.com, Platform sandals- Olsenboye from JCPenney
Comfy outfit for the drive back from LV
Clothing: Top- Kardashian Kollection @ Sears, Skirt- Foreign Exchange
Accessories: Neon belt- Target, "Mermaid" purse- Forever 21

 How have you been kicking off the summer?
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