Sunday, September 16, 2012

My 1st Fashion's Night Out

My inspiration for this look came from a few September issues I leafed through this year. For this Fall look, I wanted to incorporate metallics, bling, & darker jewel tones. Last (+last) Thursday, I rushed over to FNO right after work, so I just threw on a navy blue dress w/ an inlaid jewel collar + black swirly detailing down the front, paired with brown marbled heels, my Fendi Zucca (in which I could fit my dslr in, woo!), & a touch of gold jewelry to bring the look together. Oh, and I took the best shopping date a girl could have (& definitely who I inherited my shopaholic genes from), ma mère!
Yup. You heard right. Although originally, Fashion's Night Out started in 2009 in NY, I did not hear about any events going on in the West Coast until recently and since it always falls on a Thursday night,  I didn't have a chance to go until this time around. Also, it didn't help that the one I was planning on attending last year was suddenly canceled due to a major power outage affecting some parts of Orange County all the way to the border of Mexico. 'Twas a sad, sad day for fashion-lovers in Socal. So needless to say, I was thrilled that I could *finally* attend, and chose to RSVP for the events held at Neiman Marcus. I definitely made the right choice. There were complimentary Deborah Lippmann manicures, champagne and cocktails, caricatures, FIDM showcases, a Christian Louboutin trunk show, flipbook-making, hibachi sashimi, caviar, and other classy snacks, dancers, and of course, a Fall Trends fashion show. I was a little worried there wouldn't be enough for me to do from 6-9pm in only one store, but there wasn't a dull moment! Oh, and did I mention all the guests entered on a red carpet? We fancy.

***pictures from the fashion show will be included in a separate post so it won't be too photo-heavy***

Here's the Fall Trend forecast according to NM:
Mixed Greens//Men's jackets//Digital prints from London//Smoking slipper, an update to the classic ballet flat//Statement handbag//Leather leg, instead of hosiery//Fall fades, i.e. a bright red lip and light eye makeup//Broche//Navy is the new neutral//Women's wear "borrowed from the boys"

Miu Miu Bejeweled heel pumps, $990..a work of art! 
Bubbly + Handmade Coffee ice cream bar
Decorate-it-yourself cupcake station!
A talented FIDM student
A caricature of my mother (right) & I (left).
This depiction confirmed one of my worst fears: my lips really do occupy 1/3 of my face! 0_0'
Christian Louboutin Decorapump Strass platforms, $3895...another work of art!
I met Gentleman Norman!
Although it's hard for me to imagine myself in anything other than skirts, tees, shorts, and tanks at the moment since it was over 100 degrees the last two days, I am so anxious for fall wear!

Did you attend FNO? Which trends are you excited to try this Fall?!

Giveaway Extended to 09/30/12
Enter for a chance to win this neon necklace! All you have to do is: Join my blog via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar), and comment below saying that you're interested in winning & how you are following! Already following? No problem! Just comment below letting me know you'd like to be entered! Unfortunately, since this is not a sponsored giveaway, and I just wanted to do it to thank you for your support, I am only accepting US resident entries! Sorry!

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For extra entries, please leave your IG/GFC/Bloglovin username in your comment as well. Thanks everyone, and if this goes well, I'd love to do it again! I decided to extend my giveaway b/c it was originally supposed to end today but less than 5 people have entered. AND DON'T FORGET- you can still enter if you are already following! Just let me know you want to be entered! :) Good luck!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

☆✮Feeling Lucky☆✮

This week, I've been feeling so grateful. Grateful to have been blogging for a year and reading so many of your kind comments. Grateful to have the opportunity to work with several online retailers like Sugarlips Apparel, Oasap, and Firmoo, to name a few. As of today, I published my first outfit ideas post on Lucky Magazine's Lucky Community! Most of all, I'm grateful to live in America, the land of the free. {Storytime!} My parents and I immigrated to California when I was very young. Their whole way of life, from their occupations to the language they spoke to the food they ate to their family and friends, was left behind thousands of miles away when they made the decision to raise me in a country where I'd have a brighter future. My thanks go out to all those serving in the military and many others out there working hard to keep us all safe. The tragedy of 9/11 will always be in our hearts.
I picked this tee from Oasap thinking it was going to be a dress like the model in the photo. Unfortunately, when it arrived, I realized that it resembled more of a long tee. It was a little disappointing but I like the style nevertheless!
When I think of American heroes, I can't help but also think of Captain America (and of course, our troops)! Read about how a military dad surprised his son by dressing up as Captain America here. So cute!
Clothing: T-shirt- c/o Oasap, Shorts- from HK market many years ago
Accessories: Cuff watch- BCBGirls, Crossbody bag- Lancel, Necklace- Tiffany & Co.
Shoes: Canvas Slip-ons- Split Decision Votee TOMS circa 2010
Giveaway Extended to 09/30/12
Enter for a chance to win this neon necklace! All you have to do is: Join my blog via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar), and comment below saying that you're interested in winning & how you are following! Already following? No problem! Just comment below letting me know you'd like to be entered! Unfortunately, since this is not a sponsored giveaway, and I just wanted to do it to thank you for your support, I am only accepting US resident entries! Sorry!

Want more entries?
+1 for following on Instagram (@theShopaholic247)
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For extra entries, please leave your IG/GFC/Bloglovin username in your comment as well. Thanks everyone, and if this goes well, I'd love to do it again! I decided to extend my giveaway b/c it was originally supposed to end today but less than 5 people have entered. AND DON'T FORGET- you can still enter if you are already following! Just let me know you want to be entered! :) Good luck!
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to The Shopaholic {24/7} Blog!


I first started blogging on Wordpress exactly a year ago yesterday, on the eve of Fashion's Night Out. I was so green and nervous about my outfit posts/any posts that my blog weren't even public until weeks later! I am so glad that I decided to make the move to Blogspot and that I faced my fears of no one reading it. A year later, I am a happy contributor to the blogisphere and feel inspired by fellow bloggers every day. I didn't think I'd enjoy sharing my style and DIY projects with all of you as much as I have. Most importantly...
thank you for your continued support!

Clothing: Jeans- Vigoss from Loehmann's (I abuse these b/c they're my fave), Chiffon top w/ sequined collar- Fashion Q, $15, Cropped black tank- Cotton On
Accessories: Necklace- from HK, Black elastic- from HK as well (it's a hair tie!), Assorted arm party- Cotton On, Charming Charlie & Target
Shoes: Qupid Architectural Wedges- eBay, $35 incl shipping
As a token of my appreciation, I'd really love to repost my new giveaway details here for those of you who missed my last post:

1st GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT!
ends: 09/12/12  EXTENDED to 09/30/12
I always have so much fun styling this neon necklace, so I bought an extra one to give away to 1 lucky reader! All you have to do is: Join my blog via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar), and comment below to let me know that you're interested in winning & how you are following! Unfortunately, since this is not a sponsored giveaway, and I just wanted to do it to thank you for your support, I am only accepting US resident entries! Sorry!

Want more entries?
+1 for following on Instagram (@theShopaholic247)
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For extra entries, please leave your IG/GFC/Bloglovin username in your comment as well. Thanks everyone, and if this goes well, I'd love to do it again!

I'm off to my local Fashion's Night Out! Hope to see you there!
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