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June 2015

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Spring 2015: Sale Update

Designer sale season is winding down, and apart from one pair of Jimmy Choos which seem to be taking the long scenic route across the country to arrive to me, I’ve pretty much received everything I ordered.

This spring I vowed to try to sit out most sales, since I really can’t tell how anything would fit on my body right now. However, a few items proved too tempting, and once I placed my first order, I thought – what the heck? – and continued along my merry way.

Unlike my Spring 2014 sale update, this time I didn’t wear any of the items myself to share with all of you. I am in the last month of my pregnancy, and a few days ago I saw myself gliding past in a store window and decided I really would like to avoid full length mirrors and photos below my neck for a while. Instead, I’m using my dress form to help out.

Now, on to my recap – starting with clothes!

Chanel Beige 15P Jacket Full

Item #1: Chanel Spring 2015 Pre-Collection jacket, 40% off. I first tried on a version of this jacket – same material but in a different cut, in the boutique. I loved the fabric since it was both soft and seemed very sturdy for a Chanel “tweed” – winner all around! However, the cut of the first jacket I tried just didn’t work for me. When the salesperson brought this version out, I was sold! It’s one of the most practical jackets I’ve seen in a while – no flashy buttons, easy to wear color and silhouette, and there’s even a zipper. Wow!

Chanel Beige 15P Jacket Details

This jacket came with a matching pencil skirt and I think the full outfit would be perfect for a workplace with a business dress code. Since that doesn’t describe my workplace, I just ordered the jacket. Continue Reading

Life

Weekend Update

1. Do you all remember the classic Fendi Baguette? Were you all aware that it’s now back in various iterations…including the super adorable micro Baguette? I love the “micro” bag trend, and this Fendi version is one of the best…

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A Peek Inside My Bag

I always like to see what people carry with them everyday in their bag (I’m nosy like that), and since I’ve had a few reader requests to see the contents of my bag, I thought I would share some…

Europe Style Travel

The Paris Shopping Guide: Chanel

After my last Paris shopping guide on Hermes, I received requests to do various other editions, including quite a few for Chanel. Since I’m currently unable to travel myself (so frustrating when you’re suffering from some serious wanderlust as I am…

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Cost Per Wear Review: Shoe Edition

I mention the term “cost per wear” sometimes on this blog – well actually quite often, so apologies if you’re all sick of hearing the term. I’ve been doing some light house cleaning lately, getting rid of a few more items,…

Life

Weekend Update

1. I love my Birkenstock black Gizeh sandals, and lately, that’s all you’ll usually find on my feet. So comfortable and broken in. So can I please happily share with you my latest shoe purchase? Pearl white Gizehs with…

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How I Shop Sale Season

I’ve been fairly badly behaved this sale season (with the worst likely still to come – Chanel finally is gearing up for presale, just letting you all know). Last year when I did a little sale post, I received a few…