Journal: Shopping Haul

Hey y’all!

I went shopping this weekend with my mom and got some great items! Old Navy had 30% off a few things and I stopped by Nordstrom Rack for the jewelry. 😍 I’m in love with the ring 💍 I was able to find a few matching Nadri pieces to finally create a set. For her designs you really have to hunt them down  and look carefully in store if you want a set! 😉

Fashion and Style: Outfit Planning

Hello everyone~

My boss is always mentioning that I should raid her closet and help her coordinate an outfit for work. With several years of fashion retail experience under my belt, I know my way around personal styling a tad. Although my coworker and I have our eyes gleaming at the thought of dressing up our boss together at her house, we know she is just kidding, although that won’t stop me from giving you these tips! 😀

Tip 1:

Always think about what accessories or individual pieces would go with what you already own in your closet. It will keep you mindful of what may or may not go together. For example, owning a skirt you may never wear as no tops you own look good, or go with it, that will lead to the skirt eventually being donated. Don’t waste your money and be mindful! Also, don’t waste money purchasing an entire outfit around 1 item, unless it already has some value to fit with the rest of your wardrobe.

Tip 2:

Run  you ides by a loved one! It’s always best to run anything you want to purchase with a second opinion. Hopefully someone close to you, as they will know your preferences, your style, and whether you already own something, just like the item you interested in, to prevent you from buying it, I’m looking at you sis!😈 You can also ask for stylistic help from the sales personnel,  I know from the company I worked at we had to keep up to date on trends and fashion styles to assist our clients. Depending on which company or brand you go to, the workers should be able to assist you stylistically. 😀

Tip 3:

Outfit planning is a technique I learned at work. What we did is create and coordinate outfits on our mannequins and displays on the sales floor and fitting rooms. It helped inspire customers to purchase items and coordinate similarly to the display or purchase the entire display off the mannequins. What I’m trying to say is, pre-plan your outfits. Try out you outfit idea on a hanger; top with a sweater together on a hanger, with a scarf wrapped around too, maybe hang a necklace above the top on the hanger. If you can see your outfit in front of you, you’ll be able to see what works together to coordinate or mix and match an outfit. I usually pre-plan outfits for an entire week after finishing the laundry. It helps since I’m usually short on time in the mornings before work. If all my outfits are ready, it gives me piece of mind as all i need to do next is make up and jewelry and I’m out the door like lightning.

Good luck and don’t forget to strike a magnificent pose and slay!😘

Shopping for Accessories 

He everyone~

At the job I work at, more than just talking about work, a lot of clients have asked me about my jewelry. If it’s real, it’s so sparkly, where do you shop, along with general compliments are all things I’ve been told and asked on. So I thought why not make a post on it?

Nadri


Her jewelry is absolutely gorgeous! They all look high quality and real even though the stones are cubic zirconia! I get majority of my compliments when I wear her pendant necklaces or rings. I was first introduced to her brand when I went to Nordstrom Rack and my sister and I found a bracelet of hers on clearance, which was great because I was shopping for things to wear at a Desi/Indian wedding. Since I’m petite my wrists are very small, and I found her bracelets to fit me perfectly. 😍 Dream come true!

Gorjana


Another great designer. I discovered this brand when I had my eyes glued to a bracelet at TJ Maxx in their display case. My mom was against it because it was a gold plate over brass but I am very self indulgent when it comes to jewelry so I purchased it. It has become my most favorite gold bangle. The brands other designs are great too.

Covet

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This is another brand I found at Nordstrom Rack. I actually happened to be looking for Nadri’s brand jewelry at the time and stumbled upon this brand while searching. Their rings that I picked out are really blingy and more on the cocktail ring side. Very pretty. 😁

Old Navy


This store has been very good to me when it comes to finding jewelry at a good value for how many sales the store has. They also sell their jewelry online but I highly recommend going to the store as there is always a bigger variety. Also be aware, from my experience the prices range from store to store! I once bought a ring full price only to find it the same day at another location where all those rings were marked clearance. 😢

Aliexpress


My mother is an Aliexpress shopping maverick. She always has shipments of quality looking jewelry coming in from there and boosts how she gets them for like $4! I honestly don’t know how she sifts through all of the sellers because I’ve had bad luck myself. My first ring I purchased gave me green marks, but my mom never has a single issue. She recommends looking at the sellers’ rating! 😉

Banana Republic Factory Outlet

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I love shopping at the outlet store here. Not only is their clothing classic and comfy, with great fit for my petite size, the jewelry is beautiful too.

Etsy shop

Hello everyone!

My Etsy shop is now open for business. You can find my shop by simply clicking here.

Shopping Haul

Hey guys!

I went shopping last weekend and I thought it would be nice to share with y’all what I got. I wasn’t originally planning to go out since I’m trying to keep up my savings but my sis needed a few things and the shopaholic in me took over at the end to buy just one item, even though it’s not for me. 🙃

My sis tried on all the shoes I asked her to and I must say those black Report shoes are too cute! She ended up buying these in store at Nordstrom Rack and a nude pair online.

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While my sis was trying on more shoes I walked over to the handbag section with my mom and found these cute mini bags.
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We got hungry and ate at Gordon Birsch and I had a mani mahi sandwich with sweet potato fries and a slice of my mom’s veggie pizza from her plate.

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Last but not least, the item I bought that wasn’t for me. My boss asked me to buy a plant buddy for his office so I found an about $20 artificial one at Home Goods. My boss can’t grow a thing as he is a newbie so artificial is best, plus this looks super real! He said if he doesn’t pay me back, and he hasn’t yet, I can keep or return it. 😗 I’ve gotten so many compliments already on it just after a day so I may just keep it at my station!

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Halloween 2015

Hello eyeryone!

I’ve been looking around the web and I found some cool props and masks I would like to share with ya’ll. 🙂

Steampunk Mask Metal Rust $83.00 USD

This mask looks so cool! It’s made completely handmade and hand painted from plastic and recycled parts. The seller is on Etsy, and is from Barcelona, Spain and accepts international shipping.

Elegant Silver Metal Laser Cut Masquerade Mask w/ Rhinestones $34.95 USD

I personally love masquerade balls, or masked events. The mystery, air of excitement and potential romance is intoxicating. This mask is laser cut from a metal alloy and can also be found on Etsy.

Halloween Color Drip Candle Set $4

An online exclusive set of 2 paraffin wax drip candles from Urban Outfitters will look spooky and unique in any household this Halloween.

High Noon Creations Bird Skull Mask $180

I love this mask so so much, though it is very much on the expensive side, it is very unique. It is hand crafted right here in Dallas by High Noon Creations and sold as an online exclusive on Urban Outfitters.

5 Vampire Drink Reusable Drink Pouches w/ 1 Syringe $6.99 USD

I found this one off AliExpress, it is pretty cool because you can use it to put any liquid you want to drink in it and haul it around 😉 Just don’t bite me for some real blood!

Shopping Haul

Hey ya’ll~
I recently did a little shopping! Here is a couple of pictures of the stuff I got 😘 it’s finally getting chilly where I am, so I got 2 light sweaters
  All from Old Navy thanks to their awesome sale for cardholders 😉
The gloves and headphones are from Target with the knee high socks from Burlington.

Happy International Sailor Moon Day!

If you have read my “About” page, you already know I love anime and manga, Sailor Moon ever at the top of my list on favorites, and today is International Sailor Moon Day! 🙂 Whether you watch the original anime, or just finished Sailor Moon Crystal, or are just plain devoted to the manga, you will be interested in the goodies I found around the web. Also, did you hear? Soon us Moonies will have our first Smartphone Game App! 😀

First, have fun watching this little commercial inspired by our beloved magical girl transformations:

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Journal: Haul

Hi everyone~

After a full week of being miserable from a cold, I am finally off antibiotics and feeling much better aside from some minor sniffles and coughing. As proof of feeling better I made a few parfaits for my family, though everyone ate them before I could take some pretty pictures, ha! 🙂

This week was filled with shopping, as it was tax free weekend here in Texas. So throughout the week, before the weekend, we see sales everywhere here! I also got a few online shopping shipments in this past week. 😀 I even got my Vitamin C Serum, which I will write a review on later, compared to another serum I have, by next week. Without further ado, here is my haul from shopping since  July 31st, to receiving packages today. FYI the beauty box is my sister’s but we share 🙂 With all this, do you think I’m ready for college in a few weeks? 😉 Continue reading

Journal: Feeling a bit better 

Hi everyone~

Earlier this week I mentioned I was sick with a cold, I went to see my doctor yesterday and I’m feeling a bit better! So much so that I went shopping with my mother for a few things today and yesterday. 🙂 Continue reading