The wish list: Lou & Grey Spring 2015

Every time Lou & Grey comes out with their new items for each season, I can’t help but make mental notes of which ones I wish I had in my wardrobe (or which ones I would like to add… hint hint).  There are a lot of color options for this season but also a lot of great basics as well.  See what I’ve picked out for my wish list this spring!

lou and grey wishlist 15 spring

  1. Lou & Grey Shadowstripe Tunic
    A tank top with a higher neckline gives it a less casual look.  This will be perfect as a piece that can transition from work to play with a simple action of taking your cardigan off or switching into jeans or a skirt.
  2. Lou & Grey Windowpane Trim Tee 
    I’m in love with this tee.  I’ve been wanting to add a windowpane pattern shirt to my wardrobe, but every time I see one I felt the pattern was too busy and not as basic as I would like it to be.  When I saw this shirt, I knew this would be the perfect one!  I love the balance of pattern and solid color, and the mesh on the shoulder also adds a little sexiness to it.
  3. Lou & Grey Anorak Vest 
    Vests are a great layering piece.  I have my go to J.Crew vest for the winter, and I think this would act as a perfect counter part for spring to add a little dimension to your outfits.
  4. Lou & Grey Denim Jacket 
    This season it’s all about denim jacket.  It is to spring as a leather jacket is to fall and winter.  I’m a little hesitant on getting one as I don’t really know how practical it is for office wear, but it is definitely something I’m interested in exploring.
  5. Lou & Grey Piqueplay Tee 
    I love the not so basic basics from Lou & Grey.  This shirt is very straight forward and simple but at the same time it is not your typical plain shirt.  It has a subtle front panel that is made of a different material of the body, giving it an interesting play on texture.
  6. Lou & Grey Spacedye Maxi Dress 
    Another higher neckline item.  I didn’t really like the look of this type of neckline when I was younger because I thought it felt restricting and is not as cool (temperature wise) when wearing, but now that I’m revisiting it I think it adds a more sophisticated look to the dress and will make it more appropriate to wear in different occasions.
  7. Lou & Grey Duo Tee 
    2 in 1 shirts were my favorite in middle school!  Remember the fake long sleeve under short sleeve shirt look?  I was very resisting to this type of shirts for a while because it reminds me of my… not so stylish days, but after seeing this particular one I’ve become more open to the idea as it looks so effortless but at the same time put together.  Another not so basic basic.
  8. Lou & Grey Duo Skirt 
    The counter part of the duo tee, I like the duo material on the skirt because the semi sheer material on the bottom makes it look sexy but not revealing.  The length of the skirt is also appropriate for work but the sheer will make it a good transitional piece for happy hour or going out.

*images taken from Loft.com*

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The wish list: Lou & Grey Spring 2015

Mini guide to poshmark

After trying out different selling apps and being active on Poshmark for a few months, I can say that this is definitely my app of choice when it comes to selling second hand clothing.  Although they take 20% of your sale which is a lot compare to some of it counterparts, I like the platform and how they display the images more so I decided to stay with it.  I also like how you can share your own listings or listings of others on Poshmark, it is a great way to interact with other sellers/buyers and help promote your items.  It is like a marketplace with social media integrated into it (they even have a blog you can follow!).

Below is a mini guide to Poshmark for those of you that want to start selling via apps or online but are hesitant!  It is actually really fun and I hope this helps introduce you to one of the many apps out there and get an idea of what it is all about.

The top bar:

top bar

On the top, you can find all sorts of shortcuts to different things.  Feed is where you can see the listings shared by the people you follow.  Shop is where you can find a list of brands in alphabetical order, so it makes it easier to search when you’re looking for something in particular.  Sell is a function that can only be used on the mobile app for now, it is what you use to create a listing and sell, on the mobile app you’ll get to add pictures, descriptions, category and price for your listing.

Party is something a little different, and is one of the things I really like about Poshmark!  Everyday on Poshmark, there will be 3 parties.  The first one of the day starts at 12pm EST and another at 3pm EST, these 2 are the more generic ones where you can share listings that match the brands or categories of the party.  The last one starts at 10pm EST, it is theme oriented and there will be actual “hosts” hosting the party (hosts are poshers picked by Poshmark, so they’re usually different hosts for every party), this one is where your item will have the chance to get “host pick” which means the hosts will share your items and they will appear in a special section in the party page, the items that are picked will usually get a lot of exposures and shares from other poshers.  It is a good way to sell and also a good way to shop for items because all the items in the host pick page have already been filtered and selected by the hosts.

Home page:

feed page

When you first sign on, you will see your home page that displays listings shared by the people you follow, it could be their own listings or listings of other people.  You then have the option to share or like the listings you see.  Sharing a listing from another posher’s closet will give them a notification saying that you’ve shared their listing(s), which usually they will help share yours with their followers (it’s kind of a you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours).  Liking a listing will save it to your “liked” list, which you can come back to it later should you decide to purchase.  On the side you can also see a list of brands that you’ve recently searched for, this is a helpful little shortcut so you can just go to what you’re interested in instead of go through the whole list of brands.

Closet page:

closet page

Your closet page is where all your listings are showcased.  When you share a listing of your own, it’ll automatically put it at the top of your closet so you can refresh, change the layout and how your listings are organized accordingly.  On the very top it will be a little area for you to put up some info about yourself, some sellers will list if they do trades or bundles on top, for me I just kept it simple – Where I’m located and my instagram account.  On the right side is a list of brands you follow, so when people visit your closet they can see what you’re interested in, and maybe discover a brand or 2 they’ve never heard of.

Are you trying to sell some of the items in your closet to make more room or just pair down?  There are so many apps out there to help you do that!  Poshmark is my personal preference, but you should definitely explore and shop around all the possibilities out there, as one app might work well for some but not others.  Hope this was helpful, and please share your thoughts as I would love to hear about your experiences on selling online using different tools and platforms!

Mini guide to poshmark

Loft End-of-Season sale

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Just wanted to do a quick post and share with y’all that Loft is currently having their End-of-Season sale and it’s amazing!  A lot of the items (including my favorite Lou & Grey line) are priced as low as $15.88, need I say more?  Item’s are selling fast, so stop whatever you’re doing now and head over right away!  You wont’ regret it.

*image taken from Loft.com*

Loft End-of-Season sale

A new way to shop

IMG_9540Rose & Fig // Barbour Beadnell jacket, Sam Edelman flats

I have a confession to make… I’m addicted to online thrifting!  Recently I’ve started shopping on eBay and apps like Poshmark and Tradesy to find bargains thanks to the influence of one of my dearest friend Jess from Rose & Fig.  She started this “Nothing New” challenge at the beginning of 2014, where she will not buy anything new or retail clothing wise for a whole year (you can read more about her journey on her blog).  I was very inspired by her way of shopping so I started exploring myself!

When I first started, it was very overwhelming as there are so many things you can find, you really need to pay attention and do a lot of research on what you want to buy before you do because most of the items you cannot return, but it gets easier as you go.  The bidding process is thrilling, it is also very satisfying when you find something that you’ve been wooing and ahing over that’s practically brand new for less than half the price!  It’s also a way to find limited edition items that’re sold out.  It’s a good approach for those who have a smaller budget and are willing to spend time digging, or for those who loves thrifting.

So far I’m having a great experience and have found some awesome items for a fraction of the retail price, from now on I will definitely be checking them first before I make another full price purchase.  How do you feel about shopping used?

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetPoshmark // Madewell sweaterProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preseteBay // Madewell skinny jeans, Sam Edelman Petty boots

A new way to shop

Cyber Monday shopping guide 2014

cyber monday

Happy Cyber Monday!  For those of you who didn’t have time to shop during the holiday weekend, below is a list of Cyber Monday deals (beauty and fashion) that will help you get through your holiday shopping without breaking your bank.  Happy shopping!

  • Ann Taylor // 50% off entire order with code: CYBER50
  • ASOS // 30% off entire order with code: ILOVEMONDAYS
  • BeautyBar // $15 off $75, $35 off $150, $65 off $250 with code: BBCYBER14
  • Club Monaco // 20% off $200, 25% off $300, 30% off $500 and take an extra 30% off sales & clearance with code: CYBERSALE
  • GAP // 40% off entire purchase with code: CYBER
  • H&M // 30% off entire purchase plus free shipping on orders over $50 with code: 2896
  • J.Crew // 30% off full price items, extra 40% off sale items + free shipping with code: MONDAY
  • J.Crew Factory // 50% off entire order + free shipping on $50+ with code: THANKS
  • Kate Spade // 30% off entire site with code: CYBER30
  • Kate Spade Saturday // 30% off entire site with code: OHWOW
  • Kiehl’s // $20 Holiday Cash on purchases of $65+ with code: JOLLY
  • Last Call // Extra 40% off entire site + free shipping with code: CYBERME
  • Loehmann’s // Cyber Monday deals no code needed
  • LOFT // 50% off entire order with code: MONDAY
  • Nordstrom // Up to 40% off and earn up to 10 pts for Nordstrom Rewards members
  • Madewell // 25% off entire order with code: GIFTON
  • Old Navy // 40% off with code: CYBER
  • Piperlime // 30% off entire order or extra 40% off sale items with code: CYBERSALE
  • Saks Off 5th // Extra 40-50% off sitewide with code: CLICKTOIT
  • Shopbop // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 with code: GOBIG14
  • Tory Burch // 20% off $300, 25% off $500, 30% off $750 with code: LUCKY
  • Urban Outfitters // $15 off $75, $25 off $100, $50 off $150
Cyber Monday shopping guide 2014

Holiday gift guide

With the holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, I’m sure most of you are already prepping your shopping list for the holiday.  I know personally I like browsing way in advance and pick out what I want to get before all the holiday sales start, so as soon as the promotion deals hit the stores I can snatch the items I want right away without hesitation (quick, ruthless, and precise).

For those of you that are still looking for ideas and inspiration on what to get, here is a gift guide/wish list I’ve made with things I think would be great to get for others but also great to add to your own wish list!

gift guide

  1. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette – Perfect for any makeup lover or beginner in your life.  This beautifully packaged palette contains 3 blush, 1 highlight and 1 bronzer.  Great quality and great bank for your buck, a one stop shop for a perfect cheek look for the holiday!
  2. Jo Malone Fragrance – Fragrance is a very personal item to purchase for someone, as everyone has a different taste when it comes to scent.  If you’re afraid the scent you picked out might not be the perfect fit for him/her (since the body chemistry is different for every person and the fragrance reacts to your chemistry differently), you can always ask for some samples and have them test it out first (though it won’t be a surprise anymore).
  3. Diptyque Candle – Another one of my favorites and is perfect for everyone and anyone.  Diptyque candles are gorgeous and they have a variety of scent you can pick from, if you can’t decide which one will fit best for them you can always pick up the minis for your loved ones.  The empty candle holder also can serve as a brush holder or mini vase for flowers!
  4. Fresh Sugar Cravings Kissing Trio – Cold weather usually means heater and chapped lips, pick up a set of these Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment as a gift set or stocking stuffers, you know they will thank you later.
  5. An oversize, super comfortable cardigan (like this one from Lou & Grey or this one from Madewell) – In the winter time what else is better than sitting by the fireplace drinking hot cocoa in your most comfortable cardigan?  A nice oversize cardigan is not only a great lounge piece but can also be a very stylish layer to add to their everyday outfit.
  6. Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream – Again with the heat and dryness everyone has to endure in the winter time, a nice hand cream can cure it all.  Like the lip treatment, these babies help keep your hands soft and smelling amazing.
  7. Buffalo check scarf – Another cozy item on the list, a nice scarf can make an outfit.  Having a scarf that  can both acts as a statement piece or a cozy layer is a must in the winter time.  There are so many options out there but my favorites are the buffalo check ones because they reminds me of the cabin and vacation.
Holiday gift guide

The wish list: Sephora VIB Holiday Shopping Event 2014

Today is the start of the Sephora VIB Holiday Shopping Event!  There are so many items I’ve been wanting to try and I plan on taking full advantage of this sale.  Lots of brands have their holiday palettes and items available now, so for those of you that want to start your holiday shopping early, this is a great time to start!  And of course grabbing the everyday stable items you’re running low on is a must.

Below are some of the items I’ve been wanting to try, once I figure out which ones I want/received them in the mail I will be doing a haul post, so stay tune!

sephora

  1. Tarte Limited-Edition Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
  2. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
  3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition
  4. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera
  5. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cassis
  6. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar Berry Tinted
  7. Anatasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
  8. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

 

The wish list: Sephora VIB Holiday Shopping Event 2014