Friday, February 12, 2016

HUE Zippered Glossy Denim Leggings in Deep Red - Great for V-Day!

I recently gave these bright red HUE Zippered Glossy Denim Leggings a shot, and they are now marked down from $54 to $24 so I thought I'd share!  They are in the perfect shade of red for Valentine's Day!  They come in glossy grayblack (without pockets) and black python (without pockets) as well, which are all on sale.



So the zipper pockets on the front are all fake ones.  The back pockets are real though.  I got these in size S.  I was unsure of them because of the waist - it's not very flattering since it's a thin elastic band.  Plus, it seems that these leggings would slide down rather easily.  Since there's no belt loops, you have no way to hold them in place.  Other than this issue, I actually do like the style and color of these leggings, especially for $24 (I'm trying to see if I can get a price adjustment since I paid full price only a couple weeks ago).

I tried them on with my pink Louboutins... LOL.





So I'd like them a lot better if they had belt loops.  Although the size S seems to fit fine, this material is a bit stiff and slippery so I can see the need to pull them up constantly as you move.





Anyway, not a bad price at all though.  Maybe a tailor can add some belt loops for a reasonable price and then they are good to go!




Thursday, February 11, 2016

DVF Jeanne 2 Wrap Dress in Classic Chain Link

To prepare for my trip to the UAE, I had been buying quite a few DVF dresses from eBay and Tradesy where you can generally get brand new dresses for under $150.  Some are older season and some are current.  I don't really care about that to be honest.  As long as it looks cute to me, it works for me haha.  But I've been able to get some suuuuper great stuff!  I've brought them all on the trip with me, since they are so easy to pack (they don't wrinkle at all) and even easier to wear.  I can literally pack one pair of nude heels and a million wrap dresses and be good to go for any occasion.

The two dresses that I had been so happy to get are actually exactly the same but in different colors lol.  They are the classic chain link print that DVF has re-released.  You can get the black Jeanne Two Wrap Dress online still in all sizes.  It's the same exact dress that DVF herself wore when she first started her campaign for these wrap dresses like 40 years ago - how cool!  It truly is a classic print that you can wear anywhere.



Michelle Obama has one of these too, but in the bigger version of the print (love that she wore red shoes with it!).




So here is this dress on me - it is my regular DVF size 4.  I love it.  But I think I may try size 6 in my next wrap dress as the size 4 is rather low cut in the chest.  Sometimes I have to adjust it to make sure nothing is popping out.  






So I got the same dress in this cobalt blue color.  It's very pretty and classic as well.  Same size and fit.







If these dresses weren't so low cut on me, I'd even wear them to work.  I think can just wear a cami underneath though, and still wear it to work.  I just haven't done that.  I think they are definitely worth the money!  So happy I finally got my hands on 2!  =)





Monday, February 8, 2016

Super Late Sunday Funday!

I realize that it's way past Sunday now, but I'm just getting around to posting!  I flew to the other side of the world last Thursday and have been hanging out in Abu Dhabi for the past few days!  It's such a long flight from LA.  It took 16 hours to get here, and will be even longer on the way back.  This is my first time in the Middle East, and it's a very interesting place!  It's very hot in the summer here, but right now the weather is perfect.  It's actually just like LA lol.  You can tell that there's a lot of money here, and everything is built in luxury.  This is the kind of place where you can pay people to do anything for you cheaply.   I guess it's very common for people who live here to have live-in maids and chauffeurs.  We've had a chauffeur driving us around the whole time here in a nice Audi.  He's literally available 24/7 which is pretty crazy to me.  But gotta admit it is convenient to have that.  But it's definitely a different lifestyle!  One thing that kind of threw me off about Abu Dhabi is that there's not as many people around as I imagined.  All the restaurants I've gone to have been mostly empty at peak times, and you end up having many more service people around than customers.  Maybe I've been going to the wrong places, haha.  But food is excellent though!  There are many people from different countries here, so you have a huge mix of culinary cultures.

We are staying at the St Regis hotel on Corniche which is right next to the beach, and it is amazing. Here's a picture of the hotel lobby I took, it's pretty grand.



The view from the room is beyond words.  Here's a good day time picture:



But on our first morning here, there was a heavy marine layer which I guess is very unusual here.  However, since our room is pretty high up, we were above it and this was the view!  How cool is that!



Night time:



One of the most popular touristy things to do here is to visit the Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque.  It is seriously one of the most beautifully designed and constructed places I've seen.  Everything is white marble and it is huge!  I can't imagine how much money went into it.  It's free to visit, so if you are ever in Abu Dhabi, it is definitely a must.

Here's a panoramic from the outside!


And this is the inner courtyard view:


There are pools of water surrounding the whole structure, which makes it a lot cooler:


Inside the hallways - this was as many people as I saw so far in Abu Dhabi:



Inside the mosque, the floor, ceiling, walls, windows, literally everything has tons of details:




Marble floor:


Marble walls lol:



Everything is covered in the whitest marble!  Along with these nice decorated carvings.



Look how much detail went into this one window alone... I actually really love the glass mosaic faded look.



I probably took way too many pictures there.  But it was so beautiful and I am so happy I got to see it.

Oh yeah, here's the world famous ATM machine at the Palace Hotel that gives you gold bars lol.  But it was broken when I was there!!!



Anyway, back to the normal outfit posts haha.  Before I left for Abu Dhabi, I did make it to the gym a few times.  Not as many as I would have liked.  Only twice.  But I had so much packing and stuff to do before I left, so I didn't really have time to go to the gym.  In fact, I barely slept the couple days before I left!

Monday 2/1
What I did:  I ran for like 20 minutes and then took a yoga class.

Shoes:  Nike Free 3.0





To and From:  It was really cold, so I wore my Michael Kors Vintage Leather Moto Jacket over Scotch and Soda Home Alone Sweater.




Here's an outfit while running around doing errands:






Tuesday 2/2
What I did:  I took a cardio/strength class which was great.

What I wore:  
Bottom:  Lululemon Wunder Under Crop in animal swirl
Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 in ash





To and From:  Lululemon Be Present Jacket in coco pique





And finally, here's my outfit I wore on the long flight!  I did change into pajamas during the flight though haha.

Jacket:  Vince Leather Scuba Jacket in off white





And that's it so far!  I am actually heading out to Dubai pretty soon.  Will try to squeeze in a spa session beforehand.  =P  Have a great week everyone!

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