Monday, November 30, 2015

Vince Order!

The very first website I purchased from after Thanksgiving dinner was Vince!  In fact, they are still having 25% off everything (code WRAPUP25) until midnight!  As usual, I love everything I got.  Vince has got to be the most consistent brand I know.  So I don't even mind giving them all my money lol.

First thing I got was the Dempsey Knee High Boot in ceramic which I have been wanting to get as soon as they came out!  I know I just got a pair of Tory Burch boots and I live in LA where there's almost no season for boots ever, BUT I just love them!!  =P

I love gray boots.  Been wanting a pair forever.  These boots are not cheap though.  They were originally $695, but they are now on sale for $417 and you get an extra 25% off.  So that makes them about $312 which is a lot more reasonable.  It's pretty much the top end of what I'd pay for a pair of boots considering how little use I get out of them!  I love these though.  They are very slimming and even though they look high, they are extremely comfortable!  I don't even know how that's possible.  I compared them side by side with the Tory Burch Sarava boots I just got and they seem to be exactly the same height.  But these feel SO much more comfortable so I don't know what's up with that.

I got them in size 7, which is my usual boot size (regular shoe size +1).  I think they are the right size.  But if I wanted a snug fit around both the feet and legs, I may go down to 6.5 or something.  But I'm happy with the way the size 7 fits.

Half zip on the inner side.  But pretty easy to put on and take off.

By the way, these boots came in the biggest box you can imagine, with a ginormous dust bag too lol.

I also really love the Colorblock Stripe Superwash Sweater I got.  I like the pattern, and the fit is exactly what I have come to expect from all my other Vince tops.

I got it in size XS too.  The material is mostly merino wool, but it's thin and super soft!  I think the price is pretty much as low as it gets too, at $98 + 25% off.  Here it is on me, including the boots:

The back is slightly longer than the front:

Next, I got the Graphic Stripe Asymmetric Drape Vest (full size run available here) which I have been wanting since I first saw it at Nordstrom when it came out!  I guess it's kind of a similar type of pattern as the top above.  It's a wool and cashmere blend and it's actually thicker than I thought it would be.  But I'm glad it's sleeveless, since that means I won't overheat in it.  It was on sale for $150, which is not bad.

It doesn't come with a strap or any other closure mechanism, so it can only be worn open.  I got it in size S, and it's definitely a comfortable fit.

It's like wearing a comfortable blanket lol.

If I want a more fitted look, I can easily add any belt to it and it will have a totally different look:

I am using an Ann Taylor belt here:

Lastly top I got was the Rib Sleeve Drape Front jacket in off white.  I love white blazers.  But for some reason I find most blazers to be uncomfortable after a few hours of wear.  Usually the back of the collar starts to put too much pressure on my neck and it gives me a headache.  It's a weird issue and I've never heard of anyone else with it.  But it happens to me with almost every blazer I have!  I was hoping this one would be better since it has no collar... and also the ribbed sleeve would make it very comfortable.

The smallest size available when I bought it was size 2.  I was worried it would be a bit too big, since Vince runs on the large side, and the smallest size they made in this blazer was 00.  But I took a chance anyways, because I'd probably wear it open most of the time and this style seems like it would be ok being a little loose. 

I think my assessment was correct.  It does fit pretty loosely around the waist.  But I think it looks fine.  It's super comfortable so I'm hoping it won't give me the neck/headache issue!  It ended up being $133 and I think that's a decent price for a blazer.

It doesn't look too bad buttoned up either, but definitely loose.  I like it better unbuttoned.

Ok, the last item I got from Vince was the Signature Collection Stamped Croc Baby Crossbody in "forest".  It's a small bag that can be converted to a clutch by removing the straps.  I like it, 2 for the price of 1.  Hahaha.  And it was $119 after the discount which is not bad either.


For some reason I thought it was going to be slightly bigger than it is though!  The measurements are 8.25 X 6 X 2 inches.  I guess I was imagining an inch or 2 larger in my head.  But my wallet, phone and keys will all fit in it so that's good enough.  I have many large purses anyway!

Here it is on me:

The straps are wrinkly now since they were folded and tucked into the dustbag.

I like the croc skin looking texture, and the color is great!  Will go with a lot.

The straps can be removed by "unbuttoning" from each side of the back of the purse:

There is magnetic closure on the flap so it will stay down nicely.  But here is the under side of the flap:

The inside is pretty simple - just 1 pocket:

And that's everything I got from Vince!  Pretty happy with everything and super relieved about that, since it's all non-returnable!  I hope you were able to score some good deals this weekend as well, either from Vince or elsewhere!  But if you are on the fence, I highly recommend giving Vince a shot.  I own so many Vince pieces now and it never disappoints!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Funday!

Well, this week was a bad workout week for me!  I only made it to the gym twice... and barely made it both times!  On Monday, I was in San Francisco still for most of the day and then flew back to LA in the evening, so no workout that day.  Then I worked for the rest of the week except for Thanksgiving day.  My gym (which I usually go to before work) had their "holiday hours" and didn't even open until at least 7 am for most of the week!  That didn't work for me since I like to be AT work by 7 am.  I have serious problems making myself go to the gym after work.  I made it once on Wednesday and that was it lol.  Then my mom and grandma came for Thanksgiving, and my mom's 60th birthday!  They just left yesterday so I finally was able to go workout today.  My saving grace is that I actually did not eat too much this week.  Usually I stuff myself on Thanksgiving, and by "Thanksgiving", I mean from Wednesday to Sunday!  But this year I just didn't feel like it so I had a very sensible portion.  That sort of balances out the lack of workouts!  Hahaha.  I'm planning on killing it at the gym next week though!  

Oh yeah, I haven't given an Invisalign update in a few weeks!  I know some of you care lol.  I am now 2 months into it, and I've gotten so used to wearing them that I forget about it altogether.  I'm now on tray #5 out of 22, btw.  I'd say the first week was by far the hardest.  I mentioned back then how much I hated it lol.  It cut up my tongue and made my teeth so sore that I could barely chew.  But that feels like so long ago now!  Since the initial discomfort went away, nowadays I only feel slight tightness each time I change into a new tray for the first day or 2.  But it's only like 2% of how uncomfortable it was the first week!  So I feel pretty good about Invisalign now.  Both my bf and I have noticed that there is already a positive change in the appearance of my teeth, which is kind of surprising to me since it's only been 2 months.  I also didn't think they would look drastically different since my teeth were pretty straight to begin with.  I basically just needed to slightly rotate some of them, and push some of the front teeth back to have a better bite.  So the fact that a seemingly small change can actually look so different (to me, at least) is very encouraging!  Now I can't wait to see how much better it will be at the end.

It's only fitting that after talking about teeth, we move onto this next thing.  The one bad thing that I found out about this week is this Peppermint Pretzel thing from Trader Joe's.  OMG.  I die.  Very dangerous.  Will need to avoid Traders.  Hahaha.

Anyway, it has finally cooled down here in LA, and quite drastically too!  So I am very happy that I get to wear my cold weather clothes again, which I just have SO MUCH of, and SO LITTLE time to enjoy them.  Therefore, I am very happy to show some different types of outfits this week!

Monday 11/23 - Rest

Tuesday 11/24 - Rest

Wednesday 11/25
What I did:  Last week I left off after strength #2, so I started at #3.

What I wore:  I already showed this outfit from the Splits59 post earlier this week, but here we go again!
Bra:  Lululemon Free To Be in white

Thursday 11/26 - Rest

Friday 11/27 - Rest

Saturday 11/28 - Rest again lol.  But we went out to eat for my mom's 60th birthday and I finally wore my Houndstooth Dress from The Limited that I got a year ago!  I paired it with these fur booties that I love.

Also wore my new BCBGeneration wrap coat as to and from:

Sunday 11/29
What I did:  Strength #4, followed by 30 minutes on the treadmill.  

What I wore:
Hat:  Lululemon What'SUP Hat 
in star crushed silver fox deep navy
Bra:  Lululemon Free To Be Wild Bra in star crushed silver fox deep navy
Bottom:  Lululemon SE Mesh Wunder Under Crop in wee are from space silver spoon
Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 in hyper cobalt/bright mango

To and From:  Lorna Jane Feline Jacket

And this is what I've been bumming around in all day today:

Feeling super cozy and comfy!  I'm heading out now to go see the new James Bond movie.  Hope you all had a great weekend, and happy holidays!

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