Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tahari ASL Marcelina Pencil Skirt

I used to own quite a few work skirts and dresses from Tahari ASL, but haven't bought any in a long time!  Well, I saw a super cute skirt on Gilt so I had to buy it.  It is the Marcelina Pencil Skirt, for $59.

I like the contrasting materials on this skirt, and I've always been a fan of the tweed look.  I got this skirt in size 2, which I thought was going to be a perfect fit.  However, it is on the tight side.  Maybe my butt is bigger now (from all my glute workouts!) than before when I used to buy a lot from this brand.  But I feel it is a bit too tight to be comfortable in.  On top of that, the material is thinner than I thought it would be.  So it does not hide any flaws lol.  When you walk around, it creates these creases in the front.  You know, like sometimes you sit for too long in a wrinkly material and the wrinkles stay after you stand up?  I am really not a fan of that look.

I do like the style a lot though!  So I ordered the size 4 as well and will compare both when it arrives, and return one.  I also prefer a larger size in the waist because I tuck blouses into my work skirts a lot.

Here you can tell that it's very figure hugging, I feel like every time I stand up, I'd have to pull it down and straighten out the creases.

And here's the material up close:

So, we'll see how the size 4 fits.  I hope one of them works!!

By the way, I also got Spanx for the first time just to see what the buzz is all about lol.  I got this Hide & Sleep Hi-Rise Panty, in nude, since Gilt has it for only $24.  

I got this in size S.  Obviously not going to model this lol.  But I gotta say that I don't know what you would use this for??  Maybe I got the wrong style/size.  But it does nothing for me.  I thought it was going to be a lot tighter fitting in the waist, like corset style.  Maybe make the waist an inch smaller??  But it feels very stretchy on.  So it kind of feels like having nothing at all, and I don't really understand the point lol.  Oh well, not a big loss.  Maybe I'll try out another style from Spanx later!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Funday!

What a nice long weekend it has been!  I really needed the mini break and was so glad to have the 3 day Easter weekend.  I've been working hard!  Lol.  Over the weekend, my bf and I drove around to a few different neighborhoods in search for a possible place to get a house.  I've decided that I really want a house in the hills, with a nice view, preferably ocean lol.  But canyon view will do too.  I love the current condo I live in, and the neighborhood is super convenient.  I can literally take 3 steps to go outside and be in the middle of all the restaurants, coffee shops, stores, etc.  But I think I now want a house with a yard that I can chill in.  Still think the housing market is overpriced now, so maybe just rent for a couple more years.  Though the rent on a house in the hills is not cheap!  They easily go above 10k per month, and all I can think about is how many pairs of shoes I can buy with that lol.  Anyway... just looking for now, nothing set in stone.  But it was fun to drive around and explore the areas that we normally don't get to!

Other than that, I didn't do a whole lot this weekend.  Just lots of errands and laundry!  I got in a couple workouts this weekend as well, since I didn't really have time to throughout the week.  So here we go!

Monday 3/21 - Rest

Tuesday 3/22
What I did:  I finished up strength 4 of Get Glutes Month 15 from last week.  So that concludes month 15!  I did 20 minutes of the gauntlet afterwards too.

What I wore:
Bra:  Lululemon Free To Be in very green
Bottom:  Lululemon Wunder Under Crop in wee are from space fatigue green
Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 in ash

To and From:  Lululemon Journey Jacket

Wednesday 3/23 - Rest

Thursday 3/24 - Rest

Friday 3/25
What I did:  I did the 45 min workout on the treadmill.

What I wore:
Top:  Lululemon No Limit Tank
 in flash
Bottom:  Lululemon Speed Short in savasana camo fatigue green
Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 in ash

The same night, I went out to dinner and wore my DVF Valencia Dress in rockscape for the first time.  I wore it with my Christian Louboutin Bianca nude pump and Balanciaga City Bag.

Saturday 3/26 - Rest, but here's what I wore to brunch and such:
Bottom:  Black Orchid Jegging in after hours

Sunday 3/27
What I did:  Spin class.

What I wore:
Top:  Lululemon Water Bound Singlet in aquamarine
Bra:  Lululemon Free To Be in faded zap
Bottom:  Lululemon Top Speed Crop in cyber stripe
Shoes:  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 in turbo green

Here's a more casual outfit that I wore today while out running errands:

And that's it for the week!  Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep in Mandarin Red Python Fairy Tale

So I got another pair of Louboutin shoes!  These are so gorgeous I just couldn't pass them up.  They are from the "python fairy tale" collection which came out some time in 2012, in mandarin red, and Lady Peep 150mm style.  I love the scale-y look!  They really do look fairy tale-ish.  Like a mermaid kind of color!

There's actually a lot of depth to the color.  It goes from orange to grayish.  Even though the color is mostly orange, I actually think they will go with a lot of my outfits!  

These are actually in size 36.5 rather than my usual size 36.  But hey, nothing a little heel pad can't fix.  They are probably the most comfortable of all my Lady Peep styles so far.  I think Lady Peep is such a sexy style!  They are super high at 150mm, but they are really doable due to the platform.

So I've been having fun experimenting these with different dresses.  They are so fun!  They kind of work as an alternative to nude.  So you can pretty much wear these with most outfits that you can wear nude shoe with... which is pretty much everything lol.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vince Leather Scuba Jacket in Grenadine! And Another DVF Valencia Dress!

Omg, such a good mail day today!  I have been in love with the Vince Leather Scuba Jacket in grenadine ever since it first came out!  It's such a beautiful shade of red, and I've always wanted a nice red jacket.  But I was waiting for it to go on sale.  Then it disappeared for a while!  So I thought it was sold out and I missed out.  Then I saw it on Nordstrom Rack's site on Sunday, on sale for $409, and I swear my fingers never clicked fast enough to buy something lol.  My order shipped from So Cal so I got it today.  I already have like 5 Vince Leather Scuba jackets, but I seriously wear each one all the time, so I don't feel like I'm wasting money getting another one.  Plus, the red color is SO different from the rest!  I'm just super in love with it.  

I got it in the exact same size as the others, which is XS:

This color is seriously the perfect shade of red!

I almost always wear these jackets unzipped, but here's how it looks zipped up half way:

Side ribbed panels:

So the difference between this version of the Scuba jacket vs my other ones is that this one is 2 pieces stitched together, so you can see a horizontal line across the lower half of the jacket.  I'm not sure why Vince started doing this on the newer Scuba jackets.  I prefer one piece of leather, which is probably more expensive to make.  But at least it's not very obvious that it's 2 pieces and I love the color so much that I'm not going to complain too much lol.

Anyway, the dress I am wearing with in the above pictures was also delivered today.  It's another DVF Valencia Dress and I got it brand new with tag on ebay for only $100 bucks.  I really love the fit of the Valencia dress.  It provides better coverage in the chest, and there's slight ruching in the waist area which gives a slimming look.  I love this "Flames" pattern.  I can definitely wear this dress to work or on a night out.

As usual, this is size 4:

So, speaking of dresses and cleavage, I've mentioned before that as much as I love DVF wrap dresses, they usually are cut too low for me to feel comfortable wearing to work without anything under.  I also don't like wearing a tank under because sometimes you can see the outline of the tank, especially if the tank rolls a little at the bottom.  So the only option is to wear a full slip under the dress and that's annoying too lol.  But when I was browsing the Nordstrom Rack site, I saw these Lace Bandeau tops by Joe's Jeans and thought that's the solution!

They come in sets of 2, and I got 2 sets to have all the different colors covered.  I can't believe they retailed for $80 per set.  Glad Nordstrom Rack's price is only $19 because no way would I have paid $80.  So the 2 sets I got are:  Black/Orchid, and Red/Pale Gray.

I was debating whether to get size XS/S or S/M.  I ended up getting XS/S because I was afraid a bigger size would slide down.  The XS/S seems to fit well even over a pushup bra, so I'm pretty stoked about it.  The only thing is that it is pull on style, so you do have to struggle a little bit to get it on/off.  But I think these are such a pretty and easy way to solve all my dress cleavage problems and all of a sudden I have way more dresses that can be worn to work lol!

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