Separates

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wearing Zara top, Zara skirt, and rings (this and this) gifted by Mejuri

Separates

Disclosure: Mejuri sent me beautiful rings and all reviews/opinions are of my own. 

Growing up, my parents always loved sales: after-Christmas sales, Black Friday sales, coupons, anything to save money. They never paid for anything full priced. As I got older (and I guess, more financially responsible) coupled with my degree in economics, I realized how important it was to always wait for a good sale. I’m not saying that I always buy items on sale (some things just never go on sale), but I do my best to spend less whenever I can!

That said, I had been eyeing this top and skirt combo from Zara for awhile now. Yes, they are separates but could totally pass as a dress! They were originally a little less than $150 together but during the sale, I ended up paying $25.99 for the top (versus $49.90) and $39.99 for the skirt (versus $99.90). I ended up paying about $65.98 (not including tax) for the two items together instead of $149.80! I saved about $83.82! It’s definitely a risk you take when you wait for a sale, but I think it’s so worth it (and generally, Zara items do not completely go out of stock – although some have, most items do go on sale).

Mejuri

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I wore my outfit with Mejuri rings that they sent me as a gift. These rings are beautiful and I’m obsessed. I’m not one to wear jewelry that are too flashy so Mejuri’s dainty rings are right up my alley! I chose rose gold as I wanted rings to match the engagement ring I want (always thinking ahead haha) and these rings are my new everyday rings for sure. I wear them whenever I’m out and about! What I love most about the open ring with the black diamonds are that the diamonds are conflict-free and socially responsible diamonds. Anyway, I have so many rings I want to add to my collection! Have you checked out Mejuri yet? Let me know what pieces you are in love with!

Have a happy Monday friends!

 

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Cult Gaia

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Large Cult Gaia’s Ark in natural

Cult Gaia

One of the most beautiful bags that I have ever bought, Cult Gaia’s Ark in natural is the absolute staple in anyone’s closet. The style works so well with pretty much anything but most especially with pretty dresses when you’re out for a brunch date. I ordered the large last year; it’s perfect and I’m obsessed.

I have been eyeing their new design at the moment: the Lilleth. Definitely looking forward to adding it to my closet soon!

Which one is your favorite? The Ark or the Lilleth? Have a happy Tuesday!

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Daikanyama

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H&M coat, sweater, and pants, Zara boots, and Barneys New York backpack

Daikanyama

An outfit I wore while in Daikanyama in Tokyo. A hip neighborhood in Tokyo, I made sure to dress to impress while I was there. Charles and I walked from Shibuya (about 15 to 20 minutes) and ran into a cute coffee shop (Monkey Cafe – go, especially if you love design and architecture), hit up some shops (pet stores included), bookstores, and ate at a brewery. A very thorough blog post will be up soon but until then, hope you’re enjoying my outfit posts!

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Harajuku

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H&M turtleneck, dress from Harajuku, H&M coat, Zara boots, and Barneys New York bag

Harajuku

Sale season has been unkind to my bank account. Take for example this amazing camel coat I found in Tokyo for about $30. Not that I really needed another coat in my closet BUT how could I not resist it? The leather boots was actually an older find from when I was in LA last summer. The dress was from Harajuku at the time I was there. In fact, I found it for about $7. I wish I could say that was all that I bought but I’d be lying.

But the upside is, more clothes means more outfit posts for the blog (and on Instagram – which you can find me there more than on here, at least for now). Until then, I have tons of projects to work on with brands and can’t wait to share them with you! Happy Thursday (or Friday wherever you are)!

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Cropped Flares

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H&M Trend top (was on sale for $4.99 but sold out online), Zara mini flares ($29.90), H&M jacket, Zara shoes, Barneys New York backpack, and H&M Trend sunglasses (was on sale for $12.99 but sold out online)

Cropped Flares

When flares came back, I was a bit hesitant at first but after years of skinny jeans and then boyfriend jeans, I figured I give flares a try again. They were growing on me and I’m glad that they were. These cropped mini flares are so much fun and definitely a lot better than the flares I wore during my pre-teen years! They were only $29.90 so I don’t feel too bad about buying them but it looks like I’ll be investing in more styles like these!

To be honest though, I was a bit disappointed on the wash. It looks a bit different than the photos shown on Zara’s website. Not entirely different but I’m picky and it wasn’t what I was expecting. Nonetheless, I’ve worn these jeans quite a bit since I ordered them for the style alone. Now hunting down more cropped flares! Happy Tuesday!

EDIT: For reference, I’m a 5’5″ 

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