Jun 29, 2011

Summer blings

Always enjoy some blings for the summer. Gold suits exceptionally well with my summer tan. Here I am using Ettusais's limited edition gold shimmer color on tips (no name) - which I think is a great way to put blings on without being too over the top. Ettusais is a Japanese makeup/skincare brand and has limited mini nail polish sets every year. This year's hasn't announced yet but check out last year's Here.
Do you like glittered polishes? Which are your favourites?

Jun 26, 2011

California Trip - LA Eats

LA is nothing new to a lot of people but it's still a very good midpoint for visiting California. Unlike last time (Here) spending every minute on the run to visit every single place, this time around I was taking my time to keep my friend who flew all the way from Hong Kong entertain while finding good eats in the city.

My first meal back from Palm Springs was not going to be dinner but my rental car broken down on the highway-_- I was so scared because break down lanes in California are so narrow and I was literally right next to the truck lane. While freaking out, the California Highway Patrol truck towed me to the closest exit (because it was too loud on the highway I thought that guy was a Enterprise staff-_-). I had to google map myself to find out where I was at wtf. Enterprise later on switched a better car for me but my whole afternoon (supposedly spent at the hotel pool with my best friend) was wasted.

So lunch became dinner wtf-

Hae Jang Chon
3821W. 6th Street,
Koreatown, CA 90020

The second morning we wasted no time to go to Universal Studios. I was only going because I have an annual pass so I could go in for free wtf. 

My husband

We swung by Marc Jacobs to pick up some souvenirs but by chance it was a book signing event and was packed with cute gay guys and drag queens wtf.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
8410 Melrose Ave,
LA, CA 90069

How about a garlic dinner?
55 N. La Cienega Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Next morning we yelped a brunch place and got to this random place in Inglewood. We were the only Asians there lol. I felt so out of place but everyone was being extra nice to us.
The Serving Spoon
1403 Centinela Ave,
Inglewood, CA 90302
We totally craved Budae Jigae for her last dinner in LA but my friend recommended this restaurant. The food was clean and yummm. 
3303 W 6th Street,
Koreatown, LA, CA 90020
Hello Kitty x Beard Papa's <3

Somehow I felt like we were eating 2 meals in a row but it was early enough to still make it to Santa Monica to walk around and take some pictures at the pier from day to night.

Bye, love! I know I will see you soon *tears down. 

Jun 23, 2011

Shop with me: Matthew Williamson x Macy's

Matthew Williamson is undoubtedly my favourite fashion designer (with my pond depth knowledge of fashion - very shallow, though). I buy things I am attracted to, and am very rarely able to point out who's the designer unless it's super obvious. Nonetheless, I recalled being so amazed seeing his collection first at the Deign Museum in London. I fell in love with this British designer's prints, patterns and colors.

Soon after I visited London in 2008, Matthew launched his collection with H&M in spring 2009. Not getting as much attention like other crossover collections like Lavin x H&M or Madonna x H&M, I remember I actually went to the mall in the 1st day the collection came out and swiped a few pieces. The collection was gorgeous!

This time around Matthew Williamson is doing a collection for Macy's. I personally don't think the clothes are as pretty as what he did for H&M. Perhaps it is targeting for a different age group? I wasn't going to blog about it until I saw that everything is at least 40%off, while majority of this collection is 65%off. You can also use the extra 20%off coupon (adhere at the end of this post, good til June 26th), or you can get almost everything from Macys.com for about 50%off.

Here are the few pieces I tried on:

One-shoulder Black Dress with Shooting Star design
S Price: Orig $99, Sale $34.65, with extra 20%off $27.72
Fit: For some reason this one shoulder black dress fits like a medium. The overall fit isn't bad and the dress is somewhat I am looking for with the perfect skirt length. However the draped design leaves too much cloth around the waist area. especially with this kind of heavy drappy spandex material. It's such a deal after the discount and the design is flashy enough to be kept in the closet for special occasions but I am not buying another piece of so-so clothing.
Verdict: Pass

Size: S Price: Orig $99, Sale $59.4, with extra 20%off $47.52
Fit: Whoa this dress fits very well and the length is also very appropriate for work. It is loose yet gives good definition on the waist line. I just thought I could save $50 from a print that I don't love.
Verdict: Pass (for now)

Size: M (Out of S) Price: Orig $69, Sale $41.40, with extra 20%off $33.12
Fit: I have been wanting a biker jacket or vest for the longest time. I really wanted to like this :(. This is such a gorgeous biker vest and has a very pretty front view when worn open. When I turn to the side I put on 20lbs and look like a robot (小露寶 to be exact - see reference picture ^) when worn close. Haha what the hell..
Verdict: Pass

Short Flutter Starburst Print Dress
S Price: Orig $69, Sale $24.15, with extra 20%off $19.32
Fit: This dress definitely screams the most Matthew Williamson to me. I love the neck line and it makes me look not as wide and skinnier (Hell yes!). The dress itself is pretty loose but I can easily toss a belt on to give some waistline. With the pricetag under $20, this is a fun piece to be added to my collection!
Verdict: Purchased

Blue Halter Ruffles Dress
Size: XS Price: Orig $69, Sale $41.4, with extra 20%off $33.12
Fit: It fits perfect but I look like a trashy desperate housewife wearing this ocean blue ruffle dress.
Verdict: Pass (but will get something similar 10 years later)

Price: Orig $29, Sale $14, with extra 20%off $11.2
Verdict: Purchased all. Never have too many scarves :)

So overall it's not a very good haul. I ended up only purchasing a dress and 3 scarves. If you don't know already, Macy's is having a huge sale right now with a lot of stuff ranging from 40-65% off. Don't miss the chance! Use code "HOTONE" for online purchases or print this in-store coupon for extra 20% off all sales and clearance items (Click free link Here). Happy Shopping :)

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