Sunday, July 21, 2013

Closet Remix: White Tunic & Floral Denim Skirt

One of my goals in starting a fashion blog is to breathe life to items, I already owned, that haven't gotten enough wear. As much as I like to shop, I prefer to maintain a curated closet with classic and versatile pieces. I have yet to achieve this objective, but notice tiny improvements such as choosing neutral colors items and avoiding trendy pieces. 
Shirt: Wet Seal
Skirt: Target kids
Shoes: New York & Company
Hat - Wet Seal similar; Necklace - Forever 21

Personally, I prefer wearing shorts under skirts and dresses to avoid any mishaps -thanks to my Mom for having instilled this habit in me at a young age : ).
Sunglasses: Marshalls

As July draws to an end for August to begin, I feel bittersweet for many reasons. Hope you enjoy the remaining days, and look forward to a new month ahead!   
carefree summer days enjoyed with bunnies hopping and birds chirping

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fitting Room Review: Banana Republic's Post-Independence-Day Sale

*Updated*

June and July are months of major retail sales with plenty of shops running their semi-annual clearance and various steep discounts. Yesterday as I was walking to Macy's for an errand, I casually glanced at Banana Republic and noticed their orange door sticker of 40% off. I retraced several steps to check if I misread the sign because BR rarely offers a steep discount. Turned out, it was extra 40% off sale items! 

1) Essential Silk/Cotton V-Neck (XS; pale gold)
Essential Silk/Cotton V-Neck
Although the 60% silk and 40% cotton were ultra soft, I didn't love this particular V-neck design and excessive sleeve length on my petite frame. Passed. 

2) Lynda Animal Print Cardigan (XS)
similar
This cardigan wasn't love at first sight, but I soon adored it after trying it on. The sleeves' width and length weren't perfect, but this piece won me over in the end for its potential versatility in my closet. I envisioned pairing it with pencil skirts or cropped trousers for meetings and classes -especially on a rainy day! Purchased for $14.98 (orig. $69.50).