Ann Taylor 40% off sale

It’s all over the internet… but Ann Taylor is having a 40% off sale. And thanks to Jean, if you use the discount code 51100001016 you can get an extra 30% off on your purchases over $100 and regular priced items only. Two items I’m eying, but alas no money =(

Petite Cap Sleeve Shirtdress // Perfect Patent Pump

I’ve been on the market for a shirtdress for a while, but one that looks a tad bit different than typical shirt dresses. I love the look of this shirt dress due to the sleeves and the two tones in it. Lovely! Also I’m dying for a pare of patent pumps… almond toe, no platform, black or nude, etc. So when I place the two items in my cart, with the 40% off sale and the 30% off code, this became my total:That is a pretty good price! Less than 50% off! With original price, that would of cost me $303! More than 3/4 of my share of the rent! Alas a petite girl can dream…

So readers… any picks? Did you pick out great outfits from Ann Taylor?


The perfect blazer… next stop LOFT!

I am on the quest still for that PERFECT blazer! The one I got on Ebay needs major alterations! Sleeves need to be shorten, get rid of the shoulder pads, lapels still huge! So one of the next stops I went to on my time off is LOFT. I love their clothing and their petite line. They always seem to fit me just right!

Blazer: sz 6 (from clerance rack) ($99.99)
Top: Flutter Strips Shell sz M ($44.50)
Skirt: Hearld Pencil Skirt sz 6 ($64.99)

So in order to get the skirt the “right” length, I decided not to tuck the shell into the skirt and put the skirt all the way up on my waist… and I mean up! I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what, I need to get the sleeves altered. My arm length are soo short and NOTHING will really come in my size. Growing up though high school, I ALWAYS hated long sleeved shirts. They were always long on me and every time I rolled them up, they slide back down and get into my way. The lapels are definitly better than the other jacket. And the height… hey it looks good! The shell I’m not a fan of… it makes me a bit too fatter than normal. The skirt? Perfect! If I had the money, I’d buy it right then and there.

I’m still not sold on this blazer… I still think there is a better one out there that will look and fit better!… Hello… are you out there blazer?

Banana Republic Lace White Dress

Dress: Banana Republic sz 8 (similar here)
Shoes: old Payless Fidori sz 5

Remember my first post about the Banana Republic dress? Yes, the one that was worth $130 and I got it for $15. Well I finally picked it up from the tailor on Monday and tada!

Okay so you can see I’m a “thick” girl… however with this dress I think it looks great with a cardigan and a nice skinny belt on it don’t you think? So I gotten it shorten so it looks awesome! The fit? Great!

So thoughts?

Diamond in the Rough

It’s a sensation. Remember back in the mid 90’s when Beanie Babies were popular? Or how about Tamagotchi? If a store had them, everyone was in line to grab as many as they can! It’s was the hottest crave when I was in middle school!

This month, one of the hottest brands that are flying off the shelves are Missoni from Target. Missoni is a fashion house based in Varese. The brand is very well known for their patterns and colors. So when it was announced that the brand is offering low price items for every day people, every fashion freak was jumping for joy. I wasn’t a huge fan of the offerings, but I was eying some pieces and thought if I liked them in person, I’ll grab it. However, due to greedy people buying the whole supply and selling it for more than double the ticket price, Target pretty much sold out of all of their Missoni products within day 1! I was stopping in the target near my job to pick up my prescriptions the weekend after the opening and was hopping to see the Missoni products in person. However there was a huge sign saying “We are out of stock. We are sorry.” Yep…  However on my way home from a doctor’s appointment, I stopped by the Target near his office, and as soon as I walked in, what do I see? Yep, that sign with PRODCUTS! I had to touch them all to see if they were real or hollograms, and it was real! Alas, as you can see, that small section is all they have.

Missoni for Target Women Suede Heels Pumps sz 5.5 ($39.99)

One of the few items I was eying was these beautiful pumps. If they made size 5’s I’d jump on them in an instant really! Due to my petite feet and knowing for a fact I really don’t fit in Target’s 5.5’s, I wasn’t rushing. So when I saw these pumps at the store, I HAD to try them on. As you can see in the picture, they are WAY to big on me. My toes doesn’t even touch the bottom brown zig zag! And this is with my feet all the way into the back of the heel. I was thinking of the option of maybe heel grips, but the gap was way too big for me! *sigh* if they only fit I’d buy them in a heart beat! I was actually thinking about buying them and being those evil/genius who sell them on ebay or other marketplaces, but I decided to be nice to other customers in the area and left them for someone else. Oh well! =(

Missoni for Target Space Dye Cardigan sz Lg ($29.99)

When I saw it online, I wasn’t impress. Seeing it in person, still wasn’t that impressed. What made me try it on was to see how light it is. Let me tell you, it is light! It also feels nice and soft. However, as you can see the large is really big on me. It kind of reminds me of grandfather’s like cardigan. So even if they had it in a medium, I would have to pass.

Missoni for Target V Neck Sweater sz Sm ($29.99)

Okay bear with me on this thought… it look big in person! Yea… so I thought, “Hm… maybe small would fit me!” Okay so only a classy lady like me would show that 1) No, not at all! and 2) Show their “curves” in picture fourm. So yea… as we can see the small does NOT fit me at all. I might want to stick with the medium or heck even go for large! *gasp*! What I do like about this sweater is that it’s light weight and see through. What do I hate about the sweater is that it is see though and light weight… yea I am confusing. I get hot easily so I don’t get cold as often as most people. However when I do get cold, I get cold. So with a jacket? Maybe. Plus see through means I can wear something cute underneath it. Again, when I get hot, it’s one more item of clothing I need to be aware of. Yes, I am weird let’s stop stating the obvious. But for an average person, I think this is great for them!

So…. Did I really find the diamond in the rough? What items are you looking for/bought on ebay?

Go Face the Day

For months I’ve been thinking about dying my hair. Doing research on the internet, I’ve been reading certain dyes you take at home (like Garnier or Clairol) won’t work with certain Asian types of hair. Lots of sources were telling me to have a professional do it. Oh yea… I can easily fork out $100 for a hair cut and dye.

Talking to a hair dresser friend of mine, she said I CAN do it on my own… it just depends on which brand I use. She recommended L’Oreal Feria. I went to the website and look through the catalog of color. I was looking something along the dark brown with auburn like colors in it. The three that caught my attention was Midnight Ruby, Chocolate Cherry, and Crushed Garnet. Out of the three, I thought the more natural one for me would be the crushed garnet. And here are the results.

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H & M window shopping

I’m out into the real world…. business like clothing world. One of the essentials for business attire is a blazer. I’m on a tight budget so I’m looking for the perfect blazer with minimum to no alterations for my curvy chest. The problem with me I found is the shoulder pads. I look like a line backer when I find the right blazer that fits across my stomach. So one of the first places I thought of looking at was H & M. However, I went a bit over board and looked at other kind of outfits as well.

Blazer: H & M sz 10 ($49.95)

As you can see in the picture, no shoulder pad effect! However the length of the sleves are a tad bit too long. I could easily roll them up, however there are lazy times I might not, so it’ll look better if I get them hemmed instead. This blazer is a size 10 and it was kind of tight round the stomach when I turned around. I kept this blazer in the maybe pile when I get more money. Also I don’t think it looks like a classy female blazer on me. The front angle I feel like I look like a child trying on her father’s jacket.

Blouse: H & M sz M ($9.95)
Skirt:H & M sz 8 ($12.95)

My goal was to look for a new colorful outfit as well. Orange is hot during fall and this orange matches well with my skin tone. I had to be funny because all of my colleges knew me as a “black and basic” girl. No colors. I’m not too sure about this outfit. I think certain angles makes me look curvier than normal, but one of my co-workers loved this outfit. What do you think?

Skirt: H & M sz 6 ($34.95)

I love the side view of the skirt. I probably won’t tuck it in cause you can see some extra love handles but when I turned to the front, the skirt is kind of oddly shaped. I thought it was a pencil skirt when I picked it up, but it’s not. It’s weird. Definitely no!

Blouse: H & M sz M ($29.95)
Skirt: H & M sz 8 ($34.95)

Besides the sexy socks you can see, I love this outfit! If i was going to buy the skirt, I’d probably get a size 10 to factor in shrinkage. It was a tad bit too tight, but a handle-able tight round the waist. I love the details of this lace skirt and I’m head over heels over this! Hm… sexy black pumps with it and I’d say “I’m hired!”

Jacket: H & M sz 10 ($34.95)

The quest for another great outdoor jacket. I fell inlove with this style when I walked in and tried it on. Of course we need the arms hemmed, but it felt kind of tight round me… Then again I was wearing heavy clothing so I’ll give it to thought. I’m not in love with it, but I don’t dislike it as well.

So ladies… Thoughts? What look good? What doesn’t?

Fall Day… Fall fun!

Finally a day off! What’s great to do on a gorgeous fabulous fall day? Up here in Jersey, very popular actives include pumpkin picking, apple picking, corn mazes, oh you name it! Plus living in the middle of nowheres-ville, all the farms are setting up for Halloween activities. Yet me being lame and none of my friends availability to do any of these activities with me, I decided to do one thing: to go window shopping. Yep. Lame I know. However, my roommate decided to join up with me… in the middle of the trip we decided to go check out Orange County Choppers store and then swing by the outlets near by. Unfortunately, we hit a construction site where there was no known detour around. With everything that’s been going around and gas being expensive, we decided just to turn around and call it a day. At least I got to drive around with my windows open.

As you can tell by the lame picture, I was actually kind of ready to go window/clothes shopping. I like to wear just plain old tshirt, nothing too fancy or hard so that I can easily try clothes on and off. Also with the season turning, it’s also time to look for new outerwear. I figured this simple shirt and jeans outfit will be perfect for me to try on jackets and coats with. Plus, I’m still on quest to find the perfect blazer. Thanks to the Alterations Needed forms, someone found me a blazer for $20! It’s a size 12P, so it’ll be big on me, but now that I found a great tailor within my work area, I can easily drop it off to him and have him fix it for me.

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