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Hermes Picotin PM or Garden Party 30?

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After my dear friend bought herself the Hermes Picotin PM, I couldn't stop thinking about it because of it's cute small size. Though it's not very practical for my lifestyle right now as a mommy (of 2 soon), I couldn't help admiring it on social media. When she invited me to tag along with her to the Hermes store to pick up some things she had purchased in advance, I couldn't help wondering if I would pick anything up myself. For my birthday last month, A bought me a Bastia in vert anglais, which I exchanged for lime since the vert anglais was a bit too dark and dull in person. Since then, I've been wondering if the lime is actually too yellow.



But when I walked into the store and took a quick look around, the first thing I drawn to was the Garden Party 30 bag in lime, which surprised me because I never even thought about that bag before. I was shown a Picotin PM in black, which was beautiful, but after much comparison and deliberation, I knew I liked the Garde…

August Haul + Weekend Getaways

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I shopped the most I ever have in a long time in July but last month, I went outlet shopping during one of several weekend road trips I took. I didn't expect to buy much but I ended up getting 9 (!) cardigan-type tops, thanks to restrictions when shopping with a bump.



Here's last month's haul:







Everything above was purchased at the outlet, which I forgot was so much fun. I was able to cram a ton of shopping in just a short amount of time, thanks to lots of experience, especially at this outlet, where I've been many times before.
 These were on sale and are a size too big, but I figure I will need all the maternity pants I can get for the upcoming fall/winter season to wear to work!

I'm all about comfort now and picked up this Gibson Cozy Twist-Front Pullover and SARTO by Franco Sarto Palomino Sandals while doing residual shopping after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is when I picked up the following things too:

Loving the coziness of waffle knit now - I liked…

July Haul + Maternity Shopping

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Here is July's haul, which was mainly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping and maternity shopping. Now that I'm expecting baby girl #2 in the winter this time as opposed to summer, I realize I actually do need some pieces such as pants instead of relying on loose, flowy tops and dresses like I did last time.

My first pair of maternity shorts are these ASOS Maternity Petite Denim Alvey Mid Rise Short with Raw Hem, which I keep reaching for to wear on weekends this summer.

 I really like ASOS' petite maternity options such as this Maternity Petite Nursing Channel Front Top. This Petite Crinkle Trapeze Top is not maternity but works well to comfily camouflage the bump.

This Express V-neck Shaker Knit Chenille Sweater is super soft and cozy and I can't fit these Express Striped Linen-Blend Sash Waist Ankle Pants right now but I like them so much that I'm keeping them and hoping they'll fit after the pregnancy.



These Zella Girl Jogger Pants I picked up during the Ann…

May Haul + China Trip

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I haven't shopped much since April aside from one night of late night shopping after I landed in Hong Kong for a China work trip. I spent about 2 hours in just 2 stores - 6IXTY 8IGHT, which has really cute cheap clothes and bras and COTTON-ON, which was having a great sale at the time. I also picked up a cute top and a sheer dress that I love from MyStyle in China, which is an affordable brand there that reminds me of H&M. I have to say I enjoy shopping the most in Hong Kong/China because it's easier to find clothing in my size and at good prices.










Here's one OOTD while in China - it was surprisingly sooo hot there and it was only May!


And here is a shot of the MyStyle dress I got to wear to my friend's wedding the weekend after I returned from my trip. :)


Leaving you with the quote of the day, "It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving foward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning…

April Haul + Little A Knows What She Likes

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It's been quite a while but here is April's haul, which was mostly from LOFT and H&M:








Here's how the H&M girls' sweater and leggings look:

I was visiting one of my good friends a few weekends ago and my little A embarrassingly would not let go of her new Chanel wallt on chain and kept dragging it around the floor! We even tried to tempt her with another bag but she knows what she likes. At least I know she will appreciate my bag collection when she inherits it. ;)


Leaving you with the quote of the day, "The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty." -Alex Spanos