Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year, Happy New Shoes!

Year 2009 has been the year of the shoes for me! Since I started blogging in May, I collected about 32 pairs already. That's like one pair a week, oh no!!!

I intend to slow down this crazy shoe shopping in 2010. I need to save up for one or two nice purses because my closet is now overflowing with shoes and begging for purses.

But before that, here's to cap off the year with these 4 new pairs I got at Barneys in Beverly Hills and the Prada Outlet in Palm Springs.

Without further ado, please join me in welcoming...

Givenchy Bianco booties
givenchy bianco buckle booties
A few things I love about these booties: the classic black color, the rich supple leather, the round toe with seam detailing, the side buckle accents, the rock glam design with the front extending out... and best of all, 60% off! This is my very first Givenchy and my first purchase from Beverly Hills!

Dries Van Noten with python heels
dries van noten curved python heel
You know you love what you shopped if the first thing you do when you get home is try them on, walk around the house wearing them and repeatedly ask the hubby what he thinks about your newest foot candy! This is my first pair of Dries which is also from Barney's in Beverly Hills.

Prada crackle brush pumps
prada crackle brush pumps
I don't have any pumps in this color yet so this purchase is justified. Plus, it was hard to resist them at 65% off!!

Prada suede booties
prada suede booties
Not entirely over-the-moon with this purchase. I think I love the box more than the shoes, hehe. Contemplating on selling them. ;)

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We had so much fun during our holiday in SoCal.
I have a lot of pictures to share but for now, here's a few.

my travel outfit
-- Theory blazer -- Saks cashmere sweater -- JBrand jeans -- Stuart Weitzman OTK boots --
-- Express knit scarf
-- Target knit hat --

1st day of holiday
-- Saks cashmere wrap -- Forever 21 leggings -- Debenhams tee (from London) -- 9West boots --

rodeo drive
RAR_7913rodeo drive
-- XOXO sweater dress -- Bijoux Terner wrap -- Stuart Weitzman OTK boots --
-- Prada Vit. Daino purse

Happy New Year, dear friends!
I'm so excited with what 2010 will bring us!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deck the Halls


Before our holiday schedule gets any crazier with meeting work deadlines and preparing for a holiday trip, let me take the moment to greet all my friends here...

Merry, Merry Christmas and wishing everyone a Blessed New Year!!

Precious Moments Nativity

Precious Moments carolers

Oh Christmas Tree!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Work Inspirations

In my current project, I work with 15 creative thinkers. They are all guys. None of them "speak Prada" and none of them gives a hoot with how I look everyday (read as: overdressed from Monday to Friday). I'm sure it's a torture for them to deal with me coz I will never be one of them and will always be this "girly girl"! =)

Here's how I motivate myself to go to work everyday....

(Gotta go to work, I have a nice outfit to wear!)
work outfits
-- dress: Diane von Furstenberg -- halter top: Badgley Mischka -- belt: from Manila --
burgundy patent pumps: Chanel --

( Gotta go to work so I could peek at the pre-sale goodies at lunchtime!)
work outfits1
-- cropped wrap: Max Mara Weekend -- dress: Anne Taylor -- over-the-knee boots: 9West --

( Gotta go to work so I could pick-up my pre-sale goodies at Neimans!)
work outfits2
-- sweater: Neimans Excl. -- pleated skirt: Max Mara Weekend -- belt: Mimi di N --
black pumps: Louboutin Decoltissimo --

(Gotta go to work so I could wear my new Loubies!)
work outfits3
-- dress: CK. -- cashmere top: JCP -- belt: CK -- scarf: from Paris --
-- slingbacks: Louboutin Picador --

(Gotta go to work coz I just made a big purchase from last night!! )
Yes, I did!! Will post about it next week when it arrives!
Hint: it's an exotic skin!

work outfits4
-- tee: Hard Rock Sydney. -- jacket: Gap -- jeans: JBrand -- scarf: from Paris --
-- suede pumps: Gucci --

PS - As shallow as this post may sound, it's really just in the name of blogging fun, so don't take me seriously. I do love my work and don't need these motivations to come in everyday, hehe! =)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birkin Scare

Friends, this is how to effectively lobby for a shopping budget...

Me: Hon, can I buy a new bag?
Hubz: Sure.
Me: I want a Birkin.
Hubz: I thought you want a bag?
Me: Birkin is an Hermes bag!

Hubz: How much is it? $1,000?
Me: Maybe for the key chain.
Hubz: HuWhat?!?! $4,000??
Me: No....
Hubz: $10,000??
Me: Hmmm, yeh... I think I could get a decent one for $10,000.

Looking at me with a penetrating look as if I just committed a deadly sin...

Hubz: Can you just get a Prada instead?
Me: Ahihihi, I just did!

Hubz looking so relieved!!

...Am I sly or what?!?!! ;p

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prada vit daino
-- NOT a Birkin: Prada Vit. Daino in deep red (it looks too red here but it's actually almost burgundy)---

And because I did him a favor for not buying a horrendously expensive bag, I got away with two new pairs of shoes as well!

louboutin picador slingbacks
-- Louboutin Picador slingbacks ---

gucci suede
-- Gucci suede pumps ---

I even think if I really push my luck harder, I could still get one more purse! Please help me decide:

Purse Survey
Balenciaga Giant Brief
Chloe Paraty
YSL Muse
Lady Dior
SAVE it and buy an ounce of gold instead! free polls

PS - I know I have been away for too long and I still cannot exactly figure out what happened to me but I was so close to shutting this blog down. It just seemed that blogging lost all its fun all of a sudden. Everything felt like a chore: posing, posting, commenting. I guess I just needed a healthy doze of vitaMinn S (S for shopping!) to keep me going again.

Who knows when I'm going to have another of this random bouts of blogging indifference . Maybe once or twice more before winter is over. But for now, I'm back! =)

Thank you so much dear Martina for all the encouragement!!


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