Packing For Portland

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F21 Mini Haul

150623_F21MiniHaul You know when you set your mind to do a bit of shopping and you are all excited to find some great purchases only to come home with one small bag. Yeah, that is how my weekend shopping went. I headed up north to the ‘better’ mall to get my dad some new shoes for Father’s Day, which I found at Macy’s. Then I hit up every other shop looking for loads of clothes that were on my to get list. And that was a fail. But I did find some things to treat myself. I went in to Forever 21 looking for some new workout clothes, but they didn’t have any at that store. Sad, but I did find some new sunglasses with mirror lenses I’ve been wanting since seeing lots of other bloggers post about them. I love these guys! I was originally planning on purchasing a white sleeveless shirt dress but I knew I would able to use this one-side slit skirt at work and out. I kind of regret not getting the shirt dress, so hopefully they have it still in stock next weekend when I over there. And lastly, I grabbed their bronzer in tan. It’s really nice and I get a lot more powder on my brush compared to the E.L.F. one I have almost used up. I think I’ll probably be done with this one within the next month. That’s my mini haul from Forever 21. I did get some ‘fitness’ oriented gear the last couple of weeks so I’ll be doing a haul for that soon! I got some really good deals on my new gym gear!! How’s was everyone’s weekend? Do any shopping?

An Accessories Update

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When I went shopping the other day looking for goodies to send my sister and her family I wandered into Burlington Coat Factory in town. Even though TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory opened at the same time and that Burlington Coat Factory is literally down the street from my office, I always forget that it’s there.

But it is probably the best place in town to buy accessories. Sure they have tons of clothes, but the way it’s organized, I don’t stay very long in the clothing section. I think I’ve only brought one pairs of jeans from there and it was on an end display. But back to accessories. They have lots.

I got these four necklaces in my latest trip. I forget the brand since apparently my cleaning fit yesterday also proceeded to toss out the tags. They are however were on clearance and in my favorite new metal: rose gold. The three smaller pendants were one set that I occasionally wear all together, but like to use the angle bar and plate more than the stone pendant. The oval shape one is pretty long and hits just right at my chest.

Which one is your fav?

Birthday Day & March Haul

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My birthday was pretty much what I wanted! A little workout in the morning, a bit of shopping in the afternoon and dinner with my friend and her kids (aren’t their drawings super cute!). I try not to make my birthday a big deal since I was a teen. I’ve learned to not expect to get much from my parents since my mid-twenties. My sister and BFF gifts are always great things that I never expect, but they always put off mailing them. So I’m currently waiting for two surprise packages to arrive.

So I set aside a little spending money to treat myself to goodies! Thought I did get a $20 gift certificate for participating in a online survey and phone interview. It was quite nice so I orders some bits for myself.

150403_BirthdayHaul_03I ordered myself this super cute bag which I haven’t used yet since I’m being a bit lazy to transfer the stuff in my current bag into this one. But I will. It’s the Patzino Exclusive Collection Two-Tone Small Leather Satchel Handbag. It’s so nice and quite different from all my other bags. I am a little afriad I might get the cream part dirty, so I definitely need to keep myself from doing that. It doesn’t look like it, but it’s quite large and I know it will hold all my crap!

I also ordered myself the Wayfarer Style Sunglasses by Retro Rewind and the Super Cute Strawberry Design Silicone Tea Infuser. The tea infuser was mainly cause it was cute. I have two other ones, but they are plain metal ones. This one is cute. But the sunglasses was to replace my neon green wayfarer style one I got when I ran a color run a year ago. The lenses started getting tons of scratch marks. It was finally time to replace them. I then got myself the Haruki Murakami book, 1Q84. It’s been on my reading list for years and I finally made the plunge to get myself a copy.

On my actual birthday, I made my way to ROSS and TJ Maxx. I totally forgot to take pictures of the clothing I got, But I found a really great red flannel shirt and a black see-through long-sleeve sweater. But hopefully you’ll see them in some future OOTD! I also finally grab E.L.F. Contour kit and TrueBeauty Tangle Teezer.

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And then I got myself some GoT goodies. ‘Cause that’s how I roll. My GoT collection is just starting, but hell. The Khal Drogo Legacy Collection is from Target but you can get it on Amazon. However, I would recommend getting it at Target since it’s only $9.99 there (or at least when I brought him) verses the $15+ they are on Amazon. Ahh, look at little Jon Snow, who doesn’t know anything.

Hope you like this little haul of mine. Nothing like taking oneself shopping for your birthday!

March Rockboxes

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My first Rocksbox of the month was filled with shiny gold galore! And all the pieces I would totally wear! Two necklaces and a bracelet. The Gorjana Shimmer Triangle Necklace is tiny and delicate for everyday wear. It completely pairs nicely with the Sophia Harber Pavé Bar Bracelt. Which is also simple and delicate.

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The third necklace really scream ‘bling!’ Big, bold crystals hand on the blocks of shiny gold bars. It’s such a standout necklace that everyone at work was like whoa! I even wore it out to dinner with my coworkers and received lots of complements from other patrons at the restaurant.

I had a hard time sending this batch back as I really love these pieces, but off they went in the

middle of March. A couple days later came my second Rocksbox, this time a nice mix of silver metal. More rough looking but still so nice!

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I got another great statement necklace in the Perry Street Amelie Crystal Necklace. So great to wear to a concert down in Soho along with the the Slate Barred Cuff. Both very edgy pieces but still pretty and girly at the same time. I also like the Sophie Harper Pavé Taner Bar Mini Studs, but I have some similar to them. But they are such nice quality, I’ve been wearing them for several days now.

Which piece do you all like?

Sunny Days Sunglasses

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The sun has been out, shining brightly the last couple of day and has been warming up the PNW. I decided it was a fine time to look for all my sunglasses. I use not to wear them when I was younger since I wore glasses and my parents weren’t concern about us not wearing them. But now that I am older, I’m a bit sensitive to bright lights.

I had a hard time finding all of them. Actually I’m still missing at least two or three. One I just now ended up finding at the bottom of my bag. Talk about lame sauce.

From the bottom I’ve got my Vogue Ombré Red Sunnies (I won them on nitro:licious a couple of years ago), some purple lens wrap arounds, Phat Farm 5051 Sunglasses, cheap white frame aviators from Target and lastly, my C9 running sunglasses. However I am missing another aviator that I got at Macy’s.

Does any else have that problem? I know it’s in this apartment somewhere! Oh, and the one I just found in my bag: neon green rayban style I got from a color run. They are super bright!

Birthday Wishlist

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Since my birthday is coming up, I thought I’d make a birthday wish list. I have a good idea what I’m going to buy myself: a new camera. I need to replace my very old 2009-sh Olympia Lumix point-and-shoot. I have done a bit of research, but if any of you have a camera suggestion that would be so great. It’s mainly going to be used for traveling and some blog photos. Or I might just invest in a digital Canon. I already have a film one, but I definitely need one for the blog.

Anyhow… totally went off topic! So birthday wish list; let start with makeup. I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked line, specifically Naked3. I actually think that those are the colors I would use the most in my everyday makeup while Naked2 and the original naked Palette I would only use some of the shades.

I’m not too sure which one would be better, but I’m debating about the new Stila Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo or the Anastasia Contour Kit. I really want to start doing more contouring and definitely want to use a high-end product for that rather then the cheaper ones I see at the drugstore. Which at the moment is not many.

Moving on to to clothing: I’ve been looking for a spring trench coat. I’ve got two really nice winter wool coast, but when I start traveling I definitely need a classic midnight coat for cooler days. I really like these ASOS Classic Trench with the double-breasted button design and belt strap details. It’s so nice, but can’t decided: black or stone cream.

As you know I’m obsessed with my nike shoes. I absolutely love them but for just everyday walking I want the adidas mi Superstar 80s customized. Definitely sticking with the classic white and black. I had a pair when I was younger and wore them to bits. Which is why I no longer have them.

Another pair of shoe I would love to get are the Monochrome Cleated Sole Chunky Platform Boots. I saw a music video with one of the dancers wearing ones similar to these and completely fell in love. I feel like I just need them. To add to my ever growing boot collection.

Does anybody else still do this? Making a wish list (at least for me) is a great way for family to have a good idea of what you would like to get. At least in my family…