Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sorry Post

Oh how I've been abandoning you. Well..I'm going to be straight to the point (and no I'm not pregnant LOL), but we've been looking for a bigger house since late last year. We were back and forth about locations, floor plans (doesn't help when I'm crazy fussy!), price, decide on need to have and want to have and how we go about selling the current house.

So since then...I found my dream floor plan--notice the "I" here, not we ;-)
We put our current house on the market and we sold it within 4 days! Right now we are waiting for closing date.
We didn't expect to have the house sold that quickly, so guess what? We have to move temporarily to a townhome in 4 weeks time until the new house is completed (ETA before Thanksgiving), which kinda sux but at least we got the selling part out of the way.

Anyway, I have forgotten about clothes/bags/shoes shopping-for now. I'm SO determined to decorate the house the way I want it so all my spending been geared towards future furnitures and decors.

I am going to miss our current house especially when my realtor told me that the buyer have already started ordering "just moved" announcement card with the front of my house as the background, which is the picture below-

Yes it was small for my liking and I totally despise the floor plan, but my boys been living in the house since they were 4 days old. They took their first step, first fall, first climb inside the house so it's hard to turn my back even though I'm not in love with the house. But typical me, I'm excited about my new house and ready to move on.

This is the current state of my "lot". The new house is going to be so much bigger! We will have a separate playroom, study room, extra bedroom and bathroom. And oh..my dream kitchen!

So unfortunately I won't have new shoes and bags to brag about but I hope you share my excitement and follow my journey to make this house totally mine! Next I'm going to post the details of the new house and what I bought so far. I bought new as well as old (vintage). You wouldn't believe the vintage items that I found and how I got somebody to transform them to one of a kind. Then of course, I got items from all over the place...Overstock.com, Restoration Hardware, Horchow..you name it. 

Hope to see you around!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Monday

Yawnnn...I couldn't sleep last night. Just one of those nights when all I did just toss and turn. It went on till 1AM and I was so congested real bad. I finally took my night time sleeping med Nyquil and woke up angry at 5AM. Sigh....

So please mind my tired face, it's going to be a very LONG day.


ODJ: Sweater from J.Crew, SFAM skinny jeans, Boots from Emerson Fry, Chanel J12 and Cartier Love bracelets.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lennon Boot by Emerson Fry

I've been keeping an eye on these ever since EF showcased their Fall Collection back in Sept last year. I would die for the gold version but I know the black will be a lot more wearable. And yea this style has been done many times by various designers too but everything about this Lennon boot are exactly what I'm after in ankle boots. And the 2 inches wooden heels just did it for me *hearts*.

I'm getting them (of course) now that they are on sale. I should be receiving them this Friday, woohoo!!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Twins 2nd Birthday Pics

Some of my boys' 2nd birthday pictures :-)


ODJ: Silk blouse from Miu Miu, Pearl necklace from Chanel and Cartier Love bracelets. The boys outfits are from Gap.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

All Jeweled up!

I have to tell you that I'm not a sneaker person. I brought my beloved and battered Nike all the way from Sydney when I moved here almost 6 years ago now. Then that one died when I was heavily pregnant with my twins so I had to buy another so I can survive the last few weeks of the pregnancy carrying almost 12 lbs babies.

My heart flutters when I saw these Miu Miu sneakers when I was in Vegas over Xmas. I didn't buy them of course and I ended up buying the blue purse instead. I kept telling myself I'm not a sneaker person so don't go crazy over something that it's not...cheap. A month later I still had those darlings dancing in my head. I went through my wardrobe to see if I can somewhat pull this off without actually wearing track pants and oversize tee.

Then over the weekend I got an email from NM offering gift card if purchasing online. There, I said it. I'm a sucker for gift card and I don't really care for double points event. Just do the math. If you spend $500 with double points, that is 1000 pts and you are still 9000 pts away from getting the $100. So why bother? Why not spend that same amount and get $100 instantly.

OK, the point was I bought the darn sneaker. I bought it without knowing what size I should get. Depending on the style, I can wear 39, 39.5 and 40 in Miu Miu. That's consistency for you lol. I selected 39 as it sounded like a good number at the time.

Fast forward to today, I'm happy to report that 39 was my perfect number. It fits perfectly and gosh I'm in love. I won't be using them for marathon anytime soon though ;-)


ODJ: Houndstooth silk blouse from Parker, SFAM skinny jeans, Cartier Love bracelets, Chanel J12 and Miu Miu jeweled cap toe sneaker.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Little Hearts goes along the way...

Initially I wanted to buy that J Crew heart breaker sweater that was on sale. My sister bought one in grey when she was in NYC and I want the purple. Of course I waited too long, by the time I decided that I need to have it, my size is no longer available for the purple.

Then the day before my sister left we went to the Domain and I found this at Madewell and bought it right away :D

All these little hearts are making me happy! and it reminded me of my little sister. Miss YOU!


ODJ: Sweater from Madewell, SFAM Skinny jeans, Materna heels from Louboutin, Love bracelets from Cartier and Chanel J12.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cowboy Zara

It was love on first sight when I saw these shoes at Zara.com. I waited and waited hoping these could go on sale (you know how Zara is!). Then few days before we went to Vegas I found these babies have been reduced to 69.99. I quickly order and I got these yesterday. Oh well guess what, I ordered the wrong size! It's like one size too big. I grabbed my computer as soon as I tried those on hoping I can score the smaller size..but wait..what??? it is now 59.99??? Oh typical. Oh and no, the size I want is not available.

So at lunch time today, I walked into the store with my sad face and told the SA I have to return them and yes, I LOVE them to pieces but my size has sold out online. He said "Well..you should check the website today, they may have it. They do that often".

I went back to the office and I was like..maybe I should check it again just in case. Then I'm all smiles. They really do have it. I add it to my cart and bought it. And $10 cheaper too hey? I guess it meant to be :D


Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I'm loving my Vince hooded cardigan. Definitely fit the purpose of wearing it today since Austin is not moving any further from 41 degrees.

I love how the hooded part is not separate from the actual cardigan like your typical hooded jacket. You can play with collar however you like it. Not to mention it keeps me very warm and comfy today. I wore it with my thick sweater and my favorite skinny jeans and shoes (it was on sale for $12 from Zara) but now I realized that my shoes are not really winter friendly haha. It has holes in it, and now all my toes feeling kinda numb..oh well :p

Best part I got it under $200 from Gilt.com. Gotta love that shopping site!


ODJ: Hooded cardigan from Vince, Black sweater from Gap, SFAM jeans and Gold shoes from Zara