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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 SoHo, New York

Casual Soho Corners

I love being in SoHo when it's quiet, the smaller the crowd, the easier it is to appreciate the beautiful buildings that surround this part of Manhattan. Blogging full-time allows me to wander around the city while most are inside. Whether I set myself up in a coffee shop to write for a few hours, explore various neighborhoods, dressing comfortably and casually is a must. If you've been following along for a while, you know how much I love sweaters. This duster cardigan is perfect for those days where one sweater isn't enough, but it's not the day that calls for a coat either. Dressing this up with my Chanel back-pack, I loved this little off-duty look. Shop similar styles to my outfit below!

Chanel Bag | GRLFRND Jeans | Free People Cardigan | Sam Edelman Shoes | Céline Sunglasses
Captured by: Nkenge B.

Monday, November 28, 2016 New York, NY

Cyber Monday Roundup

Today's probably the least dreaded Monday with so many deals out there that make heading back to school/work slightly better after the Thanksgiving weekend. While I did get some shopping done on Friday, I enjoy getting most of my holiday shopping for family and friend during the Cyber Monday sales. I've put together a little gift guide for the ladies and gentlemen as well as links to some of my favorite places to shop down below. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones. Happy Shopping!

Take 30% off Sitewide with code "CYBER"

Take 30% off Sitewide with code "THANKFUL30"

25$ off $150+ | 30% off $250+ | 35% off $400+ | Extra 30% off Sale with code "THANKSAGAIN"
20% off 30+ with code "5144" | 25% off $50+ with code "0275" | 30% off $100+ with code "8284"

Take 40% off your purchase with code "MONDAY"

Take 50% off your purchase with code "CYBERMONDAY"

Take 20% off $100+ and Free Shopping with Code "SALESALE"

Take 25% off your entire purchase with code "CYBERMONDAY"

Take 20% off Purchase. Must Enter E-Mail to get Code

15% off 200+ | 20% off $500+ | 25% off $800+ with code "GOBIG16"

ale Up to 30% off with code "SAVENOW"

No code necessary! Sale Prices ranging from 10% to 50% off.

50% off Everything, No Exclusions. Discount taken at Checkout

Up to 50% off Selected Designer Pieces

Select Discounted Items on Site + Extra 20% off Sale Items

30% off Sitewide

Select Items on Sale

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New Sale Styles up to 40% Off

Save an Extra 15% off your Purchase Online or In Stores

Up to 50% Off Select Lines Sitewide

Take $50 off Orders of $150 or $15 Off Orders of $75

Select Items on Sale

I hope this makes your Cyber Monday just a little bit easier! Keep an eye out for some gift guides coming your way as well as a little gift wrapping post as well all get ready for the December holidays. :) And as a little extra bonus, below are just some designer finds that would just be too good to pass up! Don't go too crazy.

Items in Photo: iPhone 7+ | Byredo Mojave Ghost | Bose Headphones | Céline Sunglasses | Goyard Cardholder | Anarchy Street and Rustan's Silver Vault Rings

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Century 21 Black Friday + Cyber Monday

I'm getting ready to take on more holiday shopping in an outfit combination that never fails: a white cashmere sweater and a comfy pair of skinny jeans. The best part about this look is that I got it all for an amazing price thanks to Century 21! I was so excited to find this Vince sweater and these Paige jeans for a steal. Now, I know that it's the season to shop for your loved ones, but I just couldn't help but shop a little bit for myself too.

On my recent trip to Century 21, I picked up two Vince Sweaters, an Equipment Turtleneck, Paige and J Brand Jeans, and a Violet Ray pom-pom accessory to add on to my bag when I'm out and about. Whether you're shopping for your best friend, family member, or even yourself, check out the selection at Century 21 for Black Friday! You'll be able to find something for everyone.

I can't wait to cozy up this holiday season in my new favorite jeans and sweaters. If you still need a little extra push, because those insanely discounted designer pieces didn't have you rushing to the store/site already, go ahead click here for a coupon to save even more on your purchase!

Online & In Stores
$30 off $150 or $40 off $200 Purchase
Available: 11/23-11/27

If you want to just relax on Friday, hop online on Cyber Monday Sale: 25% off 1 Item + Get Free Shipping. This offer is only available on 11/28/16. No promo code required! Happy shopping, guys!

Shop What I Got:
Photography By: Marco P.

Friday, November 18, 2016 New York, NY

Chanel Backpack

Over the years, I've added to my collection as well as found new homes for the ones I no longer reached for as often as others. As I got older, my style became simpler and my taste in handbags got more refined. From walking through my high school halls with a Marc by Marc Jacobs tote bag (which I still have, by the way) to now walking through the city post-college with bags that I used to only dream of, I'm happy to introduce to you the latest addition to the family.

A few weeks ago, Marco and I were walking around the mall. I decided to check out the Chanel boutique "just to look" only to end up falling in love with one of their newest pieces. The boutique had just received a new shipment of goodies for the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Act II collection. I fell in love with the size, materials, and especially the little details of this bag that I'll be sharing with you guys. As soon as I tried it on, I knew that this was the perfect backpack for me.

I walked out of the store empty handed but decided to pull the trigger a week later. I returned to the boutique where it turns out that the bag had already been sold. With only 10 left in the company within the United States, I placed an order at the Dallas boutique where they still had one nicely wrapped up and unboxed.

Unfortunately, I don't have a clear name for it unlike my Classic Flap or my Le Boy. This backpack is a seasonal piece that is from the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Act II collection. I knew that I wanted my next Chanel to be something different and not as common as my first two pieces. To get my hands on a bag that's a little different from the backpacks that Chanel produces every season was very refreshing.

With these initial images, you can see that the bag is made of lambskin with ruthenium hardware, same combination as my Le Boy. Because this bag isn't as structured as my others, I felt better about the lambskin and how this bag will wear over time. A lot of Chanel backpacks have leather wrapped chains, but I'm loving the separation of materials here. There's an external back pocket that is perfect for slipping my phone into.

One of the details that really had me sold is the stitched logo on the bottom of the bag. I'm just such a sucker for those little details. However, I do wish that there were feet to help reduce scratches and wear when the bag is placed on a rougher surface. I suppose that this is just something I'm going to have to get used to. Now lets get to all the details.

Height: 11.0 in. | Bottom Width: 9.0 in. | Top Width: 8.0 in. | Bottom Depth: 6.75 in.

Black Lambskin Leather with Ruthenium Hardware
Burgundy Fabric Interior Lining

The bag opens with a turn-lock, similar to the ones found on the Classic Flaps. At the top of the left C, there is an oval bump with "Chanel CC Paris" on it. Upon opening the bag, there is a leather drawstring with a leather cinch. The cinch as a metal piece with "Chanel" written on it vertically. The interior of the bag is quite spacious, able to fit a lot more than most of my bags. There is one pocket in the back of the bag as well as a leather extension that you can attach your keys or a small zippy to. The straps of this bag are adjustable with 5 holes.

If you would like to inquire on the model number of this bag or the price, please e-mail me.

Overall, I love this bag. There are so many benefits to having this as an alternative to the rest of my collection. It's extremely easy to carry, spacious, and a special piece since it's a seasonal item from a specific collection. The bag is light on its own and after having worn it for a few weeks now, it still looks as good as it did on day one. This backpack is also the perfect size where I can carry everything I need: Sunglasses, wallet, keys, charger, and mini make-up bag with room to spare.

I wish there was some foot hardware at the bottom of the bag to prevent scratches on the CC stitch detail. Although the bag can fit my camera, it's best not to weigh it down to maintain the shape. I wish the internal pocket of the bag was a little bit bigger, maybe even a zipped pocket, it really only fits the certificate of authenticity card that all Chanel bags come with.

This is definitely going to be the last bag for a while. Feel free to check out all my other bag reviews here. I know they're all rather lengthy but a couple of you have told me that the thoroughness has been helpful. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to comment below, e-mail, or even just DM me on Instagram. While it's fun unboxing something from the Chanel boutique, there are some beautiful vintage pieces out there that are definitely worth considering. Check out some pre-loved backpack beauties by Chanel below!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 New Jersey

Knit Sweater on Repeat

Comfort is absolutely necessary for me, so it shouldn't be a surprise that my go-to during the fall is a good chunky sweater paired with some leggings and black booties. To be honest, if I could wear sweaters all year round, I would. This Urban Outfitters sweater is constantly on repeat and I'm already finding so many different ways to wear it. Shop this complete look in the links below.

Urban Outfitters Sweater | Aritzia Leggings (Similar) | Maje Booties | Gucci Bag | Quay Sunglasses
Photographed by: Marco P.