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Wish list Vol 4.

I haven’t done a wish list in quite a while. There haven’t been too many things I wanted, so it took me a while to put together another wish list. It’s a mish-mash of make up, tech stuff, shoes, accessories etc. What are you wishing for right now?

Sleek Storm i-Divine Palette

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Wishful Wednesday… Kate Spade Elina Flats

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I have been looking for a new pair of flats for a while, and this is no easy task for me. Most flats make my feet bleed (yeah… I’m way beyond just blisters). I am also very picky about how my flats look. I personally prefer heels, but my feet and ankles feel otherwise. I have had times where I wear heels for the whole week, and then my ankle (or some tendon in there) decide to get inflammed and hurt with every step I take. So I guess a new pair of flats is needed.

I currently own one pair of flats (and maybe 10 pairs of heels… oops), and it is a pair of leopard printed flats from Aldo that I picked up for around $11CAD (It was on clearance and then there’s an extra 30% off and I had a discount for 15%). It is a bit too big for me, which also explains why it did not give me blisters (or a bloodbath!). But I have been wearing it so much I feel like its nearing the end of its services, hence here I am, looking for another pair of flats.

This pair of Kate Spade flats showed itself to me first on Pinterest, I fell in love with it instantly! Cork has been pretty big on heels lately, but I have never seen them used like this on flats! The gold cap also really drew me in. I love the contrast between the naturalness of the cork, and the trendiness of the gold.

Now if only this doesn’t cost a whopping $225… I might actually cave and buy this if they are really comfortable, so I guess I will see how I feel after I try them on!

What do you think of these shoes? Have you ever tried flats from Kate Spade? If so, are they comfortable?

Trendy Tuesday

The first things I started pinning on Pinterest were outfits that I liked. So I kind of have this collection of gorgeous outfit or fashion pieces on my Pinterest. I have just decided that I am going to start featuring a few of them each Tuesday here on my blog!

(All image credits to the link they link to! Except first picture, I can’t seem to find the original link. If it belongs to you, let me know and I will put on the proper credits!)

Trending: Cutout Dresses

No matter what clothing stores I walked in lately, it seems like cutout dresses are everywhere. The majority of them have cut outs at the midriff area. They are the perfect mix of conservative and sexy, showing just enough skin, yet not over exposing. If you want to be more sexy, there are one with back cut outs too! They are so versatile, I can see this becoming a pretty popular trend this summer!

Nasty Gal Assymetric Cutout Dress $68

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Wishful Saturday: Prada Totes

I find this a little funny that I am wanting a Prada purse right now. I was never a big fan of Prada, possibly because back when I was in Hong Kong, I have seen way too many fake ones out there, and I feel like if I had one… people would just think it’s fake anyways since it’s everywhere. Another thing is… I haven’t been a huge fan of any of the “famous” luxury brands, eg Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, etc. (I do occasionally enjoy some pieces they put out, I am just saying in general, I am not the biggest fan.) Probably because they are so over-exposed, and getting their bag just seems like I am screaming “look! I have money!”. (Just my personal opinion about how I would feel if I get those bags myself. I can totally understand and see how other people love those bags. Everyone has different tastes!)

I am just a university student who wants a nice bag. I worked when I’m in school, I pay for my rent, tuition, and even my flights to visit home. So I feel like I have the right to splurge on a bag if I really wanted it and can justify it. I want them because of their quality, and I treat them as an investment. If I spend a boatload of money on a bag that I absolutely love, and will last me forever, then I save a lot of money buying cheap, lower quality handbags over the years! Therefore I tend to gravitate toward brands that are just as great as some of the aforementioned brands, but more understated, eg. Balenciaga, Celine.

I was going to pick up the Balenciaga City bag, but the only store in Canada that carries Balenciaga (Holt Renfrew) did not import the colour I want this year! I really wanted Anthracite, but I was so so close to just getting a black one because I really loved the shape of the City. I didn’t end up doing that because if I am going to spend that much on a purse… I better love every.single.thing. about it.

So I was just browsing Neiman Marcus the other day because I was procrastinating (as usual), and this Prada Saffiano Lux Executive Tote just caught my eye. I love how simple, understated it is. Yet it’s so sophisticated and elegant. I love the shape of it, I like how its structured, and big enough to fit everything I need to have.

Prada Saffiano Lux Executive Tote

I also really liked the Chanel Executive Tote, and the Celine Boston Tote… so I found the Prada Saffiano Lux Structured Tote to be another bag that’s screaming “bring me home!”. It’s bigger than the Saffiano Lux Executive Tote, its more of a “square” shape. I’ve just been really into bags that shape lately.

Prada Saffiano Lux Structured Tote

There is one tiny problem with these two bags (for me), they don’t have a shoulder strap. I am mainly looking for a top handle bag, but it would be nice to have an option to wear them as a shoulder bag when I need to free up my hands to do more shopping. And when a bag costs this dang much, it better has everything I am looking for! So this is where the Cervo Zip Top Tote comes in.

The Cervo Zip Top Tote is similar size to the Saffiano Lux Structured Tote, but almost twice as deep (7″ vs 4″), which is a huge bonus. It is also slightly less “structured”, but it’s structured enough for me. I don’t really like slouchy bags, so I really appreciate it when purses are well structured. Most importantly, it comes with a shoulder strap! I will definitely have to check this out next time I head to Holt Renfrew!

Prada Cervo Zip Top Tote

Do you like any of these bags? Is there a purse that you would absolutely love to have right now? Let me know!

(All images from the link directly below each image)

MAC, Forever 21, Aerie and Drugstore Haul

Yes. Another haul. And I would like to call it a “rage haul” since I went shopping because I needed to de-stress.  Too much has been happening lately and it is probably the most stressful I have ever been in my life. But it’s the weekend so I am going to forget about it and deal with it when Monday comes! So here are some of the things I got!

I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to get the Revlon lip butters since they are on sale. I grabbed two more since I really liked the formulation of the two that I got last time. I got Berry Smoothie and Tutti Frutti this time. I can’t get over how pretty the packaging is! I will be posting a swatch/review on these lip butters I got in the near future! 🙂 I also spotted the Essence display and grabbed a blush for $3.99! What a steal! Now I just need to see how’s the quality… I’ve heard mixed reviews about Essence products but hopefully this will be good!

Revlon Lip Butter (Top: Tutti Frutti; Bottom: Berry Smoothie)
 Essence silky touch blush in Baby Doll

Then I went to MAC and tried on some lipsticks… yes I am a lipstick fanatic if you haven’t noticed yet 😛 I tried on a few (hot gossip, brave, fanfare, viva glam V, and captive). I ended up picking up Fanfare because I think it is the best for everyday wear out of those I tried. Plus it’s a cremesheen… which is one of my favourite MAC lipstick formulation. I also finally caved and got my first MAC lipgloss. I opted for the cremesheen glass since I didn’t want any glitter in it, and the sales associate recommended the cremesheen (I don’t really know anything about MAC lipglasses). I tried on Partial to Pink (light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl), but it was too neutral for me. I then tried on Double Dare, I can safely say that I am in love with that colour! According to MAC’s site, it’s a coral red. It was not really sticky when I tried it in store, so I am very excited to try it out for a longer period of time! I have been shying away from lip glosses because I hate how they are sticky and my hair always get stuck on them. So we will see how this one goes!

Top: MAC Lipstick in Fanfare (Cremesheen); Bottom: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Double Dare

Next I went to Forever 21, it just opened in this mall near my place, so I am super excited! And it’s 2 floors! I picked up a feather patterned dress, a pair of jean shorts (for $12!), and a bat sleeve top. I’m not entirely sure about the dress but I will see! That’s why I love return policies! LOL!

The last place I went to was Aerie, they have 30% off everything in store! I ended up getting a pair of gym shorts (so not exciting), and another bikini! Sounds like it’s gym time for me!

So that concludes my haul! I hope you enjoyed reading it! Did you go on a haul recently? What did you get? Let me know! Or if you blogged about it, linked me! I’d love to read about it! 🙂

Have an amazing weekend everyone!