Posts tagged ‘Chanel’

My Guide to Luxury Shopping: How to buy anything you want

Really, CHANEL?

Hello Loves,

Just sharing my disappointment about the latest CHANEL launch.

March 2014 Favorites

Hello Loves

I decided to try something new & film my favorites for you. I hope you enjoy!

Balenciaga Unboxing / Reveal

Hello Everyone,

As you may have seen in my post earlier this week about my NYC shopping trip, I made a very exciting purchase at Balenciaga.
If you haven’t already, you check out that post here:

https://zarasfavoritethings.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/spend-the-day-with-me-shopping-dinner-in-nyc/

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Well that day I did go into the city with one special purchase in mind. In case you haven’t realized it yet, handbags are kind of my thing. Handbags are definitely what I like to splurge on. So I was planning on treating myself to something extra special & memorable to celebrate my last semester of grad school! Guys, I am very excited that after all of my grueling hard work, the end is in sight! So to kick off my last semester & give myself some momentum, I decided why not get my graduation gift now!
So that’s exactly what I did. Now I knew I wanted a handbag, that was kind of a given for me. I wanted to get something out of ordinary for me, so Louis Vuitton was out. I knew I wanted an all leather bag that was a classic & that I would be able to carry for years & years to come.
Now some other bags I considered were:

*Alexander Wang Rooco bag
*Chanel Jumbo double flap
*Proenza Schouler PS1

All of these bags were gorgeous, however I ended up choosing Balenciaga.

I had never purchased from Balenciaga so of course I did my research. I researched their leathers, colors, bag designs, durability as well as pricing.

In my research I learned that Balenciaga leather bags are so desirable because they are super soft & unstructured. They also come in very standout colors season to season. I wanted something neutral & classic so I knew wanted a black bag.
I also loved how Balenciaga bags do not have any branding or logos on them. So unless you know the brand & bag, you couldn’t tell what kind of bag this is. This is a huge change from my Louis Vuitton bags, that are quite bold & obvious. I love that this bag is still stunning without advertising what brand I’m wearing.

So let’s see what I ended up getting:

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Big gift box

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Large dustbag!

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Introducing my brand-new Balenciaga City Bag in black with regular hardware

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I am very excited to own this Classic Timeless bag!

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Spacious interior with three pockets

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Famous Balenciaga mirror attached to the bag & tucked away in the exterior pocket!

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Super soft & pliable leather

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Ok guys this is latest addition to my handbag collection. Feel free to ask any questions, if you are considering purchasing this bag, I would be glad to help.

Have a great weekend!

January 2013 Faves

Hey Guys,

It’s time for my monthly faves. We are already a month into the New Year & I hope everyone is having a fabulous 2013.

So there have been a few things that I have been absolutely loving this month.

1. Chanel
Regard Signé De Chanel Harmonie Du Soir Eyeshadow Quad –
I’ve worn these shadows everyday this month. I love the color combos. It’s super easy to create a soft day time look or step it up a notch for a glamours evening look.

2. Nars Dolce Vita lipstick – This has been another go- to this month. It’s a great neutral, it really enhances my own lip color. I also love that this color looks beautiful on every skin tone. This is also the most moisturizing lipstick I own. It feels more like a lip balm when you apply it, leaving your lips soft & moisturized all day.

3. All Saints Damisi boots – This is no surprise. I got these boots probably the second week of January. I think I’ve literally worn them every day since I bought them. They are very versatile I can literally wear them with anything. It’s definitely a statement piece in my wardrobe, so excited I got these!
I am even more excited that I snagged them in black as well!

4. Rebecca Minkoff MAC – I got this bag back in July, however I just recently started using it more frequently. I completely underestimated this bag. It is absolutely perfection. I love the different carrying options. The size of the regular MAC is perfect for my everyday essentials. The best part is with more use the leather on this bag has become buttery soft. It is like the more I use it the better the leather feels. I will be doing a review on this bag soon, so look out for that.

5. Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunnies – I got these Christmas 2011 as a gift from my husband. I absolutely adore these sunglasses, they are super compact. I can pack them in literally any small handbag. They are a classic pair of Sunnies so they go with anything & are always in style.

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I hope you guys enjoyed my January Favorites!

My Wish List ~ 2013

Hello Lovelies,

I thought it would be fun to share my wish list for 2013. These are just a few items I have my eye on & hope to pick up throughout the course of this year.

1. Balenciaga City bag in black with regular hardware – This is my dream bag right now definitely have this on top of my list!

2. Chanel eyeshadow quad in Raffinement from the Spring 2013 collection- Stand out palette right now, perfect for my girls who love neutrals.

3. Wilfred convertible cardigan from Aritzia – This can be a staple in anyone’s wardrobe, I need this in my closet.

4. All Saints boots – I have been on the hunt for a substantial boot for a while I think these will “foot” the bill.

5. iPad mini – Even though I already have an iPad, I just feel like I need this in my purse on a day-to-day basis.

6. A YSL lipstick- I don’t know why but I’m completely in love with YSL right now & their packaging is amazing.

7. YSL Arty ring – does it come in Green? My Birthstone is an Emerald so if so it will have my name all over it.

8. Hermes pocket square or twilly scarf- I have been absolutely obsessed with scarves and I feel like this would be the ultimate statement in my scarf collection.

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What’s in My Bag – Repost with a Twist

 


Here is a snapshot of the inside of my purse. It contains all my essentials. 

  1. Louis Vuitton Wallet – I love it. It is very slim so it can easily fit it all my bags big or small.
  2. iPhone 4-  I never leave home without it. This is my ultimate gadget.
  3. Chanel sunglasses – I love my Chanel shades. They add a certain level of sophistication to any look. 
  4. MAC studio fix powder –  It is a foundation powder that gives full coverage with a matte finish.
  5. MAC lipglass VIVA GLAM VI –  This is a beautiful lipgloss that can easily transition from a glamours daytime look to a sexy evening lip.
  6. L’Occitane Shea butter hand cream – The most moisturizing hand cream I have ever used.  My hands feel amazingly soft when I use it.
  7. Hand sanitizer –  I have a 4-year-old so this is another must-have. Who wants to catch a germ? 
  8. Marc Jacobs lipstick pen – It is cute and tiny and the red lipstick is a pen cover so no pen marks end up on the inside of my bag.