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An Update on the 2013 Wish List: Four Wishes Down, 5 More To Go

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Hi All,

Hope you are having an amazing week. Today, I thought I’d let you know the status of my 2013 Wishlist that I posted earlier last year. So here’s the update.

In January of last year, I got a Nordstrom gift card so I spent it on a Tory Burch “Reva” flats. I got my first one in the Gold Emblem and Napa leather, last month, I purchase my second with the pebbled leather embossing. So far I have been very happy with the “Reva” flats. They are extremely comfortable and my go to pair of black flats. They go with almost everything in my closet.

Stella and Dot discontinued the Sierra Bib earlier this year so I perused eBay looking for the necklace. I found it and won the bid. I got it for lower than it’s retail price and it came in it’s original packaging. It was definitely an AMAZING find.

Every March, Ala Moana Center, one of the biggest outside malls in Hawaii has an event called Shop A Le’a, which happens every Spring. I was able to purchase the Hamilton with gold hardware from the Michael Kors Boutique who participated in the event. It was great to get a discount on an item that never goes on sale. Again, it was a great find, for a great price.

Last but not the least, I have been swooning over the Very Prive Christian Louboutin pumps for about two years. It was on my wishlist for a long time. Last month, a designer cosignment and resale store in New York received one in my size. I emailed them about the item and they sent me additional pictures. I asked the ladies of the Purse Forum to help me authenticate the pair and the rest is history. I purchased the shoes for less than half of the cost of the shoe. Very doable on my budget.

Out of the nine items, I purchased the 4 either on sale, with a gift card, or consignment. Many of the luxury items I purchase, I never pay full price. Full price is definitely not in my budget. Of the five items I did not purchase (Stuart Weitzman 5050, Prada Flower Applique Mary Jane, Stella and Dot Pegasus Necklace, Balenciaga City Handbag, and the Balenciaga Glove Sandals) the hardest to obtain is the Prada Flower Applique Mary Janes which are no longer in season and very hard to find. I will have to keep searching for them. The most expensive and will not be purchased for a long time is the Balenciaga City Handbag. I am still in search for a Pegasus Necklace from Stella and Dot that is within the price point I would like to obtain it. As for the Stuart Weitzman 5050, I have tried it on several times, in a couple of different sizes. I am still debating over purchasing it since it’s harder to fit on bigger calves. In addition, I would love to obtain the Glove sandal from Balenciaga but I think I can still wait for the right color to come along.

Thank you again for reading. I’m planning to write a different post about bargain shopping for luxury items. Let me know what you would like me to cover.

XOXO,
Elle

Midi Skirts Make a Come Back

 

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Hello All,

I hope you are having a great week. Recently, I have been loving midi skirts. I love its classic cut and worry free length. For petite women like myself, sometimes it is harder to wear a midi skirt without feeling a little overwhelmed. I like to find skirts that I can wear high waisted. I also like wearing nude heels with them because it helps to give the illusion of being taller.

How do you wear your midi skirts? Let me know and share your tips.

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CARDIGAN unbranded
TOP topshop
SKIRT vintage find from barrio vintage
SHOES sam edelman
BELT forever21
ACCESSORIES stella and dot, gorjana, homecoming honolulu, 7 for all mankind, leslie danzis

Smiles and Rainbows: Printed Dress and Gold Details

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Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having an amazing and good Friday! It’s been raining a lot lately here the past couple of days. When in rains in Hawaii, there are always rainbows, gleams of hope on rainy days, that brighten up the gloomy sky. I love the way the half moon print of the dress reminds me of rainbows and smiling faces.
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Hope you are having an amazing day!
XOXO,
Elle

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DRESS banana republic
VEST forever21
SHOES dr. martens
BAG michael kors
ACCESSORIES stella & dot, jcrew, homecoming honolulu, gap, gorjana

Photo Credit: Glenn Andaya Photo

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