Leopard Kimono

Adding a dose of leopard to an outfit always makes it more interesting (for lack of a better word). It is a tricky pattern to wear. However, I prefer wearing it as an accent to the outfit because it can be a little too overwhelming when not executed carefully. I was a bit hesitant to get this leopard kimono but decided to go for it. It's from Choies

Dress: Soul Lifestyle 
Kimono: Choies (only $9!!) 
Watch: La Mer

In this particular look, the leopard kimono infused a touch of feistiness to the LBD. However it is also a versatile piece. I am thinking about using it as a coverup on the beach too! My La Mer watch provided a nice contrast in color. 

How do you like to wear your leopard?

Friday Favorites: Dresses Edition

I know, I know... I've been slacking off again. I hate reading about those lame excuses on blog posts for being absent, so I will skip that part. In my last post, I've talked about transitional style and how I turn to knits as my go-to option for this time of the year. But I also think that I am not ready to let go of wearing dresses just yet. I will always be a "dress kind of girl" and the seasons won't change that.

In particular, I am going to share with you 7 of my favorite dresses right now that I think can be worn any time of the year. These would be a good addition to your closet if you're not keen on buying all the time.

Vintage Style Party Dress

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When I saw this dress, I literally gasped. I do have a penchant for vintage fashion, especially vintage inspired dresses. This dress in particular ticks all the right boxes for me. While it does have a vintage feel, it is also very distinctively modern. I could see myself wearing this for a wedding as a guest, or some other cocktail parties. Not only will get you get a transitional dress but also have one that you can wear for special occasions. That is a win in my book!

Crochet Dress

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Another obsession of mine aside from vintage dresses? A crochet dress! I have a few of them but I can't help myself (just added this to my cart!) with this one. I love that collar detail, which gives it an elegant, almost snobbish feel to it. 

Tatiana Party Dress

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This mint color is what wooed me over. Plus, I've always been a fan of the bateau neckline and wonder why there aren't as many dresses or tops that use this particular neckline. The length of this dress also makes it highly versatile. While it is made as a party dress, it can be easily dressed down too, thus giving you more wear throughout the year.  

Sleeveless Cutout Dress

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This is another dress that I couldn't get my eyes off when I saw it! That color is just breathtakingly beautiful. The cutouts are also well-placed to give the dress a subtle sexy touch! It is also easy to transition for the colder months by layering it with a coat! 

Tie Waist Shirt Dress

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I'll admit the color is what drew me first to this dress. But I also think that every woman should have at least one shirt dress in her closet. A button front shirt dress is easy to wear and transition!

Vintage Dress

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Can we talk about this dress? I love the color, the mesh details, and the appliques... it is a true delicate piece! The tiered detail on the skirt of the dress also adds to its femininity! If you want to look soft and radiant throughout the year, this dress is a must-have!

Floral Lace Flute Sleeve Dress

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I am an LBD girl through and through... It is my most classic option for ANY look, which speaks a lot to its versatility. The sleeve and lace detail on this are just a bonus!

Are you a dress kind of girl too? Do you like to wear them all season?

xo, Abby

Cozy Knits

Top: SM (similar
Skirt: local 
Shoes: Payless (similar
Watch: JORD (c/o)

I've always wanted to wear knits but every time I attempt to, the temperature never hits below the 25-30 degree Celsius range. And that is hot! It's like having summer all year round. But I wouldn't let that stop me from buying and sporting this striped knit top with this gorgeous skirt that was gifted to me by a friend. 

Top: SM (similar
Skirt: local 
Shoes: Payless (similar
Watch: JORD (c/o)
I love the sheer simplicity and femininity of this look. And this explains why I love wearing skirts most of the time. They are so easy to wear but with the right pair of shoes can easily transform your look from drab to fab! 

Do you love wearing knit tops (or anything knit) too?

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Shein Semi-Annual Sale

The Shein semi-annual sale is here! Take this opportunity to stock up on essential pieces to take with you through the next season. There are so many amazing deals that you can shop to get you ready for the warmer months ahead!

Below are some of the items that are sitting on my wishlist box and now is the perfect time to move them to my cart.

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Here are the codes you can use to get these deals:

Get $5 off over $55          CODE: SAS5
Get $15 off over $105      CODE: SAS15
Get $40 off over $200      CODE: SAS40

Worried about buying from Shein? Check out my shopping tips here to ensure that you can find great deals at good quality. Trust me, I've shopped from this website a few times and some of my favorite pieces in my closet are from this website.

xo, Abby

Cobalt Dreaming

Dress: sold out (similar, similar)
Flats: sold out (similar)
Necklace: gifted
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: Soufeel (c/o)

My love for cobalt is what pushed me to buy this dress from Shein. I initially resisted the idea but the dress won me over, eventually. The fact that it does not have any print or embellishments made me love it even more. The color and the cut are enough to make the style statement I needed. 

Dress: sold out (similarsimilar)
Flats: sold out (similar)
Necklace: gifted
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: Soufeel (c/o)

It is also a great dress to wear on casual or glam events - it all depends on what shoes you wear it with and how you accessorize it. For this look, I opted for a casual ensemble. I paired it with leopard loafers and a layered necklace. Can I just tell you how much I love these loafers? I've wanted one for a long time and am glad I could finally add a dose of fun into my outfit with these statement flats.

Sadly, this dress has already sold out (I bought it for $18 only). But you can get a red version of this same dress (it was sold in two colors). Or, you can add it to your wishlist, just in case they re-stock it!

What is one color that you love most?

Back to School Essentials from Zaful

Back-to-school season is officially here! If you are going back to school, you might have a lot of things in your mind right now. But fashion should be the least of your concerns. While trends might come and go, it is important to stick to the basics as far as back-to-school styling is concerned, like a black bodycon dress or a little black dress. I've listed three of my picks and a promo from Zaful that lets you pick up your favorite back to school pieces at a great deal!

Here are my 3 back to school essentials:

Classic Denim Jeans

Bleach Wash Skinny Ripped Jeans
Super Elastic Pencil Jeans


Solid Color Satchel Backpack
Fruit Print Canvas Backpack


Breathable Athletic Shoes
Faux Leather Slip-On Sneakers

If you want to win the back to school fashion picks from Zaful, joining this promo is so easy! Pick whatever product you want and share on your social media platform.

Step 1: Choose an image of the product you want.

Step 2: Write this in the caption: "#BackToSchool I want free clothes for two! Zaful 16 days free shipping from now."

Step 3: Tag your friend and share a link to your social media share here: https://zafulofficial.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/back-to-school-with-free-new-clothes/

Hurry up! This promo is valid from Aug 8 to 22 only! There are 3 winners that will be chosen by the end of this promo wherein you will win the product that you shared!

Which fashion piece is a back to school essential for you?

xo, Abby

5 Shoes Every Woman Must Have

There was a point in my life when I only owned a couple pair of shoes: one casual and one dressy. But gone are those days, I am now shoe-obsessed! Since I realized how they can make a different to an outfit, I have collected a wide range of shoes to spice up simple looks and give them major transformation. 

Nude Heels

Obviously, a pair of nude heels is going to be on a list of shoes every woman must have. It is a classic shoe option for women because it renders a lot of versatility to your closet. You can pair it with jeans, dresses or even shorts. Plus, the color makes it suitable to be paired with any other color!

Nude Ankle Strap Heels / Nude Classic Women's Pumps / Nude Suede Heels

Ankle Strap Sandals

A sexy wrap around detail that ankle strap heels bring to your outfit makes it a must-have in a woman's closet. I personally love wearing mine with skirts and dresses to show off that ankle strap detail. Above all, it makes any look decidedly feminine!

Chic Grey Ankle Strap Heels / Schutz Rene Heel / Gingham Ankle Strap Heels

Leopard Flats

According to fashion experts, and one that I completely agree on, every woman should have at least one leopard print item in her closet. It could be a shoe, bag, dress, or coat- ANYTHING! But for me, nothing beats having a classic pair of leopard shoes to add some drama to simple outfits. Even with a tee and jeans, you can spice up your look with leopard pointed toe flats.

Leopard Suede Pointed Toe Flats / Leopard Slip-On Shoes / Leopard Lace-Up Flats

Classic Sandals

A classic pair of strappy sandals is a must-have for any woman. Period. No matter what your style preference may be, you need one. It is easy to wear and a neutral colored one such as apricot, black or tan can go with any outfit.

Blue Flat Sandals / Geo Plains Sandal / Zipper Back Strappy Sandals

Up until recently, I would consider wearing sneakers with sporty outfits. But I realized that you don't need to wear sporty outfits to rock a pair of sneakers. Even the most feminine looks can look good when worn with sneakers!

Sunblush Converse Sneakers / Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers / Superga Sneakers

Which of these shoe styles are must-haves for you?

xo, Abby