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Obsessed: Cambridge Satchel Co. Bags!

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By sundaylovexo · November 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

What am I obsessed with now? Cambridge Satchel Co. bags!! It's been a while since I've posted an "Obsessed" entry, probably because I rarely do get obsessed with any one product.

(go to the bottom for links)

I know these bags have been on everyone's radar for a while now, but I've only just discovered them in the past month and have fallen madly in love! These 100% leather bags are made in England and shipped to wherever you are! Not only are they stylish and convenient, they come in a rainbow of colours offered in 4 different sizes and you can also get them personalized with lettered embossing.

Have I also mentioned that these bags are extremely affordable (in comparison to the likes of high fashion brands) costing between CAD$120-180??? That's amazing! Sounds like the perfect Holiday gift for friends, family or...yourself of course.

Cambridge Satchel Co. is a mother-daughter company that daughter Julie Deane and mother Freda Thomas started in 2008. What started as a simple home business from selling a couple bags per week to friends (the bags were originally aimed towards children and students) and neighbours went on to becoming an international multi-million dollar company- and in just 3 years! It just proves that with a little hard work and luck, anything can happen.

What I love about these bags are their ability to be so chic and stylish, adding to any fashionistas wardrobe OR can also be used for more formal/serious occasions such as work or school. I also love the sizes they come in, from 11"-15". The smaller bags perfect for running quick errands and outings, the medium sized bags for an everyday use whenever and wherever, and the larger bags for travel, school/work or bulkier technology (laptops, iPads, etc).

The lettered embossing is a great and fantastic way to make these bag personal and unique. They come in capital letters and can either be black, 'blind', silver or gold. But! Just as a word of caution...the bag buckles are silver, which is important to take note of as some people may not realize this before choosing the gold embossing. You will be charged per letter, which you will see when you check out your shopping cart, although "full stop/periods" come for free ;). haha!

Personally I love bags that have adjustable long shoulder straps. I don't know what it is. I just really like that look. Maybe it's something about the way they hang by your waist or hips that I find flattering. And the way I feel loose, long shoulder straps make your arms look slimmer as they don't cut into any possible arm chub. They're also more comfortable and easy to carry and can either hang on one side or used as a crossbody bag.

I also really like how they resemble the much sought after Mulberry bags, and while I will definitely want to purchase a few Mulberry bags in my lifetime, it's nice to know that there's an equally fashionable and affordable alternative for the everyday user. And as I've already mentioned...there are SO many colours!!! Including even a shiny silver and shiny gold version that was the result of a collaboration with Comme des Garcons last year (photographed below).

I have NOT ordered one of these bags yet, but I've seen them at the store and they are just gorgeous. I want every single colour. So of course, I've read up on as many reviews online as I've been able to find. The satchels definitely sound promising. Quick delivery (with a couple exceptions and snags here and there), vibrant colours and they're spacious! You can fit just about your entire life in these bags, which is great for me because I usually carry a lot of stuff around. So I was pleasantly surprised to read this, as I do have a large classic Chanel flap bag (which are relatively the same shape as these bags as you know) but I just can't fit THAT much stuff in it!

Popular amongst celebrities and fashionistas alike, the Cambridge Satchel has really caught on as the latest fashion "it" bag. Moreso is there "fluorescent" satchel, dubbed "The Fluoro" that comes in four neon shades: pink, yellow, green and orange. And as seen at the top of the blog entry, their "Batchel" collection bags can be worn as backpacks and pictured below is a variation on the multi-coloured satchels they sell.

SPOTTED:

On this week's Gossip Girl episode (5x08 All The Pretty Sources), characters Penelope Shafai (Amanda Setton) and Kati Farkas (Nan Zhang) carrying the pink and purple satchels respectively, as they prepare for Blair's baby shower.

For all you CANADIAN girls out there, you can find these bags at Holt Renfrew (picture taken from their Twitter page)! Yay! Though I don't think they offer the embossing.. but I'm not positive.

Psssst...

This 'mock croc' design above is available at Asos.com at a slightly pricier cost of $210. They also carry a bunch of EXCLUSIVE CSc. bags just for Asos, including a really great "cracked leather" design and...METALLICS!!! Similar to the Comme des Garcons designs, they come in a gorgeous silver or gold shade. While that doesn't float everybody's boat, it certainly floats mine!!

 

Yay for the satchel! Very excited to be filling my wardrobe with a row of Cambridge Satchel Co. bags in the next year. FUN! =)

You can purchase these bags online and in stores at:

Asos, Club 21, Urban Outfitters etc.etc.

You can also go directly and order from their website, where you can also view stores that carry the bags that may be near you!

 

Love love love. What do you guys think of these bags? What other colours and designs do you think they should come in?

Looking forward to a very merry Holiday season!

 


 

P.S. Just as a reminder, as mentioned on my homepage, if there is a photograph you would like credited or removed feel free to contact me (via my page header) or send me a private message! :) Thanks.

Obsessed: Cambridge Satchel Co. Bags!

What am I obsessed with now? Cambridge Satchel Co. bags!! It's been a while since I've posted an "Obsessed" entry, probably because I rarely do get obsessed with any one product.

(go to the bottom for links)

I know these bags have been on everyone's radar for a while now, but I've only just discovered them in the past month and have fallen madly in love! These 100% leather bags are made in England and shipped to wherever you are! Not only are they stylish and convenient, they come in a rainbow of colours offered in 4 different sizes and you can also get them personalized with lettered embossing.

Have I also mentioned that these bags are extremely affordable (in comparison to the likes of high fashion brands) costing between CAD$120-180??? That's amazing! Sounds like the perfect Holiday gift for friends, family or...yourself of course.

Cambridge Satchel Co. is a mother-daughter company that daughter Julie Deane and mother Freda Thomas started in 2008. What started as a simple home business from selling a couple bags per week to friends (the bags were originally aimed towards children and students) and neighbours went on to becoming an international multi-million dollar company- and in just 3 years! It just proves that with a little hard work and luck, anything can happen.

What I love about these bags are their ability to be so chic and stylish, adding to any fashionistas wardrobe OR can also be used for more formal/serious occasions such as work or school. I also love the sizes they come in, from 11"-15". The smaller bags perfect for running quick errands and outings, the medium sized bags for an everyday use whenever and wherever, and the larger bags for travel, school/work or bulkier technology (laptops, iPads, etc).

The lettered embossing is a great and fantastic way to make these bag personal and unique. They come in capital letters and can either be black, 'blind', silver or gold. But! Just as a word of caution...the bag buckles are silver, which is important to take note of as some people may not realize this before choosing the gold embossing. You will be charged per letter, which you will see when you check out your shopping cart, although "full stop/periods" come for free ;). haha!

Personally I love bags that have adjustable long shoulder straps. I don't know what it is. I just really like that look. Maybe it's something about the way they hang by your waist or hips that I find flattering. And the way I feel loose, long shoulder straps make your arms look slimmer as they don't cut into any possible arm chub. They're also more comfortable and easy to carry and can either hang on one side or used as a crossbody bag.

I also really like how they resemble the much sought after Mulberry bags, and while I will definitely want to purchase a few Mulberry bags in my lifetime, it's nice to know that there's an equally fashionable and affordable alternative for the everyday user. And as I've already mentioned...there are SO many colours!!! Including even a shiny silver and shiny gold version that was the result of a collaboration with Comme des Garcons last year (photographed below).

I have NOT ordered one of these bags yet, but I've seen them at the store and they are just gorgeous. I want every single colour. So of course, I've read up on as many reviews online as I've been able to find. The satchels definitely sound promising. Quick delivery (with a couple exceptions and snags here and there), vibrant colours and they're spacious! You can fit just about your entire life in these bags, which is great for me because I usually carry a lot of stuff around. So I was pleasantly surprised to read this, as I do have a large classic Chanel flap bag (which are relatively the same shape as these bags as you know) but I just can't fit THAT much stuff in it!

Popular amongst celebrities and fashionistas alike, the Cambridge Satchel has really caught on as the latest fashion "it" bag. Moreso is there "fluorescent" satchel, dubbed "The Fluoro" that comes in four neon shades: pink, yellow, green and orange. And as seen at the top of the blog entry, their "Batchel" collection bags can be worn as backpacks and pictured below is a variation on the multi-coloured satchels they sell.

SPOTTED:

On this week's Gossip Girl episode (5x08 All The Pretty Sources), characters Penelope Shafai (Amanda Setton) and Kati Farkas (Nan Zhang) carrying the pink and purple satchels respectively, as they prepare for Blair's baby shower.

For all you CANADIAN girls out there, you can find these bags at Holt Renfrew (picture taken from their Twitter page)! Yay! Though I don't think they offer the embossing.. but I'm not positive.

Psssst...

This 'mock croc' design above is available at Asos.com at a slightly pricier cost of $210. They also carry a bunch of EXCLUSIVE CSc. bags just for Asos, including a really great "cracked leather" design and...METALLICS!!! Similar to the Comme des Garcons designs, they come in a gorgeous silver or gold shade. While that doesn't float everybody's boat, it certainly floats mine!!

 

Yay for the satchel! Very excited to be filling my wardrobe with a row of Cambridge Satchel Co. bags in the next year. FUN! =)

You can purchase these bags online and in stores at:

Asos, Club 21, Urban Outfitters etc.etc.

You can also go directly and order from their website, where you can also view stores that carry the bags that may be near you!

 

Love love love. What do you guys think of these bags? What other colours and designs do you think they should come in?

Looking forward to a very merry Holiday season!

 


 

P.S. Just as a reminder, as mentioned on my homepage, if there is a photograph you would like credited or removed feel free to contact me (via my page header) or send me a private message! :) Thanks.

Shopping Haul/Review: I ♥ American Apparel ♫♫

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By sundaylovexo · April 4, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Play me: We Rule The World ♫ Dragonette

I love American Apparel, there's no denying it. Forget about the racy ads and the perverted founder. Forget about their political stance and sweatshop free workers. I mean that's great and all but I go to American Apparel for the clothes, period.

When I first started blogging I wrote an entry on AA and what I like/hate about it, which you can click here to read.

To generalize my sentiments about their clothing:

1. it is over-priced but worth the "quality"- which is hit & miss for the unlucky few but often times very durable and long-lasting
2. A lot of the clothes work well to bring out your best bodily features and hide your worst
3. The perfect layering pieces
4. I love all of the styles/colours/textures available in each design!!
5. Prompt online delivery and helpful customer service
6. May look very trashy on certain people- it is all about the way you wear the clothes and the manner in which you carry yourself ladies!

Overall, I love AA, despite their terrible reputation of everything from its founder Dov Charney to its employees to its quality of clothing to its controversial 'beliefs/statements". So I'm going to a do a 'haul' on all of the items I currently own, and will blog my AA wishlist in my next entry- It's going to be long! Here you'll be able to find links and prices for all of the items listed, as well as tiny reviews on each item.

If you click on the links that will direct you to the American Apparel website, their items always have great pictures of each colour/style available as well as hundreds of customer reviews.

Here we go!

California Fleece Pullover Raglan Hoody Dress

CAD$44.00 (available in 8 colours)

I own this hoody dress in 'Forest' (pictured above). It is super comfortable, super soft on the inside although the neckhole is annoyingly small, it is due to its higher/fitted neckline. At 5'7" with a curvy booty, I have this in medium and it is definitely not long enough to go without leggings (unless you like your dresses that short).

Unisex Circle Scarf

CAD$34.00 (available in 56 colours, also available in sheer, tie-dye and acid wash versions)

I am in love with these scarves and wish I could buy one in every colour and style! I have been trying to form this look with regular scarves by tying the ends together etc. but to no avail. These scarves are great in quality, though a bit pricey, they are well worth it as they can be worn in a multitude of ways (pictured below). Very fun and diverse scarf.

I own this in 'Mélange Dark Olive', which is green with a slight black/gold-ish feel to it. Definitely a worthy investment.

Chiffon Oversized Button-Up

CAD$65.00 (available in 11 colours)

I own this shirt in 'Navy', although I couldn't find a good picture of that. This 'shirt' is a see-through chiffon and is only available in one size. It is super comfortable and is actually long enough to be a dress as long as you wear something underneath, such as a tube dress or a slip- or whatever you want really to create a chic or casual look. The only thing that annoys me is that everytime you dress/undress yourself you have to do/undo the sleeve buttons, but other than that it is a fantastic and subtley sexy item.

Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Bodysuit

CAD$34.00 
or buy a pack of 3 for $81.00
(available in 24 colours, plus 3 online-only colours)

I own this bodysuit in the 'Crème Navy Vertical Stripe' (pictured above) and 'Navy' (pictured below), both in medium although I could probably wear a large due to the medium being just slightly short on me. It is definitely practical, the problem with tube tops is they may ride up or are too short to tuck into certain bottoms, but with the bodysuit that is taken care of. It is not particularly flattering (or unflattering) to the breast/abdominal area, it is just like any other cotton tube top out there but they are perfect for that tucked-in look or moving around in without have to keep adjusting it.

Cotton Spandex Micro-Mesh Gloria-V Bodysuit

CAD$55.00 (available in 1 colour)

I absolutely adore this bodysuit and own it in a medium, it is surprisingly flattering to the stomach even though everything is visible. As for breast support, I have a smaller chest so it's no problem there but I have also seen it on friends who have C/D cups and they looked fantastic in it. I think it really depends on the individual's breast shape/natural perkiness, but if really needed wearing a bra is absolutely no problem as it is not a backless bodysuit! It does sit a little high on your hips (if this is a problem, opt for a bigger size) so if this is a problem area for you this might not be an ideal choice, however I definitely encourage you to go into the store to try it on yourself and it may surprise you how great it looks.

I haven't worn mine in a long time though because it seems everybody has this item now- meh.

Interlock Mini Skirt

CAD$35.00 (available in 11 colours)
or buy a pack of 2 for $56.00

I own this skirt in a medium in 'Black', and please take note I'm a hip-y girl! A great flattering skirt, can be worn with leggings/tights if the look is too short for you- and because it is cotton you don't have that awful effect wear you can see everything underneath. My only critique about it is that, like all cotton clothes, it does stretch out a little with excessive movements (sitting, standing, removing, dressing etc.) but goes exactly back to its original form after laundry.

Interlock Shoulder Zip Tunic Dress

CAD$29.00 (available in 3 colours)

I own both of these pictured dresses in medium. Great coverage, not too short, not too long. The zips are also a cute addition. This is a simple and very casual dress, quite flattering I feel, even on my more bloated days as it is body-skimming not form fitting. For a more fitted look, the dress can always be paired with a belt. It does stretch out slightly with excessive wear though.

Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Jumpsuit

CAD$43.00 (available in 1 colour)

At 5'7", I own this in medium and it fits just great. A fun piece to layer with! You can wear an attention-grabbing neon tube underneath, a bodysuit, with shorts or paired with leggings if you aren't comfortable with exposing your legs. It is stretchy, so don't worry about it being really tight. It is yet another American Apparel item that is surprisingly and amazingly flattering, even for those who don't have washboard stomaches! This is because it skims the body, the black mesh hides unsightly imperfections and the waistband cinches right at your smallest point.

They also offer this item in a bodysuit, so it is pretty much a micro-mesh tube top.

Multi-Layered Reversible Petticoat

CAD$82.00 (available in 5 colours, and 3 colours in a longer version of this skirt)

Ouch! This purchase is definitely a wallet drainer, but I have no regrets! (and neither do the customer reviewers online it seems)

I own this item in 'Ballet Pink' and 'Black', both in medium. Sitting on my waist, the medium fits just fine. It is definitely a short skirt but is long enough to cover all your goods and more, I would still suggest wearing undershorts though just to be safe! I personally have not worn this skirt as a petticoat, because it is so cute on its own. It is so flowy and feminine and super fun. A great skirt to layer on top of virtually any fitted top and ideally an American Apparel bodysuit.

Typically when stores offer 'reversible' clothing, I tend to find that the reverse side is unwearable or not so great. But this skirt definitely holds true to its reversibility factor, as it looks cute both ways, one side is less 'ruffly/puffy' than the other.

Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Long Sleeve Mini Dress

CAD$49.00 (available in 7 colours)

I own this in 'Black' in a medium. Another fun stretchy micro-mesh layering piece. This dress is actually great because it holds you in quite well (your nipples may look squished) for a flattering fit. To be worn under a sleeveless/short-sleeved dress or over a crazy bra or bodysuit. You could pair it with a tube bra underneath and a skirt worn over. The possibilities are endless!

Note: This dress is probably not suitable for the fuller chested ladies out there! I have B-cups and as I've said the medium slightly squishes my nipples.

Nylon Tricot Figure Skater Dress

CAD$55.00 (available in 8 colours)

I own this dress in medium in 'Charcoal' (pictured above). It is a super cute and flattering dress. However, at 5'7", I cannot wear this without leggings/tights/shorts without potentially flashing somebody- but if for those who dare ;) be my guest. One thing I dislike about this dress is probably the slippery material, the dress constantly slides down as I walk so I'm always pulling it up. It doesn't slide down to the point that I would flash anybody but it is definitely annoying. But this may be because I could probably go a size down to a small, as I am pear-shaped so my upperbody is smaller than my lower body.

For big boobied girls, this dress will not provide great support for those ta-tas! Unless you wear a strapless or stick-on bra with it, because the it is pretty low cut at the back.

Nylon Tricot High-Waist Leggings

CAD$46.00 (available in 9 colours)

I own this in a medium in 'Black'. Being a pear-shaped girl, these leggings may not have been my best purchase but I love how the high-waist holds you in and would wear these with a butt-covering dress. However, for those of you smaller girls out there, these leggings coupled with a cropped top (pictured above) is fantastic.

Own it!

Nylon Tricot Scoop Back Tank Pencil Dress

CAD$51.00 (available in 6 colours)

I own this dress in 'French Rose' (pictured above) in medium. This is a very, very form-fitting dress that I would not recommend for those whose abdominal region is a problem area. Other than that I find it flattering, a great colour- although a bit long in medium! For my taste anyway. These scoop back dresses also require some fidgeting and adjusting to avoid an awkwardly fitted look.

Biggest critique: you can see kind of see nipple and butt crack through this dress! So you can be bold and pray that nobody will see your ass during the evening (which is when I'm assuming you would wear this dress) and wear nipple stickers! If you are thinking of wearing this as a day-time look, layering can easily solve your problem.

Pinstripe Jersey Cut Out Back Mini Dress

CAD$49.00 (available in 1 colour)

I own this dress with its thin pinstripes in a medium and love it. It is flattering on all parts of my body, although for the leg-conscious ladies leggings might be a wise choice! I have nothing bad to say about this dress, except that perhaps, yet again,  for the big chested girls this will not offer enough support without having to show your bra straps at the back.

The cotton, solid-coloured version of this dress I find is less flattering.

Polyester Spandex Shiny Stripe Two-Sided Legging

CAD$55.00 (available in 2 colours)

I own these leggings in the 'Lamé Black' (pictured on the left and below) in medium. As I have mentioned before, I'm quite hippy and the medium fits great but of course it all depends on how your body is built. These leggings are definitely fun and unique, though I prefer to wear the stripes facing the back because it I feel the shiny stripes do make your thighs look bigger- so I've chosen to wear them facing the back and in a dark colour (as opposed to the white zebra version) for a more subtle and flattering look.

Polyester Spandex Shiny Stripe Crossback Bra

CAD$22.00 (available in 2 colours)

According to the customer reviews online, these run a little tight and you are recommended to buy a size up. I own this black version in a large and it fits just right (no squished fat). I bought this bra to wear underneath items that are low-cut or the mesh items I've purchased because it is low-key and simple with a cute crossback.

These bras offer no support, so you may look quite 'flat' chested if you have smaller boobs. It really depends on your preferance and the look you are going for.

Printed Cotton Spandex Jersey High-Waisted Skirt

CAD$38.00 (available in 6 prints and 5 different materials and colours of the same design)

I own this skirt in 'Crème Navy Stripe' in medium. This skirt can be worn in various ways, though I prefer to wear it as the 2 ladies on the last picture below because I find this is the most flattering look for myself being a pear-shaped girl. This is a great skirt that can be worn over anything, and is slimming even on a bloated/fat day! In fact, I am hoping to buy this skirt in more colours/materials because I am wearing this one TOO often!

Shiny Too-Short Tube Dress

CAD$28.00 (available in 6 colours and 13 colours in its cotton version)

I own this tube dress in 'Lamé Black', 'Lamé Gold', 'Gold Dots/Black' and 'Night Fever Navy' in medium (pictured accordingly below).

This is definitely one of those American Apparel items that can go SO wrong depending on how you wear it, what you wear it with and when you wear it. As it truly is 'too-short', I'll leave that to the bolder girls out there. As for myself, this is great to wear as a short or long high-waisted skirt or a mini skirt with a top paired over it (such as the Chiffon Oversized Button-Up). A great piece to layer with- not to mention my ass looks fantastic in them, even in the 'shiny' material! I also love how the 'Lamé Black' looks like faux leather.

What I really dislike about this skirt is the fact that it tends to slide up as I walk (I take pretty long strides) so I am constantly pulling it down. I will try putting baby powder underneath to see if that will work, but the look is truly worth it.

Also, while this dress/skirt does make your butt look fantastic (pulls it all in) it does not flatter a bloated day. So if this is an issue, just pair a looser top over it and you'll be good to go! Another thing I'd like to add is that because it's so tight, wearing undergarments is tough/near impossible!

Sweetheart Two-Toned Mini Dress

CAD$56.00 (Available in 3 colours, and a printed version)

I absolutely love this dress and own it in medium/large, which fits my 5'7" pear shaped frame wonderfully. It is so flattering on my smaller chest, waist and arms, as well as my curvier butt. It hugs you and holds you in in all the right places, a wonderful dress to wear on its own or to layer with if you feel it is too short or slips up too often.

Again, baby powder may be an option. It does have a low cut mesh back, so while wearing a bra is a possibility, I don't need to because I have a smaller chest and I prefer the look without. Like the Too-Short Tube Dress, this dress will show off most pantylines (although less so than the tube dress) so choose undergarments wisely.

I always feel great and confident in this dress. I own this in 'Black', 'Navy' and the printed design pictured below.

Unisex French Terry Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt

CAD$54.00 (available in 5 colours)

I own this sweatshirt in 'Martini Blue/Dark Ash', pictured above, in size extra small. While the XS is still 'baggy', yet it is flatteringly so and the sleeves fit my great. The XS is a bit short though, so for fuller torso coverage definitely get their bigger sizes. I tucked this into a ballerina skirt, and wore a pearl necklaces- it was adorable. The French Terry material is also super soft and very comfortable to lounge around in!

 

 

That's it!

I hope you've enjoyed my American Apparel haul and mini-review. I will definitely be buying more merchandise in the future, in fact my online shopping cart is ready, although with the cost $$$ I definitely can't buy everything I want at once. Sadly.

Baby steps!! So I will be posting an American Apparel 'Wishlist' soon.

Oh AA, how I love you. But as I have blogged about before, the brand does has its flaws and there are definitely many items on their racks that I would never dream of donning. But all in all I love their flattering clothing, long-term quality, endless colours/versions available and perfect pieces for layering.

For the haters who think American Apparel is for people with no fashion sense, that is complete garbage. While that may be true for a certain amount of people who enjoy AA because of its simplicity because thinking about style/fashion overwhelms them, fashionistas alike can turn AA pieces into chic wears by the right pairing (I prefer not to look like a streetwalker!), layering or even in just the attitude in which they carry themselves. Many people also seem to think that wearers of American Apparel ONLY wear and shop at American Apparel, which is false of course.

I have also seen many people outraged because an American Apparel representative stated that individuals who wear sizes bigger than what they already offer are not their target buyers therefore they will not create 'plus-size' clothing. I know a lot of people complain and slander AA saying it only looks good on stick thin girls with no meat on their bones, etc. etc. I find these people to be very spiteful and hateful. I myself have curves and am nowhere near what culture would define as "skinny" today. They also don't understand why AA won't create bigger clothes and paint this as discrimination against bigger sized people. I find this completely ridiculous because first of all, who their target buyers are are completely up to them. It is not a crime, nor is it discriminatory not to release a "plus-size" clothing line- which is funny because there are models who appear about size 14 on the site and I know girls above size 14 who happily wear AA...it all just depends on the style of clothing you choose. Just as at any other store, there are certain styles that do or do not suit specific body types-including mine!- whether the sizes are small or big. Sure, you can produce a spandex dress in a size 18 but it doesn't mean it will be any more flattering!

Why is it okay for 'bigger' girls to cry about stores such as AA not carrying bigger sizes, but if petite girls can't find sizes small enough at certain stores nobody gives a rats ass. Just a little rant there that I could elaborate on but will leave at that. As much as I'd love to wear a Hervé Léger bandage dress, I know it probably won't be the most flattering clothing for my body type and size, but I don't go around crying about Hervé not creating bigger or more flattering dresses to suit me. I just suck it up and buy other styles or shop elsewhere- and if one so chooses, they can hit the gym.

 

 

I hope my brief reviews were helpful for you guys, and that even for those who dislike American Apparel, that perhaps I've introduced you to an item or two you may like. If you have any questions about these products, feel free to drop a comment or inbox message!

;)

Shopping Haul/Review: I ♥ American Apparel ♫♫

Play me: We Rule The World ♫ Dragonette

I love American Apparel, there's no denying it. Forget about the racy ads and the perverted founder. Forget about their political stance and sweatshop free workers. I mean that's great and all but I go to American Apparel for the clothes, period.

When I first started blogging I wrote an entry on AA and what I like/hate about it, which you can click here to read.

To generalize my sentiments about their clothing:

1. it is over-priced but worth the "quality"- which is hit & miss for the unlucky few but often times very durable and long-lasting
2. A lot of the clothes work well to bring out your best bodily features and hide your worst
3. The perfect layering pieces
4. I love all of the styles/colours/textures available in each design!!
5. Prompt online delivery and helpful customer service
6. May look very trashy on certain people- it is all about the way you wear the clothes and the manner in which you carry yourself ladies!

Overall, I love AA, despite their terrible reputation of everything from its founder Dov Charney to its employees to its quality of clothing to its controversial 'beliefs/statements". So I'm going to a do a 'haul' on all of the items I currently own, and will blog my AA wishlist in my next entry- It's going to be long! Here you'll be able to find links and prices for all of the items listed, as well as tiny reviews on each item.

If you click on the links that will direct you to the American Apparel website, their items always have great pictures of each colour/style available as well as hundreds of customer reviews.

Here we go!

California Fleece Pullover Raglan Hoody Dress

CAD$44.00 (available in 8 colours)

I own this hoody dress in 'Forest' (pictured above). It is super comfortable, super soft on the inside although the neckhole is annoyingly small, it is due to its higher/fitted neckline. At 5'7" with a curvy booty, I have this in medium and it is definitely not long enough to go without leggings (unless you like your dresses that short).

Unisex Circle Scarf

CAD$34.00 (available in 56 colours, also available in sheer, tie-dye and acid wash versions)

I am in love with these scarves and wish I could buy one in every colour and style! I have been trying to form this look with regular scarves by tying the ends together etc. but to no avail. These scarves are great in quality, though a bit pricey, they are well worth it as they can be worn in a multitude of ways (pictured below). Very fun and diverse scarf.

I own this in 'Mélange Dark Olive', which is green with a slight black/gold-ish feel to it. Definitely a worthy investment.

Chiffon Oversized Button-Up

CAD$65.00 (available in 11 colours)

I own this shirt in 'Navy', although I couldn't find a good picture of that. This 'shirt' is a see-through chiffon and is only available in one size. It is super comfortable and is actually long enough to be a dress as long as you wear something underneath, such as a tube dress or a slip- or whatever you want really to create a chic or casual look. The only thing that annoys me is that everytime you dress/undress yourself you have to do/undo the sleeve buttons, but other than that it is a fantastic and subtley sexy item.

Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Bodysuit

CAD$34.00 
or buy a pack of 3 for $81.00
(available in 24 colours, plus 3 online-only colours)

I own this bodysuit in the 'Crème Navy Vertical Stripe' (pictured above) and 'Navy' (pictured below), both in medium although I could probably wear a large due to the medium being just slightly short on me. It is definitely practical, the problem with tube tops is they may ride up or are too short to tuck into certain bottoms, but with the bodysuit that is taken care of. It is not particularly flattering (or unflattering) to the breast/abdominal area, it is just like any other cotton tube top out there but they are perfect for that tucked-in look or moving around in without have to keep adjusting it.

Cotton Spandex Micro-Mesh Gloria-V Bodysuit

CAD$55.00 (available in 1 colour)

I absolutely adore this bodysuit and own it in a medium, it is surprisingly flattering to the stomach even though everything is visible. As for breast support, I have a smaller chest so it's no problem there but I have also seen it on friends who have C/D cups and they looked fantastic in it. I think it really depends on the individual's breast shape/natural perkiness, but if really needed wearing a bra is absolutely no problem as it is not a backless bodysuit! It does sit a little high on your hips (if this is a problem, opt for a bigger size) so if this is a problem area for you this might not be an ideal choice, however I definitely encourage you to go into the store to try it on yourself and it may surprise you how great it looks.

I haven't worn mine in a long time though because it seems everybody has this item now- meh.

Interlock Mini Skirt

CAD$35.00 (available in 11 colours)
or buy a pack of 2 for $56.00

I own this skirt in a medium in 'Black', and please take note I'm a hip-y girl! A great flattering skirt, can be worn with leggings/tights if the look is too short for you- and because it is cotton you don't have that awful effect wear you can see everything underneath. My only critique about it is that, like all cotton clothes, it does stretch out a little with excessive movements (sitting, standing, removing, dressing etc.) but goes exactly back to its original form after laundry.

Interlock Shoulder Zip Tunic Dress

CAD$29.00 (available in 3 colours)

I own both of these pictured dresses in medium. Great coverage, not too short, not too long. The zips are also a cute addition. This is a simple and very casual dress, quite flattering I feel, even on my more bloated days as it is body-skimming not form fitting. For a more fitted look, the dress can always be paired with a belt. It does stretch out slightly with excessive wear though.

Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Jumpsuit

CAD$43.00 (available in 1 colour)

At 5'7", I own this in medium and it fits just great. A fun piece to layer with! You can wear an attention-grabbing neon tube underneath, a bodysuit, with shorts or paired with leggings if you aren't comfortable with exposing your legs. It is stretchy, so don't worry about it being really tight. It is yet another American Apparel item that is surprisingly and amazingly flattering, even for those who don't have washboard stomaches! This is because it skims the body, the black mesh hides unsightly imperfections and the waistband cinches right at your smallest point.

They also offer this item in a bodysuit, so it is pretty much a micro-mesh tube top.

Multi-Layered Reversible Petticoat

CAD$82.00 (available in 5 colours, and 3 colours in a longer version of this skirt)

Ouch! This purchase is definitely a wallet drainer, but I have no regrets! (and neither do the customer reviewers online it seems)

I own this item in 'Ballet Pink' and 'Black', both in medium. Sitting on my waist, the medium fits just fine. It is definitely a short skirt but is long enough to cover all your goods and more, I would still suggest wearing undershorts though just to be safe! I personally have not worn this skirt as a petticoat, because it is so cute on its own. It is so flowy and feminine and super fun. A great skirt to layer on top of virtually any fitted top and ideally an American Apparel bodysuit.

Typically when stores offer 'reversible' clothing, I tend to find that the reverse side is unwearable or not so great. But this skirt definitely holds true to its reversibility factor, as it looks cute both ways, one side is less 'ruffly/puffy' than the other.

Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Long Sleeve Mini Dress

CAD$49.00 (available in 7 colours)

I own this in 'Black' in a medium. Another fun stretchy micro-mesh layering piece. This dress is actually great because it holds you in quite well (your nipples may look squished) for a flattering fit. To be worn under a sleeveless/short-sleeved dress or over a crazy bra or bodysuit. You could pair it with a tube bra underneath and a skirt worn over. The possibilities are endless!

Note: This dress is probably not suitable for the fuller chested ladies out there! I have B-cups and as I've said the medium slightly squishes my nipples.

Nylon Tricot Figure Skater Dress

CAD$55.00 (available in 8 colours)

I own this dress in medium in 'Charcoal' (pictured above). It is a super cute and flattering dress. However, at 5'7", I cannot wear this without leggings/tights/shorts without potentially flashing somebody- but if for those who dare ;) be my guest. One thing I dislike about this dress is probably the slippery material, the dress constantly slides down as I walk so I'm always pulling it up. It doesn't slide down to the point that I would flash anybody but it is definitely annoying. But this may be because I could probably go a size down to a small, as I am pear-shaped so my upperbody is smaller than my lower body.

For big boobied girls, this dress will not provide great support for those ta-tas! Unless you wear a strapless or stick-on bra with it, because the it is pretty low cut at the back.

Nylon Tricot High-Waist Leggings

CAD$46.00 (available in 9 colours)

I own this in a medium in 'Black'. Being a pear-shaped girl, these leggings may not have been my best purchase but I love how the high-waist holds you in and would wear these with a butt-covering dress. However, for those of you smaller girls out there, these leggings coupled with a cropped top (pictured above) is fantastic.

Own it!

Nylon Tricot Scoop Back Tank Pencil Dress

CAD$51.00 (available in 6 colours)

I own this dress in 'French Rose' (pictured above) in medium. This is a very, very form-fitting dress that I would not recommend for those whose abdominal region is a problem area. Other than that I find it flattering, a great colour- although a bit long in medium! For my taste anyway. These scoop back dresses also require some fidgeting and adjusting to avoid an awkwardly fitted look.

Biggest critique: you can see kind of see nipple and butt crack through this dress! So you can be bold and pray that nobody will see your ass during the evening (which is when I'm assuming you would wear this dress) and wear nipple stickers! If you are thinking of wearing this as a day-time look, layering can easily solve your problem.

Pinstripe Jersey Cut Out Back Mini Dress

CAD$49.00 (available in 1 colour)

I own this dress with its thin pinstripes in a medium and love it. It is flattering on all parts of my body, although for the leg-conscious ladies leggings might be a wise choice! I have nothing bad to say about this dress, except that perhaps, yet again,  for the big chested girls this will not offer enough support without having to show your bra straps at the back.

The cotton, solid-coloured version of this dress I find is less flattering.

Polyester Spandex Shiny Stripe Two-Sided Legging

CAD$55.00 (available in 2 colours)

I own these leggings in the 'Lamé Black' (pictured on the left and below) in medium. As I have mentioned before, I'm quite hippy and the medium fits great but of course it all depends on how your body is built. These leggings are definitely fun and unique, though I prefer to wear the stripes facing the back because it I feel the shiny stripes do make your thighs look bigger- so I've chosen to wear them facing the back and in a dark colour (as opposed to the white zebra version) for a more subtle and flattering look.

Polyester Spandex Shiny Stripe Crossback Bra

CAD$22.00 (available in 2 colours)

According to the customer reviews online, these run a little tight and you are recommended to buy a size up. I own this black version in a large and it fits just right (no squished fat). I bought this bra to wear underneath items that are low-cut or the mesh items I've purchased because it is low-key and simple with a cute crossback.

These bras offer no support, so you may look quite 'flat' chested if you have smaller boobs. It really depends on your preferance and the look you are going for.

Printed Cotton Spandex Jersey High-Waisted Skirt

CAD$38.00 (available in 6 prints and 5 different materials and colours of the same design)

I own this skirt in 'Crème Navy Stripe' in medium. This skirt can be worn in various ways, though I prefer to wear it as the 2 ladies on the last picture below because I find this is the most flattering look for myself being a pear-shaped girl. This is a great skirt that can be worn over anything, and is slimming even on a bloated/fat day! In fact, I am hoping to buy this skirt in more colours/materials because I am wearing this one TOO often!

Shiny Too-Short Tube Dress

CAD$28.00 (available in 6 colours and 13 colours in its cotton version)

I own this tube dress in 'Lamé Black', 'Lamé Gold', 'Gold Dots/Black' and 'Night Fever Navy' in medium (pictured accordingly below).

This is definitely one of those American Apparel items that can go SO wrong depending on how you wear it, what you wear it with and when you wear it. As it truly is 'too-short', I'll leave that to the bolder girls out there. As for myself, this is great to wear as a short or long high-waisted skirt or a mini skirt with a top paired over it (such as the Chiffon Oversized Button-Up). A great piece to layer with- not to mention my ass looks fantastic in them, even in the 'shiny' material! I also love how the 'Lamé Black' looks like faux leather.

What I really dislike about this skirt is the fact that it tends to slide up as I walk (I take pretty long strides) so I am constantly pulling it down. I will try putting baby powder underneath to see if that will work, but the look is truly worth it.

Also, while this dress/skirt does make your butt look fantastic (pulls it all in) it does not flatter a bloated day. So if this is an issue, just pair a looser top over it and you'll be good to go! Another thing I'd like to add is that because it's so tight, wearing undergarments is tough/near impossible!

Sweetheart Two-Toned Mini Dress

CAD$56.00 (Available in 3 colours, and a printed version)

I absolutely love this dress and own it in medium/large, which fits my 5'7" pear shaped frame wonderfully. It is so flattering on my smaller chest, waist and arms, as well as my curvier butt. It hugs you and holds you in in all the right places, a wonderful dress to wear on its own or to layer with if you feel it is too short or slips up too often.

Again, baby powder may be an option. It does have a low cut mesh back, so while wearing a bra is a possibility, I don't need to because I have a smaller chest and I prefer the look without. Like the Too-Short Tube Dress, this dress will show off most pantylines (although less so than the tube dress) so choose undergarments wisely.

I always feel great and confident in this dress. I own this in 'Black', 'Navy' and the printed design pictured below.

Unisex French Terry Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt

CAD$54.00 (available in 5 colours)

I own this sweatshirt in 'Martini Blue/Dark Ash', pictured above, in size extra small. While the XS is still 'baggy', yet it is flatteringly so and the sleeves fit my great. The XS is a bit short though, so for fuller torso coverage definitely get their bigger sizes. I tucked this into a ballerina skirt, and wore a pearl necklaces- it was adorable. The French Terry material is also super soft and very comfortable to lounge around in!

 

 

That's it!

I hope you've enjoyed my American Apparel haul and mini-review. I will definitely be buying more merchandise in the future, in fact my online shopping cart is ready, although with the cost $$$ I definitely can't buy everything I want at once. Sadly.

Baby steps!! So I will be posting an American Apparel 'Wishlist' soon.

Oh AA, how I love you. But as I have blogged about before, the brand does has its flaws and there are definitely many items on their racks that I would never dream of donning. But all in all I love their flattering clothing, long-term quality, endless colours/versions available and perfect pieces for layering.

For the haters who think American Apparel is for people with no fashion sense, that is complete garbage. While that may be true for a certain amount of people who enjoy AA because of its simplicity because thinking about style/fashion overwhelms them, fashionistas alike can turn AA pieces into chic wears by the right pairing (I prefer not to look like a streetwalker!), layering or even in just the attitude in which they carry themselves. Many people also seem to think that wearers of American Apparel ONLY wear and shop at American Apparel, which is false of course.

I have also seen many people outraged because an American Apparel representative stated that individuals who wear sizes bigger than what they already offer are not their target buyers therefore they will not create 'plus-size' clothing. I know a lot of people complain and slander AA saying it only looks good on stick thin girls with no meat on their bones, etc. etc. I find these people to be very spiteful and hateful. I myself have curves and am nowhere near what culture would define as "skinny" today. They also don't understand why AA won't create bigger clothes and paint this as discrimination against bigger sized people. I find this completely ridiculous because first of all, who their target buyers are are completely up to them. It is not a crime, nor is it discriminatory not to release a "plus-size" clothing line- which is funny because there are models who appear about size 14 on the site and I know girls above size 14 who happily wear AA...it all just depends on the style of clothing you choose. Just as at any other store, there are certain styles that do or do not suit specific body types-including mine!- whether the sizes are small or big. Sure, you can produce a spandex dress in a size 18 but it doesn't mean it will be any more flattering!

Why is it okay for 'bigger' girls to cry about stores such as AA not carrying bigger sizes, but if petite girls can't find sizes small enough at certain stores nobody gives a rats ass. Just a little rant there that I could elaborate on but will leave at that. As much as I'd love to wear a Hervé Léger bandage dress, I know it probably won't be the most flattering clothing for my body type and size, but I don't go around crying about Hervé not creating bigger or more flattering dresses to suit me. I just suck it up and buy other styles or shop elsewhere- and if one so chooses, they can hit the gym.

 

 

I hope my brief reviews were helpful for you guys, and that even for those who dislike American Apparel, that perhaps I've introduced you to an item or two you may like. If you have any questions about these products, feel free to drop a comment or inbox message!

;)

Obsessed: Christopher Kane Resort 2011 Galaxy Dresses

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By sundaylovexo · February 3, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Oh my gosh. These dresses are completely amazing. They are so, so beautiful. I want, want, want, desperately want these.

These dresses are available at: Club 21, Net-A-Porter, Browns, Dover Street Market, Barneys, Corso Como, Villa Moda, Browns in London, Maria Luisa in Paris and Quatar, Joyce in Hong Kong, Corso Como in Milan, Tokyo & Seoul, Ikram in Chicago, Maxfields in LA, Comme des Garcons in Tokyo, Sotris in Athens, Elle in Perth, Podium in Russia, Barneys in NY.

Here are my top favourite looks from the collection!

If you love these as much as I do, check out my friend Tammy's blog entry on these dresses! Tammy is a fashion student based in Melbourne, but is currently back home in Singapore.

For a formal, official review on the whole collection as well as photographs of the entire collection, click here to Style.

 

FANTABULOUS!!! & HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, Everybody

 

Obsessed: Christopher Kane Resort 2011 Galaxy Dresses

Oh my gosh. These dresses are completely amazing. They are so, so beautiful. I want, want, want, desperately want these.

These dresses are available at: Club 21, Net-A-Porter, Browns, Dover Street Market, Barneys, Corso Como, Villa Moda, Browns in London, Maria Luisa in Paris and Quatar, Joyce in Hong Kong, Corso Como in Milan, Tokyo & Seoul, Ikram in Chicago, Maxfields in LA, Comme des Garcons in Tokyo, Sotris in Athens, Elle in Perth, Podium in Russia, Barneys in NY.

Here are my top favourite looks from the collection!

If you love these as much as I do, check out my friend Tammy's blog entry on these dresses! Tammy is a fashion student based in Melbourne, but is currently back home in Singapore.

For a formal, official review on the whole collection as well as photographs of the entire collection, click here to Style.

 

FANTABULOUS!!! & HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, Everybody

 

I'm Singin in the Rain...in Hunter Boots.

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By sundaylovexo · January 17, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

 

Here's the truth: there is nothing I hate more than walking around on a cold and wet day, trying to avoid as many puddles as possible, only to have some overly excited person in front of me practically jump right into every puddle in sight! And then there we go. My goal is ruined. The dirty water has splashed all over the place, including my own boots.

I swear every person should have their very own pair of RUBBER BOOTS, or wellies as the British might call them (seeing as Hunter is a British brand), since they clearly make people feel like Gods! Why? Because the boots have this amazing ability to make people feel like they can march wherever they please without consequence- except for when they have to clean their boots later on...assuming that they even do.

In the recent years one particular rubber boot brand that has grown exceedingly popular is: yeh, you've probably guessed it...HUNTER! A++ for you all.

I have to say, I've NEVER been a fan of rubber boots, but I simply could not take it anymore so I went out and got my very own pair. And I'll admit it felt great! Carrying the shiny big box home just daydreaming about all the puddles I'd be attacking in the future just like everybody else. Maybe now I'd finally understand what the craze is all about.

I did put up a good fight though. Trekking around Vancouver in my leather, canvas and even suede boots for a year before finally succumbing to the HUNTER.

My initial thoughts of the boots before purchasing them:
Cons-
1. They're chunky
2. They're..rubber/shiny
3. They look cumbersome
4. They're plain ugly

Pros-
1. They are perfect for and can withstand rainy, cold weather
2. You get to jump in every puddle you see like an asshole regardless of other people around you

My thoughts of the boots after purchasing them:
Cons-
1. They're chunky
2. They're HEAVY
3. They're crazy hard to remove
4. They look cumbersome
5. They cost a pretty penny ...for rubber

Pros-
1. The additional socks you can buy are cute
2. My feet/legs are now warmer
3. I can walk anywhere without worrying about a thing

Nicole Richie makes it look so easy to walk in Hunters...

So like I mentioned as one of the pros previously, Hunter also offers socks in a variety of colours that you can wear inside your boots. I love them. They keep your feet warm and they're a cute addition to your otherwise plain boots. But they also range in price from US $25-$40, so whether you think they're worth it or not is really up to you.

I personally got the white 'cable cuff welly sock' for $40-something Canadian dollars. It is a comfortable woolly material, I absolutely love and recommend them. The welly socks also come in fleece- which would probably be the more durable and easy to clean option.

As you can see, there are a large variety of colours available!

All the celebrities are buying into it. Rachel Bilson...

Nicole Richie & Kate Moss (and countless others!..ahem, Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith)

Ashley Olsen in these Jimmy Choo faux-crocodile designed Hunters for those of you who love brand names. They come in a tall or short boot leg. If you go to Jimmy Choo's website you will find that a few of the colours available in the tall boot, originally priced at about CAD$450, are now down to roughly CAD$227.

Practically a steal!

Although, the black boots pictured above are still selling for about CAD$413. But hey, I say if you're going to trudge through the miserable rain, might as well do it in style! It's an investment really ;).

Besides the classic Hunter boot that we are accustomed to seeing, there are other designs as well! All of which you can comfortably browse through at the Hunter-boot website. It frustrates me when store sites are such a maze or don't even have a catalogue available online! *Cough* H&M.

It is nice to be able to check out what you want before heading to the store. Saves everybody a lot of time!

Okay. So, it's been two weeks since I'd written the first part of the boot review and I have to say, I've done a complete 180 as I've found that the boots really do grow on you! I've worn them almost every day and I definitely see their charm. Or perhaps I've just warmed up to the idea of not having to worry about the wet anymore...because it really is a Godsend when it comes to protecting you from the dreadful rain.

So here are my final lists of pros and cons that you will hopefully be able to take into consideration!

Pros-
1. You get used to the weight of the boots, in fact they become quite comfortable to walk in after a while
2. Taking them off (WHICH IS A LEARNED ART) becomes much easier after a few days of trial and error
3. The socks are a style life-saver (especially for different occasions)
4. They're easy to clean
5. They keep me warm and dry, which really is the whole point

Cons-
1. They still cost a pretty penny for rubber boots
2. The buckle digs into your calf when you cross your legs (which is how a lot of women sit in my opinion so it is a big deal!)
3. Sometimes they make a really awkward squishy, squeaky rubbery sound when you walk
4. They're practical, durable, okay looking and do their job!

;) Think about it.

Sundaylove.xo

I'm Singin in the Rain...in Hunter Boots.

 

Here's the truth: there is nothing I hate more than walking around on a cold and wet day, trying to avoid as many puddles as possible, only to have some overly excited person in front of me practically jump right into every puddle in sight! And then there we go. My goal is ruined. The dirty water has splashed all over the place, including my own boots.

I swear every person should have their very own pair of RUBBER BOOTS, or wellies as the British might call them (seeing as Hunter is a British brand), since they clearly make people feel like Gods! Why? Because the boots have this amazing ability to make people feel like they can march wherever they please without consequence- except for when they have to clean their boots later on...assuming that they even do.

In the recent years one particular rubber boot brand that has grown exceedingly popular is: yeh, you've probably guessed it...HUNTER! A++ for you all.

I have to say, I've NEVER been a fan of rubber boots, but I simply could not take it anymore so I went out and got my very own pair. And I'll admit it felt great! Carrying the shiny big box home just daydreaming about all the puddles I'd be attacking in the future just like everybody else. Maybe now I'd finally understand what the craze is all about.

I did put up a good fight though. Trekking around Vancouver in my leather, canvas and even suede boots for a year before finally succumbing to the HUNTER.

My initial thoughts of the boots before purchasing them:
Cons-
1. They're chunky
2. They're..rubber/shiny
3. They look cumbersome
4. They're plain ugly

Pros-
1. They are perfect for and can withstand rainy, cold weather
2. You get to jump in every puddle you see like an asshole regardless of other people around you

My thoughts of the boots after purchasing them:
Cons-
1. They're chunky
2. They're HEAVY
3. They're crazy hard to remove
4. They look cumbersome
5. They cost a pretty penny ...for rubber

Pros-
1. The additional socks you can buy are cute
2. My feet/legs are now warmer
3. I can walk anywhere without worrying about a thing

Nicole Richie makes it look so easy to walk in Hunters...

So like I mentioned as one of the pros previously, Hunter also offers socks in a variety of colours that you can wear inside your boots. I love them. They keep your feet warm and they're a cute addition to your otherwise plain boots. But they also range in price from US $25-$40, so whether you think they're worth it or not is really up to you.

I personally got the white 'cable cuff welly sock' for $40-something Canadian dollars. It is a comfortable woolly material, I absolutely love and recommend them. The welly socks also come in fleece- which would probably be the more durable and easy to clean option.

As you can see, there are a large variety of colours available!

All the celebrities are buying into it. Rachel Bilson...

Nicole Richie & Kate Moss (and countless others!..ahem, Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith)

Ashley Olsen in these Jimmy Choo faux-crocodile designed Hunters for those of you who love brand names. They come in a tall or short boot leg. If you go to Jimmy Choo's website you will find that a few of the colours available in the tall boot, originally priced at about CAD$450, are now down to roughly CAD$227.

Practically a steal!

Although, the black boots pictured above are still selling for about CAD$413. But hey, I say if you're going to trudge through the miserable rain, might as well do it in style! It's an investment really ;).

Besides the classic Hunter boot that we are accustomed to seeing, there are other designs as well! All of which you can comfortably browse through at the Hunter-boot website. It frustrates me when store sites are such a maze or don't even have a catalogue available online! *Cough* H&M.

It is nice to be able to check out what you want before heading to the store. Saves everybody a lot of time!

Okay. So, it's been two weeks since I'd written the first part of the boot review and I have to say, I've done a complete 180 as I've found that the boots really do grow on you! I've worn them almost every day and I definitely see their charm. Or perhaps I've just warmed up to the idea of not having to worry about the wet anymore...because it really is a Godsend when it comes to protecting you from the dreadful rain.

So here are my final lists of pros and cons that you will hopefully be able to take into consideration!

Pros-
1. You get used to the weight of the boots, in fact they become quite comfortable to walk in after a while
2. Taking them off (WHICH IS A LEARNED ART) becomes much easier after a few days of trial and error
3. The socks are a style life-saver (especially for different occasions)
4. They're easy to clean
5. They keep me warm and dry, which really is the whole point

Cons-
1. They still cost a pretty penny for rubber boots
2. The buckle digs into your calf when you cross your legs (which is how a lot of women sit in my opinion so it is a big deal!)
3. Sometimes they make a really awkward squishy, squeaky rubbery sound when you walk
4. They're practical, durable, okay looking and do their job!

;) Think about it.

Sundaylove.xo

Christian Dior SS 2011 shoe collection is Divine

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By sundaylovexo · October 25, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

 

Even though I was mostly entranced by the shoe collection, the clothing was fantastic. I love all these looks. From the colour schemes, details and style, FAB FAB FAB.

These shoes are absolutely to die for. I love this style. Will definitely be sporting booties with the scrunchie socks this year.

Fucking HOT!

Animalistic.

Love the colours. The floral/petal inspiration.

Chanel Iman. I remember watching her on FashionTV back when she wasn't that famous!

These are actually from the Fall 2010 line, but I had to add them in here cause they're great! Look at the heel!! Love the twisting.

Mmm. This ivory coloured shoe from the SS 2011 line is simply diiiiivine.

 

Enjoy! ;)

 

Sundaylove.xo

Christian Dior SS 2011 shoe collection is Divine

 

Even though I was mostly entranced by the shoe collection, the clothing was fantastic. I love all these looks. From the colour schemes, details and style, FAB FAB FAB.

These shoes are absolutely to die for. I love this style. Will definitely be sporting booties with the scrunchie socks this year.

Fucking HOT!

Animalistic.

Love the colours. The floral/petal inspiration.

Chanel Iman. I remember watching her on FashionTV back when she wasn't that famous!

These are actually from the Fall 2010 line, but I had to add them in here cause they're great! Look at the heel!! Love the twisting.

Mmm. This ivory coloured shoe from the SS 2011 line is simply diiiiivine.

 

Enjoy! ;)

 

Sundaylove.xo

Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Eye Collection is to DIE for ♥

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By sundaylovexo · October 8, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

I can't say it enough. I L.O.V.E. Bobbi Brown's long-wear gel liner collection. I live by that shit.

I love the creaminess of gel liners in comparison to dry shadows and pencils, they go on better and look better (it's like liquid foundation vs powder)

 

Although a LITTLE limited in colour compared to other brands such as M.A.C., there is no doubt that Bobbi still offers quite a broad line. Not only are the colours available gorgeous but the rich texture of the liner is fabulous, which to me I feel is very important!

Often with gel liners complaints include: too creamy (gets messy), the product dries up in the pot after about a month, smudges and requires constant reapplication throughout the day. With Bobbi Brown's gel liner you get a smooth creamy texture, but thick enough for an easy and accurate application.

It stays "wet" on your eyelid for a roughly good half a minute before it sets, so you can blend different colours in and also easily correct any mistakes made.

I love the Sapphire Shimmer ink, it was such a gorgeous midnight blue (my favourite colour). However unfortunately they've discontinued it! But they have come out with 2 new dark blue shades in the regular long-wear line: 'Cobalt Ink' and 'Denim Ink'. As well as 'Starry Night' in their metallic long-wear collection. So I will definitely have to check those out!

Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liner:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fspp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757%26PRODUCT_ID%3DPROD1109&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454&pdata=782454

Link to her metallic collection:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fspp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757%26PRODUCT_ID%3DPROD15050&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454

Although I have to say the colour tray on her website are not 100% accurate as to what they look like in real life. So the next time you pass a Bobbi Brown make-up counter or go to Sephora, go take a look for yourself!

Currently I am using Black Mauve and Black Ink, which are new releases this year. The black is a very dense, SOLID black. So I like to soften it up by blending both shades together. Black Mauve first, Black ink on top over it- sometimes in substitute of liquid liner. I also currently have B.B.'s gel liner in Ivy Shimmer Ink, another rich beautiful colour. Very amazonian.

Mix and match, blend and smudge. Make it personal for you as another way to celebrate your INDIVIDUALISM.

Bobbi Brown is fantastic. Also check out her books! They're not just guides to make-up styles and techniques for people of all sizes and colours but also discuss and embrace all kinds of beauties, conventional and unconventional.

Ahhh, I'm melting on the spot just looking at that pot of shimmery gold loveliness.

These products are truly amazing, I'm a loyal fan.

Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liners:

1. Last throughout the day...on to the next day even after a heavy night of partying- trust me!

2. Are easy to apply/fix, even for the shakiest hands

3. Are very easy to remove with any make-up cleanser (water or oil based)

4. Don't smudge after its "set in"...unless you keep rubbing your eyes OBVIOUSLY..but even then it barely budges

5. From start to finish, they gel in the pot stays consistent. It doesn't flake or dry up and when applied feels the same as when it was brand new. I take from 4-7 months to finish a pot, but it really just depends on how much and how often you use it.

Mmm...at only $21-22 dollars, it is long-wearing and long-lasting. It is totally worth every penny and more.

 

For other Bobbi Brown products:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fmpp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454

 

Enjoy ;) I know I do.

 

Sundaylove.xo

Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Eye Collection is to DIE for ♥

I can't say it enough. I L.O.V.E. Bobbi Brown's long-wear gel liner collection. I live by that shit.

I love the creaminess of gel liners in comparison to dry shadows and pencils, they go on better and look better (it's like liquid foundation vs powder)

 

Although a LITTLE limited in colour compared to other brands such as M.A.C., there is no doubt that Bobbi still offers quite a broad line. Not only are the colours available gorgeous but the rich texture of the liner is fabulous, which to me I feel is very important!

Often with gel liners complaints include: too creamy (gets messy), the product dries up in the pot after about a month, smudges and requires constant reapplication throughout the day. With Bobbi Brown's gel liner you get a smooth creamy texture, but thick enough for an easy and accurate application.

It stays "wet" on your eyelid for a roughly good half a minute before it sets, so you can blend different colours in and also easily correct any mistakes made.

I love the Sapphire Shimmer ink, it was such a gorgeous midnight blue (my favourite colour). However unfortunately they've discontinued it! But they have come out with 2 new dark blue shades in the regular long-wear line: 'Cobalt Ink' and 'Denim Ink'. As well as 'Starry Night' in their metallic long-wear collection. So I will definitely have to check those out!

Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liner:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fspp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757%26PRODUCT_ID%3DPROD1109&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454&pdata=782454

Link to her metallic collection:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fspp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757%26PRODUCT_ID%3DPROD15050&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454

Although I have to say the colour tray on her website are not 100% accurate as to what they look like in real life. So the next time you pass a Bobbi Brown make-up counter or go to Sephora, go take a look for yourself!

Currently I am using Black Mauve and Black Ink, which are new releases this year. The black is a very dense, SOLID black. So I like to soften it up by blending both shades together. Black Mauve first, Black ink on top over it- sometimes in substitute of liquid liner. I also currently have B.B.'s gel liner in Ivy Shimmer Ink, another rich beautiful colour. Very amazonian.

Mix and match, blend and smudge. Make it personal for you as another way to celebrate your INDIVIDUALISM.

Bobbi Brown is fantastic. Also check out her books! They're not just guides to make-up styles and techniques for people of all sizes and colours but also discuss and embrace all kinds of beauties, conventional and unconventional.

Ahhh, I'm melting on the spot just looking at that pot of shimmery gold loveliness.

These products are truly amazing, I'm a loyal fan.

Bobbi Brown long-wear gel liners:

1. Last throughout the day...on to the next day even after a heavy night of partying- trust me!

2. Are easy to apply/fix, even for the shakiest hands

3. Are very easy to remove with any make-up cleanser (water or oil based)

4. Don't smudge after its "set in"...unless you keep rubbing your eyes OBVIOUSLY..but even then it barely budges

5. From start to finish, they gel in the pot stays consistent. It doesn't flake or dry up and when applied feels the same as when it was brand new. I take from 4-7 months to finish a pot, but it really just depends on how much and how often you use it.

Mmm...at only $21-22 dollars, it is long-wearing and long-lasting. It is totally worth every penny and more.

 

For other Bobbi Brown products:
https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bobbibrowncosmetics.com%2Ftemplates%2Fproducts%2Fmpp%2Findex.tmpl%3FCATEGORY_ID%3DCATEGORY22757&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454

 

Enjoy ;) I know I do.

 

Sundaylove.xo

URBAN enough for you?

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By sundaylovexo · August 1, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

 

Hey cuties. Been super busy lately, moving into my newly bought apartment!!! :) I am super excited. They've finished painting the whole place so far. At the moment there the custom wardrobe/cabinets and everything have been installed (woohoo!) and all the light fixtures are up on the ceilings (including 2 cute chandeliers :)). But other than that it's a mess! Been having to look for home appliances, curtains, window blinds etcetc.
In the midst of all that searching however I did do some online shopping while trying to find cute crytal doorknobs. I also remembered that Urban Outfitters has some CUTE pillow cases and went onto their site and fell in love! So this entry is dedicated to a few of the adorable items that I found.

 

X-RAY CAMERA WALL ART (18x14)
$38.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

A. MORRIS RECORD SHOP WALL ART (20x30)
$50.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

 

PILLOW TALK WALL ART (20x30)
$40.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

TEE SHIRT FRAME (2 for $32)
Some shirts you don't really wear anymore and are thinking of clearing out of your closet? Well don't toss 'em out, frame 'em! Very cool for any vintage or special shirts you'd like to frame (e.g. a signed shirt from a concert you went to).
$20.00

 

LOMO DIANA F+ CMYK CAMERA
Lovely Diana with flash so you can shoot day AND night! They also sell numerous other lomo cameras and flash (both sold separately). Film not included.
$105.00

 

LEGO CAMERA
A 3 megapixel camera (pretty much a cute toy more than anything) with an LCD screen on the back and USB port to connect to your laptop/desktop anytime you want! Since it is made out of real lego, you can add lego bricks onto your camera to really personalize it!
$68.00

 

FUJI INSTAX INSTANT CAMERA
I love polaroid cameras. They're fun, take flattering photos and there's no wait for the film to develop! Have an insta-photoshoot with your girlfriends. Takes credit card-sized colour photographs, with auto flash. But remember guys there are also tons of other kinds of cameras available!
$130.00

 

PHOTOBOOTH FRAME (a dozen sections)
If you don't like carrying around a camera and prefer to pay a buck or two to get instant photos from a photobooth, now you get to organize them too! These plastic pockets are easy to clean and the perfect size for photobooth pictures.
$4.00

 

LOMO 120 B&W FILM (3 PACK)
For a different kind of feel/mood, you can also use black and white film. I died when I saw this. I don't know, there's something about B&W photographs that are simply alluring in a classy way as opposed to full-blown crazy colours.
$18.00

 

PRINTED RUGS (2x3)
Brighten up your bathroom with a cool U.O rug. They range from simple plain colours to cute wordings like this one.
$18.00 - Online Only!

 

MOUSTACHE PILLOWCASE SET
I love Urban Outfitters' bedding. TOO CUTE. I think I would have to make my bed every morning, ha!
$28.00 - Online Only!

 

PARIS PANORAMA PILLOWCASE SET
For a more modern chic artsy feel.
$28.00 - Online Only!

ME AND YOU PILLOWCASE SET
For you and the babe! Whether it be your boyfriend, girlfriend, pet, Blackberry or teddy bear.
$28.00 - Online Only!

 

CORNER BLOOM RUFFLE DUVET COVER
Love the colour. Love the feminity. I could curl up in bed on a Sunday, with a coffee, some yogurt and a good book under this duvet.
$148.00 - Online Only!

 

LACE PATCHWORK CURTAIN
I am usually one to go for darker shades (except I do love bright colours that scream). However I also love these kinds of feminine colours- Ivory, vanilla, cream, light peach. All very beautiful, so of course these curtains caught my eye! Although it would be best if you had some window blinds as well because these are clearly NOT opaque.
$98.00 - Online Only!

 

PERIODIC TABLE SHOWER CURTAIN
For the geeks. Maybe I should've had this when I was taking Chemistry...
$38.00 - Online Only

 

WATERFALL RUFFLE SHOWER CURTAIN
The ruffles might not do it for everyone, e.g. I never wear ruffled clothing as I find it unflattering on myself. But I find these shower curtains really different and cute. Also available in grey, white, mint green, canary yellow and a sort of royal purple.
$68.00 - Online Only

 

CONNECT THE DOTS SHOWER CURTAIN HOOKS
Very pretty. Love the light jade shade. I think they are a great way to add just enough colour to plain shower curtains.
$14.00 - Online Only!

 

CAPIZ FAUX CHANDELIER PENDANT
Just bought 2 chandeliers for my new home. Would definitely purchase this but no more room for ceiling lights in the apartment! :( Colourful but the pastel-tones make it nicely understated. Will catch people's eye but not overwhelm the room. Also a couple other chandelier options available at Urban Outfitters.
$48.00

 

GYPSY CHANDELIER (small)
But for the rest of you who are a little crazier and need some bright colours in your rooms, the gypsy chandelier definitely fills that spot. There's always one in a large size, but the design is slightly different. Not for everybody, as I can imagine that to some this may either be very fun or look like somebody puked a rainbow.
$78.00 - Online Only!

 

HOTLINE TELEPHONE
Ring ring. Ring ring. Lady GaGa's calling and she wants her phone back. Loving the old-style look (1959) and bold colour. Very Betty Boop/All-American homemaker. ...Or you could open a dating service? ;)
$48.00 - Online Only!

 

BETTY TELEPHONE
A classic elegant design that was first introduced in 1937.
$48.00 - Online Only!

 

RECYCLED CRAYON STICKS (set of 18)
For those who are still children at heart. Adorable big-sized crayons in 18 colours. Another bonus? It is made out of recycled material. Yay! Go green.
$12.00 - Online Only

 

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE- RED
So you don't take photographs, you don't like to draw with over-sized crayons...how about some fashion? Cute sewing machine to whip up your new designs. A few different sewing machine models available at U.O.
$24.00 - Online Only!

 

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE - WHITE
I've been meaning to learn how to sew for a while now...what more perfect way to get started?
$38.00 - Online Only!

LINEN DRESS FORMS
For those who do sew, dress your linen body stand with your new creations! It ranges from sizes 1-10. However it doesn't come cheap for some!
$300.00

 

OLIVETTI MANUAL TYPEWRITER
If you, like me, enjoy to write and enjoy the clicking sounds and feel of an old-fashioned typewriter then this is the product for you. Olivetti typewriters have been "...favoured by authors from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King." So neat, crisp and simple and the best part? You can always just put it in it's carrying case and bring it wherever you go!
$140.00

 

ECO STAPLE FREE STAPLER
This I don't really know too much about but it was interesting. A stapler that doesn't need staples; Apparently the mini contraption punches a whole through paper and uses the paper it self to bind them all together. Not really sure how well it actually works, but someone could let me know! So far the reviews sound pretty good overall. Go green!
$10.00 - Online Only!

 

DISAPPEARING CHESHIRE CAT MUG
I'm betting most of you have seen Alice in Wonderland, whether the cartoon or movie version. Urban Outfitters has a set of AiW mugs and cup glasses for anybody who is a fan or just likes to collect Disney cartoon paraphernalias at a decent price. Authentic Disney merchandise is expensive! I have a feeling this appears and disappears from the U.O. website...
$12.00

 

 

DOUBLE HEART HANDLE MUG
:) Add a little love in my day. The perfect mug for my perfect beverage: coffee.
$8.00

LOVE MUGS SET
$ Unfortunately it is no longer available but it was too cute not to post. And U.O. has a tendency to restock past popular items (like the next item)!

 

TEST TUBE SHOT SET
For your "science experiments".
$14.00

 

 

DRUNK? SHOT SET
haha! Each shot glass has a 'drunken' adjective accompanied by its less-formal dictionary definition. Hilarious. I also dig the newspaper-like print.
only $10.00!

 

 

HEART SHAPED FLASK
U.O. sells a couple of different flasks (including a disposable plastic bag flask) and I came across this one. Initially I thought it was cute and am posting it simply because it's heart-shaped and I'm feeling girly. However the fact that it probably can't stand on it's own is kind of a turn-off. Cute though if you plan on keeping it in your hand the whole night!
$10.00

 

 

LEOPARD WATERCOLOUR SAFARI PLATE (4 for $20)
U.O. has an array of safari-themed plates/cups. Grrrrawr. Love the animal design. Ceramic and microwave safe.
$8.00

 

 

SNOW GLOBES!
Hilarious. Especially love the moustache globe.
$12.00 each

 

 

PERCHING OWL ASHTRAY
mmm. ADORABLE little ashtray. Definitely planning on snatching this up. FYI, smoking is bad for ya kiddies. Don't get started! It took me 3 years to actually get "addicted" but now I'm almost 7 years too late (since day 1) to get off the smoking bandwagon. Not cool.
$12.00

 

 

BOTTLE OPENER KEY
Cute accessory to add to the several keys you probably already have. Looks like an actual key but little do you know...! Not to mention it looks a lot nicer than the "bottle opener ring".
$8.00

 

SKELETON KEY BOTTLE OPENER
For the girls who like to drink some fresh brew or just think it's kinda neat, this is the more feminine version of the bottle opener. You never know when you might need it!
$12.00

 

BOW HOOK
Girly.
$8.00

 

KNOB NOTES DOOR HANGER (40 sheets per pad)
Perfect for college students with roommates!!! Need something? Want something? Want to set a reminder? Not happy with something? Too lazy to talk? No problem. Make your point clear through this form which has an array of options to tick! Fun and funny...and good for avoiding awkward run-ins if you guys aren't familiar with the old sock-on-doorknob trick.
$8.00
Hope you guys enjoyed the various products I've posted. For more information or if you're interested in other products, the link to their website is: https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Furban%2Findex.jsp&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454
Everything in this post is found under the "Apartment" section
Besides Urban Outfitters, I've also found a love for Wildfox Couture lately. Wildfox is an American clothing company that manufactures pretty kooky/different items as well. I love love love it! A variety of celebrities have also been seen wearing Wildfox Couture, including Megan Fox, Cheryl Cole, Halle Berry and Victoria's Secret model Alessandria Ambrosio and so on.
A couple that I like in particular:

 

Simply love.
For more information on Wildfox, go to: http://www.wildfoxcouture.com/
Thanks guys! Let me know what you think.

URBAN enough for you?

 

Hey cuties. Been super busy lately, moving into my newly bought apartment!!! :) I am super excited. They've finished painting the whole place so far. At the moment there the custom wardrobe/cabinets and everything have been installed (woohoo!) and all the light fixtures are up on the ceilings (including 2 cute chandeliers :)). But other than that it's a mess! Been having to look for home appliances, curtains, window blinds etcetc.
In the midst of all that searching however I did do some online shopping while trying to find cute crytal doorknobs. I also remembered that Urban Outfitters has some CUTE pillow cases and went onto their site and fell in love! So this entry is dedicated to a few of the adorable items that I found.

 

X-RAY CAMERA WALL ART (18x14)
$38.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

A. MORRIS RECORD SHOP WALL ART (20x30)
$50.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

 

PILLOW TALK WALL ART (20x30)
$40.00 - Now 30% Off!

 

TEE SHIRT FRAME (2 for $32)
Some shirts you don't really wear anymore and are thinking of clearing out of your closet? Well don't toss 'em out, frame 'em! Very cool for any vintage or special shirts you'd like to frame (e.g. a signed shirt from a concert you went to).
$20.00

 

LOMO DIANA F+ CMYK CAMERA
Lovely Diana with flash so you can shoot day AND night! They also sell numerous other lomo cameras and flash (both sold separately). Film not included.
$105.00

 

LEGO CAMERA
A 3 megapixel camera (pretty much a cute toy more than anything) with an LCD screen on the back and USB port to connect to your laptop/desktop anytime you want! Since it is made out of real lego, you can add lego bricks onto your camera to really personalize it!
$68.00

 

FUJI INSTAX INSTANT CAMERA
I love polaroid cameras. They're fun, take flattering photos and there's no wait for the film to develop! Have an insta-photoshoot with your girlfriends. Takes credit card-sized colour photographs, with auto flash. But remember guys there are also tons of other kinds of cameras available!
$130.00

 

PHOTOBOOTH FRAME (a dozen sections)
If you don't like carrying around a camera and prefer to pay a buck or two to get instant photos from a photobooth, now you get to organize them too! These plastic pockets are easy to clean and the perfect size for photobooth pictures.
$4.00

 

LOMO 120 B&W FILM (3 PACK)
For a different kind of feel/mood, you can also use black and white film. I died when I saw this. I don't know, there's something about B&W photographs that are simply alluring in a classy way as opposed to full-blown crazy colours.
$18.00

 

PRINTED RUGS (2x3)
Brighten up your bathroom with a cool U.O rug. They range from simple plain colours to cute wordings like this one.
$18.00 - Online Only!

 

MOUSTACHE PILLOWCASE SET
I love Urban Outfitters' bedding. TOO CUTE. I think I would have to make my bed every morning, ha!
$28.00 - Online Only!

 

PARIS PANORAMA PILLOWCASE SET
For a more modern chic artsy feel.
$28.00 - Online Only!

ME AND YOU PILLOWCASE SET
For you and the babe! Whether it be your boyfriend, girlfriend, pet, Blackberry or teddy bear.
$28.00 - Online Only!

 

CORNER BLOOM RUFFLE DUVET COVER
Love the colour. Love the feminity. I could curl up in bed on a Sunday, with a coffee, some yogurt and a good book under this duvet.
$148.00 - Online Only!

 

LACE PATCHWORK CURTAIN
I am usually one to go for darker shades (except I do love bright colours that scream). However I also love these kinds of feminine colours- Ivory, vanilla, cream, light peach. All very beautiful, so of course these curtains caught my eye! Although it would be best if you had some window blinds as well because these are clearly NOT opaque.
$98.00 - Online Only!

 

PERIODIC TABLE SHOWER CURTAIN
For the geeks. Maybe I should've had this when I was taking Chemistry...
$38.00 - Online Only

 

WATERFALL RUFFLE SHOWER CURTAIN
The ruffles might not do it for everyone, e.g. I never wear ruffled clothing as I find it unflattering on myself. But I find these shower curtains really different and cute. Also available in grey, white, mint green, canary yellow and a sort of royal purple.
$68.00 - Online Only

 

CONNECT THE DOTS SHOWER CURTAIN HOOKS
Very pretty. Love the light jade shade. I think they are a great way to add just enough colour to plain shower curtains.
$14.00 - Online Only!

 

CAPIZ FAUX CHANDELIER PENDANT
Just bought 2 chandeliers for my new home. Would definitely purchase this but no more room for ceiling lights in the apartment! :( Colourful but the pastel-tones make it nicely understated. Will catch people's eye but not overwhelm the room. Also a couple other chandelier options available at Urban Outfitters.
$48.00

 

GYPSY CHANDELIER (small)
But for the rest of you who are a little crazier and need some bright colours in your rooms, the gypsy chandelier definitely fills that spot. There's always one in a large size, but the design is slightly different. Not for everybody, as I can imagine that to some this may either be very fun or look like somebody puked a rainbow.
$78.00 - Online Only!

 

HOTLINE TELEPHONE
Ring ring. Ring ring. Lady GaGa's calling and she wants her phone back. Loving the old-style look (1959) and bold colour. Very Betty Boop/All-American homemaker. ...Or you could open a dating service? ;)
$48.00 - Online Only!

 

BETTY TELEPHONE
A classic elegant design that was first introduced in 1937.
$48.00 - Online Only!

 

RECYCLED CRAYON STICKS (set of 18)
For those who are still children at heart. Adorable big-sized crayons in 18 colours. Another bonus? It is made out of recycled material. Yay! Go green.
$12.00 - Online Only

 

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE- RED
So you don't take photographs, you don't like to draw with over-sized crayons...how about some fashion? Cute sewing machine to whip up your new designs. A few different sewing machine models available at U.O.
$24.00 - Online Only!

 

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE - WHITE
I've been meaning to learn how to sew for a while now...what more perfect way to get started?
$38.00 - Online Only!

LINEN DRESS FORMS
For those who do sew, dress your linen body stand with your new creations! It ranges from sizes 1-10. However it doesn't come cheap for some!
$300.00

 

OLIVETTI MANUAL TYPEWRITER
If you, like me, enjoy to write and enjoy the clicking sounds and feel of an old-fashioned typewriter then this is the product for you. Olivetti typewriters have been "...favoured by authors from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King." So neat, crisp and simple and the best part? You can always just put it in it's carrying case and bring it wherever you go!
$140.00

 

ECO STAPLE FREE STAPLER
This I don't really know too much about but it was interesting. A stapler that doesn't need staples; Apparently the mini contraption punches a whole through paper and uses the paper it self to bind them all together. Not really sure how well it actually works, but someone could let me know! So far the reviews sound pretty good overall. Go green!
$10.00 - Online Only!

 

DISAPPEARING CHESHIRE CAT MUG
I'm betting most of you have seen Alice in Wonderland, whether the cartoon or movie version. Urban Outfitters has a set of AiW mugs and cup glasses for anybody who is a fan or just likes to collect Disney cartoon paraphernalias at a decent price. Authentic Disney merchandise is expensive! I have a feeling this appears and disappears from the U.O. website...
$12.00

 

 

DOUBLE HEART HANDLE MUG
:) Add a little love in my day. The perfect mug for my perfect beverage: coffee.
$8.00

LOVE MUGS SET
$ Unfortunately it is no longer available but it was too cute not to post. And U.O. has a tendency to restock past popular items (like the next item)!

 

TEST TUBE SHOT SET
For your "science experiments".
$14.00

 

 

DRUNK? SHOT SET
haha! Each shot glass has a 'drunken' adjective accompanied by its less-formal dictionary definition. Hilarious. I also dig the newspaper-like print.
only $10.00!

 

 

HEART SHAPED FLASK
U.O. sells a couple of different flasks (including a disposable plastic bag flask) and I came across this one. Initially I thought it was cute and am posting it simply because it's heart-shaped and I'm feeling girly. However the fact that it probably can't stand on it's own is kind of a turn-off. Cute though if you plan on keeping it in your hand the whole night!
$10.00

 

 

LEOPARD WATERCOLOUR SAFARI PLATE (4 for $20)
U.O. has an array of safari-themed plates/cups. Grrrrawr. Love the animal design. Ceramic and microwave safe.
$8.00

 

 

SNOW GLOBES!
Hilarious. Especially love the moustache globe.
$12.00 each

 

 

PERCHING OWL ASHTRAY
mmm. ADORABLE little ashtray. Definitely planning on snatching this up. FYI, smoking is bad for ya kiddies. Don't get started! It took me 3 years to actually get "addicted" but now I'm almost 7 years too late (since day 1) to get off the smoking bandwagon. Not cool.
$12.00

 

 

BOTTLE OPENER KEY
Cute accessory to add to the several keys you probably already have. Looks like an actual key but little do you know...! Not to mention it looks a lot nicer than the "bottle opener ring".
$8.00

 

SKELETON KEY BOTTLE OPENER
For the girls who like to drink some fresh brew or just think it's kinda neat, this is the more feminine version of the bottle opener. You never know when you might need it!
$12.00

 

BOW HOOK
Girly.
$8.00

 

KNOB NOTES DOOR HANGER (40 sheets per pad)
Perfect for college students with roommates!!! Need something? Want something? Want to set a reminder? Not happy with something? Too lazy to talk? No problem. Make your point clear through this form which has an array of options to tick! Fun and funny...and good for avoiding awkward run-ins if you guys aren't familiar with the old sock-on-doorknob trick.
$8.00
Hope you guys enjoyed the various products I've posted. For more information or if you're interested in other products, the link to their website is: https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Furban%2Findex.jsp&pid=popsugar&pdata=782454
Everything in this post is found under the "Apartment" section
Besides Urban Outfitters, I've also found a love for Wildfox Couture lately. Wildfox is an American clothing company that manufactures pretty kooky/different items as well. I love love love it! A variety of celebrities have also been seen wearing Wildfox Couture, including Megan Fox, Cheryl Cole, Halle Berry and Victoria's Secret model Alessandria Ambrosio and so on.
A couple that I like in particular:

 

Simply love.
For more information on Wildfox, go to: http://www.wildfoxcouture.com/
Thanks guys! Let me know what you think.

Lululemon Athletica: Yay, or Nay?

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By sundaylovexo · July 26, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

 

 

Today I purchased 3 Lululemon tank tops. For those of you who don't live in North America, Lululemon is a yoga-inspired fitness-wear company that was founded right here in Vancouver, B.C.! It's a relatively young brand as it was born in '98 but has definitely caught on fast with women and men of all ages.
<p>It is not only suitable for yoga-goers but for anyone who does any sort of physical activity who is looking to buy comfortable and convenient exercise clothes that don't ride up, stretch out or tear easily--and are easy to move in as well as flattering!
It might be a bit pricey for some (an item can range from $40-150++) but it is made for long-wear and their trademark material Luon is nothing short of fabulous. Kind of like a SUPER nylon. It tucks everything right in.

 

 

Now I can't speak for all of their clothing, but I know that the tank tops in the style shown above won't disappoint. They are comfortable, semi-form fitting and flattering to the neck/shoulder line. These tanks make my arms and shoulders look great!
Lululemon also has all sorts of other attire for both men and women. Pants, shorts, yoga mats, sweaters, shirts, hoodies, water bottles, made-for-yoga panties ;)- haha you don't want your "comfy" panties peeping over your pantsline when you're squatting in awkward yoga positions!
-
-
Hahaha and as quoted from urbandictionary.com
"Man....look at that chick over there." -Jason
"Yea, that's a 7 for sure." -Bob
"No, but she's wearing lululemon pants! That's at least an 8! Man look at that tight ass!"-Jason
</p>
Sundaylove.xo

Lululemon Athletica: Yay, or Nay?

 

 

Today I purchased 3 Lululemon tank tops. For those of you who don't live in North America, Lululemon is a yoga-inspired fitness-wear company that was founded right here in Vancouver, B.C.! It's a relatively young brand as it was born in '98 but has definitely caught on fast with women and men of all ages.
<p>It is not only suitable for yoga-goers but for anyone who does any sort of physical activity who is looking to buy comfortable and convenient exercise clothes that don't ride up, stretch out or tear easily--and are easy to move in as well as flattering!
It might be a bit pricey for some (an item can range from $40-150++) but it is made for long-wear and their trademark material Luon is nothing short of fabulous. Kind of like a SUPER nylon. It tucks everything right in.

 

 

Now I can't speak for all of their clothing, but I know that the tank tops in the style shown above won't disappoint. They are comfortable, semi-form fitting and flattering to the neck/shoulder line. These tanks make my arms and shoulders look great!
Lululemon also has all sorts of other attire for both men and women. Pants, shorts, yoga mats, sweaters, shirts, hoodies, water bottles, made-for-yoga panties ;)- haha you don't want your "comfy" panties peeping over your pantsline when you're squatting in awkward yoga positions!
-
-
Hahaha and as quoted from urbandictionary.com
"Man....look at that chick over there." -Jason
"Yea, that's a 7 for sure." -Bob
"No, but she's wearing lululemon pants! That's at least an 8! Man look at that tight ass!"-Jason
</p>
Sundaylove.xo

Obsessed: Coffee Cup Sleeves

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By sundaylovexo · July 26, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

 

Mmm...My perfect day starts off with a cup of coffee. Black. Little to no sugar. Hot or cold, it doesn't matter. I can go cheap or fancy, just as long as you hand me that soothing cup of LOVE. And who am I kidding? I could drink coffee any time of the day (which probably explains my night owl lifestyle).
The latest obsession of mine? Knitted coffee cup sleeves.
They are perfect! So adorable, environmentally friendly, personalized. I myself wouldn't go for the floral pattern, but it's only one example of all the possibilities!
You could have a sleeve for every day of the week!

 

 

Your sleeve(s) can be colour coordinated or wear the logo of your favourite band. Your sleeve can be bold (exemplified above) or warm and subtle, much like the olivey green you see below.

 

Mhmm. I would love a nice simple grey coloured sleeve. Or perhaps even nautical or royal blue.
I LOVE THEM.
Now first, I have to learn to knit! Ahaha.

What do you guys think? How would you personalize your own sleeve?
Not a coffee/tea/hot chocolate drinker? What other drinks would you recommend?
Personally, I don't like green tea that much :(. Even though it's supposed to be full of antioxidants and raise your metabolism, it just doesn't sit well with my stomach! I prefer to get my antioxidants from a nice cup of blueberries. If they're generally too sour for you, yogurt usually does the trick! ;)

 

Obsessed: Coffee Cup Sleeves

 

Mmm...My perfect day starts off with a cup of coffee. Black. Little to no sugar. Hot or cold, it doesn't matter. I can go cheap or fancy, just as long as you hand me that soothing cup of LOVE. And who am I kidding? I could drink coffee any time of the day (which probably explains my night owl lifestyle).
The latest obsession of mine? Knitted coffee cup sleeves.
They are perfect! So adorable, environmentally friendly, personalized. I myself wouldn't go for the floral pattern, but it's only one example of all the possibilities!
You could have a sleeve for every day of the week!

 

 

Your sleeve(s) can be colour coordinated or wear the logo of your favourite band. Your sleeve can be bold (exemplified above) or warm and subtle, much like the olivey green you see below.

 

Mhmm. I would love a nice simple grey coloured sleeve. Or perhaps even nautical or royal blue.
I LOVE THEM.
Now first, I have to learn to knit! Ahaha.

What do you guys think? How would you personalize your own sleeve?
Not a coffee/tea/hot chocolate drinker? What other drinks would you recommend?
Personally, I don't like green tea that much :(. Even though it's supposed to be full of antioxidants and raise your metabolism, it just doesn't sit well with my stomach! I prefer to get my antioxidants from a nice cup of blueberries. If they're generally too sour for you, yogurt usually does the trick! ;)

 

Peaches & Yogurt: American Apparel

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By sundaylovexo · July 25, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Yup, I have to admit. I too have fallen onto the American Apparel train. Hence the wonderful piece I'm wearing in my display photo! (http://store.americanapparel.ca/rsa8361.html?cid=30 for anyone who is interested)

It's sexy, comfortable, showy YET "modest" because there's mesh in front (now imagine if it weren't there...). I've seen girls of all shapes and sizes wear AmApp's creations, and they are more or less flattering on a range of bodies. Another bonus? The dresses look great even on girls with smaller chests! In fact, I've gotten many compliments on that department, and I am not exactly as well endowed as let's say... Dita von Teese (pictured below). Not even close!

I am also by no means the type of girl who has been comfortable enough to prance around in skintight dresses, but American Apparel just seems to work wonders.

 

Although...that's not to say ANYONE should walk around in skintight dresses...mhmm, sorry ladies. But if I can see your muffin top, no matter WHAT you're wearing, you're probably not purchasing the correct style or size for your body.

Is it just me, or does this girl kind of resemble Vanessa Hudgens??

</p>

 

 

 

 

 

But geez,

 

 

 

 

that nylon sure is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for those of you who are familiar with American Apparel, it's common knowledge that their ads are a little risque. To say the least.

Too provocative? Meh, at least it makes for a great attention-grabber. You have to give them that. And to be perfectly honest, I think humans enjoy a little something to get excited about (whether in a good or bad way). Gives a little jolt to our day.

 

 

 

Be proud of your bodies ladies!! Whether you agree with their method of advertisement or not.
Though I definitely would not appreciate it if I saw a girl dressed like they do in those ads...in public.

 

 

And just FYI, to any overprotective parents:
Open your eyes. You can't keep your children sheltered forever. If your kids really were THAT easily influenced, I think you'd have a lot more to worry about.

But one thing I do really appreciate is the "natural" element in the ads. None of the girls look overly photoshopped/polished and you are bound to find a few normal-sized girls here and there, which is a nice change for once.</p>

 

Sexy femininity is something we should all embrace. Show off what you've got! Learn to be proud of yourselves. We are all beautiful.

 

 

 

However one thing that REALLY REALLY bugs me is...

 

 

YES, American Apparel ads are racy. YES, American Apparel really does assentuate a girl's best assets. YES, American Apparel looks even better on girls with "hot" bodies. YES, American Apparel makes guys want to bone you.

 

 

 

BUT WEARING AMERICAN APPAREL DOESN'T MAKE YOU A SLUT...

 

 

unless you are wearing the dresses up to your ass (don't you know that the dresses ALREADY tend to slide up on their own?)

 

 

 

I'm all for showing legs, showing off curves etc. etc. In fact, I LOVE IT. I love mini dresses, low cut backs, low fronts, lingerie (not all at the same time of course). I love it when all eyes are on me and I feel sexy!
But no matter how racy the ads are, the dresses are still worn at a reasonable length- though some may disagree (example, the girl pictured above)
Yes, I understand that some girls with bomb figures feel the need to let the world know that they have zero cellulite on their legs.

 

But c'mon honey. I can see your ass cheeks hanging out...are you even wearing underwear?

 

 

You S.L.U.T.

 

mhmm, yeah. And even though guys like it, they should be able to admit it too. Those girls look like big slut/teases, and that's why you want to do them all night long.

 

 

On a lighter note, how cute are these oversized sweatshirts??? :)

 

 

Definitely something I would want to cuddle in with the boyfriend, or wear on a self conscious day (perhaps around my time of the month?)


It's summer! Time for sun and fun.

 

Sip on some Long Island Iced Teas, enjoy the warmth, have fun and stay healthy!</p>


All in all I think American Apparel is great! I feel fun, flirty and feminine wearing their clothing. Everything is simple, yet sexy.

Can't wait for my next visit to the store!

Thoughts???

Sundaylove.xo

 

Peaches & Yogurt: American Apparel

Yup, I have to admit. I too have fallen onto the American Apparel train. Hence the wonderful piece I'm wearing in my display photo! (http://store.americanapparel.ca/rsa8361.html?cid=30 for anyone who is interested)

It's sexy, comfortable, showy YET "modest" because there's mesh in front (now imagine if it weren't there...). I've seen girls of all shapes and sizes wear AmApp's creations, and they are more or less flattering on a range of bodies. Another bonus? The dresses look great even on girls with smaller chests! In fact, I've gotten many compliments on that department, and I am not exactly as well endowed as let's say... Dita von Teese (pictured below). Not even close!

I am also by no means the type of girl who has been comfortable enough to prance around in skintight dresses, but American Apparel just seems to work wonders.

 

Although...that's not to say ANYONE should walk around in skintight dresses...mhmm, sorry ladies. But if I can see your muffin top, no matter WHAT you're wearing, you're probably not purchasing the correct style or size for your body.

Is it just me, or does this girl kind of resemble Vanessa Hudgens??

</p>

 

 

 

 

 

But geez,

 

 

 

 

that nylon sure is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for those of you who are familiar with American Apparel, it's common knowledge that their ads are a little risque. To say the least.

Too provocative? Meh, at least it makes for a great attention-grabber. You have to give them that. And to be perfectly honest, I think humans enjoy a little something to get excited about (whether in a good or bad way). Gives a little jolt to our day.

 

 

 

Be proud of your bodies ladies!! Whether you agree with their method of advertisement or not.
Though I definitely would not appreciate it if I saw a girl dressed like they do in those ads...in public.

 

 

And just FYI, to any overprotective parents:
Open your eyes. You can't keep your children sheltered forever. If your kids really were THAT easily influenced, I think you'd have a lot more to worry about.

But one thing I do really appreciate is the "natural" element in the ads. None of the girls look overly photoshopped/polished and you are bound to find a few normal-sized girls here and there, which is a nice change for once.</p>

 

Sexy femininity is something we should all embrace. Show off what you've got! Learn to be proud of yourselves. We are all beautiful.

 

 

 

However one thing that REALLY REALLY bugs me is...

 

 

YES, American Apparel ads are racy. YES, American Apparel really does assentuate a girl's best assets. YES, American Apparel looks even better on girls with "hot" bodies. YES, American Apparel makes guys want to bone you.

 

 

 

BUT WEARING AMERICAN APPAREL DOESN'T MAKE YOU A SLUT...

 

 

unless you are wearing the dresses up to your ass (don't you know that the dresses ALREADY tend to slide up on their own?)

 

 

 

I'm all for showing legs, showing off curves etc. etc. In fact, I LOVE IT. I love mini dresses, low cut backs, low fronts, lingerie (not all at the same time of course). I love it when all eyes are on me and I feel sexy!
But no matter how racy the ads are, the dresses are still worn at a reasonable length- though some may disagree (example, the girl pictured above)
Yes, I understand that some girls with bomb figures feel the need to let the world know that they have zero cellulite on their legs.

 

But c'mon honey. I can see your ass cheeks hanging out...are you even wearing underwear?

 

 

You S.L.U.T.

 

mhmm, yeah. And even though guys like it, they should be able to admit it too. Those girls look like big slut/teases, and that's why you want to do them all night long.

 

 

On a lighter note, how cute are these oversized sweatshirts??? :)

 

 

Definitely something I would want to cuddle in with the boyfriend, or wear on a self conscious day (perhaps around my time of the month?)


It's summer! Time for sun and fun.

 

Sip on some Long Island Iced Teas, enjoy the warmth, have fun and stay healthy!</p>


All in all I think American Apparel is great! I feel fun, flirty and feminine wearing their clothing. Everything is simple, yet sexy.

Can't wait for my next visit to the store!

Thoughts???

Sundaylove.xo

 

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