Monday, May 12, 2008

Sweet Sale

Ahhh... sample sale season, best times of the year. Too bad most sales only happen in stores that are only in NYC. Fortunately there are a few labels that have brought sample sales to the masses (outside of New York City) through the internet. Just last week Fashionista posted a 80% sale at Inhabit and I was terribly tempted to get a $40 cardigan (sorry, the sale's over now). However, I'm even more tempted now by the MaxStudio sale. Here are some of my top picks:

Tencel Jersey Sleeveless Dress- $38
Dip Dyed Cotton Voile V-Neck Tank Dress- $48
Printed Silk Shirred Empire Dress- $78
Silk Chiffon Embroidered Dress- $78


Hi guys, I'm finally done with this semester. Finals were rough and I caught a cold that lasted the whole week. I spent my time studying like a good little girl and then I had to move out the day after my test. I was so caught up with tests and packing and coming home to a decent meal in weeks that I didn't have a chance to update the blog. Sorry!

I really want to blog some more but I'm actually vacationing in China and Japan for the next month. I'll probably have limited internet access so that means fewer updates. But when I get back, I'll have tons of pictures to post.

picture: from Flickr

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Style Diary

I apparently like to waste time. Remember how I said I wouldn't keep a Style Diary because I should spend the time working on the blog or studying. Well, turns out I get great enjoyment from taking pictures of myself in different outfits and putting them up on Style Diary. Amazingly I kept up with it for the past two months. Please check it out- Lyralie's Style Diary!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What's That Bag?

Do you recognize these bags? Coach, you say, Guess, Dooney & Bourke?

Nope, nope, and nope. This is actually Target’s Limited Edition Handbags collection. The prices range from $15 to $40. This new line by Target is super chic for cheap. I think the design resembles Coach with the curved caps around the bottoms. I’m seriously considering getting the $15 clutch. Only thing I don’t like about these purses is their fabric lining, which is always a sign of a cheap bag. I would have to take a closer look before I buy.

Target offers several other design-savvy collections. It has collaborations with Gryson, Loeffler Randall, and Cynthia Rowley.

Personally I’m not a big fan of Gryson’s woven pattern, but I do like the navy drawstring tote.

The Loeffler Randall collection is pretty cute and everything is 60% off. I really like the bow tie clutch and its price, $6.24. Amina Akhtar from The Cut reviewed the collection and said that the bags apparently smell funky but are pretty cute.

Cynthia Rowley has adorable totes for the beach.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Things I Really Shouldn’t Think About, But I Do

Oh man, today was absolutely nauseating. I just had two finals, both of which required some mad studying. So I tried to stay up and study as much as possible. Sometime around 3 or 4 am, I just could not stay up so I went to bed and set my alarm for an hour later. Always, always, a bad mistake. An hour later, I woke up, turned off my alarm, didn’t reset it, and went back to bed. I, somehow, woke up five minutes before my exam. I called the taxi and basically ran out the dorm with my notes in hand. Even though I tiptoed into class fifteen minutes late, there was plenty of time to take it, and everything turned out fine.

Then I went to the bathroom and took a look in the mirror. I seriously looked fugly, like a woman who has three small children and turned her wardrobe into a monotonous slew of colored v-neck tees and light wash jeans. I just grabbed the first clean shirt and first clean pants from my drawers and put them on. I did not think, I did not put anything over it to add any pizzazz. It just looked so plain and slobbish. So why did I have these two items in the first place? Well they do go well with other stuff, just not together. I was embarrassed to be walking around looking twenty years older, which is just as bad as forty-somethings dressed up like Paris Hilton. Why, oh, why did I not grab a jersey dress instead!?

Instead of lamenting about how horrendous I looked, I should be thanking my lucky stars that I made it to my final in time. But it was just looked so bad! Just goes to show you where my priorities are.

picture: from Flickr