Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tory Burch Spring Sale - SHOES Edition

Kaixo everyone,

Accessory-wise, I'm the most disappointing shopaholic in the planet. I own 5 handbags. I always wear the same pearls everyday, except when I'm feeling daring and I wear my Kendra Scott Danielle earrings. I've been wearing the same watch for five years, and my bracelets range from my Phi Mu Alex & Ani bracelet, Tory Burch double strap bracelet and a J Crew bracelet for when I'm feeling fancy. I watch other bloggers' earring/bracelet/handbag collections and I break out in hives just thinking if there is enough of a lifetime to wear all of those at least once.

However, #shoegamestrong. I am a sucker for ballet flats, sandals, sneakers, chunky heels and wedges. When I go shopping, my purchase always includes a white T-shirt (cue my mom: "You have too many!") and a pair of shoes. When I dream about my future home, I always think of Mariah Carey's shoe room. 

Or Imelda Marcos (link up because #culture), the 10th first lady of the Philippines, who is known for having over a 1,000 pairs of shoes, and fishy off-shore accounts. Fair for her husband's constituents? No. Good example to follow? Probably not. Did she have too many shoes? The limit does not exist.

So going with Friday's post, I also wanted to round up some shoes I'd loooove to wear. Now again, these are not shoes I would consider investing in (Millers anyone? They are the best), but a girl can dream, am I right?

So clockwise from left to right:
Maritime Ankle Strap Ballet Flats: It's like actual BALLET flats in navy! I love navy, and ballet flats, and I used to do ballet (chubbiest kid in 4th grade hollah), so these would be absolutely perfect for me.
Sinclair Embellished Sandals: I am going to be honest, the squarish sole is not my favorite. But the bright orange color and the gilded accents really are awesome!
Maritime Pump: Maritime, the name says it all. I could imagine myself walking with these close to the marina in St Tropez before Valentino forbids my boarding onto his yatch for not being the perfect shade of Cheeto-Orange tan. Too bad.
-Shaw Espadrille Flats: These are probably my favorite. I am quite against buying expensive espadrilles because let's face it, it rains and they're done with. However, I would gladly accept them as a present (shout out to my teeny-tiny readership, maybe one of you can be my mecenas!).
Blossom Flip Flops: The color-block effect is super cool, and they might be the cheapest of all of these shoes so win-win.
Patos Ankle Strap Sandals: These are probably the most wearable of the list. The ankle strap ensures that they will not dance in your feet, which is a must for me.

Now what do y'all think? Which would be your pick?


- Ane

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tory Burch Spring Sale Picks

Kaixo everyone!

Without getting into details about my looooooong looooooong absences, I wanted to get back on track and share what my weekend shopping spree would look like if I were married to a Chicago banker living with two shitzus in the North Shore and going to Pure Barre with my Junior League friends. Alas, I am still a poor graduate student! However, a girl can dream! I have compiled my favorite picks for Tory Burch's Spring Sale!

In this sale, you can get 20% off 300$, 25% off 500$ or 30% off 700$.

I have not included the essentials, which are in my ACTUAL bucket list, provided I save enough. I have not included shoes either, which honestly could go for an entire blog! If I had an unlimited flow of cash, I would definitely rejoice with these pieces instead of drinking off the fact that my banker husband has an affair with his young secretary. B*tch boy bye!

Clockwise from left to right:
Long-Sleeve Embellished Tunic: Tunics are an instant boost to any outfit: They give a classy flair, they are easy to throw on, and you can combine them with white jeans, regular jeans, shorts and some sandals. Even canvas sneakers if you want to be more casual!
Ribbon Pear Earrings: These scream Prep Boarding School + Blair Waldorf. I love that ribbon pattern and well, pearls > everything.
Lenox Ruffle Top: This orange color is the perfect Fighting Illini shade. I would loooove to wear this to games!
iPhone 6s Case: I have an iPhone 6s and I do not plan to upgrade it anytime soon, particularly due to the stupidity of not being able to charge and listen to music at the same time (*cough* iPhone 7 *cough*), so this adorkable parrot is hilarious and a really cute touch to any phone!
Scallop Wristlet: Pink and green are life, pink and green are love. Combine them with scallops and BOOM! PREPPY MAGIC!
Daniella Skirt: This bad boy is 900$ (EL OH EL), but as I said, if I had the funds I would love to rock this!
Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Bracelet: This is actually the only piece I own! It's 30$ and all the proceeds go to the Tory Burch Foundation, which raises funds for women entrepreneurs! Aaaand the Gemini link is super sleek, so it's a win-win!
Marianna Broderie Anglaise Top: White and blue à la your mom's best china has always been one of my favorite patterns, and the intricacy of broderie has always amazed me. 
Parker Tote: This tote is something I am considering getting (fingers crossed I can use my birthday discount in it). It looks functional, put together, and the price is feasible for an investment bag.

What are your picks for the TB sale?


- Ane