Month: October 2009

Make Believe Shopping: Flower Power and Stripes

One piece romper ; Baby Doll Top with pom pom detail in pink
Caftan style poncho ; Baby Doll Top with pom pom detail in yellow

 Flower Power by Bennett Malibu 

Lightweight French Terry Zip Hoodie ; Rugby White Stripe Hoodie
Stripe Loose Knit Henley ; Jersey Cropped Cardigan

 Stripes by Splendid 

On Sale here. Today Only.


Make Believe Shopping: Warm Me Up This Season

I am so  sorry for not being able to put together the Shop of the Week last Sunday.  I was feeling sick these past days but now I’m much better:)  There will be a new seller featured next Sunday.

The colder months are coming and I am craving for these:

Sweaters from Urban Outiftters

Make Believe Shopping: Ethnic Bracelets by Cocobelle

Ethnic Inspired Bracelets by Cocobelle

Wrap Bracelet ; Sofia Bracelet
Price: $22.00 $4.50 ; Price: $68.00 $20.00

Sofia Bracelet ;  Coral Bead Shell Bracelet
 Price: $68.00 $20.00  ;  Price: $20.00   $6.00

On Sale here. Today Only.

This Is My Habitat Contest

A few days ago, I learned about This Is My Habitat Contest from Decor8 (read her post, really worth reading) and Caroline of Patchwork Harmony. I just wanna do a repost on this for those who may have not heard about it yet. It is an exciting competition that I want to share.

Habitat is a UK-based international home furnishing company with stores in France, Spain, Germany and retail partners in Turkey, New Zealand, Thailand, Iceland, and more.

As part of its new “This Is My Habitat” campaign, it gives one winner the chance to have their home featured online, star in a photoshoot, plus a trip for two to London, 2 nights in a luxury hotel with shopping money too! 34 runners up (one per store) will each receive a £100 Habitat gift card.

Here are celebrities featured in their homes with their own Habitat pieces.

Grace Richardson
(check out the sofa, the ceramic vase and the large floor lamp)


Ruth and Matthew Gore
(check out the chest of drawers and the mirror)


Helena Christensen
(check out the Sofa and the nest tables)

If you live in the UK, upload a photo of you in your home, featuring your favorite Habitat piece. Don’t forget to read the rules before joining.

Make Believe Shopping: $500 Gift Certificate at Talbots

I wonder what I could buy if I have $500 worth of Gift Card to spend at Talbots.

Here are my picks:


plaid jacket ; suede ballet flats

$149.00 ; $99.00

The jacket looks warm and comfortable to wear, so it’s perfect for the up coming season. I love the sweet pink checkered accent. It can be worn over jeans, slacks, or dress and would look great for casual or semi-casual attire. The ballerina shoes is a wonderful pair to match this jacket. And it looks super friendly for the feet.

Now, let’s hit the SALE section of the boutique:

tie neck silk dress
was: $159.00 now: $97.49

woven stripe pants ; woven stripe skirt
was: $79.00 now: $29.24 ; was:$69.00 now:$25.49

lace trimmed cardigan
was: $49.00 now: $28.49

tie strap sundress ; orange belted tunic blouse
was: $69.00 now: $25.49 ; was: $44.00 now: $16.49

plaid jacket $149.00
suede ballet flats $99.00
tie neck silk dress $97.49

woven stripe pants $29.24
woven stripe skirt $25.49
lace trimmed cardigan $28.49
tie strap sundress $25.49
belted tunic blouse $16.49
TOTAL PRICE: $470.69

I still have $29 left from my Gift Card, which gives me room to buy these Pin dot trouser socks. At $9 each, I can take all three colors – grey, black and red.

I love my picks! The pieces can be mixed and match and everything looks so comfortable yet stylish. If you are looking for style inspirations, check out the “Outfits” section. And don’t forget to drop by Red Chair Confessions, Talbots’ new fashion blog.

Must Have Shoes: What’s Your Shoe Type?

On usual days, I’m a girl who prefers to walk in flats than in heels. I love ballerina shoes and these comfortable walkers from OTBT.


These Madeline slip ons are so cute.
But of course, you can’t be wearing flats all the time. These shoes by Nicole have just the right heel and are a perfect wear to the office.


I also like these fall shoes by Apapezza.

Poetic License have a lovely mix of flat and heels. I love these two checkered pumps with accents of bow and flower!


If you’re shopping for shoes, check out for easy choosing. This online customizable shoe boutique gives you the option to narrow down searches by simply entering the exact style, color and size that you’re looking for. If you have a favorite brand, you can also shop by designer.

And because I like flats, I just enter the keyword “flats” in the huge banner search box and I get all the different styles of flats by various designers. I love online stores that allow you to customize your search according to categories. It eliminates all the extra hours browsing over stocks that you don’t really plan to buy.

What about you? What’s your shoe type?

Make Believe Shopping: Qi Cashmere

Love these pieces from Qi Cashmere:
military jacket ; hoodie capelet

Price: $177.00$53.10 Price: $190.00 $57.00

back waisted duster ; mesh ornate dress
Price: $243.00 $72.90 Price: $188.00 $56.40

on sale here.