Sunday, February 24, 2013

When in Rome

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This was an outfit I wore for walking around Rome one day... for five hours!! A lot of people stared at my leggings which was pretty funny to me :) In fact a girl ran over and asked if she could take a photo of my leggings too! I wonder what is was for? 

There is really so much beautiful architecture in Italy... buildings, statues, homes that have been there for hundreds of years. I'm kind of jealous we don't have anything that cool in California.... but at least we have good weather :) 

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Letterman Style


I think I look like I'm back in high school! I love this sporty chic look but wish I had had some tan sneaker wedges to pair it with instead of the Steve Madden platforms... :) 
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ShoeMint Giveaway - Closed

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I just love a denim shirt with a circle skirt. It's both classic and on trend! You guys must see it all the time by now right? What makes this look a little more "new" though is that the denim shirt is actually studded, and the tweed skirt is a culmination of super subtle sparkling threads. I also decided to amp up this casual look with my new gorgeous strappy heels from ShoeMint.

ShoeMint is a free, members only site with personalized style tips, recommendations and trend reports in which every amazing pair of shoes is just $79.98. Rachel Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez collaborate to design each pair which are then manufactured with quality and care by one of my favorite retailers - Steve Madden.

You now have the chance to win a pair of shoes from ShoeMint too :) We're going old school on this one so please just enter in the comments below! Here are the rules:

1. Sign up for ShoeMint with no obligations here!
2. Leave a comment with your favorite pair + an email to contact you by.

Giveaway ends Feb. 26th 11:59 pm Pacific time. Good luck :)

Giveaway has ended! Thank you for entering and keep watch for the next two ShoeMint giveaways :)
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

PrettyMints Giveaway - USA only

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New coat - c/o Sheinside, New wine denim - c/o Insane Jungle, New sweater - BCBGMaxAzria (purchased tax free at the Guam Premier Outlets), Boots - Aldo, Necklace - c/o Ziba, Sunnies - c/o Vivilli

What's funny is that my sister and I took these in Rome, but you really can't tell! I had had a full day of photo shooting for mizy.it and then by the time we got back to the house, the sun was just setting so we had no choice but to shoot these in someone's driveway very close by! I did grab a cute shot of her though:
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So yeah, it was seriously freezing in Italy... ranging between 36 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit everyday.... but thank goodness for this coat from Sheinside. It kept me so warm while walking around for hours on end!  Here I am wearing it inside the Colosseum (taken from Instagram @hapatime)! 
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Now time for a new giveaway! Say YAY! I'm sorry it's for U.S.A readers only, but no worries for my international readers because I have more giveaways coming up :) Also don't forget that the first 4 steps are mandatory.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Strawberries and Champagne

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New dress - c/o Bebe, Heels - Boutique 9 (sold out), Rose Gold cuff - c/o Heather Belle Co., Clutch - Lulus Townsend (old), Watch - NY and C (old)

Happy Valentine's Day my loves  This cream lace Bebe dress will make you feel both classy and unexpectedly royal, as it is very Kate Middleton don't you think? I decided to pair it with soft pink and rose gold accessories to play up the sweetness. But whether you end up choosing between sweet or sultry, I think we all know that finding the perfect dress can make this strawberries and champagne day even better. :)

Today doesn't have to be about going out and spending money or being with that special someone though!! Stay home and paint your nails if you want to! Draw chalk hearts on the sidewalk, take a bubble bath, cook some brownies and watch your favorite feel good movie. Use today as an excuse pamper yourself or to just walk around the city with balloons and a big smile on your face. (But since it is a weekday let's not forget our responsibilities too ;)) Because lets face it - life is all about attitude and what you make of it. So don't wait around for someone else to make your day great. Today or any day!!  Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Harlequin and Ruby Red

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New Harlequin Mini Skirt - c/o Bebe, New Black Moto Jacket - BCBGMaxAzria (purchased tax free in Guam at Guam Premier Outlets), Red top - NY and Company, New Booties - c/o Choies, Clutch - gifted, Silver Bangle - c/o Merrin and Gussy

Harlequin is back in and feels very retro! It is very similar to houndstooth, with its diamond-checker black and white repetition. I love pairing it with a single color, like red, but generally I think a lot of colors (but no more than one color at once) can go with a black and white print. :)

These lucite heeled black wedges are a lot like the H&M x Margiela ones I hear... but have not seen. What is great is you can order these online anywhere in the world (unlike H&M which still doesn't have an online store!!). They are very comfortable and definitely a conversation starter :)

Oh... and I'm sorry I haven't posted for a full week!! Oh dear, it's just so hard to find time to sit at the computer for a few hours when you're busy working and yet trying to see all of Italy as well, in just five days. Speaking of which, perhaps you kept up with me on Instagram @hapatime? I still have more Italy photos to show though for those that don't have Instagram I'll do a recap on the blog soon.... xo

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Walking on Sunshine

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A little flirty and a lot girly. :) This Guess blouse fits like it was custom made.... which seriously ups the likelihood of it becoming a spring/summer staple!! And did you notice my GORGEOUS bracelet from TandJ Designs? How perfect for Valentine's Day don't you think? If not for yourself, then it would make the most lovely gift. Check out this look on my Chictopia profile here!

Now as you might know, I am in Italy!! Everything is going really well... I love it here :) We did photoshooting for the Italian clothing store, Mizy.it, yesterday and Monday. We went sightseeing a bit on Tuesday. If you follow me on Instagram @hapatime you can stay updated :) The architecture is stunning and ridiculously old. The drivers are a bit wild and the Italian men are soooo handsome.

Last but not least, congrats to Amanda Ching for winning the Love Stylize giveaway!!
You will be contacted soon :)
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