Thursday, September 15, 2011

Impulse by Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's

     I finally got a chance to head over to Macy's the other day to check out the highly anticipated line, Impulse, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Honestly I wasn't even sure if the Macy's here in Guam would get the collection, but luckily they did! 
     I decided not to look online before I went to the store because I wanted to see the clothes in person first. These are the pieces that caught my eye right away. The first six pieces I love, the last was a dud. Keep in mind that these are the pieces that I actually got to see in real life. I later learned when I looked at the Macy's website that there are 45 pieces in the collection, and the Macy's here only had about half.

     I instantly gravitated towards the graphic tees. I'm pretty sure everyone else will too and I can imagine these selling out quickly. They are priced at $49 which would normally be way above my preferred price range for a t-shirt, but I'm seriously considering going back to buy one of these. 

     This dress is exactly the type of clothing I was imagining to see in this collection; very "Chanel" looking. I love the turtle neck and my favorite part is that the white collar is detachable, so you're almost getting two dresses for the price of one! 

     I really love the high-waisted faux leather and tweed shorts. I'm pretty sure these will fly off the racks as well. 

     This tweed dress caught my eye right away and would be so cute for Fall. It's really heavy and thick though so I could never wear this in Guam unless I wanted to sweat to death. 

     I've gotta mention what I didn't like too, right? That would be this dress. From far away the color caught my attention and I thought it was cute. But when I got up close I realized it is made out of polyester and spandex which I personally hate. It is thin and flimsy and feels really cheap. This dress gets a thumbs down from me! 
     Have any of you gone out to purchase anything from this collection? I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favorite and least favorite pieces! 

*All images courtesy of Macy'

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lovely products from Japan

     My mom went on a business trip last week to Okinawa, Japan and needless to say I was a tad bit jealous. I grew up there so I was bummed that I didn't get to go too. She had a good time though and I'm happy for her. Plus it's not like I won't get to visit eventually. Luckily she brought me presents! :)

     Aren't they cute? The one on the left is a pair of tweezers and the one on the right is a nail file. I love them! She bought them from one of my favorite stores in Okinawa called ETWS. My mom loves me and knows me so well. :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fall 2011 Nail Polish Trends

     Summer has already come to an end and I must say it flew by. After a bit traveling and a spur of the moment move from California to Guam, life is finally settling down for me. After quite a long hiatus, I am back and here to stay. And what better way to transition into the Fall than to introduce you all to the trendiest Fall nail polish colors of 2011? 

Army Green: This shade of green is a great color to try this Fall. I prefer the creamy shades but metallic and iridescent shades can be found as well.

Copper: This orange rust color is perfect for Fall. It reminds me of the color of falling leaves. 

Teal: I am in love with this jewel-toned teal. No Fall outfit could possibly be bland with a pop of this beautiful shade. 

Mauve: Rather than the lavenders that we saw last season, Fall will be all about mauve when it comes to purple.

Burgundy: This deep wine shade will take any outfit's sophistication level up a notch. I prefer this iridescent shade to avoid looking dated.

Dark Brown: Dark brown is an alternative to black if you like wearing dark nail polish shades this time of year. 
Slate: Gray has been around for the past few seasons and isn't going anywhere just yet. This Fall try out this darker version of the color.

Sapphire Blue: This deep ocean blue is another alternative to black if you like dark colored polishes in the Fall.