Sunday, January 30, 2011

Under $20 Valentine's Day Gifts from Forever 21

Everything is under $20!!






OOTD: Gift from a friend for Punk Friday

"I think Jun was bored..."

T-shirt: Xmas gift from a friend at work
Socks: Forever 21
Jun: too fat but happy

My friend from work gave me this cute T-shirt for Xmas.
He knows I like punk style so he picked this design for me.
I did not know that this is a character from Super Mario game.
No wonder why everybody at work loved my outfit...
Very appropriate attire for work  :)

Recent Purchase: Fire King, Hazel Atlas, & Pyrex Milkglass

My friend in Japan is a successful business man who imports goods from all over the world.
I have sent him a few things from the US to help out in the past, including some milkglass.
He is now interested in milkglass again so he asked me if I still collect them.
I have not shopped for milkglass much lately, so I decided to see what I can get for him.
Fire King is the most popular brand in Japan and luckly I found quite a few of them last weekend.

 Old Pyrex "Crazy Daisy"
Butter Dish

Hazel Atlas "Pink Gradation"

Fire King (unknown name)
Custard Cup

Old Pyrex "Butterfly Gold"

Old Pyrex "Green Laurel"

Fire King "Fleurette"
Snack Set

 Fire King "Fleurette"
Cup & Saucer

Fire King "Wheat"
Cup & Saucer

Friday, January 28, 2011

OOTD: I love Red!

Scarf: from Japan
Dress: Lark & Wolff "Cord Frock Dress"
Coat: Anthropologie "Splendid Vinca Sweatercoat"
Cowboy Boots: Justin Boots

Recent Purchase: Cocue Fukubukuro

Fukubukuro (lucky bag, mystery bag?) is a Japanese New Year's Day custom where merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the list price of the items contained within. The low prices are usually done to attract customers to shop at that store during the new year.

¥17546 → ¥5000 → ¥3000
* The photo is just an example

Cocue is a Japanese fashion brand whose keywords are Oriental, Ethinc, and Folklore.

I used to wear their clothes when I was a teenager in Japan. They don't make much clothing any more but their shoes and bags are still very popular.

This fukubukuro includes:
 ① a pair of shoes
 ② a purse
 ③ 2-3 accessaries.

The online store had some bags with my shoe size left, plus they were cheaper than their original ¥5000 price.

So I called my mom to expect a package in few days ;)

I won't know what is in it till when I go back to Japan next time or if my mom is kind enough to send me pics!

Some of the bags have boots instead of shoes... that is what I am hoping for!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

News: Anthropologie online Wedding Boutique opening on Valentine's day!

That's right!
Anthropologie's online wedding boutique "BHLDN" will be opening in 
Feburuary 14th 2011

There is a rumor that there will be two stores opening shortly after the online opening.
One is going to be Huston TX... I think??
And I am not sure where the second one will be.

Even though I don't need to do wedding shopping, I would still love to see the store. They will not only have wedding gowns but also event dresses.

Photos below are from the Anthropologie May 2010 catalog.
When I saw those photos, I knew that Anthro would make beautiful wedding dresses.
I loved the photos so much that I actually bought the white shirt in the second photo.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Recent Purchase: Anthropologie "Hellebore Sweater Skirt" vs "Hellebore Sweater Skirt"

Since New Arrival items at Anthropologie have not been as exciting as last year, I did not go to the store for few weeks.
This Monday, I got off work early so I stopped by the store which is 5 minutes drive from my work.
Two of the skirts that I had on my wishlist since last year were on sale.

I could not decide which one to get so I grabbed both of them, but I can only afford one so I need to return the other...

Still cannot make the decision!!

Anthropologie "Hellebore Sweater Skirt"
$118 → $69.95


Anthropologie "Flowing Cables Sweater Skirt"
$98 → $49.95