see you at S::C::F!

it is with heavy heart that i will no longer will be posting in this blog as i have fused both this and my party blog, swanky::chic::fete into one lifestyle blog. i will miss everyone here but you can certainly be assured that i am regularly posting in my other blog including a latest fabulous giveaway today that you all will love!


along with the new re-design of my blog, i have just decided to combine both of my blogs to really focus and bring you more matters on shopping, style, family and kids, and of course - party planning and entertaining as well! i hope you will join me there and continue your support! 

i am thankful for everyone and this blog will still be up and blog archives will still be available. thanks everyone and see you at S::C::F!!!! 


Bright Concrete

i've never been a runner but i love doing power walk with the husband and even the little guy in his bike. i was thinking of investing on a bright colorful pair of running shoes comfortable and stylish enough even for brisk walking. i still have my old puma mostros from over 5 years ago and they are just not that comfortable now (my feet really grew after having a baby). 

check out these eye candies. i am loving the newton's and any of those flourescent bright nikes


stylish active wear

i've recently signed up and surprisingly enjoyed a pure barre class. i've been going with my girlfriends and it makes muscle shaking and calorie burning moves quiet fun despite the post-class soreness. 

i've been excited scouting for cute stylish activewear and i have happily found them at lululemon


monogram necklace

so i finally ordered my own monogram necklace as a birthday gift for myself and i am counting the days (and weeks) till i get them. since they are made to order, it takes about 5 weeks for delivery. the agony of waiting begins.

i am sure it's worth the wait. they are absolutely darling and it was hard to choose. i opted for the yellow-gold plated large monogram from bauble bar. AND if you sign up, you immediately get a $10 discount off your first order! you can sign up HERE!  

monogram necklace

monogram necklace by thestylespy featuring monogrammed jewelry

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if you didn't like the choices from bauble bar, max and chloe have a variety of choices too! 

happy gem shopping! 


today's obsession : yosi samra

i just discovered them recently and wished i had found them way before. they are soooo comfy and perfect for travelling or simply going shopping or hanging out with the kids. very casual but very chic. 

they fold well (comes with a little pouch) and fits in the tiny corner of your purse - ideal for if you need to switch out with it at the end of a busy day wearing heels. reasonably priced, they are my latest obsession. they are available HERE or HERE!

enjoy them!                                          

today's obsession : yosi samra


cover it up

our local weather is just weird this time of the year. one day it's freezing, the next day it's in the humid 80s. with that said, a lightweight jacket or a vest would be the perfect cover-up to have. 

and since, all of these are under $ 35 ~ i'd love to share them with you! 

all available at FOREVER 21.

  all vest & jackets by forever 21

click HERE, to start shopping!


valentine's under $ 30

valentine's under $ 30

red nailpolish // pink flats, similar here // revlon lip balm lip butter or also here (those are my fave shades) 


One Spring Day

nothing gets me more excited than bright colors for spring. all you need is a bright-colored trench and a few neutral pieces to complete your perfect spring day outfit! 

One Spring Day

tom binns earrings, similar here // marc by marc jacobs polkadot blouse // old navy green trench

photos from polyvore.com


shop spring sale

i love that most stores are having their spring sales as well as bottom winter sales going on right now. there are some awesome deals and steals there!

here are a few stores with their special discount codes for easy shopping for you!

take extra 30% off final sale with code MUSTHAVE

take 30% off with code NEWYOU (ends 1/19)

take extra 30% off sale styles with code SALEAWAY

take 30% off with code NEWYOU (ends 1/19)


today's picks

yesterday's warm weather brought about some spring longing and the following fashion picks of the day are just the perfect transition pieces from fall/winter to spring/summer!

best of all, they are affordable pieces from banana republic!


hurry and shop now!


golden globes part 2

with spring just around the corner, it's no surprise that most stars at the golden globes opted to do a lighter colored dress for the evening. big trend last night was the nude/blush/ivory color that was worn by some of the gorgeous actresses! 

i think the whole fresh-faced angelic look was perfectly worn by charlize!

charlize theron in dior couture

shailene woodley in marchesa

jessica chastain in givenchy

jessica biel in elie saab

elle mcpherson in zac posen (my personal look of the night)

first 4 photos from people.com
last photo from justjared.com

golden globes part 1

i had a fun night watching (and tweeting) ricky gervais and the stars appear in the golden globes last night. i especially was excited to see them strut the red carpet and taking notes who wears what. here's one trend last night that i think was lovely. 

peacock shades of blue, blue green and dark teal. it was amazing to see them on these actresses as it was perfect on their skin tone and the look was really rich and luxurious. 

kelly mcdonald in lorena sarbu

evan rachel wood in gucci

sofia vergara in vera wang

frieda pinto in prada

all photos from justjared.com


for the ladies

i know it's kinda silly to do a gift guide since we all know a beautiful bunch of flowers and chocolates are just a few of what we really want on valentine's day. and maybe a romantic dinner out.

but i can't simply help but share this quick guide to those husbands and boyfriends who want to give something extra special for their loved ones. and for us ladies, who just want to surprise your fab girlfriends!