Pink Blush and Burgundy + Gift Card Giveaway

 

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1. Pink Blush Coat | 2. Pink Blush Fuzzy Knit Sweater | 3. Pink Blush Faux Leather Skater Skirt | 4. ALDO Satchel | 5. Deb Shops Fleece Lined Tights | 6. Miz Mooz Booties (Similar) | 7. Pretty in Pynk Earrings | 8. Deb Shops Necklace | 9. Boutique Minimaliste Bow Bracelet (forgot where the other one was from!) (All c/o)

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Happy Black Friday everyone! How did the gobbling go?! Time to hit the gym come Monday? Ha. No matter how much or how less you ate, hope you had a wonderful time with your family. I know I did! We usually celebrate it with a big group of family friends so it's always fun and loud.

So who is hitting the malls today for Black Friday deals? I am NOT. I don't think I have ever gone crazy mad shopping on Black Friday. But if you're looking for some great deals, one boutique I recommend is Pink Blush Boutique. They are doing 30% off everything! Great stocking stuffers such as $5 fleece leggings, $5-$10 scarves and $5 camis. Also, my blush coat, fuzzy sweater, and faux leather skater skirt are from them. These are really inexpensive stuff plus 30% OFF, you're getting a such an amazing deal! Not to mention that they really do have stylish clothings with great quality.

You might also want to check out Deb Shops. They always have great sales going on – but for Black Friday, they are having 50% OFF on everything.

Anyway, to get you started with your holiday shopping, Pink Blush Boutique would like to offer one of my readers a $25.00 gift card that you can spend on their online store. Scroll down below to find the Rafflecopter widget to join. Have a great weekend!

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ALDO Satchel

Miz Mooz

 

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A Hot Pink and Nautical Thanksgiving

 

Stripes Navy Vest

1. Shop Twenty Something Vest | 2. Shop Twenty Something Blouse | 3. East and Lo (Flying Monkey) Jeans | 4. Galian Handbag (This particular one is sold out.) | 5. Forever Young Shoes Utah Booties | 6. Posh Society Earrings | 7. SLATE Necklace via RocksBox | 8. JCO Fancy Fab Bow Bracelet, Crystal Dot Bracelet  (All c/o)

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Happy Thanksgiving my dear ladies and gentlemen! Hope you're enjoying this special day with your family. As much as I would like to tell you to not eat so much, I couldn't because then I will not be walking the talk…I must admit, I have plans of totally enjoying our Thanksgiving dinner tonight with friends and family! Anyway, although I am grateful for all of you everyday, I would like to take this special occasion to thank each and every one of you who visits my blog as often as I update it. I may not know you but just please know that I do appreciate your presence here on my blog!

On another note – how's bright pink and nautical vest for today's outfit? I'm sure you have seen this navy and stripes vest all over instagram and perhaps on some other fashion bloggers you follow because they are such a huge hit. This vest was in my wish list. Thankfully, Shop Twenty Something Boutique has it amongst other printed vests they have. I wanted to pair it with a bright pink blouse, which they also carry, just because…You can't go wrong with a navy and hot pink color combo!

Oh, how do you ladies feel about boyfriend jeans? I must admit, I'm not particularly fond of it because I am more a skinny jeans gal but they sure do feel comfortable. They are definitely great for a day full of errands!

 

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SLATE Necklace

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Galian Hot Pink Handbag

Perfect Fall Booties

Black Friday Giveaway

 

Tis the season to be jolly cuz it's a season of a ton of giveaways it seems! Our World Boutique and several fab fashion bloggers, including yours truly, have teamed up to bring you this Black Friday Giveaway! The prizes are $100, $75, and $50 gift cards that you can spend at www.ourworldboutique.com. I'm sure that you can definitely use a gift card during the holidays! The contest begins today and it ends on Cyber Monday midnight.

Now if you're planning on doing some shopping, everything is the boutique is currently 30% OFF and it starts today and ends December 1st at midnight. For every order of $30, they are giving away a FREE tassle fringe pendant necklace! Scroll down below to join the giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving and happy joining!

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TOMS For TARGET OUTFIT



TOMS for Target Sweater

TOMS for Target Girls Hoodie | TOMS for Target Clutch Bag | TOMS for Target Men's Shoes with Drawstring
 

"I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!" Have you guys picked up some pieces from the TOMS for Target gift collection yet? It came out last November 16, and I made an announcement here. And I even posted a photo of that funky TOMS for Target twinsies sweater with my sis-in-law on Instagram. Click here if you missed it and if you did, it's probably time to follow me there (heyitslynneg). *Wink*

I'm so excited that I was able to pick me up some before they completely sold out! It's actually almost gone at the Target branch near my house that's why I was only able to get the men's shoes and the girl's hoodie…but hey, they fit and thought they look great! I looked like a high school girl in this casual outfit, didn't I? The best part? It's all for a good cause! So not only are you buying gifts for yourself or loved ones, but you're also buying gifts for those who are in need through TOMS, Feeding America, and American Red Cross.

Visit this TOMS for Target link to start shopping! This is such a wonderful way to give back during the holidays!

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TOMS for Target Clutch Bag

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The Fancy White Coat

 

White Coat

1. The Klassy Girl Boutique White Coat | 2. Liberty Sage Sheath Dress | 3. Deb Shops Quilted Barrel Handbag | 4. Deb Shops Fleece-Lined Tights | 5. ISOLA Booties (Also available in black and cognac) | 5. Boutique Minimaliste Earrings | 6. Deb Shops Woven Scarf with Sequins | 7. House of Harlow 1960 via Rocksbox, Lemon Drop Boutique Bracelet (All c/o)

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I've had several wish list this season as far as closet items go. One of them was a pink coat which I already got from CAbi and you can find that post here and the other was a white wool coat (well it's more like cream really) and here it is! Don't let the look fool you because it's totally inexpensive and the quality is good! Not only that, because it's wool, it serves the purpose of keeping me warm. The only thing I probably don't like about it is the floral button – it is kind of tacky but it's really not obvious since it's of the same color. It used to be available in pink and red as well, however, I don't see it available on the Klassy Girl Boutique's website anymore, so please feel free to email them to inquire.

Styling it over a sheath or shift dress is probably the easiest way to go. Although you can definitely wear it with a pair of denims or faux leather leggings too and a sweater. Think also high boots with this and a wool hat. So chic! Lots of ways to style this fancy white coat. Because the coat itself is already bulky, wearing minimal jewelries is best.

Another favorite of mine in this outfit aside from the fleece-lined leggings (which I'm living in this season) is my new ISOLA booties. Oh my gosh, these booties are the most comfortable booties I have thus far. The price is also reasonable. I really would suggest checking out the brand if you're not yet familiar with them but they are available in stores like Nordstrom's and Dillard's as far as I know. The direct link to these booties is above.

 

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Isola Booties

Dear Hair: An Open Letter To My Hair



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Dear Hair,

I've been wanting to tell you what's in my heart for the past few years but I don't have the courage for fear that I would say something that will hurt you and I will just regret it. But I feel that this is the right time and I need to do this.

See I always thought we've got something great going on. We've had each other since I was born but I wasn't really conscious of how you look until I was in high school. I mean, you didn't look bad at all. We don't look bad together, I know that. I just have some issues with you that's all and please allow me to voice it out.

My friends would laugh when I'd tell that I'm having a bad day with you. They don't seem to believe that there are days when I don't get you. You get on my nerves. Sometimes I try everything on how to manage you but still. There are times when I feel that my best isn't enough for you. The struggle is real and they just don't see it. They see you and I from the surface when we're already kissy face. When you look prim and proper after an hour or so of trying to make it right with you.

Please don't get me wrong. We've had amazing, beautiful, and happy days. And I'm grateful for you cuz I know that there are others who have worst struggles with their hair. But I know that you can do more and yet a lot of times, you just want to slack off and be mediocre. When I'm not doing a photo shoot or I'm not going out or going to an event, I am okay with you being just the way you are. But it's when I'm doing a photo shoot that you're giving me the hardest time. When I need you to have more volume, you're in your limpiest and frizziest moment and I need a little bit of wind during our photo shoot so you can look better in photos. When I am okay with you being limp while lounging around the house or working from home, that's when you look like you have the most volume. Do you understand where I'm coming from?

And no, I am not parting ways with you. I mean, how can we? Think about it. You're something I can't live without. I'm stuck with you for life. But that's why I'm trying to make this work. I love you, hair. I really do. To prove that, I am willing to do everything to find a solution for your issues. In case you haven't realized, I've been using on you L'Oreal's Smooth Intense Polishing Shampoo from their Advanced Hair Care line. It's supposed to soften and tame rough textures and I have noticed a difference of how you're behaving these days. I have also been using their conditioner which when used with the serum or creme, it's supposed to control your frizz for up to 72 hours. Amazing isn't it? I think you're responding well and when you look beautiful, I am happy because you make me feel pretty!

I knew we can make this work…and we can live happily ever after…

 

Yours Truly,

Me

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Ray-Ban Aviator + Rakani Designer Watch Giveaway Worth $400

 

 I have teamed up with several fashion/style bloggers as well as Rakani and Sunglasses Shop to bring you this glam and fab giveaway! One of you can win your choice of ANY Rakani watch as well as Ray-Ban aviators (as shown) from Sunglasses Shop. This will be a wonderful gift for yourself this Christmas! Ah…I am so excited for whoever will win!

About the Sponsors:

The Rakani story began in March 2012 when founder Chirayu Patel gave his girlfriend a watch for her birthday. She jokingly asked if the watch was meant to keep her from always being late. Although it wasn't, it made him realize that watch designs today have no particular meaning behind them. This idea inspired the premise behind Rakani, which is to create meaningful designs that have significance beyond the product itself.

Sunglasses Shop is one of the online leading retailers of name brand sunglasses as well as prescription glasses. They are also a certified Ray-Ban dealer.

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Here's the other 14 other wonderful fashion bloggers who joined me in co-hosting this giveaway. Be sure to check out their wonderful blogs by clicking on the link below the photo. To enter, scroll down below till you see the Rafflecopter widget. The contest will end on the eve of December 5, PST. Each of the steps below is required and we will take the steps to verify your entry. Happy joining!

Hyatt Market Street Lifestyle Experience

 

I've always loved the area of The Woodlands, TX but I don't always frequent it because it's an hour away drive from where I live and it's about 28 miles from Houston itself I believe. I have only been to The Woodlands about three times since we've moved to Houston from Miami a few years ago and the only couple of places that I've got to visit were The Woodlands Mall and The Market Street. I remember falling in love with The Market Street the first time I saw it. It was around the holidays as well when I first got to visit it so it was festive. Sadly, that first visit was quick and short and I never really got to explore the town square and the shops.

When an invitation came for a holiday blogger preview event at The Market Street last weekend and an opportunity to stay at the Hyatt Market Street was offered, I was thrilled! See, the first time I went to The Market Street, I didn't even notice there was a hotel! And it was right by the Starbucks where we went in to get some coffee. The Hyatt Market Street is a 70-room boutique hotel that basically anchors the 75+ stores and restaurants  at The Market Street.

Hyatt Market Street - The Woodlands, TX
I got there around 8 PM on a Friday. Typically, the place should be packed but because it was cold that night, I believe a lot of people just decided to chill at home. After checking in, I went outside just to check out some of the stores. Kendra Scott, which is one of the stores that we came to have a preview at the following day, was right in front of the hotel. There's also J.Crew, Elaine Turner, Trina Turk, Tommy Bahamas, and more. There's also a movie theatre within the town square! It's probably about a few hundred feet from the hotel.

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This is the view of the front desk and lobby from the second floor. I love the bamboo-like design on the circular wall, this chandelier that kinda looks like water droplets, and the circular stairs.

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On the second floor is where the Market Street Kitchen Bar and another restaurant which I believe is open only during the day. If you're following me on Instagram, you've probably seen a couple of posts from the Market Street Kitchen and Bar the following day after our blogger preview. You can see that post here and here. They had a live band playing when I came to check the place out. I never really got to try any of their dinner menu though because I wasn't hungry at all when I got there. I basically just had Starbucks coffee and a few celery sticks as snacks. The food that we had though the following day was delicious! It's a bummer I forgot what it's called. Hopefully, I get to go back soon so I can try their food.

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From the second floor, you can go outside the patio where the infinity pool is at and a place just to chill. They had a little bonfire going on to keep the place warm for those who would like to hang outside, even on cold nights. I'd say that the hotel is great for couples, bachelors and bachelorettes who would like an accommodation at The Woodlands that are just few steps away from shops and dining. If you are in Houston and you're planning for a staycation with your friends and you guys like dining and chill evenings, the Hyatt Market Street is a wonderful place to stay in.

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Now the room is another amazing story. I stayed in a King Suite room I believe. It has a living area and a desk, as well as a mini bar that's actually right on the wall. Normally, I don't like dark interiors in a room but how they put this together is just great! The black, white, and purple color combination was right on point. And even though it seems that there's a lot of going on in the picture – prints everywhere and what not, it's actually pretty cozy and well put together in person. I love the curtains that kinda separate the living and the bed area. I think those are what made this room a bit whimsical!

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I just had to snap a photo of the bathroom. Don't you love hotel bathrooms? Because they are usually bigger than our normal household bathrooms, ha!

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Overall, I really had a nice, relaxing evening during my stay there. I can get used to the Hyatt Market Street lifestyle, I'll take it anytime! During the holidays, if you're planning on shopping at the Market Street, you probably would want to consider just staying overnight at the Hyatt before heading back to Houston. After all, shopping, though a retail therapy, can still be exhausting.

Oh, before I forget to mention, I asked for a late check-out since we had that blogger preview and I didn't know when exactly it will be over. I asked for a noon check-out but the front desk person (I believe her name was Roxy) offered instead a 1-PM check out. I liked that! I love it when the employees go the extra mile for guests. It actually helped me a lot not to be so much in a rush after the event which was over by 11.

Thank you Hyatt Market Street for a wonderful experience!

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Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary stay at the Hyatt Market Street to facilitate this experience write-up. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hyatt Market Street.

Green Mad with Plaid

 

Plaid Wool Coat + H&M Sweater and Pants

1. Chicwish Plaid Coat | 2. H&M Sweater | 3. Forever21 Buttown Down Shirt | 4. H&M Pants | 5. Deb Shops Pumps (Similar in Red) | 6. Earrings (Honestly forgot where these were from!) | 7.  Kendra Scott Necklace | 8. Margaret Elizabeth Bangle (White Stones Available), Lotus Designs Bracelet | 9. AMI Clubwear Clutch (All c/o)

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Today's outfit is a mixture of trends galore, not to mention layering to the max! I don't think I have ever done as much layering last year as I'm doing this year. For some reason, straight trench coats didn't use to appeal to me as much before as they do now. I believe to many women too because it tends to take away from your figure. One trick to solve the issue though is to put a belt to cinch your waist. Other than that, there are several ways to style a straight coat. One of them as shown here. Although I've seen some style coats like this with a pair of boyfriend jeans, I think it's actually best to wear with a pair of skinnies or at least boot cut jeans just because they do give you shape. Besides the fact that the whole look is just more sleek.

Have you tried layering with button down and sweater yet? It's really one of the best ways to layer and my favorite one. It's boyish style but still chic and it's great for a work style. How do you like the mixing of patterns here? Did you notice my H&M pants have patterns? The winter pastel green is also very much appealing to me these days. I'm actually about to get me a pink sweater, also from H&M, similar to this one.

Oh, and who doesn't love Kendra Scott?! I got a chance to check out their store at the Woodlands last weekend, together with some other bloggers and they were so generous to gift each blogger with this signature necklace they have! It's actually pearly white but it's opaque so the color of my mint sweater goes through it, making it look like ombre mint. Isn't it wonderful? You ladies ought to have at least some Kendra Scott pieces! Make it a gift for yourself this Christmas. *Wink*

 

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My Microdermabrasion Experience at Adara Medical Spa


Last week, I went for my very first microdermabrasion at Adara Medical Spa. It's a medical spa located here in Houston, TX. I really love the look and feel of the place. It's very sleek and contemporary – unique from other medical spas. It's almost as if you've walked into a space ship when you walk in the place. All the interior is white and the decor is very minimal.

Anyway, I originally came for chemical peel but upon consultation with Randee, the nurse staff, she decided that what's best for me is the microdermabrasion since it has no down time. With the chemical peel, I will have a few days down time with my face chapping and all. Since it's the holidays and I have photoshoots that need to be done, I agreed that chemical peel isn't the right solution for me at this time.

My skin, thankfully, isn't acne prone. I've never had acne problems in my youth. However, recently I've noticed some slight discoloration. It's hardly noticeable, especially with make-up but I just feel the need to address it. That's why I came to Adara.

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Adara Medical Spa Houston

If you're not familiar with microdermabrasion, basically, it's a professional facial exfoliation which is achieved with a mechanical device called Diamond Tome®. This mechanical device which is operated by Adara's professional aesthetician, is rubbed against your face and it gently suctions the topmost layer of the skin to remove the dead skin cells. Once accomplished, you can see improvement in the overall condition of your skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as irregular skin tone. They do recommend a series of treatments in order to get the most out of it and I believe it is $80 per session.

The first step they did was basically clean my face to prepare it for the procedure. When it was done, Izzy started the microdermabrasion with the Diamond Tome®. The process was really quick! It probably only took about 10-15 minutes from cleansing to the actual suction. Once the suction was done, the pores are open so she infused it with some treatments: SkinCeuticals-Phloretin CF Serum which is a (Anti-Oxidant/ Anti-Aging Serum) These are both vital to the skin in order to see topical improvement; SkinCeuticals-B5 Gel (which has an ingredient called Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates, also its enriched with Vitamin B5) to hydrate the skin giving it that supple look, and Elta MD SPF 40, which is a cosmetically elegant sunscreen that not only protects all the products from the sun that they just applied it also hydrates the skin. The procedure was painless and I really did notice a difference in my skin. I was starting to have a line in between my eyes, I guess from squinting while driving or just being in front of the computer a lot – after the treatment, I don't see it anymore! My skin also looks more fresh!

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Here's the wonderful staff of Adara Medical Spa: Randee, Izzy, and Chelsey. I must mention that Adara Medical Spa is affiliated with a dermatology clinic which is not very common amongst medical spas.

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Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary service to facilitate this experience write-up. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Adara Medical Spa.