Haul of Steals!

I haven’t done any clothing reveals in a long time, so I’ve gathered everything that I bought recently for this post. Most of these things were all purchased at really good prices. The ones in bold will have a reveal on its own as you scroll down.

1. Aldo tote bag – 50$
2. H&M colored jeans X 3 – 14$ each
Only the royal blue pair is shown, I also got a turquoise-blue pair and pastel yellow pair which are currently at the seamstress getting hemmed.
3. H&M pink blazer – 60$ (has a very pretty floral lining)
4. Urban Behaviour blazers X 2 in turquoise and black – 24$ each
5. Urban Behaviour sequin dress – 10$
6. Lancôme Hypnôse Doll-Lash mascara – 30$
7. Lancôme Hydra Zen NeuroCalm Moisturizing Lotion – 60$
8. Just Jewelry Silver Bambou Bangles – 18$
9. Gold Jeweled Bangle Bracelet – 1$!!!
10. Belle by Sigerson Morrison New Hefa Wrap-Around Wedges – 140$


1. Aldo Tote Bag – 50$

I’ve been looking around FOREVER for a nice, cute, somewhat professional looking bag for a LONNNNGG time. So now that I found one, I’m EXTREMELY happy to the point where I’m almost more excited than getting my new Balenciaga bag (see below) lol

Ok so you guys think I’m crazy, but I kid you not! Really, how hard is it to fulfill the following criteria for a work bag???

1. Tote style: roomy enough for MAC 13″ laptop and a couple of A4 documents

2. Neutral color: I’m very flexible, black, beige, navy, even dark purple, dark green…etc

3. Flat handles: I think by definition, all totes should have flat handles so that when you’re carrying a lot of documents, your shoulders won’t ache. I don’t understand why there are so many round handle straps out there 

4. Professional looking: Obviously… this shouldn’t actually be a criteria, cuz if you’re going to buy a work bag, it had better look decent. And I think this would automatically EXCLUDE anything Hello Kitty or anything monogrammed with designer logos everywhere… These are NOT work-appropriate! lol

5. Preferably less than $100: yeah… I’m not going to carry a designer bag everyday where viruses and bacteria are galore in clinics and hospitals. My work-horse bag should make me feel free to dump it on the floor or anywhere I wish without worrying my head off that either someone will steal it or that it’s dirty… Those should be the least of my worries.
I can’t believe that some PVC bags are retailing at 200-300$??!??! Yes, there was this impressionable Ivanka Trump bag that I thought looked decent until I saw the price tag and I almost yelled out WTF?!?! lol Thank goodness I don’t actually swear verbally/out loud (only mentally and occasionally in writing) 

Anyhow, I’m very pleased to have found a great tote for work! The bag actually reminds me of a Gucci bag from 5 years ago? There was that floral collection in white and black that had the silk scarves from what I can remember. This bag is also available in black, but I personally like the beige better and the scarf has a nicer pattern. If you don’t like the scarf, you can also remove it.
Another reason why it deserves a reveal is that I think this bag is particularly well-made for only 50$!!! EVERY stitch is evenly spaced, the lining inside is a very tightly woven cotton canvas with nice piping detail, and lastly the hardware is nicely polished with attention to detail from the scarf woven into the chain straps.

The bag has to be spacious enough to fit my daily essentials. Here’s a pic of what fits inside the Aldo bag:

– MAC-book Pro 13″
– Folder/A4 document
– White coat
– Stethoscope
– LV Vernis French Purse
– LV Vernis Cles
– LV Damier Illustré Keys
– LV sunnies
– Pens
– Pager
– Iphone 4S


8. Just Jewelry Silver Bambou Bangles – 18$

These are really pretty bangles that I bought at the hospital, you know those tables on the side next to the gift shops??? lol Well I’m supporting a good cause, whatever research, charity, or program that they were promoting…


9. Gold Jeweled Bangle Bracelet – 1$!!!

I got these at the dollar store lol, they’re soooo pretty!!!


10. Belle by Sigerson Morrison New Hefa Wrap-Around Wedges – 140$

I purchased these at 70% off. So even though 140$ isn’t exactly a fabulous price, they are relatively a steal! These booties are sooooo comfy and cool with the wrap-around zipper! They also look great with my Rick Owens jackets. Our temperature is rising here, which means that these booties are perfect to transition into Spring when I feel like my taller boots are getting too warm. I think they may also be doable with long trouser pants so that I can be lazy in office clinics and not have to change shoes! haha See, these are going to be a very practical pair for me! 😀

See modeling pix below!!!


2. H&M Colored Jeans in Royal Blue and Turquoise-Blue:

These pants are really comfy and fit great! Not only so, the price was fantastic! I’m really into colored jeans this season, but I have to be careful of the fit since my hips and thighs are bigger than my top… I blame my figure-skating days that gave me these super strong frog legs haha!

Outfit 1:
Scarf – Louis Vuitton LE 20th Anniversary Monogram Rock Shawl
Jacket – Rick Owens Lambskin Jacket with Cord Sleeves
Bag – Balenciaga LE Hamilton Holiday City in Ciment and G12 GH
Shoes – Belle by Sigerson Morrison New Hefa Wedge Booties

Outfit 2:
Cardigan – Comme des Garçons for H&M wool cardigan
Tank – Dynamite lace side-detail tank
Belt – H&M
Shoes –  Christian Louboutin Very Privé 120 in Azur Patent leather (1st and 3rd pix) and Altadama 140 in Royal Blue Nabuck Watersnake (2nd and 4th pix)

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