Besides the two pairs of shoes from Valentino and Louboutin, I also got a bunch of other things for Christmas this year from family, colleagues, and friends including lots of cosmetics, clothing, and food which I can’t manage to list them all. So here are a few highlights:
My mom got me this beautiful display piece with hand embroidered silk pandas! I love pandas they’re so cute and a really memorable childhood moment was when my family and I went to the only specialized panda zoo in China back in the days after a disastrous ride up the rocky mountains. I was able to play with a mother panda and see real baby pandas! It was such an amazing trip! Unfortunately the more modern day panda zoo of the same facility no longer allows visitors to hold pandas anymore for liability issues. Anyhow, my mom recently brought my niece to the zoo and purchased this souvenir piece for me! Thanks mommy!!!
Now I don’t really know what to do with this piece… It’s a Chanel brooch which I doubt its authenticity… I appreciate the gesture, but I’m not a person who just goes for the name or brand of a product… A simple gift would be more than welcome, like a mug or candles which I always love. Sometimes it’s so hard to refuse gifts from some people close to you who don’t get it…
I also got three sets of lingerie from L’Agent by Agent Provocateur and another set from the main collection Agent Provocateur (AP). I will not be sharing these pieces for obvious personal reasons, but they’re super gorgeous! Between the two lines, I really don’t see too much of a difference in quality. L’Agent is obvious more affordable usually between $100-200 per set whereas AP is probably double the price. However the materials used are often the same, and both are imported (eg. Morocco and China). I believe only the Soirée luxury collection from AP is made in the UK or other European nations. So to be honest for a few pieces of skimpy clothing, I like L’Agent which helps save me some money, but when I really want to spoil myself then I’ll purchase from the main AP collection 😀
Another fabulous piece of clothing that I bought from the sales was IRO’s “Karare” lamb fur jacket. It is absolutely stunning, so warm and comfy! It’s available in black, beige, and also in a faux fur version as featured below from IRO’s campaign this season. This shaggy fur look seems to be really popular this fall/winter and I used to think that fur is only suitable for special events. However, this piece can be dressed both up or down. It can glam up a casual look, or enhance an evening night out look as well!
IRO fur jacket
Equipment silk blouse
Joe’s skinny jeans
Valentino Rockstud booties
Celine Belt bag
I recently took notice of T by Alexander Wang’s criss cross top which I was waiting forever to go on sale. I initially fell in love with the grey colour, but purchased the navy which I think is more wearable. It’s also available in black. This style has been around for 2 years now, and has been worn by a few celebs including Nicki Minaj who owns several versions. I usually have a lot of difficulty wearing clothing from his brand because I don’t really have the sporty, androgynous physique but it’s such a cool and fun piece to have in any girl’s collection. Time is too short to pass up thinking if I’m too old for crop tops! haha I didn’t wear them when I was a teenager, I guess I’m a late bloomer and will wear them in my later years of life!!! 😛
^As seen on a model in the brand’s campaign last year.
And because I need to catch up to those potential teenage years, I purchased another crop top from Jonathon Simkhai in Sahara Rose. I like the criss cross action again and the cut-out details in the back. This style is a bit harder to wear than the one above because you definitely need a beige bra for it to not show through the cut-outs. It’s actually a very sweet and romantic style that doesn’t look skimpy at all in my opinion. The neutral colour definitely helps as there is less contrast showing your skin. I personally don’t like the skirt because I find the horizontal thing between the slits awkward. If it was just a tube skirt, I would have definitely purchased the whole set. The only picture that I could find of a celeb or model wearing the skirt nicely was Kendall Jenner with Drake in the last pic.
Lastly, my baby love is slowly recovering from his illness and he adores his Christmas snowman toy!! Thanks for letting me share everything and Happy New Year!!!