July 28, 2014

Wallet Hunting

I know there are some of us out there who doesn't believe in spending on a luxury brand when it comes to wallets, but I'm actually quite the opposite. I feel that a good wallet is the key to keeping an organized purse.

I've been using my little Tory Burch Robinson Coin Case for the past couple of years, but since I'm gearing up for some traveling in the next couple months, I think it's time to switch things up to a long wallet. I've always preferred envelope style wallets over zippy ones because they tend to be a bit on the slimmer end. Lucky for me, envelope style seems to be in right now, and there are quite a few good ones to choose from.

Here are my top picks for envelope wallets. I'll update with a review once I find my perfect one!

What's your go to travel wallet?

Wallet Hunting

Canvas wallet

Burberry wallet

Prada wallet

Rebecca Minkoff snap bag

Coach red wallet

July 23, 2014

Dirty Bass: Frends Headphones & Earbuds Review

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One of my many guilty pleasures in life is turning up my music, specifically the bass, and just jamming out. In fact, I've suffered many embarrassing encounters with making eye contact with neighboring cars while rocking out in my own.

I've been on a hunt for some headphones for quite some time now, but I couldn't get myself to buy a pair of giant retro looking headphones. (No offense to everyone out there who has them) I wanted something that could give me comfort, quality sound and still look fashionable.

Here are my reviews on Frend's over-the-ear headphones and earbuds!

Frends: Taylor

It was love at first sight with these gorgeous rose gold Taylor headphones by Frends. It's such a show stopper! I wear these religiously in the office and I still get compliments daily.

These headphones are not only gorgeous, but they can hold their own with the sound quality as well. On top of that, it folds up neatly into a little protective pouch. 

I was initially reluctant to take these babies to the gym because I was intimidated by the white leather. Since then, I've learned that I could prevent staining by wiping them down after each use. 

+ Gorgeous
+ Gorgeous
+ Gorgeous
+ Quality sound and noise cancelling
+ Comfortable 
+ Compact and super portable

- Steep pricing ($199.99)
- Tight headband, but this was fixed after a few wear
- WHITE leather on the headband and the over-the-ear padding

Personally, I think they're totally worth it. It helps keep me laser focused at work and in the gym. Just make sure you remember to wipe them down if you wear them to the gym! 

They're no longer selling these rose gold ones at Nordies, but this pretty patterned one is on sale right now!

Frends: Ella

Coincidentally, a couple of weeks after I bought my new over-the-ear headphones, Mr. Dubs' rotten kitten decides to chew up my earbuds! While running short distance isn't so bad with the Taylors, I can't imagine going more than 5 miles with them. Lucky for me, I found the Ella in-ear earbuds on sale at HauteLook. 

True to Frends' style, these earbuds are a beauty with a delicate rose gold cage design. It comes with two different styles of interchangeable tips-- regular or ambient.  The ambient tip is designed to leave a little room for you to hear what's going on around you. On paper, the ambient tip would be ideal for the office. However, I found that my music would leak out. I'm not sure that I want my co-workers to listen in while I jam to some A$AP Rocky. 

+ Gorgeous cage design
+ Lightweight
+ Great sound
+ Fits in a little pouch
+ Tangle free cords

- Not the most comfortable
- Ambiant tips will leak sound
- Pricey ($99 full price, $49 through HauteLook)

It seems like Frends may have discontinued the interchangeable tips for the Ella, but they still make them in this style here.

What are some of your favorite earbuds or headphones?

July 15, 2014

Nordie's Anniversary Sale Picks

Hello lovely readers, it's been a while! Can you believe that it's time for the Nordies Anniversay Sale again? I felt like it was just last year that I was caught fighting for my beloved RM purse!

To cut to the chase, here are my picks for the Anniversary Sale this year. Per usual, there are a plethora of steals. Here's what I snatched up at the pre-sale! If you have a Nordie's credit card, then you're probably well aware that the pre-sale happens until July 17th. If you don't, fear not. The sale is a free for all starting on July 18th!

I've already worn those leopard calf hair slip ons and they're super comfy! What are some of the items on your wish list?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks