to shop / {sale alert} all the apc half moons…

The half moon is still my favorite A.P.C. bag by far!

Row 1: grey smooth $273; Carole navy blue $247; blue suede nubuck $277

Row 2: beige embossed $273; caramel brown $273; tan (sand) embossed $259 (slightly more here and here)

Row 3: military khaki python print $350; Luna black $353; yellow smooth $282

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to shop / {deal alert} ferragamo vara pump in black leather

June 18 Update: If you recently purchased (~10 days ago) a pair of Ferragamos on sale from Bloomingdales, they have an additional 25% off sale (code SAVE25). You can ask for a price adjustment, but don’t wait too long because last time the SAVE25 lasted for one day. They have restocked the aforementioned Vara pumps numerous times even during the day as well as these neutral patent Varina flats in pink bon bon. A steal!

These classic Ferragamo black leather Vara pumps are 40% off at Bloomingdales and 35% off at Nordstrom. Currently, there are only large sizes available but if you’re looking for a pair, I would check back for popbacks. Non-patent Varas and Varinas are much harder to find. I wear the black patent ones all the time for work and have been wanting to get some in smooth leather.

Read on for my brief Ferragamo review and comments on sizing.

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to pamper / sulwhasoo first care activating serum in plum blossom + 11st review

My friend recently went to Seoul. She asked if I needed anything, so I started looking into Sulwhasoo products. Even though I just came back from Asia myself. I discovered that Sulwhasoo has a limited edition First Care Activating Serum EX (FCAS) in a plum blossom scent (different than having limited edition packaging) and I was sold. However, it’s pretty hard to find, not sold at Lotte duty free, and wasn’t released in the U.S. eBay prices were totally hiked up, so off to Korean sites I went.

Sulwhasoo Research: I previously avoided the FCAS since it has a lot of alcohol, but was convinced after reading reviews online — Fifty Shades of Snail loves the FCAS and many other Sulwhasoo products, and there is this mega post from the Asianbeauty subreddit on Sulwhasoo (which I have copied into Word and notated). I don’t write off alcohol completely but leave it to those with more expertise to do the analysis.

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to shop / {sale alert} cos summer sale

The COS summer sale has started. The selection is alright. Expect popbacks. I like some of their regular priced items (like the High Waist A-Line Dress) and worry if they will stay in stock long enough to hit the sale prices.

FYI: They recently redid their website and it’s disappointing how there is no longer a wishlist to track sold out items. I also saw items sold out on mobile but in stock on the desktop.


TEXTURED KNIT CARDIGAN


A-LINE TOP WITH SOFT NECK (runs big)


A-LINE DRESS WITH GROWN-ON NECK  (runs big)

review / want les essentiels mini ohare leather tote



Want Les Essentiels has been tempting me for a long time with their leather products. I picked up the Mini O’Hare mini leather tote in black. It comes in various colors and the black was certainly the hardest to find on sale.

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