to shop / {sale alert} 25% off at shopbop

Through Thursday night, get 25% off almost everything at Shopbop or its masculine counterpart, East Dane, with code FAMILY25. It’s Q4, aka that time of year when you’re better off freezing or cutting your credit cards if you’re avoiding spending money.


Image source: Shopbop

Petit Bateau Lycee striped top / Shashi Solitaire Necklace (and Ring) / Ginette NY Ring  / Alice.D Leather Tote
Clare Vivier Dot Flat Clutch / [Asian Fit] Karen Walker Super Duper Strength / Ferragamo Vara pumps

to pamper / {deal alert} somme institute transport two pads

I hoard certain things and these Somme Institute Transport pads (review) is one of them. These are the gentlest glycolic acid product I’ve used. If you feel like you have gunk trapped under your skin, you need these. I don’t use these every night, but rather when I feel like I need them for a few days in a row. I ended up not getting anything from the Nordstrom sale and these sold out anyways. They were also pulled from Somme’s own site which leads me to believe the Transport Two product is a limited edition item. What makes the Two so good? You’re getting 100 pads for the price of 50. If you procrastinated, I have a better deal for you.

Skinstore has the Somme Institute Transport Two pads still in stock for $58 and a storewide 20% off with code SAVE20. If you buy through eBates (referral linked) you can get another 14% off. That’s about $40/container. I store my hoard in the fridge.

Happy shopping!

to shop / {sale alert} 40% off at eaton trading co (including clare vivier, karen walker, etc.)

There have been a ton of good sales lately but I’ve been too busy to blog!

Here’s a nice Tuesday sale. For one day only, get 40% off at Eaton Trading Co when you purchase more than two items. All sales are final. But, they have some Clare Vivier and Karen Walker shades! I recently tried on the Number One tortoise shades by Karen and am smitten.

Happy shopping!

to shop / summer shades

In general, I prefer plastic, oversized sunglasses over aviators. The weight is more evenly distributed and the more oversized they are, the more sun protection for the eye area! They’re also great for sleeping on a plane. In my opinion, sunglasses are one of the worst things to forget on a trip.

I’ve been into tortoise rimmed shades of late. During the fall, I got these Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses in “Havana” brown (style 213/S) when Shopbop had a sitewide promotion. I have a typical Asian face and Marc by Marc Jacobs (as well as Michael Kors and Forever 21) typically do not disappoint. MBMJ is extremely reasonably priced for the quality.

This style has been out for a while. They are currently sold out at Shopbop and Saks (but I have seen them popback on Shopbop), but available through third party sellers at Amazon.

A funkier rendition is available from Australian designer, Karen Walker (no, not the character from Will & Grace) and made very popular by Blair of Atlantic-Pacific.

Number One ($250), Harvest ($280)

Eaton Trading Company currently has 30% off sitewide including Karen Walker (limited styles), Clare Vivier, and Illesteva.

For more wallet friendly styles, check out Forever 21 (and I snuck another MBMJ in). Although I don’t expect them to last forever, they often do. They’re an easy and cheap way to get through a trend.

F7828 Oversized Round Sunglasses ($5.80), F0365 Round Frame Sunglasses ($5.80)

F6267 Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($5.80), F0339 Round Frame Sunglasses ($5.80)

F3891 Round Sunglasses ($5.80), MBMJ 57mm Sunglasses ($110)

Images from Forever 21, Nordstrom, Karen Walker, and Shopbop.