SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Season’s greetings everyone!  Shopping for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones can be like shopping for the perfect boyfriend.  There are plenty of options, but none that seem to really stick out or stick around (aka “sold out”).  So I’ve composed a list of items that I have personally selected to gift my good girlfriends, boyfriend and family members.  Best of luck everyone.  It’ll all be over soon.

YOUR BEST GIRLFRIENDS

YOUR BOYFRIEND/BROTHER

YOUR SISTER

YOUR MOM

YOUR DAD


Dress: Hot-As-Hell / Coat: Cupcakes and Cashmere (similar look) / Boots: Nasty Gal (similar look) / Rings: La Soula from The Box of Style / Lipstick: 100% Pure

Photographed by Laci Havens

CYBER MONDAY

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!  It sure has been a while and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to post this once bi-monthly issue of #CyberMonday.  In case you’re still shopping #BlackFriday deals, be sure to check out my SALES page for some fabulous deals at some of my favorite stores.  I actually have some amazing stuff in my shopping cart from the stores I’ve mentioned in my SALES page, so here it goes…

CART ONE | INTERMIX

CART TWO | STONE COLD FOX

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This is probably the most discount you’ll ever get out of Stone Cold Fox.  At 40% off the sale price, this dress is currently under $100.  I’ll be honest, they aren’t cheap, and the creators, Dallas and Cydney, have been very adamant about keeping their prices high in order to maintain their standards and quality.  Some would call that BS, but their quality do speak for itself.  Proof is in the pudding, and this pudding is DAMN GOOD.  Most of the smaller sizes are already sold out, so if you’re petite like me, don’t blink, just buy.

CART THREE | REFORMATION

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OH MY GAH!  I dropped to my knees when I saw this Magnolia Dress in Botany.  It has everything I have ever wanted in a dress and that much more.  I would wear this dress to sleep just to make sure I’ve hit my number of wears to cost ratio.  Dying…

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The slip dress is THE dress of the season, and this Eli Dress in Fiona is just screaming “buy me!”  I think I’ve found my new date dress.  Now I just have to find a date.

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There’s something uber sexy and borderline naughty about pleather, especially since this is faux patent leather.  I’m obsessed with this Owen Skirt in Crimson!  This would be a hot number to wear out on girls night, but maybe not so much when I’m hanging out with my dad.  Haha!

That’s it for this 8th edition of CyberMonday.  My bank account is officially emptied out, and my credit cards have melted from the number of swipes.  I hope you all feel the same as me when I say I’m actually really happy about my purchases, even though I know I’ll be regretting it later when I don’t have money to pay for my health insurance.  Just hope I don’t have a heart attack when I try all of this on.  Xoxo!

 

RED VELVET

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Happy Monday everyone!  How quickly time flies by.  In just the week that I’ve been back from my vacation in Taiwan, so many things have happened.  We have a new president-elect.  There are protests and campaigns for the electoral college to rethink what’s best for the nation, and I’m already requesting off work for the holidays.  Yup, 2017 is just around the corner, which means it’s the never-ending holiday parties season.

I’m from Texas and we eat only one kind of cake: red velvet.  And that’s just how I like my holiday outfits: red and velvet.  The velvet fabric looks smooth and sexy, and the color red adds the touch of festivities to the mix.

I’m wearing LuLu’s Spin Me ‘Round Burgundy Velvet Jumpsuit in a size S, and this is just decadent.  I love how plunging the halter neckline is, and there are pockets that I can stick my hands in when I get cold.  This jumpsuit will definitely turn heads at your company party.  Here are some of my other favorite velvet jumpsuits to wear this holiday season:


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CHARME Silkiner Tierney Necklace / Steven by Steve Madden Rykie Sandals / Free People Riri Mega Ring Set in Gold/Garnet

I recently worked with a new photographer, Silvia, who reached out to me about a photographic series that she’s doing called “Hair Biome”.  In order to promote female strength and awareness, she’s photographing her female subjects tossing and whipping their hair to embrace their feminine beauty regardless of their race or age.

We had a blast!  Regardless of your political views, I encourage all women to stand up, unite, and speak out about our rights…especially now that we have a president elect who may not have the highest regards for women.  Xo!

Photographed by Silvia Moreno

FILLING THE VOID

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I normally don’t like exposing too much of my personal life on my fashion blog, but it seemed to make sense in this particular post.  I’m currently seeing someone, but we’re in a long distance relationship.  Two weeks after we started dating, he tells me he had previously accepted a 6 month long overseas assignment in China and Taiwan.  I didn’t think much of it until 2.5 months later when he was actually leaving for China.  It’s since been a month of separation, and we’re doing our best to stay in contact.  I keep myself busy with acting and blogging, but I noticed a significant spike in my clothing expenditure.  Look, this could easily be because of all the fabulous end of the season sales that have been happening, but I think it’s also because I’m trying to fill a void.  Wow…too deep?  Too soon?

Anyway, to help fill this void even more is the upcoming PB Flea this weekend.  (Please see SALES for more details.)  I lucked out a few weeks ago when I went to their Venice store sales event, which had priced everything 70% off.  I was able to find this gorgeous The Jetset Diaries Cherie Cami Top, which is now sold out.  I’m just hoping that there will be as many great finds as this top this weekend.  Be sure to follow me on Snapchat (@Kangthropologie) since I’ll definitely be giving out a play by play of this event.

Even though the Cherie Cami is no longer available, I found some other great cami’s that have a similar look and ethereal feel:


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Free People Fever Platform / Reformation Vintage Levi’s / Gentle Monster Dreamer Sunglasses / Mejuri Evil Eye Ring / Rebecca Minkoff Script Taurus Pendant Necklace

I’ve recently partnered up with the jewelry brand, Mejuri, and I’m really impressed and falling in love with their stuff.  It’s high-quality, dainty and gorgeous jewelry, which is right up my alley.  Definitely worth checking them out.

Photographed by Mire Yang

#NSALE

It’s that time of the year again!  Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Early Access is happening right now.  Shop the sale before it opens to the public on July 22nd.  Get first dibs on some of my favorite brands: Zella, Alo, Rails, Dior, MAC!  Here are my picks and favorites from this year’s sale:

Happy shopping! xo!

CYBER MONDAY

It’s been WAAAYYY too long since my last CYBER MONDAY post.  My bad folks.  It doesn’t mean that I haven’t been shopping.  In fact, I’ve been doing a lot of sample sale shopping.  Great for me, but sucks for those of you that are not in the LA area.  I make sure to post all my sample sale info in my SALES page, so check it regularly to stay updated on the latest sales.  I’ll be showcasing my latest fashion finds and purchases in the weeks to come.  Get excited because lots of gorgeous dresses from Revolve!  

Another thing to look forward to is the transitioning of Spring to Summer fashion.  I’m falling in love with Free People‘s easy breezy maxi dresses and rompers, sexy and feminine slips that can be worn over swimwear, and Flynn Skye‘s two piece sets.  Also, Gucci has made the comeback of comebacks with their latest accessories, and I’m OBSESSED with their Double G Buckle Belt and Angel Leather Platform Pump.

As you can see, the layout of this post has slightly changed.  Instead of scrolling through each individual store’s shopping cart and item, I’ve made it into a simple display that takes you to the item by just clicking on the image.

Free People, Nasty Gal, Neiman Marcus, UO, Intermix and Revolve are my shopping sites of choice this week.  P. S. Intermix is having a sale on sale.  Take an additional 30% off sale items!  TAKE ADVANTAGE.  Trust me.  Happy shopping my fashionistas!

CYBER MONDAY

Happy CYBER MONDAY everyone!  It’s already February and every clothing and department store is trying to offload their winter inventory, so I’m going to take full advantage of this.  If you are still pining over that coat that you never got over Christmas or that sweater that you felt was gorgeous but unnecessary, now is the time to go back and get it at up to 75% off.  Here is what I have in my own shopping carts:

CART ONE | LEVI’S

Levi’s is currently having a buy more get more sale that ends TONIGHT!  See SALES for details.
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I recently purchased a pair of Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny Jeans in Black Wash that was on sale at Macy’s.  I am in LOVE.  I immediately went and looked for the same exact jeans in different washes. Just my luck, Levi’s is having this awesome sale, and it’s free shipping if you spend $100+.  With spring and summer just around the corner I found this pair of jeans in Summer Fade.  Trust me ladies, these jeans will make your legs look a mile high.

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Everyone is talking about these.  InStyle, Refinery29 and PopSugar have all written reviews and articles on this pair of Wedgie Fit Jeans in Coyote Desert, and everyone wants them.  It’s practically sold out, and if it isn’t, it’s not in your size or color.  Levi’s should be restocking these soon, but if not, it’s an all out eBay war.  Good luck my friends.

CART TWO | INTERMIX

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 I mean…come on.  How stupidly cute is this Exclusive for Intermix Off The Shoulder Cropped Knit?  Especially when it’s on sale and under $40 right now.  I want to wear this with my Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny Jeans from above.

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Remember this bad boy that I introduced last year?  Well, it’s in my cart again, and it’s still available. I haven’t stopped dreaming about having this Exclusive for Intermix Preston Long Sweeper Coat in my closet, and now it’s on sale and available for $139.  Perhaps it’s time to just pull the trigger.

CART THREE | NASTY GAL

Nasty Gal is still having it’s Oh, It’s On Sale.  Take an extra 30% already reduced prices.  Discount applied at checkout.  Sale ends at midnight tonight.

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I just think this Blair Bow Headband is precious.  It’s on sale and you get another 30% off if you purchase by tonight.  It’s a great way to dress up a plain black dress.  You’re never too old to wear headbands.

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This is one sexy bodysuit.  Hello Rise of Dawn Ribbed Bodysuit!  I love the low plunging back and ribbed texture of this bodysuit.  I would definitely wear this with my Levi’s Wedgie Fit Jeans.

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CYBER MONDAY

It’s the fifth edition of CYBER MONDAY!  My apologies for the delay.  I was a bit broke after the holidays so I refrained myself from even browsing online in case I was tempted to buy something.  However, lots of sale on sale going on with stores trying to offload their winter wardrobe for the coming spring/resort collections.  So enough talking and let’s start shopping!  Here’s what I currently have in my personal online shopping carts:

CART ONE | SAKSOFF5TH

Saks Off 5th has been my go-to for Rails flannels, outerwear, and the occasional shoe source.  They  often offer additional discounts on already discounted items.  I would recommend signing up for their emails for updates on these special sales.

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This is Rails Kendra Two Plaid Shirt in Cranberry, and it’s currently on sale for less than $60, which is an awesome deal since they’re regularly $130.  I can never have enough plaid, and especially when they’re Rails plaid shirts.  They seriously make the softest and most comfortable plaid shirts.  Wear them as is, wrapped around your waist, or under a sweater.  They will be a staple in your wardrobe.

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Do I need an introduction for this pair of Schutz Kendra Suede Peep-Toe Platform Sandals?  Especially since it’s also on sale.  There’s very limited sizes left on this pair of badass heels, but you can also try Shopbop.  Either way, this will go great with a pair of high-rise flare denim.  Enjoy ladies!

CART TWO | INTERMIX

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One, I love jumpsuits.  Two, I love the color gray.  So when you combine the two, it’s like opening the gates to heaven.  Here is the heavenly Marissa Webb Candy Strapless Jumpsuit that’s on sale for less than $200 with the additional 20% off discount that’s happening right now (see SALES for details).  The best part about this jumpsuit is that it also comes with a matching jacket (see below).

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I actually had my mother try on this Marissa Webb Erna Jacket at the Intermix store in Northpark Mall in Dallas.  However, she felt that this jacket wouldn’t keep her warm enough in Shanghai’s dreary winter weather.  I agree with her, but this jacket is just perfect for me since I live in LA.  It provides just enough coverage so that I’m warm during those brisk mornings and even colder nights.  This jacket is now less than $120.  It WILL be mine.

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You will never be able to find a better deal than right now on this Aquazzura Belair Knee High Leather Boot in Tan.  If you had ever wanted to own a pair of fancy designer Aquazzura shoes, then now is the time to buy.  This pair of boots was originally $1400 and is now on sale for less than $275 when you apply the additional 20% off discount.  This is a steal of a lifetime.  I’m sure you’re entering in your credit card number right now.

CART THREE | SHOPBOP

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I’ll be honest.  I’m a big fan of fur.  Yes, I’m a pescatarian, but that doesn’t mean I’ve signed up with PETA and live in a tree hut.  I love animals, trust me, especially polar bears.  I would save all the endangered/sheltered animals in the world if I could, but nevertheless, I like fur.  In order to not be the biggest hypocrite in the world, I’ve been out searching for the best faux-fur coats there is to find, and I think I may have found them.  Ladies and gents, I introduce the Unreal Fur Wanderlust Coat.  I have never purchased anything from this aussie brand, but Unreal Fur has been a leader in creating high-quality fashionable pieces that are vegan and animal-cruelty free.

This coat is on sale for half it’s original price, and since I have Amazon Prime, I can get this coat with 2-day free shipping.

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CYBER MONDAY

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s another edition of CYBER MONDAY and I’ve got wonderful goodies in my personal online shopping carts!  Lots of great sales as we gear up for Christmas, so let’s skip the small talk and get right to shopping!

CART ONE | INTERMIX

Intermix is currently having an additional 40% off their sale items.  No code necessary.  Discount will be applied at checkout.  I would take full advantage of this right now because you’re not going to find better prices for these brands that Intermix carry.  Trust me, I shop A LOT, and I know.  Yes, it is final sale, but you’re not going to be returning these items anyway, right?

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APiece Apart Turtleneck Sweater Dress: Grey.  This is an Intermix Exclusive.  I want this so bad, and with the additional discount it’s just under $175.  This may still seem a bit pricey, but it’s great quality and you’ll be wearing this dress over and over again.  It will become a monochrome staple item in your wardrobe.  I would wear this with a pair of Metallic Silver Derbys.

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The Preston Long Sweeper Coat is also an Intermix Exclusive.  This has got to be one of my favorite coats of this season.  Yes, this is very similar to my J. Crew Long Wool Coat with Nautical Buttons from LAST CALL.  However, this coat is meant to glide across the ground as I strut down the street.  Plus, it’s navy, and I don’t have a navy coat in my closet.  Tee hee.

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Everyone wants an Eugenia Kim hat.  So why not get one that’s also on sale?!  This Genie by Eugenia Kim Florence Wide Brim Fedora: Black is on super sale.  For less than $50 you can be a proud owner of this gorgeous wool hat.  You’re welcome.

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Jaw-dropping, finger-licking, head-turning shoes.  Yes, they exist in all forms, including in the form of this Jean-Michel Cazabat Elle Pointy Toe Suede Pump: Rose.  It’s definitely a pair that you can wear and carry into Spring, so why not purchase it now on sale before Spring season even starts?

CART TWO | NASTY GAL

Guess who else is having a sale on sale?  Nasty Gal is having it’s Oh, Sh!t Sale until the end of today (Monday).  Take an additional 40% off sale items.  No codes necessary.  Discount applied at checkout.

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Remember this Nasty Gal Speaking Sequins Cape Blazer from ESCAPE?  Well, this bad boy is now on sale.  Even though it’s not part of the big sale, it’s still something I want to get for NYE since the celebration is right around the corner.
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M.A.C. x Nasty Gal Stunner Crop Top is part of the big sale, and is less than $22 when you apply the additional discount at checkout.  I love this top because it’s long sleeve, cropped, and has a sexy-a$$ back.  I would pair it with some bell denim and super platform heels.
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I’ve been digging Quay Australia shades since this summer, and I’m still in love with their trendy looks and affordable prices.  This pair of Quay Kitti Shades – Gold Mirrored is on super sale.  Don’t hesitate.  You’ll wear it till you lose it, because you always lose the good ones.

That’s it for the fourth edition of CYBER MONDAY.  Check back again in two weeks for another great shopping spree!

 

SOIREE

As I’m shopping online this morning at all the wonderful sales, I realized that over and over I was looking at holiday party dresses.  The best part was that all the dresses I loved were under $100 and on sale!  Here are my top five holiday dresses for the season:

DRESS ONE | LULU*S

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This Garden District Berry Red Wrap Maxi Dress is so versatile and sexy that I had to a double take when I saw it.  Only very recently did I purchased from LuLu’s for the first time, (took advantage of their #BlackFriday sale), and have fallen in love with this online store.  My stuff just arrived last night and the quality of their clothing is ridiculous at the price that I purchased them for.  They have way exceeded my expectations!  This dress is currently $68, but use the code: 20Gift to receive 20% off your purchase.

DRESS TWO | LULU*S

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Talk about a bodycon dress that makes us all swoon.  I found another great holiday dress at LuLu’s: Betwixt and Between Dark Green Backless Midi Dress.  This dress is only $45 and you can take another 20% off by using the code from above (20Gift) at checkout.  I would recommend this dress for girls with curves or girls with a small chest.  Just be sure to purchase the size that accommodates your girls.

DRESS THREE | LULU*S

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Have an elegant black-tie holiday event to attend?  Then this Ladylove Wine Red Strapless Maxi Dress is exactly what you need to wear!  I absolutely love the piping on the top portion of this dress. I think this can really accentuate the femininity of someone with a thin frame.  It’s priced at $74, but once again, use the code 20Gift to receive 20% off your purchase.

DRESS FOUR | NASTY GAL

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Have a company party to attend but can’t show off too much skin?  I think the best choice would be to suit up in this Nasty Gal All Suited Up Tuxedo Dress.  It’s only $88, and this style dress has been seen on many of fashionistas, (i.e. fashion blogger Mary Seng of Happily Grey).  I like that this dress is sleeveless because it doesn’t seem as restricting when you’re reaching for that second glass of champagne.  Just don’t get sloppy drunk at a work event and accidentally hook up with your boss.

DRESS FIVE | NASTY GAL

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A red velvet dress is the epitome of a holiday dress.  What make this After Party Vintage Rene Velvet Dress stand out are the cutouts on the chest.  Yes, it can be just another sexy red velvet dress, but I like that the high-neck and cutouts give it an edge different from the traditional dresses.  It doesn’t hurt that it’s also on sale for less than $48.  This is something I would wear to my friend’s Thanksmas party and again when I have a #GNO (girls night out).

Happy shopping my friends!  Hope you enjoy your parties safely!  As always, let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments!