One of my favorite and most beloved brand relationships that I have is with Sugarfix by Baublebar. When I first started blogging, I remember an influencer platform survey asked me to list a few of my “dream collaborations,” and I distinctly remember naming Baublebar. That was back when I was obsessed with their bib necklaces, and when Wendy’s Lookbook had a beautiful collaboration with them.
So of course I’m super proud to represent Sugarfix by Baublebar, currently exclusively at Target. All their pieces are not only adorable, but extremely affordable. All on trend with vibrant designs, and you’ll find some edgier pieces by them as well.
I rounded up some of my favorite Sugarfix fringe and tassel earrings. Shop more of the collection at Target.
Hi! Well, I haven’t been able to update this blog much lately. I’ve barely been able to keep up with Instagram and my day job. But I wanted to post the items I linked on IG on the blog as well. So here they are–mainly my new obsession–high-rise joggers!
I totally fell hard for joggers. Yes, higher the rise the better. Last month I posted these Caslon ones from Nordstrom, which started the whole love affair. I love the linen material on these, but the waist didn’t seem to fit me perfectly. I bought an XS Petite, and the waist was loose and sat lower than I would have liked. Even with the drawstring tightly tied. I think an XXS Petite would have fit me better, but they weren’t in stock at the time.
Since then I’ve purchased 3 pairs of high-rise joggers by Hollister. Hollister is a brand that I’ve never shopped before until now. But turns out these joggers are the bomb, and I even bought some high-rise paper-bag shorts from them too.
First, I got these black Hollister joggers on the buy-sell app, Mercari, for $9! I wanted to give the Hollister brand a try, and for $9, it seemed like a no brainer. Turns out they became my favorite pants. Do you shop on Mercari? It really is like an online garage sale, and I’ve picked up quite a few preowned as well as brand new gems there. I also sell items too, but it’s mostly a buyer’s market on that app.
Sign up for Mercari! Here’s my invitation link : https://merc.li/BQ8ZSHb Sign up now because they’re giving out coupons for $10 off your first purchase.
Happy end of 2018. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. I didn’t really do much blogging this year, but maybe next year I’ll post more consistently? Can’t say I did much of anything in 2018 except bouldering, obsessing over at-home gel manicures, online thrift shopping, and decluttering my space.
I think I went through a bunch of mini Marie Kondo-style declutter sessions throughout the year. I tossed a bunch of old makeup palettes out and emptied out the bag of old lippies into the trash. I cleared out space for the new things that I know I love and need, and that I’ll use everyday.
So here’s a quick review of my recent Gourmande Girls makeup haul. While I purchased some of the products in this post, many of them were gifted to me by the sweet and beautiful co-owner of Gourmande Girls, Christina Gourmande.
Gourmande Girls Eyeshadow and Liquid Liner
I have been using the 5 Shade Luxe Eyeshadow Palette in Brown Basics ($17) everyday since I bought it. It’s just the perfect nude palette for an everyday natural look. I don’t even use an eyeshadow primer with it, because I’m super happy with the natural and subtle shadowing it adds to my eyes. I like to layer the shades too.
I was also gifted the Fall in Love Eyeshadow Palette (on sale for $30!) with 15 gorgeous fall shades. Honestly, I haven’t used it yet though. They look so pristine and delicious I kind of just like looking at them. But I want to practice a smokey-eye look with this.
The Gourmande Girls Matte Liquid Liner ($17) is one of my favorite eyeliners. Mostly because I have fat hooded Asian eyelids and it has always been pretty impossible for me to draw a proper wing. But the brush on this eyeliner makes it super easy to control, and the liquid glides on precisely without any tugging or drawn lines where I did not want any lines.
Gourmande Girls Highlighter
I’m new to blush and highlighter. I never used them because I don’t really know where to apply the stuff. I was gifted the If Stef Wears It Metallic Highligher Palette ($30), so I had a chance to play around with these shimmery powders. I tried the gold and pinkish ones around my cheeks and it gave me a really pretty subtle glow, which was perfect for my holiday party look.
Ahh, these are my favorite. I have found my go-to brand of liquid lipstick. These are super rich in pigment, last long, smell delicious, and are inexpensive. I love the formulas because they go on smooth and don’t feather all nasty after a couple hours or after drinking coffee.
My absolute favorite is the Matte Waterproof Liquid Lipstick (French Beige). I’ve seriously worn it everyday since I got it, and it might be the first liquid lipstick that I actually finish using up before getting bored of it. I’m not seeing it in stock online 😩, but I’m also in love with the Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick ($15) and the newly released Vegan Liquid Lipstick ($15).
Another awesome thing about Gourmande Girls is that they are animal cruelty-free! Absolutely no testing on animals. Christina and co-owner Stef Jordan are animal lovers and rescuers. They run their business with lots of love and you can tell by the quality of their products.
Thank you, Christina and Stef for sponsoring this post!
Yay, finally coming through with a new blog post. Been busy with work, but the reality is that I’ve also been totally consumed by my new hobby—bouldering (indoor rock climbing). It’s a strenuous workout, and every muscle in my body has been sore for two months straight. My hands are calloused and cramped, and my nails look horrific 99% of the time, but besides all that, I feel fantastic and so much stronger. And I love the fact that Eddie and I have a healthy and adventurous activity we can enjoy together.
I just may need to write a proper bouldering post in the future, but right now I’m sharing a couple of my new favorite accessories: the Defuria Beverly Hills Maxine bag strap in red ostrich, and the super adorable 1Bunnie cap by Ilani Fay. Just so happens that the boss-babe makers of both of these products are friends of mine.
I’ve posted about Courtney Defuria (@defuria_beverlyhills)’s exotic handbags before (see old post here). I love that she expanded her line to include bag straps. I chose the red one because it’s the classic “pop of color,” but I’m also loving the yellow one in lizard.
The Maxine bag strap, undoubtedly named after Courtney’s pretty dog.
The gold hardware is beautiful and highest in quality.
I attached the strap to my baby blue Givenchy Antigona, and it looks pretty darn good! I also put the strap on my yellow Antigona, my Tumi laptop bag, and my Street Fighter fight stick (?.), and they all look fabulous. But I always come back to this powder blue + red combo.
The perfect shoulder length.
I also want to give a quick shoutout to my girl Ilani Fay for creating these super cute hats based on her animation characters, 2 Bunniez.
1 Bunnie hat in red. Shop before they sell out again.
Ilani’s designs and art is always cute, funny, and quirky–which is how I would describe her too. She inspires me and I feel creative juices flow through my brain whenever I wear this hat.
Hi, I just wanted to throw up a quick post to talk about the perfect blue button-down shirts that I received from Gant. These Gant shirts are classic, comfy high-quality shirts that can be dressed up with heels or worn on super chill days with sneakers.
I think navy and yellow is a classic combo and I love how the Gant Rugger PJ shirt (in Thunder Blue) pairs up with my new-to-me Givenchy Antigona bag (latest eBay find!) and yellow pumps.
The shirt is made of 100% silk, smooth, and I could probably very easily sleep in it.
Top :: Navy silk button-down c/o Gant
Jeans :: c/o ModCloth
Belt :: ASOS
Bag :: Givenchy (shop pre-owned deals on eBay)
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (shop yellow CL pumps on eBay)
The other shirt that I received is the Gant Rugger PJ shirt in Indigo Blue. I think this shirt is sold out… I couldn’t find it on the site. But they’re having a great sale right now with lots of cute designs.
Use the code JennyK20 to get 20% off your order!
Top :: PJ Shirt in Indigo Blue c/o Gant
Jeans :: AG
Bag :: Balenciaga (shop for Mini City bags on eBay)
Shoes :: Nike Air Jordan
Thanks for stopping by! And huge thanks to Gant for the lovely shirts!
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