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BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little behind schedule. Although I’ve been going back to the gym and spending some time at Lagree, I still don’t feel brave enough to sport a bikini. Thank goodness that we are […]

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

This season’s hottest bags and purses comes with a splash of color. Modish and Color Blocking inspirations are perfect for spring and summer! I love mixing monochrome clothing with a hint of color in accessories. It is classic and still very put-together! What do you […]

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER'S Sale of the Season is Here!
NET-A-PORTER’s most anticipated SALE of the season is finally here! If you haven’t had a chance to grab your favourite designer bag, heres’s your chance! Shop now and save up to 50% off! I just picked up Saint Laurent Sac Université bag in BLACK and the Clare Vivier bag!

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Clare V. – Alistair Small Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Clare Vivier
Chloé – Drew Small Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Chloé
Saint Laurent – College Medium Leather-trimmed Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag – Black • Saint Laurent
Danse Lente – Mia Smooth And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Brick
Chloé – Faye Small Textured-leather And Suede Backpack – Gray • Chloé
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Studded Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Valentino
Chloé – Pixie Small Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Light brown • Chloé
JW Anderson – Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag – Tan • J.W.Anderson
Chloé – Faye Mini Suede And Leather Backpack – Off-white • Chloé
Saint Laurent – Textured-leather Cardholder – Blush • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Faye Small Leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Sky blue • Chloé
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Tan
Loeffler Randall – Circle Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Tote – Blush • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Monogramme Kate Small Velvet Shoulder Bag – Purple • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Pixie Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Gray • Chloé
Kayu – St Tropez Pompom-embellished Embroidered Woven Straw Tote – Beige • Kayu
Nannacay – Baby Roge Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Beige
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Bucket Bag – Army green • Valentino
Chloé – The Marcie Medium Textured-leather Tote – Burgundy • Chloé
Marni – Tuk Medium Color-block Glossed-leather Shoulder Bag – Claret • Marni
Loewe – Puzzle Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Loewe
Chloé – Pixie Textured-leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Burgundy • Chloé
Loeffler Randall – Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Clutch – Green • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Small Envelope Croc-effect Glossed-leather Wallet – Midnight blue • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Light gray • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Black
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Pastel pink
Muun – Caba Straw And Striped Cotton-canvas Tote – Beige • Muun
Kayu – Pinata Mini Leather-trimmed Fringed Straw Tote – Black • Kayu
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Valentino
Fendi – 2jours Medium Textured-leather Tote – Ivory • Fendi
Kayu – Embroidered Woven Straw Pouch – Beige • Kayu
Acne Studios – Musubi Knotted Leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Acne Studios
Chloé – Georgia Textured-leather Continental Wallet – Light blue • Chloé
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Blush • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Sand
The Row – Lux Leather Tote – Burgundy • The Row
Bottega Veneta – Olimpia Baby Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag – Pastel pink • Bottega Veneta
Givenchy – Infinity Mini Chain-trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag – Brown • Givenchy
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Embellished Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag – Silver • Valentino

 

 

 

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High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

Classic high waisted jeans are back in style and are hitting shelves super cute! I love the cropped wide leg, demi-wide leg and fringed hems. They elongate the legs and shows off what shoes you are wearing! These higher rise “mom’s jeans” has a sleek, […]

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

MOTHERHOOD | 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNT SINCE BEING A MOM

A friend asked me the other day what I’ve learnt since becoming a mom and it got me thinking… What have I learnt the past ten months since baby arrived? So many thoughts rushed through my mind in that split second. Replaying like a carousel: […]

What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

What’s In My Diaper Bag | Super Cute Cactus Backpack

I recently across this super cute cactus print backpack in millennial pink! The stylish On-the-Go Backpack from TWELVElittle is perfect for toting around your essentials when out and about. The interior has the right amount of pockets for organization, and is spacious enough for mommy and baby items. If you are unfamilar, TWELVElittle,  a New York City-based diaper bag company, known for their collection of sleek and multifunctional diaper bags, backpacks, totes, fanny packs as well as kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes.

 

As you can imagine, I was super excited when TWELVElittle sent Emily one in the mail. I think I was more stoked then she was. But at 9 months old, I can see that she was super curious about all the shiny rings and closures.

 

Product Features:

  • Water-resistant materials with vegan leather trim.
  • Multiple exterior and interior pockets for organization.
  • Fully padded laptop sleeve with separate opening.
  • Padded and adjustable shoulder straps.
  • Insulated side bottle pockets.
  • Travel friendly back sleeve to fit through luggage handles.
  • Free of harsh chemicals such as BPA and PVC.
  • 12”(L) x 17”(H) x 6.75”(D)

 

 

 

As a mom who is always on-the-go, this backpack is the perfect diaper bag! The bags are made from high-quality water-resistant fabrics and genuine leather and are thoroughly designed with individual style. It is functional and doesn’t scream “DIAPERS”! It is so cute that I think she will use it when she starts going to school!

 

This cactus print backpack includes a machine-washable changing pad, oversized pockets for spacious organization and multiple hidden pockets with secure closures, and are engineered with maximum durability for everyday practicality. All items in the line offer a high quality, high style guarantee, which promises thoughtful interior and exterior function that are PVC and BPA chemical-free materials! I am so happy that Baby is not breathing in toxic fumes!

 

Also, the cactus print comes in a Stroller Caddy (which I think can double up as a camera bag), Mini-Go Backpacks, and 12little Diaper ClutchAnd of course, there are plenty of Unisex and monotone designs for Dads or if you think a pink cactus print is too girlie for you!

 

 

 

Behind the TWELVElittle Story

The story goes: An ancient emperor invited all the animals to a legendary race across the river. The first 12 animals to complete the race would have a permanent place in the calendar as a prize. Every animal represents one year of the 12-year cycle based on the Chinese zodiac. The year the person is born determines their animal sign.

 

 

 

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Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

Baby’s First Vacation with InCase

It’s been a long time since we went on vacation. We spent our last vacation in Asia for a month – before I was pregnant. We didn’t go on Babymoon. I wanted to be extra careful. I didn’t want to fly anywhere. While most of […]

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy […]

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin / Eczema

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin / Eczema

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin
Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first time mom (parent), it is so important to get only the best for Baby. Researching what to buy is laborish. There are so many products!  I would like to buy everything if space wasn’t an issue (we live in an apartment); or if money wasn’t an issue (I hate buying things that goes to waste).

 

Now that Emily is 6 months old (omg just like a blink of an eye!), I like to share with you our handy checklist of items we purchased, things we recommend, things we wished we never bought – our tried and tested (broken down my categories) – to make sure you don’t have to!

 

To be honest when we first registered at our baby registry at our local baby store, we were given a list that’s even longer than this one below.

 

While most items were very Pinterest worthy – however merely decorative or not very useful. Because honestly baby could care less whether the walls are pink or white. All baby cares about are boobies (or formula milk), if she sleeps comfortably and has a fresh change of diapers.

 

 

Baby Skincare Must Have for Dry Skin:

 

Newborn babies tend to have dry skin, rashes, pimples and eczema. When Emily was born initially her skin was fine, however; after a weeks she started having very dry skin. None of the over the counter creams seemed to work. We wondered if we should talk with the doctor about my child’s dry skin.

 

We were frustrated. Baby was frustrated, uncomfortable and very fussy (who can blame her with dry itchy and cracked skin). Doctor suggested we wait it out before using prescription medications.

 

Her skin started to improve almost immediately after we started using the following products.

 

 

La Roche Posay: This LIPIKAR Baume AP+ cream is anti-Itching, lipid-replenishing, soothing balm. It is non-greasy and absorbs very quickly. I love that it is fragrance-free and paraben-free. It relieves very dry, irritated skin prone to itching, extreme dryness, sensitive and atopy-prone skin. Suitable for babies, children and adults.

 

Also on the list is La Roche Posay’s LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+ shower cream. Dryness starts in the shower and this shower cream reduces severe dryness.

 

Aveeno Baby: This is a heavy nighttime balm designed for soothing dry itchy skin. This colloidal oatmeal nighttime balm helps care for your baby’s skin with eczema. This unique balm intensely moisturizes however I find it to be very greasy. It also strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps soothe and prevent recurrence of dry, itchy skin, so your baby will feel relief when applied at bedtime.

Polysporin: When baby’s skin is cracked and I’m afraid that she will get an infection I will use a little Polysporin Complete. Our pediatrician says it is ok for babies, however; if you are concerned please consult with your medical professional first!

 

 

 

Is there anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below please! Thanks!

 

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Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials

Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first […]


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Going shopping for items for your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There are a lot if things to buy: nursery essentials, baby clothes and sleepwear, baby bath and skincare, things for the Go Bag, the Diaper Bag, baby feeding… The list goes on. As a first time mom (parent), it is so important to get only the best for Baby. Researching what to buy is laborish. There are so many products!  I would like to buy everything if space wasn’t an issue (we live in an apartment); or if money wasn’t an issue (I hate buying things that goes to waste).

 

Now that Emily is 6 months old (omg just like a blink of an eye!), I like to share with you our handy checklist of items we purchased, things we recommend, things we wished we never bought – our tried and tested (broken down my categories) – to make sure you don’t have to!

 

To be honest when we first registered at our baby registry at our local baby store, we were given a list that’s even longer than this one below.

 

While most items were very Pinterest worthy – however merely decorative or not very useful. Because honestly baby could care less whether the walls are pink or white. All baby cares about are boobies (or formula milk), if she sleeps comfortably and has a fresh change of diapers.

 

 

 

Baby Feeding Must Haves and Nursing Essentials:

Bottles: We tried a few different baby milk bottles from Philips AVENT, BornFree, Dr. Brown’s and Nestle’s NUK. Hands down Emily loves the NUK Perfect Fit newborn bottles and Philips AVENT. Both slow flow nipples help reduce colic and gas.

Bottle Warmer: Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, this fast bottle warmer is warms evenly warm evenly while preserving the quality of your milk. The fast warming gets your milk ready in 3 minutes.

Bottle Steamer: This bottle steamer steams and sterilizes in under 10 minutes.

Bottle Drying Rack: Yes you can probably get away with drying the bottles on the counter. But I like the flexible design to organize up to 8 bottles, as well as nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, and other baby accessories. Similar here and here.

Pacifier / Soothie: Hospital trusted pacifier for newborns and babies. Its shape and size are designed to fit a newborn’s mouth comfortable and to support healthy oral development. One-piece construction which follows the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. If you breastfeed moms: they don’t experience nipple confusion!

Breast Pump: This double electric breast pump is light and portable. It fits in the palm of your hand and has a backlit display and quiet-ish motor – for those late night pumping. This kit with bonus bundle.

 

 

 

 

Is there anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below please! Thanks!

 

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