Where dreams are made

August 2, 2010


















After three days of exhausting, countless hours spent on the bus and shopping in New York, I’m finally back and feeling at ease. At one point, I actually wished that I was back in Toronto because of the long, painful hours on those uncomfortable seats. It practically felt as though I paid to sit on the bus for hours, but I didn’t mind it too much since I was able fill up most of those hours with a book, music, and snacks. I fell asleep for the most part since we had to wake up to start the day at 5:30AM every morning. I didn’t really get much sightseeing in since it was mainly a shopping tour and most of the sightseeing was done on the bus. For all that I witnessed, New York City is a beautiful place with the heightened high fashion street style, tall buildings, yellow cabs, and busy streets from dawn until dusk. Hopefully my next visit wouldn’t be as limited so I can take a glimpse of the rest of the city since I wasn’t able to the last two times I went to NYC (the view from the bus isn’t enough).

As for the purchases, I decided against splurging on clothing and picked up mostly accessories. The most worthy, and somewhat impulse purchase that I made was towards the Chloe Elvire clutch in tommette. The original price was $1,070, but went on sale for $695.50. However, there was an additional sales promotion that day with 40% off and another 20% off since I had a VIP discount from coming along with a tour and received the clutch for $360. By far, my best purchase even though I had a limit of $400 (obviously I didn’t follow it and spent an additional $200 on top). The lighting altered the colour of the clutch, but it's suppose to be a dark-rosy colour. A few other pieces that I picked up includes a Saks Fifth Avenue necklace, French Connection statement necklace and sheer navy dress, Coach coin purse, Burberry boxers (for Terrance), and two pairs of BCBG over the knee opaque tights in cream and black. I’m hoping to pick up the MK gold watch and Prada loafers the next time I’m back, which will be at the beginning of September (crosses fingers*).

24 comments:

  1. Awww, welcome back hun! I just got back today too. I loooovee the clutch. It's so darn cute!!! I'm going on the shopping tour to NY on the 25-27th. Come with me! Otherwise I'm going to be a wheel :(
    Miss you, xo

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  2. That's an amazingggg priceee for the clutch! I'm super jealous! did you take one of those chinese bus tours that takes you to Woodbury? and don't worry, I always over spent when I go to new yorkk! every single time!

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  3. niiiiiiiice, i approve of the clutch, not that you needed my approval, lol. the price is amazing enough so it's a good thing you got to splurge on that!
    did you go on an asian tour or just a general tour? sometimes, i know what you mean about going on tours and how they can be dreadfully boring and long but at other times, especially for short weekend trips like these, it's a little less stressful.

    an MK watch is on my list too! but whyyyy do they have to be so expensive, jesus!

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  4. WOW that clutch is definitely a keeper.

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  5. what great finds : ) i'm glad you had fun in nyc! i'm jealous i really love manhattan

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  6. loveeee those neclaces! your pictures look amazing, i wanna see you in person soon though! <3

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  7. LOL, so at first i thought the person above me was a random.. saying. i wanna see you in person though and i almost laughed out thinking of how creepy that was until i realized it was annie.

    i can't wait to see you wear those necklaces + clutch! us girls need to go altogether one day :(

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  8. Ooh, lots of good, quality shopping :) Glad you had fun in NY! It is exhausting to travel!

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  9. Wow you got that clutch for such an amazing price, you lucky thing! loving the photos, esp the ones of the boats x

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  10. u got wonderful hair and sweet outfit!

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  11. ooh chloe, burberry, french connection!
    I'm dying a little inside :)
    I love your first outfit of black - simple yet cute x

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  12. LOVE The clutch so much!!!!! xoxo

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  13. 3 days aren't enough to explore the city but I'm glad you made the best out of it :D That Chloe clutch is super gorgeous! Definitely worth the price and can't wait to see how you incorporate it in an outfit :)

    And Burberry boxers? So thoughtful of you :D

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  14. seriously gorgeous clutch. so jealous!

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  15. You weekend was totally a dream! However, I probably would've dropped the $600 on clothes instead of accessories, yet that is the one portion of my wardrobe that sucks. :)

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  16. LOVE your outfit in the first set of pictures. Just wondering where your white purse is from?? :)

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  17. Love all the purchases, and I can totally visualize the colour of the Chloe clutch!

    And I think I'm obsessed with your smile - it's so pretty.

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  18. Yes, but buying a few superawesome things > many awesome things. Really *jealous* of the clutch!!

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  19. Loving your first outfit and your bag is amazing.

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  20. Awesome Chloe clutch. Sweet deal on it too! :)

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  21. oh, I love boats! nice necklaces btw :)

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    best regards from Sweden :)
    /MALIN

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  22. Hi Aney! Oh I love this post. (See Ma! Im not alone in my obsessive-compulsive-impulsive shopping world!) I do like to spend "reasonably" so the sales season is def the best way to go ;) Looks like you had such a grand time in NY. Lucky lucky girl! :) Cute outfit!

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