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Monday, March 24, 2014

Casual Chic










Jacket- Sample Sale, similar, and here, love this one
Tee- Sheinside
Sunglasses- Betsey Johnson, cheaper version
Backpack- Victoria Secret Pink (old), similar on super sale and here
Shoes- Steve Madden also here and here
Necklace- H&M (old)

I wore this super casual outfit this past weekend to get some studying done. If you follow me on instagram you know that I'm a pharmacist. I have a test for additional certification in a couple of weeks so I really need to start getting some serious studying done. With this profession, learning never stops as there are always new medications getting approved, but thats why I love being a pharmacist because it never gets boring!
I haven't really used a backpack since pharmacy school, but I always try finding any excuse to use this sequin backpack! These american eagle jeans are seriously the comfiest jeans ever because they are super stretchy so of course these are perfect to wear for a day filled of studying. I'm also loving these leopard steve madden slip-ons, these will definitely be on repeat!

Wish me luck...

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo
Nermeen


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Brights





Neon Blouse- Pacsun (old), exact, love this and this
Pants- H&M (old), similar and loving these
Shoes- Amazon
Clutch- H&M (old)
Sunglasses- forever 21


Spring is finally here and I'm so excited for warmer weather! I'm obsessed with neon and bright colors for this season and of course printed pants.

Xoxo,
Nermeen


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Weekend style










Hi everyone!!

So this past weekend I drove to Orange County to hang out with my family.. Haha nothing new... right?? I always joke and say, I sleep and work in San Diego but I really live in Orange County because I'm always there on the weekends! 

Sundays are my lazy days and I just want to be comfortable! I love this oversized comfy shirt from cottonon! It's super soft and comes in several styles/prints... I think I own almost all of them... that's how amazing this top is. And these Steve Madden bow flats are surprisingly super comfortable and best of all, they are on sale here

Thanks for reading! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Xoxo
Nermeen 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dungarees aka overalls












Overalls/Dungarees- Asos
Bag- Kate Spade, similar
Shoes- H&M, similar
Top- Forever 21(old)
Sunglasses- Betsey Johnson
Earrings- H&M, similar 

When you think of overalls, you may think of children, house painting or 90's hiphop, but overalls are making a comeback! What makes overalls great is that they can be styled in so many ways and are perfect for any season! They look great with a basic white tee, or dressed up with heels/ sandals and they can even be layered with a bomber or leather jacket for those chilly nights. 
Overalls can have a boyish quality to them but adding layers of jewels and a cute handbag can make them a bit more girly. There are so many styles out there now a days that you can find the perfect pair that matches your style! 

Hope this post inspires you to go out there and buy some overalls!!

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo
Nermeen 




Thursday, March 6, 2014

Trend Alert: Leopard Sneakers

Trend Alert: Leopard Sneakers
1.Steve Madden 2. Aeropostle 3. Jeffrey Campbell 4. Converse 5. H&M  6. Mother of Pearl
7. Sam Edelman 8. KG Kurt Keiger 9. Betsey Johnson 10. Vans 11. Saint Laurent 12. The Blonde Salad

I'm not really a sneakers kind of girl, but I'm kind of starting to dig this trend, especially leopard sneakers. Here are a variety of different styles that fit any budget. I am not sure if I'm ready to give up my heels for sneaker yet, but this comfy yet stylish trend is very tempting!

Xoxo,
Nermeen
 


Monday, March 3, 2014

It's all about the bag










Sweater- Forever21, similar
Turtleneck, similar 
Bag- Kate Spade Outlet (check out below for details)
Flats- Forever21 (old), similar
Hat- Cotton On, love this one
Belt- H&M, similar
Necklace- BrinaBox 

I'm a little obssessed with this Kate spade bag!! It's the perfect shape, size and the most amazing color! It's perfect for spring/summer and I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of it! I found it at the Kate Spade outlet mall in Carlsbad.  I got several requests regarding where to find this bag. This bag was a sent directly to the outlet from the retail stores, so not all outlets have it! I know that the Carlsbad location has a couple left. You can contact them and they can directly ship the bag to you for only $5. Just ask for the really big pink trapezoid bag and they will know exactly what you are asking about! Retail cost is $695. 

Kate Spade Outlet Store
5630 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 476-2787

 I think with the discount the bag ends up being around $200, which is a steal for the size of this bag!!!

Here is a close up of the bag:


For all those who were asking about this bag, good luck and I hope you are able to find one! 

Thank you so much for reading!

Xoxo, 
Nermeen

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sample Sale

Sample sales are so exciting because you never know what you will find! If you are a shopaholic like me.. It's like the best treasure hunt especially when you find that unique piece for a steal! Sample are when designers sell pieces that were used in advanced showings, fashion shows, and presentations for interested buyers. Samples are ususlly limited in sizes (size small) and quantities. 
I have been going to sample sales in downtown La for several years now and thought to share with you all some tips I have learned over the years. 

Going to a sample sale for the first time can be overwhelming but I put together some tips to guide you through this adventure.

You can find sample sales in your city by simply doing an online search. There also several websites that post upcoming sample sales.. These are a couple that i find helpful:
Some sample sales you may find are from a single designer held in a warehouse, but the best ones are held at the showrooms where several designers participate and you can go from one showroom to the other. 

Fashion District, Downtown LA

Do your research! There are hundreds of showrooms and designers. Researching which show rooms will be open for the sample sale will help guide your route and prioritize which showrooms to go to first. 


This is what I mean when I say can be overwhelming!! So many options... So little time! 

Dress comfortably and be prepared to do a lot of walking.

Trying on: There are no fitting rooms in the showrooms, so be prepared to get naked, or dress smart. If you are like me, it can be awkward stripping down in the middle of the showroom in front of everyone, so dressing smart is very important. I recommend wearing leggings, a tank top with a long shirt on top. This will help with the trying on process.. The last you would want is to go home and find out that something doesn't fit! When trying on tops.. You can simply try them on top of your tank. If trying on bottoms, you have a long top to somewhat cover you! 



Bring your own bags! Most showrooms will not provide you with a bag when u make a purchase.



Cash Only! Make sure to stop at the bank  before heading out to the sample sale since no credit/debit cards are accepted. Make a budget and only take out as much money you are willing to spend. This is the hardest part.. But making a budget and sticking to it is your best bet. 

The best part of sample sales is that you can bargain! Prices are always flexible, especially if you are buying several items. 

Bring some snacks ( granola bars, fruit) and some water. You won't have much time to stop for lunch, especially if you are trying to see as many showrooms you can. The showrooms are typically open from 9am to 3pm, so your best bet is to have a small snack on the go. 


We didn't stick to our original budget... How can you say no to a great deal, right?? 

And here it is... Our DAMAGE 

The best part is going home and trying everything on. It's so exciting seeing everything you bought.. Because seriously you forget about some of the stuff you bought earlier in the day. 


Try-on party

Last but not least.. After a long day of shopping... A girls got to eat! 
If you are in the downtown la area.. You need to stop by Urth Caffe! They have the best organic coffee. Its the perfect mix of boldness and sweetness. 


Spanish Latte


The butternut squash pizza was to die for!


Don't skip desert, the pumpkin pie is a MUST.

Hope this was helpful!! I would love to hear about your sample sale adventures!

Thanks for reading!

Xoxo
Nermeen