I remember when I went to my first Metropark, it was in 2006 when I was vacationing to Las Vegas with the BF. I instantly fell in love. I literally went to the stores in vegas everyday until I left. It wasn’t just the clothes, it was the people, music and the art. I kept bugging them about opening a store in Hawaii. I went back in 2007 and spent everyday going to the stores just so I wasn’t missing a thing. Going to MP was one of the top reasons to go to LV.
In late 2007 and early 2008, I took one of the managers advice and just applied online for whenever they decide to open a location in Hawaii, and I did. Then one day, I got the phone call and a voice message, I called back and left a message and swore that I hung up, apparently I didn’t and you could hear me screaming in the background (according to my old boss).
I got hired and I didn’t care what position I was in, I was going to college full-time and I just wanted to be a part of the whole experience. I ended up getting promoted almost every year and loved my experience there. Like most jobs, it was a love/hate relationship.
I started in March 2008 and had a bitter uncertainty leaving in June 2010. Still shopped there about every week to visit friends. I found out in May 2, 2011 that they filed for bankruptcy. So of course I had to buy whatever I could! I loved this business, the people, the experience.
The liquidator putting up signs.
Michelle & Koa
Everything going on sale. Even the monitors.
Ana, who was with me since day one & Michelle. Isn’t Michelle cute?
Josh, my old stock guy.
I’m going to miss the clothes
Metropark wrap bracelets in black and gray ($16), multi-chain necklace ($29), beaded stretch bracelet ($16), rhinestone cuff bracelet ($32) and stretch ring ($9) – All that at 30% off.
Metropark tube top (I bought it in this blue color and white) ($44 each) – 20%% off
True Religion “Casey” jeggings ($179); Frankie B skinny black denim ($159) and trouser denim ($119) – 20% off.
True Religion “Bobby” cut-off white shorts ($149) and “Joey” cut-off denim shorts ($179) – 20% off.
F21 and Charlotte Russe assorted accessories
I have an obsession with bows, like many girls. Especially in the blogging world (don’t try to deny it!). I almost D I E D when I saw this top at Eden in Love‘s 1st birthday bash I’m actually wearing it backwards. I thought it looked much better with the zipper in the front.
WEARING: Metropark straw fedora and silver hoop earrings, Eden in Love bow tank and gold chain necklace, Michael Kors ceramic watch, F21 ivory cardigan, Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene “Eva” clutch and Monogram “Favourit” bow bracelet, Juicy Couture gold charm starter bracelet, Nordstrom gold ring w/ pink stone, True Religion “Joey” cut-off denim shorts and “Tippper” black sandals.
Let’s not forget about my Eden in Love haul! I’ve been trying to add more “pop” colors into my outfits.
Tan top with a ruffle back & red tank with an open back.
Mint green tank & bow tank.
Leather bow bracelets. Aren’t they adorable?!
Tan blazer (that I’ve been looking high-and-low for) from the GAP. Oh and this is the very first thing I’ve ever bought from the GAP. Just sayin
I just reached 80,000 hits and I think I should do a giveaway soon! I thought something along the lines of bows would be a great giveaway
Today was my fourth day of work and at this point.. I’m pooped. I spent most of my daylight at work and shopping (again). By the time I got home, I didn’t have anymore sunlight to take better pictures. So.. Here’s two taken from my iPhone.
What I’m wearing: F21 ivory cardigan (that I bought yesterday), F21 rose pink floral pin/brooch (that I also bought yesterday), tan rose brooch (I found it at my parents), Eden in Love gold chain necklace, F21 dusty rose slouch tee, Michael Kors white ceramic watch, Frankie B medium wash metallic “F” bootcut denim, Louis Vuitton x Steven Sprouse graffiti Speedy 30 in fushia, F21 gold stud heart earrings with rose stones (also bought yesterday) and Louis Vuitton Monogram Lovely Ballerina flats.
Remember about my current blazer obsession? I found this amazing knit blazer with removable hoodie from A|X. Pictures soon, promise. I also wanted to do a line-up of “What’s in my make-up bag?” and explain how/why I use the products that I use (since a lot of people have been asking me online and in person). And March is almost here! Do I need to make a new wish/check list? EEK!
I got my present a while ago so I wore it on our date! Well, we go on dates all the time so valentines day isn’t so different from our every day
Cheesey Garlic Bread Twists with their homemade ranch dressing.
We did some errands and home shopping and ended our night eating dinner at Reyn’s Bar & Grill. There’s no pictures because we were so hungry we forgot :/ JKO and I hardly ever finish our meals. We would always have something to take home. This was the first time where we ate everything! We had Fresh Ahi Poke for an appetizer, Pulehu New York Strip Steak, Kobe Beef Loco Moco and Banana Lumpia. It was all delicious. I wasn’t dissapointed at anything at all. I definitely want to go back again! Hopefully this Saturday
Here’s some other food porn! This is what we ate at our dinner date (with my cousin, her husband and JKO!) at Yogur Story.
Philly Cheesesteak. Steak pieces, onions, mushrooms, bellpeppers and Cheezwhiz.
Dolce De Leche waffles. Pecan waffles, caramel sauce, pecans and a sautee’d banana.
It has been a great Valentines day with good friends, family and loved ones. I hope 2012′s Valentines is going to be as great. I hope everyones day was great as well. Any stories?
With my cousin and her husband. Well, whenever they decide that they are ready! Jeez, it’s been 2 hours already.
What I am wearing:
Oliver Peoples “Donyale” sunglasses.
Louis Vuitton Multicolore Courtney Clutch in black.
Tarina Tarantino black skull stud earrings.
Michael Kors white ceramic watch.
Juicy Couture gem and stud pyramid ring.
Tarina Tarantino black skull rosary.
F21 gunmetal crystal bracelet.
Metropark leopard top.
Frankie B black ripped denim.
Steve Madden grey leather boots with buckle.
I’m getting the hang of this tripod! I’ll be going to Yogur Story again and I will be trying something different so stay tuned for pictures!
P.S. Don’t you just love my big Yummy Donut pillow in the background? Lol
My co-workers know how much I love LV. So the day before the price increase I had to take my 15 minute breaks. I wish I could’ve got more but I have to remember that I just bought my Empriente Luminues and my Monogram lovely ballerina flats.
Here’s the pictures of the Frankie B’s and the necklace I bought from Eden in Love that I promised!
Also, let’s not forget about the giveaway! It ends on February 28, 2011! Win something from one of my favorite boutiques, Eden in Love. Here is just some of the things Eden carries (sorry for the direct-linking):
Come the 28th, I will be putting everyone’s email and name in a hat and I will be picking one person! You could win an accessory, top, dress, bottom, whatever I think might suit you! So get your entry in!
Remember how I told you I was feeling leopard? Here’s a piece that I recently bought along with the sheer leopard top I picked up the other day. I also got these new True Religion grey cargo style denim called “Krista“. The material is a stretchy denim and for those of you who know me in person, I have a small/no ass. That’s why in the first picture it looks like that, it’s my lack of ass. I have to wear a belt to make it not look like that. I do love them. They are incredibly comfortable and I love the cargo style pockets. JKO saw them and showed them to me So proud of him.
*DENIM TIP: Flap pocket denims are great for people who doesn’t have a derrière (like me). It gives a little umph in that area.
What I wore:
Metropark military jacket with ruffle sleeves.
Metropark silk pink leopard short-sleeved top with a zipper back.
Charlotte Russe tunic camisole (I live by these).
True Religion “Krista” grey denim cargo zipper skinny.
Tarina Tarantino skull rosary in black.
Oliver Peoples “Donyale” sunglasses in black.
Gucci Thwirl watch in silver.
Juicy Couture pink starter-charm bracelet.
Chanel c/z stud earrings.
Louis Vuitton Empriente Luminues in infini.
Steve Madden “Tippper” heel in black.
I also did more damage (right after buying my LV flats and bag). I bought the leopard top and True Religion “Krista” denim (see above) and these below..
Calvin Klein white with tan striped top.
Metropark leopard sheer long sleeve.
Eden in Love grey knit blazer.
MISSING: Frankie B stud “F” pocket denim and Eden in Love gunmetal necklace (I forgot to take a picture before I left to run errands today, I’ll take one later.)
Sephora has these NARS sets right now. I got the “Fashion Icon” set and I believe there are 2 others. It’s really the best bang for your buck. All four of these pieces for $59. Go and check them out! Also for the 100 point perk they have samples of Clinique’s Happy and “Fresh’s Citron De Vigne“. GO GET THEM BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!
EDITED 021211: I got the Monogram Favourit Bracelet Yayaya!
Let’s face it, most men need help finding gifts on different occasions. JKO does a really great job (now more then before) so he doesn’t need too much help. I hope he at least hits something on this list! The reason why I’m doing more neutrals is because I want to build my spring / summer outfits. I’m a sucker for accessories so I would love one, two, or even three things from this list. I think I deserve to treat myself for vday too :X
You’ll be seeing a lot of gold accents, which I need. I lack gold in my accessories.
Louis Vuitton stacker ring.
Tiffany and Co. gold heart stud earrings.
Louis Vuitton Favourit vernice pomme, rose and MC bracelets (yes I want them all!)
Louis Vuitton Monogram heart coin pouch. I love this class.
Oliver Peoples “Kaya” round brown sunglasses.
Miu Miu lambskin leather purse (preferably in the rose color). I seen this in the store and you just want to use it as a pillow. It’s that soft.
Louis Vuitton x Steven Sprouse leopard stole. I’ve always seen these but never wanted it because I live in Hawaii. But it’s leopard. And it looks good on Rose.
Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite iPad case. I still refuse to buy this for myself. I don’t know why.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle patent leather pumps. This black is classic to wear with everything.
YSL ring. She’s just so beautiful in pictures.
Besides getting presents on valentines day, what is everyone doing? JKO asked me last night because my roommate brought it up. That fucker. Im not the romantic type. Just give me a present and I’m good. People ge so crazy around valentines day. I just want to ea and get presents. The end!
This only happens once every blue moon because she likes to blame me for her spending so much money. It’s not my fault that she’s finding 10x more things when she’s with me than with someone else.
For me, I was more on a mission for flats. Since my job decided to not use any more uniforms (insert me jumping for joy just like Katherine Heigl)
I’ve decided to go all out. If you look at my FEBRUARY 2011 WANTS! post, you will see that I had those Prada bow flats that I wanted (or something similar) and I couldn’t find any that I completely loved. Instead I decided to find those Dr. Scholls fold out flats. On my way to finding those flats, I found these instead..
These Burberry flats are like wearing socks. They fit so comfortably and look so adorable on that they were a perfect fit for what I was looking for Oh and they fold too.
How many times have you switched your bag and always needed something that you left in the other bag? — It happens to me all the time. Especially with my vitamins, Aleve, hand sanitizer and hand lotion. So I told myself that it’s just easier if I just put a pack of all my necessities in each of my bags.
I found these awesome break-apart Hello Kitty and My Melody pill cases. I filled all of them and put them into each and every one of my bags. They are even small enough to put into my clutches.
See through ruffle top. The picture came out terrible (I took it at night) click here to see full-view.
It was a shopping success with my roommate. I’m still on my mission for awesome flats.
My roommate and I decided to go on a shopping adventure. This is what I wore for 8 1/2 hours. We went crazy. And I will post pictures of what I bought tomorrow. I’m beat :/
WHAT I WORE:
*Asterisk means that I used a substitute picture. What I list is what I actually wore.
Oliver Peoples “Donyale” sunglasses.
*Chanel CC logo stud earrings with black c/z stone.
Michael Kors ceramic white watch.
*Eden in Love navy blue/purple/lavender striped silk tank.
Louis Vuitton Rouge Faustive Alma Vernis Bag
Juicy Couture pyramid & gem ring.
Frankie B “Alejandro” dark skinny.
*Steve Madden (it’s actually these flats, just in a pewter) buckle flat.