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Isabel Marant for H&M Collaboration

By | June 11, 2013

Parisian chic is coming to the states this fall. H&M announced their latest designer collaboration late last night through an email I received. I cannot wait to see this collection.

Here’s the information:

H&M is proud to announce its autumn collaboration with Parisian designer Isabel Marant. With effortless style, Isabel Marant has created a widely influential and successful take on Parisian chic. She mixes urban attitude, boho elegance, and a rock ‘n’ roll spirit to deliver genuine French allure. For H&M, Isabel Marant will create a wardrobe of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style. The collection will be available and online in 250 stores worldwide on November 14th, 2013, and will feature clothing and accessories for women and teenagers, as well as Isabel Marant’s first-ever collection for men.

Here’s the promo video:


Thrifty Thursday: Memorial Day Weekend 2013

By | May 23, 2013

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and warm weather. It is also time for those to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. My neighboring community shuts down the main street and hosts a Memorial Day parade for the neighborhood. It is a local neighborhood tradition and brings the neighbors together for a parade and good time.

I’m hoping your three day weekend is filled with great weather, fun times, and great shopping deals.

Here’s a simple outfit for the weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

dress | bangles | sandals


Phillip Lim for Target

By | May 9, 2013

Mark your calendar ladies! Phillip Lim is coming to Target on September 15, 2013. Target released a sneak peek video and I cannot wait for the lookbook to be released. This will definitely be another popular collaboration like the Jason Wu and the Missioni collaborations. I hope Target redeems itself with this collaboration after the Neiman Marcus collaboration failed miserably.

Here’s the video:


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

By | May 7, 2013

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and do you have a gift for your mother? If not, we’re here to help. Here are some of our favorite items for $50 or less. Your mother will love that you’re a bargain shopper who possesses impeccable taste.

Mothers day gifts for 25 2013

1. Zara Fishbones Earrings $14.90
2. L’Occitane Shea Pampering Duo $20
3. Target Elephant Teapot $15.99
4. C Wonder Monogram Belt Buckle $19.99
5. Dean & Deluca Truffles $17.50


mothers day gifts for 50 2013


1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $50
2. J Crew Linen Scarf $49.50
3. Zara Turquoise Necklace $29.90
4. Gap Leopard Print Espadrilles $29.95

Happy Mother’s Day!



Thrifty Thursday: Easter Beauty

By | March 28, 2013

Easter is this Sunday. Do you have your Easter brunch outfit ready? If not, here’s a fun floral dress for this spring holiday.

Easter Beauty

dress | wedges | bracelet


Thrifty Thursday: Spring Forward

By | March 21, 2013

Spring officially started yesterday and we are going to attempt to start blogging again. The past year has been crazy. The Tan Sisters traveled overseas to Cambodia and Thailand this past summer to visit family. We have been busy ever since we got back that we have neglected our little blog.

Here’s our first Thrifty Thursday outfit of the season.

Spring Forward
dress | polish | bracelet | shoes

Kheng and Cheng

Zoya Nail Polish Sale

By | January 8, 2013

We love Zoya Polish and they are having a great sale right now. The polish are natural and free from chemicals. Grab some fun nail colors for you and your friends. I bought an oxblood polish for myself and grabbed two other shades for presents.


DIY Glitter Vases

By | December 7, 2012

Cheng’s salon, Koda celebrated their first birthday last night. Cheng and I decorated the place with a lot of DIY pieces that we created. Cheng wanted a black and white theme with a splash of gold. We decided on white flowers and gold glitter vases. This quick project will bring glamour and fun to any old vase.

Old vases and jars
Modge Podge
Gold glitter

Tape your jar/vase to your liking. We chose to make the bottom part of the vase sparkly.

Apply Modge Podge to the jar/vase. I used my finger instead of a brush. Make sure you apply the Modge Podge evenly.

Generously apply the glitter on to the jar/vase. Let the jar/vase dry overnight before peeling the tape.

Here’s the finished product:



Stylish Fall Pumpkins

By | October 23, 2012

Halloween is right around the corner. We’re starting the fun festivities by painting pumpkins with stylish stripes, polka dots, and patterns. This DIY project took less than two hours to do and will dress up any pumpkin. You can even use these pumpkins for Thanksgiving if you wanted to.

Supplies needed:
Masking tape or painters tape
Paint (you can use spray paint if you want)

Step one: Take all the stickers off the pumpkins and make sure they are free of dirt.


Step two: Tape the pumpkins with a pattern. The chevron pattern is hard to do on a pumpkin, so you will need patience and perseverance. The easiest pattern to tape is just simple stripes.


Step three: Paint your pumpkins. We used black, white, and gold paint. We painted one pumpkin white and painted gold dots. You can skip painting the pumpkin white by just purchasing white pumpkins. Cheng had an “ah ha” moment. Once your paint is dry, then slowly remove the tape.


These stylish pumpkins will be housed at Koda Salon.

Kheng and Cheng

Thrifty Thursday: Plum for Fall

By | October 4, 2012

We’re back after an unintentional two month hiatus. Cheng and I were overseas in Cambodia and Thailand this summer exploring beautiful sights and visiting family. It was so hot and humid there and we were looking forward to the cool fall weather in California. We returned to hot summer weather instead. It is October and I am still wearing summer clothes. This week’s post is dedicated to a dreamy cool fall afternoon that I am wishing and hoping will come soon.

pants | sweater | rings | shoes