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Wrapped in Knit (Korean Shopping Sites Haul) Part I

I really needed some new winter clothing so I kind of based my purchases on my current obsessions! Well, I bought these stuff in December, but they were still on mind during then too haha!



I was trying to decide between Minnetonka Tramper Boots or riding boots, but when I went to the shoe store that carries the Tramper Boots here I couldn’t find them! I wanted to try them out before I buy them since people said you should go a size down. So I bought these instead ::nervous:: I realized after that they’re supposed to be an imitation of Tory Burch’s riding boots. The TB ones though are a solid brown and I think not as smooth looking because TB ones are real leather.

I just really liked this pair because the sole is FINALLY a pair that has good grips. You cannot believe how many pairs of boots I keep getting disappointed over because the sole is just smooth and I wouldn’t last a day without falling with those on in the winter time. A pair that looks nice with good grips is a miracle. Also, the inside is fur-lined! Well, faux fur of course ::GAH::



Everytime I have my hair cut short, I immediately regret it. I think because my hair is thin and flat, it just looks even more obvious when I have it cut shorter. That and I look like a little girl ::tear:: (and sometimes end up a major fob)! So I wanted to get some extensions to get my long hair back. My hairdresser never listens when I say I want a trim  :::(:: . I got Dark Brown. It’s weird because it says you should be able to apply heat onto the hair but when my friend tried to curl it it won’t work  ::sweat2::.

The length is also very long. I haven’t had hair this long since probably grade 6 I think, so it takes some getting used to. I was thinking of maybe trimming off an inch or two since it can’t curl (I wanted that length so I can curl it =_=) but I’m afraid of doing that LOL. What if I trimmed it really bad??? Other than that though, the extensions are really nice. Doesn’t look super shiny like some fake ones. I’ll put up a picture when I’m not so sick. I look like crap nowadays because of school and being sick on top of it >_>


I really wanted an oversized cardigan and it looked so darn cute on the model I immediately put it under my “to buy” list. When I tried it on though it was humongous on me!! I don’t know if it’s because the model is super tall or it’s the way she’s wearing it, but I totally drown in it. I think it goes all the way down to my knees, can’t remember. I’ll have to check it out again when I actually dress up. If it doesn’t fit me does someone want to buy it off me? LOL. Or else it shall just stay in my closet and be folded there for eternity.


I needed some oversized sweaters too for the winter~. The beige one is a little itchy ::swirl:: . I am in love with the grey one though. I was so in love with it I bought the whole outfit LOLOL… so bad… Here’s a picture of me wearing the beige one during my Christmas get together with friends. I barely have any full body shots because I don’t have a full length mirror so this is the best I can do to show you the sweater HAHA. I’m also wearing the shorts and tights that I bought (shorts are below, tights will be in next post).

And the stock images below of course~.



So I wanted to stock up on some wool shorts for the winter too and I made such a bad mistake. I wanted to see the difference in quality from Sechuna and TomnRabbit so I bought shorts from both of them. Originally I was going to get black in this pair but then when I was looking at all the colours available it showed this one. I couldn’t tell what it was!! LOL. I put the colours into Google Translate and they all translated fine EXCEPT this colour. I think it said Painterly or something. So.. I chose it LOLOL. Stupid, right? Anyway, when I took it out of its wrapping I realize it was forest green!! I guess I don’t mind since it’s dark, but I have no idea why I didn’t just pick black. Can you guys tell from the picture above? When I looked back on the stock photos on the site I was like, “Huh…..I guess it is forest green.”

Quality-wise it is good. Quite cute, but it is also a bit loose on me. They don’t have XS, only S, M, L so this one ended up a bit loose. If anyone wears a size 2 or 3 in skinny jeans and wants this pair, let me know. I usually wear size 1 in skinnies or I think around a 25/26?? Can measure the pants for you if you would like. Or else I’ll just keep it and belt it, I guess if no one’s interested  ::nervous::  .



Bought this pair in both colours because I loved it a lot and wanted one in black and one in grey depending on what outfit I’m wearing  ::heart3::. This one fit me just right!  Thank god because I bought them in both colours LOL!

Since this post is super long I shall be cutting it into two parts! More for you guys to read too :::D:: !

In case anyone is wondering where everything is from:
Extensions: Pinkage
Boots/Black & Grey Shorts/Grey Sweater: TomnRabbit
Oversized Cardigan/Beige Sweater: Qnigirls
Forest Green Shorts: Sechuna

I help my friends order off Korean sites from time to time so I’m willing to offer to help anyone else that might be interested. Just email me at for info.

Sasa & Gmarket Haul/Review

Gmarket

I was helping my friend get some stuff on G-Market and I ended up buying more things again… LOL -sigh-. Going poor over here. So yeah bought some bags and shoes. I’ll just show the bags this post because I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the shoes. I’ll show it with the haul I did a month or so before^^





Quite pretty! I love carrying it around when I don’t feel like lugging around too much – like at work. I actually thought it would be bigger before I received it, even though I knew it was smaller than my usual bags (I love me some big bags @_@). The size is quite all right, but it’s real slim so you really can’t get away with putting much in there.

My main concern is that if I decide to put anything relatively heavy in there, the buckle for the long strap might break. It feels a bit flimsy. The strap is also very, very soft so I imagine if it’s heavy, the strap itself might snap too. Well, you get what you pay for though, right? haha. Oh and the zipper inside was messed up : (((( You know when it’s half zipped, half opened? Yeah I don’t know how to fix it.. look into it sometime -_-






My favorite bag of the bunch! The size is neither too big nor too small – just right! Another thing I love about it is that it has tons of pockets. I need pockets!! Now my coworkers can’t complain that I have a big bag with nothing in it (I do.. but theirs are always filled to the brim LOL). No complaints with this one.





Initially, I bought this bag because I don’t really have any bags that are regular handbags. As you can see, most of my bags have a longer strap or else I’d have to carry it on the crook of my arms because the shorter strap isn’t long enough to put on shoulders. I thought this one also looked good with the longer strap so I bought it so I can use it both ways.

Nothing to complain about actually, but when I got it I just didn’t really feel like the style of it really fit me. I gave it to my mom :p





I wish I have the stock photo to show everyone. It looked so pretty and stylish. I bought this one my previous haul along with the blazers. I had measure this actually before I bought it and it was supposed to be the same length and stuff as the current bag I’m carrying but this one is huge! I don’t think I can even use this unless it’s for school and even then I don’t know if I would. I’ve grown out of using side bags for school because they hurt my shoulders especially in post-secondary. On top of that it seems plastic-y. Disappointed : ( I was looking forward to this so much.

Other than that I also have this black duffel-sized bag with studs all along the bottom. I didn’t take any pictures of it, but it’s in all my Vancouver trip pictures! I liked it even though they lied about it in the pictures. In the pictures it showed a soft leather bag and the one they actually send is a hard leather one that doesn’t go floppy = I personally don’t really like hard leather bags, I like them buttery soft most of the time ><.. especially for that bag. The stitching for the place that holds the ring for the longer strap broke so I can't use the long strap anymore =. The thing is I wasn't even really carrying that much, but I guess those sorts of bags are never really meant to put much stress on the ring -sigh-.

Sasa

FINE Hyaluron & Collagen


Fine Hyaluron & Collagen replenishes skin with essential nutrients. After use, skin becomes elastic and lifted up. Prolonged use maintains healthy, radiant and youthful skin.
Unlike other collagen additives, Fine Hyaluron & Collagen adopts tasteless collagen extracted from fish. As it is decomposed into very fine molecules, it could be effectively absorbed.
Blended with other beauty ingredients, it works to suppress the production of melanin, moisturize skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections such as spots, lines and dark circles.

Ingredients
【Hyaluronic Acid】:maintains watery and supple skin.
【Collagen】:helps vitalize skin.
【Elastin】:improves elasticity of skin.
【Adlay Extract】:detoxifies and whitens skin.
【Vitamin C】:accelerates metabolism.
【Vitamin H】:maintains healthy skin.


After reading the blog post about collagen on sushi-cat, I was really intrigued and wanted to try it out. My friend, Janet, was buying some stuff from Sasa and asked me if I wanted to get anything since she was close to getting free shipping. I said no at first but… then I caved… -no self-control- LOL -_-^^^.

I just started so I’ll have to type up a different entry later on to see progress after I’m finished with this can. As always… the can was only filled half way… LOL just like the damn chip bags!! RAWR!! Even more annoying when I pay for the costly drink mixes from Second Cup (like a Canadian version of Starbucks) and it’s filled only half way too when there wasn’t much to begin there blarghhh.

The reviews on Sasa said it kind of tasted a bit fishy. I actually don’t think it tasted fishy… it reminded me of crackers instead LOL You definitely can’t drink this stuff with just water… nor milk at least to me.. tastes weird – well I never tried it with water, but I would guess.

My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask


My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Sheet Mask illuminates and clarifies the face in 20 minutes.
The combination of black tea ferment and bergamot essential oil gives a miraculously brightening effect. It brightens dull and yellowish skin tone, leaving skin briskly clear, fair and flawless.
Sweet almond protein and sugar cane extract are mixed to leave skin glittering and translucent, smooth and delicate. The fruit extracts of rosa canina, blueberry and acerola leave skin fair and perfectly clear, enhancing the skin’s translucency and ability to defend.
Suitable for normal skin, it is recommended for dull skin without lustre.

I wanted to try these ones out because I read some good reviews and my box of mask sheets are almost gone >< I haven't opened it up yet!

Gmarket — Blazers

I noticed I stopped posting up pictures of clothes I buy which kind of sucks because I actually like looking through old entries to see what I bought and when I bought it haha. Keep track of what’s in my closet, sorta. Thought I’d post this next one though because I was super excited.

For me, finding the right blazer seems just as hard as finding the right pair of shoes or glasses. There’s so many different designs and picking the wrong one would ruin the overall effect. I wanted a blazer in my closet for a really long time now, but I could never find the right one. Either I didn’t like it straight off the rack so I didn’t even bother trying it out or I fell in love with the blazer and tried it on and looked all sorts of wrong. The biggest problem I have is the shoulders. Every time I tried on blazers my shoulders looked massive and I couldn’t seem to find one that made me look sophisticated instead of looking capable of chopping a gigantic tree down.

I finally fell in love with one from Artizia. It was.. the blazer of all blazers, LOL. Everything about it looked great to me. I especially loved the little stripped detail on the sleeves when they are rolled up. The only problem was.. the price. At $125, I couldn’t push myself to drop the cash on it. I know that in the end it would be a good investment for my closet because a nicely tailored blazer is pretty much timeless. However, I’m a PTer with tuition and student loans to deal with.

I was buying some shirts off Gmarket for Alan when I thought to myself, maybe Gmarket will have some nice ones. They are, after all, aimed at the Asian market so they should have the blazers more tailored to my body type, right? I would think so!

Marine Blazer

I saw this blazer and was happy that there was sort of a dupe for the one at Aritzia. The navy colour, the pin striped sleeves, etc. The fit seemed a bit more tighter but I was content with that as I also wanted a slim fitted blazer to make my outfits more chic. Sorry my photos aren’t up to par haha @_@. I have no full-length mirror in my own room and the one in my parents room is super dirty =_=. Also I have no place to hang my clothes up individually to showcase it LOL : (


The pinstriped pattern is only shown when you roll up the sleeves. Also, it’s only sewn a couple inches high, which I’m a little disappointed in. It makes it impossible to roll up higher unless you roll enough to cover the pinstripe. But, I think the pinstripe were one of the selling points =



The pockets are real, which is nice because I really hate fake pockets. I always get tricked and stick my hands in them or try to put something in them LOL ~_~.

Another thing I’m not too impressed with was the fabric. I feel like it seems a little cheap which is weird because I paid almost the same price for both blazers, as as you will see later, the other blazer is of the fabric that’s usually used to make these jackets. However, I do feel like it fares well in the spring because it’s light enough. It’s a nice jacket to put on over an outfit when it’s a little chilly out without making it frumpy. And when it warms up the material is light enough to not make you sweat like crazy. Also, the fit is great! I’m wearing it two entries back on the grad entry! Despite the negative points, I quite like it. I like pairing it up casual things for a casual-chic look or more dressed up tops for a more sophisticated look.

Mannish Blazer

This blazer looks a little more like a boyfriend blazer because I’m pretty petite. I was very content with the material used on this blazer because it feels more heavier on the hand so it seems a bit more expensive. It makes me feel like the price I paid for it is much more worth it.



As you can see, inside it is lined with a blue satin fabric so it feels nice and soft when you put it on. It’s visible when you roll up the sleeves. It actually showed up a lot more vibrant here in the pictures than it does in real life. This jacket also has pockets. I find that I like the button detail on this one a lot more than the first one too. Reminds me of a rich, vintage school jacket or something haha. The other one I’m not that fond of the sparkly button – makes it seem a tiny bit kiddish. I got lots of compliments on both jackets though when I wore either one out : )

All in all, I think they were pretty good buys. I wish I bought a white blazer too. I actually had one in the cart, but I decided against it because it got to be a bit much for my wallet and I decided to just try these two out in a dark navy colour first since it’s much easier to match them with my outfits. I think next time I will be purchasing a white one from Gmarket too ><.

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And just for fun, what I actually wore out that day LOL