Favorite Online Shopping Sites

Who DOESN’T love online browsing for clothes, accessories, shoes, purses…household goods??

1. Amazon


I have Amazon prime and probably buy something from this site no less than 1x per week.  This site is seriously the most incredible .com site EVER.  You can buy groceries, books, household goods, craft supplies, clothes, shoes, makeup…EVERYTHING.  I swear someday they’ll sell lumbar and delivery it within 2 days.  If I could only shop on one site for the rest of my life, Amazon would be it.  As an Amazon Prime member, I get free 2-day shipping and it’s just SO EASY to get stuff in a flash.  Shopping in LA is so hard with traffic/parking that I rely heavily on prime shipping.  My coworkers say that as Mom’s, they buy all their baby stuff through Amazon so that they don’t have to go to a store with a screaming baby (just the hassle of traveling with the baby is avoided).  AND returns are really easy!

2. Piperlime


My go-to site for all clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, etc.  I even go here for GIFTS!  It’s just so easy to order from there because I completely TRUST the brand, the items sold on the site AND you can return it for free.  I have a banana republic luxe card and I get free shipping on all the orders as well.  Shopping with Piperlime/Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy/Athletica is SO easy.  Plus, shipping is FAST.



Asos is a site that I go to for everything I can’t find on #1 and #2.  Shipping and Returns are fast and free.  There are THOUSANDS of products on this site and everything is incredibly trendy and fair priced.  I don’t trust everything on this site the way I trust Piperlime, but I’m never afraid to order since I can easily return what I don’t like.

If you’re not used to shopping online or are afraid of it~ start with these three sites!  They really make the buying/returning experience easy and each company comes with really superb customer service if you need help. =)

xoxoxo  Happy Holiday Shopping!


Statement Earrings

In my early 20s, I was ALL ABOUT the loud, flashy earrings.  I mean the bigger and more obnoxious the better.  I liked my hair big, makeup bright, and earrings the size of saucers.  As a late 20s (almost 30) gal, I’ve started to wear more flashy studs.  I dress up casual outfits for work with statement studs or pair a LBD with big earrings.  I’ve found that fancy studs are WAY more versatile.  Plus, since they’re not as obvious, you can wear them more often that flashy dangling earrings.

Here are three I ordered from Piperlime.  Unfortunately, I only liked the Sabine earrings.  The others just weren’t as cute in person as they were online.  Or at least they didn’t look good on me.  The Banana Earrings were TOO unique, which meant that I couldn’t get a lot of wear out of them, and the Tinley Road earrings were gorgeous but a little too mature for me.


From the top left…

1. Stardust Fan Earring by Banana Republic

3. Circle Cabochon Studs  by Sabine


Old Navy Sweaters & Jeans

I am a new believer in Old Navy.  The past year I’ve found so many really great, classic pieces that are also great quality.  I got a little package in the mail a few weeks back:


The only 2 pieces I really loved were the green stretchy jeans and red cardigan.  The flash totally washed out the colors of each of these items~ but check out their site!  I don’t shop there often, but I find that the things I do get~ I wear often as one of my staple pieces for work. =)  Old Navy has TONS of sales online~~ I always wait until they give out a code for 20% or 30% off.  That’s how I got those babies up above~~ hehe.


Statement Neckalces for Fall 2013/Winter 2014

Got these two Necklaces from Piperlime and they were super gorg. One is from Tinley Road and I believe the second is from Pim + Larkin.

LOVED both of them and found that they matched everything in my closet.  I could wear it with a collard shirt & crew neck sweater or with a cocktail dress.  I wore the necklace on the left in Vegas this past weekend and I can already tell these beauties will be staples in my closet this fall/winter!



Report Roland Shoes

I am totally obsessed with these Roland booties by Report!!  I haven’t taken them off since I got them last week. =)

Not only are they super comfortable, but since they have a low heel and are only ankle height (rather than full knee high boots)~ they’ve been versatile enough to wear with everything in my closet.  I have size 8 fee that are wide so the first time I wore them they were a little snug.  But after the first wear, they have stretched to my feet and are now even MORE comfy. =)  I plan to wear these babies in vegas this weekend while we walk around shopping and sight seeing!

I totally recommend these babies to everyone!!  Piperlime is having a sale on them right now too~~~

Happy Friday!!  xoxo Esther






Bought these GEO shoes by DV and I LOVE THEM.  They are super comfy, stylish and perfect for summer (or all year round in LA =P )

My feet are wide and these shoes make them look a little long (b/c of the pointed toe) but somehow it all balances out in these shoes.  Haven’t worn them outside yet b/c LA has been having colder boot weather.  =)

But I hope to sport these babies soon!





Sweater Leggings: Yay or Nay?

I see these sweater leggings EVERYWHERE lately and I’m not sure if I should jump on the trend band wagon and buy a pair.  Markel says “NO” b/c he things they’re fugs.  BUT…I can’t help wanting a pair still.  LOL

YAY or NAY people???  Are these hideous or will they always be super cute during the winter at home with some hot chocolate, uggs and a cozy sweater?



Kate Spade Earrings


I bought these earrings in March 2013 and I literally wear them with EVERTHING.  They are classy and sassy enough for work and dinners with the girls. ♥

Im a HUGE Kate Spade fan with purses, clothes, shoes…and her jewelry doesn’t disappoint!  I tend to have sensitive ears, so a lot of Forever 21 earrings hurt my ears.  However, these gorgeous studs don’t irritate my skin at all!

I’ve gotten so many compliments with these earrings~ And the best part?  They come in a variety of colors too!!

I bought mind from Nordstrom, but I’ve also seen them at Bloomingdales as well. 🙂

Purses, Purses, Purses

I have purses on the brain!!  I want a big one for my 30th birthday but I’m not sure what I want the next one to be… Here are some I’m lusting after…



Current Wishlist from Nordstroms

There are so many pretty things in this world that I want!!  Since I’m trying not to shop until after Hawai’i… here’s a wishlist of things I want (and also distract me from going out and buying it!).

1. A new purse



A. Kate Spade–‘cedar street harmony – medium’ tote

B. Alexander Wang–‘Rockie – Dumbo Black’ Leather Satchel

C. Chloé–‘Marcie’ Top Handle Leather Satchel

D. Saint Laurent–‘Sac de Jour – Small’ Leather Tote

2. Slouchy Sweaters




A.  Vince–Drape Front Cardigan

B.–Vince–Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

C.–autumn cashmere–Stripe Cashmere Sweater

D.–Donna Karan–Collection Drape Neck Cashmere Sweater

E.–Tildon–Bouclé Knit Robe Cardigan

F.  Yigal Azrouël–Textured Stripe Cardigan

3. New Shoes



A.  J. Reneé  ‘Lilliana’ Pump (Online Only)

B. VC Signature–‘Karren’ Boot

C.   DV by Dolce Vita–‘Marv’ Flat

D.  Hunter–‘Original Tall’ Gloss Rain Boot (Women)

4. New Sunnies



A.  Ray-Ban–‘Original Aviator’ 58mm Polarized Sunglasses

B.  Wildfox–‘Classic Fox’ Sunglasses

C. Wildfox–‘Kitten’ 56mm Sunglasses

D. Prada–Oversized Retro Sunglasses

Naturalizer Women’s Upton Ballet Flat

I’m a little sad to say it…but I ordered these last week via Amazon Prime.  I used to go for flats based on looks (no matter the comfort level), but I made this purchase based on comfort only.  I rarely walk around on campus because I worry about the shoes I’m wearing.  If my shoes are cute, it doesn’t feel great to walk across campus during the day and walk around the office all day.

So…I finally gave in and purchased these babies.  They were rated most comfortable + were the cutest out of the comfort section.  *sigh *  I don’t know if I’m becoming older (ahjumma) or if was a smart move.  In any case, I’ll be sporting these bad boys now.

Link to Purchase

(I liked that I could select 7.5 wide.  Most designer shoes don’t have that option)


Sole Society Boots: Becky

I want these!!  If you go to the Sole Society website, you can get a 20% off coupon code + free shipping.  That means that these babies are only $64 + tax=)  This was my first time on their site and I really want like 5 pairs of shoes!!  gahhh  Think Markel will give me a “back to school” shopping spree??


I want the black ones ❤


Other shoes I’m lusting after…


Tieks Boutiek

I want these babies!  I’ve heard such great things about them~~~ Definitely putting this on my wishlist ❤  These babies are about $300 per pair.

Tieks Boutiek Shoes


Wedding Pictures (Part II)

Pictures before the Ceremony with our Bridal Party + Family ❤

Our First Look


The ladies



The men



The massive bridal party of 18


My Family


Markel’s Family


After Ceremony Couple Shots ❤  These are my favorite.


DIY Bow Belt

From Pinterest, what a cute way to tie your belt and jazz up any waistline?!


Summer Shoes + Skirt

Feels good to be wearing sandals and skirts!  Although the LA weather has been on/off gloomy~~ it’s nice that the warm weather is finally here!! xo

(sandals: old navy, skirt: h&m)



Happy Memorial Day from Etsy!

As an Etsy shop owner, I always love to promote the other shops ❤  Here are a few items I on my wishlist! xoxo  I love things with American Flags on them.


Etsy Stores:

Busy Spinning Thread










I’m sorting through my closet and getting ready to sell things on EBAY~ and well…now I’m itching for a new purse!  how weird does that sounds while I’m trying to clean house and get rid of stuff??  Oh wells…here are some bags I love on ASOS. =)



Etsy Deal: The Accent Shop

I recently bought this ADORABLE onesie from The Accent Shop on Etsy and absolutely LOVED the quality, detailing and design!  This onesie not only has a vest (with a nice lining), it had a small pocket square and bow tie to match!

You can choose from long sleeve or short sleeve. =)  I can’t wait to give this gorgeous onesie away as a gift in a couple of weeks!


AND The Accent Shop was kind enough to let all of my readers get $5 off any item in their Etsy store!

Coupon: $5 off any purchase
Coupon Code: MARCANDME
Exp: June 30, 2013



This little onesie is GORGEOUS and perfect for all newborns and babies up to 24 months!

Get yours today! ❤

Summer Style Inspiration Ideas from Pinterest

I Love looking at Pinterest for outfit inspirations!  After wearing jeans and closed toed shoes for so long, I’m itching to wear dresses, skirts, and lots of accessories!

Here is a mix of spring/summer outfits (even for a cold night too)

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