Why Does It Hurt So Bad?

(H&M blazer & blouse / Club Monaco skirt / Marc by Marc Jacobs purse / ALDO boots / Proopticals.com glasses (c/o))

I've been slacking off with the outfit posts lately, but good thing I found these photos in my draft folder :) The year is coming to an end and I honestly can't say that I've achieved something...  or anything! I can only hope that 2012 would bring better things into my life. Cheers to a better and brighter year!

xx toodles.
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Shopbop Blog & Win $100 Shopbop Gift Card

I've teamed up again with Shopbop to give one lucky reader a $100 gift card! :) This gift card could take you a looong way, especially if you like to shop at their sale section. Don't forget to check out Shopbop Blog for great fashion articles and ideas, which are always fun to read. So lets say goodbye to 2011 and welcome 2012 with some new clothes and fancy shoes! ;)

Mackage Leigh Chic Wool Coat
RLX Ralph Lauren Snowflake Sweater
Marc Jacobs Coats Nikki Cropped Fur Coat

Simple rules to enter:
1. Follow Monochroma.Chic on Google Connect (+1 entry).
2. Visit Shopbop Blog and tell us what you think (+1 entry).
3. Tweet about this giveaway: "Hey @Monochroma_Chic, I want to win the $100 @Shopbop giftcard! http://bit.ly/trnDZk #ShopbopGiveaway" (+1 entry)

As usual, don't forget to leave your email address in the comment box. This giveaway will run until Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. Good luck, peeps! :)


xx toodles.
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**UPDATE: Sorry I forgot to mention that this giveaway is open internationally! :)


Lead Me Out On The Moonlit Floor

By the time this post is up, I'm already on my way to Boston. It has become a 'tradition' since 2007 for my mom and I to visit our extended family in Boston during the Christmas holiday. It has also become a tradition for us to hit the premium outlet while we're there and shop shop shooooop til' we drop! :)


You Know You'd Better Watch Out

(Joe Fresh sweater / H&M blouse, stole & shoes / UO skirt / MICHAEL Michael Kors bag / Quoise ring (c/o))

In attempt to take more outfit photos for the blog, even when it's cloudy and dark outside, I've been setting my camera at a high exposure. It allows me to capture the colors in my outfits, but unfortunately, it washes out my complexion terribly :( If you have any tips on how to work a camera under a low light condition or a cloudy day, please share them in the comment box :)

xx toodles.
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ps. Who knew purple goes pretty well with red? I surely didn't and I was just being adventurous :)


If Love Was Red Then She Was Color Blind

Bring out the winter parka, it's cold in here! Looking for the perfect winter jacket can be quite challenging. First, it has to have a down filling. Second, it can't make me look like a Michelin Man >:D Third, it has to be long enough to cover my freezing bum but short enough to show off my legs. And finally, it has to have an oversize hood! ;)


Tell Me With Your Eyes

(Old Navy dress & turtleneck (get them here & here) / H&M belt & beanie / The Sak purse / ALDO boots)

My collection of Old Navy pieces has grown significantly as of late. With promo codes delivered to my inbox almost everyday, it's quite easy to fall into the "great deals" trap :p I recently got 3 turtleneck tops from ON because they were $9 a pop with an additional 20% off. I mean, CHEAP, right? ZARA is selling them at $19.90/ea and with that, you could get 2 tops at Old Navy! I love ZARA, but I think most of their basics tend to be overpriced :( So until I have more disposable income to spend, Old Navy will remain on my "favorite places to shop" list ;)

xx toodles.
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I Tried To Tell Myself

Cognac is one of my favorite colors for accessories. I don't think there's any color that would not look good when paired up with cognac. I think it's the rich caramel tone that can lighten up most dark colors and warm up most light/pastel colors. To me, cognac is a versatile color that is perfect for all seasons :)


Good Girl Gone Bad

A couple of weeks ago, I received a bottle of Deborah Lippman nail polish from NailPolishCanada.com (thanks Nikki!). The shade is called Good Girl Gone Bad, which is one of the 6 shades from DL's 2011 Holiday Collection. While I'm not a Rihanna fan, I chose this shade because it's festive yet not as glittery as the other 5 colors. I'm turning 26 next year, so I have definitely passed the glittery nail phase :p


Holiday Gift Ideas ~ SOREL Boots

Women's Cool Canvas Wedge - $299.99

I am all about winter footwear that can withstand extreme weather conditions yet can still compliment (most) my outfits. While I am already set for winter with my snow boots arsenal (these, these, and these), some people may not be... yet.


She Wore A Green Beret

(Forever 21 parka / H&M cardigan, scarf & belt / Seven7 jeans / UO purse / Ardene beanie / Nine West boots)

Unfortunately, I don't have a raspberry beret -- the kind you find in a second hand store ;) Beanies are my go-to accessories whenever I'm having a bad bangs day. They keep my bangs in place! The last thing I want when I leave the house is to have my bangs looking like Sailor Moon's :p Nothing much else to say today, guys. Hope everybody is having a great start of the week! :)

xx toodles.
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Every Single Word Could Not Express

(Forever 21 parka / ZARA cardigan / Ardene scarf / The 1727 dress (c/o) / Nina Ricci purse / Jeffrey Campbell wedges)

I wish I had separate wardrobes for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter that I could just rotate every time the season changes. But I live in a modest 1-bedroom apartment with a small closet space and an IKEA chest drawer, so I have to recycle a lot of my clothes ;)


Holiday Gift Ideas ~ PRIVÉ

I like wearing a simple dress or a blouse with some statement jewelries...

(all items are currently available on PRIVÉ)

And my Christmas wish list is growing by the minute ;)

xx toodles.
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