What I Got For My Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Trip to Italy

 

 

I initially planned to go back to New York, but I cancelled my flight very last minute and spontaneously booked a trip to Italy. It had been over 10 years since my last visit to Italy, and I am not sure why it had been that long – I guess I have been just a bit too obsessed with Paris all this time (which I still am of course). Since I have done all the touristy rounds to Rome, Venice, Milan, Naples, Capri..  I wanted to tick off two very special places that have been on top on my travel bucket list: Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast. Let’s just say, it was the most amazing 10 days of my life and I cannot wait to return very very soon.

 

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Chanel Boy Bag

 

 

This dream bag of mine was an early birthday gift from my mum and I have been thoroughly enjoying it ever since. Read my review of this Boy here.

 

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Gucci Marmont Bag

 

 

When your birthday falls on a National Handbag Day... it would only be right to celebrate by getting another handbag, amirite?! While on my birthday trip to Italy, I spoiled myself by indulging in this heavenly velvet Gucci Marmont bag. You can read my review here.

 

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Hermes Heure H

 

 

I decided it was about time for me to invest in a classic timepiece. While all of my watch connoisseur friends recommended Cartier, I couldn’t find anything I wanted. I needed an everyday leather watch, something not too flashy. The Cartier Tank Solo was my best bet, but I just wasn’t too sure about it on my wrist. I know Hermès cannot compete with Cartier when it comes to watches, as the latter has a longer history as a watch manufacturer, but I knew I had to go for the one I felt good in.

I was initially looking at the Cape Cod, as the Heure H is quite over-saturated in my opinion, and too “Hermès” with the H face. However, after several try-on’s, the face of the Cape Cod was too big and the straps were too long on my wrist that it would stick out at the end. The SA recommended this Heure H TPM (tres petite model, the smallest), and I thought to myself: this is it. Although I never thought I would purchase the Heure H, I really liked how it wasn’t too “in your face” thanks to the small size of the watch, and overall how good it felt wrapped around my wrist.

Although I am more of a gold person, I decided to go with the silver hardware because the silver was much more muted, and since my everyday jewelry is gold, I thought the silver was a nice addition to my wrist that provided a good balance. I have also been quite obsessed with the taupe color lately, and Hermès Etoupe was the perfect shade of taupe. With the interchangeable straps, I am very much looking forward to switching them up in different colors.

 

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Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots

 

 

The 50/50 boots have been a fall/winter staple of mine, so I decided to invest in another pair of OTK boots. SW’s price points are definitely far from affordable, but given the frequency of wear and versatility, I highly believe they are worth the investment. I did, however, purchase both pairs for 40% off (first pair with a VIP promo code on SW website, this pair on sale!) The Highlands were actually not on my radar because of its relatively high heels, but the sale was just too good to pass up, and I absolutely adore this Topo Suede color, which is even more gorgeous in person. These boots are a must-have and will undoubtedly be my go-to this season!

 

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Santa Maria Novella

 


This is not so much a birthday gift, but a souvenir I got in Florence, Italy.
I first discovered the brand Santa Maria Novella, 10 years ago during my first trip to Italy, and purchased this exact Crema Idralia, and all I can remember is that it made my skin feel like butter. 10 years later, my one day pit stop in Florence was the perfect opportunity to stock up on the magical Crema Idralia, along with some other products to gift to friends and families.

 

 

 

 

 

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