Shein Semi-Annual Sale

The Shein semi-annual sale is here! Take this opportunity to stock up on essential pieces to take with you through the next season. There are so many amazing deals that you can shop to get you ready for the warmer months ahead!

Below are some of the items that are sitting on my wishlist box and now is the perfect time to move them to my cart.

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Here are the codes you can use to get these deals:

Get $5 off over $55          CODE: SAS5
Get $15 off over $105      CODE: SAS15
Get $40 off over $200      CODE: SAS40

Worried about buying from Shein? Check out my shopping tips here to ensure that you can find great deals at good quality. Trust me, I've shopped from this website a few times and some of my favorite pieces in my closet are from this website.

xo, Abby

Cobalt Dreaming

Dress: sold out (similar, similar)
Flats: sold out (similar)
Necklace: gifted
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: Soufeel (c/o)

My love for cobalt is what pushed me to buy this dress from Shein. I initially resisted the idea but the dress won me over, eventually. The fact that it does not have any print or embellishments made me love it even more. The color and the cut are enough to make the style statement I needed. 

Dress: sold out (similarsimilar)
Flats: sold out (similar)
Necklace: gifted
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: Soufeel (c/o)

It is also a great dress to wear on casual or glam events - it all depends on what shoes you wear it with and how you accessorize it. For this look, I opted for a casual ensemble. I paired it with leopard loafers and a layered necklace. Can I just tell you how much I love these loafers? I've wanted one for a long time and am glad I could finally add a dose of fun into my outfit with these statement flats.

Sadly, this dress has already sold out (I bought it for $18 only). But you can get a red version of this same dress (it was sold in two colors). Or, you can add it to your wishlist, just in case they re-stock it!

What is one color that you love most?

Back to School Essentials from Zaful

Back-to-school season is officially here! If you are going back to school, you might have a lot of things in your mind right now. But fashion should be the least of your concerns. While trends might come and go, it is important to stick to the basics as far as back-to-school styling is concerned, like a black bodycon dress or a little black dress. I've listed three of my picks and a promo from Zaful that lets you pick up your favorite back to school pieces at a great deal!

Here are my 3 back to school essentials:

Classic Denim Jeans

Bleach Wash Skinny Ripped Jeans
Super Elastic Pencil Jeans


Solid Color Satchel Backpack
Fruit Print Canvas Backpack


Breathable Athletic Shoes
Faux Leather Slip-On Sneakers

If you want to win the back to school fashion picks from Zaful, joining this promo is so easy! Pick whatever product you want and share on your social media platform.

Step 1: Choose an image of the product you want.

Step 2: Write this in the caption: "#BackToSchool I want free clothes for two! Zaful 16 days free shipping from now."

Step 3: Tag your friend and share a link to your social media share here:

Hurry up! This promo is valid from Aug 8 to 22 only! There are 3 winners that will be chosen by the end of this promo wherein you will win the product that you shared!

Which fashion piece is a back to school essential for you?

xo, Abby

5 Shoes Every Woman Must Have

There was a point in my life when I only owned a couple pair of shoes: one casual and one dressy. But gone are those days, I am now shoe-obsessed! Since I realized how they can make a different to an outfit, I have collected a wide range of shoes to spice up simple looks and give them major transformation. 

Nude Heels

Obviously, a pair of nude heels is going to be on a list of shoes every woman must have. It is a classic shoe option for women because it renders a lot of versatility to your closet. You can pair it with jeans, dresses or even shorts. Plus, the color makes it suitable to be paired with any other color!

Nude Ankle Strap Heels / Nude Classic Women's Pumps / Nude Suede Heels

Ankle Strap Sandals

A sexy wrap around detail that ankle strap heels bring to your outfit makes it a must-have in a woman's closet. I personally love wearing mine with skirts and dresses to show off that ankle strap detail. Above all, it makes any look decidedly feminine!

Chic Grey Ankle Strap Heels / Schutz Rene Heel / Gingham Ankle Strap Heels

Leopard Flats

According to fashion experts, and one that I completely agree on, every woman should have at least one leopard print item in her closet. It could be a shoe, bag, dress, or coat- ANYTHING! But for me, nothing beats having a classic pair of leopard shoes to add some drama to simple outfits. Even with a tee and jeans, you can spice up your look with leopard pointed toe flats.

Leopard Suede Pointed Toe Flats / Leopard Slip-On Shoes / Leopard Lace-Up Flats

Classic Sandals

A classic pair of strappy sandals is a must-have for any woman. Period. No matter what your style preference may be, you need one. It is easy to wear and a neutral colored one such as apricot, black or tan can go with any outfit.

Blue Flat Sandals / Geo Plains Sandal / Zipper Back Strappy Sandals

Up until recently, I would consider wearing sneakers with sporty outfits. But I realized that you don't need to wear sporty outfits to rock a pair of sneakers. Even the most feminine looks can look good when worn with sneakers!

Sunblush Converse Sneakers / Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers / Superga Sneakers

Which of these shoe styles are must-haves for you?

xo, Abby

Transitional Style: Red Flare Dress

While I do love summer and warm weather, the idea of the -ber months bring a new level of excitement. In the Philippines, we are anticipating the Christmas season as early as September. Last year, I incessantly (yes I am aware of that) talked about how excited I am about spending our first holiday season at our new home. This year, I still feel that same level of excitement. But I also have a December trip coming up to a tropical island. So while my mind is set on getting ready for the colder months ahead, I can't just shake off the idea of buying summer dresses just yet. The perfect compromise to that is to buy transitional dresses that can be easily styled depending on the weather. A red flare dress fits that bill for me.

Shop my picks for transitional dresses below...
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I've always loved to wear bright colors for summer; hence, red is a no-brainer for me. But at the same time, red has a sense of warmth to it, which also makes it an ideal choice for the colder months. By opting for fit and flare dresses that are easy to dress up or down, you can have a piece that can be styled for different seasons.

With the picks above, you can easily transition them by changing the shoe options and adding layers. For example, you can wear these dresses with wedge sandals or strappy sandals for the warm weather. If it's cold, you can layer with a jacket or cardigan, and then toss in some ankle booties into the mix!

What is your go-to style for transitional dresses?

xo, Abby

How to Dress Up Graphic Tank Tops

Top: CNDirect (c/o)
Skirt: Oasap (c/o)
Shoes: Soludos (sold out, similar)
Bag: Kate Spade

Do we have graphic tee addicts over here? I'd like to know that I am not the only one who is loving them at the moment. I love the addition of fun quotes and sayings on what would rather be a plain tee or tank top. This is another one to add to my collection. 

Top: CNDirect (c/o)
Skirt: Oasap (c/o)
Shoes: Soludos (sold out, similar)
Bag: Kate Spade

Since this tank top is rather simplistic, I wanted to dress it up a little bit and give it a 'girly' makeover. How much more girly can you get with a blush Kate Spade tote, ruffle hem skirt, and lace up espadrilles? I've gotten a ton of great feedback from my readers about this skirt when I featured it on this post. Hence, I knew that it was going to make its return to my blog sooner or later. Going back to this graphic tank top, I love the ease that it offers to any outfit. No wonder I've been wearing it non-stop since I got it.

I'd like to pick your brain a little: how would you style this graphic tank top?

The Prettiest Summer Dresses That Are NOT Floral

Dresses for summer is like floral - it isn't revolutionary. But while it is non-trend setting, it is a go-to for a lot of women like myself. I rely on dresses for those hot summer days wherein I simply want to put on a dress and go! With the right choice of dress, you can look effortlessly chic too! But if you are not particularly fond of wearing floral dresses for summer, don't despair. Floral is NOT your only option. There are far more choices than you think such as the ones that I have turned to for years.


Eyelet dresses are emerging as the new floral for spring/summer. And I couldn't be more excited about that. Take this eyelet/crochet dress that I sported a few weeks back for example. I dubbed it as my go-to summer dress because its simplicity belies the style statement it can make. At the same time, eyelet is such a breathable fabric that won't make you break a sweat even on the hottest summer days. 

Clockwise: White Skater Eyelet Dress / Cotton Eyelet Dress / White Crochet Lace Dress / Fluted Sleeve Eyelet Smock Dress /  Keyhole Scallop Hem Eyelet Dress


When temperatures go up, you just want to put on something that is comfortable without looking drab. Chambray ticks all the right boxes when it comes to your summer dress collection, making it a must-have! In my opinion, every woman should have at least one chambray dress in her wardrobe. There is also a plethora of styles available so finding one that reflects your personal style shouldn't be difficult. 

Wrap Chambray Dress / Embroidered Smock Chambray Dress / Chambray Swing Dress / Blue Chambray Dress


There is no right or wrong way to wear stripes. And more importantly, there is no such thing as the best season to wear stripes. Stripes are suited for all seasons! And they are especially chic and classy for summer, particularly when it's blue and white stripes! 

Striped Babydoll Dress / Lulu's Striped Dress / Free People Midi Dress / Sequoia Striped Dress

Tie Dye

If I would have done this list about 3 years ago, there is no way I would've included tie dye on this list. But since I got my first tie dye dress, I've come to appreciate this print for summer. The trick is in finding the right color combination. Some tie dye prints are more elevated, such as the one I'm wearing here. But you can also find vibrantly colored ones that reflect the true hippie-boho style that inspired it.

Tie Dye Cami Dress / Racer Neck Tie Dye Dress / High Slit Tie Dye Dress / Sing Along Dress / Shore Side Dress

Which type of summer dresses are you into? Or is a floral your go-to option?

xo, Abby