Hello hello 👋🏼
First post in the new year so let me share with you all some craziness:
I took it into my own hands and arranged my roster in a way that I will work 80 hours this week in exchange for a week off next week so I can fly home to be with hubby again, I am 1.5 shifts away from getting home SO EXCITED but also knackered 🙈
So crazy but I know it will be all worth it when I’m home again 😬
I have been dying to finish up my Boxing Day shopping post cos I’m so excited to share my black boxes but then I know I will regret it when I come back to my posts in the future and not have a 2018 recap so shall start the new year with my favourite topic again:
Because I’m such a terrible tease, allow me to do a short recap on my Christmas and Boxing Day 😬
As mentioned before, I was really lucky that at the 11th hour, I managed to work out some swaps and could fly home for a week to spend our first Christmas as husband and wife together. 🥰
I took my duty as a wife very seriously so I decided to cook for Christmas (A reader kindly reminded me to not burn the house down over Ig, clearly my reputation is not that great 🤦🏻♀️).
Christmas Day 🎄
Christmas in Australia is usually very quiet, like EVERYTHING is closed, with the exception probably of a few selected McDonald’s and errr maybe the hospital wtf.
So I made one of my favourite baked chicken (which is actually a foolproof recipe handed to me by @revelinme) for our Christmas lunch in my Christmas hat, in which after we watched The Holiday together, so festive right 🤪
Boxing Day 🎁
I was meeting one of my shopaholic girlfriends in the city to conquer Boxing Day (She had to work on Boxing Day so in order to shop, she woke up for a 6am ward round so she could get off early 😂).
I also found out from Hubby that he deliberately slept without the air-conditioner (which is a real struggle for him in summer) so I wouldn’t get the sniffles cos he knew I was really looking forward to the shopping 🥰 (Even though he wasn’t looking forward to the outcome 🤣)
Then damn funny, my girlfriend confessed to me that she thought of this before she met me:
I better eat first before I see Jing, otherwise she will for sure tell me ‘EAT IS FOR THE WEAK!!!’
Hahahahahahaha it’s damn funny cos I told her that once when she told me she wanted to sleep in on a shopping day and I went..
Sleep is for the weak 🤣
Fasterly prove her wrong by having Grill’d burgers which I LAV but we chose it on Boxing Day cos it was the only place without a queue and time is money on Boxing Day wtf cos shops close at 6pm here (Times like these, I miss Asia 😭). #dayrefatties
First stop: My favourite store, well-decked out in blue 💙 #chanel
Saw the 19C collection for the first time cos I had been stuck in rural land forever 🙈
The colours are really pretty but somehow I didn’t get as excited as last year’s collection! I KIV’ed the fuchsia cardholder but then found too much stuff I wanted after 😂
Random guys, I put up an IG Poll and asked if everyone thought that the Chanel tweed design is a classic and I was quite surprised most people think it is not!
I would love to add a tweed to my collection someday cos to me, tweed always remind me of Chanel!
This one looks really good on the shelves but not half as good on me! ☹️
Haven’t stepped into an LV store for years but my girlfriend wanted to check some stuff out some I was being nosy and hunting down pretty pink stuff again 😬
Did you know that one can actually get tired from shopping? 🤪 #bestworkout
HAPPY HAUL!!! 🥰🥰🥰
So excited to unbox them ❤️
Starting off with the red boxes 😊😊
The first pair is this nude patent Ferras that was going for half the retail price for Boxing Day — It’s in a beautiful timeless shade of nude with a block heel that I can see myself wearing it with pretty much with everything!!
I nearly forgo this pair because it wasn’t all that unique and I really did A LOT of shopping over December but I know someday I will thank myself for getting this timeless pair 😂
Side view of the block heel — It’s my favourite height these days, I used to wear a lot of heels but old already so this is my preferred heel height now 🤪
My second pair is this gorgeous burgundy velvet pair with great contrast against the GHW.. and wait till you see my favourite part 😻
I LOVE the pop of gold in the block heel — Actually haven’t popped into an SF store for awhile and didn’t realize they are so into block heels of late 🙈
And this pair is super comfy as well; cos y’know comfort is really optional hahahahaha 😅
It’s very hard to capture the true colour but I ❤️ the colour combination — As you can tell, I’m a GHW girl through & through!
On to the black boxes 🖤
I got 3 items from the Chanel sale during Boxing Day and I was quite disappointed to find that they do not do the typical Chanel packaging on sale items in Australia 😭
I didn’t get anything over Christmas so I missed out on the Christmas packaging; my SA was really sweet to sneak in 3 of the Christmas camellias for me, yayyy the hoarder in me is happeh 😬😬
The first of the lot is this classic looking pair of black leather slingbacks which is super comfy (or at least it is when I tried it on la).
I bought it with the intention to wear it to work, though on second thoughts I probably am not ready to invest in designer shoes for work as we get exposed to a lot of errr bodily fluids at work 😭😫
So happy to find this pair 50% off 😬😬
The toecap is made of a grosgrain material with a leather body, and is just super understated.
The block heel with the Chanel logo behind — What is with me and block heels ar? 🤣
This next pair is so pretty I want to cry 😭😭😭
I love love the contrast of the pearls against the black sandals — I can foresee myself wearing this a lot on my travels and it going along with many things!!
I was deciding between the black & white pair — For some reason the white pair has a really long strap (You can compare the two in the picture) and didn’t fit well at all!
Decided on the black pair as the pearls stood out more, and it looks nicer worn!
I have to say I was super lucky cos all the shoes they had on sale was in my size — I had so much difficulty narrowing down my choices 🤪
Another close-up shot 😻😻😻
And my favourite pair.. ❤️
This classic nude & black slingbacks with pearl details!!! 😻😻😻
(Also reminded me that I should wear my ballet flats more often — I have it in the exact same combination, without the pearls)
A closer look at the details 😻
I still can’t believe that I walked in to these beautiful shoes cos I had previously been disappointed with the Chanel ‘sale’, in fact it wasn’t even the first store I rushed.
A bit scared of my sudden purchase of 5 pair of designer shoes but I also feel they are all quality timeless pieces that I can wear for many years to come 😬😬
Family portrait of the girls — I am sooo sooo happy with the addition of these 3 to my collection, not to mention I got them at really good prices from the markdown 🥰
This is another pair of Chanel heels I have added to my collection in 2018 for my wedding — Can you see a pattern to what I like? 🤪
Sunday, 6 Jan 2019
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