Wednesday, May 27, 2015

nykeiko shops: Scotch & Soda Sample Sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Scotch and Soda Sample Sale
Oops...Forgot to post about this sale I checked on during Memorial Day! Here's my review for Racked NY. I never heard of the Dutch brand Scotch & Soda before until they made an appearance in the sample sale scene in NY. When I read the sale is filled with true samples, I was intrigued. I'm not really a fan of the brand though but this brand offers a lot of variety and you can find something to dress up or down with. Lots of street style appropriate gear. I tend to stick with their 'mademoiselle' collection which is more age-appropriate ;p I can't believe I just wrote that. And what I mean by age appropriate is that it has to be comfortable.

I purchased two gray tops (I keep telling myself to stay away from gray but it is what I am attracted to!) I usually would wait for markdowns but because most pieces at the sale are one-off samples, once they are gone, they are gone. Click after the jump to see my little haul...

nykeiko shops: My new m0851 bag!

Okay, so I am always saying I do not need a new bag but somehow, I always end up with a new bag. Well, this one is courtesy of my sister who shopped the m0851 sample sale for me in Montréal earlier this month. The Weekend bag retails for $530 USD but we got it for $180 USD ($220 CDN) because of the amAzing current exchange rate! My sister picked up a smaller version of the bag in a red/cherry color for $200 CDN (I think the bigger bag is a better deal ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

nykeiko plays: Free haircut! @Bumble and Bumble University Model project [NYC]

I got a new hair cut (more than a week old to be exact)! It isn't exactly my favorite hair cut but it is a free one! Read after the jump to find out more...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

nykeiko shops: James Perse Sample Sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

James Perse Sample Sale
Um yea..another sample sale post. I hit up two sales in one day. Consequence? I did more than 10,000 steps on my iPhone's health monitor yesterday. After visiting Chloé 's crazy sale in the afternoon, the James Perse VIP preview in the evening was so eerily calm. Did everyone end up at Chloé ? Anyway, here's my review of the James Perse sample sale on Racked NY. I have more than enough basics so I came out empty handed. I did like all the striped tees and dresses though but I really do have enough comfy wear. I was most interested in the accessories and home goods which was no where to be found. There are rumors of another James Perse sample sale next week so I'll keep my fingers crossed for that one!

Monday, May 18, 2015

nykeiko shops: Chloé Sample Sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Chloe sample sale
So I decided to check out the Chloé sample sale when my husband got an invite to RSVP for the sale via C21 edition's mailing list. I was surprised when he forwarded it to me because I was like, how did you get this and not me? But turns out anyone on the mailing list got it except me cuz I didn't sign up. The sale was originally announced to start on Tuesday May 19th (8 AM to 9 PM) and I thought hmm I could do an 8 AM shopping spree before work no problem. My friend who was visiting from out of town agreed to be my shopping partner and was going to join me. More motivated to wake up at 6 AM for sure. His motivation was getting someone his bf wants. (Pics after the jump...)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

#TBT=#MyThrowbackTravels #43: Aruba!

Day after my birthday in 2010.

Though I hate sand in my bikini bottom, I would do anything to get sand in my bikini bottom right now.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

nykeiko shops: Elizabeth and James Sample Sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Elizabeth and James sample sale
I reported (and shopped) the Elizabeth and James sample sale early this week. Here's my report on Racked. I tried on a few sample pieces since I was a fan of the prices. I tried on a sample black feathered slip dress ($50), a sample sweater ($30), textile shorts and a dress. I finally walked out with a long wool vest for $15! It didn't have the label's tag so I'm not 100% it's from E&J but I don't care. Too bad I can't wear this until next Fall!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

nykeiko shops: Adriano Goldschmied AG denim sample sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

AG jeans
Um...late post. I went to the Adriano Goldschmied AG sample sale (see review on Racked) on the last day this past Monday to take advantage of an additional 20% discount off sale prices. Jeans were down to $64 for staple colors like blue and black and $40 for seasonal colors or coated. I picked up three pairs of jeans at an average of ~$56 a pair. Not too bad since the jeans retail between $165-$235 (Although you know very well now that I would never pay that price anyway!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

nykeiko shops: Another French brand..Sandro Sample Sale [May 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Sandro Sample Sale

I checked out the Sandro sample sale last night and had more fun shopping it than at the Maje sale. Here's my report for Racked. I purchased a pouch for $25 which retailed at $200. It is a good deal but I don't think I'll keep for myself. It's calf leather and suede and tagged 'Made in Italy'.

Monday, May 4, 2015

nykeiko eats: Mountain Bird is back at Tastings NYC [Harlem]

When we heard Mountain Bird was back at a temporary pop-up space in Harlem (at Tastings NYC), we knew we had to make a date of it. Mountain Bird was open for about 8 months until a rent hike forced them to shutter. Well, they are back but only as a pop-up since the owners are still searching for a permanent location in Harlem (yay!) to serve delicious French cuisine.

Friday, May 1, 2015

nykeiko plays: The Woman in Gold at the Neue Galerie NYC

Adele Bloch Baeur at the Neue Galerie
The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is one of the many masterpieces produced by world-renowned Austrian Art noveau and post impressionist painter Gustav Klimt. To see this beautiful portrait also known as Austria’s Mona Lisa, I was so happy to learn that I did not have to fly myself to Austria to be in the presence of this gold beauty.