the great american haul

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

and here it goes..


But firstly, the story behind my new pride and joy - the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote.

My determination for Prada began in Japan when an old nappa bow wallet caught my eye at a second hand designer store. I was convinced then that I needed a continental Prada wallet in my life! But designer in Japan was expensive so I had to wait until America.

In Vegas I purchased my continental wallet from Prada at the Bellagio while my family friend intended to buy a bag but had troubles deciding on which one. I spent about an hour telling her how beautiful the Saffiano Lux Tote was and how she had to get it. I was successful, she got the bag haha

That night my parents offered me a proposition. If I was willing to return my wallet for store credit, they'd be happy to pay the amount left over for the Saffiano Lux Tote as a birthday gift. I didn't make a decision until our very last day in America.

Thankyou so, so much and more mum and dad!
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and here the haul is. It might not be the best attempt but I had to sort out my luggage and have only thrown a few new things in the wash so this was the best I could produce for the time being!

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I should really stop buying lipsticks. Especially nudes.

62 comments:

  1. That Prada bag is soooooo beautiful! Super classy and I can tell that you will treasure it for years and years to come. The clothes that you got all look so whimsical and pretty and I can't wait to see you style them. It looks like you got a pretty amazing haul of shorts. Also, where are those shoes from?!! Are they Dolce Vita? They're some of the most beautiful I've seen. I want!!! I am seriously envious of your closet... I think you've got one of the best I've come across in the blogosphere!

    Jen

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  2. P.S. Can you share the details of where the clothes you purchased are from, especially the 3 items on the bottom left (two pairs of shorts and that blue abstract top) as well as the blue bird top on the bottom? Thanks :)

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  3. Don't you just love Vegas? We drive there from California once every two months! Did you try Canters at Treasure Island? Their sandwiches are amazing! If you're a fan of motza ball soup, get one from there. :)

    That bag is dreamy and yes, brand names are so expensive in Asia because they're shipped from across the world! It's the same way in the Philippines!

    I think you made a great choice! That's a lovely haul! You should've gone to the outlets! :)

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  4. I love your entire haul. Your parents are wayyyy cool to treat you to such a nice birthday gift. :)

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  5. Amazing bag!! Great haul! Also im loving the pink carpeted stairs!
    xx

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  6. omg your haul is amazing, you got so much awesome goodies!!!! The bag is gorgeous, I can imagine how difficult the choice was to choose between the wallet and the bag! You should show us which wallet you chose at the first place too :)

    And I'm drooling over all those OPI nail polishes! I'm dying for one of those glitter ones! Really interested in the clothes that you got too heehee

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  7. my favourie line: "I was convinced then that I needed a continental Prada wallet in my life! " <=== *GIGGLES* i say that to myself everytime i want something too. LOL. i think bags are an investment. they say so much about a girl. this one screams: classic and timeless.
    also, great haul. you can never have enough nude lipsticks, in my case i have a weakness for rosey pinks.
    xo

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  8. Your blog has become my new obsession! I want your life!! I love love love the pictures of your new clothes! Peach, cream, & beige have become the newest colors to invade my wardrobe of mostly black. Great post!

    diaryofashortgirl.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute photos! :) That's such an awesome birthday gift! I wish my parents would buy me a designer bag...haha. Your haul looks great as well, love all the colours!

    Jacquelyn
    www.styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

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  10. wow I love that bag! and everything else you bought especially the nail polishes!

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  11. This is such a GREAT haul! I'm super jealous! I LOVEEE the Prada purse! and I thought it was a good choice trading in your wallet for the purse! It's definitely a better investment! :)

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  12. omg what a great haul, i envy you so much! that prada bag is great, you must have very nice parents! :)

    Fashion Bag 411

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  13. awesoe haul! i'm totally diggin you're styles. =) PRADA tote is HOT!

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  14. No waaay :o
    You bought so many things. (referring to those nailpolishes, and make up)
    The Prada purse is totally insane. Really perfect!

    x Je suis Sophie

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  15. You are living the life, my dear. Those shoes are amazing and I love all of the glittery nail polish.

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  16. i really really love your blog. you're so adorable :D Keep it up :D and omg prada is so amazing :D

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  17. Ohh you have the most amazing haul post I have ever seen!
    I looooveee it all!

    & I'm jealous :p I really wanted the shorts left under in the clothing picture!
    But unfortunately it was nowhere in my size :(

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  18. i know where you live... your items in your house better be insured....

    LOL
    annie im so jealous!

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  19. That bag is AMAZING!!! Im insanely jealous, lol! www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  20. your prada is amazing annieo :) just wondering what shades those lipsticks were? thankyou gorgeous x

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  21. Ooooh, hey AnnieO! HAHA, I was going to say, "what's been happening?" but that would've been quite dumb! HAHAHAHA!
    Totez jealz of your amazing holiday! HAHAHA, I shall live vicariously through you and your cosmetics and shorts haul! :') HAHA!
    Why didn't you get the Clarisonic? It's not essential but it really does do great things to your skin! :3
    Looking forward to more posts, qt pi! :)
    xx

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  22. I love your Prada and shoes. Sooo beautiful!!

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  23. I so love your bag, i remember being crazy about Prada too, makes me wanna revive it again. Gosh i super love shopping in Vegas too! and your makeup haul is droolworthy:-)

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  24. love everything !!!

    follow me !
    http://rosapelsblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. congrats on your new bag it's so beautiful!

    love your blog.. i also love doing shopping haul photos too :)

    new follower here! please come visit and follow me too.

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  26. the prada bag looks like a birkin.

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  27. omg the bag is drool worthy! i love your entire haul however i think im going with envy lol. btw you look so effortlessly pretty especially in that oufit~! You make up haul is probably the most amazing thing ever ! I love love loved everything especially the skirts (?) with the floral.

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  28. I love vegas!! I absolutely love your outfit, it's so clean.

    BTW I couldn't see all your photos =((

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  29. I want your Prada, I love it...x

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  30. i love everything on these pics.. especially the huge h&m store! i so wanna go there!

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  31. hey there,
    just wanna ask you,
    if you may could do me a favor
    and follow my other blog account, cause I want to delete the one your following ...
    this is the new adress:
    http://ars---vivendi.blogspot.com/

    it would be pretty nice!

    X,
    Nicky

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  32. Oh my gosh u re beautifil!
    And i love those things u've!

    i'm followin u now!
    maybe u can follow me too?

    http://jasmin-victoria.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  33. I love everything you bought. lucky butt. what do you do for living?

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  34. I super love your entire haul! You have amazing taste from bags-clothes-makeup! Love love! :D

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  35. congrats!! that is such a beaaaautttiful tote!

    it's great to see that you've enjoyed your time here in the states! :) & i certainly enjoyed looking at all the pictures! hehehe. it must've been so fun to explore, shop and eat! gah! so jealous!!

    how much did you get the OPI nail polish for?? i can't wait to go back to LA so i could purchase some. the cheapest i've found is about 2 dollars each!

    you've got amazing stuff! can't wait for more posts ... you should do one on your closet! i'd love to see! <3

    xx,
    cins

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  37. your a sexy lady! i am loving the basic chic look with your white shirt!
    and that bag is lovely.. nahh.. beautiful is a better word
    peas! my darlin xxxx

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  38. I really love your blog .. I just found it by google .. searching about Prada
    I have one question .. can I know the size of your bag .. cuz it's coming in 3 sizes & I love the one you have

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  39. I have a major crush on your nude lipsticks too! Have you ever tried Darling by Gosh? I love it ! :)

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  40. she didn't answer !!
    why !!!!

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