WISH LIST: Shopbop sale picks

by thedemuremuse on November 25, 2014

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1 // Nixon Kensington watch $125
2 // Rebecca Minkoff Zoey tech wallet $108
3 // Michael Kors Maritime Link triple wrap bracelet $125
4 // Rebecca Minkoff Jules satchel $375

Every year, I add a bunch of stuff to my wish list hoping to cross them off sooner than later. Majority of the list are covered by purses and watches, but there are only so many of those one can own, right? Unless there’s an awesome sale, it’s hard for me to justify buying another watch/purse/necklace/etc.

This week from Nov 25 – Dec 1, Shopbop is having their biggest sale of the year with these discounts:

Spend $250= 15% off
Spend $500= 20% off
Spend $1000 = 25% off
(coupon codes are here)

I’ve been eyeing that Nixon watch forever but really couldn’t justify spending $125 on another watch when I have two other ones that work perfectly fine as is. I’m definitely going to be reconsidering buying it now that the sale is on!

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More leaves, please!

by thedemuremuse on November 24, 2014

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outfit details:
blazer with leather trim: Target
faux-leather detailed button down: Ann Taylor (exact)
asymmetric skirt: Target
statement necklace: Target (exact)
booties: Sam & Libby for Target (exact)
cross-body purse: Vintage Coach (thrifted, exact)

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Happy Monday!! After freezing my buns off this weekend in this outfit, I think it’s safe to say that bare legs season is officially over. Having moved almost 4 months ago, I still haven’t finished unpacking (yep… still boxes everywhere) and have no idea where any of the tights or stockings that I owned pre-move are. Not going to lie– spent a couple hours this weekend rifling through the stacks of clothes that have been unpacked and the tights are nowhere to be found, which is why I ended up trying to brave the cold in bare legs. Hrm, I guess the next trip to Target will include forgetting to pick up groceries (aka the usual) and buying multiple pairs of ridiculously coloured tights!


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ClassPass in Seattle

by thedemuremuse on November 22, 2014

ClassPass Launches in Seattle

Fall in Seattle does one of two things to me:
1. Gets me super excited about pumpkin pies
2. Bums me out about outdoor sports because the constant rain = no biking, hiking, or kayaking

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to signing up for gym memberships. I get bored of a single sport or activity after 1-2 months and try to keep my workouts variable. In the past, I’ve binged on barre or yoga or Flywheel or boxing circuit training classes for a couple months at a time, got bored, and then moved on to the next one as soon as things started to feel too much like a monotonous routine.

ClassPass reached out at the beginning of November, as they launched in Seattle! If you haven’t heard about ClassPass yet, they are an alternative to traditional gym memberships. Instead of having to commit to a single gym/studio, ClassPass works with a handful of studios/gyms in each of the cities that they’re available in and gives you unlimited classes every month, with a restriction of 3 classes per studio. As someone who’s in the downtown core of Seattle, there are a number of studios in the surrounding area, which would easily give me the opportunity to try 10+ classes each month.

With ClassPass being only $99/month, this works out insanely well budget-wise. If I hit my goal of 10 classes this month, it’ll be $10/class, which is 50% less (if not more) than what I used to pay per class in the past. I’m super stoked that Flywheel and a handful of yoga studios that I used to frequent are all partnered with ClassPass because I no longer have to pay $15-25/class and am saving a ton each month if I hit my goal.

I’m about 3 weeks into this month’s pass and have taken 4 classes so far. My work schedule has been a bit insane, but with the number of studios and classes available, I’ve been able to reserve spots, or change existing reservations, really easily to accommodate my schedule.

If you’re in the Seattle area and are looking for a gym membership alternative, I would highly recommend ClassPass. Their service is phenomenal and it’s surprisingly seamless given how many memberships you’d traditionally have to hold on to if you signed up to each of the gyms separately.

My complimentary pass is due to expire in December, but if anyone wants to join me for a couple classes before then let me know! I’m totally up for new work out buddies to help stay motivated. I’ll be renewing my ClassPass in the new year, as well. If you want to check it out with my referral code, I would be forever grateful!

While I’m dreading my ClassPass ending in the first week of December, I’m excited to tell you about all the classes I tried and the motivation behind them. I’m big on stats and looking at data from some of the classes, so apologies in advance if things get a little geeky starting in mid-December. ;)

Disclosure: I received a complimentary 1 month membership to ClassPass to try. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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Kicking leaves

by thedemuremuse on November 21, 2014

The leaves are officially all over the ground and I’m not even going to lie about the number of puddles of them I’ve jumped/stomped through on a daily basis. The little kid in me loves to kick them around and hear the crunching under my shoes and I’m running for the bus in the mornings (because I still can’t seem to grasp the concept of waking up 3 minutes earlier if I want to sneak in a Starbucks run before commuting).

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outfit details:
jacket: Michael Kors
sleeveless blouse: H&M (similar)
wrap sweater: SheInside (exact)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand (exact)
Freebird Bolo booties: c/o Zappos (exact)

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This is the first time I’m linking up with Bri’s Third Thursday Threads and so stoked about it! The theme for this month’s linkup is fall boots, which couldn’t have been a better topic because I am so in love with these Freebird Bolo boots. Not only are these boots perfect for styling with every pair of skinny jeans (which is almost every pair of jeans that I own, to be honest), but they’re also extremely comfortable and bus-chasing friendly!

Can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving… which means 2014 is almost over! Ahhh!! What are you all doing for the long weekend? Anything fun planned? This is the first year I’ll be staying put in Seattle (vs heading to California, as I’ve done for the last 4 years) and I’m starting to have mixed feelings about it. I usually go to California because my two closest guy friends live there and offer to make the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner spread. This year looks like it’s going to be spent eating crappy Chinese takeout and binge watching something on Netflix. Anyone want to join?

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Backlog

by thedemuremuse on November 19, 2014

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outfit details:
jacket: Michael Kors
quilted shoulder top: Banana Republic (exact)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand (exact)
pointed-toe flats: Nine West (similar)
boyfriend watch: Vince Camuto (similar)
glasses: c/o Rivet & Sway

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As I was looking through albums of photos for this blog post, I realized that I skipped a set before Monday’s post. I ended up chopping off 6″ of hair a couple weeks ago and forgot to post this set of photos before posting photos with the shorter ‘do. I went through a bit of hair cutting regret the morning after the haircut, but now that I look back at the photos, I don’t miss having the long hair! At the rate my hair grows (aka like a weed!!), it’ll be back in full force by the summer. As much as I enjoyed having the highlights, I’m looking forward to having all jet-black hair again soon. :)

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