Sunday, April 28, 2013

What's New: Chicnova Buys

Happy Sunday/ Monday!

I want to start the week right, so here I am with a new blog post, haha! ;)

I was recently contacted by Chicnova to work on a giveaway and review with them -- now that the giveaway is done, it's time for my review.

I got two items from Chicnova and I am so excited to share them with you guys! :)

Boxy T-Shirt With Batwing Sleeves from Chicnova
Velvet Skirt
Yellow Ballet Flats

Crafted in a soft-handle cotton rich fabric. 
Featuring a round neckline with a bound trim, short sleeve with a batwing styling, and dipped hemline to reverse.
Designed with an oversized boxy fit.

Price: $14.50

I love the fit of the shirt -- I always go for flowy shirts like this because I find them more comfortable.
This shirt hangs loosely on the body without making you look bulky.
It's also a bit longer at the back, just the way I like my shirts.
It's very airy -- perfect for hot days... it's starting to get hotter and hotter here in Los Angeles, I am definitely gonna get a lot of use out of this shirt! :)

I also really love the design. It has a cool tribal feel to it.
The material used for the design is some kind of a cross between felt and velvet -- make sure not to iron the design!

I wore a yellow bra underneath to add a pop of color to the outfit and also to make the look more sexy, as my sister put it. 
Let me tell you, "sexy" is the last word I would use to describe myself, so this is as sexy as I would go, haha. ;)

Now, about my accessories:

Silver Bracelets/ Coach Watch/ Diamond Earrings/ Diamond Necklace

My hairstyle:

Just a simple ponytail with a twist... :)

Chicnova Item #2: Canvas Bag With Multi Pockets

I wasn't able to take a photo of my actual outfit because I wanted to keep the focus on my new canvas bag, but here are the details anyway:

Chiffon Sequined Blouse
Mint Skinny Jeans
Brown Michael Kors Sandals (not seen on the photo)

Now, about the bag:
Featuring canvas washed fabric, twin top grab handles stretched to the base, multi pockets throughout, a contrast leather panel to the base, and a detachable shoulder strap with adjustable length.

Price: $19.90

I've been looking for the perfect school bag and I finally found it in this bag from Chicnova!

It's the perfect size -- not too bulky, but spacious enough to carry all my stuff!

I love how it has a lot of pockets -- in front and at the back, as seen in the two photos above.
I'm the kind of girl who always has random things (like pieces of paper) that I have to stick in my bag and having these pockets makes my life so much easier! Not only that, but I now have a permanent place for my phone -- no more freaking out when I don't feel my phone in my pocket, haha! ;)

There are two ways to carry this bag -- like a shoulder bag or like a backpack -- so cool!
It's always nice to have options. :)

Another thing I love about it: it stands by itself!
A bag that doesn't have structure is one of the most frustrating things on earth!

One downside to it: the fabric is canvas -- it attracts dirt and the color of my jeans sometimes transfers to it, but I don't really mind too much. :)

So yup, that's it for my Chicnova post...

To check out Chicnova, please click here.
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What do you guys think of my Chicnova buys?
Have you bought anything from them before?

I wish you all a wonderful week ahead! :D


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  1. I just adore the way you style your hair, so girly and perfect :)


    1. aww, thank you! my sister did it for me. :)

  2. It is a beautiful look ! It`s still kinda cold here in Canada :( Can`t wait till I can wear skirts! Thanks for sharing

    1. wishing you guys some sunshine over there in canada! :D

  3. Love the top. And your hair!! Teach us how to do awesome things with our hair!

    1. thank you, mugdha! i'll ask my sister if she wants to do a guest post all about hair. :D

  4. Bat wing shirt = super cute. You could wear the heck out of that this summer.

  5. That tee is so pretty. I love the print/colors. That hairstyle looks fabulous.


  6. Love the tee! Very cool, not heard of chic nova before though, thanks for introducing them to me and visiting my blog!

    Daisy Dayz

  7. Hi mimi! I like the design on the shirt, i have seen those type of shirt here everywhere :D I always thought it would make me look bigger but it actually looks flattering on... :) I love your accessories and I love that bag. it looks big enough to fit everything :P I always carry a lot of stuff my bf says i have mary poppins bag...hahaha.


    1. hi idda! that's what i thought too, but when i put it on, the fit is great! :D
      p.s. haha, yeah, me too, i have a lot of stuff in my bag. ;)

  8. this is an adorable post my dear i would love to follow each other with bloglovin
    kisses from,

  9. I like a bag that can stand on its own too :p
    I was tempted to buy a bag from them ><

    I love the hairstyle! very pretty

    It's getting very warm, where I live now so yay for t-shirts! :)

    1. hi peiji! the jacket you got is just perfect on you! :)

  10. Such chic braids babe! So boho luxe for day!

    Thank you for the blog visit love! Hope you’ll be back to see my latest!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

    1. you're welcome, julie! thanks for stopping by too! :)

  11. I love what you got and adore the way you paired them Mimi!

  12. Great steals! I am loving the flowy shirt and the leather paneling on that backpack. So chic! :)

    - B

    1. thanks, girl! and yup, i love the leather paneling too! :)