Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorite Things of 2011

2011. What a year it has been. Our blog is now officially one year old and we look forward to sharing even more with you in the upcoming year. So without further ado, here are our favorite things of 2011 (click here for last year's).

1. Archie Grand notebooks
These notebooks come in an array of must-have colors, with equally charming titles. The pages are crisp & blank, perfect for jotting down just about anything.
2. Oh, Lola! Eau de Parfum by Marc Jacobs
With so many fragrance options out there, it is difficult to choose your signature fragrance. When we came across Oh, Lola!, it was love at first scent. We love that it is light and not too overpowering. And the bottle is a work of art.

3. Ladurée: The Sweet Recipes Cookbook
Our favorite momento from our trip to Milan is the Ladurée cookbook. While we were busy choosing our macaron flavors, our mom came across the cookbook but it was in French. Luckily they had an English translation so we could make our favorite dessert at home. The cookbook is soft to the touch with a suede jacket and the pages have gold edges.

4. Céline Phantom Luggage Tote 
We first laid eyes on this bag while shopping on Via Montenapoleone, aka the Fifth Avenue of Milan. We wanted the Luggage Tote at first but we love the details of the Phantom, from the braided zipper to the expandable sides. It's roomier as well compared to the Luggage Tote and who doesn't love more room in their bag?   
5. Apple iPhones
Probably the best purchases we made this year for obvious reasons. Our favorite app? 
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6. butter LONDON nail polishes
We have recently been substituting our beauty products for more natural options. First up, nail polish. butter LONDON sent us these fantastic colors to test out. butter LONDON is a 3 Free company, meaning that their product line doesn't contain formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. Many major nail care brands unfortunately use these chemicals which are highly carcinogenic. If you use butter LONDON, you get color, not carcinogens!
7. Our trip to Milan over the summer was unforgettable. We saw so many great things, it was truly was a feast for the eyes. We have so many great memories and cannot wait to go back to this wonderful city! 
8. Favorite Brand Discovery: Lazzari
While in Verona, Italy we discovered Lazzari, a chic Italian brand. We instantly fell in love with their designs. Check out their video on the homepage of their A/W collection! 
9. Last but certainly not least, our annual favorite bible verse:
 "I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth...I myself will see him with my own eyes." ~ Job 19:25, 27

These verses really encouraged us during the course of this year.

Happy New Year!!! XOXO~KimChicSisters 

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Retro Trench

This trenchcoat was one of my last purchases while I was in Milan over the summer. I love that it is not your typical trench coat but it still feels iconic. A trench coat, with or without a twist, is most certainly a must have in every girl's closet. 
Zara Trench (similar here), J.Crew Pixie PantJ.Crew bracelets

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Checked Squared

H&M vestJ.Crew oxfordsPrada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote Bag
crewcuts glitter braid bracelet,  J.Crew bracelets & necklaces 

We were both obsessed with these Coach boots that we each had to get a pair (last seen here). We wound up both getting camel, even though they came in black as well. What can we say? We have similar taste.
crewcuts flannelJ.Crew jewelryCoach bootsPrada Saffiano Lux Tote

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our Latest Obsessions

To our lovely readers,

Sincere apologies for not posting in so long but we are back and have many posts planned for the rest of the year! Here are our obsessions as of late.

1. Joe Fresh
We first came upon Joe Fresh in the Hamptons at their pop up shop. They recently opened up several in Manhattan and we are so glad they did. They have great basics (crisp white shirts, comfy sweaters, riding pants, cute shoes, you name it) at affordable prices.

J.Crew bracelets
Joe Fresh Silk Blouse (similar here), Madewell leggings, Prada Saffiano Lux Tote, crewcuts pearl necklace (similar here)
Coach boots

                  2. Madewell sheer shapes tee
This Madewell tee for me was reminiscent of Stella McCartney’s polka dotty Fall 2011 collection. Love the description on the Madewell website…
~ Lovely lace meets a flurry of dots and a perfectly drapey fit.
I couldn’t have described it better myself!
Madewell sheer shapes teeJ.Crew Minnie pants, 
Urban Outfitters SunglassesJoe Fresh booties (similar here), Prada Saffiano Lux Tote


3. forty carrots peanut butter frozen yogurt at bloomingdale's

                                                             XOXO, The Kimchic sisters 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Chronicles of the KimChicSisters

The kimchicsisters are finally on twitter! We will be tweeting our finds from our diligent online shopping adventures, our favorite things, new blogpost updates and much more! For a behind the scenes look at our blog, come join us for the ride...

So what are you waiting for? Follow us here
                                                                                   XOXO~ J&G

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shifting into Fall

Zara Tweed Dress,
J.Crew Eddie Oxfords,  Ralph Lauren Larchmont Cross-Body bag

Missoni for Target dress, Prada Saffiano Lux Tote
J.Crew bracelet & bangles, Betsey Johnson Earrings

Ladurée on Madison Avenue
Thankfully no line out the door!
Just another Friday afternoon in Manhattan.... not for wandering aimlessly but for shopping. And for much needed sustenance, we stopped by Ladurée. We are absolutely thrilled that we can now get our favorite macaroons in NYC and not have to fly half way across the world. Ladurée.... it's about time!
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