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For a few years now, I've been looking into buying a pair of Chanel espadrilles. They're comfortable, can be worn often and makes any casual outfit look a little more chic. It's the perfect investment! 

Every season, they come up with a new style and I fell in love with this blush pink sheer pair with embroidered C's on them from their SS19 collection. I'll admit, they were a bit hard to find since they're still so new and just now beginning to hit Chanel boutiques and selling out quickly. I managed to grab a pair at the Nordstrom here in Northpark mall in Dallas. I highly recommend purchasing designer shoes from Nordstrom if you want amazing customer service. My SA went out of his way to track a pair in my size that was available at a Nordstrom in California and get it shipped to me. 

Now that I've worn these shoes a few times (thank you Dallas for finally having good weather!), here's my honest review of these shoes: 

S T Y L E: 5/5 

I love the style of Chanel espadrilles and these ones are quite unique with the sheer mesh that was used. I love how the logo is subtle since it's in the same color as the rest of the shoe but also eye-catching since the mesh is see-through while the logo is embroidered. It's a nice way to wear a logo pair of shoes without being "too in your face". They also had their sheer espadrilles come in grey, black and also nude/black which all look just as gorgeous. Ultimately, I decided to go with the blush pink since I wanted something more spring/summer and feminine. So far, I've worn them to the office, out to dinner etc. and get tons of compliments. It works with dresses, jeans, and so many other kinds of outfits and that's really what I want out of designer shoes. I don't want to spend so much money and only wear them once in a while! 

The only one thing I should say about the style is that you're probably going to size up and if you have wide feet like me then your toes might not reach all the way to the top and people can see that since the shoes are sheer. It's not an issue for me and still fits/looks okay but some people might feel bothered by this since everyone can see it. I highly recommend trying these shoes on before purchasing! 

C O M F O R T : 4/5 

Overall, Chanel espadrilles are ridiculously comfortable except for one issue which I've noticed with all Chanel shoes: if you had wide feet, it might be a bit of a problem. I decided to size up but the "band" of the shoes is quite snug and might need some stretching and getting used to it. Personally, I'm not bothered by it since a lot of shoes are not wide enough for me but for some people it might bother them. I still haven't worn these shoes enough to know if they'll stretch out or not but we'll see. Once again, I recommend trying them on before making a purchase this expensive! 

P R I C E : 4/5

I don't know but out of all the designer brands, Chanel seems to be the most over-priced. These retailed for around $725 (I can't remember the exact number since it was a gift lol) so they're cheaper compared to other Chanel shoes but still quite an investment for a pair of casual shoes. Personally, I'm going to get tons of wear out of them so cost per wear makes it worth it. Also the quality of the shoes are amazing. The materials are so soft and doesn't hurt your feet even after wearing them for hours. The price makes it worth, in my opinion. 

Lastly, if you keep them in good condition and sell them in the future, they'll totally be in-demand since they're espadrilles are so popular and these ones are a unique pair that will be hard to find in the future. 

What do you think about Chanel espadrilles? Splurge or skip? Let me know in the comments below!

Ever since I started pursuing a more natural beauty routine, I've seen essential oils showing up everywhere but didn't get a chance to test it out until Simply Earth reached out to me. In case you're not familiar, Simply Earth is an all-natural company which focuses on homemade 100% pure essential oils that are high-quality and half the price compared to other essential oils on the market. Aside from offering single-bottle essential oils and unique blends, they also have a subscription box service where every month you can try new essential oils

They were kind enough to send their March essential oil recipe box which contains 4 essential oils, 1 packet of magnesium flakes, 1 packet of dried lavender flowers, 1 spray bottle, mini roll-on bottles and recipe cards. Every month, they send a different set of essential oils and for March, it was the Digest Blend (designed to relieve nausea and improve digestion), Amyris Essential Oil (a calming oil that improves the appearance of skin), Blood Orange Essential Oil (relieves inflammation, reduces anxiety and tension), and the Coriander Essential Oil (improves mood, increases focus and stimulates appetite). I love how they included a card that explains each essential oil - perfect for beginners like me!

You have the option of using the essential oils by themselves but I decided to take advantage of the recipe cards and their extra ingredients that they conveniently included such as the magnesium flakes and dried lavender. Their recipe cards are easy to follow and useful such as the Sickness Support Bath Soak which is perfect for getting over spring colds or their Magnesium Sleep Spray for anyone who's suffering from losing sleep from daylight savings. I also loved the convenience of having a spray bottle and roll-ons included so I can take them to the office with me. They thought of everything! All of this for $40 a month plus free shipping. Not a bad deal wouldn't you say?

Simply Earth was also kind enough to send me their Big Bonus Box which contained a full-size tub of coconut oil, two bottles of almond oil, a packet of beeswax, six roller bottles, six 5ml bottles, and cute stickers. It was quite generous!

Overall, I'm quite pleased with Simply Earth and it's products. The essential oils smell amazing, it's perfect for a beginner that's new to the world of essentials oils but also to anyone who's familiar with it since they're constantly coming up with new recipes and most of all: it's convenient and simple! They'v done all the work for you and included so many products so it's worth more than $40 in my opinion.

In case you would like to try it for yourself, use the code "SSSFree" and get a $20 egift-card (for your next purchase) as well as a free Big Bonus Box!

What do you think about essential oils? Have you tried them before? Let me know!

Anyone else a big fan of Vogue's 73 questions on YouTube? I always find them fascinating and thought it would be perfect for today's post! Check it out:

1. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now? 

7 - my life has slowed down especially after I graduated college, moved to Dallas and got a good job but ever since I turned 25 I feel excited about life! 

2. What's the most over-rated food trend?

Acai bowls 

3. What's your wakeup ritual?

I always drink a glass of cold water immediately after waking up - I just feel like it wakes me up more and you would be surprised at how easy it is to drink water in the mornings since your body has been dehydrated through the night. 

4. What's the best worst movie you love to watch?

The Women which is a re-make of the 1934 version which I also love! 

5. What's your favorite time of the day?

3 PM - Probably cause my work day begins to slow down around this time (the mornings are always a rush) and on the weekends is when most of my plans start

6. Dream country to visit?

It used to be London and Paris but I was lucky enough to go so next on my list is Italy and Greece

7. Vintage or new?

I love vintage stuff especially on TheRealReal but sadly everything I like gets sold out! So I guess new. 

8. Style icon?

Olivia Palermo

9. What's one ingredient you put in everything?

Cayenne pepper - it just goes with everything and has so many health benefits!  

10. What's your biggest fear in life?

Not achieving my dreams 

11. What's your current tv obsession?

Currently finishing up Hart of Dixie! I've wanted to watch the series for a few years now and finally got around to it. 

12. Favorite app?

Instagram, Pinterest, Unfold, StoryLuxe 

13. Most adventurous thing you've ever done in life?

Went to London and Paris with my best friend, at the time. 

14. How would you define yourself in three words?

Sassy. Creative. Empathetic. 

15. Favorite piece of clothing you own?

This question is tough for a fashion blogger but I think it has to be my embroidered Zara jacket (I've never found anything even close to the beauty of it) and my Dior J'Adior Heels

16. What's something you wish you knew in high school?

That there's a whole other world waiting for me outside of high school and outside of college. Most of all, that life after those 2 phases of my life isn't scary - but exciting and amazing especially after moving out of my hometown and to Dallas. Isn't it funny how you think high school/college is your whole life and then the years go by and your life is so much more different but better? It's just so eye-opening and refreshing! 

17. What's inspiring you in life right now?

I'm not feeling quite inspired at the moment especially with my 365 work year lol. But we're slowly getting closer to summer which always leaves me feeling better so I can feel myself slowly becoming inspired. 

18. A book that everyone should read?

This one's tough for me because ever since elementary school, I've been obsessed with reading and then I got into college and stopped. My goal for 2019 was to start reading books again so I'll get back to you on this question! 

19. Best way to take a rest and decompress?

Staying at home and doing a face mask or getting a gel mani 

20. Favorite place to view art? 

In a museum, sadly I never go enough...

21. Who's someone you would want to have coffee with?

Audrey Hepburn and Gianni Versace 

22. What's something you lose all the time?

Headphones! That's why I have so many extra pairs everywhere 

23. Best gift you've ever given?

Custom Kendra Scott earrings for my work bestie, I actually really wanted them myself! LOL 

24. Best gift you've ever received? 

Anything my boyfriend gives 

25. What's your favorite board game?

I loved Clue and Trivial Pursuit when I was younger 

26. Blow-dry or air-dry?

I have naturally curly/frizzy hair so definitely a sleek and smooth blow-dry 

27. Coffee or tea?


28. Summer or winter?

Summer so I can wear cute dresses and skirts :) 

29. You are stuck on one island, you can pick only one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would it be?

Most likely chicken, I swear I could eat it everyday and not get sick of it lol. 

30. A dessert you don't like?

Key lime pie

31. Who is your celebrity look-a-like?

In high school, people would say Aundrea Fimbres from Danity Kane. Whenever I visit my family in Turkey, they say the Turkish actress Hande Ercel which I think I look a lot like! 

32. Best thing to happen to you today?

It's only 10 am but the weather is sunny and gorgeous and I got some iced coffee before work! 

33. Worst thing to happen to you today?

Forgot the key card for my office at home LOL 

34. Best compliment you've ever received? 

Having a great laugh and always being able to put someone in a good mood with jokes :) 

35. What flavor of ice cream is most underrated?


36. Your affirmation for today?

37. What show would you love to make a cameo in?

I know the show is over but I LOVED Pretty Little Liars so definitely a cameo in that 

38. Diamonds or pearls?

Diamonds, always! 

39. What's your spirit animal?

Gracie Hart from Miss Congeniality

40. What's your favorite date night activity?

Trying a new restaurant together, right after work - the perfect way to unwind after a long day

41. Best piece of advice you've ever received? 

I've been lucky enough to receive a lot of good advice over the years so this one's tough. I think the best one is "did you really have a bad day? or did you have a bad thought that you carried all throughout the day?"

42.  Must have clothing item that everyone should have?

A great leather jacket that can be paired with anything - from jeans to a sundress or a neutral designer handbag that will last for years 

43. Secret talent?

I'm ambidextrous!

44. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

I've always wanted one on the back of my neck - so when I put my hair up I can show it off and hide it when it's down.

45. Girl crush?

Rosie Huntington-Whitley 

46. How you know you're in love? 

When they are the first thought in your mind when you wake up and the last one at night. 

47. Song you can listen to on repeat?

Independent Women by Destiny's Child haha

48. What are you most excited about at this time of your life? 

Seeing my body transform from eating healthy foods, going to the gym and eating out less.

49. If you could switch lives with someone for a day - who would it be?

Jessica Alba! She's been my girl crush for a long time but I'm amazed to see how she's transitioned from an actress to a business women of a successful company while also being a mom. 

50. Favorite movie of all the time?

Miss Congeniality 

51. Who should everyone be following on Instagram?

For inspiration, @theposhgirlsclub or for fashion @thestylebungalow 

52. Who is the last person that you texted?

My co-worker

53. What color dress did you wear to your prom?

Light pink for junior prom, yellow for senior ball

54. What was the last book you read?

Freakishly effective social media for network marketing 

55. What's a regular breakfast for you?

An iced latte haha 

56. What's your philosophy on beauty?

When you have good manners, morals and kindness - your beauty shines.

57. Must have beauty product?

It Cosmetics CC Cream Foundation or Revlon Photo Ready Candid Foundation  

58. What's your secret to a great photograph?

I love tilting my head slightly down and to the side - there's something so flattering about it and I do it in almost every blog shoot! Plus it helps hide the double chin haha

61. Best song to listen to in the shower?

I never listen to music while in the shower haha

62. How would you describe your personal style?

Feminine and classic 

63. What person's closet would you most like to rave?

Olivia Palermo or Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam 

64. What's something only a few people know about you?

I've never been to Disney world! I feel like everyone has gone besides me and I never admit it to anyone lol.

65. What's something you're not missing right now?

School! Just the other day I was thinking about how I've gone to school for so many years and graduated college and how it's been over for a while now. It's so nice not being stressed out about exams or homework anymore! 

66. Where did you go on your last girl's trip?


67. Describe yourself in a hashtag?


68. What's your favorite candy?

Sour patch kids...I have a one pound bag in my office cabinet haha

69. Who do you look up to the most?

My grandma, she's overcome so much and she's still so resilient. 

70. What's a good rule you've learned from your parents?

Always look presentable - it's the best first impression

71. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I don't like looking that far into the future cause it gives me anxiety lol but hopefully married, with kids and more advanced in my career.

72. In general, when do you feel the most beautiful?

When my hair is in a bun, my makeup is washed off and I moisturized. There's something so beautiful about removing that layer of makeup after a long day, taking care of your skin and being your real self.

73. What would you like to be remembered for?

Being a kind and generous person - who was always willing to help and put a smile on someone's face. 

Thanks for reading! Comment with your blog if you've done Vogue's 73 questions on your blog, I'd love to read it!

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