ShopaHAULic 38!! | Dreamy Mermaid Haul

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Black Friday shopping was not really that fruitful for me. I purchased a Google Home Mini but that was about it. Cyber Monday was on top of it this year! I decided to purchase from Seatail Shop. I have purchased a gray mermaid knit tail from Mermaid Julie, the owner of Seatail Shop, and she gifted me a gold mermaid infinity necklace. So, when she had 40-80% off on her website, I couldn’t resist.

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The thing that had me adding things to my cart left and right were the seashell headphones. They were FREE. All you had to pay was shipping. So, how to avoid that? Spend $29 and get free shipping. I fell into the hole and got two necklaces: a gold bar necklace that has “mermaid” in a script font and a silver infinity mermaid necklace. I also purchased mermaid bath bombs.

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First impressions of the headphones, in case you were wondering, are that they are comfy even though they don’t come with the different sizes of silicone earpieces. The necklaces are probably going to be my favorite thing since I wear the gold mermaid necklace all the time. The bath bombs are possible the best thing for the winter since I plan to take many baths on my winter break.

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Links:
Mermaid Infinity Necklace 
Mermaid Bar Necklace
Mermaid Bath Bomb Set
Seashell Earbuds

Holler at ya girl if you have any questions about Seatail! I love the store and I love that they donate to charity.

This post is not sponsored. I purchased all items (aside from headphones which were free in the shop already). All opinions are my own.

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Romper Me This

Whew, long time no fashion post! I haven’t posted much on the fashion side of this blog because of myself. I have been working to really accept my body for where I am and where I am going with it. I have always been self conscious about my body so when I feel good, you will know it. I just love rompers and they always make me feel good. My collection is actually growing a lot! This romper is from Primark and I got it in Berlin, Germany, when I was there costume designing a short film. It was only 8 euros! Can you believe it? Primark is like cheap side of Forever 21 prices with H&M quality.

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Romper | Primark | A lovely ruffled neckline that can be off-the-shoulder or scoop neck. The vertical lines are really nice because they make me appear smaller…at least, in my opinion.
Shoes | The Buckle, Inc. | Love my gladiator sandals like no one else.
Ear Cuff | Forever 21 |
Necklace | Seatail Shop | One of my favorite necklaces! I got this as a gift from the shop owner, Julie. She is the sweetest and has a wonderful shop! Please send her some love.
Bracelet-Ring Duo | Forever 21 |
Clutch | Charming Charlie

*not a sponsered post*

-Tiffany
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3 Youtubers That Inspire Me

It has been a long time since I have posted something about YouTube and the inspiration I gain from it. I watch YouTube almost every single day. For me, it is a creative network that I can look to so that I can fuel my blog, life, and just thoughts. YouTube has become such a huge influence in the world and recently, it has been even more of an inspiration. There are 3 YouTubers who are influencing me in the sense of representation, creative style, and generally feel good emotions. They are also amazing fashion, beauty, and lifestyle YouTubes who you should follow if you haven’t already!

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The 3 Youtubers are:
ilikeweylie | Weylie Hoang | Weylie’s YouTube Channel| Weylie’s Instagram
clothesencounters | Jenn Im | Jenn’s YouTube Channel | Jenn’s Instagram
sophiachang | Sophia Chang | Sophia’s YouTube | Sophia’s Instagram

All three ladies are inspiring and I just wanted to write this post in appreciation to how they make me, an Asian American woman, feel and grow as a person.

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Weylie is someone you may know from her tampon instructional video. I started to watch Weylie, probably in 2015, and was inspired by her attitude and happy demeanor. I also watch her vlogs with her boyfriend Wah, and they are very open about their relationship and life. Weylie is that person who can really give you some advice and it resonates and is coming from a good place. She is like an online sister who checks in with you every week or couple of days. I feel like I can watch her videos and really feel at ease with where I am in my life because Weylie, maybe she just doesn’t know it, but she has a way of saying things that really helps me out in times of stress or unknown future.

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Jenn is seriously such a cool girl that has a great sense of style (I mean, all these girls do!) and is there to be a positive force. I feel like Jenn is someone who really puts others first. By watching her videos, she really loves to explore and keep things fresh for herself and for her content on YouTube. Her soon-to-be husband, Ben, is so sweet and they are a strong duo. I just can’t wait to continue watching her videos and being influenced by her personality and videos.

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Sophia is the girl who could literally beat some sense into you. She is a bad-a kind of gal who I feel could be in your corner if you needed a friend. I love the dynamic between her and Weylie because she is someone who can bring out your wild side and make you laugh like crazy. All three girls combined creates an even crazier, amazing, dynamic that I love and envy to have with my own friends. I love her free spirit, awesome tattoos, and no B-S kind of life. She is an inspiration and her videos are just masterpieces.

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All three ladies combined create such an awesome trio of ladies who represent Asian Americans in a way that I think relates to a lot of us out there. I seriously cannot wait to see more of their videos and become motivated to really be okay with who I am, what I look like, and being creative.

-Tiffany

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Summer Splurge! Fabletics and Shoedazzle

Well, when summer hits and I am staring at my phone for an hour, ads of summer deals show up on my feed. I gave in and spent money but what I got was a heck of a steal! I hope you are all excited that the summer has some pretty great sales going on, including semi-annual sales at various retail stores. Let’s get started! *this is not a sponsored post*

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Before I fully go into everything, I have been walking in the mornings. I am getting up at 6:30am and walking for about half an hour or so to just get my day started and to be healthier. The Amna Tunic and Clara Sportsbra are shown as their full price in my receipt but when I was about to check it, it showed up 50% off. To get free shipping, they offered various pieces. I purchased the Amna Tunic because I only have cotton tank tops and I would like something that is more breathable. I found this top to be just that and it looks so cute! I am excited to get it in the mail soon. The Clara Sportsbra is just cute in general and I actually bought it so I could wear it as a crop top. I love the pattern and can’t wait to wear it since it should be breathable for this summer!

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The Charleston set, above, is the reason I decided to take the leap. Like I mentioned, I wanted more gym clothes and I have been committed to walking so early. Fabletics had a sale on outfits for $19. I can’t honestly, remember if this was on sale for $19 or $24? I decided to get out of my comfort zone with the really cool prints. All of my current workout clothes are, for the most part, solid colors so they aren’t that exciting.

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Holy rompers! A lot of the items on Shoedazzle were 2 for $24. Originally, I saw a pair of shoes for only $12 or so that I debated on purchasing because I would like a cute pair of graduation heels. Anyway, I saw rompers on sale as well and nearly flipped. I am a huge romper person. I love the comfort of rompers and know that it can be awkward for some to use the bathroom. I really wanted to step outside of my comfort and norm when it comes to rompers. I will say that my collection is pretty great so far for rompers but the blue one is the most similar to what I have already. I just wanted a color that I didn’t have too many of. The mint romper is one that looks extremely comfortable and the one I am probably most excited for. I got the black one because I needed a fourth item to get the 2 for $24 deal. The red jumpsuit is right up my alley because I have pants that are just like the bottoms of a couple pairs of pants I own.

That is my haul! I actually want to know if any of you use Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, leave it in the comments. I am on the fence and don’t know if it is worth it. I am also a college student, as most of you know, so keep that in mind when you tell me.

-Tiffany

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Cracker Barrel Knows My Heart | Mermaids For Days! | Etsy Scammer!

Oh, my ocean, surprise! I thought that this would be the perfect time to share more mermaids with you! This all started when my friend sent me a picture of mermaids from Cracker Barrel and I couldn’t take it. I had to go. I had to find all my new friends waiting for me in the store. I had my sister stop off the highway to a Cracker Barrel and even enlisted my mom to help me out at the cracker barrel near her. So, what did I get?

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During my first excursion, I got a mermaid wind chime! I could not believe that I found a mermaid that was so unique! I am keeping it for my future home, indoors, of course. Want to read a funny story? Well, I saw a mermaid wind chime hanging out and saw that it had a chip so I asked for a discount. Well, unfortunately, that couldn’t happen because they are actually supposed to just take them off the shelf. I asked if they had another and they did so I bought it. However, I walked outside and sat on the bench, opening it and seeing that it had shattered. I went back in and bought the chipped one. I had my mom check the Cracker Barrel near her and she found one that had been wrapped with care. I had her buy me that and returned my chipped mermaid. Crazy, huh? So, after so many mermaids, I finally have my beauty!

I also bought two mermaid tray plates, they look like butter trays. I also bought a “Dream” stone that I thought was super cute and felt that it would help me stay calm when I traveled abroad. I might go back and grab another stone. I also bought two mermaid tray plates, they look like butter trays. I also bought a “Dream” stone that I thought was super cute and felt that it would help me stay calm when I traveled abroad. I might go back and grab another stone. I also found a mermaid salt and pepper shaker that I couldn’t live without. I think I had seen a set for $14.99 on Amazon. I plan to fill my whole place with mermaid…no even lying.

Mermaid wind chime: $19.99
Mermaid trays: $5.99 each
Mermaid salt and pepper shaker: $5.99
Dream stone: $1.99

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Knowing that I love mermaids, my mom told me to buy the mermaid lamp. I had chosen the mermaid wind chime but decided that it would be best to invest in this mermaid lamp! I thought that this was a great addition and she is actually on as I write this! I love unique mermaid items and this has not been an exception. Want to hear when an Etsy buyer was scammed?

Well, I fell into the mermaid hole after just typing it into the search bar. I noticed that a consignment Etsy shop owner had this mermaid posted as vintage. I contacted her in hopes that she wasn’t scammed or trying to scam. Unfortunately, she was the one who had been scammed and the person was claiming it was vintage even after everyone knew that it was from Cracker Barrel. You see, the person trying to scam must have asked for a lot because the lamp is only $19.99 and yet was selling on Etsy for $125. I am glad that everything is sorted now and that no mermaid lover was harmed in the process.

So, that is all of my mermaid fun for today! Let me know if you grab anything from Cracker Barrel!

-Tiffany
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Nautical Find | Dividing The Scales + Announcement

I guess that I should start off with my announcement, right? Well, I have decided that I will being creating Nautical Find content when I actually buy something that relates. I think that finding nautical items was cool and has been fun but it makes me feel like there is no substance since I haven’t purchased it. You know? So, I hope you all understand and if you find nautical items or purchase any, share them in a comment below! I would love to see them.

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Would you believe that this scale divider stayed at HomeGoods, waiting for me for over a month?! Neither can I. I saw this when I was with my sister a month after I had spotted it. I personally had no use for it at the time so I told myself if it was meant to be that it would be sitting there waiting for me. The divider ran for $17.00 but had some chips where the wood panels connected. So, what did I do? I took it to the cashier and asked if I could get a discount. Sure enough, it went from $17.00 to $12.00. I couldn’t believe it.

Now, this lovely divider sits on my desk with some papers, stickers, and my hard drive tucked in there. I am sure that it will be an integral part of my organization when school starts, but until then it is a great addition to my personal items.

-Tiffany

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Lead the Way

Rose gold jewelry was a huge hit last year and this is one of the items I bought on sale. I love this rose gold arrow ring because it is interesting and winds around the finger. I think that you could probably still find something similar around other department stores. I purchased mine on clearance from Charming Charlie.

Have any rose gold jewelry you want to share? Post it down below!

-Tiffany

Glass Dolphins

I think that glass-blowers are one of the most talented people who have ever created art. Glass figurines, like these dolphins, are “expensive” but that is because glass-blowing is a dying art. I hate to say that…”dying art” but it really is. I think that I will invest in a beautiful dolphin, one day, but that has yet to arrive. You can get a pretty good selection of glass figurines at Hobby Lobby. I have also seen a bit of a glass-blowing demonstration at a Renaissance festival, definitely interesting!

-Tiffany