November 2014 - Sensible Stylista

5 Korean Movies You Need to Watch STAT on Netflix

It's no secret that I love Netflix streaming, and I thought it'd be fun to do something non-fashion/beauty/fitness related for once sooooo here are my top 5 fave Korean films on NF.  I don't know if you guys are into subtitled films, but if you are, check these out fosho. Oh, and they're all BAMF action/thrillers.  

1.  The Man From Nowhere - Freakin' a.  What a crazy movie!  Won Bin is a total bad-ass in this film. Unless you're a korean drama/film junkie, you prolly have no idea who he is so you'll have to trust me when I say he's legit. Basically WB, a mysterious widower, jumps to the aid of his young neighbor when she's kidnapped by a gang. Sounds generic but it's seriously' exciting.  Also, WB is sexy as hell so there's that.

2.  I Saw the Devil - Aiite, heads up!  This movie is crazy graphic/violent so if you don't have a strong stomach, pass on this rec.  Lee Byung Hyun, my fave korean actor, plays the lead in this movie.  He's a secret agent who seeks mad revenge on the serial killer who brutally killed his fiancĂ©e. FYI, this isn't some sick movie that's violent just for the sake of being violent (ie. Hostel) - there's legit acting in this.  

3.  The Secret Reunion - An exciting movie fosho.  Basically, a South Korean agent (knowingly) hires a North Korean spy for freelance detective work after messin' up the arrest of a high-ranking assassin for redemption. See how it plays out!

4.  New World - I freakin' love gangster movies.  Probably the best korean version I've seen thus far. The lowdown: an undercover cop is ordered to influence the election of Korea's largest crime org.  How far will he go to protect himself?  Oooo, the suspense is totally killing you isn't it *grins*

5.  Commitment - Another film on North Korean espionage.  With his sister held captive, see what happens to a highly-trained 19-year-old North Korean when he's betrayed by his own government. This movie's like the korean version of Jason Bourne. Oh, and the main character is SMOKIN' hot.  

Have you guys seen any of these?  Do you like subtitled movies?  Oh, and do you have any recs for me? I'm always lookin' for fun new movies to stream!

The Lace Evening Gown

Alright guys, I'm super excited to tell y'all about my new evening dress courtesy of Miusol.  You'll be breakin' necks left and right in this stunning number.  The red lace is beyond sexy, and the silhouette is mad flattering.  The knee-high slit's just icing on the cake!
I kept things pretty simple on the accessory front cause my Lily Rain clutch sparkles like whoa, and I don't like wearing TOO much bling - hashtag clean and classy FTW, ha.  Anywho, this gorg evening clutch is a fave for sure. It's on the pricy side, but it's totally worth it IMO.  The quality's on point, and it looks way more expensive than it actually is.
Here's a full body shot for you guys!  Also, remember what I said about sizing.  Pay close attention to measurements - asian smalls are significantly smaller than US smalls.  I wear size XS in the US and M in Asia. Just givin' you guys a heads up!  I made the mistake of ordering an asian XS, and it was COMICAL.  I got a pair of jeggings, and I couldn't even get my leg in half way, HA!  Yeah, I don't want that to happen to you guys.
Dress:  c/o Miusol ($30.03)
Heels:  Nine West Factory Outlet
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain ($64)

Thinking Out Loud

For today's post, I've styled a casual outfit on Sensible Stylista for you guys.  I'm super excited to feature another Left On Houston piece for y'all.  They sent me this GORGEOUS anorak to review, and I can't recommend it enough.  This stunning military jacket has a custom jacquard designed sweater back!  Definitely the most sophisticated anorak I've ever seen.  Heads up, it's pricy!  I guess that's the price you pay for luxurious comfort *grins*
A closer look at my new plaid button-front sans jacket courtesy of Aeropostale.  Totes obsessed with plaid this season.  If you're a fan of the trend, I highly recommend coppin' this top - super comfy and form flattering. 
Another pic of my anorak for y'all...

 Top:  c/o Aeropostale ($23.25)
Jacket:  c/o Left on Houston
Pants:  Paige via Off Saks Fifth
Boots:  Aerosoles - old

PS.  Don't forget to enter my FOUR international giveaways!  I'm raffling away a $75 gift card to Zuri Zuri by Flora, a $295 Microderm Kit, a $118 statement necklace from Chloe + Isabel, and a plaid sweatshirt from Velvet Heart HERE.

PSS.  Clicky for my November Workout playlist.

Win a $100 Gift Card to Our World Boutique

Super excited to team up with Our World Boutique and a SLEW of amazing bloggers to present another fabulous giveaway.  THREE lucky winners will score $100 gift cards to OWB (!!!!).  Entering is super easy as always - just use the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.  Hurry though, this giveaway ends on Cyber Monday at midnight.
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OH, and I have to tell y'all a few things about OWB.  Everything in the boutique is 30% off starting Thursday - hashtag Black Friday sales FTW.  Heads up, the sale ends Dec. 1st @ midnight.  Also, errbody who purchases $30+ gets this FREE tassel necklace.   Hell to the yes.  OH, and they also have new cyber steals every day so check 'em out on the Cyber Sale Tab.  

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November Workout Playlist

It's been FOREVER since I last did a fitness update.  To be honest, I haven't been very good about staying in shape.  Life has been crazy *shakes head* I gots to get it together!  Here's to workin' out again and being a BAMF. Let's do it, let's GO!

1.  Add Me In - Chris Brown (3:13)
2.  Right Now - Rihanna ft. David Guetta (3:02)
3.  Five Hours - Deorro (5:27)
4.  I Don't F*** With You - Big Sean ft. E-40 (4:45)
5.  Dangerous - David Guetta ft. Sam Martin (3:24
6.  Work - Iggy Azalea (3:43)
7.  Burnin - Calvin Harris ft. R3hab (3:55)
8.  Clarity - Tiest Remix - Zedd ft. Foxes (5:54)
9.  No Beef - Afrojack, Steve Aoki ft. Miss Palmer (4:53)
10.  Animals - Maroon 5 (3:51)

What's currently playing on your pod-pod?


Soooo I've styled another fab holiday look for y'all today on SS.  LOVE my new Jenabelle moto jacket to pieces. Totally worth the $78 IMO - looks SO much more expensive than it actually is.  The zippers + double zip collar + studs = so much winning.  Check them out STAT! Their online collection is super cute.  Plus, free shipping for purchases $45+!
My dress sans jacket.  Love the sequined skirt, and the cage neckline's freakin' sexy.  Throw on a pair of black stilettos and you're good to go.  FYI: make sure y'all size up!  I'm wearing a size small, and it's freakin' TINY like I-might-have-to-cut-myself-out-of-this-dress-tiny, ha.  Just lettin' y'all know! Available HERE for $27 (originally $45).
Clutch:  c/o Mimi Boutique ($34)
Dress:  c/o Deb ($27)
Jacket:  c/o Jenabelle ($78)

Sensible Stylista x Miusol

I'm VERY excited to share today's look with you guys - I totally dolled myself up for y'all!  
I'm seriously loving my new coat courtesy of Spiegel.  This stunning piece (originally $109) is currently on sale for $44 (!!!) A fab bargain buy for sure. Don't you just LOVE the jewel neckline?Anywho, this stunning coat is also available in ivory.  OH, and BTW, my Handbag Heaven clutch is currently on sale for $15.99 (originally $77.50).  Products links are available below so make sure you scroll down.

Let's take a closer look at my new dress.  This stunner is currently selling at Miusol for $23.92, and it's available in three other colors: black, yellow, and orange.  As you can see I own it in beige, but I think black would also be hella sexy.  FYI:  Miusol's an asian company so make sure you pay  close attention to measurements.  Don't feel bad if/when you size up.  I'm an XS/S in the US and a M in Asia.  Who cares!  To hell with numbers and sizes *grins*
Earrings:  c/o Primlark
Dress:  c/o Miusol ($23.92)
Jacket:  c/o Spiegel ($44 - was $109)
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($15.99 - available in gold & pewter)

Girl on Fire

Excited to officially feature my current fave LBD.  This dress is beyond gorgeous.  I know I say that often, but I mean it errtime I say it! For $20, you guys HAVE to get this. I'm not messin' around. Everything about this piece is on point - such high quality for a fraction of the price. Heads up guys, this dress doesn't have zipper - just lettin' you know so you're careful not to smear your make-up when you're puttin' this baby on.
Here's a full body shot for you guys!  The length of the dress = perfection.  Great for work and play. If you feel uncomfortable showing this much leg, you can always throw on opaque tights!
A closer look at my heels AND bag.  I'm totes obsessed Handbag Heaven.  Their bags are seriously fab!  My new Emory satchel is a dream to carry - sleek, sexy, and sophisticated.  It's a medium-sized bag that comes with a strap FYI.
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($14)
Bag:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($52.67)
Dress:  c/o Oasap ($20)
Earrings:  c/o Trades of Hope ($28)

Top 5 Holiday Dresses - All under $50

I had so much fun doing this "Top 5 Fall/Winter Coats" post that I thought I'd do another.  For today's post, I've compiled my fave holiday dress picks for y'all!  All affordable of course.  If you have any questions, just comment below! Oh, and I've provided post links under each photo if you'd like additional deets *smiles*
All Sorts of Fancy
 1.  Charlotte Russe Sparkle Bodycon Dress ($30) - This dress is absolutely gorgeous.  The fabric's to die for - the metallic thread sparkles like whoa, and the diamond-shaped pattern is ridiculously fab! The piece is tight, but it has stretch to it so it's mad comfy.  FYI:  it has three-quarter sleeves and a deep scoop neck in back!  I'd show you, but I suck at taking back shots for some reason.  You can clicky to see though!
Sensible Stylista x H&M
2.  H&M Lace Dress ($24.95) - This adorable mini-dress is a total must-have, especially if you're on the shorter side.  I say that because the item is a bit short, but then again, all you'd really have to do is throw on a pair of black tights to go from potentially scandalous to chic, ha!  Anywho, this fab piece is available in red as well.  The lace's super girly yet sexy.  
The Lace Bodycon Dress
 3.  Deb Lace Bodycon Dress ($27) - SO much winning going on with this sophisticated number. This dress is a seriously classy and versatile - you'll be wearing it for years to come.  Fab for work AND play!  Hurry and scoop this up while you can because I'm pretty sure it's gonna sell out soon.
Best Thing I Never Had
4.  Deb Popover Dress ($24.30) - A fun and flirty dress that's perfect for the holiday season!  The flowy top complements the tight skirt beautifully - remember, it's all about balance.  Plus, who could pass up glitter & chevon? *grins*  
The Embroidered Chiffon Dress
5.  Roxx Chiffon Dress ($51.99) - Ok, so this piece is not under $50 BUT (!!!) I have a discount code for you guys so it'll be like $10 cheaper, ha!  That's how I'm justifing my post title *smiles*  Use code 20SENSIBLE at checkout to get an extra 20% off.  ANYWHO, this beautiful dress is a freakin' home run.  Break necks left and right wearing this classy piece!  Lace cuffs + high neck?  I think YES!

PS.  I'll be hosting ANOTHER international giveaway today at 4:30 EST so make sure you check back!

PSS.  Don't forget to enter my THREE other giveaways to win a $75 gift card to Zuri Zuri by Flora, a $118 statement necklace from Chloe + Isabel, and a $295 Microderm360 HERE.

The Heart Wants What It Wants

Love, love, LOVE my new striped blazer courtesy of +Tobi,  This fab piece looks awesome dressed up AND down - versatility FTW. Pair it with jeans like I did for a casual vibe or wear it with dress pants to trend it up at work!  Who says work friendly attire has to be boring?
Although I paired the blazer with a sweet blouse, I think it'd look glorious with a polka dot top - hashtag mixing prints FTW.  Yeah, that's right! I just wrote out "hashtag", ha.  Don't judge me. Anywho, don't be afraid to experiment with different prints on top.  If you decide to take my tip, throw on solid bottoms to match!
A closer look at my blouse (also from +Tobi).  What can I say? I'm a sucker for colorblocking.  The neon yellow in the back = awesomesauce.
OH, and I almost forgot to tell y'all about my new bag from +Handbag Heaven.  ERMERGERD, it's shaped like a heart.  I know, I'm a freakin' weirdo.  Whatevs. I can't help it!  I get excited over heart-shaped objects, haha! Anywho, for $34 this bag is a serious must-have.  Both the color and quality are legit.  
Bag:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($33.89)
Pants:  c/o Articles of Society
Blouse:  c/o Tobi
Blazer:  c/o Tobi ($52)
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx

Top 5 Fall/Winter Coats

Sooo, I thought it'd be mad useful to do a post on my current fave Fall/Winter coats.  Since I'm sensible and whatnot, each item is under $76.  I wish I could say "under $75" because that'd sound WAY better but whatevs. Anywho, as you can (obviously) see, I own each piece so I feel strongly about the quality.  Oh, and FYI: I will NOT be making commission off this post so I have NO ulterior motive whatsoever *smiles*  I just want to make sure y'all look fab while staying warm!  As always, you can comment below with any questions you may have.
The Drape Coat
 1.  Chicwish Waterfall Drape Coat ($67.92) - So much winning going on with this coat.  I LOVE the faux-leather trim and zipper cuffs.  This piece is seriously chic, and I know you'll be THANKING me for this rec for years to come.  Who knew an item could be trendy AND timeless?  A bit of an oxymoron but whatevs.  I own this baby in size small.  
2.  OASAP Plaid Coat ($53) - A lovely wool coat for winter especially if you're a fan of plaid!  It has a bit of an oversized feel so if you're into the whole menswear trend, this baby will seriously tickle your fancy.  FYI - this piece is available in two other colors: red and green.  Check measurements before purchasing because it's only sold in "one size"; as in "one size" fits all but it probably doesn't in reality, ha.  
All Sorts of Fancy
3.  Miss Match Persuade Me Jacket ($72) - An absolutely stunning jacket for Fall or Winter in Cali, haha.  It has super soft faux fur lining, zipper pockets, and an asymmetrical front.  I told you I was obsessed with the whole draping effect *smiles*  Anywho, lucky for you guys, Miss Match has offered SS readers an extra 20% off with code KIM20 at checkout.
The Houndstooth Coat
4.  OASAP Houndstooth Coat ($67) - If you're a fan of prints, this baby's a serious must-have.  I'm BEYOND impressed with the quality of this coat.  Sizing runs small so make sure you study their measurements - I have it in medium (I usually wear XS/S), and it fits like a glove!
The Bow Dress
 5.  Chicwish Drape Jacket in Ash ($76.42) - This jacket's the most expensive item I've featured in this post.  I know it's pretty pricy, but the quality's legit.  I could seriously see this hanging in a designer boutique with a $500 price tag.  Here are the deets:  it's faux suede with a draped shearling collar/lining and asymmetric hem.  I own it in size small!

That's all folks!  I hope y'all found this post useful!  Oh, and make sure you guys check out my THREE international giveaways HERE.  You could win a $75 gift card to Zuri Zuri by Flora, a $295 Microderm360 kit, or a $118 statement necklace from Chloe + Isabel (!!!)

Mesh Illusion

Comfiest. Dress. Ever.  It also doesn't hurt that it's ridiculously adorable, ha.  Hashtag versatility FTW.  This dress can EASILY be dressed up AND down, and it's available at Deb for $12 (originally $20),  FYI, you can get it in two other colors: royal blue and black.
LOVE the mesh illusion waist.  Such a sexy touch!
A look at my dress sans jacket.  Oh, and I forgot to tell you guys that I ordered mine in Medium because I wanted a loose fit!
Dress:  c/o Deb ($12)
Bag:  Prada
Necklace:  c/o Stella & Dot
Tights:  Talbots Factory Outlet
Boots:  ASOS - old
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet

Best Thing I Never Had

Totally lovin' my new dress courtesy of Trixxi.  Their clothing's seriously legit!  You can find their line in all major retail and department stores (ie. Nordstrom, Kohl's, Windsor, Macy's, etc.).
Here's a full body shot for you guys!  The lighting's a bit off - so sorry *sniffles*
A closer look at my dress sans jacket!  Trixxi nailed this design for sure.  LOVE the way the piece is balanced: flowy top + bodycon skirt = so much winning.

Heels:  c/o Deb ($14)
Dress:  c/o Trixxi
Necklace:  c/o Kristin Perry Accessories
Clutch:  c/o Winky Designs ($40)
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet

PS.  Don't forget to enter BOTH of my international giveaways!  Clicky HERE to win a $118 statement necklace from Chloe + Isabel and HERE to win a $75 gift card to Zuri Zuri by Flora.

PSS.  I'll be blasting my second Kelley West beauty review at 4:30 EST so make sure y'all check back!

The Embroidered Chiffon Dress

Ermergerd, you guys need to check out ROXX STAT!  Their online selection is ridiculously baller. If you're looking for a fab cocktail dress, check this baby out.  This embroidered chiffon dress is beyond gorgeous.  I seriously LOVE the high-neck and lace cuffs.  Make sure to use code 20SENSIBLE at checkout to get an extra 20% off your purchase - bargain shopping FTW!
A full body shot for you guys!
Let's take a closer look at my earrings courtesy of Trades of Hope.  I LOVE their brand so much. They work with artisans and organizations that help women in difficult circumstances (ie. rescued sex slaves and the like).  It's a win-win situation.  You look fabulous while helping others put food on the table!  Shoppin' for a good cause, whatttttt *pumps fist* Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about, ha.

Earrings:  c/o Trades of Hope ($24)
Heels:  c/o Cents of Style ($34.95)
Dress:  c/o Roxx by Hot Point ($51.99)
Clutch:  c/o Winky Designs

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with Chloe + Isabel to win a statement necklace retailed at $118 and my giveaway with +Zuri Zuri By Flora to win a $75 gift card HERE.

Plaid Ribbons FTW

Feelin' mad lazy today so imma lounge around with my homegirl, Daisy.  What do you guys wear when you're bummin' around?
Let's take a closer look at my top courtesy of The Girl that Loves.  Love this sweatshirt like whoa.  Y'all know how much I love bows! *grins*

Top:  c/o The Girl That Loves ($59)
Shoes:  Cole Haan Factory Outlet - old
Pants:  Fragile via Off Saks - old

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with Chloe + Isabel to win a statement necklace retailed at $118.

All Sorts of Fancy

Alright guys, I'm officially OBSESSED with my new jacket from Miss Match.  LOVE the super soft fabric even though it's faux suede *grins* The faux-fur lining and asymmetrical front seriously make me swoon!  I dressed it up for a fun night out, but you can pair it with a graphic tee and jeans for a sweet casual look.
I accessorized with a fab statement necklace!  Here's a close-up shot of my necklace from Oh So Fancy.
Love, love, LOVE my new dress courtesy of +Trixxi Clothing Company.  This gorgeous piece is beyond sexy!  Make sure to check their brand out STAT!  Their line is available in major department stores all over the US so keep an eye out.
Another dress shot for you guys!
A closer look at my shoes!  Love these muted metallic heels like whoa.  I never knew 4" heels could be so comfortable!  Make sure to pick up a pair for yourself at Cents of Style.

 Shoes:  c/o Cents of Style ($34.95)
Dress:  Charlotte Russe c/o Trixxi
Jacket:  c/o Miss Match ($72)
Necklace:  c/o Oh So Fancy ($29)
Bag:  c/o GiGi New York

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with +Chloe Isabel to win a $118 statement necklace and my giveaway with Zuri Zuri by Flora to win a $75 gift card!

PSS.  I'll be blasting a SECOND look today so make sure to check back at 4:30 EST!