Friday, February 11, 2011

shabusen + zara and target haul

Shabusen is one of our absolute favorite places to eat shabu shabu when it's cold in SF.

kurobuta sausage & shrimp shumai

beef shabu shabu set

My dessert

lychee & mango froyo
The hub's dessert

butter mochi squares

The city is so pretty at night!

Ok so I know this leopard print scarf is a totally "inspired" version of the Louis Vuitton Sprouse scarf.  I've been wrestling with the idea of getting the LV scarf for the last year.. I love it.. everything about it is perfection but.. I'm a total klutz and forgetful to boot.  I just can't wrap my head around the idea of spending $700+ on a super sheer scarf that I might lose/snag/shred/destroy in a matter of months.  When I saw this version at Zara's I was so excited!  Same beautiful leopard print without the damage. 

Oh and the black sweater with the heart sequins on it I scored for 20 bucks! woohoo!  I couldn't help it it had HEARTS on it.. I think I'm just excited it's valentines haha. Yup I'm that girl that LOVES all holidays!  ALL HOLIDAYS.  Seriously you have no idea how excited I get about Thanksgiving hahahah.

Got this lovely floral tank at Target.. I can't help but say this Target has some super cute clothes.  I'm fairly picky and don't like the way cheap clothes look or feel on but if you're choosy at Target you can find some really great things. 

My favorite story to tell is about a ruffled pink dress that I have (SHARON it's the same dress we both have!).  About a month ago I was eating lunch at Neiman's with a girlfriend and an older total high society type of woman with an amazing brown Hermes Kelly bag with gold hardware complete with two large Neiman Marcus shopping bags filled to the brim with clothes reached over and asked me where my dress was from.  I sheepishly told her I got it from Target.. and she responded by saying "Really?  Are you serious? I could have sworn you got it from the Chanel store!" 


I just thought this was so pretty!  Love the floral cutouts!

I went gaga over this romper :)  I'm getting super excited for my Mexico cruise now! Now all I need to go with this cute romper are some cute corkscrew wedges... Off to hunt for them right right now!

Don't forget to enter my gold birdcage bangle giveaway here!


  1. Food looks delicious!! Especially the Tutti Frutti, there's one around the corner from me... might have to go now!

    And love the clothes... great buy with the leopard scarf! I feel like it goes with everything.

  2. Thanks for your comment!!! Great blog!!! The food looks yummy!!!
    xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

  3. lol at the older woman! Just goes to show you don't have a spend a fortune to look good as long as you have a good eye to look out for good deals!

    The shabu shabu is so tempting, I'm so cold right now even though I'm in my own house *brr*

  4. The food looks amazing and great haul! I love your necklace too :) xx

  5. Hehe awesome we have Shabusen in Vancouver too! Though our city is kind of brimming with hot pot/bbq places so it's not one of our top picks. I guess that's one of the perks of living in a city full of foodies.

    Also love what happened with the high class older woman. Isn't it the best feeling ever to spend next to nothing on an outfit and look like a million bucks? :D

    Have a lovely weekend!

  6. You are making me hungry again! I love hotpot!

    And that floral cut out top is too adorable, I'll have to look for it next time I am at Target. And I really like your Neiman's encounter...really goes to show that it's not the clothes what make the girl but the girl that makes the clothes. :)

  7. your foood looks so yummy !! it's so cold here to get frozen yogurt!

    i am going to target to look for that floral top now !! so pretty..

    i wish we had zara close by...

  8. i love shabu shabu <3 super yummy on a cold day =]

    && great floral finds!!!
    lol cute story, it would have made my day too =p
    ohh lala mexicoooo

  9. Oh you're seriously making me hungry with your dinner pics! High five for rocking a Tarshay dress and foolin' the society dame. Great haul!

  10. Cute haul! I've never tried butter mochi squares before. They look yummy. =D

  11. MM I love Shabu Shabu! : )

    Perfect romper for spring! Can't wait for the weather to get warmer!

  12. I would love to try the mango & lychee froyo
    Squeeze The Pug

  13. omg that food looks so good! And your new purchases look also really amazing!:D

  14. Oh, the food looks so delicious *yummy*
    I love leopard print scarfs, so retro & chic :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  15. super cute! i love this!! the food looks so amazing! i love sf :)

  16. love the white top with the floral cut-outs!

  17. Someone thinking you bought a Target dress at Chanel???
    That would make my entire year.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  18. wooo shabu shabu! yummy! love those dresses. really cute and pretty!

    btw, check out my contest/giveaway if you're interested

  19. lisa what restaurant do you go to? i'd love to try it out

  20. @laura - you totally should! it's called shabusen it's in japantown :) i try to put the name of the restaurant in the title of my blog entries if it's a restaurant/eats entry :) that way you'll know the name of it easily! :)

  21. pretty floral top and lace top too!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Just Better Together
    come check out my cowl scarf giveaway

  22. Oh my, shabu shabu = yuummm!!! And the city is indeed so pretty at night!!! Thanks for your comment in my blog, hehehe...

  23. omg the food looks DELISH! I love, love, love that flora cut out top!

  24. cute tops :D love your pictures they turned out great especially your city one.

  25. Hi hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    I love Shabu Shabu!!! There are no good places for that in moco so I have to do it at home. You make me wanna be in SF! :)

  26. OMG THE ROMPER IS SO DAMN CUTE! Kyaaaaaah~ something I would totally buy!

  27. ahh i love your haul!! that romper is SOO CUUUUTE!!!