Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sponsor- Thank you!


Thanks to my wonderful sponsors for keeping my blog up and running! Also, thanks to my fabulous readers for supporting my sponsors who continue to make this blog possible.





Energize your space with this vibrant, delightful classic double gourd shape lamp! Available in 10 custom color combinations.


This glamorous gilded tiered lotus lamp is absolutely swoon-worthy! I would put this beautiful lamp in a living room or a bedroom to make a chic design statement.



Love this gorgeous modern, industrial inspired pendant! I would use this delightful pendant in a dining room or kitchen. Perfect for a rustic farmhouse or a modern, industrial setting.



Transform your home instantly with this beautiful and timeless lantern! Available in antique silver as well.



Exuding style, luxury and timelessness, this stunning chandelier is perfect for those looking for a touch of glam for their homes.



This sleek and stylish wall sconce is the perfect mix of modern and vintage. I would use it as a pair to highlight a beautiful artwork or a modern mirror. Available in bronze as well.




Make a huge design statement in your foyer, living room, bedroom or a bathroom with this gorgeous, glamorous mirror!



This stunning Chinese Chippendale mirror will add some 'wow factor' in your home. Place it on your foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom or bathroom to add some Asian flair. Available in white as well!



Inject some style and beauty in your home with this handsome cowhide rug! Available in two other patterns as well!




Animal prints are the new neutral and this classic pattern couldn't be a more perfect fit for a chic, glamorous abode!


Create instant style and "wow factor" in your space with this gorgeous, decorative pagoda shelves etagere. Such a perfect piece to display your precious personal collection! Available in white as well.










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Friday, April 29, 2016

A product review and a giveaway- The Gussy waterproof handbag rain covers!


If you are a bag lover like me, you would likely leave your most coveted bags or purses at home when it's raining outside to protect them from water stains. Sometimes, having just an umbrella isn't enough because the poor bag will still ended up catching lots of little rain droplets that leave a permanent mark. I have tried covering my bag with plastic bag in the rain and trust me, it's not a stylish solution. 

Instead of enjoying my beautiful leather bags and my fancy designer bags, I find myself constantly worrying about them getting ruined in the rain or snow! I just want to be able to pick a handbag based on my mood or my outfit and not based on that day's weather or weather forecast. Truth to be told, I am tired of carrying my least favorite handbag during those rainy or snowy days! 

So how do we protect our beloved designer handbags from the unpredictable weather? There is finally a great solution! Can you imagine getting a pretty raincoat for your bags? Now, The Gussy offers smart and stylish waterproof handbag rain covers for your bags and purses! Check this out, my lovelies!







Aren't these rain covers fabulous? They absolutely fit right in with your day-to-day ensemble!

I was thrilled to be offered some fabulous samples to try! These are the two rain covers I received from The Gussy recently.


Front view.


Close up!


Back view.


I am truly in love with this gorgeous rain cover! Featuring a witty, original trompe l'oeil design by New York artist Susan B. Allen, this rain cover looks charming and absolutely chic! The beautiful minimalist design and neutral khaki color would work well with any bags or outfits! 


Front view.


Back view.


This black rain cover is just as stunning! The contrasting beige trim is definitely a lovely touch. Exuding style, sophistication and elegance, you can't go wrong with this beautiful bag protector!

Both Gussy rain covers are generously sized (36" width by 16" height) and will fit larger bags, whether it's a crossbody bag, hobo bag, tote bag- you name it! They can also be used to protect suitcases, rolling bags, computer cases, diaper bags, briefcases and even a beach bag! 

Made of sturdy, lightweight waterproof polyester, a material similar to those of a good raincoat, the material is well-made and looks durable. I like that they are pretty easy to use too. You just slip the strap through the middle flap and reattach the velcro and that's it! A sleeve is included with each rain cover as well.

Overall, I am pleased with both my bag rain covers! Now, I can protect my favorite bags in style and not having to worry about ruining them during the rainy days. Instead, I am going to embrace the rain so I can show off my rain covers! #EmbraceTheRain 

A must-have accessory for anyone who loves style and fashion. It also makes a perfect gift for the fashionable ladies in your life! Highly recommended!

*I have received these products to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Go get yours here!

Here's another great news. The Gussy has decided to give away a rain cover to one lucky winner! (The winner can pick any rain cover of her choice!)

This giveaway is open to US readers only (sorry my international friends)!

To enter:

Be a follower of Mix And Chic blog via Google Friend Connect, visit The Gussy and let me know which is your favorite rain cover on the comment section below. Please also follow The Gussy on Twitter. (one entry)

For example: I am now following you on GFC and The Gussy on Twitter. My favorite rain cover is ............

For additional entries (an extra entry for each of the following):

1. 'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

2. 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Twitter and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a 
separate comment to let me know as well.)

3.'Follow' Mix And Chic on Pinterest and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)  

4. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment. 

5. Tweet about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

6. Blog about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

7. Bonus question: Let me know what you love about The Gussy.

The last day for entries is May 8, 2016. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Monday, May 9, 2016. Good luck, ladies!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Favorite room of the week!


I absolutely love this gorgeous living room! Designed by Tobi Fairley, this room feels elegant and sophisticated. The pairing of rich peacock blue velvet sofa with the beautiful gold leaf table lamps exudes high style and luxury. The modern abstract art, brass elements and wonderful details make this room shines even more. Such a chic and visually compelling space, what's not to love? Your thoughts?



Photo credit: Tobi Fairley

Interior or exterior window shading - Which will it be?


This article is provided by Ann Bui.

Purchasing new window treatments is a major home upgrade and hefty investment, certainly not the kind of decision you make every day. With so many window shading options available, how do you choose?

Exterior window shading- specifically, exterior rolling shutters and retractable solar screens- is the best choice if you want to strategically add value to your home and save money on energy bills while keeping it cool and clean.

Unmatched Cooling Power

When it comes to blocking the sun’s heat, outdoor shading products are more efficient in keeping your house cool than interior options. Exterior rolling shutters block the heat outside the house and retractable solar screens absorb the heat- but either way, heat is reduced before it reaches your home’s interior. That’s because exterior shades are installed away from the glass, allowing solar radiation to rise and dissipate into the air before it has time to warm the glass.

Interior blinds, on the other hand, block light but trap the sun’s heat inside the house. In the same way a convection oven circulates hot air to cook your food, the heated air trapped between the window shades and the glass rises, pulling cool air from the floor towards the ceiling. Instead of blowing away in the wind, the heated air cycles back around, making the room warmer and warmer.

The difference is significant; exterior window shades can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. Conversely, you can retract them in the winter to let solar heat warm your home’s interior.

Saves Energy

Rolling shutters and solar screens can be applied to any glass window or door to reduce the sun’s glare and excessive heat. When your house is cooler, you run the air conditioner less, which reduces energy consumption. Who does not want to lower their utility bill? And if you really want to save energy, you can upgrade to solar powered motorized rolling shutters and solar screens.

View-Friendly

Unlike rolling shutters, solar screens are semi-transparent; they block harmful UV rays, but not the view. So you can still enjoy watching the sunset, but without frying. Solar screens block 90% of the sun’s UV rays, which protects your skin, furniture and floors and lets you reclaim living areas lost to bright light and excessive heat.

Less Cleaning

Hate to dust? Blinds and drapes accumulate dust and dirt inside the house which require constant cleaning. With rolling shutters and solar screens installed outside your home, you will have a much cleaner environment inside the house. When not in use, they roll up neatly into an inconspicuous metal enclosure, keeping them clean and protecting them from the elements.

Interested in Exterior Shutters or Solar Screens?

European Rolling Shutters in San Jose, CA is the Bay Area’s exterior shading expert offering a range of energy-saving products customized to fit your home, including retractable awnings and pergola covers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cool designer alert- Patrick Mele!


Introducing talented young designer, Patrick Mele. With an eye for color and a penchant for the bold and sophisticated, it's unsurprising that his designs are so captivating and exciting! Let's check out his gorgeous work below!




















Such sophisticated, striking rooms! I love the way he uses scale and color unexpectedly to create delightful and visually interesting spaces. There's so much to be inspired by his unique style and beautiful designs, don't you think? He is definitely a designer to watch! Are you drawn to his bold and exciting work as well? Your thoughts?

To learn more about the designer and his work, please visit: