Finally, the biggest sale of the year is here: BLACK FRIDAY. That's right! Last year, I was so lucky to grab this Saint Laurent bag at 50% OFF (only 1 piece available), Jimmy Choo sandals and one of the Proenza Schouler bags at 50% OFF. This year, I've been eyeing some items for a very long time. I hope that I can get them.

Black Friday is extremely overwhelming, because there are sales everywhere, in the stores and on the websites. I personally do not like squeezing myself into a crowd of a hundred people. I love shopping in my comfortable corner at home, which is why online shopping is always my most favorite shopping mode. Then again, how do you know which website has the best Black Friday sales? Well, guess what? I'm going to give you an extensive list of websites with best offers, right here, right now.

Let's get yourself comfortable and your credit cards ready, IT'S TIME TO SHOP! :D

I. Websites Offer International Shipping
Shopping for designer shoes, handbags, clothes and accessories can never be so fun. With Black Friday sales, it's time for you to grab your dreamed-bags, shoes before anyone else.

Ann Taylor (Women's apparels, suits) 
Extra 50% OFF sale styles with code SHOPANNFREE standard shipping for orders over $175. 

Anthropologie (Women's apparels, shoes, house and home products)
Up to 70% OFF sitewide

Andrew Marc (Luxury Leather Jacket)
Up to 80% OFF sitewide on 28th Nov 2014, Up to 70% OFF on 29th Nov with code THANKSGETTING

Agent Provocateur (Luxury lingerie, swimwear, bridal lingerie)
Up to 20% OFF all styles. FREE worldwide shipping with code MINGLE

Allsole (Men and women shoes)
Sale up to 30% OFF from 28th Nov to 1st Dec. Free worldwide shipping. 

Up to 25% OFF sitewide + free shipping for US buyers

ASOS (US) (Men and women clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories)
Black Friday 30% OFF from 27th Nov (8pm EST) to 30th Nov (8pm EST) with CODE: TGIBFASOS (UK) Black Friday 20% OFF from 28th Nov (8pm GMT) to 2nd Dec (8am GMT) with CODE: CYBERWKND20
BB Dakota (Women's apparels). 
Black Friday sale up to 30% OFF with code THANKS30 from 27th Nov to 29th Nov.

Beauty Bar (Beauty products)
$15 off $75, $35 off $150, and $65 off $250
Enter code BBCYBER14 from 24th Nov to 9th December

Bloomingdales (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
50% OFF on selected items sitewide. Take $25OFF on every $200 you spend. For US buyers only, Free shipping with code SHIP150

Bluefly (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Up to 80% OFF. FREE shipping with code SHIP150
Dailylook (Women's clothing, shoes, handbags)
$30 OFF $100, $50 OFF $150, $80 OFF $200, with code BLACKFRIDAY14. Free shipping to 90 countries. Sale from 27th Nov to 30th Nov. 

DVF (Women's wrapped dress, handbags, accessories)
Fall Collections up to 40% OFF. Sale ends on 1st December. 

Farfetch (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Sale preview up to 40% OFF. Free shipping until 18th December (full price items only)

Free People (Clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories)
Black Friday sale up to 50% OFF on selected items. Sale on 28th Nov only. 

Forzieri (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Luxury Fall Sale up to 70% OFF.
25% OFF in season collection from 23 Nov to 30 Nov. Use code: BF2014.
Free shipping to UNITED STATES FREE RETURNS + TAXES & DUTIES PAID. Free shipping to Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Philippies, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE with minimum purchase €175. Use code FREEPLANT at checkout. 

J.Crew (Clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories)
Black Friday 30% OFF select full-price styles and additional 40% OFF sale + free shipping, no minimum purchase. Use code HOLIDAY. Sale ends on 30th Nov.  
John Lewis (Fashion, Homeware, Electrical, Tech gadgets)
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on all orders over £100 that we ship to Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Singapore and South Africa from 17 November (GMT) to 11 December (GMT) 2014.
Enter the code FREEDELIVERY upon checkout. 

Juicy Couture (Clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories)
50% OFF site wide plus FREE shipping with code JCBLACKSale starts from 26th Nov, ends on 30th Nov.

LastCall (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Extra 40% to 60%OFF EVERYTHINGFirst 100 customers (18 years old and above) will receive a Gift Card up to $1000. Store opens at 6am on 28th Nov. 

Les Nouvelles (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Get 25% OFF First Fall collections for Black Friday all week with code TURKEYTROT. Sales end 2nd December 2014.

Luisa Viaroma (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Winter Collection at 20% OFF, use code BF2060. Sale ends on 1st December 2014. Free shipping to Singapore and import fee included. 
Extra 20% OFF with code BFRS from 25th Nov to 2nd Dec. 

Missguided (US(Clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories)
30% OFF with code CYBER30, from 27th Nov to 1st Dec
Missguided (UK) 20% OFF with code CYBER20

Neiman Marcus (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Save up to 50% OFF when you take an additional 20% OFF. Free shipping and gift packing.

Net-a-porter (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Up to 50% OFF. Express worldwide delivery and FREE return.

Nordstrom (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Up to 40% OFF designer and non-designer items for kids, men, women, etc... FREE shipping for US buyers only :( not Singapore. But it's still, Nordstrom is always one of my favorite shopping sites. 

Pipelime (Women shoes, designer clothes, handbags and jewelry)
25% OFF site wide and a FREE trip for 2 to New York Fashion Week. Code IHEARTNYC
Sale opens on 28th Nov. 

Revolve Clothing (Clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories)
Sale up to 80% OFF selected items on 28th Nov to 30th Nov. FREE international shipping for orders above $100

Saks Fifth Avenue (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Sale up to 60% for selected style online through 28th Nov, in store through 26th Nov & 28th Nov.
Free shipping and return, use code HOLIDAY
For my US readers only, offers incredible deals on Black Friday.
Take extra 40%OFF your purchase, with code: GOBBLE
Free Shipping, with code FREESHIP

Shopbop (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
15% OFF orders of $250+
20% OFF orders of $500+
25% OFF orders of $1000+ 
Includes all full price & sale items. Use code GOBIG14 at checkout. FREE express international shipping and return. You'll receive your items within 3 days. I wrote about my shopping experience with Shopbop here

Ssense (Luxury shopping: designer shoes, bags, clothings and accessories)
Designer clothes, shoes up to 50% OFF.

From Thursday 27th November to Monday 1st December, you can get up to 50% OFF (with code UOBLACKOUT) on 1000’s of products, including Libertine Libertine, Carin Wester, Mink Pink, House of Holland, The Cambridge Satchel Company and many more!. FREE DELIVERY with the code BFDELIVERY 
Wanderlust + Co (Jewelry and accessories)
Get 30% OFF storewide with code THANKS30. Free worldwide delivery for purchase $50 and above. 

II. Websites offer shipping within US only
Alexis Bittar (Jewelry)
Sale up to 70% OFF online only plus FREE Shipping for all US orders. 

BaubleBar (Jewelry)
15% OFF for 2 items with code FRIDAY15
35% OFF for 4 items with code FRIDAY35

BlankNYC (Women's apparel)

$50 OFF $100 with code BLANK50
$100 OFF $300 with code BLANK100
$200 OFF $500 with code BLANK200 
Sales on 28th Nov only. Free ground shipping on all US orders.

Cynthia Vincent (Women's apparel)
Take 25% OFF with code NOW25. Free shipping on all US orders. 

C.Wonders (Women's apparel,  home decor and accessories for her)
40% OFF every little thing plus Free shipping over $100. 

Dolce Vita (High fashion footwear and clothing)
Up to 60% OFF, extra 20% OFF plus free shipping on all US orders with code BLACKFRIDAY14

H20PLUS (Beauty, Skincare)
Sale up to 60% OFF. 
$10 OFF purchase $50- $74, use code BF10
$15 OFF purchase $79- $99, use code BF15
$25 OFF purchase $100 or more, use code BF25
FREE shipping on orders above $25, use code SHIP25

Zappos (Online shoes, clothing, accessories)
FREE 2 day shipping on all orders. 

There you have it, a crazy amount of discount code, coupons and offers for you. It took me a day to summarize all of them. I hope I won't make you dizzy looking at it. Do you know any website that offers great Black Friday sale too? Please do share!

Thank you so much for reading. Please do come back this page again on 30th November, because I'll be sharing (another) favorite list of CYBERMONDAY Sale. Happy shopping everyone! 




 Porsche Design is writing a new chapter in the history of watchmaking and marking another milestone. Following more than 40 years of successful collaboration with renowned watchmakers, the luxury brand presents the Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 and Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition models. 

These two automatic chronographs mark the beginning of the era Timepieces made by Porsche Design. The watches, which are the first to be developed completely in-house, are designed on the basis of the same principles used by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche for the very first Porsche Design watch – the legendary Chronograph I: optimal readability, technical perfection, the highest quality materials and an absolute focus on functionality. Each of the new watch models is limited to 500 units only.

On 20th November, I was honored to be invited to the launch of Porsche Design limited edition timepieces and to learn about the whole story, the value and the history behind these precious watches. 

 With its first watch in 1972, Porsche Design introduced a style-defining classic: It was not a watch in the traditional sense, made from gold or silver. Rather, it was a revolutionary time measurement instrument designed entirely in matt black. The first watches to be developed completely in-house build on this tradition and continue the legacy of the Chronograph I with their non-compromising design. They are innovative precision tools, optimized in terms of case size and their finely crafted surfaces, as well as in terms of ease of use and wearer comfort. Porsche Design has taken advantage of the technical possibilities offered by the new millennium in implementing these new features, delighting both engineers and lovers of design alike.
 Functionality and aesthetics were equal partners in the mind of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, with neither taking priority over the other, and this conviction held by the founder set a trend that applies to this day. Nothing is there just for decoration: The impressively defined shapes are derived from the functionality and made from carefully selected, authentic materials that are assembled with the highly skilled workmanship. The aesthetics of the Timepiece No. 1 and Chronograph Titanium's dials further reflect this purism. The hands and bar indices are filled with white luminescent material so that the large dial is as clear as possible at all times. The white lettering also contrasts with the black instrument dial. The date is displayed level with the “3“.

 The two automatic chronographs have been developed entirely by Porsche Design Timepieces AG, based in Solothurn (Switzerland), and have also been manufactured in Switzerland. Both timepieces feature cases made from titanium, with a diameter of 42 millimeters. The black case of the Timepiece No. 1 is not painted, but is instead coated using a special procedure to make the matt black finish even more durable. With regard to technical features, both models are equipped with a mechanical Valjoux 7750 chronograph mechanism that has a power reserve of 48 hours. The blackened sapphire crystal case back that shows the inner workings of the exclusive, energy-optimised Porsche Design rotor is a real eye-catcher. The Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 with black rubber strap and the Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition with black calf leather strap are waterproof down to a depth of 50 metres (5 ATM) and are each limited to just 500 units.

Below are some photos from the launch that day! Congrats Porsche Design team on your successful launch and thank you so much for having me. 

Follow Porsche Design on FacebookInstagram for the latest fashion updates. 
Visit Porsche Design's first Asian store in Singapore: 
B2-41, Canal Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. 
Opening hours: 
Sunday- Thursday: 10am- 11pm
Friday- Saturday: 10am- midnight. 

Thank you so much for reading! 




The most beautiful time of the year is coming close, knocking on our doors (exactly one month away). It's also my second most favorite month in a year (after my birthday, of course). Christmas is what I'm talking about. While I get excited looking at the sparkling lights on the streets, I feel nervous thinking "What to buy" for my loved one's too. Shopping for Christmas can be quite stressful and overwhelming, I know. If you are not good at buying gifts for people, I'd recommend you to start planning as early as possible.

Even with that, some of you might still face challenges when it comes to finding the right gifts for people that you care about. How do you know what to buy for your brother, your sister, your niece, nephew, mom, dad, girlfriend, boyfriend, and the list goes on. Well, guess what? You've just come to the right place.

For the first time on, I'm extremely happy to share with you my Holiday Gift Guide, the best Christmas gift ideas for her, him, boys, girls, and many more. So stay tuned for more gift guide blog posts coming your way.

Let's kick off the Holiday Gift Guide series with the first blog post: Gifts For Her.

The Pink Lady
 1. Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Eau de Toilette- S$92- S$140
2. Ettika Hamsa Lariat Necklace- S$79- Other designs here  
4. Chicwish Basic Fluffy Sweater in Pink- S$50.92 (on sale)- Similar items here
8. Michael Kors Watch- S$200- S$400.
9. EOS lips balms- S$40
10. Stay cute beanie- S$24. 

The Black Edition
If she is someone who is obsessed with black, The Black Edition set is what you need. 

1. Chicwish Contrast Stripes V-neck Crop Sweater- S$55 (currently on sale)- Other designs here
4. TOM Sunglasses S$150- S$250
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs watch- S$200- S$300
7. Coach wallet- S$265
9. Coco Chanel Noir Perfume- S$260- S$300
10. Giorgio Armani bodycream- S$111

The Golden Girl
I'm the type of girl who can go crazy over Gold. Just buy me any of these gifts, I'll be happy all year round :D. 
2. Fossil Watch - S$100- S$250

There you have it! Christmas gifts for her. Pamper yourself this Christmas with these lovely gifts, or even better, hint your man to buy them for you.
SHOP THIS PAGE or THIS PAGE for more gift choices.
Thank you so much for reading! 




Two weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday with a few groups of people that I love. It was the 30th birthday, just in case you are wondering. Whoever searched on Google "Crystal Phuong age" a couple of days ago, you have your answer *smile*. (I check my Google Analytic everyday, and I'm amazed at what people are searching on the internet, every time). 

Anyway, I've officially joined the Club 30! 

I used to be scared of thinking about number 30, realizing that I've gone through one third of a human's life, and knowing I haven't achieved as much as I wanted to. Women at the age of 30 are deemed old, by default, in my country, and I grew up with that thinking in my head for 20 good years. I should have at least 2 kids by the time I was 30, like many other women in Vietnam. Living abroad for a long time gives me the opportunity to look at things from very different perspectives. 

I think and strongly believe that Women at the age of 30 are not old. In fact, I've never felt so young, so energetic, so excited about everything. I've gone through enough pains to realize the value of happiness. Every moment that I'm upset, I'll lose a second of happiness. I've learned many lessons from my  mistakes and gained many experiences from my failures. I do things with purpose, plan the future accordingly, and improve myself every single day. When I was 20, my mood often changed like the Fall weather: chilling in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cold in the evening. I struggled to find out about who I am, and who I want to be. Right now, at 30 years old, I have all the answers I need (pretty much). I don't feel upset for no reason, and be happy all of sudden. Everything happens for a reason. 

I love with all my heart, but never forget to bring my brain with me when it comes to relationships. I'm responsible for myself and for others. All of that makes me appreciate the number 30 even more. It gives me the strength, the knowledge, and the experience to conquer the world. 

On another note, I'd like to dedicate this blog post to my friends, my sisters, and you, who always think that you are old at the age of 30. You are not. I received this sweet little message from a birthday card: "Remember, it's not how old you are, but how young you feel. Age is just a number". Now, I'm sharing it with you! 

Happy fabulous 30! 

Some photos from my birthday celebrations 2 weeks ago. I had not only one, but 4 celebrations in total. First celebration was with my best team. 

Sandwiched in between Jazz and Charlene.

Mitch (left) and Arthur. 

Arthur & Sueyi. 

With Jacqueline

and Hong- the best manager I've ever had. Can't imagine how my life would be without him. I love this guy so much, and he is not even my boyfriend. Strange! 

With Kuan Yin 

Delicious Japanese lunch with my good friend @donrichmond, who never fails to bring me to nice places to eat. But then, he always makes me laugh so hard that I can't eat anything. #notcomplaining 

Third celebration with my 3 angels, who used to be in CrystalPhuong's team. From left to right: Hong, Alicia, Faith and Sherlene. 

Fourth celebration was the most romantic and mysterious dinner, I've ever had.  Everything was kept as a secret until the last minute, including the birthday gift. I wasn't worried as I knew Mr. Right would never disappoint me. I was right. It was the lovely candle light dinner (just how I like it) with delicious food, nice ambience, and perfect company. How about the birthday gift? It's the most thoughtful gift that I've ever received. A 3D version of myself in Crystal frame that glows in the dark. It's insanely beautiful, truly one of a kind and totally Crystal. 

Thank you so much everyone for the birthday messages, your love and support! You have no idea how much they mean to me. 
Have you passed your 30th birthday yet? How did or do you feel about turning30? 

H &M Ankle strap sandals (old)- Currently obsessed with this one
Twinbag Heart edition- Thanks to Porsche Design
Coach sunglasses (old)- Similar here
Michael Kors watch- Gorjana necklaces.