Friday, 30 March 2012

Mustard kimono

As promised, here is the reveal of the entire mustard outfit.

Sorry I made you guys wait an extra day. Those suspender tights needed to be shared first.

So we remember this from 2 posts ago.

One teaspoon Mustard kimono from J2J2, tiffany and co elsa peritti hearts, wilfred silk top, brown woven maxi skirt cambridge satchle co fluoro, faux fox tail, Spring outfit

What I forgot to mention was the origin of these 2 Elsa Peretti open heart sterling charms.

They are 2 of my most valuable thrift finds. I got them at the Value Village in Burnaby. Each were only $10.00. Hard to believe I actually contemplated whether I should get both of them. Good thing I did, or else I would be kicking myself everyday.

Here is the outfit!

One teaspoon Mustard kimono from J2J2, tiffany and co elsa peritti hearts, wilfred silk top, brown woven maxi skirt cambridge satchle co fluoro, faux fox tail, Spring outfit

One Teaspoon mustard kimono from J2 Clothing

Wilfred Silk top from Aritzia

Woven maxi skirt from Talize

Aldo clogs

Cambridge Satchel Co bright orange Fluoro purse from Holt Renfrew

Faux foxtail from Front and Company


I think these harvest colours go so well together. There is something about an understated outfit that combines to harmoniously.

I chose to add pops of colour with my accessories, and that included these 2 hair flowers from H&M.

One teaspoon Mustard kimono from J2J2, tiffany and co elsa peritti hearts, wilfred silk top, brown woven maxi skirt cambridge satchle co fluoro, faux fox tail, Spring outfit

I love how fun these sleeves are. Added drapey volume gets me everytime, it's all style and no bulk.

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My favourite thing, this kimono is totally beltable and it changes the whole look. Pieces that can be worn in multiple ways maximizes bang for the dollar.

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Season appropriate outfits are a thing of the past. As I browse other blogs, I see that fashion envelopes are being stretched to the max.

Colours, pattern and texture show up year around. Even though this outfit reminds of golden bushels of grain during an autumn harvest it's also ever so appropriate for the spring time. The seasonality is show cased via the light weight and flowiness of the fabrics.

Now if it will just stop raining.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Reunited...

...and it feels so good!

With my black suspender tights that is!

The black counter part of these tights were bought together but never seen the light of day. Reason being, I ripped them even before I was done putting both legs through.

Anger and frustration could not even begin to cover my emotions that moment. As the comic book guy from the Simpsons would say, "there's no emoticon to describe what I am feeling right now".

However, yesterday I was reunited with them thanks to a lovely friend of mine! You know who you are :)

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House of Holland Super Suspenders from ASOS


Except, these are even better. They are mesh instead of the typical nylon material. When I removed them from the package they already feel much sturdier. That's not to say I will treat them any less carefully.

I can't wait to take them out for a spin.

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Blue sheer ombre shirt from Talize
White tank top from Aritzia
Gingham shorts from Forever21
Harajuku pumps from Winners


This sheer ombre blouse is from a recent Talize haul. It's over sized but super easy to wear. It can be left open, or tied at the waist.

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A perfect spring outfit when finished with my bright yellow Gucci Charmy purse.

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By the way, my Tobi haul also arrived on the same day.

The tights took precedence because I have decided to do a YouTube video reveal.

Hope you guys will stay tuned for that.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spring Colour Trends, mustard?

From colour denims to floral bottoms to Aztec prints, it seems this spring is going to be a slightly psychedelic one.

Even my previous post heavily embraces the idea.

But for some reason, all I have been buying lately are muted colours that are in the family of harvest colours, from gold to mustard, to oatmeal, to almond and avocado.

Amongst the sea of brights and print, somehow I find myself gravitating to the calm of more muted tones with solid colours through out.

Let's see what the trend forecast for Spring/Summer 2012 is out on the interweb's world of fashion.

From Fashionising.com these are the Spring colour trends for 2012.

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Spring Colour Trends, Fashionising.com,, Wysteria, Asian Bronze, Shanghai Mist, Earth Anemone, Oxygen, Baby Doll, Marshmallow Rhubarbe Jelly, Babychick, Grape, Marsala

Glad to see some oatmeal and avocado and almond in there.

Refinery29 also predicted harvest colours when they were doing their trend casting.

These were the looks on the runway during Winter 2011 looking forward to 2012.

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I accept this with full embrace and here is a sneak peak of my next outfit postnext next outfit post.

Mustard and bright orange? It can be.

Mustard kimono from J2J2, tiffany and co elsa peritti hearts, wilfred silk top, brown woven maxi skirt cambridge satchle co fluoro, faux fox tail

Oh, one quick note, now all my images can be easily pinned to all your pin boards on Pinterest. Join in on the fun.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

On a sunny day

Vancouver may not get very many of these, but when she does, she is the most beautiful city in the world.

This past weekend we were blessed with such amazing weather.

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These sunglasses I bought came just in handy.

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It's finally warm enough to frolic around sans coat.

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Light blue tights layered over sheer black tights, both from Urban Outfitters

Shoes from Talize

Mirrored aviators from Blue Ruby

Bring yellow bow tie belt from Gentille Alouette

Cambridge Satchel Company bright orange Fluoro bag from Holt Renfrew

Faux fox tail from Front and Company

I hope this Spring is not so rainy. Even though I wear colours all year round, it feels great to know that soon the city will also be matching.

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I got this denim crop jacket a long time ago. I think it was from Guess.

At the time I was so excited to wear it, but it ended up being neglected in my closet. When I was looking for something to finish my outfit, this jacket did an amazing job.

Cropped jacket and high-waisted skirt help elongate the entire body.

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It was actually even warm enough for me to not wear a jacket for a bit.

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I really like this dress, especially after I hemmed it into a high low skirt by pinning the front portion. Very similar to how I hemmed this dress.

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I wish I could stay out longer to enjoy the sun that day.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Musical appreciation: Spring Time by Yiruma

Yes, I know that it has been spring for about a week already.

It is finally beginning to feel like it too coming off the beautiful weekend.

I will ignore the full week rain forecast for now.

I hope Vancouver will prove the meteorologists wrong.

To lift my spirit, I want to share this beautiful Yiruma piano piece with you guys.

Enjoy :)

Spring Time -- Yiruma


Also, stay tuned for my spring outfit post. Here is a sneak peak.

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Happy Monday.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

My Tobi Haul

Tobi.com has the cutest items! Ever since I discovered this amazing Free People Ruffle Peplum Peacoat that I dedicated an entire post to.

Ever since I have always kept an close eye but never actually ordered anything...

...until now that is.

The Siren song of these items were too beautiful for me to resist.

The first thing that caught my eye was this Who's Dot Pocket Shirt in black and white polka dots.

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I love how it is subtle from the front, but when you turn around, BAM, polka dot city! The sheerness makes it a great layering piece. I can even wear this as an over top to the beach. I will definitely be doing it.

Then this Bien Bien Skull and Jeweled Cheetah Clutch made its way into the shopping bag as well.

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It is so Alexander McQueen-ish. It can pretty much go with every other item I have also purchased.

The next item I actually stared at for a while before I added it to the shopping bag. Not because I was hesitating over it. But because I couldn't not stop staring at it.

The Maxi'd Out Halter Dress in black.

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This would be so easy to wear for the summer. I just hope the weather would cooperate so I will have many chances to wear it.

Then, the polar opposite of the black dress.

I actually never really buy white dressed. But something about this one...

The Cameo Undercover Mesh Dress in White.

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Scrolling through, these shorts would have matched so well with the polka dot top.

It is called the Hot & Delicious Lined Up Shorts.

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I would have to agree, it is definitely hot and delicious.

Not to mention, those shorts would be an amazing paring to this shirt.

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This red Cals Collection Hankerchief top is absolutely amazing. Conservative from the front and surprising from behind.

Finally, these super fun Darla Sunglasses would definitely become my eye wear staple for all those sunny days.

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I can't wait to receive these and incorporate them into my summer and spring wardrobe. The best part of it all, they were all on sale!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Chanel's Little Black Jacket

Ah my site is back up from maintenance.

I hope you guys enjoy the new look.

To welcome myself back I would like to post about one piece of amazing and luxurious item that I one day hope to own.

Chanel's iconic little black tweed jacket.

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What's even more amazing about this classic and iconic piece is the way it is constructed.



The meticulous craftsmanship is amazing!

Here we can see the jacket in action.


This would be like my little black dress, but instead my little black jacket over my little red, orange, yellow or multi-coloured dresses.

One day Chanel, one day. Just like many more items from you talented design house I wish to own.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Waiting for spring to come

Tis mid March already and the dreaded spring daylight savings time has come and gone.

However, the erratic weather has not made leaving winter an easy process.

It almost as if Vancouver is undecided, just last week we had a day that was sunny, hailing, raining, cloudy and sleeting and back to sunny again.
I can’t wait to retire my winter coat, but right now, it is the only thing keeping me from freezing to death.

From the trends on the streets, looks like this spring will be a very bright, cheery and flowery one; which is great news to me.
I am a year round psychedelic in terms of the way I dress; does this mean I will finally be able to blend in for once?

Pause and think… Well since the weather is protesting plumage, why not celebrate with what I am hoping is the last few days to dress in fur.

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We were blessed with erratic weather once again this past weekend. I am willing to put up with it if it means amazing sun sets at dusk time.
My Obakki over coat is doing its job to keep me warm. Though I could have worn thicker tights.

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My favourite thing about colder weather is the fact that I can be draped in luxurious fur. This fur collar is really one of my most favourite Salvation Army find.

The H&M hair flower and the hair feathers from Little Burgundy adds a nice touch to the whole look.

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I like how I am accented by three different colour of fur in this outfit. Somehow, they work harmoniously well together. The orange sheen on foxy mage purse, the multi tonal brown hue of the boot add ons and the rich auburn of the fur collar all tie in with each other.

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For a second, I am mesmerized by the beauty of the setting sun. What is it about earth colours. This outfit was pulled for me by the forces of nature.

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Time for me to go perhaps, as should winter, so a cycle can begin anew with the birth of spring.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Almond milk and silky flow

What is it about liquid forms of solid items??

I love easy consumption. The less I have to do to actually get something into my stomach the more I will like that thing.

Well, it's probably not always the case.

But in this instance of almond vs almond milk, the liquid form wins hands down.

almond milk, almods

with out further adieu, my almond milk inspired outfit..

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One week ago, March 2nd to 3rd, Obakki had their warehouse sale again. I can never resist designer items at non-designer pricing.

I scored many amazing items. This silk shirt and sheer maxi skirt are amongst them.

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Since we are still in transition of the seasons, these Aldo clogs are the perfect foot wear. They are actually really warm, yet doesn't really feel too wintry because the back is open.

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This is an effortless outfit, so comfortable to wear and drapes so nicely. Low maintenance and comfortable.

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The colours definitely remind me of almonds and the delicious liquid, even the flowy skirt reminds me of the free flowing liquid when poured out of the carton.

Thus, here, a moment captured in eternity.

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Only in motion, can the beauty of this skirt truly be captured in full.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Current Obsessions

Whew what a week has it been.

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I have been fairly busy at work, training has just commenced for my new project.

But enough about that.

To help me get through last week, these three things were crucial. You could say I am somewhat obsessed with them.

First is Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook.

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After three weeks of trying, I have finally landed on the top spot amongst my other much more skilled friends.

Second is almond milk.

almond milk

I love the nutty but subtly sweet flavour of this cool liquid. I also appreciate the extra injection of calcium it provides me as well.

Finally, I am obsessed with watching Youtube hair tutorials! The girls that make them are absolutely amazing! After getting the ideas from the following 2 videos, My hair has never turned our better.

First, I learned how to curl my hair properly from this video.


Her channel is not really purely dedicated to hair tutorials, there are many fun videos about fashion and shopping. Check The Coolios out.

Second, I got the idea for this hair style from this video.


Her channel is purely dedicated to hair tutorials. 3X haha is this young and cute girl that is amazingly creative when it comes to hair. I have tried out 2 of her hair styles already, and loved both of them.

Even though the outcome of my hair really looks nothing like either of their tutorials, I am still happy to have expanded my horizon of self grooming.

youtube hair tutorial hair, hm sequence rainbow dress, H&M dress, curly red hair

youtube hair tutorial hair, hm sequence rainbow dress, H&M dress, curly red hair

The curls ended up staying all day, which never happens pre-hair-tutorials. It's like I am having an ultra amazing hair day.

Alas, this is a fashion blog, I have decided to pull 2 outfits inspired by my first two obsessions to go with my self assumed "amazing" hair day.

First outfit is inspired by Bejeweled Blitz.

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I love all jewel tones, and I have the perfect dress to embody them all.

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This rainbow sequence dress is from H&M.

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I chose to go gold on gold with this Aldo clutch.

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I love how playful it is, and just so happens I have shoes that matched it exactly. I don't remember where I got these vintage rainbow flats, I want to say Talize.

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As if the outfit is not interesting enough already, I have decided on these tights. They are from Aldo as well, I just love the chain link back seam.

One outfit down, one more to go.

Stay tuned to see the almond milk inspired outfit in the next entry.

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