Showing posts with label Spring outfit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring outfit. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Cherry Blossoms






Spring is here, and nature always welcomes the fairest season with the fairest flowers.

Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms

Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms

Perfect opportunity for me to pull an outfit inspiration.


A floral scarf tied together as a top and a vintage skirt floral bottom captures the essence of the cherry blossom perfectly.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms, vancouver fashion blogger spring outfit

Paired with a nude blazer and my vintage Chanel, I am so ready for spring.

Soon summer with be here and it's nothing but crop tops and short shorts :) Probably not, but in my mind that's what I wish to dress like all the time.

Hence why I have started a regular exercise plan with the help of ClassPass that has been putting into a good mood.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms, vancouver fashion blogger spring outfit

Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms, vancouver fashion blogger spring outfit

Doesn't really look like it in these photos. The reason why I look so melancholy is actually just because the glare from the sun is making it hard for my eyes to stay open. Other wise, these flowers are definitely putting me in high spirits.


But I must say I am slightly sad, the pedals are already starting their descent from the tree branches. We would have to wait another year before they come back again.

I am glad I was able to capture their beauty this year.

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Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms

Vancouver Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossoms

Outfit: Floral scarf from Dynamite
Vintage floral skirt from Pat's Vintage
BCBG blazer
Vintage Chanel Purse


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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sons of Granville

Why am I staring at this particular portion of Granville street with such fondness and admiration?

I promise you it's not just because of the graffiti.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

It's because this happened there a couple of nights ago.

Sons of Granville, Buskers, Street performance, amazing musicians

They are not just any buskers, they are a group called the Sons of Granville.

Here is a taste of their amazing talent.



These guys are absolutely amazing. When we walked by, they were just in between songs; however, judging from the crowd that has gathered, Mike and I decided to stop and listen.

I was not prepared for what happened in the next 10 minutes.

The first song I was able to catch is titled Sons of Granville. The guitar intro by Matthew Lennox had a distinct Spanish flare, brings me to a place where a Matador is readying himself to enter the fighting ring. I knew at that moment I was in for a treat. Then the viola was brought to life by Thomas Beckman. I felt chills run down my entire body.

I have always loved string instruments, the sounds made by a bow against string resonates with my very core. Especially that of which brought forth by the viola. I am not a musical expert by any means, please bare with me as I get across my most genuine feeling of admiration via limited terms I am able to use to describe how their music has moved me.

So chills, they lasted through the entire song, and waves would wash over me with the natural progression of their song, so passionate and soulful.

When the song ended I was still frozen. Reveling...

I looked over at Mike and I can see he was also impressed.

When Matthew said they only had one CD left, I jumped at the chance to own it.

As luck would have it, they performed a final song, appropriately titled Swagger, a quality as all of these guys undoubted possess.

Again, the notes from the expertly played instruments ring out, anchored by Jerrett Plett on drums.

My hand finds Mike's and I never want the moment to end.

Next day I woke up and knew what my next entry was going to be.

With an outfit inspired by this Brian Croft painting, we set out to capture Granville in the day light.

Sometimes, I wish I lived there.

Granville street at night 1948, Brian Croft paintings of Vancouver, Historical paintings, Old vancouver

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Pink sequins sleeve blazer from Forever21
Numph bow print dress that I wore as a top from J2
Black tutu from Gentille Alouette
Korean garter tights from a stand in Metrotown
Chunky platform pumps from Le Chateau
Vintage Bottega Venatta woven cross body from Ann's Fabulous Finds

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Then I spotted these.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I realize these photos are all more focused on my than Granville itself. However, these are all the places the music of Sons of Granville would reach.

As the day winds down, we part ways with the bustling street.

Image from Vancouver Tours

Granville Street Vancouver from Vancouvertour.net, Vancouver Tours

With one last look back at the street, I walk off and Granville street has forever changed for me.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I smirk as I remember the tickets I have back home for their up coming show. April 27th 8pm at the Denman Place Theatre. Tickets are only $15 plus service charges.

If you are also mesmerized by the way they translate their soul for the world to hear, please join me at their concert.

As I dedicate to you in closing, a song about freedom.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Silk Obakki Floral Kimono

Noticing a trend? I love kimonos, they are the "it" item in my closet right now.

For this spring, it is a guarantee that I will reach for them time and time again.

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The feeling of being hugged by amazing fabrics of the finest silk is an incredible feeling. This whole outfit is from Obakki. The craftsmanship of the garment is incredible.

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Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Sometimes, after a long week, all you need is walk around town. Especially when the maxi skirt offers so much movement with each step I take.

Soon, we happen upon this amazing graffiti wall. The colours are the most amazing shades of pink.

Artistry is found all around us.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

The innocent whimsy of the girl with the dandelion makes me yearn for summer.

I wish I too can release a flurry of life with the release of one breath.

Obakki Silk Floral Kimono, Silk Floral Kimono, Obakki Oatmeal colour shirt, Obakki brown silk maxi skirt, brown shiftted boots, Gucci purse, Grafitti wall

Here I present to you, the journey that brought me to the wall of inspiration.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

House of Holland Pretty Polly Mesh Super Suspender Tights from Asos, Suspeder Tights, Asos tights, Asos, House of Holland tights, Pretty Polly tights, Mesh suspender tights, blue umbre shirt from talize, tank top from aritzia, ginham shorts from forever 21, harajuku pumps from winners

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.

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.