Thursday, November 27, 2014

Leopard Print Coat and Oversized Mustard Sweater

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Old Navy animal print cocoon coat | Zara oversized mustard sweater 
| Gap jeans | Winners ankle boots | Winners crossbody | Joe Fresh necklace

Can you really go wrong with an animal print and an earth tone colour such as this mustard? This coat has been a favourite this year (as seen here and here) - the cocoon shape is not only perfect for a loose and casual look with minimal layers, it is also ideal for days when layers and layers are required. I have always been obsessed with knit sweaters in the last (see posts herehere, and here), but lately I've been gravitating toward thinner and drappier ones. 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Ideas For Her: Cozy Basics Under $50


1. Joe Fresh Long-Sleeve Plaid Button-Front Shirt
2. Asos Felt Floppy Hat With Rope Band Detail (SALE)
3. Asos Oasis Suede Bow Gloves
4. Joe Fresh Moto Jacket
5. Forever 21 Collarless Faux Fur Vest
6. Asos Oversized Knit Scarf
7. H&M Chunky Heel Boots (SALE)
8. Kate Spade New York Geek Chic Rabbit Fur Ear Muffs (SALE)
9. Free People Geometric Socks
10. Old Navy Patterned Waffle-Knit PJ Leggings (SALE)

As much as I'm drawn to sequins and jewels and sparkles, the practical side of me always wins, besides, living in Toronto, the only everyday pieces I want to wear in the winter are warm and cozy basics, so of course my very first holiday gift guide's theme had to be this. Perhaps the best part: they're all under $50!

I took my time to make sure that these picks have one's head to toe covered! But wait, you might say, shouldn't those pajama leggings be part of a "Homebody" edition instead? OK, you're right, but I couldn't resist those polar bears, and let me just make the argument that some days you really need to layer them under your jeans for extra warmth. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Felt Hat, Knit Sweater, and Jeans

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Black Rivet beige faux leather jacket (similar) | Joe Fresh cream knit sweater (similar) |
Winners Kenneth Cole distressed boyfriend jeans (similar) | Winners ankle boots (similar)
| Steve Madden crossbody (similar) | Joe Fresh felt hat (similar)

I've sung these jeans so much praises, as seen in posts here and here, anymore and I'm sure I'll sound like a broken record. Wearing a cozy knit sweater with some distressed jeans is also not the most innovative thing anyone's ever done. So I'm going to talk about - the hat. I wore my Joe Fresh straw hat like crazy during the summer, (see here and here) by association (and by that I mean them of the same brand) I thought I'd love this one as well. Well, I was right. Well, what can I say? I'm just good like that. (Not really. I just choose not to talk the times when I'm wrong. :-/ )


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Denim Jacket, Striped Tee, and Knit Dress

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H&M denim jacket (similar) | Old Navy striped tee (here) | Limité knit dress (similar)
| Zara satchel (similar) | Joe Fresh loafers (similar)

The beauty of basics is that they can be layered in a million ways. This denim jacket and striped shirt can probably be worn with anything and everything in my closet, on this particularly beautiful day, I went with a cozy and comfortable knit dress instead of my usual jeans - after all, Toronto's weather was not going to stay warm much longer, so opportunities to wear dresses had to be seized.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Faux Leather Jacket, Tee, and Jeans

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Urban Outfitters faux leather bomber jacket (similar) | J.Crew vintage tee (here)
| Zara light wash jeans (similar) | RW&Co snakeskin belt (similar)
| Skechers sneakers (similar) | Winners MMS quilted crossbody (similar)

We often hear the word "uniform" when it comes to everyday dressing, and some days, OK, most days, mine would consist of a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. Such blank canvas is the best foundation to add on layers, accessories, or statement pieces, but on this day I decided to go minimal by simply adding a faux leather jacket and a small amount of animal skin on the belt.

Alright - I admit I ran out of time because I spent all of it on my hair, so many people make sock buns look and sound so easy to do, I'm just not one of them, yet.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Envy: Oversized Plaid Scarfs (AGAIN) and Ways To Wear

It was this time last year when I posted about these ubiquitous oversized plaid scarfs, and not surprisingly - the trend is even more prevalent this year. Being in Toronto and experiencing our colder-by-the-day weather, I definitely am all for it. While I didn't purchase the exact picks I listed out in my envy post, I did accumulate a few, such as this houndstooth one worn here

Not only are they the coziest accessories you can ask for, they are probably also the most versatile. Simply drape it over your shoulders as a poncho, belted it neatly across your waist as a cape coat, knot it loosely around the neck and let the excess fabric act as a sweater, and not to mention the endless ways the internet is willing to teach you on how to wrap them as a scarf. Alternatively, leave it on a couch as a throw, or bring it with you to a park for a picnic - just think of the possibilities!

And here are some snapshots to illustrate the 3 ways I cannot wait to copy wear these scarfs!




Here are some of my picks:

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blue Aztec Print Maxi Dress

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Winners white button down (similar) | Gap Aztec print maxi dress (similar)
| Old Navy woven strap sandals (here) | Joe Fresh straw hat (similar)
| Locale fringe purse (similar) | Joe Fresh sunglasses

This maxi dress is a favourite of mine. Not only because it fit perfectly (very rare considering my petite frame), it also has these very useful slits on the side, is made of the softest fabric, and don't even get me started on the adorable blue and white aztec print. Add a long and loose fitting button down shirt and some nude sandals, throw on a straw hat and some shades, grab a sand coloured fringe purse, and my beach outfit was ready.

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