29 August 2012

wear the pants

FOR A SHORT girl like me of barely 5'2" it is really freaking difficult to find pants that fit well and are, most of all, flattering to my small-yet-curvy figure. Not to mention jeans  practically a nightmare of trying on a thousand different pairs. Except when I put on these Madewell trousers that I found on my trip to SoHo. The fit, the colour, the waist, the length. All perfect! And the bright colour is really fun to dress up with prints, or dress down with a simple grey tee. Versatility at its finest.

On another thought, I can't wait for the long weekend. Halfway there! Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

Blouse, H&M | Trousers, Madewell | Heels, Steve Madden | Watch, Michael Kors

Photography by Andrew Cho

24 August 2012

where's waldo

I STEPPED OUT in this striped dress and my boyfriend proceeded to say, "You're like the cuter version of Where's Waldo." Thanks, babe. But, I love this dress - It's perfect with comfy flats or dressed up with heels. Plus, the bright red colour makes a statement without being too in-your-face. And the best part? It was under $15. Who can resist a cute, comfortable, and affordable dress?! Hope you all have a lovely Friday. I have an exciting giveaway coming up on Monday!

Dress, Old Navy | Purse, Coach | Heels, Aldo | Necklace, Banana Republic | Watch, Michael Kors

21 August 2012

lady in black

THERE IS JUST something about a little black dress that makes every girl feel glamourous no matter what the occasion. I have a few black dresses, but none that made me feel as demurely sexy than this perfect lace number from Muse Social Fashion House. The classic black lace is contrasted with a unique open back which I just love. I also picked up this sweet and simple mint green bow belt that I couldn't resist. If you are ever in the South Surrey area you have to visit this adorable boutique  stunning fashion and an even more amazing owner! Christine you are fabulous and thanks to Chelsey for helping me out the other day. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Dress, Coveted Clothing & mint belt via Muse Social Fashion House | Heels, GUESS | Necklace, F21

Photography by Andrew Cho

20 August 2012

playing with neutrals

HAPPY MONDAY! I had such a fabulous weekend. I did not spend my time in this outfit, I'll admit — it was much too hot out for pants and a jacket. But, I'll be honest, I had no time to take photos. I was simply having too much fun in Whistler and between laying by the pool, visiting Eco Chic Spa, and watching the Crankworx Red Bull Joyride, all of a sudden it would be nighttime. So I thought I'd share this cute and casual outfit I wore a couple weeks ago on a coffee date with Meagan. I was in a neutral mood, and that's kind of how I'm feeling this morning as well. Hope you all have a lovely day!

Jacket, the Gap | Pants & flats, H&M | Belt, Nine West | Watch, Michael Kors | Clutch, Aldo

13 August 2012

monday update

I've been a tad MIA this week — Here's why.

I've been huddled up at Starbucks doing research for my last two papers of the semester.

I've been packing up my childhood home to move to South Surrey. So bittersweet.

I've been sans makeup, hair a mess & glasses on. Everyday.

My photographer/boyfriend has been away in Whister for Crankworx. I miss him.

I've been obsessing over the Olympics. Loved the Spice Girls, they killed it!

And I'm off to Whistler again this weekend. I can't wait! Bring on the sunshine.

Have a great day everyone.
Happy Monday!

06 August 2012

spotted peplum

I'VE BEEN WEARING this spotted peplum number from H&M constantly! With the heat wave that finally hit Vancouver it's been the most versatile blouse in my wardrobe. I've dressed it up with shorts and heels, and dressed it down with skinny jeans - but I always add a bold lip colour. Reds, pinks and oranges are in rotation right now, and I always feel like a little colour (even subtly) adds a little something to a black and white outfit. To be honest, red lipstick always gives me that extra boost of confidence! 

I start my new job tomorrow, and I can just imagine pairing this peplum top with a great pair of trousers and a blazer. What did I tell you - versatility! Have an amazing Monday everyone.

Peplum top + shorts + necklace, H&M | Purse, (Gifted) | Mint bracelet, LOVECOCO | Heels, Aldo

Photography by Andrew Cho

03 August 2012

insta-friday moments

Strips & red lipstick // Stunning English Bay sunset
Izakaya dinner @ Suika // Preppy Madewell trousers
This guy makes me smile // Neon satchel & LOVECOCO bracelet

IT'S FELT LIKE an extremely long week. My summer semester of University is coming to an end, so it's been a gongshow of papers, presentations, and playing catch-up on missed readings. It's also bittersweet to say goodbye to all the great friends I met in my classes, and I was lucky to have amazing professors this term. Not to mention, I'm moving next weekend, so my house is in a shamble of boxes and I have yet to start packing (ugh). I'll be heading up to Whistler with the boy tomorrow morning and I can't wait to just relax and enjoy the sunshine - preferably with a refreshing iced tropicalia from David's Tea in hand! Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S. It's the last day to enter to WIN a Team Canada jacket c/o The Hudson's Bay Co! I hope you're all loving the London 2012 Olympics as much as I am!