If you’ve been around the fashion blogosphere, you’re sure to have seen floating around different versions of the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch, aka RM MAC. I can totally see why the purse has skyrocketed to it bag status. The MAC is offered in so many colours, textures and patterns that there’s bound to be one for you. For a while now, I’ve had my heart set on either the black one with gold hardware or Aqua snakeskin. Rebecca Minkoff clutch (Credit: Polyvore)
In the spirit of adventure, I threw myself a curveball and got the Dusty Lilac. Ouuu a muted pink/lilac purse! I’m living life on the edge! Hey, you know I’m not usually a fan of muted colours, so this is a bit of a jump for me.
I am wearing..
Cardigan: Smart Set Skirt: H&M Ruffled blouse: Forever 21 Shoes: Vintage Cuff: Toronto Designer! Can’t remember the name… oops.
Dearest friends, welcome to Winter! We’re getting sub-zero temperatures in Toronto and a bit of that fluffy white stuff that some people seem to be a fan of. Like my girl Justine, I too haven’t bought anything new in the longest time. You can expect to see some extremely old stuff being worn in the next little while because I likely won’t be acquiring much of anything this season. Now that I’m someone’s fiancée, my mind is always thinking about the dough I can save for the future. Sigh.. is this what growing up is all about? So boring. haha
Not ready to grow up yet!
I am wearing..
“Fruity” top: Zara
Pants: Initial (Hong Kong)
My obsession with capes (as seen here) shows no sign of stopping. Well, of course not.. That’s like asking Superman if he gets tired of that red thing on his shoulders. This convertible cape/top/coat thing I recently picked up is pretty much the Magic Bullet of clothing. It can be worn in a variety of ways to suit different wardrobe needs. So much fun.
I was practicing my flying.
The tiered-back is lovely too.
I am wearing..
Top/Cape/Jacket/Kindersurprise toy: Max Azria Pants: H&M Boots: Deena & Ozzy from Urban Outfitters
Unfortunately, it’s too cold to dress like this now. Toronto has been getting some chilly temperatures already. I guess it’s time to bust out those opaque black tights again! Just as well, because despite my best efforts, the pasty legs just refused to adopt any colour. Softball, jogs and camping apparently weren’t enough to beat them into submission. Summer, you really weren’t that hot, but I’ll miss you anyway.
What are you gonna miss the most about Summer fashion? SHORTS for me.
I am wearing..
Skirt: H&M Blouse with bow: Club Monaco Belt: Versace Shoes: Nine West Headband: Hong Kong
If time poverty is defined as having little leisure time as a result of working long hours, then fashion poverty would mean a wardrobe so consumed by work clothes that the proportion of leisure (aka fun) clothes becomes depressingly minuscule. I don’t even know what to wear on weekends anymore. Talking about minuscule, I was overcome by sudden urge to get my hair hacked off a few weeks ago. Not sure what was going through my mind.. I think I forgot to eat oatmeal in the morning or something like that.
I am wearing..
Blazer: H&M (I was surprised to see this at H&M. The construction is solid and quality superb!) Pants: Halston Belt: BCBG Silk Scarf: Pierre Cardin Purse/Clutch: Street vendor in Hong Kong
I find myself frantically trying to wear all my velvet items as often as humanly possible before it gets warm again. Oh yes, you remember correctly, I was also the wuss who complained about the cold weather just a few weeks ago. I can’t seem to make up my mind about many things in life, including the following:
I picked up this bottle of China Glaze Crackle (Cracked Concrete) a couple of months ago when the collection first launched. These work the same way as OPI’s Black Shatter if you are more familiar with that product. The nail polish, once applied, will automatically “crack”, revealing the base colour you wear underneath. To be honest, I only purchased it for novelty reasons. I actually didn’t like most of the pictures I saw online.
So I tried it for the first time last night on top of OPI’s Birthday Babe (an aluminum-like silver), and I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t hate it! I am not completely convinced that I will use it a second time, but at least I haven’t removed it yet.
I am wearing..
Top: H&M Necklace: Forever 21 Skirt: Hong Kong Belt: BCBG
My affection for pants predates any fashion awareness. Not that I had a word of complaint when mom put me in cutesy skirts and dresses, I just really envied the boys who created havoc freely without the worry of diaper flash (what a fashion faux pas!). Jeans had no love from me though; I thought the material was too stiff and rough. In my high school years, while everyone was rocking flare jeans (yes, I’m old), I wore stuff like orange modrobes (the ones with the seatbelt-like buckle), baggy red pants, white dress pants and pink fleece sweats. Fast forward to today, my sense of adventure with trousers remains. I could easily do without wearing denim for the rest of my life, but deep depression would reduce me to a pantless mess if I had to live without my beloved pants collection. Now that you got me talking about my favourite thing in the world, I am seriously considering busting out said orange modrobes! One of these days, my friends..
Here’s a trouser with a different silhouette than usual. I’m totally nailing Style Goal #4!
Lately I’ve been snacking on Kernels popcorn. I think ‘snacking’ might be the wrong word as it implies the activity only occurs occasionally and in short periods, and neither of which is true. Other than thoughts of nom-nom-nom as I greedily consume the delightful morsels (I like Air Caramel the most), I’m also thinking about how eye-catching and fun the bag is. The yellow and blue are so animated together!
It’s true, guys. I wear my stomach on my sleeves.
Cardigan: Pink tartan (Don’t the flower buttons look like popcorn?? hehe) Skirt: H&M
I used to wear a lot of black in my high school days, particularly items that were goth and J-rock influenced. No, I didn’t walk around wearing black lipstick and fishnet stockings, but things like corsets, crucifixes, armwarmers, spikey jewellery and platform boots definitely had their place in my wardrobe. I don’t think I completely grew out of that phase as I naturally still gravitate towards that style. Since showing up to work in a long black lace dress is probably not the most ideal, I learn to break the pieces up and mix them in with more understated items.
Here I paired my rose necklace with an androgynous outfit. It was rather solemn, but fitting for Remembrance Day. I did purple socks because hello, that’s just how it goes.
Necklace: Hong Kong purchase Blazer: H&M Top: Forever21 Pants: Gianfranco Ferre (These were originally $350. I got them for $10!) Oxfords:John Fluevog
I’d like to tell you that I put a lot of thought into this look.. you know.. like how the checkered pants would be ace with the striped top, a black silk scarf a great finishing touch and the blue shoe a delicious pop…
The truth is, I was running mega late so I grabbed what intuitively made sense at the time, fumbled at putting it all on and flew out the door with not so much even a glance at the mirror. I didn’t notice how interesting the outfit turned out until I came home from after an 8-hour day of work and took a closer look into the mirror to examine my increasingly prominent dark circles. I need to adopt this grab-and-go method of dressing more often!
Top: Zara (I got this 4 years ago. Can’t believe the stripes trend is still going strong!) Pants: H&M Belt: Hugo Boss Silk Scarf: Diesel Shoes: Oxbridge Town from Hong Kong