Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Metallic Tasseled Flats

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Jacket: Urban Outfitters | Tee: J.Crew | Necklace: RW&Co
| Jeans: Zara | Belt: RW&Co | Purse: Nine West | Shoes: Zara (see below)

I love the contrast that the pink tee and the leather varsity jacket created, and how the pastel pink and the light colored denim softened the whole look. Now onto these silver tasseled shoes: aren't they adorable? The classic pointy toe and tassels make these flats look so elegant, and the silver color adds a cool and modern touch - such an easy and fun pair to try out the current metallic shoe trend.

Here are some other silver flats that I'm loving: (and their price points!)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Attire: Gray Printed Maxi Dress

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Jacket: Black Rivet via Wilson Leather (similar) | Blazer: Dynamite (similar)
| Maxi: RW&Co (similar) | Earrings: Forever 21 (similar) | Belt: Zara (similar)
| Clutch: Zara (similar) | Shoes: Vera Wang via Kohl's

Our friends K&K's wedding was held at a art gallery - a venue with a touch of understated glamour so perfectly suited for such a wonderful couple. The whole event was beautiful, intimate, warm, low key, stylish... I just can't say enough good things about it! Since the weather was still a little cold, I opted for a long maxi dress and some extra thin layers to keep warm. Even though the maxi had so much coverage and length, its neutral colors and subtle prints made it possible to add on additional pieces. Little details such as the long earrings, red clutch with bows, and the spikes on the shoes also helped in making the outfit a little more, dare I say, "glam"?

A little bit more background about the maxi dress: I actually scored this item at RW&Co's sale rack at a great price (I believe it was around $20, they have amazing sales!) last year. Despite its size (it was an XL), I was instantly drawn to its pattern and luxuriously soft and flowy fabric, and just had to bring it to the dressing room to give it a try. It did overwhelmed my small frame, but all I really had to do was shorten the shoulder straps and making sure that the belt sat at the right place (it came with a white string belt, as seen here). I didn't shorten the length since I liked the slightly dramatic all-the-way-to-the-ground effect, but I might eventually if I were to wear this maxi casually more often.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baby: Three Months

The third month went by with lots of smiles, tummy time's, and playing with new toys. The biggest difference since last month has got to be her hand-eye coordination development - going from flapping about to intentional grabbing and examining various objects and textures.

She's also started to make small giggling sounds when excited, we can't wait for the full fledged ones!

Star Sleeper: Joe Fresh
Dress: Nevada
Headband: Baby Wisp (similar)

Scarf: Zara (seen here)

Giraffe matching set: H&M

Sweater: Baby Gap

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Orange Peacoat and Spring Florals

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Peacoat: Old Navy (similar) | Blazer: Zara (similar)
| Blouse: Phillip Lim x Target (similar) | Jeans: Zara (similar)
| Shoes: Converse (similar) | Purse: Joe Fresh

How unique am I to wear a floral top in spring? Groundbreaking or not, the fact is that floral prints just make sense after a long any winter, and are the perfect pick-me-uppers in our typical windy and sometimes rainy spring days. This Phillip Lim for Target floral tank that I picked up last fall has been one of my favourite goto's in my wardrobe. One of its many attributes I love has to be the easy to match colours - to complete the outfit, I picked up the orange and black from the top and layered on a blazer and coat for some warmth. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chambray, Chunky Knit, and Leopard Print Coat

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Coat: Old Navy (here on sale) | Sweater: Joe Fresh (similar)
| Chambray: Suzy Shier (similar) Pants: Thyme Maternity (similar)
| Boots: Winners (similar) | Purse: Locale
| Sunglasses: Joe Fresh

A leopard print coat is the perfect piece for those I-don't-know-what-to-wear days, throw it on top of any outfit and all of a sudden you seem to have taken some effort. A chunky knit sweater on top of a shirt is one of my go-to uniforms, and uniforms get boring - so I was very happy to have this coat to breathe some life into the ensemble. I'm still liking the oversized look on these coats, especially ones with such clean and minimalistic aesthetic, there is something so casual and carefree about it.

As much as I love all of my coats though, I just can't wait for warm spring and summer days to come.  

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Grays, Greens, and D'Orsay Flats

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| Purse: Joe Fresh | Flats: Target (here)

Recently I've been noticing a lot of usages of "d'orsay flats" to describe shoes such as this pair of snakeskin pointy toe flats from Target. I did a quick search and found that it's a general term used to describe any shoe that has all of its sides cut away, and its vamp cut close to the toes. "D'Orsay pumps" such as ones worn here and here are the same except that they have heels. 

I thought I'd wear something gray to match these flats, but ended up going overboard with gray on gray on gray. I had to bring in a small amount of color by adding on a mint button down and a green purse, otherwise these pictures might be mistaken for black and white ones. What can I say? I love neutrals.

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