Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wacky Shoes!

I've always had a thing for wacky shoes ever since I bought my first pair of United Nudes way back in 2008. Aren't they cool?

United Nude Eamz Mary Jane Pump

I've been on a shopping kick *twiddles thumbs* and have been literally stalking some sites for new arrivals and bookmarking everything I see. Oh which I bestow on you some of the shoes I like that have very cool designs. I'm not talking about Lady Gaga's monster Alexander McQueen high heels (cue: scream)... those hurt my feet just thinking about them!! I do admire her spirit ;)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween: Poison Ivy costume!

From my Halloween costume guessing post a couple weeks ago and my DIY dress form, here's how my costume turned out!

Poison Ivy, the sexiest villain from Batman :)

Red wig (ebay); F21 lace bodysuit (here); Spirit Halloween tights (here); AE Boots

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free MISSHA BB Cream until October 30th!

I love BB Cream, and I've been using MISSHA's Perfect Cover BB cream for a good half year now and I love it. If you haven't tried it, here's your chance!

MISSHA just launched their new website and they're giving out one free 50ml Perfect Cover BB Cream (in 5 shades) per customer. All you have to do is click on the picture below, sign up (you can put my email in the referral box if you want -, click on the shade you want, and click "download coupon" and it'll be automatically dropped into your shopping cart.

Update: They only give out 1000 free coupons per day so make sure you get yours early! If you don't get it today you have until Oct. 30 :) (Thanks Emi & Sheila)

For reference, I am shade #23 (natural beige) and I am on the more tanned side.

Another BONUS for signing up is that you will receive a BB Cream Deluxe Sampler set with your first purchase!

Keep in mind MISSHA only ships to the US. I usually ship to my package pick up place in Point Roberts, TSB Shipping. It starts at $3 to pick up a parcel. I've been using this service for 6 years now (so much that they know me by name~ haha) and I've never had any problems. Let me know if you have any questions about this, I'll be happy to answer them.

Look at all these goodies. It's too good to pass up!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Sometimes I just don't feel like wearing any colours except shades of grey. Like today.
Pretty simple attire spruced up with a monochromatic scarf.

Whatttt new background?~
I changed picture locations from my front door to guest-dining-room alcove. :)

F21 cardigan; Seductions shirt & leggings; Vintage boots; Danier bag

Monday, October 24, 2011

DIY: How to make your own Dressform!

Edit: Just updated with pictures of a revised dress form :) My mum is a genius!

With Halloween coming up and me making my own costume, a dress form can come in handy when doing needlework. But dressforms can be uber expensive, and finding one that fits your measurements is a tough feat. That's why I decided to make my own, with the help of my 'twin' Emi and my bf. Nyarigatou! <3

Falling In Love With Chiffon Tops

I don't know what it is, but for some reason, I'm falling head over heels with girly chiffon tops.
They make me feel... so... whimsical and fun!

I had a GREAT shopping day this Saturday and bought lots of great new falls items.
Of which is this new leopard-esque print chiffon crop top that looks better when worn off-shoulder.
Makes it more fun that way~

This is my outfit for tonight. Going to a friend's moving away party. :(
So many people are moving away from Vancouver... there just aren't many jobs over here for new grads. Sigh.

Anyway... On to the pictures!

Dynamite chiffon top; J Brand hussein chalayan pants; LV speedy 30; Christian Louboutin yoyospina leopard pump

Friday, October 21, 2011

H&M x Versace Collaboration Picks

The entire collection for H&M x Versace collection was just revealed yesterday! Look at all these goodies!!! This highly anticipated collection is expected to go on sale on November 17 so get your game-face on!

You can see the entire collection on Vogue UK, but basically it is glam glam glam :) Lots and lots of pretty colours and prints.

Here are my picks. Nothing I'd necessarily die for, but some stuff would be nice to have... heh.
The scarves look AMAZING.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SPONSORED: Vasanti Blush and Eyeshadows

I had the opportunity last month to meet Indy, the Sales and Marketing Manager for Vasanti Cosmetics during the Vancouver bloggers meetup. She gifted us with some Vasanti products to try, and I received the Blush in Rockies and the Eyeshadow Duo in Statue of Liberty.

Super cute packaging and high quality, easy to open casing on the exterior.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Royal Blue Cardigan and Slim Jim Khaki Pants

After wearing so many leggings, tights and skirts, feels good to wear pants again ^____^

Urban Behaviour Cardigan, Ann Taylor LOFT tank, MANGO khakis, Tory Burch flats

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Versatility of the Bow Blouse & the Burgandy Cardigan

I love finding pieces that can fit in a variety of different environments and ensembles.

Take my newest acquire, the H&M bow blouse. I wore it last week to a friend's birthday dinner here, and I also wore it today for a work interview. It fits so nicely into my high-waisted skirt. The material was so nice that it didn't wrinkle when I took it out of my skirt. :)

This cardigan is also such a colour that can be worn for both casual (here) and work environments. This burgandy colour gives just enough pop to be memorable during an interview or networking event and looks good on most skin tones~

Zara cardigan, H&M bow blouse, H&M high-waisted skirt, Sam Edelman flats

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Take on Lucite Lace Crystal Clear Nail Tips

Remember those awesome crystal clear nail tips I posted about a while back?

"Lucite Lace Nails" Created by CND's Candice Manacchio, Photo Credit: CND

Fur Vest & Blue Wool Mini Skirt

Did some city wandering today... all the way to Delta. Made our way too a big thrift shop, where I found some glow-in-the-dark nail polish~ Yes!! Perfect for Halloween right? :)

It was nice and warm, so no jacket needed...
A fur vest would do just perfect~

H&M fur vest; F21 sweater; Smart Set wool mini skirt; Leopard tights; JS boots; MBMJ bag

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bow Blouse, Suspender Tights & Louboutins

I went to a birthday dinner tonight at Joey's and had a great time :) Lovely people, lovely atmosphere~
What I love about Joey's is the gigantic wash rooms. Perfect for cam whoring <3

Here I am with the H&M bow blouse from this post and the suspender tights from this post :)

H&M bow blouse; F21 nude tank; Aritzia shorts; Fiore suspender tights

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Boho Batwing Knit Cardigan and a Sweater Dress

The weather was awesome today: Perfectly sunny, with crisp October air~

I wore my Boho Batwing Knit Cardigan today which I got this week off Trinity on facebook, an Asian fashion store run by a Vancouverite. I follow a lot of these facebook stores, but I like Trinity best because she has decent prices, very cute stock, quick updates and ongoing promotions. Though facebook may be a rare place to find apparel, it's definitely a good alternative to Asian fashion online stores that charge expensive shipping.

Boho Batwing Knit Cardi; Trinity on FB$35

Metrotown H&M VIP Launch Party

Update: If you check in at Metrotown's H&M using Foursquare, you get a check-in special coupon for 25% off any one item! Good until October 16th!

I was invited to go to the VIP launch party for the grand opening of H&M in Metrotown. The event was from 6pm to 9pm, featured catering from OPUS, a live DJ and 20% all merchandise.

Giordano Bating Twin Top; Vintage 1 Moto Jeans in Speed; MBMJ Bag

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cargo Safari Jacket and Urban Outfitters Finds

I went downtown yesterday on some business and decided to do some browsing as well. I wandered into UO not expecting to find anything, but when I got upstairs they had a decent sized sale section. I found 3 things (all in small and zero, yay!) and went to the fitting room to try them on.

The fitting room was huge! Haha :) It was pretty much 3/4 the size of my room...

Giant UO fitting room

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wings, Wings, Wings on Everything! Adidas x Jeremy Scott on 2NE1~

If you know me, you probably know I'm a huge fan of the kpop group 2NE1. They always have the funkiest costumes on and off stage. Though the colours they wear are too loud for my style, their Adidas x Jeremy Scott outfits are extremely wearable. 2NE1 and Jeremy Scott are very close, so many of their outfits are styled by Adidas x Jeremy Scott's collaborations.

Cheap J Brands on Hautelook today!

If you're a super shopper like me, you know that sample sales and discount designer websites are the way to go. One website that I frequently stalk is Hautelook. They are one of the larger ones that have as many as 10 sales at once, so they feature a lot of variety in clothing, shoes, home decor and even vacation getaways~

If you don't have an invitation to Hautelook, click here to sign up.

Today they're having a sale on one of my favourite brands of denim: J Brand.
J Brand makes one of the best quality jeans out there. I tend to go towards the mid-rise or higher-rise ones because I have a long torso, but J Brand is great with making the same style in different rises.
Check out their bio on their website for more info!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lace & Pleated Top & Mustard Cardigan Makes an Appearance Again

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I'm off to a Thanksgiving feast today, yay noms :)


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pleated Skirt, Burgandy Cardigan & Winners Finds

It's getting colder and colder so I've been layering a lot.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Blatant Design Copying

I didn't know what else to name this post.

I'm tired of seeing brands copying another brand's designs!
I went into Danier the other day to look at their leather jackets, and what did I see?


LOULOU's Shop Til You Drop @ Metrotown

Yesterday night I went to LOULOU's Shop Til You Drop event at Metrotown with There's Something About Kerri! Look how matchy-matchy our outfits are~ We didn't even plan it. We both have MBMJ bags too! Haha. Great minds think alike ;)

On me: Grey longsleeve, harem pants, San Edelman flats, MBMJ bag
On Kerri: Ask her here!

This event featured a special promotion at each participating retailer in Metrotown from 6pm to 9pm. In 3 hours of shopping madness, LOULOU was also sponsoring a giveaway in which participants had to get stamps at 10 different locations at the mall. Once you collected all 10 stamps, you could enter the draw for a $2000 shopping spree to BCBG Maxazria.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New H&M + Zara Finds and a Foursquare H&M Coupon!

Seems like I haven't been here in a while!

It's getting so much colder now that it's October... I broke out my trusty Mike & Chris hoodie :)
I love that it's poofy at the bottom because of the ruffle rouching hem- reminds me of those strawberry marshmallows~

Mike & Chris Bailey Hoodie, Suzy Shier scarf, H&M shirt & belt, Seduction leggings, JS Boots

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Colours at H&M and a 25% off H&M Coupon!

H&M and Virgin Mobile are having a promotion right now for their subscribers.

That's right, if you're with Virgin, you can get a 25% off regular priced items coupon to H&M here! Just enter in your Name, Email, and Virgin Mobile number and you get to print out your very own coupon. If you don't have a Virgin Mobile number, try asking your friends :)

I can't post my coupon because each coupon has a unique code that can only be used once, but this is what it looks like. The coupon is valid until the 15th so you still have a good 2 weeks to use it :)

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on one, check out the great new fall things H&M has below!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crystal Clear Nail Tips? What!

I saw these on CND's Fashion Week Vlog featuring Joy Cioci.

I LOVE this look, but anyone have any idea how they did it?
I'm looking to find a DIY method~

To me, it looks like clear false nails over shortly cut nails, nude polish and lace detailing...

"Lucite Lace Nails" Created by CND's Candice Manacchio, Photo Credit: CND

SPONSORED: Soulstice Spa Nail Polish in Crete

I recently wrote about how I went to a Vancouver Bloggers meet-up where I received some nail polish from one of the sponsors,

One of the nail polishes I received is this Soulstice Spa nail polish in a silvery, metallic colour called Crete.

Here is the description from NailPolishCanada:

Polish Name: Crete - Vegan Polish by Soulstice Spa
Size: 12.7 mL / 0.43 oz
Brand: Soulstice Spa
Collection: Soulstice Polish

This product contains no formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP.

About Soulstice Spa: Soulstice Spa nail colours are 100% vegan and cruelty-free (verified by PETA) & free of the toxins dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene. We've tested Soulstice at Nail Polish Canada and found them to be long lasting and beautiful.