Monday, January 30, 2012

Blue Lavender and BUTTON Rant

This morning, as I was taking my blue lavender blazer out of the closet, I heard a few things drop onto the ground. I thought it came out of my blazer pocket, because I tend to leave things in my pockets and rediscover them years later (money!). But, checking my pockets, there was nothing there. Then I looked on my floor. There they were. Little tiny pieces of buttons from the (now lack of) buttons on my blazer sleeve. What the hell! I thought. This was the third time!! What a bad start to Monday.

Talula blazer from Aritzia (wouldn't recommend); F21 tank top; Alexander Mcqueen skull scarf (here)
Fluxus burn out tee in white (on sale! mulberry, walnut, neptuneoff-whitecoast, black);
J Brand x Hussein Chalayan (here, similar); Dolce Vita 'Pax' seude boots (black, brown)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

OM NOMS: Dine Out Vancouver 2012

This past week I had the chance to go to two restaurants as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. I went to Five Sails (inside the Pan Pacific Hotel) with Kerri and Sheila, and Chambar with my coworkers.

Five Sails was great- the portions were a little small, but overall, every course was quite delicious and satisfying. I chose the Lobster Bisque to start, followed by the Grilled "Prime" New York steak and the Pavlova for dessert. The restaurant also treated us with a shrimp salad cocktail and little chocolate cubes before and after our 3-course meal. I also ran into an old high school friend working at the restaurant, which was a nice surprise! Shoutout the Laura :) ~

Friday, January 27, 2012

Deal Alert! Banana Republic Women's TALL Trench Coat only $89

If you're tall and skinny like me, then you also dread jacket shopping because the sleeves are never long enough, the shoulders always bust the seams, and the waist is abnormally high.


Banana Republic has a genius TALL line tailored for longer limbed ladies and gents, featuring roomier shoulders, lower arm holes, longer body lengths, and longer sleeves.

Right now, there's a TALL Classic Trench in XSMALL and SMALL on sale for $119 down from $198!! Plus, use BRBOOST for an additional 25% off! This makes the trench only $89 :)

I opted for the XS, going for the Tall measurements on the BR website (top) compared to mine (bottom):
Bust: 33"; Natural Waist: 26"; Hip: 36"; Sleeve Length: 33.5"
Bust: 32"; Natural Waist: 24.5"; Hip: 35"; Sleeve Length: 33.5"

Banana Republic Women's TALL Classic Trench $198 down to $89 (here)

Just Another Bow Blouse. No Biggie.

Blouses. Bows. Chiffon. All that girly stuff.

I've been really into that lately and been neglecting my jeans. Why? I don't know. Maybe I'm getting older? Nah, that's not it. Sometimes I feel jeans are too casual nowadays, and not classy enough. But then again, neither are leggings and I wear them all the time. Any way, moving on to the outfit I wore to Dine Out at Chambar with my coworkers~

Just showing off yet another bow blouse I have :) The rest you've seen from a / myriad / of / my / other / outfit / posts :)

H&M tweed jacket (here); Wholesale7 bow blouse (here); Aritzia Talula shorts (similar);
Seduction leggings; Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage1 Moto Jeans

It seems like I haven't worn jeans in forever... and when I looked at my denim this morning, I instinctively chose these moto ones because they are one of my favourites. Moto jeans were really popular back in 2010, and I have 3 pairs in my premium denim collection. There are noticeable stitch lines across the knees and to the back of the knee to emulate the pants and jackets bikers wear. I love this detailing, as well as the zips on the inside of the ankle. Styling these moto jeans with the MCQ skull scarf really brings out the Hell's Angel in me, haha ;)

Alexander McQueen silk scarf (similar); Cocostar double-breasted blazer (here, similar); Dynamite Tee;
Vintage1 moto jeans in Speed (here, on sale! similarsimilar); Christian Louboutin 'Inverness' booties

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

To Alter or Not to Alter? Old Navy Rockstar Jeggings Review


The US Old Navy site restocked the rockstar jeggings in size zero so if ya'll want them, go to the US Site!! :) No more altering for me! <3 Plus!! An additional 15% off everything January 27th only! :)

Old Navy had a 25% off coupon last week so I decided those Old Navy Rockstar Jeggings that all these bloggers are talking about. Andrea from Little Miss Andrea recently got a pair so I figured I'd try them out.

Unlike the 5 feet tall petite ladies that have been raving about these, I'm a good 8 inches taller at 5'8". After reading the reviews on the Old Navy website saying that the regular version is too short and that the coloured ones fit small, I decided to get the Tall version in a size 2 and 4 instead of my usually 0.

Blue Corsica Rockstar Jeggings in Size 2 Tall
This one was too big. Should've known. The only place it fits is my bum (like usual), it sags at my thighs, and it's a little roomy at the waist. The inseam for the Tall version is supposed to be 36", but these are only a mere 33". It's doable, but not as long as my / favourite / J brands. However, I do like the colour a lot.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gung Hei Fat Choy everyone! I wish everyone a year full of luck and prosperous shopping :)

It's the year of the Dragon this year, which is extra special because I was born in the year of the Dragon! As a Chinese custom, you're supposed to wear RED for celebrations and happy times. I love it when there are festive occasions because it governs the colour I'm going to wear, giving me a fashion challenge inside my head. Red isn't a colour I usually wear- I think I only have 3 pieces of red clothing (mittens, a scarf, this shirt)- so this holiday pushes my fashion senses out of my comfort zone.

This outfit is essentially pretty simple. One of my recent additions to my wardrobe is this red top from Zara from my last haul. Paired with my favourite J brand black pants, and completed with my fur vest I can't live without and have worn way too much this season.

Zara silk top; J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here, similar);
H&M fur vest (On sale!! similar); Ann Taylor Perfect pumps (here)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

100 Subscriber Giveaway!!

As promised, when I reached 100 subscribers on GFC I'd host this giveaway!

If you already follow me, you know that I posted the goodies that I'd be giving away in a previous post, but here they are again in their unmasked, purely awesome glory :)

To receive this awesomeness, just fill out the rafflecopter below.

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You can get up to 10 entries, but only 3 things (5 entries) are mandatory. The rest are optional. Tweeting about the giveaway can be done more than once during the duration of this contest to up your chances of winning with more entries :)

Finally, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY (woo-hoo!) so what are you waiting for?

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Friday, January 20, 2012

My Kisslock Story

I actually have quite the history with kisslock bags. 5 years ago, I was on the bus, and I noticed this girl get onto the bus with a GIANT kisslock shoulder bag. I fell in love. I was way in the back of one of those long accordian buses, and she was all the way in the front. Figures, right? I was determined to find out where she had gotten that bag, so I got up and walked up to her and nonchalantly told her I love her bag. When I asked her where she got it, the answer I most feared came out of her lips, "I got it in Hong Kong".

Ellison 'Sleek & Chic' blouse (here); Alexander McQueen silk scarf (similar); H&M braided belt (similar);
Zara 'Cool Wool' waistcoat (here); MANGO khaki slim jims (similar); Wholesale7 kisslock bag (here)
Vince Camuto 'Braden' boots (on sale! here);

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Posing Tips and an Old Outfit

I'd like to share a little bit of my past with you guys :) Even before I started blogging, I was taking outfit pictures and posting them onto forums, or xanga or just my facebook. Here's one of them from way back in 2010, featuring my J Brand Houlihan cargos!

Zara blouse; Suspenders;  Christian Louboutin 'Inverness' booties;
Mackage 'Dawn' leather jacket (heresimilar 'Hannah' on sale);
J Brand 'Houlihan' in Vintage Olive (on sale! black sateen, vintage black, stealth, sahara);

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LAROK Military Vest

Took my military-inspired vest for a spin yesterday :) I've always been a fan of the army-chic looks like cargo skinnies (here), cargo jackets (here), and vintage olive coloured pants (here and here). It gives off that sexy but tough vibe, which you all know I like from seeing all my oufit posts! Thus, it's natural that I was drawn to this Cadet vest made by LAROK while speed-browsing DJ Premium during their Cyber Monday Sale.

LAROK 'Cadet' vest (here, similar); J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here, similar);
F21 sweater & tank top; Vince Camuto 'Braden' boot in Whiskey (on sale! here

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

School Girl Cardigan

Remember last year when school boy cardigans were so in? Well I never ever thought of jumping into that fad because 1) I wore the same one as part of my high school uniform everyday, and 2) I had one already so I didn't need to go and buy a 'mock' one.

The trend has since died so I decided to finally wear mine out! My old high school cardigan that is. Usually people hate their uniforms in high school, but I for one really like the school girl look. Maybe it's because I watch too much Japanese anime.

Anyway, this cardigan features a white base and maroon accents (our school colours), has my graduation year on my left arm and my name on my right arm. The school name is monogrammed on the left where a breast pocket would be if it existed, lol. I guess for my readers in Vancouver, now you know what high school I went to, lol.

High school cardigan; Seductions longsleeve; Zara high-waisted skinnies (here);
H&M braided belt (similar); Aldo 'Falge' oxfords (here)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Too Sexy?

I went over to my boyfriend's house this weekend dressed like this. Not too different from my normal attire. But I knew something was odd when his parents started whispering and motioned for my bf to go into the kitchen, where they quietly mumbled some stuff in Chinese. Strange, I thought, because usually they talk quite loud. But I didn't think much of it and went back to watching Iron Man...

Mackage 'Dawn' leather jacket (here, similar 'Hannah' on sale); American Apparel circle scarf (here);
Old Navy waffle sweater sz XL (Canada; USA); H&M eletric blue faux leather shorts (not online);
HoH for Pretty Polly suspender tights (here, next on my list, cute bow version);
Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here); Balenciaga 'City' black with RH (here)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Giveaway... soon!

I've decided I'm going to do a giveaway when I reach 100 followers on GFC!
As of today I have 19 more to go, which isn't that much :)

When the time comes, I'll let you know how to enter!

But just to get things rolling, here are the goods.
These products were not sponsored! I bought them all with my own money.
It's just to say thank you for all my readers for all the support and kind comments!

I'll be giving away about $100 worth of stuff :)
9 x MISSHA Pure Source Face Masks
1 x ELITEfrance Q10 Aqua Therapy Face Mask
1 x MISSHA 50mL M Perfect Cover BB Cream in Natural Beige (23)
1 x MISSHA M Signature Vibrating Mascara
1 x MISSHA Super Aqua Anti-Blemish Cream

NuBra Review

I received my NuBra last week and I finally got a chance to do a review this weekend! As a reference, my bra size is 30A. However, the NuBra is made for people with band sizes 32-36, and according to bra size conversions, to get an equivalent size in a different cup you must increase your band size and decrease your cup size. Thus, a 30A is equivalent to a 32AA so I purchased the NuBra 'Super Padded' in AA.

OK! Now that we're done with all that mumbo-jumbo, I'll keep this short and sweet for you guys :)

PS. Click to enlarge the photos.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tuxedo Waistcoat & ZARA Haul

GUESS WHAT! This is my 100th  post! :) Yay me!

Now, back to your regular scheduled programming...

Couple nights ago I swung by Zara downtown after work to find my beloved crepe wedge shoes. To my dismay, the red beauties were no where to be found, but I ended up leaving zara with a huge bag of goodies instead. As nice as it is to have a shopping buddy, I always seem to shop better alone. More efficient that way. So I left with 2 blouses, a vest, a pair of pants, and a jacket- all for $156 after tax. I thought it was a pretty decent score.

Today's outfit post features 2 of the 5 new additions to my already bulging closet: the black tuxedo vest and the high waisted skinny pants.

Zara vest (here); Fluxus burn out tee in black (on sale! mulberry, walnut, neptuneoff-whitecoast, black);
F21 tank; Zara skinnies (here); Qupid 'Revive' boots (here, similar)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Minty Fresh

Super simple outfit today. So simple, yet so minty fresh. When I saw this blouse on Wholesale7, I was instantly drawn to the mint green colour. This pale soft green is so easy on the eyes, and instantly brightens up my mood. When I first put this outfit together, I was originally intending to tuck the blouse into my skirt. After playing around with it for a bit, I decided to tie it on top instead. I really like the result. I didn't put on any accessories either, to keep this look simple.

Wholesale7 chiffon minty green blouse (here); Lily White pleated skirt from Nordstrom Rack (similar);
Seduction leggings; Jessica Simpson 'Capry' boots (here)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prairie Girl

I couple months ago I got this A-line high waisted skirt at Urban Outfitters. I'm not usually the type to wear long skirts, but for some reason I thought this one was workable. I was drawn in by the brass snap buttons on the waist, the snap buttons on the edges of the skirt hem and the pockets at the front. I was going to keep this strictly as a spring/summer skirt, but I had something else in mind when I woke up yesterday.

In the end, I think I look like I'm from the little house on the prairie that just skinned a fox to make a fur vest lol.

H&M fur vest (On sale!! similar); Seductions shirt; ByCORPUS High Waisted Long Skirt from Urban Outfitters (similar);
Seductions leggings; Vince Camuto 'Braden' boots in Whiskey (On sale!! here)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Casual Cozy Purple

This was pretty much my uniform when I lived in the nippy East Coast (brrrr... ). I wore this almost everyday in because it's just that comfy and cozy. I literally have 3 of the same tees and 12 of the same tank tops in different colours from the outfit below. When it comes to bone-chilling weather, layers is definitely the key!

Here's another deconstruction for you!

American Eagle marled snood (here, similar, similar); Urban Behaviour cardigan (old); F21 tank top;
Fluxus burn out tee in mulberry (on sale! mulberry, walnut, neptuneoff-whitecoast, black);
J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here); Dolce Vita 'Pax' suede boots (blackbrown)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Electric Blue Faux-Leather Shorts

Just the other day I was thinking I should get some high waisted shorts. When I went to H&M to return some things, I spotted these electric blue ones! If I'm gonna get some high waited shorts, why not go all out and get some faux-leather electric blue ones? I love that they're so different. I wore the shorts to my friend's party this weekend and a couple people started petting them cuz they're really soft!

H&M fur vest; Urban Behaviour sleeveless cardigan (old); F21 tank (old);  Anna Sui tights;
H&M electric blue faux-leather shorts (similar); Qupid 'Revive' boots (here, similar)

For some reason, these shorts fit really small. I'm usually a 4 in H&M bottoms (36" hips), but I had to go up to a size 6 in these. The size 4 was really tight around my bum and nobody likes shorts too tight ;) The size 6 was kinda gapey at the waist, but I fixed that with a simple belt. If you want these shorts, I suggest you size up :) Also, since they're not on the H&M website, the price was $29.95 and they are part of the Divided section. With the $10 coupon it's quite affordable.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ladylike Tweed and Edgy Leather

A tweed jacket is the epitome of what a proper lady wears. If you guys have ever watched Dharma and Greg, you know what I'm talking about. Kitty Montgomery has these awesome tweed skirt-suits that are soooo 'country club' and 'first lady'. When I wear my tweed jacket, I think of her. Since I'm not quite the lady she is, I wanted to pair it with something more edgy and me- my leather shorts of course! Oh, and not complete without some skulls either!

Am I still a lady? :)

H&M tweed jacket (here); LOFT tank top (here); t.cec leather shorts (here);
Alexander McQueen scarf (here); Anna Sui tights; Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here)

When I saw this tweed jacket online on H&M, I was skeptical about it fitting me. You know, I have long arms and wide shoulders. Nothing remotely blazer-like at H&M fits me- the sleeves are always 5 inches too short and the shoulders not wide enough to suit my small waist. But I'm so glad I went to the store to try it on because the size 4 fit like a dream! It had ample sleeve length and slight shoulder padding that allowed for roomier shoulders. I was pleased. Though it was $59 Canadian, I had a $10 coupon off $50 (or $20 off $100+) which I thought made it worth it. Go to the end of the post to find the coupon!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Backless Dresses & the NuBra

I bought a whole bunch of backless / lace-back dresses last month and I have yet to wear them. I've always loved the look of backless dresses because it looks so sexy, but classy at the same time. I've always found the back to be one of the sexiest parts of a woman.

Wholesale7: Satin Belt Waist Sleeveless Lace Sexy Dress (here)

Wholesale7: Women Sexy Back Crochet Slim Cotton Dress (here)
See this dress on emi in her post here! (or straight to picture here)

Wholesale7: Chiffon Vest Dress Clairvoyant Outfit Sexy Dress (here)

However, I haven't worn these yet because I don't have a bra to wear it with so that it won't show! And you know... as a member of the itty bitty titty committee (hehe) I pretty much have no boobies so finding a bra is a hard thing to do. On top of having small boobies, I have a really small ribcage, so I need a small bandsize as well. For some reason, none of the commercial lingerie companies make a 28 or 30 band size.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Watch me strip.

Just kidding- I just love deconstructing my outfit in my photos :)

This outfit features my Rebel Yell 'DANGER' tee. This shirt I got from DJ Premium during their CYBER MONDAY sale and I love it to bits. It's the softest material ever... feels like wearing pajamas. I totally want to wear it to sleep.

Mike & Chris 'Maxwell' leather hoodie (here, similar); Rebel Yell DANGER tee (pink, grey);
J Brand sateen leggings in vintage olive (other coloursbrown, similar);
American Apparel circle scarf (here); H&M leopard flats  

Liebster Blog Award

Last month, I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, three times by three different bloggers!
By Jasmine of Super Poser Series, Lori of Tickle Me Blush, and Kerri of There's Something About Kerri.

This award is for up-and-coming bloggers with under 200 followers :)

Jasmine, my colourful girl, has the most unique sense of style and always looks amazing in all her fun pictures.
Lori, always finds the best 'little-known' stores and gives you a great slice of life.
Kerri, my friend in real life, is the sweetest person ever and always has the best accessories!

Please check these 3 wonderful ladies out on their blogs!

It's really amazing how blogging can allow you to connect with people in such a different way. Though fashion is one of the harshest worlds to be in, there are some wonderful and positive comments left behind that really keeps me going! This encouragement and support just goes to show you how much a community we actually have here :)

Per the rules of this award, I have to:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here are my 5 noms:

Little Miss Andrea
Bambi's Armoire
A Little Petite
Gabriella Olivia
Styles of a Pharmatrician

Happy New Year everyone! xo

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Alexander McQueen Scarf

Happy 2012 Everybody! Hope your year is off to a good start :)

This is going to be my first outfit post of the year, so I thought it would be a great way to show off the McQueen scarf I got from my bf for Christmas :) I love that it's so soft and squishy I just want to wear it all the time!

PS. Do you like the jump break (the link to read more) or no? It saves a lot of space for me and looks less cluttered, but do you readers find it annoying? Let me know and I will change it- because after all... it's for you! <3

Alexander McQueen silk scarf (similar); Muubaa 'Bower' leather bomber (here or similar);
Romeo & Juliet lace armhole top; J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here); Aldo 'Doiley' Boots (here)