Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Hope you're having a better leap day than I am.

366 days this year and today of all days, I had an unfortunate incident that involved me kissing the pavement.
Not a pretty sight.

Here and Here for more details, aka blood & gauze.

Alas, I won't be posting much until my wounds heal and my ego recovers.
I'll still be pinning and tweeting, so if you want to see more of my clumsiness you'll be able to follow me every step of the way.

Sad panda.

Sick Day Attire

It's been increasingly cold at the office. So much so that I had to start bundling myself up with the emergency blanket- no joke. It's THAT freezing at work. And... that's how I got sick. I have a stuffy nose and a sore throat, and don't feel all that jolly in general. No sunshine and rainbows for me. So, I decided to dress as comfy as I could without looking too hideous and this turned out to be my sick day outfit.

Who can say no to giant hoodies, baggy t-shirts and scarves?

Roots hoodie (similar); Gifted scarf; F21 tank top; J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here);
Fluxus burn out tee in white (on sale! mulberry, walnut, neptuneoff-whitecoast, black); Aldo 'Margulis' boot (here)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review: Aldo 'Margulis' Crepe Wedge Booties

Next on the list of shoes I got from the Aldo sale were these MARGULIS crepe wedge booties. They are fur-lined on the inside, perfect for the freak second coming of Winter that we're experiencing right now in Vancouver. Though they're meant to be worn with the sides and touch flipped down, I prefer them up because it's just too cold right now.

The crepe wedge makes these booties very comfortable to wear and even gives you a little bounce in your step. The leather varies between shoe to shoe- some have darker leather and some have lighter leather, though they are all labelled "Cognac" brown. I chose one with a darker leather because the leather was softer and smoother... nice and smooshy if you will.

Forever21 sweater (old); Forever21 belt (old); Zara high-waisted skinnies (here); Aldo 'Margulis' boots (here)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Aldo 'ORLENA' Military-Inspired Boots

Just my luck, Aldo was having a great end-of-season boots sale. This time around, all the boots that were already on sale were an additional 50% off! I couldn't resist checking it out since their deals at the end of the season are usually quite steep. You can usually find leather boots (the only things I look for) for around $30-$50 after discounts. To top it off, I also found a coupon code, LUCKYU31511, which takes an extra 10% off your purchase until March 15.

From this sale, I got 5 pairs of shoes. They averaged out to be around $40 each, so I spent around $200. Not too bad for 5 pairs of leather boots! I know I know, you're thinking... FIVE PAIRS OF BOOTS?? Ya.. well. I couldn't resist :( They're all different styles okay!

 Here's one of pairs I got: The ORLENA boot.

Zara TRF blouse (old); F21 tank top (old); J Brand red twill skinnies (here); Aldo 'Orlena' boots (here)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wholesale7 Picks of the Week

It's Friday, Friday~ That means another Wholesale7 picks of the week!

Yet again, Wholesale7 has been dishing out good stuff. Here is a roundup of my week's favourite pieces from their new arrivals. The pieces I chose here would be great for the upcoming spring season, with lots of chiffon, lace, and statement collars!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OM NOMS: Flo Tea Room Toast Boxes Galore!

Last week, my friend Karra posted a preview photo of this toast box on her twitter, I was DETERMINED to get my hands on one.

Turns out, I got my hands on 5 of them!~

Flo Tea Room was having a Valentine's Day special that ran from February 10th to 19th, featuring toast box combos for under $15.00. The combos came with one giant toast box of your choice, and 2 bubble tea drinks- perfect for a dessert date! Also, throughout the promotion, they gave out stamp cards where if you try all 4 flavours of toast boxes you get the 5th one free!

I had the luck of going with a whole bunch of my friends each time so we got to try more than one toast box at a time :) So no, I didn't eat all of these by myself!!

Stawberry & Banana Toast Box

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What! More Red? J Brand Twill Skinnies

I promised you I'd show you the new red pieces in my wardrobe yesterday, so here's the second item! J Brand Red Twill Skinnies! These aren't really new per se... they actually used to be Emi's - but they're mine now! They were a bit too big for her but they're perfect for my butt!

I wore this outfit out to Matsuyama for dinner with Ricky the other day. He dropped me off to get a table first while he went to look for a parking spot, so I went to the host and asked for a seat for 2. The usual host nodded and said, "Okay, 2". However...

Yesstyle Cocostar / Mak Mak blazer (here, similar); F21 tank top; Rebel Yell 'DANGER' tee (grey, pink);
J Brand red twill skinnies (here); Christian Louboutin 'Inverness' booties

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Favourite: Red Blazer

Remember my fear of red clothing a few months back? I literally could count the amount of red-coloured pieces in my closet on one hand. I'm slowly getting more comfortable with wearing this attention-grabbing colour, so much so that I recently added 2 new red pieces to my wardrobe. This blazer was one of them.

The blazer is clean of distraction, and has a streamlined silhouette. The sleeves on a size SMALL are long enough for my arms (*gasp!) and the shoulders are a good width. The entire inside has matching lining except for the sleeves, which has a cute white contrasting striped lining which pops out when the sleeves are rolled. There are also 2 side slit pockets and a breast pocket, which may come in handy at work to keep my keycard. Who knew Suzy Shier could make such a quality blazer? On top of that, it was only $35 RETAIL. You can even use your SPC card in store, which takes off an additional 10%, essentially saving you tax.

Suzy Shier blazer (here); Dynamite tee; H&M blue faux-leather shorts (similar in brown);
Seduction leggings; Qupid boots (here, similar)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lobster Pink and Bright Teal

Who said pastel colours don't work with bright colours? Without anything else on, this XL Old Navy sweater already swallows me whole! Therefore, I really wanted to wear some super bright shorts to counteract the sheer amount of fabric this sweater had. It also gives a nice peekaboo if I don't tuck in the sweater which makes it super cute when you're walking~

I didn't know what jacket I wanted to wear at first, but I was pretty set on a leather jacket. To my surprise, this lobster Muubaa leather jacket totally worked! I'm thinking it's so pale that it almost acts as a neutral tone, so funny enough the lobster and teal complemented each other.

Muubaa 'Athena' biker in lobster (here); Old Navy waffle-knit sweater (here); Yesstyle knit scarf (here);
H&M teal shorts (old season); Seductions leggings; Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wholesale7 Picks of the Week

I had some time this weekend to browse Wholesale7 again. I've had such a busy February that I haven't had a chance to do any browsing! But, oh how I've missed you!

And as luck would have it, Wholesale7 has been killing it this week! Their new styles have been spot on.
These are some of the stuffs that I've added to my favourites and will probably be in my next tentative haul~

I usually post my favourites on Pinterest, so if you'd like quicker updates, follow me on Pinterest!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

AG Ivory Velvet Leggings

I debut'd my new - and first ever - pair of AGs (Adriano Goldschmied) on Valentine's Day! They are the softest things ever, and they really feel like you're wearing... nothin' at all! (...nothin' at all! ...nothin' at all! *echos), When I first got them in the mail, I took them out of the packaging and they looked so tiny a 3 year old could wear them. Fear not! They are made out of the stretchiest material, and fit true to size. I got a 25, my usual size, for reference.

I was originally going to pair it with my hot pink beater in the spirit of V-day, but as luck would have it, it was no wear to be found. And that was my only hot pink top that wasn't a bra, lol. So, I gave up being festive and opted for my teal bustier tank instead, from Aritzia's recent You Snooze You Lose sale.

Talula Babaton wool blazer; Talula bustier top; AG velvet leggings in Ivory (here); Aldo 'Falge' oxford booties (here)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Sweet Valentine's Day

I know, I know. I'm late! But Happy (belated) Valentine's Day!

I had a great little evening with Ricky last night. He was the sweetest, surprising me with a heart-shaped balloon, mini cakes and macaroons from Thomas Haas, and a small gift of the magnetic nail polish I wanted :3 Such a charmer!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dressed-Up Dressed-Down: Bows & Fur

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

Valentine's day is tomorrow! What do you guys have planned for this wonderful day of propoganda? Haha.
For me, everything is pretty up in the air. I don't have much on my mind these days except for food (queue Flo's Honey Toast Box yum~). Man, I'm just like Simon's Cat, haha.

Here's a simple outfit I wore this weekend... twice. Who said you can't wear the same outfit more than once? I just make it a rule that I don't see the same people when I wear the same outfit more than once over the same weekend. This outfit was dressed-up enough to go to a nice dinner with the family, but also dressed-down enough for just a casual night out with the boyfriend. Versatility at its best!

H&M bow blouse; H&M fur vest; Zara high-waisted skinnies (here); Aldo 'falge' oxford booties (here);
Rebecca Minkoff 'Quilted Swing' in pale gold (here in black)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

World Music Fashion Festival Launch Party Featuring OR by Angela Chen

Though I haven't posted in a while (*gasp) I'm back with a fun-filled, eventful post! This past Friday I had the opportunity to go to the 2011 World Music Fashion Festival Launch Party with my girls Kerri, Emi, Jordana and Karra, and our plus ones.

The 2011 World Music Fashion Festival is a showcase for musicians and fashion designers from Canada, Europe and the United States. The event provides a platform for western talent to develop connections with the Chinese music and fashion industry and gain international brand exposure, starting with their tour in Shanghai. This event was only made possible by Empress Communications, a PR and event management firm that acts as a bridge for companies wishing to enter the Chinese and Canadian market.

The launch party coincided with the grand opening of 0755 Restaurant & Lounge, and featured a fashion show exhibiting clothing pieces from OR by Angela Chen. The fashion show was the main reason I was there, but the free appetizers and drinks also helped ;)

Here are some snapshots taken the night of the party:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Double Breasted Blazer & Colourful Denim

Everytime I wear this blazer it reminds me of naval uniforms. You know what I mean? All I'm missing is a sailor cap and I'm all set. Think SNSD anyone? Perhaps it's all the buttons and the angled cut of the front. The pockets are also angled downwards that gives a nice spin off the traditional blazer.

Yesstyle Cocostar blazer; Dynamite v-neck tee; J Brand sateen leggings in vintage olive (here);
Aldo 'Falge' oxford booties (here)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Arrrr... Pirate Blouse

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend.

After reluctantly dragging myself out of bed this morning, I opened my closet and the first thing that I saw was my J Brand pencil skinnies in Palette. I figured, hmm why not? I haven't worn them in forever. Then I grabbed it thinking, what top? Which is when I spied my pirate blouse! It's not really called a pirate blouse, but I always call it that because it looks like what pirate's wear in cartoons, mostly due to the balloony sleeves :) So I turned out to be some sort of Pirate / Painter mix.

Every time I wear my fur vest to work someone always comments on it. Today, it was "Did you go hunting this weekend?" *facepalm* Pft, engineers, what do they know!

H&M belt & fur vest (On sale!! similar); Wholesale7 blouse (here); J Brand 12" Pencil in Palette (here);
Vince Camuto 'Braden' boots (on sale! here)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

OM NOMS: Sushi Oyama

Did I tell you one of my favourite things to do is eat? One of my favourite cuisines of all time is Japanese. I find that whenever I go out to eat it's usually Japanese food in one way or another. Last week, I took my lover to Sushi Oyama on Kingsway. It's really one of the best places I've been to for delicious Japanese food, despite the chefs being Korean- though that's a pretty common occurrence here in Vancouver.

As usual, we ordered a lot because we both eat like monsters :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

I'd like to thank everyone for supporting my blog over the last few months!!
As part of my gratitude, here are the results from the giveaway!
Using my rafflecopter + to go through all 161 entries...

I will contact you in the next few hours to let you know how to receive your prizes :)

Thank you everyone for participating!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, February 3, 2012

Popcorn At The Movies

Yesterday I got the chance to watch This Means War (starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy) two weeks before its in theatres, courtesy of Niki from A Haute Mess! The movie plot was pretty simple: two spies using their spy tactics to win over the same girl. It had action, comedy and romance- can't get better than that! I really enjoyed it and it made me laugh out loud so many times throughout the showing. It was especially awesome recognizing all the places in the movie because it was filmed in Vancouver! Were any of you guys there? Did you catch the Balenciaga bag that Chelsea Handler (Trish) was carrying?

I thought it was only appropriate to wear my Popcorn knit sweater from Old Navy that a purchased a week ago. I called customer service and mentioned there was a snag in it, but also noticed the price went down online. The friendly sales agent quickly gave me a price adjustment and an extra 10% off for the snag, and sent me a new one so this baby was only $8!

Old Navy cropped popcorn knit sweater (US, Canada); Wholesale7 chiffon tunic (here);
J Brand x Hussein Chalayan pants (here); Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here); The Sak 'Silverlake' convertible satchel (here)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cha Cha Cha...Chambray :)

I was in the lunch room at work this week and one of my male coworkers showed up wearing a chambray shirt. I jumped for joy inside! You don't find many engineers that are trendy and chic, so it's a pleasant surprise seeing him in nice outfits everyday! I definitely need him to guest star in some of my photos sometime so you guys can see! So, because of his shirt, I wore my chambray genie pants out to play today :)

Urban Behaviour cardigan; H&M striped shirt (similar); H&M belt;
American Apparel chambray jumper pants (here); Aldo 'Falge' oxford booties (here)