THE SCHOOLGIRL TREND, REFINED.

Friday, June 24, 2016

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LUBNÁ TOP  ⏐  MANGO DRESS   ⏐   KENZO CLUTCH  ⏐  TOPSHOP HEELS

I love the recent revivals of the school girl look, but this time around in a more refined setting. Think luxurious slip dresses over a crisp white shirt or a causal t-shirt. Coherent dressing, my direct upper line of reporting said. I was flattered. It isn't a norm that I put a lot of effort into dressing up every morning for work, but today I made an exception. It was a day of exceptions. No pun intended. 

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THE HELMUT LANG SKIRT

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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ASOS TOP  ⏐  HELMUT LANG SKIRT   ⏐   MANSUR GAVRIEL BAG  ⏐  BANANA REPUBLIC HEELS

One hour and a makeshift open fitting room later, the skirt was the end product of the mind bobbling Helmut Lang sample sale that was held in Chelsea Market (best place for sample sale hunts). As I said the fitting room was an open space. So with my butt hanging out and my panties showing, two very elegant middle aged women managed to convince me the skirt was the best for work. Post-clothed, I walked out a happy girl and a not so happy wallet situation. 

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LE BLEU

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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THRIFTED TOP  ⏐  BANANA REPUBLIC PANTS   ⏐    VERO MODA MULES

"Blue is as colourful as I get most of the time. That wall on the other hand though... "

Your daily choice of apparel should stay true to how you feel or how you are as a character. Sometimes when people put on a whole vessel, it leads to a loss of identity. It is a strong verse but eminent in many and in various ways. I experienced my fair share of it and in conclusion, dress to impress for your own self worth and not for other people's perception of you. 

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UNSTEADY

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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ETHNIC CHIC TOP   ⏐  GIRLS ON FILM SKIRT   ⏐    ZARA HEELS

The past few weeks have been tough for me. I have tried to be the realist I want to be but sometimes the dreamer in me sort of brings things off route sometimes. I am in the midst of a career change process and it can be frustrating at times. I like immediate results but sometimes things doesn't work out as plan. Patience they say; it is something that I am slowly working on. 

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THE 18TH CENTURY DISTILLERY

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


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CLUB MONACO SWEATER  ⏐   H&M KNIT TOP  ⏐ MOTIF OFFICIAL SKIRT  ⏐  CÉLINE BAG  ⏐  TOPSHOP BOOTS

April 19, 2016   ⏐  DISTILLERY DISTRICT.  Visiting my old hunts made me sad for the fact it was just temporary. It was that sense of unspoken nostalgia as these were the places I visited nearly every weekend. There's the local coffee joint housed in a manor, the vintage shop that carries all the vintage plates that my heart desire, the two boutiques that carry the most interesting skincare and fragrances, the suave menswear shop and my favourite Mexican place. #relivingmemories


Restaurants & Cafes:
El Catrin, Distillery District
Balzacs, Distillery District

Shops:
Jacob & SebastianDistillery District
Blossom Boutique, Distillery District
Gotsyle, Distillery District
NOMA ChocolatierDistillery District

LOCAL GRIND

Monday, June 6, 2016

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April 19, 2016   ⏐  LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS. LOCAL FOOD JOINTS. LOCAL MARKETS. LOCAL MALLS. Always, always head to Buster's Sea Cove at St Lawrence Market for the mussels and the seafood sandwiches. Despite how 'unhygienic' swordfish is based on various claims, Buster's Sea Cove swordfish sandwich will always be the exception. I would say this historic market is a place where I can find local produce (non-Wholefoods price) and also local producers of various condiments that I would end up dipping with a whole lot of snacks. Take Kozliks Canadian Mustard for example, it's variations are good to dip with all sort of food assortment. Mini pretzels and mustard, who would have thought it can be so addictive.

Among the shops I managed to have a quick glance, the one that really caught my interest was Saje. Its ointments and its tinctures are what got me through rounds of interviews, specifically Stress Relief. It has this aroma that calms a person down from hyperventilating. It is practically my best purchase and in a typical fashion of mine, I so carelessly break the 'Stress Relief' rollerball. Darn luck.

Restaurants:
Buster's Sea Cove, St. Lawrence Market

Shops:
SajeEaton Centre

Le Labo, Saks Fifth Avenue Queen Street 
Jacob & Sebastian, Distillery District/ Queen Street


BETTER LATE THAN SORRY

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Sometimes when an opportunity arises, and you don't grab the chance, you might miss it and you might never get it back. So better late than sorry. It is a term that I have truly understand and learn throughout the years, this year especially.

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SUBURB'S CHARMS & BIG CITIES' HUSTLE

Saturday, June 4, 2016

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April 18, 2016   ⏐  SUBURBS HAVE THEIR CHARM. BIG CITIES GOT THEIR HUSTLES.  Sojourning in a friend's family home at the suburb means breakfast around the neighbourhood or perhaps, a few kilometres away at another affluent suburb town called Oakville. As much I would like to deny it, I am always unintentionally the 'suburb' girl in a way. From growing up in the suburbs all my life, to moving away from home and again ending up in a foreign suburb, to working and still staying in the suburbs, and also on vacation and temporarily sojourning in a suburb. What's new?

ON ME: Practically everything thrifted or vintage, except for the pair of denims and shoes. Thrifted bell sleeves top, vintage Chanel bag, $30 Bottega Veneta sunnies. I forgot how much I loved the great north and the states. 



Restaurants:
Aroma Espresso Bar, literally every major intersection
La SocietéBloor Street 

Shops:
Club Monaco flagship, Bloor Street
Soap & Water Everyday, Downtown Oakville


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UTORONTO

Friday, June 3, 2016

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BDG blazer  ⏐  J brand jeans  ⏐  thrifted knit top  ⏐  Céline bag  ⏐  Something Borrowed shoes  

April 17, 2016   ⏐  UNDERGRAD WAS THREE YEARS AGO. It is appalling as to how fast time passes. It wasn't long ago that I was staying until till dusk trying to produce my economics papers prior to the deadline, speed walking to classes at sub-zero degrees and breaking down over my final course which was as brutal as a university exam gets (4 brutal hours of computer written case analysis). 

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