Zara white sleeveless trench vest (simlar here) Club Monaco Kendyl crop top
Banana Republic Maxi drawstring skirt (similar here)
Massimo Dutti Suede crossbody bag
ALDO CiCi heels in Bone
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Allow myself to get into my part time role as a blogger and showcase a quick outfit post for you.
I actually wear this outfit out (sometimes with different tops or a black sleeveless trench) extremely often to the office. The white vest is a great addition to make your outfit appropriate and feel ~high fashion~ for any occasion— it’s also an awesome replacement for the work blazer. To be quite frank with you.. I get showered with compliments all around for doing this maxi and long vest combo from coworkers, friends, and even strangers. Not so much from the family since they believe I should be wearing short and fitted items to show my “feminine” petite body. But surprise surprise, if you know my wardrobe, you’ll know my closet contains a lot of oversize and pieces that drape on my body instead. (There’s a huge playing factor as to why I dislike fitted articles of clothing because when it’s worn, it rubs against my body and makes me irritated..and sort of.. itchy? Probably because of the irritation) Comfort has to be one of the most important things to consider when owning a piece of clothing. As for being petite… Don’t be afraid to do a maxi and a long vest when you’re under 5’4. Because it’s all about understanding and rockin’ those proportions, as well as pairing the look with a pair of nude ankle straps for the illusion of extra height. 😏
With the nightie slip gown trend going strong— it’s hard to avoid falling in love with the flowy, satin fabrics that drape on your body and making it office-appropriate and fashionably polished. That’s why a satin maxi works out so well as opposed to a fitted, satin skirt (starting to sound like I’m ready to run into a club with a matching black choker.) Let’s just say that maxi skirt and long vests go together real well.
Well, well, well, look what we have here. Little o’ me actually making it out in public in blue jeans. How casual. What’s the twist? I also made it out alive without any penalties from HR wearing this crop top to work with the jeans as well.
Because honestly… I wore a white blazer. A nice touch of ‘I’m actually super professional’ to my look. Agree? It’s not an accident I wore more white to make the look more elevated and suitable for the day time. I swear, I don’t normally or genuinely enjoy wearing jeans because I find them too casual for me. So… I’m finding more way to put my blue jeans to use. Especially these mom jeans and wide leg jeans I just recently purchased.
What do you like to wear with your blue jeans, m’dear?
I personally never thought I would ever ride the choker bandwagon but I guess it doesn’t hurt to try. Of course Jenny made it more enticing for me to ease into this trend. I mean..go big or go home, or should I say go thickkk-er? It’s one big, shiny neck party.
Thanks to Instagram for bringing self-documentation to a more “acceptable” level as we known as taking ‘selfies,’ it’s not a subtle catch while mindlessly scrubbing through Instagram to find a bikini clad ladies and young teenagers decked out in the hot 90’s trend, now that it’s gone completely mainstream. Can I say, Throwback Thursday? #TBT? #circa1998? I also died when I landed on a online jewelry site that had their hero banner headline read out ‘Chokers..The New Flower Crown.’ It’s true. These things are making their way back into every girl’s wardrobe, thanks to ITgirls like Olivia Palermo and major fashion bloggers slash social media influencers like Kristina Bazan and Chiara Ferragni. We also can’t forget media’s favourite model of the moment, Kendall Jenner. At first I found it weird that chokers were making a come back but now they’ve taken over the spotlight. First knuckle and armour rings, then arm parties, now the chokers that come in all sorts. Dainty stretchy cord with gold tips which you often see attached to newly purchased clothing to display labels and price tags, velvet ones, gold ones.. even ones that come with little charms attached at the center. Nudge, nudge..someone make interchangeable charms for their line of chokers.. Pandora? But hey, you can wear them everywhere now.
You might not be a choker-kind-of-lady…
However.. I’ll have you know that you can wear chokers with your swim wear, formal attire and night out..in the daytime at office. The creative kind, obviously. Think about it?
Creative Direction: Cynthia Nguyen | Editorial assistance: Paul Van Winssen
In collaboration with Jenny Bird
Where there are days where I am feel like dressing up in all white or others where I’m head to toe in monochromatic tones.. there are also those spurts of time where I can’t help myself but wear bold colours. Aside from my soft palette and neutral wardrobe, I have the tendency to purchase bright-coloured, eccentric pieces and am only able to wear them a few times since it seems to catch everyones eyes. But these are the pieces that make your wardrobe unique!
I decided to pair my green Banana Republic Sloan-fit ankle pants in a bright green with these super fun watermelon heels by Sophia Webster. One of two of my favourite shoe designers, the other one being Charlotte Olympia! Sophia Webster has won my heart with her designs a while back with the release of her Rikos and Milas heels before she did a collaboration with J. Crew. Next on the list are the Coco Flamingo Pumps. Sooo wedding appropriate right? Kept it casual with a knit crop top and chicken cutlets for the backless design. And then we’re off to the races! I mean…. for pink lemonade and Matcha green tea ice cream!
Here’s my attempt for a desert-Coachella-LA-vibes-western kind of look.
A combination inspired by WhoWoreWhat’s Danielle Bernstein and Lust for Life’s Olivia Lopez.
To further explore and take my art directing up a notch, I decided to change up my visual style to curate more interesting stories for my readers to see other than my usually expected whimsical and overexposed lit posts. Because change is good right? Or should I say variety.
This outfit was shot at Toronto’s Allen Gardens. Since the winter of last year I wanted to shoot at this location for a while but decided to wait until spring’s warm weather rolled in. I thought to myself… what area in Toronto would make the closest resemblance to California’s hot landscape? Or it went more like: where can I find a few palm trees? Even a bunch of Monstera leaves would do as well. In the end, a room full of cactuses was found at the green house and that seemed to do more for me than palm trees.
I currently have a mild obsession with cognac-coloured suede at the moment and have been trolling the internet slash lurking through countless vintage stores for brown suede pieces for a couple of months now. Next on the list… if possible.. would be to find a fringe suede jacket that actually doesn’t give me gigantic football shoulders. While on my search for a girlfriend’s birthday gift I was lucky to have found a Banana Republic suede mini skirt from the Kind Exchange, a consignment store on Queen Street for $30. Don’t you love it when you’re looking for someones gift but end up coming out with 3+ items for yourself? Regardless, this was a way better price for a real suede skirt compared to buying from Zara. (No hate– that was actually going to be my last resort.)
Below, I attached some music by Alina Baraz to compliment the photos photographed from above. Hope you guys can see the Tumblr image x Majestic Casual vibe here.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Dennis since it’s his birthday today. Happy birthday buddy!
Speaking of Coachella the music festival… what’s your opinion on the trends showcased at music festivals?
Q: Is it just me or do you find that the outfits of today’s festival-goers are ignorantly using statement pieces from certain cultures? (i.e. headdresses and bindi gems.)
Let me know what you think in your comments below! x