Looking back on 2018 and reflecting on the last twelve months, it was likely one of the best years I’ve had. I had the chance to rekindle my love for two of my favourite cities—New York and LA, and explore new places that I’ve only daydreamed about.
Now that winter is officially underway, I’ve been on a lookout for pieces that are practical for the temperature change without compromising my personal style. Investing in timeless and transitional pieces is the general rule that I follow to achieve this.
There’s nothing more comfortable than unstructured, loose-fitting pieces for the season. I know that I’ve talked about the art of balance previously, but there is something so satisfying about taking comfort to the streets.
Something more refined and appropriate for the office—this is my casual take on workwear for the fall season. I've always worked in a more relaxed environment so I find myself rotating between casual pieces and more polished ensembles.
It’s officially the fall season, which means most of us will be transitioning over to heavier overcoats, warmer knits and midi length pieces. Like most of the people I’ve spoken to, I’ve been looking forward to the refreshing brisk weather so I can layer on my favourite knits.
In any kind of weather, you want to make sure you're dressing appropriately. With the scorching summer heat, I've rounded up a few of my go-to summer basics, which includes a silk shirt, crop top and a pair of off- pants.
Adding another feminine scent to my vanity. This Daisy Love fragrance by Marc Jacobs exudes a warm, sweet vanilla smell that lingers for hours and is the perfect transitional scent from summer into the fall season.
A trend that goes as far back as the 90s is the slip dress. It’s been making a comeback these last few years and is here to stay. Gone are those days where slips are only meant for the bedroom. One of my favourite ways to wear it is just on its own and pairing it with minimalistic accessories.
I knew that I would fall in love with you at first sight. You were beautiful from every corner and the second we drove into the first arrondissement I was in awe. I pressed my face up against the glass in the taxi admiring the buildings and the people, smiled to myself and thought "this is finally happening".
Now that we're headed into summer and warmer weather, I'm returning to one of my favourite trends: head-to-toe white. It's tricky to wear due to it's light colour and challenge to keep clean, but it's such a foolproof way to look chic, polished and confident.
Witnessed the first sign of Spring over the weekend with temperatures above zero degrees celsius and ample sunlight. The weather called for a light wool coat, a pair of perfectly cropped denim and slides. I welcomed in these new jeans from GRLFRND denim not too long ago and they have become my favourite. This 'Helena' style is a popular one and loved by many, but I didn't get to try it until very recently. The raw and uneven cut hem is unique, making them the ideal go-to pair for casual weekend runs or even dressier occasions.
It’s the beginning of a new month, which is an opportunity to start anew. I’ve been inconsistent with my blog posts recently, not because I don’t want to post but because there’s nothing too exciting to share. So this time around, I figured I would do something different and share five interesting facts about myself that you may not know
After a long self-debate on whether or not it was worth investing in a pantsuit, I finally did it. Not because it's super trendy at the moment, but because it doesn't hurt to own one. There is a sense of confidence that comes out when I'm wearing a suit. When it came down to picking one, the options were endless but I undoubtedly went with an option that was the most classic.
Happy 2018! There's something so special about this year and maybe it's because the number '8' is in it. If you're Chinese, you'll know that this number is considered lucky because it sounds like the word 'prosperity' and 'wealth'. Terrance and I purchased our home on the 18th floor (intentional) and I will be turning 28 at the end of the year. Oh, and I just so happen to be writing this post on the 18th (unintentional).
As with every holiday season, my go-to ensemble always includes a relaxed-fitting sweater. Not only for reasons of warmth, but also so I can eat more. This Massimo Dutti sweater has been a favourite of mine and the low-turtleneck and bell sleeves makes it unique.
When it comes to gifting, I truly believe that giving the gift of a new scent is the most thoughtful. It's your chance at picking up a fragrance that reflects your loved one and their personality, whether it be feminine, sweet, bold or fun.
We don't have much of a choice but to embrace the cold weather so we may as well see the fall weather as a glass half full. The best part about the fall season is shopping for the quinteseential pieces that you can wear and layer on when the temperature drops.
I've been on the search for the classic trench coat for quite some time now and finally stumbled upon the one from Massimo Dutti. My ideal trench coat is one that is a bit more heavy-duty as opposed to lightweight so that it can withstand Canadian weather, would be camel-toned, and have detailed shoulders and sleeves. This one checked all of the boxes.
Breakfast (or brunch) is my favourite meal on the weekends. I rarely have it on the weekdays, but it's the first thing I think about when I wake up on weekends. One of my go-to spots in the city is La Société. The French bistro is located in the heart of Yorkville where you can enjoy your favourite comfort foods in a beautiful cozy space.
There are two pieces that I will always carry from season to season with me—a lace top and a leather skirt. They are timeless and can both instantly elevate an outfit. While the lace brings out the femininity of the outfit, the leather adds a dose of edge. I’ve always been a huge fan of leather skirts, but have only owned faux leather skirts until now. A leather skirt is a real investment, but when you stumble upon one with the perfect silhouette and is buttery soft, you just have to say yes.
You may have learned by now that my wardrobe consists of only a few colours: black, white and pink. Since black and white are barely colours, I guess that means that my wardrobe only contain one colour which I sprinkle all over my home, closet and even Instagram feed. Now that the cooler season has arrived, I am happy to be renewing some of my old favourites, such as this oversized pink knit turtleneck and this wrap midi skirt.
There are a few reasons why I love Sundays... one, it's a weekend, two, it's usually a lazy, effortless day, and three, it's an excuse to brunch. Since moving downtown about two years ago, I have made it a habit to get out, socialize and brunch on Sundays. It doesn't happen every weekend because if it did, it would be nearly impossible to save (lattes and pancakes aren't cheap!).
Growing up, I have never been comfortable in my own skin. We're all wonderfully imperfect beings with 'flaws' that we are either born with or imagine for ourselves. We point them out left and right just because that's what we do. I'm about to turn another year older and as difficult as it is, I am learning to embrace some of these imperfections. As much as these flaws are a part of us and our everyday lives, they do not define us.
The fall foliage is coming and the days are getting cooler, which only means one thing—fall. The end of summer doesn't necessarily mean something bad. For me, it means there is now a reason for more layering and warmer colours to be added to the wardrobe. This season, Victoria and I partnered with Club Monaco to showcase a few of the pieces from their women's only Fall 2017 Collection. The pieces first appeared in #NYFW, but now the entire collection is shoppable online.
Stumbled upon this beautiful satin slip dress on sale at H&M and knew I had to have it. I've been obsessed with earthy warm tones as of late and this rust colour is exactly what I've been looking for. It's super flattering on the skin and with the satin fabric, it makes the outfit that much more luxe. I can see myself wearing it with a pair of slides for the day and slipping into a pair of heeled sandals for the night. It's very complementing and fit perfectly into the autumn season that is right around the corner.
Even though it feels like summer barely started, the season is quickly coming to an end. Transitioning out of summer and into the next season is always hard and changing up your wardrobe is even harder. The temperature quickly drops and suddenly, you need to pack away your favourite dresses and short skirts. Luckily, midi skirts are still in and they are the perfect transitional piece for those cooler days.