Making a Statement

Bright & whites during the winter, why not? And if that’s not asking for enough attention, why not a statement piece? Literally.

This $10, thrifted sweater has got people staring. I’m usually not one for clothes with writing, but can you blame me for picking this awesome one out? To make sweaters a little less casual, try layering it with a button down.DSC03593

DSC03589DSC035921) Statement Sweater: Thrifted (similar here) | 2) Button Down: Club Monaco | 3) Jeans w/side zippers: BCBG MaxAzria | 4) Sneakers: Ralph Lauren


On a side note, I’m currently obsessing over Hey Rosetta!’s new album, Second Sight! You know what’s a steal? Obtaining this gem for $7.00 at HMV!DSC03628

I have been listening non-stop to this catchy tune!

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Lunch Date: ‘Roman Vibe’

Today’s attire was not the easiest to walk in and got my family and friends wondering where I was off to. My mom thought I was to attend a party, a friend felt as if I came from Italy and another explained it with the words ‘Roman Vibe’, which the latter I’m most fond of. It’s really difficult for me to leave the house without looking overdressed because it’s just the way I am. I love to dress up, make my old clothes appear new by mix & matching and I hope it inspires other people to enjoy fashion as much as I do. To end all curiosities, my day consisted of a lunch date and attending Japanese class.

We made a first visit to Oak Tree Tavern in Kensington and I ordered the classic fish & chips and beer combo. The batter of the fish was well executed, though the fries could have used less salt. As for the beer, which was Newcastle Brown Ale, it was one of the best I’ve had for a dark choice.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThere is something about matching a long sleeve top with a maxi skirt that I’m very fond of. Perhaps it is most comparable to the fashion during the Victorian Era: feminine and elegant. Since the top & bottom half pieces are both voluminous, the addition of the belt cinches in the waist to balance out the proportions.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Although I’ve mentioned finding inspiration from the Victorian Era, which is British, my statement earring overpowers with the ‘Roman Vibe’. The gold tone works perfectly with the emerald skirt!photocat21) Tank Top: ZARA | 2) Striped Cardigan: BCBG MaxAzria (similar here) | 3) Emerald Skirt: Urban Outfitters (similar here) | 4) Boots: Nine West (similar here) | 5) Belt: Michael Kors (similar here) | 6) Earring: Forever 21 (similar here)

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Tres Marias

Growing up, my mom would dress my sisters and I in matching outfits but as cute as that was, we inevitably grew up and developed our own sense of styles.


1. Me

My style can be best described as sophisticated with an edge. I like pieces that have plenty of character but in its materials durable and retains hints of elegance. It is of utmost importance for me to keep everything balanced. I like to mix prints and textures with basics, incorporate both light and dark colours and be watchful of lengths. In this outfit, I particularly focused on maintaining balance in skin exposure. Personally, I do not like to wear tank top with shorts but instead, with jeans. My style secret: I like to buy sale and vintage!
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1) Strappy tank: American Eagle | 2) Cigarette Skinnies: GAP (similar here) | 3) Flats: ZARA | 4) Leather Backpack: Vintage from Mom


2. Second Sister

My second sister has an affinity for wearing dark colours with tints of red, military boots and generally, comfortable attire. She is best described as edgy and is inspired by menswear. Her casual attires are usually oversized and laid-back but when it comes to more formal occasions, she can be seen rocking body-con dresses and high heels. Her style secret: Black works with everything!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES 1) T-Shirt: Rihanna line from Hard Rock NY | 2) Jeans: Guess 3) Cross-body bag: Kate Spade | 4) Rings: ALDO | 5) Watch: Skagen Denmark | 6) Aviators: Ray Ban | 7) Boots: Enzo Angiolini for Nine West


3. Eldest Sister

My eldest sister’s style can be best described as classic, yet on trend. She likes to wear pieces that are timeless and comfortable, mainly neutral in colours and simple silhouettes. She can make Converses and tees look chic by adding expensive details. Because of her petite frame, she is able to snatch up cute pieces from the junior’s department, one of her biggest style secrets! Fun fact: She takes the photographs for my blog!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Patterned Dress: GAP | 2) Jumper: ZARA Kids (similar here) | 3) Sneakers: Converse | 4) Cross-body bag: BCBG Max Azria | 5) Watch: Burberry


I hope you liked this post! Thanks to my sisters for being such good sports!

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Nautical Tendencies

My best friends and family are well aware of my obsession with blue and white. But who can resist this classic, nautical combo? To play up the simplicity in colours, I wore pieces that each have their own unique factor: the button down frayed at the bottom, the pants that have zippers down the side, and the flats with cute tassels. I accessorized with dark coloured pieces to balance out the relatively bright outfit.
SAM_1398 1) Button Down: Maison Scotch (similar here) | 2) Pants: BCBG Max Azria | 3) Flats: Yoki (similar here) | 4) Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here) | 5) Sunglasses: Queen Boutique Kensington | 6) Cross-body bag: CoachSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI took a picture in front of the Canadian map as memorabilia because I’ll be out of the country in two days and I might not come back. Just kidding, I could only dream. Stay tuned for the next few days because I will be posting heavily of my travels!

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