Korea(town?)

After a terrible Geography midterm and stressful few weeks, a dose of fun and relaxation with family & friends was much needed. What better way to do so than jokes over Korean dinner and finally, a taste of soju!

Since 2006, I’ve been interested in all things Korean: food, culture, and fashion. A month ago, I went to Market Collective and picked up this vintage, Korean branded coat from Joyce’s Closet. I fell in love with the eccentric pop of pink and the oversized fit. To keep the coat as main point of interest, I paired it with a very simple black dress.
photocatSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThis was my first time drinking baekseju and soju so I was very excited! I personally preferred the baekseju, which is softer liquor, as it was much more tasteful and sweet. Baekseju has got to be one of my favourite alcoholic drinks now!

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And for your entertainment…. We were just inspired by Ip Man.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Coat: Thrifted (similar here) | 2) Black Dress: Old Navy (similar here) | 3) Boots: Dolce Vita | 4) Bag: Co-Lab

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Les “non

La maladie may be getting to me, enough that it has manipulated my mind to wear my “non”s. What do I mean? I have never worn leggings as pants, earrings that are mismatched and rarely on the brown and black combo. Yet, I did all that today.

I suppose that since all the pieces can be categorized as basic, I didn’t end up looking like a hot mess. As you all know, I love achieving the illusion that I’m tall. These polka dotted leggings by UNIQLO are perfect because the fabric is magical. It can be stretched effortlessly, which allowed for this high-waisted look, and hugged my body very well as if made for my proportions.
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1) V-neck Tee: Topshop | 2) Polka Dot Leggings: UNIQLO | 3) Satchel: Coach (Sister’s) (similar here) | 4) Boots: Kensie | 5) Earrings: F21 and Gifted

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(Fall)ing for Winter

It’s not Avril this month but Calgary weather made us fools with an all day snowstorm, not to mention some hail. Where did fall go? My family and friends were a bit concerned at the my lack of preparedness for the low temperature, but I’m not putting my fall clothes to waste. Layering is key: to look chic and stay warm. A classic wool/cashmere blend overtop a knit, collared shirt with a statement necklace asks for attention. For a little element of punk rock, these striped skinnies and black booties worked perfectly. For an unexpected touch, I used my faux fur cross-body bag.
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I’ve always loved bowler hats because it has so much character but with my short pixie haircut, I am even more of a fan! This dark red, almost maroon is the perfect pop of colour. Since I didn’t want the hat to be too overpowering, adding a little more texture to my hair by curling it was a good solution!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAren’t these boots beautiful!? Not only are they wonderfully made with all the details, I got them on sale for $37.50 from its original price of $150. Such a steal! That is why shopping in America is always better than in Canada.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Knit Grey Shirt: Nike (Gifted) (similar here) | 2) Wool/Cashmere Blend Sweater: Club Monaco (similar here) | 3) Striped Skinnies: Levi’s | 4) Boots: Kensie | 5) Bowler Hat: Minimum | 6) Spike Necklace: Store in Granville St. (similar here) | 7) Faux Fur Bag: Co-Lab

I hope you found inspiration from this outfit!

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Non-Vintage Vintage

Good vintage pieces are not easy to come across, but who says you can’t make modern-day clothing appear as if they were from 10 years ago? 

An oversized souvenir tee paired with loosely fit straight jeans is a vintage classic ensemble that I decided to recreate. To keep it consistent, I slid into my exhausted, brown boots.

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Double A

Another day, another button down. Button downs are one of my favourites because one could wear it both casually and in formal occasions. It is a classic and timeless piece that can be worn all year: by itself in the summer or underneath a knit sweater for when the weather becomes cooler. I am especially fond of this short sleeved button down because of its crisp collar, shoulder padded sleeves and pastel pink colour! Supporting Canada with Double A: American Apparel.
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My Idea of Streetwear

As much as I love my button downs and girly dresses, I’m also a big fan of rompers! Most ladies find rompers inconvenient, but personally, I don’t. It is a fun and comfortable piece!
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Even though the romper itself has print, the addition of a differently printed cardigan does not clash because of the colours identical between them. To keep the romper and cardigan as point of interest, I kept it minimal in wearing simple, black accessories.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Elephant Romper: Angie | 2) Snake Printed Cardigan: Maison Scotch (similar here) | 3) Boots: Dolce Vita (similar here) | 4) Backpack: Vintage from Mom | 5) Round Sunglasses: Local Store in Calgary

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Tweed, Quilted and Suede

Going to Central Park meant not overdressing. Ok, perhaps I was still overdressed but question is, when am I not? The most casual outfit that I packed was composed of a cotton t-shirt and shorts.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES 1) V-neck tee: Topshop | 2) Tweed Shorts: Club Monaco (similar here) | 3) Bucket bag: Vintage Moschino from Used House of Vintage Calgary | 4) Watch: Bulova | 5) Suede boots: Dolce Vita (similar here)SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Mixing textures of tweed, quilted and suede brings interesting details to relatively simple pieces. The gold accents added a hint of glam, while maintaining class.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI have one too many ‘I’m waiting for my date’ photos : S

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