Merry Christmas!

Christmas is best celebrated with family & friends, good food and the exciting tradition of opening presents. Our Christmas Eve celebration consisted of a late, but huge dinner, hours of good laughter, playing games & waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

DSC04701 DSC04727 DSC04713 DSC04705 1) Dress: Glamorous (similar here or here) | 2) Ring & Necklace: Taraxca Jewellry (Gifted) | 3) Clutch: Violet Ray | 4) Booties: Dolce Vita


We’re serious about our food.

DSC04716 DSC04723Beyond thankful for the people around me and everything in my life. Merry Christmas!

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

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Christmas Came Early

This morning, I ran out of the house in my pyjamas as soon as I found out that the package from my best friends has come! I was truly ecstatic & extremely grateful for having the friends that I do. This could not have come at a better time to cheer me up, and tear up, at the same time. Merci beaucoup mes meilleurs amis!

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Nordstrom’s changeroom’s waiting room (got that?) is extremely posh! I suppose they have done right in making sure the husbands and boyfriends are waiting in comfort, or broke girlfriends like I.

Straying away from my usual black and loose fitting clothes results in this. For a more refined side of my style, I wore a bright jumper with a subtly coloured button down and a pair of classic jeans. To escape a rather ‘basic palette’, the addition of a statement necklace gives an interesting neckline. Brown, leather accessories are a must in any woman’s closet to finish off an outfit.

DSC04688 DSC04694 DSC04690 1) Jumper: Thrifted (similar here) | 2) Button Down: Maison Scotch | 3) Necklace: Topshop (similar here) | 4) Jeans: William Rast | 5) Satchel: Coach | 6) Booties: Nine West (similar here)


Have you finished Christmas shopping yet? If not, good luck on those long line ups!

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A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Day for Exploration: Inglewood

It has been ages since I’ve wanted to pay a visit to one of Calgary’s coolest neighbourhoods: Inglewood. And since I’m an avid fan of cafés, I had to finally check out Gravity! The interior was absolutely posh and the food was superb. Is it a surprise that I didn’t order coffee? Go figure, they served Phil & Sebastian.

DSC04592I have a terrible habit of going shopping when I’m stressed, most specifically during exam times. Inglewood is definitely the place to go for all things local and unique! Of all the stores I visited, my top three favourites are listed below:

1) Reworks: This store is the absolute coolest! They are all about artistic innovations made from recycled materials, whilst supporting small businesses and/or local artists.

2) Olivier’s: Sweet tooth got you craving? This is heaven for all chocolate and candy lovers! Upon entrance, you are easily drawn in by the scrumptious whiff of their fresh, local goods. I made my last purchases of gifts & a little something for myself and family.

3) Phoenix Comics: How could I resist not going inside this haven of all things geek? What I appreciated about this particular comic store was it was well-organized, unlike most that are cluttered. It made maneuvering around and finding things easier. Also, if you collect pins like I do, they have plenty of awesome ones! They also have a vintage, yet pimp Ronald McDonald statue.

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Since stores are individually built, prepare well to dress in warmth if you are to visit in the middle of winter like I. Layers will do.

DSC04582DSC045871) Oversized Shirt: GAP (similar here) | 2) Leggings: H&M | 3) Coat: Thrifted (similar here) | 4) Boots: ALDO | 5) Thigh-Highs: Free People | 6) Backpack: Vintage from momDSC04595Inglewood is definitely a gem & will now be one of my favourite spots to hang out!

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Zodiac Signs

It wasn’t until much later that I decided to get on the crop top trend with this American Apparel piece. I wasn’t exactly fond of having to show my non-existent abs, though liked the idea of an illusion of longer legs. Solution: wear high waisted bottoms! Oui, there is a little peek of skin but thanks to today’s workout that it’s a little under control.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Zodiac Signs Crop Top: American Apparel (similar here) | 2) Trousers: Nümph | 3) Sneakers: POLO Ralph Lauren

It felt as if I was dressed like a 90s pop star. Don’t you agree? Non?

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Brunch in Miu Miu

It’s been three weeks since I got my Miu Miu’s and it was only today that I thought fit to wear them. So what did I get? Vintage inspired sunglasses which I absolutely adore!

Since I wanted this piece to be the main point, I worked around it by wearing blue, white and brown basics. Having already worn my white tee yesterday, I used my romper to act as a tank by layering high waisted shorts over it. Classic, white sneakers was trending on NYFW but guess who bought a pair just a week before that? Moi 😉
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMy sister, her boyfriend and I went to Red’s Diner on 4th St, 17th Ave. because I was suddenly craving brunch food. Call me crazy but there is something magical about eating breakfast when it’s no longer morning. You can also call me clumsy for having ordered the wrong course.

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What a posh bench!
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Not only are the sunglasses perfect, so is the packaging! It screams ‘doll’ in this hue of pink and that touch of luxury in velvet.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Romper: ZARA (similar here) | 2) High Waisted Shorts: Forever 21 | 3) Satchel: Coach (Sister’s) | 4) Sneakers: POLO Ralph Lauren | 5) Sunglasses: Miu Miu

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

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!

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Dainty with an Edge

I woke up this morning with the intention to go for the long overdue run. I have been awfully busy with school and work that my exercise routine has recently been on hold. So, I went for a jog and missed the bus, leaving me to have a good excuse to dress up 😛

One of my favourite things to do when styling is juxtaposing. Today, I paired dainty and edgy pieces together to create an ‘all-American’ look.

The delicate and sheer material of my button down tucked into the heavy, corduroy material of my shorts creates contrast and balance that attracts interest. To add a little more personality into my outfit, I accessorized with a vibrant head wrap and matching lip colour to tie it all together. Dainty pieces such as my watch and bracelet finished off the outfit.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) White Button Down: Gifted (similar here) | 2) Corduroy High Waisted Shorts: American Apparel | 3) Suede Boots: Dolce Vita (similar here) | 4) Ribbon Head Wrap: Claire’s | 5) Watch: Bulova | 6) Red & Gold Bow Bracelet: Local Store in Calgary (similar here) | 7) Laptop Case: Marc by Marc Jacobs

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThis is my classic grumpy face and it’s intended for the excruciating Statistics homework I have to deal with later. But then my sister made pineapple pie…
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A plus tard et avec l’amour!