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!

Winter Has Come

In all black with a hint of bloody red makes me seem like a walking Bubonic Plague; or at least that’s how I’ve been feeling these past few days. Sickness has struck me and I think it’s trying to tell me that I should be better prepared in keeping myself warm now that winter has come. A trip to Winners this weekend and voilà, a wool scarf and leather gloves that cost me less than $30. If there’s anything I like about winter, it’s that I get to wear leather, wool and suede.
DSC04312DSC04332DSC043021) Wool & Leather Jacket: Guess (similar here) | 2) Heather Grey Crew: GAP | 3) Leggings: H&M | 4) Boots: Dolce Vita (similar here)| 5) Wool Scarf: Igloos (similar here) | 6) Backpack: Vintage from mom | 7) Leather Gloves: Winners (similar here)

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Ghosts Live Here

Apparently there lives a half genie & half witch among us. If you’ve seen one as such, please inform me. If I’m not mistaken, they’re also part ghost.

No, but I’m honestly very entertained at how a mixture of movement + flash in the dark results in a ghost-like effect. This is what happens when I’m left alone at home, with time in my hands, and an exhausted mind to even realize that I’ve almost jeopardized my perfectly, good ankles.
DSC04136 dsc04131DSC04155 DSC041371) Knit Sweater: Anthropologie | 2) Trousers:  Nümph | 3) Creepers: Consigned Stuart Weitzman (similar here) | 4) Toque: Club Monaco (similar here)

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!

Monochromatic and Bloody

Five hours of insufficient sleep later, with lingering feelings from Phantom of the Opera the night prior, one can only dress in monochrome and bloody tints.


Everyone wakes up one morning knowing that it will be a t-shirt and jeans kind of day. Well, today was my day. It’s a surprise that I even managed to get out of bed.

With scenes from Phantom of the Opera still fresh in my mind, I may well continue sorrowing at its dramatic plot with this black V-neck paired with my striped skinnies. Not wanting to look any duller with my already sunken eyes, a much needed call for colour brought bloody tints of red to my lips and feet. Since the stripes on my jeans are thin and narrow, it does not clash with my shoes but instead, attracts interest to the play in patterns.

To indicate caution for today’s highly irritable nature, it was appropriate that I wear my bullet necklace.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Black V-Neck: GAP | 2) Striped Skinnies: Levi’s (similar here) | 3) Flats: ZARA | 4) Bullet Necklace: D.I.Y (similar here) | 5) Lipstick: L’Oreal in Ravishing Red | 6) Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here)

A plus tard et avec l’amour!