Got Beat

I got beat on Boxing Day, beat by exhaustion. I woke up awfully early to avoid the crowd and long lines as best I can, which was not much of a success. On the bright side, I managed to purchase $644 worth of items for ~$240, 63% worth of savings!

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Tips for future Boxing Days:

1) The food court is probably one of the busiest so grab a bite before leaving your house or eat at a nearby restaurant because good luck on finding an unoccupied table.

2) Wear comfy (and easy to change out of) clothes. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to ninja through the crowd in uncomfortable clothing, or when trying on clothes.

3) Avoid using large satchels because carrying one around would be too much of a hassle. Stick to backpacks or mini cross-body bags so that you can maneuver around easier. You’re also doing everyone else a favour, trust me.

DSC04737 DSC04736DSC04730 DSC04744 DSC047461) Denim Jacket: GAP (similar here) | 2) V-neck Tee: Topshop | 3) Distressed Jeans: Levi’s (similar here) | 4) Sneakers: Ralph Lauren | 4) Recycled License Plate Cross-body: Reworks in Calgary

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!

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

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

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

A plus tard et avec l’amour!