February 29, 2012

Fashionably Fixated on...

There's something undeniably feminine about the slightly pinky shade of rose gold. I'm quite enamored with this pretty metal that's used in both jewelry and as an accent hardware on handbags. Here are a few of my rosy picks.
1. Michael Kors rose gold baguette-bezel watch $295 USD
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Marc Turnlock Katie bracelet $131.60 CAD
3. Tiffany & Co 1837 interlocking circles pendant $305 CAD
4. Alexander Wang Marion mini flap bag with rose gold hardware $650 USD

February 27, 2012

And the Oscar goes to...

Last night's Academy Awards marked the high point of awards season fashion and the red carpet served up a bevy of breathtaking gowns. Like my wrap-up of my favourite Golden Globes dresses, I'm sharing my top five styles from the Oscars (photos via Getty Images).
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

 Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

Jessica Chastain in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

February 24, 2012

Home Sweet Home

{ Cardigan: Aritzia // Neon Tank Top: Zara // Leggings: Garage // Shoes: Tory Burch // Jewelry: Forever 21 ring and JewelMint Astoria necklace }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I've always been a bit of a homebody and the cold weather we had a few weeks ago provided the perfect opportunity to do an indoor shoot. As much as I enjoy going out, I really savour spending some quality time inside the house. My cat Peanut, on the other hand, would probably much rather be exploring the realm of the outside world but he's a house cat (we tell him it's for his own good).

PS: I don't actually wear shoes in the house. I am Asian! I put my flats on to complete the outfit since my bright pink Crocs that I use as house slippers aren't exactly the most fashionable footwear ;)

February 22, 2012

What's making me smile

{ Majorly discounted shoes }
Zara pumps ($29.99); Aldo biker boots ($49.99); sequin TOMS ($37.50) from Jennyfleur Loves

Although Valentine's Day has passed, I often view all 28* days of February as the month of love (*this year's a leap year though! 29 days). In honor of all the love I'm feeling in the air, I captured a few images of things that have struck my heart.

{ A classic sweet confection: Smarties in pretty hues that are in trend for Spring }

{ JewelMint finally shipping to Canada! Blanc Bomb Ring and Black Swan Cuff }

{ A darling book gifted to Charlotte for Valentine's Day }

{ Brightening my wardrobe with colourful trousers and denim }

February 20, 2012

Monday Muses: Gisele Bündchen & Benjamin Brady

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? Our family has been run down with a cold so we stayed home trying to recuperate. Hopefully we'll all be 100% soon. In the meantime, I've put together outfits inspired by supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her cute little Brady boy.
For Mama:
1. Forever 21 leatherette moto jacket $45.80 CAD
2. H&M &Super Sqin jeans $24.95 CAD
3. Forever 21 metallic striped sweater $29.80 CAD
4. Zara shopper basket $79.90 CAD
5. Aldo Almos boots $37.49 on sale
For Mini Mister:
1. Bambeeno cashmere sweater $148 USD
2. Gap lil' loose jeans $27.96 CAD on sale
3. Old Navy canvas dress shoes $13.95 CAD on sale

February 17, 2012

Pink & Grey

{ Blazer & Trousers: H&M // Scarf & Top: Aritzia // Shoes: BCBGirls (last seen here) // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Bracelet: Spike the Punch (last seen here) // Watch: Longines // Rings: random // Nails: Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved}

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

The first hints of Spring are starting to infuse the air and I'm really enjoying the longer, brighter days. I'm also happy to see all the Spring fashions that are filling up the stores. As much as I enjoy neon for Spring, I equally love the softness of pastels. Pink and grey is a favourite colour combination of mine and this pastel outfit is a lighter take on the neon version I last wore here.

February 14, 2012

Be Mine

{ image via Shutterstock }

Happy Valentine's Day loves! Any big plans to celebrate Cupid and his arrow? The hubs and I are going out to dinner while our little girl sleeps over at Grandpa's. Yay! I hope you enjoy the day with the one(s) you adore, and indulge in some sugary treats. Afterall, it is the sweetest holiday :) 


February 13, 2012

Monday Muses: Kourtney Kardashian & Mason Disick

Since I have a little girl, my Monday Muses have all previously featured celebrity moms and their mini-me's. I thought I'd start to throw in some outfit inspiration for little boys too, and Mason Disick's dapper look is the perfect place to start alongside his stylish mom, Kourtney Kardashian.

For Mama:
1. H&M horse-print dress $49.95 USD
2. Forever 21 classic opaque tights $5.50 CAD
3. Redopin faux fur knit vest $70.20 USD
4. ASOS quilted lock across body bag $29.24 CAD
5. Chinese Laundry Night Owl boot $109.95 USD
6. ASOS multi-spike arrow necklace $45.69 CAD
For Mini Mister:
1. Osh Kosh B'gosh button front shirt $17 USD
2. Gap linen roll-up pants $34.95 CAD
3. The Children's Place nautical nomad shoe $14.96 on sale
4. Gymboree dinosaur sweater vest $32.95 USD

February 10, 2012

Casual Friday

{ Leather Jacket: Mackage // Sweater: H&M // Tank Top: Aritzia // Jeans: Levi's // Shoes: Converse // Scarf: Alexander McQueen // Clutch: Coach // Sunglasses: Versace // Ring: David Yurman }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I have to admit that this is one of the most comfortable outfits I've styled for this blog. You really can't beat a pair of Converse kicks and worn-in boyfriend jeans; it's perfect weekend wear. Happy Friday!

February 08, 2012

Mulled Apple Cider

When I found this recipe for mulled apple cider on the ModCloth blog, I knew I had to try it. I'm a big fan of mulled wine, and this is a perfect non-alcoholic alternative that the whole family can enjoy.

February 06, 2012

Monday Muses: Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise

This Monday's muses are Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri. Katie's outfit is comfortably chic, while Suri is warm and cozy in her Uggs and puffer jacket. Here's a breakdown of their looks.
For Mama:
1. Banana Republic mid-length lady coat $205 CAD
2. Forever 21 skinny black jean $12.50 CAD
3. Ann Taylor snow leopard metallic luxe scarf $58 USD
4. Le Chateau oversided sunglasses $22 CAD
5. Aldo Picketpin bag $55 CAD
6. Spring Trifiletti boots $149.99 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1. American Apparel kids rib racerback dress $16 CAD
2. Gap warmest jacket $55.99 CAD on sale
3. UGG Toddler Classics boots $140 CAD

February 03, 2012

Side Tracked

{ Jacket: Mackage Nev // Shirt & Booties: Zara // Jeans: Gap // Bag: Badgley Mischka // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Watch: Longines // Jewelry: HRH Collection necklace, BCBG Max Azria ring, JewelMint Black Swan cuff and Pandora bracelet }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

It's ironic that I titled this post "Side Tracked" back when these photos were first taken in the second week of January, because I actually got side tracked from publishing this post until now. It was meant to be a reference to the train tracks but it's become a literal title. Better late than never?

Fashion-wise, I've been living in these snakeskin-print jeans from the Gap and love the texture they give to an outfit. My JewelMint Black Swan Cuff is also a new favourite. I think all prints from the animal kingdom are slowly making their way into my closet.

February 01, 2012

Mission Accomplished: January Photo a Day Challenge

January 2012 has come and gone, and so has the Photo a Day Challenge! I'm happy to report that I completed the challenge and as promised, I'm sharing my Instagram photos from the past 31 days. Big thanks to fat mum slim for such a fun challenge! Enjoy!
(Day 1 above, days 2-31 in chronological order from left to right)