May 31, 2013


{ Leather Jacket: H&M // T-shirt and Skort: Zara // Shoes: Converse // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: Pandora charm bracelet; HRH Collection ring }
Happy Friday and last day of May! Can you believe it's already going to be June tomorrow? I'm ending the week in this casual black and white outfit. If any of you can translate what my t-shirt says, please share it in the comments ;)

May 29, 2013

Drop It Like It's Hot

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Inspired by the 1920s style in The Great Gatsby, I've become enamored with the drop waist. They're great for those who are short-waisted like myself, and the extra bit of flounce in the lowered waistline evokes a playful sophistication. These are my top 10 favourite drop waist pieces. Will you be wearing the drop waist this season?

May 24, 2013


{ Faux Leather Peplum: Zara (similar) // Floral Crops: H&M (old, similar here & here) // Sandals: Zara (old) // Clutch: ASOS // Sunglasses: House of Harlow "Chelsea" // Jewelry: Swarovski bracelet; Social Experiment ring }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I recently re-discovered these cropped floral trousers I bought from H&M last year (worn here). The bold, blooming print screams Spring and I thought it'd be the perfect time to wear them again. Juxtaposing the floral with faux leather provided just the right mix of feminine edge, and I pulled out the blue tones in the pants with aqua accessories, like this sparkling Swarovski bracelet my husband gave me for Mother's Day. Pretty perfect, wouldn't you say?


May 22, 2013

What's making me smile

{ Fluffy, pink cherry blossoms in full bloom }

It's been a while since I've shared one of these posts, which is long overdue. I actually meant to post this last month but the photos lay forgotten on my laptop. Better late than never, right? Cheers to a short work week and happy hump day.

{ Using this vintage rabbit to display my rings }

{ My drink of choice as of late: still water with fresh lime slices and mint }

{ My daughter blowing dandelion seeds }

{ A birthday card I just can't throw away because of the cute macarons }

May 17, 2013

Classic with a Twist

{ Blouse (on sale!) & Bag: J. Crew // Jeans: Habitual // Shoes: Charles David // Belt: Old Navy // Mirrored Aviators: Ray-Ban }
A white silk blouse, slim denim and aviator sunglasses are classic fashion staples that should be in every girl's wardrobe. After you've covered those basics, look for those same pieces with a little twist to add some flair. Details like contrasting trim on a blouse, mirrored green lenses on sunnies, and cuffing your jeans are subtle but really ups the chicness level. Or as P'Trique says, it's #ChicToTheNextLev.


May 15, 2013

Little Miss Sunshine

{ Blouse: Old Navy (last seen here) // Faux Leather Skater Skirt: ASOS // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Sunglasses: Prada // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Jewelry: Joe Fresh necklace (similar); Anjolee eternity ring (c/o) }
I'm linking up with Marionberry Style's Trend of the Month challenge today, which is yellow! It's the perfect shade to brighten a gray day, especially when it's colour blocked with purple (my favourite hue). Colours have such a strong effect on your mood and for me, jewelry is just as effective, especially when it's sparkly and bright.

Anjolee recently gave me the opportunity to customize a piece of jewelry from their website, which is full of beautiful pieces from diamond engagement rings, bracelets and pendants to anniversary rings and earrings. Talk about eye candy! I eventually chose this gemstone and diamond eternity ring with alternating amethysts and diamonds (in this case mine has CZ stones since it's a sample). The style is simple and classic, and I think it'd be fun to stack a bunch of them on one finger! How would you wear this ring?


May 10, 2013

Pink Me Up

{ Blazer: Zara (old, similar) // Peplum Top: T. Babaton "Felix" (last seen here) // Crochet Shorts: OASAP // Shoes: TOMS // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Jewelry: necklace via Etsy; HRH Collection Ultra Luxe necklace worn as bracelet }
I recently read this book called Pink Me Up to my daughter and thought it'd be the perfect title for this post. My 3-year-old loves pink and she'd gasp with delight at the pink cherry blossoms and the petals that have carpeted the street. Of course, she'd be wearing pink too. Happy Friday everyone!

May 08, 2013

Insta-Snaps: Food Edition

Lately, not only have I been pinning away recipes on Pinterest, but I've also been making them too. Most of the dishes are salads since that's what I've been in the mood for, and I did make a few modifications to suit my palate and use what was already in my fridge. Here's a taste of what I've been cooking up in the kitchen through my Instagram feed.

May 06, 2013

Monday Muses: Kristin Cavallari & Camden Jack Cutler

Does anyone remember The Hills? I bashfully admit that I still miss watching it on TV (it was definitely my guilty pleasure). I was always on Team LC but since Kristin Cavallari is the first mama from the show, I'm showcasing her style and that of her cutie, Camden.

May 03, 2013

Mint Julep

{ Blazer: H&M // Dress worn as top: Target (last seen here) // Jeans: Zara (old, similar) // Shoes: Pour La Victoire (similar) // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Sunglasses: Tom Ford // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: HRH Collection and bfrend }
With the Kentucky Derby happening this weekend, I got inspired by the colours of the race's official drink, the mint julep. Interestingly enough, I wore almost the exact same outfit last year, but turning my dress into a top and adding a pair of mint jeans changes the look completely.

Update: I'm now sharing this look on IFB's latest project: Show Us Your Stripes!


May 01, 2013

Be Free

{ Sweatshirt: Old Navy // Camouflage Jeans: G21 (last seen here; obsessed with this pair!) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag: Alexander Wang "Rocco" // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: DIY necklace (similar); INPINK ring (c/o); bracelet from Mexico }
Thank you to everyone who entered my iPANEMA flip flops giveaway! To find out if you won, click here.