Monday, July 22, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Dress: Aritzia (here)
Sandals: Browns (here)
This dress from Aritzia hugs you at all the right places and shows just a little bit of skin on the backside which is a fun little addition. I ordered this online recently because I could never find my size in stock quick enough. The sales people mentioned it was one of their fastest selling items right now and I can definitely see why.
In other exciting life news - I'm engaged! It happened 2 weekends ago on a Saturday just like today and it's been a whirlwind ever since of family visits, dinners out with friends and even a venue visit which we did today. My mind is filling up with a hundred plus details that I'd love, but I'm having a tough time finding that perfect venue and date to match. This should be interesting. Part of the reason why I've been so MIA lately. But hopefully as things start to move forward (fingers crossed), I'll be able to maybe document some major moments.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
As I mentioned in my last post I purchased a couple of items from Aritzia's private sale that just finished up. The summer sale is now open to the public and I highly recommend checking it out, they're not amazing discounts but a sale is a sale and considering Aritzia rarely has them, i'm always in favour of stocking up on some items you may have had your eye on in the past.
For me, this purchase was all about silky, flowy and feminine shorts, a wardrobe must have that I have personally been missing. I picked out two which were both reasonably priced. The dade shorts which i'm wearing was everything I imagined it to be, although maybe a little bit shorter than I'm used to. They're delicate, soft and very feminine. Reminds me of lingerie but wearable in public for sure.
The second pair of shorts I picked up were the Roxie shorts which I was extremely disappointed in seeing as they're completely see through! Maybe it's the colour that I chose, but I was not expecting that flimsy or sheer of a material. Unfortunate seeing I was really looking forward to wearing them. I'm considering either wearing them as pajama bottoms (which they could pass for) or braving them out in public with nude underwear. I haven't made up my mind yet. I should mention that all sale items are final sale (damn).
My last purchase was this standard white t-shirt with cut outs, I can never resist white shirts and I like that the detailing is a little bit different. I would have preferred the short sleeves to taper in a bit more, but nothing a roll here and there can't fix.
Overall a good mini haul - and a great cottage get away this weekend. Happy belated birthday Canada.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Swim wear: Victoria's Secret (here)
A quick post before I head off to the cottage for the Canada Day long weekend. In preparation for this little trip there were a couple of items I knew I just needed to purchase, and for the sake of summer as well.
New bikini's was top of my list. The last time I bought a bathing suite was in first year university give or take but seeing as I actually lost that one some how, the one I usually end up wearing was the bikini I bought back in high school. Yes, you read right, high school. And many a things have changed since then (body included) so it was about time that I bought something new.
I chose Victoria's Secret since they have more selection and are actually better priced and have better styles than your regular Bikini Village and others. I wanted one that could be worn as both a bandeau and a halter but with support and these (Beach Sexy Push up Bandeau) were perfect. They come in a million + 1 colours which helps, but the best part is that the band is adjustable with 3 slots which means even I (the girl who has the smallest rib cage) can wear it as a bandeau and have it actually stay up. And for the days where you don't feel like wearing it as a bandeau, they come with straps that you can attach on and tie as a bikini top.
My second purchase was from the Aritzia private sale that just passed, they now have their summer sale to the public happening. I chose a couple of shorts, but I'll go into a complete review of these in my next post as one was sadly a disappointing purchase.
But now it's time for the cottage. Happy Canada's Day to all my fellow Canadians!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Top: Zara (here)
Skirt: Club Monaco
Shoes: Nine West
This skirt has served me well over the last couple of years, and it was a sale item of all things. I love it when quality pieces actually make it through the test of time. Makes me feel so good about my purchase.
Speaking of purchases, I've been horrible and doing a lot of late night online shopping. Because of it I have 3 packages on its way to me as we speak. I am so excited. But again, they were all necessity items, honestly.
The countdown to the Canada day long weekend is on. I just need to get through one more work day, that is all and then i'll be basking in the (hopefully) cottage sunlight. I am ready for these casper arms and legs to disappear.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Top: Urban Outfitters
Flats: Nine West (here)
I am currently listening to Songza (my new favourite discovery) and buzzing from the coffee that I chugged 2 hours ago. I think I need food in me asap to soak it all up.
So as I said, an actual outfit post this time and not some excuse/filler like my previous ones (oops). This outfit makes me feel very work appropriate, which is my life so I guess it should make me feel this way.
I've added nude flats to my collection of nude shoes, I think I'm done now. Maybe. I mean, they just go with everything so these were necessary, clearly. Other things i've been obsessed with lately are my no heat waves. It's a nice/less boring change from my regular straight hair. It's a new me.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
[Top left - OOTD; Top right - An asian day of BBT and shopping at the Face Shop]
[Left - Mutual cat love ; Right - My mom's new adopted dog Champ! Welcome to the family]
[Left - A giant frog at a work event; Right - Evegreen Brick Work's farmers market and running an event there Saturday morning]
[Left - Let's go Blue Jays!!; Right - Delicious Tayaki's]
[Middle - How adorable is that face :)]
I have been absolutely horrible with keeping up with this blog lately. It's easy to fall out of rhythm with it to be honest, but I do miss it and I will do a proper outfit post soon. There's just been too many other things to do in place of taking a photo, but I will try harder.
So instead I bring you an instagramed excuse of a post because those are the only current photo's that I have (guilty), but at least it gives a nice re-cap on all that I've been doing lately (which I guess, perhaps, isn't much). Just living life!
Also, is anyone else loving the Instagram video as much as I am? I might have to uninstall my vine app in favour of this one. Sorry Vine. It was a nice try.