I Don't Want To Close My Eyes

(Thrifted blouse / Forever 21 vest & necklace / Parasuco jeans / MBMJ bag / Belt from Indonesia / Jeffrey Campbell wedges)

I dropped my camera before I took these photos, so the setting went all wrong and I forgot to set it back to "normal". GRAINY PICTURES ENSUED. Anyway... :) I finally debuted the other thrifted blouse I got from Value Village awhile ago. The fabric has got to be the softest, most comfortable polyester-chiffon blend I've ever worn. Another comfortable fact is that it only cost me $7 (compared that to this!) I'm happy and my wallet certainly is, too :) I wore this to visit Emily at her photo exhibition last weekend. It was nice to finally meet one of my good local BFs in person :)

Have a good weekend, chic peeps!

xx toodles.
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We Have A Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Shopbop $100 Giveaway :) Don't you just love browsing on Shopbop and lusting over things you (sometimes) can't afford? ME TOO! :D Anyway, a big congratulations to...


Congrats, Shirley! :) Now go get that Marc by Marc Jacobs purse you've been eyeing on. I've seen it in person and it's definitely OH SO GORGEOUS :D

xx toodles.
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You Can Ring My Bell

(Uniqlo blouse / Parasuco jeans via Winners  / H&M necklace & belt / UO purse / ALDO pumps)

I finally jumped on the "bell-bottom jeans" bandwagon and let me tell you, I've been loving every minute of it. Not only that they're a good substitute for the classic work pants, they give me an illusion of longer legs. JACKPOT. I still adore my skinny jeans, but I've started making room in my closet for these new loves :) Another thing that I recently added to my looks is a wrist watch. I wish I could get my hands on this or this, but for now, I'll settle with my very old (circa 1999) Swatch watch that my first boyfriend (lol!) gave me as a present. He got a matching watch, too. Ah, young love... :)

xx toodles.
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She Doesn't Know What It's All About

(Forever 21 parka / Joe Fresh cardigan & pants / H&M top, scarf, belt / MBMJ purse / ALDO shoes)

Whooaaaa wind! Excusez-moi for excessively touching my hair in half of these photos. The wind was blowing at 40km/h and there's a lot of bloopers from taking these pictures. Chris really liked the last photo (au naturel, he said, but I was like "whaaa?"), so I put it up to make him happy :) Lately, I've been thinking of purchasing a new camera. I love my Canon Powershot, but I think it's time for my blog to have a better picture quality. I don't want to get a DSLR because I know that I would be too lazy to learn about all its features (and it's going be to PRICEY!) I heard Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a pretty good point-and-shot/dslr hybrid. Thoughts? :)

xx toodles.
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Guest Blogging at MTV FORA

I have very exciting news to share with you guys. MTV FORA contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked me to contribute to their website as a guest blogger. Can I get a "WOOP WOOP!!" ? :)  As a self-proclaimed terrible writer, I see this as an amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a blogger. I'll be writing 2 posts a month and I'll let you guys know when they're up.

Check out my first post and... THANK YOU, MTV! 
(I totally meant it to sound like an award speech :p)

photo credit: Altamira

xx toodles.
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One Last Hurrah

(Mango blouse / Forever 21 vest & accessories / Belt from Indonesia / H&M pants / ALDO shoes)

The temperature has finally warmed up, so I had to say a proper goodbye to winter by wearing a faux-fur vest for one last time. I enjoy the cold months (I'm already dying for Fall!) but everything under the sky has its own season, right? :) I got these nude pumps in the mail 2 weeks ago. Yes, another ALDO pair. I have so many ALDO boxes stacked up in my already overflowing shoe closet :p They were on sale for 50% and I realized that I didn't have any nude pumps. I know those aren't strong enough arguments to spend more money on shoes, but I used the giftcard I won from an ALDO contest a few months ago, so technically they were... free? Plus, I always have a soft spot for wedge heels ;)

Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter weekend everyone!

xx toodles.
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Special Feeling, Special Time

(BB Dakota vest / American Apparel pullover / Costa Blanca shorts / ALDO boots & purse / Ardene scarf)

A relaxed Sunday outfit. It was actually too relaxed because I managed to clock in 10 hours of sleep and 1/2-hr nap after lunch, which left me with a set of huge eye bags. Yes, you can see them in these photos. Say hello! Anyway, I'm currently having a writer's block :( I seriously wish I had more things to say other than I like to sleep like a pig (oink!) So... until next post!

xx toodles.
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Review: H&M Conscious Collection

CAD 19.95
Too sheer and too tight around the bust.
Also, it's impossible for me to wear this without a belt
It made me look like a sack (or a giant pillowcase?)

CAD 59.95
Saw it on Natalie Portman = CUTE.
Tried it on myself = NOT CUTE.
The material was too sheer (again!) and the laced sleeves got caught on the hanger (and everything else) very easily.
Imagine having to wash it. NO THANKS.

CAD 49.95
This was my favorite out of the ones I took to the changing room.
Definitely NOT sheer...
... but, it was too long and I didn't think alteration was worth it.

CAD 69.95
Too pricey for the quality you get.

What I wore.
My apology for the crappy cellphone photos.
It ain't iPhone :p

xx toodles.
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I'm Dancing With Myself

(H&M sweater / ZARA trousers / Nine West (old) pumps)

I put these heels up for sale on the blog shop, but nobody wanted them. So I decided to take them out for a spin. I fell back in love. I'm a "black shoes" kinda gal. I can never stop buying black shoes regardless of the wide selection of colors out there. But when I laid my eyes on these pink-purple (pinkle?) suede pumps 2 years ago, I couldn't contain myself. Besides, the style is classic enough to balance out the crazy color. I was sold. Unfortunately, I bought them when I was just learning to walk in heels. I couldn't deal with the height and the narrow toe box at the time, so I put them back in the box. Fast forward two years later, I can handle the height but they still pinch my (big fat) toes. I'm planning to give them a good run and hoping that they'll stretch out eventually.

That's the story of my shoes :)

xx toodles.
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Introducing Man-onchroma.Chic:
1. He loves sneakers.
2. He has a thing for Uniqlo and all things Japanese.
3. He likes to rub his belly when he's hungry :)

And don't forget to enter the $100 Shopbop giveaway HERE HERE HERE! :)

xx toodles.
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