8.31.2011

Lets Leave It Undefined

(H&M cardigan & necklace / ZARA pants / Joe Fresh top  / Purse from Mom / ALDO shoes)

Wearing cardigan = a sign of Fall. YIPPIE! Seriously, I don't know why people are sad that summer is almost over. Summer is hot and humid. A lot of people are wearing  next to nothing and they become such eye sores on the streets. And some people just sweat... excessively. I call it the summer stench. So when the temperature dropped a little last week, I busted out my trousers and cardigan for work. So happy.

I can't wait for Fall. 
CAN'T. WAIT. 


xx toodles.
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8.29.2011

My Poker Face

(Forever 21 tee / H&M shorts / ALDO sunnies & sandals / Michael by Michael Kors tote (same model in beige here!))

I have finally gotten a hold of the new camera. I'm so used to taking my photos with the AUTO setting that having multiple settings in this new one is throwing me off guard. God bless the manual book (and Flickr forum, ha!). Now lets talk about graphic tees. I used to be a fan of them. A very big fan. Whenever American Eagle, Aeropostale, or Bluenotes was having a "Buy 2 for $15" tee event (they used to be so cheap!), I was all over it. But people change and so do I. I've replaced graphic tees with more feminine and classic tops. I call that a sign of aging, hahahahaha... :D I bought this "CIAO" tee 2 years ago before I went for my European vacation. Ironically, I didn't visit Italy, where this tee would have been more relevant :p


xx toodles.
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ps. Check out my guest blogger post on Bestie's blog! :)

8.26.2011

Guest-Blogging at Thereafterish.

(Jacob shirt / H&M tank, skirt, necklace / Michael by Michael Kors tote (same style in beige) / Sam Edelman shoes)

I am guest-blogging over at Mae's blog today. 
To learn more about the pieces in this outfit, check out my full post here! :) 

xx toodles.
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8.24.2011

And I Keep Hitting Re-pe-pe-pe-peat

(Romwe top / H&M pants / Forever 21 necklace / Dolce Vita pumps / Michael by Michael Kors tote)

Wearing my hair up in a ponytail for 4 days in a row is a sign that I can't stand the length anymore. Or is it? I've always liked long hair. I've dabbed into the bob cut, mid-length cut, shaggy cut, and this cut (no kidding!), but I've always felt more confident when the length goes beyond my shoulder. Yes, my hair is my security blanket. Besides, whoever says that short hair is low maintenance is totally delusional. I spent more time styling my bob hairstyle than my current 'I-haven't-had-a-haircut-since-last year' hairstyle. So I guess just a trim, then? :p


xx toodles.
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8.22.2011

Vacation - Day 3 Recap

On the third day of my trip, we took the BC ferry to get to the Saltspring Island. Not much to say here, so please enjoy the photos :) Keep checking the blog for my Day 4 Recap pictures. I went kayaking and wet my shorts, lol! :p

Such a beautiful day - RVs were lining up to get on to the ferry

8.18.2011

These Aren't Chapters, They Are Seasons

(Forever 21 top (similar here) / Skirt & necklace from Mom / Michael by Michael Kors tote (similar here) / Dolce Vita pumps (buy here))

You know those days when you just have nothing interesting to share?
I'm having one of those days. 
Urgh, I hate the writer's block :(


xx toodles.
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8.17.2011

Vacation - Day 2 Recap

On the second day, we went on a day trip to Seattle. Our first stop was the Premium Outlet and I had high hopes in the morning that I would end up with a new purse and a new watch at the end of the day. However, it was not the case as I left the city empty-handed. VERY DISAPPOINTING. But anyway, what's a trip without indulging in some local food, right? We had our lunch at The Crab Pot and boy, we were in a food coma for the next few hours! We took a stroll in downtown Seattle and checked out the Nordstrom Rack nearby. Again, I didn't get lucky but Chris manage to score some deals. For dinner, we drove to Northgate and found this little Indonesian restaurant that served the best chicken noodle I've ever had since I left Indonesia. I would go back to Seattle just to have a bowl of that noodle again. Mmmm...


Welcome to Seattle!

8.16.2011

Vacation - Day 1 Recap

My first day in Vancouver started off great. I love the 3-hour time difference that allowed me to sleep in for 3 extra hours (very important on my first night!) In the afternoon, Chris and I made our way to downtown Vancouver and we immediately got lost, ha! Such tourists! :p Good thing we got lost because we saw Japadog and both of us immediately knew that we had to have it. The highlight of the day was meeting my Vancouverite blogger-friends: Jess, Jen, and Nicole :) I wish I could have stayed longer in Vancouver or my schedule wasn't as packed. I would love to sit down with them again and just spend hours chatting about everything. With good food, of course :p


Downtown Vancouver

8.15.2011

Don't Rain On My Parade


(H&M blouse, skirt, necklace, belt / Purse from Mom / ALDO shoes)

Done up in H&M from neck to knee. And yes, it's the exact same skirt from my previous outfit post. I wore it two days in a row because I had one of those "I've got nothing to wear!" days. Besides, I always wear my bottoms 2-3 times before I wash them. That's how I preserve their true colors... sort of. I'm certainly not a germaphobe in this particular case ;) Some might think that wearing the turquoise necklace in this outfit is unnecessary. TOO. MUCH. COLORS, right? But with such a low-neckline blouse, I had to add something on my neck to make me look (and feel) less 'bare'. After all, I had to make this outfit work-appropriate :)


xx toodles.
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8.12.2011

Spot The Dots On The Feline



(Silence&Noise blouse via UO / H&M skirt / Topshop belt / Sam Edelman 'Randall' shoes / Purse from Mom)

I recently got a new camera but as you can see from the grainy photos, I still haven't figured out the proper setting :( Aside from the sad camera story, I finally purchased my first Sam Edelman shoes when a bunch of them went on a massive sale on the Peacock Parade (just ask me if you need an invite!) I've always wanted a pair of leopard shoes but most of the ones I've seen out there look cheap or too cougar-ish. My heart skipped a beat when I saw these ones. Almond toes, wedge espadrille heels, leather toe caps, and just their classic silhouette were so hard to resist. So I succumbed to the temptation and I couldn't be happier when I put them on for the first time. Dear friends and readers, meet my new boyfriend(s)! :)

On a different note, I'm having another dinner date with Jess and Aney tonight. WOOHOO! :D


xx toodles.
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8.10.2011

Vacation ~ OOTDs

Since this is a personal style blog, I figured I should do a separate post on what I wore during my vacation. I packed quite light for my trip (a cabin-size suitcase) because: A). it's summer and B). I was hoping I could score some deals while I was away. I brought 6 tops, a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, a skirt, and 2 pairs of shoes. Believe me, Chris brought more clothes than I did. SO VAIN :p Anyway, I had to recycle my bottoms, so please excuse the repetition :) Will do separate posts on how I spent each day in British Columbia. I miss it already :(

8.08.2011

If The Smile's Not Meant To Be

(Forever 21 lace top (similar style) & romper / MBMJ purse / Jeffrey Campbell wedges (in suede) / Amrita Singh necklace via PRIVE)

Still in the process of going through and editing the photos from my Vancouver trip. The first post should be up in a couple of days :) Here's the outfit I quickly changed to when I went for dinner with Jess and Aney last month (yes, I'm so behind with blog posts!) Check out the original post here. I just swapped the pants for a romper for a more casual look :)


xx toodles.
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8.05.2011

You Play Through My Mind

(H&M blouse & skirt / Longchamp tote bag / Nine West shoes)

I'm back to reality (aka. WORK!) from a week-long vacation. Lots of catching up to do at the office, at home, and of course, with blogging. So for now, I'll leave you with some outfit photos taken before I went on vacation. Mostly wearing old pieces because the good ones were already packed in the suitcase. Have a great weekend and stay tuned for lots of photos from my trip :)


xx toodles.
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8.03.2011

Satisfy My Appetite With Something Spectacular

(AA tee / Skirt from Mom / H&M belt / Amrita Singh necklace via PRIVE / MBMJ purse / ALDO heels)

Dear Mom sent me a care package a few weeks ago and it's not your typical school supplies, toiletries, and snacks in a box. She sent me a bunch of clothes and accessories (lol, she surely knows what I like!), which included the clutch you've seen before and this polkadot skirt. How could I not wear this skirt without a red belt and channel my inner Minnie Mouse ... sort of? ;) I added another splash of red with this gorgeous Amrita Singh necklace that I got from PRIVE for 70% off. Nothing dresses up a plain tee better than a statement necklace :)

xx toodles.
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8.01.2011

Send Me Your Ray Of Sunshine

(Winners dress / Vintage belt / MEXX clutch / H&M bracelets / ALDO sunnies)

Still in Vancouver and enjoying the breezy weather!
I'm guest-blogging at a fellow Torontonian, Danni's blog today.
Have a great long weekend, Canadians! :)



xx toodles.
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