3.29.2013

Sideways

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((c/o) ZARA parka (get it here) / Forever 21 cardigan / Old Navy tee & jeans / REPORT boots / (c/o) Vivienne Kelly necklace (get it here) / COACH satchel (get it here))


Happy Easter! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the first day of their long weekend :) I have not done anything productive today, which is kinda nice. Waking up at 10 this morning was especially nice. This is what I wore to church & to do groceries last Sunday. I like to dress down on Sundays, such as wearing the loosest shirt I own and my "fat" skinny jeans ;) Now, lets talk about this sideway cross necklace that I recently received from the nice people at Vivienne Kelly (thank you!). The mint-color pendant creates a nice contrast against the gold chain and the gold splatter detail makes it even more unique :) Sometimes, I just need to take a break from my chunky necklaces and this little mint piece is definitely a great alternative to them :)


xx toodles.
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3.27.2013

Giveaway Winner


Thank you to everyone who entered my J.Crew necklace giveaway :) Without further ado, the necklace will go to...






Congrats!! Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from moi ;)


xx toodles.
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3.26.2013

Toronto Fashion Week - Rudsak FW '13


Rudsak FW13 runway presentation was my first fashion show ever! I know I know, I've been blogging for 3 years, yet I had never gone to a single fashion week until last Thursday :p The presentation certainly did not disappoint! Since it was my first experience, I had nothing to compare it with. I was just happy to be there :) I have 2 favorites from the collection: the gold motorcycle jacket that opened the show and a more practical (yet equally awesome!) two-tone puffer jacket with off-the-centre zip line. 

Click "Read More" for more images from the show and my OOTD :)


3.22.2013

'Til Heavens Come Down

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(ZARA coat / GAP dress / c/o Choies.com shirt (underneath) / J. Crew necklace / COACH Madison "Lindsey" satchel (get it here) / ALDO boots & scarf)


The official first day of Spring was 2 days ago, yet Toronto is still hit with the snow. It's just never-ending! You're probably tired of seeing me draping my coats over my shoulders (LIKE BOSS!), but it seems to be the only way I could keep myself "warm" while taking decent outfit photos :( Speaking of outfit photos, this particular look is featured in the newest issue of Toronto-based Xquisit Magazine. To read more about their eco-friendly issue, CLICK ME!


Have a great weekend, everyone!


xx toodles.
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ps. I will announce the giveaway winner early next week, so stay tuned! :)

3.19.2013

Tell Me From The Start

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(c/o Brianne Faye scarf (get yours here) / Old Navy top & vest / H&M skirt / ZARA flats / Michael Kors watch / vintage Nina Ricci purse)


During winter time, I find accessorizing more challenging because I'm mostly covered with my winter coat. That is when a great scarf could make a different in my outfit. This peacock green printed scarf from Brianne Faye is a welcome addition to my ever growing scarf collection. Pardon the wrinkles because I've been wearing it non stop every since I got it ;) Another great thing about it is that it's lightweight, so it can transition really well from winter to spring (and fall to winter!). Now, who can say no to a versatile scarf like that? ;) Get your own at 10% off with free shipping by typing in the code Spring10 at checkout!


xx toodles.
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3.15.2013

Opry Print by Zamrie

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(c/o Zamrie "Opry Print" dress / Mackage jacket (very similar here) / H&M belt / Amrita Singh ring / Michael Kors watch (get it here) / Clutch from Bali / ALDO pumps)


One of my biggest fashion fears is bodycon dresses. I have a muffin top, a pair of thunder thighs, and hips that don't lie. Maybe those are signs that I should cut down my sodium intake, HAHA! So when Zamrie, a Chicago-based brand found by designer Ashley Zygmunt, offered to gift me this gorgeous dress, I was (very) skeptical of my ability to pull it off. I bit the bullet anyways and just hoped to fashion gods that at least the dark color would help create a slimmer silhouette on me. When I finally received it, I held my breath as I put it on...

... NOT BAD AT ALL! :D

It's made of thicker fabric that hugs my body in all the right places. I call it a structured bodycon dress, if that even makes any sense ;) I wore it to a dinner date last weekend and I love the print even more in the dark! Because the hem hits just above my knees, it makes this dress a great choice for office attire as well. I'm still thinking of shortening it a little bit, though, because Chris like shorter dresses on me (Perv! :p)

Zamrie has also kindly offered Monochroma.Chic readers with a 50% off coupon code that can be used on their online shop. Just type in "monochroma" at the payment section and you'll get half off right away ;)


xx toodles.
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3.12.2013

Where Did We Lose Our Faith?

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Oh my God, it was so warm last weekend! It's the first weekend in months that I was able to take some outfit photos sans jacket, yet sans the winter chills! :D But of course I've still got the winter blues... which was the inspiration behind this outfit ;)


3.08.2013

Creature Of The Night

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(Old Navy sweater (similar here, here & here) & turtleneck top / Uniqlo jeans / Etienne Aigner boots / COACH Madison "Lindsey" satchel (get it here) / Forever 21 beanie / Michael Kors watch (get yours here))


These photos were taken last week and it was the quickest "photoshoot" I've ever had in my history of blogging. Five minutes without my winter parka was all that I could handle. I couldn't feel my face and hands. As you can see in the photos, I look almost as white as the snow. It was that cold (>.<) Blogging is tough, but blogging from the east coast is tougher. I've really got to grow a thicker skin. LITERALLY. But ranting aside... have you checked out my J. Crew necklace giveaway? It's open internationally! :)


xx toodles.
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3.05.2013

Man-ochroma.Chic ~ Part 15-17

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(Club Monaco shirt / ZARA pants / ALDO Mr. B shoes)

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(ZARA blazer / MUJI cardigan / Dunderdon shirt / GAP pants / Bed Stu boots / Hat from Marshalls)

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(Vintage blazer / Joe Fresh sweater / ZARA pants / Happy Socks socks / Bed Stu boots)


You know the drill:
When I run out of things to post, I put the spotlight on Chris ;)


xx toodles.
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3.01.2013

We Chill On Sunday

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(ZARA coat / H&M dress / Uniqlo beanie / ASOS tights / Necklace from sample sale / Sam Edelman booties / COACH Madison Lindsey satchel (get yours here))


Ever since I saw Kate with the COACH Madison "Lindsey" satchel in this outfit post, it's been stuck on my mind. After a couple of months of saving up, I finally got one for myself! *squeal* You can't never beat the versatility of a black leather purse, especially the one that comes with a shoulder strap, which can be extremely handy when you need both arms to peruse through the sale racks... or elbow someone who's on your way >:D


Anyway, I recently received a great news that ZARA is finally opening up its online shop to Canadian shoppers! Can I hear a loud "Yaaaaaaaaaaayyy"? :) The official launch date is March 6 (less than a week from now!) and they will offer a $4.95 standard shipping or free shipping for orders over $50. It seriously can't get any better than that. SRSLY. 


For the latest updates until the official launch, follow the hashtag #dearcanada ;)



xx toodles.
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ps. Also, don't forget to check out my latest giveaway! Super easy to enter!!