Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

scarf: ROOTS | cardigan: ASOS | leggings: EBAY | booties: STEVE MADDENS

I wanted to wish you and your family a safe and happy holidays! Hope its filled with many laughters and yummy food :)
See ya next year!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Be in love with your life. Every detail of it.

- Jack Kerouac

sweater: ASOS | pants & bag: GMARKET | boots: BLONDO | watch: NIXON

Here's a complied list of thoughts, things, and everything in between (not in order):
  • I just finished my last set of mind blowing midterms - I don't think I have ever been so mentally exhausted
  • One of my really good friends, who's currently in school for Optometry in Pennsylvania, came to visit me yesterday. I don't think he understands how internally grateful I am for his friendship.
  • This month mark my 4 years anniversary with the Boyfriend! Thank you for the endless amounts of support and unconditional love you have given me over the years. And thank you for the many awesome adventures, food babies, and laughs too!
  • My sister started her first year of University this year. It was such a surreal feeling, like, how did you grow up so fast?! But I'm so proud of her, proud of her accomplishments and determination. Thank you for constantly drilling in my head that I should believe in myself.
  • Take a break from life and have lunch with a friend or family for an hour. It does wonders for you.
  • My room is a mess
  • Anyone going out for Black Friday shopping? I'm heading back to Toronto in about an hour, not to sure if I should swing by downtown. Or just stuff my face with food :D
  • Hope everyone have a good weekend!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

fifty shades of black

fur collar: H&M | jacket: SHEINSIDE | tshirt: GAP | shoes: STEVE MADDEN

I'm having a weird phase where I only want to wear black on black on black on black gray.

I'm stuck at home this weekend trying to tackle a group paper that is about to make me go into fetal position, in a corner, while eating my brainz out... Ha, how appropriate for Halloween! :P

I hope you had/have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Greens

tunic: H&M | leggings + white bag: EBAY | leopard oxfords: KATE & MEL

Wut, it's October already!?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Give me a bit of your Wine

After graduating from my highschool, I vowed to never ever wear anything maroon/wine red/burgundy/etc again. I lived in a school where we had maroons as part of uniform colour and walls/doors dedicated to the colour, I was quite sick of it by my third year of highschool. Then I moved to Hamilton, attended to McMaster University, and there it was again, our Uni's main mascot colour: maroon. You can imagine me throwing myself onto my knees and making a roar out of it, hahaha.

But here I am now, four years later, so in love with this colour to the point where it's almost dominating my closet. So like that saying goes, never say never!

sweater: TOPSHOP | owl blouse: ZARA | pants: ROMWE | shoes: STEVE MADDENS | white bag

Monday, September 17, 2012

SuperCrawl 2012

Every second Friday of each month, Hamilton would host an Artcrawl event. It's an event where a section of James Street North's art gallery, thrift stores, music stores, and etc would open to the public 'till late at night and show their diversity + creativity. However for the month of September, instead of an Artcrawl, Hamilton hosted an annual event called the Supercrawl. Basically it's the bigger and louder version of the Artcrawl.

I didn't go exploring as much as I did last year, but I was able to catch Born Raffian's and K'naan's live show! :D

Monday, September 10, 2012

Out and About


One of my favourite things about adventuring is the sense of accomplishments at the end of the day. I'm deathly afraid of falling to my inevitable doom and the occasional heights, but being able to challenge myself and getting over the fear... It's exhilarating!

At one point, we decided to be adventurous and took a couple of detours. Essentially, we end up leading ourselves to an ultimate path where we had to cross a river by walking on a not-so-stable tree. I wished I took a picture of it, but I was more worried about my camera falling into the river than anything else hahaha. Either way, the simple (and exhausting) hiking trip taught me many little things in life that I seem to have forgotten. To say the least, it was quite therapeutic and I'm at eased.

"When you have hit rock bottom, there's nowhere to go but up."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

GeoMetric

t-shirt: GAP | shorts: AMERICAN EAGLE | wedges: STEVE MADDEN | bag: THRIFT

I'm still quite shy when it comes with prints/patterns.
But the moment I laid my eyes on these beauties, I knew that I had to have it!

P.S. I would like you to meet my eight weeks old Syrian hamster, Udon.
He's still quite a shy little baby, but by far the sweetest little hamster ever :)
"oh hai guyz!"

Sunday, July 22, 2012

They would be as in love with you as I am

Bread Bar
258 Locke Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 4B9

If you happen to be visiting Hamilton any time soon, I suggest adventuring around Locke St when you can. The street is a beauty of it's own: filled with thrifty boutiques and great food joints + bar. Originally TH and I wanted to dine in a burger joint just down the street from Bread Bar, but since it was super packed with people and a couple of groups were waiting to be served, we decided to try out Bread Bar. Although service was a little slow, the atmosphere, decor, people, and food were simply amazing!

This photo of TH makes me laugh. His pants blends into the wall so perfectly! Hahaha
His: shirt & pants: H&M | shoes: ALDO
Hers: off the shoulder top: AMERICAN APPAREL | shorts: H&M | wedges: STEVE MADDEN

All photos by: http://tonyhoangphoto.com/

P.S. Is anyone a fan of The XX? I'm super excited for their new album! Here's a song they released from their new album:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ombre Jean Shorts

One of my favourite DIYs is to take something from your own closet and revamping it into something even better. I actually have a pile of jeans that was left forgotten and no longer worn, and I have been wanting to do something with it for a while now. So after watching a couple of YouTube videos and reading tutorials, I thought it would be a fun idea to do an ombre jean shorts!


Although I am quite satisfied with the results, there's still a lot of improvements needs to be done. I still need to make adjustments around the thigh area and maybe do another bit of bleaching at the bottom half of the jeans - it's currently a pale blue-ish yellow instead of crisp white like I wanted. Not sure if it's because my bleach was weak or the indigo dye in the jeans or maybe the type of materials the jean is made of... Hmm... Either way, it was a fun project! The bows was a last minute decision. I wanted to stud the crap out of these shorts, but since I didn't have any studs and didn't want to waste 2 whole legs of jean fabric I decided to make these shorts "cute" hahaha. I'll be revamping another pair of jeans sometime very soon! Already ordered a bag of studs and now I'm searching for dyes to colour the shorts! :D


Here's a video tutorial that sparked the bows idea!



Have a good weekend everyone! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

#HamOnt

I have a huge soft spot for this city

Thursday, April 19, 2012

leather jacket: DANIER | top: ZARA | shorts: H&M | booties: STEVE MADDEN | accessories & bag: ROMWE, F21, & THRIFTED

"I think it would be nice to be able to wear extravagant hats, and gloves, and all these extravagant clothes and not be on the street and not be mocked for it or questioned why. If you wear a fantastic hat during the day in the street people say ‘where are you going? Why are you dressed like that?’ And it’s maybe the most annoying question in the world. Why do we have to have a reason to dress up or to be glamorous or to have fun? Why do we have to have a reason for it? I hate it when people ask me why. Why not?"
-- Dita Von Teese

School been eating the majority of my time. I hate exam season. waoeuhgaiuhksjur.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lather, Rinse, & Repeat

denim shirt: H&M | pants & shoes: ROMWE | watch: TIMEX | bracelets: F21

A couple of hours ago, I wrote my last quiz of the (longest and ridiculously rough) term.
An hour ago, while standing in line to pay for my packs of gum, I wanted to do a celebratory dance.
But immediately after that thought, I realized my first exam is in a week.
I can't believe I'm doing this for another two years.
But for tonight, I'm divorcing my textbooks and tapping into my non-existence social life for a night out with some good friends and relaxation!

Monday, March 19, 2012

sweater: GAP | pink blouse: DLR | pink pants: ZARA | shoes: JESSICA SIMPSON | sunglasses: RAY BAN

For the first time in a long while, I woke up with the biggest smile on my face.
Hello beautiful weather! Please stay foreverrrr

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie

blouse: DURUMI APPAREL | jeggings: GAP | loafers: TOPSHOP | watch: TIMEX

I have some sort of a ridiculous obsession with sheer blouses.
This needs to stop!