Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My heart is too drunk

Oh how nice is this Toronto weather? High of 31 degrees -Even warmer than when I was in Vegas!
So now that I'm reunited with my wardrobe (officially back in T dot!), no more excuse for slacking off with my outfits!

Em.Me.Ma top, BCBG maxi skirt, Burberry handbag, Accessorize Sandals, Elephant necklace

This was when I was by the pool in Vegas after a very successful shopping spree at Las Vegas Premier Outlet. What amazing discounts! I've been eyeing this burberry bag all around Europe, surprisingly the cheapest in the US! So glad I didn't buy it when I was in Germany; my very first designer handbag!! 
And Sicily!! The most beautiful place I have ever been to. I cannot wait to go back!! Swimming with fish in clear as crystal water and tanning by volcanos with Mojito in hand. Cannot ask for a better getaway/ perfect ending to my year long stay in the UK. 

xo
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rosegold Life and NORMCORE?

I ADORE my signature 14k rose gold necklace I got from Etsy and Vivienne Westwood earrings- birthday present from my mom:) and my Diesel watch I've had forever now but I replaced the straps! How did it take us this long to go gaga over rose gold? Though I'm not too bothered by Michael Kor's rose gold watch that EVERYONE has (no offence to those who have it...). 
Wearing DKNY dress with a transparent strap, absolutely love this dress.

Have you heard of Normcore? "Normal" + Hardcore. Apparently it is the new trend due to the oversaturation of fast fashion, blankness and simple staples is the new big thing. 

I thought I was finally growing up because a white oversized viscosee tank excites me more than a little black dress (true story, as I bought both from All Saints a month ago), then I was thinking "because I'm abroad, I need basics to survive" so I let myself be a little blah and blank... now I realised I just want to be simple and a little zen.

What do you think of normcore?  

xo.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Heart full of Love

I have officially acquired 22 year of wisdom as of last Monday! Went out with my British friend and had So. Much. Fun. Like a month of smiles condensed into 5 hours. Can't help to think these are the memories I'll hold on dear to when I'm old and wrinkly. 
My parents flew all the way from Canada for my graduation and birthday! How blessed am I? I took them to London and we shopped ( Karen Miller's boutique by Harrods in the picture above) and ate endlessly ( zuma and the 3 Michelin star: Alaine Ducasse at the Dorchester below).♡
We also popped into the Kensington Palace Museum and saw some beautiful and intricate dresses of the Queen's. 

Oh ya. And I did it! With a First class ;)

xo
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Starry skies and sparkling Eye


xo

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

We are the wild youth


xo

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bumble gum and faded violet

Frolicking around my room in my fit and flare dress because I got an awesome tripod off eBay! 

How is your summer going?
Xo

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

We are what we eat

It's bad to say... but I haven't cooked at home for over 3 weeks since I came back from Canada. 
Now that I've joined the gym (it's actually called The Gym), I'm going to eat clean!

Above picture is a warm salad I made with lots of veggies and cabbage (covered by one slice of bread ripped up), brie cheese, olive oil, cherry tomatoes and sliced strawberries. Surprisingly good!
I am a little obsessed with oven baked chicken, I got 4 big chicken thighs for 1.99 pounds and I season it with soy sauce, paprika, chilli powder and all seasoning (salt, pepper and herbs) overnight and thow it in the oven for 30 minutes at 180. I am the pickiest meat eater because I hate the taste of tough meat... but omg this is so delicious and simple!
Delicious Salmon at Cafe Instanbul!  (finally tried Turkish food in Manchester)
Hope y'all had a good Canada Day!! I celebrated with my uni friends and felt patriotic so we sang the national anthem at a club haha. Wearing Cheap Monday Sweater and white lace dress from an online retailer that I cannot recall at the moment..

also insanely sad because canada day was also farewell party to my friends at uni. All good this come to an end, so happy I've met these incredible girls and the amazing 9 months we had together! 
I think summer sale started everywhere, did you find any goodies?
I spotted these delicious shoes from Dolce and Gabanna for over half off! Also got a nice yellow dress and cross body bag for 50% off at DKNY and a dress and tank from All Saints over half off. Now that I've maxed out my credit card, I'm going to go the gym to past time... haha!

xo
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Music festival season!

Music festivals are so magical. You can wear anything you want and no one will judge you.
wings. ears. tutus. costumes. you name it. And everyone looks so beautiful and unique! 

I'm going to EDC in the UK (so pumped!! Thanks to snapchat team for bringing on EDClive) and I didn't have an outfit... 
so I decided to make myself one of these flared bandeaus that seem to be everywhere, in my favourite cotton print:)

xo

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eden festival in scotland!

Eden is actually the first music festival I have ever been too!
The first day was overwhelming and we all looked a little out of place in the crowd of parents with dreadlocks and their babies, but by night we saw all the other kids (if you can still call me that) come out and AMAZING DJs in the smaller tents.
It was definitely an experience, especially camping in Scotland in Yippie Yurts!!
Yes. there were bath tubs to chill in. 
Yes, we did arts and craft followed by a nice, chill nap in an hammock to amazing musicians. 
It was also really nice that there were absolutely no cell phone reception or wifi. It was a break from technology and civilisation except for the people around you. 

Food was yummy (though I brought a ton of snacks with me including a loaf of bread and a wheel of cheese haha), people were friendly, porta-potties were absolutely horrific and the nights were like a dream. 

Wish I was back!
xo
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