October 29, 2014

ACCESSORIZING WITH A SILK SCARF
If there is an accessory (besides my handbag) that i find to be very stylish and super resourceful, it is a scarf. I have never not owned a scarf since i was a little kid, regardless of what time of the year it is. I think i just appreciate them now more than ever before. Obviously, during fall and winter, they become a necessity.

While my knit scarves are usually my go to around this time of the year, i knew a printed silk scarf will be better styled and more appropriate for this look. After all, i am only wearing a classic buttoned down white shirt that happens to be satin and a pair of black pants that happen to have wide legs. It really can't get easier than that, but a scarf adds a lot of femininity to it. I like that it totally gives more to the look than just  the classic white shirt and black pants attire.

I tied it into a bow around the the collar of my shirt so it could fall playfully on my chest.
ACCESSORIZING WITH A SILK SCARF
ACCESSORIZING WITH A SCARF

And if wearing a hat is not cool enough, how about tying the scarf around my head?
ACCESSORIZING WITH A SCARF
ACCESSORIZING WITH A SCARF
ACCESSORIZING WITH A SCARF
Scarf: Unknown Brand // White Buttoned Down Shirt: Suzy Sheer // Black Wide Leg Pants: The Limited






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October 27, 2014

TORONTO FASHION WEEK ROOKIE STYLE: Lace midi skirt and  flroral print top
Some of you already know about that day i decided to report from outside the venue of Toronto Fashion Week and like i promised, this was the outfit i wore. Being a fashion week virgin, i ventured to explore things outside the fashion show instead. So therefore, I am calling this look, "The Fashion Week Rookie Style" :))

I have never worn a full lace skirt like this, especially one in lilac. Needless to say, i fell for its beauty instantly. I knew immediately, this would be perfect. Little secret- This top is actually designed to be a fitted crop top, but i wasn't trying to do all that on a cold day. Instead of getting it in my size which is a small size, i got it in a large and simply wore it like a regular top with this skirt.

Being a fashion week rookie, i knew the chances of someone else wearing the same exact skirt or outfit in the same color as mine was low. But then again, it is a fashion show after all, and just like any event, there is a slight  panic my doppelganger may just show up wearing the same exact outfit too. So i had to be more creative and original. Hope it worked.
            FLORAL PRINT TOP: Style Unlimited via Winners // LACE MIDI SKIRT: Sungsport





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October 24, 2014

FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
Because it is Friday and you are ready to kick it after a long week at work. Wish i could say the same.

During my corporate days, when it came to fall, the cold weather had always meant one thing and one thing alone for me - Stay in, stay home, cozy up on the couch with a bowl of soup or a hot cup of tea, read a book, watch reruns of Friends, catch up on some HBO series, watch some chick flick movies until i fall asleep. Oh, i guess i should add, that always happened usually when i was very single and NOT ready to mingle. Maybe if i had put in some more efforts into my "Casual Friday" outfits it would have motivated me to want to hang out more with friends after work.

For me, the "Dress Down Friday" concept at work which is also known as a "Casual Friday" is a chance to merge your fun stylish side with your business side, but without forgetting you are still dressing for work....well until..

This outfit was inspired by the fact that after work on Fridays, anything can happen-
1. Sometimes co-workers may want to hang out for some happy hour at a bar.
2. Girlfriends may want to meet up for dinner to catch up.
3. Your best friend may be waving a ticket to one the best comic nights or open mic nights at one your favorite bars in your face.
4. It is Fashion week in some cities like Toronto, it may be time for you to honor that invite to a fashion show.
5. The ex, the boy friend or the hubby decides to be spontaneous and wants to scoop you up for a special evening  after work.

I think it is a great look to take you from work mode to fun mode easily without changing a thing. It is clean enough for work, but at the same time chic and stylish enough for some fun night without compromise. If it feels right, it looks right.
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
What better time to wear some of those over sized sweaters and pants we've been pushing aside other than this time of the year when it is getting even colder. Styling over sized pieces together can be an easy hit or miss, but it isn't always a bad idea if both pieces compliment each other well. I have always been a bit intimidated by this kind of look because of my petite frame, but it shows a pretty mature side of me, and like i always say, having the right attitude helps make the outfit.
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS

If you are thinking about hanging out with some friends after work today, do me a favor, don't think, just do it :). Life is short, eat a cupcake.
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
FALL FRIDAY CASUAL FROM DAY TO NIGHT: OVERSIZED SWEATER AND PANTS
                        SWEATER TOP: D'ALLIARD'S // FLORAL PRINT PANTS: Tuzzi





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October 23, 2014

I chose to report the third night of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto from outside the venue - David Pecaut Square. What happened to Day Two and Day One, you ask? No long stories, I wasn't there. This is my first fashion week in Toronto and being a fashion week rookie, i am still trying to get a hang of things. So last minute, i picked up my camera and business cards to experience the event in person...from outside.  Don't feel bad for me. I wanted to see fellow bloggers or fashionistas do their thing and I wanted to be the one to capture it all on on camera.

My verdict?

It was a lot of fun! And in that short period of time, i was out there, i received a gift card to go shopping at Dufferin Mall, did a mini networking with industry folks that was kind of unexpected and succeeded in taking some street style photos. Not bad for a rookie on her first night, huh?

Meanwhile, photos of my outfit will be published soon.

Models doing their thing.

She was the first person i approached and without hesitating, she smiled and nicely put her best leg forward. She happily gave me her best Angelina Jolie pose and i couldn't have been happier to know that gorgeous plaid skirt had a slit after my heart.
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE

I noticed everyone had someone or knew someone. I guess it is easier to attend fashion shows with someone else who shares the same passion as you. Don't you think? By the way, i am a loner. I would have gone in all by myself only to realize i am also sitting alone :)).

I think these ladies looked adorable in their contrasting colors of outfit. Do you think they planned it that way?
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE

Two words: Social Media
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE
 In passing...more plaids

Just when i had already jumped in my car and called it a night, i lifted my head, and this happened. It was the glow of that all white at night, his persona and everything that i find  to be stylishly inviting that made me step out of my car to get a picture this pure perfection of an outfit.
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE
 Meanwhile, he had a hat and a cane to go with, but those didn't make the cameo.
STREET STYLE TORONTO: THIRD NIGHT OF FASHION WEEK FROM OUTSIDE DAVID PECAUT SQUARE
Thank you to all the beautiful fashionistas who gave me a chance. Will be there tomorrow but this time during the day.

Three down, three more to go!!





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October 20, 2014

Fashion week and fashion events  are in full swing here in Toronto. World Master Card Fashion Week started today and two of my favorite designers, Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan will be kick starting the opening show. Talking about fashion events, i was invited to an event on Thursday to usher in the Fashion week. I wish i could tell you more about that, but i have nothing. I know, silly me, right? But it wasn't all me. I will tell all about it in another post.

And no, this wasn't i wore. Although, i did wear a skater skirt too, but this outfit was taken during that week of early fall when it still felt like summer. Isn't it obvious i was happy it was warm...again? Even if it was just a passing....

 Who is with me on wearing more colors and prints this season?
Floral print skater skirt
                                       TOP: Thanx Collection // SKATER SKIRT: Sans Soucci




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