Vanilla Cupcake

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My last outfit may have been all about the men-inspired look, but that doesn’t stop me from playing dress up from time to time. Taking out a summer-esque wardrobe for one last spin (thanks to the unbelievable weather we’ve had last week), I’m sharing one of my fave skirts of all time. Circle skirts are no easy to feat to pull off, especially for a girl like me (I’m a bit on the stockier side). The key to making this look work? A belt. Cinch the waist for that hourglass shape.

The floral lace design is one of the reasons why I bought this piece, so to make sure I get a lot of wear out of it, I love teaming this skirt with a casual tee for the everyday. Paired with an ultra blingin’ statement necklace, I chose a sheer navy top to adds a hint of sultriness to juxtapose this rather feminine skirt. But making sure my overall outfit was not too OTT for the daytime (what, you mean regular people don’t wear this to lunch?), I opted for a relatively neutral palette in the accessories department – casual heeled sandals, a leather satchel and a vintage pair of sunglasses – to tone down the look only just a tad. No one said anything about blending into the crowd.

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Till next time,blue pale

.: Outfit :.
Top :: Vince
Skirt :: Anthropologie (beautiful alternatives here)
Bag :: Proenza Schouler (love this colour)
Heels :: Chloé (love this pair)
Sunglasses :: Ray-Ban (vintage)
Necklace :: J. Crew (love this design)

Santa Monica Beach

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pink-location-iconLocation :: Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles


Battenberg Cake

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pink-location-iconLocation :: Fred Segal, Beverley Hills

I know I shouldn’t be complaining  (especially when Toronto’s spring is so bi-polar and gloomy), but on the day it got uncomfortably hot in Los Angeles, I realized I really was not sartorially prepped for this heat.

Spending the day to do some serious window-shopping on Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, I opted for a mod-inspired outfit for the ultimate colour-popping ensemble in sunny LA. Although it’s no collarless white shirt from Fred Segal (Clueless, anyone?), I went with a black and white silk shirt and a neoprene fit-and-flare skirt to the famous department store thinking it would do the trick to keep me somewhat cool. How wrong I can be. Much to my dismay, walking to Rodeo Drive unpleasantly dripping in sweat is not the most glamorous. Thank goodness for refreshing cucumber mint lemonades at Fred Segal’s Mauro Café and Harajuku ice-cream crepes on Santa Monica Boulevard, life in the desert heat was once again bearable.

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Till next time,

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.: Outfit :.
Shirt :: Equipment
Skirt :: Wilfred (love this one here too)
Bag :: Marni (similar style here)
Heels :: Anthropologie
Sunglasses (different colour) and necklace (adore this!) :: Anthropologie