Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Red Dress and Jewels

This outfit was for a Christmas party (around a month ago). I fell in love with this dress from first sight, and so I decided it was a perfect holiday dress to spruce up with decorative jewelery, since it's so simple.

Dress: BB Dakota, Necklace: boutique, Booties: Spring

Friday, 20 January 2012

Kevin Murphy Color Bug Review

I bought this product recently, the Kevin Murphy Color Bug. Basically, it's a temporary hair dye product to try out the dip dye trend with! Short and simple: here's my review.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Brooch + Cardi

As soon as I saw this cardigan at H&M, I fell in love. This cardigan was featured in my boxing week haul, and I fell in love with it because it looks like it's Chanel jacket-inspired, but still cozy!
I added a vintage brooch from my mom to me to top the look off!

 Cardigan: H&M, Camisole: Wilfred, Jeans: American Eagle, Boots: Aldo, Brooch: vintage

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Faux Fur Vest: Casual and Night Out

So over the break I had a sudden huge lust for a faux fur vest! I'd been wanting one for a while, but I finally bit the bullet and found the perfect one by BB Dakota (I love that brand!) that was in my price range but still looked pretty luxurious. As you probably already know, they've been a big trend for the past couple fall/winter seasons, and it's easy to see why! Though they may seem like a scary trend to try at first, they're fairly easy to throw on with anything for instant glam! And they're so warm! But I definitely got some eyebrows raised at first from my family members who didn't expect to see me in something so different (and yes, I also got the "which cat did you skin?" jokes too). On the flip side, I also got a bunch of compliments!

The first look was a night out look with some friends. It was cold out that night, and I would have needed some form of a cover up. But since I hate coat-checking, the fur vest was a great option because it kept me warm while outside, but cool enough while inside that I never had to take it off!
 Fur vest: BB Dakota, Dress: American Apparel, Tights: Anna Sui, Booties: Spring Shoes

Since we stayed overnight at a hotel that night we went out, I wanted to pack light. Again, the fur vest came in handy because it kept me warm the next day too since I was able to use it for my casual outfit. Again, I kept the outfit simple and let the vest do the most of the shining, but I added the rusty orange pashmina scarf for some colour pop.
Vest: BB Dakota, long sleeve shirt: Zoe D., Jeggings: Hue, pashmina scarf

Friday, 13 January 2012

Glitter French Manicure

This is a video I posted to my Youtube channel yesterday featuring one of my favourite nail looks for the holidays, for winter, for whenever! It's an easy twist on the classic French manicure, just by adding glitter. The nail designs didn't turn out too well in the video, so please see below for pictures!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

(Overdue) Christmas Outfit

Remember how I said I didn't get things off my camera in time? This is one of them.

This I outfit I actually wore for someone's birthday, but since it happened to be around Christmas time I thought I would incorporate Christmas colours. I love the colour pop of red and green together, since they're complementary colours!

Top: Zara, Necklace: H&M, Skirt: Talula Babaton, Tights: Anne Klein

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Monochrome Grey

Today was a very casual day, so it called for a pretty casual outfit. I decided to try out the monochrome grey/black colour scheme, and so i chose shades of grey ranging to black, with the scarf, top, leggings and even my earrings.
The scarf is actually not an infinity scarf, but I wrapped and tucked it to give it a very cozy, comfy look!

Scarf: handmade, Sweater: Topshop, Leatheresque leggings: American Apparel

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Boxig Week Shopping Haul

I don't do many hauls. I'm the kind of person that buys one thing at a time normally, so this is a little weird for me, but I figure it's something fun for me to try once in a while, especially with all the sales going on and a little extra Christmas money!

I posted a video on Youtube already of this haul, which can be seen here....

But I'll post pics of the haul below!
 J. Crew cardigans and sleeveless blouse, Danier leather gloves
 Korean fruit lip balms :)
 Thrifting Haul: patterned blouse, scarf, green pencil skirt
Topshop tweed blazer, glitter knit top and H&M black trim cardigan

I forgot to mention in the video, but I also picked up a Korean bun shaper (Which I've been searching for for a long time!), so all in all, it was a good shopping week! I hope your post-Christmas shopping was as fruitful!