Monday, October 29, 2012

After the war we said we'd fight together

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Joe Fresh cardigan, Forever21 lace peplum top (similar here), Ebay fleece tights, Diba boots via Winners, H&M gold belt

Hope all those in Hurricane Sandy's path are staying safe and warm!

Monday, October 22, 2012

It feels like I am just too close to love you

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Joe Fresh low-back top (similar here), Forever21 skirt, American Apparel leather belt, H&M stockings, Sam Edelman Roza heels, Juliet & Company knot earrings

This outfit is from PN and I's annual Cirque du Soleil date night. This year's show is called 'Amaluna' and is about the coming-of-age of a young girl. As usual, the costumes and props were extravagant. While some acts stood out more than others, the overall show was absolutely fantastic. I definitely recommend this show to first-timers and recurrent show-goers! PN and I went on a weekday this time around, which meant that the tent wasn't filled to maximum occupancy. If you're lucky, you could also end up with seat upgrades.

Although I was initially disappointed with the lack of similarity between the online colour and the real life version (I should've figured it out from the use of 'camel'), I've come to really love the fit and shape of this skirt... So much so that I wore it twice the first week I got it. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh what a shame that you came here with some one

Do you remember when you were a child and you would come across those chocolate calendars in Walmart? I would beg my parents to buy them for me, and whenever they did, I would tear open each flap and devour the chocolates in one session! Well, the innovative team at Loose Button has reinvented the advent calender for adults! This review is based purely on a first impression unboxing basis.

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The Luxe Advent Calendar is big.. and I mean really big! You can see in the comparison photo that it is easily double the size of my slipper. It came in a sturdy brown box, and was beautifully wrapped. And now on to the unveiling...

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As you can see, the Luxe Advent Calendar contains 24 deluxe-sized samples, with all ingredients listed on the reverse side.

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To open, you just simply pop in the half-moon tab...

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... and pull!

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I'd like to say that I opened all of the tabs for the sole purpose of this review, and totally not because I don't have any patience... Who am I kidding? I was never one for surprises, and I was just way too eager to get my hands on all of these little samples.

The calendar contains 6 fragrances, 9 cosmetic products, and 9 skin care products. There is seriously something for every one in this box! Some stand outs: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara, Lancome Tresor perfume, and the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 01. You can get more information and a closer look at the contents by clicking here.

This box would be a fantastic Christmas gift for a girlfriend or a relative. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Not only do they get a little surprise each day (assuming that they have more willpower than I do and will only open one a day), but each sample can easily last for two weeks of daily use! The variety of products in this box means that you could be using some of these samples months after you've initially opened them. This would also make an amazing gift for yourself! You can experiment with a slew of high end products for a reasonable price.

Some other important details about the Advent Calendar:
- There is a limited quantity, so order while you can! The boxes will be shipped at the end of November.
- Only available to Canadian residents.
- The cost of $109 includes a $10 gift card, to be used towards the purchase of a full-sized product, which will be available via the Loose Button website.

Although the Luxe Advent Calendar was sent to me for review purposes, I am not being compensated in any way for this blog post. This review was strictly based on my own, personal opinion.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young






1. Joe Fresh silk blouse, Zara skirt (similar here), Unbranded necklace
2. Forever21 lace peplum top (similar here), Joe Fresh cardigan (similar here), G2000 trousers, Tory Burch Reva flats
3. Joe Fresh sweater, Joe Fresh leggings, H&M leopard scarf (similar here), ALDO flats (similar here), House of Harlow triangle necklace (similar here), Forever21 ring, Oasap claw ring
4. Joe Fresh marled sweater, Joe Fresh houndstooth silk bouse, Loft trousers, Tory Burch Reva flats
5. Zara jacket (similar here), American Apparel lace tee, Old Navy Rockstar jeans, Zara heels

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I've got a stubborn heart for you

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Unbranded blouse (similar here), American Apparel cardigan, Ebay fleece tights, Zara heels, House of Harlow sunburst earrings

The minute I saw the leather collar and cuffs, I knew I had to pick this piece up, so I snatched it off a rack in a Hong Kong flea market without a second thought... only to find that the shoulders are actually stained with leather dye! For only $7 though, I would probably do it again. It's been deemed irremovable by two different dry cleaners, so I've been contemplating just bleaching the entire shirt.. In the mean time, I'll continue to layer this piece.

Anyone have any other suggestions on how to make it wearable on it's own?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Some people search for a fountain that promises forever young

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Joe Fresh cardigan (similar here), Joe Fresh blouse, Old Navy Rockstar jeans, Zara heels, ASOS collar necklace

I took advantage of Old Navy's recent sale and picked up two pairs of the Rockstar jeans (this mustard pair, as well as a deep purple). I wouldn't have paid regular price for them ($44.50?!), but at $19, they were an amazing buy! They come in an amazing array of colours, and with a decent amount of stretch, the fit is great.

Did you pick up any denim from the Old Navy sale?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

So tell me you love me only for tonight

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Zara jacket (similar here and here), H&M denim button up, Wilfred bustier tank, Joe Fresh leggings, Vince Camuto sandals, H&M scarf, H&M necklace

I'm pretty sure the days of wearing open-toed sandals are long gone, but at least this means I can finally pull out my latest Zara jacket! Wide collar, leather sleeves, gold hardware.. What's not to love?

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