by Jen on Monday, March 29, 2010
These high-waisted shorts from Zara make me happy. The buttons and cuffed bottoms are such great little details and the fact that they are loose fitting and oh so forgiving makes them the perfect summer short.
I tried to stay away from the mall since I'm trying not to shop until I go to Orlando in May (does anyone know where the good shopping is, by the way?) but I couldn't resist going into H&M to check out the Garden Collection!
The pieces just screamed feminine, pretty and dainty. I gave up on my shopping ban and tried to restrict myself to one piece.
Well, that restriction didn't work out so well either. But the prices were so reasonable and I'm so excited about these dresses!
Here's what I ended up with: the rosette dress (in black) and the blue cascading ruffle dress (can't wait to wear it with camel coloured accessories!)
If you haven't, you should definitely go check it out! What do you all think of this collection? Favourite pieces? Have you gotten anything?
Wearing: H&M top, Zara high waisted shorts, Talula Babaton coat, Forever 21 polka dot tights and zebra necklace, Nine West Mary Janes, MICHAEL Michael Kors handbag
by Jen on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
If you think I look super tired in these photos, that's because I am-- I had about 3 hours of sleep last night thanks to nothing but myself for pure procrastination. Haha. I had a small assignment that should have taken two hours at most and somehow it dragged out to 8.
Wearing: Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket, H&M dress, tights from Japan, Marc Jacobs shoes (from Venice)
by Jen on Friday, March 19, 2010
Since we switched our clocks last week, we've noticed such an apparent change in the weather. The fact that it stays bright until well after 6 (these photos were taken at about half past 5) is such a nice change to the 4pm nights we're so used to in the winter.
I found this skirt at Winners (Canadian equivalent of TJ Maxx, maybe?) the other day! It was definitely an unexpected find as I usually go there for the shoes. I adore the flaring out of the hem and of course the print.
Oh, and please excuse the paleless of my legs... I don't naturally tan much and I spent my last summer on a missions trip in which I wore long pants so I didn't get a chance.
P.S. Remember my peacock dress from last post, and how I said it had a Forever 21-esque quality about it? Well, guess what... the dress that I paid over $70 for (yes, the exact dress, down to the placement of the feathers!), showed up on the Forever 21 website a few days after I bought it... for a mere $27! Nothing I could do about it now, but can you imagine! I also found flats at this said boutique that were selling in India for 200 rupees (about $5) selling for $110! Needless to say I won't be stopping in there much anymore.
Wearing: H&M Chambray shirt, Necessary Objects zebra print skirt, ASOS vintage style necklace
by Jen on Saturday, March 6, 2010
What am I doing at home on a Saturday night? Curled up on the couch in an oversized cashmere sweater, drinking green tea, happily munching on junk food of all sorts and daydreaming about love with a bit of help from Paris Je T'aime.
Today was a lusciously warm and sunny day and I cannot wait til Spring really arrives! So to commemorate, some beautiful looks from S/S 2010 RTW...
Oscar de la Renta
Loving the ruffles, lace, frills, pastels and all out femininity of the season...
Photos from Style.com
I am counting down the days until the Valentino and Chanel F/W shows next Tuesday!
by Jen on Thursday, March 4, 2010
I'd like to introduce you to my boyfriend, i.e. the photographer of my posts and the subject of many of my ramblings. He is wonderful! We took a short drive to a small town with some friends the other day and in photographing me for the blog, we also got a few great ones of the two of us.
I love these tights. They make me feel so girly! And these bright, sunshine-y heels were purchased on clearance last summer.
By the way, in response to Petite Asian Girl's question about who is authoring which post:
When we initially started this blog, we intended for both of us to write on it. However, Joanne has been a bit hesitant to begin her stint (though I am continually trying to persuade her!). Therefore, it has only been me (Jen) who has been authoring these posts.
Wearing: BCBGMAXAZRIA trench, H&M houndstooth dress, Emilio Cavallini bow tights, Stuart Weitzman yellow patent peeptoe heels, Thomas Sabo charm bracelet, Tiffany & Co. necklace (gift from boyfriend), BCBGMAXAZRIA earrings
by Jen on Monday, March 1, 2010
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