Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bi-Weekly Round Up

Bi-Weekly Round Up

These past two weeks have quickly flown by and I'm already starting to miss home again. When I first moved to Toronto, I went back to Ottawa almost every second week for about 2 months. But now it's the first time that I've been away for longer than that and it definitely doesn't feel the same. Nonetheless, I still love living here independently and wouldn't trade it for anything else - besides P living here with me as well.

I met the most adorable dog a couple weeks back, his name is Mochi. With fur in the shape of a puff ball, he was the most cuddliest thing that I'd ever laid my eyes on.

Bi-Weekly Round Up
Bi-Weekly Round Up

 
I was strolling down Queens street and spotted these adorable Mean Girls inspired posters and just had to take a snap shot. I'm a huge fan of the movie and oddly enough this year is its 10th anniversary. The little posters couldn't have shown up at a better time.

I don't usually wear jewelry but these pretty baubles caught my eye at the Shop for Jayu Collection Launch. And now for the food. I've eaten so much these past couple of weeks that my abs have paid the price for it. Gone into hiding for the fall and winter, I've absolutely decided that it's the right time to start loading up on the tummy fat for hibernation.

Bi-Weekly Round Up
A little bit of shaved ice and mango never hurt anyone.

Bi-Weekly Round Up
Trying out some food at Taste of Danforth.


Friday, August 15, 2014

August Lust Listt

August Lust Listt

Summer's not yet over but it might as well be. The frigid August days have made everyday feel more and more like fall. Thankfully this September I won't be going back to studying like I have for the past 17 years. Being on my own and working has been breathe of freedom from the student lifestyle. All the clothes that I've ever purchased in the past can finally be worn as opposed to sweats. The workaholic lifestyle definitely suits me, and I can't wait to add these pieces to my collection.

  1. Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor Lens (Nikon) - $399.95
    I've been dying to get my hands on this lens for awhile now. I'm currently using an f/2.8 and it's not providing me with the desired results.
  2. Calisch Cross Body Bag (Auxiliary) - $250.00
    Although a Céline version has always been on my mind, this one is more within my budget and just as beautiful.
  3. Jumper (Topshop) - $90.00
    Now I'm not one for overalls but for something as basic and clean as this, I just have to have for the autumn.
  4. Asymmetrical Cut Slip-On (Zara) - $39.90
    A simple silhouette constructed out of a metallic polyurethane is exactly what the doctor called for.
  5. Premium Floral Biker Jacket (Topshop) - $136.00
    Floral for the summer, then why not floral for the fall? The thick material of this jacket is perfect for keeping out the cold as the weather turns while the floral reminds me of better days.
  6. Graphic Print Storm Flap Duster Coat (Topshop) - $158.00
    After years of owning well-fitted peacoats and down jackets, it's time to try something a little bit different. For the past year I've had my eye on a boxy dust coat yet none of the styles have quite caught my eye until this one.
  7. High Heeled Ankle Strap Sandal (Zara) - $79.90
    My love for metallics extends beyond flats. The ankle strap trend is strong and combined with shade of titanium, perfection in a heel awaits.
  8. Crêpe Culottes (Topshop) - $75.00
    Originally I wasn't a fan of the gaucho style pant, but after writing a piece on them for work, I've started to fall in love with the style, especially in this color.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back Slit Breeze


Back Slit Breeze

P came down to visit me with some friends last weekend, and ended up staying through the whole week. Our anniversary happened to be on the day that he was to leave, so we spent his entire last day together exploring the city and doing different things. For the first time in over a week, it was sunny with a slight breeze, so I wanted a chance to appreciate the great weather with a nice slit back tank that I picked up from Aritzia's Snooze or Loose end of summer sale. Paired with my favorite metallic flats and slouchy knit pants, my outfit was perfect for staying comfortably in style while walking for 4-5 hours around the city.

Back Slit Breeze

Back Slit Breeze


Back Slit Breeze

Back Slit Breeze

Back Slit Breeze

Top - Aritzia | Trousers - Zipia | Shoes - Zara | Watch - Michael Kors | Bag - Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses - Dior

Monday, August 11, 2014

CHILL Ice House


CHILL Ice House
Last weekend, P and some close friends came down to Toronto for a visit. We wanted to try something a little bit different than usual, so a stop at the CHILL Ice House was necessary. It was a nice change from the hot summer weather as the weather inside of the lounge was set to -5 degrees. We were given tokens for free ice glasses which would have otherwise costed us $2 a glass. I had a chance to try the Elderflower Cosmopolitan (I highly recommend this!) and P had some beer.

CHILL Ice House

CHILL Ice House

CHILL Ice House 
After enjoying drinks and ice sculptures (hello Olaf!), we decided to relax in the heated back room before leaving for the night. I definitely recommend this lounge as a relaxing night out with friends. You can grab a quick drink and still be able to hear yourselves talking since it isn't as bustling as a club. Let me know if you've had a chance to visit and if you try any of their other drinks!

CHILL Ice House

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

A couple of days ago, I got extended an invite to attend the media launch for Shop for Jayu's Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch hosted by Girl Friday. The new collection features an extensive quantity of pieces in a variety of themes to suit every girl's needs. From the Chanel-esque pearls to the delicate stackable rings, there is for sure something for everyone there.

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

We were treated to some drinks and then the designer, Sally, walked us through her collection. Her detailed description of each piece showed how much time and care she put into each design. After showing us her favorite, she urged us to take a look at the new "Jayu Clutch" and "Jayu Tote" collection.

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch


Cynthia and I decided that we needed to try on some of the Jayu Bands and did just that.

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

 I'm a sucker for dainty and simple jewelry so the tiniest pieces called out to me the most. After some more browsing, it was safe to say that I found some of my favorite pieces and will be back to pick them up as soon as the new collection is available to public.

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch

Shop for Jayu Fresh Collection FW14 Media Launch