Manta Ray
Manta Ray

Hello! How is everyone’s weekend going? This weekend started off on a very exciting and fun note since we had an early birthday celebration for my hubby yesterday. Happy birthday Hubby! Speaking of the hubby, I do have a funny story to share about today’s outfit.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the sneak peak of my outfit a few days ago. I had mentioned that my hubby called me a manta ray as soon as he saw me in this outfit. I can’t say it’s completely out of left field since the more I look at these pictures, I can see the uncanny resemblance (see here for a picture reference!). I mean, if you HAD to compare me to an animal, I GUESS it would be a manta ray (or some kind of sea creature). :)

However, I do pose one question. Why is it that guys always seem to associate colors and clothing to animals or objects?! It’s like they have some on and off switch in their brain that triggers it when they see an outfit. For a great example, I wore a yellow coat once and he took one look and said “BIG BIRD!”. I mean… Big Bird is cute and all, but let’s just say Big Bird was not my inspiration behind the yellow coat! You can bet I didn’t let him live that one down very easily, and I’m sure he’s super excited to be learning that I’m sharing the story with you all. ;)

Anyways, just a little food for thought about the interesting and intriguing ways guys and girls break down fashion differently (disclaimer: I’m sure not ALL guys do that :)). However, I guess I’m not completely innocent in the sense that when I see someone wearing red and green, I may or may not picture a Christmas tree - but hey, at least it’s because I’m slightly obsessed with the holidays and those colors make me very, very happy!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far, and for some of you, the weekend continues tomorrow (not jealous at all)!

Wearing: Top: ASOS (here ) Bottom: Purchased at a random boutique in Vancouver (love similar styles here and here) Shoes: Zara (love these here) Bag: Zara Accessories: Ily Couture earrings, David Yurman necklace, Nordstroms bracelet

Refined: Neck-Tie Blouse and Printed Pants
Refined: Neck-Tie Blouse and Printed Pants

Hello! I hope everyone had a good weekend! :)

A little exhausted from a fun and eventful weekend, so keeping it short and sweet today. Nothing makes me feel more refined and polished than a clean and crisp black and white outfit. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of the color combination (and I hope you guys won’t get sick of me wearing it!). This is going to be a busy but hopefully very productive week! Typically when my weekdays are insanely busy, it makes the much needed relaxation over the weekends THAT much better. Happy Monday!

Wearing: Top: Forever 21 Jacket: Zara Bottom: Topshop via Nordstroms (old, similar here and here) Shoes: Vince Camuto (also in purple here) Bag: Chanel ‘WOC’ Accessories: Rustic Cuff bracelet (c/o), Ily Couture earrings

Ladylike: Pink Midi Skirt and Lace Up Heels
Ladylike: Pink Midi Skirt and Lace Up Heels

Wearing: Top: ASOS Skirt: ASOS (also loving this one) Sandals: Nine West (in white here) Accessories: Ily Couture necklace, Rustic Cuff custom cuff Bag: Celine Nano

Hi! Just another outfit from my Paris diary today. I am loving full midi skirts lately - they make me feel extremely ladylike and definitely bring out the girly girl inside of me! I paired it with my nude lace-up sandals to add a more youthful touch to the outfit.

I hope everyone is having a great week! I’m headed to San Francisco this weekend for my brother’s wedding! Can’t wait for his special day!

Time Crunch Basics: Structured Blazer and Boyfriend Jeans
Time Crunch Basics: Structured Blazer and Boyfriend Jeans

Happy Friday!

When all else fails to satisfy my wardrobe dilemmas and I’m in a time crunch, I turn to three essential pieces in my closet: boyfriend jeans, a structured blazer, and some killer heels. Does the trick everytime!

What are some of your go-to pieces when you’re in a rut about what to wear? Please do share!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for stopping by!

P.S. - Don’t forget to enter the Rustic Cuff giveaway here!

Wearing: Blazer: Zara (old, similar here and here) Top: Forever 21(old but love this similar dress version here!) Bottom: Zara (here and similar here) Bag: Chanel Shoes: Sigerson Morrison ‘Brielle’ (on sale here) Accessories: Ily Couture earrings (here), Prada sunglasses (here), Kate Spade knot bracelet (here)