Happy Saturday! For those of you that still haven’t decided on an outfit for brunch with the girlfriends tomorrow (because that’s what Sundays are for, right?), here’s an outfit for you! I have decided to pair a black off-the-shoulder top specifically with some straight-legged frayed hem jeans, wedges, and a clutch for the a few reasons… Being a fairly clumsy person myself, I often find myself staining light-coloured shirts with food, tea, coffee… you name it – to prevent that from happening, I have decided to go with a black shirt because chances are I’ll be spending an extended period of time at a restaurant! For the same reason, I chose straight-legged jeans over skinny jeans for this look because they are more comfortable, allowing for more flexibility and “more room for the legs to breathe”. Lastly, I finished off the look with some 3-inch wedges and a clutch because Sunday brunch is one of the rare locations I get to dress up and not have to worry about the “functionality” of my accessories – I’m often on-the-go and wedges and clutch aren’t usually the most practical options!

Deets to this brunch-appropriate look that will “woah” your girlfriends: black off-the-shoulder shirt from h&m (p.s. I also have this top in white, they were some $7 cheap finds!), mid-rise straight-legged medium-washed frayed hem jeans from J. Crew, and bracelet with red, silver, and white charms from Pandora. Wedges were bought in grade 9 (forgot where they’re from) and clutch is from Karl Lagerfeld (purchased in London) – head designer and creative director of Chanel and Fendi who also has his own brand, he is one of my all-time favourite fashion icons and designers. Hope you find the tips helpful, drink lots of mimosas and eat lots of eggs benny tomorrow!

 

Sundays are for the family – here’s a quick post on what I wore to brunch, quick Costco run and grocery shopping with the rents. If you haven’t noticed yet, I LOVE wearing small shoulder purses (the smaller the better!) as opposed to totes or handbags for several reasons: A) They allow me to be hands-free – perfect for running errands and for people who are always on-the-go like me, allowing an extra hand for a coffee, sandwich, or cold-pressed juice! B) They compliment my small frame, and C) They are versatile – they can be worn cross-body for a more casual look, or on the shoulder for a more sophisticated look. Here I’m wearing mom’s vintage purse (from Nina Ricci) again, it’s the biggest shoulder purse amongst my collection and stores the most items!

Deets of this “funday” look: cropped high-neck top from Seven Sisters purchased at Mendocino, high-waisted floral shorts from Zara (purchased in grade 7 – that’s 8 years ago!), earrings and bracelet from Emphasis Jewellery and Pandora, and sandals from Davids. I’m also looking to invest in a navy shoulder purse, preferably mini-, micro- or nano-sized, let me know if you have any suggestions!

Happy August! I refuse to believe that school starts in a month, meaning that summer is almost over… Is it just me, or did the past three months go by way to quickly? Lately, I have been eating pretty badly and slacking off quite a bit, so it’s about time to hit the gym and get back on track with my regular workout routine again. That being said, here’s a quick post on another athleisure look – this outfit is perfect for those days when you’re in a rush or just aren’t in the mood to dress up: whether it’s going to the gym, walking the dog, making a trip to the grocery store, or running errands in general. You can read more about athleisure on my other post earlier here!

Deets of this effortless and basic here-and-there look: Zara wide strap top (yep, I wear this at least 3 time a week and own them in 2 other colours), medium rise cropped leggings from Lululemon (very breathable and comfy – feels almost like a second skin!), classic black and white sneakers from Nike, Le Pliage Large Shoulder Tote in the colour Navy, and shades from Ray-Ban (the only pair of sunglasses I own!). As mentioned before, this outfit is my go-to especially on bad days when I feel like I’m about to undergo “wardrobe malfunction” because everything in my wardrobe looks bad, or when I experience one of those “I have nothing to wear” moments. Hope this outfit gave you some inspiration and trust me, you aren’t the only one who stresses about what to wear everyday and complain about having nothing to wear in front of a closet full of clothes that probably deserves a charity shop clear-out!