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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Casual Leather

Hello Lovelies =) 

I've been travelling lots within Taiwan in the last two weeks - mostly shopping and eating a lot. Can't wait to show off share with you all the goodies I've accumulated! On another note, I've been (re)discovering the joys of bargaining...even when it's only a few CDN dollars difference...it makes you feel so much more satisfied and rewarded! Maybe that's just how the psychology of consumerism works, but hey I ain't complaining about getting a good deal. 

On another note, we've been doing lots of sightseeing. We have witnessed 1 sunrise (at Alishan) and 5 sunsets so far at various locations. I'll share these photos later when I get home to Vancouver, but in the meantime I've been posting in real-time on Instagram.

This set of photos were taken from the first half of my trip. I've wanted a faux-leather jacket for a LONG TIME, but finally set my eyes on these during the Cyber Monday Sale. Since we've been running around literally, I've been dressing pretty casually and mainly for comfort. This jacket is awesome for dressing up any type of outfit....skirt, skinnies, t-shirt, you name it. If you saw my FB update a couple days ago, you would know that I have publicly announced my obsession with leggings and am on a "break" with normal pants. 


Faux-leather Jacket. ADFM Store
Plaid Shirt. Vera Moda.
Black opaque leggings. Zara



Saturday, 22 December 2012

Not Another Ugly Christmas Sweater

Happy Holidays!

Although I'm missing the festivities at home back in Vancouver, I will be sure to bring out the Christmas spirit wherever I may be.

What better way to celebrate the holidays with a tribute to some not so ugly Christmas sweaters? 


Classic:

Saturday, 15 December 2012

A Walk in the Park

Hey Lovelies,

I am loooong due for an update! I have been in the process of reorganizing my place to get ready for some home renovations, so I have been nonstop packing and moving furniture. It's getting me in good shape, but all the holiday goodies are definitely NOT helping. I have downsized to my four-leveled book shelf, so I only have access to a small, yet practical in my opinion, portion of my closet. With the reorganizing in order, I realized the importance of OPTIMIZING what I have. At the face of the endless holiday sales, I definitely need the voice of conscience in the back of my mind, while I make smart purchases that reflect my own style. It's like trying to find your dream job. Sometimes you just want what's hot and what seems good on paper, but after awhile you realized that you jumped in too quickly without figuring out what it was exactly that you wanted. It's about knowing who you are and what you want to represent. 




Now, onto the outfit. The good thing about going through your wardrobe once in awhile, is that you not only can pick out items to donate or give away, you also remind yourself of things you used to love or have neglected for a long time. For instance, I came across these suede wedges I bought last winter. Oops! Time to give it some loving. I admit the hat and trench vest makes me look a bit like an explorer (not Dora the Explorer though, totally different thing), but I quite like the cut and the colour of the dress. 




Thanks to my BF for the great photos. I really think that his photography skills are improving. It's common for style bloggers to have photographer/videographer boyfriends, so hey for once I may actually have a positive influence on him!

Holiday cheers everyone. Have fun getting ready for Christmas!
Cecilia
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