The Shift

The Shift dress: A simple, short, above-the-knee dress that is fitted at the bust with darts and has no definition to the waist. An evolution from the sack dress it was first shown by designers Hubert de Givenchy and Cristobal Balenciaga in 1957.

This dress has become a timeless silhouette that can be dressed up or down and is appropriate for any season. Paying tribute to my favourite store (although I'm sure you all know that already) I have to say that Zara did it again. They took this timeless piece and updated it with sheer sections. It makes it a little sexy, a little fun, and a little more me. Enjoy the rest of your week ^_^

Shift dress here // Necklace similar here // Sunglasses here // Iphone case here






My everyday.

I've gotten a few requests about my day-to-day make up essentials and i figured why not let you guys in on the secret. Well it's not much of a secret considering I'm not a beauty expert but i do have my favourites. I have sensitive skin so i try to keep my make up to a minimal, it also doesn't help because of  the fact that most of the time i am in a rush to get out of the house in the morning. (I know i really got to stop doing that and give myself more time). Anyways, so here is what I've been loving lately.

BB Cream: I didn't have a good experience initially with BB cream so i kind of stirred clear of them until i tried the Too Faced tinted beauty balm. Let me tell you, i love this tinted moisturizer, it's light weight, blends really well into the skin without feeling sticky and it also has SPF 20 which is a bonus. 

Powder: After my BB cream i apply a light layer of my Benefits Hello Flawless powder foundation just to cover up any missed area. I like that it's buildable so it gives me the coverage i need depending on where I'm going and it doesn't dry me out. 

Blush: My currently using the Smashbox blush rush in paradise. I find it gives me a nice glow to my olivey skin tone. I actually switched over from the Benefits Coralista because it was a bit cheaper and the colours are pretty similar. Using my small stippling brush from Make up forever again i apply a light layer around my cheeks. 

Eyeliner: I would say that I'm an old fashion kind of girl and i still stick to pencil eyeliners. I don't really have a favourite as long as it's the blackest black; currently I'm finishing up Make up For ever in matte black. Pencils just work better for me and are easier to apply. I'm also a big fan of gel liners because they are very long lasting and precise but i don't know why i never use them even though i have a lot. Maybe after all my 50 million eye pencils I'll get to them (yes I'm a hoarder)

Lips: I'm extremely picky with lip products as i don't like anything that's too glossy, sticky or has any plumping effect. I noticed for spring that orange and purple seems to be quite popular and so i decided to give them a try. Let me tell you, Too Faced melted lipstick in melted violet and M.A.C in morange are perfect on Asian skin if you are looking for something fun for summer. 

I hope this helped answer some common questions and I'll talk to you guys next time :)

Asymmetrical

With May just around the corner it is hard to believe that we are already 1/3 into the new year. I feel like i haven't touched my bucket list at all and trust me the list is huge. It also feels like its been forever since I've returned from Asia. This clearly means that it's time for another vacation. I mean you can never take too many vacation trips right?

Well, this past Easter weekend felt like a mini stay-cation for me. Besides working on a small side project i really got into the whole mood of spring cleaning, out with the old and in with the new. I ingeniously talked my boyfriend into running errands with me (heehee) and just went about doing stuff that I've been putting off because of the lack of time. We finished the long weekend by re-visiting main street just to soak up some sunshine. I'm so glad we did because I totally forgot about this beautiful place and it was a nice reminder.

Tee similar here // Skirt similar here // Heels similar here // Shades here 





But first...let me take a #selfie

I've recently been in love with bomber jackets and with that comes a sportier side of me. I love the versatility of this piece especially for the spring season as it still gets pretty chilly at night. I threw this on over a jersey dress and off i went. Common, you can't lie that this #selfie dress is awesome on it's own :)

Bomber Jacket here // Jersey Dress here // Booties similar here // Shades here // Tory Burch here








A better me

Happy Wednesday everyone! I know I've mentioned this before but I'll say it again, I'm super excited that after a long (very long) winter season that the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Toronto. It makes me smile when i walk the mall during my lunch breaks to see all the beautiful window displays filled with pastels and floral prints. With that said, I'm welcoming spring with a sporty casual look. Printed trousers are one of my favourites go to items in the warmer weather because they are so effortlessly chic. 

I noticed that unless you are one of my lookbook followers you won't be able to see my outfit references. So going forward I'll include links back to where i get my stuff in case any of you want to get anything. Go ahead, be inspired and I hope you guys have a great rest of the week. ^_^

Bomber Jacket here // Top similar here // Trousers here // Booties similar here








Let the week begin

It's finally begining to feel like spring in Toronto and I am taking full advantage of the warmer-ish weather. No more heavy layers and crazy snowstorms (yes, we did get a few of those this past winter). It better be here to stay.....or else! haha Happy Tuesday