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Consignment Steal :: Floral and Denim Dress

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What better place could there be to find clothing that might have been worn only once or twice and paid half or less of the original price? Of course, the answer is at a great consignment boutique! However, the idea of consignment shopping or wearing something second hand might be overwhelming for some people. I admit I was one of those people before I actually learned about consignment shopping. Personally, I find that consignment shopping is a great way to save a few bucks when you don’t have limitless bank account. Also, I love the idea of clothing recycling, at the same time, making some money from the items that you consigned. It’s definitely a win-win situation for the store owner, consignor and customer. That being said, do your homework on the consignment stores that you plan to visit. If you head to a right store, most likely you’ll find the merchandise so well cared for that you will never know it was worn before or some it wasn’t because the tag is still on. If you’re lucky enough, you might find designer merchandise at a great price.

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It was my lucky day at The Wild Rose, one of my favourite local consignment store! Not only they carry a wide variety of consigned clothing, their customer service is exceptional. Beth and Emily, THANK YOU! Whenever I visit a consignment store, I don’t usually have anything in mind to purchase, it’s just purely browsing and whatever catch my eyes and fits me, it might end up in my closet.

DSC_2491I spotted this gorgeous floral and denim dress among other summer dresses that were gorgeously displayed.  It’s in my size and it’s from one of my favourite clothing designers, Rachel Roy.  I tried it on. Wow, it fits me to a T! This dress costs me $30.00 CAD.  Although the price is a little higher for a consigned item, but the price justifiable as it’s a designer item and the dress is in mint condition. It just so happens that found the same dress at The Hudson Bay outlet few days later. It’s on sale for $69 CAD, and the original price was around $100 CAD. So it’s definitely a steal!!!

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Do you shop at consignment stores too, and what’s your thought about consignment shopping! Share it here and I would love to know! Cheers, Shin:)

~ Outfit ~

Dress: Rachel Rachel Roy (from The Wild Rose)

Heels: Arturo Chiang (old)

Clutch: Express (seen here)

Accessories: Ebay earrings, Folli Follie watch, Marc by Marc Jacob sunglasses

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Rosy Day :: Pink Cameo Khakis & Floral Sheer Blouse

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Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I just want to drop by for a quick hello as I’m still recovering from the fun and exciting, but tiring long weekend spent with my siblings and relatives. We went shopping at the newly opened Toronto Premium Outlet, watched movies, BBQ, and went boating and swimming at the Belwood Lake.  Urghh, think I’m getting old, it’s so hard to keep up with the children and teens, they have so much energy!!! I will definitely sleep very well tonight!

Good night/ good morning world!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I will see at the next post:)

~ Outfit ~

Blouse: H&M (old)

Khakis: GAP (on SALE!)

Purse: COACH (old)

Heels: Calvin Klein

Accessories: Joe Fresh belt, Folli Follie watch

Business Casual :: Lace and Sequin

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DSC_2249Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re having a terrific week so far.

DSC_2261In the early days,  dressing for work was easy enough when business suits were the norm and the only colours that seem to be appropriate were the neutrals such as black, grey, brown, navy blue, tan and white. These days, we definitely have more choices and flexibility when it comes to work clothes, especially if your work place allows business casual attire. Being a fashionista myself, I always try to be creative when dressing for work, but still projects traits almost all employees should such as hard-working, professional, neat, or some variation on those themes. My mantra – keep it covered, neutral and classic!

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DSC_2264Here’s an example of one of my favourite business casual outfit – combining neutral colours, classic clothing style such as pencil skirt and collard shirt and only showing appropriate amount of skin. The creative part that can be easily achieved is adding a pop of colour (try to use only one accent colour, and repeat it 2-3 times for a complete look) and/or choosing garments with different pattern or texture such as simple prints, lace or sequin. Be careful, don’t overdone it!!!

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Thank you so much for reading! Hopefully you find it helpful! Have fun dressing for work or for any occasions!

~ Outfit ~

Blouse: Nic and Zoe (now 50% off)

Skirt: Moon Apparel (similar or dress in this lace pattern)

Satchel: Michael Kors (seen here)

Pumps: Kenneth Cole (on SALE!)

Accessories: Joe Fresh belt, Guess watch, Forever 21 earrings (gift from Aurora)

Summerlicious :: Custom Green Dress

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DSC_2302I consider myself a very lucky girl, because I have a bunch of friends who are food lovers. However, I don’t get to see them that often because we live in different cities. Somehow, we have our little tradition that we will meet at least twice a year, which is when Toronto Winterlicious or Summerlicious happens in town. We gather to taste and discover the finest dishes in the city and of course, to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Well, the tradition continues with this year’s Summerlicious and that fun night took place at Bloke & 4th

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… and here’s us and all the delicious foods!!! Yum  yum yum!!!

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…and this is me! In my custom green dress from eShakti. When you order their products online, you get to customize the item according to your height, style and size. The fun part is that you can add pockets to your dress/skirts! Who doesn’t like this huh?! Well, I can’t quite remember exactly what I customized for this dress since I got it quite a while ago, but I’m pretty sure I added two pockets and also shortened the dress so that it’s just right above my knees. Most importantly, the quality of their items are amazing, especially the fabric. Ladies, I highly recommend this website, especially those of you who need special sizes like petite, tall, or plus size. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not paid my eShakti to advertise their products, but I just love to share what’s good out there! So, do let me know if you ordered an item from their website after seeing this post, because I think that’s so cool!

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Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful week everyone! Cheers, Shin:)

~ Outfit ~

Dress: eShakti

Pumps: Steve Madden

Clutch: Femme de Carriere

Accessories: Folli Follie watch, vintage necklace (thrifted), Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (bday gift from sister)

Belated Birthday Dinner :: LBD + Statement Necklace

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Hello everyone, how y’all doing?!?! So sorry that I have been gone for so long. Seems like my one week vacation was extended to three weeks huh. After we got back from our trip to Montreal and Quebec, Mr. Photographer and I have been quite busy that we didn’t have time for photo shoot or blogging. We’re always on the go as we are prepping for the arrival of our new house (yes, we just bought a house and waiting for it to be built!).  And uh, I’ve to admit that I was slacking too, guess have to blame it on the “summer brain”, nothing much get done when the weather is so gorgeous out there…lol!!! I will definitely make up for the all the postings that I haven’t done in the last three weeks by the end of this month!

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I wanted to share with you guys a belated birthday celebration that Mr. Photographer had for me on Friday. Why so late?! Well, on my actual birthday (July 14th), we were invited to our friend’s newly bought cottage for my birthday celebration at the beach earlier that day, and Mr. Photographer had planned to take me our for dinner that night. However, after driving for 4 hours and spending the whole day at the beach, swimming and playing water sports, we’re too exhausted to go out for a dinner as planned. I remember we ended going to bed super early that day and I wasn’t upset at all because that was definitely a mutual agreement. After all, Mr. Photographer promised to take me out for belated birthday dinner on Friday. Yay!

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I was so looking forward to Friday the dinner and I wonder where he is going to take me this time. Honestly, it has been a long time since the two of us have been out for a dinner date night, so we took the chance to dress to the nines. I wanted a elegant and classy look, so I picked this little black dress that I got from H&M few months ago. I love the fabric, pattern and the fit of the dress, and with the price of $39 CAD, I couldn’t say no to this LBD. Mr. Photographer was shocked when I told him about the price of this dress, I couldn’t believe it either. I would say this is my favourite piece from H&M, and is among the higher quality items they have in store. I’m not sure if this dress is still available in store, but they do have this dress in light beige as shown on their website. Definitely check it out if you are looking for a dress in this style!

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If you know me well, I love statement necklace and when I have a simple dress like this, how can I resist this gorgeous statement necklace that arrived just right before my birthday. The gemstones pastel pink necklace definitely add colour and fun to the entire look. Surprisingly, this necklace is not that heavy for its size and I was able to wear to it comfortably all night. That’s always a bonus when you’ve a big statement necklace like this one. DSC_2160

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Thank you so much for stopping by! More details on our dinner date will be coming up…

Cheers, Shin:)

~ Outfit ~

Dress: H&M (similar in beige)

Heels: Calvin Klein (seen here)

Clutch: C0-lab

Accessories: The Accessory Report Athena necklace, Folli Follie watch