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h&m bomber jacket | gap turtleneck | club monaco skirt | h&m x alexander wang boots photos courtesy of Fathima

Yours truly turned 24 this past Monday! I decided to celebrate by going to an indoor botanical garden, Allan Gardens. It’s clearly still the dead of winter so this was a nice change of scenery. Definitely will return when I want to zen out again with some plants. Bonus: there were also turtles.

What do you do to escape the winter cold? Let me know in the comments 🙂

uniform no. 11: funky fresh

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h&m kimono(similar) | brandy melville dress | gap shirt | shellys london sandals(similar)

Attempting to wear all of my dresses and skirts before the temperature drops to pants-only weather. Who am I kidding… girls in Canada still wear skirts in -20°C weather. #wearewinter. The Brandy Melville Bethan dress is a perfect LBD to wear during the daytime or nighttime or anytime. Sometimes LBD’s can look too formal for the daytime so I decided wear 200 layers over it. JK just tied a plaid shirt around my waist (the usual).

This white lace kimono is everything. The end.

uniform no. 8 : asymmetry

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topshop top | hm necklace | hm skirt(similar) | shellys london via capezio shoes 

Some (all) people would call me a shoe-aholic. But I’m trying to live that minimalist life right now so I haven’t purchased shoes in a couple(lol) months. When Capezio shoes contacted me to tell me that I won their MTV Fora giveaway, I was literally astounded. Girls/guys, that’s 6 pairs of new shoes. Not to mention, I ordered 2 pairs of sandals the previous night so 8. pairs. of. new. shoes. These Shellys London sneaker heels were one of the prizes and they are seriously glowing right now. So amaze. Wow. I have to thank the shoe gods, Capezio Shoes and MTV Fora for making my shoe dreams come true!

And yes, hair is shorter. I love the asymmetrical one-length cut that my hair stylist from the Aveda hair school did. I’m still figuring out how I should style it but I’m probably the laziest person with my hair so airdrying4ever. 

 

 

uniform no. 7 : neoprene desires

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banana republic jacket | topshop top | forever 21 necklace | h&m velvet trousers | zara heels 

Last week, a few friends and I went to Snakes and Lagers to relax and get our game on. If you have heard of Snakes and Lattes, it’s a similar concept except it’s a bar where you can play board games and grab a drink, the perfect pairing.

I felt like wearing my new Topshop top made of a neoprene-esque material that day. I’ve been lusting after a structured white top and this fulfilled all my *structured* and *minimalist* desires. I really like the classic t-shirt and pants look for a casual evening out. And the heels totally speak for themselves. 

uniform no. 6 : don’t mesh with me

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IMG_4284IMG_4293h&m top | banana republic jacket (similar) | kimchi blue jeggings | aldo sneakers (similar)

I have an obsession with tops that have a lot of holes in them. I currently own 4 mesh tops…and I have no regrets. They spice up any old outfit and adds some interest to the look. I especially love this black mesh top because of the simple t-shirt cut and the beautiful crochet detailing at the front. It can be dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with jeans or leggings or *jeggings* as I have done. I can’t seem to find a similar black mesh top to mine online but Nasty Gal carries a white version that is just as cool.

uniform no. 4: blue jeans, black shirt

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h&m leather jacket(similar) | h&m cami | american eagle jeans | topshop platforms(similar) |tna flannel

Since it’s getting a bit warmer in Toronto, (although it snowed yesterday so who knows what the hell is going on), I thought it was time to break out my faux leather jacket again. I got it on sale at H&M two and a half years ago and it’s still going strong! I really love the asymmetrical zipper and the stitching detail on the shoulder and elbows. I’ve also been eyeing up white leather jackets (here & here) because they look very crisp and clean but still edgy.

I decided to tie my flannel around my waist because >> Zoe Kravitz <<. Purple hair, slouchy tops, vintage ray bans…what more do you need?

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Recently, her style has become more structured and tailored but it still has a badass rocker vibe. She’s definitely one of my style inspirations because she always looks effortlessly cool. I saw her in Divergent and was pleasantly surprised at how well she portrayed the character, Christina. Teen movies and novels are a guilty pleasure, but if you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you might also enjoy Divergent.

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P.S. Is it still considered part of the Uniforms segment if the repeat piece is the hidden camisole I wore underneath my sweater in the last post? Let’s just go with it.