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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 🙂

Dreaming of Culottes

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ae top | forever21 culottes | thrifted belt | shellys london sandals

I am very late to the bandwagon but I’m living the dream in these black culottes. The important advantages of sporting these super wide-leg cropped pants:

1. Elastic waistband for all-you-can-eat buffets.

2. Crepe-like material that does not wrinkle for people that hate ironing.

3. Keeps you easy, breezy, beautiful. Perfect for summer.

Some other ones I have my eye on…

 Striped Culottes | Pretty in Pink Culottes | Denim Culottes

Freshly Pressed

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zara leather jacket | aritzia mesh top | topshop pants | shellys london heels

This is my “art student well-versed in post modern art history” look. I wore this look to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at AGO and I felt so fresh and so clean clean. Very into baggy pants right now. It all began with the purchase of mom jeans but now I’ve moved on to these perfectly tailored peg leg trousers by Topshop. If you are also tired of skinny jeans/jeggings and boyfriend jeans are too casual/hobo for you, loose trousers can be your best friend.

I will probably move on to culottes next…if you have any recommendations, please comment below!

P.S. If I’m not blogging I’m on instagram or tumblr so feel free to creep me on there <_<

Snow Leopard ft. Alexander Wang x HM

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aritzia beanie | forever21 coat (similar) | gap t-shirt | ae jeans | alexander wang x hm boots

Scored this coat at 50% off the sale price at forever21.com last week. It’s not a very practical coat, which is probably why it’s not sold out yet, but it’s definitely a show-stopper. It was one of those “I didn’t know I wanted it but now that I see it I need it” kind of purchases. The AW x HM boots finally make an appearance on here. These boots were everything I wished for, all black, 100% leather, rubber sole, and zip detail. I wore this to see Birdman yesterday after watching the Golden Globes and hearing all the Oscar hype surrounding the film. The film is described as a dark comedy about an actor — famous for portraying a superhero — struggling with his now stagnant career. I really enjoyed it, there was a mix of drama, comedy, and action, and the characters were very relatable. I highly recommend seeing it while it’s still in theatres. I’ll leave you with this trailer.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlenecks

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It looks like a winter wonderland out there. Literally took off my down coat for 30 seconds to shoot this in -20°C weather. This Gap turtleneck sweater has been getting me through the hard times. Also it’s on sale so I probably need to buy them in all the colours. Jk kinda. Please give me all the baggy oversized xs but looks like xxl sweaters. Also fleece-lined tights from Ardene was one of my top discoveries of 2014 courtesy of my lovely roomie, Aru. I don’t know how I survived winter without them before. One of my top discoveries of 2015 so far is this website. I love cats.

Wishing everyone the best for 2015!  ♡ॢ₍⸍⸌̣ʷ̣̫⸍̣⸌₎

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. 10 : ba(e)sic

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 gap plaid shirt(similar) | gap t-shirt | fragile jeans(similar) | senso sliders | aldo body chain(similar)

While scouring the library for an adequate study space (note: one with an outlet) the other day, I got a nostalgic vibe from walking down the aisles and aisles of books. It reminded me of the cult high school tv show, Freaks and Geeks. I binge watched the first season of it on Netflix a couple of months ago… how else does one watch tv shows on Netflix? Then realized that the show was cancelled after one season. *Crying emoji*. It is actually the perfect mix of funny/serious and so relatable to anyone who is trying to figure out school/life/themselves.

In other news, I finally found the perfect basic white tee from the Gap. The requirements of a perfect white tee include thin(but not see-through) fabric and fabric that drapes nicely, but mainly I just want a loose fit tee that doesn’t look like a tunic dress on me. #shortpplprobz. I also snagged this plaid button-up shirt while at the Gap since it looks like something someone’s dad would wear in the 80s. (jk sorta)

If you have any 80s/90s/00s tv recommendations, let me know because I’m still depressed over Freaks and Geeks ending.