Saturday, January 11, 2014

Addressing my absence







How many months has it been? Looking at the archive, I can't believe it's been since August. I am surprised at this point if people do follow my blog, as I had virtually abandoned it. I think I just took a hiatus, and what I want is to end it soon because after some self-reflection I realised that my style has changed, I have changed, and I want my blog to reflect these changes. I feel like my blog isn't representative of me and my style anymore, and I want to move on. This doesn't mean I will quit blogging; but it means that it will be a start of a new journey - a new blog - documenting not only my outfits but I would just like to start journalling again and taking photographs. I love clothing and fashion but lately I am just not about gushing about the newest pieces or spewing a bunch of materialistic and capitalistic bullshit. I want to be real, and I'm still figuring things out and I hope that if you are still sticking by me you can follow me at a new chapter of my life.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Old Navy Canada launches their plus size range online!

After what seems like a long time of finally waiting, Old Navy has finally launched their plus size line in Canada! I remember online-window shopping on the American website for the plus size range and wishing we had it across the border, but now I am pleased to say it is here and it is a welcome addition to Canada's (small) plus size options. I like Old Navy for their basic and comfortable clothing, and my favourite are their skinny jeans and their skinny leg corduroy pants. In addition, I find that Old Navy has attire that is appropriate for workplaces and can be casual chic as well.

Here are some of my favourites from their range so far. I made some outfits for inspiration now that school season is approaching.


I think this outfit is work appropriate at a casual office or just at school. The polkadots from this chambray top add a nice playful touch and the circle skirt is comfortable enough, feminine enough, and can be worn outside work of course!


For those who don't like to wear skirts all the time or for those who simply want to cover their legs, this is another outfit to consider. I would definitely wear this as I am a sucker for stripes, I am a fan of the corduroy pants, and it is so simple and chic.



I would definitely also wear this outfit to school. Dresses are my go-to item for rushed mornings. Even if you have a bit of a messy hairstyle or you have minimal makeup, a dress can make it seem like you put a lot of effort into an outfit, even if you necessarily didn't put any at all.


 


This outfit is more appropriate for summer climates but to make it appropriate for the autumn just put on a cardigan, a trench coat, a biker jacket, or a denim jacket and you're good to go.

For Americans, do you like the Old Navy plus size range? And for Canadians, will you be buying from the Old Navy plus size range? Why or why not?

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

Festival outfit (part deux)



Outfit details:
Top: Torrid 
Necklaces: Torrid
Skirt: ASOS (get it here)
Sandals: Bass (get it here)
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)

This outfit is another outfit I wore to go watch cultural festivals around my city. At this time when this photograph was taken I went to go see the Japanese festival which was okay. Lately all I have been wanting to wear is sleeveless shirts and skirts. Actually, I wear sleeveless shirts so much that I was surprised as I was uploading this photograph onto Flickr that I HAVE A FARMERS TAN. I don't even know how that's possible considering I barely wear t-shirts outside -- it's either sleeveless or long sleeve! It's so bizarre, really.

In addition I would like to add that I can no longer tie my hair in a bun like this photo here (*cue the sad violin music here*) because I impulsively went to the hairdresser and got an assymetrical bob. It's still kind of the same in the front but it's short in the back. Oh well, hair grows back, right? (I'll post a picture eventually.)