Travel | Japan 2014 - VLOGs

Pikachu at Tokyo Tower

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted in so long. Very sorry about that!

A lot has changed in the past little while and I've sadly neglected this blog but here's a bit of an update. I completed my 15-month internship and moved back home at the end of last month and then jetted off to Japan with my Dad for two weeks immersing ourselves in the Japanese culture. I have yet to finish going through all my photos but while on the trip I managed to take some video footage on my phone. I've upload Part 1 & Part 2 onto my YouTube Channel; Part 3 is on its way!

We started off in Tokyo, took a day trip to Mt. Fuji; spent some time at Nachi Falls in Kii-Katsuura and got stuck there for two days thanks to a typhoon. Made our way to Osaka and Kyoto before returning home :)

I had a lot of fun on the trip and would definitely recommend anyone who is an adventurous eater to give it a go! I will be posting a mini travel guide of Japan along with photos soon so keep your eyes peeled for that :)


Trending | Fit is the new Chic

If this isn't proof that sportswear is the new cool I don't know what is. Our favourite luxury site Net-a-Porter, which we are all guilty of browsing filling up the shopping cart and rapidly exiting before we hit pay, has launched a specific sportswear section. Its like a curated museum of beautiful performance pieces. I quickly browsed and most of it is pretty affordable compared to other parts of the site where you can buy a couture gown for $5000+. I can't wait until they add more pieces to this part of the site, I can see it being a great place to get those new workout pieces that will motivate one to hit the gym to maintain a healthy lifestyle and bod.

Other news in the world of sporting goods and fashion plus tech, we have the latest refresh of the Fitbit with Tory Burch, it's some bling that will do you good. Love the geometric pattern and mix of gold and black. Its quite ostentatious, but hey, who wouldn't want to make their work out a bit more glamorous? Wearable tech is the baby of fashion and technology, I can see a lot of future design collaborations for lifestyle products with the trending "let's be healthy!" attitude more and more people are adopting today.

I personally hope to one day be working in the field of sportswear and performance apparel since I think its the perfect blend of fashion and industrial design.

Images from Net-a-Porter & FitBit


DIY | Pineapple Embellished Top

Whew! Summer is passing by wayyy too quickly! I can't believe its already mid July! It makes me sad that there's only a month and half left of sun and warmth. But then again its been quite chilly here in Toronto and thanks to certain people I've been stuck with a cold the last week. I'm feeling a bit better and realized how much I've neglected my blog and nothing better than to come back with a DIY tutorial for you guys. Here is a SUPER simple way to spice up any old tank or shirt in your closet with summer sunshine in the form of pineapples. Enjoy!

What you'll need:

  • A top (I got mine from Garage, similar here and here)
  • Yellow oval rhinestones (here)
  • Green bungle beads
  • Thread & needle
  • Scissors
  • E6000 Glue
Lay out your rhinestones in a desired pattern for the pineapples. Take some E6000 Glue and glue the rhinestones down once you are happy with their locations. This will help you in the next step when sewing.

Reinforce the glued on rhinestones by sewing them down with matching thread. Since you had already previously glued them, it will keep the spacing even and will eliminate rolling and falling rhinestones as you sew on the leaves of the pineapple.

To sew on the pineapple top, take green bungle beads and sew them flaring out from the top of the oval rhinestones. Repeat until all the oval rhinestones have transformed into pineapples
I finished my shirt in time for Digital Dreams Fest a couple weeks ago. I'll post a overview of my time there in the next few days, but to say the least it was a BLAST! (Ps. We have no idea who the guy is but he was nice enough to take a picture for and with us!)

Big thanks to Yvonne for the first image! 



It's the most wonderful time of the year.............SALE SEASON!

*insert the sobs of the wallet*

I've already done my damage to my bank account this past weekend and am awaiting my 7lbs child from Zara. A rare two time event that happens each year, where Zara has a sale, the time when all fashionistas and clothing enthusiasts celebrate and attack the racks on racks of deals. I personally like to do it from the comfort of my own home since the mess and crowds just are not for me. Plus anything with free shipping and returns has me written all over it. Not to mention in store I can never seem to find my sizes...Other places worth checking out are Ssense and Net-a-porter for some designer deals. Happy shopping!

Image (above): Zara Heels (here) on sale for $69.99, 100% leather with a 100% WOW factor!


Inspiration | Pineapples

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

Haha, my inner child just came out; but who am I kidding, I'm like a little kid everyday!

Sooooo......Is it just me or is there an abundant amount of pineapples, les ananas and a major craving for pina coladas everywhere? I do love pineapple and like how its a great refresh on the usual summer fashion fruits of watermelon and cherries. Though consuming wise, I would take a watermelon over pineapple any day. There really is nothing more refreshing than biting into a slice of watermelon on a hot summer's day.

Side note: Super in love with the navy blue shorts with the cute pom pom trim! Anyone know where I can get a pair?

Images from WeHeartIt & Tumblr


Nails | Mermaid Scales

Last call for spring pastels before I bring out the neons and brights for the rest of summer! But let's be real, I'll wear pastels year round! Benefit of changing your manicure every week, you get to use any and every colour you want without getting bored!

Loved this mani for the week I had it and it was surprisingly long wearing considering I put it through a weekend of abuse at a cottage. Inspired by the Deborah Lippmann polish A Mermaid's Dream, I thought it would be fitting to let the rest of the nails mimic the tails of mermaids. Also, I've always had this weird fascination with water ever since I was really young; The Little Mermaid was my favourite Disney movie, my grade school projects revolved around whales....I can't go to any place without visiting the aquarium...the list just goes on and on and on. And now you also know my weird interest with water. And yes, I am a water sign, not that I'm a believe in astrology or anything. Just funny coincidences!


Products used: Deborah Lippmann - A Mermaid's Dream, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Breezy Blue & Lacey Lilac, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - 30, China Glaze - Re-fresh Mint and Revlon Nail Art in Tortoise Shell.


Trending | Triangl Swimwear

Triangl, I'm super in love.

I first discovered Triangl on a bored day scrolling through my Instagram  feed and after that I saw it popping up everywhere! The distinctive black outlined bikinis were appearing and slowly taking over my social media feeds and good for Triangl! They've done a tremendous job marketing their products and I can't get over the perfect blend of cute, sporty and practicality. Why hasn't someone thought of making swimsuits out of neoprene before? My only familiarity with neoprene was through my experiences of wetsuits...and lets just say those neoprene days were less than glamorous. Regardless, I think it's an interesting change for a bikini to be created from a performance material such as neoprene and are loving the results coming from Triangl! Super minimalistic but eye-catching with the bold contrast colours. 

I did a little research on Triangl Swimwear reviews and they seem to be small boob friendly (YAY) and good quality (which is a must!). Nothing is less flattering than a nip-slip or the buns hanging out. Absolute worst bikini tragedy has got to be that moment where you have your best Halle Berry impression, coming out of the water as a bad ass sexy Bond Girl, anddddddd you have the droopy bikini bottom. ABSOLUTE WORST! Fitted neoprene bottoms seem like a perfect way to work around that problem. And don't try to deny it, everyone's had that unfortunate experience, you just aren't the one looking at your backside my friend. 

Do I see this Australian brand being just a passing trend? NOT a chance! I hope its here to stay for a long time! Summer forever <3

I would love to get my hands on a set from Triangl, but am currently having some trouble deciding which one. Kind of in love with all of them but definitely have narrowed it down to Coco Moonbeams, Tilly Sunburst and Penny Wanderlust

Which style is your favourite? Leave it in the comments below!

Images from Triangl

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