Thursday, 29 March 2012


 I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree. 
~Joyce Kilmer

(courtesy of

That's what came to mind, anyways, by the time I'm done getting ready.

Joe Fresh sweater, Gap shirt (Outlet, old),
Gap skirt, Aerosole boots (Winners)


Someone at work said I remind him of a leprechaun. I had to correct him! HAH!

Well, it is spring, ain't it? Spring... nature... trees... No?

BR butterfly necklace

Trees... leaves... buds... butterfly... No?

Nygard cuff (Sears)

Butterfly... pretty... showy... jewelry... cuff... No? 


My weekend starts today, so yay, weekend!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mixed Patterns

Other (style) bloggers have said it before, I say it too (hah, (style) blogger! me!), one of the beauty of reading other blogs out there is that they provide you all sorts of ideas about style/outfit.

AE button-down shirt, Esprit button-down shirt (inside),
BDG jeggings (UO), C'est Chic boots (Designer Depot)

Thanks to all these blogs, I've seen this look of layered button-down shirts with contrasting patterns (I think that's what I remember seeing anyways:p) enough times that I just had to try it.

Well, for what it's worth, this is my version. 

necklace (gift from mom from her cruise)

Too bad the collar(s) got hidden, pretty much buried under the hair...

bracelet (The Bay)
(but you see it in the sleeves)

Going thru some major system changes at work so just really trying to stay as chill as I can. Perhaps why all the recent pops of color and prints? You know, to inject some fun and something light to the atmosphere? As if I'm not bubbly enough! HAH!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Inspired by Rhoda, Sorta'

When I wore my red orange polka dots last week, a co-worker mentioned how she has just recently seen a Rhoda re-run where she wore polka dots with argyle (which I found an image, funny enough), and how she thought it was such a cool combo, and how my polka dot outfit reminded her of that. via Google images

When I told her I'll keep that in mind, coz it did intrigue my patterned brain, I didn't realize it would linger. Linger long enough to have come up with today's outfit.

Express cardi (old), Beechers Brook top (Fairweather),
Gap skirt, Born boots (Winners)

Well, of all the argyles in my closet, no argyle cardi, alas, so I thought, why not plaid! HAH!

Polka dots and plaid, fave patterns, why not, right?:p Hmmm, what next, argyle and stripes? Floral and checks? Hmmm, I think I just got dizzy. Gotta' lie down for a sec...


Monday, 26 March 2012

Mourning the Weekend

We had such a nice weekend, I guess it's only fitting it started raining today, on a Monday, and it'll be raining for the rest of the week, apparently.

H&M dress, Gap jacket, Aldo belt,
Aerosole boots (Winners)

Not sure why I decided to go for all black. Was I mourning? Mourning what? The death of another weekend?

But seeing today is Monday after all, all-black just seemed too somber.

(gift from other sis from Cuba)

I'm now back to my usual office. It felt nice to be back. It felt nice to be missed. At least I think I was anyways hehe... Your workplace does become your second "home" sometimes, doesn't it? Just sometimes...

Friday, 23 March 2012

Color Me Plaid

It's been a while (I think) since we've seen the sun a-shining. That is, until today. And boy did it shine! At last!

AE button-down, BDG jeggings (UO), Aerosole boots (Winners)

Funny how it felt as if the whole city was out on the street by the afternoon. Seriously! Have we been that deprived?

And I tell ya, everybody just seemed to be in this wonderful mood. What a difference weather can make, eh?

I guess I picked the right day to wear what I now call my happy plaid. Loving it! Well, it's purple primarily, a big fave, and better yet, it's got orange, one of the most fave...

I say a good way to start the weekend...

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Shades of Gray

I guess I was colored out after the outfits the last couple o' days.

Gap Kids boys sweater,
Coupe Classique button-down shirt (Winners, old!),
Gap leggings, Born boots (Winners)

At least it's not black, eh?

After 10 weeks, heading back to my usual office come Monday. So had to clean up the desk and bring back with me things I brought, things that I thought I might need (yah, right!). Guess I just needed that extra bit of workout lugging them back and forth.

BR butterfly necklace

This is a recent "acquisition" which I love, love! Icing on the cake was it was even on clearance! Yay!


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Lavender Wings

Spring has sprung...

Gap dolman sweater, Rock & Republic jeans,
Aerosole boots (Winners)

Well, today at least:p And I think I even heard on The Weather Channel that it'll be sunny til end of week. Then it's going to be rain next Monday onwards, til end of month. Blech! But this city is not Vancouver for nothing, so not putting much stock on the long-term forecast. HAH!

I actually almost forgot this recent purchase eeeek

Turquoise necklace (Loehmanns, ancient)

And may I just say that I love, love the color of this top! And the sleeves (even though it makes me look like a box:p)! I didn't think I would when I first picked it out, and considering I didn't even try it at the store. Luckily, it worked out, yay!

See, it doesn't take much to appease me, does it? heehee

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Christmas in Spring

As I was getting ready this morning, without any idea what to wear, as usual, I decided to put this on.

Christine Gerard cardi (Winners), H&M blouse,
CK jeans (Winners), C'est Chic boots (Designer Depot)

And as I looked at myself in the mirror, I realized I looked like Christmas. Well, almost. The orange blouse that photographs as red with the moss green cardi. So, kinda' red and kinda' green. I say a spring-y version of Christmas, then?

I didn't even realize until I got to work and somebody mentioned it that today is officially spring. Couldn't help but look out the window and noticing the grey skies and still remembering the nippy walk to get to work.

Fortunately, it did get sunny by the end of the day. Nature, for a change, looks like it got the memo after all. Whew!

Happy 1st day of spring!!!

Monday, 19 March 2012

You Wore That to Work?

Nevada shirt (Sears), Rock & Republic jeans (gift from mom),
Reebok kicks (Winners)

Why, yes! HAH!

I know, I know, just because we can pretty much wear anything to work, even something this casual, doesn't mean I should. But boy, am I glad I'm able to, especially on days like today.

Yes, yes, I know, it's only Monday, and not that this Monday was any different in a sense that I was not rushing or anything like that. I guess I just felt like going casual today. heehee

Yes, the "V" sign to show my Asian-ness:p

Finally got around to chopping my hair off. Really loving the shortness of it:)

Really had a cray cray weather today. Weather Channel said it'll be cold (high 6) but sunny. An hour or so into work, it started snowing which turned to rain in half an hour. Break time in the morning, it did get sunny as promised(?), yay! Close to lunch time, it was hailing. Stepped out for a bit during lunch and it was mixed rain and snow. Oh yes, the sun came out again briefly in the afternoon. Then raining lightly by the time I was walking home. Cray cray!!!

(The Bay)

Yup, that's the city for you alright!

And it's only Monday!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St. Paddy's!

Thought I'd honor the spirit of St Pat today.

Express cardi (ancient), Gap shirt, Aldo belt,
Della Spiga trousers (Costco),
Lizflex Liz Claiborne loafers (another ancient one)

Not that I look remotely Irish, nor am I one. I just thought why not!

It's been a long day, but it's all good.

necklace (Sears)

Got to do a bit of good deed. On my way home, did not get tempted for a single sec to even enter the stores that I passed nor did I get the inclination walk around. Maybe I was just more tired than I thought. Whatever, I know at least I didn't create any opportunity that might have made me spend some.

Was I wearing enough green?:p...

Looking forward to tomorrow coz I'm finally getting the much needed haircut. Whee!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

It's Friday, It's Friday

... for me anyways:p

It's a short work week for me, thank god!!!

Gap Kids boys sweater, BR shirt (Outlet),
AE jeans, Clarks flats (The Bay)

'Been a long short week. Coming home tonight, all I could think of was changing to my pj's, and veg out.

(it looks like I was ready to tip back, eh?:p)
(I did end up changing the shoes, it was raining hard enough when I left this morning. Bah!)

And it is fortunate that it's a short week, because my brain is just close to fried. Time to replenish meself some brain juice. Hah!

Here's to a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Today, I felt it should be all about the accessories.

? necklace (The Bay), Old Navy shirt dress

Maybe I'm just kidding myself but sometimes I do convince myself that a repeat outfit looks different all of a sudden with just a change of accessories.

Gap double loop belt

I love how today's accessories were varying shades of brown/orange-y brown.

Cuff (Blue Ruby), leather bracelet (gift from friend from Thailand)

Thank God It's Friday Tomorrow!!!:p

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Cobbled Stones

On some kind of training all week. Which is kinda' nice coz there's the absence of pressure from the usual daily tasks had I been in the office.

Express cardi (ancient), Mandee(?) blouse (Winners),
Gap cord jeans, Born boots (Winners)

Maybe it's just me but the top reminds me of cobbled stones, that is if the cobbled stones have never been trod on nor will it ever be, a super clean cobbled stone. hehe

I take it to be a good sign that I'm now gravitating towards my short-sleeved tops, albeit they still need to be layered. Either that, or I'm in denial or just being too hopeful about the weather. But it's almost end of March, I say! Well, ok, mid-March.

I also say winter schminter!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Stick to What You Know... No!

Been looking for a gingham shirt for a looooong while now. Ok, I'm exaggerating. Not that many o's in long, but still. I've seen it in practically all my fave blogs. And I finally found one! Thanks, fave blogs!:p Then, another thanks to this one blog, I came across this one article.

So getting ready this morning, I thought, why not!:p

AE button-down shirt, BR knit vest & jeans,
Clarks desert boots (Winners)

That is gingham, eh?:p... Anyhoot, did it work? I didn't think it did, but I ran out of time getting ready in the morning *groan* Kinda' sad when you feel you have no choice but to leave the house looking like you do, no? HAH!

Not that I totally care. I know I've had outfits that were "misses". The way I see it, live and learn. I looked like a rectangle on the top, I know, but hey, now I know not to try the look again heehee

Nygard necklace (Sears)

But then again, I have lapses every now and then, so I might end up trying this look once more. Maybe I'll go for circle shape next time. Or oblong. Or even diamond shape... HAH!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

A Pop of Color

This week that just passed may just have been one of the busiest weeks I've had. Mind you, it didn't feel like it, but for me to not have any energy at all, after coming home, to do anything else, meant that, I guess, even if I didn't want to admit it.

Gap jacket, shirt (old, hand-me-down from other sis),
necklace (gift from other sis from Cuba),
Aldo belt, AE jeans, Tommy Hilfiger boots (Winners)

I guess I normalized a lot of things in my life that I shouldn't, like the degree of busy-ness at work, that it doesn't hit me til the end how tired I am, for example, at the end of the day/week.

Not even sure what look I was going for here, but by Friday, this is the best I could muster. If I'm up to it, maybe I'll post the rest of the outfits, from this week past, tomorrow. Maybe...

Probably would have looked better with heels. Heels? What's that?:p

Finally got to wear my yellow belt, yay!

Didn't really care if it went with the outfit or not, but I just had to wear it.

necklace (gift from mom from the Philippines)

I was originally gonna go with this necklace, but changed my mind last minute. And as you can see, ended up with another.

TGIS!!! heehee


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