Monday, August 4, 2014

5 Street Style Blogs You Gotta Bookmark

With the concept of street fashion gone wild, many photographers have also dedicated themselves into this hot business. They would be spending a big chunk of time travelling on streets and city corners to capture fashionistas. However, this in-demand business has also attracted a lot of competition. Therefore, the standard of street wears have gone higher and so are the quality of photos. A recent article on Business of Fashion
had interestingly pointed out that the line between runway and street fashion has becoming finer and finer.  Street style is not about everyday people anymore, but more focuses on celebrities, super bloggers, and fashion editors who are wearing or carrying the newest collections from luxurious brands like Valentino, Celine and so on. What will be the future for street fashion? I'm not sure. But as a blogger and a regular girl myself, I do like to read street style blogs to get inspirations and styling ideas. So today, I'd like to share five street style blogs that i think you should bookmark right now.

随着街拍的流行形式越发强劲,越来越多摄影师也切身投入到这个炙手可热的商业机遇里。他们会花很多时间在大街小巷耐心等待并捕捉时尚达人。不过,这个需求量大,受欢迎度高的行业当然竞争也相当激烈。所以也就不难想象,对街拍达人的穿着和照片质量的要求也就被提高了。最近Business of Fashion 发布了一篇文章,讲到T台和街头时尚之间的距离已经变得越来越近。街头风已经不再展现真正时尚人士的穿衣风格,而是演变为过度关注于明星,有名博主,杂志编辑们和他们所穿着的品牌衣和携带的名牌包。街拍的未来是什么?我不知道。但是作为一个普通的博主女孩,我不得不承认我会经常在网上浏览街拍博客来寻找搭配灵感。所以今天呢,我就想跟大家分享5个你应该关注的街拍博客。

This is a Parisian street fashion blog that I recently discovered. Through the beautiful images on this blog, we truly get to see what effortless-chic or more-is-more really is.


This Korean street style blog has a really clean photography style and unique fashion taste, which is what makes it stand out from many asian street fashion sites. 


This blog is a very special one as it captures natural moments of fashionistas and every-day-people like mother and daughter, couples, etc. More importantly, it also has plenty of fashion features on particular topics such as The White Skirt and Dresses We Love, as well as  provides you with links to shop those looks.  


If you like Japanese fashion, this street style site will be a treat for you. It not only captures distinctive street styles from different cities, but also shares some information about the fashionistas. This allows you to get an idea about who they are and what they do. This little piece of information can truly help you better understand Japanese culture.


Lastly, I'd like to share a Toronto based street style blog with you. As a Torontonian myself, I can sense the fashion community here is growing very rapidly. We might still have a long way to go if we ever want to be another Pairs or New York, but the uniqueness brought by Canada's multiculturalism is really what making this city's fashion stand out. By showcasing real street styles, Toronto Verve is building an online fashion community by showcasing real people with real stories. 


I know there are countless amazing street style blogs are out there, so it was actually very hard for me to cut it down to five. But I will probably share more with you in the near future. Please let me know if you have a favourite street style blog that you think should be on this feature.


Friday, August 1, 2014

I Heart You

Goodbye July, hello August! 

Although both of these heart print blouse and midi-dress are from the same Joe Fresh collection, they are made of different fabrics. So I decide to layer these two pieces together to create an interesting onezie look. 


尽管这个心型图案的上衣和裙子都是来自Joe Fresh的同一个系列的,但是他们却采用了不同的面料, 所以我决定把这两件单品穿在一起来打造一个一体连身装的感觉。

Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress

Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress


Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress

Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress

Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress, Kate-Spade-Shoes

Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress

Heart-Print-Blouse, Joe-Fresh-Summer-Midi-Dress

Photography: Stephen Foks

Blouse: Joe Fresh (get it here, last seen here)
Dress: Joe Fresh (on sale right now)
Necklace: Expression via The Bay (get it here)
Shoes: Kate Spade (old, similar here)
Bag: A gift from a friend (similar here)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Suburban Summer with Denim and Tulle

Hi all, how was your weekend?

If you are following me on Facebook, you probably know that my dad is in Canada visiting me. It's been almost four years since last time I saw him, so it does feel very good to catch up. Mr. S and I took him to check out Oakville this weekend and while we stopped by the downtown area, I couldn't resist but snapping couple of photos. Beautiful summer flowers are everywhere.


Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

With today's look, I decided to pair my favourite tulle dress with some girly and classic pearls, but in order to stay away from that overly-princess look, I chose to add a well-tailored denim jacket to sightly toughen up the outfit to give it a more preppy and mature feel. 


Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Denim-Jacket, Tulle-Dress, Pearls, Summer-Outfit

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!


Denim Jacket: Vintage (similar here | here)
Tulle Dress: American Eagle (old, similar here | here | here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old, similar here)
Necklace: Aldo
Bracelet: Smart Set
Bag: Vintage

Friday, July 25, 2014

Warby Parker Launches Beacon Collection

American popular eyewear Warby Parker just launched their newest Beacon Collection with trendy glasses that allow you to look fun and cute yet sophisticated and polished.

   美国当红眼镜品牌  Warby Parker 的最新 Beacon 系列刚刚上市。这个系列的眼镜可以让你戴起来既可爱阳光又不失稳重和成熟。

On Monday, we talked about accommodating outfits with your partners (here) and now we can add one more way to look fashionable together- wearing statement eyewear. From day to night, from office meeting to work party, from 9-to-5 chic to evening glam, from coffee hang-out to dinner date, from Chinese take-outs to fine dinning restaurants, a pair of Beacon can easily help you to make that perfect transition. I know eh! Such a magical accessory piece!

周一我们才聊到如何打造情侣装 (这里),今天我们可以再加一种能让你和你的那位一起走在时尚前沿的方法,那就是搭配好看的眼镜。无论是从白天到晚上,从上班到之后同事聚会,从朝九晚五的商务装到晚上的盛装打扮,从咖啡小聚到约会,从中餐外卖到高级餐厅,一副Beacon的眼镜都可以帮你进行一个完美的角色转换。是的,它的设计使其成为一个百战皆胜的饰品。

And the best part? While looking great, you can also feel good as well because of Warby Parker's Buy A Pair, Give A Pair project. Through their work, over 100 million pairs of glasses have already been distributed to people who live in places that has no access to eyewear. 

As someone who is short-sighted, the very first thing I do EVERY single morning is reaching for my glasses. I remember on a Christmas day morning, Mr.S's family and I were sitting around opening presents. Since my glasses was nowhere to be found, I was't able to see everybody's reaction or facial expressions. "Are they looking at me?" "Are they smiling?" "How do they like my presents?"... I was thinking all of that to myself. That was one of the most devastating moments of my life. So it's very hard to image that over 700 million people on this planet still have no access to eyewear. Warby Parker is truly doing something amazing!  And now you can be part of this project too.  This is the best example of fashion meets love and gesture! 

最重要地是,通过他们的买一副,给予一副的项目,你不仅可以走在时尚的前沿,还可以做善事呢。这个项目到目前已经给出超过一亿副眼镜了。对于有近视眼的我来说,每天早上我做的第一件事就是到处抓我的眼睛。我记得有年圣诞节早上,我在S先生家和他的一家人坐在一起拆礼物。由于我那天不知道把眼镜放哪里了,完全看不见别人的各种眼神和表情。那可谓是我觉得最沮丧的时刻了。我难以想象全世界有超过7亿人没有办法买到或支付得起眼镜。所以我觉得Warby Parker的这个公益事业真的做的很好。现在你也可以帮助他们继续做善事。这就是当时尚和爱相遇的美好故事。

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On The Go: Bright Orange and Cobalt Blue

Hi everyone, 
I'd just like to say a quick hello and hope your Wednesday is going well. :)


Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Today's bright orange and cobalt blue look is actually inspired by the bracelet I'm wearing. 
As you may already know, I have an affinity for bright and bold colours. Whether it's in a hot summer day or on a chilly winter morning, I always intend to build my outfit up from some colourful pieces or to brighten a darker look by intergrading some vibrant coloured accessories. 


statement-necklace, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

 joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look, printed-leopard-skirt

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Photography: Stephen Foks

Necklace: Thanks to Olsen  (similar here)
Hat: Kind Exchange (current, get it here, last seen here)
Blouse: Joe Fresh (get it here)
Skirt: Club Monaco (old, similar here)
Shoes: Payless Shoes
Bag: ChicWish (here)
Bracelet: J.Crew (old, similar here)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fashion In Pairs

Wearing the same outfit from head to toe has been many Asian couples' favourite way to show their intimacy, love, harmony, and of course, their similar tastes in fashion and style. However, this trend has never been very popular in Europe or North America since western couples intend to embrace their individuality and uniqueness.  Thus, wearing the exact shirt in different sizes just seem too cheesy to them. In today's post, I'd to share with you few ways to accommodate your outfits with one another. You can make your "love birds" statement while keep your personal style.


1. One Piece, Two Ways To Wear

From Seoul to Shanghai, many Asian couples would wear the exact same piece in different colours or sizes to make a strong statement- we love and belong to each other. But if this is too heavy for you, don't worry. You can always re-style a unisex shirt and add your own twist to it. You would be very surprised to see how many ways there are to style a shirt. So come on, why not put your own creativity and authenticity into it?

1。 同款衣服,两种穿法

2. Make a "Shoe Statement"

If wearing the same outfit from head to toe is not your thing, you can always choose to match each other's shoes. This isn't a new thing though as many people will match their shoes with brands like Converse as it has a more unisex and neutral look. I encourage you to take it to the next level by picking up shoes that have a fashion-forward yet classic design to it. 


3. Accommodate "You and Me"

I'd say accommodating each other by choosing the similar colour palette has now become the most trendy way to present a "fashion-in-pairs" statement. It not only is able to "say" what you want to share, but also can tone down the cheesiness and boldness. However, I believe this needs skills and talents along with some practice. I highly recommend you to try to put together a black-and-white look when you're just starting out.

3。 颜色搭配


4. Cozy Together

Last and definitely not the least is matching each other's outwear. From a well-tailored blazer to a classic trench coat and from a sporty varsity to a denim jacket, couples are getting cozy together on streets from around the world. This should be the easiest and most effective way to present your love for each other. 

4。 一起暖和


Being fashionable together doesn't have to be with your boyfriend/girlfriend. You can try to accommodate your outfit with your best friend, children, or even siblings. 


So, what do you think of the idea of "fashion in pairs"? Would you try to do it? Out of the 4 ways I shared today, which one is your fav.?