OOTD: Luxe Details & Pajama Dressing

Hello friends,

The weather in Toronto has honestly been so unpredictable the past few weeks.  It would get super cold and rainy/snowy and then right after the temperature jumps back up to positive digits.  Anyway,  I finally decided to get a Mackage to keep me really warm this winter – so look out for that review soon!

This outfit is featuring items I got from the Zara Black Friday Sale.  I cannot believe this satin shirt I am wearing was only $13.95, and the material was substantial and not see-through at all! I’m so impressed.   I paired this with a pair of Blue velvet loafers also from the Black Friday Sale – although these babies are hardly as comfy.  Going to have to spend the next month breaking them in.

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The Satin top and velvet loafers have a very soft and feminine vibe, kind of like wearing pajamas, so I broke it off in the middle by wearing my Banana Republic ripped jeans with zipper detailing to add a hard edge, if that makes any sense.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you next time! 🙂  Leave me a comment and show me some love in the likes!

x

Boki

Summer Outfit Recap

Dear Friends,

I know Summer is OVER and I will never get over it…every year!  This past season was one of my favourites in terms of trying new trends and styles.  My personal style motto is definitely ‘Simple and interesting Silhouettes, always with Contrast and Minimal accessories’.  I put together a recap of my favourite outfits this past summer, I hope you enjoy this post!

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This look is probably the girliest I will get! I loved that two wide hem items were layered here – the off the shoulder blouse and the flared mini skirt.  It worked well because the top was slightly cropped so the silhouette of the skirt was not lost and it still gave me the look of a waistline.  I wore these lace up pointy toe block heel sandals to further elongate my legs.  If anyone knows me in person they will know I almost exclusively buy pointy heels and have a tendency to get blocked heels as well (They are so much more walkable!)

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Top: Zara
Skirt: Forever21
Shoes: Zara
Watch: Leonard & Church

dsc_2601My mom bought me this “top” from Korea that I wore as a dress – it totally freaked her out! So funny.  It is barely long enough to be a dress but whatever! I paired it with my Stan Smiths for a really simple, I don’t care kind of look. The key here is to add interesting accessories – like a watch and a statement handbag/ shoulder bag.

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Top: Korea
Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith
Watch: Leonard & Church

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I am a bit late to the wide legged pants game but I finally gave culottes a try this spring and fell in love.  They are so flowy, easy to wear, and actually elongating to my legs, despite their wide width!  I love to pair culottes with a crop top or a wide hem blouse that is slightly cropped.

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Sunnies: Urban Outfitters

Crop top: H&M
Culottes: Zara
Shoes: Zara

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This is the last look, but certainly one of my favourites too because it is simple and modern.  I love how the white silk blouse matches with the white Stan Smiths and the skirt visually divides the look.  It feels very Oak + Fort, if you know what I mean.  Another thing I LOVE to wear are body con midi skirts with slits!  It is clean, flattering, and a bit sexy while still being sophisticated.  Finally, I added interest with a simple bracelet.

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Blouse: Aritzia
Skirt: Oak + Fort
Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith

 

So that’s it for this post!  I hope you enjoyed it and found some outfit ideas for yourself if you (luckily) live in a hot climate.  Please leave me a comment or a question!

 

Much love,

Boki

#ootd & Inspo: Fall Layers

Hello friends!

I live in Toronto, and the temperature here quickly drops as soon as October comes around.  the average fall temperature for October is usually around the low to mid 10s, but some lucky days, it will be high teens or hovering around the 20 degree mark (celsius – for all you Americans)

Although I will always choose summer over fall or winter, I think most people can agree that Fall fashion is the best fashion.  I love to layer, and this outfit has a mix of textures and weight, while keeping a monochrome colour palette.  (These words are so satisfying to any design student, they will tell you.)  I am wearing an oversized sweater by Urban outfitters, my favourite pleather leggings from Wilfred, a wool hat from Uniqlo, 574’s from New Balance, and a scarf that Jessy gave me. I’m not really one to overdo accessories; I really think less is more.  Always.

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Oversized chunky sweaters will always be a fall staple, so here id some styling inspiration that I found on Pinterest to help you put together the best cozy fall outfit.

 

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Pairing a long or oversized sweater with over the knee boots is a stylish but simple outfit that will create the illusion of longer legs.  In this photo the girl wore a long shirt to layer under her sweater.

 

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Turtlenecks are another of my absolute favourites, and here Kendall is wearing a textured turtleneck sweater with shiny leather leggings – the mix of texture makes the outfit more interesting.  It looks like she is wearing converse here, but you can wear booties, any other sneaker like Stan smiths, Nike air max, or even the slide loafers that are so popular these days.

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Pairing sweaters with skirts are my new thing to try, and here she kept the outfit monochrome as well, mixing a huge chunky sweater with a thin, bodycon skirt, which creates an imbalance that is interesting to the eye.

Photo Credits: Pinterest

OOTD: COOL GIRL DON’T CARE

Hey! Happy Monday to you!

To my dismay, the weather has been slightly cooler these days but still quite sunny and warm in the afternoon so what is a cold-fearing girl supposed to do??

Don’t you hate having to take a sweater with you to go out but not being able to wear it until it gets cooler at night so you’re basically carrying it around all day?

So I was fed up with that and wore a long sleeve + cut off shorts out…. the best of both worlds.  I think these classic blue Levi’s, once my mom’s jeans in the 80’s, look great as cut offs paired with a comfy white button up; this look is super casual yet the buttons on this shirt from Aritzia makes it look more classy.  My accessories are usually just a watch and my usual necklace that my boyfriend gave me + our ring but this is a canvas for anything.  This look honestly goes great with a makeup-free face too, in my opinion.
  For shoes, this look would go great with vans, birkenstocks, minimal leather sandals (like these Everlane ones i’ve been wanting FOREVER!), or a pair of sporty kicks.  I love simple outfits with interesting accessories. Hope you enjoyed this short OOTD post!

Here’s some blues to add to your monday blues…Just kidding.

xoxo

Boki