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

BATHROOM INSPIRATION

Hey loves!
As you may already know (just kidding, no one knows – I just started my blog), my parents are undergoing bathroom renovations for our bathrooms, and as an interior design student, it was my first real project.
Designing your home can be extremely overwhelming as I am learning.  Your ideas can go everywhere but then you unfortunately end up having to make many many changes due to budgeting.
Also, just a heads up, looking at inspiration photos can both be a blessing and a curse….. because you might exit that website feeling even more confused about what you want than before, because everything looks good.
During the bathroom renovations, I will make more posts talking about how I chose my materials and why, and the whole process… and OBVIOUSLY the “After” Photos – so stay tuned!
But here are some pics I collected on Houzz; it’s a great website for home design inspiration.
This bathroom’s irregular layout doesn’t give a feeling of cramped-ness but actually gives an interesting POV.  The subtly warm tones such as the grey subway tile, the wood-tile floors, and the creamy white cabinetry, as well as the patterned nook in the wall backlit with yellow lighting make this small bathroom very inviting.  The lack of a mirror above the vanity is also a unique touch.
I love the all-white colour scheme happening here that gets cut off by the graphic herringbone wood tile.  The rounded glass knobs, the delicate sconce, as well as the beautifully curved faucet altogether create a feminine vibe, but the angled wood floor adds a hint of toughness and masculinity to it.
I love the use of marble in different sizes and grains, and how the polished nickel faucet brings out the warm tones of this bathroom and complements the flowers.
Subway tile is amazing, and I’ve seen it being used in both traditional bathrooms and modern bathrooms – in this bathroom, the 3×6 tiles are used in conjunction with the 1×2’s, and creates a beautiful textural contrast. I love it.
I love the rectilinear lines in this bathroom – it gives this bathroom straightforward, fresh, and clean, yet cozy vibe.  The warm marble tile used throughout the bathroom gives it an inviting spa feel, and the step to the raised shower is another cool feature.
I am in love with the lighting in this bathroom.  It is dramatic and really makes the marbles stand out.  I also love the Carrara marble countertop that extends into a backsplash higher than usual into a shelf for bath products. The soft Carrara pattern contrasting with the herringbone marble tile on the wall is another beautiful feature.  Dark colours in a bathroom like this is great for a bathroom or powder room with no window, because you can create a moody, spa-like atmosphere with the use of artificial lighting.
This bathroom has all the best materials coming together in harmony.  My favourite thing about it is the polished mosaic tile on the wall, which is brought out by the polished nickel sconces.  The marble, again goes so well with the wall tile as its smooth soft texture is juxtaposed with the mosaic tile.  Another great touch is the crystallized drawer handles. Also, the elongated frameless bevelled mirror gives a refined feel to the bathroom and doesn’t take the attention away from the beautiful wall tile.