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

FOODIE DIARY: WOOFLES AND CREAM

Hello Again! ❤

So homegirl here is always down for novel dessert ideas, and I was really turned on by the idea of a Fluffy warm HK-style Egg Waffle (or Chicken egg Boy) with Ice cream when I heard about it.  I mean they have ice cream on a Belgian Waffle, or Ice cream inside a Fish Waffle (the adorable Korean ones)… so this actually sounds amazing and palatable.  The price point of these waffles aren’t too bad either, they will set you back maybe 6-7$ max.

I got the black/white Sesame waffle with a Mixed ice cream (vanilla-matcha swirl) and the bae got the Cookies and cream waffle with Matcha ice cream.

Now you’re probably wondering if I am going to talk about the “But”.  Well yes…

First of all, this place isn’t at a very prime location; it’s at Peachtree plaza, so quite east in terms of Toronto.  Secondly, the store is so small and understaffed and really needs better investors (my boyfriend actually asked the cashier why don’t they get more investors, lol)  and as a result, we had to wait 30 minutes to get our waffles.

Lastly, and most importantly, the waffle wasn’t exceptional.  It was barely warm and not crispy enough on the outside and fluffy soft on the inside like the Tin Tin ones from Pmall.   The ice cream wasn’t bad though, but how could you mess that up, right?

Overall, the dessert itself is nice as an after-dinner type of thing, but don’t expect it to be amazing and mind-blowing. Because it just wasn’t.   I do feel bad for the tiny little under-staffed store though.  They’re trying their best.

If you go try this, let me know if you like it!

xo

Boki

FOODIE DIARY: FRESH OFF THE BOAT

Hey lovelies!   I’m so excited to write a post about this place because I’ve been seeing the hype on instagram for a couple weeks now, and my love for lobster rolls is unbounded, so I had to come try this!

Fresh off the Boat is located at Queen / Spadina; it’s a tiny little shop, so tiny it’s easy to miss, and there’s a vintage, nautical decor happening here.  The menu is short and simple, laid out on one of the walls, and I chose the Lobster Roll (14.95 + tax).  They have a whole shelf full of Sriracha bottles and a little utensil station with Lemon water if you fancy.

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On the other wall there are photos and artwork of fishermen and fish, and Rope hanging from the ceiling, going with the Nautical theme.

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Anyway, on to the FOOD!  My lobster roll was indeed amazing, with a buttery bun and the lobster meat was well marinated and buttery.   I added Sriracha and lemon juice to top and omg, I can’t.  Also, the fries were really good, crispy on the outside and tender mushy on the inside.  I honestly have nothing bad to say about this place other than the price.  For around 16$ that I paid, the roll was tiny, probably the size of my palm and I finished it in 2 minutes.  So you can imagine.

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My friend got the Softshell Crab sandwich, and that was BOMB, from what I tried of it, but I can’t say too much because I didn’t eat the whole thing! 🙂

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Overall, I think Fresh Off the Boat is definitely worth the hype and worth trying, but I wouldn’t choose to go back again because of the price.

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you at the next one 🙂

xo

Boki

FOODIE DIARY: MILDRED’S TEMPLE KITCHEN

Hey loves!

So yours truly is obsessed with Instagram (follow me @bokikwok !!!) and I honestly have been seeing so many people rave about how great these pancakes at Mildred’s are and I just HAD to try them.  I made my boyfriend go with me as my “birthday meal” instead of a usual fancy dinner.
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We started with some scones of the day, and we got the original Buttermilk one and a Blueberry scone.  Girl at this point I was already so hyped for ONLY the pancakes like I had tunnel vision, but these scones were amazing!  I didn’t expect anything less from Mildred’s.  The whipped butter was awesome with the scones which were already hella crumbly and buttery but the plum marmalade thing on the right wasn’t as great.
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Okay, so THESE were the Insta-famous Blueberry Pancakes that EVERYBODY is obsessed with.  What is the verdict?  They were super fluffy, buttery, rich, and the blueberry compote was amazing too with it.  There was also a subtly lemony flavour that cuts through the richness of the cakes.  These are not your typical flat, lifeless, and soggy pancakes, my friends.  The bae and I had problems trying to finish this by ourselves.  Seriously.

The only downside to these fluffy pancakes was that in order to get them so fluffy and airy there is alot of butter in them.  At some point I felt like the buttery-ness was too much.  The sweetness of the syrup was also too much for me too; the bottom of the pancake was saturated with maple syrup which made it too sweet to eat.

Overall though, I had an amazing experience at this place and would definitely come back here to share the pancakes with my girlfriends (Boyfriend doesn’t like brunch).  These babies are definitely made to share.

*WARNING* Do NOT attempt to try to devour the entire stack on your own! Heart attacks impending. *

If you try Mildred’s or this post has inspired you to try it, let me know if you like it!

xoxo

Boki