OOTD: Bohemian Shine

I’m a dork almost all the time, I need to stay warm so I may carry an extra cardigan in my bag, I need an umbrella, I need a hot water bottle, and some painkillers incase I get a headache in the middle of the sidewalk. Sometimes I carry those toe cushions to stick on my feet when they get tired from walking aroud in flats. Luckily, today’s outfit helps me stay warm but still look summery, and I’m able to carry my non typical essentials.

My friend Walking Talking Style took these photos of me when we were trying to hop around different cafes in Vancouver. There’s a lot I haven’t been to so it felt like I was rediscovering Vancouver again. There are some notable places I want to try out such as Nelson the Seagull, Greenhorn, or Matchstick Coffee Roasters. I need to crawl out of my Richmond hole more.

I’m still on an ultimate leather jacket hunt, but for now, this Forever 21 faux leather jacket does well. It keeps me decently warm during the day and is versatile to wear with different outfits. Best of all, it was affordable…compared to a real leather jacket ;_;  I paired my jacket with these distressed jeans I bought from the Levi’s outlet store. I’m a bit of an impatient shopper so I just grabbed what I thought would fit me and bought it (#shopaholicProblems), so it’s not as skinny as I hoped it would be. That being said, it’s also comfortable to not have denim squishing my flesh all day just to look good.

PS: These pictures are pre-haircut so I didn’t cut my bangs longer ;)

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 Looking at my closet, the tops that I purchased in the past couple years are as plain as a long john donut without the chocolate glaze. Rather than being tempted to buy a bunch of cutesy new tops, I’ve been looking around for statement accessories. Lately, blue accessories and clothing have been attracting my attention; so when I saw this necklace from the J. Crew outlet in Seattle, my hand just had to grab it and plop it inside my shopping bag.

And I know I just wrote in the above paragraph that I have a lot of plain shirts (sooo many single coloured V-necks,) but I paired the blue-gold necklace with this white bohemian peasant blouse from Abercrombie & Fitch. It has fine, gold floral detailing on it and I thought the tassels were adorable. Sadly, one of them has fallen off and I have no skills to fix it…I might just cut the other one off, add beads, and tie a knot? I enjoy doing crafts but I have no idea how to make old clothes better.

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 This leather and straw crossbody bag was purchased from Kate Spade in London last year. Why did I buy an American brand from Europe..? My shopaholic tendencies overcame me; that day my other friends went to a Hugh Laurie concert. Since I wasn’t a fan, we decided to meet up after the concert and I will be casually hanging out at the mall near our flat. They came back and found me hands full of shopping bags; one them including this bag. And this bag, though not that big and quite flat, could pack quite a plenty.

These sandals were from the Nine West outlet at Seattle Premium Outlets and they were such a good deal for $29.90! Extremely comfy and made of leather.

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Jacket: Forever 21 (can’t find the same colour, but other choices I like are Pastel Moto Jacket and the Chic Quilted Faux Leather Jacket.)
Jeans: Levi’s (similar from Forever 21: Distressed Boyfriend Jeans w/ Belt and Distressed Denim Skinny Jeans)
Top: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar from Forever 21:Crochet & Tassel Peasant Blouse)
Sandals: Nine West

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macaronsandmischief

An engineer, lipstick hoarder, obsessive tea drinker, and dessert lover.

  • Justin L

    Holy, this turned out so well!!

    Hilarious how you posted this look while I’m in Bohemia. LOL!

    Justin
    Walking, Talking Style

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Thanks to your skills of course!!!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Oooh I love that jacket you’re wearing <3

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Thank you Melissa! It’s like a no-fail jacket :D

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    LOVE THE SHOES. (must.own.)

    man. i need to do some cafe hopping in vancouver and YES you should come out of richmond! (although i’m very west end-centric so..if anything i should richmond more..but..no car)

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Thank you Jen! When I saw those I was like a robot- find, buy, leave; very simple when shopping ^^ I suffer from no car too ._.” Ugh, Richmond is so convenient with food everywhere but all the gourmet stuff is in the hidden places in Vancouver! A bunch of lattes and caramel macchiatos that are waiting for me!! There’s some places I wanna try in West End too! :O But so so so far :(

  • Jessica

    That leather jacket is so great. You look incredible.

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Thanks Jessica! Now if only I can get my hands on a real leather jacket….hehe

  • http://raincouverbeauty.blogspot.com Angela

    Cute look! So artsyyyyy!

    I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a kate spade bag for a whilllleee!! Just waiting to save up a bit more.

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Thanks Angela! Haha sometimes I try to explore my creative side :P

      OOH there’s a Kate Spade outlet online and shipping is only $10 to Canada! I think there’s an additional off 25% on sale items right now too! My friends went crazy haha

  • http://www.citronandguavaberry.blogspot.ca/ Vanessa

    I do like how loose the jeans are though. If you rolled them up, you might be able to pass them off as, well boyfriend-esque? I love the top though–definitely not plain! I’d say just keep the tassle as is?

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Oo I will definitely try that, it’s getting warm for long sticky jeans now! Haha this is one of my more non plain ones…but dang, I went to H&M yesterday to check out the sale .___. I did not leave empty handed ==”

  • http://www.pbunniep.com/ PBunnieP

    A friend of mine has the EXACT same bomber jacket but in a deeper brown, she wears that thing everywhere! I instantly recognized yours!
    I’m one that tends to keep a lot of my clothes as well, I think I’ve more or less settled into a style and I know what I love so I tend to wear the same pieces over and over again. But lately, I have been on a dress splurge…not sure what happened there.

    • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

      Haha awesome! I got mine from Forever 21 and it’s one of the few pieces that have not shown any wear and tear for couple years now! Dress splurges are totally understandable :P I’m sort of in one now haha, I think during university I wore jeans + sweater everyday, now I can have fun playing dress up :D