Vancouver has been on a heatwave lately and out of the past 3 weeks, we only had one cloudy day, and it was still warm! Apart from blogging and other important stuff, I’ve been busy making crafts since I will be joining Artist Alley at the Cos & Effect 2013! [Read more…]
The weather in over here in Vancouver continues to be great and I decided to break free out of my comfort zone and wore a skirt going out. I’m more of a shorts or jeans kind of person, but it’s fun to dress up once in a while! Mint green clothing still holds a gravitational pull on me and I opted to incorporate some mint in my look today. [Read more…]
I recently arrived back to Vancouver, how I miss London already!! I miss the shopping, the British accents, the copious amounts of tea I drank…and now I’m back at home. I hope you have found my new blog okay, it will take me a while to add the bells and whistles on it- but I hope you won’t be confused with the new name (my old blog was Wands and Pliers.) I was glad to see it sunny in Vancouver so my blogger friend Mr Walk N’ Talk and I went out for a lunch to catch up.
Peach and green are my favourite colours for fashion- and I’m wearing this sheer, green shirt from Garage. Pairing with it is my new bag that I got from Primark in London. Primark is a huge clothing store and the prices are even better than Forever 21! I got this cute bag with a bow clasp with gold detailing for 8 pounds!
My coral coloured jeans are from Uniqlo. I love Uniqlo, their fashion is affordable and I wish there was one in Vancouver! I also bought these cute t-shirts with macarons on them when Uniqlo did a collaboration with Laduree. These flats are like jelly and are super comfortable.
To go along with the pink colour scheme and to match the bow on my bag, I am wearing these Ted Baker flats. These flats come from Ted Baker’s Sweet Shoppe. These were also bought from London.
Thank you to Mr.Walk N Talk for the photography!
What are your colour combinations for the summer?
Hey everyone! Sorry for another long blogging delay, I’ll try to be more frequent I promise! I will also try to respond to comments faster! My friends were graduating so I spent my time running around my university campus…and then it was my turn for my actual graduation! And between getting ready for graduation I got throat infection…twice!
The graduation ceremony was long and a bit boring, and all the picture taking after of it was exhausting and fun- and it is a memory that will stick in my mind forever and I was glad to be surrounded by my friends and family. Without them, I would have never been able to get my Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering! It was a 5 year journey with many obstacles, but it was worth all the sweat and tears!
This post is on sharing my outfit for my graduation and my face of that day! It was a rainy and chilly day, so I had to be prepared! For the makeup- my two worries were sweating my makeup off or having my makeup washed off in the rain. From being at UBC from 9:30-2:00pm, I was so, so happy that my makeup barely budged, although I noticed my pores were getting a little bit oily towards the end of the ceremony.
I started to prep my face with my usual morning skincare routine: cleanser – > toner – > moisturizer. After prepping my skin, I used a primer-using SHISEIDO Pore Smoothing Corrector and then on top I used a foundation- DIOR DiorSkin Nude Teint Eclat in 021.
For the eyes- I used Urban Decay NAKED Palette and used Virgin on the browbone, Naked all over the eyelid, and Buck at the crease/outer corner of the eyes. The eyeliner I used was Kat Von D’s tattoo liner in Trooper, and lastly, I used a waterproof mascara – CoverGirl LashBlast volume. I used BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener to cover my undereye circles.
Lastly for the cheeks, I dabbed a bit of Tarte’s Amazonian clay 12 hour blush in Dollface and Victoria Secret Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Glowing (this bronzer was bought last year and I recently fell in love with again and have been using it daily!) For my lips, I dabbed some lip balm on and and DIOR Lip Maximizer lip gloss.
For my outfit, I was looking for something formal, and I found this cute dress at the sale rack at Street/Below the Belt at Richmond Centre! The lace and bow detailing at the front of the dress sold me.
Sorry for the not-as-great-quality pictures, it was a busy day that day and I didn’t manage to do a lot of captures.
My heels were from Aldo. I liked the short heel, which made it a tad bit more comfortable to walk in. The two toned black and white colours of the shoes matched the grad gown and the dress I wore! These heels look sophisticated and I can wear them for interviews and potentially, a future job. 🙂
Thanks for reading along my journey and now that one milestone of my life has been done, I hope many more will come and I will keep blogging! I will be setting up my own site (www.wandsandpliers.com) SOON, so I will update you when that is done! I know I’ve been blogging weekly rather than couple times a week, but to keep up to date and check in, feel free to follow me on Twitter or Instagram where I’m more active! 🙂
Also, I will be going to London next Wednesday, so I’m looking forward to sharing my overseas adventures!!
Yay an “Outfit of the Day’ post! Yesterday I was glad to finally meet up with Justin from Mr Walk N Talk and reconnect over Asian food, spontaneous shopping, and taking pictures of our clothes! He has been a bit blue lately but I’m glad that my corny jokes helped him focus on how much fun we had (I hope!)
It was extremely sunny and warm in Vancouver for the past week, but this week it was a bit chillier and windier. I wore an oversized sweater I bought in Hong Kong and a pair of jeggings from Urban Behaviour. I kind of look like I was wearing winter clothing, but the sweater was light enough for this type of chilly but kind of warm weather.
I bought this Aldo bag last summer and this week is the first time I brought it out again for the summer season. The bag is a on the heavy side, but I love the size, colour, style, and gold detailing.
I didn’t feel like wearing flats, so I chose to wear a pair of booties. I bought these when I was in Hong Kong in December. I’m a huge fan of the colour khaki or anything that is a shade of military green. The small stud detailing with the buckle detail at the back makes these boots a bit less plain.
It’s been a while since we took pictures and it was oodles of fun! It was an unexpected day and I hope there will be more like these when we have another blogger adventure! We were also near some fence with “No Trespassing” signs all over it…spooky… 🙂