Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wedding Guest Style: What I Wore


Well, it's certainly been a while. Over the past few months, I've really gotten out of the habit of blogging (...obviously). Work gets crazy, and then travelling, married life, laundry... it all begins to pile up, and of course it's only natural to let the less urgent pastimes slide down the to-do list. But I've been receiving messages recently, and even meeting in person, online friends from the years when this space was called "chicheroin.blogspot.com" (yes, truly), and I've been reminded of the pre-Instagram community that was forged during the early blogging days. I know that time has passed; our attention spans are shorter, and smartphones have made it easier for anyone to be a blogger, or a microblogger, or not even need a blog at all - and this is a good thing. But I guess what I'm saying is, I was reminded where I came from - literally... I owe my career to this little blog. So I guess from time to time, for nostalgia's sake, I'm going to try to populate this space at an irregular (though hopefully slightly more frequent) pace.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Hygge New Year


There's nothing like a cozy coat, especially when temperatures are dipping into the -20ยบ region like they are currently in Toronto. This coat has been all over my Instagram, particularly when I was travelling in Asia last month. It's incredibly light but super warm and roomy enough for layering, making it the perfect topper for Japanese winter and for cuddling up in on airplanes (is it just me, or are planes always unbearably freezing cold?). And yes, it's another Gap find - seriously, their outerwear selection is so on point this season (and almost always on sale - you can use the promo code 2018 for 40% off this week!). What can I say? There's a certain thrill in responding to a fellow editor's inquiry as to it's origins with: "If you can believe it, it's Gap!"

Photography by Laura Clarke Photography

Jacket: Gap (similar here), Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Purse: Gucci, Boots: Rag & Bone, Ring: Maison Birks


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Navy Tweed Jacket


Having grown up as a private school girl, I'm always a bit hesitant to embrace plaid and/or tweed, for fear of too much resemblance to my high school uniform. This oversized blazer won me over with its coat-hybrid vibes and oversized pearl buttons, with I felt naturally called to be paired with my beloved Gucci loafers, another item in my closet that brings back high school memories of standard issue block heels with square toes from my knee socks-wearing days. That paired with the fall leaves that are still covering the ground in Toronto... well I guess you can consider me nostalgic for my navy plaid days.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Olivia Palermo x Banana Republic


If you're anything like me, you're just trying to live a little bit more like Olivia Palermo each day. Her collab with Banana Republic definitely made it a little easier - even moreso now that some of my favourite pieces from the collection are on sale. I loved this dress in late summer since it was the perfect thing to throw on on my way out to supper, and recently I've been layering it with tights, ankle boots and a thin long jacket now that the chillier temps have arrived.