Thursday, April 30, 2009

c'mon baby play me something like here comes the sun

This week had been filled with lots of appointments and lots of fun too - busy busy, just how I like it. I've misplaced my calendar in my move home, so I'm falling apart a little bit without it. I keep both a day planner and a calendar, and when they're out of sync, everything becomes scattered. I really need to start unpacking.
Spent yesterday with my lovely mother. We had afternoon tea and then went to some thrift stores and a Chinese market. I got a coconut-taro bubble tea with tapioca, which may be one of my favourite things, though I can never finish more than 1/4 of it.
This look is inspired by Alex Wang's concept of "M.O.D". Wearing a thrifted plaid shirt, Abercrombie tank, Habitual Jeans and Jeffrey Campbell shoes. I've had these jeans for something like 5 years, and even though they're 2 sizes smaller than the size I wear now, they still seem to fit, I love how I've worn them in - I can hardly believe they used to be a dark indigo.
I'm also excited about my new bag. I'm not really a bag person - I get excited by shoes and clothes, but I came across this Joe Fresh bag which is exactly what I need - it can carry a litre of water, 4 magazines and my Canon Rebel comfortably. Perfect.

p.s. for those of you who asked about shiny eyelids - I never noticed it before but I'm glad you like it! My "secret" is to rub Carmex on my eyelashes before I put on mascara and eyeliner. The wax sticks my eyelashes up so I don't have to curl them before mascara (I'm convinced curlers are terrible for your lashes), and also makes it easy to line my eyes b/c the pencil just glides along. I guess the residue makes my lids shiny as a result!

119 comments:

  1. Divine, darling! Loving the whole look, especially those fantastic shoes!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. i love your shoes! and bubble tea! yumm

    xx, Geri
    http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

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  3. incredible shoes , you 're so pretty .

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  4. haha bubby tea i need to try that!
    the hot pink bag is adorable!

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  5. like the arm candy =]


    & i do the same with the carmex, actually, but i smudge it with my eyeliner on my hand, then pat in on. it gives you this kind of greasy, rock and roll look. i usually only do it at night because it's pretty intense.

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  6. oh,the shoes!
    where do you go this summer?:)

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  7. I love this outfit, especially those shoes and the shirt. I also love that bag, the pink is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the make up tip, I must try that out some time!

    Hayley.
    xx

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  8. I drinking those too! When I go back to Beijing, I'm going to stuff myself full :)

    I love this "casual" look. all the colors go great together :)

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  9. Those shoes are amazing. And you're so lucky you have bubble tea! I could go for that right now. :)

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  10. all the clothes in you are awesome :)
    xoxo
    valentina

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  11. Vic you so equal in this pics a little J.!!!! OMG it's not possible! I can't believe!!! :O
    Btw, you so pretty.. and I love your bag!

    XOXO Jamily.

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  12. Yes, sasha is exceptionnal, I'd love to see her drawings, I think that she is a really good artist !
    I love your outfit and the photos, well, nice post ! x

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  13. Hi there-a fabulous outfit, the jeans look great after all this time still!

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  14. love it all... and that bag is just perfect final touch:)

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  15. love your casual chic look. fab shoes btw.

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  16. A day with mum sounds great! :)
    And you look so grungy (and I like it a looooot!)

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  17. lately I love plaid shirt, love this outfit jeans+heels is so hot!

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  18. Your bag looks great, you made the right choice on colour it is gorgeous!

    Apparently big bags make you look thinner/smaller. Obviously the swamping effect :D

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  19. Lovee your shoes, they remind me of the Tods I tried on today, horribly expensive unfortunately.

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  20. Love your shoes and the bright pink bag!

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  21. your shoes are amazing, love them.
    and you look beautiful as always.

    xoxo

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  22. AW you look great !!! I love your chemise !!!and your bag is beautiful !
    lucille

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  23. Like always your outfit is very nice...especialy the shirt and the shoes!!!
    Xx
    Julia

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  24. haha you are definately a model off duty! i LOVE the shoes. and about the thrifting, i'm not annoying enough to keep it secret, i think that's quite stupid actually. i usually go to the one by victoria park and vanhorn, way up town because its close to where i live. i think its better compared to the one downtown because its a LOT cleaner, nicer lighting and way better employees. plus, for some odd reason, the clothes are cheaper comparatively and i know the employees fairly well so their super nice about discounts and reductions of price. that's basically where i go for thrifting, how about you?

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  25. the bag! the shoes!! I love!!!

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  26. I love the plaid and the shoes. Haha and I love when you wear jeans in so much that they still fit even as you grow. Ah and I know exactly what you mean. I'm so bad with purses. I should probably invest in something nicer so I don't have to worry about it falling apart after a year... Ooh where are you going overseas? That sounds like so much fun

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  27. Lovely as always! I totally agree about bags. I'm not usually into them, but the ones I have are all a bit over the top in sort of a mood-lifting way. About the eyelids: why are looks like that always cooler when you stumble into them completely by accident? I adore the effect.

    -Hannah

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  28. Cool bag! And good for you that you don't finish the bubbble tea, I hear it's a ton of calories if you finish the whole thing haha!

    And loveeee pink!!!!! I need a big bag myself. Thanks for the make-up tip! <3

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  29. You look so cute in the last picture! I'm not a purse person either so I'm always carrying stuff in my hands..:-P. I'm also thinking of a perfect bag too, something that is not heavy when it's empty.

    Your shoes are fantastic! xxoxoxo

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  30. great makeup tip!
    taro is my favourite bbt flavour as well. though i've been switching to black tea and passion fruit mostly for a not-so-heavy drink. :)
    love joe fresh! i've had no luck with nice bags though... need to hit up superstore on new-stock days i think ;)

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  31. oh, forgot to answer your question:

    i'm not sure how crazy the lineups were here in vancouver for the mw/h&m... i showed up almost 2hrs after doors opened, so i missed the huge rush. there were only 2 racks of mw left. i was very lucky to get my hands on the jacket!

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  32. ah, love the look! the cuffed pants over those sweet shoes and killer:)

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  33. Dear Victoria! You look gorgeous in jeans (too). Love the shoes and love the bag :-) Oh and I love those tapioca teas, coconut-taro is one of my favourite taste. Have fun in the weekend, and thanks thanks thanks so much for coming to my page. I'm always so happy when I see your lovely comments! love: Evi

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  34. well you look amazing lady!!!

    loving the plaid top and the shoes are soooo awesome! This look r e a l l y suits you!

    Man, how addictive are outfit posts lol!

    x
    x

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  35. I adore your sandals!!

    kiss

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  36. going to asian stores leads me on finding things that makes me fall in love just like the lychee shake! hmmm...

    i love your outfit especially the shoes!



    http://ckuf-info.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love your shoes!! And I like the color of your plaid top.

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  38. I love your outfit! Those shoes are so fabulous. Hmm.. shall try out your Carmex sometime =)

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  39. Oh good ol' JC - he makes some magical shoes, doesn't he?

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  40. Love your shoes and bag! Boba drinks are so good!

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  41. where
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    I
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    your
    shoes
    ????

    GORGEOUS hair, lady ;)




    xo!!

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  42. Thanks for your sweet comment - you are WAY gorgeous and that bubble tea sounds like the absolute best - I love coconut ANYTHING!

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  43. oh my, you're the type that when passing by the street I'll turn around and look at you again. and no I don't like women in that way :P not a bag person myself, but that looks so fun - quite brave to carry such a pink bag, loving it.

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  44. Thanks so much for your comment! Ahh bubble tea is amazing. It's so much fun to ensnare the pearls. I love your bangles and generally your entire outfit.

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  45. ♥ your shoes!!!!! very sexy.

    thank you for your lovely comment on my sketches :)

    joelyne
    xxx
    www.thesydneygirl.blogspot.com

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  46. So I'm scrolling down on your top photo and I'm all "cute outfit. Nice jea- WHOA! SHOES!!" Haha. I really like the shoes :) they were a pleasant surprise!! Great pink bag too!

    Amber

    ambersmouthwash.blogspot.com

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  47. Awesome outfit as always. I absolutely adore boba. I'm quite obsessed with it. If I could drink it everyday I would. Great shoes-You can never go wrong with Jeffrey Campbells.

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  48. i love these shoes! i saw them on trang from behind the seams also. they are so fabulous. i just might have to hunt them down.

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  49. wow i love your shoes! it amps up your look!

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  50. OMG you are soo beautiful!! Love your style :)
    The plaid shirt is sooo chic :] I love plaid <3

    I add your blog to my blog list

    kisses
    morena

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  51. Can't live without plaid shirts!! Love the shoes and the big pink bag, love that it is pink!

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  52. Shoes are to die for! xx
    http://wickedandbad.blogspot.com

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  53. like the way you folded your jeans, the length is just perfect now! xox:)

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  54. You look adorable! Love your shoes and bracelets:)

    And that Carmex use is great! I might try it;D

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  55. You look great as usual and I love how the bag color pops against that shade of blue!!

    http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

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  56. Loving the casual yet chic look with those fab JC shoes. And the Joe Fresh bag is great! I love the color.. and you can't beat a bag that's both stylish yet functional.

    xo, Becs
    http://www.stylewithbenefits.wordpress.com

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  57. Love your big pink bag and the shoes! xx

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  58. Oh man I really like this look, its so cool. Love the fuchsia bag. And what a cool trick with the carmex for eyeliner, I'll be putting that to use when I go out later!

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  59. :O i really love your shoes!

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  60. you look great! do i spot bubble tea? ILOVEbubbletea yay!

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  61. those shoes are insane, i love it!
    have a great weekend!
    xoxo

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  62. Thanks =] I really love your blog, it's very cute

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  63. Hi Vic, haha your comment made me laugh, I have really no idea how to accessorize to make more of my outfits, I love when you pile on your jewelry!! :)

    By the way, we finally got to answer your questions, hope you like the post!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Nesli

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  64. your shoes are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  65. OMG!!!!!all your looks are amazing!

    xxx

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  66. i remember those shoes you found! they look even better on!!!
    love flor!
    http://almosteiffel.blogspot.com/

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  67. You're gorgeous!! I love love love the heels you're wearing!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. :)

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  68. You make those shoes look so fresh and I love bubble tea :P

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  69. Love your new bag! Actually, I love your whole outfit, and I'm pretty envious of your shoes...

    Have a nice weekend!

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  70. I love bubble tea too, here we call it pearl milk tea! Taro is my favourite =D
    I love your heels and bracelet! Awesome blog =D

    xx Jessie

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  71. love the outfit. the whole plaid shirt look is one of my favourites <3

    the bag looks so pretty. could you take another picture so we could see it a bit better??

    ps. where are you travelling this summer?

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  72. The shoes are amazing <33333 I love your shirt too.

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  73. I love your shoes and your arm candy! Love it all. And your hair is amazing.

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  74. great blog!
    exchange links darling?
    love lara

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  75. I love that shirt I can't believe it's just from a thrift store. Having moved flats (and thus boxes and boxes of shoes and clothes and handbags) many many times I can understand your reluctance to unpack! Once everything is in its rightful place though I'm sure it will feel like home!

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  76. so cute outfit - i love your shoes! : )
    and thanks you for your sweet comment!

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  77. the heels, the jewlery, the outfit... amazing.

    great combination, lovely outfit.


    x

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  78. This is the most stunning "street style" outfit, the shoes work so well with the look. Reminds me of a bit of behati prisloo's streetstyle which I adore. A littl bit tomboy but overall totally femiine.

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  79. I love those Jeffrey Campbells! And your blog is amazing, I just discovered it.. I dont identify with too many bloggers so its hard to get inspired, but your blog definitely hit the right spot.. Would you like to trade links? I am adding you to my blogroll =)




    www.trustme-itsparadise.blogspot.com

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  80. great shoes. I think you look like Jenny from Gossip girl on these photos.

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  81. Fabulous shoes... great relaxed look.
    You have the most gorgeous hair!

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  82. what can i say...i love your bag and shoes!!

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  83. I love those shoes with cuffed jeans! And great choice on the bag.

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  84. you wear the flannel well. your hair makes me contemplate going blond. i've tried every color besides it. maybe for summer.
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  85. Arhhhh those are incredible shoes....love them paired with the plaid shirt. You look amazing as usual..
    xx
    Jojo
    http://josclothes.blogspot.com/

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  86. Love at first sight with your sandals!!!!

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  87. Love the whole look! the cardigan is so cool! gratz with your new bag!

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  88. gah, I'm jealous - you look so good in absolutely everything. That plaid shirt is especially lovely on you!

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  89. Wonderful outfit!
    I love the color of your bag :)
    And your shoes are so pretty.


    Kisses

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  90. Hello, I like your blog and it belong to my favorites!
    I don´t comment much your blog because my english isn´t very good.
    See you for here.

    Kisses

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  91. I really like the way "Casual inspiration" declines itself on such a Sexy/dizzy way with your "subtly GLAMazon-esques" Sandals . . .
    Strong caged-structure AND pretty bare toes = "Fetish-issime" cocktail !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  92. wow you've got a lot of comments! i love your rings, outfit and your hair. you look great even in your 5 years old jeans! by the way they look like they're new.
    -iris
    www.irisscloset.com

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  93. Those shoes are fantastic, and they give a great edge to the relaxed plaid and jeans!
    XXOXOXO
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  94. i recently discovered bubble tea and fell in love.

    and your shoes are great too.
    a. wang would love your ensemble.

    www.closetremedy.blogspot.com

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  95. Jefferey campbell makes cute shoes! I have a pair of his pastel pink brogues..
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  96. oh very nice...i have the same shoes but in tan :)
    camille xx

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