Thursday, 20 October 2016

LUFT | 루프트 카페

Just getting some work done at one of my favourite cafes in the Sangsu-dong (Hapjeong station) area. This open-space cafe is just my style, and my kind of environment for getting work done or clearing my head. LUFT, meaning air in german, has a clean minimal design, with white walls only interrupted by beautiful greenery. I also really like the pool ladders in the bottom section, the giant doors and the long coffee bar. The music also gets two thumbs up. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Seoul Streetstyle - Lizzy Lee

Who? Lizzy Lee - @lizzylee0830
What? Dress: Vintage, Boots: Dr. Martens
Where? Sinsa-dong

Hi everyone! I'm in a great mood, because I've got tons of good content I want to share with all of you. First things first, a new category on the blog: street-style! If you used to follow my old blog, or know me personally, you'll know that I actually do a lot of street fashion photography. I typically just do it for magazines, but I'm going to start posting them regularly on here. Should I only focus on womenswear, or post menswear as well? Let me know! 

Friday, 7 October 2016

5 reasons to start wearing dresses

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1. Go easy on the piggy bank.
Especially when the seasons are changing, I start craving new pieces to choose from. Without breaking the bank, you can get an entire outfit for the price of one item! Spend the extra cash on some fun accessories. 

2. Comfort comes first.
Why wouldn't you want to feel like you are walking around in your pyjamas!? Try to switch up your repertoire, and make sure you have a good mix of short, long, tight and loose dresses. When you're expecting a food baby, or if it's that time of the month, definitely go with a looser option! 

3. Look your very best. 
I set my alarm a whole 10 minutes later if I know I'm wearing a dress the next day. No need to waste time in the morning staring blankly at my closet or trying different outfit combinations, because I know I'll look effortlessly presentable in a good dress. 

4. Season to season.
Long dresses can always be paired them with an even longer trench or coat for a chic look. If you're just looking to keep warm, a thick knit cardigan can look extra cute. The same goes for overall dresses; you just have to wear longer, thicker shirts underneath as the weather gets chilly.

5. For gals on the go. 
Dresses are versatile and make for easy transitions for day to night looks. Just throw on some loafers for work, and switch to lipstick and heels for dinner and drinks. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

COMFY COOL | fall video lookbook

Thought it'd be fun to show some outfits on video for today! A lot of people who see my 'online profiles' before meeting me, tell me that I look really serious and snooty in photos. What!? Pretty sure I can't hide my dorky-ness in videos though. 

Boyfriend Jeans: To be honest, I haven't gotten much wear out of the jeans I wore in the first 2 outfits. But.. before filming, I cuffed the jeans, and that made all the difference! For gals on the shorter side, like me, if you want to rock boyfriend fit jeans, you always look taller if you show a little ankle.

Better in Japan? Also, the Stüssy sweater has been a big hit in my closet. I really wanted a black cozy hoodie for a while, and finally got my hands on this one in Japan. A lot of streetwear brands (and even Uniqlo) sell higher quality items in Japan, so I'm wondering if that's the case for Stüssy too.. because I've never felt one as thick and soft as this one. 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Make it Monochrome - Split Sleeves


Not much of a morning person, so outfits I can depend on are my favorite no-brainers. I know that this outfit ticks off all the right boxes: comfy, trendy, yet still put-together. This split-sleeves top caught my eye because I haven’t seen anyone wearing this style, both online and in real life. I ended up buying it in 2 colors, because you can never have enough basics, and this one has this fun detail! 

Red lipstick is another way to look a little more awake and add color to a monochrome look. I’m wearing the Giorgio Armani lipgloss here, but I don’t recommend it. It smells, tastes and looks like Dollar Store lipgloss (oh well). Definitely more of a MAC girl!  

Friday, 16 September 2016

Back to School Look - Minimal Stripes and Accessories

I'm not a student anymore, but I figured I'd muster up a 'Back to School' look regardless! I can honestly say I would've worn something like this back in my McGill days. This outfit is pretty laid-back and comfortable enough for a full school day. The personal touches, like the hat, earrings and bandana, spruce the whole look up, without going overboard. Especially if you're on a student budget, or low on time, it's always best to have some go-to basics, that you can make a little more special with accessories. Also, can anyone ever have enough striped shirts? 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Rainy Day Look & Cafe Tulip - 카페툴립에서 보내는 비오는 날

The weather man doesn't like me. On the off chance that I actually check the weather before heading out, it'll tell me the opposite of what's actually going to happen. It was supposed to be a rainy day, so I felt well prepared with my rain boots and handy dandy duck umbrella. Turns out it was a bright and sunny afternoon. Oh well. Still a comfy and cute outfit nonetheless! 

Also, I'm super into disco balls. Note to self: install a disco ball in my future all-white, loft-type apartment, and dance to this: #daddycool

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