fashion

Long Shirt Look

Shirt:  BCBG  Jeans:  Urban Outfitters
Bag:  Louis Vuitton (old)  Heels:  Dior (old)

Happy Summer!  Oh, how I miss my fashion posts.  Do you guys miss it too?  I bought this long shirt from BCBG because they’re closing permanently.  I was pretty shocked when I heard about it, but anyhow, I managed to score something I like.

I’m very sad to see so many retailers closing in 2017.  I guess e-commerce and the rapid growth of Amazon have an impact.  I’m guilty of both.  Lol.

I’m going on vacation in a few days.  Find me on Instagram to see what I will be doing.  Hope you all have a great summer and if I have time, I will throw in a post while I’m on vacation.

fashion, My bags

My Collection: Vintage Bags

Remember how I told you I’m decluttering my clothes and downsizing my handbag collection.  I’m still in the process of doing it, and it might take me a while because I have SO MANY.  My goal is to have a carefully-curated collection of classic handbags.

I sold quite a few bags and I’m telling you, I don’t know what I was thinking back then.  I mean, if I didn’t buy all those bags, I would have enough money to put down payments on two houses!!  And you know how expensive the housing market it is in Vancouver.  Okay, okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but definitely on one condo.  Hehe.

Anyway, there are some bags I have trouble parting and I’d like to share them with you today.  I like to refer to them as vintage since they are older than 10 years and also old enough to be in fashion again.  Well, you know what I mean.

This is a vintage Chanel bag I bought from Malleries.  I always wanted a beige colour Chanel in my collection.  I don’t use this bag very often but I do like it.  It is very roomy and it looks very good either dressed up or down.
As seen here, this bag works perfectly with this neutral outfit.

I love this Dior clutch.  I don’t remember where I bought this but I remember it wasn’t that expensive, maybe less than $150.  Honestly, I haven’t used this bag in a long time, but I’m not ready to sell it yet.
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Lifestyle

Happiness is …

L’otus – the new mille crepe shop in Richmond
Love the simple design

Only had a chance to buy it once – Starbucks Unicorn Frap
I liked it because it’s sweet and fruity

How beautiful is this cake made by my friend?
It’s an avocado cheesecake

Another beautiful creation – Earl Grey cheesecake
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family, Lifestyle

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Don’t be fooled, I’m not that tall
I’m standing on a slope LOL

Beautiful, vibrant tulips – make sure you wear proper
shoes, it gets muddy in some areas

I’m so happy this picture turned out decent because my mom kept on telling me to
put my hand down.  And I’m like “mom, I want to take some artistic photos.”  Lol
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fashion, Lifestyle

Less is More

It took me more than four decades to comprehend the saying “less is more” and I’m referring to my clothes.  It all started when I was cleaning my rather messy but organized (yes there is such a thing) bedroom.  It came to the point that I ran out of room to store my clothes (I already have 6 bins excluding my overflowing closet).  My cheeky son walked into my room and declared that if I don’t do anything about it, my room will turn into a landfill.  Now, that’s SCARY!!  I mean, I’m terrified of garbage let alone a landfill.  But yeah, that was the turning point.

So, I’ve been donating and consigning my clothes and I am down to two bins so far.  My goal this year is to declutter my house including my books, photos, and jewelry.  Needless to say, I feel liberated now that I have less stuff.

I’ve read so many blogs about creating a capsule wardrobe such as this post.  I also referred to this book a lot, when I get stuck on how to organize my clothes.  It feels so good to step back from my endless cycle of fashion trends (hence the lack of fashion posts).  I don’t feel obligated to buy new clothes.  I’ve been saving money and will only buy classic pieces especially when it comes to handbags.  How about you guys?  Any strategy on minimizing your closet?