Back in the Game

Hi lovelies!  I can’t believe I took such a looooong break!  Do you miss me?  :)

Ever since I stop blogging in May, I didn’t do anything particularly exciting except exercising more.  I have a totally different mindset about exercising, but we can discuss this later.

Anyway, I attended my cousin’s wedding in early August and then headed to Asia for our summer vacation.  Here are some of the pics of the lovely wedding.

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{The beautiful couple – Maggie and Danny}

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{Prettiest candy bar}

img_5656{Family pic
please don’t laugh at my son’s hairstyle}

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xo Jo

Bye for Now

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Hi loyal friends, just letting you know that I’ve decided to take a break from blogging.  Are you surprised or expected?  I feel like it’s something common in the blogging world.

Of course, there are many reasons, but primarily, I’m losing focus and interest.  I feel like blogging is like a never-ending task.  Lately, I don’t have the desire to get dressed up and do a fashion post BUT fashion is the only thing I’m passionate about.

I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years!!!  Holy crap, that’s the longest job I’ve ever had.  No joke.  I love fashion.  I love inspiring.  But with a full-time job and two teens, it’s not feasible to blog as often as I wish.

Therefore, I’m taking an indefinite break from blogging.  Seriously, I don’t know when I will come back, but I know for sure that I indeed need one now.  In the meantime, I will be spending time doing things that I’ve been putting off like cleaning up the basement, organizing my clothes and accessories, and sadly, exercising.  Hahaha.

I have to give a huge shout out to a few people that are important in my blogging life.  First and foremost, Thank you to Kim (A Very Sweet Blog).  Kim followed me pretty early in my blogging days.  She read every single post and leave thoughtful comments.  I don’t know if I would have blogged for this long if it wasn’t for her support.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, Kim and I still need to meet you one day!

Thank you to Shireen (Reflection of Sanity) and Little Luxury List (sorry don’t know your name).  They were both sent over to my blog via Kim’s blog.  I can honestly say they are nothing but supportive.

Thank you to Whitney (Macarons and Mischief).  She’s another sweet girl.  I don’t remember how I stumbled upon her blog or vice versa.  She lives in Vancouver too, so I’ll definitely need to meet up with her someday.

Thank you to my sisters who often visited my blog and leave the kindest words ever.

A GINORMOUS THANK YOU to my photographers aka my oldest son (who takes 80% of my photos) and my husband.  Without them, I will not have sustained this blog for so long.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to all my readers!  It has been a truly amazing ride.  I will return once I regain my enthusiasm.

P.S.  If you still want to see a glimpse of my life, follow me on Instagram and Twitter.


xo Jo

Pinstripe Blazer

IMG_4504 IMG_4525Blazer:  Banana Republic  Jeans:  American Eagle
Cami:  Aritzia  Pumps:  CL (similar)
Sunnies:  Karen Walker  Bag:  Chanel

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Happy First Day of May!  I love blazers and I just realized I don’t know many women who wear blazers.  My sisters, friends, co-workers – they rarely wear blazers.  Is it because it’s too dressy?  I’m not quite sure.  Have a beautiful day!


xo Jo

Summer Breeze

IMG_4535 IMG_4545Blouse:  Aritzia  Jeans:  American Eagle
Heels:  Michael Kors  Cami:  Aritzia
Sunnies:  Tom Ford (old)  Bangles:  Aldo (old)

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I’ve always loved kimono-inspired tops.  They’re so easy to wear and very forgiving.  There’s nothing I don’t love about this blouse – gorgeous colours, flattering shape, floral prints – just lovely.  Have a great week my friends!


xo Jo

Happiness is…

IMG_1584{The prettiest flower arrangements
at Caffe Divano}

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IMG_1897{Beautiful cakes at
Chez Christophe}

IMG_1441{Lunch at Crystal Mall}

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xo Jo