Pink Coat

IMG_1709Coat:  JOA  Top:  Club Monaco (similar)
Skirt:  BCBG (similar)  Heels:  MK (similar)
Clutch:  VBH  Bracelets:  Sweet and Spark, Blue Ruby
Earrings:  (old)  Rings:  Kate Spade (similar), House of Jewels

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I had a crush on a pink coat ever since earlier this year, but it seems impossible to find one.  So happy, I found this one on sale last month.  I love the pastel colour and the oversized look.  Basically, I love anything pastel and you can never go wrong by pairing pastels with neutrals.

xo Jo

Shepherd’s Pie

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Honestly, who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  That’s why I love making shepherd’s pie.  I love this homey dish and the end results were unbelievable.  I used my cousin’s recipe (on her blog).  When I found out that her secret ingredient is FISH SAUCE, I decided to try it out.  I love fish sauce, after all, I frequently eat Vietnamese food.  It added a bit of oomph in this dish.  I just added a few dashes to the meat since it’s quite pungent.  But of course, if you’re disgusted by fish sauce, you can eliminate it.

Making shepherd’s pie is extremely simple but I realized that I did get a little carried away with the mashed potatoes.  But that wasn’t a problem since we love potatoes.  This was a hit with my boys and it tastes better the next day.  For extra flavour, you could top the potatoes with cheddar cheese.  I opted out because frankly, I don’t need the extra calories. ;)

xo Jo

Festive Mood

IMG_1460 IMG_1455Top:  Zara (similar)  Skirt:  Forever 21 (similar)
Heels:  Zara (similar)  Necklace:  Forever 21 (similar)
Watch:  t and j Designs  Ring:  ASOS (love this ring)
Bracelets:  Barefoot Contessa Boutique  Clutch:  Vintage Loewe


Only 36 days until Christmas and I already started my Christmas shopping.  That’s me, I don’t like to procrastinate.  I love shopping for others, but I have an embarrassing confession.  I can’t wrap presents properly, but luckily I have a husband who’s willing to do it for me. :)

xo Jo

Rebecca Minkoff Bag

IMG_0926 IMG_1001Cardigan:  ASOS (love this one)  Tank:  Club Monaco (old)
Jeans:  Forever 21  Pumps:  CL  Necklace:  t and j Designs (old)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff  Bangles:  Coach (old)  Watch:  MK (similar)

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As you undoubtedly know, I’m a handbag addict.  Like seriously, I compulsively hoard bags – small ones, big ones, suede ones, leather ones.  I love handbags more than shoes!  I know.  How’s that possible?  Happy Monday!

xo Jo

Fall Florals

IMG_1654 IMG_1679Jacket:  Guess (old)  Tank:  Club Monaco (old)
Skirt:  W118 by Walter Baker  Heels:  Michael Kors (similar)
Bag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs  Rings:  ASOS (similar)
Bracelets:  Alexis Bittar  Nail Polish:   OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man Go

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I forgot to post this outfit until I saw the Starbucks cup.  Hahah.  I wear florals all-year long, and I couldn’t be happier.  Although florals are correlated with warmer weather, but they are just as fashionable to wear in the cooler weather.

I have a busy weekend coming up – mom’s birthday, son’s birthday, get together with cousins.  Can’t wait!  Happy Friday!

xo Jo