Burgundy Midi Dress

IMG_0814 IMG_0762Dress:  Asos (similar)  Sandals:  Steve Madden
Clutch:  Aldo Accessories  Bangle:  Coach
Rings:  from Paris  Earrings:  BCBG (old)

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Due to my shopping addiction, I have accumulated just a few pieces that are forgotten in my closet.  For some reason, I love wearing burgundy in the fall.  If it gets chilly, I can just throw on a cropped jacket over this neglected piece.  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

xo Jo

Cancun, Mexico (Part One)

I came back from Europe and stayed home for only 6 days before departing to Cancun.  Every since 2007, we tried to go on an annual family vacation.  This year we opted to spend one week in Mexico.  I’ve been to Cancun before but it was a while ago.

We stayed at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and it was impressive.  This is a huge resort which was split into three sections – Sunrise, Nizuc, and Grand.  We stayed at Sunrise which was the biggest and loudest.  Rooms were immaculate.  Service was attentive.  Food was a bit above average.  There were 12 restaurants to choose from so I shouldn’t be complaining.

The only downside was the beach.  The beach was red-flagged due to lots of seaweed and algae.  Fortunately, Moon Palace has two sister hotels (Sun Palace and Beach Palace).  We had access to each of these hotels and were able to use the pools and dine at the restaurants.  We spent a day enjoying the Caribbean blue water and shopping at the La Isla Shopping Mall.  I purposely didn’t add in any of my outfit pics.  That would be in a separate post.

IMG_0206{A huge jacuzzi in each room}

IMG_0208 IMG_0207 IMG_0271 IMG_0274{Massive resort and very well maintained}

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xo Jo

Olive Green Trench Coat

IMG_1023 IMG_1070Trench Coat:  Zara (bought in Paris)  Top:  Club Monaco
Jeans:  Forever 21 (old)  Booties:  Nine West (last seen here)
Necklace:  Forever 21 (similar)  Bag:  Michael Kors
Rings:  House of Jewels, t and j Designs

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One of fall’s biggest trends is the unstructured trench coat.  I love the looser cut with the lovely unstructured lapels, and of course, the bold colour.  Zara described it as olive green but it looks more like neon green to me.  This is definitely a great piece to transition into spring.  Silly me, thinking about spring already. :)

Shopbop is currently having their Friends & Family sale.  Take 25% off your entire order now through Oct. 16 (that’s only two days!).  I just bought this beautiful pleated skirt and this classic pair of ballet flats.  Seriously contemplating on this pair of mules, this dress, and these PJs.  Happy Shopping!

xo Jo

Paris, France (Part Three)

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving friends!  Will you be having turkey tonight?  I invited my parents and sisters over to my place for dinner yesterday.  It was my very FIRST TIME roasting turkey.  Thank God, it turned out.  Check out my instagram for more food pics.

Thank you so much for your patience.  This wrap up my Europe’s post.  We flew back to Paris from San Sebastian and only stayed for two days.  We spent our last couple of days visiting the world’s most famous Le Louvre and eating non-stop!  I hope you enjoy my vacation pics.  I still have the Mexico trip to share with you.  Have a great week!

IMG_0099 IMG_0101 IMG_2983-4{It’s a no brainer that Paris has some awesome Vietnamese food}

IMG_3010 IMG_0110{Can’t get enough of the Eiffel Tower}

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xo Jo


IMG_0146 IMG_0141Top:  Mango  Skirt:  Juicy Couture (last seen here)
Sandals:  Steve Madden (old)  Bag:  Chanel WOC (last seen here)
Rings:  from Paris  Bracelets:  Asos

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I’m just going to call my top “maroon” today.  Can anyone tell the difference between burgundy, maroon, plum or cordovan?  Not to mention oxblood and bordeaux.  Whatever you like to call it, this colour screams fall.  I just love it!

xo Jo