How to Style: Floral Kimono

how to style: floral kimono

Happy Fall!

This summer has been way too hot, and extremely smoky due to the forest fires happening around Calgary. I felt like I was wearing the same thing on all my days off: shorts and a t-shirt. Luckily, fall is coming and the weather is finally cooling down! Here’s a fun look I put together that was almost all thrifted.

how to style: floral kimono

how to style: floral kimono

how to style: floral kimono

Hat – Joe Fresh / White cami – Thrifted / Shorts – Levi’s (thrifted) / Kimono – Thrifted / Heels – Sears 

how to style: floral kimono

This floral kimono is actually a bathrobe – I saw it in the nightgown section of value village and snatched it up immediately. I love the colours of it and the silky feel; it instantly gave me coachella vibes!

how to style: floral kimono

The thing I’ll miss most about summer = wearing my jesus sandals! I wore them WAY too much this summer, as seen by my prominent sandal tan in the photo above, hahaha.

how to style: floral kimono

how to style: floral kimono

My 25th birthday is coming up this weekend!
I know some people aren’t huge on celebrating birthdays, and I’m usually pretty low key about mine, but this year just feels a little different… I’m actually kind of excited to turn 25! Even though I’m not doing anything “official” or “formal” about it, I’ve always felt this age was a milestone!

I’ve been dreaming about turning 25 since I was young… I *secretly* always thought I’d be married and having children at this age when I was younger. However… as time passed, I realized this was likely not the case… LOL. In fact, I feel like my life is just beginning at the end of my 24th year… life has been moving along and I have been thriving, despite the occasional setbacks.

I know I’ve been saying I will post our Portland vlog, but I’ve been kicking back and taking a LOT of naps after work…. and being lazy on the weekends. Hopefully once we figure things out with the whole move in situation (yes, it’s still not figured out yet, there’s been some hiccups!), we can start vlogging our day to day… I just do not do much during the weekdays besides going to work and napping, HAHA.

how to style: floral kimono

how to style: floral kimono

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! This outfit was such a fun one to do!

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Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers

Happy Monday!
I thought it’d be fun to style this pair of patterned wide-legged trousers for this post; I can’t get enough of patterned pants! Truthfully, I’ve had several pairs of similar pants like these stashed in the back of my closet for several years now (my mother always told me how awesome they looked, and although I never agreed, I just bought then anyways and never wore them). As I continue to mature, my style is constantly evolving, and patterned pants have become a new love. So, alas, I’ve started whipping these pants out of the bottom of my drawers.

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit

These pants are from Garage; they’re silky and flowy and everything wonderful for the summer! The dark blue makes it easy to match a variety of tops.

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
A white, crisp collared tank really elevates the look of these pants. If you wanted to wear it out more casually, it could easily be paired with a plain tee/tank or even a band t-shirt with a fun handbag! These pants are a tad bit too long for sneakers, so a pair of heeled sandals/shoes are preferred. However, it also gives you more height so that the pants don’t swallow you up!

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
White chiffon tank – Sirens / Patterned Trousers – Garage  / Nude wedges – Nine West / Necklace – eBay / Sunglasses – Prada

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
Ya’ll know I love the bold, crazy statement necklaces. So fun.

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
Fun fact: we came across this establishment randomly and I loved the way the pictures turned out!

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
It’s been a crazy busy month for us! We found a place to rent, the new job is going well, a couple of weddings are coming up… I anticipate the rest of the summer/fall to be full of more changes and growth. If you asked me if this was where I saw myself five years ago, I would’ve told you no. I’ve always led a fairly ‘straight’ path of going to school, graduating university in four years, finding a good job, buying a house in the burbs, etc, etc. Never did I think I would rent, work where I work now (ever), nor did I think I would live central (soon) or move in with my boyfriend (hello, conservative asian parents!). Sometimes I think becoming ill was a blessing in disguise for many reasons; it changed the course of what I thought the path my life was supposed to take. It was taught and brought so many unexpected things to the table for me.

I am so thankful for everything.

Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit
Patterned Wide-Legged Trousers Outfit Pictures by Christopher Nguyen

Thank you for reading, and enjoy the rest of your week!
Until next time,

Becks xx

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Royal Blue Pyjama Pants

Royal Blue Pyjama Pants

Good morning! I am back with another how to style patterned/pyjama pants post today. Sateen pants are so comfortable to hang out and lounge around in! These royal blue pyjama pants are super fun for the summer. For this look, I paired it with a white chiffon button up. I love royal blue and think the orange triangles adds such a fun pop of colour to this look! I also opted for a pair of nude wedges to keep the pants the centre of attention.

Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
Shirt – George’s / Pants – Sirens / Heels – Nine West / Necklace – eBay

Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
White Chiffon top with statement necklace
I love the way a necklace dresses up an outfit instantly.

Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
Royal Blue Pyjama Pants
I thought it’d be fun to make this outfit a bit more summery feeling by tying a little bow with the front of the blouse. As always, if you want to opt for a more formal or put together look, all you have to do is just tuck the shirt in!

Royal Blue Pyjama Pants detail shot

Photos by Christopher Nguyen

We are still in the process of looking for a place. It’s been hard not to get ahead of myself with oogling at furniture and decor! I’ve also started my new job and it’s been an exciting change from what I’m used to. Things are going really well and we’re hoping to book a winter vacation soon!

And yes – I am still working on editing our Seattle vlog. In the meanwhile, you can watch our Vancouver vlog that I uploaded last week! Hope you’re all doing well! xo

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Nike BETRUE Flyknits

Nike BETRUE Flyknits

YOU. GUYS.
Chris and I got our hands on a pair of the Nike BETRUE flyknits!

Nike BETRUE Flyknits
Let me backtrack.

On our last evening in Portland (we had to leave the next morning), we visited the Nike outlet. Mainly because we hit up the outlet in Seattle as well and didn’t find anything, so we didn’t think too much about going to the one in Portland. We saw a bunch of the BETRUE knits for sale.

Never thought much of these when I saw them online before release.

Till I saw it in person.

I loved them!

However, there were no more in my size. Being the nice guy Chris was, he didn’t purchase a pair because he felt bad about me not being able to get a pair; we had hoped for these knits to be our first pair of matching kicks. Checked the interwebs – sold out in Canada and none left in my size on the American site. I left Portland all heavy-hearted (dramatic).

A week later, while Chris was at work, he texted me that the outlet in our city had the knits! He somehow spotted a pair that was my size in a video that someone had posted of the stock. I quickly called to ask if they still had it available, in which they confirmed that there was one pair left. Ya girl put it on hold, Chris went to pick it up after work (along with a pair for himself), and that was that.

Nike BETRUE Flyknits
These are freaking fiiiiiiireeeeeee yo.

Nike BETRUE Flyknits
Also wanted to show how I wear them – this is the perfect weekend uniform.

Nike BETRUE Flyknits
Lots of baby hairs – Beck’s head / Sweatshirt – Stussy / Leggings – generic ones from Asia / BETRUE flyknits – Nike 

Nike BETRUE FlyknitsPhotos by Christopher Nguyen

I start my new job tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Until next time – BECKS OUT!

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Dressing a classic look up and down

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shot

Happy Monday!

Chris & I just returned from our road trip to Vancouver/Seattle/Portland on the weekend. We had such a blast – we loved Portland the most! I will share some photos from our trip hopefully later this week. I’ve also taken a lot of footage from our trip, in which I will post on YouTube to share once I find the time to sit down and edit the clips!

I wanted to style an outfit with a wool jacket I picked up a couple months ago from Hudsons Bay. I love the look of camel and black together; it screams sophisticated and it screams classic. But I also didn’t want to look too crazy-put-together, so I paired the look with a pair of pleather leggings. As you know, I don’t like looking too formal, so I added in a pair of sneakers to show how you can dress this look down if you choose not to wear heels. We hit up Sunalta station for this outfit… it was our first time there and it’s gigantic!

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings
Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings
Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings

Camel turtleneck – Forever 21 / Wool Jacket – Hudsons Bay / Pleather leggings – Dynamite / Black tote bag – Call It Spring / Black heels – G21

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings
Aaaandddd as promised, here’s the outfit with some kicks – completely changing the look from “going to work” to casual athleisure.

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shot

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shot

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shot

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shot

Camel turtleneck with wool jacket & leather leggings detail shotPhotos by Christopher Nguyen

A lot of big changes are taking place in the next month. After a lot of back and forth, I start a new job after being at my current one for three years, and Chris and I are in the process of looking at places because we are finally moving in (with the potential of a place already!). As much fear, anxiety, and excitement all of this has brought on, I am so grateful that everything has fallen into place ever so (literally) perfectly. The timing of things are so strange and peculiar sometimes, but at the end of the day, I am always taken care of. If you ever feel worried, unhappy, or stuck in a situation that you just can’t seem to get out of… know that it will pass and that you will be taken care of too. Trust that things will work out, push yourself to move forward, and continue to count your blessings in each and every day.

Until next time,
Becks

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Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Good morning!
The weather in Calgary has mostly been warm but still randomly fluctuates to heavy wind and rain from time to time.
Layering turtle/mock neck sweaters are perfect for rainy and windy weather. They are warm, prevent wind from going down your neck, and look extra cute under things! Wearing them under tank tops are a super cute way to incorporate summer wear for cooler weather. I wore a ruffled mock-neck  sweater under a black floral v-neck tank top for a girly look. Paired with pleather leggings and accessorized with a statement necklace, this is perfect for a chilly date night.

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Mock neck sweater – Ardenes / Black floral v-neck tank top – Dynamite / Pleather leggings – Dynamite / Boots – Call it Spring / Chain zip bag – Rebecca Minkoff / Necklace – AliExpress

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecks

A lot of you may know that I have been trying very hard at growing my hair out. Ever since being sick, I’ve lost a lot of my hair and the remaining bit has been very thin and sparse. I’ve been researching several ways to maintain the integrity of my hair while trying to grow it back out. Coconut oil masks, flax seed supplements & black sesame seeds have been incorporated into my daily routine *when I remember to* and I honestly feel like I’ve been seeing a bit of difference in my hair! I am also currently trying out a new shampoo that I think might actually be beneficial to my situation – I will share more in an upcoming blog post soon!

Layering: Tank tops over turtlenecksPhotos by Christopher Nguyen

Thank you so much for reading!

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The Cami Over Turtleneck Trend: Black Crushed Velvet Cami & Camel Turtleneck edition

black crushed velvet cami over camel turtleneck detail shot

Happy Friday!
Today I bring to you a trend that many are unsure of – the cami over turtleneck/shirt trend.

Chris actually does not particularly like this trend; he made several comments about it looking weird when we shot a couple of these outfits. Yes, there are more “cami-over-shirt/turtleneck” posts coming soon! Those of you who have gotten photos taken of them for social media before will know that, sometimes, planned shots do not turn out. This particular outfit was one of those “get a shot of me to see what it looks like!” which turned into us not liking it much, and then me looking at it later and kicking myself for not getting more shots. Because I actually freaking love the colours, the feminine and masculinity of this look. My insides were screaming, POST THIS! So here are the three shots of this outfit we got for you guys.

black crushed velvet cami over camel turtleneck
Outfit details:
Camel turtleneck: Forever 21/Black crushed velvet cami: Ardenes/Black dress pants: Sirens/Black booties: Call It Spring/Black zippered chain bag: Rebecca Minkoff

black crushed velvet cami over camel turtleneck detail shot
Excluding the bag, this outfit amounts to under a hundred bucks! While shopping, I came across the black crushed velvet cami randomly for seven bucks. SUCH A STEAL. Of course I had to pick it up in two sizes, one for wearing as a cami and one for layering. Classic Rebecca move.

black crushed velvet cami over camel turtleneck

Photos by Christopher Nguyen

I feel like I’ve been lacking in posts lately; I told myself I would post only once a week because of the amount of outfit shots Chris & I are able to fit in weekly. However, I’ve decided to kick that idea out and post at least once a week and whenever I want. It’s hard to feel connected to my readers/followers when all I do is strictly post about the technicalities and nothing personal. After all, this is my blog and my space for me to post anything that enlightens and inspires. Even if it means short, baby posts of what I enjoyed doing during the day.

A May vlog will be coming soon on my YouTube channel – Editing is in the works! Stay tuned!

Hope you guys have a great weekend – see you soon!

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Turtleneck Sweater and Camo Pants

Turtleneck & camo pants

Chris and I decided to visit Greater Goods one weekend. We love visiting markets/boutiques that support local vendors! There has been several popping up in Calgary and I am so excited to check them all out. It was quite chilly that day, so I decided to stay casual and wear a warm turtleneck sweater over some camo leggings (ya’ll know I love my camo)!

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

Turtleneck – Dex Clothing / Camo jeggings – Urban Behaviour / Booties – Call It Spring / Tote bag – Call It Spring

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

As I start to get older, I have a new found appreciation for more subtle looking bags as an everyday accessory. There is something super classic about a black tote bag; it’s convenient, looks good, and carries everything you could imagine carrying. I got this bag from Call It Spring – I fell in love with the simplicity of the exterior, and I am obsessed with the beautiful navy paisley print on the interior. I attached a pom pom that was in a similar colour scheme for an extra POW!

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

I was lusting over a particular bracelet (for a long time now) by Salt Water Tea Jewelry that finally became available in the store. I am extremely picky about jewelry… I love unique pieces and it isn’t easy finding something that I genuinely like. So… Chris, being the hunky dude of my dreams that he was, purchased it for me.

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

Salt Water Tea Jewelry - Nuts n Bolts Bracelet
This is the bracelet. Isn’t it freaking GORGEOUS? I wear it all the time and I can’t stop oogling at it still.

turtleneck sweater and camo pants

turtleneck sweater and camo pantsAll outfit photos by Christopher Nguyen

This brings us to the end of my post. A lot of things have been happening in my life recently that has brought on a lot of fear, anxiety, and excitement. I am not usually one to step out of my comfort zone; I always forget that I shouldn’t get so caught up in my moments of self doubt, and that everything always works out for the best. There are some exciting times ahead of me in the next couple months; I hope to update you guys as I transition into a new, exciting chapter of my life! (Don’t forget to keep up with my vlogs if you’re interested)!

Thank you so much for following along with me!

xox,
Rebecca

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Shearling Bomber Jacket & Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacket

Good morning!
I have been obsessed with this shearling bomber jacket from my recent Forever 21 haul. It is the perfect statement piece as we transition into spring. A true Albertan knows that spring isn’t really spring until we have a couple more snowfalls… one of which happened the past weekend.

Outfit details - striped sweater, distressed denim, Rebecca Minkoff bag & Shearling bomber jacket

Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacket

I decided to go for an edgier feel with this shearling bomber. Dressed it down with some distressed, acid wash jeans and a knitted striped sweater underneath. I kept cozy with a beanie over my head, which also served it’s other purpose of keeping my flat, second-day hair out of sight! (Does anyone always wake up with flat bed hair that you cannot fix!? Tips would be appreciated!) My favourite part of this whole outfit was the shoes – my Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas. Yaaaassssss gurrrrrllllllllll yaaaaaaasssss!

Outfit details - Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Lita Boots, Distressed Jeans

Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacket

What I’m wearing:
Striped sweater – Forever 21 / Shearling bomber jacket – Forever 21 /Distressed acid wash jeans – Seductions / Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas / Black beanie – Forever 21 /Sunglasses – Prada / Chain crossbody bag – Rebecca Minkoff

Outfit details - striped sweater, distressed denim, Rebecca Minkoff bag & Shearling bomber jacket

Outfit details - Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Lita Boots, Distressed Jeans

The story of these Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas date back to when I was in my second year of University back in 2012. I have always been a bit of a punk-rock girl at heart who loves everything leather and spiked/studded. These shoes literally spoke to my soul. So my bestfriend Sharon & I both ordered a pair… and I’ve barely ever worn it. I’m pretty sure the first time I wore it was to a family friend’s Christmas gathering and it was somewhat terrifying to see, HAHA. It’s been more of a sit-on-my-shelf trophy shoe for me. These shoes reminds me of my youth and I still love and admire it so much whenever I take it out of the box. The quality is so amazing, the studs are hella spiky,  and it looks so beautiful on!

Outfit details - Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Lita Boots, Distressed Jeans

Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacket

Outfit details - striped sweater, distressed denim, Rebecca Minkoff bag & Shearling bomber jacket
This is my Rebecca Minkoff bag. I love it. I wanted one forever, until Sharon & Chris got me one for my birthday last year. It goes with literally any and every outfit, and fits all my necessities, forcing me to make life fuss-free when I go out (I carry a lot of shit when I use my every-day bag).

Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacket
Striped sweater & Shearling bomber jacketPhotos by Christopher Nguyen

Thank you so much for reading… I’ll see you next week! xx

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