Neither of us are in Toronto during this time, but we thought we’d share some pictures we took in Allen Gardens from couple weeks ago. It is one of the oldest parks in Toronto, and it has a conservatory house that houses rare tropical plants from all over the globe. The greenhouse is always warm and humid, and they open everyday during the year with no admission fees, which makes it a great place to stop by even during the winter time.
Yico: Back to those days when I had my purple hair, I miss it so badly!!! Once I got back to China this May, I dyed my hair back to black because I was applying for an internship position which requires a professional look. (Luckily I got it, and yes I will share my job hunting stories later). The blouse is from COS, it’s a loose-fit with tie cuffs and split sides, and I chose to match with my skinny jeans. But, a pair of mom jeans or culottes will also look cute with this top. The most exciting part of my outfit is the lace-up ballerina shoes, especially the champagne color is unusual. I love the gold-tone heel as it gives me some heights, and I can imagine to wear this pointed toe pair with my shorts, skirts and dresses in the summer time.
Yu: I’ve been OBSESSED with this square scarf lately, after seeing one of my favourite Youtubers (@chrissstttiiine) wearing in her videos. Although I have to admit, these types of scarf don’t suit my round face shape, and it makes it look even more rounder :/ But since it immediately adds a nice touch to my simple outfits, I couldn’t care less. These pair of sandals are also my new favourite. Seriously, the most comfortable sandals fit for the spring/summer season. I also wear these while walking down the pebble streets in Europe.
Enjoy your week, summer is almost here!
♦ What we are wearing ♦
→ Yico ←
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Zara (Similar)
Watch: Daniel Wellington
→ Yu ←
Scarf: Urban Outfitters
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the weather in Toronto lately. But guess where I am right now? Czech Republic (or so called Czechia), a beautiful country located in the center of Central Europe.
I’m here because of a summer abroad program lead by University of Toronto, to study business strategies in a European context. To be honest, coming to Central Europe was never on my bucket list, but it was definitely worthwhile to choose Czech Republic over other Western European countries, after seeing all the beautiful sceneries in the Southern Moravian cities, including Telč and Brno. Although it’s only been a week since I came here, I still thought I’d share some photos and discoveries I’ve made during my stay.
Telč: The town square in Telč is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and luckily, our residence and classes took place right inside the plaza. After class, we would explore the city by ourselves and find colourful walls to capture the lovely atmosphere of this small town.
Discovery #1: Ice creams here are unbelievably inexpensive. One scoop of ice cream cone usually costs between 12~14 crowns, which is about $0.65CAD.
Discovery #2: People here don’t smile often. Not because they don’t like you, but because they don’t know you well.
Brno: Just about three days ago, our group relocated our accommodations and classes to Brno – the second largest city in Czech Republic. This city is full of students, and I’d say the transportation system is almost as developed as it is in Toronto (and the buses come in much faster pace).
Discovery #3: You will find A LOT of good looking people here on streets. From children to elderly, women to men. They all look like they just came out of the Barbie world, lustrous (at least in my eyes) from head to toe.
One thing I love about Southern Moravia is its unique architectural design that captures a remnant of communism days in Czechoslovakia. The majority of windows on these colourful buildings don’t have balconies for plants, which is a big difference compared to the Haussmann Buildings in Paris. Many sceneries we saw on the bus also reminded us of the rural regions in China.
Thank you Lulu (@luluxie) for taking some of the pictures, and letting me use them in this post! For the next few weeks, we will be visiting Krakow-Poland, Prague, Budapest-Hungary, and Vienna-Austria, so stay tuned for more pictures (hopefully in film) and thoughts for each city and country.
Have a great week everyone!
Hello lovelies, this week is a throw back series to my last trip at New York City. It was my third time visiting there, the main difference was that I slowed down to observe things, and had some special feelings rather than being a busy tourist who only focuses on sightseeing. So, I had A LOT to share with you from my perspectives of NYC!
The people in these pictures are all strangers, and they are the Humans of New York. Hope you enjoyed this post, and hopefully I’ll get more chances to record and share my thoughts and feelings in the future.
Leather jackets are the outfit savior when it comes to unstable weather situation we have going on in Toronto. The temperature sometimes rises up to 16 degree in the afternoon, but it gets very chilly in the evening. We putted together an outfit from each of us to show you how we like to wear our leather jackets in the ‘spring’ season.
Yu: I have had this leather jacket from Zara for a while now, and still not tired to wearing it almost everyday throughout my school year. As a student on a budget when it comes to buying clothing, I always tend to look to spend wisely on styles that’ll outlast trends. And this leather jacket has been one of the long-lasting wardrobe pieces. The turtle neck is from Club Monaco, but guess what – I found it in one of the thrift shops near home. The camel color has been my favourite, since it can be worn almost all season without making the whole outfit neither too formal nor too casual. Finally, I threw in a pair of Girlfriend-jeans from H&M to give it a more feminine flair. They are more on the fitted side, in comparison to Boyfriend-jeans, but comfy enough for me to wear them at home as a room wear (I’m wearing them right now as I’m writing this!).
Yico: B&W outfit is perfect for any occasions, and gives an effortless look. I always wanted to get a leather jacket because it’s chic and useful! However, it took me a while to get the right one because I’m short so some of them did not fit me well. The main reason I chose this piece is the design: a slightly cropped style. With my high rise skinny from Forever 21, and tucked in a plain white shirt, it draws attention to the lower part of the body, which makes my legs look longer (hopefully lol), and of course, it’s sooooo comfty!!! Also, who does not have a pair of Converse? Simple, classic, and matches all outfits… Lastly, I have to mention my school bag that I purchased almost two years ago at Aritzia. It was a great deal since the original price was $475, and I bought it for half price. The backpack is made from premium leather so nothing changed after years of use.
♦ What we are wearing ♦
→ Yu ←
Faux Leather Jacket: Zara (Similar in link)
Turtle Neck: Club Monaco (Thrifted)
Jeans: H&M (Similar in link)
→ Yico ←
Leather Jacket: Zara (Similar)
Jeans: Forever 21
(Links in the pictures below don’t work, but we’ll try to fix it!)