Dress & Belt: Target via Clothing Swap // Tights & Shoes: H&M // Necklace: Aldo // Bracelet: Ily Couture // Bag: Michael Kors
One of the worst things about the wintertime, other than the cold, is the dryness in the air that results in persistently dry skin and static cling. When wearing this dress so recently acquired from a fellow fashionista during a two-person clothing swap, I found that this piece greatly succumbed to the ill effects of static electricity and had a tendency to cling to my body in strange ways. Nevertheless, I do love the print and faux leather details of this dress.
Other than the static cling and minus-something temperatures (my eastern Canadian readers will laugh at my petty complaints about the weather), I had a fantastic weekend that had me relaxed and rejuvenated enough to face another week of school and work. On Friday, I had a great double date with Jasmeen of Keeping Up With Jasmeen and her boyfriend; we first ate a dismal meal of hotpot at some ghetto little Chinese restaurant in Burnaby (we blame UrbanSpoon for giving us bad intel). After dinner, our experience improved greatly as we went bowling at a local bowling alley that was featuring "cosmic bowling" (my favourite kind of bowling!) at the time. I got a high score of 147 points (nearly all my turns were strikes or spares) and a lower score of 122-- not too shabby for someone who bowls once or twice a year!
On Saturday, I attended two birthday parties, one for my fabulous bestie Luvania of Fashion To The Nine and the other for the best friend of my boyfriend. Luvania's party was chock-full of incredible food and was immaculately decorated (I can't wait to show you the pictures when I steal them off of her blog). It was also amazing to reunite with Fatima, the other half of Fashion To The Nine, and Sarah of Crowded Closet in order to catch up with each other regarding our recent experiences and accomplishments over the past year. At the second party, we ended up having a chill night while playing Cards Against Humanity and watching Despicable Me on Netflix.
Sunday was the day of a long-awaited baby shower for a couple with whom my boyfriend and I are close with (we visited them once in San Francisco back in May). While I love this down-to-earth and very cool couple, I was a tad nervous about attending the shower since: 1) I knew no one but the mom-to-be, 2) I would be the youngest person there, and 3) I had no clue what you did during a baby shower. Luckily, the shower turned out to be populated by a small group of fabulous women who welcomed me with talk of babies, doggies, Vancouver life, guys and their cars, and many other fun topics. Not to mention that the grandmother-to-be was once a caterer-- the food unsurprisingly was absolutely scrumptious! Consequently, I had a wonderful time and was very happy that I ended up going. I'll count it as one more item I can check off my list of life experiences.
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend as well and aren't stressing out too much about the return to our daily routines of work and school!
P.S. I am so excited that I have just finished booking my highly-anticipated return to the homeland (Singapore) and other areas of Asia in the summer! This vacation will be at least 42 days long since my family hasn't been able to make this trip for four years due to my mom's summer school schedule. We will first fly to Shanghai, take a tour to other parts of China, and then move on finally to Singapore. A few weeks later I will be joined by my boyfriend and we will be flying out to Hong Kong, which I will be visiting for the first time. How's that for an exciting journey?!