You may have noticed by now that I love wearing this black toque. Last year, I had been hardcore searching for one like this; sadly, I had apparently chosen the time of the year in which they were nowhere to be found. So when I saw them available in abundance at H&M last month, I snatched one up without a second thought.
Other than toques (I might get this bejeweled one in grey), my latest obsession is this pair of mirrored Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses that I just received from SmartBuyGlasses Canada. SmartBuyGlasses is an online retailer focusing on eyewear and other optical services-- their catalogue currently includes over 80,000 different products from over 180 leading eyewear brands, including Ray Ban, Gucci, Tom Ford, Carrera, Marc Jacobs and many more. They operate in over 30 different domains globally, of which smartbuyglasses.com and smartbuyglasses.ca are two of the largest.
As I had previously bought a pair of clubmasters from Aldo, I almost immediately chose this pair as I knew that they would suit me well. From past experience, I know that I can't choose larger frames, such as aviators, as they tend to overwhelm my face shape. Therefore, smaller designs such as classic clubmasters and wayfarers tend to be my top choices.
Lastly, I finally bought another lipstick from the Sephora cream lipstick line-- a dark red shade by the name of "Super Hot." I've already fallen in love and plan to constantly wear this fall-and-winter-appropriate colour for the next few months.
Aren't these photos lovely? My model-turned-temporary-photographer Paula H was kind enough to snap these around downtown Vancouver before our dinner last night. While we had originally planned to enjoy a free meal at the new Boston Pizza (for the new team's rehearsal practice), an unfortunate delay in the restaurant's opening meant that we had to quickly choose another dining spot. Instead, we would eat at Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar located within the Georgian Court Hotel and devour delicious, fancy pizzas (blue cheese is the best) to our hearts' content. We also had too much fun being loud and rowdy in a completely empty but upscale restaurant. For example, we thought nothing of dancing to the random music playing in the background and laughing to the point of actual tears. To make things even better, our Vancouver Tourism Privilege Pass meant that we received a 25% discount on all entrees.
Sunglasses // Ray-Ban (c/o SmartBuyGlasses)
Toque & Jacket // H&M
Top // Cotton On (Singapore)
Necklace // Forever 21 (Las Vegas)
Pants // The Gap
Shoes // Arturo Chiang
Bag // 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
Today, I woke up feeling tired and cranky, emotions made even worse when I realized that one of my email accounts had been hacked and was spewing forth spam emails. Luckily, I somehow managed to make it through the entire day of classes until I was able to hit the gym. After a sweaty, two hour session of lifting, my fatigue and frustrations from the day were erased-- I adore working out!
We all have to survive just one more day before the long weekend: are my fellow Canadians stoked for Thanksgiving dinners and family time? I myself plan on hitting the corn maze with my fiance, brothers, and sister-in-law; enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner; venue hunting; having coffee dates with friends; and other fun activities. What do you have planned?
Note: While this post has been generously sponsored by SmartBuyGlasses Canada, all opinions are exclusively my own.