Coach Rogue Lookbook

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I’m so excited to partner up with Coach for their Spring 2017 collection! The beautiful Rogue bag is definitely going to be my wardrobe staple this season.

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Shirt: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Blazer: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Pants: Babaton (Aritzia) | Shoes: Nine West | Bangle: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Gucci

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Shirt: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Blazer: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: Browns | Bangle: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Gucci 

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Sweater: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: Browns | Sunglasses: Gucci 

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How To Style: Turtleneck

It’s spring cleaning time!  I found a white turtleneck sweater that I bought seven years ago when travelling in Hong Kong, and I’m surprised that I haven’t worn it recently. It’s an amazing layering piece, and the details on the sleeves and collar make any outfit looks more chic. It’s definitely an oldie but a goodie!

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Blazer: Banana Republic | Pants: Babaton (Aritzia) | Bag: Prada | Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood | Sunglasses: Gucci | Bottle: Copper H2O

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After 5:

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Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: Chloe  | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Dainty Ring: Audaviv

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Weekend: 

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Blazer: Banana Republic | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (Aritzia) | Boots: Banana Republic | Bag: Chloe  | Bangle: Audaviv

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Valentine’s Day Outfit

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Happy Valentine’s Day! The day of love reminds me a lot of fun and memorable dates with my hubby, so I thought “oh hey~ it would be nice to re-style the wedding shoes into a date outfit!”.  When searching for the perfect wedding shoes almost four years ago, I was looking for a pair  that I could still wear often after the wedding. It didn’t take me long to decide… Salvatore Ferragamo platform pump with Vara bow  was “the one”. It’s simple, versatile, and comfortable.

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Dress: Banana Republic | Cardigan: Wilfred Banville Sweater (Aritzia) | Bag: Chloe | Shoes: Ferragamo | Sunglasses: Gucci | Bracelet: Audaviv (Get 10% off your purchase from Audaviv with code: MINIMALISTMEL10)

 

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Vancity Box Review

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It’s the beginning of February, and the snow is back! It’s such a perfect weather to chill at home and enjoy the goodies from Vancity BoxVancity Box is a subscription box company in Vancouver that features products from local businesses. Let’s take a break from the usual styling post and let me share with you what locally made goodies are in the box!

When I received the white and blue box,  I felt so excited guessing what would be in it:

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I was very impressed with the neat packaging and product layout:

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Surprise! Here is a list of products in the box:

  • A greeting card by Just Greet. It’s so cute that I might frame it and turn it into a wall decoration.
  • Two boxes of vegan organic dark chocolate by Hooray Truffles (blackberry ginger balsamic infusion and dark & intense). The chocolates are not super sweet, love them.
  • Two jars of 100% soy wax-all natural hand poured candles by Just Candles Co (pear, vanilla & musk, and black pepper, leather & musk). They make a room smells like a spa.

Overall, I love the  goodies in Vancity Box. The products are very practical, they can either be consumed or used on a daily basis. Most importantly, it’s a great way to support and discover local small businesses!

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New Year Lookbook

Although 2016 went by way too fast, it was overall a great year. Minimalistmel.com celebrated one year anniversary last summer, and I’m so thankful for several collaboration opportunities in the past year. So excited to share more styling ideas in 2017!

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Coat: Aritzia | Sweater: Wilfred Free (Aritzia)| Skirt: J.Crew | Merino Wool Tights: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Boots: Joe Fresh | Bag: Chloe | Statement Earrings: Banana Republic

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Snow Day Lookbook

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After raining for almost a month in Vancouver, I was so excited to wake up to winter wonderland.  It’s a beautiful snowy day, but it’s freezing cold. This winter “survival” outfit will definitely keep you warm!

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Sweater: Wilfred Free (Aritzia) | Jacket: Tna (Aritzia) | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (Aritzia) | Boots: Hunter | Earmuffs: Danier | Gloves: Jacob

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How To Style: Cropped Sweater

A cropped sweater with scalloped hemline (Wilfred Sardou Sweater) at Aritzia caught my eyes.  I couldn’t decide which colour to get, so I ended up buying both in heather birch and heather black. I went one size up for a cozy and oversized look. The sweater is simple but unique. It’s versatile and makes any outfit looks chic!

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Sweater: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Pants: Oak + Fort | Bag: Chloe | Shoes: Vince Camuto (Winners) | Sunglasses: Gucci

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After 5:

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Sweater: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: Chloe | Shoes: Maholo Blahnik | Sunglasses: Gucci

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Weekend:

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Sweater: Wilfred (Aritzia) | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (Aritzia) | Bag: Chloe | Shoes: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Gucci

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