Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beautiful, Bold, Brocade



Top (Mama Nguyen's Vintage), Brocade Pant (7 For All Mankind), Heels (Steve Madden), Purse (Badgley Mischka), Necklace (Saks Off 5th)


What's better than retail therapy to relieve stress during exam week, am I right ladies and gents? So during my "session", I wandered into the White Room at Hudson's Bay and found these beautiful brocade pants. I instantly fell in love with them and quickly made a purchase - no questions asked. The color pairing of these pants allow the print to appear more subtle from afar making it versatile. And if you haven't noticed by now, versatility is an important purchasing factor for me. Especially because I've been leaning towards adding more classic pieces to my wardrobe versus fast fashion. Even if it means spending a little bit more money for the quality considering I'll be saving money in the long run.

Ps. I actually paid $50 for these pants instead of $200 (no shame here)! Who else loves a good deal?



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Something Borrowed




Dress (Market in Vietnam), Men's Leather Jacket (Vintage Versace), Shoes (Converse)

While in search of the perfect leather jacket, I decided to raid my step dad's closet to borrow one of his. When I laid my eyes on this baby... I knew it'd be the perfect garment to complete my laid back outfit. You're probably thinking "that's considered laid back"? Why yes, yes it is - this is my take on a laid back outfit. Being able to throw something on without having to put too much thought into what colors coordinate and what tops or bottoms match is so effortlessly convenient. Don't get me wrong, I do love prepping my outfit the night before but... Actually, there's really no excuse other than laziness gets the best of me sometimes. But hey, at least I've been able to avoid throwing on a pair of sweatpants! Mr. Karl Lagerfeld would be proud.

"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." - Karl Lagerfeld



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Pop of Print


If you were to compare my older sister’s closet to mine a couple years ago, you would have noticed that hers is filled with vibrant colors and different variations of prints. As for mine, I might as well have been named “Plain Jane” since I always played it safe by shopping for neutral tones and solid colors. I’ve sort of envied her and my younger sister (who has followed in her fashion footsteps) for being so bold with their fabric choices and accessories. Although over the years, I’ve learned to draw some fashion inspiration from their wardrobes and it has encouraged me to incorporate more bold colors and prints into my outfits.

Therefore, I now say with confidence that there’s nothing I love more than a good ornate print. Whether it’s of fruits, interlocking chains, or animals – a bit of print is guaranteed to provide visual interest and make your outfit pop!



Midi Bodycon Dress (Topshop), Scarf (Thailand), Suede Heels (Steve Madden)


Have a wonderful Monday!


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prom Fever




Jacket (Nom De Plume by YAYA), Bustier Top (Bebe), Skirt (H&M), Clutch (BCBGeneration), Heels (Steve Madden)


With prom season just around the corner, I was inspired to put together an outfit catering towards a 'prom look'. For those that haven't found your perfect prom dress yet, have you considered putting one together yourself? For example, as I did with this outfit by pairing a bustier top with a skater skirt (not too bad, right?) By putting together your own prom dress, you can reassure yourself that you won't be stuck with a dress worn only once. Instead, you can recycle these pieces for a different outfit which means you'll get your moneys worth! Wouldn't you agree?

Happy first day of Spring everyone :)



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Peplum on Peplum




Peplum Top & Blazer (H&M), Denim Pants (Urban Behavior), Flats (Aldo), Ring (Forever 21), 
Nail Polish (You Don't Know Jacques by OPI)

As you can see, the weather in Vancouver this past weekend was perfect! I know... I'm always babbling on about the weather but it's very important to me because 1. it determines what I should wear and 2. I'm in dire need of some more Vitamin D in my life (seriously, you can never have too much sunshine). So back on track, call me a fashion repeat offender if you insist. But I decided to wear my peplum pieces again - this time I styled it more casually by pairing it with ripped jeans. And honestly, I can't seem to remember the last time I wore denim pants. I do know for a fact that I won't be wearing these ones again until I replace the zippers (pretty sure all of Vancouver saw my pink knickers - oops sorry)!

Time to catch some zZz's. Goodnight :)



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Monday, March 4, 2013

Asymmetrical Skirt



Top & Cardigan (Zara), Skirt (Forever 21), Wedges (Aldo), Scarf (H&M)

The weather in Vancouver has been gorgeous this past weekend and even though it was quite chilly out, at least the skies were clear! Therefore, I couldn't resist myself and brought out this asymmetrical skirt I bought last year but had never worn. As much as I love this outfit pairing of a heavy Winter wool cardigan with a Spring/Summer skirt, I can't wait to be able to wear it with just a plain white tee. In addition, since I'm not 5"9... wearing heels with this skirt is mandatory for little ol' me. 

I hope you're all having a happy Monday!



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Forward!


Blazer & Necklace (H&M), Top (Wilfred from Aritzia), Pants (Kimchi Blue from Urban Outfitters, 
Loafers (Cole Haan)

A quick post before class - with Spring just around the corner, I figured why not get a head start! I recently bought this blazer since I believe that it's a must-have item for Spring/Summer because 1. of the color and 2. it's semi-peplum (you know how much I love those). Pairing this mint-green blazer with leopard print loafers definitely brightens my mood which helps to avoid depression here in Raincouver! 

Have a happy Humpday everyone :)



xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fendi Fix




Blazer (Zara), Tank (Gap), Fendi Pants (Vintage), Heels (Sam Edelman)

A pair of Fendi pants fresh from Mama Nguyen's closet coming right up! When in dire need of a classic piece to complete my outfit, you can find me rummaging through my mom's closet. Mama Nguyen was kind enough to let me borrow her favorite pair of pants and I was hesitant to wear it at first but she insisted. Don't worry, I made sure to be extra careful and they're now safely back where they belong. Looking back at her old pictures, my mom is usually spotted wearing high-waisted pants (my fave) and maybe that's what sparked my love for them. Standing at 5"3, they do a whole lot for me by giving the illusion of longer legs (too bad I wasn't a Victoria Secret model). Oh well - work with what you've got, right? Or as the wise Tim Gunn would say, "make it work"!

xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

Viva Las Vegas!



Let's play catch-up:

{First and foremost} Chuc Mung Nam Moi/Gung Hay Fat Choi... In other words, Happy Lunar New Year everyone ^__^v

{Secondly} I'd like to wish all you Februbabies a very Happy Birthday! Especially to my sister, Hang and one of my best girlfriends, Hannah!

{Lastly} I can't believe I've been so MIA! February is almost over and I'm only on my second post for this month (shame on me). As you can see, February has been such a busy month and always is every year. It's a tradition that we go to Vegas for Hannah's birthday around this time every year which makes the month even shorter. Regardless, we enjoy ourselves and have come to a consensus that every year turns out better than the last! Not only is the shopping amazing but so is the food (all you can eat buffets *drools*). The fact that almost everything is open 24/7 reminds me a little bit of my second home, Vietnam. 

During this trip, we met a lot of native Hawaiians and learned some Hawaiian slang *ahem* "where da bathroom stay"? and... Well, that's the only one I can remember right now. Sorry folks! The cherry on top of our trip was having a games night in Vegas... How often does that happen?! Games night + Vegas = BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! So, walking distance to shopping destinations, good food, and friendly people - what more can you ask for? Hopefully, we'll be back to enjoy some sun in the summertime! We'll see you soon Vegas ;)

And... That's a wrap!


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dress or Sweater?



Sweater (Vietnam), Denim Vest (Forever 21), Tights (Calvin Klein), Boots (Spring), Hat (H&M),
Watch (Michael Kors)

It's an over-sized sweater worn as a dress! So... I guess it's a sweater dress (best of both worlds)? Sweater dresses or over-sized sweaters are so versatile. I believe that it's a staple item to have in the closet for Fall/Winter because it can easily be paired with anything. Also, instead of going for the casual look as I did here; this outfit can be dressed up by losing the tights and throwing on a pair of heels. Can you picture it? Because I can! This casual ensemble makes it so easy to transition into a dressier outfit. 

xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Crossroad




Earrings, Necklace, Sweater (H&M), Pants (Topshop), Heels (Nine West), Vintage Purse (Gifted), 
Watch (Marc Jacobs)


Not to sound depressing but lately I've been a very indecisive person. Other than being sure about what I'm having for breakfast or my outfit for the day, I feel as though I'm stuck in the middle of the road when it comes to making certain decisions. I'm sure you've all heard of the quote "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"... Well, when I finally decide that I want to make my lemonade, life decides to take my lemons back - danggit! I have to admit, I envy individuals that have their entire lives figured out. Meanwhile, is anyone else on the same mid 40's life crisis boat as I am?


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy


{photos by rscajuguiran}

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lazy Sunday



 Peplum Tank & Denim Jacket (H&M), Skirt (Wilfred), Crochet Infinity Scarf (Brayn Child)


The good thing about a cold winter day is that I'm able to wear chunky scarves in lieu of a jacket so that I don't look so crazy while prancing around Downtown *happy dance*. My friend gifted me this scarf two years ago and until this day, I'm still receiving compliments everywhere I go! So dare I say if you live in Vancouver and don't own one - you're crazy?! I'm just kidding but you should definitely check out this local Vancouver brand, Brayn Child Products. 

Ps, he makes other goodies too!


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy


{photos by rscajuguiran}

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peplum Blues



Ribbed Peplum Sweater & Necklace (H&M), "The Skinny Crop & Roll" Denim (7 For All Mankind), 
Nude Heels (Nine West), Watch (Marc Jacobs), Clutch (Aldo)


This cold and rainy Vancouver weather has given me the case of peplum blues... But I guess that gives me the perfect excuse to wear one of my favorite ribbed peplum sweaters! Lately, I've been drawn to anything and everything peplum. I love how feminine and versatile this style is. It's definitely a staple item in my closet because it can easily be paired with anything! Not to mention, the overskirt of the top helps create an illusion for your waistline to make it look seemingly smaller (which is a bonus - especially when you're still trying to recover from your holiday food coma).


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy


{photos by rscajuguiran}

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Her Morning Elegance

"Her Morning Elegance" - Oren Lavie


Over the weekend, I went to Portland with a girlfriend of mine who was visiting her boyfriend. He had recently moved there and didn't have any internet connection yet, which is why I've sort of been MIA. Well... That and school! So I apologize for the lack of posts and I promise to have another outfit post up soon :)

In the meantime, click on the music video - I came across it while working on my term project last semester. They did a fantastic job using the "stop motion" technique which was why I was so intrigued by it and have watched it countless numbers of times. You definitely have to use both of your senses to enjoy this video!

stop motion

noun Movies.
1.
Also called stop-action photographystop-motion cinematography. a special effect, carried out while shooting, in which the performers stop their motion and the camera is stopped while an object or performer is added to or removed from the scene, with camera movement and action then resumed for the remainder of the scene: used to create an illusion of sudden appearance or disappearance of persons or objects.
2.
freeze frame


xoxo,
Theresa Thuy



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blackberry x Whitney Port

video


Throwback Thursday - Around this time last year, I received the amazing news that my teammates and I had won the BBM Challenge in the Fashion Category. The BBM Challenge was an 8 week contest which consisted of 4 different challenges that tested our perspective, creativity, influence and altruism in our fashion community. Upon successful completion of this contest, we were flown out to LA for 3 days where we stayed in Beverly Hills. During our trip, we were invited to have lunch with Whitney, Paige, & Nicole at Bottega Louie *drools* and then toured her studio. In addition, she kindly gave us some pieces from her SPRING 2012 collection (so cute - I'll eventually do an outfit post when it gets warmer here in Vancouver). 



(My fave challenges & videos!)


Although winning the grand prize was a great achievement, the best part of this experience was being able to work with such talented and supportive friends, I'm so blessed! Not to mention, meeting and bonding with new people along the way.

I can't say this enough because it was such a fun and great experience, thank you again Blackberry, Whitney, MR. Y, & H&S!

Ps, I never in a million years thought I would've won. Entering this contest was definitely out of the norm for me but I took a chance anyways and I'm glad I did! 

Anyways, to all you lovely readers - I'll leave you with a quote that I discovered in grade 7 which still inspires me til' this day: "If you ever get the chance to sit out or dance, I hope you dance"

xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

Monday, January 14, 2013

Forever a City Girl




Cape (Costa Blanca), Blouse (Mexx), Jeggings (HUE), Booties (Aldo), Clutch (Nine West), Necklace (H&M)



Hello world!

My very first post – looks like BlogSpot takes my blogging virginity (haha). For 2013, I told myself to take more chances and to step out of my comfort zone more often. What better way than to create a fashion outlet for myself, right? So, I hope you join me on my fashion blogging adventure. Please feel free to subscribe, comment, and share! Let's inspire one another :)

xoxo,
Theresa Thuy

{photos by rscajuguiran}