Those of you who follow my Instagram account would know that I turned one year wiser the other day. I already consider it a luxury to not be alone on my birthday, but over the weekend I was spoiled with delicious meals alongside some of the best company I know. On my main day, I dined at l’Abattoir in Gastown. For the past few years it has been my birthday tradition to have dinner at this amazing French restaurant. Funny enough, I order the same entrée every time too – the Duck Breast! Glad it still remains to be on the menu. Although I normally love trying new things, on special occasions I prefer sticking to old traditions for the sake of sentimental value.
Tomorrow I’m jetting off to spend my 5 day long Easter weekend in Calgary! I will be visiting Drumheller (super excited) and will have belated birthday celebrations with family and old friends. To be honest, my birthday doesn’t appeal to me because it’s my “big” day; I look forward to it because it provides me with an opportunity to connect with friends and close ones. After you hit the legal age, who really cares to be a year older anyways? LOL!
Just kidding – these photos were taken in my neighborhood that has really resembled Japan lately. The cherry blossom trees in Vancouver are in full bloom right now and they are quite a treat for the eyes!
The combination of black and cobalt blue has always appealed to me as funky and futuristic. It reminds me of one of my favourite old cartoons, The Jetsons. Today I sported this colour combination in a minimalistic fashion with a black sweatshirt and cobalt jeans. The mesh panels on this black sweatshirt adds to the futuristic vibe, and to top things off I accessorized with my square sunglasses and digital watch. Just waiting for my flying car to pick me up now!
Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend! I spent yesterday dressed down in a few of my recent favourite casual pieces: my camouflage jacket from Hong Kong, my Kenzo-inspired Wolf sweater, and my faux leather pants. I’m surprised by how much wear I’ve been getting out of these leather pants lately; They’re an edgy and unexpected alternative to jeans and black pants. Best of all, they have a lot of stretch in them, so I definitely don’t hesitate to wear them as I’m running errands on weekends.
As much as I enjoy following and experimenting with new trends, there are definitely some pieces in my closet that are not so up-to-date. This leather aviator jacket I’m wearing is one of them. While I have some friends that do appreciate this jacket, others think it’s a rather boring piece that a grandpa would wear. I admit that this leather jacket isn’t a show-stopper, but I never believed that being stylish means that you must make all heads turn. To me, being stylish means that what you wear exudes your own personality. Since I have a love for all things retro (influenced by my Mom), I am drawn to this jacket’s mature and old school appeal. The same goes for my rugby polo underneath. Would love to hear your thoughts on these pieces below!