Weekend woes

Betabrand travel jeans
outfit details:
button-down varsity jacket: Forever 21 (old)
wrap front top: c/o J.Jill (exact)
indigo travel jeans: Betabrand (exact)
side-zip booties: All Saints (similar)
glasses: Warby Parker (exact)

Happy Monday!

This past weekend was a doozy. Coming off from a full week of exhibiting at a conference, lack of sleep, and pinching a nerve in my foot while asleep (hah, I can’t make this stuff up!), this weekend was spent primarily vegging out. I had grand plans of going crabbing, early Halloween parties, and attending a shop launch party, but didn’t make it out to any of them. Instead, had an exhilarating time curled up on the couch with my fur baby and a bag of Halls.

I know. This life is quite a wild one. ;)

REVIEW: Tonymoly face masks

Today I’m talking about one of my favourite things, face masks. Having been introduced to them years ago while backpacking around South Korea, I’m excited to see that they’ve made their way to mainstream North American stores! One of my current favourite brands for sheet masks is non other than the Korea company Tonymoly. Tonymoly face masks come in packs of 11 sheet masks for $10 on Amazon here!

This post is not in partnership with Tony Moly. I purchased this product on my own and absolutely love it, so wanted to share my pros & cons:

tonymoly face masks review


– Face mask sheets themselves are thick! They’re 3-layered, which helps to retain the pulp and moisture
– 5 free-parabene, talc, benzo-phenone, troethanolamin, artificial pigment
– Individually packed and the 11-pack comes in a wide variety of effects; you can also buy singular effects as well
– Eye holes and nose flap are perfect sized. As someone with a wider face but with smaller features, this is huge! Most North American-designed masks usually have very large eye holes and nose flaps which require me to “scrunch” up the mask on application. The Tony Moly ones fit perfectly!


– Sheet masks are well packed with goodness, although the liquid will occasionally run down the side of my face/into my hair

Final verdict

I love these masks. Of all the masks I’ve tried so far, these are my favourites! At less than $1 a piece, I would highly recommend them. The variety pack is so perfect for selecting from when you need to pick a few favourites to take along on a plane (aka the most moisture-sucking vessel to travel in).

The not-so-Stormageddon

This past weekend was supposed to be the storm of the decade in the PNW. Seattle was either going to be crushed in the storm’s path, or totally skipped. As I was picking up my breakfast smoothie ingredients for the weekend, I watched the flashlights, canned soups, and cases of water swept off the grocery store shelves. Guess none of the prep was needed since power was only lost for a couple hours, at most, and the rain came and went without a fight.

J.Jill monochrome outfitJ.Jill leather crossbody purse
outfit details:
cropped moto jacket: MISSGUIDED (similar)
knit tunic: c/o J.Jill (similar)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand
riding boots: c/o J.Jill (exact)
tassel necklace: DIY by yours truly
glasses: Warby Parker (exact)
beanie: Hama Hama oyster farm
cross body saddle bag: c/o J.Jill (exact)

Hama Hama beanie

Instead of staying cooped up inside, waiting for the storm to show up, a few friends and I ventured out to grab dinner. As luck would have it, the heavy rain decided to pour as soon as we headed outside. And as usual, Mother Nature decided to stop the showers as soon as we made it to a restaurant.

Maybe next time Stormageddon will actually come in full force and I’ll regret my lack of preparation. Until then, I’ll keep my boots weather proofed and ready!

Halloween Costume idea: Modest rabbit

Halloween is just over 2 weeks away! For the first time in a long time, I have my costume ready and prepped for my favourite holiday! Mean Girls set the precedent for the not-so-modest (and non-work-friendly) versions of a rabbit outfit, so it was always out of the question. This year, I’ve found a nice, modest alternative. Bonus points because I was able to use existing pieces from my closet to make with the costume!

Bunny Halloween costume
Halloween costume ideas - Vivo Masks
Wearing my go-to turtleneck LBD from last year (styled here) and a pair of over-the-knee boots, I was able to transform a favourite everyday outfit into the perfect Halloween costume. Granted, the mask is really what makes the outfit.

J.Jill over the knee boots
outfit details:
turtleneck dress: H&M (similar)
velveteen reabbit mask: c/o Vivo Masks (exact)
over-the-knee boots: c/o J.Jill (exact)

Black velvet rabbit masks via VIVO Masks

The rabbit mask is made with a lush, soft, velveteen material. The ribbon ties on the back are perfect for easily adjusting the tightness of the mask when being worn. Since the ribbon is ribbed, the friction from a single-knot bow is enough to keep the ties from slipping.

My favourite detail of the mask is the oversized bow on the top! Not only does it give an extra girly feel, but brings a nice contrast in materials. The velveteen and satin bow combo is just so luxe!

A huge thank you to VIVO Masks for partnering on this post and letting me share my personal take of incorporating a mask into this year’s Halloween costume idea.

Apple picking

A few weekends ago, some friends and I braved the torrential downpour and went on a mission to go apple picking, As the non-planner for this trip, I fell asleep on the car ride over. As we parked the car, I woke up only to realize that I went to this same orchard 4 years ago! Looking back on that old post, I can say for a fact that I dressed more appropriately this time around ;) haha!

apple picking in Seattle
outfit details:
raincoat: c/o Helly Hansen (exact)
Dress Pant Yoga Pants: Betabrand (exact)
Bar Harbor All-Weather boots: LL Bean (exact)
beanie: H&M (similar)

Jones Creek Farms - apple picking
apple picking in Washington

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but these L.L. Bean boots have been sitting in my closet for almost 2 years before this apple picking trip. Buying items off-season has its pros and cons. The big pro for buying these boots back when I did is the fact that they were 20% off. The con is that I had to wait almost a full year before they were weather appropriate to wear. By that time, I may have forgotten about them in the back of the closet. Rediscovering (and wearing them for the first time) almost 2 years after their initial purchase is more than a little bit embarrassing to admit.

LL Bean boots - Bar Harbor All-Weather boots
Helly Hansen - raincoat
If you ever find yourself apple picking during planned downpour, I highly recommend wearing some sort of eye protection. Despite these big frames, I still got hit in the eyeballs a handful of times with sideways rain drops. Not exactly the best conditions for blog photos haha!

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