Chambray joggers and my new favourite tee

by thedemuremuse on May 29, 2015

Chambray button downs: the quintessential shirt that every woman owns (at least) one of. Sadly, I have never been able to find one that I loved. After trying to hunt one down with the perfect wash and fit for the last 3 years, I’m here to admit I’m giving up! Chambray joggers on the other hand… W-O-W. Who knew these even existed? If it’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to wear joggers. And by that, I mean I just wear them instead of real pants and hope that no one at work notices that I’m in borderline PJs.

outfit details
quilted faux leather jacket: Forever 21
Wren lace top: c/o Zebra Club (exact)
chambray joggers: Loft (exact)
caged booties: Hinge via Nordstrom


Aside from the joggers, I’ve been pretty much smitten by this Wren lace tee. It has the perfect relaxed fit with intricate lace paneled throughout the top. The best part of this top is that the white material is quite opaque, so while you have the option of layering it, you can also wear it without a camisole under and still be work appropriate.

I’m absolutely loving the Wren line this season and was lucky enough to find some of their pieces at the Zebra Club store locally in Seattle. ZC just launched their online store not too long ago and have been pulling from some of my top favourite indie designers! The site offers a teeny bit of overlap with the in-store stock, but has some really great show stoppers which are unique to the online shop. I am eyeing these double knit track pants and this asymmetric shirt dress, which I think would be perfect for the Summer!

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REVIEW: Simplism Flip Note Case

by thedemuremuse on May 27, 2015

As I’ve been learning to pair down the number of things I carry with me on a day-to-day basis, I’ve somehow managed to leave the apartment 90% of the time without a purse in tow. I used to carry around a checkbook-sized wallet, which required having a bag to tote it in. These days, I’ll usually carry a card sleeve with 3 cards (ID, credit card, and Starbucks card), keys, phone, and lip balm in the pockets of my jacket. To go one step further and eliminate a card sleeve, I swapped my Hello Kitty phone case (I know, this was a tough thing for me to do) with a Simplism case, which also has card slots.


The Flip Note case, pictured above, has been in use for about half a month now. I absolutely love the clean, simple design. The beautifully juxtaposed use of leather next to the wood detailing doesn’t hurt, either. I love how slim the case is, although I’ll admit that I’ve been having trouble trying to put more than 2 cards in there. Depending on where I’m heading off to, I’ll swap the cards around so that I’m always prepared, although I wish I could just fit one more in there so I wouldn’t have to do so much swapping.


All-in-all, I would highly recommend a Simplism case if you’re in the market for a new phone case. The quality of the leather is really nice (especially considering the price of the case!) and the sleek design pairs so well for weekday to weekend outfits.

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What should’ve been

by thedemuremuse on May 26, 2015

Hope all my fellow Americans had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! What was supposed to be a beautiful and sun-filled weekend turned into a cloudy, chilly one, so the original plans for the 3-day weekend got a bit off track. Originally having planned for a picnic on Saturday, I ended up running a bunch of errands in the city and doing fun things like washing dishes and giving the kitchen a thorough scrub down. Lots of fun, right??

This outfit was my uniform for the whole weekend. I needed something that I could be comfy enough to lounge in (these F21 bralettes are pretty much the best lifesavers) while looking somewhat presentable in since I was popping in and out of the apartment all day.

minimalist outfit ft moorea seal jewelry
moorea seal  fortress ring
outfit details:
sheer blouse: Forever 21
lace bralette: Forever 21 (exact)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand (exact)
fortress ring: c/o Moorea Seal (exact)
desert monument necklace: c/o Moorea Seal (exact)
Adley chained wedges: c/o Shoe Dazzle
watch: Daniel Wellington (exact)

showdazzle adley may 2015

In between doing chores, I took a quick stroll down to the Moorea Seal store in Belltown to check out all the new goodies. For all of the local ladies, Moorea’s throwing a big party this Friday (May 29, 2015) to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the brick and mortar store. Stop by her shop anytime this week to pick up a ticket for some awesome giveaways (more details on her Instagram post here).


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Nordstrom half yearly sale picks

by thedemuremuse on May 22, 2015

What are you all up to this long weekend? I have a day to myself to do whatever I want, so I’ll be spending it in my jammies shopping the Nordstrom half yearly sale! If you asked me a few years ago where I shopped most, Nordstrom probably wouldn’t even come close to my top 5 stores. After learning the importance of buying better quality items and realizing how amazing a great return policy is (oh, the joys of shopping online and having to buy items in multiple sizes to try different fits), Nordstrom is now one of my top 5 go-to places!

I’m personally using their half yearly sale to update some of the staple basics in my closet. Some of these items are not exactly seasonal appropriate (jackets in the summer??), but I can’t say no to a good sale!

Hope you all have an awesome long weekend!

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Floral print on the brain

by thedemuremuse on May 21, 2015

When springtime hits, it’s like clockwork for bloggers to break out the floral print, am I right? This Prabal Gurung for Target dress was on my wish list as soon as the line was originally announced two years ago. Because of the popularity (and success) of the line, I ended up buying this dress for way more than I probably should have off eBay because I just had to have it and the pieces in store sold out so quickly. Fast forward to two years later and I can count the number of times I’ve worn this dress on one hand.

Prabal Gurung for Target floral dress
outfit details:
floral dress: Prabal Gurung for Target (2013)
wedges: c/o Naya Shoes
statement necklace: Target (similar)
glasses: SEE Eyewear

Prabal Gurung for Target fit & flare floral dress

In an effort to downsize my closet, I’ve been consciously trying to wear pieces that I’m on the fence about. This dress is going to survive another round of closet cuts, even though it is a bit of a struggle for me to find places to wear it to. The fit is perfect and the print is gorgeous, but I have to be in a particular mood to want to wear it. I’m not usually one for loud colours, but something about this piece gives me the heart eyes emoji look on my face every time I see it on the hanger.

P.S. Remember how I said springtime = bloggers in floral prints? Turns out that Alyson of Crushing on Clothes and Erica of Sweets and Hearts styled the exact same dress earlier this week! Check out their posts (linked above) to see how they styled this closet favourite!

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