Monday, 1 February 2016

White Parkas and New Grooves

how to style a white parks, winter style inspiration

Is 30 the age when you actually start to feel good in your own skin and realise that the 14 year old you actually had a clue when she preferred sneakers over heels and androgynous threads over bodycon dresses? The hints sure do point that way. Welcome back my vibrant former self - you look good in snapbacks, wayfarers, Vero Moda parkas and Reebok Classics...just fiy.

how to style a white parks, winter style inspiration

how to style a white parks, winter style inspiration


how to style a white parks, winter style inspiration

how to style a white parks, winter style inspiration

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

I Can't Feel My Face When I'm with You

Winter street style

It was so cold when we shot these photos that I had to photoshop a strand of frozen hair from my hat (think spiderweb/rat nest made out of hair stuck on the side of my head). How did that happen, you might ask. Well -20 degrees, plus freezing wind, plus moisture will do that to a blogger, even though she usually OOTDs like a pro in all weather conditions. How are you dealing with taking pictures during winter in your corner of the world?

Winter street style

Winter street style

Winter street style

Winter street style

Winter street style


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Dora

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Pink Hair in the New Year

shoulder length hair style

After a 2015 that felt like I've been running a marathon, I think that what I need from life right now is pink hair, all the shoes I can successfully store, adventures in exotic places and enough inspiration to keep all the good things going. What are your dreams for 2016?

high waist grey skinny jeans

how to style wool keds

shoulder length haircut lob

new year resolutions

shoulder length haircut inspiration, lob

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Dora

P.S. I sometimes wonder if I'll end up like Carrie in that episode of Sex and the City in which she needs money to buy her apartment and she realizes that all her money was invested in shoes. I think that's something to worry about in 2017 though...

Saturday, 2 January 2016

$1 White Jeans in January Because Why Not

how to wear white in winter

I tried on these white jeans at Urban Outfitters because they were $9.99 and %40 off on top of that, but then decided there is no way in hell I could pull off white pants. EVER! Then I went home, got a message from UO with a $5 coupon and instantly changed my mind. Because what is better than $1 pants (...even if they are white and make you super self-conscious about your thighs)? NOTHING. Any Boxing Week bargains you want to brag about?

how to wear white in winter

how to wear white in winter

how to wear white in winter

how to wear white in winter

how to wear white in winter


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Dora

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


Every year I learn new things. I learn more on how to be a better blogger and a better person. Most of all, I learn how to embrace the crazy and love myself just a little bit more. Here are my 2015 blogger favourite moments.

1. In August we packed our bags and set sail for Montreal Fashion Week where we mingled with fashion people, watched the runway shows from the VIP area, danced to Qualite Motel and dined at some of the city's hippest places.

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


2. A Drop of Indigo got a facelift. I loved the old design, but it was time for something new.

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


3. I chopped off my hair and embraced my inner tomboy. Girly things are all good, but the real me lives in comfortable shoes and loves to steal my husband's clothes.

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


4. I figured out instagram and I've got it bad. My pre-bed routine used to involve Netflix, now it involves scrolling through the #wiwt hashtag.

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


5. I became one of the #bdibNA Twitter chat hosts, which meant meeting amazing and inspiring bloggers. I CAN NOT thank them enough for how much they support me and encourage me to keep doing what I do. Seriously girlz and boyz, you are the best!

Top 5 2015 Blogging Highlights


What were your best 2015 moments?

Have a brilliant New Year!
Dora

Saturday, 26 December 2015

When Cats Are Away Bloggers Come out to Play

Holiday outfit inspiration velvet

Holidays are magical because the city streets are deserted and I can run around downtown taking outfit photos without people thinking I'm a freak (cue that damn instagram husband video that I received from every living creature under the sun). I know, it's not very Christmasy of me, but I got to reinvent what I want from these few days ever since I moved thousand of kilometers away from my family. And what I really wish for is to spend the time on things I love, like blogging, taking photos, stuffing myself with Korean food and reading my books. How did you spend the holidays?

Holiday outfit inspiration velvet

Holiday outfit inspiration velvet


Holiday outfit inspiration velvet

Holiday outfit inspiration velvet


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Dora

Monday, 21 December 2015

Winter Light

fashion portrait

I find it harder and harder to motivate myself to go outside for photos, even though I could use the fresh air. Let's just say that I'm starting to realize why people drink so much around here... *chugs half a bottle of Corona*. Long dark Canadian winters always take a toll on me, but luckily I have finally discovered I can shoot RAW images with my new camera (I know, I've been living under a rock). Low light has been a big issue for shooting during winter around here, but shooting RAW means getting rid of all the noise that usually shows up on images under the circumstances. So now I can entertain myself while I don't dare to step out into the cold...And by entertain myself, I mostly mean taking photos of my shoes.

normcore fashion

normcore fashion

normcore fashion

normcore fashion

normcore fashion

normcore fashion

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Dora

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Little Holiday Sweater That Could


I'm not one for obvious holiday/winter themed outfits. It just so happens that after spotting this jumper at Winners, my heart grew three sizes and now I'm stuck in one of those "I can't live without you" kind of situation. I also secretly crave to wear it with my red pants. Don't judge me.







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Dora