Club Monaco Cleo Dress (on sale!) – buy in Canada or US (similar dress here)
Banana Republic chain necklace – similar style here
Payless platform heels – check out similar pairs by Diane von Furstenberg, Guess (on sale), Steve Madden (on sale), another one by Steve Madden (on sale), and Alexander McQueen
Joe Fresh belt
I do most of my shopping online from American websites like Nordstrom so I make frequent trips across the border to Point Roberts, WA to pick up my packages. Before I enter the business district of Tsawwassen there’s about a 5km span of highway that’s surrounded by farmland, and that length of highway is one of my favorite routes to drive. I love seeing the endless stretch of flat farmland, the tractors that go back and forth across the perfect lines of crops, and the houses scattered throughout the acres that seem so warm and inviting. I feel ridiculously happy, at peace, and at home when I drive through that area. I lived in big cities my whole life but I spent many holidays at my grandparents’ farm in a little village in northeastern China. How does that saying go? You can take the girl out of the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the girl? I want to buy my parents a huge piece of farm land when they retire, for my benefit as much as theirs.
So after going off on that huge tangent let’s talk about my love for maxi dresses. Don’t I look tall? Like, almost 5’4? Ha! I wore ridiculously high heels for the pictures because I haven’t had a chance to get the dress hemmed. Those pumps are not made for walking. They’re made for standing still.
Photos by Alyssa Pizarro
The Trina Turk for Banana Republic dress that I’m wearing is perfect for summer social activities like rooftop parties, backyard barbeques, and patio brunches. It has really wild prints that look like under-the-sea plants. It has so many colors that you can accessorize with any of the colors shown on the dress. I’ve accessorized it in two different ways. In the first one, I’m wearing a black weaved skinny belt with a black striped wide brimmed hat, which gives it a 60s garden-party vibe in my opinion. In the second one, I took off the hat and exchanged the black belt for a pink belt. Which style do you prefer? Click “More” to see the rest!