Zara Halter-Neck Contrast Piping Top
Zara Black Trousers (Similar Here)
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Banana Republic Stud Earrings
Danier Red Leather Crossbody (Used as Clutch)
Zara Thin Strap Mule Heels
Dolce & Gabanna's Classic Cream lipstick in Iconic (615)

It’s almost the end of August and summer. 

Visited one of Toronto’s latest Parisian restaurant/cafe, Colette Grand Cafe, in King West.
Highly recommend going for snacks and tea. I can’t quite suggest things from their menu since I haven’t had the chance to eat there myself. Was hoping to have dinner at Colette— but unfortunately they had dinner reservations for an entire wedding that evening.

On another note, I’m thinking of perhaps further exploring while simultaneously writing about Toronto hotspots, festivities and etc. Since this is a personal diary-like platform— would love to reveal more about my findings and Toronto’s hidden gems. Thoughts? 

Have a good long weekend and labour day everyone.

Photos: Maximilian Kandler


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Raphael Mazzucco for Danier Leather Jacket
Topshop Yellow Dress
Topshop Gold Fringe Necklace
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
J. Crew Stud Earrings
Danier Black Leather Shoulder Satchel
Zara Aztec Ankle Strap Wide Heels

Every time, just before I post my photos onto my blog, I realize how much I miss doing photography and challenging myself in terms of creativity. 

With Pinch of Chic being my personal platform, I was in front of the camera more times than being behind it and forgot what it’s like to have a vision. I intended to showcase more design-oriented and editorial posts since this blog was created. Seeing that I did not implement enough of design and creativity, it felt like it lacked my personal touch throughout each post. I’d like to show everyone a new side of myself and my ideas throughout my future posts.

I really hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to let me know what you think!

Photos: Maximilian Kandler


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Raphael Mazzucco for Danier Leather Jacket
Topshop Yellow Dress
Topshop Gold Fringe Necklace
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
J. Crew Stud Earrings
Danier Black Leather Shoulder Satchel
Zara Aztec Ankle Strap Wide Heels

Every time, just before I post my photos onto my blog, I realize how much I miss doing photography and challenging myself in terms of creativity. 

With Pinch of Chic being my personal platform, I was in front of the camera more times than being behind it and forgot what it’s like to have a vision. I intended to showcase more design-oriented and editorial posts since this blog was created. Seeing that I did not implement enough of design and creativity, it felt like it lacked my personal touch throughout each post. I’d like to show everyone a new side of myself and my ideas throughout my future posts.

I really hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to let me know what you think!

Photos: Maximilian Kandler


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Melanie Lynn Tweed Coat
J. Crew Black Jersey Eyelet Top
J. Crew Snow Leopard Cotton Capri Pants
Emily Woudenberg Opalite Choker Necklace
Danier White Leather Clutch
ALDO Nude Platform Heels

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend. Here was my #OOTD for work. 

Usually I’m known for pulling very preppy and lady-like looks. Which might be very true— But I found myself being drawn to more eccentric and avant-garde pieces lately. Most likely because I’ve been inspired by so many androgynous ensembles. Friday’s look was one of those days where I decided to implement something new… Because casual Fridays are for experimenting and getting away with it, right? Adding Emily Woudenberg's jewelry can certainly bring that edgy element to anyone's outfit. 

Photos: Jedric Viera


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Free People’s Crazy for Love Dress
Gap White Button Down Dress Shirt
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Danier White Leather Clutch
Vintage Gold Seiko Watch
Zara Black Thin Strap Ankle Sandel Heels

This was probably the last day that felt like summer before the cool Autumn winds blew in.
Time to crank out the trench and leather jackets. PS. Happy Belated Birthday Nancy! 

In other news, I shall present to you tricks and tips and mostly links to spruce up your wardrobe at a cost effective amount. For this #OOTD, I wore it to work and out afterwards (I’m lucky to have a flexible dress code at work— creative departments ftw!). It’s great for the beaches, light to travel with, you can definitely dress it up or make it a casual outfit for afternoon crepes and coffee in Kensington. I haven’t owned such an intricate piece until I grabbed this dress from Free People. For most of you that know, Free People is very expensive. I managed to grabbed this dress 1/5th of the cost (The regular price was about $200 or more…not including shipping, duties and taxes…ouch). But you can get this look for EVEN LESS. 
It’s a mere $23.99 with FREE SHIPPING. 

Found an item you love but it’s not fitting your budget? Always check other different online platforms— type in key words describing your item. Check sale sections of site with similar items, Ebay, SheInside, etc. Usually the website are American and haven’t updated the markdowns yet. I find that in-stores have their items marked down further and always check what the promotion is. 50% off Sale Merch?—-That sounds better! I always tell myself…if it’s meant to be…it’ll come to you…at a reasonable cost. Always check if it’s a versatile and timeless piece. Can you wear it next year? Will it be out of trend? And last tip… look at the price. If it’s $30…can you wear it at least 30 times? Would your younger sister or friends borrow it? Counting the amount of wear vs. the price might give you a better idea of the value and worth of the item before getting it.

Photos: Nikki Tingson


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H&M White Sleeveless Top
Winner’s Black and White Midi Skirt
GAP Gingham Navy and White Button-Down Shirt
L.A.M.B White and Black Jazmyn Heels
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Lacroste Concept Black Tote Bag
Fossil Rose Gold Boyfriend Watch
RETROSUPERFUTURE Lucia Black Sunglasses

Finally! It’s the weekend! I thought it would be cool to share three great things on my list that I’d like to get through the this weekend:

1.) Get a bike for myself to transport myself around Toronto, as well as exercise and ride around High Park!!
2.) Go to Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery and get that crazy waffle cone ice cream in the Ossington Strip. Maybe sneak a macaron ice cream sandwiches or two…to share of course.
3.) Go to Taste of the Danforth, eat some more. And enter myself into the ‘Win a trip to Greece’ contest…and cross my fingers and toes!
4.) Perhaps ease my obsession with Bauble Bar and go ahead and purchase a pair of their super adorable belly-ring-inspired earrings.
5.) Get back into painting and post more on this blog! 

Shout out and thanks to my girlfriend Nikki for playing photographer for me! And having the same love for food…ice cream in particular, unnecessary love for fashion and other knick knacks. Check out her on instagram for her latest and awesome looks! Expect a blog soon…I’m pushing her to do it, don’t worry! xx

Photos: Nikki Tingson


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H&M White Sleeveless Top
J.Crew Hibiscus Floral Shorts
K-Swiss  White Flats
J.Crew Stud Earrings
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Thrifted Coach Leather Cross Body Bag
Fossil Rose Gold Boyfriend Watch
RETROSUPERFUTURE Lucia Black Sunglasses


Hope everyone had a great long weekend! I started out with no plans for the weekend…to attending one of Toronto’s biggest electronic music festival, VELD, family gatherings and Electric Island on Centre Island. I’d like to also thank my buddy Jamie Phongphilack, for everything! From capturing the highlights to making my weekend productive and great. Kept my outfit pretty simple with the white shirt contrasting the shorts. (Sorry Neon Bros and Gals!) Thankfully I didn’t get rained on! Wish I had brought a chambray for after the festival since the temperature dropped— You know when you’re in Canada when it’s cold in August, right? Or the fact it hailed the day before the music event. Overall, I got to see Armin van Buuren again and Maya Jane Coles on Monday. x

Photos: Jamie Phongphilack


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Ann Taylor Striped Fringe Top
J.Crew Matelasse Drop-Waist Skirt
L.A.M.B White and Black Jazmyn Heels
J. Crew Panama Hat (Similar Here)
J.Crew Stud Earrings
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Danier White Leather Clutch 

Happy Sunday Everyone! As July is coming near to an end, I’ve probably done the most planning I’ve ever put myself through in a while in pursuit of making the rest of my summer more memorable than the last. More of which probably won’t begin until the new year. Other than planning outdoor festivities, patio dates and picnics— I’ve opt. for planning out more future design projects to work on. The last two weeks have been terribly nerve wrecking, stressful and somewhat daunting for me, as I had been accepted and planned to move out of Toronto to work abroad for one of my most admired studios. But as time passed, it turned out that home needed me more than I had wanted to chase after another ambitious wish. Keeping a balance between family and work is one thing, but when family calls— home is where it’s at.

I found myself pinching my arm and telling myself that moving forward and planning against my obstacles was the solution. We do what we can and I believe that working hard towards it always works out, one way or another. I’ll eventually get back to accomplishing my wish next time— most likely when I’m a better version of my current self. Until next time!

Hope everyone’s enjoying every second of their summer!

Photos: Max Kandler


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Zara Blue Oversized Button-Down Tunic
H&M Brown Faux Leather Skinny Belt
J.Crew Friendship Bracelet
J.Crew Jade Etta Pumps
Fossil Rose Gold Boyfriend Watch
Danier Leather Red Cross Body (Tucked as a Clutch)

Happy Saturday Everyone! Throw back of my outfit from my trip to San Francisco. Sometimes a simple tunic with a skinny belt does the trick for early mornings when you don’t feel like putting in so much effort in what you’re wearing— especially for those lazy and indulge-in-breakfast days. You can pull out more of the tunic around the belt for some extra room after you’ve eaten and still look put together! I realized I’m wearing RBG colours…get it? #insertsdesignjoke 
Shout out to my J.Crew and ice cream-lovin’ girlfriend Nikki, since it’s her birthday!
Photos: Max Kandler


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Canvas  by  andbamnan