J Crew Contrast Knit Blazer
J. Crew Black Jersey Eyelet Top
Gap Gingham Button-down shirt

Vintage Herringbone Mini Skirt
Banana Republic Chain Necklace
J. Crew Stud Earrings
Vintage Coach Cross Body
To Be Announced Esther Boots

My #OOTD for the Hamilton’s Super Crawl on Saturday.

I’m excited to share one of my favourite events that happens once every year in my hometown, Hamilton… the Super Crawl. It’s one of the few events that I’ve been attending for the last 3 years now and the inspiration for my first blog. Originally… For those who didn’t know— I started a street style blog called Steel Oneself based in Hamilton with my dear friend Matt. We started in the summer of 2011; photographing Hamiltonians who showcased individuality through their personal style. Meeting people while photographing them lead to hearing about the Art Crawl. From there, we started attending, photographing and blogging about the people in Hamilton who went to the Art Crawls, including the Super Crawl that happens in September. Steel Oneself was a collective of Hamilton’s visual culture, charm and its folks. 

Visit Steel Oneself.

 In the last year— It became increasingly difficult for Matt and I to continue Steel Oneself with our relocation to Toronto for school. My new year’s resolution is to maintain an outlet where I can express myself through various mediums which I’m passionate in producing and sharing with others.

Attending this year’s Super Crawl allowed me to reminisce about my previous experiences in blogging, photographing, and encouraged me to do what I do today. 

What is the most inspirational event you’ve attended and why?
And for those of you who blog: what has inspired you to start blogging? 
Just curious!

Photos: Maximilian Kandler

Alex Dress by Babaton (Aritzia)
J Crew Contrast Knit Blazer
Anice Stamped Initial Pendant Necklace
Banana Republic Stud Earrings
Danier White Leather Passport Holder (Used as Clutch)
Zara Thin Strap Mule Heels
Bobby Brown lipstick in Crushed Plum

Happy Monday everyone.

My #OOTD for a day at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Just to keep you guys in the loop— no I have not been slacking on purpose. I recently forgot my laptop charger at my parent’s home in Stoney Creek…and since then, my laptop has been dead. It’s taken me a bit more time to get photos and this post together. I’ve even has to ask one of my buddy’s to borrow his laptop. (Shoutout to Jamie for that.) 

Autumn’s coming— time to find a trench. Any idea where to find a nice drape one?
I find it difficult looking for one thats Petite in all the right places, especially the arm length without having to go and alter it.

Photos: Maximilian Kandler


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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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