Hand Poses

Turtleneck: Cheap Monday (buy similar here or here)
Shorts: A store somewhere in the Philippines (buy similar here or here)
Necklace: Oasap (buy here or similar here)
Cape: Sears (buy similar here)

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When you’re getting dressed to go out and write a final exam of impending doom, there’s nothing more comforting than a lazy outfit. Take a jersey top, a pair of elasticized shorts, a cape-like shawl – throw on a good pair of sneakers and conquer your day. I can personally say this approach to life works well, for today I spit in the face of my academic woes and held my head high like a sassy goat – and you should too (but be sure to play this song in the background). Motivational speech terminated.



Super(wo)man


Dress (worn as a jacket): Michael Kors (buy similar here)
Top: Gap
Velvet shorts: Wilfred via Aritzia (buy similar here or here)
Necklace: Courtesy of Hawk Couture
Bracelets: Courtesy of Vanessa Mooney and Magwood
Shoes: Cheap Monday (buy similar here)

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For the last little while now I’ve been working closely with my friends Michael Nyarkoh, Erixon Bernardo, and my boyfriend Justin Escutin to help develop their up-and-coming menswear brand +Wolfe. I asked Michael to write my blog post because I’m too busy to do it myself:

Wha gwan yutes and waste mans. It’s ya girl B Major AKA BLANCO KILLAH AKA YUNG MEAN MUGGIN QUEEN OF THE GUTTA. I just came back from stuntin’ on the yung hoes and crushing like 3 whole spreads via some herb ass’ tumblrs. Like this is how I live nah mean. Straight schemin’ on various levels of bougie/gangster lifestyles. In the lab we call it Cartier&Champange Flexin’ #BEEN #TRILLER



Black and Blue

 

Necklace: Vintage (buy similar here and here)
T-shirt: Gap (buy here)
Shorts: Gap (buy similar here)
Denim jacket: Gap (buy similar here)
Bag: Moschino (buy similar here or here)
Boots: Arnott by Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck (buy here, or similar here and here)

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I spent the entire day running Christmas-related errands. Shopping for presents is really starting to stress me out. I still have my own family PLUS my boyfriend’s family to cover! Do you have any ideas what to get two moms, two dads, an older brother, a 15-year-old girl, and two shih-tzus? If so, please let me know. I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

Luckily, I got the hardest gift out of the way when I picked up my package from Tres Bien: a pair of sneakers my boyfriend Justin wanted way before they sold out the first time around. I missed the door delivery time, so I had to have him drive me to the FedEx headquarters to get it. Obviously, he was jumping up and down with excitement that the package we were picking up was for him – and even more obviously, I gave in and let him try them on. They looked great with his outfit so I attempted to take ~style blog~ photos of him. Here’s what happened.

Oh! And just in case you’re appalled that I would ruin my boyfriend’s gift surprise, rest assured that I took them away from him to wrap up and have him re-open and act fake-surprised in front of our families on Christmas day. I am the best.


(Nike Footscape Woven Chukka – sold out in this colour but buy a different colour here)



Dracula


Top: Obey (buy here)
Pants: Gap (sold out, buy similar here or here)
Coat: Wilfred via Aritzia (buy similar here or here)
Clear box purse: Vintage via Public Butter (buy similar here or here)
Necklace: Oasap (buy here)
Shoes: Cheap Monday (sold out, buy similar here)

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Lately I’ve been expanding my black, grey, and white clothing selection so I can throw something on early in the morning hassle-free and end up looking like a super cool Japanese man or sassy Dracula or something. It looks especially awesome when you mix different textures together, like I did here with the slub tank and patent shoes.

Below, there’s a photo of my boyfriend Justin looking a little uncomfortable holding my clear purse while I’m testing the lighting on my camera. I assure you camera fright is not at all the reason behind his discomfort – I’ve photographed him as my model many times before. It’s because I turn into an evil witch as soon as outfit photos need to be taken.

First, I’ll sit him on my bed while I gut my entire closet. After showing him many different clothing options, I’ll make snarky remarks at whichever one he choses and get angry that he’s not well-versed in women’s fashion when I’ve made it a point to learn the ins and outs of menswear for him. I’ll give him a little speech and finally choose something to wear. Then I’ll have a few seconds of deceiving happiness until the camera’s pointed at me and I’m blinking or half-blinking in all of the shots. I’ll get so frustrated I’ll turn red and stomp around like a child. At this point, Justin will be trying to cheer me up by petting me or giving my a hug but then I’ll just yell at him for babying me even though I’m clearly being a baby.

After a while he’ll manage to make me laugh or calm me down, then catch me in the moment. We’ll finally head home hand in hand into the setting sun while soft piano plays in the background and “And they lived happily ever after… The end” pans across the scene. I honestly don’t know how he puts up with me and my peculiar needs but I’m glad he does! Justin if you’re reading this, you’re stuck with me… MUAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHHHAHAHAHAA.



Gothic Housewife?

 



Turtleneck top: Joe Fresh (buy similar here)
Shiny midi skirt: ASOS (buy
here)
Studded gloves: Courtesy of Express (buy here)
Shoes: Naia by Miista (buy here or similar here)
Necklace: Courtesy of Hawk Couture

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My dog sure loves to photobomb my blog photos. Can you spot him?

I just got this super fun, super shiny new skirt from ASOS this morning. I had to wear it. It’s my new favourite thing. Also, a little sidenote for myself: buy more turtlenecks. They are so warm and cozy.

A little sidenote for you: please follow me on Instagram @biancavenerayan. Most of my life is there rather than here, including some embarrassing selfies and my occasional potty mouth. Here’s a few photos to sell it to you even more:




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