“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” Grace Coddington

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The past few days in Toronto have been absolutely miserable. Rain everyday, gloomy awful weather and wind that seriously made me feel like I was caught in a bloody tornado (I’m not kidding friends!). Although on the bright side of the rain, I was finally able to pull out my ombre K-Way rain jacket that I’ve completely fallen in love with. Not only because of its practicality but also because of its overall aesthetic…Hence why I decided to feature it in today’s OOTD!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde

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After a long day of working on assignments, going for a little walk by the lake was essential!  The weather was absolutely beautiful so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and shoot a casual, homework day OOTD. Aside from wishing my assignments would write themselves (hang in there fellow students), today I’m dreaming of Paris. I mentioned in my “#OOTD | Spring Has Sprung” post that I wanted to start incorporating more colour, prints and patterns into my wardrobe so here’s another attempt using this graphic t from H&M.

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When I started blogging just over a year ago, I had zero expectations and absolutely no idea what the future had in store. As sad as it sounds, time went on and I started treating Global Garçon like my little digital “baby”. Not only has it become my creative space, but it’s become an awesome tool to stay connected with over 1,300 of you from all over the world. The saying “you live and learn” definitely applies to my journey so far, so in today’s post I thought I would share the top five things I’ve learned from blogging.

“Most people plan their accessories around their outfit. I like to plan my outfit around my accessories.” Cynthia Sakai

Spring has finally sprung in Toronto, which means the sunshine is warm, the birds are chirping and the snow has finally melted…Because the season is changing, I find myself switching up my wardrobe as well. Stripes, canvas shoes and light wash jeans are my new go-to spring pieces. It’s time to say goodbye to my fall and winter all-black looks and hello to “colourful” outfits with far more character. Are you going through the same transition as I am?

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On social media we’re often bombarded with street style photos from New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and so on. In my opinion is this a bad thing? Absolutely not! Although I do believe street style from Asian countries like South Korea can be forgotten about and frankly, ignored. That’s why in today’s post I thought I would share a few of my favourite street style pics from fashion week in the motherland (surprise friends, I’m half-Korean!).

“Good things come to those who wait but better things come to those who are patient.” Unkwnown

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Rediscovering accessories that you haven’t used in a long time often feels like you’re shopping in your own closet. I experienced this yesterday when I found my Marc by Marc Jacobs tote that I picked up years ago in Vegas. As I mentioned on Instagram, its been doused in coconut tanning oil in Turks and Caicos, travelled to Europe and back (twice) and has been carried to school hundreds of times. In today’s OOTD I decided to sport my MBMJ tote and layer up with my favourite H&M coat.

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Before spring is here in full force, I thought I would sport this amazing Acne inspired shearling jacket from Zara. I picked it up in the fall after seeing Pelayo Diaz rocking a similar version on his Instagram and have been loving it ever since. It looks best worn with a simple t-shirt or long-sleeve and a fabulous pair of jeans. Not only is it warm and cozy, but it literally feels like a giant teddybear is giving you a constant hug…It sounds super odd, but if you own a shearling jacket like this you totally know what I’m talking about!

“If you can't be better than your competition, just dress better.” Anna Wintour

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Yesterday was my birthday, which means I turned 20 this year…To celebrate, I thought I would treat myself to this Balenciaga bracelet that I’ve had my eyes on since last summer. I tried it on when I was in Hawaii, didn’t end up buying it and regretted it ever since. I finally found the colour combo that I was after, so I  picked it up!

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Well friends, it looks like Louis Vuitton’s Petite Malle has totally won over my crazy accessory-loving heart!…Perhaps it may not be the most practical, long-term classic (in my opinion), but the design, shape and detailing definitely makes up for it. Don’t you think?

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Oddly enough, I find myself gravitating towards my smaller clutches and completely ignoring the bigger bags that I have in my wardrobe. They’re easier to carry and I like that I only lug around my essentials. A few examples are my wallet, sunglasses, apartment keys and so on. In today’s OOTD I’m sporting my all-time favourite Givenchy clutch and surprise, surprise, a whole lot of black.

“It's always about timing. If it's too soon, no one understands. If it's too late, everyone's forgotten. ” Anna Wintour

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When it comes to candles, I’m all over the place. One day I enjoy sweet, nutty fragrances and the next I’m burning Diptyque’s Feu De Bois. Without a doubt that pungent baby smells like a warm, winter, earthy fireplace (in a good way!)…At the moment, I’m loving the fresh & fruity scent of Baies. Perhaps it’s my ready for spring kind of mood?