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Getting Juicy

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Sweater: Gentle Fawn – Backpack: Culture Riot

This past week I did my very first juice cleanse with Lifestyle Juicery. It was quite the experience! I am obsessed with eating and even more obsessed with coffee and wine, so this endeavor was quite a challenge. However, I ended up feeling pretty great after it was over and am still feeling the effects a few days later. I am also quite proud because I managed to do it without cheating at all!
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A Few Of My Favorite Things

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Top: Joe Fresh (similar) – Jeans: J Brand

Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo (30% OFF!) – Bag: DVF (similar)

And just when I didn’t think I could get any more obsessed with clothes (or silk), THIS TOP HAPPENED. I’ve been borrowing my sister’s Joe Fresh silk shirts for quite some time now, but I finally got one of my own. They are the perfect fit. Worn casually with jeans, to work with trousers or tucked into a skirt, it’s all I ever want to wear. Not to mention I signed into my email today to find a nice Joe Fresh news letter announcing that they’ve just launched a collection of floral print versions of the top.
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Show Me Your Look!

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Blazer: TopShop – Shoes: Charles & Keith (similar) – Jeans: J Brand – Clutch: FLYNOW III

So long as I am not having one of those days where I feel I have “nothing” to wear, putting together outfits is pretty much one of my favorite ways to spend the day. I also enjoy lying on my bed wearing PJ’s, imagining all the outfits I COULD wear if it’s wasn’t so damn hot out.

If you are like me and enjoy adorning your body with epic pieces of clothing, then keep reading because I’ve got something that you’re probably going to like.

I’ve teamed up with myfashionstage.com to let you know about their current “New Year New Look” contest. All you have to do is upload an outfit, get the most likes and then WIN $500 USD! Cha-ching.
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Silk Superman

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Top: Jane Suda – Bralette: Community via Aritzia – Shoes: Joe Fresh

Sunglasses: D&G – Shoes: Ostwald Helgason for ALDO

We all know I’m silk obsessed. Well, I recently got a crazy splatter print silk variation of a superman cape from Jane Suda. Yup, next level. So, in true superman fashion, I headed up to one of the rooftop terraces at my apartment and tried to balance in the wind. Don’t worry, I know I can’t fly. Unfortunately, the photos didn’t turn out nearly as heroic/superman-esque as I imagined, but here are some of what we got.
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Stilettos & Jeans

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Top: Pomelo – Jacket: Zara – Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Jeans: Levi’s – Necklace: JOE Fresh – Bag: Kate Spade

Nothing beats skinny jeans and stilettos, especially when it’s Levi’s Revel Curve ID and a pair Louboutin. The Revel jeans hold their shape the exact way in which you bought them (so none of that stretching business) and the Curve ID means you will get the perfect fit. If it wasn’t so hot here I would probably live in them!
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Sonic Skincare

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Writing about beauty or how to make yourself look “good” has never really been my thing. The whole idea of my blogging about makeup just feels a little bit too superficial, and frankly, that’s just not what A Piece Of Elise is about. In case you’re new to my blog, it’s mostly about having fun and being yourself and ultimately expressing that through your clothing. You will see that in most of my posts I’m sporting a giant smile because I love what I do and I definitely do not take fashion (or myself) too seriously. If you fall in love with something that looks absolutely ridiculous, it would make my day to see you wear it. I am not going to sit here and write about fashion rules or things that are most flattering for your body, because that’s just not how I see it. Having said that, I am completely obsessed with bold lipstick, I think it’s a great way to make an outfit that much more fun.
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Elephants Attack

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It took me several trips to Khao Yai to officially get charged at by a wild elephant. It was AWESOME. It was dark and we drove up beside her on the road, I rolled down my window and was half hanging out to get as close a picture as possible. We were about 10 feet away and right as I pushed the button to take the photo, she decided to run at our car. I gotta say, I didn’t know elephants could move so fast, it was like superhuman speed. Not to mention she stuck her trunk straight out in front of her as if she wanted to puncture our truck with it. Our encounter ended with me screaming and Paul flooring the gas as we swerved to the right, as not to actually come into contact with her trunk/weapon and thus escaping to safety. About 400 meters later, we encountered a park ranger who told us this specific herd likes to attack cars. Can you imagine being the size of an elephant and actually feeling as if you were powerful enough to attack gigantic pieces of metal? Now THAT is a boss notion.
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Mandalay, Myanmar

DSC_0161This post is filled with random thoughts and snapshots of our days in Mandalay. The experience was more than magic and once again, I am lacking the ability to describe it. But here are a few little stories, with relevant photos below each portion of text. Enjoy!
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There’s Nowhere Like Home

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Well friends, I am officially done University! Last night I arrived home to my parents house in Canada for the holidays – so happy to be here.

Although I still have an internship in Bangkok come January, the end of school marks a new beginning for myself, as well as A Piece of Elise. Although I am unsure as to what that means, you can expect more frequent posts from me…whether you like it or not.
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The New Zalora

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Big news, friends! Thailand’s virtual fashion world was taken to the next level this week with the launch of the “Thai Designers” section from Zalora Thailand. Basically, we can now shop the who’s who of Thai designers while seated in our silk bathrobes, waiting for our nails to dry and drinking a mimosa. Or more realistically, eating microwave popcorn, crying over Desperate Housewives, wearing probably no pants, but a really big Heineken graphic tee we got for free at the liquor store. Either way, it’s all good.
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