Me: oh shit! They have H&M fur coats on sale for 50% off. Wallet: don’t fall for this–you have too many fur coats already! Me: But not in this pattern/color Wallet: stumped. Needless to say, my self-control is awful and I bought another piece of faux fur from H&M yesterday. Furs being the hot trend this fall/winter has not been good to me (accessibility through the roof). If you have seen my closet, you’ll understand: half of it is monopolized by fur coats/vests/scarves. I just cannot slap my hand hard enough. But I SWEAR! This is my last fur for… But seriously, I got this jacket for $60 bucks!

Life has been rather hectic for the last month and a bit. I handed in my resignation letter about 2 weeks ago and will be a free woman starting January 1st! It’s scary and a bit overwhelming when I sit down and think about it, but I reckon now is a better time than any other to start a business and pursue my dreams. As I had hinted as far back as the summer, a store has been in the works. My 9-5 plus other obligations (namely LIFE) has gotten in the way and things seemed to have been stalled indefinitely until now. Luckily for me, I have a great advisor and web designer who’s going to help me and my blog make this rather big transition in the next little while.

And it’s funny. For you readers who have followed me from day 1 (ie my birthday when I officially started this blog) I wrote that The Haute Pursuit was created to escape the hum-drum of my everyday life. Little did I know at the time this seemingly innocuous hobby was going to turn into a full-fledged obsession and even be the instigator to start my own e-shop and much more. Serendipity has played a huge role in everything and I honestly cannot wait to see what happens next. With all my new found time starting January, I hope to update my blog more as well as write about my journey over to the dark side (self-employment) hehe.

To requote myself quoting another quote: Never stop dream’n.

Photos by Dan

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Wearing H&M faux fur coat, H&M criss-cross back dress, Brenda Alexander Wang bag, American Apparel thigh-high socks, DIN SKO boots Made Her Think ring, Stallone eye glasses



  1. SHAYNA says:



  2. Jihan S. says:

    Gorgeous dress and HOT necklace!

  3. JASNA says:

    I agree, u can never have to many fur coats- I have 4 and I plan to buy lots more next winter : ) Im so glad to hear that you are pursueing your dream and that ur happy, thats the most importnat thing in life…to be happy : )

  4. quynh Le says:

    can’t get enuff of how you used garters with this outfit. holy crap on a cracker – this is beautiful! were the garters attached to the skirt or are you wearing it under the skirt? if it’s not rated x, can you please show photos of how you used the garters here? awesome!!!!

  5. Fie says:

    how is it possible to look like like a million? seriously, i LOVE your style..
    and those boots, i want them so badly! and i also like your fur!
    well, i like the whole outfit – ALOT 🙂
    you have so many “street-credit” in my book

  6. Vanessa says:

    Awww thanks so much!!! That’s truly so sweet!!!

  7. Sharon says:

    Your style ROCKS!! And if you ever tire of that wonderful faux fur in the photos above, let me know – I will be happy to buy it from you! 🙂

  8. RonGAv says:

    Personally I like the fur coat look. Individual, to be sure, but more of a statement of decisiveness and whimsy. My mom used to say, you can’t have enough fur coats. Now I kind of understand what she means.

  9. AARON says:

    Hey love the look, my name is aaron, and I decided to use some of yourpictures for one of my post, and I made sure to site that i took the pictures from you, I hope its ok if you wanna check it out my website is
    ps. great look

  10. Tanya says:

    I like the coat and outfit.

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