Friday, December 30, 2011

NastyGal Picks

Jeffrey Campbell perfect platform
Ynez chain cuff
Nevermind maxi skirt
UNIF garter skirt

Currently lusting over these drool-worthy pieces from Nasty Gal.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Oh how I wish for snow?

Open back top - Oakham Market, jeans - April 77, bag - Charles&Keith

Cats



So yep, I woke the kitty from its afternoon nap. Don't think it liked me a lot.


Oh how I wish for snow...

Bag - Shanghai, platforms - Jeffrey Campbell




Wool sweater - Mango, leather shorts - The Scarlet Room
This wine coloured double zipper shorts has to be my favourite thing to wear this festive season. Self-manufactured by The Scarlet Room, its superior quality gave me a pleasant surprise considering the amount I paid for ($29.90). It's well lined and the leather very smooth. Such a joy!





Photography under the gloomy sky was a pain. Thanks to Yuting who made it possible somehow! Ever grateful to all my photographers <3

Friday, December 23, 2011

Animal Print Pants

Read full article HERE!
I absolutely adore animal print pants. I own one in python print. Those pants usually come in middle rise and three quarter length; not only it prevents a spillage of a muffin top, they show off your cute shoes at the same time!

More often than not the print will look pretty striking so try to stick with plain tops and shoes that does not compete for attention with your pants. I also find pairing pointed shoes with cigarette cut pants extra attractive. Seems like those Audrey Hepburn style pumps are making a return for 2012.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1 Dress, 3 ways

"Basics are the foundation of your closet, because they can practically be worn with anything. Look at basics as a blank canvas that we can create our masterpiece from."

- Chriselle Lim, Fashion Stylist

I cannot agree enough with this statement. I spend hours shopping for all the trendiest outfits but why do I end up with almost nothing to wear for school?

Because I have not stocked up enough on basics. 

As strange as it may sound, my favourite pieces from my wardrobe are my old blue jeans, my Vans sneakers and that black cotton tee. They are my go-tos when I'm running late, they are the ones that match anything and everything and leaves me comfortable at the end of the day. They aren't attractive nor fancy, but there's something about basics that I never ever get bored of.


Bias-cut Tux dress by Dressabelle
Dressabelle's asymmetrical dress was the perfect choice for me. It features a button down collar that is flattering for all but what makes it not-so-basic is that slanted hem. It's flowy without being overly drapey. And don't worry ladies, it comes with a inner slip! (Dressabelle is really considerate when it comes to dressing modestly I promise.)

The Bias-cut Tux dress looks stunning on its own. But I'm going to show you 3 looks that I dressed myself up with using other basic pieces that most people already own.


Look 1: Accessorize

Hey, don't tell me you don't have accessories? Personally, I love black and silver jewelry in metallic finish. That's just my preference.

I wore my some bangles, put on a studded belt and a collar necklace for an interesting neckline. And of course, a hot pink lipstick (MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Speak Louder) really helped brighten up my dark assemble.

Thin silver bangle - FEP, $7 / Beads - Shanghai / Gem bangle - Diva, gifted

Collar necklace - City Plaza, $16



Look 2: Wear a dress as a skirt

Who says dresses are not versatile? All I did to make my dress a skirt was adding a plain sweater. Then, I accentuated my waistline with a thin belt and there you have it - an asymmetrical skirt! The white sweater made my outfit look neat and classy. Besides, it kept me warm and cozy against the cool breeze.

Knit sweater - G2000, second hand




Look 3: Feeling festive

Convert the knee-length dress to a maxi by layering another skirt beneath! The greatest thing about chiffon is its sheer texture that allows other colours/prints to show through.

I chose a pleated velvet full skirt in red that added a dash of colour to my black dress.

Pleated velvet skirt - City Plaza, $30


So which was your favourite look?

If you love the Bias-cut Tux dress, get it soon before it's sold out! Remember, make use of what you already have and with some creativity, you'll be able to recycle your outfits over and over like I do!



Great thanks to my very sweet photographer for the day, Joanne! Thank you <3

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weekend visuals - Wanderlust


We fell in love, deep in space






Bath bomb from Lush



Enjoyed oranges under a blanket of stars



Juice Market's swimwear in Noir Maillot



Have yourself a merry little Christmas :)



Boarding the 'Titanic' as actual passengers in the past


<3

Nigel and I finally spent a well deserved vacation together, to celebrate our year together as a couple, to pamper ourselves with the humble amount of savings we have accumulated. I think it's really important we allocate quality time since we're so busy with school and various commitments.

Our mini getaway was well spent in a boutique hotel Wanderlust. It appears as an average looking Peranakan style house but don't underestimate what it has to offer. We were well taken of to every minor detail; the room was well equipped with everything despite limited spaces. I especially loved the instant coffee machine - perfect for a coffee addict like me.

We also visited the 100th anniversary Titanic exhibition. One of our favourite things to do is visiting museums/ exhibitions! And let me tell you, it's a MUST. If you watched Titanic as a child, you'll definitely be able to relate better to Titanic. The exhibition was really informative and emotional. It tells a complete story, unlike the movie, it puts you in the shoes of many victims who lost their lives. As cheesy as it may sound, I even teared at this quote that was displayed in the exhibition:

"We have lived together for many years. Wherever my husband goes, I go." 

- A lady who refused to get on a life boat

That is love.

Anyway, if you happen to be interested, the Titanic exhibition is at MBS Arts and Science Museum, opens daily from 10am to 10pm. Tickets are priced at $24 but OCBC card holders get a 20% off.



Let me just end off with my favourite Christmas song of all time. She sings beautifully. Brought me so much peace and joy. Hope it does for you too!
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