Sunday, May 14, 2017

Relaxed Style

'Mandy' dress: c/o Tobi
'Celene' tan suede shoes: c/o DSW
watch: c/o Daniel Wellington
straw hat: Sportsgirl

Looks like the off-the-shoulder phenomenon is still here to stay...when it's as cute as this pastel blue number it's hard to resist! Subtle frilly detail at the arms and a tiny pom-pom hem add a feminine charm I always appreciate. I remember the first time I started shopping from Tobi back in 2013 and it's nice to know that four years on, they still deliver the goods!

It has been a really long time since my last blog post, and I'm very sorry that I haven't been able to keep up posting and engaging with the community here as actively as I would have liked to. It has been increasingly hard to juggle all the things I want to learn about, improve upon, and accomplish in my life. I've been dabbling in various aspects of design, graphics, as well as setting up a stall at the markets regularly. On top of full-time work, study and gym, there has been little time and energy for even just some sleep! As a result I've had to cut down on the amount of collaborations I say 'yes' to for my blog, and as I'm downsizing my wardrobe and trying to be more conscious and careful with the clothes I buy, this also means less content for the blog. Social media is also becoming increasingly competitive and stressful, when all I want is to create good content, engage with others who create good content, and be part of a supportive network of creatives. I hope that my readers and the whole community here have all been well! :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chinese New Year in Review

'Carmenda' dress: c/o Review 
Shoes: Boohoo

Just when you thought the party season had grinded to a halt, the streets start filling up with lion dances, fragrant food stalls and a canopy of red lanterns adorn the sky. It seems like the celebration of Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) only gets more and more vibrant and elaborate over the years! I was lucky enough to celebrate it with loved ones around me this year, and we feasted on lots of tasty food (not that I really need an excuse to!)

Review kindly sent over the perfect dress for the occasion as well, in a beautiful red lace design. The tiered layers from the waist down are so flattering and gives the dress a flirty, cute touch. I could not for the life of me, get my curls to work in this humid weather- but I think the loose waves ended up offering a softer, more subdued look to this outfit.

I've just returned from a much-needed two month break from blogging, which you may have noticed! Apologies for the long absence... I've had to focus on a new job, decluttering my life from unnecessary distractions and complications, on study, and just overall all-round happiness :) I look forward to catching up on everyone's blogs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Choose Chambray

Chambray top with tie back: Lost in Lunar
Suede skirt: Boohoo
Bag: c/o Glassons
'Edgar' chelsea Boots: by Sol Sana, c/o Shopbop

Chambray is always a summer staple- it oozes breezy, casual cool girl vibes and I've been seeing it everywhere as the weather warms up.  It's been called denim's 'lighter cousin' and I can definitely see why! Chambray is the natural choice if you want a denim look without the fabric being as heavy and tough.

What really drew my attention to this shirt from Lost in Lunar, is definitely the back! This shirt is not your typical shirt, with a refreshing cropped cut and tie up at the back. Definitely helpful in summer to let some fresh air in!

I was also able to get my hands on these gorgeous black ankle boots by Sol Sana from Shopbop recently. The pebbled leather texture on these 'Edgar' boots sold me instantly, as it gives the boot a little bit extra whilst still being practical and versatile. You can find more lovely designs by Sol Sana here.

Here are some more pretty chambray choices:

Tularosa 'Otto' dress / Clu ruffle tee dress / Parker tie embroidered top / Thayer Sonne dress

Tularosa are no stranger to beautiful, romantic pieces! I can't get enough of this lovely high neck dress, especially the pretty touches of embroidery. Chambray is also a wonderful choice for beach cover ups, like this pretty off shoulder number by Thayer, with a dropped waist and ties for a relaxed casual look.

Off-shoulder cuts and chambray is a combination that works so naturally well! You can check out more off-shoulder goodness here.

Also Shopbop have a massive sale on at the moment, where you can save up to 25% off. This applies to anything that has 'GOBIG16' written on it! The sale goes on until Tues 29 November so make sure you take advantage of it (perhaps stock up on Xmas presents?) :)



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