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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Casual Sequins

Madison Square Secret Lovers Knit Top in Pink: c/o St. Frock (link here)
Sequin geometric skirt: c/o Lookbookstore
Druzy necklace: Tree of Life
Boots: Nine West

Sequins have always been one of those things that people find hard to dress down, or pull out during the daytime. This long-sleeved knit top by Madison Square found at St. Frock, could be just that practical item that's casual enough for the day with a spot of sparkly sequin goodness. It's in one of my favourite colours (pastel pink of course) and the explosion of sequin at the elbows transform a plain top into something fun and unique!

Embracing the combination of sequin and casual, I also paired one of my favourite glittery skirts- this geometric shape sequin skirt from Lookbookstore with some chunky taupe-coloured boots from Nine West. And there you have it! Toning down sequins for a look that's glitzy yet comfy.

I've been sick this week (there's definitely a virus going around lately!), and as I don't fall ill very often, I always forget how annoying it is to not have the energy to get out of bed or attempt to have a productive day. I thought I would do some housework but towards the end of it I got a mad headache and just lay down next to my vacuum doing nothing but play games on my phone lol. The other annoying thing is that with the medicine I'm taking, it makes me feel so famished all the time! As I didn't have the energy to go grocery shopping I ordered a pizza and actually scoffed the entire thing down myself! I feel like the laziest and grossest slob when I'm sick haha.

And thanks for everyone that participated in my $600 Giveaway with Lookbookstore.co, which ended recently! Lookbookstore.co have already drawn the 3 winners randomly via Rafflecopter, and here they are:

Jean Ooi  (pup_lover_j***@hotmail.com ) - $300 Lookbook Store gift-card
Jennifer Su (love.je***@gmail.com) - $200 Lookbook Store gift-card
Ashley Desire (ashbabex***@aim.com ) - $100 Lookbook Store gift-card

Lookbookstore.co will have already contacted you ladies, so keep an eye on your inbox (or junk mail possibly!) Congratulations! :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Solo Endeavours

Black and white cut-out top: c/o YesStyle (link here)
Jeans: Gmarket.co.kr
Adele Lace up heels: c/o Shop Calico (link here)
Sunglasses: Sabo Skirt
Studded bucket bag: Sportsgirl
The Blogger Ring set: c/o Curated Label (link here)

Photography credits: none other than yours truly!

New day, new blog post! (So on a roll here) I'm so excited to show these pics that I took all by myself! One fine Sunday morning I just sucked it up, trekked to a park, set up my tripod and trusty remote control and snapped some pics. I'm not currently in the most stable relationship right now so I need to teach myself be more independent in several ways, including updating content for my blog by being both the photographer and the model.

I'm pretty happy with the results as it's such a welcome change from my house balcony shots with a more interesting, lush background and with the open space I have greater opportunity to capture pretty bokeh and light. I get to tap further into the capabilities of my SLR, play with Photoshop, and most importantly, do stuff all by myself that I can be proud of! :)

I featured a few items from YesStyle in the previous blog post here http://www.metallicpaws.com/2014/08/back-to-school.html, and today I'm featuring another cute item by them! This black and white striped top has such a striking but simple design, and looks fab over skinny jeans or denim cutoffs for a laidback but trendy look. I'm not always into cut-outs (they need to be tastefully added) but the ones at the shoulders here are perfect and appropriately positioned. The top isn't even $30- YesStyle stuff is so good in being affordable :)

YesStyle's back to school special is still on- get an extra 10% off your purchase + free shipping (without a min. purchase requirement with the coupon code BTSAUG14 :) Ends on 31 August.

Anndd the $600 Giveaway with Lookbookstore is almost ending! Enter here http://www.metallicpaws.com/2014/08/daisy-trim-lookbookstore-giveaway-with.html for the chance to win 1 $300 gift card / 1 $200 gift card / 1 $100 gift card (there will be 3 winners!) 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to School

Yellow cardigan: Valleygirl
Distressed jeans: c/o YesStyle (link here)
Checked top: c/o YesStyle (link here)
Floral backpack: c/o Lookbookstore (currently out of stock)
White flatforms: eBay

So it's back to school time for a lot of you guys! This means comfy sweaters and tees, jeans, and most definitely backpacks to save your arms from all the heavy books/electronic devices you'll be carrying!

YesStyle are currently offering a back to school promo so I decided to take a few pieces from YesStyle and put together something I'd wear to class. First is this checked tee in navy and white from the Korean brand Click! The great thing about YesStyle is that it includes so many various Asian brands from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. The material of this top was surprisingly soft, thick and comfy...with the cute grid pattern it's definitely something that you could wear with both jeans and skirts for an everyday school look.

I also got these ripped jeans from YesStyle from the Korean brand Midnight Coco which are unfortunately sold out at the moment in size small! I think some schools are a bit strict with the 'distressed' or grungy look of some outfits, so make sure you're allowed to have holes in your clothes before wearing them to class haha. I've been loving the look of ripped jeans lately and these ones were really comfy and fit perfectly :)

Not forgetting the importance of being practical...this cute floral backpack can fit all your essentials like phone, wallet and keys as well as a few notebooks and iPad. This is currently sold out on Lookbookstore.co but they still have a number of other cute backpacks here.

YesStyle are currently offering a back to school special! You get an extra 10% off your purchase + free shipping (without a minimum purchase requirement)! Just use the coupon code BTSAUG14 to take advantage of the offer before 31st August.

And I'm shocked to have received a whopping 1500+ entries on my Lookbookstore.co Giveaway contest so far, since it went up 5 days ago! If you haven't entered, make sure you do here http://www.metallicpaws.com/2014/08/daisy-trim-lookbookstore-giveaway-with.html Three gift cards to Lookbookstore are up for grabs, worth $600 in total :)

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