Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Berry Fever

'Berry Bliss' Dress: c/o Quirky Circus (only shorts version avail. here)
Denim crop jacket: Forever 21
Boots: Lovelyshoes.net
Heart necklace: c/o Rings and Tings
Photo cr: myself

I wore this outfit to my little sisters' birthday party on the weekend! Both my sisters' friends and my family and extended family came along, so I wanted to wear something that was modest but still bright and trendy. Luckily I received a package from Quirky Circus the day before, as if it had read my mind :) I'm so obsessed with rich berry shades like this- the colour reminds me of raspberries and my favourite lip tint from Tony Moly. One of the best things to wear with a cute sundress is a cropped jacket, because it complements your shape and helps cinch in your waist!

Lately I've been realising that a curse can often be a blessing in disguise. I don't know about anyone else, but I believe there is always a reason for everything. I believe the universe gives us signs and I often listen to them to steer myself on a different path, to make certain decisions, or to see things in a different light. I strongly acknowledge gut instincts and I don't act on anything I have a bad feeling about.

In the past week, I realised something I was upset or frustrated about was actually something the universe gave me to make my life for the better. It was the impetus to break out of a period of stagnation and to set myself up for a brighter future and a stronger me, and it was from one perspective, a blessing. There will be countless curveballs thrown at you throughout your whole lifetime, but some of them do make sense- if you stop to think and acknowledge what you have learnt from it, or some time in the future when you've been shaped into the a much stronger, smarter person than you ever thought you'd be.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Summer Sheer

Sheer button down blouse: c/o Hot Miami Styles (link here)
'Hot rod' bustier: Tobi.com
Denim cut-offs: Love Culture
Heels: Lulus
Clutch: New Look
Bullet necklace: Brandy Melville

I was gifted this gorgeous blouse from my friend Lynn (check out her IG here) the other weekend, and she actually surprise hand-picked a bunch of stuff from Hot Miami Styles and handed me a bag full of gorgeous things. So sweet of her!

The first thing I noticed was that the blouse was really sheer, but luckily an unbuttoned blouse can often make a really cute outerwear piece over a crop top or bustier. The dotted pattern gives it an extra subtle edge that looks really lovely against your skin.

When summer really rolls around and it's time to bust out the crop tops and short shorts on a more regular basis, this blouse would be a really good thing to throw over because it's so lightweight and also makes you feel a bit more comfortable wearing less and less clothing :)

These photos were taken with my older lens and I made a few mistakes with this set, so I didn't want to post them up at first haha. I just came back from my sisters' 21st birthday celebrations, which I had to organise and I'm feeling a bit stressed out and tired from it lol. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dream a Little

'Love is a dream' lace Blazer: c/o St. Frock (link here)
Wrap dress: Forever 21
Statement necklace: Forever 21
'Montana silver haze' Hat: c/o Lack of Colour (link here)
Platform boots: Nasty Gal

photo cr: myself
I bought a new 50mm lens last Friday, and was so excited to test it out! I'm definitely happier with the bokeh than my Sigma lens, and it was relatively cheap too (~$400 for an investment into the blog). Thankfully this was a foggy morning as I'm so sick of dealing with harsh light contrast especially with all the shadows in this area lol, which made photo-taking a breeze.
This outfit was a bit of a mish mash of a bunch of layers I put together, and then just decided it worked lol! I recently received my latest haul from Forever 21 in the mail, and it's another biggie! I got this bodycon grey wrap dress and necklace both from the haul, along with many other goodies.
I was hoping to take the dress out to work, but unfortunately it keeps riding up at the front when I walk so it's a little impractical :(
Since the dress is so body-hugging I thought I would balance out the look with a loose-fitted blazer. There's so much beautiful intricate lace detail on this blazer from St. Frock- and wearing it over a dark-coloured inner layer makes the pattern shine, especially from the back. And how perfect is this wide-brimmed grey hat by Lack of Color? It's such a cool statement piece that's just the thing to give an outfit a boho edge.



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