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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 :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Daisy Trim + Lookbookstore Giveaway with 3 Gift Cards!

Floral bustier: c/o Lookbookstore (link here)
Pink daisy trim kimono: c/o Lookbookstore (link here)
Crochet trim Shorts: c/o Awwdore (link here)
Shoes: Lovelyshoes.net
'Classic Bristol' Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (link here)

Photo credits: Evoque Photography

Wow it's strange looking at these photos we took on the weekend when it's absolutely pouring buckets outside right now! Luckily we found a rare sunny day and I was actually able to wear a crop top and short shorts. It's like we're in a completely different season now, in the span of a few weeks! 

I have so many kimonos already (love their flowy shape!) but not like this one with the adorable daisy trim from Lookbookstore. It's so pretty and unique and happened to complement the crochet trim on these shorts from Awwdore. Pair them with a cute crop top (bustier also from Lookbookstore) and chunky platform boots and you have a festival look perfect for summer!

Giveaway
Hope you guys liked this outfit and all the pieces I'm wearing, because...I'm hosting a Giveaway with Lookbookstore.co, with three winners! :)

Please fill out this Giveaway widget below to record your entries!

a Lookbook Store giveaway
Here are some basics:
*Start Date: Aug 19 -8am EST
*End Date: Aug 26th - 11:59pm EST
* open internationally
*3 winners in total
*Prizes: 1 $300 gift card / 1 $200 gift card / 1 $100 gift card

What are the entries?
(the links should be within the ^ Giveaway widget, please use the widget to record your entries :))
*Follow Metallic Paws on Facebook (10 entries/points)
*Pin a Picture from Lookbook Store with my picture provided (10 entries/points)
*Follow @lookbookstoreco on Pinterest (5 entries/points)
*Tweet a message : Join @lookbookstore #giveaway to win $600 gift card to get FREE clothing on @_izzi's blog: http://metallicpaws.com/ (10 entries/points)
*Follow @lookbookstore on Facebook (5 entries/points)
*Follow @_izzi on Twitter (5 entries/points)

None of these entries are compulsory (I know last time I ran a giveaway some of you guys said that you didn't have an account on certain social media platforms).
So with voluntary entries and three winners, there's a good chance of winning! Best of luck! :)

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