Sunday, August 21, 2011

checking out my new apartment area + shopping haul

Throughout the week the forecast for Saturday had been super heavy rain, so I was not expecting to take photos at all that day! The forecast on the actual morning then became "scattered showers" and my boyfriend messaged me if I wanted to take photos about an hour before picking me up. So I was very flustered in the morning as I scurried between my bedroom and the computer room (I don't have a wardrobe in my room, only a rack and some drawers- I put the rest of my clothes in the computer room which has a proper wardrobe), trying to dress according to the weather which was sending me more mixed signals than a broken traffic light. The wind was very strong and cold (it's hard to pose when hair keeps flying over your face!), yet the sun was bright and warm, and I was still unsure if it would actually rain or not!

I ended up wearing this cardigan top with a draped front from Yesstyle, over a plain shirt in case it became hot. I also had a strong yearning to wear skirts (as I usually wear shorts or leggings) so I plucked out this purple skirt I've had for a few years now. Ever since I stopped working and focused on my studies, I've been trying to save money since I no longer have a way of earning $$ on top of my expenditure, lol. Like the Rime of the Ancient Mariner goes "water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink", I say "clothes, clothes, everywhere yet nothing to wear" (which doesn't sound as poetic). I'm therefore making the effort to pull out old clothing pieces from my closet and wear them out as much as I can, so I don't have to slap myself next time for thinking I *need* new clothes!

The location we went to is actually where I'm moving out to at the end of this year, so we were just checking out the surroundings and sussing out what would be my future home :) I'm super duper excited,  there are all these beautiful parks, water features, and even mangroves all within walking distance, yet the vicinity still looks very modern and clean. I absolutely cannot wait! 

Cardigan with drape top: Yesstyle
Shirt: Cotton On
Birdcage necklace: Equip
Skirt: Imprint
Socks: Sportsgirl
Wedges: Therapy
Rings: Diva, Disney Couture

No planning involved with this outfit as I thought it would be heavy rain on the weekend, so no sketch.

Also, here are some of my most recent buys (this is all within about a month, so not too unreasonable, no? ^^")

Staple off-shoulder metallic top $30 from $80, Forecast purple shawl $40

Mustard knit and mint green blouse from Mink (used my store credit note)

Portmans sequin jacket $50 from $160

Portmans maxi $50 from $100

At least almost everything was on sale or was on a credit note! (although the real damage to my bank account was done online *guilty eyes*)


  1. this is super beautiful. You look amazing in these pics ^^. I love your good haul too!
    ~XOXO Charlotte

  2. omg love the pics, which cam do you use? regards
    La Folie 

  3. @ Shara: thanks! all credits go to my boyfriend though since he's the one who takes them. He uses a Canon 5D Mark II.

  4. Very cute outfit! =) And I really like your recent purchases! Especially the ones from Mink.

  5. Girl, you look STUNNING. seriously. Model right there ;) And That sequined jacket has definitely caught my eye. Can't wait to see how you wear it!


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