Monday, December 26, 2011

A Holiday of the Past

Following a week of rain and gloomy grey skies, the heavens finally cleared up in an effort to create a beautiful, clear Christmas day. While the holidays could certainly be deemed one of the most hectic weeks of the year, I completely enjoy the pre-Christmas sales. This year, I managed to find one of my now most coveted pieces of clothing, a vintage inspired lace shirt. For a casual day out, I paired this piece with a pair of denim cutoffs and floral booties. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. x.

~ i'm loving the conical heel of these booties ~

~ this year, i opted for a glammed-up gold wreath ~

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Light Up My Night

Lately, I've had this addiction to classical and novelty scented candles. They give off a gorgeous aroma that travels throughout the whole house and personally, I find them as a perfect compliment to a rainy day or you know, just because. As Christmas is fast approaching, I've set out to find the homiest scents and those that bring around  some much loved deja vu.

~ a christmasy gingerbread scented candle - 'Gingerbread' by Space Candles ~

~ a sweet vanilla caramel - 'Tahaa' by Glasshouse Fragrances ~

~ an exotic coconut lime - 'Montego Bay' by Glasshouse Fragrances ~

~ the ultimate regality of violet and white amber - 'Versailles' by Glasshouse Fragrances ~

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Lacey Love Affair

When lace first manifested on the fashion scene, no way was I sold into wearing the cloth made for elderly women. But as the fleeting years passed, the concept of donning lacy garments started to grow on me, and now, I have transformed into a slightly obsessed lace-loving freak. The thing I treasure most about lace is the glamorous 1920's vibe every time I dress myself in the fabric. And to top it off, chunky gold necklaces work every time as an old school vintage finishing touch.

Images via (here, here, here, and here)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Calling for Sunshine

~ summertime calls for wafer cones + ice cream ~

After months of wishing and hoping, Summer has finally arrived. And along with it comes its little treasures. This sticky season, I hope to properly explore the city I have been living in all my life, and am set on uncovering its hidden talents. Usually, I haul all my essentials to the beach and lounge around skimming through magazines books for hours on end. This year, keeping up an active schedule doesn't seem like such a nightmare.  Although I am bound to get reeled into yet another daydreaming state of mind.

~ colour? yes please! ~

~ the backward necklace is something i must conquer this season ~

~ with my hair swept into a neat bun, over-the-top earrings will steal the show ~

~ nobody carries a fan outside anymore, maybe that will change this summer… ~

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


~ Something Else shirt, Zara shorts, Marc by Marc Jacobs Clutch, Rings (details below) ~

Here's my philosophy when it comes to summer: pile on the accessories! Inefficient, maybe - i mean, metal wrapped around your body parts for hours on end isn't the most comfortable feeling- but as layering disappears and all you're left with are sheer fabrics and shorts, one may find pleasure in accessory stacking. I must confess that I'm white new to the concept of layering rings and other shiny things but if I'm going to be a jewelery hoarder, I may as well put them to good use. Do you have any tips on the art of layering?

~ rings from left to right: Hot Diamonds, Thomas Sabo, Marc Jacobs, Hot Diamonds, Pandora, Hot Diamonds ~

~ Coach shoes - nothing like an exotic python print to brighten up my day ~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Texture Nation

~ fur at Balmain ~

As winter starts to roll around in the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to explore the world of texture. Since it is a tradition of mine to travel to a foreign land during the holiday season, there is a 50/50 percent chance that I will be traveling to a winter wonderland where wearing faux fur is something I have tackled in the past and isn't too daunting for me to flaunt. Perspex and PVC on the other hand is an entirely new concept that I'm not yet sure whether or not I have the courage to wrap myself in. But say, if I do journey to a paradisaical island where all my dreams come true, I have my familiar friends such as chiffon and silk to accompany me. 

~ industrial materials at Costume National ~

~ chiffon at Elie Tahari ~

~ sequins and gel filled PVC at Christopher Kane ~

Images via (here, here, here, and here)

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Mini Solution

~ Mulberry Shrunken Lily Bag - aesthetically pleasing and functional ~

I admit, there are times where I come across as a paranoid crazy person who refuses to carry her mobile phone in her hand with no purse while grocery shopping, just in case of a highly unlikely situation where say, she might accidentally drop it in the yogurt section of the cold foods aisle, so leave it to luxury brand Mulberry to create the perfect solution to my slightly OCD self. I'm quite certain that 'Shrunken Lily Bag' says it all. My beloved Blackberry, a mini gloss and cash will all squeeze into the pint-size genius that is the Shrunken Lily Bag - in all its glittery glory.

~ T by Alexander Wang singlet - this season, i've gained an admiration for a variety of back shapes such as cut out, open, or racer back ~

Friday, November 11, 2011

Colour Me Crazy

~ 3.1 Phillip Lim ~

As my penchant for vibrant colour blocking is starting to develop, I've been taking note of the latest colour trends from the runway. Although I like to keep my colour blocking to a minimum - usually with a fun piece here and there, I have never coordinated a whole outfit with the colour of the pieces either complimenting or contrasting each other. As summer is approaching, my crystal ball tells me that as I stop layering my clothes, I'll be able to combine various colours to create a look that I have never rocked before.

~ Costume National ~

~ Balenciaga ~

~ Derek Lam ~

~ Balenciaga ~

Images via (here, here, here, here, and here)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Minus the Back

~ Something Else top, Zara skirt, Vintage belt, Asos clutch, Miu Miu sunglasses, Coach flats ~

After a weekend of slightly disheveled dresses and undone hair, the beginning of the week always marks the resurrection of my usual self.  Lately, I've been quite enjoying cut out back garments not only because the weather is rising to uncontrollable temperatures (albeit it's mid-Spring) but because I am highly invested in discovering a backward necklace - no luck yet. After receiving my oversized clutch in the mail, I was highly skeptical as to how much junk of my belongings were able to be forced into it, and to my surprise, the entire contents of my bag found a home.

~ not only do these metal tabs physically weigh the collars down, but also add a delicate feature to the lightweight top ~

~ oversized clutches are on the top of my worship list at the moment ~

~ i'm beginning to love the cut-out back and how it adds a significant difference to the ensemble ~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Slumberous Weekend

~ Vero Moda dress, Seed Femme slip dress, Vintage belt, Mulberry bag, Miu Miu flats ~

Welcome to my shamefully lazy weekend. Evidence includes the showcasing of ballet flats within closest reach to me, and a wrinkled - although i quite like that look - rusty shirt dress. Suffice to say, my mood today did quite match my ensemble seeing as I awoke after noon. I must say that I am quite enjoying these calm and sloth-like days, and although I should appreciate rare days such as this one, I really do miss days of non-stop, and slightly frantic functioning - typical city girl style. But, as I do seem to be in quite a lethargic phase, I have found the perfect song to constantly replay here.

~ the uneven hem of the dress adds a nice detail to the overall look ~

~ the accentuation of the rounded hem on a classic shirt creates a laid-back appearance ~

~ i've always had a penchant for the creases that are created when sleeves are pushed up ~

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Revelations

~ necklace and bracelet layering, as per my Arm Candy post ~

Although Halloween is gone with the wind, it doesn't necessarily mean that the many frivolous and extravagant costumes must disappear too. In fact, many trends that were spotted on the Halloween scene this year can be incorporated into your every day wardrobe. Although sequins and gothic glamour may not survive as an on going staple in your style, they certainly perk up a dreary day.

~ a touch of Hollywood/gothic glamour may incorporate the latest trend of polka dot stockings ~

~ instead of an array of statement pieces, you may wish to subtly wear one ~

~ although i have not visited the concept of corsetry as outer wear, i'm sure the look gets successfully pulled off on many ~

~ yes, i do believe that when worn in the right context, sequins are fabulous and fine ~

Images via (here, here, here, here, and here)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Insouciant Summer

~ Zara blouse, Zara shorts, Vintage belt, Miu Miu Clutch, Miu Miu pumps ~

Fulfilling my promise, I managed to drag myself out of bed and purchase a polka dot blouse. Surprisingly, I found it quite easy to find a perfect pairing with my new found treasure. I opted for a pair of mid rise shorts with a plain leather belt, and sticking to my colour scheme, a pair of black patent stilettos and a soft leather clutch. These days, I seem to find myself instantaneously grabbing a pair of structured shorts of a material I prefer to be close to silk instead of my outworn denim shorts. Must be a me thing. On a different note, after just viewing Breakfast At Tiffany's for the first time (and loving it), I've decided that the next trend for me to conquer will be the backward necklace.

~ the sheer fabric and the fact that it floats in the wind is what attracted me to this blouse ~

~ the gold zipper at the back creates a subtle, yet unmistakable detail ~