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 ~

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cat Eyes

Ah, cat eyes, how I adore you (yet I hate cats). Will one ever get enough of the ever elusive cat eye? I think not. Whether it be on my eyes, or my eye glasses, I idolise the iconic cat eye look. There's something quite sultry and exotic about the particular style that makes me believe that I will never quite get enough of it. In fact, my favourite pair of sunglasses just happens to be of a cat eye frame. So the next time you're rushing out the door, don't forget to give your eyeliner a subtle flick. I mean, who can't resist a day of resemblance to a 60's icon?

~ the beautiful Sophia Loren ~

~ add more strokes to the classic one wing look ~

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Arm Candy

Gorgeous, no? As of late, I am warming up to the concept of exhibiting a statement piece in my everyday outfit rather than a range of complimentary, and rarely contrasting colours. Unfortunately for me, I'm never quite confident enough to pile on the baubles when it comes to accessorising. But I digress, and seeing as summer is around the corner, taking inspiration from elegant fashionistas on the street seems to be my best hope.   

~ bright candy colours will always make my day ~

~ an absolutely stunning exotic serpent piece ~

~ i've accumulated many bangles, and this is the perfect way to showcase them ~

~ i'm loving the contrasting elegance of the clutch with the playful wrist pieces ~

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcoming Spring

~ Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan, T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, Zara shorts, Miu Miu flats, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Michael Kors watch ~

As the weather starts to sizzle and the humidity starts to roll in, the last thing one wants to do is dress in suffocating body con garments. During the summer months, my uniform tends consists of tailored shorts, over-sized tees, and a brightly coloured bag for that much needed pop of colour. Although the power shoulder made its gracious exit a lifetime ago, a ballooned shoulder is something I cannot resist, and when glittered stripes are added into the equation, there is no tearing me away.

~ a beautifully ballooned shoulder ~

~ the texture of this leather is true and timeless ~

~ i've discovered various ways to carry drawstring bags, e.g. folding the corners in ~

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spot On

~ Louis Vuitton ~

~ i'm loving how the buttons add to the effect of the already present polka dots ~

~ Stella McCartney ~

It's official, polka dots are back. Now, I don't mean to sound that in a negative tone, but I haven't always been the biggest fan of spots and polka dots. Although seeing the trend play out on the runway this Spring season, I have almost been convinced otherwise. Rather than just the traditional printed patterns onto fabric, laser cutting and light chiffon fabrics revealed themselves. Although I don't see myself dressing in spots on spots, incorporating a couple of pieces into my wardrobe doesn't seem to be a horrifying concept. Will you be working this trend for Spring?

~ Vivienne Westwood ~

~ Vivienne Westwood~

~ Alexander Wang ~

~ Alexander Wang ~

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Off the Shoulders

I've been noticing a trend where in chilly yet not glacial weather, people have been nonchalantly throwing their jackets over their shoulders instead of utilizing the customary armholes. Personally, I find this look chic and elegant, and have been practicing this skill myself. I find this practice particularly useful on days where you step out of a department store building where the AC has been jacked up to sweltering magnitudes, and instead of taking the liberty to transfer your belongings from one arm to another in order to forcefully drive your arm into the armhole, one would just throws their jacket over their shoulders in a single swift movement. Now, the garment that resulted from this stroke of genius, is the ever-cool cape, which I have yet to get my hands on.

Images via (Tommy Ton Fall 2011 RTW, Spring 2012 RTW)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Neon Flash

As an avid fan of the Tom Binns and Erickson Beamon neon themed jewellery for the current and past season, it's no wonder that I would soon get on the band wagon and try a DIY version of the extraordinary pieces that I have long desired for, yet still do not own. Sticking to the 'fluro' motif, I ransacked my nail varnish box for the pink fluorescent varnish I stashed away years ago, and the bright orange polish I purchased last season. This project was exceptionally easy to complete, and can surely be carried out on various other shades and pieces (i.e. necklaces, brooches, etc.).  

~ choose a piece of jewelery embedded with clear diamantes ~

~ Creative Nail Design #265 Hottie ~

~ choose a nail varnish and paint over the center piece with a fine brush ~

~ Chanel Dissolvant Doux Nail Colour Remover ~

~ between each nail shade, clean your brush using nail polish remover ~

~ O.P.I. Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? ~

~ select a different colour and start to paint the surrounding diamantes ~

~ kit Blow Out ~

~ you can play around with as many different colours as you wish ~

~ you may find that you may need to paint a couple of coats to create an opaque look ~

~ O.P.I. Top Coat ~

~ once the varnish has dried, paint over each diamante with a coat of top coat ~

~ finished product ~

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pastel Palette

~ Josh Goot cardigan, Gap singlet, Zara shorts, Mulberry bag, Miu Miu flats ~

I was thankful that my last day of freedom before school commences again for spring, that the weather graced us with the presence of the sun and clear blue skies. While assembling my first true warm weather ensemble, I was drawn towards a pastel colour scheme with a pair of fresh white shorts. I've decided that my goal for the summertime is to incorporate bright, invigorating colours that will trump the monochromatic colours that I seem to keep hoarding season after season. I admit, these are my first pair of white shorts, and yet, I am quite impressed with the way it pulls together the light ensemble.

~ i love how sheer cardigans, such as this one, float in the wind as you move ~

~ these shorts have certainly convinced me to go on the hunt for more crisp white pieces ~

~ Miu Miu flats never cease to impress me ~

~ Miu Miu sunglasses ~

~ my most coveted pair of cat-eye sunglasses ~

Friday, October 14, 2011

Break from Reality: Part 2

~ view from below ~

I must admit, after my adventures in a town (for a mere 4 days) where my routine was basically: wake up, eat, sit by the pool, eat, sit by the beach, eat, sleep, I am not entirely content about returning to my former life of non-stop chaos. Whilst my vacation certainly served as a well needed break from pulling all-nighters due to studying for tests, I've decided that I've had enough of the sun for now, and actually wouldn't mind returning to a city where the person sitting next to you in a restaurant doesn't exactly acknowledge you. I hope you've all had a fantastic week, and here are just some snippets (and basically my holiday in a nutshell) for you. 

~ Louis Vuitton bandeau (worn in hair), ginga bikini top, T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, Longchamp tote ~

~ sticking to my laid-back MO, i've been wearing my bikini tops under my tees ~

~ it! jeans, Stuart Weitzman wedges ~

~ for a dinner out, I slipped into my jeans and some strappy wedges ~

~ the whole 4 days, I have carried all my belongings in my roomy Longchamp tote ~

~ fresh fish and chips poolside ~

~ an icy mango smoothie to dull down the rising temperature ~

~ a captivating beach read ~

~ i'm loving vibrant colours this season, especially this purple hue on my Diane Von Furstenberg flip flops ~