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 style.com (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 style.com (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 style.com (here, here, here, here, and here)