Sunday, 21 September 2014

OOTD: Day Trip

Dress: Hidden Fashion* // Bag: Primark // Trainers: Nike // Sunglasses: ASOS // Watch: tickintorque*

It's been a while since I posted last (what else is new?), and I'm finally back in the UK, ready to begin my final year of uni. I've been moving into my new flat, unpacking and shopping for supplies like crazy, so it was such a relief to escape the buzz of city life for a day trip to York.

Here I'm wearing something similar to my last post - the dress and Nike combination! I'm really loving my new trainers, which I can tell are going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe. The dress is an old gift from Hidden Fashion, back when I won their giveaway competition. And how smart is my gorgeous bag from Primark? It's super sturdy (my DSLR weighed almost nothing in it) and a clever dupe of an ASOS piece I've been eyeing for ages.

Have a great school year ahead, everyone! :)

Monday, 8 September 2014

OOTD: Sports Luxe

Dress: Uniqlo // Necklaces: The Editor's Market and Kollidea* // Watch: tickintorque* // Bag: American Apparel // Shoes: Nike

So much for being a full-time fashion blogger - I came down with the flu almost immediately after my last post and have barely gone out as a result. It sort of put a real damper on my mood, as I'm due to return to the UK in a week and I basically spent a good portion of it in bed with the sniffles!

Maybe you can sense the impending doom with my latest outfit - I've been avoiding pastels as of late, with black being my go-to shade for this A/W season. I also finally got myself a pair of really comfy trainers, although they weren't the Roshe Runs I was looking for (sold out everywhere!). Topped off the look with statement accessories and That Iconic American Apparel Bag, with perhaps a bit too much eyeliner.

What do you all think? Anyone dreading (my last year of) uni as I am? x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Feature: OLLO

Raymond and Debbie, the couple behind OLLO.

As seen in my latest posts, I've been sporting a new pair of sunglasses generously sponsored by a company I chanced upon at the Public Garden flea. 

OLLO is run by Raymond and Debbie, optometrists who decided to offer both practicality and a quirky sense of fashion in their eyewear products. After years in an industry dominated by 'boring' designs, they realised that a niche could be found for interesting, yet flattering, eyewear. Just check out the pictures below for their full range!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

OOTD: Printed Midi

Top: The Editor's Market // Skirt: Stradivarius // Bag: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: H&M // Sunglasses: OLLO*

A/W 14 is nearly upon us, although you can't tell where I am right now! My sunnies game is still going strong, courtesy of OLLO's awesome Rayban-esque design.

Nevertheless, I'm loving the bold and complicated prints of the season, which are featured on my (newly-bought) lightweight skirt. I decided to treat myself after recently securing a training contract, which has become more difficult with the recent influx of lawyers in Singapore. Needless to say, I'm immensely relieved!

Stradivarius has a couple of other skirts really similar to this one, and I might just get the whole set. I think they'd look fab with a chunky knit and knee-length coat! What other combinations do you think I can pull off?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

OOTD: Don't Rain on My Parade

Shirt: sheinside // Shorts: Zara // Shoes: rubi // Sunglasses: OLLO* // Necklace: Kollidea*

Time to combat the recent back-and-forth switch between scorching heat and monsoon rains with practical clothing! These sneakers are cheap enough to risk splashing around in puddles left after the storms, and the cloud print on my shirt aptly fits the current cloudy atmosphere, no? My upcoming Kollidea necklace is a coincidental match for the shirt, too, so I just had to pair it with the whole outfit. How adorable is the little cloud, accompanied by a raindrop and tiny umbrella (see the pictures below)?

But after the rain comes the sun, and I'm so glad I finally got myself a decent pair of sunnies after my old ones got scratched up in Croatia in Easter. My face shape is so weird hardly any classic shapes look good on me, but these Rayban-ish ones from OLLO are a great fit and come with a slew of protective measures against the glare. I'll be posting more about OLLO in the future, but in the meantime, you guys should definitely check out their website!

How has this week's crazy weather influenced your fashion choices? Let me know in the comments below! x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

OOTD: Girls' Night

Jumpsuit, Necklace & Shoes: The Editor's Market // Bag: here & there // Watch: Tickintorque

So... I'm back! Finally ended the busy 5 weeks of back-to-back law internships here in Singapore. I've learned so much and made many new friends, but I have to admit I'm so glad that it's all over. Totally needed a breather from the hectic hustle and bustle of the working life and its monotonous wardrobe.

I went on an impulse shopping trip the other day with a friend, and happily walked away with this take on jumpsuits and culottes. Such a stunning colour as well, coincidentally recalling my primary and secondary school days, which was why I wore this to my mum's school reunion the other night.

It was adorable to see so many of my mum's classmates and teachers rekindling their friendship. I also happened to bump into the 'second generation' girls, i.e. their various daughters.

Although I had such a lovely time with everyone, I did have to help out with the event! Luckily, my RĂ¥ watch from the online store Tickintorque kept me on schedule. It really caught my eye with its wooden face and leather-like strap, and I received a lot of compliments on it from the ladies.

Keep an eye out for more posts, definitely turning into a full-time blogger now that I'm free x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

OOTD: National Day

Dress: River Island // Belt: Vintage // Sandals: Topshop

Time sure flies! Last week Saturday, Singapore celebrated her 49th birthday - this little island sure has come a long way from being a port/fishing village to the amazing city it is today. Sometimes, when I get a glimpse of the skyline of the city, I really am in awe of the progress Singapore has made in such a short span of time.

Despite all of my grouses (hot weather, inconsiderate service, ERP gantries), I do love my country. I could never live the rest of my life without the food, the shopping, the breathtaking views, and most of all, my friends and family.

So here was my own little tribute to the nation - wearing the not-so-flattering colour combination of red and white to celebrate an astounding 49 years! I really love the dress, although perhaps I should have sized down; as you can see, the waist was a bit big and I had to cinch it in with a belt. River Island is such a fantastic brand with beautiful clothes, and this particular piece was a steal at £14 only. Definitely a lasting piece - I could wear this to clubs, a coffee date, or to work!

Speaking of which, I apologise for the lack of posts. I've been swamped with work, job applications and socialising (which I really should have done in the first couple of weeks home), so I've been to busy to document what I've been wearing. Plus, I can pretty much guarantee that I've been wearing pretty much the black and white court attire to work, which is boring me to tears!

I have a couple more collaborations and features lined up, so do stay tuned! x