Thursday, 27 June 2013

GET GIRLY



Girly outfits are not usually my type of thing, but I couldn't resist picking up this mustard skirt when I was in Tokyo. Guess I got inspired by all the kawaii dressing in Japan! I also love how this navy blue top works the lace details in without looking overly feminine. To complete the outfit, I added a pair of sleek patent peep toes to make the ensemble look more grown up.

Top: Opening Ceremony
Skirt: Estnation
Necklace: Chanel
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Monday, 24 June 2013

NOT SO NUDE


Dressing up from head to toe in nude shades doesn't mean we have to look dull. In fact, it's one of the easiest way to put together a classy look. Good quality, classic nude pieces are worthy investment items that can last you for years. Look out for details in texture that differentiates it from the rest and complete the look with a simple yet elegant necklace. I also love these nude shoes with spikes which helps to  jazz up and add some edge to the ensemble!

Top: Club Monaco
Skirt: ALC
Necklace: Chanel
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Thursday, 20 June 2013

BERRY EASY



If you haven't already noticed, I'm obsessed with bright colored pants. They make a strong statement without you having to try too hard. The idiot proof way to wear a pair of berry colored pants is with black and white pieces. Here, I wore it with a white t-shirt and a black jacket. Not only is it so easy and comfortable, the jacket also keeps the outfit smart enough for work.

T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Jacket: Comptoir des Cotonniers
Pants: CK
Bag: Bvlgari
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Monday, 17 June 2013

DUSTY BLUE TWIRL



While I love a pencil skirt for a sharp office look, it's also nice to sometimes lighten up with a flare piece. This dusty blue skirt has lots of movement and has attracted a number of compliments from my colleagues. I like wearing this with a white silk top and smartening it up with a soft textured black jacket. The overall look is light and airy, but not too casual. I always feel an extra bounce in my steps when I'm wearing this skirt!

Top: alldressedup
Jacket: Pleats Please Issey Miyake
Skirt: Abahouse Devinette Luxe
Bag: Chanel
Shoes: Alaïa

Friday, 14 June 2013

BRETON FRIDAY



I can't get enough of Breton stripes. Ever since Coco Chanel featured them in her collection in 1917, Breton stripes have made their way into the hearts of the fashion world and never looked back. I've about 5 Breton tops in an assortment of colors and cuts and I'm still building my collection! This white and navy Breton top from COS is my current favorite. The easiest way to wear this is with black, white and camel, which is oh so classic, you can never go wrong. But to celebrate the end of the work week, I've decided to make it more fun and wore it with a pair of vermillion colored cropped pants. Hang in there ladies, the weekend is almost here!

Top: COS
Pants: CK
Necklace: no brand (from a shop in Omotesando Hills, Tokyo)
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Prada


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

TO POLISH OR NOT



I've a love hate relationship with nail polish. I started wearing nail polish on a regular basis from university days, and have never stopped since. On one hand, nail polish makes you look, well, more polished. On the other hand, they're so damaging for the nails! It's pretty much a vicious cycle. After the nail polish is removed to reveal those stained flakey nails, I can't wait to put on a fresh coat to cover them up so that they look good again. My poor nails hardly have any time to recover.

To control the damage on my nails, I've been limiting gelish to travels. Also, I've been investing in quality base coats that not only helps to protect my nails from further damage, but to help repair my nails to better condition as I continue to keep my nail polish on (vanity rules!). I've been using Jessica Recovery Base Coat for Brittle Nails for the past few months and have been quite satisfied with the results. Regardless, my quest for the best base coat is still on as I continue to test out others in the market.

A few weeks ago, I popped by Sephora and picked up some OPI liquid sand nail polish. The one I'm wearing now is "What Wizardry is This?" The nail polish dries to a matte, textured finish with antique gold reflects. I like it as a cool alternative to the usual smooth glossy finish. It's easy to apply and gives good coverage. The formula is long wearing and doesn't chip off easily, which is a big plus for me. Just remember to smoothen out the edges after the nail polish has completely dried so that it doesn't feel scratchy. Are you a big fan of nail polish like me? Do you have any special tips on caring for nails? How do you like to wear your nail polish?


Monday, 10 June 2013

THE 60'S SHIFT



"One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress"- Karl Lagerfeld

It always helps to have some classic items in your wardrobe that never goes out of style, such as this 60's shift dress. Whenever I'm uninspired and rushing for time, this is one of my frequently go-to pieces. The cut is simple yet flattering, and it goes with anything and everything. Because the dress is all black, I like to have more fun with my accessories. These platform pumps have embossed croc prints on the toe caps and heels, and the velvet material on the sides reflect warm colors of violet, orange and red under different lighting. Complete the look with a pop of orange on the lips and now a black dress outfit is not too simple and plain anymore!

Dress: Club Monaco
Rings: YSL, Bvlgari
Bag: Bvlgari
Shoes: Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 6 June 2013

A FRESH TAKE ON COLOR


Black, white, navy, grey, neutrals. Don't we ever get tired of the same colors over and over again? I do! Why not add a splash of color to your wardrobe and office by donning something different from the rest? Yellow and cyan make an interesting combination which instantly brightens you and lights up the room. So why not consider this if your bosses are not too conservative and for days when you don't need to meet clients. If this combo is too much for you to stomach right now, start with a bright top or bottom and keep the rest of your outfit muted. I'm sure you'll earn a number of second looks from passers-by and your colleagues. Have fun! 

Top: CK 
Pants: CK 
Necklace: Topshop 
Clutch: Céline 
Shoes: Alaïa

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

DANCE WITH THE TIGERS



I love Kenzo's recent collections and managed to pick something up on my recent trip to Paris. Look once, it's a light and airy blouse with tiger prints. Look twice, and you'll notice that whilst the front is a beige color, the back is navy blue. Look again, and you'll find that the tigers form the word Kenzo! I simply love this blouse, which is such a versatile and fun piece that can not only be worn to work, but at the weekends as well. For the office, I paired it with a black laced pencil skirt. Have a roaring week!

Top: Kenzo
Skirt: ASOS
Necklace: Ela Stone
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin