Monday, 29 July 2013

ORIENT ART



Red and blue are one of my favorite color combinations. This shantung silk looking top with its vibrant prints is an attention grabber. It also has a nice touch of sheen, which makes it look more luxurious. I've worn it with denim shorts, skinny pants, and this time, with a navy blue pencil skirt. I'll even wear it to bed, because it's as comfortable as pyjamas, except it will be such a waste to do so!

Top: Zara
Skirt: alldressedup
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Thursday, 25 July 2013

ASYMMETRICAL SNAKE



I wear this dress to the office on days I don't feel like looking too corporate. The material is very light, which makes it perfect for the summer heat. I think that snake prints can also be office appropriate as long as the length is modest. Personally, I try to keep to the general rule of not having the dress/skirt end more than 2 inches above the knee. Also, if a dress is so form fitting that you can hit the clubs in it, then it's probably not too suitable for the office. We all deserve some dress down days at work, as long as we do so with some respect for our job and bosses.

Dress: minimum
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Elizabeth and James

Monday, 22 July 2013

TANGERINA



I've been quite obsessed with orange lately, picking up a couple of orange lippies in recent weeks and then this skirt on my last trip to Hong Kong. I really like how figure hugging the skirt is for the most part, upping it's lady-like factor, but ends with a flippy hem which swishes around when I walk, making it fun and girly at the same time. To stay on the feminine yet girly theme, I completed the outfit with a peter pan collared lace top. I definitely feel an additional bounce in my step every time I wear this skirt!

Top: Ray Beams
Skirt: Carven
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin



Thursday, 18 July 2013

SUMMER BLOOM



The hot summer weather brings to mind fields of blooming flowers. Naturally, I dug out this floral top that I've had for ages. I typically wear this with shorts and slippers, whether when I'm roaming around the city on a summer vacation or just for a day out at a beach, but that doesn't mean I can't wear it in the office! I keep the outfit casual and easy by wearing it with a pair of dark red pants and completing the look with nude colored accessories. The top is so light and airy, it's the perfect thing for this fiery weather.

Top: Zara
Pant: CK
Bag: Chanel
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Monday, 15 July 2013

WHEN VIOLET AND LIME COLLIDE



What do you do to keep yourself warm in a cold office? Like lots of other women, I leave a neutral color sweater and shawl on my seat for chilly days. I must admit though, the sweater and shawl are not exactly the most beautiful items I have. They're just there for practical reasons with aesthetics much lower down on the list. When I first saw this jacket, I knew I need it. It is of a longer length compared to my usual jackets, and the violet color is an interesting addition to my wardrobe. I also love the draping and cuff details on the sleeves. It's one of those items that you can simply throw over your existing outfit and immediately add more style and attitude to it. Now I can keep warm and look good at the same time!

Top: Sass and Bide
Jacket: Atsuro Tayama
Skirt: T by Alexander Wang
Bag: Céline
Shoes: Elizabeth and James

Thursday, 11 July 2013

NINJA WARRIOR



When all else fails, go for black! Black doesn't have to be boring or predictable though. To keep an all black outfit from looking bland and flat, I picked a top with an interesting neckline and wore it with a pair of pleated pants that taper towards the ankle. I also like how the waistline and pockets are decorated with leather trimmings. Add a pop of color to the outfit with a red bag and finish off the look with leopard pumps. Now I'm all ready to fight through the working day!

Top: Carven
Pants: CK
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Monday, 8 July 2013

SHEER ABSTRACT



In this scorching hot weather, I naturally reached out for a light breezy dress. I've had this dress for a number of years but I never get sick of it. It's extremely comfortable and easy to wear, and yet has that bit of edginess that commands a second look. The ruching and unique tailoring details, together with the sheer fabric, brings about a very interesting dimensional effect to the piece. I'll definitely still be wearing this in the years to come!

Dress: Acne
Clutch: Céline
Shoes: Christian Louboutin




Friday, 5 July 2013

SIMPLE PLEASURES





One of the ways I like to pamper myself is with a spa visit. On my last birthday, I checked out Espa at Sentosa and tried out their salt and oil scrub. It turned out to be the best scrub I've ever tried. Not only was it gentle on my sensitive skin, it was so moisturising that I can still feel its effect days after.

On my last trip to London, I was unwittingly coerced into a Soap & Co store. The salesperson had me try their salt scrub and I was instantly bowled over - it felt just like the salt and oil scrub at Espa. Needless to say, I bought a bottle and have been using it since on a weekly basis. The sea salt was derived from the dead sea, and enriched with grape seed and sweet almond oils. My skin feels buttery smooth after each use and I can see clear improvement in problem areas such as the elbows and knees. 

It's a simple and easy indulgence we can all enjoy in the comforts of our own home every week!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

GO WITH THE FLOW



I've a number of skinny pants in my wardrobe, because they're so easy to wear. But once in a while, I like to put on this pair of slightly wide, boot legged pale pink pants. It goes really nicely with this handkerchief-ish white silk top to give a soft and elegant silhouette. The top has some ruching details around the collar to add interest, yet keeps it simple enough to easily coordinate with other bottoms.

Top: alldressedup
Pants: CK
Bag: Hermès
Shoes: Christian Louboutin