Thursday, 31 July 2014

Coveted: Acne Studios Bijou Tee

I've never paid much attention to picking up t-shirts, in the past my t-shirts have always been sourced from Zara or Topman. It has come to my attention that my wardrobe is lacking something, specifically a dark coloured tee. I do love this uber dark grey colour, which is always a good alternative to black. Yup it's labelled black on the site but in person it's more of a faded black. I ordered this Bijou tee last week and was more than satisfied with my purchase. On sale too. It's nothing exciting but a t-shirt. Does this post gets any more interesting? I rarely say this but thanks if you've read this far. Can't wait for Style Friday series tomorrow!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Nuffnang Cocktail Night at Los Barbudos

Classic Mojitos

Ron Collins
Tom showing us a few things on making spiced rum

Hot Buttered Cocktail

Los Barbudos serves a classic list of Cuban cocktails so authentic you would think you were teleported to Cuba for a moment. The sight that greets you upon entry is a cozy, long space with unmatched frames and black and white photographs. The evening warm up started off with Mojitos for the ladies. Having missed the previous Nuffnang cocktail nights, I'll probably kick myself if I miss it this time around. We were all spoilt with fancy drinks and Tom made sure that not a moment the bar-top was empty.

After downing three or four cocktails, I eventually lost track of what ingredients went in which drink. But the night came to an end with this drink I've never had - consisting a mix of warm soy milk, cinnamon, honey, rum and et. cetera... (oops...) served in a blue mug.

Thanks Los Barbudos and Havana Club for the great hospitality. Congrats Hayley for bringing home a bottle of perfectly spiced rum! I'll be back for a laid back weekend to try out the modern African food truck (Jabili's Kitchen) out the back.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Coveting: R13 Oversized Plaid Flight Jacket

Plaids or some call it check, might have just received an open invitation as a classic pattern in my heart. Red is a pop of color that I wouldn't mind wearing occasionally, especially on dull days, isn't it only natural that we reach for something bright?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Perfect Check

knit from Zara, Ugo check shirt from Etoile Isabel Marant, coat from H&M, Scarlet boots from Isabel Marant

This flannel check shirt is a new buy, as always I have the urge to wear my new pieces asap. Waiting for the next day can be long, so the likelihood of me wearing it at home is quite high. I love the casual flair the pattern adds. Layering up on top is something I wouldn't miss to avoid cold shivers, my legs though is pretty much less sensitive to cold. Isn't this the same for majority of the female population? When I was in Japan last winter, girls were dressed in skirts and stockings. Winter mornings in Japan can be hard. It snows too may I remind you. So I give props to whose how can brave through the day in said outfit and still stay warm. And doing that in heels, riding a bike and trying to dodge a sea of people. I will get there some day.

Coveting: Acne Suede Skirt

I'm lusting all things suede at the moment. Yes I worry a lot about food accidents when carrying anything made of suede but slowly thats happening less.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fuzzy and Blue

Sweater from Topshop Boutique, jeans from R13, Betty bag from Saint Laurent, quilted sneakers from Chloe

I don't usually go for blue sweater thinking the colour clashes with blue denim I so often wear. Throwing in splashes of other colours makes the monotone a bit more interesting. For example the sporty burgundy stripes on my sneakers. What else you couldn't see here is the quilted details. I really should take close up pictures of them next time. Taking care of mohair is quite tricky but unlike wool, a vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles. To increase lifespan of your mohair pieces, soak in lukewarm water when it needs a good wash.

Style Friday 0.7

credits: 1, 2, 3, 456, 7, 8

Happy Friday, stay warm and chic! Outfit post coming up tomorrow. Bisou bisou x