Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Project 12.12: The 10th Month





 




Read previous posts in the Project 12.12 series here.

Of course for a former shopaholic, shopping detox is not all smooth sailing. In fact, I sold the Stella McCartney cashmere coat and Isabel Marant x H&M leather pants that I once thought were keepers. While my goal to declutter is still going strong, I am not one to have a capsule wardrobe. At least that is not realistic for now. Instead I am giving myself a pat on the back and going for a healthy sized wardrobe. Shopping is all about trial and error. Like how a heavy cashmere coat wouldn't be practical for my lifestyle nor flatter my petite figure. I can always count on skinny jeans but to play up my rather conservative collection of dark denim, I went for tops with soft textures and patterns. Floral, plaid, stripes are exciting yet demure when kept in a subtle color palette.

Pictured above: Isabel Marant Étoile Sonia top, Isabel Marant Rowan silk blouse, Isabel Marant Étoile Ugo flannel shirt, H&M coat, Altuzzara silk shirtdress, Topshop Boutique angora sweater

Monday, 13 October 2014

Spring Calling

Chloé

Tibi

ICB

Isabel Marant

Picking up from my last post abruptly, here are my curated looks from the Spring/Summer 2015 runway. Long gone are the cold days spent wrapped in heavy knits, count me in for some collerbone action in the upcoming months. Though my style is far from girly, I find myself eating my own words after seeing Chloé's collection season after season. This time is no exception. Two of my favorite Spring trends would be lace-up gladiators/sandals and off-shoulder tops! Many of us probably already have something similar sitting back in the storeroom, safe some cash and only update your wardrobe with a few special pieces. Why not start with an embroidered lace dress.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Twenty Something





sweater from Uniqlo, slip dress from Zara, coat from Isabel Marant x H&M collection, boy bag from Chanel, brogues from Stefano Stefani

It felt as if I just turned 18 not long ago but when realisation hits, everyone is suddenly wishing me a happy 21st birthday. Right. They can't be wrong. Next thing I know, I'm shopping for something new the night before my apparently 'big day'. It won't arrive on time anyway, why was I even trying to shop online? Long story short, I went the easy way out and threw on all my classic pieces. In the end I somehow didn't look too silly. That was the look I was going for. haha.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Staple the Label Styling Suite

Pretty sure everyone is dreaded by the lack of colours on the blog recently. Fret not. Winter will be gone before you can even spell b-l-a-c-k. Last week I made a little trip to the Staple the Label press showroom to check out new pieces for the upcoming Spring. I went gaga over the flower arrangement and the Pinterest-worthy backdrop! Green Press added a good touch too, the colours along with the sunshine outside, I almost forgot how I was freezing my brains off just last weekend.

Although I'm not one to be seen donning a floral suit, a subtle pop of pattern or light color works for the cheery season too.

 My pick?

This stingray patterned top and a two-piece stripe set. Styling ideas for cropped top are endless, layer away under a playsuit or over a shirt. Make sure you scroll till the end to see how it looks on.











Friday, 15 August 2014

Style Friday 0.9








credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 56 

Black and white is the theme I'm feeling for the coming week! You can say I'm slightly obsessed with drapes at the moment, lighter fabrics are the best at doing it effortlessly. Why hide your chiffon dresses when it can be winter appropriate by layering a sweater over it? Printed scarfs makes the biggest difference to an outfit too, plus they are easy to take off when you're indoor. Good basic to have- stripes in different variations. Happy Friday! x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Royal Treatment







Right beside the Melbourne city you can find a secluded and exquisite garden with an arty arrangement of flora and fauna. I'm kicking myself for not even stepping into the Royal Botanic Gardens once in my 4 years stay in the city. Visiting on a weekday is a must, you get almost the whole place to yourself with barely anyone around. It's a breath of fresh air. You know how when you get bombarded with something in abundance, you become unimpressed? Now I regret not taking more shots of pretty flowers that I saw. Be sure to bring your camera if you're planning a trip there. Stay warm! x

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Weekend Run




Ugo flannel shirt from Etoile Isabel Marant, grey tee from H&M, skinny jeans from Zara, Betty bag from Saint Laurent, ankle boots from A.P.C (color Marron Glace) 

Hope you caught the sun rays this morning, my uni mate took me to taste some delicious spicy  chicken at a Korean restaurant. The sauce is tantalising to the taste buds yet mild enough that I can actually handle it. Should I be ashamed? Despite my Malaysian background, the slightest amount of chilli can make me feel the burn and sweat a bucket. I love adding hints of chilli to spice up some dishes but too much of it is a formulation for torture.