Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Style Friday: Feeling Grey

Perhaps I'm not quite ready to embrace the warmer months, I find myself drawn to stormy colours and knits, specifically from Zara. To think about it, thin knits are a brilliant invention for us Melbourne residence. It functions as an accessory too, slung over the shoulders. We can all agree the gloomy weather today is nothing new. The best thing to do, in my books, is to have a tv series marathon.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Stripe Set



cropped stripe top from Staple the Label*, stripe skirt from Staple the label*, cardigan from Zara, Betty bag from Saint Laurent, sneakers from New Balance, fuchsia lip color from Too Faced

I couldn't pass up this matching set I tried on at the Staple the Label spring showroom, paired with a thin cardigan, this look is perfect for the transitioning weather. As seperates, each piece can be layered and mixed with other wardrobe classics. My recent purchase comes in white suede, not the most forgiving material nor shade, but all is forgiven when it adds an instant healthy glow. So clean and goes with just about everything I have.

*courtesy of Staple the Label PR

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Hey OC

linen shirt from Uniqlo, skirt from Denim & Supply, bag from Opening Ceremony (OCLA), sneakers from Vans, watch from Fossil

Linen shirts are my top picks this spring summer season. I find the linen shirt from Uniqlo's current offering the perfect fit, such good quality for the price too. Its hard to say no to a beautifully crafted suede bag, I still love my Saint Laurent Betty but happy to find this satchel from Opening Ceremony. Its from their previous handbag collection, each model is named after their store in the States. The touch of preppy-ness puts a smile on my face every time I wear it!

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




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, save 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.