Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Staple the Label Spring 2014

Pretty sure everyone is tired of 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

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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. 

Friday, 1 August 2014

Style Friday 0.8

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I need a duffle bag, preferably in taupe. Taking a pick between canvas, suede or nubuck leather is almost impossible. Recently I've been convincing myself that I need a varsity jacket. The sporty vibe works really well with black colour palette. My e-receipts are pilling up though, I might have been shopping behind the screen too much. What I need now is a shopping detox. Till then happy Friday!

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.

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.