Wednesday, November 16, 2011

outfit | pop o colour

I know it's been a really long time since I've done a proper outfit post. But I've been busy (and a lot bit lazy). Howeverr, I did brave the rain to take these photos. So, y'know, I think that makes up for quite a bit. I'm just sayin'-- I could get sick and die from the rain. It happens (in the 18th century), really. So I think you should forgive and forget comment on my post.

[wearing] : Country Road grey raglan tee  ASOS leather skirt  Steve Madden suede black heels 
American Apparel yellow leather clutch  Cartier  tank watch  Sportsgirl assorted rings

Saturday, November 5, 2011

inspiration | multicoloured nails

If you've ever been on my blog, you'll know I have an slightly unhealthy obsession with reality tv shows. It started in high school when Laguna Beach first began. You can say me and LC pretty much grew up together. (Of course I was on Team LC, naturally). Then LC and I moved to LA, met Heidi, hated Heidi, loved Audrina then we ditched her too. But we still love Lo.

Anyways, before I move onto Brody and that on-and-off relationship. The point of my story is that I love reality tv shows. And that is the sole reason why I started watching Made in Chelsea. Until the Hills, the scripted scenes just feel that much more stages and all those awkward silences. But I loved the english accents and looking at what they wear. But most of all, I love Caggie Dunlop's multicoloured nails.

So much so that I tried my own. This almost feels like a DIY post. Except that it's not. But this is probably the closest to the DIY post you'll ever find on my blog. ever. Watcha think?

p.s. excues the shitty iphone quality and my stubby fingers

giggles | i have no words...

So apparently a group of people gathered in NY to hold a vigil for Kim Kardashian's wedding. I don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for her. I'm hoping its done in the extremely tongue-in-cheek manner that's I'm interpreting it as. 
Poor girl. Time to give me a call, she can provide the broken heart and I'll bring the Ben & Jerry (cookie dough ice cream of course- not random boys). 
p.s. I will try and refrain from mention more about KK- it's an unfortunate result form my reality tv addiction

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

dreaming | winter days in summer

winter day in summer

Chloé chunky knit sweater, $2,395
Theory black shorts, £180
Maison Martin Margiela lace up oxford, $795
Miriam Salat sterling silver ring, $325
Dannijo yellow gold ring, $245
Dannijo jewelry, $158
House of Harlow 1960 gold ring, $75

If you live in Sydney, you'd understand how much of a pain in the butt the weather has been lately. It's been playing us hot and cold for the past few days, the warm spring weather that we should be getting seems to be only mildly longer than Kim Kardashian's wedding. Sorry, low-blow I know but I had to go there. It's been all over the news and my tumblr. (Really says something about society, eh? Not that I'm one to complain).
If I was $$$ like Kimmy (i feel like we're BFFs) I would be wearing this on the days when Mr Weatherman is giving me the cold shoulder. Of course, Kimmy will try to encourage me into something tighter, lower and belted at the waist. Alas, I do not have that infamous figure. 
And yes, I would wear Maison Martin Margierla shoes on a rainy day. Because I'm baller like that....and my BFF is KK.
I was about to wish everyone Happy Humpday. But then I realised it's actually Thursday. 
My bad.
Happy almost weekend!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

life | hunter valley II

wearing: Stylestalker dress, Sportsgirl lace & chiffon cardigan
sans shoes

I'd hate to live my life as a stereotype but unfortunately I am asian and I am a cheap drunk. These photos were taken slightly tipsy. But at least my outfit was cute sans shoes. I love this Stylestalker dress, it's from a few seasons ago, especially the mesh cutout and the drape of the dress.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

shopping | michael kors

image: shopbop

I'm a sucker for marketing techniques; sales, limited edition, last item left. I wanted to buy this watch when it first came out and since then it's been all over the blogosphere. When things like that happen; I have contradicting feelings of not-really-wanting-it-anymore and feelings of intense I NEED TO HAVE IT. 

But then it became sold out on Shopbop and so my dream went poof!

Then something magical happened, Shopbop emailed me a Friends & Family 20% off code AND THEN the watch was in stock again AND THEN the site said there was only 1 more left. Mes amis, that is fate

What else could I do but buy it?

Friday, October 14, 2011

life | lazy bones

images|tumblr & gary pepper vintage

don't quite know what it is, or why. But lately I've been having way more fun exploring blogs then actually posting or taking photos. I blame it on pending exams. Litigation? More fun to watch then to actually study for. 

But who knows.

Perhaps I'll be back to normal tomorrow.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hunter Valley I

Over the past weekend, quite a while ago I know, I went to Hunter Valley for some R&R. It's about a 2-3 hour drive from Sydney and I swear it's in my DNA or something, the moment we hit a highway- I fall asleep. How gorgeous is the house? It's called Pepper Convent and it used to be a convent that's been converted into a hotel. It's got this beautiful Victorian feel that's mesmerizing.

This was the nicest ice cream! It's called Apple Pie from the Smelly Cheese Shop; they even had the best part of pies THE CRUMBLE.

Even the local convenience store at Hunter Valley was absolutely charming. It was nice to be away somewhere that's down to earth and farmy. But to be honest, I doubt I could stay there for long. I find it hard to be at places that are completely dark at night. Call me paranoid, but I hate the dark. I much prefer the lights and noises of a busy city.

I know I complain about the weather a lot in my blog but it honestly does feel like every time I want to take photos, it rains on me. The weather took a very cold turn a few days before the trip so it was the perfect excuse to bring my new black sheep gilet from Saba*.

*by new, I really just mean newly acquired from my mum's wardrobe. It's the best place to shop <3

have a great weekend!


Fashion blogging was something that I started after months (possibly even years) of consideration. It's a difficult step to take because you know there's always going to be haters out there- and what's worse than negative reactions, is no reaction at all. 

It's a thought that I always try to keep in my head; I blog for myself and I will keep true to myself. But that's not always true- everyone needs vindication for what they do, including yours truly. But I never thought I would receive the amount of support that I do. I know I don't always update very frequently, and I don't always have the time to reply to comments. Ideally I'd love to have the time to reply everyone and visit all your blogs- the ones that I have visited really did blow me away!

But I digress, what I wanted to blog about was just my excitement and gratitude at being featured as Chicisimo's fashionista of the day. I've never been featured before and it still continues to surprise me when people follow my blog or any of my profile on fashion sites.

So I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's supported me, either by your comments or just simply reading my blog. And I wanted to thank you boyfriend for taking photos for me and putting up with my constant shopping! :)

Love you all! <3

p.s. there will be a proper post asap!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

cloudy skies, bright coloured skirt

I'm one of those people that thoroughly believes that the weather has a definite impact on your mood. I also believe that what you wear has an impact on how you feel too.

So what's the best way to combat a cloudy, gloomy day? Wear a bright skirt, of course!

wearing: Peppermint dress (worn as top), Charcoal skirt, Dad's belt, 
Cambridge Satchel, Nine West shoes

I purchased this skirt from a little store at Melbourne's DFO. It was seriously good shopping there, SO much better compared to the DFO at Sydney!

This is actually supposed to be a dress, I bought it from Nastygal more than a year ago; back when the Miu Miu cat print was all the craze. But I'm still loving the print, especially considering my newfound passion for all things navy and lace!
I bought these pair of shoes from Nine West, probably two years ago and I swear I thought the heel was higher when I first bought it. It really goes to show how outrageously tall heels have gotten in the past 2-3 years! The bag is a present from my bf :) !! He ordered it from the Cambridge Satchel Company almost 2-3 months ago and it only just came in the mail. During that time he emailed them about it but there was never any response from them!! I online shop ALOT and I've never bumped into such bad customer service before. TERRIBLE! Especially considering how popular their satchels are!!

Anyways, thanks for reading! Have a great and lazy Sunday! :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

long weekend ahead!

If these Isabel Marant gava pumps had a nasty little love child with these Christian Louboutin studded pumps, it would be this baby

Pretty sick, eh?

P.S. I hope everyone has a great labour day long weekend! 

I'm heading off to Hunter Valley and I still haven't packed yet (mainly because I haven't finished my assignment due tomorrow). But the weather is being a temperamental bitch like always so hopefully it shall be sunny for the next few days! 

can't wait!

Monday, September 26, 2011

my pants are hot hot hot pink

wearing: Country Road shirt, Zara pants, Steve Madden shoes, 
Prada bag, Oroton belt

I think that sometimes when you've been living in one city for a long time, or say most of your life, you forget that there are so much beautiful places that you forget about in your everyday hustle. I found this beautiful piece of architectural haven in the middle of the city- right next to Town Hall train station.

It was truly beautiful!

Beautiful like these hot pinks pants I picked up from Zara. I was a bit nervous when I first bought it but after I wore it the first time I realised how truly versatile these pants are! It's love