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[LOTD] A Walk in the Park – Color Blocking

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Hello everyone!
I’m into bright clean colors recently and cobalt blue is the perfect safe color to try. Was abit of a regret cos it was so hot (and humid) that day to really enjoy myself. Going through the pics I realise I wasn’t smiling in any of them too!

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Missypixie top, Triselle jeggings, Tangs Studio slingback heels, clutch from FEP, Gorjana bangle, belt frm Isetan

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[LOTD] French Country Prints – Of White & Blue

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Hi everyone! It’s a long weekend over here in Singapore. Many people like to take this time to travel and for the likes of me staying in town, it’s a great time to catch up with friends over tea & cakes 🙂

This is my stepford wife getup. It’s prim and proper, complete with pearls and curls for that polished look.

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Love & Bravery dress, BCBG pumps, Accessorize hairband & earrings, Pearl necklace from craft shop

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I adore this french country prints. Although the prints on my dress isn’t exactly like that but it has that feel.

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Sitting and looking demure while waiting for Marie to arrive. We went to Table Manners @ Changi City Point. A nice non pretentious place where I would recommend their sea salt caramel tart. Give their strawberry shortcake a miss though.

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Love the v back. Pardon the flyaway hairs.

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Have a lovely weekend wherever you are!

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LOTD – Tweed is the New Chic Cheap

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One of my all time favourite fabrics is tweed. There is something in the richness of the texture that invokes images of all things British and scholarly chic. In fact, I find tweed so classic it is probably an eternal love affair.

When I was in London in December, I pounced on the opportunity to visit my Shrine of Fashion – Primark. I know many critics find Primark too mass-produced or with poor quality clothes. I remember fondly how I bought tons of things from Primark in Northern Ireland and they lasted pretty well.

So today, I am going to feature fashion that can be cheap but look chic. Of course, to achieve the perfect juxtaposition, I had to choose one of Singapore’s most chic landmarks, Singapore Art Museum.

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Yellow tweed dress with black faux leather Peter Pan collar, Primark UK

Black ballet flats with butterfly accessory, DMK

Black satchel, Charles and Keith

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The shoes are way comfortable and perfect for a day of walking through the galleries featuring Asian artwork. The satchel is roomy enough to put the essentials but for me, it was a struggle to keep myself from packing my usual load of stuff.

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It was truly a day when chic met cheap.  Proof that we can all indeed aspire to be a diva on a dime, to quote the Canadian fashion show title that used to air in Singapore.

Lookbook – My Chinese New Year Looks of 2013

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My apologies for being so tardy with posts. I believe my fellow contributors have been instrumental in keeping this blog alive.

Now that we have gone international (*waves hi to foreign friends*), I thought I’ll share a bit of our culture as Chinese in Singapore celebrating a key event unique to our heritage.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebratory affair spanning across 15 days, where people would visit their family, loved ones and friends decked in their new clothes with Mandarin oranges and well-wishes. Auspicious sayings will be exchanged and people usually indulge in plenty of good food in the festive period.

This year was my first year celebrating CNY as a married person and yes, as part of tradition, I have to dish out angpaos (red packets with varying denominations of money) to the younger generation. That’s my new identity now as a missus.

Day 1 – Visiting with my new family

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Pale yellow sequinned top. Love and Bravery,

Printed pants, H&M,

Black Satin Heels, Charles and Keith,

Gold Patent Clutch, Yves Saint Laurent

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A closer look at the prints of the pants

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My ubiquitous view from the top.

The look was created to deviate from my usual pretty dress look. Instead, I wanted to look pretty even in pants and I love how this pair of pants is a fashion statement on its own.

Day 2: Going to The Temple for Prayers

Another first this year – my mother in law brought us all to the temple to pray for good luck in the new year and I took the chance to dress up and take photos in one of Singapore’s oldest and historically significant temple, Thian Hock Keng.

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Lace Chinois dress, Intoxiquette

Satchel, Charles and Keith

Nude peeptoe heels, DMK

I must say I absolutely adore my peeptoe heels from DMK. This is like my best buy ever. It’s the correct shade of nude (we all know nude is subjective – your nude is not my nude #ifyouknowwhatimean) and at $29.90, it’s a travesty not to get it.


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My sartorially experimental and attuned hubby.

Day 3/4 – Visiting River Angpao for the first time

This is indeed a year of many firsts and it’s also my first time going to a carnival I’ve always read about in Chinese textbooks but never gotten the chance to go. You see, my family likes to spend CNY away from the crowd while my hubby’s family likes to soak up the festive atmosphere.

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Very colourful floats and displays and super huge variety of food. The city skyline looks amazingly festive!

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Floral dress, with black sheer accents, Zara

I do apologise for the tiny and not-so-stellar photos. My phone crashed so I have to make do with FB and Instagram pictures.

More from me coming up 🙂

[LOTD] Fly the Magic Carpet

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When the wind is blowing a steady breeze, I like to wear certain stuff that looks amazing when the wind blow..like flowy skirts or tops and anything chiffon or of light material 🙂

It was only after the pictures were taken did I realise the color palette was rather Princess Jasmine inspired. Since I already have the wind, all i’m lacking is a magic carpet & yes a prince perhaps?

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Triselle asymmetrical top, Smooch bandage skirt, Tangs Studio clutch, Guess clutch, Triselle necklace, Accessorize rose ear studs

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Since my top is pretty loose fitting, pairing it with smth tight like a bandage skirt seems like a natural choice

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[LOTD] Girly Girl – Stripes & Skater

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Hey everyone! It’s the holiday season…and in Singapore, it means it’s been raining alot. The slight dipped in temperature had me pulling out my sweater but it’s still not cool enough to warrant a typical fall/winter getup.
P1140871Missypixie stripped sweater, Triselle.com skater skirt, Pazzion peeptoe wedges, Balenciaga bag

P1140874Frankly, I felt weird when I lef the house cos this is not my usual style..Somehow I think it turn out better than I had imagined 🙂

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See ya next year!

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[LOTD] (Not so) Little Black Dress

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It’s rainy season here in Singapore and what better way to spend the day than in a cafe enjoying a cuppa hot tea or coffee.


Love & Bravery black midi, Necklace borrowed frm Marie, Aldo slippers, Accessorize rose earrings, Owl ring (gift)

I love the stretchy cotton material of this midi dress. Ok, on me it’s an almost maxi since I’ve not taken up the hem. The sleeves also tend to slip off my shoulders from time to time.

Should have worn a strapless cos the straps kept showing. I chose to wear my hair up with this cos I wanted to show off the back 😉

THanks Marie! For capturing this candid shot…can see my dimples along with all the lines on my face! hahaa

This is an in between length for me…hahaha. But seriously comfy and perfect for long flights 🙂

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