Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ciao for now

Top: Twinkle by Wenlan (Similar here) | Skirt: Love Bonito
Bag: Gracious Aires (Similar here) | Shoes: Keilana Skye
Bracelet: Similar here | Ring: Similar here
Earrings: Vintage hand me downs (Similar-ish here)
 Bad news for my regular readers (yes, all three of you): I won't be posting for about a week because I'm going to be in New York attending my sister's New York wedding. Much like Paris Hilton who celebrated one of her birthdays in a cross-country mega bash, my dear sister Mousie will be having two weddings. She is fancypants.

The good news though, is that I'll be back in about a week with a smorgasbord of a post complete with wedding pictures, New York sightseeing pictures, pictures of me devouring my Shake Shack burger, poser pictures of me pretending that I was there for New York Fashion Week and all sorts of cross-continental ridiculousness that spills out of my brain. Oh, and hopefully some new outfits to show off in the coming weeks.

Thanks for reading, till next week or you can follow me on instagram @alexwearsstuff if you want to follow more daily hijinks (you totally should).

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mouse in the house

Top: Mango (Similar here)
Skirt: Mango (Similar here)
Necklaces: Similar here and here
Bag: TK Mexx (Similar here) | Ring: Far East Plaza (Can't find anything similar but this, this and this are awesome)
Shoes: Ras (Similar here)
I love the design of these mouse shoes that I got from my aunt. Don't you love that they have tails??

I have a big thing about mice it would seem. When I was a kid, I collected mouse stickers and like a crazy little OCD-afflicted wackadoo, I arranged it super neatly in my sticker book and looked admiringly at it from time to time.


Ah sweet obsessive compulsive memories
Recently, my best friends and I had a photoshoot in Orchard Road dressed as the three blind mice. They know how to make rodents look good. 
The mouse squad hunting for cheese
 Thanks for reading, sqquuuuuuuueeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Not-a-post post

Real talk time: There won't be any OOTD today because of the following reasons:
  • I feel like a bloaty PMS-ey hot mess 
  • Zits - Have you watched the movie 300? That is the movie equivalent of my face. SPAAAARRRTTTAAAAA!!!
  • I look like a used tissue because I spent my weekend packing/preparing for my New York trip so I was too exhausted to put any effort in dressing up today
  • I wanted to spend the extra few minutes cuddling with my dog instead of taking pictures because he is SO CUTE and I'm going to miss him when I'm away.
But I still wanted to post something to say hi since I know you guys are reading (thanks friends!), because I have verbal diarrhea (not as gross as real diarrhea phew!) and because it's fun to talk things out when I'm cranky (let's hold hands and talk about our emotions).

Thanks for reading and being so cool with the non-post post. Here's a picture of me to thank you for your patience and understanding.

ROOOOOAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Farewell to the best nights I can't remember

The Butter Factory announced that they will be ceasing operations in March 2015 after 9 crazy years of wild party nights.

I suffered from some major tanorexia in those days. And I had never seen an outfit with a plunging neckline that I didn't like.
In Butter Factory's infancy, I served as one of the door bitches at its first home along Mohammad Sultan Road. It was at Butter where I first discovered the joys of fashion experimentation. Taking my cue from the ever funky bosses Bobby, Ritz, Celeste and Eu Yan, I was able to play around wearing the craziest things, dressing according to themes and even in full costume.They really brought something different to the scene with their one-of-a-kind party themes. I owe them a debt of gratitude because they gave me a place to express my creativity and the confidence to wear the silliest things.

Everyday work attire.
I remember the early days, the condensation on the windows because of how cold and empty the club was. Then, like a lightning strike, word spread about the new 'it' club with its flamboyant personalities, indie cool kids, and sultry R&B dancers - and people couldn't get enough. When the club moved to the new premises at Fullerton, I remember the buzz of the new place, I joined the snaking queues outside so that I could be a small part of its history-making.

Strike a pose, you poserface
Butter Factory was where I made new friends and lost some old ones, where I laughed and cried, where I discovered the joys of electro-disco, and where I learned that dancing is just not a talent of mine. It saddens me to know that future generations of club kids won't be able to enjoy the space that was always welcoming of the fashion freaks and disco darlings, but I know that they'll move on to something bigger and better and I can't wait to see what's next.

The alcohol level in these pictures is just too damn high.
Thanks for reading, thanks to Butter for the memories and non-memories BECAUSE ALCOHOL.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Two becomes one

Bustier and skirt set: Smooch the Label
Bag: Mango (Similar here)
Ring: Mango (Similar here) | Bracelet: Quintessential (Similar here)
Shoes: Mphosis (Similar here)
Earrings: Canada (Similar here)
I think we all deserve a big pat on our backs because we made it to yet another weekend. *Pat pat pat* I gave myself three because I'm self-indulgent.

This looks like a dress but it's a two piece set - a bustier and a high waisted skirt. Lately I've gone a bit bananas for two piece sets (look out for more amazing matching co-ords in the coming weeks! Wow how is that for building suspense huh?) As they say, 'two is better than one'. The same can also be said about cupcakes. And chocolate bars. And Tori Q sticks (although with that I think honestly 3 or 4 is actually better than 1 and omg now I am hungry.

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend OMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Blast from the past


Top: Beloved (Similar here)
Skirt: Fornarina (Couldn't find teapot skirts but this, this and this are cute)
Shoes: New Look (Similar here)
Bag: Comme Des Garcon (Similar here)
Earrings: Chinatown (Similar here) | Ring: Vintage hand me down (Similar here)
There are Grease movie spoilers ahead so stop reading if you want but if you haven’t watched it already, I’d be pretty surprised since it’s a bajillion years old.
Summer lovin', happened so fast
As a dorky young kid, I totally loved the movie Grease. I would watch it over and over, and play the CD on repeat and sing along. Obviously now that I’m older, there are a bunch of not-awesome things to gripe about, don’t even get me started on the fact that Sandy basically changes herself completely for the guy she likes!!!!! But… IT’S GREASE LIGHTNING GO GO GO GO!
Spandex and leather - I got chiiiiiills, they're multiplying
Something else I loved about it was the awesome 50s fashion. I love a fashion theme and this movie has it all - the preppy chic look, the vamp, the biker chick and more. My teapot skirt gives off a kind of 50’s preppy chic look but unlike the 50’s where tiny waists were the norm, I avoided the super cinched waist because I like to be able to breathe. 
I still want that blue midi skirt with the poodle on it
Thanks for reading, if you haven’t already watched Grease, please do, you can invite me if you don’t mind me singing and dancing along.
I'm ready to CHA-CHA!
All Grease movie images taken from clothesonfilm.com

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hiss

"Excuse me, why are you not petting me?'
"Hello? I am down here!"
Dress: The Dress Loft (Similar here)
Bag: Prada (Similar here) | Shoes: London Rebel (Similar here and here)
Earrings: vintage hand me downs (Similar here) | Ring: Lovisa (Similar here)
According to Wikipedia, "Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears". All of that sounds pretty damn gross but personally, I'm a fan of snakes, unless they're crawling up my toilet waiting to bite me in the nethers or waiting behind a bush to poison my face off.

Snakeskin feels so smooth and snakes move with such unexpected speed and grace. Plus, they are totally badass villain symbols.  He-who-must-not-be-named knows what I'm talking 'bout.
Hey girl, wanna pet my snake? ;) | Pic courtesy of Wikia
And don't forget the sizzlesizzlesteam factor that dancing with a snake can bring.
Hey y'all | Pic courtesy of iVillage
Just like Britney right? I even have backup dancers.
I think my company frowns upon employees bringing live (or dead) animals to the office so I opted for a snakeskin print outfit instead. These are the sacrifices of the modern office lady.

Thanks for reading, sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.