Friday, 3 October 2014

You'll be in my heart... Maybe

Top and skirt: ASOS
If you're wondering why my face looks weird... Join the club of 'me too!'
'Need to pee' pose - so hot right now.
Clutch: Klear Klutch
Shoes: Superga
I'm going on vacation to California tomorrow so I'll be taking a break from posting as I will be too busy seeing sights, hearing sounds and eating food, although mostly it'll be the food thing. But I'll be back and while I wish it'll be with a haul of great stuff, it is unlikely because mommy says money doesn't grown on trees (even though paper comes from trees so she's clearly not aware of science) and also because I'm going with my warden (the boo) who will nag my ear off and then some if I spend any money unnecessarily.

I shall bid you adieu temporarily but like the terminator (I'm the shoppinator), I'LL BE BACK!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

There's always time for absurdity

I've been a tad swamped with preparing for my California trip (read: cuddling my dog) so I haven't had much time for fashiony updates but I JUST saw this on ASOS and it blows my mind so I had to share it with you....

Badass Modo in the house
In case you were wondering what it is, it's a plush pink cat clutch bag. Someone please buy this and use it and show me how you would make this work because I just cannot even.... I've no more words. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cut up

Dress: Popup Showroom (Similar here and here)

Bag: Gracious Aires | Shoes: ASOS
Necklace: Twentyeight Lane (Similar here)
So I actually wore this a few days back but only got around to posting the pictures today. I was busy eating and sleeping.

As you know by now, I am not made of money but I am a show off that likes to follow trends and look like I know what's going on in the fashion world. In order to balance the aforementioned characteristics, I turn to cut label stores - stores that replicate the designer looks for less. I have no shame in admitting this because who wouldn't want a good deal ammirite?

Because I know you like a good deal and like to look fancy, check these out...The best cut label stores according to me (you can trust me, I am a bargain hunting auntie):
  1. Style Code (Far East Plaza, #04-122A): Their shop lady is really nice too and she's got a good eye so she can help suggest things that suit your style. 
  2. Celebrities (Far East Plaza, #04-111): The shop lady seems a little aloof but I once heard her talking to her friend about someone's 'Fellari' (Ferrari) and this brought me joy so yeah, total plus point. Also the clothes are quite fun.
  3. Pop-up Showroom: Carol, the owner is chic and fun and is based in Malaysia but she comes to Singapore once in a while and brings the fashion to your house. Shopping at home is the perfect experience for a lazy person like me. 
  4. Sheinside: I got my rainbow look from them and I totally love it although the site is a bit haphazard.
Anyway, there are actually so many of these shops in Singapore and they do come at cheaper prices than the ones I've recommended but I can personally vouch for the quality of the clothes from these places.

Thanks for reading! No shame my friends, no shame. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

The grand dame of fashion

Dress and belt: Smooch the Label
OHMAGERD why is it so hot?
Bag: Prada (Similar here) | Ring: Lovisa (Similar here)
Earrings: Vintage hand me downs (Similar here)
Shoes: Red Valentino (Similar-ish here)
The earrings I wore today belonged to my porpor (grandmother) who had a killer fashion sense, mad bod (23 inch waist yo) and an awesome personality that made her larger than life. I love vintage hand me downs because they're rich with history and feel pretty unique. I imagine Queen Elizabeth goes all giddy with glee every time she puts those crown jewels on her noggin.
Porpor with some serious Cara Delevigne brows
Unfortunately, porpor wasn't able to hang around too long because she lived fast and died young like some original YOLO hipster or whatever you young people call it nowadays. But she made a big impact in our lives and continues to leave a legacy, including some amazing pieces of costume and real jewellery that I'm greedily trying to get my paws on.

Thanks for reading, YOLO but seriously, don't smoke.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Animal instincts

Nacho looks like he's saying 'whatchoo starin' at?'
Dress: River Island

Bag: FCUK | Shoes: Converse
Earrings: Chinatown (Similar here)
Ring: Twentyeight Lane
Today's outfit is very youthful... or childish... Whatever. It's a bit more twee than I'm used to but I do love a good theme - I am pretty sure you can guess what the theme of today was but if you need a hint... Well, I'll just tell you... It's ANIMALS, you silly head!

On the topic of animals, show some love, save some animals today. Please adopt a dog or donate money or your time to a shelter. The following are some suggestions:
  • Save Our Street Dogs: See the "our" in the name? It's because these dogs actually belong to all of us in Singapore. Be patriotic and save your fellow Singaporeans!
  • Animal Lovers League: This site is pretty well designed and their logo is people holding hands with animals. Just awesome.
  • Action for Singapore Dogs: Take action! Be a hero!
  • Animal Concerns Research & Education Society: This hardworking group does so much for all the other animals in Singapore that don't get the same kind of love and attention as dogs and cats. This group helps the animals that we don't typically go 'awww' over (like snakes, lizards and monkeys) because even the gross ones deserve saving. Plus they save us from the scary animals we otherwise wouldn't know how to deal with. Support them if you a) love animals indiscriminately, b) don't want monkeys roaming around your house, c) really enjoy watching people try to catch Komodo Dragons with some trouble.
Thanks for reading, thanks for saving lives.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

These are a few of my favourite things

Top and skirt set: Sheinside
Shoes: Vincci (Similar here)
Rings: Lovisa (Similar here) | Necklace: Twentyeight Lane
Bag: Kate Spade (Similar here)
Today's outfit is brought to you by the letter 'A' because two-piece set + rainbow colours + stripes + neon bits and bobs = A is for AWESOME.

I would like to share the euphoria I feel because of awesome things so I'm going to list some of my online treasures that hopefully will be totally new to you, which will make you think I'm some super trendsetting lifestyle guru. 

Great international (aka not Singapore) online shopping
  • The majority of my clothes come from ASOS because it carries tons of different styles at quite affordable prices. The downside is how long it takes for delivery - I can forget that I ordered things but the plus side of that is that when I get deliveries, it's kind of like a nice surprise.
  • I recently discovered Sheinside and while they have lots of stuff that won't totally work in this climate, like woolly coats and winter pieces, they've got some fun stuff to choose from although quality isn't as good as ASOS.
  • Mod Cloth is another recent discovery and it's got lots of deals and discount promos for shoppers and from what I see, the stuff is all cute and trendy.
Local online shopping
  • Dressabelle is good if you're an office lady on a budget. They have very office-appropriate attire and they bring in new stock very often.
  • Smooch the Label - I love the way they replicate expensive looks for less, but don't sacrifice the fabric quality.
  • Twentyeight Lane - Love the pretty accessories but they can be a tad pricey at times (I'm a cheapskate so I only buy during sales) but the pieces are very solid and of good quality.
For your reading pleasure
  • I've mentioned The Bloggess before but seriously, if you're into irreverent and awesome stuff, check her out. 
  • Go Fug Yourself is the celebrity fash trash site of choice because they write in a fun and well-meaning way and cover a good range of gloriously hideous celebrity fashion
  • Sad and Useless because some days, you just need to look at nonsense. 
  • The Cool Hunter is the best way to look at a wide selection of cool things at a one-stop location. The architecture and interior design is the bombdigitty.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Be mine, lover, won't you be mine?

This is one of my shoe cabinets. It is messy and the colour in the picture is awful but....
... HUMBLEBRAG!!! Ok not really, I'm flat out bragging because I have so many shoes!! Wheeeeee!!!!
Craziest pairs of shoes in my cupboard, both are from Irregular Choice, purveyor of the ugly-cool
From Beverly Feldman, probably my favourite pair because they've got a happy memory attached to them
It's pretty obvious to anyone who knows me that I have a raging shoe addiction. I haven't counted how many pairs of shoes I own but I think it's around one hundred or so (which isn't really that much compared to Hollywood stars, Jamie Chua or Imelda Marcos but I guess for a regular office lady it might be a biiiiit much) I used to work in nightlife so I used to buy tons of skyscraper heels with various bits and bobs hanging off them giving my shoes the added capability of being used as weapons (I do love studs, referring both to metal and hot men).

As I've aged (groan), my feet have decided to punish me for my years of high heel wearing and now I struggle to wear anything above 3 inches - my feet spasm and then go on strike. So it makes me terribly sad when I see shoes that I love love love but know that I can't practically wear.

Like these babies:
Be mine?
I love Sophia Webster designs but this is too much for my ol' footsies to manage. Oh, and also because they are selling these on Net-A-Porter for approximately S$1200 which is totally affordable if I don't feel like eating for 2 months or so. That's quite the diet plan I've got there.

Thanks for reading, no selfies today because I'm still jetlagged. BTW, I'm going to be using that as an excuse from now on. For EVERYTHING.