Monochrome part 2

When you have no idea what to wear nor do you have time to create an outfit, one of the safest options would be to pick a black and white outfit. Black and white colour combination is recognized as not only a classic but also chic in this modern era.

I have had this dress for years but only started wearing it a couple of weeks ago after rummaging thru my closet! I need to think of better ways to display my clothes otherwise I won’t be able to see and wear some of them. #lifeofashopaholic

The dress is quite girly with the ribbon and frills and so… adding a structured blazer helps to tone down the feminine element of the outfit:)
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Black and white dress – unknown brand, blazer – Mango, Choker – Diva, Pumps with ribbon – unknown brand
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Pastels and glitter

From memory, pastel colours are staying this year for spring/summer and not only are these colours very feminine, they are also very easy to mix and match, provided that a few neutral coloured accessories are added in!

I have had this skirt ever since tulle became a trend a few years ago and as for the top, it was a recent purchase at a Forever21 outlet in Malaysia. It is in the kid’s section but it was too adorable to miss #suckerforcuteness

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Mint glitter sweater – Forever21 kids, Pink tulle skirt – Forever21, white scarf- Kookai

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Floral belt – Miss Selfridge

ImageImageImageGlittery hearts and a comfy sweater to get me through these cold nights! Mega like:)

 

Lady in red

Its not everyday we get the opportunity to dress up in the same colour from head to toe. I was experimenting with different shades of red to put together and here’s what I came up with. Reminds me of Chinese New Year where everyone wears red to signify prosperity!

I wore a bright tomato red top, paired with a deeper and darker shade of red and an even stronger, more contrasting blood red tone. Did not realize I have that many shades of red lurking in my closet! Image

Tomato red top – Kookai, pleated skirt – Forever 21, Python belt – French Connection, Red scarf – Topshop, Blood red velvet pumps – Miss SelfridgeImageImageImageWhen pairing clothes of the same colour together, I feel that having different textures of materials help differentiate the pieces and makes it look more interesting. Don’t you think so? This skirt has a quilted element and it is a pretty warm one, ideal for the cooler climates! It was a little baggy so I needed a belt to make it look more composed:)Image

Door to my heart

I strive to snap more artistic and creative portrait pictures but at times, this seems almost impossible, especially when I am torn between posing and getting the right angle! I am still working on it and hence, the occasional blurry pictures that appear on my blog. These pictures were taken from my house, in my bathroom to be specific, as I was experimenting with different perspectives to keep you guys mesmerized! Haha ImageImage

White squiggle halter top – Miss Selfridge, Pink high waisted skirt – See by ChloeImage

I love this pink skirt! I got it for $130 in one of the shops in Rundle Mall and found the cutting to be stunning! If only I could afford more of these gems, ey? Image

Studded bracelet – Collette Hayman, pink diamond bracelet – from a shop in Sunway Pyramid (Malaysia), leaf ring – LovisaImageTeal open toe boots – Charles and Keith

 

Spotted nude

 

When I first laid eyes on this playsuit, I knew that I needed to see it hanging on my clothes rack. My fondness for playsuits are endless and I think they are one of the most versatile and easy to wear one-pieced outfits around. You literally do not need to think when you are in a mad morning rush!

With basic colours such as black, white, blue or nude, it makes the whole dressing process even simpler. Add a dash of prints or stripes and you are ready to meet the world! This peter pan playsuit that I bought from Topshop had the cutest dog prints and with a bow belt attached, how to say no? This outfit sits nicely above my hips and lends me some much needed curves!

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Nude dog playsuit – Topshop, Blue wedges – Miss Selfridge, Bag – Forever New, Pink socks – FOSImageImageImage

Pyramid studded bracelet – Collette Hayman, Pearl bracelet – Lovisa, Floral ring – Lovisa, Watch – SeikoImage

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Peace and joy

After the 2013 general election in Malaysia, most of us Malaysians fear for what is to come from the racial tension stirred by a few parties. My beloved family and friends in Malaysia may not be involved in provoking this matter but I do secretly hope and pray that they will not be victims of any unfortunate events.

I am wearing black to represent what had happened when the voting ballots were counted (please do not ask me what happened but rather, have a look at the global news on Malaysia).Image

Checkered shirt – Miss Selfridge, Blue leather skirt – Topshop, Gladiator heels – unbrandedImageImage

Pearl bracelet – Lovisa, Peace and joy bracelet – ToshopImageOwl necklace – Lovisa

 

Back to business

Monday is here again and I’m sure most of us would like to stay in bed for a little longer. I was no exception to this same problem and found it challenging to drag myself out of my bed. I swore I almost turned off the alarm and jumped straight back into bed. 

This is not my usual work attire (I actually have to wear my work uniform…abit boring but in a way, it does saves me money in the long run), although I do wear a white shirt on most days, alternating it with a blue stripe shirt on some days. These are the shoes that I wear to work everyday and I am trying to hunt down more black pairs of flats despite it being near impossible to find in Adelaide! I can be fussy with shoes on certain days as I can turn into the fashionista monster, rather than the practical being that I should be,Image

To be honest, I am a little irritated with how fast fashion trends change and can’t seem to keep up with it! If you try chasing every trend in the market, you may find that most of the clothes you have don’t agree with you for daily wear and that you have spent a lot of money on things you do not need. Like me for example. I am trying to pass my brand new, never worn before clothes that I have impulsively bought 2 years ago! Grr! Best to stick to what you are comfortable with and perhaps not go OTT with the trends (just in case it ends up in a major fail situation).Image

I do like structured pieces and have to admit that it can make an outfit look presentable with minimal effort.Image

White shirt – Armani Jeans, Blue skirt – Topshop, White and black cardigan – unbranded, Pink belt – Forever21Image