Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hurricane

Bomber Jacket - Unbranded | Chambray shirt - Uniqlo | Shorts - Cotton On | Necklace - H&M | Quilted high-top sneakers - Forever 21 
Photographed by Edy Sun 
Even though I'm no serial layering girl, using a button up top as the foundation is truly my most favourite way of layering. Whether the outerwear is a granny cardigan or a cool bomber jacket, I always find myself gravitating towards a button up. With this chambray button up, a preppy hint was dusted on the otherwise, heavily urban-influenced look. I know sweatpants or jogger are the best way to go, but there is no hesitation that my every pair of sweatpants has been overused, all of them. So, instead, I opted for shorts. Same colour, same drawstring details, just different lengths and well, material. That should work too, no? 
xx

Friday, May 15, 2015

Reflections

Shirt - H&M | Peg trousers - Handmade | Everly Wrap Boots - Jeffrey Campbell | Stack Rings - H&M | Neo Victorian Ring - Accessorize 
Photographed by Edy Sun 

I'm currently waiting for the season finales of all of my favourite shows to air, so I thought I'd come here and type away, seeing that I have quite a few sets of unposted outfit photos. Quick update about my life, if anyone is even interested. But I am two weeks into my A Levels exams, so that would explain the lack of posts this month. Three weeks to go and I am a free woman. Okay, that sounded wrong. But enough with that. Let's talk about the outfit!

When I was brainstorming for the design of my first trousers, I wanted something super versatile and easy to wear. So, I came up with this pair of peg trousers with just enough pleats to give an illusion of a wider hip, which I have grown to love. But let's just say that it is a pain in the ass to keep them creaseless. In this look, I kept it simple with the white shirt and I threw the boots in just to add just a hint of masculinity. And say hello to my stacked rings! I haven't worn them for quite a while now. I have been sticking to necklaces most of the time. But my love of them hasn't fade away. I still don them once in a while. 

xx

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Deeper


Striped top - Muji | Faux leather wrap skirt - Handmade | Everly wrap boots - Jeffrey Campbell | Necklace - H&M 

Just something I wore the other day for a casual lunch with a bunch of my classmates. I went for this white faux leather skirt which I made a while back. It's actually one of the first few skirts I made when I first started out. To keep it clean, I picked out this good old striped tee and just tuck it in. I feel  like the art of tucking tops in is now fading ever since crop top made it's huge comeback. I can't deny I'm slowly leaning away from tucking in tops too. But I remember when I used to do it just so frequently that someone actually came up to me and point that out to me. I wouldn't have realised if it wasn't being said. 

Anyway, can't stay long. I got a bunch of school work to catch up to. These few weeks have been so busy that I haven't really had the time to review. I know, you'd probably be like "Wait, for what? The national exams are over". Oh no, no. That was just a warm up. A Levels is the headliner. 
So, see ya!

xx

Friday, March 27, 2015

A peek at my desk


I feel like having a comfortable and "pretty" study space plays a big role in motivating yourself to study. Nobody wants a stuffy table with a squeaky chair that constantly interrupts you from what you are trying to get done. Initially, I had a desk which I was gonna "beautify" in the study room. But I felt like it was too small and the room has a TV in it, which let me just tell you, is very distracting. With A levels only weeks way, I really need to study and isolate myself from all the tempting distractions. I thought what better place than my room? But first, I would need a desk.

 Having to pass my sister's room everyday, I couldn't help but notice this empty desk that was just sitting unattended on the corner of her room. One thing led to another and the next thing I know, I was dragging this desk to my room, taking down frames, stealing decorations from other parts of the house, printing motivational quotes and planner. After hours of hustling, I had a desk. A pretty, organised, and comfortable desk. Or at least I think it is. Should I take you through it?

Alright, let's start from the upper left side of the desk. The roses? They're fake. Real roses are expensive. Moving on to the centre of the top shelf are these glassless frames which are my favourite things about this desk. One of them is filled with a collection of quotes that I thought would help motivate me to study and brings more life to the desk, while the other has a March planner attached to it. Next to them is this wire mannequin which you can't see obviously, thanks to the sunlight casting through the window. But it's pretty, and surprisingly strong enough to hold my books, these books I am currently reading.

On the middle shelf I have this tin that I painted a while back where I store my colour pencils, and my bag organiser (they call it) next to it where I keep my daily essentials like my phone charger. Then I have this little watering can holding up my pencils and pen, as you can see, a red tin bucket storing my markers, and a pile of fake hollow books which are just there for the sake of decoration, really. 

On the desk itself, there are these built in drawers on each end that create an empty space in the middle which I really like, and the space is now filled with some boxes where I keep my flash cards, with another frame underneath it. I was gonna print a nice picture to put in it, so I originally stood it on my desk. But after some time, I just got annoyed by the happy family staring back at me with their wide ass grin so I put it down and placed the boxes over it. But look how well that turned out. Another wiry item there, this time it's a basket with scissors and a hand cream in it. Because I just can't stand touching papers with my dry fingers. They give me this weird feeling, like that feeling when you're scraping a paper with your bare nails, ugh. Sorry if I gave you goosebumps. 

I guess that's all. All the other things on my desk need no explanations. Folder, notebook, phone, macbook, paper holder, very self explanatory. Hope you enjoy a random post like this! Comment below if there's anything else you would like to see on this blog.

xx

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Salted Wound


Button up - Forever 21 | Floral Kimono - Forever 21 | Trousers - Forever 21 | Necklace - Forever 21Blane Tassel Loafers - Jeffrey Campbell

I can promise you that this is the last piece of kimonos I have in my closet that hasn't been on this blog, I can't promise that this would be the last time you will see me in a kimono though. I might be making some more soon. But I'm thinking maybe a little bit longer, knee or calf length perhaps? Also with less transparent fabrics, but still airy and weightless. I guess that's one of the perks of being able to make your own clothes. I don't even shop a lot anymore, aside from items like jeans of course. But back to the kimono, I remember this was the first kimono I bought and the reason it has been sitting in my closet for more than a year was because I had a hard time pairing it. I know I could easily throw on a pair of black denim shorts with it. But trust me, I tried that and it just didn't seem to work for me. Maybe I had picked the wrong top to go underneath or something. Then I found this oversized peach button up, which I thought would fit in with the peach and coral flower print. It did and I was very pleased. 

I don't know if it's just me but I always feel so agitated when I have a piece of clothing that I really like and I just can't seem to find a way to style it. That it has to be buried in the closet for the longest time ever. You know how you just bought something and you can't wait to wear it? Imagine not being able to do that because you can't figure out how to style it. Or maybe you had something in mind when you spotted that in the shop, but it just didn't work when you tried it with all the other pieces at home. That's how I felt. Which is way I was very glad to know I could finally wear this kimono out. 

xx