Sunday, August 9, 2015


(maxi, Fayth / sandals, The Closet Lover / turquoise cuff, Azensg / arrow ring, Stroberi, eternity ring, Lovisa / necklace, Lovisa)
(photos by Aileen)

Before I begin: Happy 50th Birthday, Singapore!

I am ever thankful for friends who indulge me in my requests for them to help me take photos. I turn 20 this year and that's a huge milestone, for me at least, so I wanted to put more effort into this set of photos that I intended to post up on Instagram for my birthday. I spent a good part of my morning on a floating platform overlooking the sea, and had a good Eggs Benedict to sate my insatiable appetite for all things brunch.  

But moving onto this dress - I originally noticed it only because I wanted to buy it as a birthday present for a friend, but then I had to buy one for myself. It was a hasty decision made in my hostel room that involved me running to a neighbour's room to bang on her door to ask for her opinion, and I ended up buying it within five minutes. It's a really flowy fabric, printed with the most gorgeous flowers in shades of blue, and is what I imagine a nereid would like to wear.

According to Greek mythology, the Nereids are sea nymphs that symbolize everything beautiful and kind at sea.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Let's Talk About Stripes

(button-up shirt, The Closet Lover / pants, The Tinsel Rack / sunnies, Japan / vintage watch, Nakedglory / boots, Miista
(photos by Joanna)

So... let's talk about stripes, shall we? Or stripes and button-up shirts, to be exact. I'm not sure about you, but there's just something about striped button-ups that's quite irresistible. I have another one in a looser, more relaxed fit, and whenever I can't think of anything to wear, I immediately think of these two shirts - so much that I might be neglecting everything else in my wardrobe. In any case, stripes are such a classic and elegant print that it really doesn't hurt to have a few more striped pieces in your arsenal. (Coincidentally enough, I'm wearing stripes as I type this. Stripe-ception much?) 

I had brunch with the family at Pacamara a while back, and the photo of my stack of pancakes was too gorgeous not to share. I've also really been into this pair of pants for a while now. I've stayed away from pants for many years, simply because I couldn't really find a pair that fit quite right. This pair is high-waisted and long enough (just what I love), though I do wish it would be a little more tapered at the ankle! And I'm pretty much obsessed with my new boots, because ombré, and zips. Need I say more?  

Sunday, July 19, 2015


(kimono, DIY / cropped top, Topshop / shorts, The Closet Lover / boots, Topshop / necklace, Topshop / sunnies, Japan / turquoise ring, Lovisa / safety pin cuff, Shop WoodenBox)
(photos by Brianna/Krzs)

The music festival scene isn't all that big in Singapore, but I do enjoy watching all the "Coachella Outfits" videos on YouTube. Honestly, before this outfit came about, I was packing my wardrobe when I came across this kimono which I sewed a while ago, and it struck me that it somehow matched a pair of shorts I had. I'm a complete sucker for matching printed coordinates, and a kimono seemed like the perfect thing for a festival-inspired outfit. 

And thus this outfit was born: what I would wear to a music festival, if I were to go for one. Sunnies are a definite must, and I can't think of any other better occasion to pile on as much armcandy as I can possibly carry. Comfortable buckled boots, because I can't stand being uncomfortable while standing or walking, and a phone to complete the look, because where would we all be without our phones, right? And as usual, turquoise tops the list of my favourite things to adorn myself with, what with a huge turquoise necklace and a matching ring to boot. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


(camisole, The Tinsel Rack / denim skirt, The Closet Lover / shoes, Vans / bag, UK)
(photos by Brianna/Joanna)

I had to help out at a photoshoot at D'Good Cafe for work, and this picturesque cafe was filled with all sorts of homely knick knacks and bric-a-brac, along with giant stuffed teddy bears that made me feel like a child all over again. Clad in a cute button-up denim skirt and sneakers (because there's really no better combination for denim skirts), I felt slightly nostalgic, even.

I say nostalgia also because denim skirts were a thing of my childhood. It was with an air of triumph that I left denim skirts behind with the vestiges of my childhood, because growing out of denim skirts became something like a symbol of growing up. But then denim skirts came back, and suddenly everyone was rushing to get one for themselves. I can't say I'm too surprised, honestly, because everything I wore when I was younger seems to be coming back in trend in droves. But hey, at least I just gave you an excuse not to throw away any of your old clothes, because you never know when they might come back in style.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Boyfriend Shirt

(shirt, The Tinsel Rack / shorts, The Tinsel Rack / watch, Nakedglory / bag, The Tinsel Rack / shoes, Doctor Martens)
(photos by Aileen)

I've been away from this space for too long: I just came back from Montigo (check out my Instagram for snaps from the trip under the hashtag #TCLexplores), and had senior's camp immediately after. And then I had my birthday, so look out for my posts with my Montigo and birthday visuals!

There was a torrential downpour when I left the house, which made for a complete lack of motivation in dressing up. It wasn't much of an outing - just lunch, and then Lady M for divine crepes and a good catch up with a friend. But a trip to town called for looking presentable at the very least, and this is what I came up with.

There's just something to be said for a loose, over-sized button-up shirt paired with simple shorts. Rolled up sleeves, a simple matching black and silver watch, and a handy bucket bag that fits everything I need. Favourite lazy day outfit, anyone? 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Blank Space

(top, Bugis Street / culottes, The Tinsel Rack / bag, Sandy Trove / sandals, The Closet Lover)
(photos by Elissa)

I'm not going to lie - I have a perpetual craving for fries, and specifically truffle fries. Before I started my summer job, I made my way down to PS Cafe (Palais Renaissance) to satisfy a craving that remains virtually unsatisfied throughout the whole school term. We had a very good meal of fries and Croque Monsieur

The culottes craze has also been around for quite some time, but it took me a while to commit to one. Having worn culottes for four years as part of my school uniform has not exactly left the greatest impression of culottes in my mind; I vaguely recall them to be rather unflattering. When I saw this pair of striped culottes, I decided to take the plunge, because really, stripes? Need I say more? Stripes are a pretty classic print, and they were probably the deal-breaker that tilted me over to the dark side of accepting culottes into my wardrobe. In any case, I paired my culottes with a black cropped top, white sandals and a black bag for a minimalist, sleek look, and the monochromatic pairing is a combination which I daresay is one of the best combinations anybody could ever dream of putting together