Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fest-Inspired

(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. 
xx

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nostalgic

(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.
xx

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? 
xx

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
xx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Avalon

(bralet, The Tinsel Rack / skirts, Love Bonito / bucket bag, The Tinsel Rack / sandals, The Closet Lover / necklace, Japan / cuff, Azensg / rings, Lovisa)
(photos by Stephanie)

As a child, I was constantly fascinated by the abridged versions of the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and when I saw this skirt, those stories were strangely the only thing I could think of. The forest and lake print on the skirt reminded me of the lake in Avalon that Excalibur was thrown into, and I wore a miniature Excalibur around my neck in the form of a sword-shaped pendant, just as an inside joke to myself.  

I'm pretty much infatuated with the magical forest print on the skirt (not to mention the A-line cut), and it called for silver-toned accessories and a dark blue bralet to mimic the still waters of the lake - now I'm just waxing lyrical about the skirt, but perhaps it doesn't seem too much of an exaggeration to say that staring at the print almost takes me into another world (Avalon, yes). 

In other news, the cafe of the day was Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, where ironically, we did not drink coffee, but instead had the Breakfast Platter, Sweet Potato Fries, and Key Lime Soda to share. The fries were done just right, and the food was good enough to leave me wanting to go there for a second time.
xx

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Luxe

(sweater, The Tinsel Rack / shorts, The Closet Lover / shoes, Topshop / purse, Michael Kors / watch, Nakedglory, arrow cuff, Claire's / gold medallion, Claire's, pink quartz necklace, Lovisa)
(photos by Siu Farn)

I decided to venture into the unchartered waters of burgundy - in the form of a cropped knit sweater. My thoughts? It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, considering I've avoided the colour for a long time, but I don't see myself dressing up more often in the colour in the near future. I paired burgundy with black, because black is a safe haven, and also because a pair of high-waisted floral chiffon shorts calls to me like how I imagine honey calls to bees. 

This sweater, though, calls to mind luxurious furs and gold jewellery (which I have managed to achieve by piling on necklaces and rings but no such luck on the furs), heeled pumps and midi skirts and a million other possibilities. If I lived in a colder climate, I would be sorely tempted to style this knit sweater with a cream or dark gold pleated midi skirt, and burgundy heels. It's a pity that Singapore weather is getting too hot for me to be pulling on this sweater again, but maybe some outfits are worth withstanding the heat for.
xx