Sundays always call for dainty dresses in bright, happy colors! This particular dress came in my favorite color, but I wish it came in other colors because of its classic design and fit. I wear it with a preppy cardigan and ballet flats for church (How very Jamie of A Walk To Remember of me, huh?) but for this particular look, I opted for pearls and sky-high wedges to create a more retro-girly vibe.
Major love for these kinds of versatile Sunday dresses! Besides the dress + cardigan + flats combo, it is so classic that you could pair it with anything and it would still work. I imagine this dress would totally look amazing with a slouchy knit sweater, a hat and some ankle boots! Pair it with a blazer and some pointy pumps and it could even be appropriate for the office.
When in doubt, use the same color bag and shoes. I’ve mentioned it so many times in the past, but it really is already second nature to me because it never ever fails. I guess you can somehow compare it to when guys wear the same color belt and shoes? In this case, it worked because it made the whole ensemble coherent without compromising the bold blue color of my dress.
Note: Did you notice how I did not curl my hair for once? Don’t forget to rest your hair from too much hairstyling if you’re just as hooked as me when it comes to curls.
These wedges that provide so much height are surprisingly comfy! Ahh, thanks to good ‘ol Asianvogue to make sure that we can remain stylish and still have our feet in the best condition possible.
This new Charriol St. Tropez design with the rubber strap is too lovable. I keep wearing it because the rubber is casual enough for everyday use but the face and the iconic Charriol cable are dressy enough to match all my evening attires. A genius way of marrying two separate worlds!
Oddly I am warming up so much to watches! Don’t you think they are the perfect accessory? They come in all styles and colors, so there’s definitely an ideal one for each person. Sounds a lot like love.
Zigzags are such interesting prints! They never occur to me as something as classic as, say, polkadots or stripes, but I love them all the same. Was never good at geometry, but geometric zigzag patterns in the fashion context give me hope. They actually look a bit like electrocuted stripes in my eyes, LOL!
To balance out the sharp angles on my skirt and belt, I made sure to wear rounded elements. This bright blue top is one of my favorites nowadays because it’s such a tease - the short-sleeved shirt style is classic and conservative, but the cut-outs show just the right amount of skin.
More rounded elements. This is the Baby G x SNSD Jessica (my bias!) watch that I was talking about in my earlier posts! Don’t you just love how the face is super chic and modern compared to the casual, chunky strap? Seems very fitting for the ice princess!
On a normal day, I would always wear black and white with one color accent. Most of you have probably noticed that blue is totally becoming my color of the season, so I recently stocked up on all sorts of outerwear in different shades of blue and in different fabrics. On a better-than-normal day, I would always be in the mood to wear not just one color accent, but two. Can never get over black and white so giving up either to accomodate other colors would most probably be out of the question.
In this case, I decided to go for a pop of orange to brighten up an office-friendly outfit. It all started with how I woke up that day with MAC Morange already in mind. How obsessive can one get with lipstick colors? Sometimes I impatiently rush my make-up just so after the whole thing, I can finally relish the moment when I put on my lipstick and finish the look.
If I worked in an office with a not-so-conservative dress code, I’d probably wear something like this. My default uniform would consist of the following items worn separately or together: black and white button-downs (hands down the most versatile kind of tops you will ever have in your lifetime), colored cardigans and blazers (I oddly have an image of the workplace having insanely cold airconditioning), a bodycon skirt or a pencil skirt (I reckon a frilly one would never be taken seriously), statement jewelry, a sophisticated-looking bag, and most importantly, heels that can show everyone who’s boss (even if you’re an employee, lol).
Maybe it’s because I never really got to experience working in an office first hand and because I’ve only watched how office ladies would dress up just by looking at them walking in the streets or having their lunch breaks in restaurants, that I feel like trying my hand at it just so I can understand it better… not that I really needed to. Consider it another one of my spur-of-the-moment inspired dress up games where I try to role play and answer the question, “If I were a ____, what would I wear?”, by doing a regular outfit entry.
Ideas on my next dress up game would be appreciated!
If I worked in an office, I would wear heels everyday. You don’t even have to walk a lot in them since you’re sitting in your desk, working your butt off in front of the computer most of the time (at least in my head, this is the image that I’m getting). Consider yourself lucky since “chic office style” is totally doable without ever having the expense of blisters on your feet due to hours of non-stop walking! Unless it’s shopping in the mall, then I guess those blisters can be considered battle scars instead. :D
So how did I do? I made it a point to inject a bit of fun to it without losing that mature, professional feel.
(Sorry for giving in to the platform this time, with the smaller pictures. You know how I always do personal blog experiments every so often!)
Day 6 features this girly outfit that makes use of gray and black. Gray top and leatherette skirt? Sounds very badass and rocker to me! Girly doesn’t always have to be pink and creamy all the time in my book. Sometimes the combination of certain unusual items can create a more interesting look than what we usually see.
Pair these items with a blue cardigan, a gold ribbon bag, and some cute yellow pumps and you’ll be surprised how much these dark-colored items can transform.
The black socks and yellow shoes combination was actually inspired by Minnie Mouse! I’ll be flying to Hong Kong for a holiday this October, and I can’t wait to go to Disneyland with one of my good friends. Maybe I’ll do an all-out Minnie-inspired outfit then!
Here’s a variation with an added pearl necklace, because it automatically adds a certain kind of elegance to a seemingly casual outfit. Recently I’ve been so tempted to bling all my clothes with pearl collars (ala my EMODA chiffon tops). Can’t seem to get enough of them!
Anyhow, I think this will be the last of my MOFW Singapore posts! Why I won’t do a Day 7 has something to do with limited resources - I don’t have any more new Singapore blogshop/brand items to feature, honestly. T_T Not bad for a first time though? Please do watch out for my next MOFW next month, where I’ll be doing a few days of Australian fashion posts after I post my travel diary to Melbourne!
On the third day of MOFW, I decided to wear two things that I love - the color blue and outerwear. I’m one of those weird people who gravitate towards any kind of outerwear when in the midst of clothing. The temperature in this part of the world never becomes cold enough for coats to be acceptable and appropriate, but there’s never enough cardigans and blazers to combat the intense airconditioning we have in malls and establishments.
I tend to stock up on outerwear often because I like to balance my outfits out, skin exposure-wise. I love short shorts that show off my legs, so I usually cover my arms up as an attempt to save my conservative image (lol)
Super in love with this blazer that fits me perfectly! The silhouette is so me - not too shapeless, but not too boxy either. Just the right amount of chic.
(This is the nth time I’ve been inspired to dress up the whole pajama concept. Too comfy!)
The moment I saw this top, I knew I had to have it. The statement on the shirt is so relevant to my life, and to the lives of most people too!
To shoe or not to shoe? That is the question. That is always the question! It’s always a debate between “want” versus “need”. Sometimes it is so frustrating when you see a nice and shiny pair of shoes on display, but you already have too many shoes for your own good. I don’t even wear a different pair everyday. I have a few favorites that I use really often, but I have some that can last a year without being worn. I don’t see it as a waste because I love all my shoes equally like my own children, lol. Some of my shoes I don’t wear often because I’m afraid I’ll overuse them, which would require me to finally throw them out. NOOOOOOOOOOOO
I think, 50% of my whole shoe collection consists of black shoes, to match my wardrobe… which is also 50% black. You know how you have to have a certain shoe even if you already have something similar on hand (or foot, lol)? I don’t know what goes through my brain whenever I purchase another pair of black shoes. I mean, how many styles do I have to own before I get totally contented?!
Not to mention, there are still sub-styles that fall under the existing categories for shoes. For example: shoes -> black shoes -> black boots -> high-heeled boots, flat boots, chunky boots, cut-out boots, wedged boots, sneaker boots, etc.
Everybody’s wallets will continue to suffer if I still elaborate and go into that specific “etc.” :/ Don’t you already feel like your pockets are getting lighter…
Sure this statement on my shirt can apply to everyone, since we all need shoes for its function of protecting our feet from external elements. But only certified shoeaholics can ever understand the pain of going through a month without getting a new pair of shoes. Unthinkable!
Black and/or white with blue color accent is quite big nowadays. You see it all over the fall collections of high street fashion brands such as Zara and Mango, and even Forever 21 is crazy about this color combination.
Lucky for me, blue is my favorite color, and now is the perfect time to stock up on so many pretty blue things!
A light powder blue is one alternative to those who think bright royal blue is too bold. I’m also crazy about ultra light powder blue wash jeans, which I think is a very good compromise between pastel and normal wash denim.
I know I’ve worn this skirt like a hundred times already, but leather skirts are a must this season! Japanese magazines such as SCawaii, Jelly and ViVi are pairing all their cutesy tops with kickass leatherette to produce the most interesting results. Pair with an embellished or studded purse to add to that subtle rocker look.
Before I end this post, let me emphasize the pearls on the collar of my top! Isn’t it such a genius idea, especially for people who aren’t so keen on wearing accessories? One of the best things this season are embellishments attached clothing! It’s an effortless way to present yourself while still being practical and fuss free. I have this top in black also, and I wear it every time I travel!
I’m sure by now you’ve already seen Bayo’s new “A Colorful Life” campaign all over the place! How do you like it so far? I personally love the styling on all of Jasmine’s photos, and I’m so happy they didn’t disregard black and white too! *biased forever*
To see what the campaign was all about, I dropped by the nearest store to get a few pieces from the new collection for myself. Everything I picked was super versatile that I managed to come up with three different outfits with primary colors as the theme!
(Bayo jacket and pants) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Still obsessed with blue. This jacket is one of my most overused items in my closet nowadays. I wish they had it in other colors too!
I love these printed pants with a very loose silhouette. Such a refreshing change from all the printed skinny bottoms that I’m always wearing. Pair it with heels and it can create a chic office-appropriate look.
Matching blue nails. <3
Hello to my first ever pair of bright red shorts! I paired it with a crisp, white, collared shirt and loafer heels to attempt to look like a little school girl.
Added a collar chain…
…and a spiked headband (that’s all the rage right now!) to add edgy, rocker elements.
Yellow pants and star prints for a laid-back, casual look that you can wear while you go on a coffee date with your girl friends.
Can you tell that this is inspired by ulzzang and Korean fashion?
Pastel yellow pants reminiscent of Sooyoung from SNSD’s Gee days.
A pin from Team Manila’s recent campaign. It’s about time someone thought of a movement to spread good vibes in Manila! Keep positivity trending everyday.
I hope you liked these three coordinates from Bayo’s newest collection. Live a colorful life and you’re off to a good start!
Recently I’ve been a little more biased towards dressing up like this, instead of the usual cutesy socks-and-heels and florals type of fashion that I used to often don. But of course, I still make sure I stay true to my “sophisti-cute” style. And peplum tops are the perfect combination of sophistication and cuteness!
Peplum is such a huge trend nowadays! I’ve always been a fan of this kind of silhouette, where there is some sort of winged out part in the waist or hip area. Not only does it give you more room to pig out and eat without being conscious of your tummy, but it’s heaven’s gift for people like me with small hips.
Pair it with a classy pair of printed leggings, and you’ve got yourself a very classy ensemble that highlights your womanly figure. Peplum tops are so sexy and sweet at the same time, yes? It’s a nice alternative to babydoll dresses too.
A definite must-have for this season!
I knew I said I was going to take a break from wearing brights and pastels, but the rainy season just makes you want to fight the gloominess in every way possible. The most basic thing I can do is, well, express it with fashion!
Speaking of the rainy season, it’s finally time to get your jackets out of your closet! This denim jacket is from H&M’s newest collection, and I love how it’s long and how it doesn’t have a collar. It’s all in the details.
Rarely do I wear fitted bottoms, but these shorts were just too adorable to only end up being covered by my blue velvety top. Do they look familiar? It’s because I have the same one in orange!
Mint is one of the “it” colors of 2012, if not “the” color of the year, and I don’t think I can get over it any time soon. Such a classy color that makes a rather simple outfit stand out!