Welcome to another round of My Own Fashion Week! This time, I’ll be having an Australian edition where I incorporate Australian brands and items from my recent Melbourne trip to my daily personal style entries.
It’s the first day and I’m cheating already, by posting an old look that I already posted on Lookbook! I know I am partly to blame, since I got quite sickly today and I decided to spend the whole afternoon resting in bed instead of going out for work and errands. No chance to dress up there!
But moving on, this top was recently sent to me by an HK-based store that sells different brands from all over the world. I was torn whether or not to include this look in my November Hong Kong MOFW instead, but I figured Aje deserves an entry and a spotlight of its own.
Aje’s collections are totally lust-worthy, and I’m happy to be able to wear and style their The Patchwork Romantic Spring/Summer 2011-2012 Skotolo top in my own way. The oversized, puffy sleeves, with the off shoulder cotton, make for a wonderful, luxurious gypsy look. Think Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, minus the sexy, plunging neckline.
And the back of this top! Where do I even start? I never wear anything that’s too revealing, but the unique gold, silver and white sequined cross over straps totally won me over. I take interest in the fact that from the front, my outfit looks incredibly girly and dainty, but from the back, the slight skin exposure makes the whole thing look a little bit more playful and less conservative.
Clearly, I am still not over spring in Melbourne with this floral outfit. While the rest of the world is enjoying the autumn foliage and preparing for winter, I am with the Aussies, celebrating spring and summer!
Subtle print-on-print on the 4th day of My Own Fashion Week, Singapore Edition! These shorts from Ellysage are quite a huge statement. The loud tropical print is quite unlike me, but I love it for being the first of its kind in my closet of black and white.
Since I don’t think loud print-on-loud print trend suits me well, I decided to play the shorts down a bit by wearing a sheer floral-print top and a light beige chiffon blazer that is actually quite nifty! Under sunlight, the floral print of the top shows through the thin fabric of the blazer.
Just to give this outfit a pop of color, I decided to turn to green and turquoise accents! I made sure there was a bright contrast between the color of the blazer and the color of the shoes, since I didn’t want to wear accessories (again) and this is one of my no-fail ways to make an outfit look interesting as is.
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.
Welcome to the first day of MOFW Singapore! To those who missed my last post, I’m challenging myself to do “My Own Fashion Week” featuring clothes and brands from the country where I last made a travel photography diary. Luckily, I have quite a few gifts from Singaporean blogshops recently, so what better way to celebrate them than to create a mini-event on my blog! I’m so excited for it, since it’s also a motivation for me to blog everyday.
My next MOFW will be in October, after I post pictures from my recent trip to Melbourne!
This skirt! <3 Not only does it give me the illusion of hips (I’m like a shapeless tree trunk, btw), but the length is ideal for a fun office/work look. The color is a beautiful shade of mustard too, so it’s not overwhelming at all.
I matched it with a cream-colored top with a ruffle detail on the shoulder for an all-out girly effect. Sometimes I love breaking the symmetry of my outfits just so it won’t look too boring!
Because I wanted to start this new concept off with a bang, I decided to get in touch with my girly side again by wearing a pseudo-dress. It may look like a one piece, but the two separate pieces look like they are a match made in heaven. You can never go wrong with pairing a ruffle top and a chiffon drape skirt!
Test your creativity out by improvising! This look actually reminded me of an old pseudo-romper outfit that was born out of my lack of proper rompers in the color that I wanted.