16 May 2014

Aren't these pretty?

CARLINE (earth) by UP - USD30.00

Whenever I'm in a shoe shop there a few types of shoes that I look out for like boots, loafers, and sneakers, but clogs are always the first to catch my attention in a shoe shop. I follow Indonesian fashion blogger Diana Rikasari on Instagram, and recently she posted a pic of herself wearing the black version of these clogs, which I liked. This particular design is so much prettier though, plus it's so unique! Have I mentioned that I love ethnic prints too?

What's even better is that they offer wide sizing! I'm starting to think that maybe I should start buying footwear online..

14 May 2014

Oh happy day.

Asos Skater Dress in Purple - SGD19.06

After waiting for almost a month, my second Asos-brand purchase arrived, and I'm so thrilled, I want it in at least three other colors now. I honestly thought I'd never buy anything else Asos-branded after I got my disappointing white Asos-brand skirt two years ago, but after getting this dress, I've to admit, maybe Asos-branded clothes aren't that bad after all.

Normally I'd be pretty pissed at having to wait this long, but seeing as how I got it for just SGD19.06 (the other colors are almost thrice the price!) and it fits me pretty well, I'm not gonna complain.. I'm just relieved it didn't get lost in the mail.

Oh and here's a tip: next time you shop at Asos, pay in GBP instead of SGD. Someone told me recently that the bank's exchange rate is usually better than what Asos offers, and it turns out that it's true! I wish I knew sooner, but oh well, better late than never.

17 March 2014

It's kinda embarassing, but..

From what I've seen, most women (yes, women, not girls) don't know how to buy a bra! Not only are they usually pricey, but you'll be wearing them almost 24/7 too. You may not notice it, but bras do make a difference in your appearance (so many things could go wrong). I worked at a lingerie store once, so here are some tips that I want to share:

1) Ask the lady for help.
There is no shame in asking! It's the lady's job after all, plus she is a lady, so what you have, she either probably has too, or sees it all the time. It is really important for her to measure you, because #1 different brands and even designs may fit you differently #2 our body changes without us knowing sometimes, so you may have gone up or down a size.

2) Try more than one size.
You may think it's silly but you'd be surprised how different one size up/down feels. It shouldn't be too tight or loose (obviously). If in doubt, ask the lady.

3) Put on your top while trying on the bra.
The clingier and lighter-colored the top is, the better. That way you can avoid buying a bra that makes you look like this.

4) Don't forget to check the back and sides.
You'd think that women remember to, but surprisingly, it happens more often than we'd like to admit. When I shopped for bras in the past, I just wanted to get it over with, which meant I didn't check my back. Needless to say, I regretted it.

You don't want fat squashing out; it's quite unsightly (no pictures!). A wider bra band tends to be comfier (esp. for women with heavy busts), but it's usually not necessary. Just get it in the right size (once again, it's so important to get measured!). In case you didn't know, (using 32A as an example), A is the cup size and 32 is the size of the band. So yes, you can get your cup size with a longer bra band. And if needed, you can easily get an extension.

5) Get at least one in your skin color.
Contrary to what most women think, white bras do show when you're wearing a white top. They also show in black tops (depending on the thickness of fabric), and they do a good job at that too. I used to avoid them like the plague when I was a teen; they look so old-fashioned, I know, but they can be worn with any colored top. Anyway, look, proof!

18 February 2014

At long last..

Esprit Ribbed Dress - SGD32.40 (originally USD59.50!)
I got a new dress! It feels like it's been awhile since I last shopped.. I haven't bought anything from Esprit for a long, long time; over the years their designs appealed less and less to me, but this dress has everything I've been looking for, so I got it! I hope the fabric isn't very thick, but even if it is, who am I to complain? I got it for SGD27.50, which is a lot less than I'm willing to spend on a dress (I just upped my dress budget to SGD50, seeing as how nice cotton things tend to be pricier than polyester ones); I was lucky enough to get it with a 15% off code, and even luckier to get it when it magically came back in stock!

I'm guessing someone must have decided not to get it after all, so hurray for me! I actually wanted to remove it from my Saved List since it was already OOS when I last checked, but I decided to just leave it there and watch it for the next few days. I'm glad I waited! Can't wait to get this dress. I'm just praying now it'll fit my hips.

22 January 2014

I may be a little weird..

Judging from the looks my friends gave me when I said I wanted to print shirts like the above and have us all wear them. I can't help how I feel. I would really like to have shirts like this. I know they will refuse to wear them simultaneously with me, but I still wanna try. Unfortunately it's too troublesome to get shirts printed and all so I'm not gonna bother.. for now.