06 October 2014

So much happiness!

I'm so happy right now! This has been the best weekend I've had in a long time. I was actually reluctant to go out to watch The Maze Runner today; it turned out to be a great show, and I'm looking forward to seeing the second and third! We went to Vivocity to watch it, and there was an Ecco pop-up sale going on. My friend pointed it out and I was like meh, Ecco has ugly shoes. We had lots of time before the movie started and I figured there was no harm in looking. I'm so glad I did because I got a pair of shoes (pictured above) that I can wear to more formal occasions (job interviews, dinners, etc.)!

Although it was pretty pricey at $160, it was 33% off and real leather, so I don't feel so guilty. I was honestly tempted to go to their outlet store at IMM to see if I can get it cheaper, but I changed my mind since I've been looking for a pair of smoking-slipper-reminiscent footwear, and this is it! I really didn't want to risk losing them. It was the last pair in this color and size, and although it's a little tight now, it's very comfy! They also come in a nice burgundy-brown color that first caught my eye, but I decided black would be a better choice as it's easier to match, plus as my friend put it, it looks more "professional". Men lol.

28 September 2014

It's been awhile!

I saw these Nike Dunk Sky His on Asos about a month back when it was still in stock and on sale; I hesitated though cuz I wasn't sure if it'd fit me, and if it'd be too narrow or uncomfy for my feet. I saw a beige pair at the Nike factory outlet store in West Coast Plaza, but unfortunately they didn't have my size so I couldn't try them on.. I hope I'll see a pair in my size soon! I really need a pair of sneakers.

*Edit: I managed to try on a pair at Limited Edition Vault. It was their biggest size yet I couldn't squeeze my feet into them because they were just too narrow for me. Oh well.

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.

 *EDIT: I managed to get it in navy and black too! At around the same price. Yaaay.

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!