30 December 2010

fashion 101.


i've learnt that contrast is a wonderful thing aesthetic-wise. this had led me to believe that i should never wear a top & cardi of the same color. the photo above (from fashion pirates, a blog mentioned on the style rookie), however, has led me to believe otherwise.

now i'm not a fan of necklaces as i've lines on my neck (it's a genetic hereditary thing), but i must admit that i'm quite keen on trying statement necklaces. i will, when i finally find the right necklace (at the right price, of course).

ring + watch.

as you can see, this blog is where i list things that i am on the hunt for.

my latest addition: a watch ring.

i am not a fan of watches; i am considering getting a couple though, for practical reasons, of course. a nice, slim old-school classy-looking gold one for no more than $49 at funan, & maybe a cartoon one (which i've always secretly wanted). gold might a bit too old-fashioned for me to pull off though, so if possible i would love a bronze one. wish me luck!

swatch is currently too pricey for me (like i said, i'm not a fan of watches, however the shopaholic in me will always find an excuse to buy something i can wear, like a watch! how practical). i very much like the navy one (UP-WIND, GN230 Originals) from the recent color codes collection.

anyway, back to the topic: watch rings.

sure, i would love one from d&g (the first watch ring i saw), but hell i know there's no way i can afford it atm. yes, there's always that cheap rip-off from diva, but we both know that i will never be able to bring myself to buy it (yes, the shopaholic in me understands what wastage and investments mean). i found yet another option on gmarket - as expected though, it looks terribly cheap and awful, with all those large, cheena-looking crystals that are very likely to fall off within a month or two.

ah well. i guess the best viable option right now would be to get that watch from funan. or i could just wait, as always. [:

*update: got a cute mint green cinnamoroll kids' watch (y'know, the kind that has a face that can be flipped open?) from a random gachapon machine at toys r us (forum the shopping mall) for 3 bucks (can be found almost anywhere w/ gachapon machines; i've seen adorable hello kitty ones too!)! uber cute! besides i couldn't resist trying my luck.

19 December 2010

nun collars rofl.


i was reading an article on insing.com, clickie here, clickie there, and somehow, i ended up on the love & bravery site, looking at this dress, unable to decide if i shld finally give local blogshops a go.. they're definitely one of the local blogshops that i'm fond of (design-wise, of course). i'm not sure if i'm willing to take a chance quality-wise on their pieces, plus i'm not too keen on chiffon fabrics at the moment due to my sensitive skin.. i must admit that i adore the color scheme & cutting though.
next thing you know, i'm on the famous young fashion blogger tavi gevinson's blog, and from there, ended up on pamflet magazine's site, & tadah. i've always been intrigued by.. what shall i call them, collar necklaces? but yes, this is not the first i've seen of them. i must find out how to get my hands on one of these soon (think how perfect for work they'd be! then off it goes & you're ready for the night).

also, my interest in formal, work-friendly clothes has increased. why? well i've resigned from my fashion retail job and i'm quite pleased to say that i've an interview to be a PA at shenton way next monday. it's full-time position, but you know what this means: bigger paycheck, more clothes (& accessories & blah)!

09 December 2010

as all of you know,

x'mas is coming! and guess what i got for an early x'mas gift (considering i didn't celebrate x'mas last yr)? the pair of black katja clogs from rockport ($50 off the original r.r.p. of $220, whee factory outlets!) from him.

i lost my phone recently, & i'm honestly too lazy to take a photo of them w/ my outdated digicam, so here's a photo i ripped of the website: