Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fashion Confession #33: Off Da Hook with the Boyfriend

Hello Dahlings:)

        If there's only one pair of jeans I would wear during the summer, it would most definitely be the boyfriend jeans. (or Captain America's jeans) Its loose and baggy silhouette allows my legs to not feel claustrophobic and constricted. Just add on a loose parody tee from Off Da Hook and it's instantly the epitome of comfort. Not only are their T-shirts thick and incredibly comfortable, they've got playful, almost rebellious words printed on it as if to say "Hey, we're not a million-dollar brand but we've got chic, comfy designs to make up for it." A swipe of rosy cappuccino lips, a statement necklace and killer white heels to finish off the outfit and voila! It looks like I've actually put in a lot of effort dressing up. 

| Parody Shirt: Off Da Hook | Boyfriend Jeans: Pull&Bear | Shoes: Edge by Zalora | Bag: Topshop |

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fashion Confession #32: Birthday Suit

Hello Dahlings!:)

        Not only was this outfit worn on my birthday (July 18), Most of the pieces were given as birthday gifts, giving yet another meaning to the title "Birthday Suit". Funnily enough, my gifts and everything else became clear hard-core obsessions. It's because - 

        Wait, I can't sum this all up in a few sentences. They need to be given the spotlight they so rightfully deserve. Here, let me break it down for you: (Warning: lengthy, not for the faint of eyes)

The Crop Top
         Every part is at the right length. Every part. That's bloody rare. It hits just at the smallest part of my waist, accentuating it. I'm not really fond of my arms so I don't always show them. The sleeves' length are perfect; not so short that I feel uncomfortable and have to lay a jacket over my shoulders to cover my arms and not so long that it'd be too hot.

The Bag
        The faux baby crocodile-embossed leather which means it looks amazing without harming any animals in the process? The big zipper hole with a twist lock to secure it on the other side of the bag? The mini yet roomy size it offers that it stores everything from my huge portable charger to mostly fiction books and so on? THIS BAG CLEARLY WAS MADE WITH ME ON THEIR MINDS. 

The Heart-Shaped glasses
        Allow me to emphasize again on its brilliance. HEART. SHAPED. GLASSES. 'nough said.

The Arm Candy
        Who doesn't love Aimee Song's arm candy? I have rapid heart palpitations everytime I see & observe a new post that includes up-close pictures of her wrist decor with absolute adoration and envious scrutiny. Aimee Song/Vita Fede-inspired open circle bracelet & Michael kors-inspired belt bracelet. One is real silver & the other, stainless steel. This way, I know I can keep them in good condition for a long time.

The Bottom Half
        Pants. Flowy. Breezy. High-waisted. Elongating; especially to a curvy, short-ish (5 ft 3) girl. Yes, perfect pants for this season's weather.
        Shoes. Comfortable. Subtle Flatforms. WHITE. Do I even need anything else to say?

 | Top & Bag (Both Gifts): Topshop | Pants: Monki | Heart Shades: Aldo | Necklace: Forever21 (Old) |

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fashion Confession #31: Darkened Stars

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It has been a saying and a belief that certain stars have special magical properties. To some, when a star darts through hurriedly, it's the perfect time to make a wish and watch them come true. To others, a star that radiates the brightest is one that will guide you to the way you need to go, whether it'd be out of the lost or towards a new change.

       My breezy and easily dressed romper of what reminds me of darkened stars has seen me through many new changes; the reveal of my new teeth as I sat on the dentist chair and had my braces removed, the new haircut I donned as I watched my hairdresser chop off 6 inches of heavy tresses off and the enlargement of photos on this blog post and on many more that will come on my blog after realizing how tiny the photos on past blog posts actually were. 

       And just like the stars that gleam in the night, my darkened stars have radiated a light, albeit a different way, and collected precious memories through the new changes I believed it guided me to.

 | Romper: Monki | Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: Topshop | Gold Cuff: Forever21 |

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fashion Confession #30: Layers and Cutouts

Hello Dahlings:)

        The palpable heat of a growing summer forces us to lose our layers upon layers of long-sleeved shirts and sweaters but to ditch layering completely? Not a bloody chance. I've traded in my soft, cozy armor of clothing layers for decorative hardware. More specifically, in this case, layered necklaces. The layering of necklaces satisfies my layering cravings without compromising my comfort in the blazing heat.

       Cut-out boots co-exist harmoniously with my stubborn need to not abandon, no matter how hot the weather, the beautiful creation of what we know are the almighty, empowering boots. Take note, however that these boots here are not just your ordinary ankle-boots, they have cut-outs. CUT-OUTS. The cut-outs give my feet access to the lovely breeze keeping them fresh, cool and truthfully, stink-free. 

      With all that's been said, what we all can take away from this is that we can all trick & kick summer's fiery heat's tushy (bum, or le buttocks for those who don't know me and the terms I use:3) because of the little tricks like layering necklaces instead of clothing and cut-out boots that enable me to wear them all-year round.

       Now, I'm about to embark on an amazing adventure to the mall with one of my best friends and my boots - because these boots are made for walking ;D (Literally. Not just to quote the song.)  Ciao! ~

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Shirt & Gold Necklaces: Forever21 | Shorts: Monki | Hat: H&M |
| Boots & turquoise necklace: Cotton On | Bag: DKNY |

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fashion Confession #29: Plaid Skort

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It's been raining heavily for the past week, it's almost impossible to get good shots with good lighting. The heavy showers threatened to destroy my beloved camera and my mini photo-shoot but I've managed to wedge in a time slot in the midst of all the drizzling to capture photographs good enough for the blog with the downside of  mosquito bites all over my legs after rainfall. 

        Moving on, amidst my procrastination when revising for my exams, I've managed to acquire a few new pieces to my wardrobe; one, being this plaid skort that I'm wearing. I love the oxymoronic idea of this piece. It's got the very classic plaid pattern that's been around for ages but has the geometric, fashion-forward cut of the skort. I left my skort to take the spotlight by keeping my hair in a ponytail and wearing everything else in white. I've recently been infatuated with white, the color or rather the absence of it. It gives off such a fresh, clean and crisp look. When I wore this outfit to school, I strutted through the hall doors to complete my examinations with confidence without feeling overdressed or inappropriate but still sustaining my sassiness;D *snaps fingers left, right and left again*

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Top: Maple | Skort: Topshop | Shoes: Zalora | Cardian: Bershka |


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fashion Confession #28: Spring Awakening

Hello Dahlings!:)

        Happy Belated Easter! The awakening of Spring has finally begun. This season's been furnishing the new arrivals of what this year's spring has to offer; colorful blooming flowers, the abundance of warmer weather and the launching of new collections and lines of different fashion stores like Topshop, Zalora, and so on, be it online or not.

        Zalora has been one of my favorite stores to visit online among other stores. My friends and I always swap pictures on whatsapp of what we would like to order or have already ordered on their website because they have fast shipping, provide the option of paying upon delivery for those of us that don't have credit cards (like me!) and they give us easy access to items from some of those brands that we are devoid of for those of us who live in, but not limited to, Hong Kong and other countries in Asia. Items from brands like Something Borrowed and River Island ( which is one of my favorite stores ) are now easy for me to get. So when Zalora contacted me to do a mini collaboration and style one of their items from their newly launched Mango line, I said yes because I have loved both Mango and Zalora and trust both those brands. You're probably thinking: "What?! They sell Mango items too?" I know. I'm psychic.

        Here's the outfit that I styled with the Light Beige Pleated Shorts from their Mango line. Beige high-waisted shorts with nude heels? Hello longer legs!

Here are a few of the other items from Mango that I like on Zalora (Hong Kong, there are different Zaloras for different countries in Asia) Go and check them out:)

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Top: Ashley | Shorts: Mango via Zalora | Shoes: Payless | Bag: Michael Kors |

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fashion Confession #27: Leather on Leather

Hello Dahlings:)

        A trend that has been making its entrance into the world again is leather on leather. With the likes of Alexander Wang and Derek Lam showcasing their designs decked out in a complete leather ensemble looking real good, I thought I'd give it a try especially since I love the look of fashion pieces made of leather because they just add another element into an outfit.

        Creative takes on the "V" front from those that plunge all the way down to the waist and even under the belly button to upside down "Vs" on bomber jackets have also been seen strutting the runway from fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy to Jonathan Saunders.

         I decided to try out those trends and mesh it into my style:)

        When I spotted this little leather number in Cotton On on sale one day, I snatched it especially since it was the last one in my size. It was already marked down from HK$199 to $60 and when the saleslady said "$25 please", I was in shock and I couldn't believe my luck:D  The super deep V is a little too daring and provocative for my more reserved self to wear so when I found this top, I really felt like I hit the jackpot, not only because of the price and its fashion forward aspect but also because it isn't super revealing and showed only a small patch of skin.  

        To balance the showy upside-down-V crop top, I paired it with a pink midi skirt from River Island via Zalora. I got the pink skirt for my friend's 18th birthday (Her debut) because her theme was light pink  or mint green.

        I realized that this is such a spring trend-heavy outfit; Midi skirt, Leather on Leather and the "V" front. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. (More like 3, ahaha)

The leather crop top was what I was originally going to wear but because there were going to be parents, I wanted to be dress more conservatively so I switched it with a chambray shirt. Here are a few pictures from my friend's birthday (She's the one on your left:3)
So, what do you think of my outfit?:)
| Top: Cotton On | Skirt & Necklace: River Island via Zalora |
| Shoes: Marks & Spencer (Old) | Jacket & Bag: Forever21 (Both old) |