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 and making it look so 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.

        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 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 the 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) |

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fashion Confession #26: Threaded Chains

Hello Dahlings!:)
 
        If you follow my Instagram account, you've probably already seen this photo and basically the top half of my outfit. (Yay for sneak peeks!) I managed to take a few outfit shots before I left for school and even sneaked in a selfie:D *Claps for productive, early bird me*
 


 
        The necklace was given to me as a gift from one of my best friends. You know who you are;D Naturally, I wanted to wear it as soon as I got it so my outfit here was based on the necklace; a chain-link choker necklace with black thread lacing all around it. I expected the necklace to be longer but when I put it on, to my surprise, it was a choker.
 
        I've been wanting to get some silver jewelry since all I ever wear is gold, so this necklace was a perfect addition to my collection to try something new. My outfit was neutral and quite tame color-wise so I injected pops of pink with my bag and lips and slicked my hair to one side. I'm quite liking the new hairstyle to tame and style my thick curly hair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)
 
| Necklace: H&M | Shorts: G2000 (Old) | Jacket: Forever21 (Old) |
| Watch: K-Swiss (Borrowed from my brother) | Bag: Michael Kors |

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fashion Confession #25: Monochromatic Juxtaposition

Hello Dahlings:)

         Woohoo, Another Outfit post right after 2 days:) I am ON A ROLL, BABY. Ehem.

         Whenever I see black & white stripes, I think of the stereotypical French painter with a beret tilted to the side. You know, like in the past circa 19th century. AHAHA, don't you think so? Or is it only me?

        If you've been following my blog for quite a while now, you should already know that I love the fashion in the 1950s. If you don't, well - TADAAA, Surprise! I do:D *Sigh* So classy and elegant. When I came across this floppy hat in H&M, I was reminded of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's with her saucer hat:)

        My outfit today was centered around my wide-brimmed hat. I wanted to create a classic look with a modern, edgy twist by pairing a classic striped top with an asymmetrical skirt, chain-link necklace and boots. Basically a modern-classic juxtaposition. Oooh, I think I just got what title to put up for this blogpost!:D And of course, nothing completes a classic/modern/monochromatic look like a Marilyn Monroe Lip.


        I'm wearing the same asymmetrical skirt from 3 outfit posts ago ( here ), Talk about different pairings:) There's so many outfits to create with the same piece and this is one of the outfits:)







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


| Top: Zara | Skirt & Hat: H&M | Arrow & Bar Rings: Pull&Bear |
|Necklace, Bag & Bow midi ring: Forwever 21|


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fashion Confession #24: Floral Fluff

Hello my Dahlings!:)

        I've come to a realization that I've been gone for a month (and 2 days ^^" ). That's the longest period of inactivity that I've ever had on my blog! Have you missed me? WHY am I even asking? Of course, you do;) You must. Apart from gaining weight and designer bags under my eyes from the stress of school, everything's just peachy:)

        Dark florals (A big trend right now if you didn't know yet)? Crew-neck sweater? Cute, inspirational quote? Well, hellooo, sweet thang! I feel a connection going on here. I see us going out together. When I entered the only Stradivarius in Hong Kong, I picked up this sweater and headed over to the counter and relieved my wallet of its burden:) Stradivarius is a great store to check out fun runway trending pieces in affordable prices yet with good quality pieces. 

       I wanted to style this sweater a bit differently from the standard sweater and jeans combo and found this adorable mohair skirt I scored from Topshop that I tucked away to wait for something to pair this with. Opportunity emerged with this sweater and TAADDAAA - outfit for today:)

       The infinity bracelet I have on is from Concoralhk , an instagram store based in Hong Kong. The owner, Sarah, is one of the sweetest people I have ever spoken to. She has amazing customer service and all her products that you get is exactly like what you see in the picture. The stuff she sells are all cheap and reasonably price and she ships for FREE if you order 3 or more items:) She ships worldwide as well. No, I'm not sponsored and I bought everything with my own money!:D Check her out! You'll love Concoral too!:D

 
 
 
 
 
       P.S. Did you know that this is the exact skirt that Ariana Grande wore in one of her instagram pictures? Her style reflects a lot of what I like to wear except she's a bit more revealing:) I actually found the exact outfit in Topshop and was almost compelled to get the sweater but I was second guessing so when I came back for it, I missed my chance. They were all gone. I wish I got it. Here's a picture I took when I tried the sweater and skirt on:) Sorry for its super bright lighting and blurriness.

 
P.S. I've been thinking about doing "Skincare confessions" like what I've been using and loving and "Nail confessions" like the designs I do on my nails (& maybe a mini tutorial?:>) on my blog. What do you guys think?:) Should I?

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)
 
 
 
| Top: Stradivarius | Skirt: Topshop | Rings: Pull & Bear |
|Bag & Shoes: Forever21 | Bracelet: Concoralhk |

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fashion Confession #23: Leather Shirt and Squared Dots

Hello Dahlings:)

        So, I haven't posted for a week, it's not that long but I was gone for a week. I know you missed me;D AHAHA. I was gone 'cause, ya know, I got sick and had to go to hospital=.=" But everything's fine now! I'm okay:) 

        It's now freezing again here in Hong Kong after being warm for a while. The bipolar weather is taking a toll on my body and weather change is almost always the reason for why I'm sick. So, my outfit here was obviously worn and taken on a warm day when I went to do some errands:D My outfit is basically what the title says. I'm wearing a leather shirt & a white skirt dotted with black squares all over:) A black & white outfit. OH! And pink on my nails because you know me; I can never be without some pink. HAHAHA





Don't even ask what I was trying to do here. I have no idea what I was doing on that ladder. AHAHAHA



So, What do you guys think of my outfit?:)
 | Shirt: Stradivarius | Boots: Cotton On | Ring: Forever 21|

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fashion Confession #22: I'm Fabuleuse

Yeah, that's right. You heard me. I'm fabuleuse ;D

Photo credit: http://weheartit.com/entry/52073814
Hello Dahlings:)

       I've never been able to take photos on the exact day I wear an outfit so I normally drop down what I wear and take photos of those outfits on another day when I'm free to. Today, however, my brother had a holiday from school because of Chinese New Year (Happy Chinese New year, guys:)and managed to be my photographer and take outfit shots OUTSIDE (not in front of a white wall this time *cue celebratory applause*) before I went to meet one of my best friends.

       What I once thought as "bling-bling" for rappers have now become a fashionable everyday piece to add edge to an outfit as the finishing touch; like a cherry on top of ice cream. I've fallen in love with chain link necklaces and I want one in silver too. It can go with any outfit color of my choice and it's chic yet simple enough to wear to school without calling attention to myself:) I also love the asymmetrical shape of this leather skirt. I love that this year, shops are coming out with many different unique shapes and forms of clothing. The art of incorporating something unique into everyday wear is just wonderful.
   
Here's what I wore today:) (It's also perfect to wear on Valentine's day because of the soft pink of my fabulous sweater;D)









So, what do you guys think?:)


 | Sweater & Skirt: H&M | Necklace: Forever21 | 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fashion Confession #21: Floral Dreams

Flowers in my hair and the wind flowing through.
Running through the forest and seeing leaves with dew.
The flowers told me you were in love,
In love with me, you see.
He loves me, He loves me not, He. LOVES. me. (err, okay, that might be a tad forceful towards the guy.)


Hello Dahlings:)

        ^ That was the visual I had in my head whenever I think of flowers especially since I have a floral necklace on, so I wrote it down into a sort of rhyme. I love stories, especially reading them. They transport me into a different world and I never want to leave. I fall in love with characters and I get so sad when the whole story ends. (Seriously, why can't they ALL exist? Except for people like Voldemort. I'd probably piss my pants if I ever stood face to face with him.) Especially when I've followed them throughout the whole series.

Photo credit: www.someecards.com

        Here's a quick outfit post of one that I wore to meet my friends and go shopping (excuse me, I meant window shopping while they bought stuff. Still waiting patiently for my salary. AHAHA) when the weather wasn't so chilly here in Hong Kong except I was wearing flats:3




A closer look at the necklace:)


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


| Top: Cotton On | Pants: Forever21 | Shoes: Steve Madden |
| Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: Michael Kors |