Monday, 28 July 2014

OOTD: Palazzo Pants

Necklace: here & there // Top: Asos // Pants: The Tinsel Rack // Heels: The Editor's Market

Hello all! I've been photographing a slew of work-appropriate outfits which can double up for a less formal day out, and this is one of them.

I'm studying to be a lawyer, who are well known for their 'uniform' of white shirt and black bottoms. Here, I did the exact opposite, opting for draped fabric which remain professional because of the quality of the material. I also added a bit of bling, recently bought from the Public Garden Flea, to avoid making the outfit look too boring.

While I'm a big fan of the palazzo pants cut, I was disappointed with the pair I'm wearing in the photos. The rise and length of the pants were obviously made with shorter and smaller girls in mind, definitely not those with a tush like me! Really need to find some local blogshops which aren't size-ist! 

Friday, 25 July 2014

OOTD: Pumped Up Kicks

Dress: Primark // Shoes: Nike // Sunglasses: Asos

I have a little confession to make - I actually wore the dress for work, but changed out of boring black flats into something a little more sassy! I've been seeing loads of bloggers pairing dresses with trainers and wanted to give it a go as well. My old Nikes are perfect for injecting some colour into an otherwise 'safe' ensemble, I think, and take my dress from formal to casual instantly! Another idea would be to layer the look with a duster coat if I were somewhere chillier (need to get my hands on one, stat!).

Also, apologies for the lack of updates as I've been working. :x

How would you style the dress/trainer trend?

Monday, 21 July 2014

OOTD: Jungle Fever

Dress: Dorothy Perkins // Heels: The Editor's Market // Blazer: Asos

I recently discovered that F3 Singapore (which offers promotions in relation to certain high-street brands) has recently launched W.O.W. - What's on Wednesdays. Essentially, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and Topman have amazing deals every Wednesday!

You can imagine how pleased I was with snapping up this luxe dress at 30% off last week. It's a huge discount and makes keeping up with the latest styles so much more pocket-friendly. This tropical dress is also totally quality, so you know you're definitely getting bang for your buck!

Check out F3 Singapore's website for more information on further W.O.W.s!

Friday, 18 July 2014

OOTD: Daisy

Top: Cotton On // Shorts: Primark // Shoes: eBay 

OK, the star of my outfit here has got to be the little daisy bag I picked up from a children's store wayyyy back. I've never used it, though, and only dug it out because they (coincidentally) totally go with my Primark runner shorts! 

For those of you who wear FBTs (actual runner shorts), you know how comfortable they can be. I've always found them a little sloppy, but the prints on mine, paired with proper shoes and a crisp white top, can actually turn them kind of classy!

I've been feeling a little ill for a couple of days, maybe it's all that sinful food getting to me! I've been going out so much lately that it's time for a break, especially since I start my internship next week (ahhhh). 

Do keep an eye out for tips on work-appropriate outfits - I've been saving a few pieces!

Monday, 14 July 2014

OOTD: Out for a Spin

Top: New Look // Skirt: Thread Theory // Bag: Asos // Shoes: The Editor's Market

I seem to have every single pastel colour that exists, but they're such great complements to otherwise stark hues. I'm wearing this fabulous midi skirt with a top I've worn before - it's got lovely pleats and is made of a heavier material, great for swinging round the city! I also like the organza detail at the hem, so gorgeous I had to buy 2 of them (in different colours of course).

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

OOTD: Fondant Fancy

Top: Primark // Skirt: Missguided // Bag: Ted Baker at Selfridges // Necklace: H&M // Shoes: Toms

What better way to brighten up an otherwise grey day with some spring pastels? Surprisingly, this outfit lasted an entire day, at totally different places - a hawker centre (one of the most unglamorous places ever!), a shopping mall, and a posh restaurant. I could also easily swap out the Toms for a pair of heels to take the look from day to night.

The only real gripe I have is that the Missguided skirt is made of very thin fabric (scuba?), so you'd have to get some seamless underwear to avoid the dreaded VPL. 

I know that perhaps the season has passed, but I don't think I'll ever get enough of these ice-cream hues! What are your opinions? x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

OOTD: The Editor's Market

Top, Pants and Shoes: The Editor's Market

Yup, all 3 pieces are from my latest haul at The Editor's Market shop over at Cineleisure Orchard in Singapore! They have an attractive deal where the more pieces you buy, the less each individual item costs, so ofc I grabbed this whole bunch.

I was originally looking for some black culottes, but realised the longer version (known as palazzo pants) can be doubled up as workwear. Plus how cute is that swingy crop, not tight-fitting at all like the other ones I own. The heels, though, are probably my best buy - they're so comfy and I love how they keep my feet nice and cool without compromising on the style factor. Love the huge cuff at my ankle!

Let me know in the comments what you think of this get-up xx