Friday, 31 October 2014

OOTD: Happy Halloween!

Friday, 31 October 2014
Coat: boohoo | Dress: Primark | Heels: New Look | Necklaces and Ring: Noviembre

Happy Halloween, everyone! It used to be one of my favourite days back when I was a kid, although Singapore doesn't actually recognise it as a holiday >:( But I lived in a neighbourhood that always pulled out all the stops with the decorations, and there was always trick-or-treating going on, so I have pretty fond memories of October 31st.

This year, I'm going to a friend's Halloween costume party, but here's something else more appropriate to wear out for the day itself. Of course, I went with all the tried-and-tested trends of all-black, lace and gothic jewellery, but don't you just love the overall effect? I especially love the accessories I paired with this outfit, they're so appropriately witchy (details below). 

I also invested in new make-up for the occasion, No. 7's matte lip crayon in Raspberry Wine. It's quite long-lasting and is basically a deeper shade of my natural lip colour, and only cost me £9! 

How are you all celebrating Halloween? Don't forget to look out for my Halloween costume soon! x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

OOTD: Town Hall

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Coat: boohoo | Top: Asos | Pants: Asos | Shoes: Hidden Fashion | Necklaces and Ring: Noviembre*

I met up with the UoM BlogSoc the other day for the first time, where we had an OOTD Day over at the town hall! This involved a lot of us basically posing for our ootd shots, and I was actually the last to arrive and thus the last to finish... #awkward. Sorry for the hold-up, girls!

I tried to go for a bit of a darker, 'witchy' look just in time for Halloween, and wore my awesome boohoo coat once again for this shoot. It may be a duster but it kept me relatively warm in the drizzle on the way over! Plus it works so well with heels and trousers, the whole combination really lengthens my silhouette. 

I pulled the look together with some light accessories to match my pale bottoms, courtesy of Becca over at Noviembre. I only ordered the three-strand necklace from her store, which comes in custom lengths, but she also mailed me that amazing delmar shell ring I'm wearing, and which I would have honestly bought if it had been up on the site at the time. The package also included a lovely note to say thank you!

I've got an amazing Halloween costume planned which I'll post later this week, but what about you guys? x

Monday, 27 October 2014

OOTD: Maxi Coat

Monday, 27 October 2014
Coat: Boohoo | Dress: Hidden Fashion * | Bag: Primark | Necklace: Topshop | Shoes: Nike

I went back to my new favourite restaurant, Montpellier's, the other day, which is also coincidentally the best place in Manchester to take my #ootds! I'm especially loving the way this shoot turned out - there's a bit of an image spam below. :s Kudos to my very patient friend, Tricia, for the awesome snaps!

I've tried to be more adventurous lately, wearing things I wouldn't have dared to, like this maxi coat. It's a far cry from Sherlock's Belstaff in Sherlock BBC, but it's got the same dramatic flair - check out the way it billows when I twirl! Despite the thin material, it kept me really warm on what was a pretty windy day.

My dress was a retro number from Hidden Fashion, only costing £5! Can you believe that value?

I'm off to start my Reading Week in Scarborough for a farm-stay - and bringing loads of clothes to shoot in the countryside! Keep your eyes peeled for posts of that x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

OOTD: So Normal

Thursday, 23 October 2014
Top: Missguided | Jeans: Bershka | Belt: Asos | Heels: New Look 

I admit I'm guilty of following trends, but it's like a constant stream of theme parties! And I do love my theme parties. The 'Normal 90s' began to be a big hit early this year, with basic palettes, slouchy shapes and a whole load of 'I just rolled out of bed' vibes. I was more into pastels and 'girlier' outfits, so never really had the chance to try a more grungy look out, so here's my first attempt!

My mom jeans from Bershka's last season were the base for my whole look, which I paired with a new knit high-neck top from Missguided. I foresee myself taking the top into next year spring, maybe layered under a sleeveless shift dress for that mod look. To dress up this really simple outfit, I added my killer New Look black cut-out heels (which really did kill my feet - I walked for ages!). On a regular day, though, I think I'd opt for black and white sneakers to complete the outfit.

What do you guys think of the trend? Leave a comment below x

Monday, 20 October 2014

OOTD: Animalistic

Monday, 20 October 2014
Jumper: Zara | Skirt: Missguided | Clutch: Asos | Boots: Asos 

I'm writing this right after I've slogged through a few assignments which are due and readings for a lecture today... Phew! Law school is tough but I have a nasty feeling that it's going to get much worse, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Surprisingly, my weekends are usually study and stay-in days, while my weekdays are totally packed - for instance, I wore this outfit for a quick lunch in between running errands the other day. I couldn't resist my monochromatic tendencies, and even went with a bit of an animal theme - there are adorable dogs printed on my jumper, and I accessorised with a cute panda ring. I'm also really into A-line skirts paired with heels, such a wonderful 60s vibe! Obviously, I threw caution to the wind (no pun intended) and braved the breezy skies with just a single layer - I'm lucky it didn't rain. :s

Here's to another week ahead, have a good one everyone! :)

Friday, 17 October 2014

OOTD: That Coat!

Friday, 17 October 2014
Coat: Missguided | Hat: H&M | Top: H&M | Skirt: Forever 21 | Boots: Asos
I've been needing a new winter coat for this year, and when I saw this Missguided piece, my heart (and money) was lost! It helped that loads of bloggers picked it up as well, so I could see for myself how the long silhouette could be worn in so many different ways.

Although I was a little apprehensive as to how good the quality would be, the coat really is warm all the way down to mid-calf. Speaking of the length, I love how it automatically makes me seem taller than I actually am - paired with some heeled boots and I feel like I'm ready to take on the world!

The work is starting to pile up at uni, so I'm not sure how often I can update this blog, but here's hoping x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

OOTD: Baroque Mini

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Sweater: Uniqlo | Skirt: Hidden Fashion* | Necklace: Kollidea* | Ankle socks: Topshop | Boots: Asos

I spent my whole weekend in my bed of tissues, warming myself around mugs of hot tea and Chinese medicine to chase away the cold that's been plaguing me! :( Darn those changes in weather.

Before that, though, I wore this cute number out for a lunch at SoLita Bar and Restaurant here in Manchester. It was pretty windy (maybe that's why I got my cold?), but my Heattech Uniqlo turtleneck was perfect for the temperature and effortlessly stylish, too. I received the printed mini from Hidden Fashion some time ago, although it's spot-on for the A/W trend of baroque floral prints. I finished off the look with some delicate accessories from Kollidea, and a peek of frilly ankle socks!

Speaking of SoLita, I highly recommend the place for their special (available for a limited time only), the Breville Without a Cause! Instead of the regular buns you find on burgers, they use grilled cheese toast (brevilles) and cheekily note that it's "not for girls". Well, I shared it with my friend, so I managed to get away with it!

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