Friday, October 24, 2014

Travelogue: Our Idea of Paradise // Maldives IV

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Because you deserve to strut with grace in this tulle maxi skirt too. It is elegance and sheer luxe on a whole new level.


Outfit: Marbled Crop Top, MDS Collections *sponsored* // Tulle Maxi Skirt in Black, MDS Collections *sponsored* // Heels, Random // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris // Bangle, ASOS // Pearl Earrings, Zara

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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Travelogue: Our Idea of Paradise // Maldives III

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It was another morning at Maldives that I woke up all excited to dress up and head out for breakfast and a morning dip. I'd choose to think beach holidays do me good, so much because I don't even recall when I last enjoyed waking up at 7:30am. But mornings at Maldives are too beautiful to sleep in, and I jumped out of bed with so much eager each morning to see the view of the Indian Ocean right at my doorstep. The many wonders of Maldives include this picturesque sight I enjoy every morning, and I could get used to staring out at the sea - so carefree, so relaxing.

The richness of the blues is unbelievable; the skies and the sea boast such striking hues and gradients. Thank God I packed along this outfit, an easy set that The Stage Walk sent over to me some time ago, but I finally put them to good use for a morning stroll and breakfast!

Oversized tops are such casual life savers for feel-fat days, but I really have to tell you how much I love this pair of skorts. With prints seemingly reflecting the beauty of the island, and material so cooling to the touch, it made moving around so convenient. Why, it is quite a perfect piece indeed!


Outfit: Marshmellow Suede Oversize Top, The Stage Walk *sponsored* // Lizzie Cut-in Perfect Skorts in Blue, The Stage Walk *sponsored* // Flip-flops, Havainas // Shades, ShoppyPoppy // Beach Bag, Azura Australia // Pearl Earrings, Zara // Leather Bracelet, ShoppyPoppy // Rings, Forever21

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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Travelogue: Our Idea of Paradise // Maldives II

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It was gloomy for two full days, and it rained heavily on one. Our moods were dampen, but that's still not going to stop us from appreciating every bit of Maldives. This is our favourite beach destination yet, and we are cherishing whatever's left of this vacation.

And planning our next one back, of course...


Outfit: Floral Slit Maxi, Ohvola // Aviator, ShoppyPoppy // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris

Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Travelogue: Our Idea of Paradise // Maldives I

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Checking in from Maldives, our idea of paradise. It is a dream come true to finally be here, and this place is so - if not more - gorgeous than what I had in mind. The water is clear and boasts a subtle gradient of blues, the palm trees sway with such grace; even the cocktails are so effortlessly pretty against the vast Indian Ocean.

Every spot is photo-worthy, and it is needless to use a filter. Even on gloomy mornings like today, the island is picturesque. Waking up in a postcard and strolling along these luxurious water villas is something we really could get used to. And the man loves it because he can ditch his jeans and loafers and be totally comfy in the least of clothes. And me? You'd bet I came with a trunk of clothes and bikinis.

Yes, more photos to come, I promise. But first up, here's one sassy chiffon top that Twinnie dressed me in. I love how comfortable and easy to slip on it is, and it is the perfect lightweight summer top.


Outfit: Strappy Sass Top in Black, Hollyhoque *sponsored* // Denim Shorts, Supre // Matelasse Clutch, MiuMiu // Aviators, ShoppyPoppy // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris // Necklaces Mix, Gorjana

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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Neverending Affection

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I have always been a fan of Theory of Seven and their enthralling collections, so when the lovely owner offered to dress me, it was an excitement that I haven't experienced in a while - one that I cherish and feel so strongly for. She is such a talented person, and her designs are so immaculate that it is impossible to not feel confident in them.

What came in the mail was a gift handpicked by her - a cutout number marks my first feature for Theory of Seven. The sweet lilac shade speaks of my neverending affection for maxi dresses - a known fact by now - and the soft chiffon embraces femininity. But what completes this number is the playful cutouts at the back. Don't we all love back details?

Together with black accessories to complement the pop of black piping, my take on this ensemble is understated and one that is fitted for a quiet afternoon with my love as we explored alleys and the old charm of Singapore.

Thank you for dressing me, Eileen!


Outfit:Angelia Lilac Cutout Maxi Dress, Theory of Seven *sponsored* // Strappy Heels, Zara // Boy Chanel, Chanel // Aviators, ShoppyPoppy // Earrings, Chanel // Leather Bracelet, Balenciaga // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris 

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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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