Friday, October 31, 2014

Sultry Lace

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It is always an honour to be dressed by MDS Collections, because their weekly collections are always so much fun. Whatever you are feeling, there is surely something for you - work-friendly midi skirts, weekend sundresses, beach maxis, date-night playsuits...

A big part of my wardrobe is made up of clothes from MDS Collections, and while I lost count of the number of playsuits I have, this sultry lace number tops the chart and is now my all-time favourite playsuit from them. It is every bit swoon-worthy, and the luxe material makes this piece such a coveted one. I love the mix of lace and mesh, and while it took me so long to decide on only one colour, I thought the pink would make the best choice because it is quite simply femme fatale.

And of course, I had to wear it with my new favourite shoes that came in the mail one random night when I was feeling down. The bell rang, and I sprinted to the door to receive the parcel. Prying the box open is like an unadulterated joy of opening a present, except that the present is bought by yourself, for yourself. But you see, retail therapy always works.


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Outfit: Sultry Lace Romper, MDS Collections *sponsored* // Lace-up Heels, Schutz Shoes // Tasseled Satchel, Saint Laurent Paris // Earrings, Chanel // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris


Quote "10%melodyyap" when you shop at MDS Collections and enjoy a 10% site-wide discount! Like MDS Collections on Facebook for styling tips and sneak previews, and follow MDS Collections on Instagram for flash sale codes and OOTD contests' details.


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crochet On My Skirt

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Back to civilization, and back to work. Thank God my lunch meeting was at the lovely Quayside Isle, and the skies were blue. It was a sunny afternoon, and I had intended to put on a midi dress, but I ditched the idea for my new crochet skirt.

Wine red is an elegant color that flatters Asian skin tone, and this skirt is a full crochet number with uneven petaled hem. With a slight A-line, this skirt gives the illusion of slimmer legs, and the high waist conceals a post-lunch tummy really well.

Keep it simple with a basic black crop, or with a stripes tank if you are looking to do a little clash. Mine's a simple but work-appropriate take, with a little leopard print fun on my feet.


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Outfit: Kesh Crop Top, MDS Collections // Crochet Skirt, The Stage Walk *sponsored* // Heels, Studio Tangs // Motorcycle Tote, Balenciaga // Shades, Versace // Layered Necklace, H&M // Pearl Earrings, Zara // Leather Bracelet, ShoppyPoppy // Rings, Forever21


Shop at The Stage Walk with a 5% discount off regular-priced items when you use my discount code "melodyxtsw".


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Selling: Luxury Bags and Accessories I

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#1. Celine Diamond in Red @ S$1,400nett

- used less than thrice
- suede is in mint condition
- duo compartment with inner zip and a back zip
- red is not available in Singapore. I bought it from Milan at about S$2,400nett.

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#2. Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Clutch in Vermilion @ S$580nett

- no scratches on leather
- plastic protector on the golden clasp is still intact
- color is truer to the first photo


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#3. Baby Pink MiuMiu Satchel @ S$550nett
***SOLD***

- can be used two ways (long shoulder strap is detachable)
- triple compartment with zip
- lock is in good condition without scratches
- this model is not available in Singapore. I bought it from Florence.

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#4. Swarovski Clover Necklace @ S$120nett
***SOLD***

- worn less than 5x
- 4-leaf clover fully encrusted with crystals
- comes with lobster claw and can be worn at different lengths
- adjustable clip, to be worn in different styles as shown

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#5. Swarovski Big Crystal Necklace @ S$100nett

- brand new and not worn
- comes with lobster claw and can be worn at different lengths

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#6. Chanel Duo-sided Enamel Necklace @ S$510nett
***SOLD***


- worn less than 5x
- can be worn in two lengths
- comes with two different sides: one full white enamel, one asymmetrical enamel pattern
- this model is not available in Singapore.


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Should you be keen to purchase any of these, do drop me an email at [m.yaptl@gmail.com]. In your email, kindly indicate clearly on the title the item(s) number and name so that it speeds up my process of replying and to ensure you secure the piece you want efficiently.

As usual, the fastest hands get them first. And, just a note that they all come in their original dust bags! A meet-up will be arranged privately after payment is made.

Happy shopping!

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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.


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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


Quote "10%melodyyap" when you shop at MDS Collections and enjoy a 10% site-wide discount! Like MDS Collections on Facebook for styling tips and sneak previews, and follow MDS Collections on Instagram for flash sale codes and OOTD contests' details.


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!


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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



Shop at The Stage Walk with a 5% discount off regular-priced items when you use my discount code "melodyxtsw", valid for the whole of October 2014.



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...


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


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef


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