Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Samba

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It has been a while since my last feature for rompers here. And my unwavering love for the fuss-free one piece had me getting my hands on this colorful number from The Stage Walk's recent collection. It came just in time because I have been pretty lacking of colors lately (and relatively), and I wore it out the very next day.

B and I spent the weekend running errands because we usually have a lot to tie up after coming back from a trip, so this romper couldn't have arrived any timelier! It is comfy, it is a statement piece on its own, and the splatter of colors made up for the slightly lethargic face that Sunday. I know, I actually looked nowhere near tired. I thank the clothes and the sunshine on my face.

I don't know about you, but whenever I throw on a summer romper like this, it instantly cheers me up and I have a particular penchant for prancing around in them. Made of thick neoprene material, this is one piece I really feel comfortable in and love for its cheery prints. And what better way to complete my outfit than with my ever precious Cobalt Blue Boy?


Outfit: Midnight Bloom Sleeve Neoprene Romper, The Stage Walk *sponsored* // Heels, Random // Boy Chanel, Chanel // Shades, Versace // Hoop Earrings, Six Accessories // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris

When you purchase two items and more, enter the discount code "melodyxtsw" for a 10% discount, applicable only to regular priced items.

Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


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I love returning home to parcels from Fash Mob, and I will never get sick of wearing their label. The owners have such impeccable taste in fashion, and their apparels are wardrobe keepers - the kind that can stand the test of time. Of clean cuts, flattering structures and quality material, every design is ever tres chic, timelessly feminine and elegantly minimalistic.

Just like this sailor-esque dress that I wore for weekend brunch. It is the kind of fuss-free piece that you can throw on any time, the kind that you need not worry about picking the right accessories to complete the look, the kind that you can match any shoes with - sneakers, wedges, stilettos, flatforms... anything. It is that versatile and easy to wear.

When I was younger, I used to detest stripes and never understood women who would don a full-stripe dress. But I adore them now, for they exude femininity in such a youthful way, and this very number boasts such a flattering cut that I was telling darling Rach about how I walked around feeling like I had an hourglass figure! And you may not be able to tell from here, but the scoop back detail is really a bonus touch.

You see how Fash Mob does not ever disappoint? I have been wearing this label for more than a year, of which many items I have actually repeated (very rare!), and I am so proud to always be dressed by the talented girls. On a side note, here's a huge shout-out to Rachel & Shareen for always being so lovely and generous towards me.


Outfit: Hansel Striped Dress in Navy, Fash Mob *sponsored* // Suede Wedges, Zara // Tasselled Satchel, Saint Laurent Paris // Earrings, Primark // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris 

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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Travelogue: Times at U Zenmaya // Phuket II

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Patong Beach is quite unlike other beaches that I had visited in Thailand. The population here is significantly more dense, and things are a lot pricier, too. Dubbed as the 'tourists' destination', it is indeed a bit too touristy for our liking, though we would not say no to good Thai food. The shop mix is interesting in different ways (both good and bad), and we lost count of the number of bars (lots of dirty ones, in case you are wondering) that we walked past - so we transited from being stunned/ appalled/ disgusted to being zen. "Nothing much, just another one of those," we thought, "It's Phuket, it's Patong Beach."

Not too sure if we would return, because we really prefer other quieter beaches that are not bastardized with commercialization, but here are a few postcards and some shots of my summer casuals. I have nothing but big love for The Closet Lover's skorts. They are always the go-to brand for skorts, and I own a whole collection of them, with this pleated number being among the prettiest. The shade of hot pink is so hard to resist, yes? And the chiffon palm prints top is another keeper. I love lightweight and fuss-free pieces like these that do not require any accessorizing - just the right kind of outfits you would pack for a beach holiday. Do look out for its launch (slated 31 Aug), and be sure to get your hands on one!


Outfit: TCL Palm Print Top, The Closet Lover (upcoming) *sponsored* // TCL Steph Pleated Skorts, The Closet Lover *sponsored* // Wedged Flip-flops, Havainas // Metallic Sling Bag, Bimba & Lola // Skulls Bracelet, Lovisa // Shades, Gucci 

For the month of August, shop at The Closet Lover with a S$1 discount when you quote "MelodyxTCL".

Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Travelogue: Times at U Zenmaya // Phuket I

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So if you follow me on Instagram, you would know I am at Phuket right now. Away for the week, away at the beach. B and I had missed the waters so much, so he surprised me with this beach holiday. As usual, he only told me super briefly to pack for the beach, and I was to find out the destination the night before. He loves springing such sweet surprises and I am supremely appreciative for a partner like him.

To prep for my trip, I was sourcing for cheery outfits that is fit for summer, and the owner of Ellysage contacted me and boy, was I stoked to be dressed by her! I have always loved their casuals, and they are definitely one of the e-stores with the most reasonable price tags. Always stocked with a huge array of separates, dresses and shoes, Ellysage is one site to bookmark for there will always be something to pick up from their regular launches.

I was looking for something fun and flirty, and put together this ensemble that screams summer in every possible way. A crop toga in everyone's favourite cobalt blue, a richly-colored floral skirt that boasts pleats and flounces, and a pair of versatile silver sandals to complete. Now, we are talking. The quality amazes me, especially the skirt! The next time I wear it again, it would be with a crisp white shirt and a fedora.

Shoppers will be happy to know that when you buy your shoes at Ellysage, they will be happy to do exchanges (subject to availability) should they not fit you well. Need an extra boost? Read on for a promo code!


Outfit: Electa Toga Top, Ellysage *sponsored* // Blythe Floral Flounce Skirt in Blue, Ellysage *sponsored* // Duana Sunburst Sandals in Silver, Ellysage *sponsored* // 

Shop with a 5% discount when you quote "MELODY5" for your first purchase, valid till 31 Aug 2014. Like Ellysage on Facebook and follow Ellysage on Instagram for updates on new arrivals and sale. 

Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Travelogue: Summer in London // London II

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I have ran out of expressions for London. Every day was so fun-filled, every day was perfect. But I lost myself in time, and the sheer fascination I have for that city has consumed me so entirely. And I know that the good times have ended, but the beauty of them ending brings about the highest form of appreciation, and is immaculately intensified just this way.

Staying up tonight to look through my folder of photos, rekindling the warmth of every moment, with all my senses aroused, memories of the days in London is ever so vivid and fresh in my mind. The morning strolls along Oxford Circus, scrumptious breakfast and morning cuppa, afternoon tea and long chats with our dearest friends at Harrod's, endless fun and laughter with Geo & Joe, Burger & Lobster feasts because nothing in Singapore comes close and we just had to eat our fills when we were there, and well-spent evenings at Covent Garden; I couldn't wish for more.

London is so magical, and I would do them all over again in a heartbeat.


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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