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said no woman ever

This is absolutely hilarious……

“I have enough jewelleries, I don’t need to go shopping.” Said NO woman ever.

DAVE fine jewellery @jewelsbydave, 5 July 2013

with hopefully many more to come

There was some sort sort of sale at Tangs on Thursday, so I went down to check out their Orchard Road branch, and got something that I’d been eyeing for the longest time…… THIS!!!

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It’s a long necklace sprinkled with  green onyx, pink amethyst, prehnite and prasiolite from local label Dave Fine Jewellery. Isn’t it lovely? It was 15% off, so I finally decided to buy it. My very first piece of fine jewellery, with hopefully many more to come!!! :D

No more cheapo costume jewellery made of lousy materials for me anymore! (Although I’d make an exception for costume jewellery of good quality, like Saint Laurent’s Arty rings!) From now onwards I will save for the real thing!!! :D

something to think about

I bought my first Valentino scarf in the ’70s. Then came the shoes, then came the blouse, and now I can afford the whole outfit.

Oprah Winfrey, to WWD, at Valentino’s fall couture show in Paris, September 2004 (from here)

wedding dresses

photo from here

Took the morning off today to check out The Wedding Dress: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London exhibition at the National Museum. It was the last day of the exhibition! And entrance was free as it was the museum’s open house! :D

I reached the museum at 9.45 am, but it only opens at 10 am daily. So I sat down on a platform in the carpark to wait. It was all quite amusing!

After waiting what seemed like an eternity, the doors of the museum finally opened and everyone outside went in.

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arm party

Was sitting down on the train home yesterday night, when I suddenly noticed the girl standing in front of me had a very nice arm party on her left arm.

(The term ‘arm party’ was invented by American fashion blogger Leandra Medine. Click here to learn how to start your own! :) )

No photos, unfortunately, but I memorized what she had on: a completely black watch (thought I saw the tiny words ‘agnes b’ written on its face); friendship bracelet woven out of two types of blue threads, dark and light; a silver bangle studded with little neon yellow rhinestones at regular intervals, with large gaps between the rhinestones; and a slim gold bangle with pyramid studs.

The pieces were all completely different but I thought they looked wonderful together. Am inspired to create amazing arm parties of my own now!!!

 

turquoise bubbles

Today, I took leave to visit the Harry Potter: The Exhibition and Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibitions at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands with Ahgong.

And what I wore!

Tee: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Necklace: Topshop
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Mango (I usually carry it as a clutch, though!)
Heels: Americaya, BHG

turquoise bubbles

What I wore to work yesterday:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Necklace: m)phosis
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand me down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Many thanks to colleague D for helping to photograph me! :D

turquoise bubbles

What I wore to my sister’s Commencement (here and here!) last Saturday:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Bangle: Diva
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Clutch: Mango
Heels: Americaya, BHG

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p is for prada

Look at my new wallet……!!!!!!

Isn’t it beautiful? Yes, it’s from Prada, made of Saffiano leather and is gold gold gold!!!  :D

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men shop in bulk

In university, I lived mainly in the same Topshop tank top in four colours (coral, red, bright green and dark brown), paired with various skirts. Now that I am working, I own the same Zara blouse in four colours (white, fuchsia, orange and teal).

So you can see why this article struck a chord in me:

For Guys, a Great Find Is Often Multiplied

John Ortved

WOMEN shop, men stockpile. That’s one theory, anyway, of how men buy clothes differently from women. If women see shopping as an opportunity, a social or even therapeutic activity, the thinking goes, then men see it as a necessary evil, a moment to restock the supply closet.

At the risk of perpetuating sex stereotypes, the archetype may have been Steve Jobs. When Mr. Jobs died in October, he left behind not only a peerless legacy, but a closet full of identical black cotton turtlenecks by Issey Miyake. “If he loved a shirt, he’d order 10 or 100 of them,” his sister, the author Mona Simpson, said in her eulogy.

It was an obsession that many men could relate to. Here, stylish New Yorkers reflect on their wardrobe hoarding.

Paul Sevigny with some of the Armor Lux boxers he owns.

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初一

Today’s the first day of Chinese New Year!

What I wore:

Dress: Depression, Far East Plaza (bought way back in July 2010, on the same day I got my dress for my Commencement!)
Bangle: Diva
Bag: Unipel, Salvation Army Praisehaven Family Thrift Store
Shoes: Americaya, BHG

Rather curiously, my mum expended quite a bit of time and money into decorating our house this year!

first day

First day of work for the new year!

What I wore:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara (Got this very recently, on 29 December 2011, and wore it for the very first time today!)
Necklace: m)phosis
Watch: random watch and spectacles shop
Black handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Dark blue handbag: Gap (This is my little shopping bag!)
Heels: Americaya, BHG

another foolproof work outfit

Another outfit I frequently rely on for work:

In a changing room in Zara Great World City, 18 November 2011……

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: GG<5
Necklace: Mango
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Early this year, one day I was wearing this outfit, and went and ordered food from my favourite western food stall in Tiong Bahru Market. The 老板娘 said my necklace ‘很特别,很漂亮’ and one of the helpers (a guy) asked me if I had just come back from Egypt!!! Haha!!! :D

breaking out the lanvin

Wore my other Lanvin for H&M necklace out, for the first time, to work on 20 December.

Postbox outside Outram MRT, haha!

I had just mailed a letter when I realized it was the perfect makeshift mirror to photowhore with! :)

Blouse: Bysi
Skirt: GG<5
Necklace: Lanvin for H&M
Watch: random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Somehow my red necklace looks pretty festive. I thought I liked my pink one better but clearly red is pretty special as well! :)

rainy friday morning

It’s a wet grey morning……

And wearing black pants, black shoes, black bag and black watch……

Luckily the vibrant green silk blouse I had on added a much-needed pop of colour!!!


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