18 Mar 2015

the trench-robe

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photos by Muhammad Khidhir
(Stradivarius trench-robe, Milcah paperbag pants, The Goods Dept felt bucket hat, Pandora rings, Michael Kors watch, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli bag c/o Shopbop, Zara studded heels)

My no.1 go-to outerwear is a black trench-robe (designed like a trench but feels more like a robe, hence the new term) that I bought several years back and have worn it countless of times. Ever since that particular purchase, I've been on a lookout for something similar in different colors, and an even more lightweight material. Seeing that Singapore's weather can be unbearable most of the time, the need to wear breathable fabric is of utmost importance to me. Too many times have I tried braving the heat in silly thick clothing (knits, leather jacket etc) and nearly melted in my own perspiration. No idea how others do it though, just hope they remember the importance of deodorant... Okay that's beside the point.

When I passed by Stradivarius Jakarta, I almost squealed out of sheer happiness and double back into the store, tried it on and bought it within a heartbeat. Honestly, it took at most 10 minutes, from walking by, turning around, zooming in on the robe, running it, trying it on, calculating if the price is right (so right btw! It costs $79.90 here, when I only paid approx ~$53), and bam! to the cashier I go.

If you're interested to get it too, the trench-robe also comes in navy. Saw it at Ion Orchard, don't say I didn't share!

Oh oh oh, before I go, do you think the trench-robe below is worth buying? You know how I loooooooove anything pink and this looks too good to pass.
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Knot Sisters via Shopbop

Till next time!


3 Mar 2015


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It was only last November when Shopbop held a big promotion on its site and guess what, it's back again! From today, Tuesday March 3 2015, 7.30pm local time till Sunday March 8 2015, 4pm local time, Shopbop will be having an online-wide discount (exclusion of Stuart Weitzman) of up to 25% off.

You save 15% with purchase over $250
You save 20% with purchase over $500
You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Below are last month's top selling trends, just to give you a good gauge on what's hot this season (not in particular order).
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Backpack
2. 5th & Mercer Long-sleeve Dress (comes in 4 colors)
3. DVF Zarita Lace Dress (comes in 4 colors)
4. One by Contrarian Bralet Maxi Dress(comes in 8 colors!)
5. BB Dakota Lilian Drapey Front Jacket

I believe in the comeback of the backpacks, because scouring high and low for a leather one myself is my mission right now. There's plenty rad looking ones I can envision myself using, but the price is way out of my league. If your pockets are more filled, I highly suggest you invest in a backpack too.

Anyway, let me fill you in on the new brands on Shopbop that looks promising.
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Be sure to check them all out, and if none of these intrigues you, I am most definite that the promotion is a good enough reason for you to pay Shopbop a visit, and finally get that bag you've been eyeing for.

Have a blast shopping, and remember, fastest fingers first!


28 Feb 2015

stone walls

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photos by Amalina Ahmad
(H&M halter asymmetrical top, Tensca flare pants, Vincci pearl hook earrings, Pandora pearl ring, Zara strappy heels)

Long flare pants are my everything right now and this gradient pair from an Indonesian brand just takes it up a notch. I recalled falling in love with it at first sight. Tried it on and bam! To the cashier I go. Those pearl hook drop earrings? Can you believe it's my second pair? The first broke in my purse,  perhaps from crushing it, God knows, but having found another similar pair from Vincci priced much lesser... WIN.