Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Dress: ASOS     Top (underneath): Ladakh     Shoes: Mollini     Bag: Wayne Cooper

Well, for me, this is minimalism.

First of all, I should mention this is a dress layered over a top. The peter pan collar is the only thing showing from the top. I had tried to figure out how I could get more wear out of each piece before I figured out that they layer together perfectly!

If you’re thinking, geez that dress is a bit short. That’s because it is… I saw it on ASOS in the regular length and when I finally decided I wanted it, it was sold out in my size. That of course made me decide I wanted it even more! So I bought it in petite (recommended for people two inches shorter than I am, and below). Of course, within a day of my order, the regular length came back in stock (sigh) and it was already too late to change. It is really short, like bum skimming, but I think it looks respectable with tights on.

Paired with my new (favourite) bag, burgandy tights and chunky maroon shoes for a simple, vintage inspired look. Saying that though, this may in fact be my very first outfit post where I'm not wearing any vintage... Go figure!
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Lusting For... Lace Up Boots

So I've actually been lusting for a pair (or two) of lace up boots. Now, since I'll be entering the Northern Hemisphere winter wonderland in a matter of days, I'm starting to think a decision needs to be made! But there are just so many to choose from and I haven't even decided on a budget (dangerous) but I've included a wide price range. 

I would be grateful for any advice and recommendations, especially if you have found some gorgeous ones I have not listed. Thanks all!

1. Seychelles - Platinum Boots from Modcloth $194.99  
2. Jeffrey Campbell - Boot Camp from Solestruck $174.95
 3. ALDO - Lovallo From ASOS £80.00 NOW £48.00
GoJane Lace Up Side Zip Platform Boot from GoJane $35.00 (!!)

5. Modcloth - Army Of She from Modcloth $44.99
6. Jeffrey Campbell - Joe Riding Boot from Nasty Gal $288.00
7. Elizabeth and James - Stilt Lace Front Platform Ankle Boots from ASOS £335.00 NOW £201.00
8. Qupid - Pamper Camel Lace Up Ankle Boots from Lulus $38.00 (!!)
9. Jeffrey Campbell - Messina from Nasty Gal $178.00
10. GoJane- Buckled Lace-Up Peep Toe Bootie from GoJane $27.50 NOW $19.95 (!!)

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Friday, December 17, 2010


      Dress: ASOS     Belt: Ebay     Shoes:    Bag: Boutique in Hong Kong      Necklace: Forever 21

So any of you who has seen my posts before may notice something a little different… Hopefully you notice what I'm talking about. If not, I will most likely make a post about it soon =)

So being the party season, naturally I’m posting quite a few party outfits. Last night was a celebratory party organised by a friend of mine for an end of year/graduation party for engineers and their friends. There was a good turn out and the drinks and canapes were flowing and I had a fantastic night! I was paying for it this morning though…

I love pairing navy blue and black. I know it’s one of those “taboo” colour combinations but I’ve always felt they complemented each other so well. Especially with a sprinkling of silver accessories and hardware. I really loved how this outfit turned out and I matched my makeup accordingly!

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The Stylish Blogger Award and Fashion Paparazzis feature ...

 The Award

The ever-lovely Ramona from Strike A Pose was sweet enough to contact me to let me know that she had tagged me with the "Stylish Blogger Award". Ramona is gorgeous and has wonderful style  so you should all go check out her blog! It's always packed with beautiful and inspirational photos!

So in order to accept the award, I was required to complete the following tasks:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share seven facts about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to seven bloggers you adore and contact them to let them know they've been chosen.

 1. Thank the person who gave you this award

Thanks so much Ramona! You're sweet, gorgeous and oh so stylish and it was an honour to receive this award from you! xo

2. Seven facts about myself...

Fact #1. I was names after my birthplace, mid-flight a Cathay Pacific 747 en-route from Australia to Hong Kong (where I was hoped to be born). I have a special birth certificate for "Births on planes and boats" and I was the first to be awarded this birth certificate for my birth year (even though I was born in June).

Fact #2. I lived my first 10.5 years in Hong Kong, before moving to Brisbane, Australia with my family. I have since lived in Florida for a year (and will soon be returning) as well as a 3-month stint in the UK.

Fact #3. I have the travel bug hard. I have been to at least one new country every year for the last six or seven years (usually two or three countries a year) and I hope to live in the States for a while. I'm also hoping at some point to live in Europe and Japan.

Fact # 4. I very recently graduated from engineering (with honours). In fact, I literally just came home from my graduation ceremony! Yays =)

Fact #5. My background is half Chinese and half British. Although, I get mistaken for a local whereever I go. Espially hispanic and Asian countries, such as Mexico, Cambodia and Vietnam. I even got spoken to in Spanish when I was in La Guardia airport in NYC.   

 Fact #6. I am a massive hoarder. I have crap everywhere and my wardrobes (plural) are stuffed and overflowing constantly. Yet, it is in a state of organised chaos and it is rare that I lose something or not know where it is... You could never describe me as a minimalist!

Fact #7. Some of my favourite foods are dark chocolate, soft cheeses, lychees and mango anything (but especially dried). I also love roast duck, cheesecake, creme brulee and my mum's home cooked roasts. I have a massive sweet tooth and rarely go without dessert!

3. Pay it foward to seven blogger
These are seven of my favourite blogs that I like to stalk on a frequent basis that you definitely need to add to your blogroll if they're not already on there!
1. Belle from Bellavanité - for her inspiring and individual quirky style
2. Elizabeth from Reinventing the Heel - for the lovings and livings of a trendy boutique owner
3. Rebecca from See You in Sweden - for her gorgeous feminine looks and frequent inspiration posts
4. Hope Adela from Pink Champagne - for her amazing and whimsical photos shoots 
5. Freesia from Freesia Blog - for her gorgeous vintage inspired outfits
6. Duygu from Combo-Monster - for her hauntingly beautiful good looks and style to match
7. Nana from Nana stars - for her cute as a button look and perfectly styled outfits

The Feature

Also, I want to mention my feature in This is a fashion and inspiration blog that you should all go check out!

The crew were lovely enough to contact me offering the opportunity to feature on their website and to complete a questionnaire for them. Below is a sneak peek of the post. Check out the rest at! Thanks to the team for including me on the website, I am very flattered and thrilled with the result!
Thanks so much for the love and support everyone! It means the world to me =) xo

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hold The Mayo...

Dress: ASOS   Bag, Scarf: Vintage   Tights: Ebay   Shoes: Thrifted (Pierre Fontaine)

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts. Last week was hectic and I’m starting to finally wind down and take it easy. Which also included taking a couple of days off from blogging and outfit posting to just laze in my trackies watching movies =)

I’ve been seeing a lot of mustard and ketchup outfits around recently, so I was inspired to pull together this.
This dress is one of the few things in my wardrobe that I have never gotten sick of. It’s starting to get a bit old and tatty, and doesn't sit quite as well anymore, which is a bit sad! This is the first time I've worn these tights, I absolutely love them! I got another pair in a different colour which I will have to features soon. These shoes were an absolute steal, I found them at a thrift store for $3 and they were brand new and fit me perfectly… it was fate!

Nothing exciting to report, just running errands and doing some sneaky shopping today. My spending has gotten terrible. I think rectifying that will be my first new years resolution!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Style Inspiration: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Streetstyle of a Model Off Duty

Thunder from down under, this girl's style is so fierce! She combines edge and electicism perfectly, working in prints and statement pieces. When this model is not stomping down the catwalk, her signature look includes grungy boots, sheer maxis and bohemian prints. She has been announced as the face of Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear ad campaign and will be in the 2011 Pirelli calendar, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

I've fallen head over heels for her style! I also love that she reuses pieces and incorporates them into different outfits. More celebrities need to learn the art of recycling their clothes I feel =)
 Photos are courtesy of thefashionspot, fashionising and stockholmstreetstyle. Let me know what you think!

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