This pair of Tabitha Simmons Hannah was my xmas treat for myself. – what could be a better present than some serious shoes therapy for a hard working mum! I have been eyeing them for so long and in the end I decided to take them home before they went on sale just in case my size got sold out later! (which it did and it’s now at 60% off at Barneys and Saks!) This pair is simply perfection to me – they are black and sexy, with a biker edge look. This is my first pair of shoes by Tabitha Simmons who is an A-list celeb stylist as well as a shoe designer with all her shoes made in Italy. I am quite amazed at the amount of thought she has put into her shoe design as they come with a built-in sole protector!! And it has a zip closure at the back so they are easy to slip in and out. I have to say these are the most comfortable booties I have worn for a very long time despite the heel size. Tabitha Simmons – you got me hooked, and right now I am drooling over this pair but my size is already gone!
And that’s how they look on super model Miranda Kerr! (photo credit from JustJared)
Vita Fede is my favorite jewelry brand at the moment. I call them “affordable luxury” because they aren’t cheap but much more affordable than the high end brands, and the quality is almost on par with some jewelry pieces that cost an arm and a leg. Each Vita Fede piece is immaculately crafted (they are all made in Italy) and uber stylish. The Titan Bracelet is their signature range, and if your budget allows I suggest to get a few different styles such as with crystals or stones to stack up. I have a baby wrist so I prefer the mini Titan range for mix and match.
Vita Fede Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet Silver
Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet Rosegold
Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring
Vita Fede Ultra Mini Titan Ring
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I live in peg pants now, and I have it in all different prints. Not only is it trending now and has a menswear-chic look, the utterly flattering low slung and slouchy style also helps to conceal every unflattering bit from the waist down! My favorite has to be the Joie Mariner Pants in the most classic color of black (also comes in navy). It has an elastic waist band with legs that are tapered with a slouchy slim fit. It requires no maintenance as the fabric doesn’t wrinkle which is perfect for the busy mums like me.
I have been holding out on my shopping just for the Shopbop Family and Friend’s Sale which finally starts today! Enter code INTHEFAMILY25 for 25% off your order.
On a side note, here are some fun stats about my weight loss journey.
Total weight gain during pregnancy = 13 kgs
No. of Month since the delivery = 2 months
Total weight lost so far = 6 kgs
Goal = Another 7-8 kgs to lose!
Brian Lichtenberg Feline Tee
Joie Mariner Pants
Chan Luu Bracelet
These witty Brian Lichtenberg logo Tees are my first purchase since I became a mum. They are young, quirky and hip, which is exactly what I need to feel after being pregnant for so long (and I also can’t wait to get back to wearing heels)! Since I will be off work for a while, these Tees will be classic off-duty staples in my closet. Teaming them with jeans or slouchy pants for a relaxed laid-back style.
Left: Ballin Muscle Tee Hot Pink, Right: Feline short sleeve Tee White
This is an exciting time of the year for many fashion lovers as the new Fall collections have started rolling out across major stores. Like many of you, I have started making mental notes of what are the key pieces to be added to my closet this season. And they will be mainly some statement sweaters, slouchy jeans with a pair of classic booties – I am all about looking effortless and relaxed with an urban edge this season!
1. Kenzo Black Eiffel Tower Sweater: Every girl needs a Kenzo sweater in their closet. It’s becoming an off-duty wardrobe staple and I am particularly loving the Eiffel Tower print in black – tres-chic!
2. Iosselliani Panther Pendant Necklace: A long necklace with a sword-like pendant goes with everything for a cool vibe.
3. Baldwin Denim The Andi Boyfriend Jeans: I’ve been obsessed with skinny slouchy jeans lately. They are a cross between boyfriend jeans and skinny jeans, and they don’t make your legs look stumpy as some boyfriends jeans do, but gives you that slouchy effect for a relaxed look. Also loving the Current & Elliot distressed version here.
4. Stuart Weitzman Hidden Wedge Booties: Just a pair of timeless simple booties with a hidden wedge that can last through many many seasons.
5. Chloe Alice Satchel Bag: Anything bi-color (especially in black and white) is calling my name this season. This lux tote by Chloe is the perfect accessory to add some laid-back glamor to everyday wear.
I’ve been actively planning my new outfits once I unload the baby, so I have stocked these two new pairs of oxfords during the sales! One in white, and one in black. They are perfect for the spring and summer, and I cannot wait to wear them out with my Rag and Bone Dash Slouchy Jeans.
Noela oxfords in white (purchased from Japan)
Messeca New York Max Clear Inset Oxfords (bought here) – bargain of the year as it’s on sale at 70% off!
I never seem to get enough of bracelets and bangles – it’s one of the accessories I tend to wear the most on a daily basis. These days I am more into smaller and delicate pieces which allows me to mix and match, and my latest acquisition is the CC SKYE Hinge Nail Bangle (bought here). The studded Swarovski nail head adds a punch of glamor factor, and needless to say, it layers well with lots of other styles of bangles, particularly the Cartier LOVE bracelet!
Wearing it alone
Left to Right: Hermes CDC exotic leather, CC Skye Nail Bangle, Cartier LOVE Bracelet Rose Gold, Tiffany Beaded Bracelet in Black Onxy
JCREW Cashmere: I love wearing cashmere, particular from JCREW. There is nothing more cosy and luxurious than the feel of pure soft Italian cashmere brushing against your skin. My favorite style from JCREW is the BOYFRIEND Cashmere Sweater which is slightly over-sized with a straight slouchy fit and I just love the effortless look. It looks great with everything such as a pair of skinny/boyfriend jeans, or chinos for spring and summer. I have them in the color of Navy and Hthr Neon Pink, and there is few more colors on the way as JCREW is currently doing a 20% OFF with code 20INSIDER for international orders, and 25% OFF with code NEWSTYLE for US orders!
Stella McCartney Sunglasses (bought here): Perfect size, perfect style, and great for everyday wear.
Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom (available here): I am a big fan of Jo Malone fragrance, and this new LE cologne is everything that I expected . It is a delicate floral scent with a top note of osmanthus that smells pure, clean and fresh. If you love wild bluebell, orange blossom, red roses, I can guarantee you would love this one!
Estee Lauder Cyber White Brilliant Cells Brightening UV Protector SPF 50+ (bought here): The Japanese are known for their ultra light weight and water resistant sunscreen, and to get a fair share of the Asian market, this year the major Western beauty houses such as Dior, Chanel, Estee Lauder etc have really stepped up the plate and released some great sun protection products exclusive to the Asian market. The newly improved formula has a significantly lighter texture, more absorbent, leaves no white cast, and they are more reminiscent of a makeup primer than the traditional face sunscreen. I love the Estee Lauder because it works great for my dry skin. It is hydrating without the greasy feeling and gives a lovely dewy finish. I normally skip my makeup primer if I wear this one underneath the foundation.