Wardrobe Essential – The Peg Pant

by Reika on October 15, 2013

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

Mimco Necklace

Chan Luu Bracelet




Loving Right Now – Celine Audrey

by Reika on May 25, 2013

In the word of my favorite style icon Victoria Beckham “A good pair of shades complete any outfit”. I too, have a weakness for a pair of stylish shades and have collected many over the years. The Celine Audrey remains my all time favorite style which pretty much suits all face shapes. Found these old OOTD which were taken before I got preggo..oh I miss my old body!! Can’t wait to get back to shape.



Shades: Celine Audrey (similar here by Karen Walker)

Bracelets: Chan Luu (bought here)

Dress: Zara

Belt: Topshop

Boots: Alexander Wang

Deal Alert: It’s time to snatch up as a new round of sales has started on Shopbop! I bought shoes again :-P


Romantic Dressing

by Reika on April 3, 2013

My outfit for a beach wedding I’m going to tomorrow – springy and romantic.



Cartier LOVE necklace (similar here)

DVF Elisabetta Dress (bought here)

Chanel 2.55 Classic Flap

Christian Louboutin Very Prive Black

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 42 L’Eclatante

Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy

Dior Miss Dior Cherie




Some updates about me

by Reika on February 25, 2013

Hi everyone, I just came back from my baby-moon to the beautiful Hamilton Island recently, and that is my exciting news to share although I am still a bit shy about it! Yes I am over 4 months pregnant now and that is why I have been absent from blogging as my focus has been strictly on my ever-expanding belly. I am a first timer so everything about being pregnant is exciting and anxious to me. There are a lot of physical changes that I am still not used to, such as being a few dress sizes bigger now, with a rounder face and feeling swelling everywhere else. I am also having extreme fatigue and nauseous everyday. These things do not sound glamorous at all, but as most mums-to-be would know I could not be happier with where I am now!

These pictures were taken at the magnificent qualia resort at Hamilton Island. The beauty and serenity of this place is breathtaking, and is perfect for a private and indulgent holiday.


Zimmermann Playsuit

Shades Gucci

Tiffany Bead Bracelet Silver Mini

Hermes CDC

Shoes Jimmy Choo

And here is a very preggo pic of me! My hubby is starting to call me an ‘egg’ now..



Sequin Collar

by Reika on December 18, 2012

I have a soft spot for beautiful dresses. Whether I am shopping online or in-store, it’s always a cute little flowy day dress that catches my attention first. I have tried to cut down the number of dresses I buy each season, but this beautifully-made collared silk dress from Gryphon is a nice addition to my wardrobe.  It’s made of 100% silk chiffon, and the sequin collar lends an elegant feel to this airy and boho inspired printed dress.

The Céline Luggage Mini in Lemon is one of the goodies I brought back from Paris. It was a very fruitful trip to Paris as I was able to fight off all these other tourists and acquire some of the highly coveted items including this limited color. I was over the moon when the kind Céline SA sold me this bag from their warehouse as it wasn’t on display!




Dress – Gryphon Sequin Collar Shirtdress (bought here, and cheaper version here)

Shoes – Toni Bianco

Céline Luggage Mini




Obsessed with CAMEO

by Reika on November 30, 2012

I found this amazing skirt by CAMEO at this shop. What can I say, other than it’s just so perfect! The cut is very reminiscent of Proenza Schouler’s signature’s skirts, but at a much affordable price and the quality is superb.

frontrowbeauty-ootd-nov-4frontrowbeauty-ootd-nov-2frontrowbeauty-ootd-nov-3frontrowbeauty-ootd-nov-1Sweater – Witchery

Skirt – Cameo (bought here)

Booties – ShuBar (similar here)

Bag – Chanel 2.55 Reissue

Necklace – House of Harlow

PS. If you are heading to Westfield for XMAS Shopping this weekend, they will be holding some great deals across all stores in all Westfields this Super Saturday. Check out more details here.


Statement Shirt – Cheetahs on me!

by Reika on November 14, 2012

My obsession with leopard and cheetah print has elevated to a higher level -  I am wearing a shirt with literally wild prints of cheetahs all over it and I love it! I spotted this quirky shirt from TopShop in Sydney. It is very well made and looks actually quite expensive. The skirt is by Alexander Wang. I have had this skirt for over 2 years now and it is one of the best purchases I ever made! It is so easy to wear and literally goes with everything. You can never go wrong with his basics and this skirt is one of those classic items that I want to have in multiple colors (currently eyeing the burgundy version).


Cheetah Shirt – Topshop (link here or here)

Skirt – T by Alexander Wang (bought here)

Clutch – Celine

Necklace – Noir Jewelery

Booties – Alexander Wang



by Reika on October 27, 2012

I am determined to add some colorful and playful pieces to my rather basic and neutral wardrobe this season. The Mint Sweater is from JCREW – every single American is raving about JCREW so I finally jumped on the bandwagon since they are offering free international shipping at the moment. I bought some “iconic” JCREW sweaters in different fabrics such as cashmere, merino wool and cotton blend, and hands down cashmere blend is the best. This one in the picture is called Jackie Pullover which is made of cotton. It has a slim fitted silhouette that comes in a rainbow of colors. The skirt and the shoes are new pieces that were featured in my September wishlist.


jcrew-jackie-pullover-mint-ootd-1JCREW Jackie Pullover in Mint

Sheike Skirt

Toni Bianco Stiletto

Prada Over-sized Sunglasses

Marc by Marc Jacobs Link Necklace

Insider Deal: JCREW is offering 25% off on all orders! Use code INSIDER. Offer ends on 31/10.