OOTD

When it comes to special occasion wear,  I find it impossible to find something I like if I purposely look for it. So I tend to buy any dress that captures my heart whenever I see it, and this whimsical Carven dress (love their signature abstract graffiti print) was purchased almost half a year ago and finally it got put to use on my birthday recently! I managed to take some quick snaps before I head out for dinner. Since it was such a sweet dress I decided to pair it with my Valentino Rockstud Booties to give it a punk edge. The YSL Crossbody bag was a ‘treat’ for myself and I had the perfect excuse!

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Bag – YSL (I bought mine here because they don’t charge extra import duties, otherwise it is available here and here in the US)

Shades – Thierry Lasry

Boots – Valentino (posted here)

 

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Stripes and Tweed

August 6, 2014

I am very much into the crop top with flare skirt siluoutte lately. I bought this crop top from Zara a while ago as a motivation to encourage me to lose the post baby weight, and I am so glad I can finally strut it after all the hard work! The tweed flare skirt is from my favorite brand Theory who do the best office-appropriate wear with a fashionable spin to it. Really loving their Fall 2014 collection and this lovely dress is also on the way. (SAKS is having a shop and save event for up to $250 off with code CNTMP14 ). The shades by Thierry Lasry has a lovely translucent taupe frame with marbling detail which is hard to capture in the picture. It is definitely on the higher end of price range for me, but they hand-make the most beautiful translucent gradient over-sized frame and I wanted to take a break from wearing the usual black shades.

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Top – Zara (sold out, and similar here and here for under $70)

Skirt – Theory (bought here)

Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry (bought here)

Bag- Celine

Shoes – Aquazzura (link here and reviewed here)

Bracelet – Hermes

 

Two deals alert

Shopbop is having new markdowns on lots of new items

SAKS’s shop and save event for Contemporary wear (2 days only)

 

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Incognito Floral

July 21, 2014

I normally immerse myself in monochrome outfits on a regular basis, and when I am in the mood for anything bold I go for the extreme end. Case in point is this floral MSGM Jacket I bought recently which is definitely an eye-catcher so the rest of the outfit was just the simple basics.

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T-shirt – T by Alexander Wang (here)

Jeans – DL1961 (here)

Boots – Kors by Michael Kors (similar here by Stuart Weitzman)

Bag – Hermes Kelly

Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (similar here)

Necklace – Mimco

 

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I have been searching for a perfect pair of ripped jeans for a long time, and most of them I have seen are in the boyfriend/slouchy style which is not what I am after. When I spotted that Frame Denim does them in the skinny form, I ordered my first pair in blue straight away (bought here, also available on shopbop). The fit of FRAME’s denim is like a dream – the waist is neither too high nor too low, and it fits like a glove and elongates your legs. The material is soft and stretchy, but tight enough to conceal the unflattering bit.. If you are into celebs street wear, you would probably have seen them on countless celebs including Miranda Kerr to the Kardashian sisters.

I have been a total sweater and jeans girl (mama) lately!

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FRAME Denim Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans in Blanc (also comes in blue and black, cheaper version here)

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Current/Elliott The Perfect Shirt

L’America LA Sweater

PRADA Bow Wedge Sandals (similar here)

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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!

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Brian Lichtenberg Feline Tee

Joie Mariner Pants

Mimco Necklace

Chan Luu Bracelet

 

 

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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.

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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

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Romantic Dressing

April 3, 2013

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

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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

 

 

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Some updates about me

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.

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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..

 

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