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June 15, 2015

It’s been a while since my last update – I am finally back from the business trip and I decided to spend some quality time just with my family and put everything else aside. My 6-weeks stay in Stockholm was interesting and extremely valuable to my career development. However I probably could never do it again as I missed my family so much towards the end of the trip and was on the verge of a breakdown. I am so happy to be back and I miss blogging!

Haven’t had the time to take pictures for all the new beauty products so I went through my photo archives and found this OOTD shoot. This fitted long sleeve dress is perfect for the cold weather in Sydney now, and I always love the touch of military influence from Rachel Zoe’s design. I went for my normal size and it ran a little large so I would size down. It looks great wearing it alone or with a blazer over. As always I only had 10 minutes for an un-interruprted photo shoot until my boy lost his patience. I thought it was timely to include a candid shot of him (in his uncoordinated pjs dressed by daddy) dragging me out to play!

On a side note, NAP has started its SALE! I just received this absolutely gorgeous dress by Boutique MOSCHINO (40% off) within a day of placing the order.


rachel-zoe-marra-drop-waist-dress-aquazurra-cutout-booties-ootd-1rachel-zoe-marra-drop-waist-dress-aquazurra-cutout-booties-ootd-2Dress – Rachel Zoe

Shoes – Aquazurra (reviewed here)

Bag  – Hermes Birkin Etain (similar style by YSL)

Sunglasses – Thierry Lasry


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If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I am currently in Sweden for a 6-weeks business trip. I’ve been here for about a week now, and other than missing my family like crazy, I really enjoy every aspect of “living” in Stockholm (yes I live like a local here). This city was never on my travel radar as it’s just too far away from Australia, and to my pleasant surprise, Stockholm is such a lovely place to visit (but make sure not in winter…). It’s a beautiful charismatic European city, with a great selection of international food. And most importantly for the fashion lovers, the Scandinavians, if not better, are just as chic as the Parisians.

As you would expect, I did some serious shopping over the weekend, and I could not believe I found this Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket bag – it is the bucket bag of my dream! If there was one bag with a waiting list that rivals the Hermes Birkin, it would be this IT bag of the moment. I have been eyeing this bag for about half a year now and it’s never been available. Who would have known that I would find this in Sweden, which happened to be the only bag the shop received!


This bag fits me perfectly. The mini size is cute but still quite roomy to fit my everyday essentials in. The bag is made of smooth black leather with a soft buttery touch to it. It is very light as the leather is paper-thin, and there is a special hard coating inside which makes the bag feel solid and doesn’t lose its bucket shape. I particularly like the drawstring ties as it adds an effortless touch to such a minimalist design. The strap is adjustable so you can carry it either cross body or over the shoulder. As a designer handbag that is made in Italy, the price is very reasonable. Highly recommend if you are after a bucket bag – you can also try your luck here or here. Otherwise there are a lot of other great options available such as this Sophie Hulme bucket bag, or this cute one from See by Chloe.



NEW IN – Valentino

April 17, 2015

I have finally jumped on the Valentino Rockstud bandwagon, and once I started I couldn’t stop so I got myself two pairs. The camel pair comes in patent leather with gold studs, and they look extremely glamorous and lush in real life. I can hardly take my eyes off them every time I have them on, and they add a high-end fashion spin to any casual outfit. I also decided to get the special “Noir Rockstud Version” which comes in matte black leather with silver studs as I think I will get more wear out of these. They are much more low key, and look more punk and edgy so they are more wearable on a day-to-day basis for me. Both pairs are truly exquisite and worthy of splurge if you love collecting beautiful shoes. Size wise they run true for me. If you have wider feet I suggest you to go half a size up.

I purchased them here as they work out to be the cheapest for shipping to Australia. Otherwise they are available at NordstromNeiman Marcus and ForwardForward and each shop tends to stock them in different colors.







Shopbop is hosting a Friends and Family Sale at the moment which is always a very exciting event for enthusiastic shoppers like me! Take 25% off at any order value using code SPRING25 (some brand exclusions apply). I got myself some work wear including the Elizabeth & James Stripe Shirt and the Tibi Dress which are currently on sale, so this is an absolute bargain for me as there is a further discount on top of this! Happy shopping!


Shopbop and East Dane begin April 7th 7AM EST (New York Time)

Shopbop ends April 10th 4AM EST (New York Time),

East Dane ends on April 12th 4AM EST.

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Resort wear, is obviously made for wearing at resorts (my interpretation!). I have this habit of buying a piece of resort wear every time I go on holiday as my “souvenir”, so overtime I have an archive of beautiful dresses that bring back the fond memories of my past holidays! This year, I got myself this special piece from Zimmermann Resort Collection. It is one extravagant piece that I would only wear at foreign places. It inherits Zimmermann’s signature dreamy design with an Australian beach vibe, and I love the vintage print and the sheer lace hem around the skirt. zimmermann-dress-1zimmermann-dress-2

Dress – Zimmermann (bought mine here but sold out, few left at Harrods)

Shoes – Prada (similar here)

Sunglasses – Karen Walker (bought here)


Some new clothing from Shopbop I have purchased lately – a lot of black and white which is my main mission for building a capsule of timeless wardrobe staples. First picture is the to die for Rachel Zoe Long Sleeve Tux Dress that is my favorite purchase. It reminds me of Balmain – very classy but unique with a utility twist to it. Love it to bits! PS: Shopbop has just started the Big Event Sale which truly is the best time to invest in some classic pieces that never go on sale, but you have to be very quick as it’s always like a cyber shopping war.

clover-canyon-laser-cut-topelizabeth-and-james-high-slit-skirtelizabeth-and-james-cutout-dressFrom top to bottom:

Rachel Zoe Tux Dress (similar and cheaper here) / Clover Canyon Laser Cut Top / Elizabeth & James Skirt / Elizabeth & James Dress (sold out, also loving this similar one)

Shopbop Sale Event details use code BIGEVENT15 (starts from March 3 to March 8 )

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Brand exclusion: Stuart Weitzman


There are too many new things that have caught my attention lately, and here is my latest wishlist edition. Some products are on the way as they are available online, and for some products I have to wait patiently until they hit the Australian shores!

1. Anya Hindmarch Cosmetic Case – I have been on the lookout for a new makeup pouch lately, and this one is calling my name! It is super cute – love AH’s latest design with the leather stickers, and this case is a perfect size.

2. Nars Dual Intensity Blush – Absolutely can’t wait for these new blushes. They will be available on Nars Cosmetics from the 4th of March.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner – I have a newly found interest in lip liners lately, and I want these in every color. Bought some already on NAP with free shipping that ends today.

4. Albion Tight Film Foundation – It completely meets my obsession of achieving a slimmer face! It’s a cream-gel foundation that is designed to make the face appears slimmer.

5. Dior Eye Reviver Eyeshadow Palette – I don’t buy that many Dior eyeshadows, but this one is a must have for me.

6. Lancome Absolue L’Extrait Regenerating Ultimate Elixir – This new luxurious cream with an exorbitant price tag has been voted the best night cream by Harper’s Bazaar this year. I read the product information over and over and finally caved in and purchased one.

7. YSL Couture Variation Palette – Another must-have limited edition neutral eye shadow palette that is worthy to collect this year.

8. Lancome Le Duo Coutour & Highlighter Sticker – I have been praying for a product like this! And I’m so grateful that Lancome heard my prayer :-)



Nars – 20% off site-wide through Monday. My picks are the luscious Audacious Lipsticks!

Shu Uemura - 25% off site-wide use code SHUJOY. My pick is the LightBulb foundation range.

Harrods – 10% site-wide including all Beauty and Fashion items, plus VAT deductions at checkout for international order outside Europe. I just stocked up this and this, and FYI that Harrods is now carrying SUQQU!

SAKS – Receive a $25 Giftcard when you spend $100 on Beauty or Fragrance using code BEAUTY14.

Nordstrom – Choose from 75+ Gifts with Purchase.

IMMOMOKO – Up to 20% off site-wide (click on the link for more info). My favorite shop for stocking up Japanese and Korean beauty products.

TATCHA – 20% off site-wide use code FF2014.

Giorgio Armani Beauty – 20% off any order with $75 or more with free shipping.

YSL Beauty – 20% off any order with $75 or more with free shipping.





ASOS – 20% off everything use code FRIDAY2014.

J.Crew - 30 percent off your order use code HOLIDAY.

Net-a-Porter - Up to 50% off the entire site.

Piperlime – 25% off site-wide use code IHEARTNYC.

SSENSE – Up to 50% off fall/winter designer items.

FORWARD – Up to 50% off fall/winter designer items.

Shopbop - 15 percent off orders of $250+, 20 percent off orders of $500+, 25 percent off orders of $1,000+ through Monday.

The OutnetGlobal free shipping

Whistles – 30% off everything through Nov. 30.

Madewell – 25% off site-wide with code GIFTON through Nov. 30.

Equipment – 25% off site-wide use code THANKS.

Joie – 25%off site-wide use code THANKS.

Theory - 40% off site-wide use code, and spend $500 get $100.