• OOTD: Pomelo Fashion orange blouse, Espirit denim jeans, RAWROW convertible satchel, OWNDAYS glasses.
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    Same Old Brand New Wall

    I mixed some nice clothing combinations last week, and so ‘outfit of the day’ photos had to be taken at the plain white wall right outside my door. This was done in the morning, with light streaming in from my right. Natural light is the best! Perhaps it’ll be motivation for me to wake up earlier in the mornings to take outfit photos before heading to work… once I get the house settled, that is: Wearing Pomelo blouse, Esprit denim jeans, RAWROW bag, Owndays glasses, Kurt Geiger shoes. Orange and blue make such a striking complementary pairing! I liked how the top brought out the smart in ‘smart casual’, as well…

  • black habit ootd: Forever 21 black tunic dress with pockets, Aldo necklace, Mango shopper bag, Melissa black platform sandals, Topshop glitter socks, Firmoo red glasses.
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    Creature of Habit

    I originally titled this post “That Nun Dress” before realising how wonderfully punny the current title is. I wanted to write a bit about the thoughtless grind of taking outfit photos for my blog simply for the sake of creating content. Interestingly, the dress featured in these three outfits is what Ottie calls my “nun outfit” – it’s long, black, and I should stop right there because I just found my mind in the gutter. Anyway, I’ve been thinking for a while now about steering this space into something with more intent. Simple outfit photos against a backdrop usually doesn’t compel me to write anything substantial anyway, so what’s the…

  • Windowsill outfit: Zalora chain-back top, Shein embroidery miniskirt, Rawrow canvas slingbag via Zalora, Firmoo red glasses, Sammy Icon printed socks, Kurt Geiger Lovebug leather sneakers.
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    Of Walls & Textures

    I’ve a propensity for photographing interesting textures. I suppose that growing up in a house surrounded by decorative stucco walls must have rubbed off me in one way or another – a memory from so long ago suddenly surfaces in which I grew bored and started an obsessive attempt to peel the uneven surfaces off with my fingernails (to no avail). Later when I started noticing the interiors of other people’s houses, I realised that flat walls were the norm. While the plain wall has its appeal in its simplicity, I think I’ve always been one to favour mitigated chaos in the tactile and non-tactile.  I liked this table texture…