Everyone has Graduated

The bro has finally graduated! It’s still a bit surreal how he managed to garner first class honours for his double degrees (snagging book prizes for both as well)… something I never thought humanly possible until now. My parents definitely have something to be proud of this year; it’s been a while since I’ve seen them in such formal wear. :)

Ren and family at the NUS Commencement 2014.Family portrait from left to right: Mum, JingR (Bro’s girlfriend), Bro, Dad, and me.

Ren and brother at the NUS Commencement 2014.Me and the smarty pants.

What I wore: I went with casual black but couldn’t resist adding in some colour to spice things up a bit. Totally tooting my own horn here, but I do believe I own some of the best accessories I know. Isn’t this pair of Martian socks awesome? Why yes, yes it is.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop, Forever 21 black chiffon high low skirt, Paper Sparrow orange narwhal necklace, Taobao red quirky alien socks, Taobao white platform sandals, T-shirt & Jeans black geometric tribal pattern backpack.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop, Forever 21 black chiffon high low skirt, Paper Sparrow orange narwhal necklace, Taobao red quirky alien socks, Taobao white platform sandals, T-shirt & Jeans black geometric tribal pattern backpack.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop, Forever 21 black chiffon high low skirt, Paper Sparrow orange narwhal necklace, Taobao red quirky alien socks, Taobao white platform sandals, T-shirt & Jeans black geometric tribal pattern backpack.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Paper Sparrow orange narwhal necklace, Taobao red quirky alien socks.Also, narwhals are the unicorns of the seas.

 

OUTFIT
Bratop from Uniqlo
Skirt from Forever 21
Glasses from Gap
Narwhal necklace from Paper Sparrow
Martian socks from Ggorangnae
Platform sandals from Taobao
Backpack from T-shirt & Jeans

Outfit photos assisted by Mum.

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Flowers by the Pool

Weather in Singapore has been alternating between roasting hot and drenching rain recently, so what does one do when she wants to show off her new floral swimsuit without suffering the consequences of erratic tropical weather? Take a trip down to her aunt’s to use their beautiful outdoor pool, of course. This little nook features the right amount of shade from the scorching sun through its paneled roofing as well as lush foliage from trees that grow on the perimeter. It also offers a meditative view of the Koi pond right across the boardwalk. And have I mentioned the pool is a jacuzzi too? I’d live here forever if I could.

But I digress. It was love at first sight when I saw this swimsuit on the Chictopia Shop, so much so that I didn’t care that I exceeded the budget I got in collaboration with Chictopia; I had to have it. I’m a fan of floral prints that find a strong balance between bold colours and visual sanity, but the modest cut of the top was actually what sold this piece for me. I’m not exactly fleshy on top, so the sweetheart cut is pretty much perfect in creating curves where I naturally lack. The quality was really well-done too, in fact exceeding my expectations when I discovered that the bust area was substantially padded with a reinforced under-bust (something that the more well-endowed might appreciate). Also, the swimsuit bottom is a high-waisted vintage style that fit comfortably without being too tight. All in all, this was an amazing purchase I didn’t regret. ♥

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Choies Swimsuit Unboxing Animated Gif.Unboxing of my pretty swimsuit.

Nails of the day, mixed floral prints to match the Cottage Garden Floral Print Bikini from Choies Motel Rocks.

Nails of the day, mixed floral prints to match the Cottage Garden Floral Print Bikini from Choies Motel Rocks.I was so inspired by the floral pattern of my swimsuit that I painted my nails to match it. :)

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.

Outfit details: Choies Opal Halterneck Bikini in Cottage Garden Floral Print swimsuit, Silver mirror sunglasses from Taobao, White wide brim beach hat from Taobao, White platform sandals from Taobao, Light pink high-low skirt from Korea.Om nom.

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OUTFIT
Motel Rocks Swimsuit from Choies (via Chictopia)
Sunglasses from Taobao
Hat from Taobao
Sandals from Taobao
Skirt from Korea

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Meow Meow Face

I came across a wonderful little cat face purse in Bugis Street one day but was disappointed that the store didn’t have stock for the particular shade that I wanted… and so I forayed into the world of Taobao, also known as the Chinese answer to Amazon. It has everything! I found the cat face purse I wanted and even got this pair of simple black socks and cheap oxford heels I’m wearing from that amazing site.

In fact, Taobao was a godsend to the socks obsession I’ve been having recently, so you might see quite a few outfits featuring super cute socks in the near future. :)

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

I decided to go with a simple silhouette and colour palette to better highlight my awesome purse, but then I realised that I didn’t have a pair of comfy black shoes for walking about. That problem was later rectified by a visit to, you guessed it, Taobao. (I’m not obsessed, I can quit anytime I want to. I swear.)

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.The printed cat face is more defined than my actual face. X3

From where I stand: brown oxford heels.

 

OUTFIT
Bratop from Uniqlo
Skirt from La Foret
Glasses from Gap
Necklace from Bangkok
Cat face bag from Taobao
Socks from Taobao
Oxford heels from Taobao

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