Friday, October 24, 2014

Button Down for what?

As I was going thru The Man Repeller, I got inspired to do a blog post about styling button downs. I thought that since I have a bunch of button downs laying around my closet, I really don’t have much idea on how to style it more. So I picked up on those pieces that they featured on the site.

I am just crazy over this first look. It is so simple and effortless looking. The fabrics worked so well together. I may not know what fabrics these are but I want to have one for myself. I just really love this. It feels so soft and comfortable just by looking at this photo. Looks effortlessly chic.


 This is all about layering and a play on textures and prints. Being playful and taking some risks pays off sometimes so give it a go and it might work.


 Oh my god, this is so sick. I really am into tailored looks. I haven’t thought of layering anything longer than this tailored jacket. Quite simply, it worked for this look! Bravo. Thank you Man Repeller for showing us new trends. 

 This last look I have been sporting around since 2012. I button up the first few holes and let the rest lay as it is. Going against the norm. I was surprised that throwing on different outerwears into this look didn’t look frumpy and bulky. She used different lengths and cuts here. So that’s the hint, play on different lengths to be able to get this look. 

Fashion reflects ourselves. And it also shows how far we can go just by simply putting on garments. How imaginative and creative we are. I will try to create a spin on these looks! Hopefully, I can!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monochromatic

Basics are essential to anyone even for the fashion enthusiast. Lately, I noticed that my choices are being dominated by monochromes like a basic white T-shirt or black shoes. Basics does magic sometimes when you are running out of ideas for an outfit. It’s a life saver so it’s a must to have a couple or more. You can never have too much basics in your closet. Sometimes, when you keep it simple it is where your style and personality comes through. Not overshadowed by being too loud. 

If you want stay away from being tagged as goth god add simple details to your style like putting on a form fitting tshirt or rolling up the trousers a couple of inches to inject casualness into the ensemble or accessorize using handbags or adding an extra pop of colour like wearing printed socks. I’ll take funeral chic if people will. Lol.

 Others may think that black is boring, but you can play with different textures like this layering outfit with the speckled black top and the leather bomber jacket which gives a shine and gives the outfit an extra runway boost or street style kick.


And so I have been obsessing myself with these monochromes with the blacks in particular. This Dr. Martens monochrome with the black stitching rather than the yellow is just perfect. This one this called 1461 Mono. I know that the yellow stitching is quite iconic and a signature look for a Dr. Martens shoe but its just my choice. 

Last two weeks ago, I made up my mind to get a pair of boots but my mates held me back so I didn’t get it. I think that was a smart move as when I saw this pair. I thought it was more like my style than the bulky boots. And I thought, it adds more height than the boots which cuts of my ankle. You cannot go wrong with this. But I haven’t bought this yet. Haha.

And these pair of Nike Rosherun in midnight fog are running away from me. I have been chasing store after store for these elusive sneakers. After two hours of being on the shelves they are gone like that. Hopefully, I can get a pair of these with my size. Anyhow, these shoes are super comfortable and pairing it in my outfit will not cause any trouble. It’s one of those staples that are a must have! 

My birthday is just around the corner and I think having these in my wardrobe will be a perfect gift! hint. hint. Haha.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kenny Humphrey

I have always thought that I am the less popular in class. The one who is not famous, doesn’t mingle that much but is into what is pop and new. Like a complete contrast of what I show and what I have inside but that was jurassic years ago. A lot has changed since High School.

Gossip Girl has reminded  me of what I am in the social strata, the Humphrey’s. I can say that I am not those privileged kids who gets the most coveted toys when they want to but just enough to get the cravings satisfied. I guess I fall on the middle class. Being in the middle has been fine with me. But I also dream of getting above of course like who doesn’t?

I was reminded of Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl when she broke free from her family and the crazy world she stepped on and just took her sewing machine away and took a lot of guts. I hope I can do that and just run away and do what I want. But honestly I can’t. Certainly, I am not that type of person who runs away from responsibilities to just be free of worry and drawbacks. Nevertheless, I believe that I can still be who I wanted to be without rushing on decisions and evading on your responsibilities.

Ahem, Ahem. Sorry for being too melodramatic. Let’s fast track on to the fun part. I wanted to learn how to sew and grabbed this sewing machine in this high end suburb in Melbourne.

The sewing machine is really quite heavy. Channeling my inner Jenny Humphrey here. Lol



I love posing like this. Got this from Blogger extraordinaire, David Guison. He’s my inspiration. I just decided to be casual and went with my flip flops from Havaianas. 

What I wore: Thrifted Bershka cardigan.
tanktop from Folded and Hung
My favourite skinny jeans from Oxygen
Thrifted sling bag
Snapback from Glued

and that’s all for now. xox


Friday, September 26, 2014

Aspiring in Spring

Spring has sprung. This is my second spring time here down under. Definitely, I have been excited for this season as I can really go out without being too covered up and worrying to have a jacket always ready at your side. But I really loathe summer is because it is barbecue hot! Like seriously, I wouldn’t even dare going out. 

It is that time to get those shorts and get your cotton on! Yeah, I connect that with my outfit today which is mostly from Cotton On. I was really on my feet to go out today and enjoy the sun. 



Sometimes, negative comments get to me so deep I tend to curl up and do self-pity. But after this stage, I just try to learn from it and just be wiser this time. Failures are supposed to make us better and not bitter. Without failures, success I reckon would be impossible. No one will make that iPhone 6 Plus not to be bendable. Of course after that bend gate scandal they will definitely do something about it. Just look life as that. Haha. I mean I should.



What I wore: Cardigan, Denim Top, Skinny jeans from Cotton On, Boat Shoes from the thrift, bag from Sirrico, Watch from Tomato

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