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A Monochrome Check Dress + Tips On Keeping A Marriage Strong

A Monochrome Check Dress + Tips On Keeping A Marriage Strong

Fashion, Motivation | September 23, 2015 | By

check dress

As mentioned in my last post, I was at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel to celebrate my wedding anniversary recently. Apart from spending some time at the panoramic infinity pool, my husband and I also enjoyed a sumptuous high tea at the Sky At 57 restaurant. I wore a monochrome check dress with a unique one sleeve design on this occasion. A special dress for a special celebration with my special someone – my idea of a perfect day :)!

check dress

check dress

check dress

check dress

check dress

High Tea

High Tea



check dress

I don’t claim to be a relationship expert nor do I usually write about such topics, but I will like to end off today’s post by sharing a few points on how to keep a marriage strong based on my own experience –

Understand Each Other Differences Through Direct Methods of Communication

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Due to many inherent differences in perceptions and behaviors, I find that it is important to communicate as frequently as possible with my partner in a direct manner. The “beating around the bush” style of communication is not going to get any clear messages across and can result in serious misunderstandings and breakdown of the relationship in the long run.

Have Practical Expectations And Grow Together Through Life

None of us is perfect but we may have much higher expectations of our loved ones than we realize. Such expectations can kill a relationship by adding unnecessary stress and even fear, to your partner. A better approach is to understand that both partners in a marriage have their own strengths and weaknesses, even if one appears to be “stronger” than the other. Complementing each other’s characteristics and improving along the way is the key to a happy marriage.

Understand the “Love Language” of Your Partner and Keep the Romance Alive Through Little Acts of Love

Many women love romantic gestures but not all men are inclined to perform these acts of romance. If romantic acts are important to you, communicate this directly with your partner (as stated in point 1) and let him know how happy you will be if he can send you some flowers once in a while, as an example. Personally, I love flowers very much but my husband find such gifts impractical. However, he makes it up to me by giving me a massage every night or whenever I request him to do so. I see this as something very romantic and understand that this is his way of expressing love. Instead of dwelling over his unwillingness to give me flowers, I chose to accept the way he shows his affection.

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy this post. See you!


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    ivana split
    September 23, 2015

    Massage beats flowers if you ask me;)…
    My husband is more than willing to give me a massage but he is so terrible at it that I have to pass on that opportunity….ha ha ha
    I don’t expect flowers, I have roses in my garden, so I always have a fresh boquet in my house and feel no need for one to be bought to me. I’m not a type for typical romantic gestures, but I like unique ones….for example, it means a lot to me that my husband usually writes me a birthday card (we don’t exchange gifts but we do write cards)…So, we can all find a unique way to be romantic, one that suits us best. Communication is surely important in a marriage. You and your husband make for a very handsome couple.

    I must say you look fantastic in this monochrome outfit! so stunning!


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      Pru Yeo
      September 28, 2015

      Hi Ivana, unique ways to be romantic sure sounds awesome :)! Thank you for your compliments and I hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

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    September 23, 2015

    Awwww happy anniversary,yes woman an occassion like this needs a perfect outfit,location,food and photos for the blog,to more years together or make that forever,xoxo Bing.


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    September 23, 2015

    I love your outfit. Even though it’s not symmetrical it is balanced. You can tell the designer put a lot thought into it.

    Happy Anniversary! I definitely agree with communicating directly. I sometimes find myself wanting to beat around the bush and then I remind myself of this. We’re 5 years into our marriage and communication is definitely the glue.

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    Shireen L. Platt
    September 23, 2015

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and for sharing a picture of your other half. You both make a beautiful couple and I wish many more happy years for the both of you. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    Petite and So What
    September 24, 2015

    Hi! Oh, I didn’t know you live in Singapore, my sister has been there for two years and I loved that country when I visted her last year!
    Really love your dress, it is awesome!

    Petite and So What

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    September 24, 2015

    You and your husband are adorable! Such a lovely couple.

    I love these relationship tips. I definitely agree with all, but most importantly the communication piece. Good communication, is key to a good marriage.

    I love your outfit and the ruffle detail. You look beautiful and classy.

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    September 25, 2015

    happy anniversary to you and your hubby! you look beautiful in this dress! i also totally agree about understanding each other’s love language.

    cute & little

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    September 25, 2015

    Ok first, your skirt is amazing! Love it! And second, what a beautiful post!!! Loved reading it and being newly married I will be putting this to use for sure! Thanks so much!


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    September 25, 2015

    Aren’t you guys the cutest!! I love these tips. I have been with my boyfriend for almost four years and marriage is definitely on the table. I love getting advice from people to have “been there, done that”, so thank you for sharing!

    xo Annie

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      Pru Yeo
      September 30, 2015

      It’s my pleasure Annie, thanks for dropping by!

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    Devinne S.
    September 26, 2015

    What a cool dress! I really like that one-sleeve design. And happy anniversary!

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    annie lee
    September 27, 2015

    what a treat!! that high tea set looks amazing. not to mention i was continuously going aww at your couple photos 🙂 so sweet!!

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