Happy Monday and hope everyone had a great start to the week! I have had an awesome break during the Chinese New Year holidays and managed to spend some quality time with family and friends, despite making less visits this year. What I did do more is to spend time in the kitchen cooking traditional Chinese New Year dishes, such as the sumptuous but time-consuming poon choi (a type of Chinese casserole filled with seafood, meat and vegetables). While I can’t claim that I love cooking more than fashion, I think it is an activity that I have grown to be rather fond of over the last few months. I guess outstanding food blogs and a big kitchen do help to cultivate this passion in me!
Happy mid-week everyone! Just a quick post today on an outfit which I have a lot of fun styling. You may not realized it on the first look, but this ensemble actually consisted of 4 stripe pieces put together for a coherent overall aesthetic. Can you spot where all of them are in this stripes on stripes look?
In my last post, I covered a topic on how petites can wear oversized tops and maxi skirts without looking overwhelmed by all the extra fabric. I thought it will be a good idea to expound further on the topic of styles that petites are supposed to avoid based on mainstream opinion.
When it comes to fashion, there are many Do’s and Dont’s of wearing particular items for petites and other types of body shapes. While these tips can be very helpful and make complete sense, I see fashion as a creative form that is meant to be enjoyed and experienced. It is really fun to break the rules and just play with different looks. This is the best way to discover what suits you best, which inevitably helps in the manifestation of your personal style and taste. This process takes time and practice, but those who are adventurous and persistent in experimenting with a variety of styles will eventually cultivate a sharp eye for what works and what don’t.
Chinese New Year is coming up and I have been actively browsing through many Singapore based online stores for new clothes to add to my shopping cart. It is the tradition during this particular holiday to wear new clothes when visiting family and friends, which gives ladies of Chinese descent the excuse to shop (till we drop)! While I prefer to shop at bazaars, flea markets and giant brands such as Zara and Mango in the shopping malls, I do support local brands from time to time as well. Designs from well-known Singapore-based fashion online stores are usually quite stylish and most importantly, the good quality and highly affordable prices are very attractive. Petite-friendly pieces are common but a range of sizes is usually available too.
In this post, I have put together a list of popular Singapore-based online stores and categorized them according to the style most true to their respective brands, based on my personal observation. Most if not all of these stores provide international shipping so hope this list will be useful to you if you are interested in supporting Asian brands :)!
Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday and celebration! Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to think about welcoming the New Year. Do you have the habit of setting New Year’s Resolutions and if you do, what are yours for 2016? I don’t usually think too far ahead but it certainly excites me to think about potential new beginnings which the coming of a new year brings. To keep things light though, let’s just start off with some inspirations on what to wear for New Year Eve’s celebrations :).
Happy Monday everyone!
Just a quick post today on my #ootd over the weekend. The cute sweater featured today is a design I bought from the kidswear department at Mango. Despite being petite, I seldom attempt to buy clothes from the children’s section as I didn’t want to shock the salesgirl unnecessarily :). As I really love the adorable fringe sleeves and pretty fair isle print of this cable knit sweater, I couldn’t care less in this instance!
Happy Monday everyone. Hope you are having a fresh start to the week!
The party season has arrived so apart from shopping for stunning dresses and glamourous make-up, have you started looking for hair styling inspirations? I am a pretty conservative person when it comes to my beauty and hair routines, prefering to stick with what works for me best. For my hair, I love shorter styles as I find them more manageable in terms of washing and blowing dry. Given my preference and current habits, it is very unlikely that I will grow my hair over the shoulder.
Hi everyone, just a quick post today on my selection of some pretty awesome and highly affordable Christmas gifts at US$30 and under which I believe will make great Christmas gifts for your friends and perhaps for yourself too :)!