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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

[FASHION] Outfit// Summer Blooms

Summer is definitely in full swing on our tropical little island!
And nothing spells summer more than colourful florals and tropical prints in the form of dresses, cropped tops, highwaist shorts and big sunhats.

For today's outfit, I'm wearing a colourful floral dress with 3/4 sleeves.
I know, I know....how do I even bear with blistering heat?!
Simple, try to stay indoors in the air-conditioned malls! ;P
Nah, just kidding.
Its hot but its still bearable for me :)
Anyway, I love this dress from not only cos I'm a huge huge fan of florals, but cos of the red accents and the flattering 'A' line cut that cinches in at the waist and flares out gently after.
I wanted to add alittle bit of my character to this outfit so I paired it with black booties and bowler hat.
Completed my look with my red soldier bag and red lips.







Not forgetting my mom's OOTD too!
Haha, my fashionista mama in her own floral getup 
complete with her studded pointy flats
<3


Mine:
Dress: SheCaptivates//Bowler Hat: Bangkok//Booties: Charles & Keith//Bag: LaPalette

Mom's:
Top: Forever21//Jeggings: Uniqlo

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

[FASHION] Inspiration // Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints seems so fun!
Flip the pages of fashion magazines and websites and it's all there.
But it's not for the faint hearted and we definitely do not want to end up looking like a total mess!
Haha!
Ever wondered how stylists and celebs 
look fabulous and effortlessly chic in this trend?
I've picked out some of my favourite looks from the internet so let's take some style cues from them and fashion sites to get started!

Image Source: http://www.net-a-porter.com

Stripes are the NEW basic!
Image Source: Tory Burch


Mixing Prints of the same colour tone looks like a very good idea!
Image Source: www.blog.osph.com

Image Source: www.glossi.com

Fun and colourful chic looks from style icon, 
Elisa Nalin
Image Source: www.elisanalin.tumblr.com

A super cute and colourful mixing print look from one of my favourite fashion bloggers, Connie Cao!
Image Source: www.kisforkani.com

Here's my attempt at this mixing print trend with my accessories 
e.g.: shoes rather than actual clothing. 

Gingham X Houndstooth



After seeing so many inspiring and colourful mixing print outfits, my first attempt at this trend seems so subtle and almost unnoticeable haha! 
Well I guess that leaves a lot of room for me to improve and have fun experimenting!

Have a lovely Midweek!
XOXO~

Other sources of fashion inspiration:
www.laurenconrad.com
elisanalin.tumblr.com

Monday, 2 June 2014

Mean Bean & Wicked Grind


Brought my mom to Mean Bean & Wicked Grind cafe for their Instagram cake promo last Monday. 

All you needed to do was to repost this photo and show it to them to enjoy that special promo and that's exactly what I did! 


Off we went in search of this cafe!

It's located inside The Plaza on Beach Road and it's linked to Park Royal hotel so you can easily locate this cosy little cafe once you reach the hotel.

Here we are!
Though the cafe is quite small and there aren't many seats,
they are more than willing to setup the foldable tables for you when the need arises.  
I really liked the decor too!
The hanging lights, the red brick wall with black and white pictures hanging across reminds me of New York for some reason.
Not that I've been to New York before but its just a feeling haahaha!

Time to try their cakes!
We ordered the Oreo cheesecake, sea salt caramel shortbread & Strawberry Tart
Refreshing fruity tart to contrast the other two chocolatey choices 
Pretty good Oreo Cheesecake I must say!
Not too sweet.
Our favourite of all,
Sea Salt Caramel Shortbread!
Totally delicious combination of chocolate and sea salt caramel that is to die for!
If I were to go back, it'll definitely be for this and the organic english apple presser which my mom and I shared. 


They also serve artisan coffee, gourmet teas, cupcakes and organic fruit pressers which are totally delicious and an alternative if you don't want coffee/tea.

Time for OOTDs!





I was going for the casual chic look so I paired my new green skort with graphic print tee and completed the look with heels and simple black accessories.

My Mom's OOTD :)



Have a fabulous Monday!
XOXO~

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Everton Park Cafés // Nylon Coffee Roasters // Cozy CornerCoffee //Grin Affair

Everton Park, 
the home of cafés, dessert and coffee lovers!

There has been a growing number of cafés all around Singapore and Everton Park is one of the new location for this cafe boom! 
Not that I'm complaining cos I love exploring new cafés so we decided to check out afew on a random Wednesday.

1) Nylon Coffee Roasters
A minimalist styled cafe specializing in artisan coffee.
We really liked the minimalist meets industrial decor of the cafe.
There aren't many seating areas available, so everyone either buys takeaways or drink their coffee at this beautifully crafted wooden long table.
You can smell the wood and enjoy a deliciously fragrant hot cuppa!

Their coffee blend varies daily and they also do their own special blend so there's always something new to try!
You can also choose the intensity of your coffee.

The beautiful long bench
Pretty Coffee Art  

Alex & his cuppa

It's a really nice place to chill and enjoy your coffee albeit the lack of sitting area.
Will definitely go back to this one! :)

Address: 
4 Everton Park #01-40
Singapore 080004
Website: www.nyloncoffee.sg

2) Cozy Corner Coffee
True to it's name, this cafe we went to had a very cosy atmosphere!
Cosy lighting among black and white graphics on the walls done by a student from LaSalle.
The decor was simple but it makes you feel very comfortable.
It's a great place if you want a nice quiet place for coffee and snacks.
We especially loved the super adorable teddy bear coffee art!

Why are you so cute? :)
Oops! 
I drank away teddy in the cup! :P

The coffee here is less "concentrated" as compared to the one from Nylon, but I guess it's great for those who like their coffee without it tasting too bitter!
And, who can resist the super cute teddy coffee art? ;)

Address:
Blk 4 Everton Park #01-50
Tel: 93830485
Website: http://cozycornercoffee.com


3) Grin Affair
A whimsical themed cafe specializing cakes in jars!
Not just any kind of cakes in jars but organic ones made from the freshest ingredients and without any preservatives.
The reason why they use jars for their cakes is also their way of being Eco friendly by minimizing wastes instead of using paper and plastic packaging.
Really applaud their green effort in this "use and throw" generation!
The front entrance to the café 

The whimsical interior of the cafe


The different flavours available!
Not all will be available all the time because they freshly make all their cakes and some need some "setting" time before they can be served.
We ordered dark chocolate & caramel! :)
Address:
3 Everton Park | #01-77A | Singapore 080003 | +65 82222678  

OOTD





Wearing a lattice chiffon blouse from The Tinsel Rack, 
paired with monochrome geometric printed trumpet skirt from Bysi.
Kept the look casual with studded sandals  
and added a pop of colour with my lime yellow shoulder bag 
both from Charles & Keith.

Alrighty, have a fantastic midweek everyone!
Till then!
xoxo