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Sunday, 27 July 2014

[PHOTO DIARY] A Trip Down Memory Lane

There's something magical about summer evenings on our tropical little island.
Yes, the sun may be relentless and the heat unbearable during the day,
but the hottest days usually have the prettiest golden sunsets.  
Its also the best time for photoshoots cos all the colours are so vibrant!

Here are some pictures from our usual Sunday evening cafe trail which started at the quaint Tiong Bahru estate.

Crown braids are currently one of my favourite ways to beat the heat on our sunny little island!
Started doing this hairstyle on my recent trip to Europe cos its Summer now 
and I was looking for a pretty hairstyle to keep my hair up. 
My students said I look like "Anna" from 'Frozen" with this hairstyle haha!

The last stop of our cafe trail brought us to Sin Lee Foods, 
a new cafe at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee which was just a stone's throw away from Tiong Bahru.
Read our review here!

Have a lovely weekend!
<3

[Outfit] Top: Bangkok, Skirt: All Would Envy, Bag: H&M, Black Wedges: Charles & Keith, Heart Necklace: Diva
Photography: Alex Liang (@coffeeholicboy)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

SIN LEE FOODS

Sunday was definitely a trip down memory lane for us as
we checked out the newly opened cafe; Sin Lee Foods located in the nostalgic neighbourhood of Jalan Bukit Ho Swee.
I remember my mom told me that she used to live here when she was a baby and also told me about the big fire that pretty much destroyed the kampong and left 16,000 people homeless.
My grandma had to carry my mom to escape the fire!

This new cafe took over the Sin Lee Hup Kee coffeeshop but they retained the name of the original establishment.
The decor of the cafe was a mix between modern industrial style and hints of nostalgia.

Time for some pictures
The exterior of the cafe


There's also an outdoor seating area if you prefer alfresco dining/chilling

Here's their menu
Not too sure if you can see everything on it..
But they include some of the food you find at cafes like truffle fries, spam fries(OMG!), sandwiches, waffles and breakfasts.
They also serve a variety of drinks including artisan coffee, sodas and cold drinks. 


It wasn't too crowded when we arrived so we got to sit by the window 
YAY!!!
When I sat down, I noticed there cement bench is the same as my tv console at home haha..

The sun was relentless and as much as I wanted to order myself a hot cuppa, 
I ordered their iced Peach Lemonade instead. 


Alex's latte :)

We also ordered their "Wonka waffle" to share cos we were going for dinner with my parents after.
The perfect combination of snickers flavoured ice-cream set atop a warm waffle, topped with caramel popcorn, marshmallows and drenched with chocolate sauce.
SO GOOD!!
<3


Love this old school coffee machine that's being converted into a book stand.
Pretty creative! :)



Check out this cafe here:
Address: Blk 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee #01-164 
Singapore 162004


Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am-9pm

Time for Outfit of The Day!


View more here!

Have a lovely weekend! :)

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