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Link Love: Sydney Dreaming

 

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Weekends are becoming a rest-and-recuperate kind of thing for us around here. Saturdays are for exercising and shopping (for me), while Sunday mornings are for lazing in bed. In between all that, we make plans and I blog.

 

Mr. Ratatouille and I are planning our trip this coming June, and word has it that we’re headed to Australia! Sydney’s the first city on our itinerary, so that’s why in today’s Link Love entry, it’s all about Australia and what she has to offer.

 

1. Erica from Lifestyle Tea shares her list -and videos – of lazy Sunday songs.

2. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia takes us behind and in front of the scenes of the MBFW 2014.

3. The people at Concrete Playground tell us where to find the 10 best vintage stores in Sydney.

4. Vanessa from Flip and Style shows us how to pack for the long weekend.

5. The guides from The Urban List recommends Sydney’s 9 best new cafés for the year.

 
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (2014 Ed.)

Mother’s Day in Singapore and many parts of the world doesn’t arrive till a month later but that doesn’t mean we can’t start shopping for our beloved mummies now! This post is dedicated to my mum (of course) and to all my friends who are mums of their own now. My, I never thought this day would come, when my friends from 15 years ago are now parents of little tots with ultimate cheeks.

 

Combination Mothers Day Gift Ideas (2014 Ed.)

1. This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle | 2. Cath Kidston Blossom Body Lotion 250ml | 3. Cath Kidston Painterly Rose & Big Spot Set of 2 Tea Towels | 4. Cath Kidston Blossom Bath & Body Hat Box | 5. Korres Japanese Rose Gift Set | 6. StudioSarah Happy Mother’s Day Card | 7. River Island Floral Quilt Makeup Bag | 8. SOY Candle Moroccan Rose & Fig | 9. Cath Kidston Key Fob | 10. Cath Kidston Blossom Large Candle | 11. Ciaté Limited Edition Dolls House Mini Polish Set

 

Most of the items I’m featuring are from Cath Kidston because who can resist that floral pattern they do so well? It does help that ASOS is having a 20% off their store at the moment, so use the code XTRA20 when you checkout (all the items are on ASOS). I hope you’ll make your mummy happy this year!

 
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Four Midi Skirts that Don’t Break the Bank

 

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ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba with Tiered Seam Detail, $58.33.

 

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Club L Pencil Skirt in Check, $18.81 (on sale).

 

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ASOS Midi Skirt with Sheer Hem, $71.49.

 

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ASOS Full Midi Skirt, $41.39.

 

I’ve been shopping quite a bit on ASOS recently (it’s my favourite online store) and came across these beautiful midi skirts that are so perfect for work or even casual wear. The best part is that they don’t cost a bomb either! To browse through more skirts (including mini’s and maxi’s) and bag that sale item, head on over to the skirt department in The Style Store now!

 

 

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OOTD: Colour Blocking in the Sand

 

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A quick close-up!

 

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Walk towards the sun, so your shadows fall behind you.

 

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Put a flower in your hair and walk on by.

 
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OOTD: Playing with Stripes

 

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Play up your outfit with stripes!

 

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This Michael Kors tote is casual meets high fashion.

 
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Link Love – Colour Your Soul

 

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New found health drink – strawberry-infused water. Follow me on Instagram!

 

It’s not always that easy to keep to a strict diet all the time. My weak point is always a good classic fondant au chocolate with a single – read, generous – scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. But come to think of it, it’s also not always that easy to eat junk all the time. Every once in a while, I like to detox, be it doing a simple drink-as-much-water-as-I-can-in-the-day or enjoying a cup of detox tea (I’m currently loving the BB Detox Tea by Kusmi Tea, available at Harrods). The most recent discovery from my sister is fruit infused water left to cool in the fridge. It’s easy to prepare and oh-so-refreshing!

 

How often do you detox? How often do you feed your soul? Here are five new links to share today on things that affect my mood – and will probably affect yours too.

 

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Lookbook: Match that Jumpsuit!

 

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Match that bright, fun blue!

 

I’ve been in quite a summery, beach-y mood lately. Mr. Ratatouille and I just booked a trip to a nearby beach resort on an island, no less, and I just can’t wait to pack up and fly off! We’ve booked a beach front villa and though there’s no wifi at the location, it simply means I’ll get to spend real quality time away from work and be as close to nature as possible.

 

This blue wrap over jumpsuit ($47.99, available on catwalk88.com) featured in The Style Store today is such a eye-catcher! Here’s what I would match it with:

1) Angled Cat Eye Sunglasses, $15.40, available on oasap.com (free worldwide shipping)

2) White Collarless Crop Blazer, £24.99, available on newlook.com

3) Jean Striped Pearl-Effect Box Clutch by Edie Parker, $1195, available on net-a-porter.com

4) Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff by Giles and Brother, $55, available on shopbop.com (20% off with code BIGEVENT14 at checkout)

5) Omnia Crystalline l’Eau de Parfum by Bvlgari, $95, available on sephora.com

6) Holborn Heeled Sandals by ASOS, $63.04, available on asos.com

7) Lip Colour Shine in Frolic by Tom Ford Beauty, $48, available on neimanmarcus.com

8) Forget Me Knot Earrings by Juliet & Company, $25, available on shopbop.com (20% off with code BIGEVENT14 at checkout)

9) No Oil Oil for Thick Hair by Percy & Reed, $26.35, available on asos.com (free worldwide delivery)

10) Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay, $52, available on sephora.com

 

Have fun shopping! Also, tell me, are you going anywhere for a holiday soon?

 

 

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Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham Bridal 2014.

 

Fashion inspiration 101 – Wear what Kate wears. No, not really. That Jenny Packham gown is too gorgeous and too exclusive to be put up for sale any ol’ how (or so they say). First – and probably last – seen on the Duchess of Cambridge when she attended the Portrait Gala 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the gown isn’t on sale as it’s specially made in this midnight blue tone to suit the lady and her jewels.

 

While we won’t get a loan from the Queen herself (I’m talking jewels here), we can try to emulate Kate’s elegance. Here are three gowns I’ve specially picked for you!

 

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Gowns we can actually wear!

 

1) Tiered Chiffon Gown by Adrianna Papell, $198, available on nordstrom.com

2) Chiffon Metallic Gown in Navy by Issa, $845, available on Forward by Elyse Walker

3) Strapless Sweetheart Chiffon Gown by La Femme, $360, available on nordstrom.com

 

I really love the gown by Issa. I used to love Dior gowns, but then I switched to Elie Saab and Marchesa, and now it seems Jenny Packham’s in my radar too, even though she’s more known for her bridal collections than haute couture. What do you think of Kate’s dress?

 

 

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OOTD: Enter the Red

 

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Candid shot.

 

It’s been a while since I last did an OOTD entry. What better time to resurrect the fashionista in me than Chinese New Year? It didn’t start well, as I was suffering from a bout of flu ever since my birthday. The only thing that didn’t make me feel like collapsing on the tiles and breathing my last breath was the sun. A little bit of warmth always helps to keep me sane when I’m sick.

 
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Ad: My Chinese New Year Fashion Picks at Zalora

The time has come yet again for children’s songs and sounds of fire crackers playing over the sound system in malls. Chinese New Year is what it is! Say yes to all the bak kwa, pineapple tarts and love letters galore. Are you still searching for something new to wear? Let me show you what I’ve picked out from Zalora‘s Chinese New Year Sale!

 

There are five main brands to pick from: Ezra, Inner Circle CNY, ML X AC, Clothier and Moon River. Each brand’s got something different to offer, so whether you prefer cheongsams or loose tops, you should find something to your liking!

 

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Skinny Pants by Melinda Looi X Amber Chia.

 
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