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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Aren’t you excited that it’s already November? I know I’ve been going on about how Christmas is coming but you see, Christmas is my favourite time of the year! My family doesn’t really celebrate it but it’s nice to not hear depressing stories on the news for once. And carols! Carols everywhere. Choirs of angels. People dressed as Santa, snowmen or elves, giving presents to little kids. Malls decked with decorations. And shops turn festive with deals.

 

If you’re in the midst of getting stockings filled, here are my current picks for gifting this season, mainly sourced out from the gifting sections of Nordstrom and Shopbop. And we’re only getting started!

 


 Holiday Gift Guide 2014

 

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle & Holder
  2. Burberry “Gold” Complete Eye Palette (Limited Edition)
  3. C. Wonder Ikat Polka Dot Tea for One – Gold/Silver/White
  4. Perpetual Shade Velvet Eye Mask
  5. Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf 17 Month Agenda
  6. S’Well Sparkling Champagne Water Bottle
  7. Gift Boutique Wishbone Ring Holder
  8. Books with Style Art & Sole by Jane Gershon Weitzman
  9. NB Handbags Tassel Key Ring
  10. Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Timeless Beauty (Limited Edition)
  11. Rifle Paper Co Garance Doré Collection Friends Social Stationery
  12. C. Wonder Bling Trinket Tray
  13. C. Wonder Chevron Decanter
  14. Kate Spade “Secret Garden” Mixed Stone Stud Earrings

 

Laced Ivory Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Fashion Blogging Tips 101

Are you new to blogging, a part-time blogger like me, or a full-time blogger? Do you feel like you could do with some advice on taking your blog to the next level? Well, why don’t you grab yourself some donuts, a cup of spiced latte, and then sit back and read the infographic below!

 

Lovely Bryn from Fashion Union put together this piece full of advice from several fashion bloggers out there – yours truly included – and I’m very excited to share these fashion blogging tips with you today!

 


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OOTD: Casual Kurve

 


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Top: Kur-ve

Denim Shorts: Lee Cooper (similar HERE)

Mini Mac Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Heels: New Look

Bracelet: Mimco

Pearl Drop Earrings: A souvenir from Port Douglas

 
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Giveaway: Chic Maku Store Singapore Backpack (and More)

 

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Hello! I’m giving away a chic backpack from Maku Store Singapore today! According to a survey which I carried out previously, you guys chose either to win a handbag, clutch or a backpack. I trotted down to the store at Bugis Junction and selected this chic piece for today’s giveaway!

 

Not only that, but with this backpack,  I’m also giving away products from beloved brands like Crabtree & Evelyn and Nails Inc.!

 

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OOTD: Wanderlust

 


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Dress: bYSI

Bag: Maku Store Singapore

White Sandals: Steve Madden

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 

I miss Europe. A lot. If you do follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you’ve probably read about my wishes to return to France. So imagine my heart skipping a beat when I found this little nook by surprise when searching for a location for today’s outfit shoot! The weather was rainy to begin with, so I was all dressed up and all made up with just about nowhere to go (Do you ever get that?). Mr. Ratatouille and I decided to head out anyway for brunch, since we rarely get any alone time together.

 
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Workplace Essentials Vol. 002

Previously, in the first installment of this new series on the blog, I picked out some pieces from The Style Store and put them together, showcasing them as a potential part of your perfect office outfit. Today, I’m going to be sharing about my current obsession: skirts!

 

 Workplace Essentials Vol. 002

 

I love skirts. They’re feminine; come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and prints; and the men don’t get it. That makes it feel like they’re exclusive! Some women out there aren’t the skirt type of girl and that’s perfectly OK. Not everyone’s a shorts type of person, or a tank top kind of person either. But me? I cannot survive without them.

 

Of course it’s definitely more convenient to be in pants because you can take bigger strides or run after the bus, but skirts add this certain ladylike feel to your entire look. Pair them with heels, no matter how high (or not), and nobody would ask you to help lift that box.

 

Today I’m going to show you some common styles that suit the workplace. Most of them are from Zalora, where you can actually get many things at an affordable price (and reliable shipping). Do check out their online fashion magazine in Singapore too, where you can get some ideas about what to match your skirts with.

 

The Classic Pencil Skirt

 


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Pencil skirts are a great way to add formality to your look. They go well with blazers and any tops you might have for the office, even frilly ones. Pencil skirts tell others you mean business. They show others that you’re confident enough to be wearing them despite knowing how challenging they can be, especially since they do restrict some form of motion. For those of you who work hard to remain in shape, pencil skirts also let others know (and remind yourself) that you’ve got your life in order – even if you really are in fact having a little break down. The best time to wear them are when you have to make a presentation to a group of people, though really, I wear them almost every day.

 
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Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

 


 Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

 

It’s finally here, the Shopbop 25% Off Sitewide Sale (use code: FAMILY25)! I know many of you wait for ages for this sale to launch every once in a while, so take this time to breathe, make a cup of hot cocoa and plonk yourself down in front of your computer to do some serious shopping. Here are just some of my picks from browsing last night (you can also click directly on the individual items above), and I hope you’ll find something in the store that you like!

 

Clockwise from top:

  1. Anne Bing New York Sunglasses
  2. Holst + Lee Sky High Necklace
  3. Melissa Harmonic Flower Flip Flops (now already out of stock, but here’s a similar one – the Melissa Harmonic Bow Flip Flops)
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Crossbody Bag (on my current wishlist!)
  5. Ben Amun Crystal Imitation Crystal Drop Earrings
  6. Club Monaco Liora Crew Neck Sweater

 

*Brand exclusions: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne Studios, Alexander Wang, Aurelie Bidermann, Canada Goose, Cedric Charlier, Gareth Pugh, Giambattista Valli, Herve Leger, Hunter, J. Mendel, Jamie Wolf, Jason Wu, Jay Ahr, Katie May, Maison Martin Margiela, Michele Watches, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Ricci, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney Apparel, Stuart Weitzman, Suno, Thakoon, Tory Burch York Totes, Versace, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Vika Gazinskaya, Wes Gordon and What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage.

 

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Laced Ivory Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

My First Hair Perm-and-Dye at X’Pect Studio

You know how to tell when a girl has just gone through a major breakup? She changes her hair. But oh no, it’s not just a normal cut-and-blow session at the salon. Instead, it’s a drastic do-whatever-you-think-looks-best-on-me kind of gamble with the most expensive stylist around. The worse the breakup, the worse the heartache and the more money she’s going to spend.

 

Anyhow, I suppose you can tell that I’ve had quite an OK romantic life seeing that my hair’s been all sleek and straight (read: boring) for as long as I can remember. Actually, it’s more of needing to save up than anything. I mean, I’d rather spend my hard-earned cash at Shu Uemura or on a lovely vacation at a Balinese villa. That said, you don’t always need a crisis to get your hair done!

 

I popped by X’Pect Studio one day after work to see what I could get out of a hair makeover. I was tired of my flat, limp hair and wanted something more voluminous and alive. My stylist for the day was Lee, who was very accommodating and gave me lots of options to consider. In the end, we decided upon a layered style with soft waves.

 

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Maku Store Singapore X Laced Ivory: A Collaboration

 

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” On the more literary side, Shakespeare himself expressed, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

 

Today I’m very happy to let you all in on another piece of good news: I’m collaborating with Maku Store Singapore for the next few months (at least) as one of their preferred bloggers in Singapore! I never thought the day would come, when I would be able to partner up with fashion brands for Laced Ivory, and I’m just so thankful that all these have happened!

 

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Cami Top: ASOS

Pencil Skirt: ASOS

Sandals: New Look

Bag: Maku Store Singapore

Ring: Lovisa

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 
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Rosebullet X Laced Ivory: A FW 2014 Collaboration

 

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Cardigan, Denim Skirt, Shoes, Bag: Rosebullet

Photographers: Michelle Kuek (@greenteafields) of Coffee Table People and Carrie Sim

 

Say hello to my first fashion collaboration! A friend of mine, Camy, posted in a Facebook group to ask if any fashion bloggers wanted to collaborate, and I seized the chance. After all, fashion and style are all about having fun, getting to know people and letting your creative juices flow. So I jumped on the bandwagon.

 
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