Category Archives: TOTD

Workplace Essentials Vol. 001

I’ve always kind of wanted a home office. Or an office of my own where I call the shots. But the more I think about it, the more I can’t help but feel there’s a chance I might actually end up being depressed most of the time if it were true. I mean, not being able to hang out with people I like, my friends at work or just to meet new people with interesting personalities? That must be a hell lot of boring.

 

If you’re like me and you have a job, chances are you also have a workplace. These are my picks for the blog’s new series: Workplace Essentials! Everything featured in this series is stocked up in The Style Store so you can browse the entire catalogue to your heart’s content too. Of course, if you haven’t learnt by now, if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll get your free copy of my ebook on workplace styling.

 


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My favourite is the pair of Kate Spade Pave Stud Earrings. That green and that bling! What a great way to get people’s attention – and in a good way too!

 

What about you? What’s your favourite item in this list?

 

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Top 10 Tips on Picking the Right Pair of Heels

 

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Have you ever taken those type of quizzes that let you find out what type of heels you should wear, based on your personality? Those are fun, no doubt, but they aren’t what you should base your decision to buy on. If you don’t normally wear heels, then good for you – your feet must love you to death! For the rest of us who can’t do without them, here are some of my tips on picking the right pair of heels, so you don’t regret your decision to swipe that card.

 
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Link Love: Hosting the Perfect Cosy Get-Together

 


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For the past 5 years or so, ever since I’ve lived abroad and then came home to live with my parents again, I’ve been wishing for my own place. Just a nice, little abode that I can call a place of my own, where I can have moments of silence just to read, or a cosy point for friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company.

 

While it’s going to take me a while to get there, here’re some tips for those of you lucky ones who have reached that stage of life, where you can host small, intimate parties for your loved ones.

 

1. If you’ve bought a new pair of shoes to go with your outfit, Jillian from Coffee, Light and Sweet tells us how to break into them without any pain.

2. The people at Pinkous let us in on the code to hair colour! Bookmark this page and bring it to your stylist at your next dye appointment.

3. Keira at A Pretty Penny lets us in on 10 beauty cheats that every girl should know, perfect for that last minute fix!

4. This may be an older post, but the tip is still highly relevant. Sasha from So Sasha tells us how to turn your preloved, used up candle into a brush holder. What a great way to recycle and decorate your dresser or powder room!

5. Finally, Nicole at Vanilla Extract teaches us how to keep our wines chilled but not diluted.

 

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3 Ways to Wear Prints

 

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Believe it or not, everyone can wear prints, even you! Yes, you! Maybe you’re not so keen on bright, bold colour blocking. Or maybe you just prefer sticking to something more understated, something that can take you from day to night, from weekday to weekend. But prints show off your attitude, girl! Here are three ways to wear prints, whether you’re the sassy babe, or the more casual, low-down type.

 


 3 Ways to Wear Prints

Dress | Romwe

Hat | Romwe

Bag | Romwe

Earrings | Style by Stories

Lipstick | Lipstick Queen

Heels | River Island


 

If you like bold colours, why not go all out and accessorise with a vintage bowknot hat? Any jewellery you wear should not take the attention away from the dress, so pearl earrings can do the trick! Show off those gams you’ve got with power heels (sandals are a great chance to let the world lay its eyes upon your magnificent pedicure). A small body bag fits just about enough to bring you around town, and a pink lippie adds that final touch of colour to your complexion so you aren’t overpowered by all the jazz!

 
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OOTD: The Back Slit

 

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What does one do when one’s sick of staying bedridden due to a back injury? One leaves said bed and gets some air!

 

I hurt my back quite suddenly – and unexpectedly – and the doctor gave me some painkillers for it. But this was Day 3 of being on meds and staying at home all day, so I went out for a quick brunch with the sister at a Chinese restaurant in town. Because my back wasn’t all healed, I totted a clutch and kept things light.

 


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1. ASOS Open Back Shell Top | 2. Topshop Jeans, similar HERE | 3. ASOS Clutch | 4. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps | 5. Mimco Facet Bezel Studs in Champagne 

 
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Sydney in a Nutshell

 

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Australia was such a great much-needed break! We finally had some time away from everything in Singapore – the heat, humidity, people (crowds), stress, too-heavy workloads, commute time – you name it, we dropped it all and left it.

 

Sydney was our first stop, followed by Cairns and Darwin. The weather in Sydney called for layers and covered feet most of the time and the coffee was amazing. If you love snooping around in vintage stores, this is the city to be in!

 

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There was quite a bit of shopping.

 

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And quite a bit of café hopping.

 
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OOTD: Mac and White

 


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Hello from Sydney! When I packed for our trip this time, I didn’t really think it would be so cold, and I definitely didn’t think it would rain so much! But the weather is still better than what we have in Singapore and once our trip is over, I’m not so sure I can get adjusted back to the climate at home.

 

We’re staying at a lovely little house just along Abercrombie Street and today’s outfit was taken in the middle of a small street somewhere nearby. The thing about Sydney is that even though it’s a city, it’s still not as crowded as Singapore – and I LOVE IT.

 


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1. ASOS Classic Mac | 2. Jeggings from my mum (similar HERE) | 3. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps | 4. ASOS Clutch (similar HERE)

 
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Link Love: Let’s Go Back in Time

 

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Today I’m feeling a little pensive but am also very grateful for the break I have from work. What is life, after all, if we can’t take some time out to pause and actually live it? This month’s Link Love blog entry is about the things I currently love doing, or wish I had more time for; Capturing moments that last forever, creating memories that live in our hearts.

 

1. Sara from The Single Diaries lets us in on the season’s top picks for flower arrangement in your home or office.

2. Jacey from Damsel in Dior takes us back in time when her grandparents wrote love letters to each other during the war.

3. James from Kayture reveals the best camera lens for fashion photography.

4. Jen from The House of Wood teaches us how to make cards and prints using gold foil. It’s time for some art and craft!

5. Seventeen magazine beauty assistant Jillian shows us what’s inside her makeup bag on The Glitter Guide.

 
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Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

 


 Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

 

Attention, si vous aimez faire du shopping – en ligne! I’m a definite shopaholic at heart, mind and soul. But I also hate crowds, the humidity in Singapore and forgetting to bring my credit card out when I need it to pay for purchases. That’s why I stick to online shopping most of the time – no, wait – actually I kind of do all my shopping online, now that I think of it.

 

But what if you don’t have a credit card (maybe you’re too young to have one, or you need to get a supplementary card from your parents), or don’t want another one to fatten up your wallet further, but you’d still like to bag that online-exclusive discount? I have just the thing you need – MatchMove Wallet!

 

I’m really excited to present MatchMove Wallet to you today because it makes shopping such an incredible experience and comes with a whole bunch of benefits that normal credit cards don’t. First of all, let me introduce to you what MatchMove Wallet is all about.

 

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Shopping is such a delight, especially when you can do it at your own time, place and comfort, and with an ease of mind.


 
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Manicure Idea: Hide that Gelish

 

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You’d never know it was there.

 

I love it when conversations at my workplace turn into beauty talk! The most recent breakfast did-you-know topic was on gelish and how harmful this manicure technique is to the nails. Applying it on isn’t so bad but taking it off – let’s just say it strips your nails of all its sturdiness and leaves it soft, like bread dipped in milk.

 

My most recent gelish was done using a bright red polish and had a snakeskin pattern on the odd finger.

 


 

Knowing how destructive the removal of gelish manicures can be, plus the fact that they cost at least $20 per soak-off, I decided against paying a visit to the nail salon. Instead, here’s what I did and what you can try: Paint over it with a darker nail polish shade and let it grow out.

 
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