We’re still in Australia this time, but now we’ve moved on to Darwin! I didn’t get any outfit shots taken in Cairns because the weather didn’t allow for it (or rather, I didn’t pack for the unexpected weather).
We stayed in Mary River Wilderness Retreat, where our doorstep opened right up to green lands, grazing wallabies, partying parrots and the bright blue sky every day. Hooray to no flies! This was no place for heels, and so take them off it was!
I love the Mimco Rebellious Wrist! In fact, I saw it at the airport’s while shopping around and just knew I had to get it the moment I saw it. It’s such a statement piece! You know how when you go shopping and your eyes land on something unexpected, and your heart just skips a beat? That’s exactly what happened. And it wasn’t even duty free!
I can’t help but keep my eyes (and ears) peeled for the latest news on the current World Cup! I don’t normally watch soccer, but this once-every-4-years event is a must in my life. Tonight, France is playing against Germany (any Deutsch supporters?) and it’s going to be the first match I’m staying up to watch this season. Here’re two outfit inspirations for both teams!
Pants: Sonia Rykiel
Clutch: Edie Parker
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
Skirt: River Island
Necklace: Shy by Sydney Evan
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
I love you Cartier but I gave my money to Chanel.
Is it just me, or does everyone own a piece of jewellery that they wear all the time – even in the shower? I used to have a necklace, bracelet and a ring on me and never took them off but as I write this, only the necklace has stayed (you’ve seen it in all my previous my outfit posts). The bracelet I wore was a gift from Mr. Ratatouille. It broke one day and I never got down to getting it fixed at the jeweller’s. The ring was my 21st birthday present from an aunt and godmother and holds a special meaning to me.
I know I should mend that bracelet but I just can’t help window shopping around for another one. Here are 5 classic gold bracelets I found (not including the Cartier Love Bracelet, which I can only dream of):
Up and about in Sydney!
1. Something Borrowed Top | 2. H&M Pink Fake Fur Cardigan, similar HERE | 3. ASOS Coated Leather Look Leggings | 4. ALDO Longstreet Flower Clutch, similar HERE | 5. Pedro Sandals, similar HERE | 6. Lovisa Cocktail Ring and Bracelet
This was probably the best day we had in Sydney. We visited Featherdale, a little farm off the city centre, that housed some of Australia’s most common and treasured wildlife. I got to pat a furry koala and had fun feeding and playing with wallabies running freely around the place!
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!
There was quite a bit of shopping.
And quite a bit of café hopping.
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.
Life’s a beach – if you make it out to be.
Back when I was a kid, I thought scars were something cool. To me, they were something I could show off to others to show how brave I had been, or how unafraid I was at specific moments in my life. But fast forward 20 years or so and things are now a little different.
The one thing that sets Anna Sui apart from other luxury brands/designers that incorporates makeup and fashion is that the packaging of the beauty products is coherent with the overall Anna Sui style. As to what this style is, take a look at my favourite pieces from her latest SS 2014 collection:
See the entire collection here.
A whimsical fantasy where fairies flit ephemerally amongst us and live in their own immortal Garden of Eden. Yup, that’s exactly what Anna Sui reminds me of, regardless of which collection is being launched.
But what about the makeup? I’d say it’s equally as enchanting, and each product seems to have a tale of its own to tell.
Hello from Sydney! Today I’m sharing with you some beautiful bucket bags I’ve found online. Some are pretty affordable, some are on sale (grab them if you still can!), some are just plain gorgeous. My favourite of the lot is the Mansur Gavriel one you see below – he makes really soft saffiano leather bags, and I am still deciding between black and pink; and between a backpack and bucket bag. It’s definitely the next bag I’m getting!
What do you think?
For more bags, check out what I’ve got in store at The Style Store!
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.