OOTD: The Back Slit

 

OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

 

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.

 


OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

 

OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

 

OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

 

OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

 

OOTD: ASOS Open Back Shell Top

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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Giveaway: Anna Sui + Crabtree & Evelyn

 

Giveaway on Laced Ivory

 

It hasn’t been an easy journey for the blog so far, and today I’d just like to say a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting me and believing in me. Today’s giveaway is nothing extravagant. As an established beauty blogger, I get sent beauty samples every now and then. But I only have one face, and can’t finish using every single product in my stash, which also includes products that I buy on my own.

 

The Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour is in shade 300, consisting of very lovely shade of pinks and shimmer that would suit every skin tone. The Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is another skincare product that I love, especially since I stay in an air conditioned environment quite often to beat the heat. This tube’s in the revamped packaging!

 

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour

 
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OOTD: The Pouffy

 


OOTD: The Pouffy Chicwish A-Line Midi Skirt

 

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!

 


OOTD: The Pouffy ASOS Bardot Crop Top

 

OOTD: The Pouffy Mimco Rebellious Wrist

 


OOTD: The Pouffy Mimco Rebellious Wrist

 

OOTD: The Pouffy Chicwish A-Line Midi Skirt

1. ASOS Bardot Crop Top | 2. Chicwish Green A-Line Midi Skirt | 3. Mimco Rebellious Wrist Bracelet | 4. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps

 

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!

 
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Mood Board: World Cup Fever Style Inspiration

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!

 


Top: Chicwish

Pants: Sonia Rykiel

Earrings: Mija

Clutch: Edie Parker

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
 


Top: Mango

Skirt: River Island

Necklace: Shy by Sydney Evan

Clutch: Lulu Guinness

Shoes: Kurt Geiger


 
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5 Classic Gold Bracelets/Bangles of the Moment

 

Classic Gold Bracelets

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):

 

 

 

Classic Gold Bracelets

Vivienne Westwood Ceto Orb Bracelet

 
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OOTD: Furry Featherdale

 

OOTD: Furry Featherdale

Up and about in Sydney!

 


OOTD: Furry Featherdale

 

OOTD: Furry Featherdale


 

OOTD: Furry Featherdale

 


OOTD: Furry Featherdale

 

OOTD: Furry Featherdale

 

OOTD: Furry Featherdale

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!

 
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Sydney in a Nutshell

 

Sydney in a Nutshell

 

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!

 

Sydney in a Nutshell

There was quite a bit of shopping.

 

Sydney in a Nutshell

And quite a bit of café hopping.

 
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OOTD: Mac and White

 


OOTD: Mac and White

 

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.

 


OOTD: Mac and White

 

OOTD: Mac and White

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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Happy in My Skin

 

Happy in My Skin (Bio Oil)

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.

 
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Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014

 

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:

 

Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014

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.

 
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