Sunday, March 22, 2015
I like my weekends to resemble soul-search moments. Waking up early via my biological clock, reading inspirational articles and going all health freak over green juices and organic eats. These are part of the 'moments'. Unfortunately, moments like these are rare since I spent most my Friday nights drinking at some bar and waking up at noon the next morning. Who can you blame. Weekends are the time to go cray cray, but I admit this activity needs a short hiatus. My skin is already showing its distressed signals. Is this a sign of aging?
Monday, March 16, 2015
Topshop skirt ⏐ Topshop bralet ⏐ Wilfred camisole ⏐ Jeffrey Campbell flats
My penchant for vintage finds runs in the family. My dad collects vintage watches and I guess there is where I come to admire and appreciate these dated materials. Not long ago, I inherited this vintage Omega watch that was my dad's during his younger days and was my grandmother's. Three generations on and it is still working well, though I am certain it requires some maintenance work now. Also, it is equipped with a winding mechanism, how vintage can that get?
As overrated as the word 'vintage' is these days, the items that are classified so exudes a certain character and story to it. This is why I love it. Best of all, it isn't in the mass market so you wouldn't worry about bumping into someone with the exact same shirt on the street.
Perusing vintage stores used to be on my agenda during the weekends. I managed to score this vintage Aigner belt in extremely good condition for $30 from a vintage store called Bungalow at Kensington Market. It stocks and curates all sort of vintage treasures which include enamel furnitures, 90s denim jackets, vintage Coach bags and gorgeous fur coats. My kind of heaven.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Slacking at work sometimes makes you human. I do believe a 15 minute breather goes a long way, be it fooling around with your colleagues, going down for tea or just simply using the browser. So for me, slacking version 1.0 involves curating random pictures with my office partner in crime. After all smiles and random notions, it is back to serious work before the version 2.0 comes around. Topshop shoes make good discussions too. Price, design, leather/non-leather, how I am a leather advocate...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The best things come in food, lipsticks and jewelry. Lately I am really into being all healthy. Not to say I wasn't as such previously, but these days it has been quite an important part of my life. Quinoa, hemp seeds, chia, kale, acai... Cliche as it sounds, I am so totally buying into this superfood trend. To think of it, I really miss making quick healthy snacks at home.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Love Bonito dress ⏐ vintage Coach bag ⏐ Jeffrey Campbell flats
Sometimes in the city too, you will find a little sanctuary. My lunch time escapade enabled me to stumble upon this very indie looking spot that happens to be a bar. Speakeasy to be exact. I guess this will be my new post work hangout spot soon.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Love Bonito vest ⏐ Love Bonito dress
Abstract prints are a rare commodity and in scuba material, it is a double win. Prints that are of my approval and liking are hard to come by. I don't really stray far from what supposedly is called my 'uniform' of black and neutrals. At most, I would settle with a burgundy hue. It has been like that for a few years now, and opening my closet is the most boring thing ever. Monotone, and symmetry. Actually, it does not sound all that bad. No?
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Love Bonito vest ⏐ Topshop lace bralet ⏐ Wilfred short ⏐ vintage Aigner belt ⏐ Chanel bag ⏐ Elizabeth and James heels
It has been awhile since I channelled the less skin route because half of the time, I couldn't be bothered. However, I would make an exception for this bralet. Ever since Topshop came up with this bralet in multiple hues, other mass retail magnates or small influencers are coming up with their own rendition. But when it comes back to quality and cut, the Topshop original still fares the best. After all, they are the first in the mass produced market.
Thoughts: God I miss vintage stores! Like I really do miss them. Stores that I can go in and come out experiencing a sense of 'cool' aura. Vintage belts, cheap round sunnies, 90s Levis denim jacket, enamel furnitures... Unfortunately, vintage stores with that disposition is non existent at where I am based or if they do have them, it seems somewhat overdone, not effortless.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Photo credit: @S.jtyan
Sometimes I do miss the days where I would make breakfast/brunch and plate it nicely with one of my treasured plates from Anthropologie. Nowadays though, these sort of simple pick me ups are hard to come fine. For one, it would take a lot for me to get myself out of bed in the early hours of dusk just to make breakfast. These days, it is pretty much a grab and go sort of thing. Not the finest, but the fastest. I promised myself to make breakfast, the wholesome package, a priority in my life again. I really do miss my mashed up avocado toast with chili flakes, Cafe Gitane style.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
It was through my near weekly perusal of the Net-A-Porter website that I chanced upon these handmade Ela Stone bracelets from Paris. The brand is categorized under Finds in the website, which is a presentation of a unique curation of every changing pieces sourced from across the globe. I was having a difficult time searching for a birthday gift for my mother and upon discovering these intricate bracelets, I figured they would be perfect. I got them in a pair to make it into a pair of mother-daughter bracelets. Despite the final figure at the checkout page, I am happy to say there is a story behind the purchase. The colour of the stones, the reason behind the bracelets and the means for the purchase. Mother was thrilled of course.