August 24, 2010
Dawn Poh

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Arissa and I had lunch at PS Cafe in Dempsey a while ago. I really like the eateries at Dempsey. While they might be rather pricey, I find that it’s well worth it to be able to idle somewhere quiet, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Longan tea
I love drinking tea, especially Longan tea. It has been a while since I have tasted it!

Cheese platter

ps1 inspired bag
I’ve had a handful of people asking me where I purchased this bag in the previous post as well as on formspring. Truth is, I really do not remember the exact shop unit or name, but it’s on the second or third floor in Far East Plaza. It comes in white as well, for those who are interested.


I understand that this outfit is rather shapeless and baggy, but there are honestly days when I just want to be shapeless and baggy. Things are really more cooling that way, to be honest.

Jacket: H&M
Camisole: Cotton On
Dress: Hong Kong
Tights: TopShop
Shoes: H&M

We choose outdoor sitting because we wanted natural lighting for the photos, but what a bad choice that turned out to be. I do not recommend it unless you are feeling especially charitable that day and wish to donate a few pints of blood to starving mosquitoes. In that case, be my guest. I swear those vermin can bite through demin if they put their minds too it. We were so horribly bitten that day that once we got into a cab, the cab driver wordlessly pulled out medicated oil for us. I guess it pays to be prepared. I don’t know about you, but I think I am arming myself with bug spray the next time I’m foolhardy enough to sit outdoors again.

Randomly, I am in love with this Proenza Schouler coordinate!

All black? Check.
Thigh high socks? Check.
Fierce shoes? Check.
Sleek silhouette? Check

Now I just need to attain that ridiculously small waist.

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19 Responses to “Outfit Post: Tea time at Dempsey [Black Outfits]”

  1. misshermes says:

    LOVE your outfit coordination especially the tights! w< Sorry I'm confused OTL

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks! I was afraid it was too baggy but glad you like it <3

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  2. paige says:

    You work the ‘shapeless and baggy’ look xD
    And your shoes are beautiful!

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks Paige!

    I love the shoes too. H&M is seriously my favourite place to shop!

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  3. Faith says:

    Please do not strive for that “waist”. I’ve been spending several minutes trying to figure out if that’s just an awkward pose or bad Photoshop, but either way, it is NOT a good look.

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    Dawn replied on

    Point taken! I was taken aback when I saw the picture as well. I think the model is just turned sideways, making the waist look so waspish. I am resigned to the fate that I will never have a stick-skinny figure like those models!

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  4. shannon says:

    i love the outfit, i’m always in shapeless things. may i know how much you purchased the bag for?

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    Dawn replied on

    Glad you like shapeless things too! I bought it for either 49 SGD or 59.

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  5. Euforilla says:

    Oooh! I love those tights! I’ve been looking for similar ones for ages! Thanks for the tip!

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    Dawn replied on

    Better head down to topshop then! I still saw a pair for sale when I visit one a few days ago!

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  6. tcu says:

    That particular Proenza Schouler ad is under fire at the moment for promoting an unnaturally thin figure, either the work of photoshop or the efforts of the model herself. I hope that you are also aware of the criticism that Ralph Lauren and Ann Taylor received for their previous ads with similar effects. Your posting of this image for the coordination of her outfit is understandable, but your comment about her waist-size is not wise…

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    Dawn replied on

    Wow thanks! I have absolutely no idea that this picture is the subject of a controversy. Yes, I am aware of the ridiculously photoshopped Ralph Lauren picture but honestly, that comment about me trying to “attain” that waist is really more of a self-depreciating jab. I know I can never have that kind of figure, much less promote that this is the healthy or acceptable image.

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  7. Amanda says:

    hur hur i am go in love with the h&m stuff u have. i wish singapore has a h&m. i always have to shop at the one in beijing and grab whatever they have so that i wont feel deprived when i get back here lol

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    Dawn replied on

    Hello Amanda!

    I know!! Actually I don’t give a hoot about F21 or NewLook coming to SG, H&M is soooo much better and cheaper in my opinion! (Though to be honest, whatever comes to Singapore will no doubt be inflated.) I have never been to Beijing, but I miss the H&Ms in London or Frankfurt so much. There’s literally 3 H&Ms along one street in frankfurt, and no less than 15 H&Ms within 10 mins from each other in London!

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    Amanda replied on

    Hahahah! i agree! f21 and newlook we can get it online. h&m!!!!!!!!! we need h&m. lolll
    i went to beijing for about 3 times last year, i rushed to the h&m everytime and grab everything that is wearable in singapore. then i stare at their winter wear for about 3 hrs and wonder why do i live in singapore LOL

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    Dawn replied on

    If you go to Beijing so often, a few winter pieces is well worth it. 😉 I heard it gets really cold there!

    Amanda replied on

    =D the reason i went there so many times last yr was because my cousin was posted there so we visited quite a few times. but now i dont think i will need so many winter coats (i have “left overs” from korea) hahaha. anywayz thanks alot!

  8. stasha marie says:

    i loved the look, high class and comfy! you make all your outfits look effortless and whimsical! thats why i enjoy your blog!

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