With the frigid weather underway, here’s what we prefer to be wrapped up in!
From left to right:
- Veronica Beard Moto Blazer with Varsity Dickey, US$795
- Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants, US$920
- Theory Larissa II Luxe Top, US$215
- Carolina Amato Short Leather Gloves, US$45
- Kate Spade New York Embossed Alligator Metro Watch, US$175
- Alexander McQueen Aviator Sunglasses, US$375
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Don’t Panic Sweater, US$368
- Jeffrey Campbell Shearling Lined Boots, US$290
- Eugenia Kim Mimi Fur Hat, US$225
- Alexander Wang Brenda Chain Bag, US$715
What will you be dressed in this winter? Let us know in the comments box below!
In many ways, Gothenburg’s landscape reminds me a lot of Singapore’s Keppel Bay area… A harbour’s still a harbour, regardless of where in the world it is.
A recent discussion with a friend reinforced my belief that I simply cannot tolerate living anywhere too far inland – I am by no means a beach person, but I do love being close to the sea (regardless of the fact that Singapore’s waters are so polluted that I seriously doubt its ability to sustain life). There’s just something invigorating about the salt air; it’s the perfect mixture of rotting seaweed, seagull excrement, and fresh air. It sounds no way palatable, but I am sure most island/coast dwellers can agree with me that it just brings you to the earliest memories of happiness.
I have been on the lookout for a classic biker jacket recently, and this Zara one just fitted the bill perfectly. It was even reasonably priced! The problem with me is that if I latch on to a style, I end up buying about 10 variations of the same item – a look through my closet would confirm my love for draped jackets and bodycon skirts, amongst other things. Now that the weather’s so bring and warm, I’m at a complete loss at how to work my autumn/winter heavy closet; this has spurred me on a journey to find said biker jacket (done!) and summer dresses (still needs beefing up in this department).
At least I have the shoes department covered with these spanking new Jeffrey Campbell Soirees! I know I’m about a year late to the trend, but it takes a long time for me to warm up to an item, especially a trendy item. I spend months mulling over a purchase, and when I finally decide to go for it, the fad would have passed. Ah well – at least I know that I really like them!
Help me build my summer closet! What are your summer must-haves this year? x
Some clothes need to come with instructional booklets. This Ann Demeulemeester vest been in my possession since 2009 but I still have no idea how to wear it the way the designer intended it to be worn. I just throw it up, let it land on me and tie the strings together. True story.
The goal of the day was to channel some Ann.D with the asymmetrical skirt (circa s/s 2010) and Ann.D lookalike sandal boots from Jeffrey Campbell which is still one of my favorite pair of shoes to date. This pair is in fact my second pair (yes, I bought 2 of the same pair of shoes) cause I wore the first one to death. Let’s hope this pair will last me a couple more years.
I have to admit I was feeling pretty great about the outfit until I saw the photos, I think looked really stumpy. I also hope no one thought I was trying to pull a Jolie that day. Higher heels should fix the stumpy leg problem I hope. My boyfriend has also done me a great favor by keeping my face out of focus, he seems to reallllllly like my Helmut Lang top and necklace (I see what you did there.)
Black Outfit Breakdown:
- Asymmetrical Bra top: Helmut Lang
- Draped Vest: Ann Demeulemeester
- Asymmetrical skirt: Taobao
- Ann Demeulemeester replica shoes: Jeffrey Campbell for LF stores
If anything, I would wanna be known as the friend who has the most awesome shoes. New to the collection is a pair of shoes that was a lucky find in Amsterdam while I was out shopping with Dawn.
We chanced upon their winter sale season (which is really late considering how London usually has theirs in January) and there, these pair of shoes were, tucked right at the far right corner. Hovering above it was a neon pink sign which said “70% off”. My hands picked up these seemingly normal pair of booties until I felt some cold metal at the base.
It took me a few seconds to register it and when I did, I showed it to Dawn and there was probably some squealing involved. You know one of those things that helps you decide if you should seal the deal immediately?
The magic combination is usually “They’re the last pair.” and “It’s in my size!!!!!”
You know what happens next.
I love shoes that boggles people’s mind.
I got these Jeffrey Campbell Nightwalks when they had first came up. One thing to bear in mind, if that initial release is popular, you can count on the fact that JC will release at least 6 other shoes with the same shoe last but in different designs/fabrics. I lost count of the Nightwalk variations that they had released.
These are a pair of my older shoes but was never featured. The Topshop Wisteria. Extremely comfortable pair of shoes I would actually be okay partying in them.
Which are your favorite shoes at the moment?
*omake (oh-mah-kay) : おまけ or extra.
Sometimes I wonder where all my time went. It seems like the past 5 years passed by in a flash and I have no idea what I did with it. I do know that I have grown to love many cities and sometimes it feels like home when I visit them again.
My heart has been left in many places and London is one of it. I’ve grown to love the air of history and charm that a modern city like London holds. It only makes it much harder to leave when I have to.
Black Outfit Breakdown:
- Blazer: Zara
- Chiffon blouse: Taobao
- Pants: H&M
- Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
- Beret: H&M
- Bag: Alexander Wang Kristin satchel knockoff from Taobao (Smilyan)