Picking up where we left off about pagan chic, I’ve been looking for the perfect items to add in my wardrobe – a mixture of mesh, leather and silverware for good measure.
- Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora, $195.00
- BB Dakota Evon Mesh T-Shirt Dress, $85.00
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Tall Army Boots, $498.00
- Alexander Wang Brenda Chain Shoulder Bag, $750.00
- Joomi Lim Metal Luxe Spike Choker, $125.00
- Kate Spade New York Enamel Cat Ear Headband, $68.00
- McQ – Alexander McQueen Mesh Dress, $315.00
- Cheap Monday Layer Booties, $185.00
- Tory Burch T Lock Mini Flap Cross Body Bag, $395.00
- Shlimp and Ulrich Maddoxx Necklac,e $275.00
Sorry for the lack of updates but this post took longer than I thought.
First off, I’d like to thank everyone for your support. I had people who followed me on Instagram ask about my experiences and I was really happy to be able to provide information and insight about my experience with Banobagi.
This post is about my recovery process in the first two weeks!
Look who uncovered another set of photos from Paris? In case I missed out mentioning it, I was there in June for a vacation and our tiny and cosy Parisian apartment had a really nice window. Who would deny a photo op with them?
Dawn and I enjoyed a really chill afternoon playing with make-up and I picked the OCC Liptar in “Vintage”. It looks a lot darker in the tube and just a tiny dollop was needed for a smooth, consistent shade.
I’m also really smitten with lipsticks these days thanks to Dawn and my latest obsessions are the Audacious Lipsticks from NARS, and Beauty Tint Tok from Korean brand Holika Holika for some pretty gradient lips.
What are your favourite lip products and shades? I’d love to expand my collection so please share them with me!
Shop NARS Audacious Lipsticks below:
It was a bank holiday weekend a while back, and there is no better way to celebrate the completion of my dissertation than to have a small getaway! This was very much a last minute decision – and I mean it in all sense of the word. We decided on a location at 10am, and by 2pm we were at the station ready to board the train. While there is a certain romance in impromptu trips, I am not sure if I am ready to embark on another journey on such short notice again. There were much angst to be had when we tried to secure accommodations through Airbnb on whatever spotty signal we could get in the English countryside: it was only after repeated rejections (due to the last minute nature of the booking) that we finally managed to find someone that would relent to leasing out a room to us.
We arrived at Waverly station after a good 5 hours on the train. I honestly don’t mind long train rides, as long as there are comfortable seats and electrical outlets (and the absence of annoying passengers). The first night was rather uneventful, with a short walk along the Leith before heading to Chez Pierre for dinner – pictures are in absentia so you will just have to take my word that I gorged myself on a fat lobster that night! My boyfriend was recovering from food poisoning that weekend and couldn’t keep much down, but I am horrendously lacking in sympathy when food is involved.
Majority of the second day was devoted to a visit to a Whiskey distillery. There were strict rules against picture taking, but I think it is well worth the 30-mins bus ride out of Edinburgh for a short tour. Second half of the day went towards climbing Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood park, a rather ambitious undertaking considering our boozy breakfast. I’m not going to lie and say that it was an effortless climb – it took us the better part of two hours to walk up the 251 metres. The resulting view makes the strenuous journey worth it, though. (It is a little hard to see in this resolution, but the tiny specks on the upper edge of the cliff are fellow hikers).
Edinburgh castle sits upon a hill in the distance.
I am a firm believer of dressing appropriately for the occasion… When a wedding invite states the dress code as Black Tie Optional, it would be vastly inappropriate to show up in jeans and t-shirt; similarly, it would be equally ridiculous to wear heels to go on a hike. It’s always a constant struggle of mine to find outfits that are both functional and chic.
Sorry for marring the landscape. And don’t let the road in the previous picture fool you… the only way up to the top is via rudimentary natural trails carved out by years of use. There are places where you need to get on your hands and feet to climb. Passed by this ruin on the way back to town as well – I simply love how well history has been preserved in Edinburgh.
On the recommendation of many locals, we headed to the gastropub The Dogs on our way back. Difficult to secure a reservation on most days, and straight out impossible on weekends. Fortunately they had a cancellation and we managed to snag a spot after heading home and cleaning up. The Dogs is so kitschy it’s amazing. Dog-themed decorations just…everywhere. Unfortunately pictures of the food turned out looking less appetising than they actually were, so I am not doing to do them the disservice of putting it up. Pigeon breasts (pink in the middle!) for starters, with braised ox cheeks in chocolate sauce for him, and rabbit brandy casserole for me. Unless they invent satisfactory meat substitutes, I will never have the willpower to commit to being a vegetarian…
This brutal weather is seriously sapping every last ounce of energy away from me. If there is one thing I don’t like about Singapore, it is that we deal in absolutes like Siths. It is either ridiculously hot outside, or below freezing indoors. There never seem to be a comfortable zone in-between. I just want to wear the same outfit both outdoors and in movie theatres without experiencing such extreme fluctuations!
(Going off on a tangent, my mum commented that this jacket reminded her of what people wore in the 80’s. Seems like we are really experiencing a retro blast this summer!)
Scored these earrings from Emoda during the summer sales in Japan. The oversized tassels really aid in making your face appear smaller! Something I desperately need.
Elizabeth & James wedges c/o Shopbop. They are every inch as comfortable as they look – and I was really impressed by how fast these shoes came in the mail! I will be talking more about them on a later date.
- Floral Jacket: Zara
- Top: Zara
- Skirt: DressHead
- Wedges: Elizabeth & James
- Earrings: Emoda