Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to: Choosing the Perfect Earrings For You

I’m a really lazy girl. As much as I love looking (and sometimes actually owning) the sparkly jewellery on display in shopping malls, I hardly ever change up my default jewellery-wear. This is especially true when it comes to my earrings – simply because I have always made excuses to myself, saying that my ear studs are pretty enough to go with just about anything.

Deep, deep down, I know that isn’t the complete truth.

Sure, ear studs go with every thing, but they hardly contribute to making an outfit really pop. Observe the difference:

Probably not the best example I should have given. But you understand what I mean, yes? Earrings do make a difference.

Now comes the important part – choosing ones that suit you.

Did you know that earrings can actually enhance the shape of your face? Well, now you do.

1.    Oval faces

Oh you lucky, lucky souls. You are truly blessed. You can basically carry off any kind of earring, ‘cos your face is that versatile. But if you’re really looking to enhancing those naturally elegant features, try oval-shaped dangling earrings. Tear-drop earring work too! They’ll create a sense of symmetry and balance on you, making you look more stunning than you already are!

2.   Round Faces

Picture via indianfashion.guru

People born with round faces are generally associated with joy and youthfulness. In fact, most round-faced folks actually look younger than they really are! While I personally find them extremely adorable, round faces have a tendency to come off as “puffy”. So, to minimise the puffiness, try putting on dangling earrings – preferably teardrop or pieces with long, angular designs. Avoid dangling circular earrings.

3.   Heart Shaped Faces

Picture via indianfashion.guru

Now, if you’re born with a heart-shaped face (like me), you probably have a nicely defined chin and amazing cheekbones. You’re also supposedly a rare find. Personally, I think heart shaped faces have a very dainty and delicate sort of thing going on there. To really enhance those gorgeous features, slip on a pair of dangle, teardrop or chandelier earrings. Diamond shaped ones would add an interesting contrast to your features!

4.   Square Faces

Picture via indianfashion.guru

If the width of your forehead, cheeks and jawline are equal and your features are sharp and angular, chances are that you were born with a square face. And you should consider yourself lucky. Loads of famous people in the past and present are blessed with this ultra photogenic feature. Plus, square faces tend to age well. Look for elongated, dangling or hooped earrings to soften and balance out your features. To add a bit of drama to your look, choose oversized hoops that brush the jaw line or extend below the jaw line. Avoid wearing very wide earrings.  

5.   Rectangular Face

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Rectangular faces (sometimes known as “oblong”) pretty much have the same features as square faces do, only more elongated. I find women with rectangular faces particularly elegant and distinguished. To bring out the best features of your face, don a pair of pearl earrings to minimise the length. Clustered pearl earrings that dangle far below the earlobe would look especially gorgeous on you. Remember, long dangle earrings tend to minimize the length of very narrow faces. But look for pieces with elongated curves. This will accentuate the cheekbones and add softness to your face.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PSST! I have a secret.

And I’m about to confess to you right now. I am a shopaholic. There. I said it. Seeing pretty dresses tug at the depths of my heartstrings, trying on shoes give me an adrenaline rush, the swipe of my credit card (knowing I’ve made a purchase) at the counter beings me elation and sales make me weak at the knees.

However, above all, sales are my Achilles heel.

I mean, come on. Getting pretty things at a fraction of their actual worth? Who’d say no to that?

Now, if you’re a shopaholic like me (if you’ve read this far, I’d assume you are one too), I have good news for you. My sources tell me that a great big online sale is happening pretty soon. Oh, and you don’t have to fight a mob of women to get your purchases – it’s all online.

Word on the street that this magical sale is called the Great Online Shopping Festival (or GOSF), and it’s going to be held from the 2nd to the 4th of February 2015. I don’t know what will be on display, or how big of a slash the prices will be. All I know, is that it’s going to be BIG (note the capital letters), and it’s right on time for Chinese New Year clothes shopping. And yes, prices will be at an absolute STEAL.

It’s kinda like Cyber Monday and Black Friday, only better – because it’s LONGER. As for more info on GOSF, I’ll have to make you wait a little more. Stay tuned! I’ll be back with more information. I promise.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Types of Skirts Every Girl Should Have in Her Wardrobe

I’m not really the kind of girl who enjoys wearing skirts. If you know me well enough, you’d probably see me sporting a pair of shorts and a comfy t-shirt most of the time. However, I do love dressing up once in a while. And while I love the convenience of slipping on a dress, I find that it’s actually pretty fun to play with skirts and mix everything up a little.

As we all know, fashion is something that has evolved a lot over the years. Once upon a time, wearing anything above the heel would be unthinkable for a lady. These days, you can pretty much get away with any kind of hemline – as long as it fits the occasion. But there are a few types of skirts that remain an absolute godsend to a lot of girls.

1. The Basic Skater Skirt

Let me put it this way, if you ever get the chance to go through a girl’s closet, chances are you’ll probably find at least one of these in there. The skater skirt is actually one of the most essential items a girl should have in her closet. I could go on and on about the number of styles you can create with it – it’s that versatile.

2. The A-line Midi Skirt

Although the Midi trend only just made a comeback, it’s actually really useful for those of us who need to put on something a little more prim and proper in the office – without having to end up looking like a boring high school librarian.

Sure, it’s a little bit on the conservative side at first glance, but with a bit of ingenuity, you can actually style up the midi skirt in an exciting variety of ways!

3. The Pencil Skirt

Should you ever need to go to a formal meeting, this skirt would be your lifesaver. Of course, pencil skirts don’t necessarily equal boring. All you really need is a bit of creativity.

And if you style it right, you can even turn it into a casual day-to-day outfit, or something more party-appropriate!

4. The Slit Skirt

When it comes to fancy dinners or formal occasions, a large majority of us generally pull out our prettiest dresses and work the room. However, a slit skirt adds a bit more depth to your ensemble. If styled properly, the slit skirt can actually pass off as a really cool twist to your formal wear. And let’s face it, nothing teases the crowd better than that small sliver of leg every now and then.

Of course, slit skirts aren’t just made for formal occasions. Sometimes, you can even make them street chic-worthy.

5. The Mini Pencil Skirt

Like the Basic Skater Skirt, the mini pencil skirt is actually a bit of a staple wardrobe item. Not only do they go with just about anything, they add a touch of sexy to your outfit – even more so than the skater skirt, which pretty much leans towards the girly girl thing.

Sure, they’re pretty much like the long pencil skirt, but they’re less work-appropriate, more casual and party-worthy. Trust me, you’ll need this for your days off.

The Skort

Okay. This is a bit of a cheat, but skorts are a blessing. It’s like having both the mobility and comfort of shorts, while retaining the feminine look with great ease. They’re actually one of my favourite go-to fashion pieces at the moment!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flippin’ With Flip Flops

So, how are you girls enjoying Autumn? I kid. It’s always Summer here in Malaysia. Sure, it has its downsides – we don’t get to try out those cute Winter jackets without looking like complete idiots; but the good part of it is that we get to flaunt our figures in flowy dresses and skimpy shorts all year round!

I’ll be honest, I’m more of a boots, brogues and ballet flats kinda girl. Occasionally, I’ll pull out my sneaker wedges when it suits me. Heaven forbid that I should ever be caught dead in Birkenstocks or (gasp!) Crocs. But flip flops? Flip flops are a completely different story.


Now, as much as I love my kick-ass boots, they aren’t exactly the most practical pair of shoes in our climate. So what do I do? I find a pair of equally kick-ass flip flops to both fulfil my need for practicality, and soothe the whims of the fashionista in me.

Contrary to what most people may think, flip flops can be fashionable. It’s true that people usually equate them with sloppiness, but with the right outfits, flip flops can spell flirty and fun. To prove this, I've come up with a few looks for you to see for yourself.

1. The girly girl

See? You can look all put together with flip flops, too.

2. The carefree hippie

3. The fun, flirty Island girl

4. The simply effortless lady

5. The slightly androgynous.

So, there you have it, 5 chic ways to flip in flip flops. Told you they were stylish!
In case you were looking for a neat pair of flip flops of your own, you should totally check out the Zalora flip flops collection online.There are tons of totally rad choices there. ‘Till next time, loves!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The 5 Golden Do-s and Don’t-s When Wearing Jewellery

Most people say that “Clothes make a woman”. True. But I say her accessories complete her.

Many of us are used to sticking to that one simple pendant and ear studs for every occasion. And while I’m sure they’re very pretty, it couldn't hurt to change things up a bit. You’d be surprised at how much you can accentuate that pretty dress, just by adding the right kind of jewellery.

Key word: RIGHT. Yes, there are certain rules you have to follow when it comes to accessorising. But don’t worry, they’re actually quite simple to follow.

1.  DO go bold.

Like I said, a simple pendant is nice enough. But if you really want to take your look to the next level, don’t be afraid to try something a little bit out of your comfort zone. What’s the point of having bling when people can barely even notice it? After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

2.  DON’T go overboard.

Okay, I’m going to sound a bit contradictory. But hear me out. Yes, boldly showing off your bling is good, but there is such a thing as having too much of a good thing.

Because you might end up looking like a pimp. If you’re wearing a loud printed piece of clothing, do not, under any circumstances, over accessorise.

Bonus Tip: If you’re planning on wearing huge extravagant earrings, refrain from pairing them with huge extravagant necklaces. Wear that pendant of yours, if you must. It’s either or. Bracelets on the wrists are fine, but be mindful of the occasion you’re heading to. Less is usually more in a sophisticated event.

3. DO consider your body type.

Jewellery, like clothing, is sometimes designed to complement certain features. They can either draw attention to the positive or the negative.

For example, if you have a short and thick neck, refrain from chokers as they tend to emphasise on that particular area. Instead, try a graduated necklace to lengthen it.

CHOMEL Crystal Necklace and Earring Set, 116.10SGD.

You should also be sure to note the types of earring that would go well with your face shape. Women with slender wrists may be able to carry off chunky bracelets well, but be careful not to overload them – they’ll drown you.

4.  DON’T mix metals

Half true. You can mix them. Just be smart about it. Silver on silver (or any other type of metal) are very well coordinated together, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a gold or bronze.

ALDO Batista Bracelets, 19.00 SGD

But that depends on the style that you use when putting it together – you cannot wear an antique necklace paired with a modern lightning bolt charm bracelets and expect it to look good. Like I said, be smart about it. If you want to mix it up, make sure that there’s a bit of synchronisation in the combo.

5.  DO mind the necklines

Have you ever seen those girls who seem to be immaculately dressed, yet something just seemed completely off?

It could be the necklaces they paired with the neckline of their outfits.  This is one of the most common fashion mistakes women can make when putting on jewellery. Just make sure you’re not one of them.

Oh, and if you happen to be looking for some extra sparkly things to add to your jewellery collection, check out the beautiful women’s jewellery collection at ZALORA. So many lovely choices to feel spoiled with! Warning: oodles of pretty things on sale, wallet crying may ensue. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Outfit Post: Yes, I still think Aztec Print is Cool

Sorry for the lack of updates guys. It's been crazily busy. But surprise, surprise, kittens, I'm back. This is actually a very overdue outfit post. I wore this for my uncle's wedding a while back. And yes, I realise how last season this is, but I still love Aztec print. 

I got the dress from Kaleidoscope Sunday. Do check them out, they've got an amazing and very affordable  range of clothes. Paired this with a pair of black Viss pumps, a box clutch from Creole, and accessories from DIVA. 

For this elegant look, I kept accessories at a bare minimal, so it wouldn't take the attention away from the ensemble. I think the outfit stood out pretty well. I mean, you don't exactly see many people wearing print to wedding dinners. At least, not to the ones I've been to. 

I rarely paint my nails (I'm really too lazy to be bothered), but since it was a special occasion, I figured... Why not? For the occasion, I used OPI's "Do You Lilac It?". A very nice shade of purple, don't you agree?

Check out the huge rock on my finger!
Alright it's not real. But a girl can fantasize, can't she? 

'Till next time, toodles!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Overalls and Pinafores, and why I hate them

So, I'm in a particularly bitchy mood today. And my outlet? Criticizing the one thing in fashion that should never have walked the earth, ever.

Disclaimer: This article is written purely based on opinion. Because any human being with an ounce of character should have an opinion.

Yes, I'm snappy. I'm bitchy. I'm angry. So there.

Now back to our scheduled program.


I have no freaking clue why overalls or pinafores should exist. DENIM overalls, especially. They make you look like a practicing hillbilly. If you're no older than 17, and unless you're forced to wear a school uniform, please do not prance around looking like an overgrown schoolgirl.

I can forgive the people who wear them in their teens. You're young, fine. Children who have been forced into them by their parents have no choice. But if you're over 20, for god's sake, stop pretending like you're still 16 going on 17. It's not cute. It's a freaking eyesore.

Hell, you're definitely not as innocent as a rose if you're already 20. What age is this again? Oh that's right, the 21st century.

Alright, so maybe they aren't as bad as they seem to be. Yes, some people can pull them off. Like Jennifer Aniston did when she was playing Rachel Green in Friends. But personally, I don't like them. I would not be caught dead in them. I suppose you'd have to have a certain kind of look for them.

Depending on the type of the pinafore or overall you're wearing. But on some people, please refrain from looking like an overgrown 4 year old. Or a hillbilly. Or a World War 2 (no offence whatsoever meant here it is a very respectable profession) nurse. Or a Victorian era schoolgirl. Or a suburban housewife.

Also, in the case of overalls, have you noticed how difficult it is to pee with those things? You'd have to literally strip yourself down.

'Till next time, ciao!