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Pretty in White

It’s always been a love-hate relationship with the shade white, because although it brightens every look and brings a youthful vibe, it just gets stained so easily. But that’s OK, certainly doesn’t stop me, I’ll just have to be extra careful :). Here I have my favorite chic cape-blazer from Zara matched with culottes of the same texture (don’t you just love the black ribbons for the contrast it brings about?). I’ve also added some neutrals and golds throughout the look without taking away too much from the outfit. 

Lazy Chic

Not sure if lazy chic is an actual thing but it certainly is in my book. As much as I like to look good, I’d also like it very very much if my skin could breathe – so a lot of times that comes down to non-suffocating clothes with comfortable material. And being able to spin that with style is what I’d like to think a personal achievement :). There can be many variations to lazy chic, between lazy and chic you can try anywhere from a 60/40 to a 40/60 split. Some lazy elements in a wardrobe include: loose, cotton, pockets, uncoordinated colors, sneakers / platforms, etc.; some chic elements include: clothing sets, crop tops, hair and makeup that took time, heels, appropriate accentuation of your figure, etc. This outfit I have here has a good balance of both elements, but I’d say it sits at 60 chic and 40 lazy at first impression. 

The Retro

The conscious derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past – I know retro when I see it. Modern designers and fashion houses have massive archives of vintage garments from which they draw inspiration and reinterpret for contemporary fashion. I am often reminded how close a lot of modern designs comes to replicating older garments. Having said that, the outfit here is an example. The Coca-cola graphic tee and baggy trousers with intense 80s vibes had me turning heads. I bought these two pieces on separate occasions without being entirely certain how I’ll style them. Then I quickly made a brave decision to work with what I have and test out the green and red combination, complemented by some gold accessories that add to the warm tones. Many thinks green and red together is a big fashion no-no because it’s too easy to look like Christmas, let alone stylish. But I think as long as you incorporate elements of modern fashion (e.g. the crop top, the trendy accessories, the ombre, etc.), …

Warm Hues

Daily essentials reimagined with a modern minimalist approach is what Oak + Fort stands for. I’ve been not only a fan of the style, but also a regular customer. This outfit was assembled with pieces from Oak + Fort, including the orange turtleneck jumper, the velvet joggers, and the boyfriend jacket. The coherent warm hues in the jacket’s pattern and the jumper, complemented by the heavy tones and chunky feel from the pants, purse and shoes, synthesized this stylish and appropriate look for the chilly weather.

Winter Culottes

Winter wardrobe can really feel redundant when it’s always the same jackets and denim pants keeping you warm, so it’s nice to spark some fashion inspiration by introducing unconventional items into the wardrobe. My creative spirit picked the cropped, wide-leg pants,  which may seem counterintuitive in the cold, but with the right styling, culottes can easily be part of your winter outfit routine. Here’s some tips:

Rose Gold

When I landed in Paris, it was a flaming 35 degrees day, and I quickly regretted my wardrobe decision as I searched for my hotel for next 15 minutes covered in denim from head to toe. Then for the next couple days, the temperature dropped to a whopping 15 degrees accompanied by intermittent rain. Here I was, trying to get to brunch on one of these days in my comfy attire consisted of a thin turtleneck and some rose gold joggers. Yes, I decided to take photos even in the rain 🙂 #bloggerspirit

Wide-leg Jeans Anyone?

If there is one denim style to try this season, it’s hands down the cropped wide-leg jeans. Wide-leg jeans feature a wide opening from your thighs and down. At a glance they may not look as hot and dainty as skinnys, but they are easily the epitome of casual chic. It takes a shape that is much more forgiving than tapered pants, you’ll especially love how straight and long your legs will look in them. I’m a big fan of matching anything wide-leg with fitted tops to create a flattering silhouette with top-down contrast. Who knew, that the iconic 70’s apparel would make such a strong come back. 8) Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ Apologies for the poor image quality. The camera sensitivity had to be turned to very high because the shoot was the sunset hour.

Hello, Paris

Think Paris and I conjure images of the Eiffel Tower soaring above the romantic city of lights. As the self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, I’ve always wanted to visit France and intimately appreciate the Eiffel Tower surrounded by Seine River and restless streets of Paris, but situate just distant enough to take it all in. Prettily dressed. Picture Perfect. I had finally made it happen this fall. Living in the interconnected world while being social media savvy, I must have seen the Eiffel from every possible angle through a screen (Eiffel Tower steals the show on Instagram as one of the most photographed attractions in the world). But I have to say, nothing levels the dynamic expression of the real thing. Time passed by without me noticing and I ended up spending hours at Champ de Mars with the perfect view. Blissful. Memorable.

Lace & Hollows

I ventured to Europe a couple weeks ago and visited London and Paris. I have to say it’s the best vacation I’ve taken yet. Not only did I get to walk amidst living history and remarkable architecture, I also got to experience different cultures by playing local – eat street food, attend carnivals/events in the city, take public transit everywhere, hang at a cafe and converse with strangers. I can go on forever about the trip but perhaps I’ll talk about it in a separate blog post and just stay on topic here…(: Below is a snippet of my stay in Paris, the shoot was done at Palais Royal which was one of my absolute favorite sites in Paris. This beautiful place radiates positive energy and intriguingly a calming atmosphere, all of which complimented by an hint of romance. To go with it all I’m wearing a exquisite white top consisted of flattering patterns of lace and hollows. I matched it with a neutral tone bubble shorts belted by a scarf to further augment femininity.

Boyfriend Denim Jacket

As a loyal blogger to the boyfriend jeans trend, I want you ladies to give a chance to the boyfriend denim jacket. If baggy and casual is what you love, then this over-sized, unapologetic piece is just what you need. This Light Mineral Washed Distressed Denim Jacket takes a wild spin on the timeless classic which all of us have in our closets – the denim jacket which we wear on top of a t-shirt on a lazy day, or with a maxi dress to tone it all down a little. I’m a fan of distressed anything so I may have gone overboard by pairing the jacket with distressed jeans but hey, fashion is freedom of expression 🙂