fashion, personal style

On Being Different

red pants with sheer top, shaggy faux fur coat

  Perching on a fire escape of a Manhattan building has probably always been a fantasy of mine. When I lived in Singapore, I would watch all these movies filmed in New York, and it seemed you had to have at least one fire escape scene or it wasn’t a legit New York City movie. Is that a weird fantasy to have? Perhaps… Or maybe it’s just a literal representation of my desire to ‘escape’?   One of the reasons…

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beauty, lifestyle

DIY Natural Beauty At Home

essential oil homemade DIY beauty recipes

Book: All Natural Beauty by Karin Berndl & Nici Hofer   I truly believe that the solution to all of our skin woes can be found in nature and it’s just a matter of discovering the right plants or extraction method or combination of both to figure out what works. I love trying out and exploring brands that contain botanical and natural ingredients like essential oils, and have written about a few I like to use here. I’ve tried and researched…

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fashion, what to wear

What To Wear: Sequins

what to wear sequin trend

Blame it on the Kira Kira app that everyone’s using these days to instantly bedazzle their Insta pictures, but I just can’t stop noticing sequins. Granted it is the holiday season, so I’m probably not alone in my sequin mania (I mean, c’mon, did you really get into the Christmas spirit if you didn’t at least try to outshine the Christmas tree?). But while I know sequins are nothing new for evening, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel,…

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fashion, personal style

Check, Please!

check print reformation skirt with black turtleneck top and chloe bag. Personal style outfit.

Checks are this year’s MVP – Most Versatile Print – and boy, are they everywhere! On coats, jackets, tops, dresses, skirts… and if you haven’t yet checked it out (see what I did there?), you absolutely should. Where gingham was summer’s pattern – feminine, frolicky, and redolent of playgrounds, picnics and cornfields – its cousin, the more staid plaid, is the darling of fall. Of the extensive check family, plaids are like that shuffling old uncle whose expression seems set…

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beauty

Scalp Care For Healthy Hair

aveda scalp care christophe robin sea salt scrub, tea rinse for hair

  I think haircare products to me can be likened to the state of my relationships. They always start out great, everything is all bouncy and shiny. Then, I have a few bad days. Then, next thing I know, every session, every time I try, it’s dull, listless, meh… I’m fighting all the time to get things to be like how they were in the beginning, but it’s just not working… So, I break things off with that product/guy. Then,…

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fashion, personal style

Cape Crusades

cape red boots from zara

  There comes a time in a grown woman’s life when she has to decide between looking absolutely chic and being able to have full use her arms. I love the look of capes, and although they render any arm movements above the elbow useless, feeling the fabric billow out behind you was you walk does make you feel a tiny bit like a badass superhero. And IMHO, all women are a little bit of a superhero anyway. For this…

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fashion, personal style

First Look For Fall

  I love the start of Fall. It’s one of my favorite times when the leaves start turning red and orange. The days are still a warm, but evenings bring a slight chill so you can don light leathers and blazers. Transitional fashion (ie. adapting your summer fashion items for fall) is also the most fun. I like layering with my summer pieces. Think t-shirts worn under strappy dresses, jackets with cropped tops, or ankle boots with a miniskirt. It’s…

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Inspiration

Monday Moodboard – Velvet

velvet moodboard

In the mood for velvet everything… shaggy fur coats… block heels… monochrome covered-up dresses… monochrome suits… love – yes, hate – no.   All images from Pinterest…

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fashion, what to wear

What To Wear – Pajama Dressing

I’ll always remember the last time I wore pajamas out in public. I had inadvertently locked myself out of the AirBnB apartment I was staying in. It was early in the morning in the dead of winter in NYC, and my pooch had woken me up, insisting I take her out. With sleepy eyes, I grabbed my coat and her leash and hurried her out the door. It was only when I heard it slam shut that I realised –…

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fashion, personal style

Summer Vintage

Outfit: Dress, Free People; Shoes, Zara. Photographer: Ran Graff (www.rangraff.com). Location: Showplace Antique + Design Center   I love vintage shopping – vintage clothing, vintage furnishings, vintage jewelry… There’s just something so unique and romantic about items from other era. I like to imagine the story behind it – who made it, who sold it, who owned it? (Probably another shopaholic like me in a different decade.) However, as much as I love walking into vintage stores, vintage shopping is…

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