15.7.14

summer jumpers: zalora edition

*Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are genuine and honest*
zalora edition
Zalora is without a doubt my favourite Singaporean online store. Housing brands like River Island and American Apparel, I love going on their website and always manage to find something I like which is always both a good thing and bad thing (from the perspective of my mother). As summer is here, jumpers and cardigans are vital in all of your summer outfits for those cooler summer nights and days. Be it a chunky over knit or a a printed cardi, I have categorised how to style the staples for this summer.
1. The Print
It's time to get that printed sweatshirt out of the back of your closet and incorporate it into your summer outfits! Printed jumpers like the one above can be hard to style because of over-clashing so my #1 tip would be to keep everything else in the outfit relatively plain and pair with light accessories so that the printed jumper is accentuated.

2. Colour block
One of my favourite styles of jumpers is just a plain jumper. Above are my two favourite ones from Zalora. Layer chunky and statement necklaces with a pair of skinny jeans, a floppy fedora, and your perfect summer outfit is ready! I personally own many plain knits in my closet because they have served to be extremely easy to style with because of the simplicity and versatility to them.

3. The Kimono
I admit that I'm not a fan of the kimono at all because I think it's so overrated and it's been worn by everyone so much that it's become annoying to look at. BUT if you do manage to find a unique style of kimono that no one else seems to have (which is almost impossible nowadays), your outfit can look really good. Kimono's are extremely lightweight which is the quintessential summer wear for overbearing hot days, which is basically all year round for Singapore. I'm not wearing you shouldn't wear it otherwise I wouldn't have posted this, but if you do manage to style it in a unique way away from the mainstream styling, then you are good to go!

4. The classic cardi
If you don't already own a classic cardi like the one above, I suggest you go buy one right now for the summer. It is perfect for almost every occasion and will probably be your most used summer buy this holiday. My #1 tip would be to buy a neutral cardi like hues of cream, silver or brown so it can be easily paired with something bolder to make a statement.

To find more jumpers and cardigans from Zalora, you can find them here!
How would you style jumpers and cardigans? Let me know in the comments below!
xoxo
Nicole

23.6.14

exploring haji lane

Top: Topshop| Skirt: Urban Outfitters (gifted from a friend)| Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs|Shoes: Charles & Keith| Necklace: Topshop| Sunnies: Topshop
Summer has finally arrived and I couldn't be more happier! During my two-month break, I'll be hiking in Ladakh for two weeks with my school, then flying to London and New York.I am beyond excited and can't wait to share my experience up on the blog!This is one of my first proper outfit posts on the blog (as you can probably tell by cringey cliched poses) and what better place for it take than Haji Lane. Haji lane is a perfect gem to find quirky and stylish clothing, ranging from boutiques to local blogshops.  It is by far one of the most unique shopping experiences  that you will find and enjoy in Singapore, and also one of my favourite places to go to. While in Haji Lane, I love to take a look at a variety of blogshops including Crayon which is my go-to shop there, housing brands like Minkpink, Motel and more. On my outfit, I am wearing my favourite skirt of the moment. This monochromatic skirt is super versatile and may I mention super comfy (?!) which is always a bonus. It slightly flares sideways giving it quite a retro-look, and what I like most about it is that it has a 60s vibe to it. I got this Marc Jacobs bag as a birthday present last year and it is definitely my most used staple item. From going to the movies or going to the park, this bag has been worn everywhere. While choosing my outfit, I tried to keep it quite simple in terms of colour coordination as I only wore black and white. I love this statement necklace from topshop because it can spice up any plain outfit and make it more appealing.

These photos were taken by my talented mum and you can check out her photography page here!
Let me know whether or not you'd like to see more outfit posts in the future in the comments below!
xoxo
Nicole

8.6.14

Something new, something blue

Boyfriend Jeans| Topshop, Top| Boutique, Sandals| Aldo, Midi Ring| New Look, Blue Ring |Gifted,Bracelets |Gifted, Nails| Essie Lovie Dovie 
I'm back! With new hair, new clothes, a new piercing, and a newfound inspiration right in time to welcome the new season! Summer is finally here. That time that everyone looks forward to all year. As to where I have been, I wish I could say I was on some Thai island where wi-fi doesn't exist and people are always tanned and everything is always perfect and summery. However, I've been cramming away for finals. Who knew they could be so exhausting? Now with only a oral exam left (this week) I am so close to graduating. 

Apart from exams, I have also been in London! It was an absolute blast, it always is with family. I picked up a bunch of amazing clothing pieces, including what I'm wearing. I also got my hair cut, as you can see, it was down to my butt before! I got it done in Rush on Oxford street, it was a great experience and I don't regret it one bit. 

As for the outfit, I've been wearing blue jeans and a white shirt way back before they made Lana's eyes burn. This rendition of the much worn look has to be my favourite. Boyfriend jeans are the best for summer 'cause they keep you feeling and looking cool. My white shirt isn't exactly your typical white T-shirt either. The intricate mesh detailing adds a little animal magnetism to the look. But to keep things summery and festival, I added a few subtle accessories. 

Hope you're all having a great week! Let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments below!
Instagram: @eliansari
xoxo
Eli