6.12.14

Holiday Wishlist

holiday wishlist
The holidays are just around the corner, with snow blanketing the ground and christmas lights draped over every inch of the night sky. We all love the holiday season, spending time with loved ones, eating delicious food and making memories that undoubtably last for the rest of our lives. But let's not forget the best part of the holidays: presents!

1. American Apparel Wool Coat: Outerwear is the single most important garment in an ensemble, especially during the colder months. This classic gem gives off a cool, laid-back yet still put-together vibe; basically everything anyone wants in a coat. I've been lusting after this coat for months now, and hope that Santa's been taking notes.

2. Turtleneck: Turtlenecks have come far since their days of ill-fits and social stigma. With the right tailoring, turtlenecks have an ambience of chic and undeniably fashion forward glamour. Turtleneck sweaters offer a safe haven from the arctic conditions of Scandinavian winters; something I'll need since the temperatures are already dropping below 0. 

3. Brandy Melville Fringe Bag: I have been looking for the quintessential day-to-night bag and I found it in Brandy Melville's black fringe bag. After seeing it in store the other day, I knew it was a sign from God that I needed it in my life. 

4. Mamut Azo Platforms: I've been coveting these platforms for a long, long time. The white and gold combo just oozes glamor. The silhouette keeps the shoe causal, day-to-night and perfect for every occasion (except for maybe a hike in the Norwegian woods).

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8: I adore taking pictures, and the sentimentality attached to polaroids. Theres always more gatherings and parties during the holiday season, what better way to document the memories of your life than with a polaroid camera? 

6. It, Alexa Chung: Everyone and their mum has seem to have read this book, and I think it is high time that I join the band wagon. It seems like the perfect book to cosy up with by the fireplace, getting inspired by fashion, music and art. 

7: Layla Headphones: I'm the kind of person that doesn't go a minute without a song running through my head, or lyrics being repeated in my mind like a constant, never-ending marathon; in short, I love listening to music, so why not wish for these beauties? 

xoxo 
Eli 

17.10.14

bliss in bali

Dress: Boutique in Bali | Hat: Urban Outfitters| Sunglasses: Raybans | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Greetings from Bali! I have just spent the most relaxing week soaking up Bali's sunshine and haze-free skies while eating deliciously raw food. Above is an outfit I wore while staying at a spa retreat in Ubud. Situated high above the trees, you are greeted with peaceful tranquility and scenic views, which are the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Singapore's constant buzz. It's so nice to be away from school work (even if it is only 5 days) and relax with no distractions. For my outfit, I kept it fairly simple as I didn't go out of the resort during my span of the trip. I threw on this gorgeous Kaftan which is perfect to wear over a bikini and also extremely comfy. I paired it with my most-used closet item which is this black fedora from Urban Outfitters. I literally used this hat every day of the summer and use it whenever I find the excuse to! To me, it gives off a very Annie Hall vibe, which is what I love the most about it!
What do you think of this outfit?
xoxo
Nicole

6.10.14

TGR picks from NYFW

This post is long overdue as NYFW was almost a month ago, but below are my favourite looks from fashion week. Whilst I was looking at the collections, I noticed that florals were a reoccurring trend in the collections, creating a very fresh and summer-y look to try and bring back traces of the summer. Some favourites of mine included Tanya Taylor and Rebecca Minkoff as their collections managed to portray the classic summer look. The looks at Michael Kors were classic and feminine with the dewy and fresh-faced models donning very fresh clothes. What I loved most about the Rebecca Minkoff collection was that the clothes were extremely wearable. The floppy hat was a must-have staple for me in the summer providing some extra flair to any outfit and most importantly sun protection so it was nice to see it incorporated into the models' outfits.
Edgy designs, clothing with an attitude and rocker models are what comes to mind when I think of DKNY, and it was no exception this time. Their collection was eclectic and the models donned neck chokers, giving off a very street vibe. DKNY definitely managed to capture city looks into this collection, excelling at what the brand does best. Swaying away from the rocker city girl look, comes the elegant and stylish city woman which is exactly what Alice and Olivia's collection captured. The designer took a modern spin on inspiration from the 70s and 50s for her collection. Some favourites of mine included high waisted pants and tea dresses, all in fresh cream hues. My motto when it comes to Alexander Wang is that he can do no wrong which is what he definitely did this time. Although I was a bit skeptical when I read that his motif was recreating famous sport shoes styles into clothing, he managed to skilfully pull of what could have been a disaster. The edgy mini skirts made the collection ultra cool his collection illustrated a fearless city girl.

What were your favourite looks from fashion week?
xoxo
Nicole