From Top left to bottom right:  3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Bag, Midori Bikini, Chanel Espadrilles, Nike Roshe's, Daniel Wellington Watch, Cartier Love Bracelet, Lolita book, China Rich Girlfriend book.

A good book
Although taking IB at school (International baccalaureate) doesn't exactly provide me with the leisure time I used to have, I can always make room for a good book- especially during days like these in Singapore where torrential rain occurs on a typical basis, proving to be the perfect backdrop to cozy in my room and read. Currently, Lolita and China Rich Girlfriend are on my book list, after only reading good reviews about them.

When it comes to shoes, I'm all about comfort and casual wear; give me flip flops over heels any day. These Nike Roshe's are perfect to walk around the city in- be it the gym to traipsing around the streets. The espadrilles exude the quintessential nautical summer look, which in this case is all year round in Singapore, and their canvas cut keep your look relaxed.

Call me late to the bandwagon, but I simply couldn't resist this watch trend. It looks classy and elegant, accentuated by the rose gold accents. There is a high chance I won't be owning the Cartier love bracelet anytime soon, but a girl can dream.

Bag + Bikini
The days of Triangl bikinis are long gone, with a new bikini trend on the loose. I can't find a fitting caption to describe the trend; think of an extremely cropped tank top with a hole in the middle. It's a refreshing take to your typical triangle shaped bikini, my favourite design being the ones by the bikini brand Midori. The Phillip Lim Pashli is a bag I've been coveting for a while, with its functional yet distinctive gold hints making the bag perfect from day to night. 

What's on your wish list?
IMPORTANT: After an amazing run of blogging for four years, Eli will sadly no longer be blogging with The Green Raybans because of other interests! It's been an amazing few years 

Top 4 Spring Collections

Sonia Rykiel 2015 Ready-to-Wear
Sonia Rykiel was truly reborn as designer Julie de Libran crafted the quintessential Spring RTW collection. It was fun, effortless and flirtatious. Everything from the playful pieces to the models that wore them was absolute ideal, and true to the Rykiel brand. A neutral colour palette was contrasted by  simple, yet bold, silhouettes. Stripes were renewed; large prints shown on tweed blazers and khaki capes. A slightly sport vibe was translated into shorts and jacket combos, that contrasted the more feminine looks. This collection was overall outstanding, one of my favourite Spring collections for 2015. 
Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture
Sparkle, sequins, and glamour beamed from Elie Saab's Spring Couture collection. I was awestruck by the textures, fabrics, silhouettes, everything in this collection! Saab's taste for all things elegantly exciting was emulated perfectly in his couture collection; as is in all of his collections. He was inspired by the "golden age" of Beirut and his reminiscence of the 60's, and he did a stunning job at showing it in clothes. His clothes were, as they always are and always will be, works of art.

Erdem Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear
Erdem is making the jungle sexy this Spring. An abundance of greens, in every shade imaginable, were shown on the feminine pieces from this collection. The fierceness of the wild contrasted the soft fabrics and ladylike silhouettes; while complementing the daring sheerness and plunging necklines. This entire collection oozed sex appeal and a wild nature. The simple hair and makeup consummated the entire look and achieved the ideal look for a warm spring night.

Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture
Stunning, gorgeous, charming, elegant, graceful, magnificent; there aren't enough synonyms for the word beautiful to describe Murad's Spring couture collection. Everything from the side-swept old Hollywood curls to the cinched in waist and the minimalistic shoes emitted a type of glamour and elegance that few designers manage to capture. The gowns came in all shapes and sizes: high necks, plunging necklines, swimsuit bodices to full-length dresses. There were no two creatures that looked even remotely alike. Once again, Murad gave us an absolutely beautiful collection.




summer series: trends

As part of our summer series for the blog, we'll be covering the ultimate summer guide, from outfits to trends. We've kicked off the first segment of the series with my favourite trends for the summer, and how to style the trend. 

SHOES: I don't tend to favour closed shoes during the intense heat of the summer, and tend to opt towards open toed shoes, preferably sandals. Sandals are inarguably my most used shoes. I use them whenever I go out, and they encapsulate the perfect city girl look. This summer, strapped shoes will definitely serve as an essential shoe in my wardrobe. Bloggers like Aimee Song,  Drea Chong and many many more have already donned this shoe trend, the intricate detailing of the shoes edging up any outfit. The shoes are cute and practical. What's not to love? Only problem? Wear them for too long and you'll face an uncomfortable aftermath of painful blisters (a lesson I learnt the hard way last summer). But hey, a girl's gotta suffer for fashion sometimes. Add a cute halter neck, flared skirt and retro sunglasses to your shoes, conjuring up the perfect summer look.
WHEN TO WEAR: A  sunny summer day
SHIRTS: I don't own any off-the-shoulder tops, however it's been on my mind to buy one for quite a while. They exude both femininity and elegance,  proving to be a big step up from the usual summer crop tops. The look I compiled above was very Kendall Jenner inspired; the crisp and fairly plain outfit  is perfect for a day out or a night out.  When it comes to glasses, I've been obsessed with Quay glasses. Each piece has intricate and quirky designs, and there's just too many designs I've been coveting from the store. 
WHEN: For those cooler summer days or for a night out.
DENIM: I wouldn't really classify denim as a trend, more of a staple in every girl's closet. There are a myriad of ways to styling denim, from wearing it as jeans or to styling it as a jacket. I love wearing denim (see how I've styled denim in my recent outfit post)and I've been sporting denim even from my early childhood years. There is no such thing as too much denim. Stack denim upon denim, and what will you get? The perfect summer outfit.

What trend do you like the most?
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