Heels, hopes, standards

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. Like, you know, my limitless love for shoes ;) Okay bad example forgive me, but ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ came out a while ago (or a long time ago now? I’ve lost track of time) but I haven’t watched it yet. Still, that phrase sticks…

Now buying shoes online has always been a big “no-no” to me. I can’t bring myself to spend on a size that might not even fit! So, it’s absolute joy when I find a brand that’s got an online store and a physical store: what you do is try the size at the store and then buy it online! I know it seems pointless then since you’ll have to actually leave the house and head to the store, but I use this ‘trick’ most when the shoes are on sale online (shh, I’ll do anything for a bargain!) ^^

Shop Aldo shoes online

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Mani Monday: Glitter Half-Moon Nails

Glitter half-moon nails.

I had some time before starting work to explore several creative outlets (apart from cooking and baking) such as crafting and gardening. It has been personally enriching and I decided that every now and then I’d share some of it on the blog.

One of the things that I’ve become really interested in is manicuring! :)

Honestly, it costs so much to get it done by a manicurist that sometimes it’s best to learn a bit on your own — especially if, like me, you can get pretty fickle when it comes to what you want on your nails… Like, don’t you girls get bored of your manicure after a week?!

Starting a mini Mani Monday series to chase away those Monday blues. Today’s simple tutorial is: how to do half-moons!

Let’s get started!

Yay, Sephora is now ONLINE!

Quick update: If you’re a beauty buff, it’s time to control yourself… Or no, really, just GO CRAZY!

You can now shop Sephora online (say what?), making our online shopping experience even bigger and better. As if there isn’t enough to spend our money on already, we can now get these beauty products with a mere click.

I can just imagine myself going: scan, open new tab 6x, scroll, browse, scroll, 5 seconds of deliberation, add to cart, add to cart, add to cart, checkout!

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4 (Completely Wearable) Spring/Summer 2014 Trends

So it’s already pretty long into Spring/Summer 2014 but here I am to give a round up of my top 4 street and runway trends I’m really into this season :)

Trends have to be wearable — that’s one big criteria for me when I try out a new style. Sometimes it’s great to go on the wild (and I mean really wild) side, but most times we just want fuss-free, clean and classic looks that keep us on-trend and looking ever so put-together.

All that just reminds me of Jeannie Mai; have I mentioned how much I fangirl her? That aside, let’s see where else I get my inspiration from…

The top 5 this SS14

Fall Colour Obsession: Oxblood

It's fall! Oxblood Dr. Martens.

It’s been long since I’ve blogged! Another year is coming to a close and once again we are into fall.

It’s not that we get different seasons in Singapore. Disclaimer: leaves pictured above are handpicked by my parents on their Japan trip! But I do enjoy the relatively cooler weather here towards year-end. Fall — or what little I know of it — has always been my favourite season (I think) because it’s not overly cold and yet comfy enough to layer on the clothing (again, I am relying on imagination ha ha). Fall colours are always pretty too; warm, inviting, and the kind you’d want to be all snuggled up in. Think dark greens, mustards, greys…

And then, there is oxblood.

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Herb Lemon Salad

Herb Lemon Salad: healthy, clean and easy.

I have taken the time off to adjust to a new stage of life. Been working for the past three months on internship and I will have another three to go. I’m back to give my blog another go! Isn’t life about making time for the things you love? :)

Sharing a herb lemon salad that I promised to post the recipe, uh, 12 weeks ago on my Instagram… Yes, it has been that long!

But appropriate nonetheless, as I have been receiving requests from girlfriends for simple (and healthy) salad dressings. I will be incorporating more of these onto the site!

And as we enter spring, it’s all about colour. So really, colourful salad, why the hell not?

Read on for the recipe!

Almond Apple Banana Smoothie

Almond Apple Banana Smoothie.

First off, happy 2013! The old has gone, and the new come.

I believe everyone has had their fair share of highlights in the past year — and while we remember the good, let’s also forget the bad (learn from them, too) then look forward to better things :)

I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog in the past few months. Changes will come but possibly slower than expected; yet it’s all about taking things one at a time! I’m just happy to have all of you with me on this journey.

Today being 1st January, I thought I’d start off the new year with something simple and healthy to share. And these two are also part of the goals I had set for myself when I first started sharing. It’s nice, then, to remind myself and to have things go full circle.

I hope you enjoy this easy-to-make and super refreshing almond apple banana smoothie!

Read on for the recipe!

ASOS Christmas Haul 2012

ASOS Christmas Haul 2012: Oh My Love Leopard Tutu Bandeau Skater Dress!

The semester has ended and the holidays have begun! I decided to try something different today before I delve into all that baking and posting more food recipes. Excited?

Inspired by the many shopping haul vlogs I’ve been seeing on YouTube, I’m going to start sharing my purchases too. Yay! The whole idea is somewhat like the “what’s in my bag” trend that started a few years back, except this is probably a “what’s in my SHOPPING bag” version :)

I don’t have a video channel as yet, and besides I’m plagued with stage fright so being in front of a video camera with an imaginary audience pretty much freaks me out all the same, so I’ll be sticking with just writing for now.

Read on if you’re interested to find out what I got from ASOS this fall/winter! I hope all of you will enjoy this new section I’m introducing onto the blog (especially the girls)! x

My first shopping haul share!

Dr. Martens x Poshism Giveaway

Dr. Martens x Poshism Giveaway photoshoot.

Somehow, amidst lectures and the closure of yet another semester I find myself having the spare time to do something apart from being a student.

It’s true, though — I have other shoes to fill.

And this time, literally! It’s not my first time frolicking about in these Dr. Martens, and for the sake of demonstrating how versatile these boots can be, as well as for the curious mind who might take interest in how fast my hair can change in just four months, do check out my previous look here.

So last weekend I got all dressed up and slathered on more makeup than I could handle, then hopped onto a bike and traveled to a quiet street in Tanjong Pagar for this photo shoot. I had fun.

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