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Neon Tropics

Neon tropics weekender trousers pants

These neon weekender trousers are what I’m all about right now!

I have to say, I never thought these would be easy to wear but boy was I wrong. Not only are they easy to pair with basics (no-brainer there), they are also very comfie! In love with them and I got this pair on sale = YESSSS ^^

I am very tempted to get more of such similar trousers, BKK anyone…?

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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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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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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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Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

Perfect Cinnamon Rolls. Or Cinnabon? Or cinnamon swirls. Just, cinnamon.

I’ve an addiction to sugar and cinnamon.

When I was little, my parents would buy Saint Cinnamon rolls (Cinnabon-equivalent) for the family and it was a much-loved treat. That was until somewhere along life’s journey when they decided to leave Singapore for good — in other words also forcing our love affair to end.

But as with every relationship, if it’s worth fighting for, you never give up.

And so as I began my journey four months ago, sourcing for that same taste so cinn-fully delicious, I think it’s safe to say: I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for.

Read on for the recipe!

Via Mar Paella & Tapas @ SAM

Pasta con camarones y chorizo (Spaghetti tossed with Shrimp & Chorizo Bits, $19) at Via Mar Paella & Tapas @ SAM.

To mark the end of summer (and the dreaded start of the school term), a much-needed lunch date with two of my favourite friends was certainly in order.

We started the meal with hugs, dug into our tapas, chatted in between mouthfuls of spaghetti and rice, and finally toasted with churros to a wonderful semester ahead.

Ah yes, it was a good afternoon. And then oh, we had some wine.

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Ramen Santouka

Tokusen Toroniku Ramen at Ramen Santouka!

Touted as (probably) the best ramen in Singapore, this ramenya sure has a lot to live up to.

Ramen is something quite exquisite. While distinctively similar to instant noodles or bak chor mee of the Chinese, what truly sets it apart is the skill in the preparation of the broth, and the texture of the noodles which are often handmade.

Maybe there’s just something about doing things the Japanese way that reigns supreme. Their attention to detail could almost be termed unmatched.

Over at Ramen Santouka, the chefs spend hours on the broth to get it at just the right temperature, and flavour. So rich is the stock that I would have to say that hands down, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had.

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