Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Go To The Beach

You maybe have seen me wear this dress before for work but obviously this time, I've styled the dress a lot different. Thailand is the perfect place to bring a long maxi to throw on. I love how versatile this dress is just by how I can tie the halter. And lemmie tell ya, this thing is so comfy it should be illegal; the last thing you wanna be on vacation is uncomfortable. But even with comfort, I still felt like a goddess wearing it - especially next to these amazing turquoise waters! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aussie Style

Moving to Singapore introduced me to something I wasn't expecting: Australia. It's the nearest trend-setting, large, English-speaking country to Singapore so naturally there's a lot of imports from Down Under. I also instantly (though sadly, temporarily) got a coworker, a roommate, and a good friend all three from Australia. It's been an education I've really enjoyed for many reasons but obviously the primary reason is always about style. I think Man Repeller says it best (although not the only media entity to notice their style recently): 
"They’ve mastered the art of looking cool... but Australians do laid-back differently... beach-aware if not somehow permanently beach-ready. Oddly enough their mode of dress seemed to reflect their personalities just as easily as their tans absorbed the sun. Good style seemed inherent. It wasn’t calculated, just ingrained."
I mean, helloooo who doesn't want that?
I'm not saying I've mastered it by any means but I'm starting to get a taste of what Singapore is going to teach me satorialistically (I don't think that's technically a word). Korea taught me how to feel comfortable in mini skirts and blazers and how to be unapologetic about wearing incredibly feminine and dressy attire to the grocery store. Singapore might teach me how to dress boldly but with ease and effortlessness. At least that is the goal. 

Another thing I've picked up from being in Singapore is two of my favorite Australian imports (no, it's not Veggiemite). It's Cotton On and Lovisa. Cotton On only has the most suburb (and cheap!) basic tees like this one pictured (I'm starting a pretty vast collection). Lovisa is a funky accessory store who has knock-out clearance sales, like when I bought this necklaces for $9!

So what are your thoughts on the Aussie style?

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Daisy May

These photos were taken almost a month ago (Eek! Where has the time gone??) when my bf and I went to Thailand. This was a fun outfit to wear from the beach to the beach bars. I found this tankini in a random bin in a Salvation Army. I'm pretty sure it's one of those awesome pieces from the 1990's that was trying to mimic the 60's (which consequently, is now back on trend!) I just love the daisy print. How do you feel about the 90's coming back in full force? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Late Summer Breeze

I am so back-logged on my blog, y'all. I would apologize, but they say if you only give a little they like, they'll just have to keep coming back for more. ;-)  I just came back from Vietnam for a week; I can't wait to show you all of the photos! Until then, here is a shoot I did a while back with my new friend, Sara. Check out her blog about being in Singapore, traveling, and art-ing here (and you can read my interview here).

I feel like I start every blog post with "I love this dress." But honestly, that's how I feel. I try not to wear things I don't love and certainly wouldn't go to the trouble to show y'all if I didn't feel so strongly (or as strongly as you can on a $4 dress). At different angles, this dress isn't the most flattering but I think it drapes and falls so nicely. My boyfriend says he likes these kinds of dresses because when I move he can see the curves of just one side at a time and I thought that was an apt description! Even if it isn't the most body-flattering, I don't care. It's this great orangey-coral color and the movement of the chiffon is so fun and effortless. It's a pretty versatile dress as well; at work I wear it tied up in the back a lot higher with a belt and leggings. 

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