According to Harper’s Bazaar, scarlet red is the trending colour this summer. It just so happens to be my best colour, so you know, YAY FOR ME. Even though my favourite colour’s pink, red has always been the colour that looks best on me. It perks up a happy, energising mood and brings my complexion to life unbelievably well. 

         I paired this brilliant red off-shoulder top with high-waisted floral shorts, and gladiator sandals. Yes, you heard me. Gladiator Sandals. What was once a pair of shoes that represented a slave forced to fight for entertainment, the Gladiator sandals have become a style that many have turned into beautiful boho-chic foot wear. Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly Gladiator. It is reminiscent though, of the style except my lace-up sandals are a tad more feminine. I added on my favourite pair of sunglasses at the moment. My pink-tinted lenses, gold-framed sexy beast of a potato sun-blocking sunglasses. And just like the cherry on top of your ice-cream, I topped off my look with a hint of red on my lips.

        Please do tell me, what are your best colours?

| Lipstick: Urban Decay in F-Bomb (Gifted to me by Shayne of Queen of all you see, LAB YOU.) |
| Top: Bershka | Shorts: Zara | Sandals: Mango | Sunglasses: Rayban | Watch: Daniel Wellington |

Not your basic Basics

        You know those times when you're in a hurry or you have no idea what to wear? Yeah, I know, I definitely do. When I'm faced with such dilemmas, I always go back to my basics because they're the easiest to style and the most comfortable to wear. 

        My basic pieces are always denim, be it shorts or jeans with a striped shirt. I own a copious amount of identical striped shirts, it's not even funny. In this outfit, I've got on ripped jeans that have become my favorite jeans to wear even in the summer. Its rips allow for more ventilation so it's not too hot to wear in the summer. I cuffed and paired it with a striped shirt trimmed with flowers. I love the extra little details with the flower trim and the rips on my jeans because it just makes my outfit a little more interesting than just the standard jeans and striped shirt. I topped it off with pointy white heels for its elegance and cat-eye glasses for its fierce sass. Because meow.

        So, next time you're in a pinch, try and base your outfit with basic pieces. You can never go wrong from there. Because you know what they say: When in doubt, go back to the basics. 

        Wait, do they actually say that?

| Top: Topshop | Ripped Jeans: Zara | Heels: Zalora | Necklace: H&M |
Sunglasses: Stradivarius | Bag: Michael Kors | Watch: Daniel Wellington |

The Denim Skirt

        If you asked me what my staple pieces are, one of it would definitely be anything denim; denim jeans, denim jackets, denim skirts. Denim pieces have the undeniable ability to be the perfect base for any outfit, easily transforming an outfit suitable for any occasion, be it casual or a bit more dressy. In this post, I will be styling one of my favourite staple pieces; a Front Button A-line denim skirt.

        One of my first denim skirts I’ve ever had, that I could remember, was in my first year of high school. I used to wear it all the time. To me, it was a much “girly-er”,  breezier option to the beloved standard denim jeans. It still is. The skirt I’ve got on has got to be my most favourite style of denim skirt because of its flattering  high-waisted A-line silhouette and its buttons running down the front, making it a little more than just a plain denim skirt. 

        I first saw this front button A-line skirt in Alexa Chung’s collection for AG and knew I simply had to have it. My wallet & reasonable self couldn’t justify getting a skirt with a quite expensive price tag, so I drowned myself in my sorrows. That is, until I saw this perfect baby in Zara and picked it up immediately with as much grace as I could muster. (Okay, there was basically no grace mustered, since I ran over excitedly and forgot people were even around until I looked up from my tightly grasped hands) 

        What about you guys? What are your staple pieces?

| Hat: H&M | Off-shoulder top & skirt: Zara | Open Choker: Forever 21 |

| Bag: Michael Kors | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Open Cuff: Topshop | 

Blanketed in Pink

Hi Dahlings,

        As the temperature gets chillier again in Hong Kong, I've been dreaming of the cliche scenery as the colder weather takes effect. Imagine a warm, cozy ambience, fragrant candles burning, hot chocolate by the fire, a book in hand and in comfortable pajamas wrapped in soft fluffy blankets on the sofa at home.

       But, alas, that cannot happen too easily. When you're in a fast-paced city that demands to be alive and bustling with working people and students, there isn't a lot of time for my daydream to materialize. So, I've decided to bring it with me instead. For my cliche scenery "on-the-go", I brought a book in my bag for my commute, a hot chocolate to go whilst wearing a warm comfortable turtleneck and soft socks that feel as comfortable as my pajamas. To top things off, I blanketed myself in my pink trench coat. And voila, I've turned my daydream into reality.

        And as Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I think the outfit fits perfectly with the holiday's theme. With my cup of hot chocolate raised high, here's hoping that you all have a Valentine's day as warm as I'm feeling in this outfit or at the very least, without sounding corny, show yourself some love and turn your daydreams into reality.

| Turtleneck: Bossini Ladies (Borrowed from Mom) | Jeans: H&M | Boots: H&M (Gift) |
| Gold Choker: Accessorize | Bag: Michael Kors|

Styling Stripes (with Looks by Lau)

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It's been said that stripes are one of the trickiest to style because it can easily make someone's body look quite widened and unflattering but is it really that hard to style? If you've said yes or hesitated to say no, don't worry. The beautiful Christina of Looks by Lau and I have your back here to help as inspiration to styling stripes.

        Christina's got on a top with skinny vertical stripes that's better to ease in to if you're just starting out with stripes and is more flattering than if it were to be thicker stripes. She kept it classy with a long white blazer and a hat. Perfect for everyday wear. Check more pictures and details of Christina's outfit here.

        For those who want to try something a little more out there with the stripes, girl , I got you. It's been scientifically proven that vertical stripes can trick the eye into making you look a little slimmer. I've got on flowy high-waisted striped pants which help to elongate my body and make me look a little taller. Because one red lip isn't enough, I added a red lip clutch. I think it brought a bit of a pop art feel with my striped pants and the funky lip clutch.

        So, was it that tricky or did we nail it? You decide. The only question left now is: are the pieces we're wearing black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

How do you like my lips now? 

| Top: Binkydoodles | Pants: Monki | Gold choker: Accessorize | Clutch: H&M |

Darkened Stars

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It has been a saying and a belief that certain stars have special magical properties. To some, when a star darts through hurriedly, it's the perfect time to make a wish and watch them come true. To others, a star that radiates the brightest is one that will guide you to the way you need to go, whether it'd be out of the lost or towards a new change.

       My breezy and easily dressed romper of what reminds me of darkened stars has seen me through many new changes; the reveal of my new teeth as I sat on the dentist chair and had my braces removed, the new haircut I donned as I watched my hairdresser chop off 6 inches of heavy tresses off and the enlargement of photos on this blog post and on many more that will come on my blog after realizing how tiny the photos on past blog posts actually were. 

       And just like the stars that gleam in the night, my darkened stars have radiated a light, albeit a different way, and collected precious memories through the new changes I believed it guided me to.

 | Romper: Monki | Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: Topshop | Gold Cuff: Forever21 |

Monochromatic Juxtaposition

Hello Dahlings:)

         Woohoo, Another Outfit post right after 2 days:) I am ON A ROLL, BABY. Ehem.

         Whenever I see black & white stripes, I think of the stereotypical French painter with a beret tilted to the side. You know, like in the past circa 19th century. AHAHA, don't you think so? Or is it only me?

        If you've been following my blog for quite a while now, you should already know that I love the fashion in the 1950s. If you don't, well - TADAAA, Surprise! I do:D *Sigh* So classy and elegant. When I came across this floppy hat in H&M, I was reminded of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's with her saucer hat:)

        My outfit today was centered around my wide-brimmed hat. I wanted to create a classic look with a modern, edgy twist by pairing a classic striped top with an asymmetrical skirt, chain-link necklace and boots. Basically a modern-classic juxtaposition. Oooh, I think I just got what title to put up for this blogpost!:D And of course, nothing completes a classic/modern/monochromatic look like a Marilyn Monroe Lip.

        I'm wearing the same asymmetrical skirt from 3 outfit posts ago ( here ), Talk about different pairings:) There's so many outfits to create with the same piece and this is one of the outfits:)

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Top: Zara | Skirt & Hat: H&M | Arrow & Bar Rings: Pull&Bear |
|Necklace, Bag & Bow midi ring: Forwever 21|