07 September 2014

Avery





(Sol Sana Avery flat sandalShopBop, Suede bucket bag/ Vintage, Amethyst necklace/ Uncle)

I've been in the need of a staple black leather sandal for months already. So when ShopBop generously offered to sponsor me, I immediately browsed their sandals range! I chose the Avery sandal amongst the other designs offered at ShopBop. The Avery sandal is from Sol Sana, an Australian label specializing in women's footwear. I like how the thick cross-over and buckle straps is very reminiscent of ancient Roman sandals. My colleague from work said they reminded her of Hercules and Xena haha, I think so too.

I've been wearing this sandal for two weeks or so, and so far I love its versatility. They match many of my outfits and they have become my go-to shoe for school if I'm not wearing sneakers. Unlike most footwear, these didn't give my any blisters or discomfort when I first wore them, and even up to now. I can wear them the entire day without my feet feeling tired. I totally recommend these sandals! They fit true to size and the bottom and top straps are all adjustable with the buckle fastening. 

Paired these shoes with my new high neck dress, I bought it purely because they had pockets! My suede bucket bag was passed down to me by my dear Aunty. I love the rich wine color, I've always wanted a red bag. Its super roomy and it can even fit my DSLR, with my giant water bottle, amongst my other bag items. According to her, she has had it for about 20 years old now! Its as old as me, legitimately vintage. 

Photos by Daisy Toh.

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20 August 2014

Gingham

(Gingham check shirt/ Global Work, Cocoon skirt/ COS, Baker watch/ MBMJ, Sneakers/ Converse leather low-cuts)

Hello to the first post of August!

I recently bought this gingham check shirt and I'm so glad I found it on sale because I've been wanting a new shirt and something with this print, so I got a major two in one deal, so happy! For this look, I kept the color palette in an all grey tone for a fresh change from the usual black outfits I wear on a daily basis. I matched the shirt with a simple cocoon skirt. I quite like the volume and how it accentuates my non-existent hips for a more feminine silhouette. The material is somewhat like neoprene and creates more shape as well. Its a little loose on me, but I'll still continue to wear it even though I bought it for my sister who lives in NZ. I can't deny any garment with pockets! so functional. I wore grey shoes to complement the entire outfit. 

I'm going through a sneaker phase as of now so I got this pair of low-cut Chucks, my first pair of Converse shoes actually. I've been to wanting to stock up on more walking shoes and sneakers for school. As I sadly hardly wear my heels and wedges anymore, due to impracticality. Never did I think that I would start wearing sneakers, I always associated it with sports. Therefore I never wanted to buy them. But now sports inspired fashion is gaining momentum as a trend, with the likes of mesh and sports luxe. So I've finally caught on to the hype and ventured into making sneakers a staple for my everyday wear.

I kept my jewelry minimal, wearing all silver tone. In my hand is a little transparent iPhone holder DIY'ed by me! I made it with my friend who enjoys doing craft. It was super easy and inexpensive to make too. 

Photos by Shan Tong

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