As much as I love a good dress that shows off my petite frame, I am not able to go past the trusted denim and tee combo. Fortunately for me, jeans is still the recommended dress code for the Melbourne weather. For the past several years, Topshop Joni jeans have been my go to when it comes to denim that fits me. However, I have a new favourite- ASOS. I love that ASOS have a petite range but even more amazing is the fact that they recently brought out a 26" length as oppose to the usual 28" for petites. In my opinion, gone are the days of skinny jeans. Mom jeans are all the rage now and I believe it to be the perfect style/fit for all body types. Since it is a Saturday, not to be cliche or anything, I choose to wear my 'Saturday' tee from Bershka. White tees is my weakness. Throw a slogan on it and it'll immediately be in my cart. For warmth, I threw on a suede full length coat from Shein. To compliment and complete the look, I accessorised with a backpack from Tobi. If you don't already own a backpack, you need to. There are so many stylish backpacks out there on the market that won't make you feel like you are reliving your primary school days. I may be biased, but if you are looking for a backpack at the moment, you need to check out the one I have. I recently got this backpack and it has already made it as a staple into my wardrobe! Not only is it black and goes with every outfit, it is also roomy enough to bring along all my 'Melbourne weather' essentials which includes my thermal bottle of hot tea to keep me extra toasty. (Extra triple points for allowing me to have my hands free to go shopping with.)
'Saturday' tee - Bershka
Mom jeans - ASOS
Suede full length coat - Sheinside
Black backpack - Tobi
Gold buckle loafers - Zaful
Yellow tinted glasses - Zaful
If you know me, you know I'm a shopaholic. And if you don't, my bank account can tell you all about it. I first started my love for online shopping years ago because of the limited and lack of fashion clothing stores in Perth. I have been shopping from ASOS long before they even stocked UK2. So you can only imagine my happiness to be introduced to online shopping cashback platform, ShopBack which pretty much pays me to shop. Whatever to justify a girl's spending right? I simply search and click on the shop I am looking for on the ShopBack site. It will open up a new tab and you shop and checkout as normal. After checking out, your cashback amount will be recorded in your ShopBack account. As cash. Not credits.
I was actually introduced to ShopBack by a friend when I first moved to Singapore. Since then, I have been making my online purchases through the site. They have over 500 merchants with categories ranging from fashion, beauty, travel and dining- all of which are relevant online stores that I have shopped at regularly. My favourites stores that you can find on ShopBack include ASOS, SheInside, Romwe, Sephora and Booking.com. The cashback amount ranges from merchant to merchant but they often offer 'supersized' cashback promotions for limited periods. The best thing about ShopBack? Cashback can be stacked on top of sales and promo codes used on the site! For example, on 11/11, ASOS had a promo code for 28% off and ShopBack had a 'supersized' cashback of 11% on top of the 28%. I know- crazy but how amazing! Apart from cashback available through ShopBack, you can also find ASOS promo codes available at ShopBack.
I know it sounds like a gimmick- make money while shopping? What? How? ShopBack acts as an intermediary between online retailers and customers. They get a commission from retailers when customers shop through ShopBack and in return, ShopBack passes on some of that onto us. It is a win-win situation for everyone! Check out the video below to see how it works and how ShopBack is able to provide the insane cashback amounts that they do.
Since signing up to ShopBack, I have been using it to make all my clothing purchases, food deliveries and travel bookings (flights & hotels). You can also check out Hotels.com discount codes and cashback for your accommodations. As every purchase I have made have gotten me cashback, I have racked up cashback in my ShopBack account that I can transfer directly into my designated bank account. Allow me to show you step-by-step how ShopBack works.
1. Head to ShopBack's site - https://www.shopback.sg
2. Using the search bar, I searched for the store I want.
3. Click on 'Shop Now'. Shop and checkout as you do. Remember to stay within the tab to checkout!
4. After your purchase, cashback can be seen in your ShopBack account.
5. Transfer it to your designated bank account. Easy!
ShopBack has revolutionised online shopping for me. Apart from getting amazing cashback amounts, ShopBack also provides coupons for some online shopping discount. Instead of googling 'promo codes 2017' everytime I shop at an online store, I simply head over to ShopBack to find the latest (and active) coupon codes.
If you haven't yet check out ShopBack, now is the time to sign up and start saving! It is easy to sign up, simple to use and cash will be in your account in no time. Amazing. You can get a $5 extra cashback if you sign up using the following link - https://www.shopback.sg/?raf=dpHm7w
Once you are signed up, you too will receive a referral link where you can invite friends to join and you will receive $5 extra cashback too when they sign up and make their first purchase.
So I will be heading on a couple of holidays in the upcoming months to colder countries. Coming from Australia and having four seasons there, I do have quite a few winter coats and jumpers but since I have been living in a tropical country for the past year and a bit, I need a winter wardrobe revamp. I will be heading to London in April, so definitely not the dead of winter but still chilly as hell. As I still have a couple of months before heading on my trip, I haven't yet committed on purchasing anything just incase I find something better in the next few months. I am currently on the look out to purchase a faux fur coat, thigh high boots, black longline coat and a sturdy pair of leather ankle boots. If you have got any suggestions of affordable, good quality winter items, please leave a comment for me to check out!
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I have been a Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid fan girl since, forever. Not only am I jealous that they are blessed with looks from the Genetic Gods but because they pull off such simple looks effortlessly. If I walked out in velvet sweatpants and a matching velvet crop top, I'd probably gain stares for all the wrong reasons. But these two, perfection.
I have picked 5 street style outfits that Gigi Hadid has rocked and no doubt, us peasants can't afford to replicate each item exactly. I have sourced through Polyvore for items that best match each piece of clothing and accessories pictured. I have tried to use items that are under $50 or are as affordable as possible. For those that I cannot find, I have found something in a similar style/trend. Well, to the best I could.
I used Polyvore's app to create each outfit layout. The app is fun and easy to create new looks. It browses Polyvore's online shop for all clothing items. Check out my other Polyvore outfit sets here!
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Outfit 1: Blacks and Blues
Outfit 2: Victoria Beckham Coat
Outfit 3: Tory Burch Coat
Outfit 4: Elizabeth James Furry Coat
Outfit 5: Nili Lotan Duster
I have always been interested in purchasing things from online wholesale e-stores but am always put off when I watch hauls on YouTube from sites such as Romwe and Shein. It is always such a hit and miss. The prices and the pictures online make it looks almost irresistible to not get but I have been holding off for awhile making a purchase. I have in the past made an order from Shein just to test out the quality and fit of such stores but was left disappointed. I did quite a big order (about 14 pieces of clothing) and probably only kept 3 items as the others were ill fitting, poor quality or just not what I expected from what I saw online. I was extremely disappointed and also that much poorer.
I have been watching quite a few haul videos in the past week and was introduced to a new wholesale site called Zaful. I have never actually come across it before last week. I found from the reviews of YouTubers, the quality and pieces seemed a lot better and of higher quality. A few of the pieces they got were actually tagged and branded with Topshop, Zara, Brandy Melville. So I assume their manufacturer might be the same as those international brands hence better quality pieces. Or maybe they just got lucky with the pieces they ordered. That being said, I had a quick check out of the site and was quite interested in a few items. So below are the items I have placed on my wish list. I have been loving floral at the moment so majority of the pieces are floral. My apologies!
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For Christmas last year, I was very lucky to received the much wanted, sold out Fenty® Puma® by Rihanna Creepers in Burgundy Velvet. They are so gorgeous and to be honest, I haven't worn them that much because I'm too afraid of getting them scuffed and dirty. That's how pretty I think they are! Nevertheless, I wanted to do a little lookbook featuring how versatile this pair of creepers are. My favourite way of wearing them is with a pair of girlfriend jeans and a slightly oversized tee. Simple, casual, understated and allows the footwear to speak for itself.
I have been using Polyvore's app to create mood boards and outfit ideas. It is fun, easy to create and browses Polyvore's online shop for all clothing items. Check out my Polyvore outfit sets here!
Click on pictures below to take you to my Polyvore account where you can find links to each piece.
Outfit 1: Off-duty Model
Outfit 2: Damsel in Distress
Outfit 3: All Blacks
Outfit 4: Coffee With The Girls
I have been loving floral recently with bright colours, especially red. A trending new take on the floral trend is the embroidery trend. It takes the feminine floral trend and transcends it to another level. It has a bit more of a rock and roll vibe and a very modern take on florals and grandma's embroidery. Many pieces with embroidery on it is denim but is also big on knits and bomber jackets. I love how it makes something so basic and turns it into a statement clothing item. I won't recommend getting something completely embroidered all over as you would want it to be wearable even once the trend has past. Pick items that have a hint of embroidery to spice up an outfit.
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Made famous by Kayne West's new Yeezy boots for women, the sock boot is trending fashion item especially with winter season in full swing. It is essentially a pair of boots with stretchy, sock-like, tight fitting around the ankle. And of course, Kim K and the whole Kardashian and posse wore it. They made it the hottest style of boot so all us females are out on the hunt for a less expensive pair. I love how minimalistic sock boots are. It has no zips, no buckles and no fuss. You put it on just like you would a sock and it fits around your ankles perfectly. I dislike boots that do not fit tight around your legs as it makes them look so much bigger than they actually are. Also I heard that the ankles of women, are sexy as hell.
Just check them out on these celebs.
Naturally, if my girl Kendall Jenner is wearing it, I need it! I was browsing through Marks & Spencers, not really looking out for anything in particular, I found a pair of sock boots that I fell in love with at first sight. The price tag topped it off. I wanted a pair for everyday, casual, but can pass off as dressy too. I was looking for something with a heel but not too high that it will cost breaking my feet for. So when I found this pair of deep cobolt blue with a low block heel, I just had to get it! Oh, and did I mention it was the last pair in my size. And at the cost of 149 RM ($47 SGD) on sale- it was meant to be! I know you can get them for cheaper online at shein and stores like that but M&S produces products with quality. And quality when it comes to shoes is definitely essential to me.
I could not find the pair that I bought on the Marks & Spencer website anymore but I have found other affordable pairs of sock boots that you might like to check out and buy. ASOS in my opinion has the best range of sock boots (and everything else in general) so definitely check them out for all their styles. Sock boots come in all sorts of material, the popular ones being suede, velvet and neoprene. They also come in a range of designs such as floral, printed, glitter and metallics. And of course, different heel heights and heel styles.
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Top: Monki Jolin Top
Jeans: Shein Blue Ripped Ankle Jeans
Necklace: Monki Silver Choker
Shoes: River Island
This afternoon I paid a visit to Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Navigating my way through the Boxing day/ Public holiday crowd was insane. But one shop stood out to me- Monki. I first discovered Monki several years ago when I was in Hong Kong (and then the start of this year in Japan). I fell in love with their basics. The perfect basic is ironically, not so basic to find. Sometimes the material in too stretchy, the length is too long, too short, the fit is too boxy, not baggy enough and the list goes on. But Monki was where I found my first perfect, God-sent basic tee. Living in Singapore, there is no Monki so whenever I do come across the shop in another country, I am like a little girl in a candy shop. Today, like all other times, I stocked up on basics and got a few other bits and bobs. Scored 7 items for 295 MYR which is just under $100 SGD. Amazing. Where else can you find good fitting, stylish clothing for that price? A Monki clothing/ accessories haul would definitely be coming soon!