Jan 30, 2015

{OOTD} 50 Shades of Blanc

It goes without saying that I can never start an entry around this time of the year without complaining about the weather. More truthfully, I am never really bothered to check the weather until I've been rained on. But, of course, I am not a woman to be swayed by the weather. So when my housemate, Amal R told me that she wanted to do an all-white ensemble shoot I knew that I must either succumb or cry from frostbite for my outfit.

on Amal R - ZARA blouse, trousers and shoes

Have a good weekend!

Jan 10, 2015

Follow Friday anyone?

Call me a voyeur but I love nothing more than a glimpse into the sartorial lives of my favourite fashion folks. However this could get a little boring at one point so I've culled 8 new instagram favourites of mine:

3) @designlovefest
4) @jessbruggink
5) @ihavethisthingwithfloors
6) @monlinglee
7) @billycress

Have a lovely weekend ahead,

Jan 9, 2015

All Wrapped Up

You know what they say, nothing burns like the cold. To think we have the time to layer the perfect outfit in this horrendous weather (especially when you have 9AM classes). Fortunately, the snow in Leicester did not settle-making it easier for me to leave the house without looking like a ball of wrapped up mess.
Coat - New Look
Cardigan - Urban Outfitters
Top - River Island
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - New Look
Neckless - Réserve Naturelle 
Belt - H&M
Bag - Liz Claiborne 
The coat is so versatile, I wear it 24/7 to almost any occasion! The furry texture makes it quite the statement, requiring nothing more than a grey knitted cardigan that matches the gloomy atmosphere, a leather turtleneck sleeveless top, high waisted distressed denim and gold-cuffed flats. The denim gives a subtle punch of colour and a chunky neckless would be less cumbersome than a tote, which is why I finished the assembled look with a clear handbag.
Anyway just want to wish you all a happy new year!
Lots of love,

Dec 28, 2014

A Cynic's Winter Tale

When it comes to winter, I have a painfully impractical and almost sarcastic approach to dressing warm.  As the temperature drops and seasons change, so too do I crave for the warmth of spring. The weather was fine (debatable) during the day and as dusk approached it started to snow for the first time since my first year here in Leicester. Thankfully, we've managed to get these shots before the sky started to change (and everyone's mood).
with Nina looking extra pretentious

stay warm,

Sep 5, 2014

Transitional Essentials

Back in the UK the wheel of season is finally turning and it's the time of the year to stow away the sheer blouses and crop tops, and unload the underpinning formulas to keep you on your style toes as autumn arrives. A novelty to a girl who grew up in Brunei, I do treasure the fact that I get to experience each season in turn. And for a lot of people, this gives them the chance to own more clothes but I like to fill in my wardrobe with fewer versatile pieces that could be worn often. And I firmly believe that if you start to think outside the box, you will create a near-finite number of outfits.

1. The (faux)Leather Jacket 
A leather jacket has a very sleek fit and can be thrown with a dress and still look polished. I have a very feminine aesthetics and this monochrome jacket balances out between looking too bulky and oversized. 

2. The Accessories
Accessories are outfit staples and they exist to elevate an outfit. Fact: The bigger the necklace, the better.

3. The unconventional outerwear
i.e. the printed jacket/blazer. Investing in a printed jacket may not always be the option but it really gives a handful of potential outfit ideas. 

4. The structured dresses
Despite the little black dress being the epitome of elegance with a reassuring timelessness, I am swooning over this mod number- a steadfast amidst the ever-changing trends.
Then there's the long black dress which is a sartorial tango between chic and looking like you belong in the Coven. (depending on how well you accessorize yourself)
4. The make-up
Because you're not dressed well until you put on some lipstick.

Stay classy