Monday, October 20

HERITAGE LANE


Sawasdee ka! I'm back from Thailand and I miss the food and the culture so much. There's nothing not to love about this bustling city, it's so full of life. I can't wait to share more but lets save the details for another post shall we? Decided to put travelling on hold for now even though I love exploring new cities. Pictures below are taken in Kuala Lumpur at a beautiful open space concept mall, would definitely go back again for the many cafes that offer food that's way too pretty to eat. Everybody knows that a good looking waffle or a stack of pancakes end up on Instagram. hmm. 

wearing: Nasty Gal anorak, Zara top, Love Culture shorts, New Look bag, Charles and Keith sandals, Super sunglasses. 
Photos by Louise and myself.

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Monday, October 13

PENTHOUSE


It's been hectic in the past 2 weeks (graduation plus post/pre graduation dinners) but I'm back again! Spent the last weekend in Kuala Lumpur, in a beautiful penthouse that boasts the view of the Twin Towers. This particular trip was postponed for 3 years and it finally happened. Well, when college started, I made friends with a talented friend, Louise. It was the first year of college and we've grown so close ever since. We've talked about visiting her hometown in Malaysia, Kluang. It was almost impossible because there was school, and I travelled so often till we thought that this trip was never going to happen. We finally graduated and 2 weeks later we're in her car driving across the border for a little adventure over the weekend. Psyched for tomorrow as I'll be in the clouds again, currently in a war zone of clothes and toiletry bags because I'm known for last minute packing.

Wearing: Abercrombie & Fitch flannel, Love Culture shorts, Super sunglasses. Photos by Louise.

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Saturday, September 27

GRIDS ON GRIDS


Unbelievable at how time flies, it's almost the end of September and just three posts ago, it was still the month of August. This shows 
how much I've not been blogging, have been so caught up with work, odd jobs and personal projects. And as you may have noticed, 
I'm wearing the same tee from the previous post. Can't help it, it's my new favourite basic. Started off the day having brunch with Eug at 
Common Man Coffee Roasters. I've a thing for breakfast foods compared to well, rice and such. Unless you're talking about sushi, 
that's a whole different story. I'd pick waffles and pancakes over noodles anytime. 

I'm trying to wear more skirts out, despite the fact that I'm a total klutz. I recently did a collaboration with a very awesome store, and 
instead of picking out my usual comfort shorts/pants, I went for dresses and skirts instead. I guess I have the humidity to thank for since 
it is too darn warm for anything body/leg hugging. I'll be going on 2 short trips next month and I hope the sun will be more merciful, the 
last thing I need is to be drenched in perspiration.

Wearing: Abercrombie & Fitch tee, Topshop skirt, New Look bag, Ray Ban sunglasses. Photos by Eugene.

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Monday, September 15

Y SPORT BY DAKOTA SMITH


As some of you may know, I am a four-eyed girl. I've been looking around for another pair similar to my old glasses and I finally did thanks to The Tiny Island Emporium. I love tortoise shell + round frames, and this collection from Y Sport by Dakota Smith provided just what I needed! 

Y Sport by Dakota Smith is an American brand which launched a military inspired Y Sport collection showcasing edgy frame designs of highest quality and comfort, with an interplay of military camouflages and kaleidoscope of colours. Every piece is accompanied with a:

1. Y Sport Dry Tube Camo Bag 10 litres (Shown below)
2. Adjustable Strap with Hooks
3. Y Sport Microfiber Cloth
4. Y Sport Glasses Pouch (Shown below)
5. Y Sport Glasses Box

The best thing about this collection is that the frames are crafted to suit both prescription and shades! I got mine as glasses as I really needed a new one. These frames can be purchased from both The Tiny Island Emporium and at Face x Value. The retail price for a pair of Y Sport glasses is at SGD$180 while Face x Value offers it at a 55% discount and it's priced at $88! Each frame comes with all the accessories mentioned above, which is really worth it! Mention 'AMELYN10' at either one of the stores and enjoy an additional 10% off on any eyewear that you like! But don't forget to like both The Tiny Island Emporium's & Face x Value's Facebook page and follow them on their Instagram here and here.

This promo code is valid until the October 15th 2014, 

Photos by Dan and myself.

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Thursday, September 4

(G)RAINY DAY


The past week has been filled with rain and shine, you're either running to the nearest shelter or dying to get into the air-conditioned malls. Just my luck that it was a rainy day, don't get me wrong, I love the rain. Especially when I'm snuggled in bed, it's perfect. A rare occasion that I'm in sandals without platforms, and for me to actually get a pair means I really like every aspect of this beaut. So thankful I wore them out instead of my suede boots which will get ruined with water stains. This outfit wasn't inspired by the 70's punk era I swear. The union jack, leather and plaid were a coincidence. And just my two cents but I think every closet should have one good denim. Be it jeans, a jacket or overalls, the versatility of denim is endless. I should probably do up an entry on different outfits for different kinds of denim. 

Wearing: Zara oversized denim jacket, Nasty Gal crop and plaid skorts, Lovisa jewelry, Charles & Keith sandals, Accessorize bag, Marc Jacobs watch. Photos by Dan.

xx


Saturday, August 30

BACKYARD FRIENDS

wearing: American Apparel watermelon briefs, Windsor Smith platforms. Photos by Dan.

How is it that August is almost over? Someone help me understand. 
Really enjoying the weekend, relaxing at home and still putting together the videos from NYC/California. I've started working again and saving 
up for new adventures. Greece, Bali, Rome, top 3 on my list (for now). My thirst for travel and getting new inspiration are hard keeping up with, 
sometimes I find it hard to keep up with myself. Does that even make sense? I've been wanting to go to a resort or some sort, soak up the sun and drink all kinds of juices they have to offer. Not to mention the sunsets, watching the sun drown into the horizon, its hypnotizing, I'm telling ya. 

xx


Sunday, August 24

LA FLEUR


Last outfit post from California (cries). But not forgetting that I still have many other non outfit related posts queued up, including the video diary of my documented adventures. Also working on blogging every week, even though I feel like I have been the busiest ever since I got back. This entire trip brought out a whole new person in me. Take waking up early, for instance. I am so not a morning person, I'd give breakfasts a miss and eat lunch when it is almost 3 hours to dinner. Another huge lesson I learnt was not giving a single care towards trivial matters. I used to care so much about people's lives and opinions, how my actions would affect them and by them meaning people I don't even talk to. I was so bothered about almost everything till it became unhealthy.

All these changed slowly during the trip. I'm so blessed to have the most understanding Uncle, he taught me many life lessons that is truly beneficial for me. I talked to him about what I was bothered by and he told me, "You're making yourself your own victim". I don't know why but I just woke up. I came to a realisation that I don't need to be sweating on the small stuff when I can be just, happy. Ever since then, I dropped all aspects of irrelevance from my life and I have no idea how to tell you this, but I felt so much lighter and happier. I appreciate the people I care about even more than I did before. I feel like I am more focused on the things I want to achieve rather than splitting the attention on distractions that don't matter at all. And to top it off, I am now a morning person (yay). No needed explanation for this because I just make it a habit to go to bed early.

I've not written my thoughts for a really long time and now that I finally did, I truly hope that you will be happier by cutting off unnecessary matters. Drive that attention to something that brings you joy, be it baking or reading, whatever that calls out to you, baby steps!

Wearing: Papaya romper, Urban Outfitters sunnies, Windsor Smith shoes. Photos by Dan.

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Monday, August 18

PLAID UP


 Hi sis, I know you're reading this now and I stole this plaid shirt from you 3 years ago *wink
Just a quick update: dropped by IKEA yesterday to pick up a few items for my room, which is in a very bad state now from all the packing and clearing out. Threw on my oldest yet most comfy pair of boots, the condition of it is so bad now that I'm really thinking of getting another pair. It was my busiest day since I returned home but it felt good being productive all day. Heading out to an interview in an hour and then meeting up with friends in the evening for burgers. I should really get going because the last thing I want would be turning up late. 

Wearing: Sister's plaid shirt, Bangkok top, Cotton On shorts, Zara boots, Asos Sunnies.

x


Wednesday, August 13

CALIFORNIA: BAY


These photos were snapped 2 days before I left the States, definitely having post California/New York withdrawals from looking back at the adventures I had from May till last week. Will definitely do up videos of my travel diaries, but it's gonna take me awhile because I have over a 100 (I'm not even kidding) videos that I shot. Missing my family, the weather, the atmosphere, the barbeques in the backyard, driving 45 minutes just to get  the best tacos, not forgetting In-N-Out, oh the list will go on and on. I feel so blessed to be able to have Dan with me during this time, for him to meet the people I keep close to my heart. We have been on 4 trips together and this is the most memorable one yet, I may just have a post about us two or maybe not? Have a lovely week ahead!






wearing: Zara crop top, Urban Outfitters suspender skirt, Marc Jacobs watch, Windsor Smith slides. Photos by Dan.
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Saturday, August 9

DIY: SMOOTHIES


Back here again after a full week's rest from the horrible jet lag! Body clock has adjusted back to the time zone but not for the nut case weather... please save me from this humidity. Thought that today's blog content seemed so appropriate for this weather. Well, let's start beating this heat with homemade smoothies shall we? 


What I made:

-Banana Nutella Smoothie
- Oreo Mix Smoothie


3 no-brainer steps: Dump whatever you want in your smoothie into the blender, add ice cubes, milk and you're good to go.

For the Banana Nutella smoothie, the name pretty much makes up the drink. I added 1 banana and 1½ tablespoons of Nutella, ice and milk.

As for the Oreo Mix, the name came about only because Dan got really excited and started adding all his favourite treats into the blender. I was surprised that it turned out really yummy. 

Ingredients: 1 banana, 4 Oreos, 4 Jet-Puffed marshmallows, 1 tablespoon of Nutella, ice and milk.

Also, take note that ice affects the consistency of your smoothie! The more ice, the chunkier. Don't be afraid to mix whatever you like, I mean there's no fixed recipe for a smoothie so get creative and...

B-L-E-N-D!



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