Sunday, May 22

SUNDAYS AT HOME

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Oh Sundays, don't we all have a love-hate relationship with you. The excitement when the weekends are here and then, only to realise that it's Monday again. Here's how to make the most out of your Sundays, without feeling like it was just another weekday.

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Time for yourself. 

Having a little me time wouldn't hurt. Putting yourself before anyone else might just be what you need. Instead of cramming up all the lunches and brunches with your friends, save that for another time. Use this precious Sunday to do what you like! Pamper yourself, get lost into a new book and just relax, really. Here's 2 of my favourite books of all time, 1 & 2

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Relax your mind and soul.

Make time to do what makes your soul happy. Treat yourself to a homemade mask, change your sheets, go for a walk or even detach yourself from social media. Do what you enjoy, be a queen for yourself! Unless you do enjoy a good thumb exercise, scrolling endlessly on your feed..

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Slow down.

Remember it is YOUR day. Lounge around in your favourite sleepwear and just breathe. We spend most of our time rushing about that we often forget to just take a break. Use this time to just be a sloth before saying hello to Monday again.

How I would go about making sure I've had a great productive weekend, would be by making a list on what I'd like to accomplish. Waking up earlier definitely helps, that extra 2-3 hours could be used for tidying that corner of your bedroom that you've been pushing back because 'there's no time'. I try to complete what I'd like to do by Saturday, so I could have the ultimate and best Sunday ever.

What about you? How do you make the most of your weekends? x

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Wearing: Urban Outfitters outerwear, Abercrombie & Fitch bralette | photos by Dan.

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Sunday, May 15

TRAVEL MUST-HAVES - SUMMER EDITION

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If you've been following my journey on Instagram, you would have known that I've just returned from the amazing and beautiful Cebu, Philippines! I would say Philippines just made it to my top 5 favourite to-visit countries list. We explored 5 islands while we were there and mind you, there are a total of 7,107 islands in Philippines. A visual diary of the trip will be up soon, stay close for that!

Here's a short guide to what I packed for my trip to Cebu!

1 being the obvious would be a swimsuit of course! I got mine in a tropical print from Rip Curl.
2. What's a beach getaway without denim shorts? I brought 2 pairs with me on my trip! (Similar here)
3. Packed my Old Navy sandals as they're kinda water proof and really easy to wear. 
4. Sun-busters: Hats and Sunnies to block out the rays! I forgot to include sunblock, so here's what I've been using.
5. A beach bag: I brought a cross body along as I did not need a huge tote. I find that when I have a bigger bag, I tend to pack unnecessarily. 

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And there you have it! It was a challenge not to overpack for this trip, I minimised as much as I could. What are some of your beach must-haves? I would love to know! x

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Tuesday, May 10

ONE-PIECE WONDER

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And, I'm back with another romper look! I for one think that rompers should be on everyone's wardrobe staple list, they're effortless as it is. Just one piece and you're good to go! Throw on an outerwear or a hat, if you prefer a more completed look! Now, if you're finally convinced that rompers should be hanging on your racks, read on!

REVOLVE carries an amazing range of rompers and there's a 3 day sale from today till the 12th! If you're spoilt for choice and you want more, fret not as the exclusive offer is 'Spend more to Save more!'

Spend $250 - Take 15% Off
Spend $500 - Take 20% Off
Spend $750 - Take 25% Off

Enter code: 'REVOLVEME' at checkout

So gather your girlfriends and shop away to your heart's content  I've selected some of favourites as a little starter guide, enjoy! x



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Wearing: LOC Boater, Lovers + Friends Romper via REVOLVE, Alohas Sandals, Target crossbody bag 
Photos by Amelia

Check out how I styled another look here!


Saturday, May 7

THE MOM JEANS

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Well, it's sad to say that boyfriend jeans are not very flattering on me. I've searched high and low, only to find myself disappointed. But when mom jeans came back, who needs boyfriend jeans? I've grown to love them so much and its funny how I was not a big fan of jeans 2 years ago. To say that I am in love with the uniqueness of this very pair would be an understatement. The uneven raw hem detailing and the centred seams screams l o v e.

Denim jeans has been a constant addition to my wardrobe and not forgetting novelty bags too. How cute is my newest perfume clutch? I am obsessed with collecting novelty bags, you can check out my collection here. I should do an updated version on my collection of novelty bags, a guide to how I style them with different outfits perhaps?

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Photos by Amelia

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Wednesday, May 4

S A V I N G

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And with that, it is already May. What better way to start saving money (that we never actually did) than now? Being quite the spendthrift, there were days where I stared at my bank account balance with a dry throat. But gone are the days where painful scrimping went full force. Here are some tips on how I save my money! 

Tip #1: Prioritise

What are the things you really want and what are the things you really need? Instant gratification is what we are all victims of. Switching up your mindset from what you want to what you need can be a way to easily afford the things you've been dreaming of. Ask yourself a question before purchasing that skirt that just launched just because its in trend. Will you still be wearing it 5 years or even 2 years down the road? Answer's usually no.

Tip #2: Budget

When it comes to saving and spending, the struggle is real. We've all been through it, from let's save $5 a day to spending it to that tempting cup of Starbucks or Bubble Tea. Finding out where exactly all your expenses are going is one way to keep track of your money closely. Are you spending more than your income? Knowing how much is coming in and flying out is an important step on becoming better with your spendings. And do you really need that Grande cup?

Tip #3: Open a Savings Account

It took 3 months for Dan and I to drag ourselves to the bank to open a joint savings account. It's a lot easier when a certain amount of money automatically draws out from your main account to this savings account every month. It's a method of helping you save without any effort. Also, we made sure that both parties must be present at the bank before any withdrawals could be made. That way, when it feels like hassle to withdraw the money from the savings account, the money will stay safe and untouched. 

Tip #4: Spending wisely = Saving

While others don't see it, some things are actually worth spending on. Instead of 'saving' by buying cheap products, invest in the better quality products that will last you a lifetime. Buying cheap products will only make you buy them 2-3 times in the long run. That means you're actually spending more than saving. So be wise in your choices when it comes to shopping!

Tip #5: Unsubscribe

How often do you actually click on all the emails unless there's a 50% sale? Clicking unsubscribe is the next step to saving money. You will no longer be tempted by all the sales that are drawing you to scroll endlessly and pressing the dangerous 'add to cart' button. Don't get me wrong, online shopping can be fun but it can also be very addictive. When you realise that you're clicking on every email with a sale or promotion, that's where your card will feel the pinch after. 

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These are some of the tips that I personally did and are still practicing that helped me in many ways! I hope this will be useful to some of you out there. Just think about much you can save by bringing lunch to work instead of buying everyday. Small steps bring you closer to what you really want. Is it that dream vacation to Maldives or that luxury item? Use that as your motivation! 


xx

Monday, April 25

CITY OF LOVE

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Hello San Francisco, the city of love and lights. The feeling I get every time I visit San Francisco is indescribable; the quaint streets, the chowders, the piers, oh I would love to live in this city if I could. I was in luck when I visited the Golden Gate Bridge as there was no fog at all. For the past 6 times I've visited the bridge, it was more of a view of the fog... Being in SF with my sisters and enjoying every bit of this city together, was just what I needed after not seeing them for almost 2 years. I will definitely be back again to explore more and create newer memories (like standing in the cold for the sunset until our noses turn red)..
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Wearing: Free People knit, A&F jeans, Olivia Burton watch

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Wednesday, April 13

TOP KNOT

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Turned my second-day hair into a top knot to solve the bad hair day disaster. California feels like home every time I return, 6th time now and the vibes are still the same. I guess it will never change as family's here. I would say this is a go-to outfit when you're just having one of those days, where there is just 'nothing to wear'. Grab a midi dress, a jacket, sneakers and you're ready to roll. Twist your hair up into a top knot just for that little extra extra! More updates are on my Instagram (@amebeverly), see you there! x

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Wearing: Old Navy midi dress, Topshop leather jacket, ALDO Palse Sneakers, Olivia Burton watch, Rayban sunglasses | Photos by Amelia.

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Wednesday, March 30

VENICE BEACH

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What makes being in the City of Angels more magical is definitely when you're there with your loved ones. After 5 trips to LA, I finally got to visit the colorful Venice Beach. Everything about it is so beautiful. The cloudless skies, turquoise waters, velvet sand and positive energy of this place made me fall so in love.
Wore the perfect playsuit to the beach, I was way too excited when Revolve sent me this romper, I had a hard time choosing between this or the Blue (yaaas it comes in 2 colors!). But knowing me, pink is always my choice. There's also a dress in the same pattern for those of you who are not big fans of rompers!

Can't wait to share more pictures with you but I'll be off for now! Enjoy the rest of the pictures and psssst! Revolve is having a sale!

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Wearing: Tularosa Amelia Romper via Revolve, Lack of Color Boater, Abercrombie & Fitch lace bra, ALDO espadrilles | Photos by Dan

Wednesday, March 16

YOUNG HEART

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Just a quick update on what I wore to Disney on Ice! If you've been following me for a long time now, you would've known that I'm a huge fangirl of everything Disney. I'm more into the classics, what about you? I've been going to Disney on Ice every year, a tradition that started when I was at my first show, at just 2 years old. So that is a lot of shows. To date, the magic still remains after all these years. I hope this outfit gives you some inspiration if you're visiting any Disney park soon!

Wearing: 
Minnie Ears
Mickey Shirt from Bangkok
Shorts from Bangkok

Similar:
Polka dot dress: Here & Here
Polka dot crop tops: Here & Here
Mickey Sweatshirt: Here

x

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Saturday, March 12

WEEKEND WEAR: WIDE LEG PANTS

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Ahoy ahoy! Going back to the '70s and getting inspired with the wider silhouettes. The high-waisted cut plus the vertical stripes creates the illusion that you're oh-so-tall. Who says only shorts are allowed to the beach? Give your beach outfits an upgrade and ditch the denim cut-offs + flip flop combo. Go for a loose button down shirt, slip on sandals and never forget the straw hat! Now you're ready to soak up some sun, sand and sea! x

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 Wearing: Lack of Color hat, Shirt from Bangkok, Pants similar here & here, Alohas sandals | photos by Nat

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