Thursday, January 29

PATCHES PLEASE


Dan and I found ourselves here after breakfast and we thought it'll be nice to shoot some photos for the blog. Whee. Also making a checklist right now to pack this pair of jeans and flats into my luggage next month. Whoever who said jeans were boring clearly doesn't know the versatility of it. They come in endless styles from the boyfriend, to the classic fit to bell bottoms which I think happens to be back in trend? Don't look so shocked, I bet you owned a pair and lived in them before like I did. So happy that I scored this pair of Dr Denim jeans for $5 and they fit like a glove. Hey, it's not everyday that you go to a flea and find a brand new pair of jeans, that fits you almost perfectly and for $5! 

It's exactly 2 weeks to Valentine's Day and I'm working on a post for both singles and lovebirds out there! Can't wait to share it here. Have a great weekend everyone, stay gold!

Wearing: Zara white pleated top, Love Beverly necklace, Dr Denim jeans, vintage crochet clutch with Kate Spade keyring, Zara leopard flats.

xx


Monday, January 26

PAINTED PONIES


Today marks the 26th page of the 2015 book. I've been absent for awhile now because so much has happened lately. I wouldn't say I started January off on a bad note, but I did spend New Year's in bed with a bad flu plus the raspiest voice ever. I also flew to Thailand for a week and returned home knowing that my beloved grandmother didn't have much time left with us. True enough, she did pass on. I've learned so much from everything that happened and drove all the energy into better things. There's this quote that I live by and I literally swear by it. "Everything is energy and thats all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. -Bashar" This is by far the best quote I've read in my life. We're onto the last week of January and pretty soon I'll be on a 14 hour flight ready for my next adventure. Thank you, if you've been following up on my lifestyle, outfit and travel journeys, I truly appreciate it and it inspires me to want to capture more unforgettable moments on Beverly Ville.


“And the seasons they go 'round and 'round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game."

-Joni Mitchell

xx


Friday, January 2

#2014 IN SQUARES


Happy New Year to every one of you! For those who had heavy hearts and more downs than ups in 2014, here's a brand new year for you to make it your best! I ended 2014 sick in bed, was running a fever and I did not have a voice to countdown. Sounds pretty sucky but I was happy because Dan popped by with a hot pot of soup. I've not recovered yet, which explains why this post is delayed till today. Really hoping that I'll be well very soon as nobody likes to be sick on a plane.

So as promised, here's my timeline for 2014!

JANUARY
Back to College | Chinese New Year | Final Year Projects 

FEBRUARY
2nd Anniversary with Dan.

MARCH
Collaborated with Envet for a giveaway.

APRIL
Invitation from styleXstyle to MM6's S/S14 Fashion Show

MAY - AUGUST
New York | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Santa Barbara | Yosemite | Best 3 months of 2014

Had way too many burgers, celebrated 4th of July, made S'mores in the backyard, attended both my sisters convocations, met Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, sat on a carousel with my love, visited Disneyland for the 5th time, experienced nature in a way that I haven't before.


SEPTEMBER
Happy Graduates!

Travelled even more to Bangkok and Malaysia.

Ate countless of brunches.

OCTOBER
Wrote a blogpost for ROCKSTAR Singapore | Halloween | Invitation to Klarra's Studio Preview.

NOVEMBER
Started a new journey on Love Beverly.

DECEMBER
The month of magic: Preparations for my 21st | Turned 21 | Christmas treats | Visited the Gardens.

Merry Christmas and let 2015 continue the magic.

Hope you've enjoyed my journey and thank you for following Beverly Ville throughout 2014!

xx

Thursday, December 25

#21


Here are some snaps from my 21st birthday! It was everything I wanted, yes including secretly wanting to be a princess since always. Why not make it happen for a day instead of never right? Remember to chase after what you want, be who you want, work hard towards your goals, love all and stay gold forever. This is probably the 100th time I've said this but 2014 is really the best year so far, I've never been happier. I should make a timeline of why this year has been great huh, yes I shall and it'll be saved for the last day of 2014. It's 5am right now and I hear all the thoughts running in my head so much so that I need to babble them all out. Please mind if this post doesn't flow well. I came to a realisation that you become what you practice most. If you're constantly sour/frustrated towards most things, your life will be a reflection of what you practice. It's like my secret mantra, to know the power of your own thoughts. Always start the day with a smile, plus it's Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year where everyone should be merry and bright. - yes I just combined two song lyrics together, oops. 

I did mention that I was going to do up a 21 random facts about me entry when I turn 21. So here goes!

 If it isn't obvious enough my favourite color is pink(1), but I rarely wear pink unless it's pastel pink(2). I also love silver and gold(3). I am in love with New York, the city stole my heart(4). If you know me well enough, I am a hopeless wanderlust, I would travel the world if I could(5). I read when I'm upset(6), I love reading novels. I hate the loud flush of the toilet from the plane(7). I also hate having the window seat during long flights but I love the view(8), the irony I know. I am obsessed with lights(9), not like a random light on the street but fairy/christmas lights and lights from the city when it's night time. I enjoy sleeping a lot(10), I literally don't have a night life because I prefer to be snuggling up under my sheets with a good book or movie. I love anything that sparkles(11), I will be instantly attracted to it. My next goal is to own a pastel pink bicycle with a weaved basket(12) and ride down the streets of London or Paris. I love the sound of rain(13) but I really dislike being caught in it. The only fantasy movie that I really really like is Harry Potter(14), I can watch them all again and again and no I don't get sick of it. I guess I'm just marvelled by all the little details and creatures. I have a really weird habit of tidying up a messy area like at work or at Dan's place, but my room is not neat(15). I enjoy watercoloring portraits(16), I feel so much at peace while painting. I love teddy bears and I have different ones from all over the world(17). I take photos of almost every single thing, from the food I eat to almost anything(18). I love scented candles(19), my favourite is campfire treat from Yankee Candle. I really love waking up to a good breakfast(20), and if pancakes or waffles are included, my day is made. I love flowers(21), I wish I could buy a bouquet of my favourite flowers every now and then but flowers are way too expensive here.

Those are my 21 random facts, enjoy the rest of the pictures and have a magical Christmas!


xx


Monday, December 22

ABSENCE OF COLOR


I'm finally 21, the week long celebration + a 2 day flea market explain the lack of updates. Well, I had the pinkest party ever. Everything went 
as I imagined, my birthday cake turned out to be the centre of attraction and I could not bear to cut it as it was too pretty. I can't believe how time flies, Christmas is in 2 days and I'm so excited. I've been drinking way too much hot chocolate and Michael BublĂ©'s Christmas playlist has been on repeat since November. I finally got started working on the USA travel video, I can't wait to share the result as all the moments captured were from a happy place with happy memories. My next adventure is about to happen really soon too, and till then... Prends soin de toi!

wearing: New Look sequin top and boots, Topshop hat & Abercrombie ripped jeans. Photos by Dan.

xx

Sunday, December 14

DAY TO NIGHT WITH KLARRA


It's December and no matter how much I love the sun, it's nice to have a little rain sometimes for fuzzy knits and hot chocolates. Just walking downtown looking at the many different trees with the prettiest ornaments gives me the warm tingly feeling that Christmas is round the corner. Everything about Christmas is so magical and it's literally the most wonderful time of the year. Think candy canes, gingerbread men, snowflakes, log cakes, peppermint scented candles, oh the list goes on and on.

I was invited to Klarra's private studio preview a few weeks back and got one of my Christmas dresses settled thanks to the lovely team. I chose the Alexa Bejewelled black dress as I was in love the beaded detailing and the slits at the hem. They sent me the Bayss Mirrored Floral Top when I was still in the States but unfortunately when it arrived, I was back here in Singapore. Finally received it late last month and I'm loving everything about it, from the material to the perfect shade of blue. There's even a matching skirt!

 There's 12 days of Christmas so that gives you a reason to spend a little more on your outfits. *wink* 
2014 is ending, let's make December the best chapter shall we? 

xx

Thursday, November 27

STAY GOLD

River Island Heart sunglasses, Lovisa necklaces. Photos by my sis, Amanda.

Have I told you how much I love the sun? It's been rather gloomy lately, which makes me miss the sunny days in California. I found this set of photos amongst the other thousands of my summer in USA, it makes me so happy looking back at my biggest adventure with my other half. I have not shared much about my time there other than outfit photos and Instagram updates, and yes I also admit that procrastination is the main reason why the video diary is not up yet. I promise to mark 3 stars next to this on my to-do list. Speaking of to-do lists, I feel like I have a 101 things to do for my birthday celebration. I'm turning 21! It's been years since I threw a party and this year I'm having a party with a theme I've always wanted since I was a little girl. The invitations are done, and I can't wait to have them printed. Remember, to do what you love, and most importantly love what you do. Stay gold, folks!

x