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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Style Picks by Unlikely You: Kurt Geiger Studded Wedge Sandal



Spice up your everyday casual-wear with this towering platform canvas wedge sandals with sexy red lips all over and studded straps from Kurt Geiger's Carvela range.

xoxo ~ Unlikely You

Luxury for Less: Chloe Susanna Boots & More



Splurge or Save? That is the question. Here are our Top 4 hottest picks of year for Fall-Winter ready ankle boots.



1) Attend Chelsea blue snakeskin print ankle wedge boots
Snakeskin is all the rage this summer. Take this versatile print from summer to Fall in a deeper shade of colour - blue.



2) Aberdeen leather biker boots
Want British supermodel Cara Delevingne's rock chic and edgy style?


Steal her designer biker boots for a fraction of the price with this nifty pair from ASOS which looks twice as good for less than half the price. Now that's what we call a bargain.


3) Aluna red faux patent leather lace-up sandal boots

Like a cross-breed between Marni and Alexander Wang, this red faux patent leather sandal boots from ASOS.com serves both form and function, looking stylish yet practical to wear - ditch the high heels and spare your knees, ankles and feet from feeling sore for a day.

Personally, we recommend even high-heel addicts to alternate heels with a pair of flats for every day of the week.


4) Astrology Studded and Buckle leather ankle boots

Love the Chloe Susanna boots as seen on celebrities like Kate Bosworth and Ashley Tisdale but can't afford the hefty price tag?

Then this ASOS ankle boots with a comfy block heel can be yours for a reasonable price.

Below are just some famous celebrities seen wearing the Chloe Susanna boots.

Ashley Tisdale in Chloe Susanna boots toting a blue Hermes birkin bag.


Kate Bosworth and her fiance Michael Polish. Kate is wearing the Chloe Susanna boots.


Kate Bosworth is seen here with her structured frame Prada bag and her favourite pair of Chloe Susanna boots.



Kate looks all set to run errands looking all casual from head to toe in black. Love the stud details on those Chloe boots!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Givenchy Nightingale - Fall Winter 2013


Love or Hate it? The Givenchy Nightingale medium tote in ponyhair cow-print for the brand's Fall Winter 2013 collection. We think it's cute.

It almost looks like this Nightingale bag has a happy face like the Celine luggage tote.

Sunday Street Style: The Sexy Work-wear Edition



Meet Mika Hayashi in today's office-wear edition of Sunday Street Style. This Japanese beauty caught our attention instantly and I just had to get her photo. If Mika was an idol, I would be one of her biggest fans. She looked like a stylish model or celebrity even when she was dressed in a work-wear outfit.

Mika's earthy tone work-wear combo from head to toe was balanced off perfectly with black slip-on wedge sandals from local Singaporean shoe company Heatwave and a black tote bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Her unique and sexy camel-coloured skirt with a high split up the thigh is from Japanese label Murua. Mika's taupe cotton smart-casual blazer is from Zara.


Elegant, sexy and stylish at the same time, Mika is just awesome enough to carry off all three looks in one outfit.



I love her eyewear which totally shows off her simply stylish personality.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to Wear Shorts in Silk, Prints & Leather

Sick of wearing denim shorts all the time? Here are 3 great alternative shorts to wear the next time you're out and about town. Our shorts pairing suggestions will make sure you turn heads in your outfit.


Bright orange silk shorts from DKNY (available from net-a-porter.com)

How to wear Silk shorts
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1) Pair these lovely pastel hued orange silk shorts with a bright coloured floral print top for an outing with your girlfriends. 

2) Wear a tank top and leather biker jacket for a more edgy look which you can take to the club or special events when you want to dress to impress.

3) A light blue silk bomber jacket makes a beautiful contrast with the pastel orange shorts. This casual and comfy ensemble will see you through running errands out and about in town.



Lavender silk shorts with geometrical prints from J.Crew (available from net-a-porter.com)


How to wear Prints on shorts:
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1) For clashing prints that work - Pair these light purple printed shorts with a semi-formal blouse in pastel blue with simple prints to an Art event.

2) The Culture Vulture - Match the lavender graphic print shorts with a Grecian-inspired top with sequin embellishments and throw on a pair of sky-high heels and you're all set for the member's only VIP club space.

3) The Half-Tomboy - Throw on a cropped sleeve muscle-Tee with a mesmerizing print-on image of the Norther lights with your pastel printed shorts, match with ankle boots and you're festival-ready to rock and roll at all your favourite concerts.

4) Try matching colours and contrasting prints if it makes you more comfortable to try the clashing prints combo. Pair a purple tie-dye long sleeve Tee with the lavender print shorts.


Black leather turn-up hem detail shorts from Theory (available from net-a-porter.com)


How to wear Leather shorts:
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1) Repeat after me - "Leather shorts are not scary to wear!" Ok, start simple with a plain old spaghetti-top or camisole and try it out in bright yellow. Pair the casual ensemble with high-top sneakers. 

2) Elegant Punk - Wear an elegant and arty print blouse with your black leather shorts for that updated sophisticated look. Pair it with your favourite pair of heels.

3) My personal favourite style would be a comfy knit with a colourful print or design to wear with the black leather shorts. I would complete the look with a pair of lace-up over-the-knee boots for that extra kick of sexy-ness.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bag Obsession: PS11 Python Mini Satchel



What's not to love about bright yellow bags? Just by looking at the colour alone makes you feel happy and sets a brighter mood for the day ahead.

Proenza Schouler have launched a mini python snakeskin version of the popular PS11 satchel in yellow. Attention to details such as the Hermes Birkin inspired strap on the front adorned with two square stud crystals and a turn-lock clasp made the PS11 satchel gain a cult following in no time. Fashionable celebrities like Kate Bosworth and the Olsen twins were also spotted with PS11 satchels.

If you want to get your hands on this bag but can't afford the hefty price tag (the snakeskin satchel above is priced at USD3500), we will let you in on an alternative brand with a similar bag design for much affordable prices in next week's Luxury for Less style segment. Stay tuned!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Paris Rendezvous

#ThrowbackThursday: What I wore - Blue scarf from Iceland, Gold jacquard croc-print panel jacket by Matthew Williamson from one of the fall winter runway collection, vintage leather cross-body bag from Zara, gold leggings from BCBGMAXAZRIA, stud-detail over-the-knee suede boots by Fendi.


Trying out a mustard suede Barbara Bui satchel named "School's Out". Can you spot the red tartan frill-hem shorts underneath my jacket?


A little peek at my favourite French dessert, mineral water and other beverages in my hotel room. rians does really good dairy products be it cheese or after-dinner desserts.

Looking back earlier this year when I was in Paris I recalled stopping one stop too early on the Metro subway and ending up in an office district in Paris where I stopped to get breakfast at Brioche Doree and enjoyed viewing a few cherry blossoms or sakura. It was the first time I have seen cherry blossoms in real life.

And on that same day, I went to Avenue Montaigne and remembered being served well at the Barbara Bui flagship store in Paris. Because the service from the staff was so good, I ended up exploring the whole store and it piqued my curiosity for the brand by half-French, half-Vietnamese designer Barbara Bui whose brand is her name. This talented designer who won the Globe de Cristal award awarded by the French press of arts and culture for best fashion designer this year has her clothing and accessories won by Hollywood celebrities like Mila Kunis and Charlize Theron just to name a few.

If you have had a pleasant experience shopping at a brand new boutique or fashion store, feel free to share your story with me!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Perfect Pair: YSL Tribute Sandal



One of my favourite classic high heel sandals is the YSL Tribute sandal. I have it in lovely patent grape leather but these two Spring Summer edits of the YSL Tribute sandal in multi-colours are just too lovely to ignore.

Although the sandals have colourful straps, the tones are dark (e.g. black, red) or muted (brown, moss green) hence it makes it easy to match with even bright colour clothing like orange, red or yellow. These YSL sandals are just so versatile that they would be perfect with skinny jeans or formal-wear, girly dresses or sexy night-out clubbing pieces.

If I could have one of the above shoes, I would have a hard time making a choice between the black, red, white and brown sandals which are cool and kinda nautical colours inspired and the lovely woodstock forest green, mustard and brown tone sandals which I can imagine would work well with accompanying retro-inspired colours.

Which pair suits your personality more?


Image source: MYHABIT.com 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Calorie-free Parisian Chic from Time Concept

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Hang in there brave fashionistas! It's almost mid-week. 

In the meantime, sweeten your day minus the calories with this eye-popping 8-pc macaroon candle treat from Time-concept.

These macaroon candles are a great add-on to your bedroom for that lovely Parisian-chic.

Available online at USD13 via Belle&Clive.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday Street Style: Cool in All Black







时尚追踪:很荣幸能遇到这位漂亮又时髦的少女Michelle。

We were honored to be able to meet up with this beautiful and stylish young lady - Michelle on the streets of Orchard Road, Singapore on a sunny Saturday afternoon just as she was about to enjoy an ice-cream sandwich which she had purchased from a street vendor. The ice-cream wasn't the only thing cool about this young lady.

Michelle caught our attention with her cool all-black ensemble which was a mix of gothic and punk fashion presented in an elegant way. She wore a sheer black maxi skirt, patent black platform shoes, T-shirt from Taiwanese brand iROO, black quilted bag from m|phosis and cool Tom Ford sunglasses.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Remembering Those Who Suffered from Dengue [FINAL]

My Dengue Diary (Part IV) - The FINAL Chapter:




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(Hospitalized with a drip for Dengue fever in Singapore, keeping up with fashion with a GLAMOUR Germany magazine)

Friday - 12 July: It just got itchier, I got my blood taken first in the morning and was told if my platelets showed any sign of increasing numbers, I could get discharged the next day.


Saturday - 13 July: I prepared myself to be discharged from the hospital. I was weak as hell and could not walk for long without feeling breathless and tired. I felt like the dengue virus had taken away my youth, strength, energy and vitality and left me like a sickened 100 year old.

I am still recovering and the doctor said it would take two weeks to a month to fully regain my strength.

Recently, I had accidentally cut myself and I noticed that it took forever for the small wound to heal itself and the skin to stop bleeding and hurting. One must be extremely careful during this period as an adult afflicted with the dengue virus, as cuts and wounds would take longer than usual to heal as the body's immune system is down. 

Remembering people just like me who died from dengue or still are struggling with the virus living in their bodies.

I personally know of a friend's friend who worked for the Singapore police force and died of dengue while he was staying in the police camp. My mother's friend who was a healthy male nearing his forties caught dengue in Singapore two months ago and have since not yet recovered from the virus which still resides in his body like mine. He still has rashes on his legs, backs and buttocks.

Coping with dengue - How my life has changed since catching the infectious disease

I now come to understand some of the dangers of living in the tropics. Prior to catching dengue fever, I was happy and carefree to go out and never thought about being bitten by an Aedes mosquito and taken down by such a tiny insect. There is no place in this world that is safe from life-threatening dangers, not even sunny Singapore that was supposedly clean, green, safe and pandemic free. There has been 13,280 cumulative reported dengue cases in Singapore since 1 Jan 2013 and 9 new cases have been reported since yesterday. (Dengue statistics from the National Environment Agency of Singapore)

To date, I cannot go a night without sleeping pills as I tried twice this week. I was unable to sleep with itching all over my body - back, arms, legs and thighs.

Diet and nutrition becomes extremely important especially when one becomes immobile after the body is greatly weakened by the dengue virus. I have an abnormally slow heart rate now as long as the rashes do not recede. After the a consultation with the doctor from the endocrinology department today, I found out that my white blood cell count was still below normal levels and my liver has been affected by the dengue virus. Technically, I am unable to resume or perform physical or outdoor activities. Even a walk in the park or visit to the grocery store leaves me tired and restless. A week ago, I was unable to even brisk walk without feeling out of breath - a health state worse than a centenarian  In fact, most elderly people would be ten times fitter than me now because of my condition.

Spinach, fruits, omega-3, herbal teas and plenty of water are what I strive to include in my diet even though as my taste buds gradually return to normal. I was unable to taste anything - enjoy chocolate, cheese, snacks etc.

Looking into the future, I plan to resume bits of my normal life wherever possible and manage this incurable disease and the health complications it has inflicted on me.



My life will never be the same again as I continue to battle the dengue virus in my body..

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Braving It All In the Name of Fashion


Today, I shall take a break from writing about my negative dengue experience. Instead, in today's Flashback Friday post, I would like to write about how I remained positive depsite suffering from dengue.

This was what I wore out during the weekend in my early stages of dengue even when I was feverish, feeling weak and had a metallic taste in my mouth. I was sick of being confined to the four walls of my home due to the dengue virus ravaging my body.


I decided to wear something bright and shiny to chase the blues away. (Silver metallic leggings from River Island)




Something sporty and fun could chase the blues away. (Vintage Harajuku bomber jacket from River Island)




Perhaps a walk in the butterfly park down Orchard Road would work some wonders to help me cope with my dengue fever. (Black wool hat, H&M Singapore)




Appreciating the greenery around me when ironically dengue fever virus spreading Aedes mosquitoes may be lurking somewhere around hot, humid and rainy Singapore.




Sporty wear is never complete without a classic pair of military lace-up ankle booties (Green suede booties from Hussein Chalayan X Puma collection)




I went out with natural earthy tone make-up for that day - brown, copper and nude beige tones. Although it was a short outing, I was happy I could go out and breathe some fresh air, especially after the haze had disappeared from Singapore.




I absolutely love my baby blue tiny sequin cocktail party bag which I use for normal day outs on weekends. I purposefully chose a large fur key chain that contrasted with the small-sized bag.


(tomorrow, I shall resume My Dengue Diary Part IV)

My life will never be the same again as I continue to battle the dengue virus in my body..

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Itchy Dengue Rash Cover My Hands and Feet

My Dengue Diary (Part III):



Read Part 2 of My Dengue Diary: Fashion Blogger Diaries: Dengue Sucked The Life Out of Me

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My swollen and itchy arm inflicted with rash from the dengue virus which I caught in Singapore.


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A close up of my hand riddled in an itchy rash with the dengue virus living underneath my skin. There is no cure for dengue and I would have to live with the virus in my body until the day I die.


Wednesday, 10 July: After a sleepless night, I did more research on dengue and found out that after the fever resided and the rashes took over, I would be in the most crucial and vulnerable stage - Dengue shock syndrome (DSS) and hemorrhage - Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) where my platelets were the lowest and I was in great danger of sustaining internal bleeding in any part of my internal organs, liver or brain and I would not have any knowledge of it until my body starts showing signs of internal bleeding (E.g. bleeding from the nose or mouth) in which at that point of time it may be too late to prevent complications and eventually death. 

I went down to the polyclinic for another blood test and found that my platelets had dropped to even lower numbers than the previous test results on Monday. 


After a long and hard decision, I decided to admit myself into the hospital that night. It was 9pm, I arrived at the Accident and Emergency section of Raffles Hospital and told them I had dengue. I presented by blood test results and was put on a wheelchair and IV drip immediately. They took a vial of blood for another blood test again. 

I was warded immediately, feeling week and extremely itchy from the rash that had now spread all across my entire legs and arms. It looked like my blood vessels had popped, and each and every single pore on my arm and legs was filled with blood. Every inch of my skin was covered with tiny red spots. My limbs were swollen with poor blood circulation and fluid accumulation brought on by increased capillary permeability and leakage. My blood circulation was so poor that when I attempted to scratch my itchy skin, the blood would part and the patch of irritated scratched skin would remain white for a long time. 


Thursday - 11 July: I did not sleep well the previous night but definitely the sleeping pills helped a bit. Groggy and tired, I was bedridden and got up only to eat and then fall back on the hospital bed feeling hot and itchy. I was not permitted to brush my teeth for fear that my gums would accidentally bleed in the process. I could not leave my drip either and had to have it with me even when I used the toilet.



(to be continued...)

My life will never be the same again as I continue to battle the dengue virus in my body..

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Dengue Sucked The Life Out of Me



I feel like Daria Werbowy post hey-days as pictured here at a Lancome "Roses by..." exhibition in Toronto, Canada last month. My very lifeblood sucked out by the dengue virus.




Daria is pictured here in her hey-days and prime of her modelling career. Don't get me wrong, this Ukrainian supermodel is still rocking the covers of Vogue Paris and other fashion magazines.

My Dengue Diary (Part II):
Read Part 1 of My Dengue Diary: Fashion Blogger Diaries: Dengue Fever Ordeal in Singapore


Sunday, 7 July: I woke up in the morning and my fever was back. When I brushed my teeth, my gums started to bleed, showing yet another symptom of dengue. 

Monday, 8 July: I couldn't take the headache, dizziness and high fever anymore. I went to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at 5.20pm. It looked like a crazy house clinic with queues of old people and ambulances rushing in every hour or so. I got my temperature taken by a senior - 39.4 degrees Celsius, and was ushered into the "Fever room" where I joined groups of others - mainly old men in drips and wheelchairs who were waiting to see the doctor. There were two anxious contractors who brought in two Indian foreign workers which I guessed as much had contracted dengue while they were working at the construction site.

When it was my turn, a nurse took my temperature again and asked me a few questions. I told her that my GP said I had dengue and I was positive I had contracted the viral tropical disease too. She was not convinced and told me to pop two fever pills instead and wait for my consultation with the doctor.

After popping two paracetamol pills and waiting for 15 minutes, I was ushered into a room to see the A&E doctor. The doctor asked me a few brief questions and he suspected I had some kind of viral fever but was not convinced it was dengue. I told him that my GP and I strongly believe that I had contracted dengue as I had displayed all the symptoms of dengue - sudden high fever, hot-cold sensation and roller-coaster temperature followed by sore joints and pain behind the eyeballs. He did not believe me and proceeded to take two vials of my blood. When I stood up to get to the door, I barely made it to the chair outside the doctor's. I nearly fainted and immediately broke into cold sweat and had to sit down for a while.

I had not eaten well for days due to the dengue fever and had a constant metallic taste in my mouth.

The doctor called me back in an hour later and told me that I should be hospitalized as my white blood cell count was abnormally low and my platelets were extremely low too. He suspected I could have a rare blood disease although I insisted it was dengue. The dengue blood test results would only be out the next day.

I waited till 11pm to be admitted into the hospital. However, my bed was still not ready and I was too tired to wait on so I requested to go home and rest instead. The doctor reluctantly agreed and had me sign a form to acknowledge the fact that I should have been hospitalized and yet I had decided to go home instead. 

Tuesday, 9 July - The fever seemed to have resided. However, I started developing a rash on my hands and feet. It got quite itchy and painful. I did not sleep the entire night as I was unable too. I tried dipping my hands in ice water, bags of ice-cubes but nothing could stop the itch.



(to be continued...)

My life will never be the same again as I continue to battle the dengue virus in my body..


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Dengue Fever Ordeal in Singapore

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I had contracted dengue fever in the past two weeks in Singapore. I have always hated mosquitoes and have always taken precaution with bug sprays, mosquito coils and even insect repellent which I spray directly on my body.


All the incessant fogging of the neighborhood to prevent the Aedes mosquitoes from breeding has failed miserably in Singapore. There is no way to contain the Aedes mosquito from breeding especially with so much construction of towering high-rise building and flats just to keep up with the overgrown population in Singapore. The health of millions in this tiny island is put to risk for the sake of rapid housing expansion over quality of life here in Singapore.


Dengue is one of the most dreaded tropical diseases in South East Asia, especially so when there is no cure for anyone struck with this disease. In severe cases, this life-threatening virus can cause internal bleeding, liver or heart failure and brain damage.


Since there is little or no information documenting the accounts of people suffering from dengue and what the effects are, I would like to share my harrowing experience with dengue fever this week on my blog.


My Dengue Diary:

Thursday, 4 July: My whole body felt sore and I was struck with sudden fever shortly after I woke up. I went back to bed and did not get up again till late in the afternoon. My fever ran high into the night despite taking the recommended amount of paracetamol (fever medicine).

The dengue virus can incubate in your body for days or weeks before any signs and symptoms appear.

Friday, 5 July: I had to cancel at appointment with my friend. I felt terrible. The fever did not stop and the paracetamol only gave me cold sweat for an hour before my body lunged back into a delirious state of high fever again.

I spent the night shivering under my bed covers for one moment and burning up with a high fever up to 40 degrees Celsius the next moment.

Saturday, 6 July: With a constant spell of dizziness and buzzing in my ear, I spent the rest of my day bedridden and went out to see a doctor at a nearby clinic in the evening. I was positive it was dengue fever. Since there was no cure for dengue, I just had to wait it out and suffer. I was advised to do a blood test by the doctor to see which one out of the 4 types of dengue I had contracted. He also advised me to be wary of my low platelet count which resulted from the dengue virus infection. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting to prevent profuse bleeding when one gets cut. I had to avoid bruising all cutting myself during this period of time as my body would not be able to stop bleeding and my immune system had already been greatly weakened by the virus.


(to be continued...)

Me, pre-dengue days. My life will never be the same again as I continue to battle the dengue virus in my body..


Monday, July 15, 2013

Fashion Blogger Diaries: Back from the Dead



Dear Fans of Unlikely You, I feel like I have risen from the dead. Apologies for being away last week and for missing the daily fashion posts.

I have not completely recovered from my predicament but at least I am well enough and alive to blog about all things fashion again. 

But first of all, I would like to write about what happened to me after the haze or smog pollution hit Singapore and just when I thought everything would go back to normal again. I was hit by something else "Uniquely Singapore" or frighteningly confined to people living in the tropics.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How to Wear High Waist Denim Shorts


24 year old British model Daisy Lowe and 29 year old Alexa Chung who frequently fronts the cover of fashion magazines and campaigns such as DKNY and Lacoste, are seen here performing the worse fashion crime known to fashionistas as they completely destroy the high waist denim shorts look by pairing their ill-fitting shorts with an over-sized muscle Tee and an over-sized check shirt which Alexa desperately uses to cover her thin and disproportionate frame.


In contrast, Miley Cyrus pictured here in a photo from 2012 in an American Apparel bleached high waist denim shorts which she safely paired with a tight boob tube which kept her look clean and simple.

Just one thing to beware of, high waist shorts can make you look bulky and enhance the look of your chunky legs so remember to pick the correct cut for your body and pair it with fitting clothes like a tank top or cropped blouse.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Street Style: Obama's CTO Harper Reed




Check out who we saw when we were out and about at the ad:tech 2013 digital marketing conference and exhibition at Suntec City in Singapore - keynote speaker Harper Reed who also happens to be the man behind the Obama's 2012 re-election campaign when he took up the role of Chief Technology Officer.

Harper Reed is an entrepreneur and engineer with a surprisingly cool hairdo plus facial hair to boot. It's like this man has completely rocked geek stardom.



Harper has a lovely skull rocker tee which matches his unconventional image. To top it off, all the fame he has received so far has not gone to his head. He was extremely warm and welcoming to us (random strangers) when we walked up to him to take his photos.

Harper's cool bright green loafers are from Prada and yes he's wearing black, not white socks with it. 



What happened that evening when we met Harper Reed in person was still a little surreal to us. Perhaps it was the Violet Crumble honeycomb chocolate bar which acted as a decoy!



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Friday, July 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday: How To Wear All-White



It's the middle of summer for must countries except Australia, New Zealand and perennially tropical South East Asia like Singapore.

An all-white ensemble is a pretty and simple Spring Summer fashion staple which is easy to pull off on almost anyone depending on the cut, design and fabric of the all-white outfit.

I love wearing T-shirts as a dress, a style so simple yet perfected by my favorite fashion idol and celebrity Lindsay Lohan. So I chose a long white T-shirt with a tiger rhinestone design and wore it as a dress on my outing last week. I threw on a white jacket with silver jacquard thread details and paired my all-white ensemble with military green suede booties from the old Hussein Chalayan for Puma sport sneaker shoe collection from years ago.

Last but not least, always accessorize - add sunglasses, bags, jewelry in contrasting colours, which isn't hard at all to find and you're ready to roll!

Happy Independence Day to all American folks!