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Photos by – Toàn Tran

Hello Everyone!!!

It’s been a while and for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’ll just give you guys a quick run down of what’s been happening.

Late last month I sprained my ankle and took some time off to recover. Unfortunately, 2 weeks into the healing process, I further injured my ankle on the corner of an elevated brick; sneakily peeking out of a brick laid walkway on the way to college. Multiple visits to the doctor, 2 weeks on crutches and a month away from the gym later, here I am.
In short, you haven’t heard from me because I’ve been immobile, feeling sorry for myself whilst stuffing my face with comforting junk food HAHAHAHA! ….. Don’t judge me.. lol!
I’m all good now though, I’m still healing but the good news is I’ve slightly picked up my walking pace from snail speed to grandma speed WOOT WOOT!!!

Now, for those of you on the other side of the world enjoying the summer sun, I, however, am currently in hibernation, avoiding the winter weather and the miserable rain. Only fitting to the reminiscence of sun kissed weather, I wanted share a collaboration I did with an amazing photographer called Toàn Tran.
I’ve worked with different photographers in the past, as a stylist and a creative director. However, this was the first time I’ve worked with another photographer apart from Chin when it comes to blogging and it was such a great collaboration. I had so much fun playing in the water, running around the beach, hanging out. It makes days like this; the rain pouring down, the air temperature cold and moist that makes me miss that summer sun the most. Lets not forget, I am Filipino, lets face it, I wasn’t made for cold weather hahahaha!

Usually, I would share my outfit details; which store I got my dress from, the brand and/or label. This time however, I got this dress on sale for $10 at a super cheap boutique in the city. …I know, I know, sometimes being a blogger can carry expectations for using expensive brands and labels but honestly, I keep it real with you guys and girls. Truth is, I’m poor when it comes to fashion, I work part time and I study. So until the day I’ve worked my way to the top, I’m going to hold off from buying expensive brand items that are well above what I personally can afford (unless it’s on sale or if it’s something I’m dying to get it hahaha!). Till then, I see no shame in getting things that are affordable and cheap, with no particular brand. Just like what my Mum said “The value is not on how much it is, but in how you wear it”.

How’s the weather in your cities, am I the only one missing summer like crazy?

Thanks for visiting everyone!

I’ll see you all later this week with another outfit post.

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Crop Top – American Apparel | Disco Pants – American Apparel | Coat – Topshop | Sunglasses – Marc by Marc Jacobs | Free Runs - Nike

Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

Melbourne has always been one of my favourite places in Australia, the music, the people, the cute little alleyways, the fashion, the culture and THE FOOD!!! Oh don’t even get me started about the food!!!
I have only been there twice and both times I absolutely loved it!!!

For the longest time Melbourne was one of the few places I considered moving to. I always imagined moving there for my studies but obviously priorities and goals change over time and lets not forget having to consider the other half as well as the fam bam. Even still, it has never been far from my mind to possibly make the bold move. Until then, I’m more than happy to make excuses to continually visit :P

So with my home away from home in mind, I thought I would share a couple of fun snaps from mine and Chin’s trip there. I’ve also decided to go there again after my birthday in October YAY!!!

Since Melbourne’s weather has four seasons in a day, I found it fun playing dress up to cater to the crazy weather – Coat one day and dress the next. Walking around and exploring, we were definitely getting our tourist on, it was only fitting to choose comfort as the way to go. This meant sneakers, free flowing skirts, soft cotton and stretchy fabrics making winning combinations.

Thanks for visiting !!!

I’ll see you on Saturday with another outfit post :D

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Top – ASOS | Skirt – Princess Highway | Converse Lites – Hype | Sunglasses – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Cherry Blossom Baseball Jersey – 10 DEEP | Clutch – Armanie Exchange | Boots – ZU Shoes 

Photos by Yunn Chin Photography

Hello everyone!!!

It’s that time again and I’ve been DYING to share this outfit with you!!!

Earlier this year, Chin and I went for a little trip to Melbourne, it was there where I had my first experience entering into a Culture Kings store. After taking my first step into what I would now call complete “Street Style” bliss, I quickly realised what the rave was all about.

The store’s main target market are males and with only a hand full of items available for women, however, I still saw it as a gold mine of unisex street clothing. Everything I laid my eyes on I wanted! It was there I came across this 10 Deep cherry blossom baseball jersey. I’m gonna be honest with you, for me (since I am a complete tight ass with money – student life -.-‘) it was pricey, $130 to be exact. I couldn’t help myself! the WANT was far too great to resist and in my defence I only fork out on things that I so desperately desire. Plus it fit Chin perfectly and he really liked it too so I looked at it as purchasing something for me and him hehehehe.

Since the shirt is so distinct, it is unfortunately an item that can be noticeably re-worn but honestly, I love it that much that I will wear the crap out of it and not give a damn hahahaha!

I ended up sporting this number at fashion week, I first thought it was a bit too riskay wearing it as a dress (don’t worry I wore shorts underneath!!! hahaha) but I thought “What the hell, it’s Fashion Week, might as just do me” and what do you know, it was featured on Getty Images and Zimbio.com :).

Thanks again for visiting!!! It’s always a pleasure to have you and I’ll catch up with you girls and guys soon.

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Reebonz in Sydney celebrated their first flagship store birthday and the launch of their new consignment service last month. the Reebonz 1st Birthday Party Event was held at their flagship store just in front of Town Hall in the heart of Sydney CBD, I was so ecstatic to be attending another one of their amazing events and for their birthday celebrations and Reebonz did not all disappoint. Red carpet, luxury bags, celebrity bloggers, not to mention being greeted by an abundance of vibrant flowers and did I mention there was CAKE!!!! (hahahaha such a glutton).

It honestly felt like I had died and gone to a heaven filled with YSL, Celine, Hermés, Chanel, served endless canapés, champaign and continuous blossoming roses. Everyone was so lovely (which, is nothing more than I would expect from the Reebonz organizers who are kind hearted and genuinely lovely people), the environment was so welcoming and warm I almost didn’t want to leave….EVER! hehehe!

Elle Ferguson and Tash Sefton from They all Hate Us hosted the event and though I was far to shy to introduce myself, I saw how down to earth and kind they were. Camille from Frilly Skirts, was also at the event and she was the CUTEST when she introduced herself to them, I swear she was so overwhelmed but they ended up taking selfies with her. See, I told you they were lovely!!!

For the event Reebonz even had their very own fashion show with the beautiful models wearing all but white, strutting around with Reebonz finest on their arms. This event was actually the first time I had to ride solo without my photographer/partner and OH did I feel naked hahaha! I have just recently started taking photography in my fashion course and he thought it would be a good time to throw me in the deep end eeek! hahaha! I apologise for some of the photos, all the good ones are officially Reebonz photos (thank goodness to that!). I’m slowly getting better so hopefully in my future posts you’ll see some improvement hehehe.

Finally Happy Birthday to Reebonz and lets have many more to come!!

Thank you again for visiting and I’ll see you this weekend with an outfit post ;)

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I’m so glad I’m finally on holidays and relieved from assessments, along with stress from work due to the end of financial year. I can finally unwind, relax and catch up on my much loved blogging!!!

Staring with the Wish Style Challenge event I had the honour of attending late last month. With Wish releasing their amazing winter collection, a competition called Winter in The City was held by the clothing label early May. With the support of Honda Australia, the challenge was to style a piece of the Wish winter collection in your own way.

With some of Australia’s best up and coming fashion bloggers taking part, the calibre of entries were simply sublime. I was so happy to attend the event held in such an amazing venue with canapés and frequent flowing drinks (hahaha I can never complain when 2 of my vices have been

answered). wish 6 Bloggers from all over Australia in Perth Canberra and Melbourne attended to celebrate the event and the atmosphere was so eccentric leading up to the announcement of the winner, the prize being a HONDA CITY…. SAY WHAT?!!! 10368427_738885012821804_1858363298950906048_n Out of the many who entered, the 3 carefully selected finalists styling such stunning looks were: Angeline from Lovethread wish love thred Charlotte from Winston and Willow wish winston and willow Kiara from  Lion in The Wild wish lion in the wild Kiara King was announced the winner taking home the Honda City. WOOT WOOT!!! wish 3wish 4 I have never really been to such a big event with so many talent and amazing bloggers, it can be a super intimidating experience and if you know me personally you know how awkward I get hahaha! I’m so glad I had Camille from from Frilly Skirts there, since we met the first time last year at another event, I’ve spent time with her and her incredibly talented photographer/blogger boyfriend Ramon and now I see them both as my really dear friends. wish 2 It was such a fun night and I am so grateful to Wish for organising an incredible event. Everyone was so nice and friendly, there was even a small dance floor; I was dropping it like it was hot all night, Hahahaha! not really but it was still super fun to get our dance on! This is why I love going to these events and meeting people that share the same interests and experiences, it is something I truly appreciate about the blogging world and the blogging community. I can’t wait for the next Wish Style Challenge!!! Thanks for visiting !! I’ll see you soon with another event post ;) wish 5 Sharon Jiang from Primed and Primed, Carmen Cheung, Jocelyn Nguyen  Wish-7 Sharon Jiang, Samantha Stroud from Style by KYS and Camille from Frilly Skirts Wish-8

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Last month I attended Fashion Weekend 2014, the second time and just like the first, it did not disappoint. readily available looks featured on the runway, discounted designer garments, stylish, sleek and cool company, what isn’t there to like.

Here are some stylish snaps we captured both on and off the runway, enjoy ;)

Thanks again for visiting and I’ll see you soon with a new outfit post and our first giveaway :D

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I was so glad to run into Ixiah designer Krystel Davis at the Ixiah space at Fashion Weekend 2014, as usual she looked amazing. I was even able to score the last top from their Winter 13 collection, check out the details on my Instagram HERE!

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Left – Belinda Liana wearing Shakuhachi Top, Zara Culottes, Windsor Smith Sandals, Pink Stitch Blazer and a Country Road Bag

Right – Kitty Xu wearing Cameo Top, Glassons Skort, Acne Boots

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Natasha Sotirios with her stunning friend wearing ASOS top ( I have the same top, check it HERE! ) Vintage pants

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Right – Esther Gounder wearing a vintage lace dress and Celine leather heels

Left – Bre Reiher wearing Shakuhachi, Finders Keepers and Cameo

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Daisy Daet wearing a vintage Norma Kamali top, American Apparel skirt, Adidas shoes

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Elaine Feng looking super cute in a print on print combo

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Sophie Munro looking stunning in Topshop and a cute vintage number

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Left – Tuong Vo wearing Ksubi, General Pants, Topman and Akubra hat 

Right – Emily Davidson wearing Valerie Tolosa

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Teara  Treeracha T. wearing Lucid

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Amber Weiss and Jessica wearing Lucid

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Rebecca in Lucid and Big W

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Left – Kayla Cutajar wearing Stelly Online Boutique

Right – Brooke Smith wearing Chelsea Eve

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It is a daunting thing going to Fashion Week as a new blogger, I found myself asking so many questions; what do I do, what do I say, how do I start a conversation and most importantly WHAT WAS I GOING TO WEAR!!!!?

What was even more intimidating was that I didn’t know anyone going, except for my boyfriend/photographer Chin, who would be in the media pit for most of Fashion Week taking the photos for the runway shows.
I found myself questioning everything about myself; the way I talk, the way I act, my style, I was even insecure about how I laughed.  I mean, yes…… I know I have the tendency to overthink and stress about nothing but this was a probably the biggest event that I have ever gone to and studying fashion, I was not going to take it lightly.

I had always seen myself as someone who is quite confident, comfortable in my own skin and not caring much about what someone else thinks, however, this was such a true test to my character. I had felt like it was the first day of high school all over again, wanting so badly to be accepted and to fit in. By the second day, all these insecurities had taken a toll on me emotionally, I had realised that I was trying so hard to fit in that I started to loose sight of the personality that I so proudly wore and the self expressive style which made me feel comfortable in my own skin. Even Chin noticed a uncomfortable change in me, I mean, what can I say, when you are surrounded by so many gorgeous people and models with a flawless aesthetic and impeccable style the feeling of insignificance is inevitable. I am so grateful though that I had him there, he reminded me about what was important and the reason I had taken the time out to commit myself to the event. I was able to shake myself out of it and start anew, without having such expectations weighing so heavily on me.

The third day into Fashion Week, I woke up that morning and stopped caring about what other people thought of me. Instead, I did what I wanted to do, wore what I wanted to wear and laughed the way I wanted to laugh (even though sometimes I sound like a dying donkey hahaha!). I realised that I wasn’t questioning myself, because of the way people treated me or the way they judged me, if anything most people were down to earth and really easy to approach. It was me being my own enemy; I was the one who was holding myself back and I was the one who started to change myself into what I thought would be accepted when all along it was fine being myself. Once again my insecurities had almost gotten the best of me but this time I’d like to think of myself as the victor.

I guess what I’m trying to share with you is that, just like everyone else’s life, everything is not always rainbows and butterflies and I would be lying if I said I was perfect. In my previous posts I have shared with you what I had seen at Fashion Week and who I had met, I thought it was also important to be truthful and share how I had felt during the whole experience. It was such an amazing opportunity and what I personally took away from Fashion Week was that it is important to stay true to who you are, stay grounded and don’t be afraid to be you. You know what they say “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”

Anyways, enough of the serious chatter, now for some visual communication, here are the outfits I wore at Fashion Week, There is one more outfit that I will be posting from that week so keep an eye out for it :)

Thanks again for visiting everyone and I hope have an amazing weekend !!!

Day One: Top – ASOS | Skirt – Sheike | Heels – Sherition Shoes (Diavolina) | Clutch – Armarni Exchange | Cape Coat – Forever New

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Day Two :  Jumper and Skirt – Vintage | Clutch – Armani Exchange | Heels – RMK

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Day Three: Top and Midi Skirt – ASOS | Bag – Vintage | Heels – Seiren | Earrings – Rockalee

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Day Four: Dress - Dangerfield (Princess Highway) | Bag – Vintage | Socks – ASOS | Heels – Coach

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