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Photos By – Yunn Chin Photography

Top – ASOS | Floral Print Midi Skirt – ASOS | Heels – Wittner

Spring has always been my favourite season of the year, besides the fact that it falls on my birthday. It is the warming feeling of the sun, the cooling breeze of the air and most importantly, the colours of the rainbow painted across fields of green that gets me every time.
As most things, however, there are negatives, one of which is hay fever……Oh that dreaded hay fever !!! I’m not just talking about getting little sniffles here and there, I’m talking about the whole shebang: itchy mouth, inflamed red eyes, constant sneezing and nose running like a tap. Yup, if you ever see me in Spring, expect the worst, I am by no means at my best hahahahaha!
Whatever the case, I freaking love spring! Call me a romantic or just plain cheesy, I always saw Spring as a time for new beginnings, I get the sudden spark of inspiration and drive.

I also noticed that my direction in clothing quickly changes. The urge of wearing pants, suddenly changes to shorts, my choices of black and white quickly turns to bright colours and the constant want to wear skirts/dresses is at an all time high.
One type of clothing in particular that I subconsciously keep taking out for a spin, is this oversized floral print midi skirt. Nothing in my wardrobe shouts Spring more than this little number.
Since the weather is currently in-between hot and cold, I find I can never go wrong with this choice. The over the knee length and thick material provides the right balance, accommodating both cool and warm weather.
Because of its bight colourful aesthetic, I find it easier to wear it with basic black and white, just like in this outfit post. However, on days I’m feeling extra confident, I style it with contrasting colours as well as mixing it up with different patterns.
I do need to admit, that the only downside to this skirt is the fact that it is so distinctive, which limits the number of times I can wear it without being to repetitious. In all honesty, however, I am proud about being a serial wardrobe repeat, just as long as there are slight changes to accessories, tops and bottoms. I’m sure I don’t need to give you a heads up that this isn’t the last time you’ll be seeing this skirt HAHAHAHA!

What is your current favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe? Feel free to share in the comment box below.

Thank you for visiting and I’ll see you soon with another post :)

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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography 

Jumper – Vintage | Disco Pants – American Apparel | Socks – Sportsgirl | Boots – ZU

Hello Hello!

So glad to share another outfit post with you all, especially an outfit that includes my love of vintage clothing.
I know I haven’t been as frequent with my posts for the past 2 months but for me, it was a much-needed break. It’s that time of the year when everything falls quickly and so heavily from the preparations of Christmas and the lead up to the summer break. Priorities pile up, the list of ‘things to do’ becomes never ending and the pressures of work and college start to weigh heavily. Worst of all, your negative subconscious starts tempting you to drop everything and give up amidst the pressures of life.
This is something that I am more than familiar with because I have experienced this time and time again.
Before things had become more than overwhelming, I made sure to remove myself from the situation, just for a couple of weeks to adjust. Taking preventive measures to prepare for the stress to come.

Now I’m back in the blogosphere, charged up and ready to go! Currently prioritising business meetings and the importance of taking on quality and not quantity, which is a mistake that I’ve made several times.

To start us off, some you may recognise this fluffy jumper from one of the outfits I wore to fashion week. Well, since then, this vintage gem has kept me not only comfortable but also warm in the coldest of weathers. I found this treasure at a Salvation Army store in the city for just $50 and I haven’t parted ways with it since. I think I’m even in denial that the weather is warming up because even in the warmest of days I find myself wanting to put it on ahahahaha!
I have always loved vintage clothing and it is a perfect fit for someone like me, a student, shopping with cost limitations, however, purchasing clothes without jeopardising the quality and aesthetic.
To create visual depth and compliment it’s vocal point, I wore it with black disco pants and mustard socks against white boots. I could of easily kept it simple with just back and white but to be honest, it’s not me without that little bit of colour hehehe.

To make up for my previous lack of contact, I’ll be posting more frequently within the coming weeks letting you in on all the things I’ve been up to :P

Thanks for visiting and I’ll catch you later this week

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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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Photography by -Yunn Chin Photography

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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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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Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

Since our first Fashion Week, blogging life has been crazier than ever! Definitely a response that we did not expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised and humbled by the amount of people who have taken an interest in what we do :). The down side is I have not been able to move at such a rapid pace, thus the delayed posts.
After catching a breath from the chaos, I have been able to re-organise and finally work to getting these posts up to date, starting with this one, YAY!!!

The people of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney were both compelling and intriguing. I never imagined having the opportunity to attend such a celebrated event within the fashion world. In the past, I had imagined it as walking into what I would think is the equivalent of a dream like circus but in fashion. With gorgeous people who wore crazy outfits that were strange, aesthetically confusing, however, entertaining, shocking and at times humorous. I would never be able to make sense of why people would wear what they wore and the thought process behind it…..was it to seek attention, maybe?
It was not until I myself had attended the event, interacted, conversed and immersed myself in Fashion Week that I started to answer those questions.

What I had taken away from the eventful week was that the thought process behind each outfit, it was not for entertainment, earning the right for fashion exclusivity, nor gaining attention from the public or media (for most anyway). It was purely for self expression, creativity and making a personal statement of who you are through what you wore. There was a beauty about it, the concept of wearing what you wanted without the insecurities of boundaries and judgement, usually received from the public who easily misunderstands an individuals fashion choice. Fashion Week was a chance to be expressive, use fashion as a language and communicate with those who share that common understanding. I loved every minute of Fashion Week, it was like Christmas but in different sense hahaha!

Here are some of the styles that caught my eye, some of the people that inspire me and some of the people that I look up to who I had the pleasure of meeting :)

Which one is your favourite outfit?

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you tomorrow with some long overdue outfit posts hehehe.

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I even found a twin hahaha :) we were both wearing the same navy cherry blossom print from 10 Deep

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It was such a pleasure to meet Jordan Turner from So You Think You Can Dance Season 4, he was a complete sweetheart!!!

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Even ran into a familiar face, Bettina Banks, a model I worked with last year for the 60s Inspired Photoshoot.

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Timomatic… SAY WHHHAAAAT!

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K is for Konnie, such a pleasure meeting a fellow fashion blogger who is so inspiring with her unique sense of style.

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Who couldn’t forget the stunning Margaret Zhang from Shine By Three, so breathtakingly beautiful and every time I see here I get completely star struck and embarrass myself with unthought of jumbled words (*sigh, shakes head*). Besides the first embarrassing encounter I had with her, I thought It would be best to keep my distance hahaha!. Till next time, maybe I’ll have the guts to say hi again.

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Of course my absolute favourite fashion blogger Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage. She is the epitome of beauty, inside and out, the very person who inspired me to start my road into fashion and the person who inspires me till this day. It was such a dream come true being in the presence of blogger royalty.

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