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Colours of the Wind

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I am not so proud of myself for doing more colours now as I have always loved colours. Like what everyone says they are proud of themselves for wearing colours, like because they always wear black. *cringe

But having said that, It is truly true that prime colours are making their way to the top of the colour wheel again. I mean there’s just gotta be more than black right or grey?  Thank God!

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#OOTW Insta LOOKBOOK

I have compiled my recent #OOTW looks from my Instagram. Sometimes, I have no choice but to take a mirror selfie to capture my outfits(no photographer available). Sometimes, when I have a lot of time to kill( like when I’m few minutes to bed) I play dress up and do some styling. These looks are transition outfits from summer to fall.

LOOK 1

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Maroon Turtleneck from ASOS, ASOS Bomber jacket from the thrift, Forever21 navy shorts, Zara Navy loafers, Leather fanny pack from the thrift

I believe my favourite look from this bunch is this ensemble. The pairing of the maroon turtleneck with the bomber jacket made this look sophisticated. Also, trying to incorporate my newly acquired accessory, leather fanny pack from the thrift which is a diamond in the rough! Instantly fell in love with this bag. Sealed the look with my Navy loafers for a more expensive look. Not quite sure if the fanny pack is a good mix here but I thought it’s something different.

LOOK 2

In this look I went a cross over between casual and preppy. Utilised a belt as an accessory to break in the “too casual” look of this ensemble which worked out well.

Navy t-shirt from Uniqlo(extremely soft supima cotton), Old Navy striped long sleeve shirt from the thrift, Cheap Monday cropped jeans from the thrift, Zara navy blue loafers

LOOK 3

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Recently, I attended a runway show for The Dress Collective which showcased various designers in Melbourne. One of which is my friend which showed a really sophisticated collection(will post this separately). Anyhow, I dressed up too casual for the event. I was surprised when everyone were in dresses and suits! And dear me is wearing a pair of shorts and sneakers. But I was just being stubborn. I still went for this look even if  I know it’s a formal gathering. Definitely, stood out. LOL. Paired my ASOS turtleneck with a striped shirt. I love the layering I made here. It’s not too warm but could also do for the Melbourne weather which I am glad I wore a turtleneck as the temperature dropped! Welcome to Melbourne. I debuted my Yeezy boost 350 Moonrock in the show.

LOOK 4

On lazy days, I go for a t-shirt-jeans-sneakers combo. It never fails. Comfort and minimalism merged into one outfit. I just inserted an extra pop of colour with my sneakers. The digi floral sneakers from Nike gave this look a little kick of excitement.

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ASOS Extreme super skinny jeans, Top from Uniqlo, Nike sneakers

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Denim Darko

Literally, I just live in denim. I got all sorts of washes of denim jackets and jeans. There’s nothing really appalling about that. Many would have been on my shoes, owning a bunch of denim pieces and almost invading the very limited closet space. I don’t know there is just easiness and comforting about denim that I can’t live without.

I may be guilty for being a repeat offender but I won’t think twice doing it again.  My style isn’t what you can call cutting edge, out there but I just want to look myself and just wear what I want. It’s not really hard to be yourself. People just overrate things and try to keep up with everyone else when literally you don’t even have to. With enough inspiration and imagination, nothing can be made impossible.

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If you haven’t heard of DEPOP already, it is an online retail app where everyone can resell swap items all over the globe. This is where I got my true blue ASOS denim jeans.

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Shoe toast with my bestie Jenna! Also had a chance to break in my Oxford Timbs. #Shoegame

Obviously, there’s a denim on denim crime in here. This was a in a whim choice. I didn’t put too much time thinking what to wear. Give yourself a break. Be simple. Be comfy.

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Love this shot!

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And this!

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We all had a blast! With Roi and Jenna by the Yarra River.

Finding time to do what you love outside your day job makes you stay sane and enjoy your life more. So I always tell myself not to give up blogging or staying stylish amidst a packed schedule at work. I really enjoy doing this. It gives me that drive and excitement to live.

#OOTD: Uniqlo Striped Tee – Thrifted, Levis Denim jacket- Thrifted, ASOS Skinny Jeans- DEPOP, Timberland Oxford Shoes, Herschel Backpack

Credits to my photographer Roi Mendoza

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A Quick Self-made Guide to Online Shopping

Retail stores are popping everywhere. And to reach their target markets even more, online shops have been established. Forever21, H&M, Topman, Topshop, Cotton On,  Zara are among the retail merchandising moguls in retail world of fashion. They’ve all have branched out into online stores. Meanwhile, ASOS is one of the top online clothing retail stores that does not have a physical store.  ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Cotton On are my choice of stores since I live in the Southern Hemisphere(We don’t have Zara, H&M and Forever21 online stores). All have good reputation to customers.

 

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Shipping

If you are into the affordable fashion, there is Aliexpress where you can purchase items with free shipping. The items are reasonably priced but of good quality too.  I thought that their selling point is their free shipping but it usually takes like 3 weeks to a month if I order from them. So, if you really need an item from the site you have to order it ahead of time, like a month in advance.

Customer service

ASOS also ships quickly and they have excellent customer service. I must add. I tweeted a little rip from a trousers that I bought from them and they instantly responded and sent me away a new pair. That awesome. Also, follow the social media accounts of these retailers. Customer service is so much more convenient and swift using this like thru Twitter or Facebook.

Coupon codes

Be mindful also that these stores hold their sales too. So keep an eye for coupon codes they give away for instant discounts to get the most out of your money. I mostly get coupon codes from ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Cotton On when they have promos or sale. Just a tip: it sometimes pays off to wait for the sale. I bought a pair of skinny jeans from ASOS in full price then few days after they announced a 30% off sale. That broke my heart.

Bogus sellers

You just have to be picky with some sellers. As there are horror stories of people not getting their products but with my experience I got them in one piece(LOL). For instance, if you are shopping in Aliexpress or Ebay, be sure to check the feedback rating. If I see a feedback rating of less than 95%, usually I dig deeper into the customer comments and decide from there. I have never experienced a bogus seller yet so being meticulous pays off.

Security

Using Paypal gives me security when shopping online. When a dispute happens it can mediate or settle kinds of problems with payment or with the seller. Online safety and security is key as well. You don’t want any penny fall off that pocket of yours.

Online shopping has made some of our busy live more bearable but keeping in mind to put the pedal where it’s due. This can really get addicting if you don’t know your limits. Take it from me!

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