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Navy Blues

Here's to co-ordinating with the rather blue climate and to feeding my inner grandma with joys. 
A trip down to a local vintage store granted me with many secondhand treasures, one of which is this 1940's navy pinstriped suit skirt. As I a promptly type my thoughts about this ensemble, I just then realised I have been recently drawn towards adding more navy hues to my wardrobe, as proven with this heavy chiffon trench coat and satin-like bomber I snapped from the January sales a few weeks ago. 

coat: H&M | skirt: Vintage | bomber jacket: Monki | boots: Zara

Smart Tans

Yay to mirror snaps! A smart outfit never dissatisfies me. As much as I lay towards laid back clothing these days, infusing a slice of smart into it is a habit I can not get out of. Apart from the usual greys, whites and black, tans and camel are excitingly these very adaptable tones that just fits right in the utilitarian area of my wardrobe. Plus, they aren't that dull, it's not that black and white are dull tones or anything (seriously they really aren't), but hey, another yay! to that.

coat: NewLook | jumper: Topshop | shirt: Hobbs | 
trousers: Dorothy Perkins | shoes: Preowned/Gifted. | hat: H&M | tote: Primark

P.s. I'm currently working on updates for lookbook. This site is great for checking bloggers' outfit archives. I've slightly forgotten about it, but please check if you want some #fbf (flashback 'fits).

Tote


You know those hipsteresque totes you get from art colleges, galleries, quirky shops or wherever the hell? Well, those, I love to sport as an everyday, Mary Poppins; stuff it with anything, type of bag. One day when I decided to build up this tote collection, I browsed ebay and came across with this Acne inspired faux leather one. Yes, I do wish they're the actual Acnes, but I have no bills to waste for a silly (well more like lovely) tote. So this will have to  do for now.

I currently dig winter looks with a mild play of layers, lengths and shapes. Elements: a long cozy jumper, light bottoms (add thermals for warmth), smart(ish) tailored coat, top with a hat and comfortable shoes, trainers or boots. VoilĂ , a playful and fuzz-free outfit, achieved!

coat - Newlook |  jumper - Primark | culottes & hat - H&M | bag - ebay | Vans


2k14

Since another year has ended with mindful experiences, I thought I'd blog about this.

Summarising my 2014 requires a good memory which I think I lack off recently. So let's go with those that I do remember.

First, to a matter blog related, I know that 2014 was the year when I've decided to do more of this. It has been certainly cheerful though the perfectionist in me is not near 50% satisfied (I KNOW). Truthfully, talking about just clothes in this blog makes me feel all fatigued-like. I'd like to do more and share more so hopefully, I can sort myself out with that. A few opportunities and invitations came along that I've turned down due to other life events that got in the way unfortunately. Nonetheless, this blog have fulfilled me in many ways.

As for life, things have gradually changed for me. Having this attitude of getting disinterested easily, created some of the transitions I think. When this case happens, I get really lazy and I stop making efforts. Guilty scenario - when I don't contact or interact with people, for a long period of time, like decades or something? Introvert alert? But hey, my friends get that and I love them for it! Another "update" that I really do not need to elaborate on (but then again why not) is that my nearly 5 year long relationship, as okay as it seemed, I realised I was bound to get out of it. There's no grief nor hate to this. You know, you grow, you grow apart, you live, you move on. As egotistical as I may come across, now that I'm a single life living 21-year-old, I've never felt more high (as in high in life of course). It's not like it held me back to doing things I wanted to do or my whole life revolved in it. I'm just full of excitement to start this year with complete self-rule. I'm certainly brimming with more passion and excitement now that I'm a happy loner (#lol).

Every year, month or day, you get to learn more and more about people around you. I am genuinely thankful for all people whom I shared the good and the bad this year. To those new ones that came along to hang, I look forward to more times of play and chill with y'all. I heart you guys!

What is more to come? I am doubtlessly intrigued. I am not into expectations or promises, but I anticipate those upcoming experiences to learn from. I have intimate goals like: enhancing my craft and capabilities to somehow inspire some, stop wasting time and opportunities to develop my "creative artistry" or in other words do more artworks, saying YES more rather than no or maybe, start spending more time with old friends and create more good laughs with family. There is a whole list more for me to keep. Let us not bore each other further.

I am truly, truly excited to share whatever this year has to offer me.

So hey! Here's my first "half n half" selfie of the year:
HAVE A HAPPY AND BOOMING 2015 EVERYONE!

- Chariza x

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