Brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. It works as a good excuse not to rise early on weekends and it cuts into lunch, which means more time to sit around and chat with friends! Here’s an outfit I shot a while back that identifies as my perfect brunch outfit – simple and breezy with the perfect statement bag to pull the whole outfit together.
My favourite part of this look is definitely this Longchamp Le Pliage Cage Aux Oiseaux Tote Bag. It was a gift from my mom and I have to say that I was having trouble finding ways to pair it with outfits as it’s a lot more… pastel than anything else I own in my collection. As it turned out, it became the perfect go-to bag when I needed a dressy tote to make a statement but not catch too much attention. The denim slacks are a recent addition to my wardrobe, being part of the LifeWear Collection by Hana Tajima in her collaboration with Uniqlo a few months back. They are unbelievably soft and breathable – perfect for the hot and humid climate that we have here in our island home. I completed the outfit with a white button-down and a pair of silver wedges that I picked up when I was travelling around Italy two years back.
How’s everybody doing these days? I just plunged into my 5th week of school – finally back after a semester and a Summer away! To be honest, I haven’t fully gotten out of the holiday mood… hopefully a jolt in blogging activity will help me shake it off – I’m starting to feel the gears in my head turn a bit more quickly already!
Boy, does it feel good to be back. After the end of my internship in early June, I flew off to Vietnam for a few days and then to Tasmania for about a week. It felt great to finally have a break and the week in Tazzy served as a sort of creative recharge, especially with the Dark Mofo festival that coincided with my trip. Two months away from the blog has left me scrambling to pick up where I left off and I’ve been spending my days seeking inspiration from my favourite bloggers. Of course, I could be overthinking the whole process but it does feel nice to kick my brain into working again after being away from this personal project for a while.
Here’s a casual outfit that I threw on a few days back when I headed out for some street art-hunting. I snagged this backpack from the Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. When I travel, I make it a point to find accessories or pieces of clothing that I can take home with me, be it handmade cultural goods or vintage clothing that I picked out from a store in the city. This bag is great for adding colour to basic ensembles, making it a perfect statement piece for days when I feel like dressing down. These black sandals have been sitting untouched in my shoe cabinet for the longest time, but are quickly becoming my favourite go-to shoes in this scathing hot weather that we’ve been having in Singapore. I’ve practically given up fitted pants altogether, opting for loose fits for better comfort. I have been scouting online stores for more pants to add to my not-so-growing collection… need more weather-appropriate clothes, asap!
P.S. Can you spot the Dr. Martens buckles? How cute are they!
Oh, Rouge & Ruche, how I’ve missed you so. Apologies for my short absence from this space. Over the past number of weeks, I’ve been weighed down by heavy work commitments which forced myself to pull away from Rouge & Ruche and focus on what’s necessary to survive in that rollercoaster of a month. I’m glad to see that some of you are still checking in every now and then, and I thank you for that. 🙂
A few weeks ago, I managed to shoot a quick outfit that I styled with this relatively new vintage button-down. My first instinct was to pair it with some black jeans, leather boots and a dark lip – a foolproof outfit combination – but it’s simply way too hot and humid for that kind of dressing. Instead, I threw on some loose slacks and some strappy sandals to keep myself cool in the terrible weather this time of the year. I believe that the trick to pulling off a head-to-toe baggy look is to roll up the sleeves a little. This instantly adds a slight girly vibe to the whole getup and makes it look more put together and less lazy. Of course, a dark lip helps as well – I’m wearing my trusty Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush!
P.S. Just a quick shoutout to my girl Aisha who’s co-organising the 2nd Chances Market! If you love looking for vintage and secondhand treasures as much as I do, that’s where you wanna be this coming Friday 😉 Check out 2CM’s Facebook page for more details!