You can’t go wrong with a classic denim-and-sneakers combi, yes? I’ve had this white maxi dress for quite a while now and have been looking for ways to style it so that it won’t be too revealing, as it is a little too short to be paired with regular flats or sandals. This pair of high tops that I borrowed from my 12-year-old sister did the job pretty well (yes, we are about the same shoe size) and I threw on an old denim jacket to complete the look. A denim-and-sneakers combo sits high on my list of foolproof style combinations and I’m glad that this stayed true with this getup! I made sure to cuff the jacket sleeves as a minor outfit detail that helped to add a little character into the overall look. When you can’t find ways to jazz up your outfit further, pay more attention to the little details – a small adjustment can go a long way!
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!
My love for oversized garments stem from my everyday battle against the heat back in Singapore. I am in love with the fabric used for this dark blue button-down and it is extremely lightweight, therefore perfect for layering in this hot and humid weather. I have been sporting the red-and-blue combo quite frequently as of late – 3 times the past week, the last I counted – and no, it didn’t have anything to do with the 4th of July weekend about two weeks back (though I did, coincidentally, wear red, white and blue on that particular Saturday). When I’m not out in sandals, I take my trusty 4-year-old Converse sneakers out instead and they add a touch of cool to any outfit I choose for the day. If you’ve been observant over the past few months, you would have noticed that I have been paying more attention to the bags that I carry together with my outfit… this beauty here was a find from the leather market in Florence, borrowed from my sister.
Fun fact: The white maxi tank dress I’m wearing was actually worn the other way round, so that I didn’t have to deal with a low neckline in front! Gotta keep finding ways to make various pieces of clothing work for you 😉