Make That Statement!

If you are like me, where dressing a little flamboyant is in your blood, where you love to stand out in the crowd, then you would love the current trend of statement sleeves. Giving an outfit a slight twist, this trend totally brings a simple outfit to a whole new different level just by a slight tweak on the sleeves to make it dramatic and theatrical.

The bright colour of this top certainly calls out amidst fall colours to bring that little sunshine to greying skies.

Paired with simple jewellery and accessories, the other statement piece of this outfit are the V cut slingbacks. Perfect for Fall cover up yet comfy to run around in and looking tres chic.

Hope you like this quick outfit post!

Top : Shein ( get it here)
Pants : TopFeeling ( similar here)
Ring : Shein ( get it here)
Earrings : Kate Spade ( similar here & here)
Shoes : Stradivarius ( similar here & here)

Simone xoxo

Raise The Checkered Flag

Hello from sunny Singapore where we are currently celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Formula 1 races having taken place here every September since 2008. Whilst everyone is getting ready for the big race tomorrow evening, what better way to enjoy the races in a themed styled outfit.

Restyling an old favourite ( check out previous post here) and coping with the balmy weather, I decided to pair this culotte with an off shoulder top to stay cool ( no pun intended).

Of course, with such a great mood and hype around the races, a comfy pair of shoes like these Ria Menorca glitter wedges and a silver net bag finishes off the look. Taking one from the races to a night out and about town seeing the sights and enjoying the after parties.

A person who loves her statement jewellery, I am so chaffed to trend these @thriftythieves resin earrings in the perfect colour match to my outfit.

Hope you enjoyed this look and if you get the chance, do tune in to watch the races this weekend, soaking up the beautiful night skyline of Singapore!

Culotte : ( get it here)
Top : Topfeeling ( similar here)
Earrings : Thrifty Thieves ( sold out) ( similar here)
Bag : ( get it here)
Shoes : Ria Menorca ( get it here)
Ring: Tiffany ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

Jumpsuit in Watermelon Red

This is a throwback post to my birthday celebration in Aug 2018. My husband had organised a surprise chinese dim sum luncheon at Man Fu Yuan @ Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore and we were personally looked after by renowned celebrity Executive Chef Eric Neo.

The dim sum items were amazing and certainly different from your run of the mill chinese restaurant yum cha, with a fusion touch to each item presented. However, the highlight of my afternoon was a specially made birthday cake with red glitter stilettos, chocolate butterflies and marble chocolate covered strawberry as pebbles. Everything you see on my cake was edibled and certainly delicious!

For this special occasion, I wore a watermelon red, floral printed jumpsuit from Zara. Comfy and easy to put on and take off ( as we know the cons of wearing jumpsuits), this number gave me lots of allowance space to eat till I drop!

Another year older, hopefully wiser, here's wishing all of you a great rest of the week ahead!

Jumpsuit : ZARA ( get it here)
Earrings : Thrifty Thieves ( get it here)
Bag : Saint Laurent
Wedges : MaxMara ( get it here)
Cuff bangles: ( similar here, here & here)

Simone xoxo

Stay Focus On The Dot!

Top : Cotton On // Jeans : MNG // Waist Bag : ZARA
Belt : Gucci // Wedges : Ria Menorca ( get it here) // Earrings : H&M

Hi everyone and how has your weekend been so far? Not sure if you have noticed in the pictures on this post ( or perhaps on my Instagram feed recently) that I have decided to change my hairstyle slightly again. Honestly with already a short hairstyle there isn't much allowance for drastic change unlike from a long to a short hairstyle. However I needed to feel revitalised again after all that has been going on.

So here I am with what I would deem as a Kris Jenner-Kardashian style. A versatile pixie like cut that I could wear fringe down as casual or blown up for a more sophisticated look. Do let me know in the comments below if you feel this new style looks better on me? Or perhaps give me some recommendation for my next makeover.

Headed out to The Coastal Settlement on the far east of Singapore for a casual brunch and loving the vibe of this lovely cafe. Options of indoor or al fresco dining among the luscious trees is such a welcome change with the weather hitting almost 35 degrees on some days the last few weeks. The decor of this funky cafe is so vintage with all memorabilia of days gone by as you can see from a brief picture attached above. Food was of good portioning though a little pricey but taste was certainly there.

Perhaps when you next have a chance to pop into Singapore, you could check out this lovely nook in the cranny or if you are based here, have fun heading out east and make it a trip to remember.

Have not styled polka dots this Summer so here is my first take on the polka dot trend. I love this off shoulder top which is so comfy in cotton and with it's 3/4 sleeves a nice versatile number to take you from day to night playing with various pairings.

I wanted to keep this a casual weekend look feeling the heat these couple of days and paired it with the latest trending Ria Menorca glitter wedges and a funky quilted waist bag.

Simone xoxo

Wedding Dresses Under $200 Even Meghan Markle Would Approve Of

Whilst Meghan starts her new life as a royal, many of us are still discussing and gathering inspirations from her recent wedding outfit. From hollywood to a royalty, I would imagine the many factors she had to consider picking out her dress. Keeping it simple yet elegant, tasteful yet with a hint of sexiness and va-va-voom!

The slightly off shoulder boat neck style she wore certainly had me starting to look at dresses in that style. And so my first choice of wedding dresses under US$ 200, would be this popular wedding dress off shoulder lace number above. If I had a choice to do it all over again, this would be one of my top picks.

A perfect choice fit for royalty would be the Princess Ballgown. Full tulle skirt, covered 3/4 sleeves and lace galore. This number above speaks for itself of full royalty elegance and a classic dress to walk down the aisle in. Indeed a style Grace Kelly would also approve of.

Now this style is slightly controversial for a princess, but certainly appropriate for the many of us " commoners". Quite similar to Kate Middleton's wedding dress style, the bodice is totally lace with a deep V to accentuate the decolletage. However the long lace sleeves, kept this number in check in terms of classiness and elegance.

A very popular wedding dress style is the Mermaid Style. And before you jump and say " its not for me", look at the several variations above to match any body type and figure.

Again, the main essence in these selections is lace and more lace! I love how simple some of the outfits can be, whilst others have that extra touch of a lower back or subtle neckline. 

I know how tight one's budget can get with a full blown wedding party, hence this beautiful 2-in-1 wedding dress gives you the best of both worlds. Complete with a large church train, this dress takes you down the aisle in style. Capture those lovely shots with this big and beautiful outfit. However when it comes to the dinner party, toss off that removable large train and you got yourself a sexy, slinky evening dress to dance the night away in. A perfect dress which you can recycle as an evening outfit to other black tie events. Most of us cannot do that with our wedding outfits so imagine the mileage you will get with this style.

And so these are my top 5 Wedding Dress Styles, all under the very manageable budget of US$ 200 and certainly styles I am sure Meghan Markle would approve of.

Have fun dress shopping and share with me below which is your favourite wedding dress style above.

Simone xoxo