Jump On the Bandwagon

Happy happy weekend again! Another week has flown by so quickly.

I don't know about you but I have been feeling a little sad with the recent passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Of course, it's not that I know either of them personally and for Kate - since the company was bought over by Coach she really did not get involved much in the creative aspect of the label however it is sad to see people who have been so successful, accomplished so much from hard work and struggles, and yet feel so alone in the world that their only way out would be to take their own lives....the same for Robin Williams.

All of us are bogged down with daily struggles, financial matters, relationship issues, and whilst some of us are able to pick ourselves up again or find that small twinkle of a light at the end of the tunnel to have hope and persevere, many of us would tend to fall into depression. Believe you me, I recently felt that way too and it was not a nice feeling. Talking about your problems or issues to closest family members and friends, often does not help. I know how that feels.

So if someone came up to you and told you they are struggling with some emotions, please don't write them off and say " you need to pull yourself together"... " you need to pick yourself up"....." be strong...." instead, just let them talk, and constantly be there for them. If you can help them in solving their problems that would be the best but perhaps make that extra effort to bring help to them because we are not the professionals to know what is the right thing to really do in those cases - especially if someone has suicidal thoughts.

Back to my outfit post, this look came about with my intention to bring to you more "recycled" looks. To show you how you can be creative with your existing wardrobe. If you have not yet read my previous post of restyling old favourites, you can check it out here.

The statement sleeve blouse was styled before with jeans when I was back in Hong Kong ( see post here) and it resurfaced again whilst I was thinking how best to work around a funky look with my Juicy Couture denim overalls ( another old fav but never styled for a post before). A school girl innocence kinda look which I enjoyed styling with sneakers this time.

Blouse : Shein ( sold out)
Overalls : Juice Couture
Bag : Topshop ( look for less)
Sneakers : Onitsuka Tiger ( get it here)
Socks : Daiso
Rings : Dresslily ( sold out)
Earrings : Lovisa

Simone xoxo

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

How has your week been? For me, it's another busy week with work and the boy being out of school for the week just drove me nuts!!! The one evening of respite was when my girlfriend gathered her Jazz friends to play some beautiful music whilst nibbling on wine and cheese at her private home.

Have I ever mentioned to you that I used to play music - I wish I still had the time for it but certainly fusion jazz, bossa nova is my kinda style. Cheryl and myself use to jam every other day and we love to play the latest hits giving it a jazz twist however these days with all our busy schedules, we are lucky to even find time to sit down and catchup. So I was definitely feeling very nostalgic this evening.

Back to this post, I was in a sporty mood this weekend yet wanting to give it a feminine twist rather than styling the athletic look, so I paired this statement sleeve top from Stradivarius with my sporty inspired skirt from H&M and what better footwear to pair this look off but with all white sneakers - or in this case I chose my fav plimsolls from Cotton On ( please bring them back cos they are so comfy!!).

Have a great weekend then!

Top : Stradivarius ( sold out)
Skirt : H&M ( sold out)
Sneakers : Cotton On
Earrings : Lovisa
Bag : Gamiss

Simone xoxo

Check Mate

Happy midweek everyone!

Dad was in hospital last weekend thus I could not get down to blogging a post over the weekend, seeing I was dashing around like a blue ass fly between seeing to my dad in hospital and my own family committments!

He is much better now and just needs lots of rest. It's a scary thought obviously as we see our parents slowly age. But staying positive always helps win half of all these battles.

Back to this lovely monochromatic outfit. I wanted to do a post on restyling old outfits and this was a blend of 2 gingham dresses I had put together. You can check out the post on these two dresses - here & here. I did not even realised I had named both posts pretty similar in terms of captioning but there you go - it shows consistency in the way I think ( ha ha ha!!).

Anyways, I paired this combination of two dresses to create a pretty weekend outfit and kept it casual with black and white check slides which is such an IN trend for Summer 2018 and also my favourite straw bag and black and white drop earrings from Halo Halo Baby (@halohalobebe).

So, we do not always need to get new clothes to create new looks, go back to your wardrobe and start getting creative mix and matching your items in different and daring ways - you would be surprise the creations you can put together!!

Dress with Ruffle Sleeve : H&M 
Sleeveless Dress : ASOS
Slides : H&M
Bag & Earrings : Halohalobaby
Ring : old ( similar here)

Simone xoxo

Top Summer Colour 2018 :: Meadowlark

As much as I love pastel shades, but this hottest Spring/ Summer 2018 colour trend : Meadowlark certainly had me at " hello"!

A bold, confident and bright yellow shade, it totally makes one feel so happy when looking at this colour and it certainly does seem to light up the room and space around you! How can you not fall in love with this trending shade?

This was a look I had recently styled whilst away on a short vacay and I love pairing this shade of yellow with natural tones. The natural tone hat, slides and the rattan clutch completed this holiday outfit whilst to add a little oomph to the look, I finished the look off with a statement pair of black and white earrings.

I hope you like this look and do let me know in the comments below if you would trend this colour for Summer?

Here are some runway looks I love in Meadowlark.

Dress : Shein ( sold out)
Clutch : Target ( sold out, similar here & here)
Slides ; ZARA ( similar here & here)

Simone xoxo

Bucket List

Photo courtesy of thesmartlocal.com

Photo courtesy of The Rider's Cafe
Photo courtesy of The Rider's Cafe
Having been feeling so extremely tired the last couple of weeks, I needed to get out this weekend for brunch. To detox my mind, enjoy a lovely chill meal and just be around nature.

Chanced upon this quaint, eclectic colonial style cafe at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club. Owned by Jan Yeo, this lovely cafe boasts no air conditioning yet breezy interiors due to the old fashion architecture ( which I have also learned to appreciate in my recent trip to Batam at the spa). Thatched roofs styled homes are just so cool and natural and so environmentally friendly ( the waldorf teacher in me speaking!). Certainly brings me back to my early years growing up on grandma's large " kampong" ( village) house. The meals here are divine from delicious superfood salads to lovely pastas and sandwiches. You can also enjoy sitting out on the deck watching the kids go on their pony rides ( available on weekends at S$ 10 per ride). What a lovely sight.

Dressed in casual wear ready for the humidity and heat, I paired my lovely white sleeveless lace top with light pink pastel tailored shorts from ZARA. Of course even a casual outfit can be a statement with the right accessories and so here I am trending this unique Bucket Bag which I got online recently. The cute flower pot style amazingly holds plenty and one can also take out the pot to use the bag as a simple top handle style mesh bag.

So if you are ever in the Bukit Timah area in Singapore, do go check out The Rider's Cafe and remember to make a reservation in advance seeing how popular this destination is especially on the weekends. Have a great sunday ahead!

Simone xoxo