Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Drooling Over: Christopher Ross Silver Pegasus Belt Buckle

I've only ever seen this belt buckle in gold!
I would very much love to own one of these; Christopher Ross sculpts such amazing works of art.

Rachel Roy Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2013

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Trend To Try: Citrus Print

There's something refreshing about having tropical prints on your summer frocks no matter how many times the season come and go, and what else could be better than fruits?

Stella McCartney Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2011

It's been many years since Stella McCartney sent brightly-coloured thirst-quenching dresses down the runway, and it remained as one of my most favourite collections from her.

Moschino Cheap and Chic Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2011

The same season, Moschino Cheap and Chic also released an adorable lemon-printed dress and paired it with gingham shoes.
I love that in 2017, this look is still relevant because gingham is having such a great fashion moment right now!

And not forgetting the delicious accessories...

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Lemon-Print Brocade Platform Wedge Sandals

Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Medium Orange-Printed Textured-leather Tote

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wardrobe Refresh: T-Shirts

Hi, all!

So yesterday, I shared an interesting article in our Facebook page on fresh ways to wear t-shirts in 2017.
I've always loved a good basic white t-shirt because it is super versatile (DUH!) and it instantly tones down an otherwise overly-stuffy look.
So while I don't exactly style my t-shirts in revolutionary ways, it is definitely something I wear to death together with my denim bottoms.

Today, I will be sharing three ways I have styled my t-shirts before (courtesy of my Polyvore); one with skinny jeans, one with a dressy skirt, and another with casual shorts:

Jacquard and Solids

T-shirt: Gap
Jeans: H&M
Sneakers: Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
Vintage necklace: Nettie Rosenstein

Lace, Printed, and Quilted

T-shirt: Eirakaya x Uniqlo
Skirt: Sacai
Flats: See by ChloĆ©
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Vintage watch: Diane Love for Trifari

Printed and Quilted

T-shirt: Kelloggs x Uniqlo
Shorts: adidas Originals
Flats: ChloƩ
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Vintage earrings: Miriam Haskell

Looking into my wardrobe, I think it is safe to say that I have an unhealthy obsession with Uniqlo graphic tees.

Sammy's shopping tip: Don't just stick to the women's section; dig through the men's department (like both graphic t-shirts featured here)!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What I Wore: (Throwback) Registration of Marriage

Hi, all!

So in my last outfit post, I mentioned that I didn't wear a white dress for my marriage registration; I chose to wear a burgundy watercolour floral dress instead.
I'm hoping I won't live to regret it because I won't be having any wedding ceremonies in the near future, haha.

So anyway, here's my outfit (pardon the messy hair; I got temporary curls and this was taken after the ceremony and luncheon by the beach in the sweltering heat, haha!):

Dress: H&M
Stilettos: Aldo
Fascinator: H&M

And here are my bridal jewelry:

Vintage necklace: Christian Dior

Vintage earrings: Schreiner New York

Here's the interesting part about this necklace: It's the only one I have ever seen that is marked with its original tag!
I have always seen unsigned versions that were obviously by Schreiner New York, although some sellers have claimed it was unsigned Christian Dior due to its quality and design.
Although Henry Schreiner did design jewelry for the couture house, I normally wouldn't be comfortable with the attribution unless there is proof.
So, imagine my surprise when I bought this from an avid Christian Dior jewelry collector, and it actually has a metal tag that says clearly "Christian Dior 1959".
I kept it for almost two years, because I promised myself I'd wear it when I get married, and I finally did, haha!

Initially, I was worried the set would be overwhelming due to the massive lattice structure, but thankfully, it looked just right on my dark burgundy floral dress.
I also wore a pair of metallic foil snakeskin pumps (bought by my then-boyfriend-now-husband, so they have sentimental value!) and a floral fascinator, because I obviously wanted to be an over-the-top bride since this is the only wedding-related thing we're doing!

Here's a better photo of my look; the last selfie I took as a single woman!

A look to remember for the rest of my life, definitely!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trend To Try: Dusky Pink

Hi, all!

I've been virtual-clothes-hunting recently, helping one of my good friends pick cute bridesmaid outfits for her church wedding.
We've finally settled on a convertible dress, and the colour we chose has been our long-time favourite: dusty pink!

Although we've already settled the dresses, I cannot help myself but look for more casual alternatives as well as matching accessories that will easily complement any outfit.
I particularly love how the shade is quite neutral and romantic, but not sickly sweet.

Note: Please click on the photos to be directed to the original site!

While I think my shopping budget has reached (more like surpassed) it's maximum capacity this year, I wouldn't mind adding some edgy pink pieces to my wardrobe!