Thursday, December 27, 2018

Fake Winter Wonderland

Hi, all!
Christmas decorations are up in full swing, and what is a fashion girl without an OOTD with festive backgrounds, am I right?!


T-shirt: From a thrift store
Vintage skirt: From a thrift store
Flats: Birki's by Birkenstock
Bag: Cult Gaia
Vintage earrings: Les Bernard

And, of course, I had to choose a background that matched my outfit!

The Cult Gaia Mini Ark bag is a recent acquisition; I've been a fan of the brand since I first laid eyes on the bamboo ones.
I have been contemplating to get the mini one in Chestnut, but I was sold the moment they released the Tortoiseshell.

And yes, my love for teeny-tiny bags will NEVER die!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Romantic Lilac

Hello, all!
I found this dreamy satin plissé skirt while thrift-shopping awhile ago, but part of the pleats were ruined from wear and age.
It was the perfect shade of lilac; I couldn't just let it go, can I?!
So I brought it home and ironed it out; it will now live its remaining life as a really pretty slip skirt!


Cardigan (worn as top): From mom
Vintage skirt: From a thrift store
Flats: Birki's by Birkenstock
Vintage purse: Glomesh
Vintage necklace: Goldette NY

STYLE TIP: I'm really into wearing short-sleeved cardigans unbuttoned on top of my other outfits, but they also look great when worn buttoned as a top!

Here's a close-up on the vintage intaglio necklace I had on; it's easily one of the most romantic-looking jewelry I have in my possession:

Monday, December 17, 2018

Big Cat Prints

Hi, all!
This outfit here is worn to my haircut appointment, so hair is less mermaid-ish but still long.

Since most of my clothes and accessories have already been packed, I had to throw on whatever that is left.
So from this blog entry onwards, note that I'm working with somewhat of a forced capsule wardrobe, haha!


Top: Uniqlo
Vintage skirt: From a thrift store
Flats: Givenchy
Vintage bag: From a thrift store
Vintage ring: Panetta

I'm including this photo because this is the best resting-bitch-face I've ever had captured HAHA and there is a slightly closer view of my amazing cocktail ring:


STYLE TIP: It's no secret that I consider leopard print a neutral, and there is no shame in pairing more leopard print items together!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Chinoiserie Skirt

Hello, all!
It's been awhile, and I apologise for the sudden disappearance.

I've been intending to publish this blog post for awhile, but never got around doing it because of all the moving around I've been doing these past few months.
I will be permanently-based in Penang come Christmas, which means my style would have to shift to a more relaxed tone for the island life.
However, I'm never one to follow fashion rules, so let's see if this move tames my style over time or get more experimental!

Stay tuned for more updates; will be putting up a few way overdue blog posts to dust off the cob-webs...
...see what I did there?!
*cricket chirp*

Anyway, if you're into instant style updates, follow me on Instagram: @theopulenthippo!

Npw, may I present to you one of my favourite date outfits EVER:


T-shirt: From a thrift store
Vintage skirt: Vivienne Tam
Flats: Chloé
Vintage purse: From a thrift store

A bird's eye view close-up on my OOTD:


So a little backstory on this amazing skirt; I have an obsession with Vivienne Tam's Asian-inspired designs, especially her vintage designs when I first laid eyes on my mom's bag.
I have been on the hunt for very specific pieces of her work, and made it a mission to slowly collect them!
*determined look*

This skirt is one of the best fashion things I'd ever lay my eyes on,; you can't really see it here, but the skirt actually have carwash panels that swishes when I move around!
*sighs dreamily*

STYLE TIP: When wearing such a colourful skirt, keep your top simple to make the shades really pop. A white t-shirt is a no-brainer, but I'd also wear a black one for a sleeker, night-appropriate look!

I can't wait to show you more vintage Vivienne Tam designs I've acquired, but that will have to wait for another day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Weekend Lunch

Hello, everyone!

My aunt came down to Kuala Lumpur awhile ago, so my dad decided to take her to our favourite shredded chicken rice noodle place because it is seriously the best thing ever!
My aunt was very skeptical about it, an upon seeing the large portion, she offered to pass half of it to my dad.
I laughed and said she won't have enough once she had a taste of it, so she took a sip of the broth...
...and then announced that she could finish it on her on own, haha!

It has been rather humid then, so I decided to put on a breezy dress with the sweetest berry print:


You can't really see it here, but the sleeves are actually slightly sheer, and the dress has cherry-shaped buttons that I will show you a close-up of later below.

STYLING TIP: Large beach tote bags are great when worn with fun, summer dresses too!


Dress: From a thrift store
Flats: Birki's by Birkenstocks
Vintage bag: From a thrift store
Vintage bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane

Here's the close-up of the adorable buttons, as promised:


If you followed my Instagram, you'd notice I posted a photo of this bracelet and remarked that it would be the perfect finishing touch to a cherry-printed dress, so I actually took my own advice, haha!

And here's a closer look of the bracelet worn: