Bringing Back my classic 501s!

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s a brand new year!! Woohoo!!

Much as I am excited about the new year, I’m setting myself the challenge of buying less new clothes and re-interpreting items hiding in the deep recesses of my wardrobe.

One of the items I love deeply is my Levi’s 501 jeans. I had retired it in a large vacuum bag when the the skinny jeans trend picked up steam.

I pulled them out and had looked online for some ideas of how I can carry these off in the age of skinnies.


(Above: It was retired in Feb 2013.)


(Above: I put one of my skinnies on the 501s just to compare the cut.)

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With the jeans, I paired them with a few tops and paraded them in front of my long-suffering husband. The poor man, he’s not sure if what his answers should be.

“Do I look alright in this outfit?”

“…. err, I can’t see…”

“No, I mean, can the look fly?”


“I mean, do the jeans look too clunky at this length?”

(He realised it’s not a trick question.) “Ah, no, looks ok. Is this new?”

“No, it’s my 501s!”

“Nice!” (Relieved. he turned back to football commentary.)

Great! Am gg to try out it out one of these days and update with pictures!

The Gap: Sizzling summer sale


Last week I came across tank tops at my nearby Gap Factory store for $5.99 so I purchased two of two of them. With my “Gap Eco Tote discount” which gave me an additional 10% off, it worked out to just $5.50 a piece!

Today I went back there to pick up more, so now I have 4 varietals of stripes, heather gray, and black.

Just in time for this horrible SoCal weather….

Petite Peplum


It’s the sad truth, but I do buy quite a lot of my clothing from Target. And… usually off the clearance rack.

Last week I was looking for tank tops for yoga and found this Mossimo knit peplum top on clearance for $12.99, so into the cart it went.

Glad to say that it’s cute and flattering, albeit a little too plain. I tried a couple of belts but that didn’t do the trick. Maybe a statement brooch is in order – since I don’t wear necklaces.

A (Price) Sensitive Man


The Husband has been pretty conscious about what he wears nowadays, and in a bit to get out of the “t-shirt-and-cargo-shorts” rut, yesterday he tried on some fitted khaki shorts and a casual button-up shirt at the Gap Factory store.

I REALLY like this look on him, and he did too, but he decided that $35 for a shirt – even one that fits him well – was too much money to spend. That said, he did buy the $17 shorts since they were on clearance.

I guess $35 does buy 7 Old Navy tees when they’re on sale….


Yes, I’ve been bitten yesterday… bought my first pair of croc[odile]s. Ok I know I know… I’m being super corny here. Not funny 😛

I’ve always thought that crocs were for those neighbourhood aunties and school kids and had never given them much considerations. I guess I was wrong! They’ve clearly improved and expanded their designs over the years… so gone are the big ugly holey rounded fronts with rubber sling-back. What’s more, they’re indeed rather comfy, and come in bright cheery colours which are perfect for summer.

Now say hello to the latest addition to my shoes collection.

*disclaimer: actually the big ugly holey rounded fronts with rubber sling-back design is still around, just that I’m not interested in those 😛

summer flats

Flats and I are usually not the best of friends. I prefer my heels anytime as they not only elevate my height, they also make my thunder thighs look slightly less thunderous. But I must admit that one should have at least a couple pairs of comfy flats for days when you get lazy, tired, or simply for travelling.

With this justification, I began my hunt for the perfect pair of summer flats which will fit my flat feet properly. After months of searching, I finally found this from Nine West:

I love the sunshine colour! Makes one happy wearing them 🙂