Dressed up for a cloudy Monday in a new piece of OwnMuse dress. It was a short, sassy dress made of light poly–linen (i think) and silk. I liked it immediately when I saw it on the rack. Guess it was the great mix of fabrics, the prim-and-properness of the long sleeves and cuffs juxtaposed with the short, uneven hem line that rocked this dress.
It went great with my new duo-tone nails.
Mondays are just so much more bearable with funky nails and happy dresses.
The notice for safe travel on escalators is uniquely Malaysian: mommy in baju kurong with little girl with a ribbon in her hair.
According to Wikipedia, Baju Kurung is a Malay traditional dress loosely translated as “enclosed dress”. I love its graceful looks. I like it even better when Chinese ladies in Malaysia also wear baju kurung to work. That was in the 90s. Seated at the lobby of an office block watching ppl go by for lunch today, sadly, I only saw the usual boring suits, shirts, pants n dresses among women of all races. It’s a shame.
Lots of people leaving the organization recently and lots of farewell presents to buy. Yesterday a colleague (a mom of 2) who is serving her last day at work today came into the office in a dress. I have never seen her in one the past 5 yrs and she looked great in it. Apparently it was something she owned 9 years ago and have not worn it since her 8 yr old was born. And he picked the outfit for her yesterday.
Anyhow, to nudge her along the road of dresses, we decided to buy her two as farewell gifts – so she can be the leisurely yummy mummy while she’s on a break from work. And here I am, modeling them in the dressing room.
Left: beige cotton shirt dress from Mango. Right: teal knit dress from Esprit.
I gotta try them to see if they would fit her!!
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I spent most of 2012 dodging peplums. It is a fad, I reasoned with myself, and you don’t want to be stuck with a has-been, I said.
Well, come 2013, it is still around. Plus, I found one that fit just nicely in a fabric that I could roll up and pack on work trips. (note: work dressing in major Asian cities still require women to be in skirts and stockings. I had already ditched stockings but kept conservative dresses for for trips.)
Here is a white dress from Joop with a large comfy cardi because I had a cold.
Up close, here is what the dress looked like without the cardi.
Simple outfit for work. Only drawback is that I feel conscious about wearing a fitted white dress. Made sure that I didn’t slouch or have a pooch in that outfit!
The three beauties (ahem!) at at wedding banquet who could not resist taking photos in the restroom.
All of whom wore camel-coloured shoes.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!! It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year today and as with previous years, my family will make a conscious effort to visit our relatives all decked out in new outfits. While my parents are not that superstitious, they do ask that we (sisters and me) dress up in bright colours to usher in the new year. And I must agree, it does make one feel happier when you are dressed in cheery colours!
So here’s my choice of outfit for today – a bright red dress with gold studs from Mango, complete with camel colour shoes from Charles & Keith and beige handbag from some blog shop. Very prosperous looking, and very well-liked by the elders!!
Best of all, this dress is loose enough to hide the tummy and I could still stuff my face with all the yummy goodies!
Hi hi it’s been so long and as always life took over.
I have been attending wedding after wedding, practically since the start of the year. Received invites for five but could only attend four… And already I was running out of things to wear. You know how it is – you try not to make a ‘repeat performance’ of the same outfit with the same circle of friends/colleagues. I finally ran out of dresses, and as part of my self-imposed austerity drive I raided Ms Dressy‘s wardrobe for an outfit for the last wedding dinner, out of desperation (thank you!).
So here it is: a visual summary of what I wore…
(From left, clockwise) Ms Dressy’s electric blue flowery long dress; my favourite Calvin Klein red satin toga cocktail dress which I snagged at a Las Vegas outlet store 3 years ago while visiting MonoChameleon. It’s the best dress to wear for a wedding dinner cos there’s enough room for food =); my Coast gunmetal grey bustier dress with floral details; the Duchess Kate-inspired outfit and the last two pictures are my cheongsam-like pale yellow shantung silk dress with cowl collar, which I designed and had my mom’s seamstress sew. It was my Lunar New Year outfit a couple of years ago, and I thought it was elegant and appropriate enough for me to wear it as I was cantoring at the wedding mass.
This is The Year of Weddings and i have another two invites in April and possibly one more in November. More time to think about what to wear, and perhaps I gotta visit Ms Dressy again soon =l
P/S: by the way, how do you like the treatment of my photos? Am playing around with the “Paper Artist” photo editor software that I just discovered on my Samsung Galaxy.
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My cousin is getting married today and we (parents plus sisters) trooped happily to her home for the traditional tea ceremony. My sisters were dressed in salmon pink and beige. I was dressed in pink.I didn’t plan to wear the dress that I wore as the original choice was a long pale yellow chiffon dress. But changed my mind when I thought it might be a little too dressy for a morning function. Panicked a little and opened my wardrobe, stared hard and aha! Plucked out a dress that I bought online a year ago (never worn before!) and decided that it’s time for it to make an appearance to the world today.
It’s a reversible dress. Meaning, I could wear it in pink with a navy blue lining or wear it in navy with pink underneath! Very versatile, and totally wearable depending on my mood for the day. And it comes with a matching sash worn around the waist too. I personally like the blue look but since the colour theme for the day was pink/beige/gold, I went with the pink look instead.
Pardon the bad photos below…
Look #1: pink
Look #2: Navy
This was my ensemble at a recent conference in Vancouver. Brought along my Chanel-inspired dress but thought it might be too chilly and slipped on black leggings. Paired with heels and voila!
Over-preparation: 2 dresses, 1 skirt, 1 pair of yoga pants and 1 pair of jeans.
Under-preparation: No iron for crumpled dresses.
(will attempted Shower Steaming)
On a related note, we had planned for monochromes and colours. We even have a pair of comfy pumps for dresses.
My ASOS purchases finally arrived from the UK.. wheeeee!! Wore one of the two new dresses out yesterday.. have a look!
River Island summer dress in mint green. And I just love the two huge pockets in the front, perfect for storing tickets, receipts etc. Yesterday’s outfit was paired with my own white woven belt and peep-toe shoes. 🙂
Thot i would jazz up a busy Monday w brights and florals.
And the fact that this dress needed no ironing totally fitted the oh-damn-i-didnt-do-laundry-this-weekend bill.
I liked the fact that the bow brings attention from my waistless body.
In fact, i walked in to office and was greeted with “hey, nice bow!”. Says a lot for my looks, i guess.
The polka dotted Ralph Lauren dress made another appearance today, along with some cut-price Enzo Angiolini heels ($27 from DSW purchased a couple months ago), and the satin clutch purse I carried on our wedding day.
Add a touch of red lipstick, and I was off to Morton’s for a belated celebration of our wedding anniversary.