OOTD: 501s with a touch of luxe

One way to re-interpret my classic 501s was to make it stand out on its own by pairing it with:

  • a light-coloured silk top (straight-cut; OwnMuse)
  • sparkly, strappy sandals (Geox – sadly, they’ve discontinued this style)
  • brightly coloured handbag (Goyard)
  • and a gold bracelet (part of the wedding dowry from the groom!)


I rolled up the cuffs of the jeans for an updated look. Even the Husband got involved and helped me work out this length.  🙂





the ribbon of happiness

I’ve always wanted to get a nice sling bag. You know, that one bag which you can carry to parties, midnight movies, brunch, events, wedding dinners, etc. And so I began my journey hunting for that perfect sling bag. I had originally set my eyes on the Chanel mini flap bag, but after countless attempts to beat the crazy queues (yes, we queue for everything in Singapore) to get into the Chanel store; and the multiple futile visits to duty-free stores at various airports, I decided that we’re just not fated to be. That said, I still wasn’t prepared to give up hopes on getting that one sling bag.

So one Friday evening, after dinner with the Atas sister, we decided to pop into my favourite (and trusty) ferragamo outlet at Paragon (after the fruitless attempt to queue at Chanel). To my pleasant surprise, that perfect sling bag, a new collection nonetheless, was sitting in the shop, waiting patiently for me.

And so…. presenting the leetle ribbon of happiness….

I went home a happy girl having paid 1/3 the price that I had originally budgeted for this sling of joy.

I went home a happy girl having paid 1/3 the price that I had originally budgeted for this sling of joy.

Burgundy x Blue

I know I am a total shopping failure: I spent 2 weeks in the land of outlet malls and only came home with one, yes, ONE pair of shoes. Tragic, the shopaholic in us would say.

I came home, oiled and polished my precious pair of burgundy GH Bass weejuns, pottered about the house in them to break them in.

Finally, I wore then out to the mall and lunch with the in-laws today.


Matched them with my Uniqlo shorts in navy and new OwnMuse silk shirt.


With the silk top, I wore my usual CarrieK Word necklaces.

Comfy wear for the scorching weather these days.

F1 fashion

So, I was at the F1 Grand Prix last Sunday and thought it’d really be a great idea to blog about what people wore to the race. Pardon the blurry pictures: stealth photography is an art.

Ferrari cape!

Srandard combo of tank top plus shorts (on a side note, look at those legs!)

Saw many in long maxi dresses too, usually with plunging necklines. Perhaps, to deal with the humid weather?

The Korean has landed

So… I’ve decided to be part of this, after much consideration.hehe. Please welcome me!

Looking through the wardrobe as I did my spring-summer cleaning, I discovered that, even though I don’t make a lot of fashion purchases I have built a solid ‘Me’ style over the years with the pieces I buy. You know, sometimes when friends see a piece of fashion and go “It’s so you!”? There’s definitely a ‘Korea’ in the ‘Me’ style, since my recent purchases are mainly from Korea (thanks to online shopping)

[Side note: for the uninitiated, ‘noona’ is a term used by a younger Korean man to address an older sister. As to why I’m koreanoona, please watch this video, featuring former Miss Korea Kim Sa Rang and a then-17 year old unknown Lee Seung Gi in his debut hit. You are also welcome to check out the 100 photos of His Gorgeous Self on my FB.]

Looking at myself in the mirror last Saturday as I was prepping up for the Lee Seung Gi fan meet, it was quite startling to see my current preference:

  • Black eyeliner – check.
  • Wavy brown-dyed hair – check.
  • Full fringe – check.
  • Body hugging denim dress – check.
  • 4-inch killer heels – check

Yup, looks Korean to me.


Anyways… on to today’s choice of fashion. Ironically, all items today are not from Korea.  And it started with this bag.

Had an important meeting later today and wanted to look my business best. But I’d already packed last night into the fuchsia pink Kate Spade (a gift – u guys know I’m cheapo and I won’t ‘invest’ in branded bags right? ;). So what would go with the pink? This grey tweed-print dress with asymmetrical neckline has pink trimmings on them, so that’ll go with the bag. I paired it with a grey cropped jacket. Interestingly, this jacket is designed by the interior designer for my home. She’d branched out to create her own fashion line DYEL. Nice stuff there 🙂

I usually wear this dress with my baby pink heels (a bit about that in another post…) but it’s not the most comfy pair of shoes, so I opted for my trusted grey fabric heels instead (at a sensible 3.5-inch, haha. may have to run around…)

There, I am ready to face the start of the work week!

[p/s: haven’t managed to create my category yet… soon, soon]

shopping spree

I dated my sister for a girlie outing last Friday and accidentally burned a medium-sized hole in my wallet. What started out as a “chill-out, no agenda, let’s spend the day catching-up, doing girlie things” ended with us feeling totally exhausted. We even had to cab home home because we simply can’t manage the amount of shopping bags on the train.

So… the damage for me includes:

  • 2 pairs of boyfriend shorts, in coral red and white, from Gap. Well I have to justify myself…. the discounts offered was 2 pairs of shorts for $115. If I had just gotten 1 pair, I would have to pay $79 which wasn’t worthwhile.

  • 1 pair of cargo mini skirt… also from Gap. I got mine in khaki colour and this was almost a “love at first sight” piece. In fact, I picked it out within minutes of entering the store 🙂

  • 1 tunic top from Warehouse… sorry I can’t find the picture from Warehouse’s website. All I can say is that the top is in dusty pink! Woohoo!

Obviously my sister did way better than me at burning holes. Maybe someday I’ll invite her to do a guest entry 😛

Flying without wings

but with the right shot of colour…

dressing for flights take a bit of time and effort.

yes, people, the pink umbrella, the lime green comfy cotton racerback and the skinny jeans were no accident.

we started with RESEARCH…

we IMAGINED what the sky would look like…

we created the COLOURS for that shoot…

and then, we JUMPED!

(credit goes to longtime friend Sujoy Sen and his partner in crime, Richard Jacobson, for their work behind the lens, and for Richard’s wife, Yvonne, for nudging me to do the shoot.)

Bags galore!

When my sister returned home recently from a 2-week trip to the US, it means one thing (amongst other things)…. we get new bags! This being her first trip to the land of factory outlets, she went crazy with the shopping. And of course we benefit too! Here’s a look at the new additions to my stash (I had to pay for them, nothing’s free!).

For the weekend: Tommy Hilfiger

Casual tote: Tommy Hilfiger

Epitome of elegance: Kate Spade

Cool chic: Coach