There’s about 12 more days till Christmas, have you done your shopping yet? I haven’t, in fact, I’m too broke to. However, what I lack in money, I make up for in…free time. Which I use to make up my Christmas Gift List, and imagine an ideal world where I can afford all of the following:
Every girl needs a good pair of these in their wardrobe. I should know since my F21 pair just had its sole drop off. This chic pair of Zara oxfords look sturdy, well-made and comes in either black or brown (although I am partial towards the brown). I can just picture all the outfit combis I would do with this pair. Retails at 59.99 GBP on zara.com.
2. Leopard Blazer
Yeah, yeah, I know I said I find leopard prints tacky, and I normally do, except for this time. I find myself especially taken with this Zara leopard print blazer. Maybe it’s the cut, maybe it’s how it’s paired, but something about it feels just right. Retails at 79.99 GBP on zara.com
How about jewelry that doesn’t break the bank? Get some cute and delicate-ish handmade bling from etsy shops like Piper Blue that sells necklaces and earrings at pretty affordable prices ranging from USD20++.
Alternatively, consider Gwen Delicious, another etsy store that makes use of unconventional and unexpected vintage materials (like type writer keys or cashier keys) to be remade into necklaces and even cufflinks. Prices range from USD20+ onwards.
4. A Cambridge Satchel
It’s leather, well-made and hardy. What’s not to like? Okay, well, maybe the buckles which can be troublesome and tiresome. You can get your/your loved one’s initials embossed. Comes in variety of colours. Order now to get it delivered before Christmas. I already have one, but would love one in gorgeous purple! Pssssst, if you are in Singapore and would like a brand new, never-been-used light brown Cambridge Batchel, let me know! I’ve got a friend who’s looking to sell his new, un-embossed batchel.
5. Laptop Sleeve
Mine has a spoilt zipper (which makes it a hazard to store and carry my Macbook in), and I’ve been meaning to get a new one, but for laziness and broke-ness. Ever since I spotted the Cote et Ciel sleeve on Bagaholic Boy, I’ve been wanting to pick one up from Cumulus (Wheelock Place). According to Bagaholic Boy, it’s about SGD60 and neoprene. Reasonably priced and perfect since I already have a nasty dent in my Macbook (i.e, I am clumsy). I checked out Cote et Ciel’s website, and like the short opening diver sleeves in Blackcurrent or Navy Blue.
5. Reed Krakoff Suede Tote
Today was a good day because:
1. I got a sunflower! I love sunflowers, it’s my favourite flower!
2. I got TOMS- the arch support. Ughhh to die for, although the white Jack Purcells put up a good fight.
3. I went out for the FIRST TIME in days. Life 1, Home infinite.
4. Took good pictures, and took in the Xmas lights at Orchard Road, including the pwning Christmas Tree at Ion. One of those pictures was captured by accident, just as fallchildren was blowing out his smoke, it came into the lens of my camera, and snap! A moment was captured. I think it looked pretty cool.
5. Mustafa was interesting & offer many, many things. There, we found a pair of pants for about $30 to match a blazer we got from the Salvation Army (after searching Chinatown and Town itself). Together, they make a suit!
6. Gained stylespiration from the Sartorialist’s book, which I am too cheap to buy (sorry, poor student, limited cash flow). I now feel inspired to get down to altering my red thrifted gown! If you have the cash (or would like to buy me a present), do pick up a copy!
7. I am drinking Grape-flavoured Yakult! Yakult is awesome & good for your digestion.
Often when I go through the Sartorialist’s shots, I skim through them. Just getting the overall feel of each outfit to decide if I like them or not.
Today was a little different. A reminder that sometimes the details of each outfit are what makes it.
The way the shirt scrunches, the girl’s gorgeous bone structure, hair & eyes, a shirt turned into a skirt (how genius!), the unexpectedness of a Chuck-wearing senior, the cute little bow-tie or tie thrown into the pants-suit (for women)!
In search of a good tie to pair with my suits!
1. Mole factory explosion still needs a clean up. -.- I hid my face behind my vintage sunglasses (which I re-found, so there is a ‘yay!’ in that) for the day, though they came off at night cause I thought it was just too retarded to wear sunglasses at night.
2. My bank account is creeping dangerously close to the cliff…especially as I want to say “Hello sexy” to Muse at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
3. I don’t think I like ‘Women In Love’ very much. While it features good writing and thoughtful content at points, a lot of it thus far feels a little too overwrought. Perhaps I am mentally unable to connect with their strange romance style… Time will tell, if my feelings about the book will change or remain the same.