Retail Therapy

February was pretty intense… It was the last few weeks before school ended. Also known as “Hell week”, with millions of assignment, late night studying and all that kind of jazz.

The minute I was done with all my school work, I was desperate to do “a bit”  of retail therapy (wasn’t exactly a bit hehe). I haven’t been shopping for way too long, so I felt that it was okay to let loose a bit and have a good time. It felt good for that moment, but at the end of the month, looking at my bank account… haishh. Not the best feeling hahah

So I thought I would share with y’all some of my favourite items!

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I love this outfit combo. A waist-tie top with black knee ripped skinny ankle jeans. It was literally loved at first sight with this top, as it cinched at the waist with a  “shoe lace” kind of design, allowing you show off all those beautiful curves. These ripped jeans are the comfiest jean I have ever owned! The slit fits perfectly on my body. As I find most ripped knee jeans never sit on my knees because of my height. (Both the jean ($45.90) and top ($35.90) are from Zara)

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This really cute crop top and leather skirt combo are a great balance between cute and sexy at the same time! The red and black crop top adds a bit of a retro feel to the outfit. The cute little ruffles at the hem of the top adding a bit of a girl feel you the top. The leather skit adds an edge to any outfit with the check detailing in the middle and a metallic zipper at the side. (Both the top ($14.90) and skirt ($59.90) are from Zara)

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These two are the comfiest out of all my purchase I would say. The oversized khaki sweater is not the thick or thing for Singapore weather and I feel would be easy to chuck on any day as I feel it would definitely become one of my staples. The ripped mom jeans are defiantly one of my most fave purchase! As I have been looking for a ripped mom jeans for a very long time. Mainly cause I am very picky with my jeans, they have to be perfect! The studs on the hem of the pockets add an edge to the chill look of the jeans.

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These are a few of the shoes and bags that I purchased online. The black platform sandals with cute flower cut outs on the straps are one of the comfiest pairs of sandals that I have ever owned! The whites shoes are a MUST, and I always buy a cheap white shoe so I don’t get so heart broken if they get dirty. The chunky black leather bag also is a MUST as I feel that it would go basically with any of my outfits. The maroon sling bag with tassels is a heart sized to chuck your lipstick, wallet and phone for any night out.

Which was your most favourite item?

Favourite Online Shopping Sites

I always prefer to head down to the mall to shop but I do not alway have the time. And this kinda resorts to me shopping online to get my retail therapy fix like every other girl out there. So here are some of my favourite online website to shop from.

Asos: http://www.asos.com

Most popular website to shop from and you can find things from Topshop, River Island, Boohoo and much more. It is based in the UK, so shipping takes about 4 weeks and shipping fee mostly vary on the total amount of things you purchase.

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Ezbuy: https://ezbuy.sg

Great website to get really cheap tops, dresses, shoes, bags, accessories and etc. The shipping and agent fee may be vary depending on the amount of thing you purchase. Parcel at times takes about 2-4 weeks to arrive (depending on where your purchases are coming from eg: China, Taiwan, USA and etc)

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Shopee: https://shopee.sg

Shopee is a website where you can to find great steals, discounts and offers. Delivery fee can vary and packages take about 1-4 weeks to arrive (1 week if its from somewhere in Singapore and 4 weeks if it’s coming from overseas)

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The Hunt: https://www.thehunt.com

The hunt is a friendly community that help you to find particular items that you may have seen somewhere but do not know where to buy it from. It is not really a site to shop at but it gives you links to the websites for the particular items you are interested in.

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Zalora: https://www.zalora.sg

Zalora is like a Singapore version of Asos. It holds brands such as Factorie, Warehouse, Nike and much more. Delivery fee depends on how much you purchase and if its more than $40 delivery if free and mostly takes about a week.

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These are some of my favourite sites to shop from! And if there are any other particular sites that are really great to shop from please do leave it in the comments section for other to check out too!

What are your go-to online sites to shop from?🛍

What’s in my Bag!

I was clearing out my bag the other day and thought I would share with you guys what’s usually in my bag. I’m currently studying in poly and I’m really thankful that for the course that I’m taking I don’t really have to carry any book and most of my school work is done on my trusty macbook. Thus, this is what I mostly have in my everyday bag, even if I’m in school or not.

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  • My wallet (Mango)
  • Sunglasses
  • Portable charger (Xiaomi)
  • iPhone cable
  • Tissues
  • Stationary
  • Mint
  • A bottle of Water
  • And my little black pouch ↓↓↓ (Elite)

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  • Lipstick (of the day)
  • Makeup (To touchup through the day – foundation & eyebrow gel)
  • Lipstick (always kept in my bag)
  • Lip blam
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair brush
  • Mini perfume
  • Mini hand cream
  • Keys
  • Eye drops
  • iPhone earpiece
  • Thumb drive (For school work)
  • Accessories
  • Tampax (and other lady things hehe)

I find that my little black pouch is really help to keep your bag really organised and makes it easier to find all those little things that always get lost in depths of your bag. It certainly makes it easier for me when I change my bag as I can just grab that pouch and not have to look for all those things!

DO YOU HAVE A FAV GO-TO BAG?

 

Top 10 Shopping Tips

Some of you may know that I love to shop, and I thought I would share some of my shopping tips with you guys! I do understand that some people do find shopping a chore and dislike shopping for themselves. To me personally, I feel shopping is more of retail therapy and something I enjoy doing. However, sometimes if you do get a bit carried away while shopping it may get dangerous (trust me i’ve been there). So, I thought I share some of my tips with you guys!

1. Pay using physical cash rather than using your cards to pay

This would allow you to know how much you are actually spend and prevent you from getting carrier away. If you get tempted to use your cards to pay for your purchases, I would suggest that you can leave your cards at home when going shopping or with someone you really trust (for those shopaholics out there haha).

2. Know what you want to buy before heading to the mall

This can help you guys who have some difficulty shopping. For example, you can scroll though Tumblr, Instagram and other websites to find some inspiration. This would also preventing you from buying items that you may not really need (for those shopaholics haha), thus, helping you to save some cash!

3. Shop alone

This may sound slightly strange, but I feel that I “shop my best” when I’m shopping by myself. As sometimes, I feel that people’s opinion can affect your decision when deciding what to buy. Peer pursuer can also push you to purchase an item that you may not really want to buy or something that may not really be your style. However, if you find shopping a bit difficult, it is never “wrong” to go shopping with someone who really knows you well and would not “force” you to buy something you may not really want to buy.

4. It’s not a ‘must’ to purchase something that is on sale 

Seeing 50% or 70% at the window of the shop may tempt you to go in and have a shopping spree. But always keep in mind, sales are just simply a marketing strategy to encourage us to buy more and spend more money. When at the sales section of a store, don’t get too carried way. Keep in mind what you are really looking to buy. At times you can really get a good bargain in the sale section of a store so don’t be to overwhelmed if it looks crazy or crowed at times.

5. Always try clothes on before buying it

You may be very good at shopping and know what sizes fit you exactly, but sometimes when you wear it, you really know how it looks like on you. I would suggest, just try on anything that catches your eye, you don’t have to pay to try it on! When in the fitting room, ask yourself… Does it sit well on my body? Is it something I really like and am willing to spend money on it? When and where can I wear it? I feel this really helps me decide whether I want to buy it or not.

6. Go shopping during off-peak hours

I feel that the best time to go shopping are weekday afternoons. As most people, don’t really have time to go shopping during the weekdays, thus, shopping malls are hardly crowed on the weekdays. I always find it much easier to shop during off-peak hours as I can take my own sweet time to shop around, not have to worry about long fitting room lines and less stressful too.

7. Check the item you want to buy before paying for it

Some shops don’t have any exchange or refund policies. I hate it when I get home, realise that there is a defect in the item that I have purchase and don’t really have time to go back to the mall to get an exchange or refund for it. And even after finding the time to go back to the mall, to just simply realise that there is no exchange or refund for the item. So…it is always worth it spending sometime to check the item before paying.

8. Read up reviews before buy skin care & makeup item

It is important to always read up reviews online or ask a friend who has tried the product out. Especially, when it is for your skin as that is NOT replaceable. If you are going to buy something that is on the pricier side, I would encourage you to some research on it before heading to the store as sometimes it may to be exactly what you may be looking for.

9. Don’t buy stuff from ‘doggy’ online shops

I have fallen for a few scams before and I bet you it is REALLY annoying! I rarely shop online nowadays due to that. When I do shop online, I prefer to shop from more well-known online shops, such as, Asos and Zalora which are my favourite!

10. Know when to spend & when not to

This is the key to shopping! (at least to me haha) As you want to spend money on something that shows that you have spent money on it, for example accessories or a statement piece in your outfit. This can really change your outfit drastically and help to bring it from a ‘nice’ to an eye-catching ‘wow’.

(PS feature image is not my own pic)

Valentine’s day gift ideas

Valentine’s day is round the corner and all of us are wondering what we should get our special someone. So, to help you out i thought i share some great valentine day gift ideas.

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The Estelle Pastel

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Booge’s Hex Cuff (Copper)

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‘Maison Blanc – Saijo Persimmon’ Mini Tin Candle

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Picard Josephine Leather Handbag

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NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

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FILMSTAR KILLER CHEEKBONES

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BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

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STAK KITCHEN TABLET DOCK, ORCHID

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Gold-Tone Hook Leather Bracelet

Casual Sunday Outfit

I totally love my today’s outfit. It’s really simple but still like it so I thought I would share it with you guys! It’s a great way to style a simple grey tee.

Top: Forever21

Jeans: Forever21

Jacket: New Look

Shoes: Nike

Necklace: H&M

Watch: Zalora

Rings: Lovisa

Earring: H&M