Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dayung Sangon

What I'm wearing...

Striped shirt - Brands Outlet
Skirt - Bershka
Belt - Grandmother's
Booties - Vincci
Earrings - Gift from a friend

Today, I am fortifying my identity as a Bidayuh native. The belt shown was my grandmother's. It is part of the Bidayuh traditional wear. It's the real deal as in real brass (I think it's brass). Not the flimsy ones that you see today. I feel really blessed to actually own it. It's such a fine piece with intricate details that just exudes elegance! I thought that I was crazy to bring it to daily wear but shouldn't it be that way? To modernize it and make it relevant? This is a whole new level altogether. I only wore this to dinners but now I'm taking it out with me. This look, to me, is sexy and updated. Ideal for a modern day Dayak lady.

When putting together this outfit, I thought a nice black clutch with silver linings would be great. I'd wear this to a fashion show even. But I thought no harm in wearing it to class, minus the booties. I ended up wearing my Vans sneakers. There's no way I can survive with the booties. And then I thought of putting on a vest....

Yay or nay?

Well, I thought it looked alright. I guess it all depends whether you want to dress it up or dress it down. I really love this striped shirt. I like using it to wear with other prints. For this look, I paired stripe with paisley prints because they are totally different type of prints. Why does this work? Since I've already worn thin striped shirt, the prints on the skirt should be bigger and should not go horizontal like the stripes. I think that explains it. If you have a better explanation, feel free to comment.

Monday, November 19, 2012


What I'm wearing...

Skirt - from Zigzag Boutique at Wisma Saberkas
Heart necklace - Vincci
Soft pig skin leather brogues - Topshop

I opted for simplicity today. Having Monday Blues but you don't have to look like it. Just wear something nice and simple. It works.

I got this white shirt during my uncle's funeral. It's those white tees that funeral parlours distribute to the family of the deceased to wear to identify them. I just thought it makes a good basic despite where it was coming from...so...why not?

Sunday, November 18, 2012


What I'm wearing...

Knitted cardigan - hand-me-downs from my cousin
Pants - Elle
Shoes - Primavera
Butterfly ring

I'm so exhausted after helping out in the children's camp! But it was well worth it and I don't regret a single thing. They really made my day and made me feel that life is great. They've also been such a comfort to me as well. Anyway, so today I went to church and saw some of the kids. Man, I'm so exhausted I don't even know what to write. I guess I'll get right to business. I wore something pretty simple today and I absolutely love these shoes! I picked them out for my sister. I also love the pants that I'm wearing. Looks a lot like leggings but it's not. It's thick enough so your panty lines aren't noticeable. I bought it for half price at Elle in Spring. Notice the necklace. It's on repeat.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I wana go to a concert!!

Hey guys! We meet again! Told ya I'll be updating a little more frequently aight? So today (actually yesterday), the plan was to go for Yuna's Homecoming Tour. I've been planning to go for this for ages! But...in the end, I decided to go and help out for the children's camp. It was worth it but I still wish I had gone to the concert. I'm quite a fan of Yuna's and I love going to concerts but when there's a concert going on in Kuching, I can't go. But I've been checking out concerts. Swedish House Mafia is going to do their last tour in KL on 18th Jan and there's gona be Future Music Festival going on in March. I'd like to go for both. Hopefully that can come true! Gotta see how much it costs before I can actually decided anything. But based on the acts, I'm more inclined to SHM cos the only act for the festival that I like is The Temper Trap. A band that I truly like. As for A Night Of Trance, Armin's gona be the main act. Not such a big fan of his though.

Anyway, I've got a new skirt that my sister bought for me on her recent trip to KL. I must say, I'm such a sucker for paisley prints...I mean, who isn't?? And also, I'm sporting side-swept hair and still in love with my red lipstick!

What I'm wearing....

Graphic racer back tee - Forever 21
Printed Skirt - Berschka

This is not what I wore today. I wore something else but can't seem to upload the pics. I wore this outfit sometime last week. I notice that I keep wearing this necklace eversince I found it again. I haven't worn these in ages! It's refreshing to use it again. And here, I'm sporting red nails and red lips. I bought the red nail polish a few weeks ago on impulse. I really wanted to buy something that I didn't need but didn't want to regret it and end up broke. So, I bought nail polish at Sasa at tHe Spring. It cost me about RM6.90 if I'm not mistaken. The brand is called Eleanor. I love the brush and texture of this nail polish! Probably the best I've ever used. It dries out fast but not so fast to the point it hardens the brush. It's just nice. I highly recommend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Arm Swag!

I'm always happiest when I go to campus dressed up nicely. Like today. I'm very happy with what I've put on. It's like a sense of achievement because most of the time, I really don't feel like dressing up. So I have to ignore whatever I'm feeling and make the effort to dress up. It really does have a psychological effect! Cos I feel a lot happier. It's depressing enough not having much of a life cos I'm constantly trying my best to get my work done, get good grades and play Diablo go out once in a while. I even said no to many entertainments because I knew I had something that needs to be done. I used to just go out and worry about work later. But this is a new me. A more disciplined me. It paid off though. Getting work done on time is actually less stressful than getting work done at the last minute! Plus, my grades are fantastic right now. Better than it's ever been. Anyway, don't wana bore you with work-talk. Here is today's outfit!!

What I'm wearing....

Button-up blouse - MNG
Racer back dress - Forever 21
Bracelets - Left&Right, Colourful one was bought from another friend here.

And my shoes is my trusty Vans sneakers. Goes so well with everything! I don't regret spending almost RM200 on it. I must find another pair of sneakers! I love my arm swag! I just love stacking up all my bracelets on one hand. It's the trend now anyway. Glad I've collected quite a few to get this look. It's better when you have different textures and colours on one hand. Makes the whole look more interesting rather than just getting one of the same type. Lately I've been sporting the side-swept hair. I was so bored with my hair cos I practically do nothing with it (other than colour it) but now, I just pin my hair on one side and sweep it to the other side. So as of now, this is my signature do. It's gona stay I believe. You just gotta have a signature look that just reflects you.

All that talk on Brands Outlet really makes me wana shop there! I was walking around in Boulevard the other day and saw many cheap stuff, including a new shop called POP 21 which I believe is kind of a cheaper version of Forever 21. But...I must resist. A day will come when I can shop in peace!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ain't Got No Time!

Oh dear, here I go again being such a bad, bad blogger. Not updating for ages. This outfit posting thing felt like a nuisance. While I love dressing up, taking pictures of myself...well, it feels like I'm such a self-centred, vain being who worship nothing but herself. But then again, I love dressing up! Right now, I feel like that isn't such a bad thing after all. As long as I keep that in check at keep in touch with reality. Anyway, my pictures will not be half as good as other bloggers. And then I thought, who cares about other bloggers?? This is me!! Maybe they have photographers following them wherever they go, I don't. Too bad. But I promise myself that I will use whatever means to showcase what I love to do despite being a little less appealing. I will share with you what I'm wearing in an almost everyday basis.

Fortunately, I have pictures! I have been 'documenting' looks that I have been sporting. I shall begin with the first one that I took so that I have something to blog about. Hehehh....and maybe keep you posted on what I'm currently wearing. Give you all a little something to feast on. I'm too lazy to go through the internet to get inspiration. I ain't got no time for that!

There, she said it. I got other things to do on the internet. Like Facebook finding formulas and Physics stuff. Anyhow, today I had to wear the most uninteresting outfit. SO uninteresting that it is not picture worthy. And my hair looked sad! It's cos I had a lab session today. So it means T-shirt, jeans and sneakers day. I hate that. It's like a student Engineer's uniform. It's what I aim to avoid! But here's what I wore on a cold rainy Sunday in Kuching...

What I'm wearing....

Hat - bought at a kiosk at tHe Spring 
Necklace - bought years ago at KL
Blazer - thrifted
Dress - Brands Outlet located at Boulevard Shopping Mall
Black socks
Peep toe wedged booties - Vincci (probably not available anymore)

I really loved this blazer the moment I set my eyes on it! Unfortunately it was pretty hard to style with it. Until this day. It had this unique structure that I like. It's probably from the 90s or something. 

So basically my style is more of using what I already have. I've not been shopping much lately and being a student, I'm always on a budget! This year I challenged myself to use whatever I have and create something totally new! So far, it has been great. Never tell yourself that you have nothing to wear. Go online and search for inspirations. There's plenty out there! No magazine needed either. Also, know where to shop. Brands Outlet is such a great place to shop on a budget and it constantly have great deals. 

That's all from me now, my assignment is calling. Toodles! :D

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