After 2 back to back crazy weekends (especially last week), I was so glad to get a break even if it was just 1 day. I think I love the adrenaline rush of work and it feels really good when it shows that you’ve put in a lot of yourself in it. We had two highly positive closing stories and I was quoted without missing a beat. It’s great to have a really dependable team you can count on to deliver the goods, run the show, keep the audiences safe and also make the 10, 000 things I want to say about the festival coherently concise. Now, my work is done and it’s bitter-sweet for me. I’ve given 5 years of myself to this festival and almost 7 years to the company. I go on a long holiday at the end of next month and I can’t wait to go back home to T in Las Vegas. We will be travelling across the USA and I can’t wait! Arizona, New York and California – here I come! Okay lah, in another 50 days…
Anyway, here’s an outfit post! I picked this dress from the racks off the Centrepoint MS. READ shop. It’s something from their R by MS. READ (trendy contemporary styles) range and retails for S$119 (use the “wastedfashion” 20% discount code and it’ll only cost you S$95.20).
It’s so generously cut that I went a size down and am wearing a UK14 for this. I don’t wear a lot of black just because fat girls are told to wear black and I refuse to abide by that “slimming”rule. But I’m not against it. As you can see, it drapes really well and is very flattering. The studs on the neckline and the front flap are nice details to an otherwise plain and simple dress. Wednesdays are our long meeting days, so I do try to dress more appropriately for work (no dress code in the creative industry though). I love that the sleeves are a comfortable fit – not too baggy and not too tight. Do you have the uncomfortable, cannot-raise arms armhole issue? I do sometimes but not here. Also, remember that I’m only 1.53m tall, so for the length of this dress is probably not going to work for someone over 1.6m unless you like minis.
What I’m wearing today:
Dress: Black front overlap studs dress from R by MS. READ
Accessories: Gold knotty weave metal dangling earrings from ALDO; Natural weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP
Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA
So how does one go about slimming one’s face? I’ve still got the same round fat cheeks with the double chins.
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Dress: Black lace overlay tunic top from DOROTHY PERKINS
Accessories: Belt from TOPSHOP; Gold dangly earrings from ALDO; Black calculator watch from CASIO
Leggings: Purple footless tights from CALZEDONIA
Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR
Thanks Pearlyn for the photos! And Christie for sparring with me. Heh.
Last night, I met 2 readers – Caraline and Karen after work. Operation Cull has gone to its next level. I managed to part with some clothes but I still have tons I need to cull. Will probably be meeting them (maybe some others?) in about a month’s time once I put together another batch to give away. Let me know if you are keen! I have at least 100 dresses, tops and bottoms that have to go to new homes!
Dress: Scratched Florals Maxi Dress from FOREVER21+
Accessories: Gold metallic dangling earrings from ALDO
My Marketing buddy Winnie Chan got married today. The marriage solemnization ceremony and reception was held in one of the old Parliament chambers at The Arts House. Several of our colleagues rallied to help. I did my small part to make announcements. It was intimate and easy breezy. I am a sentimental fool.
I went to UNIQLO today at 313@Somerset to help my friend Natalie Soh buy some spiffy outfits suitable for formal occasions and work. I also trawled the 4 levels of F21 AND left with nothing. Photos are all taken as we went along our day (via iPhone 4).
What I’m wearing today:
Dress: 80s Red Sailing Mini Dress from GREENVIOLETVINTAGE on etsy.com
Accessories: Red & Black button ring from Mina Kwag (gift from Chow Keat Yeng); Mini cassette necklace from some festival stall in Inner Mongolia
Bag: Grey tote with yellow handles from ALDO
Footwear: Grey/pewter quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR
Dress: Jailbird Black & White Dress from PinkZombies on etsy.com
Leggings: Black footless leggings (from my sister’s collection)
Footwear: Custom Kitty Shoes from Em&Sprout on etsy.com
Accessories: Straw hat from TALISMANS (Far East Plaza); Cloud & Lightning Bolt brooch from Made By White
Bag: Light grey tote with yellow handles from ALDO
I had the day off today and I went out to catch up with 2 friends who just returned to Singapore for a break. My longtime good friend Juanita of JuanitaTortilla brought me many presents from Zurich and made me clothes! Kai joined us for lunch, then Juanita went off to Kinokuniya. Kai and I stayed at Far East Plaza to do our hair. She coloured hers while I chopped mine off!!