Sunday, May 14, 2017

Intimates & Outfit Ideas for a date

Get in touch with your sexy side with Adore Me this summer. Society and mainstream media puts a definition to sexy by linking having physical traits like having chiseled abs, perky ass & boobs, is the equivalent of sexy.

That is not true in my opinion because everyone can be sexy regardless of your size.Take a look at my goddess, Ashley Graham, and tell me it isn't true. Sexy isn't just all about physical traits, it is a state of mind. It's knowing what lingerie you're wearing underneath that makes you feel empowered and confident. With that said, I'm partnered with Adore Me to help you connect with your inner goddess by showing you how I style my intimates and outfits on dates.


1) Take him/her swimming on the first date
Summer Date Outfit




Let's kick off swim suit season with this black floral one piece swim suit. What better way to bring down the heat than to taking a dip in the ocean or jumping right into the pool? Who cares if your body isn't swim suit ready, all you need is to find a swimsuit that fits you. This is for my gorgeous ladies whose confidence radiate brighter than the sun. The plunging neckline and curve enhancing statement of this one piece (Vianna Plus) swimsuit. you're set to slay this summer.



2) Movie Night in a pillow fort 
Movie Night




Making movie night a little more special by building a pillow fort for the both of you, throw in some mood lighting, play some good movies and it's a romantic date stemmed from a kiddy idea. On a cute date like this I'd put on a slinky wrap front playsuit for comfort and a matching set of navy blue lingerie (Azura Contour Plus) underneath.

The Azura Countour plus set is everything that I love, its straps are convertible which you can simply wear it strapless with an off shoulder top and the five hook and eye closure give a better back support for us bustier girls.


Hopefully this post inspires you to embrace your sexy side, check out Adore Me to view their extensive line of lingerie

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Forest Fairy







Forest Fairy 

If only I could live in body suits and tulle skirts every day, this would be my uniform until the day I can't dress myself anymore. This boohoo mesh body suit is one piece that exudes sexiness without showing too much skin and its embroidered details makes it a piece so dear. It's only fitting to pair it with a forest green tulle skirt for a dark romantic twist to the outfit. This was inspired by Elie Saab's past seasons' couture looks.

Details:

Floral Embroidered top: Boohoo.com $35
Tulle skirt: ASOS Tulle Prom Skirt $105.58
Bag: Aldo 
Nude Pumps: Hush Puppies 





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Monday, November 21, 2016

BKK Visuals

✈ Bangkok 

To more adventures ahead...


πŸ“Siam 

Nearest BTS: Siam
For all of my past trips to Bangkok, our home base never left Pratunam. Pratunam is a fabulous place to stay when your primary focus is for hardcore shopping at Platinum Fashion Mall, Krung Thong plaza and its morning market. A little fyi for y'all shopaholics, Glow & Centerpoint Pratunam are my top hotel choices for that area.

For this trip, we made Siam Novotel our home base and boy oh boy do I love this location so damn much. There's so much to do, shop and eat without having to travel far. A great line-up of massage parlors across the hotel, the surrounding of shopping malls,  BTS station right at its door step, bustling night market and wide array of delicious Thai eateries & restaurants to taste. There just so much to see and do at Siam. 


414/18-19 Rama 1 road, Patumwan
Bangkok, Thailand 10330

A 2 minutes walk from Novotel Siam brings you to Three Wheels where I managed to satisfy my cravings right after getting off the plane. We found this place unintentionally on our own. On the way from the airport, our chatty cab driver was kind to give us an insight on the best places in Siam, which we communicated a mixture of broken English and Thai. Just before turning into our hotel, he pointed in a general direction that I believe he mentioned about being the most happening night markets, that almost sounded like an exciting adventure that all of us were so determined to experience. 
Needless to say, we didn't find the place or any night markets instead we stumbled into this restaurant for a quick meal. 


Example of map-marker

πŸ“ Scala: Vintage movie theater 

184, Soi Siam Square 1, Rama I Rd., Wang Mai, 
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Scala first open its doors to movie lovers in the late 1960s and it remains as one of oldest single-screen movie halls. I'd always stop for architecture eye-candy like this because how often do you see an old school cinema like this? The closest we have in Singapore is Capitol Theater which is an architectural beauty on its own. 

πŸ“ EVE AND BOY

186 / 2-4 Siam Square Soi 1, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, 
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand


πŸ“ BEAUTRIUM 

Watergate Pavilion 567 Ratchoprarop Rd.Makkasan, Ratchathewi

Bangkok 10400 Thailand



Eve and Boy & Beautrium is the heaven for all makeup enthusiasts. These two large scale beauty stores are like their version of Sephora. Eve and Boy houses brands ranging from the western high-end to drugstore makeup. You'd find brands such as NARS, Laura Mercier, Milani, Makeup Revolution and Physicians Formula. Mind you, the price tag could be steeper than you thought. I paid  $40 for a Milani powder blush. While it's insane trying to maneuver through the evening crowd at Eve and Boy, there is Beautrium with a calmer atmosphere. With a lesser crowd there, the sales associate can get to you when they find you wandering aimlessly or staring too deeply at its range of eyeliners. Busted some dollars on Lime Crime Velvetines, sailormoon eyeliner and while at it, I discovered one of the best false eyelashes of all times (Meilinda). 


πŸ“ EmQuartier


Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

Audrey Cafe de Fleur @ The Helix Quartier

Shopping malls makes a great hideout from the warm Bangkok weather. In this largest retail mall, you'll be in awe of its granduer luxury shopping and wide selection of dining options. If you were to ask, my favourite spot in the mall has to be its rooftop garden. While I'm not one who'd enjoy nature in a tropical climate, I'm appretiative of a breezy quiet corner and its lush greens.







πŸ“ TGIFest

Nearest BTS: Thong Lor
(Every Friday to Sunday)
Note: Permanently Closed

For the hipsters that can never get enough of hippie night market, you'd enjoy Thailand's urban weekend market TGIFest. Every corner is a photo op, the well-lit signage at its entrance surrounded by greenery makes a great backdrop for your #OOTDs. What's a hipster market if not for its photobooth? You get to print your photos for free when you upload the image onto your instagram account and hashtag them. Hippie and happy level 100. 

TGIFest feeds the soul of young people but for old-school tummies like mine, I'd very much prefer the traditional night markets like the one at Siam or Rod Fai Market for local delicacies like Khao Kha Moo (braised pork leg rice). 



Here it is, hopefully that these are some new places that you'd visit on the next trip. 






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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Boohoo + Styling thigh slit midi skirt

My fellow beautiful curvy ladies, we need to talk about Boohoo! You know, I've been shopping with ASOS for about what, 7 years now and it's time for a change. Thanks to them I get to know about another incredible brand - Boohoo, which is becoming my go-to online boutique. Although ASOS carries Boohoo on their site, it isn't in its entirety. Some things like celebrity collaborations are still exclusive to Boohoo's site. 

Here are some thoughts I have as a paying customer of Boohoo and I thought you should too if you're planning to make your order. 

Choosing your size
Boohoo tends to run smaller in size when I compare with ASOS or Dorothy Perkins but they're still true to size according to their size guide. This means if I'm a UK 14 with ASOS, I'll have to size up with Boohoo. Do keep in mind that different companies has entirely different size guide, please make sure your measurements matches the size guide to avoid any disappointment from fit issues. 

What it's made of
Like I've said, clothing sizes run small at Boohoo and even the models modelling for the curve section are small too. I thought that it was harder to visualize myself fitting in the exact same outfit as the model. As a curvy girl, stretchy fabric is always a friend. It's worth to note is that a blend of viscose and elastane would give you a stretchy material. 

Shipping
International shipping is chargeable at a flat rate but there isn't much to complain about for now, 3 orders with Boohoo later, all of my items reached me within a week. So that's £6.99 well spent. 



Details: 

Suede choker // Boohoo 
Cropped tee (size L) // H&M 
Bomber jacket (UK 16) // New Look 
Tie slit midi skirt in khaki (UK 16) // Boohoo 
Shoes // ASOS, London Rebel 

Embrace your curves with this body hugging thigh slit midi skirt through the day and into the night. 
For a casual take, I styled the khaki skirt with a basic cropped t-shirt and added a bomber jacket for some layer. It ain't sweater weather here year round, so I've made the arm holes on my jacket useless by draping the it over my shoulders. Flat shoes are perfect for running around, so I went in and threw on a pair of grey loafers. 

There is nothing more sexy than the color black, watch as I switch from a cropped top to a mesh body suit. The outfit turns into something I'd wear to a wedding dinner or a nights out. Although this outfit would go great with heels but me being me, I'd never sacrifice comfort, so I went with a fancy pair of laced of flats instead.



Details: 

Floral mesh bodysuit (UK 18)  // Boohoo 
Tie slit midi skirt in black (UK 16) // Boohoo 
Bag // Tocco Toscano 
Laced up flats  // Zalora, Something Borrowed

Disclaimer: This is not an ad, I paid for every single piece with my own money and I genuinely think that my curvy friends should get to know another clothing brand for more options (:

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Jumpsuits, The Things Nobody Told You.


The classy one piece that could be arguably the most effortless look anyone can pull off for a girls' night out or a formal work day. But what do we know about the miseries behind ladies who somehow still managed to keep it together till the end of the day in a snugly fitted jumpsuit?

1. How do you pee in this damn thing?

Obviously there is no classy way to take a piss when you're in a jumpsuit. All of this happen in slow motion, it takes patience and a bunch of coordination to disrobe and hold up the pants dearly to avoid dragging it across the bathroom flooring. From my experience I can easily tell you that in a toilet emergency kind of situation, the entire process has to be sped up x4 but the actual feeling of disrobing to landing your butt on the toilet seat feels almost like a 110 metres hurdle race that you're about to lose.


2. Can I still pull off a jumpsuit if I'm lesser than a 1.8m?

How about this, I stand at 1.65m and that's 5'5" which in my opinion isn't very tall at all. When you're my height it would be a bonus to find your size at a petite section of the store, but little did we know most clothing companies' petite section sizes ends at a UK 14 which they completely missed out the fact that a petite girl could be a UK 16 or larger.

Here's the good news, there are two ways to this,
a. wearing sky high platform shoes to elevate yourself or
b. just get it hemmed

Me being me, I'm flat shoes all day kinda girl I went for option b - Getting it hemmed. Lucky for me,  my jumpsuit that was purchased from Dorothy Perkins offers alteration services at $8 that takes 3 working days tops. Pretty efficient I'd say.

3. Can I just buy this off the internet?

Erm yes and no. Sure if you're a risk taker and no if you like being on the safe side. I think one piece suits (rompers included) are tricky! It's not something I'd willingly jump into purchase, wait 2 weeks for its arrival and then disappointingly send it back when it doesn't fit. It takes up too much time and I have enough disappointing buys still sitting in my closet to know better.

A good one piece jump suit would pass the squat test, those that didn't would look unflattering on your body, especially at the crotch and butt area. Imagine the embarrassment having to fix your crotch area every step you take. While you're new to one pieces, I'd highly suggest to going to a physical store to fit. If you're a bigger girl like me, check out Dorothy Perkins for sizes UK 14 and up. Have fun exploring and expanding your closet.





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