Denim Jacket Lookbook (Not Your Typical Blue Ones)

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No closet is complete without at least one denim jacket. And when I said that, I meant it as I have invested a few denim jackets in “50 shades of blue” and I love how they could make any of your look effortlessly chic. Recently I’ve got myself one denim jacket in black and another one in yellow. Hence, I think it is the perfect time to share my tips on styling these non-quintessential denim jackets!

***The yellow denim jacket & red striped top which I’m wearing are sponsored by Shein. As usual, I won’t be bias and all my opinions are truthful.

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For the first look, I teamed the yellow distressed denim jacket with a black crop top, a black and white gingham print skort and a pair of black pointed-toe flats. Since, I’m wearing a refulgent yellow denim jacket, i think it is best that I team it with neutral shades so that the outfit won’t look like they are all over the place. In addition, it also allows the yellow denim jacket to do the talking!

On a side note: The yellow denim jacket is pretty boxy and it is in a crop length, so if you wan’t something oversize, make sure you upsize it. The size I’m wearing is size L. And to be honest, the denim jacket is not that thick, so I don’t suggest you to wear it to beat the cold.

Jacket: Shein  | Top: River Island  | Skort: Zara  | Flats: Charles & Keith

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For the second look, I teamed my black denim jacket with a red and white striped pullover (to add a pop of colour), a pair of black mom-jeans and a pair of white sneakers. I’ve got to admit black denim jacket is super versatile when comes to styling.

P.S I didn’t expect the quality of the red white striped pullover to be that good for the price.  It is thick and super soft, you could totally rock em when the temperature drops. Furthermore, the shade of red also turns out perfectly. Not to mention, the heart patchwork on the top also makes this pullover anything but boring!

Jacket: Uniqlo  | Top: Shein  | Jeans: Topshop  | Shoes: Adidas

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3.

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For the third look, I decided to go monochrome// ALL BLACK. All black ain’t boring when you play around with different textures. For top, I wore a black basic tee. Then, I teamed it with a pair of black distressed skinnies. For shoes, I wore a pair of black sneakers with gold accent on it. I also wore a belt with silver hardware and carried a black mini crossbody with silver chain. Lastly, I added a pop of colour with my red beanie.

Jacket: Uniqlo  | Top: Zara  | Jeans: Topshop  | Shoes: Adidas  | Belt: H&M  |Beanie: Poler  | Bag: Charles & Keith

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How to Style: 1 Floral Print Top 2 Ways

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Floral print has become one of the timeless print that you could literally cruise from Spring to Winter! I love how floral print is so versatile and gives you plenty of opportunities to mix and match with other fashion pieces.

  1. For a more feminine aesthetic you could wear in Spring or Summer, team them with white pieces (such as a white skirt or any bright colours pieces). Or you may opt for bouquets in bold and bright colors, or in watercolor pastels.
  2. If you want something edgier you could cruise into Fall and Winter, tone it down. Even thought floral prints can be bright and bold, you can easily tone down your floral pattern by wearing them with black pieces. Or the easiest way is to throw them on with a classic denim jacket, a slick, leather jacket, and sporty footwear or your badass combat boots.

Look 1

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For a feminine and edgy look you could wear to a date night, I team a black floral print ruffled sleeves top (from Zara) with a black leather skirt (from Topshop). To inject a feminine accent, I wore a pair of black pointed-toe flats and wore a classic red lipstick. Lastly, I finished off my look by carrying a black chain leather crossbody.

Top: Zara | Skirt: TopShop | Bag: Charles & Keith | Shoes: Charles & Keith | Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo

 

Look 2

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For the second look, I wanted something casual yet put together to cruise from 9 to 5 and anything in between. Hence, I teamed the floral top with a pair of black distressed jeans (from Topshop). For shoes, I slipped into a pair of black suede mules. To create that clean look, I pulled my hair into a sleek ponytail. Lastly, I wore a pair of hoop earrings and carried a black leather chain crossbody and call it a day!

Top: Zara | Jeans: TopShop Jamie | Bag: Charles & Keith | Shoes: Charles & Keith | Lipstick: Stylenanda Mood Recipe

A weekend well spent brings a week of content! Happy weekend peeps.

 

Pidapipo, The Best Gelato Shop You Need to Visit in Melbourne

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If you have a sweet tooth like me and crave for the authentic Gelato while you’re in Melbourne, don’t you dare to miss out Pidapipo! The trained chef, Lisa Valmorbida has travelled to Italy and studied at the Capigiani Gelato University, before returning to Melbourne to open up her own gelateria.

For those who don’t know what gelato is, it is Italy’s lighter version of ice-cream – milk, cream, sugar and eggs (not always, though), typically flavoured with nuts, pastes or fruits. What sets gelato apart from ice-cream is a lower butterfat content thanks to a milk-to-cream bias, and a denser, more elastic texture resulting from a slower churn and a warmer serving temperature.

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The one we went to is located at Lygon Street, which can be easily accessed by tramp. From far away you could spot the Neon sign, saying Pidapipo. And if you visit during the peak time, the long queue is the easiest sign to locate this gelato shop.

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You could either dine in or take away your gelato. We chose to dine in and sit at the window seat and enjoy watching the passerby. I was totally impressed by the interior design of this gelato space. With the marble counter and gold accent lamps, every corner is so aesthetic pleasing.

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While waiting for your turn, you should definitely start to decide what flavour to get. To be honest, I got a huge dilemma in choosing as you can see the menu is literally endless!

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On our first visit, I ordered Nutella Swirl with additional Nutella topping and pistachio. And baaam need to say more, both are absolutely delicious. I love how rich they are. While, my friend ordered a passion fruit gelato with a raspberry swirl. If you want something refreshing and sour, these two flavours will complement your tastebuds.

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You know how good is their gelato when we stop by again on the next day. On the second day, I ordered Pistachio again, but I picked a new flavour, which is Strawberry Rose and Cream. If you love the smell of rose, you will definitely love this. This time my friend also ordered a Pistachio and a new flavour, Pineapple.

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For more information check out their website – here

How to get to Pidapipo at Lygon Street

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy gelato, and that’s kind of the same thing.

 

4 Ways to Style A Blazer

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Every wardrobe should own at least one good blazer. I do not understand the reason until I own one! A good blazer especially a black one is so versatile. You could easily dress it up with a skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans. Most important is blazer is the easiest way to make any old outfit look polished and put-together! Without further ado, let us check out 4 ways I styled a black blazer.

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1. 9 to 5 Chic

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Getting dressed for work can be so effortless. All you need is a black blazer and you can achieve a sophisticate 9-5 look easily.  For mine, I teamed a basic white tee with a pair of black and white gingham skort. To add a structured layer, I team it with the no-brainer, black blazer. I love how it instantly gives off the smart vibe. For shoes, instead of opting a pair of black flats or pumps, I spiced things up with a pair of lace-up ballerina flats. Lastly, I finished off the look with a black leather handbag.

Blazer: H&M | Top: Zara | Skort: Zara | Shoes: Butterfly Twist | Bag: Zara

2. The Smart Casual

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Heading out for brunch and want to look polish without looking too overdressed! A blazer is definitely a big YES. For this look, I wanted something casual yet put together. For top I wore a retro vibe graphic tee, and I teamed it with a pair of mom jeans. For shoes, I wore my everyday sneakers, Adidas Stan. Then, I elevated the look with a  black blazer, a pair of long hoop earrings, and a black quilted leather mini crossbody with gold embellishment.

Blazer: H&M | Top: Zara | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Adidas | Bag: Zara | Belt: H&M

3. The Weekender 

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For the chic weekend look, I wore a grey basic tee with a pair of denim shorts. To cinch the waist, I added a Western vibe, studded belt. To make my look more dressy, I wore a black blazer, and a pair of black pointy-toe flats. Lastly, I finished off my look with a bucket bag.

Blazer: H&M | Top: – | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Charles & Keith | Bag: Hieleven | Belt: Mango

4. The Date Night

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Heading out for a date with bae? This look is for you. For top, I picked a pink cami top. Then, I teamed it with a black denim skirt. To add a glam factor, I wore a pair of statement fur slips. To intensify the feminine accent, I carried a matching pink leather crossbody. Lastly, I wore a black blazer to add a polish finish.

Blazer: H&M | Top: Topshop | Skirt: Topshop | Shoes: Charles & Keith | Bag: Coach

When it rains, look for rainbow. When it is dark, look for stars.

Golden Shower by ChinChin, The Pink Bar You Need to Hit

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Whether you’re a millennial pink maniac, a minimalist that appreciate aesthetic pleasing space, or a pleasure seekers who enjoy small bites and drinks, Golden Shower By ChinChin is definitely the Pinterest / Instagram-worthy bar you should visit to kick start the New Year, 2018.

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It is all written in the name “Golden Shower”, you will first welcomed by a luxe bathroom designed entrance, where you can spot sparkly chandelier, mirror, gold accent bath tub, sink and black and white marble flooring.

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And behind the door of the fancy bathroom designed entrance, you will be welcomed by this #millennialpink heaven! I got to say every corner is so aesthetic pleasing and Pinterest worthy! My favourite is definitely the bar stools which feature gold legs and pink cushion! Even my mom can’t help but start taking tons of photos.

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You could either enjoy your drink and small bites at the bar counter or the couch area.

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For drinks, my sister and I each ordered a glass of Prosecco, which costs RM18 (per glass). Whilst, my mum ordered a glass of Cafaggio Chianti Classico Italian red wine, which costs RM20.

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If you visit during the Shower Time (5.30pm to 8.00pm), the menu is pretty limited as it only serves snacks. So while waiting for the dinner menu, we decided to order some small bites. We ordered crostini with Char Siew, French Onion and Smoked Salmon dips. Among these 3 dips, Smoked Salmon is definitely my ultimate favourite. And I love how crispy the Crostini is! The Crostini costs RM32.

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And of course, how can we not order these fancy desserts. We ordered two chocolate pearls. One in white chocolate and one in dark chocolate. It costs RM15 each.

P.S not only they are delicious but look how gorgeous the presentation of the food is! I also fall head over heels for their galaxy marble accent silverware.

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So here is me trying to get my #OOTD shot. TBH how can I not seize this opportunity.

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I’m glad we decided to wait for the dinner menu. If not we are going to miss this utterly mouth-watering Hokkaido Scallops. The staff also told me that the chef would constantly change the way they prepare every single dish. Hence, visit here more often to check out how one dish is served in different ways.

Hokkaido Scallops costs RM64.

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Lastly, we had Japanese strawberry as our last dish. I got to said this is by far the most expensive Japanese strawberry I had in my life, as this small plate costs RM32. I would probably not going to order this the next round.

In short, this bar is definitely worth the hype and visit!

Address: 86, Lebuh Bishop 10200 Georgetown, Penang.

Time: 5.30pm-2am (Closed on Mondays

Visit Golden Shower’s Facebook page – here for more information.

You’re too young to let the world break you!