Red Alert: 3 Ways in Styling Red Sweater

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Red alert!! If you are aware, red is the IT colour this A/W! I love how red gives off the powerful, punchy and impactful vibes the minute you don. You can spot the fiery red shade, which I call it the real Coca-Cola red, has dominated the runways, Instagram feed, and also the streets. From tees, sweaters to suits, there’s an entry point for every lady in red this season. Not sure where to start? I would suggest start from a basic red sweater!

Today, I would be sharing you 3 different ways on how I rock this red trend easily. P.S You only need 1 red sweater to have 3 different looks.

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Tips on Channeling Red 

  • If you want to cause some head turning, embrace the trend by wearing red from head to toe. Make sure to play around with different textures.
  • If you want to let your red item do the talk, team it with neutral colours such as black or white. These two colours complement red very well as they act as the perfect canvas to tone down red. Besides, they also make it easy to wear day to day.
  • For chic and romantic look, team it with pink shade.
  • If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your usual weekend denim look, inject a splash of red will make your casual ensemble more stylish and trendy.

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Red X Black 

For the first look, I wanted something casual yet edgy look. Hence, I paired my red sweater with a pair of black mom jeans. I added a hoop detailing on the belt loop to add that edgy accent. For shoes, I wore a pair of black sneakers. Lastly, I finished off my look with a black chain crossbody.

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Top: Mango | Bottoms: Topshop |  Shoes: Adidas | Bag: Charles and Keith
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Red  X Blue Denim X White 

For the second look, I wanted something casual and retro. And the easiest way to create it is to throw on a pair off medium-washed mom jeans. To look more put together, I cinched my waist with a black belt. For bag, I carried a white saddle crossbody. For shoes, I slipped on a pair of white leather pointed toe sling back platforms to match with my white bag. Lastly, I finished off my look with a pair of hoop earrings.

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Top: Mango | Bottoms: Topshop | Belt: H&M | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Charles & Keith

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Red X Black Denim Jacket X Black Leather Skirt

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If you want to rock your red sweater from morning to evening, seek no further than this look. For this look, I played with different textures to spice up the red sweater. Instead of pairing with pants, I teamed it with a black leather skirt. The leather instantly adds that edgy vibe that befits your cool girl personality. I also draped a black denim jacket over my outfit to add more drama to the outfit. Not to mention, it also keeps you warm! Lastly, I finished off my look with a pair of black mules. You could switch it to a pair of killer boots if the weather is unbearable.

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Top: Mango | Jacket: Uniqlo | Skirt: Topshop | Shoes: Charles & Keith

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Where to Stay in Melbourne: For Family and Friends

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I just got back from Melbourne and I’m so excited to share the place we stayed throughout our entire trip (I swear it is AMAZING). If you’ve already booked a ticket to Melbourne and not sure where to stay, keep reading! The place which I stayed would be ideal if you’re traveling with your family or friends.

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Playhouse Service Apartments is situated at Abbotsford, a strategic location for travelers. First, it’s near the CBD (approximately 3.5km), and it only takes you around 35 minutes if you’re traveling by tram. There are loads of trams down Victoria Street, so you could easily catch the tram. And you could easily top up your MyKi card balance in the cigarettes or convenience stores along the street. Second, it’s a Vietnamese town, and you could find delicious multi-national cuisines ranging from Thai to Italian. And not to mention, fantastic cafes and bars all within walking distance. If you prefer to cook, there’re Aldi, Woolworths, and Coles. Furthermore, you could also walk along the Yarra River which is just beside the apartment.

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The apartment we lived at is a 2 Bedroom Executive Apartment. The room consists of spacious living room with a couch, table, and 50″ LCD TV. The highlight of the living room is the floor to ceiling glass that enables you to catch the gorgeous sight of Yarra river and parkland views. P.S you can even spot some hot air balloons in the early morning!

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For those who love to cook, there’s a beautifully equipped kitchen. You could basically find anything and everything you need here! There’s oven if you want to bake, and also a microwave for you to heat up your food. P.S you can also find washer, dryer, iron and ironing board in the cabinets. It also has a small dining area for you to enjoy your meal.

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Each bedroom consists of a queen size bed. And the room I lived has a wide glass window, which is definitely my favourite part. I just love to unwind my day by lying down at the bed and look out from the window.

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The master bedroom which my manger lived in has a queen sized bed, a 32″ LCD TV, and an attached bathroom.

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The apartment has two bathroom, one is attached with the master bedroom, while another one is beside the second room. The bathroom is considered spacious and it has a shower area and a basin area with large mirror. They do provide toiletries and hairdryer.

Below is a short room tour clip for my Instagram story. Pardon my giggling lol

You’ll never know until you go!

Tricks to Elevate Your Basics

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Whenever I’m too lazy to think of what to wear, there’s nothing better than slipping on my trusty uniform, a T-shirt and jeans. Not only these staple pieces are always in style, but also, a certain comfort comes with wearing them. If you’re planning on going back to the basic yourself but still want to look put together in it. I’ve come out with some styling tricks which you can easily elevate any everyday outfit to new heights.

*** Butterfly Twists is so kind that the PR team gave me another pair of their comfy flats. I have to say, their flats are so comfy that I couldn’t help but keep wearing em!

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Tricks to Bare In Mind!

  • Pay attention to details

While wearing basics from head to toe, it’s extremely important to pay attention to the details such as the silhouette, and the fabric. For example, the black basic tee that I’m wearing has ruffle deets on the sleeves, making it anything but boring.

  • Cuff a pant leg or shirt sleeve

Nothing is cooler than flaunting your cool pair of shoes. Bonus point: cuffing your pants do elongate your figure!

  • Accessorize is KEY

Let your accessories spice up your outfit! You can always add a belt to cinch your waist and make your bottom anything but boring! Not to forget, bag plays a huge role in making your basics to a whole new level.

  • Don’t forget jewelry

Add a splash of glam to your outfit promises to make you look put together in no time. You can go for a statement necklace or earrings to make your entire outfit pop. Or you could polish your look with some delicate pieces.

  • Channel bold lip colour

If you’re a makeup junkie, this trick is for you! A bold lip colour is the easiest way to make you look from A to Z in seconds! I swear you could be wearing no other makeup, and simply swiping on some lip color just makes your face look more alive.

  • Drape a jacket or blazer over your shoulders

Whether it’s a denim jacket or a blazer, by draping them over your shoulders can make a big difference.

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Lipstick: Mac’s Ruby Woo | Top: Topshop | Jeans: Topshop’s Mom Jeans | Shoes: Butterfly Twists | Bag: Zara

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With Good Basics, You Will Have Endless Options.

Afternoon Tea at Ladurée Chadstone

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I always wonder why I have already come across Ladurée so many times when I was in the U.K and Europe but I never have the urge to try them. I do not intend to try this in Melbourne either but my friend, Cassie and I think why not?! So, we decided to take a break from our shopping at Chadstone and enjoy some sweet tooth. FYI Ladurée actually make all of their macarons in Paris and then ship them over.
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The storefront at Chadstone is not big but I love how it is nested in the centre of a dome structure that’s double storey tall, allowing us to enjoy looking at passerby while sipping our coffee and biting our macarons. Not to mention, the design of the store is very modern and sophisticated with its wooden, marble and gold accents.
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We’ve ordered a total of 4 macrons. They are Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Rose, and Pistachio. To be honest, I have pretty high expectation when comes to their macarons but I still prefer Paul’s macaron tho as they have more creamy filling. You can really taste it when biting into a macaron. However, if I really have to pick among these 4, my favourite will definitely will be Vanilla.
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Cassie also ordered a cup of hot mocha. I love how they serve it in a glass instead of cup tho, making it looks so aesthetic and unique. And, the highlight of my Ladurée experience is definitely the  Hot Chocolate aka Chocolate Chaud. It is served with a cup of hot chocolate and a cup of steam milk. You will need to pour it to your own cup and by stirring it on low heat, you will have the perfect rich and creamy hot chocolate. Like Spanish hot chocolate, it is strong and very rich and will definitely fill you up for hours.
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Edgy Way in Styling Button Down Shirt

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There are a few wardrobe staples that we tend to rely on more and mine happen to be a button down shirt due to its endless versatility. And most of my button down shirt is in either a classic white or grey. So, I think why not I give this print button down shirt a try!

***This Crane Pinstriped Button Down Shirt is sponsored by Romwe. But as usual, all my opinions are truthful.

P.S. Don’t be a stranger, let’s connect on Instagram as well!

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This button down shirt is utterly soft and smooth on the skin, perfect to wear for any weather. It also showcases a classic collared neckline, three quarter length sleeves, and a relaxed bodice that looks flattering on anyone. Besides, it also give off that casual and chill vibes. One thing which I’m crushing hard is the pinstripes and crane print that instantly make you look slender and also add that fun vibe to it! Not to mention, this shirt looks like its from Zara though, which is the ultimate reason I got it!

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For this look, I wanted something edgy and elevated which I can cruise into night time without any problem. Hence, I teamed it with a short black leather skirt from Topshop. For shoes, I wore a pair of black lace-up pom-pom sandals from Charles and Keith to jazz up this outfit and make it anything but boring. Lastly, I finished off my look with a black mini crossbody with chain shoulder straps.

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Top: Romwe | Skirt: Topshop | Shoes: Charles & Keith | Bag: Charles & Keith

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