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Monday, 21 April 2014

Etsy Shopping + Haul!

I've heard so much about shopping on Etsy but never really gotten down to checking it out. 
So imagine my delight when I noticed one of my Instagram friends; Melanie aka @femmedebloom actually operates an Etsy shop selling all her handmade jewelry!
I knew I had to go check her shop out!
And that's where I ordered my very first items from her shop :)

Her shop is based in California so the shipment took about 2-3weeks to arrive.

Since it was my 1st order, I wasn't sure how the items were like so I only ordered this item and I totally loved it!

Outfit with this sweet and cute necklace!
Was in the retrolicious pinup girl mood so I wore my polkadot bustier dress and layered it with a mustard cardi to keep warm!
Hahaha! Tried out the bow bun for the first time and turns out that it went really well with the outfit!
Wore the heart necklace!

Here's a pic of me with my 
LLao LLao yoghurt!

My sister and I combined our orders for my 2nd time purchasing from her store! 
Yay!! The parcel has finally arrived!!!
Very nicely packed and sealed box to ensure all articles arrive intact.

I think this is a huge plus point for me cos some local online stores ship their items without proper packaging and what the customers received is cracked and spoilt.

For clothes, it's still ok cos Singpost will repackage the item in their ziplock bags. But I'm talking about bags and accessories.
I ordered a Perspex perfume bottle bag from a local online store recently. 
I waited so long for it to arrive and was so excited when it finally arrived!
But guess what?
To my utter disappointment, the bag was packed in only ONE thin layer of bubble wrap and it totally cracked during mailing.
Speaking of which, I have yet to contact the shop regarding this. Pfft!!

Okay, enough of my ranting.
What I'm saying is that, Melanie really takes time and effort to pack each item properly and nicely and mails the parcel out in a box!

I've categorized our purchases into 2 categories to share hehe! :P

Now for the 1st category:

Take a look at these items:
Every single item is packed individually in pretty packages

Cute retrolicious earrings 
Pretty vintage floral earrings
Cute as a cupcake Minnie ring!
Whimsical Tour de Eiffel necklace 
Rexie wants a piece of the action!
Saw me taking photos and came around to sniff out my etsy haul like a boss!
Mel's handwritten thank you note for my purchases :)
Such a sweetie!

Next category!

Once again, look at the individually packed pieces!
Really applaud Melanie for her effort!
Super cute Minnie Mouse necklace!
Daisy Fever with this dainty daisy necklace 
Matchy Matchy daisy ring!
Snow White earring set
Dainty rose necklace
Matchy Matchy rose hairpins
My sis loved my first purchase that she wanted one of this heart Eiffel necklace for herself too!

You must be thinking we are crazy to buy so many items at one go! 
But it was because Melanie was having a special celebratory discount for her store so we went all out jewelry frenzy!!!
That's what happens when you put two girls together! >.<

Here are some outfit photos of me wearing the super cute Minnie Mouse necklace!
It was definitely Minnie Mania for me 
that day!
Wearing one of my favourite hair accessories of all time!
It adds a cute and fun element to any outfit and it also helps to hide growing roots that are dying for a visit to my hairstylist ;D

One of my fave hairdos of all time!

Got this Minnie Mouse Tee from Bossini cos they're having this Mickey & Minnie series now. 
Being a fan of the pair, I had to get it!!!

To make it less kiddish, I paired it with a lime yellow midi from AforArcade for a more quirky and eclectic look.
Completed my look with studded oxfords and bag.

Here are some pics of me wearing the whimsical Eiffel Tower necklace :)

Kept things simple with a Eiffel Tower tank from H&M and black swing skirt from Bangkok.
Completed the look with studded sandals and studded bag. 
Yes, cliche matchy matchy me!
We were doing some planning for our trip to Europe so I decided to get into the whole 'Paris' mood by wearing this outfit!
And I totally loved it!

Femmedebloom Etsy Shop
P.S: This is not a paid advert or anything, I just wanted to share about my haul and etsy shopping! :)

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Friday is has been good to me so far,
we checked out Tiramisu Hero in Jalan Besar area for lunch and of cos their Tiramisu!
When in such an old school area, you can expect to see lots of shops selling their metal wares and majority of these shops have the classic metal gate that's a signature back in those days.
Being me, how could I resist taking pictures?
Today's outfit is a simple combination of an eyelet blouse paired with a china blue printed skort.
Added a pop of colour through my sunshine yellow necklace and ballerina flats!

Check out the olden day buildings in the background,
its like being transported back in time! 

I have a thing for these old school metal gates.
If I had my way, I would've incorporated these metal gates as part of my home's colonial industrial decor!
Unfortunately, you've to adhere to some rules about maintaining the facade of the building when you stay at hdbs.
Not that I'm complaining or anything,
I love my new home as much as my parents' home.
So since I can't have these at home,
took some pics with it instead!
Haha, it was rather funny to watch the uncle from the next door shop walking over to see what was so worthy of us taking photos of!

So here we are at Tiramisu Hero!
Since it was lunch time, we both ordered the curry baked rice.
I thought it was not bad for cafe food and they were pretty generous with their portions!
What was a visit to Tiramisu Hero without having their Tiramisu??
This was our second time to this adorable cat themed cafe and this time we tried the "Cookies & Cream" flavoured tiramisu.
We tried the original flavour on our first visit.
I personally prefer the cookies & cream flavoured ones maybe becausse it has cookie bits inside it!

Look at the adorable tiramisu jar with Sir Antonio on it.

The inside of the jar and the texture of the cookies & cream flavoured tiramisu.

Looking at this makes me hungry!

Anyway, if you want to check out this adorable cat themed cafe, 
here's the address!
Address | 121 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207548
Contact Number | 62925271 
Buses | 13, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 130, 133, 139, 141, 147, 857
MRT | Lavender (6-8 mins walk), Farrer Park (10 mins walk)
Shall blog more about this cafe soon!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Spring Florals x Marmalade Pantry

Been wanting to try out Marmalade Pantry for the longest time and finally did when I met up with the lovely Jilyn for lunch recently.
We tried the one at Ion Orchard and since it was lunch time, there was a queue. 
But boy was I glad that the queue wasn't unbearably long or anything!
Though this outlet was inside a mall, it had an alfresco concept so it was quite refreshing from the usual enclosed eateries. 
Anyway, going alfresco in the Singapore heat would probably send all of us indoors!

 A picture before the meal!

I ordered a classic Macaroni & Cheese cos I was in the mood for something cheesy and creamy! 

The shallow pan looked deceiving enough, felt like I can stomach a slice of cake after finishing the mac and cheese but boy was I wrong!
It was very, very filling and I couldn't even finish it! 

Here's Jilyn with her crab meat penne!

They were also pretty generous with their portions

We both tried their pasta but didn't try their brunch sets or anything so if you'd like to visit them, here's their address! 
Ion Orchard
Unit 03-22 Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn,
Singapore 238801
T: +65 6734 2700 
F: +65 6734 2279

55 Fairway Drive 
Singapore 286846. T: +65 6467 9328. 
F: +65 6467 1608. 
Reservations: +65 6467 7748 

Time for some outfit photos!

I was dreaming of Spring when I was planning this outfit in my head.
Thought it was time to bring my floral blazer out after having bought it for so long!
I paired the floral blazer with the classic origami skort and an electric blue tank to add some colour.
Completed my look with my black booties, red soldier bag and crystal necklace stolen from mom's accessories stash! >.<

I've been pretty obsessed with this black booties from Charles and Keith, 
they're so comfortable and can be paired with almost anything!♥ 
I was so surprised that this pair of shoes from Charles & Keith are so comfy, 
cos to be honest they're shoes are more known for their fashion forward stylish designs rather than comfort.
Brought my soldier bag from LaPalette out after neglecting it for so long!
Love how it adds colour and a fun element to my outfit 

View of the soldier on the bag
I love how dainty this necklace is! 
So good to have a mom who shares the same passion for fashion and she has an amazing accessories stash!♥ 

Outfit Stockists
Blazer & Skort: Bysi
Tank: Online
 Booties: Charles & Keith
Bag: LaPalette
Necklace: Colette Hayman

Have a fabulous midweek!