Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Perfect Wedding Pair

Hola everyone~ I'm bringing you another style challenge and this time it is in collaboration with Weddington Way. The challenge today is to create the perfect pair by matching a bridesmaid dress alongside a tuxedo.

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses seems to be the way for weddings now, long gone are the tradition for matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses. One of the ways to add cohesion into the group is to coordinate the color of the bridesmaid dress with the bow-tie of the groomsman. For the bridesmaid dress, I chose to go with a platinum colored dress. The silver gray color has a touch of elegance and the simplistic design makes it fun to add on accessories. As for the groomsman, I've chosen a blue tuxedo with a matching platinum bow-tie. Sometimes the blue suit could be overlooked as people tend to stick to the usual grey or black suit for the formal event, and of course I just had to go with a bow-tie because it simply gives a fun and quirky vibe to it.  

Do check out Weddington Way for more bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Round the Neighborhood

Hello to you my furry friends! I know that I've been gone from this space for too long but now I'm back on the grind. So look forward to more outfit posts and contents about things that interests me. 

Horse printed blouse: Dorothy Perkins
Lilac skirt: New Look 
Earrings: H&M
Bag: Rabeanco 
Pink ballet falts: Pazzion 

By now everyone must have already known about my obsession with sweets and desserts. Last month I had the best bingsoo of all time! It's aesthetically pleasing (Instagram worthy) and so delicious! As much as I'm deceiving myself, I'd still like to think that it's a healthy dessert considering that you have at least half a melon to finish off beneath the shaved ice. Desserts are really my weak spot, bring me to a have sweets and my heart is yours. Haha. 

Alrighty, till next time! 
To all the readers who stuck around, hopefully my outfit posts inspire you in a way or it gives you a reason to go on a shopping spree. Remember that beauty is a state of mind and not a state of the body. You are beautiful and never let anyone tell you otherwise. 

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Mixing Textures

Outfit details:

Top (Dorothy Perkins) 
Denim Jacket (Dorothy Perkins) Find similar here
Suede Skirt (New Look) Find similar here & here
Studded Heels (Zalora) 
Hat (Forever 21)

Playing with textures helps to create more variety in your outfits and add more depth to the look. It could be a start to getting creative before stepping up your game to mix patterns. I'm wearing a soft suede skirts here and I layered on with a denim jacket. Accessories wise, I have my  trusty black hat from F21 and the Russian doll bag which I reminds me that I have a hashtag on Instagram that you can find all of the cute clutches I own (#cutebutuselessbags). Well because they literally are cute but useless and I just happen to fall for it each time. By the way the lovely people at ZaloraSG & NewLookSG featured this look on their Instagram,do check them out HERE & HERE.

Also because I'm in the mood of sharing my thoughts and songs that I've been listening non-stop, I've made a Spotify playlist! It's a mix of songs from artists that are always on my playlist and those that I just discovered. I'm always curious to know what songs you're listening to right now, so share with me the songs you are having on loop. 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

When Worlds Collide

Outfit details: 
White T-shirt (Dorothy Perkins) 
Cream sleeveless blazer (New Look) 
Jeans (Dorothy Perkins) 
Platform Shoes (Bugis Street) 

Last set of outfit photos shot using my Samsung NX1000, which came as a surprise to me that even after two years it's still functioning well and it unexpectedly outlive my Samsung NX210. Then again, this might just be the last time I'm getting myself a Samsung camera. There were so many occasions that the Samsung camera broke my heart! But I'm now renewed and recharged, I've now move on to team Canon now!

I've scouted this wall of graffiti art to be featured in my outfit photos two years back but I haven't gotten a chance to piece an outfit that could possibly bring out the vibrant colors of the art. Now that I'm decked in muted colors and wardrobe basics, it's just a perfect combination with the beautiful wall paintings.

Recently on my playlist, I've been keeping James Bay's album 'Chaos and the Calm' on repeat. Every song is gold! In the beginning it was Hold Back the River that got me hooked and when I continued listening to the album, the rankings for my favourite song just kept changing. It got to a point that I couldn't decide which was my favourite song anymore because the entire album is so easy on the ears. While I was writing this post, it kinda struck me that I share some resemblance with James Bay with that black hat and long hair! Haha. I'll leave you with one of the songs that I really liked on this album.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Insincere Compliments

I don't know if you know about what I meant about insincere compliments but here are a few for reference. 

"You have great features but you would have been prettier if you lost weight." 

"How can you be single if you have such a good personality?" 

"For a fat girl, you're considered good-looking." 

Seriously, how is it possible to take these as compliments when it's obviously so negative? These are things that I've heard in my life from people who are clearly insensitive or just felt the need to say something mean but hoping that it passes off as a compliment. 

This was what happened recently, a friend commented on one of my outfit photo telling me that I would do well if I got a job if I modeled for plus-size fashion. 
Let's pause a moment because I'm confused. Is she indirectly telling me that I'm fat? Or is she implying that I have good fashion sense? A few of my friends who saw the comment felt sorry for me because they thought of it as  insensitive and rude, and they actually offered comfort to me. (They were super supportive of me!)
Don't get me wrong I'm not being cynical, I just don't like to be labelled as 'plus size'. I'm definitely not size two and by society standards I should be the 'plus size' represent. But is putting the label to sizing necessary? Being called 'plus size' isn't empowering at all because the word itself leads to association such as 'bigger' or 'larger than normal'. There's fashion for petite girls and I wonder why for curvy girls have to come with the tag of  'plus-size'.
I'm not at all affected by this person but I'm in doubt of whether she genuinely wanted to compliment me about my dressing style. (I could think of  a million other ways to make it sound more positive.)

What I want to say is, choose your words wisely. Giving insincere compliments sound no less offensive than people who say it directly to your face.Why mask it under sweet words if they're intended to hurt someone? Don't lavish your compliments just to make yourself feel like the nicer person when in fact your underlying meaning to it is criticism. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Health Bites

In today's post I'm going to share with you guys two quick and simple recipes for snacks that I absolutely love! Most importantly they are all good for your body! You just have to do a little bit more rather than to tear open a packet of chips. 

If you don't know it yet, avocados is loaded with a bunch of health benefits! It's rich in nutrients, boosts cardiovascular health and lowers cholesterol (just to name a few). Instead of serving this as a snack, this makes a good breakfast as well. 

1) Slice avocados into half and remove the seed.

2) Create a cup by scooping out excess flesh of the avocado. 

3) Crack eggs into the hallows of the avocados that you've just created.

4) Season it with salt & pepper.

5) Place your avocados into a dish so that it sits perfectly then put it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

Healthy Dessert: Greek Yogurt x Mango

They say a lady always drinks her bourbon from her teacup, excuse me while I eat my dessert out of a wine cup. With the constant rising temperature, this dessert is the best treat to sooth the heat in summer. Not only that it's delicious, it's also so easy to prepare! Don't say no to a fuss-free healthy dessert.

1) Dice up your mangoes into little cubes

2) Scoop the amount of Greek yogurt (I'm using Farmer's Union Light Greek Yogurt) to your liking depending on the size of your cup. Since I'm using a wine cup, I had it half-filled. 

3) Cut up a handful of almonds for toppings

And tadaa, your dessert is ready to be served.

Have fun in the kitchen. Do share with me more breakfast ideas and even healthy bites. I would love to hear from you. Love you all! x

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

X O, Yes and No.

Outfit details: Top (Bangkok) // Skirt (ASOS) // Boots (Wanda Panda) // Socks (Bangkok) // Pony clutch 

Femininity is my style. The color combination, ruffle sleeves, and the slight peek of frilly socks from the boots are the best statement of femininity in this look. I even painted my lips pink to match the look. I don't know about you but I'm pretty much that kind of girl who matches her lipstick color with rest of the outfit. I'd always wear pink lips when I wanna feel cute, red for sexy or coral because neither pink nor red matches the outfit. It sounds silly but I do it all the time!

A nude ruffle sleeves top is super fun to work with because it goes with absolutely everything. Sadly, I accidentally ripped a small part of the sleeves when it got caught on the door handle. Ever since then, I've been on a hunt to find something similar in hope to replace this piece. But after months of trying, I still couldn't find anything that comes close to this. Sometimes I wished that I made my own clothes so getting clothing styles that I like would be so much easier. 

Oh has anyone watched Pitch Perfect 2 yet? It was aca-amazing! This movie makes a great stress reliever if you're having a rough week, I promise you that it will bring so much laughter that you'll forget all about your troubles. While I was sitting in the theater, there was so many moments I felt the need to applaud the performances because the casts were so good at doing their thing. But I held back, cos y'know it's not a concert. So now, I'm putting the soundtrack on loop to relive epicness of the riff offs!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring Vibes x Floral

Outfit details: Basic top (H&M)//Floral Pants (Dorothy Perkins)//Heels (New Look)//Blazer (Dorothy Perkins)

It was Mother's Day last Sunday, how was your celebration with your momma went? This year, to give my mom a memorable Mother's Day I went an extra mile to give surprise her, turns out that she liked her surprise so much that she starts crying happy tears. Haha. She's emotional like that, but I'm just glad that she found it useful! 

Pieced together this outfit as it reminded me colors of spring time. Floral pants are a challenge and it sure is difficult for anyone to pull off. I remembered how I always wanted to find floral pants that wouldn't look like a set of PJs. This watercolor printed floral were just the ones I've been looking for. Well, I think the material is the key for your floral joggers to not look like pajamas. A soft and drapey material gives it a less structured look that is why it keeps  reminding you of those comfy pajamas pants. 

Since my smiley sling bag coincidentally matches my blazer, I had to use it for this shoot. It's one of the many cute bags I've collected over the years. Can't wait to go back to BKK to hopefully find even cuter and useless ones.

Oh by the way, after having @sweetsx3 for quite sometime, I've changed my Instagram username! I am now @clariecuppycakes Follow me for more updates on Instagram. 

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Life in Squares: A P R I L

April - my birthday month. I had my share of fun and happiness just by exploring new places, catching an outdoor concert and creating healthy bites. Well, that's just my perception of having a good time.

Keong Saik Street

The iconic Dong Ya (it's read from right to left) building on Keong Saik Street is one of the most Instagramed photo in Singapore. I've always appreciated architecture, especially pre-war buildings because it certainly adds character to our modern metropolis Singapore.
Along the street, you can then find a cafe Banana Tree to have some flower potted desserts or maybe even sip on dreamy cotton candy lattes.

Find my post HERE

Healthy Bites 

I may be obsessed with health food but it's not possible to eat clean every single day when I'm not home most of the time! On weekends, I'd try out healthy food recipes to just have better ideas of what I can prepare for breakfast on a weekday. Here's health bites from last month, baked avocados with eggs and Greek yogurt topped with mangoes for dessert. I'll post up recipes soon~

The Unexpected guest and the common house guest of April.

I never thought there would be love at first sight with a baby but I guess that how it is with this cutie. She's the easiest and fuss-free baby I've ever seen. She lets people carry her and she's always smiley and cheery the whole time. Definitely stole my heart the moment I saw her. Then there's my BFF who I've spent quite some days together with during April hanging out at my place.

OOTD for April

I would be posting these two in my upcoming post in greater details and with more photos.
Makeup mess 

All the products I've been using to creating the summer time look. 

On the eyes: Naked 3 Palette 
Bronzer: Stila 
Cheeks: Majorlica Majorca coral blusher
Highlighter: Stila 
Lippies: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #14 & 3CE Come to Me #204

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

[Wishlist] Are you ready for prom?

It is the season for prom again~ I've seen some cute and creative promposals online and it really makes my heart flutter with joy and envy. Well, if you are going to prom this season, the most important thing is finding you the perfect dress! Fret not if you have yet to find your one true dress, because Sherry London would be your savior.
I believe that prom is one of a big day in a girl's life other than your actual wedding day, so the idea would be to dress to kill. At Sherry London, you'll have a wide selection of designs and dresses for you to choose from,  ranging from cocktail dresses, bridesmaid dresses to homecoming dresses. Trust me, you'd be spoiled for choices.

Here are my ultimate favorites from Sherry London

If you're still in the midst of a struggle for getting that ideal dress to wear for prom, give Sherry London a browse, you'd be pleasantly surprise at your findings. For all you ladies going for prom this year, have lots of fun and take a ton of photos because you'd want to remember this day for life. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

[Style Me Up] Baseball Game Day Outfit

Girly x Sporty

As the baseball season kick started in April, I'm sure fans of the game have already rush to catch the game live. When watching a live game, it would be fun to wear something in support of the team you're rooting for. Be it the official jerseys or even wearing colors that represent the team. However, if jerseys and sweatshirts are just not your thing, what should you wear? The best bet would be starting with something small- to accessorize with a hat from favorite team. Thankfully for Fanatics, there's a wide selection of designs for hats to choose from as well as sports apparel & even autographed merchandises! This makes it so much easier to gear up for your game.

This outfit is for the girly girls (like me) who aren't used to clad yourself entirely in sportswear, you could still support your favorite team by wearing a the official snapback and be girly at the same time. Layering a light-washed denim jacket over a simple white dress balances the feminine vibe to it. You could either pair it with a comfy flat shoes or platform sandals. Accessories like a statement necklace, a purse and a snapback are essential and voila, here's the perfect casual outfit for game day that doesn't comprise your usual style.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

1 2 A P R I L ' 1 5

 [我相信! 醉心龍虎榜街頭爆唱會 Live In Singapore]

I'd probably gonna remember 2015 as a year of great concerts. I had Ed Sheeran last month and then in April, I have Magic Power x Della x Jia Jia in Singapore for a joint concert, hosted in collaboration with BinMusic & our local radio station. The lineup itself is already enticing and what makes it even better is that it's FREE. The best things in life comes free to us, ain't it?

I've been to past shows by Magic Power before and I absolutely love their energy. Well in Asian context, besides Mayday, Magic Power has got to be one of my favourite bands. Don't even get me started on the last time my friends and I coincidentally met them but didn't get to ask for a photo. I could go on and on for that. Read it HERE!
It's my first catching Della and Jia Jia perform live and I've been waiting all night for them to sing my favorite songs. Their songs are often paired up with TV serials, so if you're familiar with Taiwanese drama and mainland China's dramas, you probably would know a few of their songs.

Previously he talked about how people in the past were criticizing about his looks that hurt his self-esteem, which made him decide to stay hidden behind a pair of shades for all these years during on-stage performances. Towards the end of the concert, he switched to his sunglasses for a pair of clear eye glasses which I was quite happy about because I could be sure that when I shook his hands he did look me in the eye and say thank you. Anyway, he looks as gorgeous even without the sunglasses! Well in my opinion, he has pretty eyes, an artistic full sleeved tattoo arm, a creative mind and soul and a beautiful heart. Even though he made peace with himself, I wished people were nicer and less critical about it.  

Before the concert ended, my camera died on me. That was like the best day yet it ended on a shitty note. Oh that's just life, right?

On a side note, I'll be going Imagine Dragons' Concert in August! SAY WHUT! Kinda stoked for August already, I have Kodaline first and then Imagine Dragons. Geez, now I sound like a music geek.

Love you BFF, even though you posted a not so flattering photo of me on my birthday! It's okay because, revenge is sweet. 

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Life in Squares : March Edition

A summary of my Instagram feed in March. A little bit of indulging in good food, outfit of the day as well as concert experience. 

1. Follia Italian Restaurant 

On days that I wanna have an exquisite meal, I'll visit my favorite lunch spot - Follia Italian Restaurant. You can find set lunches but if that's for you, they have a variety to choose from the a-la-carte menu. Appetizers are a huge deal for me, I feel that for a restaurant to create an impression, at the very least they MUST have good appetizers. For starters, mushroom soup is one that I use it as a gauge. It's a simple dish but I've tasted disappointment. (Restaurants serving instant Campbell soup is just a big no). I love my soup to be richly flavored, with chunky bits of mushrooms added for taste. 
Imagine my happiness when I found my ideal mushroom soup at Follia~ I'm so going back again one of the days.   

2. Arteastiq

Mandarin Gallery has pretty cool restaurants/cafes. I've tried Wild Honey and some others but not Arteastiq. I've always been intrigued by their concept like how it's a cafe yet on the other side there's a painting space. I might even try out the painting space in future, because it looks like a fun and special place to just hang out with friends (Channeling your inner Picasso).
I actually like the way they display food as well as the dainty vintage teacups. (I'm quite a sucker for nice kitchenware) People who love posting food photos would definitely love Arteastiq.

3. Godiva Icecream

Soft served ice-cream is one of my weak spot. As usual, I'm fickle and I couldn't decide on the flavor, so I made the best of both worlds decision by getting the combination of  White Choc x Dark Choc.
Loved it! Just $8 for swirls of happiness, so why not?

1. Make up Mess of my current go-to items 

Added two new palettes into my collection. On the left is The Return of Sexy by Too Faced while on the right is Vice 3 by Urban Decay. Vice 3 is reserved for days that I'm feeling bold. You know how sometimes sticking to one palette could get boring? Yup, I was having one of those meh days before I realize that I should spice up my palette collection a little. That increases chances of me experimenting different looks.  
For a month or so, I've been stuck to The Return of Sexy. I usually use this on a lazy day or on days that I'm running late. It has three color schemes for you to play with and my favorite is the purple one which I think it goes super well with my Nars Lipstick in Michyo and Schiap (also in photo). This palette is more on the shimmery side and that makes blending feels like a breeze as compared to matte ones. That is why it's the best to use it on days that I don't have much time for make-up. 

2. Ed Sheeran's Concert 

You can read about my concert experience HERE

 And lastly, the passing of our founding father - Lee Kuan Yew
March ended off in gloom. Spent a close to 6 hour wait in queue to pay my last respects to him because that's the least I could do. Here is a wall where people wrote their condolences and messages for him on display. 

I need some help guys! Recently my Samsung camera broke down on me and I'm in need of advice on what camera I should get next. I'm still in the middle of a struggle of whether should I settle for Canon or Nikon. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me, I'm all ears

With love, 
Clarie C. 

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