Zouk Flea SCORE!

Very quickly, let me introduce you to some new members of my closet.

An asymmetrical dusty blue top. $10

Love the buttons and the ruching. (:

A pleather vest. $8

This belongs to my sister but I included it anyway, an alldressedup top. Buttons and all still intact. $5

And my favourite…

Wave print A | X short dress. $10(!!!)

I’m so proud of this buy. Can you sense me beaming away :D:D:D!

And for $1. I picked up these 2 books. After I read up for my Japan trip. I’ll get to these (((:

$1 & $2 Goodness SPAM

Jo and I participated in Flea Titan on a whim and in an attempt to clear our closet plus to get some moolah (for more beautiful things).

Damn the economic crisis.

I was a bit busy and preoccupied to take during and after shots of the flea so I only have before shots to share…

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We had some technical difficulty setting up the rack.

But thankfully it held up!

(At the booth next to ours, the rack literally broke! 0.0! and adjacent to our booth, their rack kept swaying :/)

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Our table + rack. Fully utilized.

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Everything in the bucket/tub went for $1 each. (and there were ppl still trying to bargain and be fussy at $1. seriously?! hahas)

Towards the end, in her bid to not bring home her stuff was giving her stuff away, shouting ‘Free shoes! Free clothes!!!’ and I swear everyone within earshot froze in their tracks and stared at her in disbelief. hahas. it was quite funny.

All in all a fun day… even though food was nightmarishly expensive!

Thank you for supporting Wottoncool’s $1 and $2 goodness! (:

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Place: House, 8D Dempsey Road
Date: 21st September (Monday – Public holiday)
Time: 1pm to 7pm
How to get here:
There will be 4 shuttle buses (45 pax) from the Thai Embassy beside Lido (Orchard) to House Dempsey.

The flea is actually on 20th and 21st September, but WOTTONCOOL (aka Jo and Sarah), will only be there on 21st September, 1 – 7 pm.

We bring the spirit of our favourite $1 thrift/charity store to you so that you can enjoy some awesome $1 goodness! (or maybe $2, but still, STEAL OKAY????)

Expect shooz (mostly size 39/40), clothes, (variable S/M/L), bags, accessories, and maybe some stuff for the guys too!

More “designer” stuff like Hansel, Baylene, Munk will be very affordably priced from $30 onwards, which is about 90% off the original price?!?!?!??!

Cash only! Unless you have a Donna Karan Eldridge bag to swop with Jo..

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Who Wore What Where When

Here’s what Jo wore to Uniqlo’s press preview.

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Striped dress, Topshop. Polka dot jacket in reverse colours inside, Church’s $1 thrift store. Bubble wrap and striped jersey neck thing, Bangkok.

Excuse my act cute face.

Oh clashing prints, how original. I just needed a confusing amalgamation of patterns to hide my burgeoning tummy… And bum, and fat legs.

Tata!

Hear my Case

I got this case for a $1 steal while sourcing for gifts for our blog’s birthday giveaway.

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Denim Vest: from my childhood
White Tank top: Uniqlo
Butterfly print skirt: Espirit
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Cream Case: Church thrift store

Used it for school the other day. Quite fun but requires that the case be on my lap or any other flat surface to open and avoid it’s contents spill out.

More close-ups soon!

Does anyone know where I could possibly have the bag professionally cleaned?

Less Talk, More Action

That’s our mantra for a lot of things – attending driving lessons, going for our driving test (including maintaining a O_O face for maximum focus), studying, sometimes blogging…

So here we present you what we’ve got to offer to the 2 lucky readers who have entered the competition. It ends tonight! Hurry scurry!

#1
Paisley print double breasted vest, Jim Thompson elephant silk tie, Jim Thompson teardrops silk tie, high-waist pleat-front tapered pants, brown sling bag, peter pan collared khaki jacket, cream and red silk tie

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#2
Teal double-breasted low front dress, Dior crimson silk tie, acid wash jeans, blue silk tie, floral georgette micro shorts, navy double breasted jacket with no lapels

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How we’ve packed them to be hand-delivered (!)

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Aren’t they pretty?!?!?!?! 😀

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Competition is open till tonight.

See yall soon!

UBER $1 GOODNESS!!!!

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to check out Jo’s infamous $1 Thrift Store from which she has gotten many enviable gems.

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Within half an hour, we found goodies aplenty! 😀

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I’m really excited with the purchases!

But alas! We aren’t keeping most of our finds.

Jo and I have something planned…

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And you could be the proud owner of the contents of these bags!!!

Stay Tuned!!!

[edited: click here for details!]

I hide

I hide my fat arms in a nice roomy jacket.

I went for an interview yesterday, and this is what I wore. Not anything radical… I’m never refreshingly new in terms of style, I feel. but what’s important is me liking it and not being an eyesore.

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Top: Striped asymmetrical top from Topshop, white sheer jersey chemise from American Apparel
Jacket: Tweed blazer, thrifted from church at only $1!
Bottoms: Black shiny leggings from Topshop
Shoes: Black patent pumps with tortoise shell block heel from Charles & Keith
Neck things: Random black skinny scarf, bubble-wrap bauble necklace from Siam Square, Bangkok

Yes, yes, leggings are not pants/bottoms to many of you. But I believe that as long as you’re not exposing your bum you’re safe.

A Play on Prints

I am currently working in a marketing team for a school event happening early January 2009 (stay tuned for that!) and as part of the job scope, my team and I have been sourcing for printers to print all our material for the event.

So while out looking for stores and getting quotations, yesterday I wore

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Top: Valley Girl, Perth

Bottoms: Baleno, ebay

Leggings: random store, AMK Hub

Trench: random store, Malaysia

Watch: Casio

Shoes: Charles & Keith (did not want to get my feet wet in the rain. AND IT RAINED THE ENTIRE DAY!!!)

which, although somewhat odd (in terms of the prints, colours and textures), somehow worked!

In light of that, on my second and more fruitful search for printers (because I did not realise that Monday was a public holiday and most of the stores were closed), I wore

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Top: random shop, Sydney

Skirt: This Fashion (for $2!!)

Belt: Alaia

Watch: Casio

Shoes: Andre Valentino

With a polka-heart top, textured belt and indian-inspired motif skirt, it was a stretch for my usual print-per-outfit tolerance level. But it is part of the fun to challenge myself and what I think I would (and would not) wear.

thoughts?

Sunturday

Top: Striped oversized tee (worn backwards and knotted) from Topshop
Bottoms: Drop-crotch, tie-front linen pants from Zara
Shoes: Cracked silver ballet flats from Cotton On
Bag: Black croc/straw weave folio by Lancome, thrifted – $1 goodness again!
Accessories: Gilded rubber bangles from UO, black bracelet from Tzarist.com, others from Topshop & Shenzhen.

When I was young and first grasped the notion of sun=heat, no thanks to the abundant sunshine and humidity in Singapore, I thought Sunday would be the hottest day of the week it being SUNday.

But no, it gradually dawned upon me that Saturday was indeed the hottest day of the week! The sun shines with a vengeance. The sun wants to be wet blanket (or rather scathing) while we start to enjoy our weekend.

So I tend to dress light every Saturday because I know Mister UV Rays and Miss 32 deg cel will be beating against my tofu skin, HAHAHA. Speaking of skin, I have a ginormous pimple on my left cheek that wants international fame. It hasn’t subsided in 2 weeks – but luckily the shadow obscures it in this picture.

Meet Jolene! Our tall and pretty friend with a shoe collection that will rival Imelda Marcos’.

Top: Silk button-up collared blouse from Mango
Belt: Dad’s old leather belt
Bottoms: Straight cut jeans (pinned to fit skinny and hems upturned, cuffed with hairties) from Levi’s
Shoes: Yellow peep toe flats from Far East Plaza

I must admit that I saw her shoes before I saw her. You cannot not love shoes this yellow, with a cute peep-toe, collar round the ankles, and a zip closure at the back. went through so much effort to get her jeans looking like that too, hahah 😀