Colour bars

Long-sleeved button-down blouse, US$9.99, from VolenskaVintage/etsy.

When I was young I’m usually up early (even during the school holidays) and wait for the children’s programme to start showing at 9am. But before that, I’d be staring at the television colour bars with the radio broadcast over it, followed by the Majulah Singapura. And that signalled that Sesame Street was gonna be aired in right about………………. now!

High-waist long skirt, US$24, from momodeluxevintage/etsy. Button-back long-sleeved blouse, US$13, from theappleseed/etsy. Wooden platforms with canvas stripe trim, US$42.50, from Spelfenmeisje/etsy. Double-breasted blazer, US$25, from joannaknowsomethin/etsy.

Pretty nostalgic stuff, eh? Maybe that’s why I love these multi-coloured stripes so much. To look at. Not to wear. It’d probably look nicer on you than me.

Best thing? They’re all silk.

Me and my unadventurous self – I’ll be sticking with these: ( Yes! Silk too!)

High-waist bermudas, US$24, from theprivateparty/etsy. Striped belted shirt-dress, US$38, from maxandchichi/etsy.

Picture credits to here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Mapped Out in White, Grey, Black

My family flew to New Zealand for a holiday (without me since I have exams and another trip planned).

Mom insisted that it’d be very cold even though its summer there.

Figures, since they plan on climbing a glacier.

After pulling out whatever warm knitwear they could find round the house to bring along, I found this black and white sleeveless striped knit top that wasn’t so lucky and had to stay here in Singapore with me.

In its own old and worn way, I like it.

Especially how the borders are is greyed and seems to  have faded with age (or so I’d like to think, at least) (:

Worn together with map handkerchiefs from Muji and a patent skinny black belt from G2000.

Bagaholicboy mentioned these Muji hankies on his blog. When I saw them, had to have them.

Retail therapy, totally.

And at $11 each, they aren’t too pricey. Had to get 2 to get this effect though.

Need to find more creative ways of wearing them though. Any suggestions?


Who Wore What Where When

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


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.


Line | Dash | Stripe

So, adding onto the previous post (here),

stripes seem to be everywhere!

Michael Kors used stripes a fair bit throughout the collection. *note the bag and shoes!

Brian Reyes chose to juxtapose.

Oscar de la Renta infused tribal motifs. (half the collection makes me think of a Safari, but only half)

Richard Chai was relaxed and fluid. (or maybe the blue just makes me think of water)

Devi Kroell put in her own twist to the straightforward stripe.

Malo‘s stripes are mysteriously alluring. (the more i look at it, the more i like it… even if i can see the model’s belly button)

Nanette Lepore mixed and matched with florals.

Milly Spring went bohemian. (i want a cropped jacket!)

Photos from here.

P.S. did you notice the strappy shoes too! ❤ (:

Counterfeit Counterpart

I present you the jailbird look of the best kind, in shiny silk, good volume, deep v-neck, drapey skirt, and roomy pockets – Sass & Bide’s Story of a Girl draped dress…

And then there’s its counterfeit counterpart, sans silk and lining – but other than that not much of a difference, apart from the shocking colour,

which I unearthed in the ubiquitous This Fashion chain (of horrors and surprises).

(Sorry for the horrible photo quality!)

What’s This Fashion doing copying Sass & Bide? I would understand the Luella tiered floral skirt and Miu Miu colour blocked full mini skirt because they’re in all the other fashion giants from Topshop to Forever21 too, but Sass & Bide..?

I was part horrified and part amused at this find. It was $12 and I managed to refrain from getting it for a good two days because it only came in that terrifying teal and a nightmarish red. I pass by the shop everyday and I just had to get it because they had a 3-day return policy. I wanted to see how it would fit.. would it be just like the original?

If I had the whole theatrical Viktor & Rolf lighting and puppet prop on me I might be able to walk around with the skirt like that 😀


I pulled out a tackier top from my aunt’s closet to “balance” the sorry counterfeit. I actually kinda like how it looks. I might wear it to school one day, and my classmates might freak out too 😀

Go or no go? Mmm, I don’t think I’ll be returning it, haha!