Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring is in the air...

... and hence there is a spring in my steps. Hehe.

Spring is without a doubt my favorite season! It was my favorite season back in the days when I studied in Australia because I love how there is a sense of lush liveliness after the cold,harsh winter. Spring is also my favorite season to travel to anywhere-- the weather is usually; for the lack of words; perfect. I do try very hard to arrange my travel schedule to coincide with Spring seasons! Oh my,Tokyo in Spring.You'll DIE at the sight of the sakuras. Le sigh.

Immediately when I think of Spring/Summer, I think of bright colors. Ignoring the fact that I've a soft spot for colors, catwalks everywhere during Fashion Weeks also dictated,COLOR, COLOR,COLOR! Which is why out of the Reebonz bags shown here, I immediately gravitated towards the pop of colors. Unfortunately, I still had to make my choice by way of elimination!

This Kate Spade tote is a winner, I would love to carry it to work! However, I have a red bag already, and I do not need another one. Eliminated!

Aah, I would love a green bag in my closet! Currently lusting over a Green Balenciaga, but this Prada tote is surely a great substitute. However, it is made of fabric, and that's a catastrophe for a klutz like me. Eliminated!

Hmm, cobalt blue-- one of the most coveted color on the SS11 fashion runways? Hell yea!

So with this bag in mind, I went ahead and created 3 Spring-worthy outfits. For the first time on this blog, I've created a slideshow lookbook, hope you guys like it! :D

By the way, the song in the lookbook is Love Comes by The Posies. Even the band is named after flowers! Spring much? :P

More stills (and a little story) of the 3 Spring outfits for those of you who were too lazy to view the video:

Outfit 1

Just wanted to show off my Spring-inspired minty green toenails! :P

'Cause Spring weather can be rather chilly at times, I thought long pants would work very well to fight the chill factor. Hence I decided to wear the sheer flowy pants that you guys liked so much here(I still have people emailing me about them till today!) as part of my first outfit.

I would so wear this for a picnic on a perfect Spring day! I can do cartwheels, run amok on the grass, play a silly game of chasing in this perfect pants... And if it's cold, I will just throw on a blanket or pashmina, which would still go very well with this boho chic look. Can someone start packing the picnic basket already!

White bandeau top: Random
Floral sheer flowy wide-legged pants: Holiday in Bangkok
White straw wide-brim hat: Far East Plaza, Singapore
Gold 'fishbone' choker: Department store in Singapore
Turqoise stone chain: Forever 21
Rings: Korea/ H&M
Leaf bangle: Diva
Tan clogs: Steve Madden

Look 2

For the second look, I tried the color-blocking look which is everywhere in Fashion Week now. According to a few fashion articles that I read, electric blue, orange and purple are some of the hottest color-block colors, so I chose this supremely royal dress (almost purple!) with an adorable bias hem-- a weakness of mine, as many of you know. :D

Worn with my YSL ring with the royal blue stone for the maximum color-blocking effect. :P

However, I couldn't help adding a touch of playfulness into the outfit! With my lovely Vivienne Westwood+ Melissa Anglomania shoes. Just to break up the monotony of the color. :) I would wear this to an art gallery! And a stroll through the park to take a peek at squirrels which are coming out to play again during Spring... Love that this outfit can be worn all the way into the night! A hot date, perhaps? ;)

Royal blue bias hem dress with sheer neckline: Random shop in Midvalley
Pearl encrusted bib: Forever 21
Ring: YSL
Lilac/silver bangle: Topshop
Pastel multi-color bejeweled bangle: Holiday in Zhuhai
Black felt floppy hat: Imported from Korea
Lady Dragon Shoes: Vivienne Westwood+ Melissa Anglomania

Look 3

For my third look, I sort of adhered to one of my aesthetics, i.e. mixing hard and soft-- which I mentioned here. I wore a lightweight silk top (doesn't spring just make you want to dance around in silks and satin?) and black leather shorts, and I further softened the look with a beautiful multicolor floral necklace.

Navy blazer and my marine hat.

The navy blazer is my cover-up if the weather turns cooler-- the leather shorts can only keep me that warm!

I will wear this outfit in an heartbeat for a girls' day out. We will start off with brunch, and running on streets after that taking silly pictures of each other. Which is where my marine hat comes in. :P We will fill in our days with desserts sessions and some shopping at vintage shops, and we will find ourselves dancing the night away at a club, toasting to life. Once again,my hat will come into the picture, heh. Another outfit that can bring me from day to night! :)

White silk top with cowl-back: Topshop
Black leather shorts: Zara
Navy blazer: Holiday in Korea
Multicolor floral bib necklace: Sister's
Marine hat: Holiday in Zhuhai
Black leather heels: Stuart Weitzman

Which outfit is your favorite? :P

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Anonymous said...

I like Look1 best, although they all look great! Your legs look miles long in that first one. I like the simplicity of it, it's very spring-y, too!

I was wondering, is your Canon camera good for indoor/low light portrait shots without flash? Does it turn out grainy? I've seen your photos, but I'm not sure which ones are with/without flash. Thanks :)


Thistle Trinkets said...

First look has the most spring feel to me!!

Anonymous said...

First outfit is pretty. 2nd outfit is cute and 3rd outfit is lovely.GOOD LUCK!
oh yes, no gym last night? :)

Anonymous said...

what song is tht in the video? very nice! i like the`3rd outfit!

Anonymous said...

cannot decide! love them all!

lyss said...

all are fab! cant choose haha. but if i have to probably the 1st :D

revel in me said...

joey: Hehe does that means I have to wear these pants forever! *ends quest for legs that starts from armpit* :P Thanks dear! Hmm, I seldom use flash in my pictures! Unless I am in a completely dark environment, otherwise the canon functions quite well. I am certain that if you play with the manual functions, the pictures will turn out even better (in different light settings), but so far I only use it as a point-and-shoot in auto mode! :P

thistle trinkets: Is it 'cause of the floral print! :D

anonymous: Aww, why all your adjective so sweet! Nopes, no gym 'cause I am sick now! :(

anonymous: It's Love Comes by The Posies! :)

anonymous: Thank you. <3 <3 <3

lyss: Hehe, thanks dear! I can't choose myself too! But maybe that has something to do with me being the one who came up with them... :P

Kim L said...

Ok totally random but when the singer first sang the song, I thought he said "gu jun pyo" (boys over flowers) instead of something something pure :P

I like outfit number 2! love the blue, and also the YSL arty ring (so envious pls..) I think there's a blue trend this time around (as seen at the Oscars too).

Anonymous said...

babe. you look stunning in look 2 but still look good in look 1 and 3 nonetheless!


xiang yun said...

Can I say you've nailed all 3 outfits! Daymn every outfit you put out there is a breath of fresh air, I'm serious. Look 2 is my fav because the dress and accessories are all too good to be true wtf. Kudos, you are now a fashion icon in my heart wtf. *throws confetti*

Zahra said...

Hui Wen, you are amazing :D

revel in me said...

bombshell: HAHAHAHHAHA I laughed damn long at the gu jun pyo statement! (am still laughing inwardly now :P) I just finished boys over flower about 1 month ago! :D Thanks dear! There's definitely a blue trend according to the fashion articles I read! :D

michelle: Thanks love! <3

xiang yun: I SUDAH NAIK PANGKAT! Yahooooo!!! Hehe. Thanks dear, that's a really sweet thing to say! I was really trying to do something different for each look (and make sure they all look different from each other), so hearing your words is... like ice cream in summer! :D <3

zahra: You are god damn awesome yourself! <3 I need to talk to you!!

thoughtsofping said...

I lovelovelove look two!

mg said...

love ur bias hem blue dress! and everything else is totally awesome too! keep up with the great post! :)

revel in me said...

ping: Thanks dear! :)

mg: Thank you so much for the encouragement! <3

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA..."stars from armpit"! Yes, I believe your quest has ended while I'm going to start looking for high-waisted anything (skirt, trousers, shorts!).
Thanks for the reply, that's very helpful


yiqin; said...

I love the shoes...

revel in me said...

joey: Anytime! <3 Good luck with the legs-elongating scheme! Gambateh to the both of us, haha!

yiqin: Thanks dear! <3

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Look 2, is that YSL Ring Marine Color? ;)

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