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Monday, August 31, 2015

Life lately- rainy late summer day

After a very hot and dry summer, Portland finally is back to it's normal cool, cloudy rainy weather this week. Not going lie, I have been thoroughly enjoyed this unusual warm season! In the past I always had to carry a thin cardigan or jacket with me no matter where I go. This summer is the first time I actually did not feel the need to do so. I have had many days of me happily rocking the sleeveless dresses and sock-less sandals. However, today Portland seemed to had waken up and we are BACK to our norm again!
I have been laying low this season. Not much travelings, nothing too spectacular happened besides work and lots of exercise trying to get my body stronger. I do have travel plan later on this year but for the time being, I have been enjoying staying in town and exploring Portland. If you do plan to visit P-town, come by during June-August. I guarantee you will fall in love with the city and the beat almost uncomfortable. :)
Let me know what have you been doing this past season. As we transition through the next cooler phase of the year, I hope to get out of my shopping ban and keeps my eyes out for some new fashion pieces like boots and coats. Oh, let the fun begins, shall we?

H&M denim jacket (old, but I like this one by Top Shop), DIY necklace, Sam Edelman sandals (old), Balenciaga Lazuli City bag and Lindberg sunglassess
Tag watch and La Mone bracelets (white version here)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ocean princess at a garden party with Happiness Boutique

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Happiness Boutique  to feature one of their many beautiful statement necklaces on my blog as part of my Outfit of the Day post. After browsing through their website, I fell in love with this sapphire blue Ocean Treasure necklace. I have been loving the colour blue this season. Funny, I just to be a all red/pink kind of a girl. I think my love for the shade blue began when I first laid my eyes on a vintage blue sapphire ring I saw at our local antique jewellery store Glit. My heart literally skipped a beat. Although I did not end up be able to afford that drop dead gorgeous piece (one day one day...) I have completely converted to a blue lover.
Back to my outfit. It took me a while to decide which outfit I should be pairing with this necklace. I want my outfit to not be overwhelming but complimenting the necklace. I wore this aqua coloured dress to attend my brother's wedding 2 years ago and I think it looks quite nice with the necklace. The Ocean Treasure necklace has an adjustable chain link so it fits to virtually any neckline! I was too busy to go on "location" in the city for photos so I took the liberty of using my own backyard.
I hope you like what I have chosen. And yes, I am NOT wearing sunnies. I am usually very light sensitive that's why you almost always see me in shades to avoid odd squinting or closing my eyes :)
Check out Happiness Boutique. They ship worldwide and fast too. You can also join their Reward Program to earn points when you shop!
I hope your week is going well. My has been busy as always. Work has been slightly less stressful and I have been able to caught up with a few of the summer blockbusters. I highly recommend Mission Impossible 5 (action packed, not a dull moment),  Inside-out (cute and such unique ideas) and Ant-man (a light take on a Marvel superhero).  As always, thanks for reading my little casual blog!

Dress and cardigan from Asia, Ocean Treasure necklace from Happiness Boutique, sandals are Sam Edeman (last season but the Tina are very similar and on sale here)
 Ocean Treasure necklace c/o from Happiness Boutique, sandals are Sam Edeman

Monday, July 27, 2015

Strolling around the City Hall

Over the weekend we walked pass our City Hall (Portland) and suddenly realised it has really interesting architectural columns in the front. The best thing about it was the area was relatively empty. Perfect for some quick photo snapping. I was in my comfy cargo pants and did not realise with the red bag I'd end up looking similar to a Christmas tree. Oh well, weekend dress down I guess. While these pants are comfortable, I now see they somehow made my wide hips a bit wider lol. I assure you, I am not this "hippy" in real life. I am starting to do some target specific floor work out at home and hopefully it will help tighten that area just a little. Ha, wish me luck (especially on my consistency lol).

I am entering a really stressful time at work. We have a brand new (no experience at all) assistant starting today. Lots to teach her, lots of transition and change..s..hope all goes well in the end :) (ps. Anouk of Luxessed, ready for a holiday break?)

This outfit featuring the dark red Chanel Le Boy bag <3 Needless to say more?
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