Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Bag of My Dreams: Alexander Wang Rocco

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It was love at first sight when I first saw the Alexander Wang Rocco bag on Mary-Kate Olsen (my ultimate childhood fashion icon). I remember this was the it bag of 2009. I've never quite forgotten about it so when I, years upon years after later, stumbled upon and was offered to buy the bag from a nice young woman for a sensible price, I simply couldn't resist. Finally after all these years, I can now say that I'm the proud owner of this gorgeous Rocco bag.
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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Garment Focus: The Long Black Coat


Urban Outfitters coat & Zara shoes

The black coat is a classic. It's sophisticated, stylish and you can pair it with just about anything. I'm wearing all black underneath the coat and it makes me feel so cool and edgy. I'm totally living my 'Men in Black' fantasy in this black number. Do you own a black coat?
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Budget Friendly Vintage Shopping in NYC

Two of my favourite things include New York City and cool 80s fashion. If that doesn't call for a vintage shopping related post about my trip to New York City, I don't know what does! Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market offers a variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, home decorations, furniture, ephemera etc. Whilst it is a very small flea market with few people it has great stuff at great prices. Something tells me that the weather had something to do with the lack of people BECAUSE IT WAS FREEZING when I was there. They also have a flea market in Chelsea with a $1 admission as opposed to the Hell's Kitchen one.

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
W 39th St (at 9th)
New York, NY 10018

Anyone who knows New York City knows that Williamsburg has a sea of vintage stores. Urban Jungle is the first vintage shop I went to and it also happens to be my favourite of the ones in Williamsburg. Urban Jungle is Bushwick Brooklyn's largest retail location and it's a part of the chain store L-Train. This is where you should go if you wanna make the most out of your money. They sell both thrifty and vintage items at great prices. I bought myself a vintage varsity jacket in there which I love so so much. Chances that you'll find a treasure in there aren't that great, but they have cool clothing nevertheless.

Urban Jungle
118 Knickerbocker St
Brooklyn, NY 11237


Beacon's Closet is where you go, if you do want find a treasure for less. It's cheap and there's so much great stuff in there just waiting to be found. Some of the brands they have in store include Miu Miu, Acne Studios, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel and so on. There are three Beacon's Closet stores in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan. I chose to go to the one in Manhattan purely because I was in the area and ironically, I didn't feel like going back to Brooklyn. If you love fashion, I'd say this is a must-see when in New York.

Beacon's Closet
10 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011
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Friday, 3 February 2017

Shine Bright

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Astoria park, new york city, queens, mcq by alexander mcqueen gun metal leather biker jacket metallic finish, american apparel classic tote bag, brunette, fashion blogger, personal style blogger, brooklyn is burningAlexander McQueen jacket | Zara shoes | American Apparel tote bag

I have a thing for glitter, metallics and anything that catches the light so I spotted this jacket out of the corner of my eye from miles away. I was very hesitant with buying it because, believe it or not, I was always taught to spend money wisely. But when I tried on the jacket, I couldn't bare to take it off so I wore it around the store until we were ready to pay. Ever tried that? When you literally cannot take off the clothes you're trying on in store? To be fair, I was looking for a transitional jacket like a bomber jacket or cool denim jacket; something I could layer as well as wear on its own and since my time in the city is nearing its end I wanted to treat myself into something nice. God, I'm gonna miss being here.
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