I’m feeling pretty excited right now, because I’m gonna try something different for today’s post!
After seeing (and sharing) countless OOTD-related posts on my Instagram feed, I’ve decided to share some of my own from last week. C:
For the uninitiated, OOTD simply stands for Outfit of the Day, where people from all over the world share their get-ups for anything and everything, be it school, work, or a simple day out.
I hope you’ll like what I’m about to share here, especially the ladies 😀
Thanks to the recent Chinese New Year holidays, I had a little extra pocket money for a shopping trip, which means new loot from ASOS and Cotton On for the second half of the semester- yay!
Read on if you wanna see what I got this spring, and how I wore it 😀
(Pardon the low quality in pictures; I took them all with my iPhone, and my mirror is kinda small and dirty, oops.)
Cotton On Missy Dress in Gardenia/ Ink Breton Stripe (S$29.95)
When I saw this at Cotton On, I just had to try it. Its sweetheart neckline is great if you’re the bustier type, and the way the skirt moves about when I’m walking makes me feel like I’m on my way to a luxury cruise instead of a three hour seminar 😉 Oh, and not forgetting its blue and white stripes design which gives the dress a nautical feel!
Here’s a close-up of the outfit, and the accessories I paired it with:
I didn’t want it to be just stripes which would have made it a little boring, so I added a belt and a pair of slippers for that much needed colour. Some metal pieces completed the look. C:
Ginger Fizz Top in Cherub Print (S$42.90) with Uniqlo Black Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans
The good thing about studying at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is that you don’t have to dress to the nines for a simple class presentation; you can still express yourself while looking presentable C:
Since I had one for my Visual Culture class, I thought it’d be fun to dress up to a more ‘artsy’ theme with my Cherub Print Top from Ginger Fizz – it’s a UK-based fashion brand that boasts some of the quirkiest and edgiest pieces. They even have their own Tumblr account @gingerfizzloves to showcase the inspiration for their “fun, bubbly and feminine” style.
You can’t see it in the pictures, but it has a cut-out back which allows you to feel just a little bit more breeze, which I’m sure everyone needs given the weather.
Me, I just love ’em cherubs 😉 Gives me a reason to bring out that Tinkerbelle pendant I got in Malaysia a while back.
River Island Aztec Body Con Dress (S$25.74) with Zalora Black Wide Belt:
Aztec prints are dominating this season – from clothes, to shoes, to even hand phone covers. But I didn’t hop on the bandwagon until I saw River Island’s Aztec Body Con Dress while browsing through ASOS.
While I’m (still) not a big fan of Aztec prints, I like how they combine different colours together and come up with all these crazy patterns- it’s really cool!
Obviously, I already had a lot going on for my dress, and I didn’t want to overdo it by adding too much colour. So a couple of plain accessories did the trick and I was good to go C:
ASOS Avril Pocket Hearts Cardigan in Cream (S$27.50):
I’ve been looking for the perfect sweater for those long hours in the classrooms, and I finally found it at Clothes0verBros, a Singapore-based blog shop that brings in really sweet and feminine pieces from various brands.
This cardigan is actually from ASOS and it costs a whopping S$41.83 if you order directly from them! Luckily, ClothesoverBros was willing to do a back order for me even though it was out of stock at that time. C:
The only drawback, though, is that back orders take FOREVER. I don’t know if it had anything to do with the jam during Chinese New Year, but I have to admit that I was getting rather impatient waiting for it to arrive. Still, as they say, good things come to those who wait!
After searching around and finding out that it’s from the ASOS Petite range, I was a little worried about not being able to fit into it (busty girl problems!); luckily, it’s just nice for me C:
There’s nothing not to love about this sweater; it’s sweet, and its cream colour makes it easy to match with whatever I’m wearing. Not forgetting those heart-shaped buttons; talk about paying attention to detail!
As you’d have guessed by now, I get most of my clothes from online boutiques, especially ASOS.
What I love about them is that they feature pieces from different brands around the UK, so it’s like stepping into a giant virtual warehouse every time I shop there. Each and every piece is is also showcased on a catwalk so you can see what it looks like on the model from all angles. And the biggest plus of all? FREE AND FAST DELIVERY!! C:
I also love mixing and matching my outfits with different accessories that I get from push carts and flea markets, especially chunky metal pieces with intricate designs. I take my cue from Daniel Boey who told the finalists of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 1 to mix and match simple outfits with accessories to make each get up unique. C:
That’s all for now, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! If you really like it, I’ll post more in the future. C: