Coco Game Center ~ Singapore

Hello Lovelies!

How did you beat your Monday Blues? Well I beat mine by going to the much talk about Coco Chanel Game Center which finally arrived in Singapore and opened its door last weekend at The Luxe Museum.

Entry is by pre-registration here.

The mini box contains 2tokens for the game machines and a ticket for slushie redemption. You get additional tokens upon check-out of purchases too.

Are you ready for some fun? I sure was been waiting for so long. Let the games begin!

Who says a girl can’t have makeup & play arcade games?

With a token in hand we each took a chance with the Bubble Game Machine – with skilful strategy planning we manage to “claw” ourselves the coveted black card bubbles to exchange for a customised fragrance.

After a stressful entrance we decided to take a notch down and play some “mindless” games of pitting each other over a game of tennis and beat the piano tiles (P.S. These are sure wins i.e. as in either you win or your partner wins so you are guaranteed a prize) and won for ourselves Rouge Coco Lip Palette and Primer.

After all that gaming adrenaline rush it was time for us to chill and play with makeup!

Tired and thirsty? Fret not Coco has it all under control – serving you an ice cold mango slushie.

I’m delighted I manage to purchase some of the exclusive limited edition merchandise.

Oh there’s also a tier spending reward – depending on how much you spend you will be entitled to various free gifts.

What are you waiting for? The Coco Game Center Pop-up closes on 6 May Sun! Don’t miss it!!

Have fun!

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Monochromatic Monday – Fashion Diaries 

Happy Monday Lovelies!

I love how black and white looks chic, elegant and spells class. Plus it never goes out of style!

The cut-in shoulder blouse has a great silhouette with a fitted bust and goes well with a pencil skirt giving you a feminine yet professional look!

I added black and white patterned shoes for even more of an effect.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Outfit:: Cut-in Shoulder Blouse by Nanz

Shoes:: Alegra Singapore

Chic Friday :: Simple Style for a Gorgeous Look 

Hello Lovelies its Friyay! I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend to spend time with my girl. 

Business-Casual “Casual-Fridays” can mean different things to different companies but no matter what the company save those jean shorts, tattered jeans, crop tops, flip-flops and sneakers only for the weekend.

To me “Casual-Fridays” means slightly more casual/relaxed than Professional Business wear but one must still look chic and stylish.

I teamed a solid coloured ankle pants with a bold red checkered top. I have a habit of colour  coordinate my shoes and accessories. For footwear, I wore a pair of red chaine patent flatties which matches my top. 

  
  
   

Thank you for reading.

Outfit:: Checkered Top & Ankle Pants by Nanz   
Shoes:: Red Chaine Patent Flatties by Alegra Singapore

Accessories:: Bracelet – Tory Burch; Earring & Rings – Chanel 

Krabi – Sun, Sand & Sea

Krabi a beach paradise ~ emerald-green waters, limestone cliffs, soft smooth sand and cooling sea breeze. Although September in Krabi is known to be the rainy season, we were fortunate to have clear blue skies and sunshine throughout our stay with only the occasional passing showers in the evening. Going during the low season was great as prices for airfare and accommodation was cheaper plus its less crowded too.

Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach

We flew directly into Krabi via Tiger Airways which takes about 1h40mins. For a peace of mind I had pre-arranged return airport transfers with KrabiShuttle.com, costing B1,198 (SGD46.97). When we arrived at Krabi Airport, the driver was at the arrival hall holding a place-card with our name on it. On our way back he was at our resort waiting for us earlier then the expected time. Good service, reliable, car was clean and they also provide WIFI in the car.

Airport Transfers - krabishuttle.com
Airport Transfers – krabishuttle.com

We stayed at Peace Laguna Resort, located in the heart of Ao Nang tucked away down a side street away from the crowded main street, noise and traffic. Out front at the resort mainstreet are lots of street kitchens, restaurants, cafes and convenient stores. A 5 minutes walk to the beach via the rear exit of the resort.

Peace Laguna Resort, Ao Nang Beach
Peace Laguna Resort, Ao Nang Beach

Shenwendys Peace Laguna Resort

We booked a Superior Cottage, 4D3N inclusive of breakfast for 3 (SGD376.98 – quite a steal I would say). From the moment we arrived, the relaxation began. The cottages and pools (they have 3 pools) are set around a lagoon, surrounded by lush greenery and a view of the majestic limestone cliff.  There is WIFI connectivity through out the resort and good reception in the room too! The cottage we stayed in was huge, they had 2 double beds plus a day bed, a huge bathtub and a private outdoor shower. Breakfast was alright, with quite a selection and a variety of fruit juices – just stay away from the coffee. In the afternoon from 4-4:45pm they serve afternoon tea and snacks at the lobby. Although the place is a little worn but the surrounding and the rooms are clean and bed linen are changed daily. My only gripe was the mattress is too hard!

Cottages set around the lagoon, amongst the lush greenery and a majestic view of the limestone cliff
Cottages set around the lagoon, amongst the lush greenery and a majestic view of the limestone cliff
Peace Laguna Resort - Lobby Area
Peace Laguna Resort – Lobby Area
Breakfast View
Breakfast with a breath-taking view
Afternoon Tea & Snacks
Afternoon Tea & Snacks
Chill out at one of the sun beds lining the pool
Chill out at one of the sun beds lining the pool
Pool Time
Pool Time

The beach is beautiful and picturesque. You can see some of the islands from Ao Nang Beach, sea shells lace the shorelines and long tail boats at the shore waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands. A perfect place to relax and enjoy with a couple of beers.

Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach – sea shells line the shoreline
Longtail Boats at the shoreline waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands
Longtail Boats at the shoreline waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze

Do you know that only in Thailand can you find pork bacon and patty in the Mushroom Swiss at Burger King? Well now you know.

Shenwendys Burger King
Beer is available at B69 (SGD2.70)
Savouring a Mushroom Swiss with pork patty and pork bacon
Savouring a Mushroom Swiss with pork patty and pork bacon

Natasha’s favorite street food is the ‘banana pancake’ aka banana prata.

Time for an afternoon snack
Time for an afternoon snack
Shenwends Banana Pancake
Crispy Banana Pancake with Condense Milk and Sugar

Located right outside our resort is a street kitchen, Esan Food & Cooking Inter, that serves authentic home cooked Thai food. They are open daily from 5pm onwards. Seafood were fresh, food were delicious, friendly staff and price was cheap. Excellent value for money.

Esan Food & Cooking Inter
Esan Food & Cooking Inter
The lady chef and her kitchen
The lady chef and her kitchen
BBQ Seafood
BBQ Seafood
Our dinner - Spicy Mango Salad, BBQ Flower Crab, Stir Fry Beef, BBQ Prawns & Grilled Pork (B1,000)
Our dinner – Spicy Mango Salad, BBQ Flower Crab, Stir Fry Beef, BBQ Prawns & Stir Fry Pork (B1,000 ~ SGD39.20)

A good place for massage is Anda Massage Beauty Salon, besides massages they also offer manicure & pedicure and facial. Place is clean, air-conditioned, friendly and lovely staff who speaks quite good English. Natasha was hungry in between treatments and they offered her a plate of fruits to eat.

Anda Massage Beauty Salon - located along the beach front road behind the Tom Yum Restaurant
Anda Massage Beauty Salon – located along the beach front road behind the Tom Yum Restaurant

We had lots of fun in Krabi truly relaxing, rejuvenating and recharged.

Shenwendys Peace Laguna Resort

Monkeying around at the bus stop
Monkeying around at the bus stop
You can grab a cocktail on the go
You can grab a cocktail on the go

An ideal beach holiday spot which is less touristy, quiet and relaxing.

Thank you for reading.

OOTD :: Classic Black Dress

Classic Black Drress

If you’re going for that minimalist kind of look, where you want to look feminine and classic, yet not too overdressed and flashy, then this is a nice approach which I have put together. I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so I chose this cute little black dress from Nanz that I fell in love with when I saw it and paired it with a pair of yellow and black stripe heels to give the outfit some contrast.

Yellow & Black Stripes Heels

Going further along with the contrasting theme, I paired a red clutch to balance out the black and brighten up the outfit a little more. For jewellery, I kept it simple and minimal. And there you have it! 

Accessorize

This is how I would style my little black dress bringing me from work to a night out. 

 
Thank for reading!

 

:: Outfit ::

Classice Black Dress :: Nan_Z Collection by Si Nan

Accessories :: Clutch & Bangle (Chanel), Necklace & Ring (Flea Market in Australia)

Shoes :: Alegra Singapore

OOTD :: Monochrome Monday 

Saying goodbye to the weekend and embracing the beginning of the work week is already hard enough, but thinking of an outfit that is both cute and comfortable to stand the heat only adds more stress. When I’m getting dressed in the morning and am at a complete loss as to what to wear on, 9 times out of 10 I will head to something black or black and white because they are easy to throw together but still look polished and chic even if you’ve put zero effort in! 

 

Today’s look is a skater dress – skater dresses always have a special place in my heart – they look cute whilst hiding a multitude of bits and bobs that I am conscious of!

  
  
  
  

We finished the look with a pair of pump wedges to amp up the luxe factor!  

:: Outfit ::

Monochrome Skater Dress :: Nan_Z Spring Collection by Si Nan

Accessories :: Bracelet (Australian Flea Mart), Earrings (Chanel) & Necklace (Juicy Couture)

Shoes :: Tory Burch

Black & White are Always Trending

Basic colors ~ Black and white are awlays trending. It is definitely androgynous but yet oh so sexy and feminine. 

  

Monochrome black and white never fails, is great for any day of the week. Whether you are suiting up for the office or for a casual outing you can create multiple looks with this color combo. You could choose to wear your monochrome look in a print, or to colour-block; the options are endless.

  

I don’t often mix prints enough, but I like the contrasting top and the rose embossed skirt combi. I think I have managed to pull it together rather tastefully. What are your thoughts? 

  

Thank you for reading.

:: Outfit ::

Black & White Top and Embossed Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan

Shoes :: Tory Burch

White-On-White

Be bold don’t be afraid to experiment with white-on-white. All-white is not only for themed parties and weddings, you can get away with the look at any type of event or even for work. Here’s a few pointers to take note of when putting together an all-white outfit. The crucial element in putting together an all-white ensemble is to clearly separate each piece of the one-color look by wearing different shades of white i.e. Ivory, light beige, cream, off-white etc. Alternatively is to pair with different textures. Wearing all-white gives an opportunity to show off your accessories too! 
  
White will always create a clean, modern, fresh feel. In addition, an all-white ensemble – done right – will always make a powerful style statement. The question is: are you ready to speak?

  
I have opted for a white cut-out shoulder blouse, a off white satin printed pleated skirt and a pair of statement kitty heels.

  
 

Thank you for reading.

:: Outfit ::

Cut-Out Blouse & Satin Printed Pleated Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan

Shoes :: Alegra Singapore

Nanz Summer Collection

It’s the start of the school holidays! Mother and daughter did a modeling stint with Si Nan show casing a snippet of her latest summer collection…of course the main star was my girl.

 

Two Tone Top with sleeveles jacket & pattern shorts
 
  
Owl Print Top
  

Coral Chiffon Top
 
Layered Sleeveless Blouse
   

Checkered Blouse paired with Skorts
 
On me: Layered Chiffon Top & Skinny Pants; On her: Layered Chiffon Top and Skorts
  

On me: Tribal Top & Long Culottes; On her: Peplum Top
 
Nanz is celebrating a wonderful 6th year anniversary by having a storewide 25% off on all items including New Arrivals from now till 31 May 2015, don’t wait time to go shopping!

Nanz is located at No. 180 Bencoolen Street The Bencoolen #01-69 Singapore 189646.

Thank you for reading.

  

7 Must-Have Shoes

Women can never have too many shoes and men will never understand why. – Susan Gale

I have to confess I am a shoe addict, I would love to have a walk-in shoe closet like Carrie Bradshaw a la Sex and the City. But of course this is real life and I’m no Carrie Bradshaw (don’t have the budget nor closet space for that matter). Irregardless, I believe all of the shoes we own serve a unique purpose – more than just walking around.

In my opinion every woman should have these 7 basic styles of shoes in their closet.

Pump Wedges

Stiletto Pumps

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A basic pump in leather is one of the most versatile shoes any woman can own – they will never let you down. They are the LBD of the shoe world. They go with everything under the sun, taking you from work to play. I would recommend investing in two pairs, one in wedges and the other stilhettos to lengthen your legs and make you feel like a Greek goddess.

Ballet Flats

ShenWendys_BalletFlats

I love heels but I love my feet more, foot doctors have advised not to wear heels daily as they are bad for health. Thus occasionally I will choose to let my feet rest and don on a pair of ballet flats. There is an endless array of choices on style, materials and colours. Ballet flats are so comfy they make you feel like walking on clouds. A good pair of ballet flats will give your everyday dresses and jeans a chic Parisian flair.

Platform Wedges

ShenWendys_Wedges

Ideal for our hot climate, wedges are a more reasonable and comfortable alternative to stilettos. A pair can be great with skinny pants, jeans or a sun dress.
The Ladylike Shoes – Kitten Heels

ShenWendys_Blue_KittenHeels

Every woman encounters a situation where she needs the foolproof ladylike shoe. The height these shoes provide is perfect for those days when you know and want to look feminine, yet have tired feet from wearing sky-high heels all week.

The Party Shoes

ShenWendys_GreyDiamanteKittenHeels

Whether you hit the party scene in five-inch platform pumps or diamante sequin high heels, the party shoe is a must have. Every woman needs that special pair of heels for a night out.

Strappy Heels

ShenWendys_PinkStrappyHeels

Slim, strappy high heels are a timeless shoe that will add sophistication to your going out dress plus show off your perfectly pedicured nails.

Artwork Heels

ShenWendys_PeepToe

When the dress lazy and just want to wear a dress that is simple, thats the exact moment in which to choose a shoe with a touch of difference. No need to be excessive, choose the right wood carving or a contrasting color.

Thank you for reading.

Shoe Collection :: Tory Burch, Nine West & Alegra Singapore