Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year with Chloe Horse dress and Celine Bam Bam sandals

I missed a parcel this morning and was a little disappointed, but quickly perked up when this one arrived from Barneys NY, long-awaited and long obsessed-over Celine Bam Bam two-tone mid heel sandals:

What better dress to wear for the Lunar year of the Horse than this Chloe horse dress by Stella McCartney?  From one of my favourite collections ever.

Celine shoes available from Barneys (but not online unfortunately - but they are having a shoe sale! Shop HERE).

all pics via my iPhone/Instagram.

Gong xi fa cai!

Happy Lunar Chinese Year everyone!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today by the pool in Seafolly and Havaianas...

Swimsuit: Goddess Maillot by Seafolly (I bought mine here - seriously love these!), Havaianas sandals, Ray Ban polarized folding wayfarer sunglasses (available here and here)

Staying hydrated, and spending lots of time in the pool with the little ones...

Gotta love Summer!

pic via iPhone/Instagram

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Simply in navy Celine, grey and white

 It is not often that I wear white jeans, for fear that it will get dirty just by looking at them.  But I love the colour combination of grey marle (loooooove grey marle!), white and navy:

Outfit details: Country Road grey marle tee, R13 distressed white skinny jeans (available here, , Celine navy regular Trio bag (available here), Yves Saint Laurent Arty ring (available here, and in pink here), Aurelie Bidermann Love ring (I bought here)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Celine Bam Bam Tan mirror-heeled sandals - Friday I'm in Love!

As I anxiously await for the arrival of my two-toned Celine Bam Bam sandals, I thought I'd share her 'older sister', the tan mid-heel Bam Bam sandals, so so comfy and perfect for this Summer weather...

 I found a black pair at half price at Yoox. (the heel isn't mirrored like mine though, but am so tempted to get it too, even if it's only available on the US site).

All pics are mine via my iPhone/Instagram.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Extra 20% code for Farfetch! Run, dont walk! Seriously!

 at Farfetch!!!

Just enter code x20JAN14 at checkout

For 2 days only!

Run, don't walk!

I'm having trouble whittling down my wishlist, these are some amazing finds I've come across.

I seriously can't believe some of the prices!

n.b. clicking on images and/or description should lead to more details and product page.


From top left clockwise: Chloe Susanna boots (now $500), Givenchy cut-out wedges (now $566), Alexander Wang Kori ankle boots (now $412) and Lovisa pumps (now $155 - really wish they had my size!)

Oh and Isabel Marant too:

Like the Pierce and Scarlet boot (black or white)
And sneakers like the Bluebell and Blossom (around $300)


Chloe Baylee tote (now $1225! Remember I posted it in my last post?!), 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour two-tone tote (now $500 - have been wanting one forever! If only I didn't have two pairs of shoes that are high on my wishlist, so so tempted!), Alexander Wang Rocco bags in a variety of colours (from $450 or so!) Proenza Schouler PS1 in large (now $1752! - wanted this for so long too *sigh* ) and medium (for $1222), Stella McCartney Falabella chain tote (several available from $600 or so), Saint Laurent bags (Betty, Tote Bag - as pictured).

And I haven't even looked at the clothes yet! PHEW!

And the Net-a-Porter US site's sale closes this Thursday, while the other sites have reduced further...ooh, what to do? Where has my money tree gone?

Happy shopping! Let me know if you have snapped up anything exciting!


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stylish baby bags (aka nappy or diaper bags)? Come have a look...

"As the most stylish mamma I know, what advice do you have for chic baby bags?? I want to treat myself to something lovely and I am struggling'...x

I have been asked several times where to find stylish baby/diaper bags, but have only given a recommendation or two, but when my lovely friend (K, once again, you are too kind, really!) asked me, I thought I should get off my behind and see what options are available a few years on from whence I last searched.  I know I haven't done these kind of posts in a long time, but hope it is of use to not only my friend K, but to others who are searching for baby/nappy bags too.

Initially, when pregnant with Lil' Brigs #1, I thought I'd treat myself to a designer nappy bag, but after further research, didn't think it suited me personally.  A few of my friends and family have told me the same in hindsight.  Forsaking their designer bags for more practical ones (and I'm talking Burberry and Gucci baby bags here).  Instead I bought this Burberry bag, but later found out that it was both too heavy, and the strap too thin to be comfortable for the purpose of a nappy bag.

Those who still follow my blog may know that my 'baby bag' is my trusty Balenciaga Extra Courier bag, which I alternate with my Balenciaga Courier bag in Anthracite (slightly smaller than the former).  I used to use a 'baby bag organizer insert', with different compartments for nappies, nappy wipes, folding out mat, etc. for the earlier months, but have since done away with it (as the little ones are now bigger).  I love my bags because they are very light, I wear the strap across my body to free up my hands (very important when trying to carry a baby, unfold a pram, etc), and this strap is nice and wide so it doesn't cut into my shoulders.  I love my Courier, and think it makes a brilliant 'baby bag'.

Balenciaga Courier available at Farfetch and here.

 Unfortunately, I can't picture my friend K in one of these for some reason.  She is much more polished and elegant than I could ever dream of being.  So I thought I'd search for something more K-ish.

n.b. clicking on store names should lead you to the product page where you can see more pics and details/info.

Behold, this Valentino rockstud tote is reversible, how brilliant is that?!

 This is available at Net-a-Porter (black/tan - doh! It sold out, but it has some better pics), Stylebop, and at a better price at Lane Crawford (perhaps customs/tax isn't included in this price).

Unfortunately I think the strap may be a little too thin to be worn for an extended period, especially when heavy-laden...

Of course, it needn't be a designer bag.  After buying herself a Burberry baby bag, my SIL later purchased the Stokke changing bag, and much preferred it to the it goes with the pram!  You can find it here, or of course at a store closer by.  I quite like it in the melange colour too:

I also considered the Storksak bags for quite some time, and they now have this stylish 'Caroline' bag in navy and black leather (available at Nordstrom and John Lewis), and available in nylon here.  I know I said one doesn't need an actual designated 'baby bag', but this one sure looks appealing (much more than anything I had previously seen):

I also thought these Storksak Sofia bags to be quite stylish, not quite as sleek as the Caroline, but still cute, no?  Available in tan and leather at John Lewis and Nordstrom.
 So cute in Linen too (a little Chloe-esque?) - available at Saks Fifth Avenue

I also toyed with the idea of these for Mr Brigs (baby/nappy bags for the boys! Or for myself really, quite stylish too!).  If memory serves me correctly, Mr Brad Pitt himself toted one of these 'Jamie' bags...Available in black or brown leather at Nordstrom and John Lewis.

Ok, in danger of over-hypeing it, I saved the best for last.  I was too excited to find this bag, look at the colour! It's called 'Yummy cookie/brownie brown'! Say no more! This Chloe Baylee bag in the large size has a gorgeous wide strap, two handles (very important too), beautiful leather and plenty of room. And plus, it will still look gorgeous with a certain Chloe coat in a gorgeous shade of mustard yellow...They are two-toned, so you almost have a two-in-one bag , great value for money, haha!

 It is available in this colorway (in the large size - the medium size won't cut it as a baby bag) at Saks Fifth Avenue - who also have it in coral, and at Monnier Freres,
 This gorgeous Mandarin Peel/Cherry Jelly (such yummy names!) is available at Farfetch, - who also have it in more neutral colours like black and pale grey.

Ok, this post is by no means exhaustive, only a few examples I found through a quick 'scour'.

Hope they are of help!

Good luck!


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Thursday, January 16, 2014

From Sydney: Mak Mak macarons and Assad Mounser crown

Doesn't this bag look good enough to eat? Sadly it isn't mine, nor did I get the chance to borrow it from my little sister while she was visiting over Christmas, but I did get to snap a pic, to drool over until I see her (and her gorgeous flap bag) again:

 Whilst in Sydney I made a point of trying out some Mak Mak macarons, as recommended to me by the lovely Hannah Rose from 'Capture the Castle'.  A little research informed me the were voted 'best macarons' in Sydney by a blinded panel which included non other than Chef Peter Gilmore from Quay...needless to say, I was not disappointed.  They were A M A Z I N G ! And so purdy!
 I was only there for 4 days (one of them being a public holiday), so I only managed a quick spot of shopping, and in that, I snapped up this black 'crown' by Assad Mounser.  I was immediately drawn to it when I walked into Land's End Store, put it back down, thinking: I could never pull it off. But had to pick it up again:

 Still loving my Seed striped espadrilles...and loved my Scanlan & Theodore black drop crotch boyfriend pants so much, I scouted myself a pair in navy/ink.
 This was the actual colour of this heart-shaped poof at church (Sunday School), how cute is it?
Outfit details: Shoes: Seed striped espadrilles, Pants: Scanlan & Theodore, Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic bag (available at Net-a-Porter HERE, HERE and directly from Proenza Schouler HERE), Dries Van Noten black raglan top

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Apologies that I update there daily, but here so sporadically.  I blame the ease of posting from my iPhone, it is just so much easier with the little ones and everything else...


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 to you all!

Better late than ever, but it's been a whirlwind few weeks, with my whole family staying with me to celebrate Christmas, and then a lovely short trip to Sydney to celebrate the start of a New Year with my sisters. Hope you all had a lovely holiday, and wish you a New Year filled with happiness and love! 

 The two little presents pictured here were Balenciaga bow rings in silver (one for each sister).  I posted about them here (when I bought myself one in gold and another in silver, so we all have matching rings)
Love me some bubbles...