Style This | Culottes – 4th Style

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This is my last post for styling MDS pleated front white culottes. Thank you very much for all the kind words and encouragement that, you, my dear reader, have given for this new segment in my blog.

A quick recap the previous outfits I styled for MDS pleated front white culottes. Click on the images to link to the blog post.

The first style was a mixed of prints and colours and from that chaotic clashes, I moved to the other end of the spectrum for the second outfit, the normcore style. In the third style, I matched the white culottes with a black lace top and high heels to bring you to a romantic dinner date.

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And in my final styling for Style This | Culottes, I styled the MDS pleated front white culottes for work.

For the majority of us, work is part and parcel of life to pay the bills and also providing the finances for us to pursue our own interests and passions.

For me, I hope that my clothes has great versatility taking me from weekday to weekend, day to night. This would help me to stretch my dollar and importantly that wardrobe space that is scarcer than land in Singapore.

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The MDS pleated front white culottes is made of a heavy material and has a structured shape which is really easy to style for more formal occasion as it doesn’t have much chance of looking frumpy nor sloppy. This look is styled with a lace tank top and a white trimming black jacket for a clean and sleek look for work.

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Grounding this outfit was a pair of suede wedge heels from Ferragamo adding a little fun into the silhouette of this serious outfit.

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Shed that jacket at 7pm and you’re all ready to head for a quick drinks session with your colleagues or friends!

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Thank you so much for dropping by and hope you’ve enjoyed the first collection of [Style This | Culottes].

I would love to hear from you what items you would like to see me style in the coming months. Please drop me a note in comments or an email at everest_s @ hotmail.com.

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Style This| Culottes – 3rd Style

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In the third edition of STYLE THIS | Culottes, I have put together a look which you could wear on a night out for dinner and drinks.

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The pleated front of this culottes gives this pair of culottes a structured look that could go from casual to formal.

What would you wear for something fun and sexy where you and your girlfriends are ready to paint the town red? Or that candle light dinner that your other half has planned for your anniversary?

Would you be reaching for that trusty figure enhancing body con dress, which is not really forgiving if you opted for that 4 course set dinner menu with their signature 200g Wagyu beef mains?

Though it might come across to many that wearing culottes or pants is not as feminine, pairing it with the right texture, material and accessories is key to achieving that ladylike charm.

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In this outfit, I styled the pleated front culottes from MDS with H&M black lace scallop hem cropped top to soften the serious tone of the culottes and giving a feminine and glamorous touch to the outfit.

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If a  black satin bra underneath that lace top is not your cup of tea, you can always slip on a black tube or maybe a nude colored tank top for some optical fun.

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And don’t forget to put on that pair of platform stiletto heels to take your outfit to a different level! Literally too!

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I would also pair this look with a pair of black pointed heels for a sleeker and more chic look.

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With the festive season round the corner and lots of party invites heading your way, when you are reaching for that cute little black dress, stop yourself and give yourself a chance  to play with different pairings with your culottes instead!

Outfit Details

H&M Black Lace Crop Top | MDS Pleat Front Culottes | Fendi Leather Cuff | YSL Tribtoo Black Toe Cap Heels


 My blog post for the first culottes style has been featured on Independent Fashion Blogger along side 19 other blogs.

Hop over to these fantastic blogs below for more on the latest fashion trends,  pairing ideas and DIY instructions.

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Style This | Culottes – 2nd Style

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 In this second edition of STYLE THIS | Culottes, I have put together a look which has the latest Normcore trend in mind.

I don’t even know if Normcore should even described as a trend but rather choosing to dress up in a nondescript and blatantly conventional manner.

As Wikipedia describes it, “Normcore is a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average looking clothing. Normcore wearers are people who do not wish to distinguish themselves from others by their clothing.”

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This is actually my first time trying this trend as I have never been a minimalistic person. I love accessorizing and dressing up and adding those characteristic touches to my outfit which people will associate with me.

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When I put on that MDS white culottes and pulled over my Uniqlo Men’s T-shirt, a look in the mirror and I was pleasantly in love with that white canvas. And I wanted to keep it white and clean, no accessories, no nothing.  Just some folded sleeves.

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It was extremely refreshing!

Somewhat like a detox from the plethora of colours and prints in fashion.

A fashion detox.

Where we get so exhausted trying to outdo ourselves in the interpretation of the next fashion trend and to stand out in the crowd.

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I am happy going back to basic and getting lost in that sea of crowd.

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I am glad I tried this, it is definitely something that I would put together again and again.

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Hope you like this look and please do leave me a comment if you would like to see me style the culottes in a particular manner.  :-)

Thank you for dropping by!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Outfit details

MDS White Culottes | Uniqlo White Men’s T-shirt | H&M Black Sling Bag | Chanel Espadrilles

Style This| Culottes – 1st Style

Announcement announcement!
A new category will be added to my blog and it is “Style This”!

The idea came about when I thought about how I usually try not to match the individual items in the same way twice so that I would get more mileage for all my clothing pieces.

Every month, a piece of clothing would be picked for the featured “Style This” item and on every Monday in that month, I will be sharing one way of pairing. So at the end of that month, there will be 4 – 5, depending on the number of weeks in that month, different ways of wearing that one item and I also it is also a challenge myself to maximize the wear of any item in my exponentially growing wardrobe.

I would also love to hear from you if there is any item that you would like me to feature on Style This and hopefully be able to share and inspire each other in mixing and matching our clothing.

For October’s feature, I have chosen the culottes. White Culottes.

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A huge trend seen in the Spring/ Summer 2014 collections and following through to Fall in deeper and earthier colours, this is a wardrobe staple that brings chic into your wardrobe and it is absolutely versatile.

At the London Fashion Week, culottes were a definite favourite amongst the fashion insiders. Ranging from chic to sporty and preppy, the looks created with culottes are so far and wide and it goes to show how versatile this item is.

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photo credits to John Nguyen for Telegraph
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The culottes that I am featuring is this white culottes from MDS collections. With its pleated front and heavy fabric, this pair of culottes flatters any wearer creating a long and lean silhouette.

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I styled this outfit with the idea of clashing the prints between my top and outer wear.

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Both items had Indonesian batik prints, the Bimba & Lola top had the traditional motif and colour mostly seen in the formal attire of elderly Indonesian man and women. The outer wear was a double side button down top which I bought from Yogyakarta at the middle of this year.

Quick side note: Yogyakarta was a fabric haven with all the busy prints and colours and I hope to be able to get down to sharing my trip to Indonesia with you. Wish me luck!  ;-)

I wasn’t too sure about introducing another colour into the outfit for my footwear so I selected a pair of blue suede heels from Zara to complement the colours of the outer wear.

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Thank you for dropping by & do return for the next installation of Style This next Monday!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Outfit Details

Bimba & Lola Printed Top | Indonesian Batik Button Up Blouse | MDS White Pleat Front Culottes | Zara Blue Suede Cut Out Heels

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Outfit | Italian Chic

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Italian Chic, it said on the invitation.

Italian style unlike the French style is so much harder to predict and pin-point as the Italians, with their passionate and vivacious appetite for life that everyone’s style is so different yet one look you know it represents the Italian style.

I wore something that is formal enough for work as the event was held in the evening and I needed something that could bring me from work to party.

For work, I tucked my blue striped shirt into my asymmetrical lace skirt and for the event in the evening, I tied the ends up.

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Keeping to a simple cool palette of blue and white, the outfit was a play of textures; lace, ruffles and embossed crocodile skin.

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For the evening, a sparkly accessory on the neckline to shine through the night.

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Thank you for dropping by!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Outfit details

PDI Blue Striped Shirt | Choies white lace skirt | Mulberry Mini Alexa | Mango White Heels | Hermes Clic-Clac in White Enamel

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Outfit | The Menace

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An unlikely name for an outfit title and definitely not a word I would associate myself with.  How did this post get its name?

Feeling uninspired on a Saturday evening, trying to kick start my blogging routine after my recent vacation in northern Thailand, I turned to Beebops, who was seated on my right, to help me brainstorm for a title for my post, while showing him the outfit shots.

Brainstorm he did not. He ,however gave me the answer in a split second.

Dennis the Menace he said.

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Impossible to dispute right? ^_^”

And there you have it!

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It is hilarious and annoying at the same time as Dennis is really not what I envisioned as a fashion icon that inspires my fashion choices.

I am sure deep down in my subconscious mind I must have felt a sense of familiarity and comfort when I placed the Zara Stripe crop top and ASOS split front skirt together.

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The ASOS split front skirt is longer in the front as it tapers downwards towards the middle of the skirt. A seemingly long and conservative black skirt and when you walk it reveals glimpses of your. The partial view of the leg also gives it an illusion that the leg is long straight and most importantly lean!

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Worn with a pair of Mango black leather strap heels which is so worn to death by now that it is really showing signs of wear and a replacement plan should be in the pipeline soon.

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Outfit Details

Zara Red & Black Stripe Crop Top | ASOS Black Split Front Skirt | Mango Black Leather Strap Heels

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Hope my outfit hasn’t been too menacing for you! ;)

Thank you for dropping by!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Outfit | Quench X Tiong Bahru Heritage Feista 3/3

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This the last of the collection of the murals for Tiong Bahru Heritage Fiesta. That adorable little goldfish that bobs at the surface when it tries to sucks its food. Did you own one too? I had one which did not do too well after a couple of months as it wasn’t easy trying to maintain the water condition.

Strangely, this wall mural also seemed to have the same algae problem which plagued my fish tank.

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I liked this mural the best as the goldfish looked very realistic and not to mention really cute when it is blown up to such magnitudes.

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I don’t think you need me to tell you where my outfit inspiration was from! Head to toe, I was either in H&M or Mango. I am such a huge fan of these high street brands along side Zara and ASOS.

I was wearing a H&M vermillion blouse and Mango white pants completed with a H&M leather belt and Mango white pointed heels. The loose and billowy cut of the H&M vermillion blouse was balanced out with the fitted Mango white pants and yes, those white pointed heels! It is a wardrobe essential isn’t it!

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In our very hot and humid climate, it is always important to stay hydrated although my choice of beverage for this picture is not the best drink to hydrate, it undoubtedly quenches thirsts! But go easy on it and always reach for that bottle of drinking water or brewed tea, unless you really fancy that 7 teaspoons of sugar in your soft drink.

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Outfit details

H&M Vermillion Blouse | Mango White Pants | H&M Leather Belt | Mango White Pointed Heels | Accessoriess from H&M and Bimba x Lola

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Live & Love Life,

Everest

Around SG | The Entertainer X The Pelican

Weekends are great times to hangout with friends and family over food and drinks.

The_Pelican_The_Entertainer_2But sometimes we do run out of places to visit where we can get a good meal and get a great discount, like 1-for-1 deals.

Fret not when you have The Entertainer on hand, literally as it is an app on your phone.

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For the month of August, The Pelican | Seafood Bar & Grill  are offering The Entertainer members unlimited 1-for-1 Belvedere cocktails when a voucher for a main course is used.

You can purchase The Entertainer One Month Mobile subscription at only SGD19 for the month of August.

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Just after one dinner at The Pelican, you would have saved SGD19 after the purchase of the 1 month subscription to The Entertainer.

Imagine the savings you would have from these 1-for-1 deals with the many other food outlets participating in this subscription.

Below are a handful of the many food outlets to choose from:

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I went for the 1-for-1 Marriott Buffet dinner deal just last week and would love to try their Hi-Tea Buffet soon! More on that another day. The_Pelican_The_Entertainer_3Enjoy the lovely ambiance and view from The Pelican | Seafood Grill & Bar.

To purchase the subscription of The Entertainer for 1 month, click here, key in the discount code of “@everest” to enjoy the promotion rate of SGD19. Promo is valid until 1 September 2014.

The Entertainer Singapore One Month Mobile Product is priced at just SGD 19, which gives you access to all 770+ buy one get one free offers for Singapore’s hottest restaurants, nightspots, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions and more – for one month from the date of activation. With 3 vouchers per merchant, you can visit the Entertainer’s partners more than just once or include your family and friends in the 1-for-1 fun!

Thanks for dropping by & happy dining!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Around SG | Alive Museum

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 Your adventure starts here!

Fancy being carried in the arms of Superman, chased by The Hulk in mid air?

Or challenging yourself to some street jam or white water rafting?

How about some girly ballet pirouettes or flying on the back of a hummingbird?

Immerse in photosnapping fun and best of all, done in cool comfort within the 10,000 square feet premise of Korea’s first and original 3D entertainment attraction, Alive Musuem, Singapore.

There are more than 80 masterpieces with a handful that is exclusively designed for Singapore.

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Below are some quick tips for you to enjoy your visit at the Alive Museum.

TIPS TO HAVE THE MOST FUN

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1. Take some time to look at the suggestions on the wall so that you can experiment and explore different angles for better picture.

2. Stand at the recommended photo point (like that of the first image of this post) for the best images as the artwork, lighting and angles are usually at the optimum there.

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3. Be prepared to jump, crawl or lie on the floor and everything else to  complement the artwork.

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4. Dress for the occassion. There are some artwork that requires some contortion and climbing around, so make sure you aren’t wearing that bodycon dress and stiletto heels. I was wearing a midi skirt which gave me lots of movement yet providing enough coverage and slip on heels which I took off for some pictures for a more realistic look.

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5. Pose like there is no one watching. Honestly, there will be someone nearby waiting for you to have your picture taken so that they can take their turn. But don’t let that pressure you into having the same expression for every picture.

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6. Be prepared and discuss with your companion how to pose and how to get the picture taken while waiting in line to take at an artwork. This helps you take more and better pictures without holding up the queue too much.

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7. Go off peak if you want to make the most of the trip. If you can, go on weekdays. I was there on a weekday evening and spent 2.5hours there. There were a couple of groups and we had to wait around here and there for a couple of minutes before it was our turn to take. Assuming you went on a weekend afternoon, you might just end up spending more time waiting than taking pictures.

8. Almost all the artwork worked best with one person in the image. So going in at least a pair would mean you could take turns to snap. I brought my tripod but did not need to use it even at the artwork where both of us were in the picture as we got the help of one of the visitors there to snap our picture.

9. Last but not least, SMILE and ENJOY yourself and your company cos’ really that is all that really matters.

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 Alive Museum, Singapore

Address: Suntec City, #03- 372, Between Tower 3 and 4

Admission Tickets: $25 (Adults), $20 ( Child, 3-12yrs)

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily (last entry at 9pm)

 For the month of September 2014, you will get a free Burger King meal with every full-priced ticket. Details here.

 

Thanks for dropping by!

Live & Love Life,

Everest

Outfit | Majulah Singapura

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August is here!

It is amazing how 7 months of 2014 flew past.

As we step into August, we not only look forward to the holiday and amazing showcase of fireworks, it is also a time to look back and appreciate the growth of our nation, the prosperity and safety that we have been enjoying for decades and the hard work that each one of us Singaporeans has contributed to the economy and its growth.

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The national colours of Singapore is red and white, which are derived from the colours of the National Flag. The red symbolising universal brotherhood and equaltiy of man, while white symbolises pervading and everlasting purity and value. The crescent moon representing a young nation on the ascendant while the five stars stand for Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.

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The leaders of Singapore have indeed all the ideals of the Nation kept close to their hearts as these ideals can be felt and experienced by all in the Nation.

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Since 2011,  I have been sharing my outfits in national colours and this year is no different. ;) You can see my previous posts here.

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I wore my red and white checks corset top which looked perfect with picnic basket in hand and a mat in the same checks to rest on. Actually, it has been such a long time since I went on a picnic.

The tight corset look was balanced out with a flowy Mango white pleated skirt together with the comfy Salvatore Ferragamo red jelly flats.

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  I can on one hand say that I was relaxing on the grass, enjoying the sun and the occasional breeze on my face. But I now that I am looking at the pictures again, I must honestly say that I look like I was going to have my underarms IPL treatment with hands raised and shades on to protect my eyes from the flashes of light. Haha… Endorsements? ;P

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Later in that evening, I was at Fullerton and managed to catch the fireworks of the last rehearsal for the National Day Parade.

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May the country continue to progress and prosper with the contributions of the citizen. Onward Singapore! :)

Outfit details

Red Checkered Corset Top | Mango White Pleated Skirt | Salvatore Ferragamo Red Jelly Flats | Betsy Johnson Sunglasses

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Live & Love Life, Everest

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