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Archive for April 2007

Of late, I’ve taken a huge liking to drooling at pretty Spring dresses. A quick browse at shopbop and urbanoutfitters will make me want to get all the dresses they offer. If only I could. *stomps around* For now, I’ll make do with sharing some of the trends for dresses this Spring season…

Let’s start off with eyelets! Haha, I’m really crazy over this fabric cos of its pretty effect. They’re like cut-outs or holes, if you wish, on simple fabric and most offer floral or simple cut-outs. And given its intricate design, its a rather expensive fabric I believe.

This breezy C&C piece is such a beauty. Lightweight fabric with sweet eyelets and a pair of puffy sleeves.

This white eyelet piece from Vince is simply adorable!! Square neckline, puffed sleeves and a banded hem. Pairing it with those camel stacked heels totally completed the whole look. Kudos to the stylists at shopbop.

Next trend: Dresses with pockets! I was watching a short clip on MTV’s Overdrive where Marc and Amanda from my favourite show of the moment Ugly Betty were dishing out the must-haves for Spring this year and yep, dresses with pockets was one of them. 🙂 Really convenient AND stylish.

Babydoll, laced and with pockets. Vince at shopbop.

Jumper, big buttons, ribbed chest, with pocket. Lux at UO.

Trapeze silhouette, simple tunic tank, bright colour, with pockets. Lux at UO.

Ruched bust, muted grey, with pockets. Yet another Lux at UO.

My most favourite of the lot. Empire cut, trapeze swingy silhouette, paired with a tee, and of cos, with pockets! 😀 By Samantha Treacy at shopbop.

-SB-

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I was watching an old episode of The Tyra Show just now and she featured some hot young designers to look out for. Although the designers didn’t really look, erm, young, their creations were really commendable. The first designer struck me the most. Robert Rodriguez (a name that already sounds so fashionable) has some of the simplest yet flattering creations. I couldn’t find the exact navy blue dress that the model on the show wore but judging from these two below, I conclude he makes really pretty but modern twists of the LBD…

I love the ruffled effect on the first – not too much nor too little. And the second – did I tell you I completely adore eyelets? And the scoopneck and puffy sleeves do the trick. Available on revolveclothing and eluxury respectively.

Oh ya, the girls from The Hills – LC, Whitney and Audrina – were all present in the above-mentioned episode of The Tyra Show. Whitney, as usual, looked stunning, as they each gave comments after a ‘runway show’.  I can’t wait for The Hills 3 to premiere.

-SB-

Presenting SW…


and me!

We love 80stees for their 40% off the usual price of $26. Heavenly. 😀

-SB-

Nope, contrary to popular belief (assuming there was one to begin with), both SW and I aren’t dead yet. 🙂 School’s been a bummer as usual and we haven’t had the mood nor time to visit WordPress for updates. And unfortunately, it’ll remain so because in a week or so, we’ll be facing the dreaded exams. 😦

But here’s a quick update on some gems I’ve found. I didn’t quite realise I found their cheaper alternatives around town. 🙂

Hokay, I’m a poor student so I can’t really afford this MJ baby. 😦 But SW alerted me to this tiny shop located in one of the Eastern heartland malls which sells tons of good quality inspired totes. I dropped by the place today and got this baby for about $50. A raw deal from the real deal, I must say. And it’s of superb quality and looks exactly like MJ’s. Haha. I can’t wait to use it! Ps: SW is head over heels in love with Hilary Duff and we suspect she owns more than one of these Hudsons!

That’s DVF’s Beach dress in chocolate zebra prints. SW and I bought the exact copy of this at our nearby mall! It was on 50% off from its usual price of about $65. We’re thinking of pairing a plain tee underneath this zebra babydoll. 🙂 We finally got ourselves a dress, SW!

And I got this Dorothy Perkins jumper tunic for only $23. Apparently Topshop sells it for the same price too. I layer it with a plain tee and pair it with black capris. There was one day when i wore it with cuffed jeans too, heh. I’m really into these kinda tops to hide the hideous amount of flabs I’ve been piling on lately. 😦

Forever 21’s etched floral bangle is so pretty but I got one at a local accessories store for half the price. 🙂 It’ll be great with my printed skirts or vintage tees.

And I was never a ring-girl before this but I’m loving how a simple accessory on the finger can brighten up an outfit. I hate wearing earrings or necklaces so I need something else. 😉 Anyway, I got this ring for again, half the price at F21. I got another ring, albeit a little pricier, from DP but alas, I can’t scour for the online picture. It’s basically very chunky, with one huge jade-like stone and two smaller stones in emerald and cream (or something).

And online, I purchased a light tan tote and a rimmel blusher which SW raves about. Will share about them once they arrive!

After such damage done to my wallet, I need to ‘punish’ myself with the piles of readings waiting for me. Till then, much love from SW and I. 😀

-SB-