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Urban Outfitters is having a sale on top of its sale items – 20% off them. Here are some great deals to check out:

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Lux Mixed Calico Print Top. USD14.99 Now USD11.99 which translates to about S$23.
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Calico Eyelet Calico Tieback Top. Available in these two colours. And also same price as above.

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Lux Colorblocked Metallic Tunic. USD19.99 Now USD15.99 which is roughly S$30.

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Kimchi & Blue Bamboo Pointell. USD29.99 Now USD23.99 which is about S$43. I personally love this one.

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Lux Pieced Contrast Print Voile Blouse. USD14.99 Now USD11.99.

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Truy Madly Deeply Coney Island Tee. Same price as above. Love the puffed sleeves.

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Bauhaus Ladder Tee. Also same price as above.  This is a unique striped tee.

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Carved Cutout Bangle. USD11.99 Now USD9.59.

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Enamel Cuff in multicolours and brown.  I especially love the first one. And it’s only USD7.99 after discount!

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Indian Filigree Bangle. Same price as above. I have something similar to this…really versatile.

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Patterned Wood Ring. USD9.59 after discount. It’s very bohemian yet Club Med.

So go ahead, ring those cash registers. Or in this case, max out your plastics.  😉

-SB-

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Sorry for the cheesy title. 🙂

I have been hunt for sunnies since the longest time. SB probably rolling her eyes as she reads this. Haha. But anyways, the main issue with me is probably i can never find sunnies that fit me well since my nose is a tad flat. Any sunnies i try slides off to the tip of the nose!

 Until i managed to find this style of sunnies that i think can fit me pretty well.

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My main qualm? Probably the fact it covers half of my face.

So i surfed the net to find..

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Nicole Ritchie, the pint sized style icon donning shades half of her face. And she does look chic and hot right?

Okie but i must remember im a mere mortal. Heh 🙂

-SW-

While online window shopping, I noticed a relatively subtle trend of all things in color block.

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Just check this dress from Asos with the horizontal blocks of color across the dress.

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A tunic from forever 21. Great for layering. And i love the muted effects of this color block design compared to the above.

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This tad messy looking top from topshop. The color combination screams tacky. And i really don’t fancy the silver patches which gives it such a space-y effect.

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Tunic from wetseal. The color combination here is definitely better. Bright yellow being played down by white and black. And the simple designs make it more interesting too.

 Tips to wearing such patterns?

Choose a colour combination that works and not too over the top or outlandish that it becomes tacky.

Simple accessorising will help to spice up the outfit.

Color block effect on tunics and jumpers will be great for layering.

And look.. even celebs are embracing this passing trend..

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But of course, she is probably not the best style icon to follow blindly 😛

It’s funny how history literally repeats itself. Especially so when it comes to our clothes. Where once these sandals were worn by beefy alpha males slugging it out in the Roman ampitheatre, now they’re the perfect companion to breezy dresses, skirts, shorts and bermuda capris. I’m talking about the gladiator sandals, of course…

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Tod’s Gladiator Sandals. Would look great with white dresses or skirts.

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Roberto Cavalli’s Gold Thong sandals. This looks very glam and very nice.

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Urban Outfitter’s braided sandals. This looks very girly and whimsical. It reminds me of Rachel Bilson.

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Another one from UO. I like the peep toe and strappy things.

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Topshop’s 100% leather gladiator sandals. I’m looking out for this one in stores. Oh, wait. I have these in silver. Woops.

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Topshop’s T-bar sandals. I like this, although it looks a tad manly and plain. Also, the T-design makes it look very bare – so bare that I don’t think I’m wearing sandals at all. Heh.

-SB-

The nearest I’ve been to Mexico is Ugly Betty and the old soap operas I used to watch with my Mom before I bathe for primary school. Suddenly, all things Mexican (think the intricate embroidery) are all the craze on some tops. Not that I’m complaining…

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Topshop Mexican Smock, 25pounds. On second thoughts, this may be a little too bohemian looking for me.

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Topshop Smock Fairisle Top, 28pounds. The colourful smock details are very adorable. But the knitted material may be a tad too thick for the tropics.

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Urban Outfitters Mexicana dress in blue and black, USD78. A tad overpriced but I think the blue one is ultra cute.

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Dorothy Perkins Smock Top in blue and red, 25pounds. I saw the blue one in the store, I think it was around S$75. I tried it on, very nice fit, floaty and breezy although a tad too sheer to be worn just like that. I think the red one is nicer.

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Okay, this last piece may not look Mexican at all but I can’t resist putting this up! So adorable and pretty, don’t you think? Topshop, 35pounds. Gulps.

-SB-

I admit I’m in love with all things eyelets, well-done lace and embroidery.

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I like the first and the last. Don’t really fancy full lace all over me.

-SB-

I’ve watched a handful of movies this vacation so far. But the one that stood out the most in terms of stylish eye candy would undoubtedly be the ultimate sleeper: French romantic comedy Hors De Prix, or in English, Priceless. Those who’ve caught it would agree with me – it was pure orgasmic eye pleasure. The coastal resorts of Monaco, the pebbled bourgeoise rows of Guccis, Diors, Chanels. And of course, lead actress’ Audrey Tatou’s totally gorgeous outfits!

Because she plays a golddigger in the movie, her clothes are of course, fantabulous and she looks straight out of the runway.

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This dress got everyone talking. I don’t know what brand it is but isn’t it absolutely stunning? The  gold rope halter neck and the dull gray base looks so perfect together. And the mini paper umbrellas in her bun looked so cute! (They’re not part of the outfit but part of the erm, plot.)

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Ahh. The other dress that got tongues wagging. Again, the gold rope halter with the unique U-neckline makes this so resort and laidback but ultra glam! For a flair of Parisian chic, Audrey’s character never left her ciggs behind.

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A cream satin-ish dress with gold hooped straps. Very chic again. Btw that man beside her was one of her many golddigging conquests. Ugh.

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And lastly, this classic black number was updated with small gold hoop straps. It was so pretty…although I kinda forgot how the front of the dress looks like. Heh. But anyway, the entire movie was shot in superb technicolour and the sceneries were just ohsoamazing.

Plotwise? Very witty, smart and funny. But then they dropped it like a hot potato right towards the end. Ouch. So not fun after that. You’re left hungry for something else while the credits roll.

Anyway, Audrey must have had a superb stylist on hand for the film. Because she looked far from Parisian chic in her premiere outfits…

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She chopped off her locks. Okay this isn’t that bad although I feel like grabbing that bag away from her and replace them with more modern ones. Heh. But otherwise, I quite like the purple dress…very Topshop right now.

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But this? To your very own Madrid premiere?? The purple velvet blazer screams eggplant. Paired with normal jeans, they both scream yawn. Oh, whatever happened to poor little Amelie? 😦

-SB-