I recently bought this sleeveless blouse from a little local boutique The Underground. I was just going about my own business when this striped piece hanging at eye level caught my attention.
It is what everything I need in this freaking hot humid weather – sleeveless, light weight material, goes well with shorts… comfortable to the max. I particularly love the way it flares out with a pleat in the middle that makes an otherwise dull striped top a little more girly.
Walked in and out of the shop within 10 minutes.
Happy with my find.
I was doing a spring cleaning of my “miscellaneous” photo folder in my computer, which is always over-flowing of random shots that I sometimes fail to comprehend why they were taken in the first place… like what was going through my mind at that moment?
And then I saw this selfie of mine.
No matter how hard I tried to recall where I was heading to, I am still not too sure. Anyway, that is beside the point. The thing is I am delighted to realise how a dose of navy blue can actually add a feminine touch to the whole look. (I am referring to the prints on the dress, the earrings and the clutch). I mean… navy blue is not exactly the favourite choice for many ladies out there who are constantly looking to “brighten up” or “cutify” (is there even such a word??) their look.
I went on to do a little reading up on navy blue as a colour – just for fun.
Navy blue was originally known as marine blue. It got its name from the uniforms of the British Royal Navy back in the eighteenth century and is very often associated with symbols of authority, confidence, power, unity, conservatism and the likes. It is no wonder that when we think navy blue, we think uniforms. (A good number of schools here in Singapore bear white and blue uniforms. Not to forget our dear policemen too).
I am definitely going to experiment more with this underrated colour.
Do you have a navy blue look which you like too? It can be of ourself or someone you know. It would be lovely to share how this regimental and dull colour can be worn.
Just last week, I was sharing about this skirt from Taiwan which I adore and that I bought two of it in different prints. Not wanting to neglect the other one, I took it out for a ride 🙂
Top: No, don’t be fooled. It is a one-piece that looks like a a two-piece. I like the comfortable material and the subtle puffed sleeves that helps frame up my shoulders.
Bottom: The other printed light weight rayon skirt from Taiwan
Feeling a little girly today so I paired up one of my dark coloured top with this skirt which many commented as… well… interesting. I do hope they mean it as “pretty” more than “weird”! Haha…
The gathers at the bottom are a result of little strings that are tied up from underneath the skirt. Alternatively, they can be untied to just let it fall as a normal skirt. However, I have been wearing it like this all the time because I simple love the way it bounces weightlessly around my legs as I move around! It is a happy skirt 🙂
Top: Navy blue knitted top with silky ribbon on left shoulder from Mango
Bottom: Printed light weight rayon skirt from a Taiwan night market (the lady boss told me they were handmade in India. I fell in love with the design and comfort at first sight and bought two with different prints)
It is one of those weekends when I have to toggle between the merciless hot sun and the equally merciless freezing mall (I really think there is no need to waste so much energy on freezing us mortals).
So on goes my cardigan over my camisole. Now I am ready for the merciless temperature extremes!
Top: White camisole from Uniqlo, long open cardigan in black with white trimming (from Taiwan)
Bottom: Blue skinny pants from Uniqlo
Black used to me my go to colour during my days working in corporate sales. It was a no-brainer on days when I simply had neither time nor appetite for being adventurous. Now that I no longer in the corporate world, I find myself distancing from black. However, there are still some pieces which I adored and casual enough to be part of my current lifestyle. I just need to pair them up with something bright to give them a new lease of life 🙂
Top: Black Puffed sleeves knitted top with bow on shoulder from Espirit
Bottom: Pink Shorts from Uniqlo (not very well-ironed!)
This must be the oddest combination I have been experimenting with to date. What I tried putting together was a top, which I used to wear with pencil skirts or formal pants for work, and my old maternity shorts (shhh...). I guess it turned out borderline fine 🙂
Top: Green long sleeves blouse GG<5
Bottom: Maternity shorts from MUG+
This is one of those pull-over that doesn’t even feel like one – it is light-weight and comfy enough to run between in-doors and out-doors on days that are at least not scorching hot. Not being a fan of lackluster grey outfits in general , this two-tone grey seems to work well with a few of my brighter coloured bottoms and this being one of them.
Top: Two-tone grey pull over from Cotton On
Bottom: Skinny pants from Uniqlo