Thursday, October 2, 2014

Longchamp Custom Le Pilage Tote Unboxing / Review

This was my antidote to Masters thesis write-up stress - why else would I buy a nylon bag? All jokes aside, it has proven to be quite a workhorse. I am still apprehensive of whether I would have purchased the bag, had I not been under immense stress... I shall do an update review on the bag after I've used it for a little longer.

Anyhow, do let me know if you have any questions about the bag.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ten Fall Obsessions: The Romantic Grunge Edition

I can't believe my favorite season is here again, after my never-ending complaints about summer fashion. My lack of creativity when it comes to summer fashion is partially to blame, of course; for some bizarre reason, I just don't know what to do with myself (literally) in the summer. Loose tees and shorts worn with long boots (it's Scotland afterall) seems to be my summer uniform this year, whereas I lived in sundresses last summer. Yawn. Zero creativity needed.

Now, the fashionable hills are alive again with the sound of one stepping on crisp dry leaves. Although the weather in Scotland is still relatively mild, it's never too early to get ready for fall - Scottish weather is notoriously unpredictable anyway. Hence, I present the Glamorously Grey edition of what's hot this fall - only a Romantic Grunge knows how.


1. The Ever-so-versatile Lacey Tunic

Free People Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic, fp.com

It's hard to find a lacey piece that's not tacky. I am normally not a let-us-wear-a-lacey-dress-because-I-am-a-girl person, but something about this Free People tunic captures me. I especially love the unique neckline.

How to style: Wear it with a leather biker jacket (e.g.) and distressed long boots (e.g.) for a tough, yet soft look.

2. The Multi-Textured Cardigan

The Kooples Shawl Neck Cardigan with Leather Sleeves, thekooples.co.uk
Rich textures and mixing them together = my weakness. Leather and wool together scream comfort and toughness in one piece, which is brilliant.

How to style: Wear it with a dedicate silky light-color scarf (e.g.) and leather patch skinny blue denim (e.g.) for the ultimate off-duty look.

3. The (Colorblock) Silk Shirt

DKNY Pink and Burgundy Silk Shirt, harveynichols.com
I find myself being more and more drawn to a slightly polished look recently - you just can't go wrong with a silk button-up shirt. This pink and burgundy number from DKNY is a breath of fresh air with its asymmetical colorblock detail. If you didn't know already, I'm a sucker for anything burgundy.

How to style: Wear it with a dark fedora hat (e.g.) and a camel cape (e.g.) for a polished yet laid-back look.


4. The Stand-Out Maxi Skirt

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Hunter Skirt, farfetch.com
Maxi skirts don't have to be boring; is anything Vivienne Westwood ever boring though? I'm obsessed with the drapery on this maxi skirt.

How to style: Wear it with a plain tank top (e.g.) tucked-in and these full-of-attitude ankle boots (e.g.) for a chic, minimalist look. (Oh, and obviously a coat for some much-needed warmth, but you know that.)

5. The Knitted Cape

Nasty Gal Adorned Sweater Cape, nastygal.com
There's something about the colder months that makes me want to wear chunky knitwear, rather than wearing a boring old sweater, I would opt for a killer knitted cape. (Make sure you have a hot top-handle handbag first though)

How to style: As with all capes, top-handle handbags like this (e.g.) is a must; pair the cape with skinny leather pants  (e.g.) for a constrast in texture and silhouette.

6. The Ankle Boot
Acne Studios Track Boot, farfetch.com
If you live in the UK or Scotland, you should know by now that ankle boots = a staple in all seasons. I know for a fact that I still rock ankle boots during the summer months when it's cool. Yeah, our weather is very erratic, to say the least. These Acne ones are extra comfortable, given their little platform and great for everyday wear.

How to style: Well, these literally go with everything, but if one pairs them with a flowy slightly-boho midi dress like this (e.g.), it will make for an edgy yet feminine look.

7. The Off-white Handbag


Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo, shopbop.com
I'm breaking free from the fashion custom of using dark handbags during the colder months; why save brighter handbags for the summer? One would stand out with this colorblock off-white tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs. If you are used to wearing dark colors like me, a light-color handbag will add an extra pop to your outfit.

 How to style: Well, this hobo literally goes with everything, even if you were daring enough to wear an all-white outfit in the winter - it would make you stand out from the crowd, no doubt.

8. The Scarf

Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl in Amarante, louisvuitton.co.uk

I have this strange obsession with anything oxblood / burgundy. Everybody knows that the Louis Vuitton monogram shawl is a classic item for one's wardrobe - this new 'Amarante' color is perfect for this fall / winter. Hell, I would rock it even during the spring or summer months in Scotland.

How to style: Pair this with a classic white collarless top like this silky number from COS (e.g.) and black skinny pants (e.g.); if you are feeling extra preppy, treat yourself to this well-fitted blazer from Ralph Lauren (e.g.) for a classic yet modern look.

9. The Oversized Coat

AllSaints Suki Coat, allsaints.com
Apparently, exaggerated coat shapes are in this season. It is not just a trendy fashion fad to me though - the oversized coat can often offset fitted look for an effortless contrast. The fact that one feels nice and cosy wrapped up in a huge coat doesn't hurt either. 

How to style: Wear it with fitted looks. The above AllSaints Coat probably doesn't work too well with flared dresses / skirts because of its straight-down shape.


10. The Textured Convertible Leather Jacket

AllSaints Alford Leather Biker Jacket, allsaints.com

Obviously, I'm very predictable in the sense that I am not ending this entry without a leather jacket. In my humble opinion, THE leather jacket to have this season has to be the AllSaints Alford Leather Biker Jacket. This jacket can be worn in three ways: regular, sleeves zipped-off as a gilet, or... I am thinking wearing the sleeves alone as arm warmers, OR in the summer months with one sleeve on for a experimental look. The textured leather makes it a stand-out piece from the sea of leather jackets in the market.

How to style: Wear it with a draped sleeveless top underneath for some interesting texture like this from Helmut Lang (e.g.), alongside black skinny jeans (e.g.) and these killer leather boots for a classic biker chic look (e.g.).

Friday, September 12, 2014

Louis Vuitton Epi 6 Ring Keyholder Cles Review

Masters thesis submitted - I am officially finished with Business School. I am now at an awkward stage of being a full-time job-hunter and a part-time fashion blogger. Sorry for the hiatus, I am back with my second Louis Vuitton review ever. Hope you guys enjoy this!

Do let me know if you have any questions regarding this item, and I will get back to you ASAP.



I solemnly swear to post more frequently.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I know, I know.

I'm the worst fashion blogger ever.

Blame Business School and its neediness.

Entry coming soon, I promise.