Thursday, December 18, 2014

Feeling Electric


Wearing Orange is an extremely bold move for me especially since I am always in Black/Blue/White (Friends can vouch for it hahaha!) but the moment I saw this Orange midi, a strong urge begged me to take it home! I followed my heart, stepped out of comfort zone to try a colour I wouldn't normally wear and hey! It actually looks very refreshing! 



Its a lovely polyester chiffon material that drapes to an asymmetrical hem and I love how it fits and flatters my petite frame. Hitch it up with a belt like I did for a more defined waistline! 

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Wishful Wearing Maxi Dress - Coral Orange is coming on soon on www.hollyhoque.com and stocked in store at Orchard Gateway #B2-02. 

(Lovisa necklace, Hollyhoque braided belt, GC watch, LV bucket bag, Tory Burch flats)
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Group Therapy Cafe



I've been attending morning yoga classes (As early as 7.30AM) with Chris lately which is really great because I seem to be able to manage my day better with more time in hand! For brunch one day, we headed to Group Therapy at 49 Duxton Road after class!




We were one of the first few groups in the cafe so I had the pleasure of snapping some pictures without getting photobomb-ed :D Love the abundance of light, colours and wood in this cafe! 


Its my 2nd time there and I went with the intention to have their pancakes (Omg super fluffy)! Had it on my previous visit and I love it but the portion was too huge for my appetite and nobody wanted to share it with me so I ordered the chicken pie instead, which really was quite disappointing. Can I just say that even the chips on the side outshone the pie? 


My very "meh" chicken pie pales in comparison beside J's "personalized" breakfast - Not only in terms of appearance, but also in taste :( The mushrooms were a little too charred but has great flavour!


Chris's croissant and scrambled eggs - Don't think anyone can go wrong with this dish :P 


Truffle Mushroom Soup that came in a rather large portion, shared among the 3 of us. 
Love this! Would have been fabulous if they added in mushroom bits too! 

Will be back again when I find someone to share the pancakes with :P 



An infinite favourite, stripes are classic and my most favourite print to wear. Plus with a trendy asymmetrical hem like this? I predict this to be on heavy rotation in closet already. 

Also available in Navy and already stocked in at Orchard Gateway #B2-02!
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Lost Singapore


Last weekend, we were invited by the lovely people of Lost SG to try out their real escape game and we were thrilled because its our first time experiencing something like this! 


Lost originated from Hongkong and not only has it become one of the best real escape games there, it is also recognized throughout Asia! 

As the clock ticks (60minutes), you will have to find a way out as a team - Using analytical, logical reasoning and observational skills, players will have to look for hints and tools from the themed rooms in order to "escape" from a pre-set scenario in the room. 


With the other half of our team ^^ Zoe & Alvin! 


There are altogether 5 games available > Alcatraz, Aokigahara, Castiglione, Exodus and Isometrick and that day we played the Castiglione and Isometrick! You can find out more about the individual games here!


We started off with Castiglione (More info about this game can be found here) and had to watch an introductory video first before we proceeded to a dark room with 3 torch lights. 


To not spoil your surprise, I'll only be posting this picture of only this area! Expect things to start shifting when you get the correct moves. Initially, we were all guessing that someone is watching us from the CCTV and creating the effects as we get each hint correctly but no, everything is automated! The wonders of technology these days... 

Admittedly, we were pretty lousy and had to seek help from the intercom twice lol! Would have been better if we had more brains with us that day. 




The next game we were encouraged to try was the Isometrick (More info on the game can be found here) and I think I fared slightly better for this one :P If you like puzzle games, I'm quite sure you'll enjoy this! 


Lace Du Jour Dress on me is available for purchase here 
& the Tiki Me Away Romper on Zoe can be found here! (: 


Laugh out loud at J's "brain dead" face hahaha! 

Now, to more information about the prices > 
Peak: $26.90/pax
Non-peak: $20.90/pax

Peak hours are from Monday to Friday, 6PM - 11PM, Saturdays and Sundays, full day. 

PS: During peak periods, players may have to join another group unless you pay for 7 heads to book the whole room so it is recommended that you go in bigger groups! 

Thanks for having us, Lost SG! <3 
I'm already making plans to go back again with my family to try out the other games!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Adventures in Lace Bralet


The past few days have been awesome with minimal rain and plenty of sunshine! Great for bralets and flowy chiffon skirts. 


I've been waiting for this bralet to come since I approved the sample for manufacturing and I wore it out once the shipment came! The lace trimming has the perfect amount of sheerness & compliments almost any bottoms.

Recently stocked in at the Hollyhoque store at Orchard Gateway #B2-02 and will be up online soon (: 


For a girly take, I paired it with a fishtail skirt (Upcoming on Hollyhoque) that has an excellent texture. The hint of emerald green on the waist band also makes this ideal for this festive season!


The flowy skirt flew in all directions possible whenever there was a slight breeze making me feel like dancing ^^ Can't wait to wear the other colours of this skirt and share the looks with all of you soon :D
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The proposal


Approximately one week ago, J asked if I was willing to spend the rest of my life with him and of course I said yes ^^

He usually fails to keep any surprises because we see/talk to each other too much (& I'm the kind that will keep probing once I discover any slight hints, eventually spoiling my own surprise lol) but this secret proposal was an absolute success. I heard he had planned this for the longest time and have been waking up at 5.30am every morning (For a week) to do the set up at our new place (That is still empty at the moment but renovation works start this week! *Excited*)! I'll usually be fast asleep so he sneaks out and comes back when I'm about to wake. On a few occasions I woke up before he came back and I believed when he told me he had gone to the gym lol.

The day before the proposal he kept bugging to me have dinner at Lawry's but I turned down his suggestion because I made manicure & dinner plans with Gecks after yoga and he was super cool about it, didn't insist that I go to dinner with him becaus he knew I'd suspect :P After I was done with my nails, Gecks suddenly told me something at work cropped up so she cant take dinner with me and because she sounded so serious, I bought her story lol (She was actually in cahoots with J). At this time, I called J and asked for his whereabouts and he said he was nearby so I was like, yay come pick me. While waiting for him to come get me, he messaged me and said we needed to go to our new place urgently to settle some gas application (At 8PM?!?!) and I believed him. The drive there was very usual, he told me about his day and I was singing along to some songs on Kiss 92.

When we finally got there, he told me to stay in the car as he had to go up to the unit to pick up some documents before going to the management office which is a few blocks away so I obediently waited. 5 minutes passed and my phone started ringing - J told me to come up because he needed some help and in my heart I was thinking, why so troublesome D: (I was actually pretty drained from yoga) but I ceased the car engine and made my way there anyway. I made him promise to pick me from the lift lobby because I dare not take HDB lifts alone. On my way, I saw a very familiar silhouette, it was Liz hiding behind a pillar LOL! He assigned Liz and Christine's daughters to "escort" me up. That was when it finally dawned on me that J could actually be proposing!!!

A short moment later we were on our way up & the lift doors opened, I got out first and saw unfamiliarity. My neighbour's door doesn't quite look like that mmm. & then we realized we were at level 7 instead of 13 LOL! Liz stays on the 7th floor and she probably was too excited she forgot. My sissy is too cute <3

After what felt like an eon, we finally got to my place! Spotted a small bunch of lavenders dangling at the door with a cute heart wreath at the knob and then I was almost certain, this is it - J is going to propose.

I entered, and a trail of light (999 candles in total) all over the entire house greeted me. I was extremely overwhelmed. He decorated every corner with bits and pieces of our love story.

PS: Picture credits to Mabel x


The very narrow and small kitchen that I once scorned suddenly felt so divine.
Snippets of our pictures old and new were scattered all over.


Together with the candles, it felt like I was in a fairytale.


Baby me and baby him, pictures that I don't even remember I own. He is meticulous like that x


The first Vday gift I made J lol. Back in 2005... Can't believe he kept it until now. Super antique hahaha.


Then there was a small display of our favourite fridge magnets collected from all over the world and a little area displaying all the love notes we wrote to each other back in the days :P J is such a sentimental person he kept every little thing I made him <3 Its a little embarrassing to share the love note corner here because I used to spell like diz so lets skip that lol.


We have 3 rooms and he labelled each of them into Past, Present & Future.
Calligraphy by my talented sissy (:


In the "Past" room, he displayed an album we made way back and I had to play a video he made me on our 3rd Valentine and halfway through the video, I was already crying like a baby :| It brought back so many fond memories of our early dating days. Also, J is quite the computer idiot so him succeeding in making a video is a huge deal, or at least to me.


Snippets of the video that J forbids me to share :P


In the next room - "Present"
Another video awaits me...


Here, I had mucus and tears all over my face. Gross I know but I couldn't maintain.



Snippets of the video (:
J actually thanked me for turning him into a fatty hahaha. He really isn't as boring and stern as he seem in pictures.


& to the "Future" room where the man of my dreams was waiting at.


Were you thinking that he was going to pull out a ring?? Nope. He took tissue paper out of his pockets to wipe sweat hahahaha! Why am I not surprised. So anyway, he said he didn't prepare a ring and asked if I was willing to accept the rose and move on to the next chapter of our lives. Liz said I just kept nodding lol. Took some pictures and shortly after, the rest left while we stayed on for a bit. 

I thought that was a closure to the proposal but nooooo J was still trying to scam me!! He mentioned that he left something at the Gateway store and needs to collect it so we drove to town and I believed him all the way until he suddenly turned in at Shangri-La Hotel.
I knew something was up his sleeves again.

He led me to a room on the 21st floor and upon opening the door, I was welcomed into a dark room filled with lots of balloons and lightsticks! Friends from earlier at our place all managed to rush down as well!


I was then tasked to look for the "special" balloon...


& when I found it, there was a ring inside!!


"Will..." 


Yes


Double YES!


& that was how I agreed to become Mrs.Ng :P

So the next step after engagement would be the wedding! We'll be ROM-ing early next year first because of HDB restrictions (It'll be simple closed door affair) but we both agreed not to rush and hold the banquet in Jan 2017 instead (: Lots of time to plan until then! If you have any tips or recommendations, feel free to leave a comment here (I've recently activated it again!) :D 
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Outfits

Finally had time to sort out my outfit pictures so here is 3 of my favourite looks taken over the past 2 weeks! 


I've been obsessed with the whole sweater over shirt look for a while now. Paired this 2-in-1 sweater shirt with my staple scuba skirt for the boyish girly charm that got me praises from the boyf :P 

The instocks for the sweater shirt were snagged pretty fast but we now have backorders for it here. Backorders will close end of this week and the shipment is estimated to arrive on the 3rd week of December, hopefully before Christmas so reserve a slot quick! 
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