I have decided to start this year with my TOP 10 essentials, Fashion Edition.
I am not terming to be a fashion guru, & would just love to share on what i think works best for everyone on a daily basis, Singapore style!
Especially on this sunny island, what inspires me on Tumblr, fashion blogs etc. may not be fitting for our climate & practicality!
Good news is, most items are probably sitting right in your wardrobe already!
But i hope this post might offer some tips for your pre-existing items.
But of course.
You've read it probably a millionth time in magazines but i can't agree more that this is what works around your existing pieces in your wardrobe!
Way back when i was a teenager, i always
stock up on THE WHITE TANK TOP
. I find myself getting them at Bugis street to TOPSHOP.
I am also super picky on this frivolous task..which is..
-length must NOT be too short, slightly long.
- straps must not be too thin or thick.
- finding one that is not a racer back but of a regular back (i found that this is most versatile)
- not too sheer, or too thick.
- round neck is the best. No V-neck or square...(but i do have some for fun variations)
And till date, i realise that it does wear out quickly since it is of a high maintenance white (turns yellow), or that it stretches out weird after a few good wear.
I have also spent on high-end ones just to find THE perfect tank, sadly...there is actually none!
So in short, go for those cheap ones you can find that fits right on you. Truth is, you may just have to "stock up" or replenish the old ones in time.
But for tees & sleeved tops, i do find that pricier ones gets it right.
I recommend T by Alexander Wang for tees if you might be interested. Or good ole Forever21!Style Stock - White & Blacks; particularly in Tanks, Tees, 3/4 sleeves.
Style Hunt - Forever21, Massimo Dutti, Bugis Street, James Perse, Alexander Wang.2) Jeans
Everyone is unique by body types, so i won't advice for a pair of skinnies upon you.
Generally, you should have a light & dark wash
in your wardrobe, and a fit/cut that looks best on you.
You might want to consider trying a Boot-Cut as it looks good on most body types.
Make sure you do the booty check when you try them on, and the crotch area for signs that it might be too tight.
In summary, these are the styles i find flattering for body types:
Full Figure : Boot cut, Regular, Straight leg.
Petite: Flare, Boot Cut, SkinniesStyle Stock - Light & Dark Wash
Style Hunt - Abercrombie & Fitch, J Brand, 7 for all mankind, Rich & Skinny, Forever21, Levis (USA).
I am sure everyone lives by these here in Singapore! (I'm guilty of this too...)
Besides the usual plain ones, how about mixing it up with studs, patterns, wash & style?
Recently, i have been finding myself loving these Brandy Melville
ones that i got them in every colour!
I also find that high-waisted ones adds an edge to an ensemble somehow. Printed ones makes me look like i put an effort into my outfit too! Try 'em!Style Stock - Frayed Shorts, Studded Shorts, High-Waisted & Patterned Shorts.Style Hunt - Ezrabelle, Forever21, Bugis Street, Brandy Melville, NastyGal, Runawaydreamz.4) Formal Dress
I think labelling it LBD, the "Little Black Dress", is an overstatement.
Finding one in a color that looks like a million bucks on you should be THE
But of course, a versatile and timeless color would gravitate towards black.
But there aint no harm in getting one in a color and style that looks perfect on you! As with that, i am sure you will get much good use out of!Style Stock - Try sleeves, patterns or colors for variation.
Style Hunt - Forever21, BEBE, BCBG MAX AZRIA, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, H&M.5) The Perfect Work Bag
I found this black one from H&M! I think i remember them to be $79.90!
Find one that is made well and it will be sure to make your money's worth.
Black would also be an ideal choice for easy pairing.
Oh, and i must say our WORK BAGS
are amazing as well! I carried a laptop, documents and all in the rain and it held up :)
Would only offer the best to you guys!Style Stock - Black leather work tote with an additional long strap would be ideal for easy carrying.
Style Hunt - H&M, Ezrabelle, Topshop.6) Heels
Get them in black & nude. It's ALL you need actually.
I do recommend that this might be an investment piece as a good pair lasts (you can resole 'em), fits and look right!
I adore the "Bianca" from Christian Louboutin in patent.
However if you are tight on a budget, find one with at least 4 inches high, closed toe, and a hidden platform for comfort.
Getting those gel inserts helped too!Style Stock - Black & Nude heels.
Style Hunt - Christian Louboutin, MiuMiu, Forever21, ALDO, Bugis Street, Far East Plaza (HeatWave).
A black or nude pair.
Great for looking presentable anytime you feel that you'd like to rest your soles.
Tory Burch does amazing ones that looks good for work & casuals!Style Stock - Black or nude.
Style Hunt - Tory Burch, ZARA, TOMS, Primark (London), Far East Plaza.8) Sandals
Another must have for us right?
I know, i live in mine too most days (along with my shorts) and wear them anytime over heels.
Besides the rubbered thong style, one with a strappy heel looks more presentable & dressier.
Or if you insist on a slip on thong style, try getting one in a leathered texture.
Again, Tory Burch makes good ones! I love the one called "Thora".Style Stock - Textured or strappy sandals.
Style Hunt - Cottonon (flipflops only $5!), Abercrombie & Fitch, ZARA, Tory Burch, Sam Edelman.9) Diamante Stud Earrings
Classic timeless jewellery to have! (& it does not even need to be the real thing~)
Size matters too by the way. A big one looks good for formal occasions, and a daintier one is perfect for an everyday.Style Stock - Round is a classic. Try a princess (square) cut for variation.
Style Hunt - CHOMEL, Forever21, H&M.
10) Black Mid-Length Skirt
Be it a full, A-line or bandage style.
However i find that a full or A-lined one hitting just right at the knees are the perfect length and style for work and casual.
You can even play it up with textures by getting a leathered skater skirt, laced ones, or pairing it with a tee!
Style Stock - Black Knee Length Skirt
Style Hunt - Topshop, ZARA, H&M, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, Pleasure Doing Business (Bandaged Style), Forever21.
One tip - if you have worn a piece that received alot of compliments on, you might want to consider getting more of that cut, style or color!
Hope this helps!
So what's YOUR fashion essentials?
Do drop me a comment below! I would love to know!
I will be coming up with a BEAUTY EDITION next.
Till then, stay gorgeous.
x Ezb's Editor
half the year is gone now, how are you guys doing?
we have a new obsession lately.
getting in cute iphone accessories and pimpin' it in the most ostentatious manner :│
unsure if that's really a crowd pleaser,
we are doing a pre-order for this CAT IPHONE 4/4S case
imported from korea & packaged in the most adorable zippie baggie!
(makes a perfect gift, no?)
retails for only SGD15!
we also spotted our very own top model Sheila Sim having one.
so, for all you cat-lovers out there...or like us, just lovin' an adorable accessory to your gadget,
this one's not to be missed!
more goodies to come in time soon x
We have some new cutouts to our inspiration moodboard & we would like to share what will be in store real soon at Ezrabelle
Here's what we have...
pic credits to whowhatwear.com
Bringing in the retro this time with these awesome cat-eye sunnies...
We have been looking around for a pair that goes with every face shape & of high versality..but that alone is hard, as we can only find decent ones from good designer brands.
We are stoked to bring in these babies for you!
Coming real soon at our space...watch out for it!
(we are totally keepin' one for ourselves)
Love how Kelly Osbourne (she's round faced!) wears it effortlessly with a sweater.
These much coveted shades will be inspired and we are lovin' it to pieces.
Frames all face shapes too!
We got into METAL CUFFS.
Mirander Kerr looking hot with gold cuffs.
> Hair Cuffs in Gold & Silver
> Gold Cuffs
will be launched soon at our shop along with those sunnies.
We have also launched our new collection!
Chanel inspired tweed jacket, high-low hemline maxis..
and, this amazing GOLD METAL BELT
Do check out our newly added pieces on our S A L E
Grab it before it's gone...
Speak to you lovelies soon.
I have found myself to be a convert to organic skincare, and to be exact THE ORGANIC PHARMACY
products, cause boy...this stuff really works.
Being a beauty junkie, i have tried many brands from drugstore to high end.
Of course i have also dabbled into organic ones, but none giving me the wow
factor that spurs for a repurchase.
Got to know THE ORGANIC PHARMACY by chance and picked them up when i was in London, UK.
My skin never felt happier, radiant and calm.
And by saying that, i meant e v e r y day.
So these are the 3 items that i've picked up..
⤷ Carrot Butter Cleanser
⤷ Antioxidant Face Gel
⤷ Herbal Toner
You see, i have alot of skincare & the thing with me is that i do not stick to a set and it is used by mood.
And that is dependable on what i feel my skin needs on that day, be it to replenish moisture..masking it, or anti blemish etc.
I have actually religiously used my Organic Pharmacy products and completely depleted them after 3 months or so. I didn't even stray to my other products!
Besides the visible radiant, clearer and controlled skin i have nurtured, the main factor which leads me faithful to them is their amazing therapeutic scent, thanks to its natural ingredients.
It is like spa facial heaven at each application with good massaging techniques, no exaggeration.
It relaxes the mind, awaken my senses and gave me tranquility.
Of course, i was bummed when my beloved skincare was out till the last drop i can savour.
You can find them at THE ORGANIC PHARMACY online, but you do face hefty shipping charges as they ship from UK, where it's from.
After some research, i am glad that i found a good alternative at Bud Cosmetics
Bud Cosmetics carry only organic products, primarily skincare from good brands.
To order THE ORGANIC PHARMACY products, you have to email or call them.
So i did, and Eric (i think he is the boss...) took my naggy
Besides filling in my order with what i have depleted, i would like to try out more products from THE ORGANIC PHARMACY.
Throughout the whole phone conversation, Eric offered good advice, and was knowledgeable and so patient.
You can sense that he is genuinely sincere in hearing your needs to provide you with the best option, and not just out to make more sales from you.
If you are wondering if i have received any compensation for this review...
the answer is NO.In fact, THE reason why this review was initiated was because of the immaculate & excellent service received from Bud Cosmetics.
Also, i would like to share the love & knowledge to consider going organic with your skincare regime!
After knowing all the risks of toxin and carcinogenic (cancer causing) properties in what you may have slathered on your face and body, it is alarming that you might find yourself in my shoes in no time.
Besides, THE ORGANIC PHARMACY needs no introduction as they have won many awards just on these 3 items i have purchased (and more) globally!
There are plenty of good reviews for their brand & products if you simply just google them.
I won't bore you down further with the key ingredients of each product and all as it is well informed at the website.
However on the last note,
if you do wish to consider trying the Carrot Butter Cleanser, i highly recommend that you use it with their muslin cloth!
photo credits to greenmakeup.wordpress.com
it removes every trace of dirt, oil, grime AND makeup...it has become my daily routine.
Wake up to happy glowing skin!
All products mentioned are fully purchased by me.
I am in no way affiliated to the companies mentioned, & i am not paid for this review!
This is an honest, unbiased...unpretentious writeup!
S/S '12 is not all about florals & pastels.
We spotted metallics taking the scene on high fashion runways at this years New York Fashion Week.
Apart from clothing, accessories are not to be missed where we found our obsession with shoes...
(well, a pair of metallic toe-capped heels in nude to be exact...)
Our beloved high street british label TOPSHOP have also started stocking up on metallics, and we just HAD to echo that at our shop.
Inspired by some of our favourite picks here...
Joie Ashlee Metallic Stripe Slub Top
Who doesn't love a good piece of clothing that easily gives the transition from day to night?
We made sure the items brought in are wearable pieces that adds a touch of luxe & glamour.
And golden rule again?
Never..never ever pair a trend from H2T (head to toe).
Pick a simple classic neutral tones & play it up, with just one statement as focal point...
And trust us, you'll gonna love us for bringing this to you cause it matches with e v e r y
SHOP Metallics & New Items tomorrow
We will be making the latest updates/announcements at our FB, so do follow us!
Oh yes! We are now on BLOG LOVIN'
We would be stoked if you may follow us on this space too!
We are excited to reveal some of our new pieces for Ezrabelle
At this post, we would like to dedicate on what inspired us to bring in some of the key items for you at our store!
Here's what we have collated for you, on THE must-haves for this year's spring summer!Polka dots
are the rage for awhile now, and what better way to dress up an outfit with these prints for a pop of fun!
Take some cue from some of our celebrities on how to pair them if you're feeling dogdy with polka dots..
Lo behold...we have actually brought in this similar gorgeous chiffon polka dot top for you!
It has the same high low hemlines (love this trend too!), and that boyfriend willowy fit!
Looks purrrrfect with a good jeans, shorts or tucked into your favourite skirt!
Versatility is what we adore with our pieces!
If you gotta spend on something, we'd like that it gives a run for your money right?
Here's a sneak peek on the exact top we have for you...
And to add to some trend detailing...this baby comes with faux leather cuffs and collar!
Subtle and chic.
Next up, how can we miss out on PASTELS.
And we have brought this right on trend with....
Inspired by the picture above, we dreamt of having this dreamy maxi of a light shade, with a little bit of tiered ruffling detailing...alike the idea of running through an enchanted forest, all ethereal and feminine.
And coincidentally, we found our beloved Carrie Bradshaw aka SJP wearing a similar piece which we have brought in...
A light pink chiffon tiered maxi which is our absolute love amongst all of the new items...
it's free sized too!
Last but not least...a good PANEL PIPING cardi for all occasions.
Featuring a waterfall draped front and a longer fit.
Great for layering over a bandage skirt and belting it up for the office look, or throw it over for a casual errand to run.
and we will also be launching our new Lé Luxe Collection ONE-SIDED earring exclusively at Ezrabelle!
We have instagram-ed (have you followed us? find us @ezrabelle) a sneak photo awhile back...
and we love how it acts as a subtle bling hair extension!
All handmade with ♥
expect more designs than this Swarovski one shown above!
We will be launching these new goodies very soon this week!
Keep in touch on when, at our official FACEBOOK
page for the announcement!
Photo from theskincaretips.com
Hari Hara Haji to all of our muslims friends!
Here's a quick remedy tip and DIY mask we'd love to share.
Everyone may face problems with acne breakouts and scarring at some point of time, and this is something quick and easy to follow.
Plus, it smells SO good! A yummy FALL-ish scent with all the spices combined!
Makes a happy soul whilst doing the mask too!
This mask consist of 3 items that are easily available in your home's spice rack or grocery stores!
You will need:
1/4 teaspoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Make sure you incorporate all the ingredients by mixing well.
And this is what you'll get
A chocolatey looking thick paste.
- Apply (not scrub) this paste directly on a clean face on spots and areas you would want to treat for 30 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water, cleanse once again with your cleanser and moisturize as usual.
- Use this mask consecutively on affected areas for 3 days and rest your skin on alternate days using it 2-3 times a week thereafter. You may stop when you're happy with the results.
Note: You may apply this on the whole face with the same proportions OR do 1 teaspoon of each ingredients OR more honey if you want to apply it on the whole face.
More honey would make this mask more calming for the skin, but it also makes a more runny mask so do it with a top you are ok to get dirty with!
Just adjust the measurements according to how you like the consistency of your mask.
Also, the brand of nutmeg and cinnamon in good supermarkets are relatively similar in quality.
We do suggest that you have quality honey though for this mask.
We recommend Manuka Honey even for added benefits and healing properties. If you don't have that, it is perfectly fine to use regular honey as it will still work its magic on red angry zits or scars.Benefits of Honey
Antibacterial properties that helps heal wounds. When applied to acne, it kills the infection by calming it and prevents it from swelling. Attracts and retain moisture into skin, used widely in beauty treatments for as long as honey existed!Benefits of Nutmeg
Has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally used for treating patients with ezcema or skin conditions. Reduces infection and acne flare ups resulting in flattened and smoother acne scars.Benefits of Cinnamon
Anti inflammatory, helps calm down your skin. Antifungal and astringent properties as well.
Optional: You may add some drops of lemon juice in and transform this mask to a scrub. Lemon is great for lightening those acne scars, but do use with caution as it may be overpowering for sensitive skin or if you feel stinging and photosensitivity, wash it off immediately. Also, DO NOT scrub too hard, use a light hand whilst working with this scrub.Verdict?
Personally i have sensitive skin too, and this mask does not give me any problems. Used the spot treatment instead of the whole face.
New and older acne appear less red and angry.
Acne scars also appears to be lighter in appearance with prolonged use.
You have to be patient to see results.
Do test this mask on a patch of skin (on your inner wrist) if you feel that you have sensitive skin. If you experience stinging sensation or if you feel uncomfortable whilst putting on the mask, wash off immediately.
Also, nutmeg is a particular strong astringent. Use with caution especially on sensitive skin. You may leave it for 15 minutes only if you have sensitive skin.
This cheap and easy mask is worth a try, loving the scent!
We are so excited to have Holly in our Special Christmas "What's in my bag" feature!Holly Jean
is Singapore's popular blogger at her own space www.hollyjean.sg.
You may find her familiar as she was also one of the girls at Channel 5's hit reality show S-Factor.
Previously a teacher, she is now a freelance writer focusing on lifestyle topics and also writes for the NSPortal and the Love Column at MyFatPocket.
At her main blog, you may find yourself to be an avid reader & follower to her blog with her controversial thought evoking topics, which makes an interesting good read!
She is also an ambassador for Ettusais, ClubCouture.cc and Sony’s make.believe campaign.
Besides her busy schedule, she enjoys spending time with her dog Lola.
Oh, she is obsessed with pink too like we do. More reasons why we adore her!
Without further ado, here's what Holly lugs around most days!
She shares that she ain't a heavy packer and carries around only the essentials.
Brown Leather Clasped Shoulder Bag
Ettusias Little Twin Stars Lip Essence
Allergen Contact Lens Eye Drops
Shiseido Compact Foundation
Oriental Hair Stick & Hair Ties
Purple Leather Long Wallet
Thank you so much Holly!And of course, HAPPY HOLIDAYS & a MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone!Have you checked out our NEW Lé Luxe Collection & apparels at Ezrabelle?
Picture Credits to Holly JeanHolly's Blog
Psst...We will be puting up new pieces for Lé Luxe after New Years! Stay close!
This week, we would like to feature Fiona's bag!
She was spotted by HER WORLD Singapore for being "Best Dressed".
Bag - Fabric Tote by Cat Socrates
Accessorize Leopard Print Shades
The Relucant Communist Book
Prada Long Leather Wallet
Cosina CT-1 Vintage Camera
Hello Kitty Fan
Thanks Fiona for sharing!
Oh! We would also like to welcome anyone who would like to be featured in this segment!
Do email us at email@example.com with your picture!
BLACK FRIDAY is approaching soon!
If you don't know what that is, it is a Friday which falls on the week of Thanksgiving Day, where it marks the start for serious Christmas shopping!
It is widely known especially in the United States, where during that day, massive SALES will be going on and people would queue up overnight for it!
Also, many online stores from the US would have great discounts as well for one day only on Black Friday!
For the Year of 2011, Black Friday falls on the 25th November.
That's exactly 1 more week to go!
And Ezrabelle will be bringing in this tradition here with a
✭ ONE DAY SALE on 25 NOVEMBER 2011 ✭
We have always done discounts of 10% off maximum, and on that special day, we will be having a crazy massive discount for one day only.
1 item $5 OFF!
2 items $15 OFF!!
3 items and above $25 OFF!!!
Also there will be FREE normal handling for that day's orders
or opt for a FLAT FEE of $2.50 for Registered Handling!*
Plus, you may use your Vouchers or Coupon for an item of the lowest value and on SALE items as well!
Kickstart your Christmas shopping on that day!
Have a blessed week everyone and mark your calenders now!
*Discount applies on total bill, registered postage option non-inclusive.
*Discount not applicable on promotional items.
*We strongly urge our dear customers to opt for Registered Handling for their orders as we regret to inform that Ezrabelle will not be liable for lost mail.
Hi everyone! Yay for another Beauty Queen Edition, featuring
Besides having the good looks, Glynis is also musically talented and teaches piano privately and is a choir instructor as well. She is also a dog lover and a proud owner to adorable "Tiger"!
Glynis juggles between her hectic schedule with modeling on a freelance basis, and you may spot her everywhere... from the latest Health Promotion Board Ad Campaign, Music Video for Action for Aids, Crown Jewels TVC with Auntie Lucy and an upcoming collateral with Marina Bay Sands to name a few!
She also dabbled into beauty pageants and competitions, winning herself titles;
Mrs Singapore International 2010
Methode Cholley Ambassador 2011/11
Watsons YOU Awards 2011; Vitality Category
Here are some of her private pictures we have collated for you!
Exclusive sneek peek of What's in Her Bag below!
Lulu Guiness Umbrella
Prada Leather Long Wallet
Tissue in Naraya Holder
Miss Dior Cherie Parfum
Elizabeth Arden Lipgloss
Estee Lauder Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Concealer
Lancome Juicy Lipgloss
Powder Blotter Paper
MAC Pressed Powder
Eiffel Tower Organiser/Notebook
Nissan 350Z Keys
LV Damier Keypouch
Marc Jacobs Sunglass
Hope you guys have enjoyed this feature!
Thank you so much Glynis for everything!
All the best to you babe! xxx
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