A Touch of Masculine

July 26, 2015

Top: Babaton lace camisole
Bottom: Tobi leather shorts (similar)
Bag: Forever 21 faux lock crossbody (similar)
Shoes: Zara heeled sandals (similar)
Hat: J.Crew Panama hat
Sunglasses: H&M cat-eye sunglasses
Bracelet: Brandy Pham cylinder bracelet

There's nothing more feminine than a lightweight camisole trimmed with lace. This has been my go-to top this Summer because of how airy and effortless it is, plus it pairs nicely with these faux leather shorts. I wanted to add a touch of masculinity to this outfit so I topped it off with this J.Crew Panama hat for a tomboy-esque look.

Splash of Summer

July 16, 2015

Romper: Babaton romper
Bag: Forever 21 faux lock crossbody
Shoes: Zara lace-up heels (similar)
Hat: J.Crew Panama hat
Sunglasses: H&M cat-eye sunglasses
Bracelet: Brandy Pham cylinder bracelet
Rings: Etsy, Oak + Fort rings

Summer has officially declared its arrival with weather that’s now appropriate for rompers, shorts and dresses. I’ve been head over heels for rompers lately because they’re so perfect for the season. It’s easy, loose and lightweight so that you can quickly throw it on with zero fuss. The only fuss you will need to worry about is your trip to the restroom. For those who own rompers, you will understand this challenge.

Top 5 Bags

July 7, 2015

Untitled Asides from my obsession with shoes, I've also grown a love for bags overtime. Within the last three years, I've learned to invest in bags that would last me for years and would love until the end of time. What I've realized is that one size doesn't fit all, which is why I try to look for bags of different shapes and sizes and would be appropriate for various occasions, be it special or not. Today, I'm sharing with you my top 5 favourite bags...

1. Bucket Bag | Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag

The bucket bag is something that I was torn on whether or not to purchase because it's a known fad and will likely fade within the next year. When Mansur Gavriel introduced their bucket bag, I had a completely different opinion. Their bags are handmade with fine Vegan leather and finished with beautiful touches, such as the simple bow. I can't comment on the patience you will need before you can lay hands on one, but it's totally worth it once it arrives. It's so perfect for the spring and summer seasons - I love that I can just toss in my sunglasses, phone and wallet without much effort. I like wearing it with a silk romper or maxi dress.


June 30, 2015

Jacket: Talula Babaton trench coat (similar)
Top: H&M patterned scuba top (similar)
Bottom: Topshop "Leigh" jeans
Bag: Forever 21 lock crossbody
Shoes: Valentino 'Rockstud' patent leather courts
Sunglasses: H&M cat-eye sunnies (similar)

I’ve always been the one against short hair. The last time I remember having short hair was back in seventh grade, right before the yearbook photos. I hated it and vouched that I would never cut my hair short ever again. But somehow last weekend, I walked into the salon and came out with a lob (long bob). I was actually going for a longer version of the lob, but the hairdresser made the cut much shorter than expected before I could stop him.

On Dreams.

June 29, 2015

Top: Mango 'Paris' sweatshirt (similar)
Bottom: Forever 21 distressed jeans (similar)
Shoes: J.Crew pumps (similar)
Bag: Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag (similar)
Ring: Club Monaco ring
Sunglasses: CĂ©line Audrey sunglasses

Speaking on the topic of my dreams today. When I was little, I wanted to be a gazillion things – flight attendant, nurse, teacher, you name it. When I got to university, I had little idea about what I wanted to do, but I was pretty certain that I would be in Marketing. It wasn't until after I started working in the corporate 9-5 world where I realized that I want to pursue a career that was much more creative and also in the fashion/retail industry. This blog definitely had an influence in driving me to want to work in fashion. For those who are new to Allure of Simplicity, I started it back in 2009 in my first year of university simply as a means for me to connect to others and an outlet for me to share all things style and life-related. I would say that it has transitioned quite a bit and made me fall in love with fashion and the industry.

Little things | three scents

June 22, 2015

Three of my absolute favourite all-season scents, each for different occasions.