The Parka Jacket = Statement Piece and Puss In Boots Outfit

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman,

I hope you are all having a lovely week. It is freezing cold in Melbourne with the icy wind blowing in our faces.

I have dedicated this post on my fourth statement piece that you must have! Another statement piece that we should all have is a Parka jacket.

Why you should invest in a Parka Jacket

1. Parka Jacket is a statement piece that can take you from season to season depending on the type of Parka jacket you purchase.

2. Parka Jacket can be worn over a casual top, over sized jumper, t shirt and jeans. Finish the outfit with flats, sneakers or boots.

Tips before investing in a Parka jacket

If you wish to invest in a Parka jacket here are a few of my tips:

1. Invest in a short and long parka jacket as you have two lengths to choose from for your outfit.

2. Invest in different colored Parka Jacket e.g. Khaki, Beige, Black, Dark Blue White, Red

3. Invest in Parka Jacket that have a furry hood or a detachable furry hood

4. Take the time to buy your Parka jacket as it does take a while to find a jacket that you really love and can wear quite often.

4. Always try on a Parka jacket at the store because you will be able to see if there is enough space in the arms area to be able to stretch and move in the jacket. By trying the jacket at the store you can see the shape and style of the Parka jacket against your body and how it looks when you wear it with a t shirt or oversized jumper.

3. Females you can shop at Esprit, Forever New, Zara, Uniqlo for a parka jacket. Males you can shop at Esprit, Uniqlo, Zara and Witchery. So, in short keep shopping for a park jacket at different places till you find the one.

6. Buy different styles of parka jacket meaning the way the jacket is zipped up or the different collar it has. By having various different styles of parka jackets it can help you with different outfits you wear.

7. Always hang up your Parka jackets and store them in the shelf!

Here is a close up of the only parka jacket i bought recently. I only have one parka jacket as it took me ages to find one i would wear over and over.IMG_8847

1. Khaki Parka Jacket with Puss in Boots

My below Khaki Parka Jacket with Puss in Boots outfit consists of:

  1. Pink Knit Top
  2. Esprit Khaki Parka Jacket
  3. Red Woollen scarf which matches the lining of the parka Jacket
  4. Black Jeans
  5. Puss In Boots

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The image on the left is me trying on the Parka Jacket at the store. The image on the right is a close up of the lining in the jacket and the furry hoodie.

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I feel like an eskimo with the hoodie on!(Look at how furry the hoodie is)

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As it is becoming freezing cold in Melbourne I have been wearing my boots alot. The boots are great for working in wet weather (Just remember to spray suede boots with water proof spray to ensure it does not become ruined in the rain.

Here are a few examples of my Puss In Boots Outfits:

  1. Black and Grey Puss in Boots Outfit

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The above black and grey puss in boots outfit consists of:

  1. Grey and Black Long Sleeve Top
  2. Black Jacket
  3. Black and Grey Scarf
  4. Black Jeans
  5. Grey Puss in Boots

2. Pink and White Puss in Boots Outfit

The below Pink and White Puss in Boots Outfit consists of:

  1. Pink and White Stripe Top
  2. Grey Cable Knit Scarf
  3. Zara Quilted Jacket
  4. Black Jeans
  5. Grey Puss in Boots

My cat wanted attention so he had to be in the photos:)

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I hope you all find these tips useful when buying a parka jacket for yourself. Also go buy some boots!

Love Mei xoxo

The Silk Shirt = Statement Piece

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. This will be my third post about statement pieces. Another statement piece that we should all have is a silk shirt.

Why you should invest in a Silk Shirt

1. Silk shirt is a statement piece that can make your outfit look professional and casual for woman as a daytime and evening wear.

2. A silk shirt can be worn during any season.

3. A silk shirt can be worn with jeans, skirt, work trousers, work skirt and also worn with a leather jacket for a night out in town. (Silk shirt can be worn with flats, boots or heels)

Tips before investing in a Silk Shirt 

If you wish to invest in a silk shirt here are a few of my tips:

1. Invest in different coloured silk shirts and silk shirts with different patterns that you can wear with jeans, skirt, work trousers, work skirt. Only purchase the silk shirt if it compliments against your skin tone.

2. If you are unable to afford a Burbery Silk Shirt that cost approximately $500- $900 AUD do not worry. You can always go to Zara, Forever New. H&M for one.

3. Always try on a silk shirt at the store because you will be able to feel and see the material of the silk shirt. By trying on the shirt you will be able to see how the shirt flows against your body when you wear it with jeans or how it looks when you tuck your shirt into your work trousers and work skirt.

5. Take the time to buy your silk shirt, do not buy a silk shirt just because I told you too. If you do not like the feel of the silk on your skin or you feel it is not your style do not buy it.

6. Always follow the washing instructions provided to ensure that the item does not shrink or tear (Silk material is very delicate, so please take careful care with it!)

7. Hang up your silk shirts when drying them and and store them in the shelf hanging up to ensure the silk shirt maintains its shape.  I would highly recommend to place moth balls in your cupboard so the moths don’t attack your clothes.

Here are a few of my silk shirt outfits that I wear to work to give it a professional, look.

1. Marcs Tangerine Silk Shirt OutfitIMG_8358

I bought the above Marcs Tangerine silk shirt because I love the bright colour and i find orange goes very well with my skin complexion. I even thought to myself i must have it as it was on discount!

The above Marcs Tangerine silk shirt outfit consists of:

  1. Marcs Tangerine Silk Shirt
  2. Cue pencil skirt
  3. Marcs Black Blazer
  4. Wittner Black Patent High Heels

I accessorised the outfit with Swarovski Circle earrings and pink lip gloss. A hint of lippy on your lips makes your outfit stand out more.

2. Marcs Eyelash Lipstick White Shirt OutfitIMG_8309

I bought this shirt because I love the patterns on it! It is very quirky and unique (quirky like me). Some people may not like it but I love it because its a fun outfit to wear. Not to mention confidence within always helps to pull off an outfit.

My Marcs Eyelash Lipstick White Shirt Outfit consists of:

  1. Marcs Eyelash Lipstick White Shirt Outfit
  2. Cue Black pencil skirt
  3. Tokito Black Cardigan
  4. Diana Ferrari Red Patent Heels

The outfit is accessorised with red circle hoop earrings to match with the red patent heels. 

So, what you all waiting for? Go and find a silk shirt that you would be glad to wear and show to your friends and colleagues. (Here is a close up of the lipstick and eyes on the above Marcs Eyelash Lipstick White Shirt Outfit)IMG_8799

I hope you all find these tips useful when buying a silk shirt for yourself.

Love Mei xoxo

Powerhouse Mueseum NSW- Japanese Folds and Vintage

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman,

As you all know I was in Sydney to see the Vivid Sydney light festival, whilst in Sydney I also visited the Powerhouse Museum that had a few exhibitions.

The exhibition I visited is called the Japanese folds. Let me know what you think

I love this!!! Deisgned by Issey Miyake(Close up view of each detail)

“I wished to fold the laws of nature, the dignity of life, and the expression of affection into my work” -Akira Yoshizawa -Origami Grandmaster       

Speechless by this image with the use of the shapes! 

Origami Pleats

Lantern-Shaped dress Minaret designed by Issey Miyake

Two- Dimensional Dress designed by Issey Miyake

Folded Kimono with instructions:

Another exhibition showing Collette Dinnigan Unlaced dress

Vintage exhibition – Typewriters!! I love old school typewriters!

Look! A light green typewriter:)

Love Mei xoxo

The Real Neat Blog Award

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman,

There are so many joys to having your own blog where you are able freely express your creative mind, express your thoughts and interests so it can be shared by followers. One of the joys is been recognized by fellow bloggers.

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I have to say Thank You to Hayley whose blog is Fashion Trinket for nominating me for The Real Neat Blog Award. Her blog is wonderful as she shares her beauty, lifestyle and fashion tips. You should all definitely check her blog out.

Each time you are nominated for an award there are a few rules you have to abide by.

So here they are:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Q & A Time!

Here are my answers to the 7 questions from Hayley:

1.What was the first gig that you went to?

Embarrassed to say this, the first gig I went to is a Sammi Cheng (HK Singer and actress).

2.Who is your number 1 celebrity crush?

If I had to pick they would be:

My number 1 male celebrity crush is Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock UK Version)

My number 1 female celebrity crush is Taraji P. Henson (I love her in  Hustle and Flow, Think Like A Man, Four Brothers and how can I forget Empire!)

3.What is your biggest achievement?

My biggest achievement is realizing that in the last two years I am a strong, independent, happy woman that can be myself and have positive people (my friends and my beautiful partner) in my life that support me emotionally and be able to achieve my set goals. I use to face the demons through out my life but have managed to find a way to just be happy and realize that it is fine to fail. It is not the end of the world if we fail as we learn from each mistake.

4.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would love to live in London! Ever since I was very young I have always wanted to live in London to be able to see the history, art museums, buildings, castles and just be able to witness the lifestyle, shops and people. Not to mention be lovely to visit other areas in Europe as everywhere is so close. I am born and raised in Melbourne so would be happy with a new change especially in London.

5.What is the song that you could listen to on repeat as it’s so good?

John Legend- All of Me – Have always been a fan of John Legend, he has a great voice and his lyrics are so meaningful.

6.What’s the one fashion item or beauty product that you just couldn’t live without and the reasons why?

The one beauty product I could not live without is my Nude by Nature Powder Bronzer to provide my face with colour and glowing skin.

The one fashion item I could not live with  is my Black Karen Millen Trench Coat. It is a classic black trench coat that can be worn in spring and summer with boots and heels and has lasted me for nearly 4 years.

7.How would you describe yourself in three words?

Risk Taker, Friendly and Quirky

People I am nominating for “The Real Neat Blog Award” 

I am nominating the following people for “The Real Neat Blog Award”:

1. Amy for her Vogue Infatuation Blog

2. Ross for his Im Your Dad So Listen Blog

3. KoKo for her At Kokos Place Blog

4. Chloe for her It Started in Oxford Blog

Here are the 7 questions to be answered as I have nominated you:

1. If you were an animal, what would it be and why?

2. What’s your all time favourite TV Show?

3. What’s the best thing about your life right now?

4. What piece of clothing would you want in your wardrobe right now and why?

5. If you were a food, what would it be and why?

6. What would you be your last meal?

7. What would be your perfect meal?

Congratulations to the bloggers I have nominated!!!

Love Mei xoxo

VIVID SYDNEY images

Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman,

Here are images from VIVID Sydney!

I think it’s a merman or a giant robot!

 
Few diffent colours and patterns on the Opera House:

 
 
 
 
 
The golden pig with its sucklings!

 
The MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

 
Rainbow MCA:

 
Hope you all enjoy the photos

Love Mei xoxo 

The Leather Jacket = Statement Piece

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman,

I hope you are all having a lovely week. This will be my second post about statement pieces. Another statement piece that we should all have is a leather jacket.

Why you should invest in a Leather Jacket

1. Leather Jacket is a statement piece that can make your outfit look very edgy and casual for men and woman

2. Females you can wear flats,sneakers, boots or heels with a leather jacket. For the men you can wear dress shoes, sneakers and boots with the leather jacket

3. A leather jacket can be worn in winter and spring to keep you warm and makes your outfit very edgy and casual.

4. A leather jacket can be worn over a dress, blouse, shirt, t shirt and jeans.

Tips before investing in a leather jacket

If you wish to invest in a leather jacket here are a few of my tips:

1. Invest in a black and brown leather jacket as a key look.

2. Invest in coloured and textured leather jacket e.g. Red, Khaki, Red Wine, Dark Blue as a colour statement piece for your outfit. Only purchase the coloured leather jacket if it compliments against your skin tone.

3. If you are unable to afford a Balmain Leather Jacket that cost approximately $2,500- $3,000 AUD do not worry. You can always go to Zara, Forever New for one. To be honest no one will be able to tell the difference people will just see it as an edgy leather jacket.

4. Always try on a leather jacket at the store because you will be able to see if there is enough space in the arms area to be able to stretch and move in the jacket. By trying the jacket at the store you can see the shape and style of the leather jacket against your body and how it looks when you wear it with a t shirt or blouse with jeans.

5. Take the time to buy your leather jacket as it does take a while to find a leather jacket that you really love and can wear quite often.

6. Buy different styles of leather jacket meaning the way the jacket is zipped up or the different collar it has. By having various different styles of leather jackets it can help you with different outfits you wear.

7. Always hang up your leather jackets and store them in the shelf to ensure the leather is protected!

Here are two of my leather jackets that I wear for an edgy casual look. The leather jacket keeps makes me looks edgy with my short haircut.

1. Marcs Black Biker Jacket Outfit

The image below is a close up of the leather jacket. It is 100% leather and makes me feel like a biker chick every time I wear it.

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I bought this biker jacket about two years ago and it has lasted me for a long time ( I even bought the same biker jacket in a tan brown colour). I tend to wear the jacket with flat, boots or sneakers depending on what venue I am going to.

My below Marcs black biker leather jacket outfit consists of:

  1. Marcs Black Biker Leather Jacket
  2. Cotton On Black and White stripe T shirt
  3. French Connection Black scarf
  4. Black Jeans
  5. Black ballet flats

I accessorised the outfit with silver hoop earrings and pink lip gloss. A hint of lippy on your lips makes your outfit stand out more. IMG_8373

2. Marcs Tan Brown Biker Leather Jacket Outfit

As you can tell, I love this jacket so much I had to buy a Tan Brown leather biker jacket so i can mix and match.

My below Tan Brown biker leather jacket outfit consists of:

  1. Marcs Tan Brown Biker Leather Jacket
  2. Esprit Black T Shirt
  3. Black Jeans
  4. Tan Brown boots

I accessorised the outfit with:

  1. Monkey Oracle Necklace
  2. Black and White Leopard Infinity Scarf
  3. Silver Hoop Earrings

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Here is a close up of the brown boots I wore with the above outfit.IMG_8391

Here are a few images of different leather jackets I found on the internet to help you decide what leather jackets you may consider purchasing:

1. Zara Biker JacketIMG_8520

2. Zara Leather Tailored JacketIMG_8504

3. Karen Millen Khaki Leather Biker JacketIMG_8521

4. Karen Millen Colour Black Leather Bomber JacketIMG_8522

5. Forever New Jessie Quilted Biker JacketIMG_8509

I hope you all find these tips useful when buying a leather jacket for yourself.

Love Mei xoxo

Eurovision 2015! Who are you voting for? 

Good Morning/Evening  Ladies and Gentleman! 

Its 5:30am in Australia and I am up watching Eurovision! 

  
Who are you all voting for?

I am voting for Sweden! My top favourite contestants are Sweden, Poland, Russia, Italy and Australia.

  
To all my followers who are watching Eurovision vote for Australia! 😊 I can not vote for Australia but you lovely people can. Guy Sebastian you are making Australia proud!

  
Love Mei xoxox 

Trench Coats Are A Statement Piece To Have!

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman,

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

Todays post will be about trench coats!

Why should you invest in a trench coat?

1. Trench coat is a statement piece that can make your outfit look very classic for men and woman

2. You can wear flats, boots or heels with a trench coat. For the men you can wear dress shoes with the coat

3. A trench coat can be worn in winter and spring to keep you warm and makes your outfit very chic and handsome.

4. Trench coat can be worn over a dress, work attire, shirt and jeans

Tips before investing in a trench coat

If you wish to invest in a trench coat here are a few of my tips:

1. Invest in a black, beige and navy blue trench coat as it is a very classic look.

2. Invest in coloured trench coats e.g. Red, Magenta, Mustard, Dark Brown, Dark Green as a colour statement piece for your outfit. Only purchase the coloured trench coat if it compliments against your skin tone.

3. If you are unable to afford a Burberry Trench coat that cost approximately $2,500- $3,000 AUD do not worry. You can always go to Zara, Forever New, H&M for one. To be honest no one will be able to tell the difference people will just see it as a lovely trench coat.

4. Always try on a trench coat at the store because you will be able to see if the length of the trench suits you, the shape of the trench against your body and how it looks when you button and place the belt on.

5. Take the time to buy your trench coat as it does take a while to find a trench coat that you really love and can wear quite often.

6. Always dry clean your trench coats!

Here are few of my trench coats that I have been wearing to get me to work. The trench keeps me warm and looks stylish and classic. (All these photos were taken after I finished work so I apologise for looking tired)

1. Zara Beige Trench Coat

I bought this trench when I was in Sydney for a holiday. The main reason I bought it is due to the coat been a light trench that I can wear during winter and spring. It has a belt that ties around the trench to give it a chic look. IMG_8033

2. Karen Millen Black Trench Coat

This is my very first trench coat I bought when I first started working at my current office building. I have had this coat for 5 years and it still looks brand new. It cost me quite a bit but it was worth every cent as it was a reward for myself and I use this coat quite a lot when I go out or even to the office.IMG_8026

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3. Karen Millen Beige Trench Coat

Another Karen Millen Trench Coat, do you see a pattern? I have had this trench coat for 4 years, I bought it because the material of the trench is very thick and I thought it would be perfect for very cold winter nights. It has kept me warm and provides a wonderful stylish look. It even has a belt as well

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4. Karen Millen Red Trench Coat (I was wearing my blazer under this coat so the coat looks a bit bulky, when it actually isn’t)

I have had this red trench for 3 years and the reason I bought is because I wanted a bright trench as a statement piece and as you all know my favourite colour is red. You can not go wrong with wearing a nice bright red trench coat in winter. You stand out in the crowd but as long as you are warm and you look stylish that is all that matters.IMG_8054

For the men who are considering of investing a trench coat, here are a few images I have taken from the internet to give you an idea of how you will look in a trench coat:

Burberry Short Heritage Trench Coat (The Kensington)

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Burberry Mid Length Heritage Trench Coat (The Kensington)

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Burberry Long Heritage Trench Coat (The Wiltshire)

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Burberry Typographic Print Lining Gabardine Trench Coat

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Burberry Typographic Print Lining Gabardine Caban Trench Coat

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I hope this has helped you want to invest in a trench coat

Love Mei

xoxo

Happy Birthday to Audrey Hepburn

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman,

This is a dedication to say Happy Birthday to Audrey Hepburn.

“The Imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present. Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century.” – Manolo Blahnik

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Love Mei xoxo