It’s that time of the year that’s not too hot nor too cold- Spring – Summer 2016 is finally here! And what better way to celebrate the season than to bask under the sun in the hottest trends there is– a definite favorite for a busy girl like me: RESORT WEAR. Wanderlust is never a crime and I can’t wait to get my hands on these perfect vacation outfits.
Dress, Shoes & Bag by Thomas Wylde
As featured on CVLUX Magazine
In doing your Hair and Makeup, make sure that it will support your style concept and give you maximum benefits with a minimum number of products. Check your dresser and your bathroom when was the last time that you de-clutter the things that you rarely use to the overused brushes or sponges. Here is some guide to help you manage your beauty products
Check for your brushes if it is still usable or do you need to buy a new one, torn bristles can damage hair often and its unhealthy for the scalp.
Determine the clips that you are using often, throw away ponytails that is loose and those rusty overused bobby pins.
If you have one or 3 hot irons in your bathroom check if they are all still working, check the plates if it still good to use, broken plates can damage more so make sure that you clean them after use and store them neatly.
If you’re the type of girl who stores about 2-4 blowers at home, think again, check if it is still working, if it is still clean to use. There’s a trend in the market right now wherein you could just change the nozzle of your blower instead of buying different types of it. You’ll be able to save more cash to buy for some important stuff.
Check if the sprays you are using is damaging your hair a lot, try considering a more organic approach, it’s a much cheaper plus its ecofriendly. Verify the expiration dates of the sprays that you have, throw away those empty cans and store only about 2 sprays so it won’t occupy your space a lot.
If this is one of the accessories that you would never leave home without, I beg of you: make sure that your hair extensions are clean and well-maintained. Wash them to remove any product residue so that you will be able to use them for a longer period of time. Good hair extensions can be very pricey so it’s important to take care of them.
Shampoo / Conditioners
There are a lot of varieties of shampoo to choose from, most of them promises to give you the result that you’re looking for in days, so there you go, bought dozens different kind of shampoos to choose from and ended stacking up those unused and used shampoo in your bathroom. First determine what hair type do you have and what do you need? find the one that suits your hair consider buying organic shampoos wherein it has less chemicals which eventually can damage your hair if overuse.
Any other hair or makeup tips you’d like to share?
Amazing hair & makeup by Florah Leverett of Stylebee.
The words “business casual” can send some of my friends into a confused panic as much as seeing the words “shabby chic“ would to me. Ditto the phrases relaxed business and smart casual. And getting it wrong can be awkward especially since at a business event no matter how casual it is – there is usually a superior (usually a boss or a client) to impress. I once witnessed as business colleague got subtly snubbed by a potential client as she showed up at a “smart casual” cocktail party in mid-town Manhattan dressed in a cotton sundress and Ipanema sandals … while everyone else was dressed in flowy summer dresses and open-toed heels. Later on in private she bursts out, “How am I supposed to know they don’t really mean casual?!”.
Well, below I’ve outlined some tips for dressing appropriately to this tricky phrase.
Also look at the venue for clues. An outdoor event at a beachfront 5-star hotel would call for something a bit different than cocktails at a conference room in an office building. I love accessories – but do remember that less is more at a business event and opt for understated elegance. Casual doesn’t mean you can break out the Lakers baseball cap or the or your limited edition Hunger Games lapel-pin.
Finally, look to your boss or host for an estimate of how casual to go (I would even go to Google or research more about the event host on social media if needed.). If she’s likely to show up in a dress and heels, then you can’t stroll in wearing jeans and a t-shirt. That’s clearly not the meaning of business-casual in that office. If you’re your own boss – kudos to you BTW – consider your clients or anyone else you come into contact with at casual business times. And one final word about fabric – pick fabrics of good quality. A great outfit is never about labels or cost. It’s about picking well-made fabrics and not wearing frayed pieces of clothing. E.g I’d rather pick a brand new white t-shirt to wear underneath my jacket rather than a well-worn blouse from 15 years ago.
The idea behind business casual is a good one – sometimes we need to shake things up, change our perspective, and taking on a more relaxed feeling can help a lot of people do this. All in all its important to remember its about showing a slightly more relaxed version of our business or professional self, not baring our (at-home) selves. Do safe that for your family and closest friends or, in my case, my cats.
Photography by Bibo Aswan | Makeup by Anna Sherie
Taken at E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
My most favorite trending wardrobe piece would definitely be jumpsuits. Among my favorite go-to brands to buy these from would be Banana Republic, Valentino, Thomas Wylde, Diane Von Furstenberg & Zara. They’re the perfect piece to wear when you’re in a hurry and just want to put something on yet look as fabulous and put together. Basic or printed, topped together with a pair of heels, a statement bag & even a coat or blazer, you’d be ready to conquer the day.
I love how we keep reinventing the classic masculine suit into feminine power pieces,
Creating a wardrobe for 4 seasons maybe challenging but if you have the right guide definitely you’ll save yourself from tons of $ of buying clothes that aren’t even working or not going to work even if you match it with the most expensive pair of shoes that you have
Spend on clothes that are usable in all season, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, blouse, dress buying these will save you tons for the next season, Why? Because these garments can match anything whether you top your jeans with a cashmere coat, spaghetti strap, blazers and sweaters. It is considered as a versatile clothing.
Consider the fabric, cotton is always a safe choice in choosing any clothes, but with this one you can invest on any fabric that you prefer satin, chiffon, lycra whatever works for you.
Choose the design and cut that suits your figure, nothing can go wrong with a pencil cut, hip hugging slacks or a bust enhancing blouse. choose a design that is neutral, means you can pair it with another garment with a different design but it won’t clash each pieces. Choose a cut for a dress that is suitable for you, consider your height, the length, how tight and how eye-catching it will be.
What’s your versatile go-to fashion piece?
Photographed by Sabrina Hill