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Boom Clap!

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Just… this song, has been on constant rotation in my head, even before I knew what the title was. I’d heard it somewhere before catching The Fault in Our Stars, and when I heard it in the movie, my heart soared and I literally started dancing in my seat, in the dark, while in the cinema. There’s such spirit and vibe to the song, with just the right amount of hope thrown in.

This is quite possibly my anthem for the summer, and I have a love-hate relationship with the scorching hot weather at the moment. I’d love to be in my one piece every single day, but obviously that’s not possible. And when I’m dressed for meetings, it is just too hot to handle. Everyone should be given the right to dress for the summer (I’m talking sheer whites, denim shorts, swimwear all around, and as little garment as possible) even when they need to go to work. How does one survive in a button down and pants in this heat?

The best thing about summer though (although technically it’s summer all year round here) is being able to sit on the porch late into the night, with a cigar or moscato in hand, and look up at the clear, cloudless sky, just to admire the clouds. Did anyone else notice how huge the moon was last night? (Taco moon supreme!) Sparklers or fireworks would be the icing on the cake here, so don’t forget to go check out the fireworks happening every Saturday till the first week of August — all in the name of Singapore’s birthday!

My Definition of Sexy

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What is your definition of sexy? I’d been thinking about it for a while, and I think to some extent,┬ámy definition of it has evolved (or rather, gone in a totally different direction) over the past 2-3 years. I used to think that sexy meant lots of boobs, super short skirts, and just tight garments in general. Let’s not forget a ton of makeup, which entails dark eyeshadow and a good pouty lip.

These days, however, as you guys know, I steer clear away from makeup completely. My old booty shorts, bralettes, and too-short-dresses have all been cleared from my wardrobe. I can’t head out with skirts that are far too above my knees, and if my top is too low, I tend to start feeling a bit too uncomfortable.

I think as age gets to you, and probably out of necessity as well, you start to realize that the image you portray to the outside world is important, which was what happened to me. Work and the need to appear presentable to clients crept up on me, but at the same time, one of the core reasons I work for myself is because I need the freedom to dress the way I want. I can never be stuffed into the all-classic office wear of a pencil skirt and button down, only because that isn’t me, and even if they are classics, I need some sort of twist on them.

Classy in the new sexy. Or maybe, my definition of sexy has evolved to sensual, something that’s not too obvious, but more suggestive in a less obvious manner. It really is about having character, and instead of only paying attention to the exterior, being caring and sincere plays a huge part in being sexy. An attitude of nonchalance, freedom and effortless-ness also tops my list (continued below).

What’s on my sexy list?
Off-shoulder anything, an oversized or luxuriously soft knit, soft beautiful petals and orchids, loving something and dedicating yourself to a relationship, anything lowback (rather than in the front), Mr Charles Bass (oh be still my heart), ripped ripped denim, anything strappy and thin heeled, as well as being genuine and true to who you are.

What’s your definition of sexy?

The Summer Rotation

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How do you know when summer has arrived in the always sunny Singapore? When you can barely walk 5 steps without getting drenched in your own perspiration. And yes, summer has taken over the city. I thought it’d be wise to put together some images that are inspiring me for summer – I’m thinking easy sandals, lots of cross body bags, simple light jewellery, and such a strong focus on clean whites with interesting slits, details and drapes. It doesn’t take much to look chic, and let’s not forget the always necessary black. I’m envisioning lots and lots of summer dresses that are easy to dress both up and down, and should the hemlines get a bit longer, silk and lace are a definite must.

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How I intend to stay cool during the insane heat?

  • Lots and lots of yummy delicious iced lemon water. Grab a lemon, cut it into half, squeeze all the juice into a huge jug. Pour in iced water and lots of ice. Throw in the remnants of the lemon into the jug as well. Stir well, pour and enjoy.
  • BBQs with my friends! The boy and I love hosting them, and its always a great way to catch up with the people you love. Will be doing a post on this soon, but remember to keep your home stocked with ice, a huge fan, and some good ol’ games. (We stick to our Xbox & Taboo – so much fun!)
  • Keeping the A/C on – not the most environmentally friendly of options, but when you can barely stay clean without the A/C, that’s when you know you really need it.
  • Having my Quay Venna sunnies on hand, 24/7. Not only is the heat sweltering, it’s also blinding!
  • Stock up on blueberries, cherries and grapes. Freeze them and take them out when you’re in need of a icy snack. SO GOOD, and so healthy.
  • Dress like I’m living the beach / island life (well Singapore is an island, technically), all day, every day. I see no fault in it, and you’ll literally be on vacation mode all. the. time.
  • Find a chic paper fan that I can carry around so that I’ve got my personal ventilation covered. Let’s not forget the deodorant too!

 

How about you? Would love to hear your solutions for the heat, and I’m looking forward to some good flea markets and summer parties. Lots to do this time of the year! ;)

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