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Crystal's Closet: Weekly Wardrobe (Ep27) and a short getaway trip.

A new blog entry after this blog post, so don't forget to check it out!

I'm finally back Singapore and not going to travel anywhere until January 2013 (most probably, I hope). It's fun to travel but it's not when you realize you have not even had time to unpack, it's time to pack again. And while I was complaining about how much I hate packing and unpacking in between trips, my luggage was lost when I landed in Hanoi. It was really like Karma, wish came true! I didn't have to unpack & pack at all even when I was home. TigerAirways is still finding my luggage (as what they have been updating me. I hope they really are making an effort to search for it) but no news yet :(.  Anyway, I'll talk more about this stupid incident in the next blog entry.

Now, it's time for fashion to take place: New episode of my Weekly Wardrobe. Pardon me, this episode was 2 weeks ago before I flew to Bali. I'm catching up!

Monday: Urban Chic & Sleek
Got my Monday heated up by all the earth colors: oranges, reds, yellows, browns and that's also how I came up with the name "Urban chic". Peplum orange skirt with matching accessories. Black shoes followed the black chiffon top. It was a way to boot your energy up on blue Monday as most people used to call. 


Get this look
Peplum skirt: BEBE
Black chiffon round neck blouse: Oasap
T-strap heels:  Jeffrey Campbell
Bangle: Forever21- Similar:  Alexander McQueen 

Tuesday
Color-blocking on the street. I wore this dress 2, 3 months ago in one of the Crystal's Closet episodes and this was my second time wearing it. Still love the material, the color combination, the style and comfort. 



Got matching colored accessories too. 



Get this look:
Color-blocking dress: Jonathan Saunders- Similar: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes:  BEBE (similar)
Necklace: Carolee (similar)
Bracelet: Sundance Catalog (similar) & Astley Clarke
Belt: Buckle (similar) 

Something sweet came to office on Tuesday. 2 new blazers from my sponsor Sheinside travelled miles and miles to reach me. Please welcome them to Crystal's Closet.


At night, I went to have dinner with my client at this beautiful club house. The foods just tasted much better right here 





Wednesday. 
Club L Wallpaper Print Dress from ASOS for mid-week outfit. "This printed dress by Club L has been crafted from a stretch fabric with contrast wall paper print. The details include a round neckline, sleeveless styling, a fitted high waist, with a patent pin buckle belt and a flared skirt with full swing pleat detail. The dress has been cut with a fit and flare shape and a short length." (*from Asos.com)  


Up- close of the wall paper print detail. As the dress spoke by itself, I decided to minimize accessories as much as possible. 



Get this look
Floral printed dress: ASOS
Belt:  ASOS (similar)
T-strap shoes:  Jeffrey Campbell
Watch:  Swarovski


Thursday


Feeling sexy with structured shoulders fitting top, tulip skirt & high heels. 
Get this look:
Structured shoulder top: Lanvin (similar)
Tulip skirt: ZARA- Similar:  Vivienne Westwood
Necklace:  Forever21 (similar)
Silver hand cuff:  Forever21

At night, I went out to catch up with an old friend in Acid Bar. We have been knowing each other for almost 3 years but don't have time to meet up very often.



Friday.
Off to Bali trip in this peplum tank top, jeans, leopard hat and big sunnies. 


Get this look:
Peplum top: Topshop (similar)
Jeans: ASOS
Sunglasses:  Coach


Saturday
Basic top & short on the go for Bali tour. We visited many places in one day. The place where I had my photo taken was the painting and silver jewelry making village.


Get this look:
Basic top: Splendid (similar)
Short: Blank NYC (similar)
Flat sandals: Juicy Couture
Beaded bracelet: BKE (similar)
Sunglasses:  Coach


Sunday

Off- shoulder cotton beach dress and big hat for beach activities. We went for elephant riding before heading to the beach.


Get this look:
Tube beach dress: Forever21
Sling bag: Calvin Klein
Accessories: BKE (similar)
Sunglasses:  Coach
Hat: Theodora & Callum (similar)


Pretty quickly the week ended just like that! I always feel like my time is stolen and It's even faster when you are on holiday. I had really great time last 2 weeks. Not only because I had super productive weeks at work but also had a great holiday to a beautiful paradise on earth. I'm still editing photos from the Bali trip (over 200 photos to be done) plus a video and I can't wait to share with you guys my Bali experience. Til then, stay tuned for the next Weekly Wardrobe episode which I'll show you photos of my Vietnam trip to attend the 10 years re-union party. It's wild, crazy and hell lot of fun *wink*


See you soon 

Love,
Crystal

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STYLE TIPS,

HOW TO DRESS UP IN PINK FOR OCTOBER

Hi everyone,

As you may know, this month- October, the world is gearing up and going Pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. For those who don't know, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase the awareness of the disease. While many people are aware of breast cancer, some still forget to take steps to detect the disease at early stage. And so, in year 2010, there were nearly 1.5 millions women were told to be suffered from Breast Cancer. I'm sure the number has increased by now. So, how should we prevent it from happening to us?

  1. Have early detection plan by performing self- breast exam each month or go for clinical breast exam done by a qualified nurse or doctor. Early warning sign of breast cancer may involve the existence of a new lump or a change of breast tissue or skin. So show some love to your boobies. 
  2. Having a healthy lifestyle is one of the keys to protect you from breast cancer and other illnesses. Exercise regularly, drink lot of water, eat healthy (lot of vegetables and fruits instead of fried, oily stuffs).
Now, another question is: "How could we help other women around us be aware of Breast Cancer?".

One of the most common activities during Breast Cancer Awareness month is "Wear the Pink Ribbon" and Dress up in Pink to show your support and concern. 

And here, in line with the world famous campaign, I've created 3 different style sets on Polyvore to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Check it out! 

1. Keep calm and love Boobies. 
If you are a big fan of barbie doll, cute & sweet looking style, this set is for you. Ombre pink-white barbie doll dress with high heels, pink clutch and accessories. I couldn't get enough of the sweetness from this set. Click on the item photo to purchase the product. 

Keep calm and love boobies





2. I Wear Pink For Someone Special. 

This is the style of Goddess.  It's time for you to show your sexy, mysterious and magnetic beauty. The strapless tight hugging dress is a perfect choice to show off your cleavage. Let's the other women know how to protect and to have beautiful breast like yours. Also, for A or B cups women, this dress will still give you extra asset *wink*  Here I chose fuchsia bodycon dress and paired it with all black accessories i.e necklace, shoes, clutch, bangle, etc...

I wear pink for somone special





3. I Wear Pink for Pink Ribbon. 

Up to casual style instead of dolly or sexy look above? I got it covered. Here is a style set for a casual day out and it still makes you look chic. Pink jeans, ombre pink-white loose blouse, cute pink sunglasses and handbag. I'm a fan of high heels so I choose a pair of pink heels instead of flat sandals. They both work well with this look. Flat sandals will give you extra comfort and casual feel while high heels will pull attention on your legs and hips. Not to forget some gold accessories to neutralize and balance out the entire look.

I wear Pink for....




So that's something special I got for you in October. Remember! Prevention is better than cure! I hope my little message is useful for you and please show some love, concern, support to others. Spread the words around!

Happy Pink October, everyone!
Love,
Crystal

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Crystalscloset,

Crystal's Closet: Weekly Wardrobe (Ep26)

Hi guys!

I hope you've had great week and will have awesome weekend ahead. 

I'm back from Bali and now I'm packing again for Vietnam trip tomorrow morning. You guys are gonna miss me, I know. *sad face*

The past 2 weeks were amazing so far. I can't wait til the end of the month to experience what's happening next. Pardon me for not being able to update my blog these few weeks as I have been extremely busy everyday. Not to worry, when I'm back, I promise to give you a full, long, satisfying blog entry with lot of beautiful photos. I have more than 500 photos need to be edited. That sounds exciting to you but trust me, they need shitload of work. 

Anyway, let's back to our usual Weekly Wardrobe before I can go further.  

Monday
Leather, suede, blazer...these are the must-have items in your closet. I wish Singapore could have 4 seasons so that I could rock this trend walking down the street. It's Fall season now and I'm dying to wear all my favorite blazers, legging, leather skirts, boots etc.... It was so lucky that the weather was really cool on last Monday due to the heavy rain, and It allowed me to wear my Fall outfit without looking weird. 



Get this look
Pink blazer: Stella McCartney (similar)
Leather skirt: Steffen Schrault (similar)
Suede pumps: Miu Miu (similar) or GUESS (similar) or PRADA (similar)

Close up shot of hair and make up. 

Tuesday- Red ruby girl. 

Just got sponsored this unique 2 pieces velvet dress and I couldn't wait to put it on. Besides the soft material, I also love the bows on the shoulders and wavy hem line of the cropped top. Ultra sweetness!


Get this look
Red pencil dress: Dorothy Perkins (similar)
Heels:  Jessica Simpson
Accessories:  Fantasy Jewelry Box


Close up of my hair and make up for the day. 




Wednesday
Faux fur over-sized blouse over the pencil skirt with long necklace and corset belt. This is perhaps the simplest and easiest look that everyone can carry. And it's effortlessly classic and elegant. In fact, it didn't take me much time to decide what to pair with this faux fur blouse. As the blouse has thick texture by itself so something simple would be a good idea to match. There you go, plain pencil skirt.


Get this look!
Fur blouse: H&M
Pencil skirt: Costa Blanca (similar)
Corset belt: GUESS by Marciano (similar)
Chain necklace: Forever21 or Chan Lulu (similar) - Bangles: ASOS


Simple hair and makeup for that day plus a big kiss for you my loyal blog readers. 


Thursday
Chiffon floral vintage toga dress with sock bun hairstyle. As it wasn't appropriate to wear toga dress for work and to attend formal meetings, I decided to layer it up with a butterfly chiffon cardigan and a thick belt to accentuate on the waist area. The belt can sometimes do amazing finished task. 


Get this look
Toga floral dress: Forever21 (similar)
Chiffon cardigan: Tomas Maier (similar) or N.Pearl Cashmere (similar)
Belt: Oasap (similar) - Heels: Jessica Simpson.  Jessica Simpson


Closet up shoot of my natural make up look for the sunny day. It was so hot and sunny that caused me a headache. However, to my surprise, the make up didn't melt and I could still capture a flawless glowing skin after a long working day. Here is my tip: always apply face primer before foundation and don't forget to keep a bottle of mineral facial mist spray with you whenever you are out, under hot sun. 



Close up of the lips, what do you think ? People say your lips will briefly tell about your characters, is it true? What do your lips say about you? 




At night, I was invited to attend the official launch of "Lab Series", a skin care brand for men. It was really fun night as I had chance to meet up with many people, some old friends and some new ones. 



Was given some of these products to bring home but I can't use them coz it's for men only :(



Bumped into Angelique Teo at this event too. Our first meet up was at Marc Anthony event when she was a host. 

From left: Linda Black, me & Angelique Teo. Lovely ladies from HBO Channel. 

Friday
Cowgirl look for Friday. I usually dress up sexier for Friday as I know I always by chance or by choice head down for party after work on Friday night. This week, the rule was broken. I wanted to be super casual and fun with jeans, chiffon shirt and hat. It made me feel like a cowgirl.

Get this look
Chiffon stripped shirt: G2000
Jeans: Hudson Jeans (similar)
Shoes: GUESS (Similar)
Belt: GUCCI

In fact, this look was inspired by G2000 advertisement that I saw at the shop and I just had to re-create it. Who wore it better? ;)

Saturday. 
Glitter gold eyes and T-shirt for shopping and brunch with friends. 


Sunday
I allowed myself to get up at 11am and got ready for the photoshoot in the afternoon. It has been a year I have not done any photoshoot and now I have an itch to do it occasionally. 


Completed this drama eyes make up look in an hour. I think my make-up skill has gone up to a next level, don't you think? 
After make-up, finding what type of shoes should I wear was really a big problem. 

I don't know which one to choose, they all are so gorgeous. In the end, I chose the top 2. 

So you want to know how did the photos turn out? 

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Sneak peek of my photoshoot. 

The wild series. 


And the Dance movement series. 

Will upload more when all the photos are done editing. 

Is that enough to keep you entertained while I'm gone? I hope it is. 

Coming up next, 2 more new weekly wardrobe episodes and the traveling episode to Bali are supposed to be up soon. If I can't update when I'm on the go, I'll do it when I'm back. Obviously, isn't it? LOLz. 

So stay tuned and if you wish to "check out my ass", I meant checking out where I go, what I do, What i wear, to get real-time update from me, join my Facebook Fanpage or Follow me on these social network sites below. 

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See you soon!
Love,
Crystal. 

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