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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: THE BOYFRIEND JEANS


As most of you know that I love wearing tight, fitting or skinny jeans simply because they compliment my body shape. I'm not very tall, I confess, that's why I'm very particular about finding cloths that could hide my actual height. Thus, boyfriend jeans or loose jeans have never managed to get my attention. Only after I was "forced" to put on the real boyfriend jeans to promote for Levi's 501 jeans during the Singapore Blog Award (blog entry here), I started learning how to appreciate it. Now? I'm loving it. 

After the first pair of boyfriend jeans Levi's gave me, I became obsessed with this style and have been hunting for another pair in light blue wash color with a bit of destroyed finish. I couldn't describe how excited I was when I first saw my favorite boyfriend jeans in ZARA store. Guess what? Half an hour later, they landed in my closet. 







Boyfriend jeans aren't new but they have only become very popular these recent years. The loose, ripped up jeans do not only take comfort and relaxed-style to the next level but also give lot of chic and sexiness credits to the wearer. I love pairing my boyfriend jeans with high heels, fitted tops like cropped top, tees, camisoles and layering with fitted blazer or jacket. I can totally wear them over and over again. Don't be surprised if you see me wearing boyfriend jeans again in the next Crystal's Closet post. 












Every girl should have at least one pair of boyfriend jeans in her closet. The jeans are so versatile, comfortable and chic and suitable for most occasions. If you don't have one, you can borrow from your boyfriend. If your boyfriend's  jeans don't fit you well, it's time to shop for your very own jeans. I heard you, now click on the links below to shop:

::Outfit::
Boyfriend jeans: ZARA - Similar here and here
Cropped top: H&M- Similar here and here
Blazer: GUESS - Similar here
Gladiator sandals: Pedro (old) - Similar here
Handbag: ZARA - Similar here
Necklace: Lovisa- Similar here
Bracelet: Forever21 - Similar here

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this outfit post :)


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SHADE OF BLUE.


Calming and cool, blue has always been my favorite color whenever I need to find peace and relaxation. That's when I'm really stressed out with many outstanding works and targets I need to achieve. This is obvious reason why you don't see me wearing blue very often. Well, it doesn't always apply that way but at the moment, the color- therapy does play a part. 


I bought this sky blue maxi skirt long time ago but I haven't had chance to wear it. It was my love at the first sight when I saw it on a website, I knew I just had to buy it. 3 months later (which was last week), I took it out of the wardrobe to let it see the sun and enjoy the wind. After which, I kinda regretted, I should have done this much earlier. 





Having a meeting with my client next to the swimming pool that day was totally out of my expectation. The meeting was good but the fantastic swimming pool right next to us made it even better. It's a perfect location for my sky blue maxi skirt to show its best. And because this is full circle skirt, it gives me so much more movement whenever I walk. I love how it made me feel ultra-feminine and beautiful. Literally, I could even do the signature Marilyn Monroe pose if the wind was strong enough. 

By the way just a side note, if you are a Latin- Ballroom dancer like myself, this skirt is perfect for your Paso Doble dance practice. I had similar one in purple and I loved it. 



I used to have doubt when it comes to maxi skirt because I thought it would make me look smaller than I actually am. Not anymore! The always-worked-trick is to highlight your waist with a belt and keep your layers sleek and chic. Here I chose the skinny belt and a form-fitting denim jacket on top to counteract with the flowing and round skirt's shape at the bottom.

And If you are not sure what color to match with your sky blue maxi skirt, go back to the limited-less- inspiration resource: nature. I paired my blue maxi skirt with white camisole, white denim jacket and white heels inspired by the blue sky and the white clouds. Fashion sometimes can be just simple like that. 















I hope you enjoyed looking at this outfit and if you love this style as much as I do, here are the links for you to buy this look. 
::Outfit::
White denim jacket: Forever21- Similar here
Camisole: ZARA - Similar here and here
Sky blue maxi skirt: Choices - Similar here and here.
White heels: Charles & Keith - Similar here and here
Handbag: Charles & Keith - Similar here 
Rings: H&M- Similar here and here
Bracelet: Lovisa - Similar here
Watch: Swarovski - Similar here


Thank you so much for reading, everyone! Can't wait to share with you more my daily fashion diary. 
Stay tuned to the next blog entry and happy Monday. 

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{PRESS}: ZALORA BRINGS RIVER ISLAND BACK TO SINGAPORE


ZALORA, South-East Asia’s fastest-growing fashion and beauty e-tailer, has announced the launch of their retail partnership with River Island. The trend-setting British high-street brand, known for its edgy take on fast fashion, will make a comeback through localized pure-play e-commerce, on ZALORA. The brand will also be launched on ZALORA’s Hong Kong and Malaysia sites, available for the first time in those countries.
This ground-breaking partnership will feature a River Island shop-in-shop on ZALORA’s website, a destination where shoppers can view the latest products, trends, campaign images, and immerse themselves in the River Island experience. ZALORA shoppers will also have the opportunity to subscribe to the exclusive River Island VIP club and receive offers and targeted promotions. 
ZALORA will be introducing both the Men’s and Women’s AW13 collection - featuring apparel, shoes, bags, and accessories- Following the official on-site launch at www.zalora.sg/river-island-singapore, on Friday, 13th of SeptemberThe inaugural collection will feature a mix of chic-meets-street with both runway and urban inspirations. The women’s assortment boasts a strong Monochrome focus, with sophisticated touches of embellishment. The creative team behind the collection has worked a fun and youthful message into their latest designs, taking top runway trends and interpreting them in a wearable and affordable way.
River Island attributes their return to Singapore to its faith in the ZALORA brand and its unrivaled access to South-East Asia’s e-commerce market.
To celebrate their latest partnership, they are throwing a VIP Launch Party on 13th September 2013 (Friday). Interested in joining the launch party with me? Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to this exclusive preview. All you have to do is:
  •  #ZaloraRI Instagram Contest
1. Take a photo of your River Island outfits OR River Island-inspired outfits and post them on Instagram


2. Tag #ZaloraRI and @Zalorasingapore in your post

The contest will last from 16th August to 4th September, winners will be announced on 6th September. Each contestant also stands a chance to win one of 8 pairs of tickets to the ZALORA x River Island Launch Party!

More information about the Instagram contest, visit: http://www.zalora.sg/river-island-instagram

Don't have Instagram account and only use Facebook? Not to worry, I got your covered. Here is the 
  • #ZaloraRI Facebook Contest
You will stand a chance to win a 3N stay in any Small Luxury Hotel in the world + Invites to the River Island VIP Launch Party! All you have to do is: 

1. Fill in your particulars in the form via the FB app.

2. Choose any of the Luxe Style icons that appear, type in your friends' names & click "Send Icon" to complete the entry! Send all Luxe Style Icons to as many friends possible to increase your chances of winning.

This contest will last from the 23 August til 4th September. Winners will be announced on 6th September. 3 runner ups will be given a pair of passes to the ZALORA x River Island Launch Party.

More information, click HERE:







More information about ZALORA and River Island, visit their website HERE and HERE. 

Good luck everyone.

Look forward to seeing you at the Launch party. Don't forget to come say Hi if you see me there :)

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{SHOP}: ONLINE SHOPPING ON CRYSTAL'S CLOSET!

 Hi everyone, 

This is no longer a secret! I'm now bursting with excitement to announce the project I've been working on for months. It is called "My Crystal's Closet". I was supposed to write about it it much sooner but due to some technical issues and my super duper busy schedule, I had to leave it till now. 

First, let's me ask you some questions! 

Do you love online shopping? I know I'm a crazy online shoppaholic. 
Do you love branded shoes, designer handbags and cloths? I assume most girls do. 
Now, the next question is: Where to get the cheapest designer handbags, shoes and accessories? Honestly, I do not know. But there is one thing I know for sure is buying branded handbags, cloths, shoes directly from US, UK, Italy websites (those trusted and reputable websites) is always cheaper than buying at the physical stores here in Singapore. Trust me, I learned my lesson when I first traveled to US in 2011 and saw with my own eyes how much things are cheaper in US than in Singapore. Since then, I have been buying mostly my branded cloths, bags or shoes from US websites and shipping it to Singapore. I save a lot of money. 

You may say: "But shipping is so expensive". Well, I've got you covered. 

Basically, My Crystal's Closet is my personal page created to help you find your most favorite fashion items at great price and to give you the worry-free online shopping experience when it comes to authenticity and shipping cost. Each week, I'll feature my most favorite picks from different online shopping websites. Some websites even offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE to make your life easier. You can also let me know what items are you looking for, I'll try my best to be your good online-personal shopper at no extra charge. Unless you want to give me some tips, I won't mind! :D

Anyway, cut the long story short, here is what My Crystal's Closet has found for you:

1. Branded Handbags





2. Shoes




3. Accessories



4. Cloths



Click HERE to shop for more items! If you would like to know what's new every week (every Sunday), please follow me on Facebook as I'll be sharing my weekly pick there. And oh, please don't forget to leave a comment below and let me know what you think so that I can improve this shopping site much better. 

Last but not least, thank you so much for reading, everyone! I really appreciate your time on my blog. 

I hope you have wonderful day and enjoy shopping here with me! 

Love,
Crystal


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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: LEOPARD PRINT DRESS


The popular leopard print has made a bold enter into fashion industry and claimed its prime spot in the closet of many women and girls including mine. Like it or not, leopard print is still a strong basic pattern that can be called a statement piece on it own. 

Every once in a while, whenever I feel like being wild and adventurous in dressing-up, I'll think of the leopard dress. While some women may balk at the thought of wearing animal print dress on their date night, I find it perfect to wear this eye-catching outfit even to go to work. There are few simple reasons why I love wearing leopard dress. The ultimate reason, perhaps, is that it doesn't require so much work. Literally, It saves me a lot of time and troubles from finding the matching accessories to complement my clothes. Even if there are any accessories, they should be just simple and minimal. 


To create a sultry, yet polished look with my leopard print dress, I added red details by wearing the beaded necklace, bracelet and high heels just to attract more attention to the entire outfit. Last but not least, I have to admit, leopard print dress is the best excuse for me to put on my bright, red lipstick whenever I feel like wearing it. Be it morning, evening or night, this classic combination of a leopard dress and a red lipstick is a perfect cure whenever I need to attend some events but feel lazy to put on heavy make-up and dress up. 

But really, even with all the tips and tricks I'm sharing with you above, you still need to have one last important accessories in order to pull this outfit off: CONFIDENCE and a BIG SMILE. 







Hope you like the outfit as much as I do. If you are looking for more style tips, click HERE to find out how I wore leopard outfits. 

Thank you so much for reading. 

Now, shop the look:

::Outfit::
Leopard dress: Dorothy Perkins- Similar here and here
Heels: Charles & Keith - Similar here and here
Necklace: Forever21- Similar here and here
Bag: Oasap
Bracelet: Forever21- Similar here
Watch: Swarovski

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: DENIM ON DENIM


Greetings from Vietnam, everyone!

Ok! I kid as I'm not in Vietnam right now. I was there 2 weeks ago and this shortest trip (only 3 days) has left me such a strong feeling that It made me feel like I came back Singapore just yesterday.

Nothing fancy. I spent most of my time there with my family eating, watching TV and playing with my nephew whom you are about to see his cuteness overload on this blog entry for the first time.



My brother offered a helping hand to take my outfit photos in front of our house where the white gate was; and when we were busy trying to get some shots done before the sky went dark, THIS little monster came out and insisted on appearing on all of my photos.


Introducing to you, my most favorite baby on earth: Miu!

Miu is his nickname we used to call him at home, his actual name is longer and I doubt you could remember it, so let's just call him as Miu for now. Plus, Miu sounds super cute. I'm always amazed at how Miu strikes a pose in front of the camera without anyone telling him what to do. He does it nicely and properly. Look at his pose in the photo below!


Who taught him to pose like that? I didn't. I begin to think that at 2 years old, he is going to outplay me very soon in terms of modeling and posing for camera. Every time I take my camera out, he must ask me to take photo of him. Worse still, he assumes that I'm going to take photos of him, so he poses and smiles before I even say Yes. I'm not even exaggerating. 





Wearing my favorite denim outfit sponsored by #Levis last month during Singapore Blog Award. I love how this denim shirt fits me perfectly and brings out the curve of my body yet still makes me look very comfortable and effortlessly chic. 



No outfit is complete without some accessories: necklace, bracelet, cool sunglasses and rings. These are probably some stuffs that I will never leave the house without. 




What do you think of this outfit? Have you ever tried to rock denim on denim style before? If not, shop for my outfit here.

::Outfit::
Denim vest: Levi's - Similar here
Denim shorts: Levi's - Similar here
Sunglasses: Rayban
Wedges sneakers: Sketchers- Similar here
Gold necklace: Guess - Similar here and here
Watch: Swavovski
Bracelets: Forever21 
Handbag: Love Moschino

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