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{SHOP}: MY FAVORITE LUXURY ONLINE SHOPPING DESTINATION


Many people have asked me the same question via online or in real life: "Where did you get that?", whenever they saw me wearing something new. I told them: "I bought it at home", and they thought I was joking. I wasn't.

The truth is, I'm an online-Shopaholic. I enjoy shopping on the websites while having a glass of Moscato at home, eating my fruit platter, and feeling like a Queen. With the help of technology nowadays, it becomes much easier for us to shop in the US, UK or Australia without having to travel to all those places. 

Shopping on many different websites gives me enough experience to share with you: What is the best online shopping portal that you should go to, which website is safe to shop for luxury items, etc.... The website that I'm about to share with you is not only a trusted website, but also one of the best luxury online shopping sites, in my opinion. Introducing to you, luxury shopping heaven: SHOPBOP


Take a look at the website, browse through some items, or better still, try to buy something, you'll experience the same things that I'm about to share with you. Let me tell you why Shopbop could be your best online shopping destination too. 

1. FREE Express International Shipping and Return (Return within 30 days). 

This is one of the many reasons why I love Shopbop. They take care of the most important issue when it comes to shopping from a thousand miles away, at our finger tip. Before knowing Shopbop, I used to pay approximately $60- $100 for shipping fees every time I shopped on certain US websites. Trust me, I know how painful it feels to pay for shipping fees, which (sometimes) cost more than the value of all the items combined. When I first visited Shopbop website, I almost screamed when I saw their offer, not only free, but express delivery service. Your favorite item will arrive at your doorstep much sooner than you expect. It feels like Christmas comes early.

Besides Free express shipping, Shopbop also offers Easy Return within 30 days via DHL so that you don't have to worry if your purchased item doesn't fit you.

2. Best Customer Service.

I have experienced the worst customer service in one of the luxury shopping websites, and I truly believe, good Customer Service is everything we need. How fast they respond to our questions, how efficiently they address our concerns and solve our problem (if any), etc.... These are what matter most, and I appreciate Shopbop has a 24/7 customer service hotline and email in all languages to serve customers from different parts of the world. You do not only pay for a luxury item, but also for the luxury customer service standard.


3. Super convenient and user-friendly. 


From looking for an item to the checkout process, everything is done so easily and efficiently. I love how Shopbop categorizes all the items so conveniently for their customers to browse. Secured payment and checkout is processed as quickly as possible to save you time. It's all about speed in this era, you know?

4. Huge range of products.


With stock of over 600 brands that range from Havaianas to Giuseppe Zanotti, from Kate Spade New York to 3.1 Phillip Lim, no matter what piece of clothing, shoes or bags you are looking for, you name it, Shopbop has a version of it. I get lost for hours on the website every single time I visit.

There are many great things about shopping on Shopbop that I would like to share with you, but I guess, you have to experience it yourself to create your own story and share it with others. I am extremely honored and proud to announce that I'll be partnering with Shopbop for the next 3 months to introduce to you the latest products, fashion trends, and style tips from Shopbop. At the same time, I would like to invite you to join me in the weekly online shopping journey, to experience the luxury shopping at your finger tip on my most favorite website: Shopbop.

Thank you so much for reading!
Till next time! 
Photo credit to: Shopbop

P/s: This blog entry is written in collaboration with Shopbop to promote for their products and services to my blog readers. All the opinions and feedback are based on my true experience shopping on the website. Please feel free to drop me or Shopbop an email should you have any clarification or concern. I personally love Shopbop, and I have been shopping on the website for more than a year. I hope you'll love it as much as I do. Happy shopping! 

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: DENIM AND GLADIATORS


Having to dress up in high heels, pencil skirts or dresses for work from Monday to Friday always makes me crave for a casual outfit whenever I'm off duty. Unless I'm going for a photo shoot or attending an event on the weekend, I try to dress down as often as possible. Even fashion bloggers get tired of dressing up all the time, you know? With many maxi dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, and mini skirts in the closet fighting for my attention, I find myself coming back to the same piece over and over again. The cute denim shorts is the piece I'm talking about. They are so adorable, versatile and chic. I can think of a hundred ways to wear them, and none of the looks would be repeated.

Besides the simple T-shirt, booties or sneakers, I love pairing the denim shorts with the button down shirt and gladiator sandals for a chic and edgy look. It's so appropriate for brunch, shopping, or even a casual date. Knowing that I'm going to walk a lot during the weekend, especially when I travel, I purposely look for a pair of gladiators that are so comfortable and chic. After searching high and low for so long, I have finally found a perfect pair of shoes.

If you don't have a pair of gladiators, I strongly suggest you should look for one! Do it now, and you can thank me later ;). Shopbop and Nordstrom have spoiled me with so many choices, I hope they'll spoil you too, in a good way of course! ;)





















Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
ZARA boyfriend shirt- Also love this one
ZARA denim shorts- Also love this one
Valentino Studded Crossbody bag
BCBGeneration Gladiator sandals.
Lionette by Noa Sade necklace via Revolve Clothing
Marc Jacob sunglasses
Cuff bracelet- Thanks to HerFashionBox



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{BEAUTY}: NATURAL MAKE UP WITH TOKYO LUXEY


If you have been following me on my Facebook, you've probably already seen this video that I shot, edited for Tokyo Luxey- an online website that brings to you many high quality cosmetics and skincare products from Japan.


In this video, I share with you how I apply my daily make-up using using Tokyo Luxey products that I received a couple of months ago. The products I love most are the shimmery face powder and Evangelist BB Cream (watch the video to know which products I'm talking about). They give me the flawless complexion, and don't make my face look greasy or oily like most of the BB foundations do. I have used many different foundations and BB creams before. Most of them made my face look so oily after 4 to 5 hours. I didn't expect that the Evangelist BB cream could be different from the rest, but apparently, it was. For me, it's the best BB cream I've tried so far. It's super long lasting, easy to apply, non-greasy, smooth and light. If you have a combination skin like me, I suggest that you can give it a try. 

Other than Evanglist BB Cream, the Shimmery Face Powder is my ultimate obsession, seriously. I'm obsessed with it from the way it looks to the way it feels on my skin. I usually apply it on my cheeks, nose, and forehead to create a glowing looking skin. Whenever I'm going to a party, out on a date night or attending any event, I never forget to apply this Shimmery Face Powder. 

There are many amazing products from various brands available on the website, I'm sure you can find something for yourself. Check the Tokyo Luxey website to find out how you can buy the products. 

Thank you so much for watching my video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed filming it. 

Talk to you soon.  

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COMFORTABLY CHIC WITH DR KONG SHOES.


I always believe that buying a right pair of shoes is like finding a perfect life partner. You only know if he is Mr. Right after going through so many hardships together, he still makes you feel warm and happy. Just like Mr. Right, the perfect pair of shoes doesn't need you to squeeze your feet into, they'll fit just right. They won't hurt you even if you are walking miles or climbing up and down with them. They’ll support you no matter what. Believe it or not, despite owning 200 pairs of shoes, I have never "met" anyone that I could call "a life partner" until I met Dr. Kong shoes.

Unlike the glossy stilettos, pointy pumps, and strappy gladiators that I've owned, Dr. Kong's shoes won't catch your attention from the first look. But trust me, the moment you try it on, your feet will be thrilled with joy. Specially designed with "Toe Crest", "Arch Support", "Metatarsal Pad", "Heel Cradle Design", and "Soft Padding Design", the shoes are made to avoid pressure being overly concentrated at forefeet and heel. These can greatly relieve problems such as foot fatigue, forefeet pains, and heel pains. Everyone (especially women) will have these problems, and unfortunately we don't know and often neglect them. One thing that makes Dr. Kong's shoes unique is that they mainly focus on health and comfort for us. That’s their top priority. At the same time, I also appreciate they have come up with many different styles and designs to cater to our needs. Whether you are going to work, for a walk or a party, I’m sure you can find a perfect pair of shoes that makes you look chic and gives you comfort all day long.

For the first time in my life, I had a foot assessment done at Dr. Kong's store when I came down to choose my shoes. This is a FREE service provided to all customers, so please don't be shy to ask for it when you are there. You'll be surprised to know what type of feet you have and how badly you treat them :(. It's time to give your feet some love back.

There were many styles, designs and colors available in the store that day, but unfortunately, most of the shoes I liked were out of stock because they were so popular. Some left were not in my size. At the very last minute, I spotted these crisscross ankle strap sandals, I tried them on and immediately knew that I had to take them home. They gave me the comfortable feeling like no other pairs did. Strangely enough, it was the only pair left in the store, in my size. Like I said before, finding a right pair of shoes is like finding a perfect partner. You will meet many wrong ones before meeting the right one, and you have to keep looking. When the time is right, it will bring both of us together. I'm so glad I've found you, Dr. Kong!

Thank you so much SG Trend Hunter for being such a good "match-maker" ;)

I strongly recommend you check out Dr. Kong shoes for the sake of your health and your loved one’s. Here are the two places that you can find Dr. Kong in Singapore:

No. 5, Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-22, Singapore 486038.

No. 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-02 Jem Mall, Singapore 608549.









P/s: This blog post is proudly sponsored by SG Trend Hunter Pte Ltd to promote for Dr. Kong Shoes. Though it's a sponsored post, I'm confident to say that all the opinions and feedback about the shoes are purely from my own feeling and experience. 

Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
Revolve Clothing off-shoulders top
ZARA green shorts- Also love this one
Dr. Kong Shoes- Thanks to SG Hunter Pte Ltd
Charles & Keith sunglasses- Also love this one
Lovisa necklace- Also love this one
Charles & Keith handbag- Also love this one


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SINGAPORE BEST FASHION BLOG AWARD 2014.


The Singapore Blog Award is back again for the seventh glorious year, and I cannot believe that I have been with it for three years until now. Saying "have been with it" I meant, my humble blog has been nominated in Top 10 of various categories since 2011. 

When I decided to focus my blog content on fashion in 2012, I didn't expect to have any award or anything. But the six month old blog, barely new in a fashion blogosphere did not only survive, but also made the cut to be one of the top 10 finalists of Best Fashion Blog in Singapore Blog Awards 2012. It was my biggest surprise. 

It felt like just yesterday when I heard the news from the organizer.

Today, when I found out that my blog was nominated once again, for the third time, as one of the top 10 Best Fashion Blogs, I could not find any other word more appropriate than "Grateful" to describe how I felt. This moment is when many of my burned weekends and sleepless nights in exchange for a new blog post are all worth it. I am like a mother who gives birth to a child, fights through all the hardships to raise her daughter up, and witnesses how successful her daughter has become. But I'm not the only one person who successfully "raises this child up". YOU contribute some parts of it! 

You are my awesome readers whom I don't (and may never) know who you are, but you have been regularly visiting this blog and following me on my life journey. 

You are my personal assistant (Carmen Chow), my photographers (Sneek Peektures, Alicia Toh, Ken Kline, Sherlene Cheng, Hui Xian, Carmen and some others), and my amazing manager, advisor (Hong TH). 

You are my generous sponsors, advertisers, clients who give so much attention and love to me and my blog readers. 

If you are not in the list above, I would like to invite you to be a part of my big TEAM (#TeamCrystal) to help me grow this blog bigger, stronger. 

You can be my VOTER! 

As you know, I can't win this award without your huge support and generous votes. Thank you so much for everyone who voted for me for these past few days, you made me to be in the top 3 of most voted blogs. How awesome is that! ^_^


The Voting period will be running from 1st July to 31st July. Anything can happen at the very last minute, so please don't let me out of this spot (*it's so comfortable right here*). Please keep voting every day until 31st July. 

If you are not sure about the voting procedure, I have here some simple instructions for you:

1. First click on this link, it'll prompt you to the page that you see below. Log in with your Facebook account.


2. Choose option 1 if you wish to take part in a lucky draw. Unfortunately, only Singapore residents are qualified to join the lucky draw. If you are residing outside Singapore or you do not want to join the lucky draw, choose option 2 instead. 


3. Now fill in your Name, DOB, Country and Email. Tick the box "I have read the T&C" and click Submit. 


4. Find the category "Best Fashion Blog" under Editor's Choice and click Vote. 


Confirming your vote for Crystal Phuong and you are done! It's so simple like that. 
I know everyone is extremely busy with our own life, and voting every day is such a hassle. But I know some of you do vote for me every day. I just want you to know that I'm forever thankful for your support and love. I don't know what else to say besides "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

See you in the next blog post, very soon! 

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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: A POP OF NEON


What would Summer be without a party of vibrant colors? What would vibrant colors be without some shades of neon? That thought encouraged me to get this baby, Saint Laurent Sac De Jour, immediately when I first saw it on Barneys New York website. It was the only Saint Laurent bag on sale that day. No other colors, no other styles. I felt like a winner! :D 

I once said before in my previous blog entry "Neon is the new black", Neon is such an attention seeking color. I knew people would stare at me, but I didn't expect there would be so many, when I walked down the street a few days after I got this bag. Everyone looked at me. Let me correct that! Everyone looked at my bag. I find it so interesting to watch people's reaction to certain things that are either extraordinary or odd to them. In this scenario, it's my bag. 

Honestly though, I felt awkward at first with all eyes on me in public, but then I got used to it and started having fun and enjoying my time with my little baby. After all, life is too short to carry a boring bag. A little pop of neon wouldn't hurt anyone, I guess. 










Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
Showpo printed dress
ZARA heels
Swarovski watch
Dior Sunglasses
Lovisa necklace- Also love this one.
YSL lipstick


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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: BLACK MAGIC


There are very few people in this world say Black is boring. Based on the fact that, I haven't met anyone who has never worn black outfit before, I assume everyone loves black. Considering myself as the rainbow type of girl who has a weak spot for vibrant colors (You can tell from looking at my Instagram), It's strange to realize that I have more black outfits than any other colored ones. I guess that's where my comfort zone is. When I'm in doubt, I wear black. When I don't know what to wear, I just quickly grab a LBD (little black dress) and go. When I'm feeling strong, confident and capable of doing something, there is no other color than black that I would come back to. Just like how this outfit made me feel last week when I wore it to attend some of my meetings. It gave me the sense of power, formality, mystery, yet still remain the elegance, sophistication and attractiveness that are so close to my style story. 

While this soft chiffon midi skirt with the bodysuit added the feminine touch to the whole black outfit, the silver accessories created a perfect balance to my most versatile-colored ensemble. Its versatility does not only lie in the hundred ways of pairing the black staple with many other wardrobe pieces easily,  but also the various emotions and stories behind every simple black outfit. It can be sexy or professional, happy or sad, positive or negative, evil or divine, it all depends on how you wear it and how it makes you feel. That is why there is only one color can be called Magic on the color wheel and we often talk about it without any doubt: It's none other than Black Magic. 


























Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
Oasap skirt- Currently obsessed with this one. 
Asos bodysuit
Lovisa necklace- Similar here and here
Marc by Marc Jacob sunglasses via Frames Direct
Forever New belt- Similar here 

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