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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: FLAMINGO DREAM



If there is any pair of shoes that catches everyone's attention on the street, it has to belong to Sophia Webster. I'm saying this based on my own experience when I wore these Sophia Webster Riko heels out two weeks ago. Everyone looked at my feet first, then they looked at my face. I should feel upset about it, shouldn't I?.  But then again, how to blame them while I myself can't take my eyes off these little colorful Riko heels on my feet?

The more I'm obsessed with the shoes, the more I admire the designer herself. I salute the crazy creativity that Sophia Webster has to put into each pair of shoes. Coming from a designer who is a fan of girly charm and obsessed with a flamingo, all Sophia Webster's shoes are fun and colorful, sexy and feminine, quirky and chic. I'm a sucker for shoes like that. It's the reason why, I knew I had to bring 2 pairs of Sophia Webster's heels home, without any doubt, when I first saw them displayed in the store last month. 

It didn't take me a long time to decide what to wear with these colorful heels. Most of the time, my shoes emphasize to my outfit. I guess this time, the Riko heels made an exception, my outfit was a compliment to my shoes. 










Thank you so much for reading!

::Outfit::
ZARA Cropped sweater- Similar here 
BYSI zipped midi skirt- Similar here
Sophia Webster Riko heels- Other colors here and here
Givenchy handbag
Shopbop bracelets and necklace
Dior sunglasses

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{SHOP}: SNEAKER STYLES



As much as I would like to stay faithful to the sexy stilettos, I do, however, feel like cheating on my favorite sky-high heels with a pair of geek-chic sneakers sometimes. Karl Lagerfelf brought a new "life" to these sneakers and made them look so effortlessly chic at the Chanel show earlier this year. Many celebrities, popular fashion bloggers are rocking sneakers on the street, even on the red carpet. There is no doubt that sneakers are on trend right now. 

With so many different styles, designs, and colors, it can be quite overwhelming to pick a right pair of sneakers for yourself. I feel you! I've been looking for a perfect pair of sneakers for a long time, and I finally found one on Shopbop, just about the right time for my trip to New York Fashion Week next month. I'm excited and nervous at the same time as this will be my very first time traveling alone in such a long-distance trip. I'll share more about New York when I'm actually there. 

For now, here are the super chic sneakers that I've picked on Shopbop. I've categorized them into 3 categories: Slip On, Low Top, High Top. These are my most favorite sneakers. They are not only comfortable, but also cute, chic and versatile. You can wear them with almost everything: jeans, skirt, dress, shorts, etc...

Do you have any pair of sneakers? What would be your favorite sneakers from the list below? 






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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: SHIFT AND RUFFLE



I have just found my new favorite ensemble, and I think I'm getting addicted to it: a shift dress. A simple dress with a lack of detailed shaping, ironically, gave me the best shape that I needed for my day at work. It's not too tight to be judged as "work-inappropriate", but fitting enough to make my petite body appear more visible. The straight silhouette with ruffle sleeve detail is a perfect example of my ideal strong yet feminine outfit. A fuchsia colored shift dress is such a loud and eye-catching piece, I thought I would be a little bit cautious walking out in it, but strangely, I have never felt so easy and carefree when I wore this dress last week. 

Like we always say, a little goes a long way. A beautiful outfit sometimes does not necessarily mean expensive or  exquisite, it just needs to fit the 3Cs rule: Comfort- Chic- Confidence. To me personally, any outfit that makes me look chic, gives me confidence and comfort, it's the best outfit. This fuchsia shift dress is one of the beautiful and timeless staples that I would wear it again and again. 

What about you? What is the best outfit for you?










Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
Sheinside fuchsia shift dress- Similar here
Proenza Schouler tweed handbag
Charles & Keith heels- Similar here
Lovisa necklace and rings- Similar here and here




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{COLLABORATION}: PRECIOUS DANIEL WELLINGTON



I don't know about you, but I do believe about the Law of Attraction in most things we do. It's said that we are the cause of every positive or negative things that happen to us. We have powerful energy to control what's happening. Be happy everyday and you'll attract all this happiness. Be positive and you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. Love people around you and you'll be loved in return. 

I've practiced the Law of Attraction for as long as I lived all by myself. To be completely honest with you, it's not easy to keep telling myself to look for the light when everything around me is darkness. Then again, in certain circumstances, when Hope is the only thing you have left, you'll understand and appreciate the Law of Attraction, which helps to turn things around. 

Or, another more simple example: think of what you really want, focus on that, make a wish and see this thing as already yours. The Universe will hear you, and eventually answer you. Just like how the Universe gave me this beautiful Daniel Wellington watch as the answer to my wish. 

I've been wanting to get a new watch for the longest time, a rose gold watch to be exact. I've looked at many different websites, at different stores, at the airports that I went to, none of the watches I saw made me feel like "I want to buy this, immediately".  The image of a sleek and chic watch kept haunting in my head until one day, I received an email from Daniel Wellington asking me to choose any watch I like on their website. I was extremely happy and surprised! 

Three days later, the watch arrived at my desk, like a dream come true! Because this Classic Andrew watch looks exactly like the one I imagined before, it didn't take me long to decide what to wear with it. I wished to have a simple, classic rose gold watch and I would pair it with a white vintage dress for a chic and elegant look. 

The Universe indeed answered me!

Now, I'd love to share my luck and happiness to all of you, Daniel Wellington is so generous that they will give 15% OFF on all watches to my lovely blog readers. All you need to do is to key in "CRYSTAL2014" upon checkout. This special offer is only valid until the end of August, so if you are on a hunt for a classic timepiece, do not miss this opportunity! Because Time is precious, so is Daniel Wellington!

Good luck! 












Thank you so much for reading!
::Outfit::
White maxi dress- Similar here and here
Gianvito Rossi heels- Also love this one
Classic Andrew Lady watch- Thanks to Daniel Wellington
Quote "Crystal2014" for 15% discount on all Daniel Wellington watches
Swarovski necklace
Michael Kors handbag (old)- Similar color here
Charles & Keith Sunglasses- Also love this one
Charles & Keith belt- Similar here
Dior pearl earrings- Inspired version here

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HOW TO WEAR MAXI DRESS FOR PETITE WOMEN



When it comes to fashion, I think many of us can agree on one thing: maxi dresses are gorgeous. They became a hit a few years ago and now they're back. Most likely with a vengeance. Of course, if you're  like me who's petite (5'4" or shorter), you probably find it a challenge choosing the right maxi dresses and wearing them because when worn incorrectly, there's a high possibility that you could end up looking like a tent. 

Thankfully, I have since learned how to wear gorgeous maxi dresses. And if you're as petite as me, you'll love these styling tips.

1. Never forget to wear Heels



The best way to elongate your body when wearing a maxi dress is to wear it with wedges or heels. Doing so will give you the height you need to keep the hems from touching the ground and can add a few inches of length to your small body frame.

2. Opt for the Right Prints and Designs



It's best that you scale down the prints on a dress so as to not make you look smaller than you already are. If you have a small frame, opt for maxi dresses that have small- to medium-sized prints. Avoid the humongous ones. 

As for color, the safest ones you can choose are those closer to your skin tone. However, you also have the option to go for dark neutrals as they can make you look taller.


3. Find the Right Fit

The ideal size for petite women is one that gives a snug fit. A dress with a bigger cut or size can easily swallow you up and make you look even more petite than you want to be. On the other hand, a snug dress can flatter your body shape at the right places.


And there you have the tips. It's challenging for many petite women to find dresses with the right fit, but I believe that with smart styling choices, you can pull off a gorgeous look with maxi dresses.

Lookbook store has some amazing maxi dresses that I'm sure you'll find something perfect for your petite body.

Good luck and thank you so much for reading!
Crystal Phuong
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{CRYSTAL'S CLOSET}: THE JUMPSUIT STORY



It took me a very long time to find a jumpsuit that I could call perfection. Most of the jumpsuits I tried on previously were either too long, too loose, or didn't favor my petite body, unfortunately. That's the reason why I only featured a jumpsuit once on my blog. My first jumpsuit made a debut on this blog more than a year ago. It was good, but not exactly great. 

Just like how we always say "The best things in life are unexpected", I didn't expect to buy this GUESS jumpsuit while I was browsing around the store the other day. I saw this black jumpsuit hidden and lonely in the corner of the sales rack. It wasn't the piece that I intended to buy, but somehow the leather bustier design got me curious to try it on. The next moment, I knew I had to take it home. 

As you can see, the black jumpsuit does not only fit me like a glove, but also gives so much compliment to my body frame. No alternation needed! Besides, I'm completely obsessed with the creative idea of bringing the two opposite objects together: the strong structured leather bustier top and the soft satin loose bottom. Who ever thought that leather and satin could work so well together? 

Every time putting this jumpsuit on, it always gives me a sense of sophistication and feminism. It shows me an example of a typical type of modern woman, in urban life who is strong, smart, confident, and sexy. I couldn't think of any other place more appropriate to feature this jumpsuit story than a beautiful city skyline of Singapore. 

A modern woman who is always on the go, living her life in a city that never sleeps. 













Thank you so much for reading!

::Outfit::
GUESS Jumpsuit- Similar here and here
Valentino Mediam Rockstud bag
Marc by Marc Jacob sunglasses
GUESS python heels- Also love this one
GUESS bracelet
Cuff bracelet- Thanks to HerFashionBox
Forever21 choker- Also love this one


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