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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.


Hats used to be one of my favorite accessories when I was in high school. But sadly, I don't have much chance wearing them very often now. You can probably count how many times I've featured a hat in this blog. Not more than 5 times. Not because I no longer like them, I think they always look so chic and cute, but rather due to the inconvenience at work when I have to meet 4- 5 clients in a day, I have no choice but to wear hat only when I go for an event, travel or when I get off from work. 

It was so exciting that last week, I had a perfect excuse to dress up a little bit more dramatic (than usual) with my hat at the Longines Singapore Gold Cup. As elegant cocktail dress code with hats was a requirement, I had no reason why not to go all the way to be creative and to have fun with it. Getting a cocktail dress was a piece of cake but getting a right hat to go well with it was indeed, a challenge to me. Nevertheless, the challenge didn't last very long as Eskpade came to offer me their limited-less choice of hats to chose from. Better still, they even customized a hat to match with ANY dress that I would want to wear on that day. 

I picked a satin V-neck empire waist floral tank dress out of my wardrobe, took the photo of the dress and sent to Kristine (owner of Eskpade). 2 days later, she sent me back a photo of the headpiece that she personally hand-made it just for me, I was hooked. By the way, the headpiece that you are seeing on this blog entry is what I'm talking about. It's the best dress-hat combo that I've ever seen/ worn. It's close to perfection, isn't it?

I told her once and I'm going to repeat it again: My dress was NOTHING without this headpiece. Never thought of a small headpiece could make such a great difference on the outfit.  I had great time at the Longines event, received a lot of compliments from different people on my outfit and I couldn't feel more proud of telling them how did we come up with the whole idea. It was fun, fulfilling, spontaneous and that's exactly what Fashion is all about. Take a look at the photos below!

Get my look at: 
Dress: Oasap - Also love this one 
Shoes: Charles & Keith- Also love this one and this one
Headpice: Special thank to Eskpade
Watch: Swarovski

Thank you so much for reading everyone! 
Special thank to Eskpade for the sponsorship!

P/s: If you are looking for a gorgeous headpiece to attend an event, Eskpade is the right place you to visit. Tell them what you are looking for, what you are planning to wear (just like me), they'll come up with a perfect headpiece that you can never find it anywhere else. Good luck! 

Crystal Phuong
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