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Find The One with Triumph

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Let me tell you a story of my bras.

I have amassed a huge number of them (probably… 30? 50? Some are at my parent’s place) but the real number of bras that actually get used (on a rotation basis)… comes up to a grand total of….

3. THREE. 

*sheepish smile* 

That’s like less than 10% of the bras I own. I don’t even know why I have so many in the first place when only 3 of them actually fit me properly and are comfortable enough to be worn the entire day.

(Here’s a bonus funny comic which got me laughing – about the 10 types of bras you will have in your wardrobe!)

And the last time I got fitted?

I don’t remember!
*another sheepish smile*

So just how often should you change your bras, and how often should you get refitted?

For me, I usually change it once it feels uncomfortable (P.S. hand wash your bras!) and as for a fitting, you should get it done by the professionals (also known as the very reassuring aunties hehe) at least once a year – and especially if you’ve lost or gained weight in the recent months (I swear, all that extra weight crept up on me over the span of 5 happy years with the husband)!

I mean, if your bras are leaving behind an unsightly, angry red mark on your body, and if the best thing at the end of a long day is the moment when you whip your bra off, it’s time to reassess your bra size and find the one that fits you best!

And what’s a better time to do it than at Triumph’s pop-up store, located right outside Robinsons Orchard, Heerens?

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The pop up store is air conditioned and has 3 well-built changing rooms for your utmost privacy when you’re trying out bras in-stores – it runs till 12th July, and there’s many deals in-store worth checking out!

From now till 12th July (which is when the pop-up store closes), every woman who drops by will be entitled to a free and detailed fitting consultation by Triumph professional fit experts. On top of that, stand to win $1000* worth of Triumph vouchers when you get fitted at the pop-up store!

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It’s quite the bra heaven, especially for me. I have this thing about lingerie – I love looking and touching them and checking out the designs available.

This lace pattern quite chio ah

This lace pattern quite chio ah

Every so often, I’ll get amazed by the new things brands come up with. For example, wireless bras… and then these aqua touch bras offered by Triumph. I was just feeling around and then I realized that this padding wasn’t just foam or cloth – instead, it is…

The soft aqua padding's made of baby oil!

The soft aqua padding’s made of baby oil! : O

There’s nothing more annoying than a bra that can’t fit right, if you know what I mean. And that’s why when we find a bra that fits us perfectly or gives us the support we desire, we get all excited and want to get the same bra in 10 different colors! XD

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Meiting, Yina and I were invited by Triumph to drop by their pop-up store, take a look, get fitted, and… get our old bras exchanged for a really good deal!

We were really impressed by the animation Triumph came up with, which was a really well done production I must say!

And there was a little dance performance by girls who resembled the ladies in the video so much too! Right down to the perfectly matched shade of mint green top the main character was wearing!

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I don’t know why but I seem to always be going bra shopping with Yina! It’s nice to shop with a girlfriend you can bare yourself to (literally, you know) because she can share the costs with you as well when there are good deals like the “Buy 3 get 1 Free, Buy 5 get 2 Free, and Buy 6 get 3 Free” promotion at the Triumph Pop-up store!

But here’s the best deal of them all –

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Meet the Body Make-Up Jacquard Bra – which you get to bring home for just S$20 (U.P. $89.90) and also matching underwear to complete a set for just $10, as long as you bring along and trade-in an old bra of yours!

I’ve tried this bra set and it’s reallllly comfortable! There’s a limit of 2 transactions per customer though! I forgot to bring along my old one (man I wish I can exchange all the bras I don’t use anymore) and you can bet your 2 cents that I’ll be heading down again to enjoy this sweet deal!

But before I go bra browsing, I have to get fitted first by this lovely fit expert from Triumph!

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Do you know how to measure your own statistics? I can’t really recall it without googling for it myself – but the fit experts have the measurement at the back of their mind, and even have an app to double confirm your fit!

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We all have different body shapes. And here at Triumph, they’ve defined our shapes into letters..

S – for curvy (you’re proportionate!)
A – for the bottom heavy
I – for the skinny ladies
O – for the voluptuous
Y – for the ones with wider shoulders, and smaller hips

And I happen to be an S! I’ve always thought of myself as top heavy, but I guess all the extra weight finally went somewhere more useful : p

And with my measurements, I can finally go bra shopping and testing!

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I was actually matched to a 70D (WHAT) and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if that was the right size still. The app’s probably really close, but I know that I should try a few more different sizes just to be sure, as different bras can have different size fits!

I'm on my mission to find the one.

I’m on my mission to find the one!

And as it turns out… my confirmed size and fit turns out to be 75C!

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For the unaware – this is how you should measure your bra / bottoms, and also how you should put on a bra, as displayed in the changing room! And yes, it’s worth a read – I was wearing my bra wrongly for a good 20+ years before I finally got enlightened on the right way to put it on.

I swear, there’s this magical thing about finding the bra that fits you ever so well. I can’t quite tell why, but I suspect it’s the long column on the side of the bra that made me so enthralled by it – it doesn’t cut into your ribcage uncomfortably, and I’m thankful for that! THIS ALSO MEANS NO BULGING FATS, which to me is the MOST important criteria of a good bra!

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And after I’ve found the one that fits the best, it’s time to make the hardest decision – choosing a favorite color and deciding if just one is enough! XD (That’s why I say it’s always best to have a girlfriend to share good deals with you!)

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I love the bra that I chose – and in fact, it was similar to the one that Yina chose too! Told you that bra’s really comfortable. I was just catching up on Asia’s Next Top Model too over the weekend, and I was excited to see them being featured on an ANTM segment too! You should really catch the episode they were in here – episode 12 (to be linked)!

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Before I go carry on watching ANTM, here’s one last reminder to drop by the Triumph Pop-up store before 12th July to get fitted, and enjoy the fabulous deals they have for you!

I’m quite sure you’ll find the one for you there, just like I did! ; )

Took these photos at the Singapore Art Museum and it was so so so pretty I had to spam more shots!

Unexpected finds in Marina Square

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It’s June. You know that that means?
(Other than June holidays for the kids in Singapore)

It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year  – THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE!

I think at one period of my time I was really thinking of just not shopping the entire year and spending all my money in June. But obviously that did not happen – I simply spent more every June because of all the irresistible deals. T_T

With all the online shopping making things so convenient, I think people go out lesser these days, right?

I enjoy going out and shopping actually – because my work is home-based, this gives me a chance to put on some makeup, get human interaction and actually have some physical exercise! The beauty of shopping (physically) – uncovering the good deals and bringing them home physically (and immediately) gives me a great sense of satisfaction! You can definitely find treasure if you look hard enough (or know where to look) and I just did that at Marina Square – and boy did I go home with a huge smile on my face :D (my friends and hubby can attest to that haha)

My mission was to find OOTD worthy apparel in Marina Square. MS was really, really popular back in the days. In fact… I have an OOTD taken in Marina Square. ALL THE WAY BACK IN THE 1990’S!

Hehehehe check out my ridiculously green outfit. I even have a matching ribbon okay. And that flower. Obviously I was better at posing when I was young!  The iconic MS steps are no longer around, as they're further developing and adding new wings to the mall. Memories!

Hehehehe check out my ridiculously green outfit. I even have a matching ribbon okay. And that flower. Obviously I was better at posing when I was young!
The iconic MS steps are no longer around, as they’re further developing and adding new wings to the mall. Memories!

Okay back to the main topic. So what can you expect, or should look out for in Marina Square for GSS this year?

 

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The first label I stepped into was naturally something I couldn’t resist – SHOES.

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{ Pazzion Shoes, Marina Square #02-301 } 

Shoes up to 70% off!

Shoes up to 70% off!

I’ve always liked Pazzion shoes, and even more so when they launched the mommy and kids matching shoes!

Glittery diamante pumps $86, Matching baby flats $63

Glittery diamante pumps S$86, Matching baby flats S$63

I didn't have too hard a time picking out shoes that I like - the hard one was choosing which ones to go home with me!

I didn’t have too hard a time picking out shoes that I like – the hard one was choosing which ones to go home with me!

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This pair won points for the pretty shade of pink, and BONUS - it's REALLY VERY COMFORTABLE for shoes of this height! I wore it through 2 shows during SG Fashion Week!

This pair (S$96) won points for the pretty shade of pink, and BONUS – it’s REALLY VERY COMFORTABLE for shoes of this height! I wore it through 2 shows during SG Fashion Week!

This gradient glitter pair was a real beauty - check out the heel too! It was shaped like melting metal and extremely gorgeous. In fact, two other ladies were trying this pair out in stores while I was too...

This gradient glitter pair was a real beauty – check out the heel too! It was shaped like melting metal and extremely gorgeous. In fact, two other ladies were trying this pair out in stores while I was too…

Ballet flat with laser cut details! This one won points for comfort and beauty! It's a really pale shade of gold which goes well with a lot of outfit - in fact, it gives a casual outfit a bit more jazz than normal flats would!

Ballet flat with laser cut details (S$73)! This one won points for comfort and beauty! It’s a really pale shade of gold which goes well with a lot of outfit – in fact, it gives a casual outfit a bit more jazz than normal flats would!

Good news for all! Pazzion is extending an additional 10% off on sales items when you quote “EVONNZXMARINASQUARE” at the Marina Square outlet!

Thank you to the 2 friendly ladies in Pazzion who attended to me that day and patiently fulfilled all my shoe sizing requests!

Thank you to the 2 friendly ladies in Pazzion who attended to me that day and patiently fulfilled all my shoe sizing requests!

The other shop which I went to, was one that has been on my radar for the longest time but not usually checked out. You’ll be surprised with what they have, cos I definitely was.

and it is… GEOX! Known for their comfort and breathable shoes – with a patented technology which places  comfort before aesthetics, keeping your feet dry, comfortable and free from odours! I can’t seem to stop myself from looking at loafers. And THIS PAIR looks so good doesn’t it?! This is from the  Drive Mox line, at $213! Was drawn to the fluoro ribbons instantly hahaha.

and it is… GEOX! Known for their comfort and breathable shoes – with a patented technology which places
comfort before aesthetics, keeping your feet dry, comfortable and free from odours!
I can’t seem to stop myself from looking at loafers. And THIS PAIR looks so good doesn’t it?! This is from the
Drive Mox line, at S$213! Was drawn to the fluoro ribbons instantly hahaha.

{ GEOX, Marina Square #02-127/128 }

Other than footwear, GEOX also has winter wear!

Other than footwear, GEOX also has winter wear!

GEOX is also having their mid-year sale! Enjoy up to 50% off sale + additional discount for multiple purchases! Visit in-store for more details. T&C apply.

Top, Shorts & Bag from IORA, shoes from Pazzion!

Top (S$39), Shorts (S$39) & Bag (S$33) from IORA, shoes from Pazzion!

Iora is located just beside Pazzion – they have some really nice tops and bottoms! This airy white one I picked was really comfortable for our weather, plus it has an inner lining (usually white tops are really sheer).

I have a thing for white tops (which is what you'll notice in a bit) cos white reflects light and makes my face look better hehehe.

I have a thing for white tops (which is what you’ll notice in a bit) cos white reflects light and makes my face look better hehehe.

The next unexpected shop I visited was... Desigual. Actually from time to time, I would pop into desigual - the prints are not my usual style, but from time to time I would see something I like!

The next unexpected shop I visited was… Desigual. Actually from time to time, I would pop into desigual – the prints are not my usual style, but from time to time I would see something I like!

Very friendly shop staff who obligingly posed for a picture for me. The store's colourful interior worked as a really nice backdrop!

Very friendly shop staff who obligingly posed for a picture for me. The store’s colourful interior worked as a really nice backdrop!

This is a men's jacket but I love the navy - grey color combi!

This is a men’s jacket but I love the navy – grey colour combi!

In the end, I picked out a men's striped shirt with a mandarin collar (I love big shirts!) and also the cutest bag ever! It's really spacious and so beach worthy I'm kicking myself for not bringing it to Phuket.

In the end, I picked out a men’s striped shirt with a mandarin collar (I love big shirts!) and also the cutest bag ever! It’s really spacious and so beach worthy I’m kicking myself for not bringing it to Phuket.

Bag (S$134), Top (S$89) both from Desigual. Shorts from Zara and flats from Pazzion!

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I've always passed by this store but this marks the FIRST TIME I actually stepped into Promod to check things out. And boy did I fall in love with them!!! Promod is a french label if you didn't know.

I’ve always passed by this store but this marks the FIRST TIME I actually stepped into Promod to check things out. And boy did I fall in love with them!!! Promod is a french label if you didn’t know.

{ Promod, Marina Square #02-153/154 }

I think it might be because of the season, but the clothes are really light and comfortable - I returned a second time and spent some more!

I think it might be because of the season, but the clothes are really light and comfortable – I returned a second time and spent some more!

Their accessories are really pretty too! I would think that if you love Zara, this is a place to be checked out too.

Their accessories are really pretty too! I would think that if you love Zara, this is a place to be checked out too.

Top, Jeans, Bag from Promod - shoes from Pazzion!

Top (S$79.90), Jeans (S$79.90), Bag ($39.90) from Promod – shoes from Pazzion!

This mint bag stole my heart <3 and it's so so so soft too!

This mint bag stole my heart

I love the little tie-bow at the sleeves!

I love the little tie-bow at the sleeves!

Hands up if you're an 80's kid and had Levi's dominate your teenage life. Hahaha!

Hands up if you’re an 80’s kid and had Levi’s dominate your teenage life. Hahaha!

{ Levi’s, Marina Square #02-311 }

It's still very much a well loved brand and they still make really great jeans! I used to fit into their 24" but now... well let's just say its been ten years!

It’s still very much a well loved brand and they still make really great jeans! I used to fit into their 24″ but now… well let’s just say its been ten years!

I grabbed a denim shirt with lovely aztec detailing at the shoulders... It was love at first sight!

I grabbed a denim shirt (S$119.90) with lovely aztec detailing at the shoulders… It was love at first sight!

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Paired it with a denim skirt (hahaha so 2000's) and it turned out surprisingly matchy! Denim on denim, why not?

Paired it with a denim skirt (S$69.90, hahaha I know that’s so 2000’s) and it turned out surprisingly matchy! Denim on denim, why not?

Took these photos at the Singapore Art Museum and it was so so so pretty I had to spam more shots!

Took these photos at the Singapore Art Museum and it was so so so pretty a backdrop that I had to spam more shots!

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This was my initial pairing for the outfit but I decided on an edgier look later. But to keep it more casual,  the flats from GEOX would have complimented this outfit really well!

This was my initial pairing for the outfit but I decided on an edgier look later. But to keep it more casual, the flats from GEOX would have complimented this outfit really well!

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I paired the skirt with a white top ($23) on a different day for a different look! You need a white shirt that has just the right amount of crisp – too soft and it’ll look overly casual. Levi’s has a lot of nice white shirts!

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Love how elastic this skirt was! And the length was just right too.

Love how elastic this skirt was! And the length was just right too.

Paired it with a more structured bag so that it doesn't look overly casual!

Paired it with a more structured bag so that it doesn’t look overly casual!

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{ Sans & Sans Marina Square #02-342/343 }

Sans & Sans was a pleasant discovery for me too. They had plenty of soft silhouettes, dresses and work appropriate clothes which would definitely be a hit with the ladies! I love their shirts and the soft material used in many of their clothes, and the pleasing flowing lines of their skirts.

I didn't have enough time to try out the clothes for a fit, but I did pick out this set of accessories (THAT NECKLACE!) and later bagged home a gorgeous felt hat from Sans & Sans too!

I didn’t have enough time to try out the clothes for a fit, but I did pick out this set of accessories (Bracelet, S$49; AND THAT Necklace (LOVE) at S$49) and later bagged home a gorgeous felt hat from Sans & Sans too!

This bag caught my eye too! The leather looks so soft and inviting *extends hand to caress*

This bag (S$199) caught my eye too! The leather looks so soft and inviting *extends hand to caress*

They even have an tablet in-store for you to browse through the looks for the season!

They even have a tablet in-store for you to browse through the looks for the season!

Hat from Sans & Sans, accessories and top from Promod!

Hat from Sans & Sans (S$79), accessories and top from Promod!

Super love this pair of white casual pants from Promod, S$49.90 that I bought it too! Been looking all over for a pair of pants like this and was surprised to find them here. This just shows that you really need to look around cos you'll never know where you'll find surprises!

Super love this pair of white casual pants from Promod, S$49.90 that I bought it too! Been looking all over for a pair of pants like this and was surprised to find them here. This just shows that you really need to look around cos you’ll never know where you’ll find surprises!

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I had a great time picking and shooting all these outfits! Thank you for the variety of brands you bring in, Marina Square!

{ Marina Square specials from 29 May – 26 July, while stocks last! } 

Redeem a zipper pouch with minimum spend of $80* and personalise it with Marina Square’s customised SG50 stamps!

Spend minimum $150* and receive a $10 Marina Square Gift Voucher. 

*Maximum 3 same-day combined receipts. Limited to 1 redemption per shopper per day.

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OOTD: Love Bonito’s Illyne Scuba Open Back Dress

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It was love at first sight for this dress – not my usual choice of attire, but white and blue I can’t resist, and the peplum and open back details make this a sophisticated yet fun piece to wear!

Full outfit details:

Dress: Illyne Scuba Open Back Dress in Blue, size S
Bag: Hermes Lindy 26
Shoes: Nine West Nude Pumps
Accessories: Bracelet from Headline Seoul x Monday Edition, Earrings & Necklace from Chanel
Hair: by Gary Chew (Director) of Salon Vim

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Photography credits to Ron Lee of Eye-deas Photography!

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WTaipei Hotel Stay + OOTD feat. Jack Wills & Rosebullet

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Nobody fancies being rushed about on a holiday – after my first few trips out of Singapore, I’ve come to realize that the idea of a holiday to me, is being able to wake up anytime I want, and deciding on a whim where to go or at least, be able to shift my plans around leisurely. And spend some time rolling about on the expensive and so-cushy-and-comfy-it-will-swallow-you hotel bed!

For our first night in Taipei, we checked into W Hotel, a 5-Star hotel along Zhongxiao East Road, after a morning spent exploring other parts of Taipei.

I took a look at the Wonderful room we were assigned, and decided there and then that I would spend time luxuriating in that plush environment. (I think my husband guessed that too, because he headed out in the morning to get breakfast while I idled my morning away haha).

{ W TAIPEI }
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District
Taipei, 110 Taiwan
Phone: (886)(2) 7703 8888  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

January night view outside W Taipei: It's conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

January night view outside W Taipei: It’s really conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

Lobby of W Taipei - on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination

Lobby of W Taipei – on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination.

Check-in was at Level 10 . It’s also where you can find WooBar, WetBar, the outdoor pool, and The Kitchen Table (dining/breakfast area)!

Lift lobby!

Lift lobby!

Sorry about the weird color - the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

Sorry about the weird color – the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

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On the 10th floor of W Taipei - Woo Bar

On the 10th floor of W Taipei – Woo Bar, just beside the check in counter

I could speak in mandarin, but the helpful staff spoke fluent English and check in was fuss-free and quick.

The check-in "WELCOME" and concierge "WHATEVER" area.

The check-in “WELCOME” and concierge “WHATEVER/WHENEVER” area.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall - we were given the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall – we were assigned the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards. Yen Bar is on the 31st floor, but unfortunately, I did not have time to visit it!

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I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I'm happy to find a great work area - long desk - with many ports!  Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn't a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

First things first, recharge all the devices! I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I’m happy to find a great work area – long desk – with many ports!
Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn’t a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

The Wonderful room, which was almost half the size of a 4-room HDB Flat in Singapore at 43sqm, came equipped with many things – a city view from the window, their W Signature bed which was so comfy I fell asleep immediately and almost couldn’t get up.

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The dressing area was big and spacious – the bath’s doesn’t have any doors, but if you’re worried about privacy, there’s a sliding door at where the grills are that separates the dressing area and the bed. The lavatory is isolated and has a self warming seat + automated seat cover (which sort of scared the bejeezus out of us when we opened the door to use it)! 

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One of my favorite feature - their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

One of my favorite feature – their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

Took a walk briefly around the outdoor area on the 10th floor when we came back from dinner!

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

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I don’t have a bathtub back at home, so usually I would bring my own bath bomb when I travel overseas but this time round, I forgot – and I was glad to find WTaipei’s sachet of relaxing bath salts in their provided toiletries!

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Other than the bath salt, they also carried BLISS toiletries for their guests’ usage! The citrusy scent from the BLISS products was very welcome and refreshing ;)

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei - I wouldn't expect less from a 5-star hotel!

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei – I wouldn’t expect less from a 5-star hotel!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room - I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table - A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It's the first time I've seen any hotel offer this!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room – I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table – A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It’s the first time I’ve seen any hotel offer this!

Goodnight, Taipei!

Goodnight, Taipei!

 


Next Morning | 隔天早晨


Waking up - first things first, check the weather!

Waking up – first things first, check the weather!

A lovely 18 degrees!

A lovely 18 degrees! I then start plotting my outfit of the day, haha.

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water's free, btw!

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water’s free, btw!

Good morning, Taipei!

Good morning, Taipei!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA's Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before  to  chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue - and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA’s Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before
to chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue – and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day after claims of celebrities swearing by it!

Outfit Plotting!  Cashmere Top from Jack Wills,  Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Outfit Planning!
Cashmere Top from Jack Wills, Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Accessories of the day:  Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Accessories of the day:
Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Had to call concierge twice to request for late check out and also for assistance with the luggage! Hahaha. They were really on time and super helpful – the concierge kept asking if I needed help inside because I sounded like I was struggling with a baby elephant.

Finally made it out of my room at 1pm and met up with the guys at the lobby! JUST HAD TO TAKE AN OOTD at the outdoor area because it’s so beautiful!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Cable knit details from Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skirt alike!

Cable knit details from both my Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skorts!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from  Nine West - these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn't have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from Nine West – these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn’t have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

OOTD Breakdown:

Top: Jack Wills Tinsbury Crew in Grey Marle (Singapore outlet in Raffles City)
Skorts: Rosebullet
Bag: LongChamp Le Pilage Cuir
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Bvlgari, ASOS Spike & Pearl Stack Rings, Hat in burgundy from Klarra!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel's outdoor area on the 10th floor!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel’s outdoor area on the 10th floor!

I love how the outdoor area of the W Taipei looks so different in the day and at night!

I visited W Singapore, and realized that it smelt familiar – I believe they use the same scent and choice of eclectic decoration for all their hotels around the world – I love such details when it comes to branding – the same fonts, the same elements and bright accent splashes of color  (purple lights and red decor!) that bring a very modern and edgy look to their chain of hotels.

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With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

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One last shot with Yinagoh before we left for (late) lunch!

One last shot with Yinagoh before we left to explore Taipei and also for (late) lunch!

Some people may feel that it’s time wasted, but I felt well rested and happy and I think that’s a great mood to start the day! That being said, ever since I came back from Taipei, I’ve been adjusting my sleeping habits and am waking up earlier to get more things done in the day (more about that another time).

Everyone knows that I’m REALLY picky when it comes to lodging – toilets must be clean, beds must be comfy, carpets must not be smelly and such – not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing, haha. But a good night’s sleep is really needed on a vacation. Ample space for luggage. Windows for sunlight to come in. Location, and all! The convenience of W Hotel’s location is really unbeatable – I really should have taken more time walking around that area. More Taipei posts to come! (Gah I’m so anal when it comes to editing photos.)

P.S. This is not an ad!
P.P.S – All images taken with an Olympus EPL7 ; )

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OOTD: Love Bonito Covet Dacasia Graphic Tube Dress

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What is this gorgeous print?! I know right, I was drawn to it the first time I saw it.

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It goes perfectly with my silver/black heels from Jeffrey Campbell (from P.V.S. in Singapore)  and my Proenza Schouler!

It goes perfectly with my silver/black Jeffrey Campbell Ashsky with Lucite heels (from P.V.S. in Singapore) and my Proenza Schouler!

Made of comfy neoprene material, this stretchy dress seems to run slightly large – given that I’m quite, uh, top heavy and this is size S *almost* slipping off me at times.  I say almost because it has a non-slip rubber lining the top edges of the dress. Size XS proves to be too small though!

The best part: This dress comes with pockets!

The best part: This dress comes with pockets!

Outfit of the day:

Dress: Love, Bonito Covet Dacasia Graphic Tube Dress
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Ashsky
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic
Accessories: Butler & Wilson (necklace), Alexander McQueen (bangle)

Wore the dress to an 8 days event but I spent that half of it covering up with a LB jacket because it was simply too cold!

The awesome pork belly at Kuvo, in Orchard Shopping Centre.

The awesome pork belly at Kuvo, in Orchard Shopping Centre.

It was 8 Days Eat’s first party of 2015!

If you don’t know yet, that’s the popular food segment on 8 Days magazine which I’ve followed faithfully since my secondary school days for its unapologetically honest views on just about anything lifestyle. From how stars dress (admittedly before the gossip sites on the internet popped up, I looked forward to 8 days every week after Star Awards haha), to the quips from local celebrities and discovering new dining spots from 8 Days Eat section and the tales of Saffy & Amanda – I love every part of this magazine and am only happy to be there for 8 Days and my dear friend, Sue Jean!

And thank you, Nuffnang for securing seats for us and our friends and followers too! ; ) We all had a blast!

With Ailian & Yina!

With Ailian & Yina!

Bernice aka Burpnist! Thank you dear for taking part in the giveaway and lending your support!

Bernice aka Burpnist! Thank you dear for taking part in the giveaway and lending your support!

With my beloved friends at the 8 Days Eat party! Thank you, Sue Jean!

With my beloved friends at the 8 Days Eat party! Thank you, Sue Jean!

It was a waste that i didn’t get to try more of Kuvo’s great food – I would love to go back again some day for the prawn noodles! Kuvo is a lifestyle concept retail + restaurant brought to you by the TCC Group, located in a central location (Orchard Shopping Centre, 2nd floor) and opens till 1am! This is fantastic news because the movie-goers at Cineleisure finally have another dining option pre-movies, yay!

They serve fusion food, and you can find more promotions over at Kuvo’s facebook page (for example, they’re taking part in restaurant week – registration here)!

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No event is complete with a FOTD to match the dress! Going simple these days and giving the Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme in PK01 all the attention it deserves! Love the vibrant pop of color. $40, out in all Shu Uemura stores / counters!

Face of the day:

Base: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation in shade B20
Concealer: Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula
Blush: MUFE HD Cream Blush in 210
Lip: Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme in PK01 

 

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