A slightly different look.

Looking through my archive of pictures and found this set that I’ve not shared. These pictures were taken by my gorgeous friend, Xuann who also did my hair and makeup. We couldn’t stop giggling over how girly and sweet I looked. This is definitely not my usual style, but it was fun playing dress up and looking different from how I normally do. Xuann and I are meeting again this Thursday to do more pictures. I’ve been craving to do something creative…so this might just be my outlet. Can’t wait! 
Hope you’re all having a great start to the week.
Outfit Details:
Clutch: MCM
Heels: Zara
– xoxo –


I could do a post just on my birthday cakes alone. Lucky me had 4 cakes this year – the rainbow cake from my sister, the chocolate cake from BFF, Angelia, vanilla cupcakes baked by Sheena and another from my birthday celebration at Clifford Pier with my family (another post for this!). All so good, I can only watch my waistline get bigger as I indulge. I’m still polishing off cakes stored in the fridge! 
I had dinner with BFF, Angelia at Prego the day before my birthday. Our better halves joined us for cake towards the end of the night. I love that Prego made a mistake on the spelling of my name – Jennen. Silly things like these really crack me up and it was such a highlight. 
Jon took the day off on my actual birthday to spend it with me. The huge coincidence here is that his dad celebrates the same birthday as me. What are the odds of us both sharing the same birth date?! We started the day with lunch at Sun With Moon Japanese at Wheelock Place and then headed to the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at Arts Science Museum. Jon found out about this exhibit from The A List Singapore, a fortnightly newsletter that tells you all about the arts and culture that is happening in Singapore. We love the magazine and follow their Instagram account (@alistsg) closely for exciting events to check out. 
I opted for Indian food for dinner and we headed to Delhi Restaurant at Serangoon Road. Their food is sooooo good and I especially love their garlic naan. You should definitely check this place out if you like Indian food. We didn’t do anything particularly fancy but we both usually lead such busy lives that having a whole day to spend together was already special and so luxurious. 🙂 
It feels somewhat surreal turning 33. You know how it is when you were a teenager, adults in their 30s seem really old? Haha. Well, now I’m that adult that the kids gasp in their heads and go…’soooo old’ when I tell them my age. 
A couple of things that I like growing older: you’ve grown into your own skin and don’t really care much about what the world and people think of you anymore (even when you trip and fall outside, you kinda just laugh and pick yourself back up). You have a bunch of really good friends that you know are for life. The rest have kinda withered away with time and it doesn’t really bother you. You learn how to say ‘no’ a lot more than feeling obligated to say ‘yes’, which leaves you a lot more time to prioritise on things that really matter. 
The downside of growing older and being an adult is, adult responsibilities. Buying a house; dealing with the housing loans, insurance, lawyers, developers and what not, marriage and all the intricacies that come with it, the thought of impending kids looming on your mind and basically just being fully in-charged of your life. No more reckless fooling around thinking that you’ve got all the time in the world. The clock is ticking! 
That said, I guess life is an adventure in itself and you’ve just got to embrace it and throw yourself fearlessly and take it all in stride.
And, this is what I wore on my birthday. I reserved this Wardrobe Theory piece specially for this day. I love the design! This dress is on backorder now


Birthday Celebrations Part I.

Most awkward couple shot ever. Haha.
I turned 33 exactly a week ago on 20th January. I had a few pre, actual and post birthday celebrations (I’m actually still celebrating) and my heart is so full and bursting from all the love from my loved ones. The celebrations kicked off with dinner with the ‘Hatred Family’ at Sabio by the Sea at Sentosa. The ‘Hatred Family’ is initially a bunch of Jon’s super fun-loving friends; adults that basically can’t grow up. I think you can get that they’re a crazy bunch (especially the boys) from the pictures above. I got initiated into the group when Jon and I got together and I’ve grown to love them and enjoy their company like my own friends. I know they’ll be there for me should anything happen and they’re all just a phone call or watsapp text away. 
I’ve been meaning to try Sabio since Jessica (@tippytapp) raved about their food to me. Indeed, every tapas dish that we ordered was delicious. Even a few of the boys who usually only like Asian cuisine were raving over the Spanish dishes. I didn’t take any pictures cos’ every dish that came was wiped out in a couple of minutes and I didn’t want to go all ‘blogger’ on them and stop them from eating before I took pictures of the food. I can’t wait to go back for more! 
Here’s what I wore to dinner.
Top & Skirt: Wardrobe Theory – both pieces I absolutely love! I love how the skirt flatters and gives you shape.
Bag: Chanel Boy (Medium)
Shoes: Pedder Red 

Beautiful Friendships

I can’t remember how this collaboration between me and my multi-talented friend, Xuann came about. I think this idea was conceived one hot afternoon when she was over at my place as we were feasting over some delicious ‘yong tau foo’. As we sipped our watermelon juices and chatted idly about hopes, dreams and what’s to come for 2015, something struck a chord and we decided there and then that we will work on a fun little project together in 2015. She, being a professional hair and makeup artist will doll me up. And being the multi-talent that she is, she’ll also go behind the lens and shoot me. Yesterday was our first collaboration and these are some of the images that we got. I had so much fun doing these pictures and it was such an easy partnership. It feels like it all fell into place and we connected with each other through the camera. I’m so excited and can’t wait for collaboration #2,3,4!
If you’re looking for a hair and make-up artist for your wedding, to doll you up for a shoot or event, please check out her FB page www.facebook.com/xunnyart and her new IG account @xunnyart. 
Here’s to beautiful friendships and even more beautiful collaborations! 
Outfit Details:
Top and Skirt: Wardrobe Theory
Heels: Zara