EASING INTO CHINESE NEW YEAR

EASING INTO CHINESE NEW YEAR
It’s my first year celebrating Chinese New Year as a missus and this means that I’ve got 4 reunion dinners (2 with Jon’s family and 2 with my own) instead of the usual 2. I’ve been having reunion dinners since 30th January!

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Bangkok Tales

It’s my second day in Bangkok and a large part of the day was spent at work. I come to Bangkok so often but there’s something so alluring about this city that I fall in love with it over and over again – the friendly and soft-spoken people, quaint cafes with yummy food, the mix of high and low fashion and so much more. 
Today, I had a delicious lunch of Tom Yum Goong and fusion Pad Thai at Another Hound Cafe (under the Greyhound group), snapped some OOTD shots at Siam Square – I super love the white wedges that I’m wearing from Pedder Red. I’ve got the same style of shoes in cobalt blue and leopard print. They’re so super comfortable and easy to dress up or down with. Sneaked in a cinnamon bun mid-day with a latte and it was so yummy.
Ended the day at the vintage flea market, Made By Legacy that only happens twice a year (lucky me!) and had so much fun trawling vintage treasures and drinking sangria. Of course, I had to have another foot massage before popping back to the hotel. Is there such a thing as too many massages?! 
Outfit details:
Top: H&M 
Skirt: Nasty Gal
Clutch: MCM
Wedges: Pedder Red
Jewellery: Chanel necklace & ring, Thomas Sabo gemstone ring, Hermes CDC and Rolex watch
-xoxo-

Happy Chinese New Year!

Hello everyone!
Here’s wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year!
May you all have a wonderful, prosperous, healthy, wealthy and happy year of the water snake…Huat ah!!! 😀
I hope you’re all having a wonderful New Year so far. The public holidays are definitely awesome and I’m having such a wonderful break doing absolutely zero work, stuffing my face with goodies and visiting my friends and loved ones. I know I haven’t been very active on my blog. I’m a lot more active and current on Instagram, so you can hit me up @thepinkflaregirl for ‘live’ updates and more! Do say ‘hi’ there! 🙂 
Here’s my lovely family with our only grandparent left. Grandpa is 97 years old and still going strong. This CNY has been pretty low for our family as our maternal grandparents left us recently and this is the first CNY without them. We’re missing them so much and are missing their handmade ‘ngoh hiangs’, home-cooked curry and massive steamboat affair that we had every year. We hope you’re both in a happy place looking out for each other and watching over us! 
Here’s my sister. 🙂 
Little neice, Ashley (photo bombed by my Dad and Uncle).
#OOTDs
Pink Flare’s drop-waist dress for reunion dinner and leopard print pony hair wedges from Pedder Red.

Details.

Pink Flare’s Korean Fever Dress for CNY Day 1. I love the checkered prints and asymmetrical hemline on this piece. 
It’s almost a month after my birthday, and I’m still celebrating. Lucky me. 🙂 I’m sharing the cake with Penny, also a birthday girl.
The must-have ‘lucky’ yu-sheng. Huat everyone!!
Not sure if you guys noticed, but I had a hair-cut/colour and changed my hair’s parting to the centre before the CNY. I’ve been meaning to try a centre part and colour my hair for the longest time and Serene (from Chez Vous Salon) did a wonderful job. So happy!
Here’s the process of getting my hair coloured and cut.

I got a light brown colour done with subtle undertone highlights. I love love love the colour (and cut)! 
After:

      
Love that my hair is still soft and smooth after the colour. Serene did a quick colour treatment after the dyeing to seal the colour and condition the hair. Serene really understands my hair and gives me the best possible treatments and cuts so that I can maintain it daily. There’s no point in only having gorgeous locks when you walk out of the salon and having a nightmare to maintain it daily. I have natural curls in my hair, so I can’t have too many layers done or it’ll get really messy. So Serene gives me straight cuts with a wee bit of layers at the ends to show the undertone highlights. Mad props to her!

Colour Extend shampoo from Redken for luscious locks and to maintain the colour. 🙂 
Here’s how to look for Serene at Chez Vous for awesome hair:
Tel: 
6732 9388/ 6732 9468
Add: 
Chez Vous
391 Orchard Road
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xoxo

Seeing Red

I don’t always plan my outfits starting from clothing first. Sometimes, it starts from a pair of shoes that I really want to wear, or a belt, ring, bag or a particular colour that I want to experiment with. Ok, I admit. It usually starts with my newest purchase. 😀 The neon yellow ring and snake skin belt with yellow accents are my most recent purchase and of course, I was dying to wear them. Yellow is not a usual colour that I go for, but I have been gravitating towards that colour a lot recently and I’m starting to play with that colour from small accents first. And what luck too, I picked for myself this red bag from Tocco Tenero recently only to find that yellow and red matches perfectly. Yay!  
The boy and I made a pit-stop en route to dinner to shoot these pictures. We abandoned our initial plans to shoot at a particular building when we spotted this red vintage Volkswagen Beetle. Feeling rather lucky once more, I posed around it, keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t look like an ah lian sports car model. :p 
(Pink Flare Open Secret dress, Massimo Dutti belt, Bimba & Lola ring, Rolex watch and gifted heels from a fashionista Aunty and gifted bag from Tocco Tenero)