A Spot of Shopping at enex100

23 October 2014

I had a meeting in the city the other day, so I stopped off at enex100 to do a bit of shopping.

I haven’t been to this mall in a year or so, and I was really delighted by the mix of high street stores and independent boutiques (including a designer clearance sale pop up store!).

My first stop was The Generics Installation, owned and run by a friend of mine.

I was immediately suckered by the mixture of bright fabrics and promise of a brand new dress!

Generics Boutique at enex100 Perth

There was so much on offer! You’ll find hot and edgy brands here, like Zanthus, Wild Horses and Zhivago.

Generics Boutique at enex100 Perth

This Generics pop up store /installation offers customers a free one-on-one fashion consultation and personalised styling for events.

Lots of pieces were very statement, glamourous and cool. The prices are great too; you pay a little bit more than high street fashion prices, in order to get high quality.

Generics Boutique at enex100 Perth

I found quite a few stunning items. On the right is a fur vest which seemed to make me look freaking magical every time I popped it over whatever I was wearing and trying on. It was on sale too! It was like a fashion lift, which instantly upped my cool factor haha.

On the left is was a gorgeous deep green statement necklace with very pretty tassels.

Generics Boutique at enex100 Perth

I also spotted this amazing semi-sheer dress, which came in a long and short version, and also in black and red styles. I grabbed a few to try on and I swear I had to “fight off” a girl every 10 minutes, who walked into the store and wanted to try one on. They were just stunning.

I was a bit freaked out by how sheer they were. But they covered all my important bits so I was ok.

I just felt like a sexy, fairy princess whose only covering was a snowflake :P

Generics Boutique at enex100 Perth

I tried on a few other bits and pieces, suggested by my friend. She did a great job styling me!

She knew exactly what was hot, current, what would look good on me and she got a good feel for what kind of things I liked :)

I walked away a very happy girl!

Pigeonhole at enex100 Perth

My next stop was Pigeonhole at enex100.

I needed to buy a gift for my girlfriend and I was sooo excited that I was finally going to buy a “cool and thoughtful gift”.

Usually I’m not such a great gift giver. I often buy my friends something that’s (admittedly) a bit boring, practical and predictable.

Nice hand cream. Yummy foot scrub. Designer candle. Classic bracelet. Trendy keyring.

Yes they are nice to give. And they are nice present to receive. But… how cool/unique/surprising/different would it be to receive one of these quirky bottles?!?

Pigeonhole at enex100 Perth

Or these science beaker containers?!

Pigeonhole at enex100 Perth

From unique photo frames, to cute cups, colourful saucers, cool hats, unique bags, weird statues, vintage cameras, pretty pots, funny ornaments, hipster lamps, knitted scarves, funky umbrellas, and lovely jewellery… this place had everything!

Pigeonhole at enex100 Perth

I actually ran out of time, and didn’t get to explore a few other shops that caught my eye.

I’ll have to come back to the city another day and check them out!

xx


 

We raised $5.2 million for cancer research!!

22 October 2014

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014 - Photo By Ze Photography
(Photo By Ze Photography)

It’s over for another year!

I volunteered for a 2 day cycling charity event, The Ride to Conquer Cancer.

I’ve participated in this event for the last two years and it involves over a 1000 people riding a distance of 200km over 2 days.

For each of the last two years, I have spent about 5 hours of sitting on my ass and pedaling each day! And as I slogged away, part of what kept me going were the cheer squads dotted along the route – volunteers dressed in cowboy gear, pink tutus and Elvis costumes… but the craziest and most entertaining bunch were the Onesie Warriors.

They wore one piece animal suits, sang and danced, cheered, rang bells, hooted and hollered, and got up to all kinds of crazy antics that made us riders laugh and smile when we needed it the most. They made such a big, happy difference to our journey, lifted our moods, and pumped SO much energy and fun into the event.

I remember (during a relentless uphill slog on the bike in the pouring rain) looking at the Onesie crew thinking… where do they get their energy from?? They have been dancing and jumping around for hours! They must be drunk! They must be completely sugared up! They must be pumped full of Red Bull! Were they all fit, young 18 year olds, who are just used to all this raving!?

Anyway, that was the team I joined on the weekend.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

There were 12 of us in the Onesie Warrior team, and we split into 3 groups of 4. We positioned our teams at different locations, where the route was most boring (20kms of flat farm land) or most difficult (long, slow, uphill climbs that go on forever) for the cyclists.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

Basically the whole Onesie Warrior experience was… a crazy, roadside, dance party, with insane amounts of bad karaoke, bad dancing, raving and jumping!

We had pop music blasting from our car. We were shouting, cheering, whooping, waving clappers, ringing cowbells, shaking tambourines, tooting horns, blowing whistles… for 10 hours!

Oh man, it was sooo much fun.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

I couldn’t even recognise myself. I was doing the most silliest, shameless and stupidest dance moves I’ve ever done in my whole life. And I did it on purpose! In front of people! To make them laugh! In broad daylight!

If you know me in real life, I’m usually very contained, calm, possibly soft spoken and maybe a bit shy. I am in no way a natural show pony. I don’t walk into a room and have a presence that commands people to take notice of me. In fact, I’m striving for a kind of quiet gracefulness.

But once I put on my giraffe onesie, I felt like I had permission to act like an exploding, hyperactive, crazy person!

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

With our encouragement, all 1311 riders made it safely to the night camp – the half way mark for the weekend.

They did SO WELL for their first day. They rode 105km. There was a very strong head wind blowing against the riders, and I could see them all pushing into it, grimacing in pain with every down stroke of the pedal. I knew their pain! They must’ve been exhausted!

There were a lot of cancer survivors who rode too. They rode with a yellow flag attached to their bikes to distinguish themselves. I thought of my husband, who has survived cancer twice and thought whether he would be able to ride this distance. His health is excellent, but fragile, and shouldn’t really be pushed to this level of exertion. Not to mention he was at home looking after the blessing of our three kids… while I was spending the weekend having this unusual, out of character experience.

I got a bit teary every time I saw a person with a yellow flag that reminded myself why I was here.

In fact, it only took a few minutes of chatting to a complete stranger to find out that every rider had a story or a connection to cancer, and that they were determined and inspired to do something about it. I was constantly teary and inspired!

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

As for me, I had woken up at 4am that day, started cheering at 7am, had only a few small breaks, and finished my shift at 5pm (to cheer the very last rider to arrive at camp).

So I went to bed at 7:30pm!

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

The next morning I woke at 4am again, and the weather looked REALLY BAD.

There was a 100% chance of rain, thunderstorms, hail and strong winds. Oh my god! I hoped the wind would be behind the riders and push them along.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

For the second day, I was a frog. It was an apt costume for the wet weather. And apt, because my voice was very croaky.

At 6am, I hopped over to the start line and I bumped into these two ladies – Brooke and Sam. Er, well I actually just randomly walked up to them, because hey I’m in a frog suit, and I asked to take a photo with them because their cycling jerseys matched my green costume!

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

Then our team quickly drove to our first designated spot for the day and waited for the riders to come through.

We waited and waited.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

In fact, we waited at the zebra crossing.

When the riders went by, we waved signs like “SAFARI SO GOOD!” and “KEEP THOSE CALVES MOOVING”! And other really bad animal puns.

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014

We placed ourselves in silly positions to wave at the riders. Our chipmunk climbed a tree. Our cows climbed a hill. Our penguin sat on a branch.

I was a squashed frog on the path, but I only took this photo after the last rider rode past haha!

We made our way to several other positions along the route, and then back to the finish line to cheer the last rider through.

We danced and cheered for hours! We were projected up onto the big screen, we were photographed and we were on TV (did you see us?!). It was definitely one of the most crazy, fun and rewarding experience I’ve ever had. It certainly gave me an unusual perspective of the event.

In total, we raised $5.2 million that will go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (used to be WAIMR), with all the funds going directly into cancer research projects. I was choked up with pride and happiness!

A HUGE thanks to all the organisers, the crew, the riders, the sponsors and the supporters who donated!!

I’ll see you all next year!!


 

Miss Kitty’s Saloon, Inglewood, Perth

21 October 2014

I recently organised to go on a double date with some good friends. Our friends didn’t mind where we ate, but I particularly wanted to try out a cool new restaurant in Perth, therefore I was in charge of booking a restaurant. Unfortunately it completely slipped my mind until two days beforehand! Oops!

Every place I wanted to try out was booked out for a Friday night. Or they didn’t take bookings because they are so popular. So I desperately scrambled to find any place with a great review… and came up with: Miss Kitty’s Saloon, serving “modern American/Canadian tapas” style cuisine in Inglewood.

My first thought was: Yay! I got a booking for Friday night!

But my second thought was: OH NO, what’s wrong with this place that they still have bookings available on a Friday night at two days notice!?

Then my third thought was: I hate the name! It just makes me think of cheap steaks, greasy chips, stale peanuts and beer. I’m not a fan of those stereotypical American steakhouses, and “modern American/Canadian tapas” could mean: really small AND expensive serves of chewy steak in barbeque sauce.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

When we arrived, the place was fully booked (which made me feel much better about my choice).

I was completely surprised. I loved the weird, mismatched décor. The place had a great vibe and atmosphere, with recycled wood palettes, barn doors, metal drums, random farm equipment sitting around the place as part of the furniture. So I felt better!

But then I realised my next mistake. My friends have special eating requirements! I forgot! One is a vegetarian and the other is on a reduced gluten and carb diet. OMG and I’ve taken them to a Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Western Texan steak house?!? I felt bad again.

They assured me they’d be fine. They are well travelled and they always manage to find something on the menu that will suit them. But I was almost dying of embarrassment.

With some help from the very well informed waitresses (in very pretty arty-punk Western themed dresses), we de-coded the menu.

We ordered 5 main dishes; with intent of ordering another if we were still hungry. But it turned out that we were full at the end that we didn’t need a 6th main. Having said that, all four of us are light/healthy eaters.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

First to arrive was a vegetarian dish, crisp tortilla with spiced tofu, peanuts, lime ($9).

It was so delicious! It was light and fresh. The tangy dressing didn’t overpower the subtle flavours of the tofu and cucumbers. The crisp tortilla was out of this world. It was fried to a crispy perfection, yet it still had a slight softness in the middle.

To be honest, I would have been completely happy to eat just this for my dinner haha!

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

Oh then this OTHER dish arrived. And I thought… No way. I think I would happily eat JUST. THIS. DISH. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!

It was the salmon tostada with avocado, green chilli, orange ($18.8)

The salmon and the vegetables were all wonderfully fresh. The bursts of salmon roe mixed with the orange added a delightful wow to my mouthfuls. Seriously, so yummy.

(My vegetarian friend ate fish, so he was all good with this dish.)

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

Someone suggested the brussel sprouts, with bacon, curry, yogurt ($12)… everyone was intrigued so we ordered it.

Personally, I would have never ordered something like this off the menu. Mainly because the combinations sounded much too strange.

But do you know what? The brussel sprouts were marvellous! They must have been fried somehow, because they were crispy on the outside and still firm on the inside. I’ve never eaten brussel sprouts like this before. They didn’t look pretty, but they were yummy and tasted like broccoli. I love broccoli!

The mixture of curry, bacon and yoghurt was so different and well combined. It wasn’t stewy or heavy. It was almost like a stir-fry with a fresh curry flavour. I would definitely order this again.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

The charred corn salad, smoked almonds, coriander, lime ($14.8) was my choice.

I think it was a let down compared to our first three dishes. It looked nice, with charred corn bits, baby corn and puffed corn… but it just didn’t have that wow combination. Didn’t think it was worth $14.80 either.

Moving right along.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

Ah ha! Finally some meat!

This was the charred lamb ribs with mint, peas ($24.8). It was absolutely delicious! The lamb was soft, succulent and tender. The meat fell off the bone, yet it had these globs of crispy fatty bits along the bone, which were a gorgeously caramelised and crispy.

I didn’t notice what marinade was used, but the flavour wasn’t overpowering, nor was it bland in any way. I could really taste the sweetness and freshness of the lamb.

By the end of the 5 shared mains, I was full, but I probably could have fit in one more dish. However I KNEW I didn’t need it, I knew I would be over-stuffed and feel awful/heavy/bloated if we shared one more main dish.

So I insisted on sharing one dessert between the 4 of us.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

We chose the hazelnut chocolate crack, banana ice cream, salted milk crumb ($13.8).
It came out nicely presented, and it hit the spot in terms of sweetness to round off my palate.

The slabs of chocolate were hazelnut flavoured mixed with rice crackles (I think?), which was really yummy. I didn’t like the banana ice cream at all. The white powdery stuff was powdered milk with a bit of sweetness (I think?!). The crumbled chocolate biscuits had a smear of caramel beneath it and it was ok.

Overall it was an OK dessert and as I said, it hit the spot.

Miss Kitty's Saloon, Inglewood Perth

Also… I thought I should mention that were sitting in a 4 person booth, and the placing of the ceiling speakers meant that the music blasted straight into our booth and echoed around us. It was pretty loud and couldn’t hear my husband speak from across the table… so we asked if they could turn the music down. I thought they would roll their eyes and huff at us, but they were so cool about it. All the wait staffs were super friendly, cheerful and helpful.

My final thoughts.

You know, honestly, if I had my way with the initial ordering, I would have automatically gone for my top choices – lamb, duck, pork belly, charred beef and octopus. Which meant I would have missed out on the tofu, salmon and brussel sprouts… so I am really glad we ate with my vegetarian friend and that I didn’t choose ALL MEAT dishes.

In the end, the bill came out to be about $30 per head, a very reasonable price for dinner. This included 5 mains, 1 dessert, 2 glasses of wine and a coffee. I’m sure if we ordered more meat dishes (and ate ourselves silly) that would have brought the price up.

I was completely surprised by Miss Kitty’s Saloon. It was nothing like I imagined, and so much better. The food we ate was fresh, light, tasty and delicious.

ALL four of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We left feeling really good that we didn’t over-stuff ourselves and very happy about the price and our overall experience.

I will definitely be back!

(Particularly so I can try all the meaty dishes haha!)

Miss Kitty’s Saloon
882 Beaufort St, Inglewood, WA 6052
08 9272 6669

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED

Miss Kitty's Saloon on Urbanspoon


 

5 Days of Jeans – The School Run

17 October 2014

5 Days of Jeans

Earlier this year, I wrote a post called “5 Days of Winter – The School Run” where I took a photo of all the casual outfits that I wore while taking my kids to school.

The post was a big hit (even though it wasn’t particularly glamourous), I received a lot of comments and quite a few people asked for me to do it again! So here it goes!

Recently in Perth, the mornings have been cool – much too cool for me to bare my legs! But the afternoons are warm and sunny. I found the days to be too warm to wear a thick jacket or coat. So I mainly stepped out of my house in jeans and a light top to see me through the whole day.

5 Days of Jeans

Hello Monday morning! I was super bright and perky today. I had a brunch date with a girlfriend, we sat by the river and soaked up the lovely sunshine. Then I rushed home to do some work before picking my kids up from school.

(I now realise that I am in fact not wearing jeans, but drop crotch pants, and immediately failed at this “5 Days of Jeans” thing!)

Hat – Kmart
Necklaces – Lovisa and JCrew
White Sacha Drake Top – Ciao Bella Travel
Pants – Zanthus
Holster Sandals – The Iconic

5 Days of Jeans

I spent the day at home, in front of the computer.

Sunglasses – Raybans
Check shirt – Cotton On
Jeans – YesStyle
Ballet Flats – Fitflop

5 Days of Jeans

Again I spent the day at home, in front of the computer.

Denim jacket – Jeanswest
White top – Splendid from Shopbop
Crop pants – J Brand from ASOS
Converse sneakers – The Outnet

5 Days of Jeans

Had a quick meeting with some clients, ran some errands, I picked up some products, then back home to work.

Hat – Sportsgirl
White shirt – YesStyle
Leather pants – Witchery
Shoes – Vangoh Shoes

5 Days of Jeans

Today I had a bad hair day – should have washed it last night. I ran a few errands before – surprise surprise – spending most of the day working from home, in front of the computer. I live such a riveting life!

Denim shirt – YesStyle
Black jeans – Forever New
Boots – Vangoh Shoes

By the way, I actually took these photos a few weeks ago. So if you stalk me on social media you’ll probably realise that my outfits *totally* don’t match all my recent activities. Or maybe I just change my clothes a lot :P

Nonetheless, have a great weekend everyone! xxx

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.


 

Just Call Me Shorty the Giraffe

16 October 2014

Giraffe Onesie

So this weekend, I will be travelling a distance of 200kms with a truck full of strangers dressed up in animal onesies… me dressed as a GIRAFFE, ringing a cow bell and being a cheerleader – all for charity!

I chose to dress up as a giraffe because, well, I thought it would be funny and ironic, since I was short and small.

I’ll be the shortest giraffe in history. Can’t wait for the craziness to begin!

Do follow me over the weekend on Instagram – @karenlycheng


 

Building a Stylish Wardrobe: Trousers and Man Styling

14 October 2014

A big trend in the world of fashion right now is “man styling”. And I don’t mean moustache trimming and back waxing.

Basically, the style takes its cues from a gentleman’s wardrobe. Just think of breezy white button down shirts, grey tweed trousers, loose fitting jackets, navy wool jumpers and shiny oxford shoes.

I was keen to buy a pair of trousers to add to my own wardrobe. I have dozens of skinny jeans and pants, but not much in the way of classically tailored trousers.

Man Styling

So I popped into a Zara store and I spied these lovely, dove grey trousers for $70.

At first I was reluctant to buy them because they were waaay too long for me and I would need to have them altered (add $30), so I hesitated for a few minutes and took a walk around the store to think. When I came back, I realised that TWO people had since come to the pants rack and nabbed both XS pants that were hanging there. CRAP!

I was soooo pissed off with my own failure to pounce on a rare XS item that I stormed off to sit in a café, and immediately trawled through ebay on my phone. Well, the shopping gods must have been smiling down on me because a lady in Sydney was selling the exact pair (with tags still on), and she already had the legs shortened! No way! I bought them for $35! Including shipping! High five to all the short people out there!

Ok back to the man styling.

I wore my perfectly-fitting Zara trousers (the modern look is to have a tiny bit of fabric gathering at your ankles), with my Equipment silk white shirt, Acne heels, double breasted grey jacket by Dodo, big chunky divers watch and Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.

So while I looked like a picture of modern style and sophistication… I just felt a bit awkward.

I felt like I wasn’t playing up the best of my body shape. What happened to my waist? What happened to my curves? My petite hourglass figure was totally lost in the shapeless silhouette. Fashion is supposed to make you feel great. And while this look certainly looks amazing on other people, for me, I felt like I was wearing my pyjamas all day. Shapeless, floppy, and a bit sloppy.

Maybe if I was working in an office environment, where I had to dress more professional, more neutral, and more conservative every day… then maybe I’d be more receptive to experimenting with the man style silhouette.

Man Styling

But for now, I tucked in my shirt, gave myself a messy ponytail and a silly expression to make myself feel better.

(I did feel pretty good in the outfit after that. Especially with the messy pony tail.)

Funny story – a girl on the street chased me down to compliment me on my outfit and she asked me where I got my pants from!

As for my jacket, it is a light cotton, double breasted blazer, with full lining. It was a gift to me from YesStyle, who have an incredible number of jacket styles, at a very affordable price. Perfect if you’re looking to try some man styling!

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.


 

Fitness Motivation 0.00000001

13 October 2014

Wow. So I totally FELL OFF THE EXERCISE TRAIN! I fell down and rolled in between the train tracks, I dug a hole, I made myself a nice home, I put my feet up, and I haven’t moved since!!

Here’s the round up of my last 4 weeks…

Running – Close to none. I think I ran a total of 3km in the whole 4 weeks.

Cycling – none.

Boxing, boot camp, pump classes – none.

Yoga, pilates – none.

Strength, weights, core workouts – pretty much none.

Motivation to start again – none.

There was a point in the last 4 weeks where I was really, really angry, stressed agitated and disgusted by my lack of motivation.

But I’m past that now. I’ve just accepted that I can’t fit everything in. I’m not Super Woman. I can’t do everything. I’m just going to be happy where I am for now. I’m just going to cruise through life and work on what’s more important right now. Why stress about it?

On the up side, I play netball once a week (which is like high intensity interval training yo!) and I go for evenings walks with my family, where I get to hold hands with my husband. That’s real nice.

I’ve found a happy slow place. This is just the current normal.

Later on there will be a new normal, and I’m sure before I know it, I’ll be back to running marathons!

 


 

Grass is always green kind of happiness

11 October 2014

Chilling on the Grass

Happiness is… sitting on the amazing green grassy lawns, under a clear blue sky, watching your kids run around in the warm setting sun. I love this time of year!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


 

Please Don’t RICE MY OUCHIE

9 October 2014

Growing up, I’ve never been a rough kid.

I’ve never broken my arm or leg. I’ve never hurt my knee, or twisted my ankle. I’ve never had a cast or crutches. As a result, I’m very unfamiliar with injuries and what to do with them.

So when I get a minor injury now, I just ignore it… because it’ll just get better after a few days right?

Thumb Injury

Well, while I was playing netball one evening, I slammed my thumb into the ball at full speed and got this impressive bruise. Of course it wasn’t a bruise to start. It just felt like my thumb had SPLIT IN TWO, THAT’S ALL.

Being the well brought up lady that I am, I held back the “F” EXPLETIVES SCREAMING IN MY HEAD and just turned to my opponent and said, “Ouch, that hurt.”

I played the rest of the game like a one-handed elephant seal, slapping the ball without using my thumb.

I was a bit embarrassed about it after. Silly me. Got an ouchie. Hurt my thumb. I casually mentioned it to my netball team mates, who just said, “Just rice it babe.”

I thought to myself, “Why yes, I’m Chinese. I can subscribe to that kind of thinking. Rice is usually the answer to everything. But surely they don’t mean to eat rice or rub it with rice. So I’m sure it stands for something like “Rub It Carefully Everyday”??

(It means Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation for all you perfectly coordinated people who don’t fall over, like me.)

Anyway, I stumbled along with my sore thumb. I refused to whinge about my pain. I didn’t complain or make a big deal about it. I was secretly all high and almighty and proud of myself. “I DON’T DO INJURIES. Pfft I don’t need ice. Or rice.” I turned door knobs. Held sandwiches. Flipped pancakes. I did all the things that a being with opposing thumbs is destined to do.

But after 3 weeks of pain, I swallowed my pride and asked various people for advice about my injury.

I got no sympathy. Everyone seemed to tease me about how minor my injury was. They told me stories about the MUCH bigger knee, ankle, neck, arm and back traumas they had suffered over the years. And they told me that it was too late for self applied RICE. Apparently, I needed professional advice…

And the advice came in the form of a wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

You see, throughout my research… I heard that a girlfriends’ husband’s friend’s sister… swears that there is a hot-looking, young physiotherapist with “talented” hands, who specialises in netball injuries, who will assess everything from ankle injuries, to ahem, groin injuries… (and presumably thumb injuries?) and who gives excellent RICE. WINK WINK.

Hmph. Thanks A LOT guys.

I’m sure I’ll be fine. I’m sure the pain will just go away after a few days right? It just needs more time to rest. And less netball.

But… is this rumour true? Is this mythical Physio actually real? Is he really talented? Is he really hot? Does he really see all the injured netball girls in town?

I guess I’ll never know the answers to these questions… because I’m *much* too proud to let some Physio-cassanova RICE my ouchie :P


 

What I Wore: Navy Playsuit

8 October 2014

Finders Keeper Dress from Frockaholics

I’m always on the lookout for a great dress; something that’s not too trendy, not too young, but still looks modern and cool.

I recently picked out this Navy Playsuit by Finders Keepers from Frockaholics and I’m so happy with it! Yep I know it’s not a dress, it’s a playsuit.

Whenever I’m considering to buy a playsuit, my brain always has a freak-out and says “No, just buy the dress!”. A big part of my fashion brain still thinks playsuits are risky, uncomfortable and possibly for small children? But once I give them a go, I always am so, so delighted to be wrong. They are just great.

Playsuits are comfortable, easy to move around in, and more flattering than you think. Also, they are usually shorter than a mini skirt, which is a good thing for me, because it makes my legs look long without looking too distasteful.

This one by Finders Keepers has a cut-out which nods towards the crop top trend, which adds to its modern look. I chose navy (it comes in orange too), because I just wanted a dark colour, other than black. I’ll be able to wear for a few seasons, which I’m pretty pleased about.

Finders Keeper Dress from Frockaholics

I wore this out to late afternoon drinks and dinner with some girlfriends. And I didn’t spill any food on it!

Navy playsuit from Frockaholics
Black blazer from ClubCouture
Felt hat from ASOS
Black boots by Vangoh Shoes
Handbag by Alexander Wang

 

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.


 

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