Formal Dresses from FashionJunkee

Dresses by FashionJunkee

This year, I found myself attending quite a few formal events – from huge charity balls, to local community end-of-year celebrations.

While I don’t believe in “never wearing the same dress twice”, I do believe that a new frock is necessary once in a while! I guess, it’s a little embarrassing when someone remembers you from last year, because of your outfit. And even funnier, when you look back on old photos of yourself wearing the same dress, and you can’t even remember where you were.

Anyway, I thought I’d point everyone over to FashionJunkee, to check out their range of affordable, full-length formal dresses.

The red dress (above) was fantastic to wear. It was very comfortable, stretchy and slinky. It felt very fitting and secure, that is, it didn’t feel like it was going to slip right off if I accidentally stepped on the hem. The ruching hid any bumps and lumps, plus you could just gather it up or down a bit depending on the height of your shoe!

The purple dress (above) was also great. It felt more floaty and swishy. I loved the little twist-tie detail at the front. There is a padded bust, but somehow I never feel *quite secure* without some support.

Here are some others that I liked.

Dresses by FashionJunkee

1) Dark Blue Jersey Maxi Dress, 2) Aqua Sweetheart, 3) Black Ruffle Halter, 4) Yellow Twisted Back Dress.

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Fashion and Shopping Directory.

Pan-Fried Fish with Silverbeet

Pan Fried Fish and Silverbeet

I’m a very throw-it-together kind of cook.

No recipe. Just a bit of this and a bit of that.

Great for my family. Not so great for my website.

I made dinner in a crazy flurry – while making pureed pumpkin and steamed apple for my baby, helping my oldest child with his spelling and maths homework, and helping my middle child make a dinosaur diorama.

Sometimes I wonder, WHY don’t I just order CHINESE TAKEAWAY? MY LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH SIMPLER.

Would you believe me if I said that cooking helps me relieve stress?

Anyway, I had a bunch of fresh silverbeet in my fridge. Shallots and garlic at the bottom of my cupboard. A few pieces of fish in my freezer. Bit of lemon, butter, pepper and lots of olive oil. Served with rice.


Fashion Find: Stylish Slings!

Baby Sling from

I just love using a sling when I carry my baby.

Very often I get stopped and asked where I bought it, so I thought I’d do a review of some very stylish designs that you can purchase online.

I wrote to Maternalove, an online boutique specialising in maternity wear, nursing clothes, and other accessories. I asked them if I could test out one of their slings, as their range was particularly eye-catching.

People usually comment that slings are just for tiny newborns. But my baby is 6 months old, I carry my baby EVERYWHERE!

When I dash in and out of my car, drop my kids off at school, pick up some milk from the shops, or dash out to queue up at the bank – I don’t like to set up the whole pram ensemble – blankets, nappy bag, dangly toy, water bottle – especially when I’m only out of the car for 10 – 15 minutes.

So when I carry my baby around a lot, my wrists and arms get quite sore. I guess the sling is just a really nice way to ease some of the weight off my arms, and distribute it evenly across my back and shoulders.

Baby Sling from

They stock some really nice sling designs!

Also, for those interested, do check out Maternalove’s collection of new arrivals. Really nice stuff.

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Fashion and Shopping Directory.

Featured in Singapore Women’s Weekly Oct 2009

Singapore Women's Weekly Oct 2009

Thought I’d share a cool update!

I’ve been featured in the Singapore Women’s Weekly, October Issue. Go check it out!

The article is titled “You Don’t Have To Be a Teen to Blog”. It features Malaysian biologist and conservationist blogger Chen Pelf Nyok, and myself.

The article portrays us as smart, graceful, generous, serious, young woman who can run an online business, be their own boss, make money, support charities, write about the more significant world issues in life, AND have a fulfilling life.

So strange to see myself in ink!

I suppose being a blogger (a self-publisher), I am used to being the one writing about myself. I always find it strange to read what a journalist has written – or not written – about me.

I always find myself thinking: “But wait!! I told you about all this other cool stuff as well! Why didn’t you put that in!?” Oh well, I’m a bit of a control freak!

(Note: I’ll upload the whole article next month. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll update everyone.)

Making Baby 3 – Baby Feeding

Ok. By popular demand and ongoing requests, here are some more pictures of my 6 month old baby, Liam. Geez, you girls can’t get enough of the baby photos!

Liam 6 Months Eating Pumpkin

Liam is truly a cool little baby. He is just so happy, relaxed and low-maintenance!

Liam 6 Months Eating Pumpkin

He’s eating pumpkin and apple with a mixed rice cereal.

Liam 6 Months Eating Pumpkin

I just love the sparkle in his eyes when he smiles.

Check out how much he looks like my first son, Callum at 6 months and 7 months. You’ll have to scroll to the bottom to see pics.

Click here to see the whole story of Making Baby 3.