Autumn Flower Power

Managed to escape from Singapore this weekend to one of my favourite cities, London. A city full of charm, character and elegance where everything is almost picture perfect. And I could not have asked for better company roaming around the streets of London than the wonderful @meanderingmacaron.

Needless to say it was the perfect time to visit with autumn in full swing, giving me a great excuse to pull out the thigh high boots and layer with my favourite item of the season, the coveted denim jacket! Unfortunately for me, walking around London in 10cm heels was probably not the most practical of ideas as after about 30min my ankles were destroyed to say the least. Thankfully @meanderingmacaron and I managed to find a pair of affordable Zara loafers to continue our walk about that made an unexpectedly pretty nifty look.

So which look do you prefer? The planned thigh high boots or the accidental loafers?

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Dress: Zara  Jacket: Zara (similar) 

Jumper: Uniqlo Boots: Pinko (Similar)

Shoes: Zara  Handbag: Chloe (Similar)  Sunglasses: Dior

Photo: @meanderingmacaron

Painful Pointies

There are two things I absolutely love and that's bags and shoes! And when it comes to shoes I am absolutely obsessed with sneakers and pointies. If I could have every single colour  imaginable in a pointie, it would be a dream come true.

So why do I love pointies so much? For me they are classics that go with everything and anything and never go out of style. The downside... They can be rather painful and uncomfortable. Clearly I needed to find a solution. Not being able to buy and wear pointies would be like asking me to live without water! Ok, well maybe I've exaggerated a little but I think you get the point.

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So I set off on a Mission about 3 years ago to find the perfect pointie that would be comfortable and not too high (anything less than 10cm heels). Aside from 12cm heels being completely uncomfortable in my opinion, I actually cannot walk in them at all and waddle along like a duck! I can't think of anything worse than a woman walking in heels she can't walk in. Honestly waddling like a duck is far from elegant! I know it's easy for me to give up on the height factor given I'm 1,78m tall and tower over people with even the slightest of heels. But seriously, if one has to choose between height and walking elegantly. I would personally opt for walking elegantly. So after trying several various brand’s, I finally found my favourite two. 

1. Jimmy Choo

There are several pointie pump styles at Jimmy Choo such as the Anouk, Abel, Agnes, Aza to name a few. The Anouk is a 12cm heel, so I have never bothered to try it. I know I would literally just fall over the second I attempt to stand in such high heels! The Aza on the other hand is on the opposite end of the spectrum with a kitten heel with a 5cm heel. I have a pair and had high hopes for this style but sadly it wasn't very comfortable for me despite taking a size up which mind u is a must when buying pointies. As much as I can't walk in 12cm heels, I actually can't walk in 5cm heels either! The ones I have are patent leather and guys patent leather doesn't really stretch! So if you are buying an expensive pair of shoes and want a good run out of them for your money, don't get patent leather in my opinion. 

The Abel and the Agnes are usually a 10cm and a 8.5cm heel respectively. Honestly I love them both. They are Super comfy and are a great staple to have in your wardrobe. I first bought a black followed by a nude pair. Black and nude are closet essentials and go with everything! It's no surprise that I am now into more fun colours given I have my basics covered. The only problem for me is that I am miss big foot (a size 41 but need a size 41.5 or 42 for pointies), making buying shoes especially Choos a challenge. That being said if you are big foot, Choos are a lot easier to come by than my second favourite pair of pointies from Loubitoun. Moreover Choos do have a slightly cheaper price tag. 

2. Christian Loubitoun

Saying that Loubitoun heels are comfortable, might make most of you laugh out loud given that we both know these shoes are synonymous with the word uncomfortable. I must admit my very first pair of red bottoms were 12cm peep toe heels that looked gorgeous. The only reason I could walk in them was because they had a slight platform. However I could only walk in them for a mere 10 minutes, at which point my poor feet literally died! It was if the blood circulation to my toes were being cut off. These shoes would honestly make a good tool if you ever wished to torture someone. Unsurprisingly I no longer wear these shoes as I love myself too much to inflict that amount of pain onto myself. The shoes had cost a bomb! An absolute waste of money. Lesson learnt. After that day I vowed to never buy another pair again no matter how alluringly good they looked.

Of course being the silly fashion victim I am though, I am still in love with red bottoms. Nothing looks sexier than a pair of red bottoms and I envy the women that can parade around in them all day and survive the pain.

One fine day, walking around in Saxs 5th Avenue as you do when you're in the Big Apple, I saw the most incredible pair of spiked pointy pigalles with a 8.5cm heel. They were to die for! All logic and past memories flew out the window. I was mesmerised. I needed to try them out and luckily for me they had a size 42! It was my lucky day! And when I tried them out, they were actually comfortable! A lucky day indeed. So I bought them!

A bit sceptical that I wouldn't be able to survive wearing them for a whole night or day for that matter I braved them out to dinner one night. And what do you know....they were actually super comfy!!! I am now officially an addict. Too bad trying to find this heel height and style in a size 42 is mission impossible. The horrid curse of big feet.

I decided to try other styles of pointies to see if I could find another comfortable option , and I did. The other two styles I recommend are the Apostrophe Slingback in a 5.5cm heel and the the Décolleté 554 in a 8.5cm heel. For the Décolleté, my size is a 41.5 so if you're like me you may only need a half size up instead of a whole size up.

I know some of you might be wondering why I have not mentioned the Valentino Rock Stud pointies in this list given I do love them loads and am always actively trying to find another colour in my size. However they are slightly uncomfortable and I honestly can't survive in them for a whole day but merely a couple of hours.

What are your favourite pointies and why? I'm always on the look out for great pointies!

Braving Shorts

Anyone who knows me knows I have a phobia for wearing shorts thanks to my wonderful cellulite ridden untoned thighs, so its a big surprise that the shorts came out of my wardrobe today. And to be honest, I loved wearing this look! Casual, comfy and fun! 

Let's Get Military

Currently obsessed with my new military jacket from Pinko. It's the new favorite piece in my wardrobe! Styled with a simple white polo jersey and jeans, it adds an updated fun and understated cool chic to an otherwise ordinary outfit. The best part of the jacket is the back!

Jacket: Pinko Polo neck: Uniqlo (similar)

Jeans: G-Star Raw Bag: Gucci

 Bag charm: Fendi (similar) Shoes: Isabel Marant

Necklace: Lovisa

Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

Off Duty Style

After a whole week of work, there is nothing better than climbing into a pair of jeans and sneakers. Keeping it comfy and stylish with timeless aviators, sneakers and bright colours. Once again accessories make the look. Something as simple as a bag can make all the difference. Maybe that's one of the other reasons I am bag obsessed.

T-Shirt: H &M (similar) Jeans: G-Star Shoes: Isabel Marant

Belt: Hermes Bag: Hermes

Bag charm: Swarovski Sunglasses: Burberry (similar)

Ripped Jean Staple

Usually when I have no clue what to wear, want to make an effort to get dressed up but couldn’t care less cause I'm just plain lazy… my instant go to are my ripped jeans, white shirt and pumps. Why? It creates an effortless casual chic look that actually is comfortable. Best of all you can always change up the look with different jackets, pumps and bags. Don’t be afraid to try daring colours and have fun!

Shirt: Uniqlo Jeans: Miss Sixty (Similar) Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jacket: Pinko (Similar) Handbag: House of Sheens

Credit: MUA and Hair - Shradha Agarwal ; Photo - Penn for House of Sheens #bts

Monochrome Loving

If you know me well, you will know that I am obsessed with the colours black and white. But then again who isn't slightly obsessed with those colours? Lets be honest ;)

So to change up my monochrome loving, I added a touch of colour and fun with a printed white shirt from Desigual. Let me know what you think by posting a comment below.

Shirt: Desigual Skirt: Pinko Sneakers: Isabel Marant

Handbag: Chanel Jumbo Double Flap Caviar Leather

Sunglasses: Dior

Bracelet: Hermes Watch: Apple

Explorer Chic

Even if you're out exploring, who said you can't be stylish? I beg to differ. Keeping it simple with a plain white tee and jeans paired up with statement sunnies, a fun necklace and a big hat! Not only was I super comfy but the outfit was practical allowing me to respectfully enter the pagodas and of course climb up a few to enjoy the beauty of Bagan (Myanmar).

T-shirt: H&M Jeans: Country Road Hat: Zara (Similar)

Necklace: Accessorise (Similar) Backpack: Prada (Similar)

Sunglasses: Raybans

Bracelet: Louis Vuitton Watch: Apple

Fashion Phone Game: Top 9 iPhone 6 cases

I use my phone 24/7 and when I don't have it I feel naked! It's my go to for everything and an intergral part of my everday life. So I guess it's not too surprising to have found myself obssessively searching for the perfect case to replace my much beloved worn out Lanvin one. Needless to say the search was painful, tedious and long! Many hours were spent trolling on what felt like a million and one e-commerce sites. On the bright side, I did manage to narrow it down to 9 of my favourite cases. Here they are:

Now that you've seen them all. Which one would you go for to up your fashion phone game? Leave a comment below and let me know your pick.

Personally, I am loving the Fendi Karlito Case. Its beautiful, fun and elegant BUT at that price I don't even think Santa would wanna get it for me for Xmas! Not to mention that fox fur is not the most practical material to be on a phone you use everday. So that leaves it to be a toss up between the Red Vuitton Folio Case and the Stella McCartney Medallion Case in Rosewood. Tough desicions of a fashion loving tech junkie.