Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LOW DOWN

(Young Hungry Free Low Down dress, Superga sneakers)

Photos by Clara Xu, Edited by myself

Photo opportunity fulfilled when amazing sunshine spilled all over the Holland Village parking lots. Wearing this amazing mesh V-neck dress from Young Hungry Free that I bought in black as well. I always have to have two of the things I love. Had to hold myself back from buying the grey and maroon colour as well.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A DAY IN DENIM

(Velvet lace camisole - H&M, lace-up shorts - The Editor's Market, chain boots - Forever21)

Shot by Clara Xu

I don't really know why I don't seem to gravitate much to this denim jacket. But in the days that I do pick it out, I feel like it's the best ever? Biker details in the adjustment straps and a bomber fit - I'm sold. Probably why I bought it in the first place. Wore it out with a lace black camisole and my fav lace up shorts because all black is fun sometimes. (For all the people who think I dress head to toe in white all the time - you're wrong)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BALI 2015 PHOTO DIARY

Day 1: Finn's Beach Club
BEST BEACH CLUB EVER?! 
I honestly gasped so loud when I first saw the view. To reach the beach was quite an adventure itself. We had to conquer rocky stone steps and even take an inclinator thing down to the beach bar. But it was worth it because the view from up there was simply GORGEOUS. 

I think you pay for a standard cover charge and it includes some points to redeem for food/drinks as well, which I felt was very worth the money. You can chill by the beach, or have some food at the restaurant beside it, or swim in the infinity pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Erman and I loved it there so much we could spend all day there. 

Tip: Early bird catches the worm. They have a max capacity and the umbrella spots are always filled up. We had to run to grab an umbrella spot.
Jimbaran Beach Seafood Dinner - Highly recommend to head there early to catch the sunset!

Area of stay: Seminyak Lagoon Hotel, Bali 

We realised that if you are only interested in going to tourist-y locations, then stay in the Uluwatu area. It took us quite a bit of travelling time to head to Finn's Beach Club, which is also near Uluwatu Beach, Padang Padang Beach and Ayana Rock Bar (just to name a few). Seminyak area is good for shopping as the hotel we stayed at was a mere 10mins taxi ride to Seminyak Square. 

Day 2: Shopping & Padang Padang Beach

Over-rated beach? It was a really tiny area, and was filled with people everywhere. Lovely sunset viewing point though. 

 Day 3: Potato Head Beach Club & Sea Circus for Tea Break

Potato Head was filled to the brim. There was barely anywhere for us to sit and chill. We had to wait for a seat to the restaurant, the pool was mad crowded and hence, we didn't take any photos in there at all. It may be due to the fact that there isn't a cover charge. 

Anyway, we went out of Potato Head, towards the beach, where there was this one guy running his business of providing umbrellas and beds for a pretty cheap price. So we opted for that instead. After the crowd cleared a little bit, we went back in for a dip in the pool but it was nothing really special about that. 

Anyway, Sea Circus is this really cute cafĂ© decorated with pastels and funky art everywhere. Do try it out if you can. Also, we dined at Ultimo in Seminyak Square area (highly recommended) on the 2nd night which was fantastic considering the price. Roughly SGD30 for a glass of wine, salad, soup, main (we both got the steak) and dessert. That's pretty insane. Thumbs up. 

End photo diary.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH BRAS

With Valentine's Day falling upon us this weekend, I thought it would be the best time to talk about my relationship - with bras. Being inspired by NYC based Lingerie company, Adore Me and seeing as my blog has fallen into a dark pit called 'ETERNAL HIATUS', I decided to revive it with this little lookbook post. So if you're interested in my views relating to sexy lingerie and Cupid's day, do continue to read on.

If you know me personally or have been on this site for awhile, you guys would know that it has almost been 4 years since my boyfriend Erman and I got together. Honestly during these almost 4 years, we've never spent a single V-day together. We made it very clear from the beginning that we did not see the point of buying into this very cliche celebration, but that being said, there are some exceptions.

I mean now I have a good enough excuse to stock up on those lacey triangle bras I only seem to wear anymore - and perhaps even hint for the COS one I've been eyeing for awhile now ;) The reason that I only ever wear soft bras anymore is for the ultimate feeling of comfort. Honestly, I stopped feeling like I need to take off my bras the moment I get home anymore because these silky suckers never have underwires that would jam into my ribcage. More often than not, I find myself falling asleep with nothing else but them because they are just that comfy.
No lie. 

My favourite places to hunt for these types of lingerie are COS, Cotton On Body, Forever 21, H&M (sometimes), and from my travels. I picked up a really dainty piece from Bamboo Blonde in Bali the other time and I LOVE it so much. You can also check out Gooseberry Intimates if you chance upon their shop in Seminyak Bali as well. 

Back to the topic of love - Ideally, this Valentine Sunday would have plenty of sunshine for us to engage in our favourite activities together. Cut the lovey-dovey crap out and head straight to the pool to chill and perhaps a nice cycle at East Coast Park with popsicles in our hands. You can follow me on Snapchat (@naomitham) to see if this plan actually follows through. Most probably we would end up snuggling up to Netflix and Chill (literally). 


Big thanks to my gorgeous friend Jovita who helped me shoot this little lookbook. 
You can check out her other amazing works on her Instagram @jovitaang!


Ending this post with HUGE XOXOs for the people who still bother to come on here. I promise you more will be coming soon. 

XOXOXOXOXO