Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SHOPPING GUIDE TO SEMINYAK, BALI



Okay, it's no secret I went to Bali (you can view it all on my Instagram account). What I didn't expect was that I would spend so much time shopping. There were literally too many boutiques in Seminyak selling lovely resort wear clothing in such bright colours & prints, that I think my brain went into overdrive. I could have spent at least 3-4 days just browsing all the shops & discovering new local labels that were made in Bali.

Well, here are just some of the great picks I found during my short stay. I hope to go back & discover some more soon.

Accessories: 

Jewel Rocks - lovely & affordable beaded friendship brands & necklaces ranging from SGD $20+ onwards
Location: sold in most local boutiques including The Library (Jalan Raya Seminyak No 37)

Joy Jewellery - premium silver bracelets made of trinkets & charms.
Location: Jalan Oberoi No. 41

Random jewellery stores - you can find very cheap beaded friendship bands, bracelets & necklaces made by the locals
Location: street side

Sabbatha- stand-out embellished accessories including snakeskin clutches & bags, and some crazy head gear that attracted me into the store!
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 97



Clothing: 

Daun & Co - lightweight viscose tunics & dresses that can be used as cover-ups or as casual dresses during the day, made in Bali
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 6

Buddha Wear - comfortable jersey dresses & tops that are perfect for lounging around at home or when travelling, made in Bali
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 55A

Lulu Yasmine - Pretty & feminine dresses & tops in lightweight silks, crepes, chiffons that are suitable for our tropical climate in South East Asia. Designed with a European aesthetic. Made in Bali
Location: Jalan Laksmana No. 100X



Lifestyle:

Polette - the quirkest, brightest home & lifestyle items from clothing to accessories & fun gifts for both men & women that will definitely make you look twice. The store is set up in a very fun & funky design as well.
Location: Jalan Laksmana/Oberoi No. 29

No. 11 - All the hippest, colorful finds at the hottest beach club in Bali. The store at Potato Head Beach Club carries brands like Opening Ceremony, We are Handsome & Clover Canyon as well as amazing jewellery & sunglasses under 1 roof. Best of all, you can grab a daybed at the Beach Club after and enjoy a cocktail & sunset with your new purchases.
Location: Jalan Petitenget 80361

Monday, March 3, 2014

HOW TO ACCESSORIZE YOUR OUTFIT NOW


These days, you can't just wear one piece of jewellery anymore- it's too safe & boring. Try these new, trendy ways on how to accessorize & style yourself. Once you've mastered that, you can read our upcoming post on how to mix prints & put them together with your accessories.

How to Layer your accessories:

Stacked rings- Stick with a color theme & make sure the rings match, either all gold or silver etc. You can match different types of rings - bands, diamonds, but they should be similar widths. Preferably stack up to 3 or 4 rings at the most.

Layered necklaces- The easiest way to do is to choose 1 short & 1 longer necklace in the same color theme. It is also easier if they are similar in style, ie. simple chain necklaces with pendants.

Arm party - It's about stacking as many bracelets are you can on 1 arm. The idea is make sure everything matches. Tip: Choose a color theme - gold/silver/colorful/pearls/ black & white etc and match the bracelets around that theme. Preferably use medium width bracelets so that the overall look is not too chunky & overdone.



Accessory trends to try:

Ear cuffs - As someone who doesn't have pierced ears, this is a convenient way to get some ear bling without any pain. I love some of the floral/art deco designs that are in stores these days.

Bodychains - These go well with simple bodycon dresses which need a little bit of dazzle but in an edgy way. This is similar to the leather harness trend but in a more delicate and simple styling.

Chain Bracelets - Simple & delicate, these new type of bracelet connects the chain around your wrist to a ring piece on your finger as well. Another trendy statement piece that's not too difficult to pull off.
Tip: Choose a simple design & continue to pile on other matching rings & bracelets to create a combo piece, or keep it plain with a minimalist outfit.