When you work in fashion, dressing up is important.
You are almost required to look stylish, trendy, hip etc.
should you bump into anyone and tell that you are in fashion retail
only to have them eyeball you cos you don't look like it.
I used to go BKK in all my 'cui' glory.
Basic tank top, denim shorts and a cardi that has seen better days.
I favour specs over contacts, no makeup
and a wild topknot you won't mistake for a stylish bun.
And I didn't care.
Who cares? All I wanted was to buy stocks, go back to hotel in one piece
and have room service for dinner
(i was traveling solo and very anti-social)
Until one fine day, when I was in a regular supplier's shop
and some other Singaporean blogshop owner stepped in.
She was in a plain black maxi (MAXI! I gasped)
had some random necklaces and rings
and wore a straw hat. A FREAKING STRAW HAT. IN THE MALL.
She looked fan-freaking-tastic.
My supplier dreamily said 'hi' to her
then whispered to me,
"How come you don't look like that na, Kelly?"
Cues stunned silence. Heartbreak.
That was the last day i wore glasses to BKK
(not counting pre-LASIK weeks)
And til now, I always make sure I dress better when i go over,
put on some light makeup, choose a cardi without stains/holes.
I have said it again and again,
but we are only young once and there is no better time but now
to try all those weird trends and prints and cuts
and dress better so we can feel better about ourselves :)
wore GRACIA blue cuffed up and tucked it.
I like how it slouches and in my opinion, all shirts look better cuffed.
then on Friday, was a classical FML outfit moment.
wore my boho white skirt, trying to channel some summery vibes
even though the weather was wonky.
Only to have it POUR on me when i was 10 mins away from office
and in the end, gotta get a cab to get me there.
close-up of the details.
then spent the rest of the day sulking in my grey shrug
cos it was too cold. sighs.
(shrug is from taiwan, gift from sharmie!)
cant help but think this colour combi looks so pretty. haha.
wore a completely MP outfit. (whats new!)
Upcoming rose skater dress by WILLOW with NIK belt.
and my mother still wonders why I shop elsewhere.
I often wonder myself too.