Wednesday, December 18, 2013

love will keep us alive.

its been a whirlwind of a month for me.

not with just the wedding that passed, but also with a family crisis that has now left me stranded as a guardian of a ten-year-old kiddo. i've been stuck at home for quite some time now (not that i mind very much) but i find myself trying to be as responsible as i can for her. bringing her to the library, making sure she gets food, prepping her for school in two weeks' time and the likes. i feel like i've already eased into motherhood - albeit unwillingly - and i can't agree more when the hubs says we are getting more than enough practice to be parents. d'oh. which explains my lack of material to post on the blog as well as on other social platforms. 
what the hell can i talk about when im spending most of my time doing household chores, cooking lunches, dinners, running errands and easing into my new life?! 
you'd understand, don't you? 

i can't carry the weight of the world on my shoulders for too long so please, will you be strong and get well soon? 

crisis aside, people have been asking me.. "how's married life?"
to be honest, its been awesome.
i don't know why but it seems like the honeymoon period all over again. the hubs has been more loving/caring than ever - making sure im settling well in his home, doing my laundry, scheduling us-time when the kiddo is not around; the other night i fell asleep before taking the fruits out of the fridge and he woke me up at 2am to tell me he made us a fruit salad. how could i not drag my ass outta bed to eat it? :')

cheesy as it sounds - we may not have gotten married in the best of conditions, in the best of times, but i think as long as we have each other, we'll do just fine, aye?


i don't have my official wedding pics yet 'cos its peak season and they need about two months to process all pics so i'll probably only get it like after CNY -.-
anyhow, here are some taken by family and friends!

before "marching in" to the restaurant! 

my face to my sis that says "why the f are you taking photos of me when you are supposed to be handling the dessert table?!" hahaha. 

and yes, i did the embarrassing thing of choking on my vows.
the thing about writing your own vow is that.. some of the words hit way too close to home. i had rehearsed it the night before and found it hard to hold back the tears but i thought i was just being emo.. but i was wrong :( 
i think i cried a total of 3 times that day - once during my vows, once when my sister gave a speech, and once when my dad spoke. what a wuss. 

my favourite group hug shots with the T5 peeps :)

and then we had our own mini shoot back at the hotel, hehe.

the lovely bouquet that bernana tied for me with leftover flowers from the table settings!

and here's a screencap of me from kai's camera - 

can't wait for the official picturessssss! 


in other news.. i somehow can't feel the xmas spirit in the air this year. perhaps the year-end parties will take my mind off some troubles? can't wait for the slew of catch-ups to happen.

have a jolly good x'mas break y'all! 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

hey there, December

-inserts scream emoticon-
I can't believe it.
It is not even early early December.
It is nearing mid-December. The year is going to be over.
I am one year older. Another year of my life has passed.
I asked Sharms what significant thing happened to her this year
(okay, she got married, its hard to top that)
and when I thought about myself...hmmmm
I got a rabbit.
Yup, that's about it.
I feel so useless, haha.

First up is a picture of the gorgeous bride :)))
I was so happy for her that day, I couldn't stop tearing.
But it is her big day so I will leave it to her to blog about it,
hopefully soon
-stares at Sharms-

Hello best partner, welcome to married life. Heh.

I am not sure what I have been doing the past few weeks
but we went for Mexican food for Sharms's hens night
and oh...tacos are yummmm.

can't wait to go back again.
Plus, need to stop having Korean food
I am eating Korean at least twice a month.
I strongly suspect the staff at the restaurant can recognise us.
Cos she kinda said 'HELLO!!' a little too happily the last time we were there.

Went to Common Man Coffee Roasters for brunch that day
(I don't know why I always end up going to places known for coffee,
when I don't even drink coffee :( )
picked the Turkish breakfast cos fried feta sounds too good to pass.
It was overall decent, a little pricey though.

then went elsewhere to sweets.
I am a sad fellow. I don't even like sweets :(
Lynn says I am easy to feed. More like cheap.

And because there is just no way to link to this picture,
here is the most awkward blog transition of all times.
There you go, Buns.

I know he is a boy but its okay.
What he can't see (literally) won't hurt him.
I am still waiting for a mini Santa hat from Mella for Christmas!

And blogging made me realise I have been lazy in dressing up this past 3 weeks.
Really, Kelly? 3 weeks and you clobber THREE outfits??! ONLY??
I know. I am ashamed of myself. :(

wearing forest with navy cos I have been strangely attracted to forest colour these days.

combing 2 of my fav patterns, stripes & daisies.
This stripes obsession really has gotta stop.
I am getting dirty looks from Sharms everytime I try to sneak a striped item from MP home.

and my new fav crop top - MIORA in white.
I actually got it in black as well cos I love love love the cutting.
And the length. And the material.
I wanna wear it all the time. With maxi skirts, flouncy skirts, hightwaisted shorts etc.

like this - MOIRA black with an upcoming striped skirt (probably launching next week!) from MP.
which is totally what I would wear.
And yes, got this skirt as well. :)))

also, another sneak of this quilted box clutch upcoming this Sunday.
the quality is really good, the insides are lined with red satin
and it comes with a detachable sling.
Love :)

have a good December peeps!
I will try to update more, promise!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

be strong

It is starting to get old how I would apologise everytime I start a blog post
for disappearing for too long and neglecting this blog,
so now that's out of the way, let's move on, shall we?
Finally went to see the doctor yesterday for this nagging pain in my knee
since I fell down in office 3 weeks ago.
(slipped on a random envelope, but don't ask.
Offices are generally hazardous places for me)
Turns out that I probably strained my ligament and it would take 2 months to get better.
Then received another bad news that I can't do anything about
except to pray for things to get better.
Be strong babe.

Celebrated a few November babies birthdays this month
and it is funny how birthday celebrations have toned down to
just a good dinner and really good company.
I envy those people who can plan a Running Man themed race,
complete with nametags for ripping.
I call that the power of youth.
We did step out of our comfort zone and tried playing one of those escape room games,
where basically you are given an hour to enter a locked room with your friends,
gather clues, solve puzzles and break out of the room within the time limit.
It may sound stupid but we all loved it.
It is also a good testament that only good friends can do this
because honestly, everyone was shouting at everyone else but no one really minds. Haha.
In case you were curious, I went to Xcape at Purvis Street
and we all can't wait to go back to try the other rooms :)
It is advisable to go in a bigger group though because they have minimum group size per room
and if you have just 4 pax, they might throw you with another group.
That might be very awkward because then you have to be nice and polite,
and no one wins this being nice and polite. Haha.

Birthday presents also got weirder with this alpaca for alpacabecca (what a mouthful)

Meet Jessica Alpa(ca), as named by Sharms.
We have no group shot of us that day because in every single photo,
Jessica managed to look better than all of us put together. Sighs.

I also haven't been really dressing up because the weather is too hot for November
and we were busy doing manual labour at the OC booth
(which was a great success! thank you if you ever dropped by!)
and it is tough to look pretty when you have to lug stocks about.

bought this pretty printed dress cos I thought it would be perfect for lazy days.
I just checked my wardrobe and i realised almost all my dresses/rompers are printed,
my tops are mostly striped and I have tons of white shirts.
I like to think I am consistent.

I would say this is a very 'me' outfit cos its super girly
and it has all the stuff that I like.
Organza poufy skirt, ticked.
Eyelet corset, ticked.
Nude pumps, ticked.

Occasionally, I like to pretend I am something different.
I don't know if a tux white vest and manly loafers are enough, but I like to think they are.

finally hunted down my nude Mary-Janes!
Paired my denim shirt with another of my many skater skirts
because I don't think denim means you can't make it look girly.

bought a structured box top recently in black because I am one of those strange people
who do not have a lot of black clothes.
It is just begging to be paired with some bold colours and cobalt blue is always good.

and my very girly outfit of a lace romper, floral blazer and mary-janes.
I dress according to themes.
It makes dressing up less boring :)
I usually post outfit shots on my Instagram (@passionade)
(plus one or two surprise bunny pics)
and you can follow MP's official insta at @shopmissypixie for updates too!

I have my eyes set on this full midi skirt in forest and a split sleeve chiffon top
from this Sunday's collection that are gorgeous in real life.

the full preview is on our Facebook page so hop over to see the other designs!

much love,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

it's my party and i'll cry if i want to;

sorry i've been out of action for quite a bit!
it has been a really crazy month tying up all loose ends for my upcoming wedding (its finally happening in two weeks, gulps) -  and it doesn't help that im feeling some kinda social media fatigue.. i don't browse instagram like i used to (heck, just look at my pathetic updates and you'll know), i only log into facebook for work, and i just. dont. feel. like. blogging.
somehow there's so much more living to be done and i feel like i don't have to tell the whole world about it? 
well, im sure if there's a Worst Blogger or Worst Instagrammer prize for online store owners i'll probably be in the running for it :(

that said, been doing massive pinning for the Big Day! 

finally decided on mismatched glass jars and flowers for the table settings; 

a rustic kinda bouquet for the day;

a full lace gown with a super long train (god forbid i trip and fall on my face);

a romantic hairstyle;

and a dessert table of sorts.

sidenote:  i could have been the one to discover pinterest!!  i used to have a scrapbook in my teens where i would cut out quotes, images or things i'd like from newspapers and magazines and stick it all over. damnnn why couldn't i have been more far-sighted.

i've never wanted a traditional ballroom kinda wedding. helps that my parents are not insisting on it, and that the other half is mighty cool about it. had wanted to go with a garden outdoorsy wedding at the Hort Park or Botanic Gardens but alas they were all fully booked for the date. boohoo. had to settle for one of my favourite Italian establishments instead - and since they were just a restaurant, i had to do all the other nitty-gritty by myself... which drove me quite crazy.

the past weekend had me meeting florists, the solemniser, the restaurant co-ordinator, heading to different parts of singapore to source for decor for my dessert table, looking for suitable edible favours, packaging, printing invites, sticker labels... the endless list. proud to report that i think 70% of these are finally settled..!

in the meantime, do bear with me as i disappear for another while.
i promise to reappear when the other 30% are done!

in other news...

its the last 3 days of our pop-up store at Orchard Central Atrium and we're slashing prices left, right, centre!

do head down and grab these steals before they're gone! 

til then, i'll try to tweet/instagram more, i promise.


Monday, October 28, 2013

it has been a while

Oh it has been a long while since we blogged :(
I don't know what i have been busy with this October
but it sure feels like a really short month.
Before I know it, I am looking at CNY designs
and planning for year end collections.
Where did all the days go?
Is this what happens when you get older? You question why time flies by so fast?

Looking forward, MP will be having a pop-up booth at Orchard Central
for the next 2 weeks and there will be discounts off current stocks at the booth,
plus voucher giveaways and prizes to be won!
Details coming up soon :)

I haven't been out much cos YC was away on biz trip early Oct
so me, being lazy, have been cooped up at home with the bunny.
It got so bad that at one point, I believed I was chatting to Buns
and showing him photos on my phone, then I came to my senses
and messaged YC to say
"I just showed Buns a photo.
It wasn't really a surprise that YC didn't reply me.

But he came back bearing gifts and all is forgiven.

although I find it very ironic that he went US
but bought me kitkats from Narita Airport as a present instead. Haha.

tried a few new food places recently.

sashimi salad for brunch at Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar
not our usual fare but this was so fresh and light.

went to New Ubin at Sin Ming for the beef.
It was pretty decent but kinda pricey.
$60 for fried rice & the beef set (its the one below)

and my whole backlog of outfits for this month. eeeps.

in MP's top, shorts, clutch.
I am soooo mp-ified, its not even funny.

then I put together this super happy outfit cos it was bright and sunny,
only to watch the weather grow dark and had to switch my suede shoes for something else. :(

i think this was one of the last bright outfits I wore this month
cos I went into this black&white phase again.

like this.

and this.

or this.
Running out of colour inspiration to mix and match an outfit
so relying on safe black and white combis with the occasional change in prints or texture.

that said, finally wore out some of my new buys.

i recently developed new love for mini drop-waist dresses.
I think they are really adorable and a refreshing change from the usual skater dresses.

wearing a top i got from Korea with my booties
and trying to pretend that I am back in Seoul.

had this conversation with Sharms that day about how we no longer wear maxis
and I feel the need to pull them out of storage.
Maxi skirts have this incredible way to make one feel pretty. No kidding.

and to end off abruptly,
this is my latest fav photo of my bunny.

its really rare cos he hates to be picked up
(hence the 'humrph' look)
but just look at this long fluffy tail!!!!

and last but not least,

please enjoy his nice furry butt.

much love,