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Look of the Day – Chinese New Year

Look of the Day - CNY

Having a Mary Poppins moment…
Dress – Mary Katrantzou

Look of the Day - CNY
And so they say…it’s only polite to match the house owner’s theme when visiting…and it happens to be a garden, heh :D

Look of the Day - CNY

Necklace – Shourouk

Look of the Day - CNY

Rings – Vintage Hollywood
Leather bracelet – Hermes
Just en clou bangle – Cartier

Look of the Day - CNY

Bag – Hermes

Look of the Day - CNY

Platforms (and 6 inches taller) – Nina Ricci

Look of the Day - CNY

Happy New Year! :)

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Look of the Day – Kitschy Peachy

Peachy for the Day

Going Peachy for the Day! Top: YSL; Bag: Hermes Herbag

If there was one predominant trend saturating this spring/summer 2012, it has to be eye-searing neon colours from bright yellows, pinks to greens. Designers from Rodarte, Jason Wu, Vera Wang to Brian Atwood have sent neon down the runway in full force and we are spotting gals glowing down the street in high street brand versions (the roads have never felt so bright & safe LOL!). My neon orange skirt sporting a fab translucent white mesh overlay recently arrived, and I decided to go peachy (peachy, not bitchy k ;P) for the day.


Gold studded bracelet: From Taipei
Wireframe bangle: Topshop

Studded Necklace

Yellow Diamante Studded Necklace: From Korea
It looks dangerous, but no it does not prick me at all!

Ponyhair Leopard Print Ankle Booties

Ponyhair Leopard Print Ankle Booties: Topshop

You know neon is really big when OPI is launching its first neon nail lacquer mini pack aptly named “Outrageous Neons” featuring four limited edition colors: Ridiculously Yellow, Formidably Orange, Riotously Pink, and Seriously Purple. This limited edition mini pack promotion will be available beginning July 2012, and I may be tempted to get a pack of those insanely bright hues.

OPI Neon Mini Pack

OPI “Outrageous Neons” Mini Pack

People may think neons are only reserved for those 80s aerobics leotards or construction site workers, but if you pair them appropriately, they are actually quite wearable and something eye-catching (literally!) to look at. For some inspiration, see this article which teaches you how to wear neon for this season without being called a walking highlighter.

SJP-Katy Perry

Sarah Jessica Parker wearable neon or Katy Perry shocking neon? Let your guts decide which way to go ;-)  Left Photo: James Devaney/WireImage; Right Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Here are some of my spring/summer’s neon picks which won’t break the bank. Since it’s more likely a seasonal trend, I would recommend more affordable buys such as H&M, Topshop, Zara, ASOS, Forever 21, etc. I would rather splurge on timeless classics. Well, that’s me :)

SS2012 Neon Fashion Picks

SS2012 Neon Fashion Picks
Yellow Floral Top: Topshop
Neon Orange Lace Dress: Topshop
Crystal and Sequin Earrings: Shourouk
Crystal Bracelet: Shourouk
Neon Pink Wraparound Watch: ASOS
Dayglo Sandals: Topshop