Fashion

Singapore based brands for OL

I love doing online shopping, or just seeing the lookbook 🙂

When it comes to work, we tend to choose some safe pieces, however, we also want to pick some elements not that boring.

And I found that, last year, I bought pieces from Singapore based

https://saturdayclub.hk/ <— dress/ jumpsuit

https://www.charleskeith.com/hk <– Shoes (I don’t like their handbags)

Couple years ago, I was quite into Korean trends. But the fit is too loose, and literally I have to update the wardrobe every season, because those are fad items. It’s so wired when you put it on on next season.

On weekends, I am free to wear whatever I want.

 

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Capsule Wardrobe

Let me talk about the benefits of building a capsule wardrobe

  • save your time to mix and match (literally, all the pieces they can easily go well with each other, and with a varied combination)
  • save money, haha, you still can buy 1-2 pieces on trend items, however, the base (85%) is basic items
  • be kind to our environment

Tips of building a capsule wardrobe

  • select the key color, say black, navy, gray, depends your preference, pick the color you can wear comfortably
  • add neutral color like white, earth tone (beige, camel, brown), a little bit of blue/ or add some pastel colors (gray pink, gray purple) if you like feminine style
  • the category will include: outerwear (coat, jacket, sleeveless jacket), top (blouse, sleeveless top, tee), bottom (skirt, pants, jeans), shoes (flats, heels, sneakers), accessories (optional)
  • outerwear, max. 2 pieces for each sub cat.
  • top, bottom, max. 3 pieces for each sub cat., but like jeans, I only have one pair because of my job nature (I seldom wear jeans to work)
  • shoes, basically, I keep one pair of each sub cat.
  • bags, I only use backpack, LOL, choose a style can look nice with ALL looks (go to asos.com)
  • if you live somewhere with seasons, you can split into spring/summer and fall/winter, buy more 3/4 sleeves for spring and fall
  • quality comes first, so that you can wear for 3 – 5 years (the reason we build a capsule wardrobe not mean to change it every single season)
  • review the wardrobe monthly or bi-monthly, update it if needed

 

stay healthy

Home workout

I won’t say I love Plank. But it’s really convenient, basically you can do it at home with little space. You only need to download Interval Timer apps.

You can go YouTube to search the correct pose, and find some challenges at Pinterest. The reason to train the abs is to protect our lower back and get strength. If you are going to lose weight, start with burning belly fat.

Other choices like wall sit, boat pose, bird dog crunches also good for abs training.

No time, don’t want to commit gym membership <— excuses, do the things that make you happy and healthy.

 

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Build up healthy habits at workplace

To keep the energy, we can

What to drink?
Water! Apart from coffee, try green tea, black tea, floral tea.

Healthy Snack? (whole food is a good idea)
Sweet – dark chocolate, jujube, goji berries, fruits like apple/ blueberries
Savory – nori
Natural – nuts (no added sugar/ salted)

Do not cross your legs when sitting on chair.
Try to walk around (go to washroom or pantry) say every single hour.
If you feel your body is tired, do a simple seated twisting* on chair.

Those suggestion is good for eyes, brain function, digestive system and anti-stress.

*move your hips close to the edge of the chair; keep your legs hip width apart, toes pointing forward,
use your right hand grab the top of the chair, place your left hand on the right thigh,
inhale – sit tall,
exhale – twist to your right side
stay 3 – 5 breaths, change side
Tips: only twist the upper body when exhale, keep the legs

隨筆

風水

我相信風水. 這是一種文化, 統計學, 但若太過迷信 (以影響到日常生活作界線), 我就覺得不必了.

同時, 我是一個相信因果, 吸引力法則的人. 風水, 會因人的選擇而所改變, 所有宗教也是導人向善. 「人為善, 福雖未至, 禍已遠離; 人為惡, 禍雖未至, 福已遠離. 」所以做好自身, 其他事聽聽作參考, 做好準備就好了.

有多餘的時間, 精力, 做運動也好, 義工也行. 想太多, 會生病噢 (思傷脾, 這是中醫所說的, 一種病對應一種情緒).

feng shui

yoga

Yoga Props

I am a student who like using props.

Please use the blocks, if you close your chest when doing triangle pose, half moon pose,
or
uneven hips when doing half split, pigeon,
or
tight hips when sitting tall, bound angle pose

Make good use of the belt if the body is not ready at this point.

I love using wall as well, try to do side bending, downward facing dog, high lunge with wall. And remember that feeling, you will know the difference.

Practice with awareness 🙂

skin care

温水洗臉

我們常聽到用温水或冷水洗臉, 肯定旳不是用熱水 (這會使皮膚快速老化).

我卸妝後, 是以温水洗臉. 如不用潔面機, 就把潔臉產品擠在掌心, 加水打圈至泡狀, 才把泡沫塗在臉上, 手勢是向外打圈, t zone 及鼻翼位置稍微加強 (但也是輕力的), 然後盡快過水, 這是為了避免產品停留在臉長太長, 導致過分清潔. 淋浴完畢便以冷水拍面 (有些時候很懶就省略此步驟), 但一定要即時以 tonic (用噴霧最方便) 保濕.

温水, 才能把多餘的油脂, 污垢帶走; 洗乾淨後, 才用冷水收毛孔, 把髒的東西藏在毛孔裡面, 很容易引起暗瘡.

護膚是蠻好玩的, 適度就好. 用對方法比用最貴的產品來得有效.

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Proportion

proportion

When it comes to styling, it’s a game about showing the part you are most satisfied. How about the part not that good? Hidden it and make it better and better through workout/ skin care.

Do not think the loose fit can help to hide something.
So what to do? Choose a size up for regular fit, especially bottoms, say you are in size 6, pick size 8. Remember try it on! (If you do online shopping, try and return if needed, do not keep anything not suits you.) Apart from Black, consider Navy for all season, and Burgundy for Fall/ Winter. Pair with light color tops.

One piece, wide legs pants are only for tall?
Well, I’d say it depends on the design, focus on the waistline. High waistline can make you look taller (you know what I means, haha), or wear a belt, and goes with pointed flats/ heels.

One focal point in the total look
We can pick one item as the star of the total look, clothing, accessory, even your make up. If you mean to more is more occasionally, just wear it with confidence.

p.s. I am sad to know that Karl Lagerfeld has passed away.