Monday, January 26, 2015

Shades Of Grey


I've repeating this grey J.O.A. jacket a lot (here & here). I bet you've noticed that too. I really like this jacket though. It's light, warm and great for travels. This jacket has officially became my favorite this season. I just couldn't have enough of it =)

Do you have a favorite jacket this season or for travels?

Sunglasses - Ray Ban (available here)
Jacket - J.O.A. (sold out but similar here)
Sweater - Witchery (similar here)
Denim top - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Josefina Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (available here)
Booties - Coach (similar here)

Santa Maria Della Salute


In my last post, I mentioned to show you more of this church called Santa Maria Della Salute. It's a beautiful church and a definite must-visit if you're in Venice. It is situated at the entrance of the Grand Canal. This church was built in 1630. Due to a plague that was so severe, the Senate promised to build a church in celebration of the VIrgin if she could save the city. Within weeks, the plague subsided and on 1st April the following year, the first stone of the Salute, which means health and salvation in Italian was laid.



Friday, January 23, 2015

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice


Today, I'm bringing you to this tiny island in Venice called San Giorgio Maggiore. During my visit to Venice in end November, I was blessed with many days of great weather. Couldn't be more thankful for the sun-shiny days. There's a beautiful monastery in this island and we went up to the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore church. If you're visiting Venice, do pay a visit to this island and go up to the bell tower. You'll get the most amazing view of Piazza San Marco and Venice.


Designer's Deal

Marchesa Strapless Silk Chiffon Dress
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Derek Lam Bandeau Overlay Gown

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Down Jacket



Sometimes what looks good might not be practical but what's practical might not look as good. Just like this down jacket by The North Face. I know...it doesn't look as attractive in the picture. Down jackets are meant to keep us warm and not look as fabulous anyway. Although, I tried layering it with this fun Mickey sweater which I bought from Disneyland and hope that my entire look isn't too dull. 

As for today, I would rather go with being warm and fuzzy than to freeze my ass off in Venice. What do you think of a down puffy jacket and do you have one?

Mickey Sweater - Disneyland
Jacket - The North Face (similar here & here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Booties - Coach (similar here)
Bag - Hermes
Watch - Cartier

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spring Sandals

Opening Ceremony - Grunge Fisherman Sandals (Top Left) // Ash - Takoon Glitter Sandals (Top Right)
Helmut Lang - Shale 3 Straps Sandal (Left) // Jeffrey Campbell - Adler Two Band Sandals (Right)
Vince - Sawyer Ankle Flat Sandals (Bottom Left) // Michael Kors - Alanis Runway Slides (Bottom Right)
I know that for many, you're still experiencing winter at the moment. Hibernating at home and doing some Spring online shopping wouldn't hurt either right?

There's a few pair of sandals which stayed in my wish list for a while and I would like to share it with you today. Particularly this pair from Marc by Marc Jacob. I'm contemplating between the Mineral Blue and Tinted Pearl. 

What about you? Have you been eyeing on any spring sandals or shoes?

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Street Stomp Flat Sandals (Mineral Blue & Tinted Pearl)



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Love, Panda


This is my very first item from Alice + Olivia. When I saw this Rhinestone Panda Sweater, I really like it because it's adorable. Besides, it's a versatile top to match with either jeans or pleated skirt. I'm sure I'll think of more items to mix it with in the future. For now, I'll just match it with this J.O.A Jacket which I've worn few times (here & here).

Do you like printed tees or sweater?

Sweater - Alice + Olivia (more choices here)
Jacket - JOA (sold out but similar here)
Jeans - J Brand (similar here)
Booties - Coach (similar here)
Bag - Hermés

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Piazza San Marco, Venice


When I stepped into Piazza San Marco, which also means San Marco Square, I had a song in mind. It is called 黑色毛衣 and in direct translation it means A Black Sweater (click here to view the MTV). Jay Chou is a very popular Taiwanese singer. When I first saw his MTV for this song, I told myself that someday I shall visit this beautiful place. It's surreal when I was actually standing there taking picture of Piazza San Marco and this song kept repeating in my head. 

Do you have a particular song that reminded you of a place? Or any special event?


Monday, January 12, 2015

Venice


Have you been to Venice? I've heard a lot about it but I've never been there till last November when I lived in Paris. I finally had a chance to step on this city sitting above a lagoon.

Venice definitely has character with such sophisticated charm. Most of the buildings look dated and I appreciate how they kept them that way. I use to dislike history in school but now, I'm starting to look at history differently. Nothing beats learning history when you're actually present at the historical site. I read the book, listen to the guide, see it for real and sometimes I get to touch a piece of history. There's so much to absorb in Venice. The views are beyond breath-taking.

There'll be more posts to come on Venice and I'll try to show you as many pictures as I can. Is visiting this city in your bucket list? For those who have been to Venice, do you like it? 

Trench Coat - Burberry (available here)
Jeans - J Brand (similar here)
Booties - Coach (available here)
Sweater - Zara (similar here)
Bag - Hermes
Can't keep my eyes open because the sun was so bright! I'm just glad that the weather was so good when we arrived.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cross-body Bag


On this post, I mentioned I was side-tracked while window shopping. This was what happen when you window shop at Hermés at Rue St. Honoré. Maybe it's just me because I have a weak will power. 

When I first walked in, I actually asked for Constance but they ran out of stocks. The next on my list was a Jypsieré and they have it in a few colors. I narrowed it down to two sizes and two different colors. A 28 inches Swift Leather in Orange and 31 inches Etaupe in Togo leather. Not that I do not like the 28 inches in orange but I would love to use this bag for travels and have the option to throw a lot of things in there. So Etaupe in Togo Leather it is!




Monday, January 5, 2015

Precious Possession: 1/30


OK, so I went ahead and invested in the very first precious possession in 2015. I promise I will use it soon and not hoard it till 2016 comes around (as mentioned in the previous post here). Hence, there will 29 items left for this year. Have you purchase anything yet in 2015?

P.S: You can browse more Valentino items here, here and here. Love their recent collections!

Dress //  Wool Sweater // Classic Tote // Rocketed Pump
Thank you for reading my blog. Wishing you a great start for 2015 =)


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bonjour 2015!


Let's give a warm welcome to 2015! I don't know what this year will bring, but I have hope that it will be a great year. I ushered in the new year in Barcelona and I had great fun! How was your new year eve party? 

So, new year, new resolution right? I'm trying to keep my goals simple and short this year.  Here are my plans:

1) Smile and live a life
I've issues with ageing [period]. I need to work on acknowledging those passed years made me wiser and those laughing lines are well worth living.

2) Growth
This year I will continue to grow my blog. I'm going to focus on building a qualitative blog rather than quantitative.

3) Control
I admit I love shopping. I realise that in 2014 I hoarded a lot of things which I haven't even had a chance to use some of them yet, and now it's already 2015! So, this year, I will limit myself to invest in only 30 precious items. I'm trying to limit my shopping list and only buy what I really want and not buy just to buy. Again, quality vs quantity.

4) Improvement
In order for me to grow, I've to invest time in improving myself. I would like to focus on my photography skill this year so there's a lot to read up on and go out there and take loads of pictures.

video


Picture from La Dolce Vita
What's your plan for 2015?



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Flashbacks

I guess we're done for the year 2014 huh? How have 2014 been for you? Mine? It has been great! First of all, I thank God for all the blessings he has poured onto my life throughout the year. For the people he had brought into my life and all the opportunities presented to me. There's some challenges for sure but, through it, I learned to be a better person and hopefully to manage challenges better in the future.

2014 has been great to Diva In Me as well. I'm proud of my 3 year old blog and it's growing steadily and strong for sure. For now there's only my photographer aka planner aka glam crew aka bf and myself. Through my blog, I've met many people who've became blogsphere friends and have collaborated with some great brands. Someday Diva In Me will grow in size but now, I'm happy with this cozy size.

This year, I had the chance to travel to so many places. I ushered 2014 in Berlin. I also visited Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Colorado, Phuket, Florence, Venice and Barcelona. Come to think about it, that's quite a lot!

Living abroad is one of my dream. Be it temporary,  I've never thought that I could and now that I'm living in it, I count my blessings.  I'm looking forward to see what 2015 will bring but, for now, I'll just live for today and enjoy the last few hours of 2014.

Last but not least, I would like to thank each and every one of you who had been visiting Diva In Me and taking the time to comment on my post. Here's a video and recap of my 2014. I wish you and and your family a Happy New Year =)





Monday, December 29, 2014

Day After Christmas

Beautiful Notre Dame
How was Christmas for you? Did you spend some good time with family and friends? I had a great time here in Paris. Since almost everything were closed, we went out for a walk and watched The Hobbit. Thanks to TripAdvisor, I found out that in Paris, there's plenty of English movies being shown here. Theatres such as UGC and Gaumont Cinemas played all the popular English movies with French subtitles. All we need to look out for was VO (Version Original) and all will be good.



It's starting to get really cold in Paris. I recently found these adorable gloves and ear muff from UGG and they're my current favorite. Oh, do share with me what did you for Christmas? 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Is...


Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ and on this very special day, I'm celebrating it with my family and friend. Although, there would be just the 3 of us at the dinner table, I'm thankful and happy to celebrate this special occasion with people that I care for. 

We dropped by Diptyque and purchased some Christmas scented candles (here and here). This is not just any other Diptyque store but it's the very first store. This is where it all began. When I walked in the store, I felt like I wanted to take everything home.

Faux Fur Coat - Storets (available here)
Cashmere Scarf - Burberry (similar here)
Top - Zara (similar here)
Bag - Hermes
The first Diptyque store at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Party Outfit


Christmas is just few days away. This year, it'll be the first time I'm going to have a Christmas dinner in a foreign land. My bf will be cooking a meal for us. He's the masterchef in this household. He's a great cook and I would usually eat double the portion in this festive season. Hence, I would need to an outfit that's expandable or loose-fitting. Let me tell you, those bulges don't need to show.

Diane from DeeVine Anonyme asked a few us of bloggers what would we be wearing this coming Christmas? Usually back in Kuala Lumpur, I would wear this dress without the stockings and leather jacket but now, I would definitely need to keep these on. Check out some of these bloggers! They're all ready for the up and coming event, that's for sure.

Have you planned your Christmas party outfit yet?

Dress - Karen Millen Skater Dress (available here)
Leather Jacket - Club Monaco (similar here)
Heels - Zara (similar here)
Stockings - Uniqlo (similar here)
Bracelet - Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection
Esther // Raliat // Diane // Natalie // Ray // Louisa // Sarah

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Aquarium De Paris


In Paris, we take the Metro (Subway) a lot. Along the tunnel walls, there were a lot of advertisements and that's when I saw the Aquarium's billboard. It made me curious, so we went on one of those gloomy days. 

The Aquarium is located at Trocadéro. The entrance fee was 20.50 Euro per person. I was actually quite disappointed with the size of this aquarium. For the price that they charged, I would expect to see a lot more. To make the money worth it, we spent about 2 hours in there just sitting and staring at the fishes. It gave me that calming and soothing effect. 

Do you like visiting the aquarium? Does watching the fishes made you feel this way too?

Tee - Sportsgirl (an Australian brand but similar here)
Scarf - Sportsgirl (similar here)
Sweater - Uniqlo (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar and on sale here)
Shearling Booties - Coach (similar here)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hunter Boots


It's winter in Paris so rain isn't something new. Well, the Hunter boots are new though. It was my birthday present from my sister last year. She knew how much I talked about and loved it but never  purchased it. The reason being? It's freaking hot and humid in Kuala Lumpur, so even though it rains a lot, I will sweat so much that it will be like flooding on the inside.

Since I'm here in Paris now, I have every reason to wear it out, especially on rainy days. I bragged about it to my bf so much that it made him think twice about owning a pair. So, we set on an adventure to go La Fayette for Hunter boots hunting. Let me tell you, it is definitely not easy to find Hunter boots for men here in Paris. Our mission failed big time! The sales lady in La Fayette sent us to another branch in Bazaar Hotel De Ville (BHV) saying they have a bigger size. We still ended up empty handed because they ran out of bigger sizes and asked us to order online instead.

Boots - Hunter (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (on sale here)
Beanie - Burberry (similar here)
Scarf - Burberry (similar here)
Trench Coat - Burberry (similar here)
If I would have known about this, I would have ordered it from Shopbop and ship it instead. Oh well, now we know. So for those of you who're still thinking of a present for your husband/bf/brother/best friend, look into Hunter boots. They're a little heavy but very comfortable and keep your feet extremely dry on rainy days. 

Hunter High Top Sneakers (left) // Hunter Lace Up Boots (right)
Last minute shopping? Here's your chance to save on top of a sale! Click on the link HERE to Shopbop and HERE to East Dane (for men).
Thank you for reading my blog. Have a great Monday =)

*Diva In Me occasionally receives Shopbop sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.




Monday, December 15, 2014

Happiness


I've been inspired by a fellow blogger friend that dedicate a whole post about happiness. Thanks Jeann from Luminnej, for this idea of touching someone else's life and sharing your happy post. It would be lovely to share my happiness with you and hopefully make someone happy today too. These are the 5 things that would make me really happy.

1. Family & Friends who dedicated their valuable time to spent it with me
Picture from Pinterest

2. Coffee
Picture by Diva In Me

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Grey Day


After Pont Des Arts visit, we went over to Musée Du Louvre are for a walk and took a few pictures. I like this faux shearling jacket from J.O.A which I ordered from Shopbop. Call me slow but I just discovered J.O.A (Just One Answer) and I totally love their selections of jackets and coats. This jacket is more for fall weather but I'm sure it can be worn during winter too. I'll just need to add more layers.

What is your favorite jacket this season?


Top - Zara (similar here)
Jacket - J.O.A. Herringbone Mustang Jacket (available here)
Jean - 7 For All Mankind (similar skinny jeans here)
Boots - Sergio Rossi (similar booties here)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pont Des Arts

Pont Des Arts
There are two very famous bridges filled with locks. One is Pont Des Arts and the other is Pont des L'Archevêché. I've heard so much about this two bridges but this is the very first visit for me. Apparently, one must be very careful which bridge to put the lock because Pont Des Arts is for committed love, while Pont des L'Archevêché is for your lover (information taken from Bonjour Paris). 

We chose Pont Des Arts at first because there's still room to place our holy-shit-it's-an-expensive lock. It was fun throwing the key into the river. We will definitely look back to this day as a very good memory. 



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