Thursday, February 4, 2016

Safari


Since Malaysia is hot, I'm not able to wear my trench coat nor jackets. I decided to use this olive color shirt dress as an outerwear. Somehow the color olive always makes me relate it to Safari. 

This silk-like, polyester shirtdress is totally comfortable and I wore it the whole day without breaking a sweat. One of these days I will wear it as is with a belt. I must say a shirt dress is definitely versatile. I've even shared 3 tips to match with a shirtdress in this post. What would you wear with a shirtdress?

Shirtdress - L'Academie (now on sale here)
Top - Witchery (similar here)
Jeans - J Brand (similar here)
Shoes - Dior (similar silver pumps here)
Bag - Fendi Peekaboo (in a different color here & here)

Monday, February 1, 2016

6 Best Investments For Your Closet

// Midi Skirt - Tibi (post here) // 
Last year, I had a resolution that is to only purchase 30 precious possession. I managed to kept that resolutions and am so proud of myself (pat my own shoulders 1000 times). 

Along the way, I realized that there are 6 items that was on a repeat a lot. Sometimes it's the quality that counts rather than quantity. Having said that, a good quality item doesn't have to be expensive. I found some affordable items that lasted a long time. You just need to handle it with care. These are some of the 6 items which I would highly recommend to invest in:

1. LEATHER BRACELET
Let's start with this Hermes Collier De Chien leather bracelet. It's one of the very first leather bracelet from Hermes and worn the most I believe. It can be worn it so many different occasions, be it casual or semi-formal. Definitely add a touch of cool-ness into your outfit.

Leather Bracelet - Hermes CDC (worn here)
Other cool leather pieces:



Thursday, January 28, 2016

7 Easy Skincare Routine To Prep For Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year for the Chinese is like Christmas to the western world. Instead of giving presents, parents and married couples give their blessings through red packets (usually with money in it). Prepping early for this huge event is highly recommended. There are some important things to do such as spring cleaning, decorating the homes with bright colors, shop for new outfits (this is one of my favorite reason) and of course, get a haircut and facial done.

At times, we are so busy with our lives that we tend to neglect our skin and skip facials altogether. I would usually wait till the very last minute and make a call to the salon, only to find out that they're fully booked. If you're going through the same issue, do not panic! These are the steps and products I would use to keep my skin hydrated and firm a few weeks before Chinese New Year.

DAY/NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE
  1. Double cleanse. It's important to remove all the makeup, especially at night, and make sure the surface of our skin is cleanse thoroughly. (AM and PM)
  2. Use a scrub every alternate day for a week. (night only)
  3. Prep the skin with a milky toner like L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Toner. The texture is silky soft and it absorbs into the skin really quickly, yet providing a layer of moisture on the surface of the skin. (AM and PM)
  4. Dab some eye cream on the under eye areas to help minimize the fine lines and puffiness. I find L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Eye Cream helps. (AM and PM)
  5. Apply an intensive serum/essence such as L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Essense that helps to restore youthfulness to the skin. Apply it at areas where your skin losses its elasticity most, such as the cheeks, neck and jawline. (AM and PM)
  6. Use a daily moisturizer with SPF can help reduce signs of aging and keep your skin hydrated. Look into L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Day Cream with SPF 23. I find this a little on the heavy side, so use sparingly, but make sure you apply it all over your face and neck. (Day only)
  7. At night, our skin requires a more intensive and hydrated moisturizer, especially if you're sleeping in an air-conditioned room. Use a lightweight cream such as L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Night Cream that hydrates, firm and lift your skin. (night only)
Another very important tip I must share with you. Apply a mask for at least 15 minutes every alternate day for a week or you can apply a sleep mask and sleep with it instead. Do this on days when you chose to do a scrub. I find that it worked great for me, especially when I had a long week and my skin gets dehydrated and tired.

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift range
I hope that with this skincare routine, you will have a glowing and picture-perfect skin this coming Chinese New Year.

*Photo shoot in collaboration with L'Oreal Paris. This article is also featured in L'Oreal Paris (M) website.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dioressence by Dior - Savoir Faire


"Heels go with everything" - Little Dictionary of Fashion by Dior

Have you seen and tried on a pair of Dioressence shoes by Dior? It takes more than a 100 steps to complete this stylish shoes. The end result is sophistication, poise, stylish and polished and that's what Savoir Faire means in French. Here's a video of how Dioressence came about. Enjoy! =) 



For more information about Dioressence:
Website: www.dior.com
Dior in Malaysia: Starhill Gallery, G28 Indulge Floor
Telephone: +603 2143 1886

Photos and video courtesy of Dior




Monday, January 25, 2016

Hat Attack!

// Janessa Leone - Malachite Leather Band Hat //
Lately I've been eyeing on styles with hats. I've this sudden urge to get many hats and adding it into my OOTD. It's definitely a hat attack! I've been pinning all these inspirational pictures of bloggers and stylists on my Pinterest.

What's your craving for accessories lately?

Photo courtesy of Eat, Sleep, Wear // Similar Hat - Rag & Bone

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lately On Instagram

// Top - Vince //
These pictures are taken from my Instagram. If you've been following me there, then you would know what I'm up to recently. If you haven't been following me on my Instagram, it's not too late to follow now @stilettoesdiva. Here's some OOTD pictures which I would share it with you here.

Top - Prada (similar printed top here)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dioressence Stiletto By Dior


"A touch of color can be enough to change your appearance" - Little Dictionary of Fashion by Dior

Dior recently introduced their new, classic stiletto called Dioressence. The flattering décoletté and the pointed extremity elongate the leg and underscore the arch of the foot.


A distance outside of Venice, Italy, Dioressence were made with a variety of materials. From satin-finished lamb, patent or iridescent calf leather and they come in a wide array of colors. The two essential shades closely related to the House of Dior are black and pale pink. To Christian Dior, Black is the most elegant of colors, and pale pink considered "the color of happiness and feminity". For those who likes variety and more daring, Dioressence also comes in ochre, military green, cognac, Trafalgar red, bronze, white, anthracite grey and shades of blue from ink and azure to navy and midnight.


One can wear it for an event from day to night or event for a more serious occasion such as job interview.  The colorful Dioressence signs a silhouette and elevates it, making it even more sublime.


Here's a video to share with you and tell me, which color do you like most?



For more information about Dioressence:
Website: www.dior.com
Dior in Malaysia: Starhill Gallery, G28 Indulge Floor
Telephone: +603 2143 1886

Photos and video courtesy of Dior


Monday, January 18, 2016

Forward To Hong Kong

GET THE CODE HERE
FORWARD by Elyse Walker is celebrating the launch of DHL express shipping to Hong Kong by giving you and your friends 15% off your entire order! To receive the coupon, share the sale by entering your friend's email. Promotion date starts January 18th - 31st, 2016 (7pm HK Time).

Since it is also Hong Kong Fashion Week now, here are some of my picks of "what to wear" if I were to attend this event. Enjoy shopping with FORWARD!

R13 Denim Jacket // IRO Belt // Balenciaga Bracelet // Rag & Bone Bag //
Ray-Ban Sunglasses // Isabel Marant Etoile Sneakers
Self - Portrait Top & Skirt // Helmut Lang Vest Coat // Prada Sunglasses // Balenciaga Clutch //
Elysewalker LA Heels // Valentino Rockstud Bracelet
COUPON DISCLAIMER: All coupons expire on 2/14 11:59 pm Hong Kong time. Coupon is valid for orders to Hong Kong only. Limited to one time purchase. Not valid for the following brands: Isabel Marant, Isabel Marant Etoile, Givenchy, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Chloe, Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Vintage Rolex. Other restrictions may apply.





Friday, January 15, 2016

Re-Boot


Speaking of re-boot, I haven't worn this pair of boots from Tod's for a while. Thought today will be a great day to rekindle with my old boots. I would love to wear my knee-high boots but I think it's just way to hot here to wear it. Booties would do just fine for now.

Do you have a favorite pair of booties?


Top - Paige Denim
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (old but similar here)
Booties - Tod's (similar here)
Bag - Tod's (similar satchel bags here)
Sunglasses - Dior (similar here)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Decorté


If you want a super hydrated skin, trust me, you've just found the right post to read. Let me introduce Decorté's two very important products to you, Moisture Liposum and Liposum Treatment Liquid.

Here's a brief introduction about Decorté. They're founded by the Kobayashi family under the Kosé group and was launched in 1970. Decorté is the highest quality range of products from the Kosé group. You can trust the Japanese to create products that are not just good for our skin, but safe as well. Let me tell you more about these two products I've been eager to share so much!

MOISTURE LIPOSOME HYDRATING BOOSTING SERUM

Picture by Decorté
This serum is alcohol-free and watery. The technology used in this product encourages deep and long lasting moisture into our skin gradually. It magically knows what to do and where to target under our skin. It smells fresh with a light scent. Miraculously after using this serum, my skin feels soft, hydrated and plumped up. My make-up also lasted much longer. No matter what skin type you have, this is a must have in your daily skincare routine. Your skin will thank you for it.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Burberry Menswear Autumn Winter 2016 - Livestream

We are again honored to be doing a livestream with Burberry, here at Diva In Me. This will be the second time for Burberry's Menswear. We're all very excited here and can't wait to see who will be attending the Burberry Menswear Autumn Winter 2016 show. Sit back and enjoy! =)



Burberry Celebrates Lunar New Year 2016


If you're a Chinese, I'm sure you'll be preparing for this huge event which is coming up soon. This year, the Lunar New Year falls on February 10th, 2016. We have exactly a month to go. I'm usually quite a slacker when it comes to this festive season but this year, somehow I have the desire to start preparing early. Maybe this is yet another crazy busy month so when I get the chance to do spring cleaning and shopping, I would prefer to do it now than to procrastinate. The malls will be so crowded by end month.

Burberry is one of the brand that's in my shopping list. Now that there's so many new Spring Summer items arriving at their store, it's just the right time to share these gorgeous pictures with you too. Hopefully you're able to pick-up a few items just in time for the Lunar New Year =)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Tartan


Tartan always reminded me of Christmas season. I guess Christmas and New Year came and gone huh? Well, it's back to the grind now but that doesn't stop me from reflecting back on those festive days. I bought this skirt from Kate Spade before Christmas and haven't had the chance to share the pictures with you. It runs a little on the larger side, which was great to cover those bulges from the scrumptious dinner =D

How has your days been after the holiday season?

Top - Kate Spade (similar here)
Skirt - Kate Spade (now on sale here)
Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Bag - Miu Miu (in a different color here)
Sunglasses - Karen Walker
 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy Year 2016!


This year didn't start on a good note with me but let's look at it positively and not end it that way. Sitting here to write this post, I had a little recap of 2015 going on in my head. Funny how I can only recall good memories.

Traditionally, I make new resolutions every beginning of the year. Last year, I can proudly say that I manage to keep almost all my resolutions (post here). This year, I'm going to continue with almost the same resolution and keep up with the motto: Quality over Quantity.

1) Learn To Accept And Live A Life
Over the past few years, which I've also mentioned in my post last year, I've issues with ageing. I'm slowly learning to accept the fact that this life is temporary. Everything temporary will age and eventually go. I've slowly learn to accept that as a fact and hopefully live a full life. Slowly but surely!

2) Growth And Stay Focus
The question is, can I have it all? Not everything but as long as I stay focus and know what's best for myself and my blog, I believe there's always possibilities. There will definitely be growth on Diva In Me this year. Stay tune to see it! =)

3) Stay Healthy
I'm not going to deny that at times I still indulge myself with delicious and full-flavored food. One thing that Malaysia is known for, is the delicious food!! Delicious stuff are always on the less healthy side =D Well, I believe everything should be consumed in moderation. I have a dog now so I'll make sure I walk him a lot more and keep myself active.

4) Be In Control
I made a point to only invest in 30 precious possession last year. I believe I had achieved that (pat myself on the shoulder). I have utilized everything I purchased last year and some on a repeat a lot. This year, I hope to cut down my investments into 25 items. In the end of the day, I just want to make sure I spend wisely and not impulsively.

With that, I wish everyone the very best in 2016 and let's make it a great year!

From Pinterest

Suggestions For A Great Start To 2016:








Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Warm Winter Holiday


I realised on Instagram, that many bloggers headed over to South East Asia for their Christmas holiday. I guess when you have bitter cold winter where you're from, you would love a warm winter holiday. Since I'm from South East Asia, I could only wish it's colder here so that I can layer. Oh well, grass is always greener on the other side, don't you think?

I should be grateful and thankful that I'm still able to wear my sleeveless top (like this one in the pictures) and flare bottom jeans without having to worry about being cold. These are from Tularosa and it's my first time trying this brand from Revolve Clothing. I must say they're very comfortable and definitely a must-pack for a summer vacation. I love the cut on the jeans as well but they're slightly on the longer side. I'm a size 24 and it fits true to my size on the waist area. What I love most is the braided waistband detail! Looks great with a cropped top too don't you think?

Have you heard of Tularosa and bought anything from Revolve Clothing?

Top - Tularosa (sold out but similar here)
Jeans - Tularosa (similar here)
Shoes - Miu Miu
Bag - Prada
 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday Blues


I mentioned in my previous post here that I will be away during the Christmas weekend and I was! We had a wedding to attend and we just stayed on at the beach hotel for a relaxing weekend. After my sister's wedding, we just wanted to relax and do nothing. I haven't had such a relaxing weekend for a while. Not that I'm complaining about my sister's wedding but all of us were exhausted from attending family members and guests to prepping for the event itself. 

Now that we get to chill over the weekend, so quickly I've to snap out of that mood and get back to work before the year comes to an end. Monday blues begin!! *sniff sniff* Here's to the many shades of blues I'm wearing today.

How's your weekend and are you having the blues as well?

Top - Karen Millen (similar here)
Jeans - Guess (similar here)
Sandals - Miu Miu (similar here)
Bag - Valentino
Necklace - Dior
 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Cheers!

// Can you guess which stocking is mine? //
Us from Diva In Me would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. For those who're travelling, have a safe journey and happy holiday!! Last year in Paris, we had a real Christmas tree (check out my post here). For the first time in my life, I decorated a real Christmas tree. 

As for this year, we did not put up a tree in our home. That's because of a new family member (little Coffee the Beagle) and we're afraid he will "enjoy" the Christmas tree too much. So, we only have stockings on the wall. I believe Christmas is all about spending time with people that you care for and they're all with me this time of the year. 

May this Christmas fill you with much joy and love =) 



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Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Olive Tree


The Olive Tree was founded through a very personal experience and frustration. The founder's kids were suffering from eczema and despite all effort in looking for a cure, the problem still persisted. One day, her sister from Melbourne gifted her some plant based soap bars to try and their problem slowly faded away. Eczema was gone and in fact, their skin are not dry and itchy anymore.

Then, there came another issue, that these plant based skincare, body care and hair care aren't accessible in South East Asia. Thus, The Olive Tree was born! The Olive Tree products are vegan, biodegradable and made of the highest quality natural ingredients sourced from plants. All products are specially made in Australia and strictly against animal testing. The products do not contain the following:
  • Palm oil
  • Parabens
  • Petroleum
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates (SLS, SLES, etc.)
  • Synthetic colors and fragrances
  • Harmful chemicals and fragrances
  • Harmful chemical and preservatives
These are some of the products I've personally used and here are my thoughts about it:



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Weekend Getaway


Finally, the huge event for the year is over. My little sister got married just this past weekend. It was such a glorious celebration and much happiness poured into my family. It definitely was a very special event for us. Despite the crazy schedule, I'm actually looking forward for a quiet Christmas weekend and maybe a short getaway after. 

Since I'm not travelling to any place cold this year, I'll be packing very light for a warm weather  getaway. Here are some of the items which I'm thinking to pack. What about you? Are you going anywhere for Christmas?

Tops // Clutch // Watch // Jeans // Scarf // Sneakers
Oh, and if you have some last minute Christmas shopping for yourself, here's some of my picks. We all deserve to have the best for ourselves don't you think?

Sleepwear // Small Leather Goods // Del Toro Slippers // Knitwear 


Friday, December 18, 2015

Forward To Asia

// SHOP NOW //
FWRD.com (Forward) is having an Asia Sale right now!! If you haven't know FWRD yet, you should because they have some great goodies there. Just like their competitors, Net-A-Porter and Matchesfashion.com, FWRD do send these goodies to Asia as well. Believe me that FWRD do have some beautiful items which I can't find them elsewhere. Isn't it great that FWRD is able to reach out to us who're staying in Asia? Now, we're able to shop these gorgeous American, European and Australian brands as well. 

I've picked some beautiful items which is currently going on sale. Remember, the more you buy, the more you save and use the code LOOKFWRD when checkout. Happy shopping!


THE DRESSES

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Revolve Spend And Save SALE

// Spend & Save SALE //
Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If there's some last minute stuff on your shopping list to check it out, here's your chance to shop and save! There's a sale going on at REVOLVE and the more you spend, the more you can save with these codes. Here are some of my favourites from REVOLVE Clothing. Hope it'll help you with some last minute shopping.

The 4 Benefits of Shopping with Revolve:

  1. FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
    DHL Express shipping offered for all orders above $100 USD.
  2. 30 DAYS RETURN & 60 DAYS EXCHANGE POLICY
    Need a different size or not satisfied with the item? We will accept returns and exchanges up to 60 days!
  3. PRICE MATCH
    We will match any online competitor's non-clearance price within 30 days of your purchase, and we will also match most major competitor's coupons at the time of purchase. Both subject to restrictions. 
    Be the first to know about new arrivals, look books, sales & promos by signing up now! First time subscribers will be receiving 10% OFF coupon in their inbox and automatically entered to win a $250 gift card during our monthly drawing! 
  4. 10% OFF FOR NEW CUSTOMER                                                                                                                                           Be the first to know about new arrivals, look books, sales & promos by signing up now! First time subscribers will be receiving 10% OFF coupon in their inbox and automatically entered to win a $250 gift card during our monthly drawing! 

Winter Necessities

Friday, December 11, 2015

5 Ways To A Better Ombré Hair


Ombré is definitely here to stay. There are so many people in town talking about and making it happen. Here are a few bloggers that have adopted ombré: Aimee Song (Song of Style), Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Jules (Sincerely, Jules) and so many more. Even myself had jumped into the bandwagon. Honestly, it can be a challenge to maintain an ombré hairstyle. Since I've done that, I'll share 5 ways to a better and healthier ombré hair.


  1. Since I'm a brunette, bleaching the end of my hair was necessary, so that the brighter or darker colors are distinctive. Once my hair was bleached, it gets dry and brassy. Try to wash your hair less to minimize the dryness. If the roots of your hair gets oily the next day, like mine, try to use dry shampoo instead. I highly recommend Klorane.
  2. I've fine hair, so volume is definitely something I need. With ombré hair, too much blow drying can make my hair dry. I try to avoid using the hair dryer whenever I can. Instead, I use the cool-blast button on the hair dryer and curl the ends with a John Freida Salon Shape Hot Air Brush.
  3. Always apply serum or leave-in conditioner to your hair after blow-drying it. This will help with minimizing the damage. I am currently using One N Only Argan Oil
  4. Once a week, I use the hair mask recommended by my hair stylist. After shampoo, I leave the mask in for about 10 minutes before washing it off. I'm currently using xxx which I bought from my favorite hair salon, but I also highly recommend Alterna Carviar Moisture Mask.
  5. Once every 2 weeks, I visit Scissors Empire Hair Salon to get an intensive hair treatment. I always leave with a smile and healthier hair.


Having ombré hairstyle is definitely higher maintenance than a normal colored hair. I have no regrets because it looks great when I look at my OOTD pictures. 

Do you have any ombré haircare tips to share besides the five above?


For more information on Scissors Empire:
Telephone: +603 - 6203 7633
Address: 12 Block G, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, Off Jalan Duta.



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