Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A floral encounter

(Jacket: Mango, Romper: 78ight, Bag: Yventually (Upcoming), Shoes: Bangkok, Accessories: Romanson Solitaire True Vintage Watch by Naked Glory, Shades: Forever 21) 
- Photography by Katelyn Chua -

This morning, i chanced upon this bush filled with beautiful yellow flowers and immediately, i knew i had to take some outfit shots with them. Called my photographer, Katelyn, over and we spent the next fifteen minutes spamming playful poses and camera clicks. At that moment, i felt instantly overjoyed. With bright happy flowers and a clear blue sky like this - what more could i ask for?

I think in each and every one of our lives, we all come to a point where we just feel so tired of the present. We can't help but imagine how it'd be like to be able to step into the next phase of our life and embrace the sensation of being "free" from the current phase we're in. In a gist, that's how i've been feeling over the past week. With the examinations just around the corner and the endless rounds of mugging, i just wish that i could fast forward to the holidays and forget about studying already. Don't we all?

Nonetheless, this morning's mini flower moment reminded me that there are so many simple things in life that make me happy and that i should stay positive amidst the stress that i'm currently faced with. My heart may be eager to move on to a new phase in life, but as of now, i'm going to embrace the present - not because it's perfect, but because i deserve to be happy.

Anyway, today's blog post isn't a paid outift feature but i just decided to share with you what i wore today anyway because i love this outfit so much. To start with, i'm absolutely in love with this gorgeous watch that i recently kept from Naked Glory. The unique diamante face of this watch was what caught my attention and i knew it was definitely a keeper. Been wearing it to death lately and received many compliments on it (and it left me grinning with joy! hehe) Also, another mad love aspect of today's outfit is this black bag which i recently bagged home from my last shoot with Yventually. I loved this bag so much that i kept it in black and cream! (: Will definitely feature this bag more when it's launched. For now, stay tuned! ;)

Alright, i think it's time for me to get back to the books. Pardon the slight disappearance during this period- exams are my priority now! Will definitely be back with many adventures to share after my exams ;)

And to all university students who are having exams now- hang in there! Freedom is near!

p.s Thank you to all who voted for me for the Kate Spade Saturday competition. I got first place! (: Yay!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kate Spade Saturday

(Photo taken straight from my instagram @elainejasmine_)

Recently, i was invited by Kate Spade Saturday to take part in their styling competition. Headed down to their newly launched outlet at Westgate last week and had so much fun mixing and matching different outfits together. After much deliberation, i finally decided to submit this outfit because i feel that the pop of red goes very much in line with what Kate Spade is known for- Bold loud colours and prints! I hope you all like it as much as i do! :) 

Do take a few seconds to click on this link and like this picture to vote for me. Your support is very much appreciated! (:

p.s Sorry for the slight disappearance this week. Been busy studying for exams (boo!). Will definitely update proper real soon! Also, i've recently lost my phone. Will be getting a new phone this weekend so please email me at xelainejasmine@gmail.com or facebook message me if you are trying to contact me. Thank you!