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Trend: Pantone Colour of the Year 2015

It has been released that next year's Pantone Colour of the Year will be Marsala -- a brownish red similar to that of Maroon which they describe as a "naturally robust and earthy wine red".


This is not a groundbreaking colour but it is an elegant choice. It's a colour that can go well with the interior of a house, in both male and female fashions and also in cosmetics with an autumn theme. Perhaps there'll be more of the dark lip in the summer months or colours of eyeshadow for spring in the colour of bruised fruit.

I can definitely see myself wearing this colour because it leans quite neutral and red is one of the prominent colours in my wardrobe. This was not the case for the current year's colour, Radiant Orchid. This year's colour prompted me to try more purple hues in my makeup but I was not too fond of the colour in clothing. Marsala is also easier to match with a variety of colours, whereas I found orchid to be more limited.

I hope to see more of M…

Review: Baublebar

Just in time for the ball, I received my package from Baublebar. I purchased it but opted for a forwarding service so I could trial it instead of using their international shipping. I'll admit there wasn't any savings to using the forwarding service but this is ideal for shopping from websites that don't offer international shipping.

Baublebar generally offers a wide range of styles, perhaps most famous for how fashion savvy they are and consistently collaborate with celebrities, Youtubers, bloggers, designers and other individuals of note. When I saw the Phased Out Bangle Set from the Emma Roberts collaboration, I couldn't get my mind off of it and thought it would be a good birthday gift to myself. I don't normally spend that much money on costume jewellery either, so it was a little pricy for me.

I liked how the bangles could be snapped into place and the shape of them are great for people who have small wrists (which I don't have much of a problem with). I …

Event: End of Year Ball

I attended the End of Year Ball held by the medical science society I am a member of. It was somewhat of a large gathering of students in various years of their program, majority of them in their 3rd year. We shared a meal and dessert before dancing to some music and drinking. So naturally at the end of the night, I looked like a miserable mess but I had a lot of fun.

Most people don't even notice the perfume but for me, the scent is the most important aspect of the outfit. I chose Guerlain Shalimar because it was just one of those scents perfect for a formal occasion. It smells a little bit old fashioned for a modern gathering like this but I loved it.

As for my clothes:


Clothes and accessories: Necklace: ASOS Bracelets: Baublebar Phased Out bangles and braided bracelet was a birthday gift Top: Kmart Skirt: Op Shop (Mr K) Shoes: Miss Shop Clutch - Marco Gianni
Since the clutch had limited space, I had to carefully choose what to bring. Of course, I needed my ID, my ticket, my pho…

Event: Birthday

For my birthday, I celebrated it like any other birthday -- with a dinner in the company of a few friends. Followed by a lunch the following day for those who were unable to attend the dinner.

My outfit for the day was:
The festive season is finally here and I usually enjoy seeing the decorations of the Swarovski tree.


I thought I'd share the gifts I had received here. I'm ever so grateful for the things I was given. All of them had a lot of thought put into it, be it from the choice of wrapping paper, the time it took to make it, the words written on a card or even the gift itself took time to find.

I also received a belated present after a week. My best friend got me a new corset. My first corset.


Aside from the gifts and the joy I shared with my friends, I learned more about them. Every time we gather, we catch up on good times. We learn of each other's concerns. We learn of our ambitions. Sometimes I feel like my birthday is simply yet another reminder that I have yet …