OOTD: Why Don’t You Do Right

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Finally, a sexy dress at a decent length! Very rarely do I ever wear figure-hugging dresses on a regular basis, mostly because some designers’ idea of sexiness is to reveal every thing about the woman in the dress. As such, tightness tends to go hand in hand with a high hemline. To that I say, puh-lease. There’s nothing as unsexy as not having a secret (or ten).

I’m also a bit miffed as to why designers like to call this specific colour “nude”. It wouldn’t be nude to a black woman or an Asian woman, so can we just stick to calling it beige? Again, I suppose it’s meant to sexualise the dress even more, though I doubt it needs that boost. 

I chose this dress because lest all my work attire become varying prints of the same draped shape, I’d want one that would’ve been immediately different, if not a little bit more risque. Taking this dress from day to night is a simple act of removing a jacket, and I’m such a sucker for versatility.

Perhaps I should take this as a cue to venture out of my comfort zone into more tailored dresses? It wouldn’t be quite as forgiving during lunch time, though. :P

Vogue on stairs,
-Bea

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Faye Bardot Bodycon Midi DressMissguided
Red Velvet Pumps — Nine West

Photos taken by Boo

OOTD: Spring Around

Falling out of Winter and stepping into the first days of Spring… What would you wear to flaunt the bright colors of Spring and yet still keep the edgy cold hues of winter?

Following the classic combination of black and white but with a twist, I paired a simple knitted off-white crop sweater along with a detailed Red Valentino skirt to bring out the two moods of Winter and Spring. White sweaters have always been a must-have for Winter.

Making it into a crop top just shouts ‘Spring’ even more! The vibrant hues versus the fierce designs on the skirt totally carries both moods of Winter and Spring - from blue butterflies and pink flowers to grey eagles and white skulls. I also paired the outfit with Deandri’s Hansel wedges to add to the playfulness while keeping it cool. With that, I’m totally ready to be kick-ass for warmer weather.

Kicking some ass,
-Boo!

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Cropped Sweater — Bugis Street
Vintage Skirt — Valentino
Hansel Wedges — Deandri

Photos taken by Bea

OOTD: Misspent Youth

One of my coworkers with whom I went for lunch with last week asked me, “Is your favourite colour pink?” I’m guessing it was cos my get ups contain a lot of pink, and my handbag is a shocking mass of pink. 

But nothing could be further from the truth. My favourite colour is orange, but I could never wear it without looking like a convict. Besides, when people tell me that their favourite colour is pink, it brings up too many dumb memories of secondary school when I’d get mercilessly picked on by girls who loved to deck themselves entirely in pink — the fact that there were more than one of these girls tells its own story.

So when I do wear pink, it’s usually complemented as a print or pattern. I haven’t worn checks since my grunge phase (photos are still floating around on facebook), and I wanted to return to it in a way that doesn’t look like I can’t let go of Kurt Cobain, and one which I could wear any day of the week to work.

After getting this dress, I have to say that my love for British fashion has been rekindled! They know how to tailor cuts for women who aren’t shaped like Jessica Rabbit, and yet again this outfit can be a playful or professional as I want it to be. 

My only tiny regret is that it’s pretty lightweight, which means that I don’t stand a chance in cold weather or strong air con, even if the sleeves go down to my mid arms. I tend to fumble with fitting the sleeves into blazers sometimes.

Ice cream and kisses,
-Bea

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Maricruz Pink Checkered DressMissguided
Caged Denmark BootiesPrivileged

Photos taken by Boo

OOTD: Game On!

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How do you style a full black jumpsuit that has a deep V neckline? Pump it up with bright and glittery colours! 

I wanted to keep this outfit classy yet playful at the same time by bringing out the sexiness of the V-neck cut in my Juicy Fruit Wine Zip Suit without showing too much skin… and it worked perfectly. The zip suit is made from foil print that sparkles when it’s under any hint of light, thus livening up the whole outfit!

To embellish the outfit even more, I wore a vintage Versace belt that was given to me by my mother. The lovely part about vintage items is its classiness and how it can fit almost any outfit you pair it with. Also, I wore my Supras that is made of gold glitter canvas with black accents. This pair of shoes were love at first sight. You can say that I have a thing for gold stuff ;)  With the addition such bright elements, the black jumpsuit stood out and was able to carry these dramatic accessories without being overly flashy. It’s always good to keep something black in your wardrobe to showcase your fanciful add-ons!

Love,
-Boo

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Juicy Fruit Wine Zip SuitBlack Milk Clothing
Jumpsuit — Thrift store
Chain belt — Versace
Sneakers — Supra

Photos taken by Bea

OOTD: A Hard Day’s Night

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Hello from the other side of employment! Because I’m working at one of the “Big Four” Law firms in Singapore, it means that I won’t be able to get away with leggings and flip flops, unfortunately. Though I do get to re-think office appropriate outfits! 

Being the history buff that I am, I love anything that references a crazy period. Of course I had to get this mod inspired halter dress the moment I saw it! It features a pleated skirt and a cinched waist, two things I don’t normally go for in dresses. Nevertheless, once I threw on my not-so-serious magenta blazer, it took me from go-go dancing to corporate city slicker in seconds. There isn’t much skin showing on Central Boulevard, owing to how cold offices can get, so be prepared for a lot of stares otherwise. 

And the hat? It helps my friends spot me from a distance on the days we meet for lunch. If only more business people took to wearing hats, we could be living in a charming little time warp!

Staying for happy hour,
-Bea

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Modding Off DressNasty Gal (runs small so you can afford to size up if you’re between sizes!)
Believe Me BlazerNasty Gal
Zebra Crush HeelsLondon Trash
Red Hat gifted by Emily

Photos taken by Boo

RDP Featurette : On/Off Duty (Part 2)

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The best  thing about five star hotel stays is that you meet all sorts — the ones who are on holiday (i.e. us) and the ones who are on working holidays (i.e. us!). And since I’m so big on versatility, I love it when the two are happily combined. Part 2’s featurette is all about mixing the unexpected into outfits you’d normally wear in work or play situations.

My body suit is becoming one of my favourite tops to wear since it’s sexy in a strong and powerful way. I’ve always wanted a top with more structure to it, and the architectural lines give me the same feeling that I’m wearing Triangl Swimwear… except that this colour is more risque. ;) Would I actually dare to wear it to work? Maybe, if I wasn’t sitting just below the frickin’ air con vent!!! Perhaps I could try sneaking it in during casual Fridays. (evil laughter)

As for Boo, she’s finally embracing monochrome prints in her lovely unique way! Swimwear need not be a straightforward affair between bikinis or one piece-gears. Her skirt is designed for lazy, leisurely days around the pool side. What better way to be the stand-out chick than to have the one water outfit no one else would’ve brought for swimming? 

And that concludes our featurette on our staycation week! After spending it with dear friends, I have to say that while your surroundings may be cushy, it makes it a million times better to enjoy it with the ones close to you, even if it’s just for the weekend.

Thinking all around the box,
-Bea 

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On Bea:
Bond Girl Body SuitLeg Avenue
Brass Button Skirt — Isetan

On Boo:
Polka Dot Nana Top — Black Milk Clothing
Swim Skirt — Scape

Photos taken by Bea Wong and Rachel Boo

RDP Featurette: Stay the Night (Part 1)

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We decided to stay the night at Marina Mandarin in celebration of our little island’s birthday! As one walks around the Atrium Lounge,the chirping of Asian exotic birds can be heard. Songbirds are an Asian pastime and bird-keeping is an intricate part of Singapore’s culture and history. Honoring this tradition, Marina Mandarin exudes the oriental vibe against the modern interior design. With that, the dresses that were shot in the scene appeared to be out-of-place yet so fitting at the same time.

With contemporary cuts, urban colors and surprise elements in these two pieces, Boo and Bea are both far from being dull given that their dresses are minimalist. The sleek constructs of the dresses suited the girls in their own way. Boo’s maxi dress compliments her curvy figure as it hugs her tight on her waist and has two high slits to give a peek at her fair legs. As for Bea, the loose structure of the dress shows off her boyish figure while our eyes are directed to her toned legs under the short and playful outfit.

Shooting at the Marina Mandarin was definitely one of the best photography experiences we’ve had together as we mixed work and play like never before! More photos to come in part 2 of this featured post ;)

Love,
-Boo

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On Boo:
Paragon Velvet Dress — Nasty Gal

On Bea:
Suzette DressMotel
Blizzard Sandals — Privileged

Photos taken by Bea Wong and Rachel Boo

When Life Gets in the Way…

So now I was supposed to have made an update today but 3 things popped up simultaneously:

1) Had a really bad toothache last night. Found out I needed to do an extraction so now I’ve been bleeding out a side of my mouth and drifting through my house in a painkiller-addled state

2) I start work on a 9 to 6 tomorrow! Yup it’ll be my first day being back to a regular schedule.

3) I’ve got to retake 2 of my modules for my Master’s Degree. Heartbreaking considering that the grades for my passed modules are pretty good.

Which means to say that unfortunately I won’t be my usual quick self in updating RDP! :( Trust me when I say that I’ll be right back on top of the posts once I’m passed this unusual speed bump. Boo and I have got lots planned ahead!! 

-Bea

OOTD: Courtyard Bliss

Love is in the air! The Courtyard has always been a secret hideout for lovers to spend their afternoons together… or for the lonely ones who can only dream about their special someone.

In any case, this flouncy skater dress is capable of bringing you into another dimension of playfulness with its sweet baby pink and black combination. Wearing it simply makes me wanna jump in joy! If you have an occasion in which you wanna portray your lively side, this is the perfect dress. Simple yet adorable, this dress can be styled in many ways. Throw in a pair of killer heels and leather jacket, and you can be sure you’d look punk rock chic instantly. As for me… I love the candy look of it. Paired with a cute pair of polka dot leggings and matching wedges, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to attract the unicorns and fairies in my dreams!

Dreaming,
-Boo
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DressMoon River

Photos taken by Bea

OOTD: Persephone’s Day Out

Intricate as twisting vines at harvest and light as the clouds in spring, this is the dress to wear when your soul is glad and your favourite song plays in your head on repeat. The gold embroidery and delicate chiffon layers lend a regal touch that brings to mind the Greek goddesses of yore. I’d wear this on a day out with the people I love best or to any celebratory events.

Supping on ambrosia and sipping nectar,
-V

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Dress — Taobao
Necklace — Etsy

Photos taken by Bea