Friday, 27 November 2015

R E V E L A T I O N



Friday, 20 November 2015

G R E N G E

Welcome back!

For the first time ever, I am revealing all the secrets I've been keeping from you guys regarding my clothes and accessories. As most of you know, Closet Confidential contains a series of questions involving my clothes and accessories. Lucky you, I am going to reveal some of the items that I've been keeping in my closet. Do note that most of the clothes I own has been either thrown out, donated to the people who needs it or has been sold online. Let's go revealing my stuffs.




QUESTION 1 : WHAT IS THE OLDEST AND NEWEST ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET?

I rummaged through my closet and I've found my oldest clothes which is the red plaid shirt that I bought 4 years ago from Padini. Honestly, I once considered on selling the shirt online but I just can't really do it. If you're wondering why, I am a person who keeps sentimental stuffs but I'm not a hoarder hahaha. Well, the shirt itself is the first clothing item I bought with my own money. I know that the colour seems a bit off from my colour palette but red was my jam! Not only that, when Demi Lovato came to Malaysia for her first concert, I went to the meet & greet wearing that shirt so it does hold the sentimental value there. Well, I do wear it sometimes but not that often since I'm going for a more black & white clothes for the past few months.

As for the newest item in my closet, I would say that the Biker Jacket I bought from Burton Menswear is the newest item. In my previous article, before the #HMBALMAINATION, I showed you guys on the outfit of mine donning the biker jacket but I didn't went too deep on the story behind the jacket. Well, a few weeks back, I was so obsessed with Biker Jacket so I've decided to find one that fits me. I went to PULL&BEAR and also H&M but none of the biker jacket there fits me the way I wanted. I don't know why, my guts told me to step into Burton Menswear because I've never been into the store before (because I was not looking for anything there). I lingered around the store and when suddenly I saw this jacket hanged on the sale section, I quickly grab it and went into the dressing room. I think it was my luck because the jacket fits me well. Before I made the purchase, I contemplated on whether to buy it or not because at that time, I made a reservation on a Biker Jacket from PULL&BEAR but heck it, I can't resist the price tag and the fitting of the jacket. Thus, I walked to the cashier and made the purchase. Should I tell you the price? Nehh.





QUESTION 2 : WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM & WHAT IS YOUR 3 CURRENT FAVOURITES ?

This one is easy. The most expensive item that I have is my Seiko chronograph watch. The price? Well, I can say that it is more than RM1500. I know right? Like, why the hell am I wearing a watch that costs a fortune for my age? Well, it was after the SPM result (SPM is a public examination for students aged 17 in Malaysia) when I got it. The story behind it? Before I got the watch, I was using my black Fossil watch which looks good on me. Oh gosh, I miss that watch now. It's still there in my closet though. Anyways, I told my dad that the Fossil watch wasn't working so he told me that he'll buy a new one and thus, I got one. Honestly, when I got it, I didn't know how much it was until one day I asked my mom about the price and yes, she told me. I was so shocked and right after that, I started to appreciate my watch more. Not that I didn't appreciate it before but when you know the cost of a particular item is more than you expected, you'll start to take care of it. That's what I did.

My 3 current favourite items are my Lokai inspired bracelet, my loom bands and also my faux round spectacles. You might have guessed right, right? Well, I've been wearing those 3 items quite a lot of times. Whenever I'm out running some errands, that's the 3 items that I'll grab before I go out (despite my car keys and my phone of course!) There's noting much of it to talk about so there you go, my 3 current favourites.



QUESTION 3 : WHAT IS YOUR MOST AFFORDABLE ITEM THAT YOU USE A LOT ?

The most affordable item that I use a lot would probably be my basic tee that I bought from Uniqlo. I have 4 different colours which are Black, White, Grey & Dark Grey. The main feature that made me comfortable wearing Uniqlo basic tee is that the material of the fabric. It is so soft. If you're wondering for the price, when I bought them it was only RM20 each!




QUESTION 4 : WHAT IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE ITEM & YOUR BIGGEST BARGAIN ?

The most comfortable item I've ever wear is the crewneck sweatshirt that my best friend gave it to me as a gift that he/she (figure it out) bought from Padini. If you didn't know, I am a person who doesn't really wear sweatshirt that much but when my best friend gave it to me, I wear quite often because it was so comfortable. One thing, I can even wear it during the sunny weather (Malaysia's weather is Summer all year long) and not break a sweat! It's so good right? Good job Padini.

My biggest bargain would be the Black Denim Jacket from Forever 21 in the 21MEN collection. The initial price was RM200 something (I forgot how much it was) and when I got it, it was on sale. That time, the price tag shown was RM110 but apparently, there was an additional discount for last 2 season's item so the price I paid was RM90. It's quite a big deal right?




QUESTION 5 : WHAT IS THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE ITEM BUT YOU USE IT OFTEN ?

I can say that my boots would be the most uncomfortable item (it's not thaaat uncomfortable, I'll explain why) but I wear it a lot. Honestly, it is not that uncomfortable. It's just the fact that whenever I wear it, I had control my pace of walking because I didn't walk, I haste (Princess Diaries 2 referrence tho!) This boots was from Firetrap and I got it as my birthday gift this year.




QUESTION 6 : WHAT IS THE BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY ?

I would say that the fedora I own is my biggest waste of money even though it didn't cost me that much. It's the fact that I only wore it once because I had a themed dinner and my outfit was The Hawaiian Boy so I needed a fedora and I bought one. After that dinner, I didn't find any time to wear that fedora. I know someday it will be useful again so I've decided to keep it for future.




QUESTION 7 : WHAT IS THE MOST COLOURFUL ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET?

I would say that the floral shirt I bought from Cotton On is the most colourful item. I tried to find other colourful item but nothing is as colourful as this shirt even though it only has 3 different colours. There's nothing much to say about this shirt though.




FINAL QUESTION : WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE THAT YOU'VE GOTTEN AS A GIFT?

I would say that the Arsenal's jersey that I got from my best friend, Putri Aida Sofia is my favourite piece I've gotten as a gift. I remembered when she told me she was going to buy one for me. I was flattered because I am not a fan of football/soccer but when she gave this to me, I've started to watch some Arsenal match even though I understand nothing from it. Still, this is the favourite piece. Remember that I told you that red was my jam? Yes, that's probably why that this jersey is still my favourite item. since it's a gift, I didn't bring it to my college because I was afraid of getting it stolen so I kept it at home. Whenever I'm in a gym, I wear this jersey as a reminder to work hard on my body so that I'll stay healthy.

Aaaaaaaand that's a wrap for this article. I hope that you get some info about my private items or maybe an idea to give a gift for someone...? Well, I hoped that you enjoy reading this and if you wanna see more of me, you can follow me in my social media. All the links are available at the side bar right there.

Stay confident!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Closet Confidential



On 5th November 2015, Balmain has launched their collaboration with H&M worldwide. I believe that millions of high fashion enthusiast was waiting for that date as they want grab everything they can while stocks are available. In Malaysia, thousands of people lined up in two main H&M Outlets which are H&M Lot 10 and H&M Avenue K. I was on Twitter the night before the launching of the collection in Malaysia, I saw thousands of people lined up and through the pictures I see, I can see that the clothing items will be all gone within the first hour of the launch.

As for today, it is still not too late for me to show you guys what I think grabbed my attention from the #HMBALMAINATION Collection. Here are the 5 items that caught my attention when I reviewed them before the launch.


JACQUARD-KNIT COTTON JUMPER

When I first saw these Jacquard-knit Cotton Jumper, I fell in love. But when I take a look at it for the second time, my unconscious mind suddenly gave me a knock. Yes, I saw these jumper before in an interview. I believe it was an interview with Olivier Rousteing, the Creative Director of Balmain, in Balmain's first flagship store in London. 

What I really like about this jumper is that the metallic button on the left shoulder. Apart from that, the design itself speaks. Just look at the black & white design, it looks futuristic but yet it still holds the formal and also casual touch.

HOW WOULD I WEAR IT ?

I would wear the jumper under an outer wear, maybe.... a Biker Jacket or a Denim Jacket. This one is easy for me to style with because I am a person who wears a lot of black & white so I'll pair this jumper with my black jeans. To maintain the monochrome look, I'll wear my Reebok Classic Leather sneakers as its finishing touch.


COTTON SHIRT WITH EPAULETTES

This Cotton Shirt with Epaulettes is one of my favourites. When I saw these, I knew how I could wear it. The major detail that made me starstruck is the details on the epaulettes. If you didn't know what epaullete is, it's the strap on your shoulder. This piece reminds me of the Army. This shirt looks totally minimal especially when the button is invisible, it creates the effortless tough look. One last thing, the gold button on the chest pocket enhances the Olive green colour of the shirt.

HOW WOULD I WEAR IT ?

For this one, I would wear a white basic tee underneath the shirt. I'll leave a few button on the chest open so that it creates the effortless yet minimal look to my outfit. I would wear a skinny jeans or maybe a black slim fit jeans. To finish up the look, I'll wear my Black Puma Faas and wear my Aviator to protect my eyes.


LEATHER JACKET WITH EMBROIDERY

If you think that this leather jacket costs a fortune, think again. With the bombastic gold embroidery across the chest, the arms and the wrist, this one is totally cheap for a designer collection. The gold details of the zipper on the jacket has create the expensive look for this piece. The details on the torso of the jacket has isolate this particular piece from any other pieces available. The detail is very subtle that from far, it looks invisible. One thing that transform this jacket from being too minimal to a very tough-looking jacket is the Lion embroidery. I am totally impressed with the design.

HOW WOULD I WEAR IT ?

Since it's an outer wear, I will wear a simple White button ups. If I am going for a formal event, wearing a black tie would be preferable. Then, I will definitely wear my black jeans so that the embroidery will stand out. To finish up the look, I'll pair it up with a pair of working boots and wear my round rose gold spectacles. It will be classic!


COTTON BIKER JACKET

The thing about Malaysia is that the weather is so hot so it's hard for Malaysians to wear any leather or faux leather biker jacket. Finally, a Cotton Biker Jacket comes in the #HMBALMAINATION Collection. This one will definitely enhances anyone's outfit. If you're a person like me, I would definitely buy this item because I won't go out and about without my jacket. The functionality of this jacket is very suitable in Malaysia's weather. As for the design, it is similar to the Leather Biker Jacket except for the colour. The main attraction from this jacket is that the material of the fabric. 

HOW WOULD I WEAR IT ?

This one is a lightweight outer wear I presume. To bring my outfit for a more casual look rather than looking all grungy and tough, I'll wear something floral underneath the jacket. The floral may be a shirt or a t-shirt but for the colour, it may revolve between white florals or anything that is not that feminine so that I can still maintain the masculine look to the outfit.

For my pants, I would wear a white jeans. It will create the minimal look to the outfit. To finish up the outfit, I'll pair it up with a black derby shoes or a winged tip brogues. Before going out, I'll wear my Aviators.


  


PATENT LEATHER BOOTS

Finally, I found my last favourite item from the collection which is this Patent Leather Boots. What I like about this boots is that the strap on the higher top of the boots. This item looks very minimal but with the shiny patent leather, it will make the boots boosts your outfit. This one is very suitable for anyone who loves going out with a grungy and tough look.

HOW WOULD I WEAR IT ?


Since the purpose of wearing this boots is to make the boots pops out from my outfit, I would wear a simple plain dark grey tee or a black tee as my top. A skinny jeans would go well with this boots. Maybe a dark blue skinny jeans? Just to enhance my minimal outfit, I would wear a Black Nixon watch with a few black bracelets on my other wrist. Lastly, I'll grab my Aviators.
   

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Favourite Pieces from #HMBALMAINATION



Thursday, 12 November 2015

B U R T O N



Hey guys, what's up?

For this article, I am going to show you guys all the things that I have been loving throughout the month of October. Basically, October is the month where my head will start to spin around as I put my focus on my final examination but that doesn't stop me from doing all the things that I love such as writing an article for this blog and also wear myself some comfortable and presentable clothes.

Let's wrap October with all of the things that I have been loving. Let's start off with my Hair Product.




During the whole past month, I have been using the Safi Olive Oil on my hair. I sometimes use it before I go to class/exams or I use it before I go to bed. This hair product is so good for your hair as it protects your hair from the weather. Well, if the weather is too sunny, the Olive oil will protect your hair from being too dry. Vice versa. Not only that, the aroma of the Olive oil is so calming. I definitely recommend you guys to try out the Olive oil treatment for your hair. It doesn't necessarily needs to be from Safi. Whatever brand that produces Olive oil treatment for your hair, give it a go. Believe me, it helps.



As for Clothing Items, I have been loving my Black Denim Shirt by Pull&Bear that I bought at One Utama Shopping Mall. I have nothing much to say here but honestly, the quality of the fabric of the denim shirt is unbelieveable. The fabric is quite heavy as it is a denim shirt. I don't really have a Black denim shirt so when I bought this one, I fell in love right away. I have been wearing this shirt to every exam that I sit.

The next item is the 'FREE' Sweatshirt by Padini. The quality of the sweatshirt is a-ok. Not that bad and not that good. The sole reason I love this sweatshirt is that I don't really wear sweatshirts whenever I go out so when I bought this sweatshirt, I feel good. It feel comfortable wearing the sweatshirt especially when the weather is not being nice to me.




The last clothing item that I have been loving throughout October is the Black Denim Jeans that I bought from H&M. I love how it is 45% stretchable because it will grab my legs and hey, it feels so comfortable wearing this jeans. It has a tapered cut on the ankle so it does not give you the silhouette of wearing a skinny jeans which for me, I like it very much. I will definitely buy another one soon (which I already did if you read my previous article)

Next category is Accessories. The items that I have been loving are the Lokai-inspired Bracelet that I bought from a local store in my town and also the Grid Minimal Watch that I bought online from Zalora.

As you can see in most of my OOTD article, I have been wearing the bracelet quite a lot. The main reason that I always grab the bracelet whenever I go out is that it's in black. I LOVE BLACK! Well, I can't really find anyone who sells a Lokai bracelet so when I found this one, I quickly buy it without any hesitation. Plus, it fits all of my outfit.

I bought the Grid Watch a long long time ago. That was the time when I was so in love with Grids printing. Be it on shirt, watch, iPhone casings, I LOVE GRIDS. Well, it was quite a cheap watch. I still think that it is still available in Zalora. Guys, if you want to get a 15% off from the items that you buy from Zalora, kindly insert my discount code which is ' ZBAPQSC9 ' upon checking out. Thank me later!



The last category is Footwear. As you all know, in one of my previous article, I told you guys that I bought a new sneakers so this is the sneakers. This is my first time ever buying a white sneakers. For me, I like how it is a leather sneakers so it will be an easy thing to if I want to wash all the dirt off from the sneakers. This is a sneakers from the brand Reebok. I feel comfortable wearing it as it grabs my feet thoroughly. One thing that makes me grab this sneakers is that the sole is a gumsole and it makes the colour of the gumsole pops out. This sneakers are also available in a Black version.

That's it for today guys, I hope you guys enjoy all the things that I write. If you wanna find me somewhere else, you guys can check me out through my Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. All the links are available in the side bar.

See you guys next time!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Monthly Favourites : October

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