• Celebrities,  Entertainment,  Fashion,  Shopping

    Descendants Of The Sun Fashion

    We are self professed addicts of the popular show Descendants Of The Sun, a Korean romance starring Song Joong Ki as Captain Yoo and Song Hye Kyo as the doctor he is wooing.

    In this article, we scoured local online shops to find lookalike pieces so that other fans can get the DOTS look too.

    Denim Skirt

    Song Hye Kyo’s A-line denim skirt goes well with a variety of casual tops.

    Get a similar one here with Espirit:

    Espirit Denim Skirt RM249.90

    Or a cheaper (and shorter) version with Something Borrowed:

    Something Borrowed Denim Skirt RM69.90

    Beige/Pink Sweater

    Song Hye-Kyo’s style is modern feminine with minimal accessories and light colors that are matched with loose fitting clothes.

    We found a version of her light beige/pink sweater here:

    ASOS Tunic With High Neck In Cashmere RM195

    Checkered Blouse

    Here she finds out that Song Joong-Ki is returning to Korea the day after. You can get a similar looking blouse from Uniqlo:

    Uniqlo Check Long Sleeve Shirt RM 99.90

    This recaps 3 pieces to get the look from Descendants Of The Sun! Keep checking back as we share similar outfits from more of our favourite tv series.

  • Fashion,  Tips

    Simple Black Dress: 3 Easy Ways to Style!

    We all know about the little black dress that is a must have in every woman’s closet. It is versatile, easy to dress up or dress down for every occasion. There may be various kinds of simple black dresses but here are our 3 picks and how you could style them from day to night.

    1. Casual
    ZALORA, Basic V Neck Skater Dress – RM59
    One of the most basic ways to style a simple black dress is for a casual day out. Wear the dress with a pair of cute flat sandals and a crossbody bag and your casual look is good to go! Add some basic bracelets for an added touch.

    2. Formal
    ASOS, Clean Deep V Tailored Midi Dress – From RM233
    For a more formal look, wear a pair of high heels and red lipstick. Add on a cute clutch and a simple necklace to keep it classy. This dress is super easy to style as it may be worn on casual days as well but the deep v neckline is perfect for a formal event.

    3. Edgy
    MISSGUIDED, Curve Hem Waffle Textured Bodycon Dress – RM115
    If you want to go for a casual look but have a more rough style, you can opt for the edgy look. Easily wear the dress with a pair of sneakers or boots and add on a bunch of chokers to finish it. Carrying a backpack instead will add to the look. You could also take the look a step up by putting on dark lipstick.

    The thing is, all three of these dresses can be switched up to all three styles. Great isn’t it? Get yourself a simple black dress now so that you don’t have to worry about future occasions of not having anything to wear!

  • Fashion,  Men

    Father’s Day: 10 Gifts for Dad Under RM100

    Mother’s Day passed not too long ago and while that is over, Father’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks! For us ladies, it sometimes can get pretty difficult when it comes to buying gifts of our fathers because we never know what they want and some products may be really expensive. Well, here are our 10 picks under RM100 gift ideas for Father’s day.

    1. River Island, Plain Tie – RM75
    A simple tie can make or break a formal attire. Getting the right tie would be a great addition to the other bunch of ties your father would own. This simple tie is great and classy one for a formal outfit.

    2. River Island, Belt Basic Pu BeltRM59 Now RM34
    A very simple but classic silver buckle belt is an essential in a man’s closet. Sometimes, it tends to wear out and when that time comes, its time to get a new belt! This belt is currently on sale, so make sure you snag it before it sells out! A gift perfect for everyday wear.

    3. Zalora, Basic Long Sleeve Oxford Bundle Pack – RM89
    Another classic piece that would be perfect for your father would be a basic long sleeve shirt. The best thing about this gift is that it is a bundle pack, where you get two shirts at a lower price. With two classic colours of black and white, this bundle is totally worth it!

    4. 24:01, Textured Faux Leather Analogue Watch – RM69
    Is your father a more into casual looks? This brown analogue watch is perfect for taking everyday wear a notch up. A very modern masculine watch, this would be great for fathers who have a bit of an edge to their style.

    5. Swiss Polo, Swiss Polo WalletRM99 Now RM79.92
    A sleek black wallet is always a good gift for any guy, especially if its for a father. This classic black wallet is not just high quality but truly of a class of its own. Currently on a RM20 markdown, get it now for this Father’s Day!

    6. Zalora, Laptop SatchelRM99 Now RM69
    Another item on markdown! This laptop bag is chic and could turn your father into a ‘cool dad’. The best part is, its practical for not only work, but for short travels as well. Convenient and on sale right now!

    7. Mango Man, Braided Leather BraceletRM99.90 Now Rm69.93
    Some fathers love to accesorize and if that is your father, this chic braided leather bracelet is perfect. Either for casual or even formal wear, this bracelet is an easy addition to any man’s closet and also a good gift for any father.

    8. RAV Design, Leather Wallet – RM99
    Not into the classic black wallet? This brown leather wallet is a different take from the classic wallet. Edgy and unique, this leather wallet would last for a long time and may even look better when it gets worn out, giving a more rustic look.

    9. 24:01, Men’s Analogue Watch With Canvas Strap – RM89
    If your father is into expensive watches but it is out of your budget, this analogue watch from 24:01 is not only high quality but it looks chic and expensive (when in reality its less than RM100!). This watch is perfect for a high end look at a low price.

    10. Puma, Fundamentals Sports Bag S – RM89
    If your dad is into staying fit or plays sports, this Puma bag would be the perfect father’s day gift. This simple gym bag is big enough to fit the essentials, making it easy to carry to and from gym or sports court. The plus point is that it looks trendy too!

    Now you’ve seen our picks, make sure to get your hands on them just in time for Father’s Day! Under budget and suitable for almost every father out there, we hope these picks would give you inspiration or help you in selecting the perfect gift.

  • Fashion,  Tips

    5 Flattering Swimwear For Your Body Type

    When it comes to clothes shopping, few things give women more anxiety than finding a swimsuit. The perfect swimsuit is the right balance of functional yet flattering for our body shape and finding it is like winning a mini lottery.

    Our editorial team has waded through scores of online stores, so that you don’t have to. We excluded bikinis from this list and focused on monokinis so that all swimwear address the dreaded tummy bulge. Here are our list of swimwear for common body types:

    Big Bottoms

    If you are blessed with voluptuous booty, high-cut swimwear can often be a bit too revealing and a tad uncomfortable. You should opt for swimwear with solid color bottoms and ample fabric so that it sits comfortably without riding up.

    Small or Flat Bottoms

    Opting for high cut swimwear can create an illusion of a fuller bum. Also swimwear with prints will draw attention to more flattering areas of your body.

    MALIBU BEACHWEAR Caviar One Piece In Cateleya
    RM 169.00

    Tummy Pouch

    A swimsuit with a ruching affect can easily hide a tummy. Pieces with a plunging neckline can also keep the focus upwards, rather than on your mid-section.

    SPEEDO Twist Front U-Back 1 Piece
    RM 269.00

    Straight Body

    Peplums are not only great for the office but they also create an illusion of curves for your beachwear.

    ASOS Scuba Swimsuit Peplum
    RM 203.00

    Love Handles

    While this isn’t a monokini, it has a high-waisted bottom that works wonders to cover the bulge since it extends above the belly button.

  • Fashion,  Sale,  Tips

    Never Miss A Sale Again

    Ever fell in love with a dress but it is a little too expensive? Get notified when your favourite items goes on sale with Off The Rack’s Sale Alert!

    Off The Rack has just launched a Sale Alert tool that enables users to save items in their free alerts list and get an email when they go on sale. Guest writer Nicole Cheah, who blogs on fashion and style takes this feature for a test drive.

    Off The Rack is an online platform that is also an online community for you to share your OOTDs with, using the hashtag #otrOOTD on Instagram. Follow your favourite fashionistas to not only see their latest outfits but also the items they are into currently. Follow brands to keep up to date with the latest products. Honestly, its really easy to use and easier to keep up with whats trending in the fashion scene.

    There are so many different brands for you to follow and the search filter is crazy amazing. It really narrows down to exactly what you want. Off The Rack caters to Malaysia, Singapore and UK. From Nike to Zalora to Asos, Off The Rack literally combines multiple brands all onto one website for your convenience. You also get to see what your favourite fashionistas are wearing bought through Off The Rack.

    The latest sale alert has got to be my favourite feature on the website so far. It’s the latest feature on their website and I LOVE IT. Seriously, every time an item goes on sale, they send you an e-mail to inform you and bam! you get to buy the product you want for a lower price! Just sign up on Off The Rack and you’ll be able to create your own sale alert list.

    This is my current sale alert list. Go create yours now on Off The Rack and happy shopping! Till here, I hope you’re all well! Nx

  • Fashion,  Tips

    6 Dresses for Day to Night

    Too lazy to go home and change into something fancy for a dinner after a long tiring day of shopping? Don’t fret, we’ve got that covered for you!A good rule for day to night wear are outfits that strike a balance between casual and formal. Here are our 6 picks on how you can get one dress and switch up from day to night in an instance.

    1. Bright Coloured Skater Dress
    With a bright coloured skater dress, you can easily go from day: wearing a pair of cool sneakers and a crossbody bag to night: wearing a pair of heels and changing your bag to a clutch, and there you have it! Simple and stands out!

    f block, Cut In Flippy Dress – RM79

    2. Black Bodycon Dress
    This one is really simple. Go edgy during day: wearing a pair of Converse or Vans with a backpack and switch it up to night: wearing heeled sandals with a clutch. Most effortless one of all.

    ASOS PETITE, Asymmetric Sleeveless Bodycon Dress – From RM54

    3. Textured Shift Dress
    We admit, shift dresses aren’t the easiest style to pull off as it doesn’t fall on your curves but it sure is one of the easier ways to transition from day: wearing platform boots and hologram sunglasses to night: high heels, curled hair and a fancy sling clutch!

    Maxqullo, Plain Shift Dress – RM185

    4. Floral Dress
    Wearing a floral dress can be a little bit tricky for the day to night transition but it sure works as well. Wear this during the day: with natural hair and cute flats and then switch up during the night: styled hair with curls and high heels.

    Ginger Fizz, All Over Floral Bodycon Dress With Cut Away Neck – From RM200

    5. A-Line Dress
    This is best pulled off when the dress is black. Simple way to do it during the day: wear chunky platforms with a cool sling bag and then during the night: wear some pumps and add a really bold lipstick colour.

    Miss Chase, Cut Out A Line Dress – RM163

    6. Boho Style Dress
    While this style may favour only some, it is definitely one to experiment with. During the day: dress it however you want, boho always looks good during daytime! During the night: switch it up for a good pair of wedged heels and a dazzling waist belt.

    Brave Soul, Angel Sleeve Printed Dress – From RM125

    Try out all these different styles to see which suits you better and how you can easily change a dress from day to night.

  • Fashion,  Tips

    6 Fashion Hacks From Instagram

    We scoured Instagram and found some easy and fun fashion hacks for you to try!

    1. Bling up your sneakers with gold studs and some glue

    2. Stretch out tight shoes by wearing them and heating up with a hairdryer. Make sure you wear thick socks to protect your feet.

    3. Wear your white shirt the other way round with a knot for that sexy back look!

     4. Add some lace to your t shirt and cut off the sleeves for an easy new outfit.

    5. Add some glam to your plain black heels with gold embroidery lace.

     6. Ripped your jeans? Don’t throw them out yet. Hot glue some design lace over the ripped areas to give it a new look.

  • Fashion,  Fashion Events,  Sale,  Shopping

    Melissa Launches Online Store In Malaysia

    Pioneers of colorful jelly shoes melissa has finally launched an online store in Malaysia.

    The website was launched on 1 April 2016 (yes this is not an April’s Fools joke) and will be offering free shipping in Malaysia with no minimum purchase.

    New arrivals at the MDreams online shop are currently on sales with discounts up to 60% on some designs. We double checked this with local online shop Zalora.com.my and confirm that the new arrivals for Melissa shoes were sold at full price there.

    We’re not sure how long this promotion will last so do buy a pair before it disappears.

    In conjunction with the launch of the e-store, from the April 1st to June 30th 2016, Melissa will be running the ‘Wanna be Carioca’ contest. Open to all Malaysians, the grand prize winner will win a 3 days and 2 nights stay for two person at the 5-star Angsana Velavaru Resort in Maldives worth RM 10,000. Nine consolation prize winners will receive a pair of Melissa shoes work RM350 each.

    To shop the Melissa shoes collection and enter the contest, visit www.mdreams.com.my.

  • Fashion,  Tips

    Pink it: 5 Pink Must Haves!

    You may or may not like the colour pink but every girl needs at least one pink item in their closet/make up stash. Why, you ask? Pink adds that extra touch of bright colour or even femininity to your simple every day outfit! Here are out top 5 picks for must have pink items!

    1. Hot Pink Bodycon Dress
    Whether its for an event or a night out with the girls, a hot pink bodycon dress will help you stand out. Be bold and don’t be afraid to put one on!

    ASOS, NaaNaa Cross Front Midi Bodycon Dress – From RM159

    2. Bold Pink Statement Necklace
    Maybe you’re not a fan of the colour pink and don’t want to incorporate too much of it into your outfit. A bold pink statement necklace is the right pink item for you. Just put on over a white or black outfit and bam! Your outfit is instantly more striking!

    My Fame Diva, Bold Coral Gem – RM87

    3. Pink Statement Shoes
    May it be heels or flats, having a pair of pink statement shoes will help you stand out from the rest out of the crowd.

    ASOS, Hexagon Embellished Heeled Sandals in Pink- From RM255

    4. Hot Pink Purse/Clutch
    Pink purses or clutches can make a huge difference in your outfit especially if its for a dinner out with friends or even a formal event. Simple and bright, its the small touch of colour that makes a big difference.
    Howstore, Korea Design Handphone Wallet Phone Pouch in Pink – RM59

    5. Pink Lip Tint
    Okay we get it, maybe all you want is a tiny hint of pink. Get yourself a good bright pink lip tint (or even lipstick if you’re bold enough!) to brighten up your face.
    TonyMoly, Lip Tone Get It Tint in Pink -RM 59

    Get up and start getting your pink-ssentials to brighten or add femininity to your outfits!

  • Fashion,  Health & Fitness

    10 Trendy Sportswear to Stay Active

    Most of us really dread working out. After a long tiring day of classes or work, all we want to do is come home and not do anything anymore. One way to get yourself up and going to the gym or even just out for a jog around your neighborhood would be wearing sportswear that will make you look and feel good. What makes a good sportswear is how comfortably it fits to ensure it does not get in the way of your workout. Here are our 10 favourite trendy sportswear that could possibly motivate you to exercise!

    1. ZALORA SPORT, Sport Lattice Back Top – RM59
      A simple design can go a long way in making your attire stylish.
    2. YoFit, Style Mesh Sports Bra – RM85
      Even with a top over it, you’ll still feel pumped!
    3. Under Armour, HeatGear® Armour Printed Shorty – RM139
      Comfortable and stylish, who wouldn’t love it?
    4. Adidas, Techfit Triax-Print Long Tights – RM199
      The texture design adds a very interesting twist which will help you strike out.
    5. New Look, Must Go To The Gym Sports Tank Top – RM59
      We seriously love this top. What better motivation?
    6. Drop of Mindfulness, Stella-Maris Top – RM219
      A small touch of colour will help brighten up your mood for the gym.
    7. Under Amour, HeatGear® Alpha Stripe Capri – RM159
      The brighter the better!
    8. Under Armour, UA Tech™ Space Dye 1/4 Zip – RM179
      Cover up with something bright to keep yourself feeling energetic
    9. ZALORA SPORT, Sport Burnout Batwing Top – RM45
      A simple top to wear over after a good workout.
    10. Impression, Sports Bra For High Impact Sports – RM100
      Wearing a bright sports bra underneath will help boost your confidence.

    Whether its yoga or running, wearing sportswear that makes you feel most comfortable and confident is the key to pushing yourself to the gym. We hope our picks would give you the first step of motivation to hit the gym. Happy working out!