Don’t need to be a Yogi to wear Pretty Yoga Outfits

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Happy New Year, my loves!

I haven’t done yoga in more than a year since my yoga membership expired but that has certainly not stopped me from hauling super pretty and comfy yoga outfits. I mean WHY should hot outfits be reserved only for bendable bodies? I recall feeling entirely stupid when I couldn’t keep up with my yoga instructor at basic level. But hey, at least I was the most fashionable one in class.

I’ve been thinking of resuming yoga class so I picked up two precious yoga pieces from Vivre Activewear. I then realized that it didn’t look absolutely crazy when I paired them with casual clothes… so I decided to do a mini lookbook to show you guys how yoga wear can easily be translated to everyday wear if you style them well. The last thing you want people to think is that you’re headed for yoga class so it’s important to balance the sporty aspect with girly / chic elements so that the outfit looks put together.

To balance the crossed back yoga crop top, I paired it with a denim jacket to avoid earning myself dirty stares from conservative aunties on the train. I also decided to put on denim shorts because it would look oh-so-cute with the denim jacket. I seriously foresee myself wearing this outfit on a regular basis. For the tights, its super body hugging so to balance that off, I opted for a loose fit basic tee from Topshop. I love how this outfit turned out looking casually chic and I’ve already worn it out twice! I’m so into this sporty/chic style that I think I’m gonna have to purchase another pair of sports shoes to infuse this kinda sports element to more of my outfits. Not to mention, these kinda outfits are the most comfortable for Singapore weather.

Oh, you might have noticed that my hair is shorter now! I got it cut and I can’t tell you how much lighter my head feels now. Best hair decision I made in a long time.

If you haven’t checked out my YouTube channel which I created 2 days ago, please do! It took a lot of courage to get started and I’m sure glad I did… it’s such a good feeling to know that I’m now part of the YouTube beauty family – even though I know its going to be a really long journey to get to where I want to be. So happy to hear comments from family and close friends and I can’t wait to use the constructive criticism to make a better video next week! Whoop whoop. Check out my channel here.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed year ahead and a splendid weekend!

 

P.S. I’m wearing the tights the wrong way in the pictures. But it still looks good so don’t laugh at me.

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Button Down Skirt Infatuation

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Hellooooo all my favourite people whom I’ve never met!

I’m back at my ol’ brick wall (hope you guys aren’t sick of it because I plan on using it as a backdrop for a loooong time). I’m so excited about today’s dressup because I’m wearing my new milk chocolate velvet button down skirt for the first time! I’ve been dying to get this style of skirt since I saw it on WordPress a few weeks ago… and then I found it in Topshop! Whoop whoop!

If you haven’t already realized I’m literally a material kinda girl – in the sense that I reallyyyyyy look for good quality material – especially fun textures (velvet!). I tend to be rather mundane with my colour choices but I’m not gonna apologize for that because I try to make it up a good mix of accessories + textures. You may be glad to know my next lookbook post is going to be beyond crazy (i.e. not my style) and I’m kinda nervous about it hahaha.

So my dad was helping me taking pictures for like 60 seconds and it starting pouring like no tomorrow… which explains why there are fewer pictures than usual. Whoopsie.

Andddd nowwwwww… well today is 15th June (at least here in Singapore)… which means I’ll be announcing the winner for my first giveaway! No drumrolls needed because honestly what I did was to close my eyes, twirl my fingers round at the names of the bloggers who followed all of my requirements and then blindly placed my finger on the screen… and the name nearest to where my finger landed is…. Ryane from Ryane Zamora Beauty. Congrats, giiirl! I’m really glad you got selected because I know you’re still a student… and trust me, I know how hard it is to splurge on make up – I hardly had the chance to experiment with cosmetics when I was in University myself because of my earnings from my part time job went to books!! Ugh. Please drop me an email with your home address so I can get the parcel mailed to you ASAP! Really hope you enjoy it. ūüôā

As always, thanks for reading!

Off Shoulder Top – Love, Bonito

Velvet Button Down Skirt – Topshop

Wedges – Charles & Keith

Headband – Lovisa

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Velvet Dreams

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Good Monday chicaaasssss!

I’ve had this crimson velvet dress since forever… thrifted it at a flea in Melbourne a couple of years back. I never quite liked how loud it is. Today I decided that if you can’t tone down a striking dress, you should go all out to add to its appeal. So…I decided to jazz it up with a beaded head accessory and some laced up heels.

Today is a public holiday in Singapore – it’s Vesak Day… which is why I had the mood to get all dressed up and my cutie pie daddy was more than happy to snap a couple of shot for me. I really have to make sure he gets a fantastic Father’s Day treat this year because he really is such a patient and loving dad (especially when it comes to fulfilling his vainpot daughter’s requests)

Will be posting soon with a whole lot of new make up reviews – can’t wait! Till next time, girls.

Dress – Valley Girl

Head Beaded Accessory – Miss Selfridge

Laced up Heels – Charles & Keith

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200 Followers: 1st Giveaway! *CLOSED*

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Hi Lovelies!

I reached 200 followers yesterday which is a super big deal for me because WHAAAAT? I know, I know…there are soooo many bloggers out there with thousands and thousands of followers but I didn’t start out thinking that I’d even get 10 followers, plus I’m a total social media dummy so ya basically this is magic for me. I have decided to do my first giveaway to thank my awesome followers…and this giveaway is opened internationally because I literally have followers from all over the globe which is SO COOL. Here’s a breakdown of the items I will be giving away-

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‚ô• OPI Mini in Coca-Cola Red

‚ô• OPI Mini in Sorry I’m Fizzy Today

‚ô• OPI Mini in Mandarin Orange

‚ô• Etude House Play Nail 115 Pastel Glitter

‚ô• Benefit They’re Real! Remover (Travel size)

‚ô• Colourpop Shadow in Shop, Matte

I purchased an extra piece of this shade because its so wearable on a daily basis. It is a beautiful coral shade which is buildable depending on how deep you wish the colour to be. I have my own which I have been using so frequently that I knew I had to get another for a giveaway. Shop is definitely a basis Colourpop shade that every girl should have!

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‚ô• YSL Parisienne Body Lotion & Shower Gel Set

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‚ô• SCO Refining Face Scrub

This baby is used in luxury spas in Singapore and is worth USD 80. I received this from Cosmopolitan for a reader’s review but I have soooo many facial scrubs and I think it’s a pity for me to hold on to this since I know someone else would be so very excited to have this! Review here.

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‚ô• Handmade Crochet Bralette in Pastel Pink

I have this little instagram shop @loungebytatum which I created last year to sell handmade swimwear and loungewear. I have been inactive this entire year because I’ve sold out too many items to continue. This crochet bralette is from my instashop and its one of my top sellers because its super versatile and chic – can’t wait to find out who will be the owner of this lovely piece!

To be part of this giveaway, all you have to do is 3 little steps!

‚ô• Follow me on WordPress and Instagram @tbeins or Bloglovin (2 out 3 of these platforms would qualify!)

‚ô• Repost/share this post on your blog (to double your chances)

‚ô• Comment below to tell me what you’ve done already (followed/ reposted) and which item you’re most excited about in this giveaway!

This giveaway closes on June 14th, 2015 (Sunday). Good luck, girls!

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A Pretty Kind of Eccentric: Feather Fringe + Leopard Prints

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Hi there lovelies!

These days, the fashion police hardly exist. I mean, even severely clashing prints are a thing now! For today’s look, I thought I’d steer away from my standard dressing to try something a wee bit eccentric.

Since I had my funkiest shoes and skirt on, I kept my chiffon top simple and my accessories muted with no earrings or rings – just a thin Tiffany’s bracelet to add a touch of elegance. Truth be told, this skirt could really be versatile – e.g. worn for a dinner when paired with heels or wedges, but I chose a sports luxe look instead to match the summery weather.

On a side note, Victoria Beckham dropped by Sephora yesterday to promote her new (overly-priced) nail polishes (She was in town for Singapore Fashion Week). I saw pictures of her on Sephora SG’s instagram and was practically screeching. She really is the epitome of a style diva and definitely one of my key fashion inspirations. My¬†dad actually got to meet both David and Victoria Beckham on his job last Saturday. How lucky!

Till next time, ladies!

Chiffon Reversible Top – Innit Bangkok

Fringed Mini Skirt – Mphosis

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Keeping it Classy with Levis

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Hola Chicas!

I just purchased this pair of beautifuuulllllll Levi’s jeans a few days back¬† so I thought why not share a few pictures?! I love pairing jeans with a simple tank top but I like to throw on a chiffon outerwear (usually with prints) just to add a touch of elegance to the outfit. I love chiffon throw overs/ kimonos as they can easily turn a super simple outfit into a glamourous one. So simple! Not the mention perfect for weather that is a daily average of 30 degrees C.

The main reason why I purchased this pair of jeans (my second Levi’s – I’m not much of a jeans girl to be very honest) was because I was thoroughly impressed by the good nature of the salesman in the Levi’s outlet. We actually walked into the shop to get my boyfriend’s belt (not Levi’s) punched with an additional hole, and the store in-charge said it was for free…just to be clear, NOTHING is free in Singapore. So naturally, this really impressed me and I wanted to give something back to this amazing man. So I browsed through the racks thinking about how I’m such a loser for only owning 1 pair of Levis and finally settled for this very dark grey colour with bluish undertones. It’s apparently a 4-way stretch which means that as I grow slimmer or wider, the material is able to shrink or expand accordingly – wowza. Anyway, hurray for great customer service!

Hope all of you have a great week ahead!

Tank top – Topshop

Chiffon throw over – Dorothy Perkins

Jeans – Levi’s

Wedges – Charles and Keith

¬† Do follow me on bloglovin’– give me a reason to keep it alive!

instagram icon tatum writesMy Instagram is back to private because I fear weirdos. Once I completely get over this, I vow to keep it public permanently. However, please feel free to follow anyway! (click on icon to follow) x

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Shop with a Heart.

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Slavery in Fashion

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Would this report card based on fashion labels links to slavery make you think twice during your next shopping spree?

There are many people big on boycotting beauty brands that involve animal testing while others fervently condemn the consumption of shark’s fin soup (a traditional Chinese delicacy). Since young, my parents have always emphasized¬†that while animal cruelty should be outrightly denounced, the well-being ¬†of human beings should take priority following the idea¬†that we should be able to treat our own kind well before we can learn to take care of other species. (I don’t know how this sounds to you, but it’s something that definitely makes sense to me)

I have little respect for businesses which exploit human beings to widen their profit margin. Slavery is especially predominant among women and children in developing nations as men are able to upgrade themselves comparatively faster in terms of academia or skills due to gender discrimination. The rich become richer and the poor become poorer and we are left in a never-ending cycle of a constant large disparity between the rich and the poor the world over.

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It is¬†appalling how many nations have yet to enforce laws to prevent such fashion labels from setting up factories on their land when they are well aware of the treatment that the workers are subjected to. Labels that are graded poorly go to the extent of severely underpaying workers who work in a poor working environment that has been referred to as ‘prisons‘ in many fashion slavery articles.

It is high time for us to patronize fashion companies that treat their workers with respect more. We should really give such companies the credit they deserve Рin hope that one day, all companies would feel the moral incentive to treat their workers better because they know that this matters to their target consumers (i.e. us).

Our combined efforts as conscious shoppers would make the world a better place! ūüôā

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