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5 WAYS TO STYLE THE BUTTON-FRONT SKIRT

Hi bunnies!! I'm back with a fashion-related post, like finally! It's been quite some time since I wrote a styling post, so here you are!

To begin with, I've been very obsessed with wearing the button-front A-line skirts lately (if you have no idea how it looks like, feel free to refer to the pictures below!). The 70s-inspired button-front skirts are totally having their major moments right now as they have totally taken the fashion scene by storm!

I own 2 pairs of them now; 1 in denim blue and another 1 in white! I'm thinking if I should get a black one too to complete my "Button-front skirts" collection lolol! But really, I don't buy them for the sake of collection. 

In fact, I've been wearing them A LOT lately: to school, dates, meetings and even events. Not only they are super flattering, but they are such a versatile piece as well!! So today, I'm gonna show you 5 ways to style a white denim button-front A-line skirt! ;) 


LOOK 1 - LAID BACK APPROACH
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Cropped tops are, no doubt, the perfect choice when you feel like going for a casual style. Here, I'm wearing a burgundy-striped cropped top from Ellysage!

LOOK 2 - I'LL BE ALL WHITE
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The fresh-looking full-white coordinates are one of my favourite styles and I simply can't get enough of them! Special thanks to Joanne for making this adorable T-shirt with my name printed on it for me!! 

LOOK 3 - BACK TO BASICS
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While you are fawning over trendy pieces that will probably come and go from season to season, don't forget to stock up some basics in your wardrobe too! The basics - white T-shirts, plain-coloured sleeveless tops, denim jeans - are going to help you create different styles easily. The black cropped top that I'm wearing is from Forever 21!

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Simply throw on an oversized outerwear to look more Korean-ish!
Outerwear from Moodkure 

LOOK 4 - FOR WORK AND MEETINGS
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As I've mentioned above, the button-down skirt is also a great piece to wear for meetings and events. You can easily look polished and chic by wearing a long-sleeved, collared-blouse! (The one that I'm wearing is from Zara)

LOOK 5 - BACK TO SCHOOL 
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Not only you can wear the button-front skirt with cropped tops, you can also pair it with a sweatshirt for school! Preppy and comfortable, so why not?

Which look is your favourite?

All pictures are taken with a Sony WX500. 

SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE + VIDEO

Hello! For those who have subscribed to my Youtube channel, you guys would probably have watched my new video about my summer makeup routine already! For those who have not, I'll embed the video in this post so that you can watch it later! 

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It's a quick and simple makeup look (I always prefer light makeup over heavy makeup hahahah).  Shu Uemura's skin:FIT Foundation is my must-have during the summer as it really does its job by keeping my face matte and fresh despite the hot weather. For a full review of the product, you can read THIS blog post that I've written not long ago. I've also demonstrated how to apply the foundation in my video, so please watch it!! :)

Remember to open up the description box for the full list of makeup products that I've used to create this look. Hope y'll enjoy it!!

Also, I would really like to know what makeup product(s) that you can't live without during the summer (or on a hot, sunny day)! Comment down below and share with me!! 

BIG BANG "MADE" IN KL 2015

I wouldn't call myself an avid kpop fan, because I don't really know a lot of kpop groups / celebrities. And most often I don't really bother to keep myself up-to-date with their news / whereabouts. 

However, Big Bang is an exceptional case for me. 

I considered myself as a latecomer compared to other VIPs who started liking Big Bang ever since their first debut. I didn't know who Big Bang was at all, until when I turned 17. It's pretty late, I know. They were already big when I realised their existence. I was in high school when my friends played "Fantastic Baby" in the classroom. I liked the the song, and my interest in their style sprouted. When I got home, and I started searching for more of their songs. Soon, I knew I was already addicted to them. Their songs just make me feel alive and energetic.

I never knew I would fall for Korean songs, really. 

I used to be like "I don't understand why people like kpop. It's like they might not understand the lyrics at all but they just love it???"

After descending unto my world, Big Bang made me understand why people are crazy over kpop. I finally realised that you actually don't really have to understand the lyrics in order to fall in love with them. You love them, or you will love them. They get you hooked on with their music. It's their charisma. As simple as that. 

There's just something about Big Bang's songs - each and every one of them. To date, there are so many kpop groups out there, but why Big Bang? I can't put exactly why in abc's, but Big Bang is the only Korean group that I ever cared about for the past 3 years.

3 years ago, Big Bang came to Malaysia for their "ALIVE" world tour. 
Sadly, I couldn't make it to their concert, and I was really sad about it. 

3 years later, i.e. this year, I knew they would be back. 
I knew. 

But I just wasn't bothered about buying their concert tickets. Not because I don't fancy them anymore. I just couldn't bring myself to actually pay for their tickets...

...until 1 week before the actual date of the concert.

I was desperately looking high and low for a wild miracle, because it was only when the days draw closer to the concert that I knew deep within me, that I would totally regret for making a pass. But it's hard. It's hard to scout for their concert tickets at this point. Nearly every single ticket was sold out. Rockzone tickets were still available, but to be honest, I think the price was a lil' too expensive for me. I always preferred numbered seats for concerts anyway.

I missed the first concert on the 24th of July. I thought to myself: Well, I shall just stay at home and watch their MVs instead. But deep down in my heart, I can't erase the inner thirst to witness Big Bang performing live

On the 25th of July (the second and very last day of the MADE tour in KL), 
I tried all I could think of to look for people who are willing to let go of their tickets online. But I figured that the chances aren't quite promising, because there were probably many who were trying to do the same as I.

If you are following my Twitter, you would probably have seen my emo tweets. My early self really wanted to slap the shit out of my later self for not buying their tickets earlier. 





I felt super hopeless because I couldn't find anyone who was selling off their tickets.

My friends told me that it's okay. Big Bang will be back soon. 

I kind of accepted the fact that I was never going to see them this year, so I went to take a nap. I just wanted to hibernate until the next daylight lolol.

I woke up from my nap at 5.20pm. 

I reached my phone and just when I thought I could never get to see Big Bang live, I was notified of 3 messages regarding Big Bang's concert tickets. The messages came in at 4.30pm, when I was still mourning for my loss in dreamland. Without hesitating, I replied as quickly as my fingers could work. However, 2 of them said that they have already sold the tickets.

But there was still this one last hope.
The last potential miracle replied, saying that she still had 3 tickets with her!!!

OMG. I SEE HOPE AGAIN. I CAME ALIVE. 

With my heart pounding hard and fast, I quickly texted my friends to ask if they wanted to go with me. At that instant, it was already 5.45pm. (The concert was supposed to start at 6pm)

It took us pretty long to make the decision of going, because they were afraid that we would be super late for the concert. But I didn't want to give up this one last chance. FINALLY, AT 6PM, JOANNE AND I DECIDED TO GO. Coey couldn't make it, so I dragged my mum along too. I dashed into the first shirt I saw in my wardrobe, dabbed a bit of concealer on my face, and sped off to the stadium in lightning speed, times a hundred.

CAN YOU GUYS IMAGINE HOW NERVOUS AND EXCITED I WAS?!?!?! 

I have never ever done anything this last-minute in my entire life wtf. But it felt so thrilling because damn, I was going to see Big Bang man!!! 

THANKFULLY, our journey to the stadium was blessed with very light traffic. Mummy and I reached within 15 minutes, and I literally ran to meet the seller to collect my tickets. 



We waited for Joanne to come all the way from Damansara. I squeaked and gave her a big hug once I saw her, because damn, we were wearing the same shirt without any prior consensus. And I couldn't be anymore grateful that she actually agreed to watch this concert with me although she isn't really a big fan of Big Bang. Actually, my mum wore the same shirt with me too HAHAHAHA I really never realised it until we reached the stadium. We were in such a hurry that we didn't really care about what to wear at all.


Sad news: 
We were actually 10mins late, and we missed the beginning of the concert. 

I literally screamed when I stepped into the hall. They were performing "Loser"!
It felt so surreal that I was, FINALLY, SEEING BIG BANG LIVE!!! 

It was my first time attending their concert. I have to say that I was u-t-t-e-r-l-y amazed. 

T.O.P!!! SO HANDSOME I CANT EVEN!!!!!! 

The view from my seat was not too bad.

We totally enjoyed ourselves throughout the concert. It was far beyond amazing. Each of the songs kept us moving and grooving. Their live performance was so much better than my expectation, and it was the best testament that Big Bang is so much more than their looks.

It was a tremendously good show. :')

Daesung and Seungri were damn humorous and friendly. Seungri kept mentioning that he loves Malaysia and he didn't want to leave.
T.O.P was unacceptably charming and handsome, and I love how he kept showing the a "love" sign by pinching his index finger with the thumb. Oh and his wink literally melted me right in my seat. (I kind of think my seat melted too)
GD being GD, GD just GD-ed. It's hard to find a candidate cool enough to match his standards. 
Taeyang was simply impeccable in singing, I almost teared when he sang "Eyes Nose Lips". Guys, is that song cursed or what?

The concert was pretty short, which was really unfortunate. It ended in 2 hours. How I wish they can perform more songs! :( 


I'm so glad that I MADE it. 
*unapologetic-ally, pun is indeed intended*

I paid for my own ticket and my mum's, and it costed me a fortune, but it was totally-worth-it.
And this is probably the best birthday gift for myself this year. x 

Big Bang, you guys are simply fantastic. 

To all the VIPs who have been to their concert, I hope y'all enjoyed it too!!!

Follow my Instagram @JessicaChaw to see snippets of the concert! (I took quite a few hehe)

Btw, here's a video combining the snippets of the songs they performed!! 


I apologize for the poor quality and the incompleteness of the video lolol. But I just wanna share how good their songs are to you! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :) 





SHOP SASSY DREAM

I was pretty stoked when ShopSassyDream contacted me for a collaboration. I mean, it's one of my favourite Singapore online shops ok!!! I was in a dilemma when they asked me to pick 5 pieces from their online store because I was totally spoilt for choices. It's like I wish I could bring everything home!

Anyway, here are the top 3 pieces that I absolutely love from ShopSassyDream.

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The Grid Collared Dress (Available in white too) 
I love grids, so there's no reason why I dislike this dress. Plus, the collar complements the dress with a preppy finish, which I really adore!!

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I think this is the perfect top for the hot and humid weather in our country. It's so light and airy, which makes it a very comfortable piece to wear during the hotter days. Not forgetting to mention, the lace trimming on the bottom is so exquisite! Besides, feel free to put on some fancy accessories / statement necklaces to spice up the outfit!

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The Outline Shorts in Black (Also available in white
This is probably my favourite outfit among all!!! I love how the pair of shorts matches my top perfectly. I think this outfit just emanates a very strong sporty vibe, which is my favourite style lately. The outline shorts are perfect for school or a day out with your bffs. It's the pair of shorts that will keep you comfortable and chic at the same time!

ShopSassyDream also manufactures their own apparels, so rest assured that you'll be paying for top-notch quality apparels.

Alright, I guess now you have a new shopping destination!! You're welcome. 

Enjoy shopping! http://www.shopsassydream.com/



MEET MY NEW FRIEND, GEMFIVE

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I've made a new friend, guys!
Nonono, cue intro first.

*erhem*
Hello bunnies!
The long-awaited semester break is here, and I can finally have some time to do the things I've always wanted to do! :P

Spoiler: I have something good for you, so be sure to stay with me until the end! ;)

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Catching up the videos from my favourite Youtubers...

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Blogging...

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Reading updates from my favourite bloggers...

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Scrolling my Instagram feed...

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Go to Pinterest for room decor inspirations...

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Reading a novel...

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And online-shopping!!

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Seriously, online shopping can be super addictive!!! You know how my grandma always tells me: Girl, don't go out too often because once you go out, your money will fly away.

Now I can tell my grandma, 
Granny, my money will fly away now even when I'm staying at home...
HAHAHA. 

Isn't it true? Many of us now are into online-shopping because of a few perks

For example, I don't even have to put on makeup when I'm doing online-shopping at home.
Heck I can even be in my pyjamas.

I don't have to waste my time on hunting down vacancies in the parking lot of the mall.
All I have to do is pick up my phone/turning on my Macbook.

I don't even have to queue up in front of the cashier to pay.
Within a few clicks and I've already checked out.

I don't have to drive all the way and pay more to afford the goods sold at the mall...
while they are available and cheaper online.

And the best part is, I can even buy things that are only available outside Malaysia!!

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If it hasn't occurred to you...
Allow me to introduce my new friend, GEMFIVE!! 

Well if you are observant enough you would have probably known what GEMFIVE actually is.
Hint: look closely at the photos!

For those of you who are lazy to scroll up:
GEMFIVE is an online shopping destination where you can discover new brands, find the things you love and look out for the latest must-haves.
  GEMFIVE is a website you don't wanna miss.

Ranging from fashion, electronics, beauty & health, home & living to even mum & kids, get yourself prepared for a deep dive into an ocean of over 20,000 items (of over 300 brands!) in the hunt for virtually any treasure that comes to mind. In here, be ready to discover great finds with every click - literally. Some of my favourite brands such as Laura Mercier, Artisari by Shaheizy Sam, Tony Moly, L’Occitane, Antipodes and Caudalie can be found here - so are many, many more!!!

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I'm so surprised that they've also brought in new and exclusive brands that are not readily available in Malaysia! Some examples are Sakun and Beyond Closet from Korea, Ortenhill from Singapore, Pomelo from Thailand, etc. 

Who would defy Laura Mercier cosmetics? 


Would really love to give a try on Tony Moly's products!! Any recommendations? 

Omg 20% off Crabtree & Evelyn products!! Omg I'm holding onto my purse now...

There are more attractive deals on GEMdeals, where you will find special offers on selected brands. So don't forget to come by and check this page often! 

As for now, I have something to get you started with!

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!
*throws both hands in the air*

This time around, I'm giving away
RM20 GEMCash Vouchers to 5 lucky winners!

Here's how to win:

1. Comment under this blogpost and tell me about an item that you want from GEMFIVE.

2. Include your name and your email address within the same comment.
and that is all!

Entry submission deadline: 10 August 2015
Winners will be chosen at random, so look out for my email to you! :p
Happy shopping bunnies, have a nice day!