New York City is such a beautiful city.
You turn a corner and see something new and picture worthy.
I decided to make a blog post dedicated to this beauty.
With the year come and gone.
It’s time to take a look back to see where we are going!
I am a Trixxi Girl
Upon arrival of my Trixxi dress I was immediately Gobsmacked.
The dress was super cute and sexy.
My Must-Have Skincare Products
If I’m going anywhere I definitely need a cute bag, a go with everything necklace, and my skin care products!
I have suffered from acne ever since puberty hit. I’ve tried every different kind of skin care products.
I’ve even seeked out help from my doctor.
what I’ve found:
Some products dry out your skin, some leave it feeling like there is gunk on top of your skin.
It’s taken me 25 years and I have finally found products that I like.
I still have breakouts whether flared from stress, ‘that time of the month,’ or a few too many cheat days on the diet.
The products above help manage my skin- and make it look its best!
Behind the Scenes
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Every Morning I wake up and photograph my outfit of the day.
I am not exactly the happiest person in the morning,
So I attribute my bright smiles to my man behind the camera.
Without his support I wouldn’t be able to sustain my fashion social media.
I was going through my ootd shots the other day and we had a giggle over how silly some were.
Some make me think: “what was I even doing?!” HAHA!
Often I have the choice between the goofy faced photo and the pretty smiled ones.
I thought it would be fun to showcase these photos on my blog to share the giggle with my Baby T Beauties!
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I have been following Jewels of Yours on instagram for awhile.
She showcases her beautiful array of statement necklaces, dainty necklaces, and cute bags!
After a mutual love and support IG relationship- we decided to collaborate.
Coming all the way from Singapore–
Oh the connections you make through life 🙂
I noticed a package in my mailbox. I practically ran upstairs to open it in my condo.
During our conversations Vanessa from Jewels of Yours would say: “I hope the jewels bring you joy!”
And oh did they ever.
As I unwrapped each of the three pieces that arrived.
I Literally squealed of happiness!!!
I couldn’t wait to style each necklace.
Right away I had three outfits in mind based around each piece.
Tiana Blue Gem Necklace
All my current necklaces are either: pearl, chain, black, or gold.
Very neutral because then they are easy to put with outfits.
But now I have been tainted with colour!
This blue gem necklace has been the easiest to style with my clothing ironically.
It compliments colour and adds a boost of colour where there isn’t much.
Agate Silver Chain and Pearl Necklace
This necklace felt like the most “me.”
The combination of pearls and chains is so very me.
A little bit of class, mixed with a little bit of attitude.
It was perfect to add some attitude to a conservative work look.
It adds a lot of personality to any outfit.
But it is definitely enough of a statement piece to stand on its own as well
Just some bare skin and a necklace.
I just HAD to do a plunging neckline outfit for this necklace.
This necklace won’t only look great with a shirt or dress that follows the same neckline.
It would also look amazing with a dress or shirt that has a high neckline.
Follow @jewelsofyours to see more beautiful pieces!
You can SHOP Jewels of Yours pieces:
She sells surprisingly affordable beauty.
Who can say that they are wearing something from Singapore?!
Shipped directly to you!
Although the company usually ships locally only.
They were willing to make an exception for BabyT Beauties that fall in love while online shopping.
Let’s help bring joy internationally and check out Jewels of Yours!
1. Delivery charge of S$10.00 is applicable for delivery to any country outside of Singapore for every item.
2. Delivery takes around 6 to 14 working days (depending on your destination) from the date of payment verification
3. We will send you an email with your tracking number once your package has been mailed out
4. Delivery company is via airmail Singpost
5. Kindly ensure that there is someone to sign for your package at the door
6. Re-delivery charges will apply in the event that the package is being return back to our Singapore address
What do you think of the Jewels?!
Let me know: Comment, like, share …spread love! 🙂
I by no means consider myself a thrifting expert.
But I have been known to find some really great pieces.
And known for putting together some outfits that would make you look twice.. knowing most of it came from thrift stores.
Before I even had my first adult experience thrifting- I researched….as I’ve been known to do.
I googled the wealthiest part of the city searched the nearby “good will.”
My logic being that the wealthiest can buy the best material, and best brands …and well donate them near their home.
Choosing the nearest thrift store to your home, although convenient, may not be the best strategy.
Once you’ve set your targets on the perfect location. How do you find the diamond in the rough?
Personally I take my time. I go through it all.
Although the employees try to keep the store organized either by size, colour, and type of clothing. The reality is stuff gets lost, misplaced, or even hidden-Yes hidden. People may find an item that they don’t want to purchase at that moment and will hide the item within a different section. Obviously this item was good enough to hide, meaning its good enough to take the time to find!
Sorry Ladies- You snooze you lose.
Now of course it would be mind numbingly long to inspect each item in the entire store.
So to speed up the process- learn to keep a keen eye.
If you don’t think you could spot that shining diamond in the rough.
Go though your closet; take the time to really take a look.
Feel the material, notice the stitching, and how it falls off the hanger.
Once you know what you are looking for- it will stand out amongst the cotton oversized tee-shirts at the thrift store.
The trick is to scan the racks.
Once you find something. Be sure to look it over.
Inspect for imperfections, tears, missing buttons, broken zippers, stains…yes I said it.
Some things people donate, maybe should have been donated to the garbage bin.
I once found a pair of bebe high-waisted shorts with the security tag still on it.
You know what- I bought them.
Doesn’t mean I’m a thief right.?!
I just went home and researched how to disassemble a magnetic security tag without ruining the item of clothing.
You really can find anything on youtube.
The point of this story?
Some items can be fixed.
Sure it may be missing a button…
but you can go out choose your own buttons and create a completely unique piece to your own design!
Also little fixes like stitching, and re-zippering all are very budget friendly.
But some things sometimes cannot be fixed- like fit.
I don’t know how many times I’ve found a great pair of heels only to be tragically disappointed when THIS Cinderella wasn’t so lucky.
But that’s the game of thrifting.
You may be the ugly sister for one charming item…but then you look twelve o’clock and find the shoe that fits.
Did you love that labored metaphor? haha
Lastly I’ve leave you with some of my recent thrifted outfits.
Can you spot the thrifted items?
I’ve followed @asianimpression ie. Teban on instagram for quite some time.
His instagram is dedicated to asian beauty and fashion.
I am never disappointed with his posts. He even adds witty and inspirational captions to each photo.
What’s not to love about that?
You can check out his work here:
or his instagram:
Teban had decided to come to toronto to do collaborations with some of his friends from Instagram.
He contacted me to do a 3 outfit photoshoot.
I got to say I was a little shocked.
1. little ol me? really?!
2. umm.. Im not asian? haha … luckily I was one of the few rare exceptions
3. Oh crap. Im not in the shape I would love to be for such an opportunity.
But you know what it was an amazing opportunity that such insecurities would not hold me back!
I was pleasantly surprised that Teban choose to shoot in Kensington Market with its beautiful colours and culture.
I thought that it was such a perfect setting.
Outfit one: My favourite
Every wall that Teban placed me in front of- i loved. Exactly why i picked this outfit.
It was fun, colourful, and funky.
Perfect for all these graffiti walls.
luckily he was willing to shoot me in front of my favourite wall, the black and white one, even though the sun overexposed everything.
This outfit represents how I like to have fun with my wardrobe and experiment!
Outfit Two: Teban’s Favourite
The housing in Kensington Market was a perfect backdrop for my more classy work look outfit.
I think this outfit best represents what my instagram shows.
Outfit Three: The Cute Outfit
This outfit is more of how I look on my days off.
On the weekends I like to keep it simple and cute.
So the locations he chose were actually quite perfect- they look like everyday scenery.
Everyday scenery for a Everyday look!
Which is your favourite?!
You ever have that moment with your long time friends where you think…wow look how much we’ve changed and who we have become!
One of my high-school girlfriends made her profession as a photographer- a rather talented and passionate one!
She does everything from wedding, baby photos, engagements, sports, beauty and fashion.
Check out her work here:
With my unexpected life course into a passion for fashion shared through social media.
We decided that it would be perfect to do a fashion photoshoot while she was visiting one day.
Here is the results of that decision!
Thanks for stopping by!