Not A Fashion Blogger

I never considered myself a fashion blogger because I don’t dress for fashion and definitely do not post my outfits online because I think they’re fashionable and worth copying. I share my outfits online because I, too, enjoy seeing outfit posts, including my own, in my good days, and hope you enjoy them as well….

In Which I Learnt How to Wear Oversized Shirts

If you’ve been to Seoul recently, or watching enough Korean drama for that matter, you’d notice that a lot of Korean girls like to wear oversized shirts. I’m not saying the trend is limited to Koreans, but it’s definitely more ubiquitous there. I can certainly see the sweet/sexy appeal, they make them look tiny and…

Weekend Outfit – Cranes

Considering that I wear a pair of pants multiple times between washes, I certainly have way too many of them when I should be buying more tops. When I came across these wide-legged pants at Zara though, I just couldn’t help myself. They are as comfortable as they are beautiful too. The silky material made…

My Kind of Bag

Like any other girl, I love pretty, well-made shoes and bags. Perhaps unlike most other girls, however, I do differentiate paying for the brand vs quality. True, most luxury brands’ products display great craftmanship, but when you buy a Chanel or a Gucci bag, you’re not just paying for the quality. You pay an additional…

At the National Gallery

A few weekends ago, my sister and I decided to check out the Yayoi Kusama art exhibition at the National Gallery. This was my third or fourth visit to the National Gallery since it opened last year. Tickets to the paid exhibits were sold out when we got there, unfortunately (who knew Singaporeans were such…

Gardens by the Bay

Every time friends or family visit me in Singapore, I always recommend that they go see Gardens by the Bay, and for good reasons, because the gardens and the two conservatories are just gorgeous. Have you been? Photos by Arnold Hozana

Ewha University

Why would a women’s university in Seoul be a tourist attraction, you ask? Well, the university grounds are stunning, and the area around the university is practically a shopping haven for affordable fashion. We did not intend to but actually ended up spending hours here taking photos, having coffee at a nearby cafe, and buying…

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a neighbourhood of traditional Korean houses (“hanok”) that date back to the Joseon dynasty. In the heart of modern Seoul, it provides visitors with an opportunity to experience and immerse themselves in traditional Korean atmosphere, not to mention a great backdrop for photos! Photos by Arnold Hozana

Tosokchon and The Blue House

A highly recommended food people tell you to try in Korea is the ginseng chicken soup, samgyetang in Korean, and we heard that the best place to have it in Seoul is Tosokchon, a restaurant specialising in just the very dish. It is within easy walking distance from the Gyeongbokgung palace, so we decided to…

Gyeongbokgung Palace

I read that if you only had time to visit one royal palace in Seoul, it should be the Gyeongbokgung Palace, arguably the grandest and most beautiful palace from the Joseon dynasty. We did not see the rest of the palaces, so I couldn’t tell you if this was sound advice, but I’d say Gyeongbokgung…

Weekend Outfit – Something Pretty and Blue

After a string of travel posts featuring Jeju, I thought I’d break things up by posting an outfit post before I continue sharing about our time in Seoul. I found this pretty blue dress at a local label shop in the basement of Plaza Singapura and loved everything about it: the material (thin, breezy linen),…