Impossible Girl Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2013

travel outfit

Just a selfie to show you what I consider my optimum travel outfit. Taken from my recent trip to Hong Kong.
My ~fanny pack to hold all my valuables (cash, passport, phone), backpack to hold all the bulkier stuff like water, snack, book (cause I never leave home without!), map, etc and the comfiest pieces of clothing and shoes I own! It continually puzzles me when I see tourists who know they will be spending the entire day sightseeing and yet choose to wear heeled sandals, party dresses (it's perfectly acceptable to wear a dress but a jewel-toned taffeta dress and I came across this more than once?!) and a clutch. *SMH* 

I was wearing: Loose tank from Cotton On, Forever 21 skinny jeans, Nike shoes, backpack from H&M Men's and belt bag gifted from Moro Mou (Athens).

Monday, 26 August 2013

haul from Hong Kong

Last month, went on a short trip to Hong Kong. As you know, Hong Kong is just as much a shopping capital as Singapore so I spent some time in my trip to check out the shopping scene. 

I made sure I don't leave HK without checking out Monki, that H&M clone also from Sweden. While they had a lot of cool stuff, I only ended up buying these lovely wireless bras and the polka-dotted retro bikini top. I was also happy I managed to finally find a handbag! (I will show this in a better photo from an outfit post.)

This jersey is a lucky find from Mong Kok's Ladies Market. The market itself is full of fake goods from the latest it-bags to denim, etc. I gave those a skip but the shops to check out are those apparel shops along the street. I believe their items are imported from Japan and if you are patient enough to go through racks of floral and gaudy-printed clothing, you'll find a gem. Like this jersey that I got for HKD300/SGD10! Can we all say Isabel Marant sporty-chic!?

Also got these Chinese charms. The blue beads symbolize "good health" and the red string is for "good fortune".

These Zara jeans are a last-minute buy. I still had HKD300 leftover which is too small to change back to SGD so I looked around at the HK airport for something to spend them on.  These patched jeans are on sale for HKD199! They remind me of Celine. Paired with white tee, statement necklace and flats=casually cool. :)

Thursday, 22 August 2013


I woke up to a dark, gloomy and rainy day. To counter this, I decided to wear something bright!
When I picked up this neon pink girly skirt, I had this idea to pair it with men's tee. You know, to balance it off. 

And I think I finally found the perfect men's tee to pair with this in form of this boyfriend top.
And as usual, I applied my favorite partial tuck to avoid the shirt being too loosed.

I was wearing: Boyfriend tee from New Look, H&M skirt (old), Charles & Keith court shoes. 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

on beauty

Great new skincare finds that I wanted to share with you. 

Behold my Miracle 3! From L to R: Clean Face Tea Tree Oil Mild Toner from The Face Shop even the scent is mild and so good for my skin. For Beloved One Whitening Vitamin C Essence. At first I was iffy to try a product with a cheesy name like dut. But one day, I found myself in Sephora searching for a replacement to Face Shop's White Face Post-acne serum which they discontinued. I was initially looking at Philosophy but the Sephora lady suggested this to me. After one month, I noticed it's effects - my skin felt so soft and more importantly, I'm starting to see that post-acne spots are slowly but surely fading. But, it's more than just fading post-acne scars but also focusing on evening out the skin tone. My skin just loves this! Finally, For Beloved One Sunscreen. Being exposed to the harsh tropical sun can take its toll. ( This baby is partly responsible for the slow even-ing out of my skin tone.)

Etude House's I'm Blooming Sebum Control Mist. I just picked this up so I will keep you updated how effective this is. My skin is oily and being exposed to this hot weather is not doing it any favors. In the middle of the day, I literally feel my face melting (even though I don't really put on piles of make up!). While I am tempted to just wash my face in the middle of the day, it's not always possible and this face mist claims to offer instant cooling and leaving a powdery finish after spray. Heard some good things about this in beauty blogs so hopefully this will work for me too. 

Finally, my little indulgence is this YSL Lip Gloss. I normally just wears it on its own which leaves the lips with a soft, glossy finish. My new favorite!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

birthday gifts

Love this beautiful printed top from Zara, a birthday gift I picked out (;P) from Ma. What's not to love - it has an interesting print and an oversized fit that works so well with my pencil skirts. 

Here I am pairing it with one of my favorite skirts. Love the proportion that a voluminous top and a pencil skirt creates. 

Also debuting my new haircut here. (Though I still miss my curls.)

Another birthday gift from Ma is this polka-dotted, silk bandana (again self-picked :P) also from Zara. I just fell in love as it reminds me of long summer days or lazing about in a yacht while cruising the Mediterranean. Ha! 

If I get tired using as bandana, this Fall 2013 campaign from Miu Miu offers a re-purposing idea:

 I was wearing: Oversized top from Zara (gifted!), pencil skirt from Rockwell (Manila), Charles & Keith court shoes. 

Monday, 12 August 2013


Well hello there! I'm finally back from an unplanned hiatus - work, holidays and a few things in between kept me busy the past 3 weeks but I'm back with a bang with lots of new stuff to share. :)

First up, I went trigger-happy (rather, credit-card-swiping-happy) in the recent Zara sales. Lots of awesome pieces from Spring 2013 collection - Celine and Alexander Wang inspirations -  that they are offloading at up to 70% off! Lucky me, items from the W+B collection are on sale too. (Confession time: I usually bypass Zara's tops during non-sale period as I find them a bit overpriced but more than happy to indulge during the sales.) 

Here's my haul:
Both the bright blue and the oriental-printed black top are just right up my alley with the oversized fit and dramatic sleeves. Perfect complements to creating volume with a pencil skirt or even take up casual look to the next level when paired with denim cut-offs. 

Love this Chinese dragon print and the full bell sleeve of this top.

This tie-dye tee recalls Alexander Wang. Paired with black skinny jeans and combat boots=chic.

What about you? What awesome stuff did you score at the recent sales?