Laid Back

I’m back, bitzes!

LOL

Actually this post was supposed to be published last February but I was too busy with work and health related issues that I wasn’t able to post it. But no worries, everything’s fine. Sometimes, we just have to lie back, chill…and insert time for blogging.

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5H&M top

6Anne Klein watch

4Keds shoes

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. Chictopia . Lookbook .

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I’ve had a very interesting start for this year. It was quite chaotic, with the usual roller coaster of emotions due to missing someone badly and news about my health, but nevertheless I survived and feeling much better now. I’m actually busy with so many things that it’s kind of difficult to insert some blogging time. About three weeks ago, I was in Thailand for business stuff (and let’s be honest, shopping) but now I’m still busy with my tasks and responsibilities in our business. Not to mention, I also insert some online work related to fashion everyday. Two weeks ago I started doing some work for someone’s wedding (hint: it’s not mine!) too. With me juggling all of these things, it actually helped with my procrastination to work out. Ha! See doc, I don’t need to exercise every other day, I’m burning fat from doing so much work! Hihi.

Anyway, I’m really excited for this month to somehow end. I believe I deserve some relaxation both from physical and emotional exhaustion. LOL. My birthday will probably a good start to just chill and maybe some pampering time for moi. And a certain trip this June will be my highlight for 2015! You’ll just have to wait and see :D

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

Marsala

I had this dress for like 2 years now that I never wore. I was feeling a bit cool and feisty at the same time so I decided to wear it last Sunday. I didn’t even realize that it’s color is what’s going to be big for 2015.

1Forever 21 dress

2 3Zara flats

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. Lookbook . Chictopia .

5Pearl bangles from boyfriend’s Mom :D

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According to Pantone Color Institute, the organization that designates color of the year since 2000, the charismatic and highly varietal shade of Marsala is the color for 2015. And I gotta say, I’m glad they chose that fortified wine color.

Red has always been one of my favorite hues. It’s always been a fashion staple in my wardrobe. Probably because I was raised in a “Chinese” environment as my Mom is half Chinese.  I was brought up believing that the color red is a powerful shade, something that shouts victory in the most sophisticated and elegant way. My Mom instilled in me that if I want to win something or in dire need of luck, I should wear something red. I know it’s a kind of silly belief but there’s nothing wrong with a little superstition in life so I became a believer too. Somehow.

Every time I want to feel happy or if I am attending an important meeting such as an interview, I always remember to wear something red. It doesn’t mean my whole outfit has to be red, but it can be my bag, my shoes or even my underwear. And it also doesn’t mean it has to be screaming Russian red, but a Rose shade or wine colored like Marsala will do.

What I love about Marsala is that it’s very earthly but romantic at the same time. It’s both tame yet strong shade of red. It has a very cool feel especially when you look at it but also has a feisty impression when needed. Kind of like Desire, the inspiration of my blog.

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

P.S. I’m back you guys! My US trip was amazeballs, it made going home really hard. Anyway, I’m not doing any Valentine special this year. I’m actually thinking of writing something or rather sharing something to you. ;) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s! :D

HOW TO LAUNDER LINGERIE

WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie INTRO
From delicate lace panties to striking plush push-ups, surrender your full lingerie drawer to a sudsy, fragrant bath in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Let the Delicate Wash be the seductive solution to safely and effectively launder all intimates.

WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie SORT

  • Sort bras and intimates by material and structure.
  • Detailed lace, padded push-ups, and supportive underwire should always be handwashed.
  • Wash with like colors only.

WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie PRETREAT

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  • Remove body oils, make-up, and self-tanner with the Wash & Stain Bar. Wet the bar and gently work it over delicate straps and supportive underwire.
  • For old and new stains, apply Stain Solution directly to the blemish and work in with your finger.

WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie HANDWASH

  • Prepare a bath of tepid water in a basin or sink and add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash.
  • Soak for up to 30 minutes.
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WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie RINSE

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  • Rinse well. Run tepid water though items until rinse water is no longer soapy.
  • Do not wring. Instead, press the cup gently between the palms of your hands and drain excess water without distorting cup/shape.

WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie DRY

  • Hang to dry or lay item(s) flat in its natural shape on a drying rack. Never use the dryer!
  • Steam intimates for the perfect finish.
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WWTL_How To Launder Lingerie STORE

  • Store bras in their original shape to preserve fit.
  • Fold bras one cup into the other, smoothing out lumps or dent to avoid distorting the construction.
  • Freshen with Delicate Spray between wearing and washing.

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– Editorial Post: The Laundress Blog