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Back… with a wedding update!

*Dusts cobwebs*

 

Hello! I’m finally back from yet another blogging hiatus (yes, I know), one that’s far more extended than I intended it to be. Truth is, I got caught up with my wedding preparations and the little things that I had to get done prior to moving across the pond to join G. G and I had our wedding on a Sunday in DC and I moved to London shortly after on Wednesday to start a new chapter in our lives.Β  (Our wedding was back in early October.) Now that I’m settled in, it’s time to get back to blogging!

Since our wedding was part of the reason for my hiatus, I’ll be sharing some personal pics to (hopefully!) make up for it. πŸ˜‰ Our wedding was held at a SGI Buddhist Center and it was a small, intimate ceremony on a beautiful Fall day (with Summer weather!). It was followed by a buffet reception of light refreshments shortly after the ceremony at the same venue.

As I’m not a big fan of fresh flowers, I wanted something different as my bouquet for the wedding. I lucked out when work had pinwheels to giveaway in an effort to support the cause for awareness in prevention of child abuse. Let’s just say I may have taken more than one on my way out each day. A dear friend who’s a costume designer kindly helped to put my pinwheels together into a bouquet. (Thanks, M!) I did however, purchase a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s on the day of, for the bouquet toss. (I trimmed and tied a ribbon on the bouquet.)

With our love for travel, it was only apt that our wedding was travel-themed. That aside, we were also in a long distance relationship which required both of us to travel to meet periodically. With that, I had origami boats, paper planes, and hot air balloons made out of maps to be tied in to the theme. (I had an origami party with a few friends to accomplish that!) We also bought two vintage suitcases from eBay as props/decor for the wedding. Also, in lieu of a guestbook, we had Anniversary Mail postcards made instead. Our guests gave us advice (for the bride and groom), of which we will read on our wedding anniversaries. For favors, we had little suitcases filled with some Ferraro Rocher chocolates for our guests to take home at the baggage claim area.

Without further ado, here are the pics and some rare shots of me showing my face with G! (In case you were wondering, G = Geek, so that should answer any questions you may have on any Iron Man insignia on him)

Wedding bands and unique engagement ring

J Crew Wedding dress with custom made lace jacket Fang Fong Projects

 

Wedding outfit details lace beading jacket Fang Fong Project Iron Man boutonniere

Valentino Rockstud Noir Ballet T-strap flats

Wedding Anniversary Mail in lieu of guestbook travel themed

Travel theme wedding

Wedding lace jacket buttons

San San Kudo tea ceremony tea set

Wedding outfits lace jacket custom made J Crew Arabelle dress

Travel theme wedding in flight refreshments origami sail boat

Travel theme wedding suitcase favors

Travel theme wedding

Wedding bouquet colorful roses

Iron Man cufflinks Emerald flower engagement ring Chaumet Bee My Love Rose gold band

Wedding portrait Alex Christina Photography

Wedding Portrait Alex Christina Photography

Wedding portrait Alex Christina PhotographyAll photography credits goes to Alex Christina Photography

Bride’s outfit:

Groom’s outfit:

I hope you enjoyed this post! Should you have any questions with any of the wedding-related questions from this post, I’d be more than happy to answer them. Just leave a comment or send me an email. May this be the start of prolific posts once again! πŸ˜€

Wishing Wednesday… Birthday Wishlist

Valentino Punkouture Studded Patent Pump, Vintage Chanel Brooch in Gold, 3.1 Phillip LIm 31 Minute Cosmetic Bag, Celine Blade in Python, Macarons

Valentino Punkouture studded patent pumps//Β vintage Chanel brooch// macarons//Β 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic bag//Β Celine Blade in Python Black

Another birthday, another year older. While my birthday wishlist is purely fantasy with perhaps the exception of some yummy macarons, a girl can dream, right? πŸ˜‰ I’ve bought myself a camera for this year’s birthday so there wouldn’t be any fashion splurge although it sure is mighty tempting!

I love my Valentino Noir Rockstud flats although I don’t wear it as often as I’d like to for fear of scuffing it too much, yet I still pine for a pair of Rockstud in kitten heels. The limited edition red on red from last Fall got my heart skipping a beat, but these new Punkouture ones are a close substitute. The price tag however, makes it unobtainable (I’m a bag girl, not a shoe girl!). Perhaps a pair in nude/beige?

I adore my Chanel faux pearl brooch and have received many compliments on it that I’d like to obtain another, a vintage gold version to match my gold accessories. The one above is perfect since it’s less conspicuous in comparison to the usual blatant interlocking CC logo.

I’ve written about the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute cosmetic bag here, so I shall not repeat myself. As for the macarons, need I say more? They’re great treats, much like dark chocolate except a little less accessible in DC (there’s not to say that there aren’t any, just not as easily accessible).

Last but not least, be still my beating heart. That Celine Blade in Python for Fall/Winter 2013 has got me weak in my knees. It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for exotics and my capsule collection of bags is still missing the perfect black bag. I recently sold my Mulberry Alexa as I wasn’t too happy with the quality of the embossed snakeskin and there’s a gaping hole to be filled. The Celine Blade in Python would be perfect for many reasons – it’s black, it’s exotic leather, and the adjustable strap to accomodate cross-body is perfection! Ah, if only I can find one for the price I’d be willing to pay…

In any case, I’m fortunate to be able to ring in my birthday on vacation and better yet be able to spend it with G! πŸ™‚ Happy Hump Day!

Fauxionable Outfit – What I Wore to Work: Tweed & Stripes

I love this Gap dress from last Summer and I awaited patiently for the item to go on sale. Alas, when it was marked down to a price I’d pay for, it was sold out online and I couldn’t find it in stores. Well, you know this story has a good ending since I am wearing the dress. Few weeks later, I found the dress in my size nestled in the sale section at the Gap store near work. It was the only size left and since the zipper was broken, I was able to get an additional 20% off on top of the extra 30% off sale items! Score! (It came up to about $21 with tax)

I tried to get the zipper replaced here but almost every place I went was going to charge me betwen $15 to $30 for it. Since I knew I was going back to KL, I waited to bring the dress home with me to have it fixed. So, almost a year later, here’s the dress finally making it’s debut and I’m linking this post with Mix & Match Fashion‘s What I Wore to Work.

Fauxionable Outfit - What I Wore to Work: Tweed & Stripes

Fauxionable Outfit - What I Wore to Work: Tweed & Stripes Chanel Pearl Pin Brooch

Have you been able to find something sold out later at a better price?

Fauxionable Outfit – Polka Dots & Print

This was this past weekend’s outfit (yes, I wore the same outfit twice!) to run errands. I’m taking baby steps towards mixing prints (as mentioned here), and in this outfit, I relied on polka dots yet again, which I consider relatively neutral, mixing it with some splashes of yellow print for Spring.

Fauxionable Outfit - Polka Dots & Print

Fauxionable Outfit - Polka Dot & Print, leather biker jacket, hermes Kelly double tour, marc jacobs palais royal flat case

I also finally wore my Valentino Noir Rockstud this past weekend and was super careful so as not to scuff them! They didn’t require any breaking in and was fairly comfy for me. Now if only I get the pair of kitten heels as well…

Hope you’re having a good Monday! πŸ™‚

Recent Acquisitions

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I found the Valentino Noir Rockstud while I was in HK and it was slightly cheaper than the retail price here in the US (difference about $50). They had both the flats and the kitten heel version although the latter was more than retail here. I tried on the kitten heel version and it was comfy like flip-flops! As it was a big ticket item, I handed them back to the lovely sales assistant in Lane Crawford and went on my merry way. G was very sweet and offered to buy them as a gift knowing how badly I wanted them. I pondered on them for a few days before finally deciding to purchase them the day prior to us leaving. Alas, there was none in my size when I returned to the store to purchase what I wanted. πŸ™ My sis and G was kind enough to entertain me as we made a mad dash to Joyce and Valentino stores in hunt of the Noir Rockstuds. Nope, nothing to be found, they were all sold out. Only Lane Crawford had them but none in the size of what I wanted.

Well, as I’ve been obsessed with these shoes for a while (what an understatement!), I knew the few sites that still had what I want. Better yet, I was able to find a discount code which made the price difference slightly less then the retail price in HK! Woohoo! Thank you, G! πŸ˜€

Valentino Noir Rockstuds dustbag

Valentino Noir Rockstuds Matte LeatherValentino Noir Rockstud in Matte Leather

On a recent trip to H&M to return a pair of printed pants (I’ve yet to find a pair that fits for a price I’m willing to pay), I found few more rings to add to my collection.

H&M gold rings ala Balenciaga Octopus ringH&M gold rings $5.95 and Octopus ring $3.95

The gold rings reminded me of the infamous Balenciaga rings that were featured on the S/S 2013 runway.

Balenciage Gold Rings S/S2013 Spring Summer Balenciaga Gold Rings S/S 2013

H&M gold rings ala Balenciaga s/s2013H&M gold rings

I had previously seen the ASOS version of these rings (silver here) and resisted to buy them but these H&M ones were hard to resist at their price point! As for the lil Octopus, it reminded me of the late Paul the Octopus. It was also budget-friendly for Miss Frugal here, so I bought it without further thought. πŸ˜‰

H&M gold octopus ring PaulH&M gold Octopus ring

Can you guess which pair of Noir Rockstud I got? (I had previously posted about them here.) I’ll definitely be posting outfit pics featuring it in the near future! πŸ˜‰

Hope you’re having a great weekend!