It Gets Better.












Do these pictures make sense to you? They kinda do to me – there’s some effortless vibe that exudes from every single one of them, and I punctuated it with a quote on either making yourself miserable or stronger – which takes a truckload of effort, trust me.

Happy Lunar New Year hunny bunnies! It’s the eve, but just in case I go missing under a box of pineapple tarts, I had to send some positive energy out there. Working and loving it recently, and if you love what you do, if you align your work with your passion and literally not see it as a chore, things just feel right. The first month of 2014 is coming to a close, and the only thing I can say is that it’s been ROCKING!! I can’t emphasize how great the first month has been, and I can’t wait to see what is in store. All that was waiting to happen was for me to align myself and realize what my desired emotions and my intentions were. The rock that we were stuck under in 2013 has been obliterated and I feel SO FREE. Amazing! To 11 more months of even greater things, please!

xx Kate


Oversized Cupcake




dress from Maurie&Eve, bag from Zara, watch from Michael Kors, shoes from Birkenstocks

Not the best photo of me above, since I look like a complete geek face, with a shitty smile. This is how I look when I’ve only had 3.5 hours of sleep, after 7 hours of working non-stop on various projects. It’s amazing how coffee and adrenaline and passion can get you through the day, but after your body and mind gets through that, and you finally quieten down, you feel this huge pull, as though gravity wants the earth to swallow you up whole. That’s exactly how I felt after this long yet short day – hours passed like minutes, yet my body felt the toll of it all. Ladies, let me tell you, sleep is not for the weak. Sleep is darling, and sleep is nourishing. As a teen (oh yonder years), I used to be able to go on for days without sleep, feeling like Wonder Woman and shunning the thought of ever having to rest. These days though, my luxury is being able to sleep in for 12-15 hours at a time – who would have thought?!

I am in dire need of a haircut (oh yes it’s been close to a month since my contemplation entry) but I just haven’t found the time or the energy to head down to my hairdresser’s for a good snip. This then explains why my bangs are perpetually away from my face – I can’t deal with them when I need my entire focus to be on work, work and more work. Rolled out of bed and found this huge shirt dress (bought this two sizes too big, either that I’ve shrunk) from Maurie & Eve, made with the most amazing rose gold metal details – the zips, the clasps, the buttons. And I also had a slight obsession with maroon a year back, which explains why I bought this dress. Unknowingly, the clasp from this age-old Zara bag pretty much matches the button clasp of the shirt-dress, woohoo!

Have I also mentioned that I really am unable to live without my Birkenstocks? Huge convert, after much mocking it close to the entirety of my life. I am sorry!

xx Kate

Doppel : Miss En Dior Pearl Earring


Dior vs Rissapicks

Can you tell the difference? I can’t.
But your wallet can – it’s $500 vs $10.
Yes, that’s how much it is for real freshwater pearls from Dior, as compared to a costume copy of this sweet baby that everyone’s been raving about. Will you go to fashion hell? I’m not too sure, but is it worth it? Probably – purchase 50 of these replicas and you’ll be set for life. You’ll never have to worry about losing one, never have to worry about it falling off your ear, and never have to worry about ruining your one and only pair.

Am I kidding? Who knows.
All I know is that sure, the real deal will be such a wonderful perfect keeper in your collection, and I’d be adored by my future daughter when I pass it on to her (only after I die, sorry dear, I will be wearing these till I’m in my 100s.), but for anyone who’s not keen on blowing 4 return air tickets from Singapore to Hong Kong (check TigerAir for deals right now), this doppel from Rissapicks is just for you.

And if you’ve got time to spare, and want to get your hands slightly dirty, APair&ASpare did a wonderful DIY version of it right here. Why not? Maybe you and all your girlfriends really should have matching pairs of the same pearl earrings – stay classy ladies! You’re welcome. 😉

xx Kate

Edit: Just heard from a personal friend who purchased the Miss En Dior originals, and she found out after purchasing that they aren’t freshwater pearls… I guess that option of keeping my pair as an heirloom is now out the window!