Did you know? Tulips carry on growing even after they get cut! Kinda like strong people do. :)
I must be the last person in the world to find out. LOL! I am so friggin amazed.
Within one day, they have grown an entire bulb’s length. <3
After two days, they grew to this…
So I gave them a little trim.
I love the spirit of the tulip. It is my favourite more than ever!
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Interrupting regular programming to post this…
He said he tried to locate red ones, but none of the sites in Singapore had any! LOL!
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Seriously? I can’t really remember if it has been one or two weeks. Haha! I am a scatterbrain.
Been getting to know my new Frye Brooke Satchels and yes, the Burnt Red arrived! The leather is so luscious, more so than the dark brown vintage. I suspect they distressed the dark brown a little too much or maybe used an inappropriate leather so it flakes a little. On the upside, the dark brown satchel is slightly bigger and more proportionate. I like both! But I’ll admit this – they cannot replace my Balenciaga Mini Pompons.
I have started to explore the possibility of carrying other (cheaper) bags. I blame Free People for this. I am loving the bohemian gypsy style so much that the idea of using such bags is starting to appeal to me.
On the shopping front, I bought two more pairs of Frye Carmens in the Tall version, but I had them shipped elsewhere. I will probably see them sometime next month. Stay tuned. ;) I also discovered a new shop – Spell Designs. They are Australian and extremely boho chic. I love their stuff. Have a backless maxi and one of their amazing fringe bags on the way to me and I can’t wait to show you!
If my travel plans are confirmed, I will likely be on the road again for three months. So excited but I don’t want to jinx it so I will announce when the time is right.
Coming up next… The day I tried a new Japanese hair salon!
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Here’s the late entry on the day we explored a Singapore Navy ship! It was a blasting hot day but it was fun checking out the ship with Kate and her kids!
We had an awesome lunch at Crystal Jade before that.
It was an eye-opener! Thank you for having us and being such good hosts, Singapore Navy!
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History has been made! My first non-Balenciaga bag in the history of this blog arrived today! With this new category, I realise I have to make some changes in my tags! LOL! Because so far, all bags have been under a single Balenciaga tag! This is quite funny!
So, certain things that would never have happened a few years ago are now happening. I have not bought a single brown leather item in 16 years. That’s right. 16 friggin years. Thanks to my healthy obsession with Frye boots and the way they do browns so beautifully, I now have a brown leather bag to match my dark brown tall Carmens. The price is also rather amazing to me. With a decent discount (I was lucky to get them with a 20% off on Amazon), they are almost 1/10 of my MPPs! I really like the idea of having these sturdy bags to use and beat up, without having to worry about them! Not only is the price extremely wallet-friendly, Frye boots and bags do look better when they are well-seasoned!
No prizes for guessing which pair of boots I’m gonna wear in my next outfit…
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I am STILL not done processing my Vienna peektures! Teehee! Work is getting in the way…. The crazy humidity isn’t helping either!
I explored a Singapore Navy ship last Saturday with Kate and her two boys, and met up with A for shopping during the week! More peektures in the next two posts!
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It has been a busy few days! I had a coupla days off work and did some serious tidying and unwinding! It has been really fulfilling and I am almost done putting away all the stuff I brought back from the US at last. Teehee.
A is here visiting from SF and we have been hanging out! I took her to my favourite yakitori place, Kazu Sumiyaki and they didn’t let me down. :) Also took her for the best scones at TWG! I shall post food peektures in the next entry, but here are my outfits for the past week!
Having so much fun on Instagram! The features are awesome for peekture editing, even better than the apps I am using now! Feel free to follow me @jessicaval if you like!
Food peektures coming up next!
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My second pair of Frye Carmen Harness Tall boots came in the mail, after a harrowing two days of worrying about whether they were lost along the way… I paid $70 to ship by EMS guaranteed delivery on a certain date which they did not meet. I was told by Singpost to pursue a refund but unfortunately, the friend who helped to send them to me did not think it was worth pursuing. To me, it’s not about the $70 but the moral of the whole thing, you know? I would gladly have done the same and more for this friend, but sadly she thought otherwise. I guess I always have too much faith in people.
Thankfully, the boots are completely awesome. On to the peektures!
As usual, Shappo needs to inspect and give his approval.
I was pleasantly surprised at how distressed they were! Quite different from the Light Tan and full of deep, luscious character. If molten lava chocolate were a pair of boots, these would be it.
This was my first outfit with them!
Can’t wait to wear them again! A happy problem is slowly emerging. With my current family of Frye Carmens, I’m starting to have difficulty when deciding which pair to wear! I love each pair so much! <3
In other news, someone sent me this today in the morning. :)
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So, I am a little slow on the Instagram wagon! I actually registered years ago and never used it. I think I posted a grand total of ONE PEEKTURE just to test it when I registered!
I have been having so much fun with it! Because I have a massive peekture library in my phone to play with!
Forgive me while I post peektures that you have already seen before… This time rearranged onto Instagram collages!
Okay some of them you haven’t seen before too!
Vienna peektures will be ready in a day or two! :D
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Interrupting the travel entries for this one on what I’ve been up to in my Singapore home!
So… I carted a few things home from Target (and had to buy extra luggage space for them on the plane). Including my Simply Shabby Chic curtains!
I was so happy when I put them up! They make a huge difference to the room!
I also brought Simply Shabby Chic sheets and shams back! So, I needed a new bed to go with!
That’s my darling old teddy bear. He is very, very old. <3
I am loving my new sheets and bed! <3
It’s not the end of the project yet. Stay tuned!
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