I'd like to say a big hello to my new blog and Twitter followers, hi guys! You may not be too familiar with my style of blogging at the moment but I really hope that you enjoy reading my posts that I do weekly. It's only been a week since my giveaway opened and I am surprised about the amount of people who have entered - I didn't think that it would have attracted so many people, thank you.
Twitter is the place for the latest goss and also some controversy - just like the time when I outed an anonymous abuser who posted on my Formspring. Ouch to them lol. I've mentioned it here because the comment/question was in relation to my blog.
Today's post is going to be about some outfits that I have created with the clothing pieces that I received from Phyle Asia. If you haven't heard of Phyle Asia before, you can check out their Facebook Page or their guest blog post which I posted on my blog a few months ago.
I allowed them to feature their press release on a blog post of mine and as their way of saying thanks, they kindly sent me two clothing items from their online shop. By the way, this post is not sponsored - I have not gotten monetary compensation from Phyle and it has been my choice to blog about these items.
In the guest post, I mentioned a piece from their shop that I thought was lovely - the Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse
(Images from Phyle.Asia)
... which they ended up sending to me and I love it!
I also received the Top-Tunic Dress in Lavender which comes in a three colours - Light Salmon Pink, Lavender and Charcoal Black. It is a dress which Phyle designed as their interpretation of Audrey Hepburn's famous black dress.
(Images from Phyle.Asia)
Comments on Phyle.Asia
+ Prompt email replies, great communication
+ Items folded neatly and into clear, sealed plastic packaging
+ Package as a whole came in a box, undamaged items
- Shipping can take 3-8 weeks depending on your location
- It took over a month for the package to arrive. Phyle.Asia is not at fault, unless the package was delayed due to customs (no customs declaration sticker was on the box and when it arrived the box had already been opened)
Instead of just making this a haul, I've decided to show how these pieces can be suitable for both the day and the night depending on the event. I don't think that I did that good of a job but I tried my best! I'm definitely not the most stylish or creative person out there however, I love dressing up and accessorising.
The chiffon blouse is a dressy top which can be worn for various events despite them being during the or in the evening. Personally, I love dressy tops because they usually have simple detail and are so pretty at the same time.
Day to night outfits
Excuse the LQ pictures, I used my iPod because I did a vlog with the outfit but decided to use still shots instead. My vlog was very pointless and I wasn't great at describing my outfits *face palm*
Blouse from Phyle.Asia, white singlet, shorts and skinny jeans from Cotton On, bags from Strandbags, jewellery from Equip.
Many may argue that the above outfits are fine for the day and for the night but again, it depends on the occasion. I usually wouldn't wear shorts at night with a dressy top unless it's a chilled, informal occasion. I reckon that the majority would say that shorts are better in the day time when the sun is out.
I didn't do anything with my hair or pair the outfit with some shoes however I accessorised just a little with rings, bracelets and a bag. Black pants with a dressy top go well together, it gives the outfit that touch of classiness.
Overall thoughts on the blouse:
I really like the chiffon material, I love how it flows elegantly. Although it was manufactured from a wholesaler and not from Phyle's VTM process, it still had quality. There is elastic around the waist area which I totally adore, it makes the top fit better and not look baggy. As a free-size piece, it fitted quite well as the straps were nicely sitting on my shoulders. The chest and back area has a double layer of chiffon so that it can be worn on its own without having to wear something underneath. I chose to wear a white singlet underneath because I didn't want my stomach to feel too exposed! I don't have anything to hide, I swear x]
Dress from Phyle.Asia, tights from Supre, bag and clutch from Target, jewellery from Diva, Equip and Zamels, belts from clothing boutiques.
These outfits look really similar with a few differences here and there. I tried to make the outfit on the left as casual as possible but with a silky dress, it's quite difficult! I wore tights, put on a grey belt and wore a cross body bag. I think the one on the left is most suitable for a semi-formal event for the day or the night such as a birthday party, a university graduation etc.
With the outfit on the right, I honestly would feel a tad uncomfortable wearing that out (especially at night) because the length of the dress is a little short, about 10cm above the knee! I know that there are even shorter dresses and 10cm isn't too bad however, the silky material is quite thin and there isn't another layer on the inside. I guess the only appropriate time to wear a short silky dress out would be at night - maybe for a clubbing/partying scene.
Overall thoughts on the dress:
When I first tried it on, it seemed a little big on me as it was loose around the sides. The dress isn't a free size so maybe it just wasn't the perfect size for me. Putting a belt around the waist was a great way of fixing that problem as well as giving the dress more detail. The design of the dress is very unique in terms of its cutting and sewing around the neck area and on the sides. There is a zip on the side so that the dress is made easier to put on and take off without it being such a hassle. The only criticism I can give about this dress is that it creases easily.
Thanks Phyle Asia for sending me these pieces, now there are more items added to my wardrobe! I will let you guys (my readers) know when I decide to wear these items out and may show them as an OOTD.
Hope you guys found this post interesting, I wanted to do more outfit/fashion posts since it's also one of my interests. Thanks so much for reading!
Questjen of the week is:
Do you prefer to dress up for day events or evening events?
I prefer to dress up for evening events because it's way more 'fun' for me x) It gives you more choice of whether or not to go 'all out' or to keep it simple. I love applying makeup and night seems to be the perfect time to do heavy/smokey eye looks without it looking like you've overdone it. It's hard for me to dress for day events because I don't know how other people may dress so if I'm wearing too many accessories etc. then I wouldn't really have an excuse whereas at night it would be more excusable to look fancy. It's also easier for me to pick out what to wear at night. I don't know why it is but I'd rather go out at night than during the day haha.