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Was I Mistaken?

Yesterday I logged onto Modcloth.com again as usual and saw the most darling green dress (had a bit of a ’20s vibe for me) which was a nice shade of either kelly/emerald green and cost about USD80. I was really put off by the price, but loved the design so much I went to investigate further… Imagine my surprise when I found out there was only size L and XL left! This from a dress that had been put up just mere hours before. Gosh.

Then today I logged on trying to get a glimpse of it again, but it was nowhere to be found on the Modcloth website! I wasn’t even listed as Sold Out under the New Products or Dresses section. Goodness. If I didn’t know better the dress was but a dream. Pray tell Modcloth, if you ever see this, what happened?

P.S., I’ll do my best to persuade my lazy ass to post a proper post on the fashion show I saw last week tomorrow.


Social Night

WIWT for Social Night

WIWT to accompany my friend for his Officer Cadet Schools’ Social Night. I actually had quite a lot of fun there just talking to him and getting to know him better, since he didn’t really know the other cadets that well as he had joined OCS late and we were really good acquantainces in school. I just realised in my rush to take this photo before he picked me up I actually looked into the camera, hahaha, how odd.

Dress: Modcloth

Cardigan: Zara

Brooch: Etsy

Belt: Some random small shop

Stockings (with backseam): AA

Shoes: Modcloth

More Modcloth Love

Damn Modcloth.com, they always have such nice pretty vintage-esque dresses that make me want to throw practicality into the wind (and thrift) and buy them ):

Current obsessions:

Polka Dot Dress (I’m seriously considering buying this, I’m surprised it’s not sold out yet!)

Big Sleep Dress (I love how it’s so ’30/’40s. I wish I had this for prom instead)

Torch Song Dress (So very ’60s!)

AAAAA, so many pretty dresses, so little money (+ space).

Sharp Cuts

I’ve always been a fan of more feminine cuts for clothes: think clinched waists and cuts which tend to follow the natural curvature of a woman’s body (hence my gravitation towards vintage styled clothes). Recently however 2 articles of clothing which differ from my usual style preference have caught my eye and refused repeatedly to migrate from my mind.

Moonlighting Skirt from Modcloth (okay, perhaps the draping is reminiscent of the bustle of Victorian skirts)

and Cowl Neck Pocket Tunic by emilyryan.

Of the 2 the Cowl Neck Pocket Tunic really sticks out in my mind. It reminds me strongly of Yohji Yamamoto and Commes Des Garcons (though please correct me on this if I’m wrong) even though I’ve never quite been a fan of theirs. It also looks like the perfect thing to be braving a wintry London day in style. If only I was convinced I’d be able to pull it off adequately!


When someone says ‘coat’, images of the typical generic black belted trenches typcially spring to mind, like of this happy looking lady in her black coat.


While there is nothing wrong with having a simple black coat for cold weather (and for that matter, everyone should invest in such a versatile and utilitarian coat!) which is classy and fits in every situation, after a while it gets a little boring. It becomes too generic. If everyone is equally ‘classy’ and ‘stylish’, doesn’t it mean that the boundaries for achieving such accolades would shift to demand more? This is why for the person who daring enough to try something different (with extra cash to spare too) there is Modcloth! (and it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of that website if I haven’t said so before).


First off there is the gorgeous Amber Coat which I seriously considered getting. I love how the large buttons are made of wood and the collar has a scarf like detailing. Then there is the cut of the coat, how it manages to look feminine and not like some amorphous asexual blob (though sometimes androgyny is sexy) even though winter is all about covering up.


Another coat is the same vein is the Grey Expectations Coat (yes you can facepalm at the corniness of that name) which is a little more simplier, yet still manages to stand out with it’s unique grey colour and black button detailing.


For the last of the neutral toned coats, we have the nicely named Grace Kelly coat which matches perfectly with the namesake actress. I can imagine her, with her softly curled long hair loose, wearing the coat. The short bell sleeves add a nice, if a little impractical touch. The white pearly buttons also nice touch, making the coat look more refined and classy in a vintage way. This coat practically screams ’30s too.

For all lovers of colour who have been despairing over my past few choices, there coats ought to make your eyes pop by the sheer bold palettes used. If nothing else, the colour alone will make you stand out on a gloomy winter’s day (WHY WHY WHY DON’T WE HAVE WINTER IN SINGAPORE ): ) on some random London street.
The Marne Coat channels a real British high street tone to me. The military like details, the belting and the unique neck line all give the coat an odd sort of punk vibe. The bright unconventional colour also goes some way to adding to such a perception. Modcloth used to carry the coat in yellow too, but I suppose it got sold out.
This coat reminds me of Mary Poppins. I think this is partly because it was called the Supercalifragalisticexpaladocious coat before they renamed it. Besides the obvious colour, the neckline of the coat is rather unique. The use of a doll like wide collar give the coat a very soft and vintage feel. There’s also the added bonus of the feminine cut of the coat.

Finally to round up this random post on coats, there’s the coat that doesn’t look like a coat at all – the Astor Coat:
I find myself enthralled by this coat because it really reminds me of the Victorian style of dressing. From the high straight neckline, the round medium sized buttons from throat down, the gathered sleeve tops, the buttoned cuffs to the waist sash – it absolutely shouts I’M VICTORIAN! in a soft ladylike Victorian sort of way. This is really the coat that inspired this post – and it costs a sweet USD 99.99.

I don’t suppose anyone is interested in hiring a literature reviewer who moonlights for a fashion blog? Pretty please?