What’s Inside?

‘Sups all!

Today, I’ve got a feature that I really enjoy reading when I read the other blogs around. It’s the “What’s In My Bag” feature. Slightly perverse and stalker-ly, but hey, you really do learn a lot from knowing what’s in your own bag (and in other people’s bag)!

I have a lot of nick names, from school and from work (too many, don’t count). One of them came about while I was still in college, but the habit was around forever. They called me “Doraemon“. Why? Because I had everything in my bag. Maybe the following series of ‘What’s In My Bag’ will explain it to you, bag by bag.

Today’s “What’s In My Bag” feature is based on this outfit post I recently made on racklessblog. It’s literally the contents of my bag on the same night I wore that outfit out for the same dinner.

The lovely clutch I got from MDS Collections, admittedly looking a little stuffed.

Curious?

Yep, all of that was in my bag at dinner time. Now you’re starting to understand the nickname.

The clutch has three very generous compartments.

In the first compartment (the outermost)

L-R: Liese Designing Jelly No.2 (useful because I tend to leave the house with my hair in a bun, then let it down later in the day, the “jelly” keeps the curls/waves around for much longer), my bunch of work keys (because you never know), panadol (just in case), house keys, boyfriend’s wallet (not because it’s cool, but because my partner is a lazy person who doesn’t bring out his own bag out because he doesn’t want to carry it, so he stuffs his things into my bag), DBS i-Banking dongles for 2 accounts (again, just in case).

Second compartment.

L-R: Bottle of denatured alcohol and shampoo, because I stopped by Guardian and Watsons on my way to dinner. No funny story here, moving along.

The third compartment

L-R: A printed servette I had pinched (because it had an ad on it, not that the ad was interesting, but the idea was, so I kept the contact), portable charger/spare battery for my iPhone (I’ve got two of these to rotate), earphones (essential), a black pen (very essential, everyone should at least carry a pen in their bag), my wallet (which is actually a clutch by itself and deserves and entire post by itself.), a mysterious box (it used to hold a pack of playing cards).

And that’s how flat the clutch is when empty. Amazing isn’t it?

So what’s in your bag?

Much Love,

Karen.

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First Outfit Post from Karen J

I went out for Dinner the other day and in the last minute rush of it all, I came up with this (and had time to snap before I left). I like!

This was the outfit I had wanted to wear, what I actually did wear is a little varied. I wore black sparkly flats instead of my immitation Jeffery Campbell wedges because I was going out with my mother who is already only up to my shoulders, wearing wedges would have made me two heads taller.

Outfit Sources:

  • Top: A thrift store in Romania
  • Skirt: From Clothes & People
  • Belt: Came with another dress I’d bought from Pull & Bear
  • Clutch: From MDS Collections
  • Wedges: A Spree from Melissa2KS
  • Flats: From the basement of Far East Plaza

The key piece here is obviously the skirt, the outfit is simple, you might even laugh at me for even thinking of wanting to post this up here. But I like the skirt, and it’s an easy to wear piece, yet it’s exactly the kind of thing most girls would shun.

I bought the skirt, knowing I desperately wanted it: I wanted to possess it, but I didn’t know if I would ever wear it. But so far so good, I’ve worn it twice, and that’s pretty awesome.

Overall, I’m happy with this outfit, in fact, it was too easy.

Like, love or hate? Comment tanks yous!

Love,
Karen J.

DIY Glitter Polish

If you’ve followed us over from queenquin.blogspot.com (yay old friends!), you’d know I’m the more wordy, diy-ish, less fashion-y half of the blog.

No worries, that all still remains. We’re the same two people writing, promise!

What you may or may not know though, is that I am a little nail crazy; I would sign up for polisholic annonymous, but that would just be the end of me.

Here’s a little diy polish that I made for a mani, what we polisholics call a ‘franken’ (as in frankenstien and how he was put together with parts from different sources, haha! So funny! Get it?!)

All the pretty stuff going into the franken.

In the mix: random spoonfuls of all the glitter dust and hexagonal glitter.

Another picture to absorb all the sparkly, shimmery goodness!


Pour in bottle, add clear polish and you get instant goodness in a bottle! I used Seche Vite polish here because I have 4fl.oz of it sitting in a bottle here. (don’t ask…)

Shake well (shake it, sh sh sha shake it)

All that blingz on my nail….

I actually dabbed the glitter on here instead of mixing in the clear polish, but on my other hand I applied enough coats of the same mixture to get the same density.

And the full mani in all it’s glory.
(with China Glaze High Hopes and accented with Colour Club Wild At Heart)

I know it looks like there’s too little polish in that bottle, but really it’s just amplified by the bottle which is too big! I think it can hold 1 fluid oz worth of polish (a single China Glaze bottle holds 0.5 fl. oz)

And I would say this isn’t a true franken, since I didn’t mix existing polishes but more or less created a new one, but let’s not get into the specifics eh!

Like? Don’t like? Love it? Hate it? (I love it)
Comment!!!

Love,
Karen J.

my decoden handphone case D.I.Y-ed

So I bought a casing for Magdelena, my berry. and decoden-ed the shit out of it. woots.

shes now very pink and very blinged / zhnged / deco-ed, below are the pictures of her in full decoden glory.

most of the crystals are swarovski, which is why it glitters so pretty.


I know right, so pretty. (:
xx, jade

panda hair ties, they make you feel 10.

I brought out my Panda Hair Ties which I bought in Bangkok, and decided to. wear them.
holy. I don’t know how I summoned the courage to even step out of the house lol.

I love them though, they really make me feel about 10 years old.
and of course everyone on the street took me absolutely seriously with hair like this. obviously. how could they not?

again, my camera is crap but this is what I wore my Pandas out with.

my baseball jacket is LOVE, its super versatile simply because it IS A BASEBALL JACKET, meaning its so damn casual you could wear it with everything.
I got it in Paris *insert SmugFace*

army shorts from BKK go well with a normal white tank.

I’m lucky I don’t work in the corporate world.

xx, jade.

outfit post.

my camera sucks testicles, it amazes me how all these pictures were taken by the same camera. but oh well.

I was on my way out the other day (realistically this was about 3 months ago) and just snapped what I was wearing.

I really don’t wear mid drifts all that often cause being a girl, I think I’m fat. its genetic. nothing we can do about it. sorry.

my glasses are worth a giggle from all my friends cause they have no lenses. as I have (insert boasting tone here) perfect eyesight, I find it super annoying when there are lenses, they kind of distort my vision.

my mid drift crop jacket/top, I got it from camden town in London for 10 pounds. I love the print, almost victorian.
when I first saw it I thought it was gorgeous, but I was abit concerned about looking like a hip-hop wannabe. throwing on glasses and shorts, I think I managed to not look too much like a poser.

LOVE necklace is from claire’s I think, from the kid’s section (I’m so hipster yeah.)
pretty bunny stud with moving legs, I got from hongkong from those stores with like a trillion stud options.
hellokitty with hipster glasses stud, I got from claire’s as well. I’m super sad cause I lost one side while I was in Thailand. serves me right for bringing my favorite pair of earrings on holiday.

panda ring from accessorizes, cost me a wooping 6 euros for a piece of plastic. but it is adorable so well worth it regardless. I wear it so often its lost abit of its nose paint.
my nails are painted pelican gray from china glaze.
I looked high and low for a gray polish and I absolutely love this shade from china glaze. 😀 I also have a crackle version me thinks, got to dust that one off and use it.
xx, jade

partay people on da floor

I bumped into Zameer awhile back outside Cityhall.I totally love his bracelet, super chio. wear with anything kinda bracelet.

and the bag obviously is love. the print!Marc by Marc tee BAR jeans Shoes from sears Walmart bracelet H&M rings Belt & Watch from ASOS Bag from Hilfiger

zamzam is such a doll. the bitch is currently in europe.
I’m obviously disgustingly jealous.
xx, jade