Sunday, January 1, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Black, White And Red

I found out about Inspiration Monday, a fun challenge from Two Birds that a blogger friend of mine who lives in rainy sunny Singapore, mentions in her blog. Check out Mong's blog, I love her style of writing, and her creations are just so inspiring!

I have been too "active" in the shopping malls and one of my new year resolutions is to be more creative with my wardrobe in order to stop spending.  I was quite pleased with the outcome in the end because I forgot that I had this faux leather skirt that I bought over 20 years ago in Singapore. I have only ever worn it once or twice because the weather is too hot for heavier materials.  The challenge made me think about putting pieces together that I would have never otherwise considered.

Without further ado, this is the picture from last weeks' Inspiration Monday.

And here is my version:

The lighting is difficult indoors but it is so cold outside these days. This was taken in my bathroom! Shooting on a self timer is also not easy because you can't really see how you are standing which is why my eyes are elsewhere! It was below freezing the day I shot this. I like how Ashley Tisdale broke the black and white monochrome with a little pop of red.  At first I wanted to wear my red shirt outside but that would mean that red would be the dominant colour of my outfit. I don't know if I would wear this combination again because the shirt inside makes me look boxy and I had to define my waist with a belt.

One of the reasons I held on to this skirt was that it had a longer hemline at the back which I love.

Skirt - old
Top: Gap bought in 2008
Red Shirt: Thrifted $5
Belt: Came with a thrifted skirt
Shoes: The shoes are new, they arrived a day earlier and they are my first pair of black pumps, $24 Eitienne Aigner from (I also do not own a black handbag -  that is on my list of things to acquire this year)

I had fun doing this and I can see it being quite addictive!


  1. Hello Grace! Thank you so much for your mention, you're so sweet! You look very smart and chic, I like your understated chic version, the pencil skirt looks great on you. I like it that you put the pop of red onto your shirt, nice accent. HAppy new year Grace!


  2. Like your version better. Maybe it's the skirt & shoes :-)