Monday, June 4, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Jeans and Florals

This might be my last Inspiration Monday post for a few months as I leave for Malaysia and Singapore on Wednesday to see my family. I am bringing the bare minimum as I travel with two boys minus the husband. The idea is to make room for new purchases back home so I can fill up the bags for the trip home. I usually end up buying food that I cannot find here. However, I would try to take part where I can, I might pinch stuff from my sister's closet except that she wears mostly office attire.

Today the inspiration comes from Jenna Dewan. I don't know who she is aside from the fact she is married to Channing Tatum. I like her floral top. I was going to wear the one I wore several posts ago with jeans but that is being lazy. I like to take the approach where I can look at my wardrobe with new eyes to create the look using the many pieces I already own and why wear back the same thing repeatedly?  I had to search for another top which was floral and.... is my take, complete with a wave just like Jenna's. I have been pretty ill this last week, fever and cough. When I am sick, I lose weight terribly quickly because I just don't eat. Most noticeable is when my jeans don't fit me and slide down my waist. They are the same Lucky Brand jeans I wore here.  The jeans look loose on my thighs this time around. I think this is good, in preparation for my trip back home because I eat all the food that I miss and put on so much weight!

The top is from Singapore, I bought it 3 years ago from Tangs. It's made from silk but I don't wear it much. This is why I like Inspiration Monday so much as it makes me dig deep into my stuff. My sunglasses are from Ann Taylor's factory outlet for $22.00. My shoes are Franco Sarto's from TJ Maxx $39.00

If I don't get a chance to post for Inspiration Monday, I wish  you all a very nice summer, I will be reading all your posts still though, if my father's internet connection is quick enough to load up pictures. He is still using a dial up service so it is s-l-o-w!

Linking up to Inspiration Monday, join in the fun if you can, it is run by two lovely sisters, Megan and Nora Bird! There is a giveaway there, so do check it out!


  1. I agree- I really appreciate Inspiration Monday for making me use items in my wardrobe that don't usually get to go out! Thanks for the comment on my blog- I'm not Malaysian, but I love food from everywhere. Make sure you post photos when you get back, I'd love to see what it looks like there! Have a wonderful trip!

  2. I love your shirt! The colors are fabulous and it's super lovely!

    I hope you have a fantastic summer!

  3. awww, we'll miss you! i hope you have a wonderful time! i love your flowy top and your cute little wave! =)

  4. Have a wonderful summer holiday Grace! I am leaving for KL this sat and back on 16's your schedule like? You look wonderful...i love that cute top...and that adorable pose...hehe


  5. It's gorgeous! You look charming (and I imagine that would be a lovely cool top to travel in too!) I'll miss your posts, it's been lovely coming to see you every Monday!

  6. have a wonderful trip! sorry you've been sick :(. i'm glad you dug that top out. it looks great. :)

  7. I wish I can keep up with this Inspiration Monday :-) I would love to take part but time just does not permit me this luxury. I enjoy reading your interpretation of some of these ideas though. So keep them coming! By the way, do you record down your purchase details every time you buy something?