August 26, 2011

[Brunch Diary: Loewy]

"Never leave well enough alone."

*oops..misspelling spotted*

Dear brunch lovers, I'm back with another review of brunching out in Jakarta. Aye, it's Loewy this time :)
I picked out this restaurant cos I heard (or read somewhere) that this place offers great casual ambiance in the center of Jakarta city. And I do agree cos that was the first exact impression I got when I entered Loewy. Its décor gives me the feel of old-fashioned diner which conveys its cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

The variety of the brunch menu is not much and offered in a very simple and classic manner (no fancied things up, even for the F&Bs presentation). It's fine anyway.
Eggs Benedict


Beef Steak and Scrambled Egg

Raspberry and Peach Iced Tea

And for the taste...(in my opinion)
I'm sorry to say that it was as plain as the presentation. We (my friends and I) had ordered as recommended, but they turned out just okay like in no memorable taste or what so ever. The same applies for its dinner menu (confessions from friends - Mr. and Mrs. X)
Read quite reviews mentioning the bad service, fortunately we didnt get that kind of treatment.

Despite the price and taste, Loewy is a nice spot for chillax-ing, especially at night. It turns out to be more like a bar in the evening, and I heard the drinks are quite good.

*For more info, visit Loewy Website
With Crystal *hug*

my lovely ladies

And yes! I wore my orange blazer, got it in a affordable price with fine quality when I visited HK, China. Totally in with it. Still in my summer mood with a little inspiration from Miss Serena Van der Woodsen.

Orange Blazer - Mode/Graphic Romper - H&M/Ring - Forever 21/Coral Necklace/Kelly Double Tour in Taupe/Ankle Boots - Report/Balenciaga City in Seigle (Fall 2010)

The next stop would be
or Koi probably *winkwink*

August 20, 2011

[Color Code: Copper/Orange]

1. BURBERRY PRORSUM Wool Coat/2. ANTHROPOLOGIE Corona Fedora/3. ALDO Heister Strap-Heels/4. TOPSHOP Enamel Frog Ring/5. ASOS Pyramid Metal Tip Clutch/6. BALENCIAGA F/W 11 Belt/7. VEROMODAVERY Silk Top/8. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Zipper Pocket Shorts/9. BARNEYS Passport Holder/10. NERVOUS SYSTEM Radial Necklace I/11. TOPSHOP Jersey Maxi dress/12. HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 Gold Aztec Bangle/13. JEFFREY CAMPBELL 'Zup' Bootie/14. REBECCA MINKOFF 'Mini MAC' Clutch

Yes dear, it's not the time yet to put back juicy hue of orange into the closet, for Fall has kindly welcomed this color to join its 2011 collection.
It's been sweating orange on the runaway: Céline and Burberry Prorsum with their orange version coats, Prada with a little touch of orange gloves, Preen and its asymmetrical orange skirt, and Sonia Rykiel's shade of orange for its beauty corner.
However, to lessen the summer-feel of orange, you might wanna tone down this hue a little bit for Fall. Instead of go all the way orange, you can wear orange as:
1. a statement outerwear; have fun with your orange blazer or coat to light up darker colored piece like little black/white dress or brown tapered pants.

2. a simple one-piece; top it off with a leather jacket!

3. a beauty tint; apply orange lipstick/gloss on your lips, or blush on your cheek for a healthy natural glowing face.

4. a statement accessory; be playful with orange thru' your accessories, pull of a bright orange clutch/tote or a piece of architectural choker (item no.10) to spice up your black jumpsuits

Guess this year fall wont be typically gloomy

August 18, 2011

[For the Love of Lace Shorts]

Lace shorts: the ultimate must-have item in your closet

Living in tropical climate area, makes it possible to always hit the perfect time to to flirt with this lace trend that I've been seeing ..and wearing lately. I'm so obsessed with my pair of lace shorts that I've been wearing them like
non-stop. True story.
These shorts is undoubtedly up for any style, no matter what look you aim for (from edgy to classy or from sexy to sweet). You can dress them up or you can even take them out for casual stroll. These are the kind of bottoms that can really take you from day to night.

And here she is, my baby...

Here are some looks that I have while I'm "playing" with my current most-favorite item:
You can try this look for your casual day out when you dont feel like dressing up. Add a couple statement jewelries to accentuate the whole look, but dont overdo it if you wanna go with effortless chic look.

Rumpled Sleeves Loose Blouse - H&M/Black Lace Shorts - Eann 9.1/Rosario Necklace/Leather Bracelet - Topshop/Ring - Marc by Marc Jacob/Straw Fedora - Quicksilver/Flipflops - JCrew/Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha

For this look, I call it "peek-a-boo lace", just give a little sneak peak of the lace shorts to have this flirty look. It's like wearing your lace shorts as an undergarment but in a more modern and stylish way. (P.S.:look for shorts w/ lacy hem)
This look is perfect for your casual day to night out. For the day, just go with the jumpsuit and lighter make-up. And when the sun goes down, glam it up by topping a sequin jacket and add some colors to your face (here, I play with my lipstick color *
Make Up Forever Rouge à Lèvres 203* )

Sequins Jacket - FreeBird/Denim Jumpsuit - Topshop/Black Lace Shorts - Eann 9.1/Onyx Bracelet - Parisienne/Ring - Accessoria Nerve *here*/Tory Burch Reva Flats/Matt & Natt Clutch

Who says meeting has to be black and white or probably gray, it's BORING. Meeting can be fun and stylish. Pick out your bright color blazer for this fun look, and dont forget to have your favorite heels on. Wear this for your brunch/lunch meeting with friends or clients. A little color is never too much.

Blazer - Vintage/Stripes Top - Eann 9.1/Black Lace Shorts - Eann 9.1/Necklaces - Accessoria Nerve *here and here*/Braided Leather Bracelet - H&M/Ring - Forever 21/Straw Hat - UNIQLO/Ankle boots - Report/Washed Leather Oversized Bag - Topshop

With this look, you are ready for your girls' night out. Throw in any unique top, any statement jewelries, and any extreme heels you've got, it's the time to experiment with your look. Dont be afraid too look daring. Fierce up!

Off-shoulder top - Topshop/Black lace shorts - Eann 9.1/Pearl necklace - Accessoria Nerve *here*/Pearl Bracelet - Accessoria Nerve/Hermes Kelly Double Tour/Strap heels - Vintage/Matt & Natt Clutch

For those who currently has 0 lace shorts in her closet, I encourage you to immediately grab your own pair.
It's never too late, summer may be over soon, but I still can see this lace shorts trend up til' fall or maybe winter *who knows!?*.
This bottom is just so much fun to mix&match with, I'm thinking to grab another pair for myself..lighter color maybe, cos Miss Watson rocking one hot pair of off-white lace shorts *EDGYNESS ALERT!*

P.S.: got my inspiration for Look No.3 from this Lancôme campaign shoot

Have fun mix&match ladies. Good luck