Trench Coat Styling Tips

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Today’s fashion report is dedicated to the trench coat.

There is something so effortlessly chic about the impeccable design of a classic trench coat. Not only are they the most stylish outwear piece to own for transitioning from season to season but they literally go with most of what you would have in the closet. The timeless appeal of a trench is an absolute must-have in any fashionista wardrobe.

With a wave of new lightweight trench coats in the high streets from pastel coloured; to geometric patterned, sleeveless ones; there are now many new exciting updates to the classic designs out there. You can see why the fashion industry always re-vamps the iconic look simply because they can add functionality and trendiness at the same time as keeping what just, works!

Here are some of the ways a trench coat can be styled for the summertime:

1. For those chilly summer nights, pair your trusted trench with a floaty maxi dress and sandals for that extra chic factor.

2. A cropped trench with a pair of blue denim jeans and t-shirt is a perfect everyday accompaniment to make the rest of your outfit shine. Another way to style a cropped trench is to have it open over a midi-dress and create a fluid yet relaxed silhouette for the spring / summer months.

3. Why not try and keep it casual and cool by wearing your classic trench coat with a simple tee and ripped denim.

For more outfit inspo and ways to style a trench coat check out Jack Wills* style guide here.

How would you style your trench coats for the coming seasons?

Love, Pingkan x

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This blog post was kindly sponsored by Jack Wills*

JORD Wood Watch Review + Giveaway!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The one thing that makes me feel put together, even when i am in a crazy rush in the mornings; has to be the moment I put on my watch. There’s something about adding it to your wrist, the extra weight, the shine, that just makes you feel like you’re ready to take on the world and you're ready to go; guns blazing.

Now as you can imagine when I received an email from JORD* to collab on a blog post I was over the moon! JORD focuses on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They believe that a value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. 

'Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time'

JORD* kindly gifted me this stunning Ebony & Copper-alloy watch to review and that also means I can host a nice giveaway for you guys! Firstly, I am instantly drawn to the Copper ring and dark Ebony wood - A total show stopper. The craftsmanship and every detail included in this watch is really something quite special as you can see from the close ups below ^.^ There are a variety of styles with different finishes and metal accents that I do believe will never go out of style. A definite one-of-a-kind timepieces for your wrist game.

Hat - Forever 21 | Dress - Little Mistress* | Watch - JORD* Ebony & Copper | Bag - Gift From My Mama

Did I mention that this watch is Automatic? Yep, that’s right - no more replacing batteries ladies and gents ✓. The most surprising factor and what made me fall in love with this watch even more is how comfortable on the wrist and how super lightweight it is. It’s of course by no means flimsy or delicate - actually quite the opposite and you can really tell that it is built to last.

So ff you are looking for a gift for your significant other or family member definitely check JORD out. I'm sure they'll get you that cherished ‘WOW thank you so much’ look ;) OR if you are looking to elevate your own wrist-game then check out the beautiful women’s watches here.

Now for the giveaway! 

JORD has kindly offered a giveaway of not only an $100 code towards any of their stunning watches if you win, but by simply entering; you automatically get $25 off your next purchase! :)

How fantastic is that!

Watch Gift Ideas


* The contest will close July 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on September 30, 2017. For full terms & conditions please see the JORD website. *

Hope you enjoyed this post loves, let me know which one is your favourite timepiece of the range :)

Love, Pingkan x

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The British Style Collective Is Coming To Liverpool!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hey Loves! 

As you may or may not know I am lucky enough to be a part of the official Blogger Squad for the British Style Collective presented by The Clothes Show. This year is the first time the BSC will be hitting Liverpool to host a three-day, citywide fashion and beauty festival like no other!

There is so much to see and do this July; I thought I would break-down some of what the BSC has to offer you and your fashionista needs. 💞

Sunglasses & Top - Primark | Trousers - Missguided | Necklace - Carter Gore* | Shoes - Forever 21

The Albert Dock

A visit to the Albert Dock is a must when you come to Liverpool! 'It boasts an incredibly diverse architectural landscape with traditional buildings sprinkled about; stand out structures which are of course, very Instagrammable at all angles'. You can read about my love for the Albert Dock here.

You can very much expect the British Style Collective to deliver an eclectic atmosphere with 'a unique blend of shopping experiences, classic cars, supercool DJs, pop up 'Best In Show' catwalks, beauty make-overs and brilliantly unique theatre'
There are also amazing handmade & bespoke items; vintage designer makers - including Toucan Tango, Aliyah Hussain, Ruth Allen, Tea Party at the Zoo, Light Fandango, Ida & Rudy, Frilly Industries, BiNO Clothing, Lee Walsh and Random Makes - ready to meet some new owners! So make sure you bring your cash and cards as i'm sure you will pick up something to your liking 😏.

Alcatel Fashion Arena

This year's Fashion Arena will be bought to you by Alcatel, where they will 'take you on an explosive journey through the worlds of fashion, dance, latest trends and catwalk, all combined with live music acts from the next big names in one 60 minute show-stopping spectacle!'.

There will definitely be an abundance of things to do at the arena - everything in the fashion-meets-music spectacular from the likes of TIGI international & Pixi who will bring you the latest hair and beauty trends straight from the catwalk! Not to mention trend reports from Liverpool One where you will also be able to buy all the look showcased during the catwalk.

There will also be various talks from the fabulous Vogue Williams, Kimberley Walsh,  Mollie King, Henry Holland plus many more. Check out the celebrity line up here.

 The Shopping Halls Exhibition Centre

As a self confessed shopaholic I am so so excited to see everything the shopping halls exhibition has to offer! Here you will be able to shop from 200 different high street, Instagram, beauty and skin care brands all under one roof - a bloggers dream.
You will also have the chance to meet your fave celebs and listen to blogger talks at the expert studio. Get those selfie poses at the ready.

St, George's Hall // Designer Catwalks & Inside Fashion Talks

Not only will there be an epic designer catwalks throughout the weekend there will also be industry talks and featured Q&A sessions - this will be a great way of learning more about the different parts of what the creative and fashion industry has to offer straight from the experts themselves. Of course, plenty of shopping experiences from luxury brands will also be on offer.

If you would like to hear myself and my talented fellow BSC Blogger Squad discuss everything and anything from Insta Summer Styles to everything you need to know about the Fashion Blogging world then make sure you visit here to see our schedules! My personal one can be found here 😊.

With all this and more the British Style Collective is not to be missed from your calendar this July! I cannot express how excited I am for it and again feel very blessed to have such a special part in it all. Stay tuned for more info 💓.

Hope to see you all there! 💗

Love, Pingkan x

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#VeryHoliday Trend Forecast

Monday, 22 May 2017

Don’t you just love planning a summer getaway? :) Whether it be a short, city break or a long-haul exotic vacation; any ‘out of office’ holidays are a perfect excuse to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Thanks to Very’s #VeryHoliday blogger event I found an abundance of outfit inspo for my upcoming travels this summer!

Here are a few snippets of their incredible Spring & Summer Collection.


First of all let’s talk about patterns & prints. There was an array of bright patterns on display, from off the shoulder dresses to tropicana vibes at the swimwear collection. 
From your classic palm-print bikinis to a new take on a monochromatic swimsuit - there’s definitely a great selection for all ages. You an view the full holiday collection here.

I adored this print, the subtle watercolour flowers scream spring & summer to me! Would be so great for pool parties amongst a unicorn floaty!

COOL & Quirky Footwear 

I was really impressed to see that the summer sandal had appeared to have a whole new style re-invention. From what I noticed, pom poms and tassels are here to stay ladies, but can we please just talk about these beauties from Kurt Geiger, which literally stole my heart - the little daisies and crochet details are way too perfect. I can imagine these as a perfect date-night accompaniment for your City breaks, paired with some culottes and a loose off-the-bell-sleeve white top - perfection!

HOT Accessories 

Summer cannot be complete without some eye-catching accessories, I adored the denim-choker-set which I thought would go perfect with the above sunglasses for the Ibiza opening parties!
The hero piece of this event has to be the fabulous ‘Out Of Office’ straw-hat. It is not only very practical (for the summer sun), it can also literally go with any summer outfit and holiday occasion. I can envision sporting it at a wine-tasting event at the vineyards in the south of France and/or wearing it backpacking in Bali - the chicest accessory to have this summer!

Hope you enjoyed this holiday post, cuties! Do let me know where you’re off to this summer & which item caught your eye? :)

Love, Pingkan x

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Get To Know Me - 20 Questions TAG

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Happy Tuesday Cuties! 

Let’s get a little bit more personal shall we? In today’s post I thought I would let you get to know me a bit more amongst the fashion, beauty & lifestyle. I’ve seen so many of these types of questionnaire posts floating around in the Blogosphere and thought i’d finally have a go at answering them too :) So lets proceed shall we? 

What was favourite subject at school?
Art & Physics

Where are you from?
Indonesia baby

What is your favourite drink?
Ahh way to many - mostly any green tea / red bean related drinks. Big fan of the Match Chiller from EAT!

What is your favourite song at the moment? 
I am still on the Kpop hype guys… So anything Big Bang / Black Pink related songs… Oh and of course French Montana - Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee.

What is your favourite food?
Anything spicy. Perfecto!

What is the last thing you bought?
Flowers for a friend's birthday

Favourite book of all time?
Life Of Pi - if you haven't read this yet make sure to add it to your list ^^

Do you have any pets?
No… unless you count my Totoro plushy?

Favourite Perfume?
My O.G has to be Gucci Envy Me - but it’s sadly discontinued. I'm trying a few new ones on rotation at the moment, look out for a blog post soon! ;)

Favourite Holiday?
Every holiday is a favourite, way to many amazing memories from each one <3

Are you married?

Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?
Honestly i’ve lost count…

Do you speak any other language?
I can speak English, Indonesian (Mandonese) & un petit peu of French. This year I want to learn Japanese & Korean!

How many siblings do you have?
I have several step brothers and sisters :)

When was the last time you cried?
I shed a little tear on Sunday

Favourite TV show?
Gossip Girl. Chuck & Blair forever.

Who is your role model?
My one and only mama.

What is something you wish you were talented at?
Anything music related… I tried playing piano, harmonica, guitar but just got so bored after a day.

How tall are you?
5ft 5

Can you cook?
I mean I would say so, however people in my life might not think so - haha I can make a really mean fried chicken & stir fry when I really put my mind into it. ^^

Sunglasses - H&M | Blouse - Zara | Dungarees - Primark | Shoes - Forever 21

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Rufflemania | The Missguided Ruffle Dress

Friday, 21 April 2017

If there’s one trend that I am heavily invested in - it has to be the Ruffles. Not only am I still on the pink hype, I’m also really into anything ruffle-related. As soon as I spotted this on ASOS I knew it had to be mine! I love the whole slouchy, feminine feel the dress gives; also it was on offer at 20% off so I couldn’t really pass up the opportunity! Who else gets way too happy when they see something they love suddenly on sale? I certainly do! #NoShame

Originally I planned to style this with my new grey Adidas Iniki trainers that my boyfriend kindly gifted to me, however the weather was a little bit too cold for me to pair it together, so I decided to pair it with my trusted black, over the knee, boots from EGO, instead. It definitely made my whole outfit look a lot more dressy for our day-date, but hey! It’s always nice to dress up for your significant other whether it be unintentionally; especially when you've been together nearly 7 years haha. Needless to say Jean-Michael approved 🙂.

Chokers - Primark | Dress - Missguided Via ASOS | Bag - Forever21 | Shoes - EGO Official

I’ve been getting really into K-Pop recently again #NoShame and the obsession with Korean fashion is real. I feel like I've seen a lot of oversized dresses and ruffles on popular K-fashion sites in particular Stylenanda - which is another influence that helped spur my love of this dress. Of course my favourite k-pop idols are still Big Bang - there’s just something about their music and aesthetic that makes me so hyped! If you don't know what K-Pop is it essentially means Korean Pop, if you don’t know what i’m talking about honestly stop what you’re doing right now and go watch this video - Click Here - ! You can thank me later 😉

What are your thoughts on the Ruffles trend?

Pssst... Who is your favourite Big Bang member? 😉

Love, Pingkan x

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