#HERSSENTIALS: The Reversible Bomber Jacket

Winter is ready to be on its last legs, but the transition between the cold chill and the spring breeze isn’t the easiest task to master. Transitional weather fashion is still kinda tricky for me as I grew up in Singapore; however, you can absolutely cop a new closet staple: the reversible bomber jacket.

Based on my obsession for outerwear, my #1 go-to piece is a neb-vintage ’00s Ed Hardy army green nylon bomber jacket.

Vintage velvet hat | Uniqlo turtleneck and bomber | Vintage ’90s camisole | RE/DONE jeans | Pop & Suki bag | Karen Walker sunglasses | Miista shoes

Last year, I bought this ‘lil beauty at The Corner Store, an L.A.-based vintage store. It had a studio space where customers could try on the clothes. While the shop had a huge Instagram presence, this jacket was never on the ‘gram. It was in a rack, ready to be taken home by a new owner. At that time, I was looking for a nice transitional jacket as L.A. had nice warm weather and the East Coast (FYI: I was visiting a family friend in Boston and we were also going to NYC on a fun day trip that weekend) was beyond frigidly cold. Not only was it chic, it kept me crazy warm!

Now, I proudly wear this treasure with pride. While bombers out in today’s market are only meant to show the outer shell, let’s not overlook the inner shell.

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Vintage beret | Uniqlo turtleneck | Vintage Motley Crue shirt | Pop & Suki bag | Vivenne Westwood ring | Vintage tattoo and peace rings | Custom made Bombe Clothing pants | Miista shoes

Normally, I won’t rock my bomber by showing the inner shell; however, it surprisingly works well! If your bomber jacket has a unique design on the inside, you might as well show it off.

See? Look at what the late Christian Audigier did here. Although Mr. Audigier may no longer be on this Earth, his design genius kinda proved that everyone needed to/at least needs to get a fun bomber jacket.

Trust me, your Mondays ain’t gonna be mundane after all!

All photos by Hallie Geller

 

#OOTD: Another One Bites the Dust

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Uniqlo turtleneck | vintage DARE tee | vintage kimono | Re/Done jeans | Current Mood bag | Vivienne Westwood and The Cobrashop rings | Miista boots 

Are you ready for this new look? Be prepared to get yourselves hanging out at the edge of your seat: the kimono has officially arrived!

Silky smooth with sleek lines and beautiful embroidered accents, this killer red kimono is not just meant to be kept in the house. Last fall, my friends and I went to A Current Affair, where vintage vendors from coast to coast pimped out the hottest merch. While it was a cold rainy day, nothing could make me happier than to splurge my cash on new clothes. Given that I literally lived for statement pieces, my eyes went weak at the sight of a red silk embroidered kimono. Long and straight with sleek angular cuts, it was destined to belong to me.

Although kimonos aren’t zero degrees Celsius-friendly, I ain’t ever letting that thing collect some dust.

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Photos by Hallie Geller 

See how much potential you can have with this?! Throw on some layers, grab your favorite jeans and channel your inner Mary-Kate Olsen.

DISCLAIMER: I bought my vintage DARE tee from Shop Exile, but you can get a similar shirt on Etsy. The clothes that don’t have hyperlinks are either vintage, out of stock or discontinued pieces. And with Starbucks, I am not sponsored by them.

 

#OOTD: Law and Disorder

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Tokidoki and vintage hair clips | Rad & Refined x The Candy Kids choker | RE/DONE shirt | vintage ’90s dress | YSL bag | Stuart Weitzman sandals

Black and white; striped and solid; studs and bling. Is there anything you can and cannot do? Believe me, I’ve been there.

Today, I visited the National Gallery Museum, which was once the Singapore Supreme Court. Although I was aware that I’d be paying a visit to Old Supreme Court, little did I know that my outfit matched one of their displays! In this case, it was an exhibit that recreated an old-time police room with walls reminiscent of the prison cells that were once below the museum.

While dressing for court usually requires the proper clean and classy look, there is no such thing as law and order when it’s off-duty. I may have missed an opportunity to pull a Lindsay Lohan, but I’ve made up for it by breaking and making the rules.

Rule #1: DO mix prints!

Remember the days when your mom told you to wear solids and stripes? Well, she may be right except for one thing: you can wear stripes and checks in one outfit! It’s very pure ’90s grunge with that touch of Clueless mixed in; however, the most 2017 way of doing it is toss on your favorite slip dress with your well-loved striped tee. Make sure the dress is actually PRINTED!!! No look can be complete when two becomes one.

Rule #2: Sky is NEVER the limit!

The sages of fashion may tell you to wear embellishments in small doses, but here, there is no such thing. In fact, I like to throw on my studs and crystals. And if that ain’t enough, don’t be afraid to pull out your hair clips. Talk about the perfect marriage between class and camp!

Rule #3: WEAR things that don’t conventionally flatter your body

You once prayed to God to make your boobs grow until you can’t see your feet. Well, I did that and today, I try not to regret my wishes. As 32DD and 5’4″ gal (I don’t know what this is in meters, lah!), I’m actually wearing a boxy cropped tee and babydoll dress. Boxy tees and babydoll tees are NOT supposed to be on bustier bodies, but fuck that shit. Just do it when you wanna show off your waist, can?