Elly for Aly

Here’s introducing my favourite children’s clothing store in the whole wide world – Elly! I’m a huge supporter of local designers and Elly is actually started and run by two sisters, Audrey and Carol, in Singapore.

I love everything about Elly – the cute elephant logo, the concept behind Elly, the comfortable fabric which they use for the children’s clothes, the pretty and fun fabric designs and the amazing looking shopfront at cluny court. Oh, the owners of Elly are also super nice and helpful!

I finally found the chance to head down to cluny court two weeks ago because I wanted to buy Aly a dress from there for a family photoshoot. I must admit I had a very difficult time resisting buying the entire rack of clothes. The fabric designs are SUPER DUPER CUTE. Mums with boys should totally check out Elly because they have got shirts for boys in equally colorful and fun fabric designs. My favourite has got to be the all in a day’s work shirt which features pictures of the washing machine, milk bottle and toaster, and peppered with “mummy mummy” and “I just pood and peed”. Hilarious. I don’t think I can find anything like that anywhere else in Singapore. I bought Aly a twinkle dress at first but had to exchange it for a wonderland dress in paper hats design (which is really cute by the way – basically features graphic instructions on how to fold a paper hat) because the twinkle dress was a little big. I am loving their summer collection and think I will have to head back there soon!

Do check out their website and their blog. I’m sure everyone can find something there for someone 😛

More about the family photoshoot I had with Steph Tan Photography in a separate post, but here’s a picture from the shoot – Aly in the wonderland dress. <;;3

Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Satchel

There are days when I feel slightly more frivolous. Today is one of those days. So be forewarned that this is going to be one of those bimbotic frivolous posts.

I’m going to be talking about a new bag which I just acquired about two months back. Yes I’m sure by now most people about my irrational obsession with buttery leather bags and gold hardware. It’s irrational but it does make me happy so yup I do indulge once in a (I would like to think, long) while. Given that I just bought my balenciaga classic town bag in February, I kinda declared to my colleague that I WILL NOT buy another bag this year. Most.definitely.not.

I had to eat my words the very next day because I ended up heading to the reebonz sale and setting my eyes on THE bag which I have been eyeing for some time, in a colour which I love (orchid, which is a purplish fuschia colour). I was missing a fun, bright coloured bag so this obviously fit the bill (no pun intended)..

It’s a satchel and what I love most about it is how light the weight of the bag is (I know I also said this about the balenciaga town). But weight is really an important consideration now that I have a baby (whose weight is the same as a huge sack of rice) to grapple with!

It’s also great because there’s an adjustable shoulder strap which allows me to wear it both cross body or just slung on one shoulder and the bag would hang at just the right height ie just at the hip bone, which is perfect for me. The balenciaga town unfortunately ends slightly below the hips and I find that a tad uncomfortable sometimes, so I prefer to double loop for that and just sling it on one shoulder. There is also a braided top handle for the ps1 which means you can carry it like a briefcase or have it slung on your arm. Very versatile!

Another feature which i love about this bag is the numerous compartments, which is great for me since i can never find stuff from my bag (ys claims that bags eat up my stuff). It’s also easy to reach for things since its convenient to “unbuckle” the bag and lift the flap up – definitely can be done with one hand. I also like that the bag is very roomy and I have managed to fit a book, an umbrella, my long purse, a coin pouch, a key pouch, my phone and blackberry, and other misc stuff in there before, all with much ease.

Been using it for about two months now and never once regretted my buy. Love it to bits! Oh and I suspect Aly too!

Love the gorgeous colour and the gold hardware:

Roomy compartments:

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View from the back:

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Cute tag:

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