Sunday, October 23, 2011

Heavy Metal Drummer

Shiny, shiny pants and bleach-blond hair 
A double kick drum by the river in the summer
She fell in love with the drummer
Another and another


Hey all! So in my last post, I mentioned I'm in the hunt for an oversized, chunky knit sweater. Since I've last blogged, I've been on a fierce and intense hunting expedition ... to hunt in cyberspace (yes, not in my real life terrain due to, um, time constraints) for an affordable, cheap sweater that is warm and comfy. After many feverish days, I finally managed to snag an awesome cable knit pullover from a bargain shop online for 5 pounds, and it turned out fantastic and brilliant. In fact, I styled an outfit just for this pullover, which is becoming my fast favourite now and just totally perfect for the upcoming (snowy?) winter months! Take a look below...

Cropped Cable Knit Pullover - my new love

Edit: Thanks for all the hypes! This look got onto LOOKBOOK.NU's "Hot" page! I'm proud!

In fact, the necklace is something I won from Sian's Matalan giveaway a month or two ago, so thank you Sian for the awesome necklace that matched well with yellow. Speaking of colors and yellow, how come I rarely see people wearing yellow outside ? It's all black, whites and grays, dull, boring and safe colors. I mean, I love black and whites, they are classy, but it's colors like YELLOW and BRIGHT PINK that catches people's attention, in a sea of people, who can stand out ? Black's so formal and serious to me, and it is a safe color. Anything looks good in black and white, but it takes someone who dares to be a little different to wear an unconventional color - yellow. 

Yellow, the color of autumn leaves, mustard, aquarium snails, custard, perfectly chilled banana smoothies and sweet dried mangoes. Yellow, the colour of envy, jealousy and acid, the color of the sun which gives life to everything on Earth and also the color tinted on moonlight on a cool winter's eve. 

In fact, some skin types are yellow too, perfectly fine and natural :D 


It's awards time! I've been given 2 awards recently, the first the Tell me About Yourself Award from fellow Hong Konger Nicole ! The second award is the Kreativ Blogger Award from Joanna!

The rules for both awards are to tell 7 things about yourself, so here goes them all in one go:

1) I used to wear braces but had them off last year. Thank goodness, because they were painful!
2) My dog's quite weak in the heart, he gets tired easily ):
3) I get homesick easily, and it hits in bouts!
4) I love sweet foods - too much! Dried fruits are my weakness...
5) I used to drink coffee a lot, nowadays I'm more of a tea-person!
6) Apart from photography, I also love to draw by hand in a sketchbook! 
7) My room gets really messy, and I don't tidy it until it gets REALLY bad and I just can't stand it anymore! Right now, you're probably wondering what it looks like... well, it's getting to the point where I just need to get started on cleaning NOW! 

8) I love stationary with patterns, and I own a flowery stapler that's pretty cool! 
9) Speaking of stationary, I own several notebooks that are "too pretty to write in" - you know, when you just can't bear to write in it because the pages are colored, printed on glossy paper with delicate drawings of really detailed things ? 
10) I prefer to wear flats than heels, because the heels hurt my toes...
11) Winter is my favourite season of the year, because it's cold enough to wear sweaters and leggings. 
12) I get tanned really easily, just a few moments in the sun and my skin changes tone completely for weeks! 
13) I love eggs! Scrambled, boiled, poached... mmm, especially the yolk. 
14) My phone's case keeps breaking constantly, because the keys in my bag keep scratching the surface. Ouch. 

I pass these 2 awards to: Jen (who always has funny comments that make me laugh), Sarah (who has a very "delightful" blog) and Mongs (who is a 100% thrifty girl with style). Hope you guys will do this on your blogs some time!

So that's all from me my dear readers, it's half-term break now and I shall have more time to blog this week. Meanwhile, when I'm getting back to all your cool comments before (many apologies for not catching up!) I urge you to try something new, something bold and daring, something like wearing yellow and bright red together when you are in the mood!

Newly Discovered Song of the day:
Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer 


  1. Loving your sweater so much!It must be warm.
    The necklace you won is so cute.Lucky that you won it.The necklace and the sweater is perfectly matched.Congratulation for your award.
    I love sweet food too. :)

  2. Love the crop sweater! You always manage to find the most stylish things ^^ If i ever owned that sweater in that colour.. my bf would never let me live it down. I swear he's racist against the mustard colour! Thanks for the award bb~ Will definitely include it in my next post :D

  3. What a beautiful sweater!

    I'm messy too.

  4. So love the list how cute! Sweet warm sweater too.

  5. That's great about the drawing! You are so artistic!

  6. Cute sweater . I'm dying to wear this sweaters here but I can't cause it's too warm here :( the weather here is always the same ! 24/7 :(

  7. Aww thank you for the award! The sweater is lovely and such a bargain too! Enjoyed reading your answers :).


  8. I love your mustard knitted sweater! Perfect outfit for autumn ^^ Is it started to get colder there? :O

    re: Hehe! I hope you're doing alright there :D Living alone in capital is actually lonely but also have those fun thing! ^^

  9. Ohh i love the sweater, where did you get it from? xoxo

  10. cute sweater. I like the way you styled it; gives it a vintage inspired feel :) very cute btw. nice song by wilco; it's kind of upbeat which i like; chill too at the same time. I like coffee and tea these days :D i used to wear braces too >< gosh they do hurt when you get them tightened but i guess beauty = pain. keep in touch lovely <3


  11. you have a lovely blog :) The sweater is perfect! So jealous you can still wear shorts :P

  12. cute sweater great for these weather (:

    CMPang x

  13. thank you very much for this award you're so kind, you definitely deserve this award as well! I will try my best to do a post, something which I'm so lousy at. Congrats on getting into the best of lookbook.NU's hot page, I love the yellow sweater too much, what a cheery color! A very beautiful necklace too, you seem to be winning a lot of things! I haven't won any since the beginning of this year. ha..


  14. You look cute! LOve the color of the yellow knit.. Love that color for fall :-)

  15. I love your new pullover!
    I like bold colours in autumn-winter too, but the only yellow that looks good on my skin tone is mustard.
    I have everal notebooks that are too pretty to write and I prefer flats to heels too :D

  16. I love this color! It looks great on Asians. And I guess... other people.

  17. such an adorable sweater!<3

  18. that cherry necklace goes soooo well with your mustard knit jumper! and me tooo, i used to be a coffee person, but now I've switched to teas. peppermint tea :D xx misstea & co.

  19. love the yellow sweater! so cute!

  20. i have a sweater that looks very alike that one, it's from mango! and a necklace similar to your cherries one as well, i got it in portobello market in london!

    omg, and wilco, well, i love them! i'm going to see them next week!

  21. i love the sweater and the necklace! :)

  22. Woaaaahh!!

    It must be a thousand years since my last foot prints here.

    Hi Flo!
    How are you....?

    I love your new yellow sweater.
    Btw I also posted something yellow on my blog.
    It must be fun :)


  23. the yellow knit is so pretty. i love eggs...yummy and easy source to protein and they're cheap. i always have eggs in my fridge.

  24. Your cherry necklace is so cute! ^^

  25. hi flo! what a cute sweater you have there :)

  26. Love the heavy knitted mustard sweater. The colour is amazing. I agree ppl ahould wear more brights! :) glad its gonna be summer time in Melbourne soon!

    accidental encounters

  27. That looks like a cozy sweater. Good find.

  28. aawhh i love your sweater <3 the color is great


  29. wow! veyr beautiful that sweater :) I really like it


  30. well that is a super adorable sweater! love this post girl!


  31. i loooovveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this yellow sweater! good choice =)

  32. I TOTALLY LOVE YOUR YELLOW SWEATER OMGG!!!i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore :) i really like your blog. i will really reaaally appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

    and of course i will folback!!! :D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^
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  33. very very very nice blog!!! kisses fron Rome!

  34. pretty knit <3

    warmest regards,
    Miss Aa

  35. pretty blog!
    follow me? please :3
    love, poppy < 3

  36. the pullover looks great! and i love the cute photos :3

  37. I LOVE your yellow knit! congrats on the blogger notice also! you deserve it!

  38. wow this is the first time i have seen such an a crop top jumper and it soo kawaii..


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