Tuesday, August 9, 2011

just. this.


(dress: Jane's Closet, necklace, bag, blazer and sandals: Urban Outfitters)




Wore this when my mum and I went to watch the broadway musical, Rock of The Ages. Believe it or not, the first time I heard about it was when I was reading The Babysitters Club :) and it was mentioned inside. Ever since then I've always been curious about it and since tickets for The Lion King were completely sold out (reminder to self: book tickets for something as epic as that about 2 years in advance if I happen to know I'll be going to NY in the future), I dragged my mum to watch it with me. Unfortunately, she always seems to be extraordinarily sleepy whenever we go for musicals (she actually fell asleep during Avenue Q, right before the puppet porn scenes! Yeah, that's my mum for you.) and if not for the sheer loudness of the rock music the band was whacking out, I'm quite sure she would've dozed off too.

Bought this maxi dress at a store called Jane's Closet in Brooklyn! :) It was one of my favorite buys from my entire stay in NYC. That store had soooo many gorgeous dresses and pretty accessories that I wish I could've stayed a lot longer to browse through it all... unfortunately I'd run out of money and was hunting around for an ATM outside to pay for the dress HEH. (Yarrr I know I'm incorrigible. Need therapy...soon.)

Sometimes after a prolonged hiatus from something, I do just feel like yelling this clear and loud:


(One of my favorite MoMA exhibits. Just simple words pregnant, aching with power. It's still showing btw! If you happen to be in Manhattan or the vicinity, why not take a stroll through?)

This past weekend was one of the best I've had in a long long time. :) It was the weekend after my end of posting test, so really, I was able to just relax without worrying about having to do any work/read up beforehand for anything.

A couple of things I did that I'm really happy about:
  • took a long and glorious nap on Saturday afternoon. I LOVE late afternoon naps especially when you don't have anything on after that. :) I remember lying in bed and waking up intermittently during the nap, feeling so comfortable snuggled up in bed with the air conditioning blowing gently across my face and thinking, I don't have to go anywhere... so I'm just going to go back to sleep. Honestly, it's the simple things like these that bring me the most joy.
  • had a sleepover with one of my dearest friends who's finally back after studying in London for the past 3 years! We attempted an E.R (the tv series yo) marathon but didn't even make it past disc 1!! That said, it was pretty fun to watch the show and appreciate all the stuff that was going on...drugs, management... the works. Oh and then we totally pigged out on chocolate-covered oreo biscuits and ice cream. At about 3 am in the morning.
  • went for a pedicure on Sunday afternoon and walked through the shops in Far East Plaza. I love how there are so many stores that sell all sorts of clothes that are probably mass imported from Korea/Taiwan/HK and while some things aren't of the best quality, I love sifting through the sheer volume of clothing and accessories bit by bit by bit...
So that was my happy weekend in a nutshell. What about yours?


P.S. (to my fellow Singaporeans) Happy National Day~! I'm so happy it's a public holiday today! :DDD (triple smile!)


  1. well, i need a nap too ;) still waiting for getting the chance!
    my weekend was pretty boring, except that i had to do the cleaning in my house. and even so - still didn't have a chance to sleep well, hehe.
    my dear, as i'm now looking at you i just think "wow, Lynnette totally rocks in this dress!". seriously. with the blazer it looks so chic. and i adore the shoes :) plus, i HAVE TO mention about your beautiful smile that makes my evening :D
    i can see that you posted the note at 2 am and on my clock there's 10:30 pm now. then, maybe i should go to sleep ;)
    take care!! xoxo. <3

  2. I LOVE THAT DRESS. love maxi dresses!

  3. I love the MoMA :) I also love that dress, you look fantastic xo

  4. Love your outfit!

  5. Aww that dress is lvely and so is that blazer! It's so yum.

    I agree, late afternoon naps are the best. I wish sleeping at night would be as easy as afternoon naps. Especially when the weather is all gloomy and rainy. love <3

    Your weekend sounds great especially catcthing up with a friend! My weekend has been been catching up with friends too :)

  6. I adore the photos, it looks like you had an amazing trip!

    Your outfit was beautiful. It's fabulous yet very comfy looking! I adore it!

  7. Weeeh yes i'm studying Graphic Design atm in Melbourne. Are you studying it as well?? (It seems like it :) ) and thank you for your awesome comment! I adore clean and minimal lines as well.

    You should visit Melbourne again! Melbourne is very cultural in comparison to Sydney, and it's one of those city where design is truly appreciated and also growing. There's a lot of young designers emerging and so many events and talks to go to. Most of them are free which i love haha. I went to London for my art study, it was so beautiful. There's more history compared to Melbourne and the museums there are amazing.
    Sorry if i'm rambling so much!

    Do you live in New York? because your Brooklyn trip is amazing, i fantasize of going there.

  8. i just found you, i've had a look at your blog and i must say i've liked reading about your adventures so far :)
    i really like your outfit! and as for your weekend, it sounds like the perfect weekend to me :p
    also, that moma exhibit must be great (i love your picture!). i really wish i could go to new york someday, i'd say the best modern art museums are there!


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  10. Hey lynnette!

    I love this get-up. Where'd ya get those cool shades from? :)



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