The Sparking List

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The Christmas is exactly one week away, but I still feel like there is so much shopping to do before it’s the time to open the presents. So today I'm sharing with you guys a few more of my favourite items that might be perfect for friends and family. I've kept my eyes on the gorgeous gold necklace from Michael Hill for a while, such a beautiful piece for mom (or maybe this rose gold watch, any thought?). And how adorable are these pineapple earrings? I’d probably get a pair if I had my ears pierced! See any item that you might like from the sparking list? :)

Grey Day

There are perfect days for a monochrome look, aka overcast, hmm? Although a monochrome outfit could be as simple as it seems, I always like to add a few pieces, like this statement necklace from Lavender Moon, to enhance the details. The side slits on the sweater add some dramatic wind-effect when you're walking briskly (or when the light is about to turn red soon). The proper balance between simplification and complication on an outfit can result in an interesting look, si?

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Many of you probably already knew this on Instagram - I got these beautiful Rupert Sanderson pointed toe flats for myself as a "gift". The lust for pointed toe flats wasn't just built up over one night. From fashion shows, magazines to Instagram fashionistas, it’s unavoidable to see pointed toe flats all over the places. The overloaded images of these beauties had completely persuaded me to consider them as one of the statement pieces in your (or my) shoe closet.

Rupert Sanderson definitely knows how to design a pair of shoes to make a woman become obsessed with his creation. Unlike other classy leather pointed toe flats, these Isolde flats have been finished with a pyramid-stud panel along with gleaming gold buckles. That’s what I love about them mostly.

I think I've become a true fan of Rupert Sanderson’s shoe design.

Layering a denim shirt over this Matty sweater from BB Dokota, with a delicate Element 7 body chain that somehow disguised itself really well with the sweater (hard to tell eh?), just another casual weekend attire to keep myself comfortable in a busy schedule.

I know I've been talking about Daniel Wellington watch a lot, but I'd still like to remind you guys: Daniel Wellington is offering you guys 15% off on all DW products and Free Worldwide Shipping via their official site + gift wrapping when purchasing an extra strap! Oh, if you place an order before Dec. 19, you will get it before Christmas! Remember to use “Holiday-vonvogue” at checkout. The offer is valid until January 15th, 2015.

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Holiday Tea Service at The Urban Tea Merchant

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The arrival of December is meant to motivate people, well, most of us, to get busy with shopping for gifts and having festive feast with friends and family. For those high tea enthusiasts or people who are looking for "gift idea", today's food post is definitely for you. Whitney from Macarons and Mischief and I were recently invited by The Urban Tea Merchant to try their new Festive Tea Service, a de luxe way to celebrate the holiday season. This time, they also offer Sugar Plum Tea Service for children as well.

Print and Pattern

wearing: Chicwish Blouse (similar Torn by Ronny Kobo) | Missguided Pants (similar Emerson Thorpe)
Chicwish Plaid Blazer | Zara Scarf (love this ASOS version) | Helmut Lang Booties | Daniel Wellington Watch

When sometimes feel tired of oversized knitwear piling on the layers, I go for print and pattern mix. Don't get me wrong, but don't feel afraid to play different or similar prints and patterns together. Never-Be-Afraid. And who knew that one day I'd wear my oversized scarf as a cape, underneath a blazer?! Think outside the box - the brain needs some exercise and thanks you later.

Ahh, before you go, you might be interested in this giveaway that I've teamed up with Chichwish. Simply follow the rules below and you will be entered to win $100 Chichwish Gift Card. The giveaway ends on Dec. 18 so good luck everyone!

PS. In case you haven't heard this last week, Daniel Wellington is offering you guys 15% off on all DW products and Free Worldwide Shipping via their official site (plus gift wrapping when purchasing an extra strap). Remember to use “Holiday-vonvogue” at checkout. The offer is valid until January 15th, 2015.

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