June 25, 2012

Creative ways to wear Occasion Dresses for any event

Occasion dresses need not be kept at the back of your wardrobe waiting for their moment to shine. With a few little style twists, they can be worn absolutely anywhere.

So if you are tired of dressing down during your day-to-day routine and want to carry off a little of that red carpet chic without looking too over the top, then why not try mixing up your wardrobe a little and getting some well-deserved wear out of your evening dresses.

Simply mix it with a pastel blazer...

...or a bowler hat... (Floral Dress from Littlewoods)

...or a leather jacket! :)


Wearing an occasion dress around town without wanting to look like you’re on the way to a film premier is easier than you might think.

Tips: Cover the top half of the dress a little by throwing on a thin cardigan or a delicate shawl. 

Katy Perry always makes a head-turning appearance.

Reese Witherspoon looking so sweet in a red floral dress by Isabel Marant.

Eye-catching colors ♥ You can get this dress on Littlewoods.

Image courtesy of Playingwithfire
Floral print occasion dresses are a big hit this summer. The beauty of florals is that they look great when paired with an understated colours such as black or pastels.


There may be a temptation to go all the way if you’re putting your new dress on for a casual lunch or a shopping trip. Try to avoid slipping those excessively high heels onto your feet and go for something a little more understated to keep the look relaxed.

It's cool to be comfy! Images courtesy of http://www.handbag.com

Plimsolls or sandals will help you achieve an effortlessly chic daytime look and, more importantly, they’ll make sure that your feet stay comfortable and ready for a night out later.

Alexa Chung in her lady-like dress and Plimsolls as always she nailed the look.
Get these adorable Plimsolls on Littlewoods.


When selecting jewellery to wear with your occasion dress during the daytime, keep it simple. Avoiding anything too over the top will keep you from drifting into the evening wear zone.


Let it all down. Pinning up your hair may look wonderful in the evening but it tends to leave the neckline very exposed, bringing with it the temptation to don a necklace.

Wearing your hair down is a great way to avoid the temptation of over accessorising and keeps your top-half looking natural and fresh.

Elle and Jess

June 16, 2012

Shine like the Stars

Just a quick outfit post before going back to work! :)

Found this cute shorts in Bangkok. I love the fun feeling they bring! Can't wait to wear them on the beach hehe

Paired the shorts with GOWIGASA Lace Shirt, Unbranded Neon Belt, and Mango Sling Purse. Colorgasm ♥

Oh, have you watched "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"?
I watched it two days ago with my friends, and God it was hilarious!!
My favorite character has to be King Julien that seems 'high' all the time LOL.
Also love the antagonist character, Captain Chantel DuBois; she's like super crazy and freak which makes her so funny and entertaining haha!
Almost forgot Marty's Circus Afro song!! It was in my head all night!

Ah, I love Madagascar!

Which one is your favorite? :)


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June 15, 2012

White Dress

If you follow me on Instagram (@elleyamada), you probably knew that I did a commercial photoshoot for San Christine -a skin whitening product three days ago. Here are some photos of the look, outfit, and during the photoshoot. (Please excuse the photo quality as I didn't bring my camera with me, so all the photos were taken with my phone)

Wearing Fairy White dress from GOWIGASA (Click-click! New Arrivals today! ;D)

Bunny teeth.

Like my lip-color? Wait for the tutorial on my next post! :)

I love the details of the dress SO much!! It's not just another white dress, really.

Shoes of the day! Flower Wedges from New Look.

Before going home- still managed to take a pic! 8D

I'm telling you, the product is amazing! You can see the difference in the skin color of my feet and my hands (before - after) ♥ Thanks Karina for taking this pic!

The photo session was fun and enjoyable as the owner (Xiu Wen) and her family were very nice and sweet to me! The photographer and all the crews were very professional too! Hopefully they will release the product soon so I can blog about the details of the product and how to order it (as many of you have asked me on Twitter)!! :)


June 12, 2012

Neon and Orange

Bright colors for a bright bright day! :)

GOWIGASA Gray Tank Top | GOWIGASA Orange Clutch | Lovely Neon Skirt | D&G Watch | Unbranded Orange Heels

By the way, I just noticed some of my photos from my blog are GONE and being replaced by ugly black triangles with exclamation mark inside them! FML!!
After googling about it, turns out I have to re-upload them ALL! Greaaatttt!  -________-


June 10, 2012

If You Love Someone, Let Them Know

Bershka Floral Tank Top | Forever21 Mustard Shorts | GOWIGASA Brown Blazer | Pull&Bear Bag | June+Julia x Elle&Jess Shoes

Watched Marley & Me for the second time yesterday and bawled my eyes out AGAIN -actually worse than the first time since I have Hyde now and they are both Labrador, so it's easier to visualize that Hyde was the one going through all that. Urghhh cannot imagine how devastated I will be when the time comes.

I do have this fear of losing loved ones. When I was a kid, every time my parents came home late, I would always freak out and think of the worst, then praying the whole night until they return safely. I also used to pray to God to take me first before my family members -but not anymore since my friend told me it was a very selfish request, that it would be even harder for parents mourning over their child.

Heaven knows the more we are attached to something, the more painful it will be when we are separated from it. But I guess as long as we let our loved ones know we love them and we care about them, there should be no regrets or a guilty feeling. :)

"As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do."
Zachary Scott

(Gee, didn't know this would turn out to be a melancholy post.)


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Hyde the Puppy

Hyde (Japanese pronounciation: Hai-doh) is a Kintamani-Labrador puppy whom our brother got from his friend when he was already 3 months old. Here's a brief story about how we got him in the first place. Christian (our brother's friend) said that his dad wanted to slaughter Hyde and made him a Satay for God's sake. He then became a hero and offered our bro the puppy! Kind of Fate because at that time our brother was looking for one, and we ourselves have never even thought about having a puppy before because we live in an apartment and we thought a dog would be too much to handle, BUT one day Hyde just came into our life. Like a boss. :')

He is blond and he has very soft, cotton-like hair! Mad love it when:
  • He strolls around and his hair touches our feet coincidentally
  • He stops whatever he's doing to make an eye contact with us (and of course going back to whatever he's doing but nevermind lah)
  • He feels tired and he will immediately lay down like a rug
  • He chooses to sleep beside us, curled-up!
  • He licks our face like there is no tomorrow (a big lick to the face is a sign of affection and closeness - googled)!
With Hyde, our days have been filled with "Aww..." "Ohhh..." and so on.
Oh, we just love him so much!

Jess & Elle
© Jessica & Elissa Yamada 2012

June 08, 2012

Sweet Lace

Hello lovely readers!
How do you feel today? If you feel sweet and feminine just like I did on the day these photos were taken, then there is no better way to express it other than wearing (anything) Lace! Especially in white color. Black lace is more of a sexy and classy look, I guess.

Cute bag Jess bought from Singapore.
White Heart Lace Stockings so dreamy
The details of my dress. I especially love the wooden buttons!! :)
Some inspirations for wearing white lace:
(Right) Elin
(Left) Kryz Uy, (Right) Yamilla
(Left) Sharena, (Right) Taylor Swift
(Left) GOWIGASA, (Right) Johanne

By the way, today is my babygirl's birthday!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Ms. Jenna Thania! Xo


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