July 31, 2012

Crop and High Waist

Today I went with this really flattering cropped top (and also a turtle neck!) that I got from Forever21, it kind of reminds you of 90s style, doesn't it? And I decided to pair it with high-waist bottoms because I think they are a perfect match made in heaven as the shorts can cover any excess skin showing. : )

Forever21 cropped turtle-neck top | Topshop black leather shorts | Via Spiga peep toe boots | GOWIGASA bag | Forever21 bracelets | Pull&Bear gold crescent necklace

Oh I'm such a sucker for high waist shorts, really. The reasons are clear: they can elongate your legs and accentuate your waist! Thus they can create a sleeker silhouette. The ones that reach all the way up to the smallest part of your waist are the BEST, like on my post here. That's exactly the secret why a lot of people commented I looked so skinny there; thanks to my super high waist skirt.

By the way, I'm going to be pretty busy preparing for GOWIGASA's new arrivals, so I guess I won't be able to blog for awhile. So till then! Take care and don't do anything stupid! ;)

July 28, 2012

Catch Your Dream

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!
I'm going to do a quick outfit post as I need to take Hyde to the vet asap (I just noticed some rash on his feet! T__T)

So here I am again with another pastel colored outfit! Still haven't recovered from this pastel fever yet. There is just something about pastels that is so dainty, so fragile, and so dreamy... which somehow makes you feel calm and relax. I think that's why people tend to associate pastels with babies, no?

As fans of pastel colors, Jess and I were so happy to receive this lovely Dream Catcher Necklace from Indiego Shop. This necklace is such a perfect way to enhance our pastel outfits (that sometimes can be boring)!

Visit their store for more Dream Catcher Necklaces, or if you are simply looking for pastel colored or native accessories. : )

Oh, many of you have asked me about what contact lenses I'm wearing? The answer is: Princess Mimi Bambi in Gray color! You can get them at Gowi Lens (click!) for IDR 125.000 only!! To order simply Text: 0878-8661-9819 or Email: gowigasa@yahoo.com ♥

PROMO for our readers: Use code ELLEANDJESS to receive 5% DISCOUNT*!!! : )

*for Princess Mimi Bambi only

ZARA sweater | Indiego Shop dream catcher necklace | New Look floral wedges | Armani watch | Forever21 bracelet | Clarabelle flower headpiece | Etude House nail polish

"If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse."
–Walt Disney

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
C.S. Lewis

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."
Paulo Coelho

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

July 26, 2012

Galaxy Cat

Finally I got myself a galaxy print top! I know it's been a huge pattern since like... 2010? Well, I can honestly say I'm not an early adopter when it comes to fashion trends or gadgets.
Truth is, I was not really a fan of galaxy print either because it's literally everywhere! *galaxypuke.jpg*
But when I saw this stunning top with eye-catching colors at Chic Nova, I just couldn't help it but to fall in love! The thing I love the most from this shirt is no other than its colors, why? Because it's SO rare to find the one with this color combos! Most of them go with purple/red/blue/brown/pink (I'm not saying that they are not cool though).

I tied the shirt because the length is quite long it can cover up my shorts maybe someday I'd wear it again with leggings.
Chose to pair it with my new black leather shorts from Topshop, because it is high waist which means it will prevent any excess skin showing from my cropped top!

Another thing that really pops out from this top is the ruffled detail in the back ♥
Ha! This is the second reason behind the post title: Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses. I think they are รผber cool and can really make a statement to your outfit anytime, plus make you stand out! You can get them at $9.90 only at Chic Nova!
Went with some silver tone jewelry from Forever21 and PullandBear.
Last but not least, I will also share my love for this leather studded bag from... *drumrolls* GOWIGASA! Wait for it to come out in our next collection! ;D
Chicnova galaxy print top | Topshop black leather shorts | GOWIGASA studded bag | Via Spiga heels | Forever21 and PullandBear jewelry

July 24, 2012

Flowers in my hair

Hi, lovely readers! It's been two weeks since my last post and we almost reach the end of July, whoa... Time flies! That means half of 2012 has gone by. I hope you've accomplished some of your 'New Year's Resolutions'. If you haven't, well you still have another five months left. Make good use of your time! ;)

What I've been doing lately?

As you can see from the photos above, I have finally permed my hair (for the first time in my life)! The reason for my perm was because my hair was *too* smooth and limp! One might think that straight hair is elegant or neat, well it is if it has Volume.

Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's photos below:

This is what I meant by limp hair. It makes your hair look oily and lifeless.
...and it certainly does not look as good as:
Straight hair with volume!
Or even more volume!
You know, before I permed my hair, I had to blow dry my hair plus curl it with a hair straightener (not a curling iron) every time I wanted to go outside just to create volume. And even tough I've finished it with a hair spray, it still didn't last that long (because it's too damn smooth)! Fml.

After googling and asking some of my friends, turns out hair-perming is the answer for this type of hair texture! The whole process took approx. 2 hours (not bad) and you know what? When it was done, my hair totally resembled Princess Merida's from Brave (aside from the hair color)! No kidding!

But apparently it does take 28 hours for a perm to 'relax.' Phew!
Fyi, the outfit photos above was taken one week after the process. Although it looks (and it is) drier than before, I honestly love how the result turns out! Now every time I want to go somewhere, I only need to blow dry my hair for a while (just to dry it up after I wash it) to get the end result. Save so much time and energy! I just hope it won't damage my hair. My hair stylist said I only need to give my hair a hair spa or creambath treatment once a week or every two weeks.

Some hair perming tips from About.com

"One way you can find out if your hair is damaged and can't withstand more chemical processing is to do the old float trick. Take a few strands of hair and put them in a glass of water, if they sink, this means your hair is damaged and is soaking up moisture. If the strands float, this means your hair is healthy."

"If you have dry hair or loads of short layers, you aren't the best candidate for a perm. Perms will dry hair out even more and a perm on short, layered hair could end up poodle-like.
Not sure if your hair is a good candidate for a perm? Ask your stylist."

Topshop skirt | Jeffrey Campbell shoes | Forever21 bracelet | Clarabelle headpiece

July 14, 2012

Fun, Fun July by GOWIGASA

Our online boutique's New Collection is here to say Hi! ;D 
New in July
July means summer and summer means...lightweight flowy dresses, sheer tops and comfy duffy shorts to beat the summer heat! GOWIGASA brings em here and hey, they also come in dressy textures and fun patterns to bring delight for the skin and the eyes!
 Creme Brulee Top
(sold out)

 Golden Mint Top
(sold out)

 Pink Marshmallow Top
(sold out)

 Heart Pattern Dress
IDR 225,900.- / USD 28.24

 Princess Libby Shorts
IDR 135,900.- / USD 16.99

Ivory Shorts
IDR 129,900.- / USD 16.24

...Don't forget the accessories!
Midas Touch Necklace
(sold out)

Pearlicious Collar
IDR 110,000.- / USD 13.75

Shane Bib Necklace
(sold out)

A little bit un-summer-y, but still lightweight and sheer enough to jump around summertime in style, paired with your favorite skirt or denim hotpants. Besides, look at those cute prints! A must have indeed. x)
Damsel in Distress Stocking
(sold out)

 Last but not least, of course... THE FESTIVE BAGS~!!
Envelope Handbag - Summer Pink
IDR 140,000.- / USD 17.5

Summer Khaki Bag
IDR 125,000.- / USD 15.63

Nerdy Owl Bag - orange
(sold out)

Nerdy Owl Bag - brown
(sold out)

Vintage Classic Bag - Forest Green
IDR 220,000.- / USD 27.5

 Vintage Classic Bag - Royal Black
(fully booked)

Zooey Bag - Brown
(sold out)

Zooey Bag - Cinnamon
(sold out)

 Union Jack Bag
(sold out)

They are all available for purchase on http://GOWIGASA.com (measurement and complete information about each product are also mentioned there). And the good news is, we also ship worldwide ! ^^
Alrighty, should you have any questions about GOWIGASA, please feel free to leave a comment or message us on Facebookemail us at gowigasa@yahoo.com or text us on (+62)87886619819. Thank you!

Hope you all are having a fun, fun summer. Merry July!

Jess & Elle
© Jessica & Elissa Yamada 2012