Opposites On The Spectrum

Jul 30, 2013

I think my favourite colour combination to wear in clothes is pink and blue. Something about these two colours just work so well in an outfit. I find it difficult to mix different colours into outfits. When I'm in a rush in the morning, which is like everyday, I'll usually throw on my neutrals with one coloured item because you can never go wrong with that. I can honestly dress better if I had time in the morning but sleep always wins! 

Shirt & Shorts: XXI // Tee: H&M // Shoes: Keds

Time Machine

Jul 25, 2013

When I was little, I was quite fearless if I do say so myself. During recess, I would climb the trees in the park. I'd pick up as many ladybugs as I could, though I have since developed a fear of any flying insects. I'd swing on the swings until I was as high as possible so that I could jump off. I would hang upside down on the monkey bars with only my legs holding me up. If I hung off the bars like that now, I feel like I could potentially break them. Just maybe. That's probably why you see my forearm muscles so well in that photo because I'm trying to support my weight.

Wear It Cropped

Jul 23, 2013

Top: American Eagle // Pants: Aeropostale // Hat: Ardenes // Shoes: Keds

Did you think I meant crop tops? I've never been a fan of crop tops and I probably never will be. I prefer longer shirts that start below my hip. The longer the shirt is, the better it is for me! Haha, it's more worth your money too because there's more fabric.

Summer Heat Wave

Jul 18, 2013

Not too long ago, the Night Market came to my city. There were a lot of booths selling delicious street food; the only problem was that most of them were priced too high. I was planning to wear something nice there but I realized that it would be too crowded and hot, so I stuck to a solid colour t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. With the numerous grills, woks, and stoves cooking away there, I came home with clothes and hair smelling like smoke and food.

The most prominent smell at a night market is the obvious stinky tofu (臭豆... my knowledge of Chinese characters is very limited... thank you Google Translate ^_^). There were also meat skewers, takoyaki, fishballs, seafood, noodles, tornado chips, and much more. My friend and I shared some delicious 雞蛋仔 (direct translation: little chicken eggs). It's kind of like an egg puff; they are made from batter cooked to look like what the name implies.

Other than that, we didn't get anything else to eat. There were performances, eating contests, charities, sport events, and several companies advertising their products. I'm glad I got out of the house. I stayed at home for almost 2 weeks studying my butt off for my summer midterms. Why did I take summer school? I don't even feel it will make my future university semester loads any lighter.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Jul 14, 2013

Top: DIY // Cami: Charlotte Russe // Shorts: H&M // Bag: XXI // Shoes: SODA via Costa Blanca

I channeled my inner child today. Mint chocolate chip ice-cream is one of my favourite ice-cream flavours. EVER. When there was a Laura Secord store close to my home, that was the only flavour I got. However, I don't exactly trust my memory so who knows, that could have been my mom who only got that and I was the kid who wanted all the flavours.

Sadly, the lighting and my camera couldn't capture my outfit colours well enough. Editing worked only on the clothes but then my skin turned into another colour. I'm really bad at editing by the way. Just trust me on this- the mint is really pretty!

The Beginning

Jul 12, 2013


Dress: Hollister // Belt: H&M // Flats: Costa Blanca // Bag: XXI

Hi and welcome to my blog, "A Splash of Tan"! After a long, tedious process of planning, designing, and actually trying to learn the html coding (thank you to all the people who post the help codes online!), I'm proud to announce the start of my blog. I've done a lot of trial and error to make it look nice and to format it in a way that is efficient to look through posts.

To start it off, here's a simple outfit, reflecting pretty well what my style is- simple and comfortable. Thank you to my friend who helped me take these photos! I can tell you that I am the absolute worst at posing and acting "natural" in front of the camera, but I try my hardest! I hope you'll continue to read my blog from here on out. If you want to be updated easily, follow me on Bloglovin' or GFC. Thanks for stopping by! :)