Skirt: Forever 21
Earrings (seen in the first photograph): Lovisa
While I brought in my actual birthday in the city of Bombay (which, as many of you know, was my home for the first six months of 2014), I celebrated my 17th with a Saturday brunch in Singapore itself. The four days I spent in Bombay were a heavenly homecoming – it's been hard to be apart from the city I call home and the people I considered family. More on that later, with a post outlining my lovely weekend and all the gorgeous places I went. Singapore, too, is a home for me and it was important to celebrate my 17th here. The brunch took place at the gorgeous House at Dempsey. The restaurant, tucked away in the quaint Dempsey Hill – renowned for its immaculate selection of eating spots – is ideal for brunch, with delightfully quirky decor and a drool-worthy breakfast menu. From truffle fries (a personal favorite) to the fruit-covered waffles to the most fabulous range of smoothies, House has something to offer to everyone. For anyone looking to find a new, and aesthetically-pleasing, dining option, House is elegant and edgy, a perfect combination. Check out more of the food – and photographs of House itself – on their Instagram account here. The afternoon was a great way to celebrate, though two weeks late, my seventeenth birthday.
In terms of the outfit, I opted for one of the many maxi-skirts that I've purchased or been given in the past few months. There's something about the freedom of this skirt, synonymous with the length, along with the air it evokes, that has been so appealing for brands today. Maxi skirts have an undeniable combination of sophistication and sensuality. Forever 21's latest offering achieves this, with a gorgeous Grecian silhouette created through the slit on either side of the skirt. The abstract print, in a paint-splattered style, incorporated a color palette of three equally compelling hues: black, indigo, and white. With the skirt being as vivid and creatively-designed as it is, the black bandeau from Mango retained the skirt's character of being the statement piece. In keeping with the high-street labels I chose to adorn, I opted for a versatile pair of black H&M wedges. With three of the ultimate high-street brands as a part of my ensemble, topped off with hair styled at Jantzen the day before, I was ready to be 17.