Sunday, March 23, 2014

Of outfits &updates!


Just a short update because my weekends are now exceptionally precious ever since Sean started his full time job! 
We hardly meet on weekdays anymore, at most only for a quick dinner cos he gets so lethargic after work and needs to sleep by 11pm everyday? lol
Oh well not saying that it's a bad thing, but this definitely needs some getting used to. 
 Meet my boy, Taylor who looks so good after his monthly grooming :D
We used to go to the one near our place but decided to try out a different groomer this time round. 
The new one is 30mins drive from our home and $30 more expensive but the way they handled Taylor is much professional.
Now the dilemma, cheap+near OR expensive+far?

Colour coordinated with Taylor when I brought him to be groomed that day.
In the upcoming Lange Playsuit white matched with an older knit piece from Ohvola some time back.
This is also the piece I wore to Legoland in January!
2 lengths to adjust to, so no worries about the rise :) 

TGIF in Anais Career dress; ladies looking for a corporate dress with a suitable length, this is it! 
(33" for size S and 34" for size M)
And for the more petite girls, simply clasp it with a belt to desired length like the pic above. 
Love the monochrome paint-stroke print to bits! 

Last weekend to Lu's birthday dinner with the groupie! 
In Aubrie Dress crimson already launched on site :)  

 4/5 of Monsterz without Ree the late comer! 


 The highlights at Etna Italian Restauran~
For starters to share, Lu pre-ordered this plate of goodness, Burrata. 
I'm not too sure of the price but it's really worth ordering! 
Fresh mozzarella cheese served with premium San Daniele Parma Ham.
 It's crazy good for cheese fanatics like me. 

 For seafood lovers, you have to try this! 
Merluzzo alla Griglia $39, basically it's just cod fish fillet served on some yummy fruits. 
Taste so good it just melts in your mouth... 

This Tagliata di Manzo $48 is too big a portion for one. 
The 300g US rib eye served with sauteed mushrooms and roasted potatoes was one popular pick among the boys. I loved the potatoes, salty enough for me heh :) 

With the XPYs :) 
 
A shoutout to Kreme Couture for the prettiest cupcake bouquet which my sister absolutely love! 
This bouquet definitely stole the limelight that night. 
It looked so much like real flowers, the friends didn't believe that it could be eaten. 
The boys were saying this bouquet is much more practical than a real bouquet of flowers cos at least this could be eaten! Haha really nicely done, Kreme Couture!
Surprise your girlfriends with a bouquet by ordering it here :) 

And today my Saturday casual wear; Chantilly summer top + Jill crochet shorts both launching on Monday 2pm. Mad love for the crochet details of these 2 designs.
Oh yes, I'm wearing size M for the shorts today cos I preferred it to be slightly looser than the size S I wore in the photoshoot. 
Also, the rest of the measurements are already up on our Fb preview!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend y'all :) 


Off to watch Frozen online!! Till then...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Amore Fitness; The Amore Holistic Package

It's been a good 3 months with Amore Fitness! 
I've always wanted a gym membership ever since I could no longer feel my waist, and it's annoying how I just can't seem to get rid of the unsightly tummy fat despite doing sit-ups and crunches. 

The problem is that I binge and snack way too much, I eat even when I'm not hungry.
 I had to resort to brushing my teeth when I'm home to curb the urge to eat sometimes lol

Good thing is I'm pretty determined when it comes to exercising.
I used to borrow my sister's yoga mat to do simple abs workout at home and go jogging in the evening on weekends but nowadays it's just so humid I don't even feel like taking a walk in the park. 

Some time back, my girlfriends recommended me to try a trial week at gym X. 
While we were working out, I could feel eyes looking at us constantly and it was pretty awkward since majority of the members there were boys. 
I don't know how some can handle it but I just didn't like it.

Then I heard about Amore Fitness being the only gym in Singapore to have a ladies exclusive gym.  
And I knew I had to join. 

Amore is a way of life. I am amore. I am more.
Amore Fitness is Singapore's leading fitness and spa service provider committed to promoting and encouraging members of the public to attain a healthier lifestyle through a holistic approach to fitness and well-being.

Amore has 16 fitness and spa clubs strategically located island-wide, with over 500 fitness classes to choose from every week complemented with a wide array of spa, facial and body treatments!

Imagine my excitement when my manager Sheena contacted me for this sponsorship! 
I immediately agreed to it. 

They have both Ladies Exclusive and Unisex outlets. The unisex ones can be found at Tampines 1 and at City Square Mall!
My favourite part of visiting Amore is going for the various classes. 







Amore Fitness Classes consists of:
  • Amore Signature Blitz classes
  • Cardiovascular and toning classes
  • Dance classes
  • Body.Mind.Soul classes
  • Introductory classes

I have never been to any of the blitz and dance classes yet cos I cannot dance for nuts so the cardio and toning ones were more appealing to me. 

My favourite would definitely be kickboxing

Initially when I started my first few classes of kickboxing, my body ended up aching like crazy the next day. But as time went by it got better, practice really makes perfect!

I always feel really accomplished after the 1hr high-intensity workout :) 


Another class I enjoy attending is powerpump, it's another highly intensive but slow-paced workout that requires bar bells/plates/dumbbells. 

Not to worry about gaining huge muscles from carrying weights, you can go for the lightest ones like what we usually do. Powerpump is best for both fat-burning and muscle toning. 
Ocassionally when I feel like having a good stretch, I'll go for yoga. It improves flexibility, promotes relaxation, encourages concentration and calms the mind to release stress. 

It would work even better if you could grab a gym buddy to encourage you to work out together. 
So thankful for my gym kakis, Brenda and Melody :) 


A look into Amore @ City Square! 

I love how City Square's outlet is so huge.. Check out the rows of equipments!
Because of my flexible working hours, I get to hit the gym in the noon since it's much more empty compared to nighttime.
However it's only in the night when all my favourite classes commence. 
(pardon my messed up sweaty face)  
The weights area which is usually most packed with the big boys at other gyms, but not so much for Amore.
Even though City Square is open to all, the ratio of ladies to guys is like 2:1
I will prolly write about the few equipments I usually go for in the next entry? :)

 Check out the spacious well-equipped ladies!  

  All recharged after a good workout!
Shall make time to use the steam room on my next visit. 


 Oh yes Amore is sporting a new look! 
As you know Amore's services include gym, group classes, spa, personal training etc and right now there is a new Amore Holistic Package, which allows you to choose from anything under Amore's offering. 
This means that you get to personalize your very own package according to your preference. 

Amore is the first of its kind to launch such a lifestyle.
You can first work out in the gym and then proceed to enjoy spa treatments right after, that's how convenient it is! J Also, I think that one of the best parts of the Holistic Package is that it’s bespoke, where I can customize it with anything they have. It is also super flexible for me to choose the classes that I love and the flexibility that it offers; if I can’t use my package next month I can choose to utilize it this month. What not to love for the busy and fast-paced society we live in today!

What's more, you will also be entitled to larger birthday discounts and promos. 
Experience an all-rounded holistic experience with Amore Fitness and Boutique Spa!

That's indeed the best of both worlds :)

Trial promotion is also available for those who want see how it works. 

2 Choices At $69 (A + B /C) 
3 Choices At $89 (A + B + C)

A) 4 Entries (utilised in 2 weeks, worth $90) 
Access to state of the art gym; fitness classes at all Amore outlets. 
B) Botaroma Swedish Massage (45mins, worth $94.16) 
Soothe all aches; achieve ultimate relaxation with a therapeutic blend of Geranium, Sweet Orange & Lavender. 
C) Purity Facial (75mins, worth $90.95) 
A clinically proven purifying facial that revives the complexion. For oily, dehydrated or sensitive skin.
Terms & conditions apply. For new customers only. Valid till 30 April 2014. Reservations required.

Now's the time to take this opportunity and find out what Amore Fitness has to offer!

The Amore Holistic Package. Feeling Good Should Be This Easy :) 
For more details check out :
www.amorefitness.com/holistic or call 6781 1822

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March-ing Updates


The recent weekend was spent at Suntec convention hall for Ohvola's popup store with ST Classifieds! 
It was really nice to see our shoppers again. Always such joy to meet them whenever we hold an offline event, bringing together people who share the same love for fashion. Hope we didn't disappoint!
The best friend who will be at every single one of our events rain or shine~


Thankyou so much for coming all the way down to lend your support, I had fun shopping together with you ladies! 
Looking forward to the next :) 


 Day1's ootd with the sister~

 Fauna Embroidery Top in white; as usual my camera couldnt capture the pretty embroidered details on the top but you can see it from the nude piece on Ohvola's Fb preview. 
Cropped tops are just so apt for the insanely humid weather nowadays! 


Day 2 of the event was something more quirky.
In Gislyne dress maroon made of very stretchy material. Mad love the prints!


 Berdine Eyelet top inspired from a Topshop eyelet playsuit. 
This Daffodil piece was one of the hot favorites at our popup store! 



And today's girly outfit features, Dyann Crochet Shorts in tea rose with another crochet top coming in 2 weeks time :) 



P/S: We are doing away with our usual full blog preview on Ohvola.com/blog, hence you might want to drop by here for more OOTDs prior to every launch :)