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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Happy New Year from Singapore!

Hello all, and Happy New Year!

I hope you've all been having a wonderful festive period, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. This December, I've been back in Singapore (long-time readers may remember my last trip a couple of years ago!) since mid December visiting family again, and I write this to you from 30 degree heat - so, naturally it's important that my New Year's Eve outfit be relatively cool and climate-appropriate. Unsurprisingly, my choices were rather hindered by my taste and this criteria. I'd usually go for something with sleeves and perhaps a voluminous skirt with some netting. In this weather - that's a no-no. So when ASOS kindly offered to send me an outfit for New Year's Eve - I was off like a shot to scour the website. After much perusing, I found this little darling. It's lightweight, non-restrictive, beautifully patterned fabric will keep me cool whilst it's ingenious built-in support around the structured chest area will keep me... thoroughly in place, shall we say? The fabric is also excellently 'stiff' (strange compliment I realise but bear with) which is important to me when it comes to a short skirt - it'll keep the skirt pointing at the floor, rather than up around my head when the wind blows. An important feature when I'll be taking in the NYE fireworks from a rooftop here in Singapore! No one wants to see in the new year along with my bottom. 

On that note, Happy New Year to you all from Singapore! Usual posts will resume when I'm back in the UK early January.

Finally, amongst our celebrations tonight let's try and take a moment to think of those who were on board Air Asia flight QZ8501, as well as their family members who will be starting the new year without their loves ones.

Dress: c/o ASOS. Earrings: c/o ASOS (out of stock - but I'd also wear these with this outfit!)


  1. Wow Arabella you look absolutely divine in that dress! I love the way you've styled it with the pretty earrings, and the hair and make-up are also flawless. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and enjoy the fireworks. What a gorgeous view of the city!

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and suitably stylish 2015!



  2. You look absolutely stunning, this is the perfect outfit on you! Hope you have a fab NYE! <3

    Andini xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

  3. love the shape! i'm soo sure i've been looking at a skirt from asos in that pattern! so lovely xx

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  5. The shape of the dress is so flattering!


  6. Such a cute dress. So jealous you spent New Year in Singapore, sounds amazing! xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  7. Looking perfect as per usual! Hope you have a wonderful 2015 lovely.


  8. Absolutely gorgeous dress. Love your earrings too! Hope your new year is going fantastic!

  9. Happy new year to you! You look so wonderful in that dress, I love it! Kirsten xx


  10. Happy new year! Hope you had a fab time in Singapore :D gorgeous outfit!


  11. Such a pretty floral print ! You look amazing :) Love this outfit A LOT x



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