Pedder Red Shoe Splurge

I'm invited to my boyfriend's sister's graduation, so I have to up my look. I don't have many heels, and this cute pair caught my eyes. Love their low heel so I can still walk in 'em, and they're pretty comfortable. I splurged a bit, for this is normally 1.2 million but was on sale so it came down to 900k. Now I'm trying to wear them everyday so I can get used to them and break them in a bit!

Finds from: UrbanOutfitters.com!

I loved shopping at UO, even though it's a bit on the expensive side. So I scoured their site yesterday and found these cute dresses and an absolutely charming watch!

Behold the beauty of... JASON WU FOR TARGET!

Jason Wu has been my favorite designer for a couple of years now, and he has certainly gained traction in the fashion world for his lady like and oh so pretty fashion. And now he's collaborating with Target!!!!! If I'm still in the US I would be aaaall over the collection. Too bad now I can only observe from afar :')

I would wear all of that in a heartbeat. My favorite look is the first one, my favorite color. Worn so perfectly by Emmy Rossum here!

Some more from the February issue of Harper's Bazaar Indonesia

I love watches. I love these watches so much I want them NOWWW

Dream shoes. That is all.

Something jaw-dropping I found on Flipboard

I mean, whoaaaaaaa.

A Shot of Beauty

from the February issue of Harper's Bazaar Indonesia. Ahh gorgeous

Clarins Instant Light Blush Drool-Worthy Campaign

If this isn't gorgeous then I don't know what is.


Want! Kiehl's Original Musk Blend no 1 EDT

Tried this at the counter and it lasts 8 hours. Smells so soft and nice and I want!!

Yes I love ballet flats.

Singapore Bag Haul

Just got back from Singapore on Chinese New Year. Bad idea, because everything was closed on CNY! Anyway my shopping aim is to buy totes for school. I got 3 bags yay! No designer stuff because I was aiming for quantity ^^

Isn't it pretty? Got it from New Look for SGD 49, but then used a discount card to get SGD 15 off! Great deal. It's Prada inspired, black nude and pink, with shocking pink felt insides. Can't stuff this with too much stuff tho, it's not that big.

This isn't a tote but it's too gorgeous to pass up!!! I've been falling head over heels with Jason Wu's Miss Wu bags and this looks kinda like them without looking like a complete knock-off. (I don't wear knock-offs and/or fakes. Especially fakes) The leather is buttery and soft, has 3 compartments for organizing, and has a longer strap so it can be used as a cross-body. Got it for SGD 80 in Charles and Keith. At the time I only had SGD 89 left, but I went for it because it's too pretty. Too bad it can't fit my iPad.

TopShop shopper bag! Definitely destined for school. Love the bits of shocking pink. Got it for 40 or 60 SGD, I forgot.

My for-school hauls make school days actually exciting.

Alright, alright. First thing first: lip products!!!

Oh, lippies. From clear balms to bright pink lipsticks. I hate glosses though, I just hate the feel and the way the shine makes my big lips look even bigger. But I love the color some glosses have! Of course they look horrendous on me. Yesterday I met the gloss of my dreams tho, it's a Kiehl's lip gloss in Golden Berry. It was so gorgeous, tried it on the counter, but after an hour it started feeling gross on my lips, like there were white stuff on the insides of my lips. Ah, me and glosses are just not meant to be. Besides, glosses are a bit too much for school anyway, dontchathink?

Anyway, enough about glosses! This is my lips collection, only missing one member, which is my beloved Kiehl's lip balm with spf 15 in hue 58B. The balm has a shine to it but not too much, and the color is perfect to just enhance my natural lip color.

From left to right in the left picture:
my FAVORITE Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose (does wonders to moisturize&color my lips)
Lip Smacker's Strawberry Fanta balm (tastes so good, colorless)
Revlon in Coming Up Roses (looks crazy pink but I wear it sheered out, has some kind of balm in the center)
basic Strawberry Lip Ice (love the scent and tingly menthol sensation, super cheap)
Maybelline Baby Lips in Berry (makes lips super soft!)
Revlon in Pink in The Afternoon (hands down my favorite shade of lipstick ever)
Maybelline balm in Mandarin (kinda orangey in color, glossy, I don't wear it too much)
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Creamy Nude (a gift from my mom's friend, too pale for my already-pale-without-makeup face so I mix it with my pinks)
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (I cannot stress enough how much I am obsessed with this cult favorite)


Sorry, bad picture.
Left to right:
Black Honey! The color is so flattering, kind of a brown with a tinge of warm berry.
Burt's Bees! yup, gorge.
Coming Up Roses: really pink, but looks really pretty sheered out over a clear balm
Maybelline in Mandarin: meh, glossy orangey sheer color
Clinique's Creamy Nude: it's very creamy and glides so nicely, very mixable
Revlon's Pink in The Afternoon: the prettiest shade of pink.

So what I do for school is I just put on some of the Kiehl's, but now that I have the Burt's Bees I will definitely use that. I reaaaaallly want Sugar's tinted lip balm and Clinique's Chubby Sticks but they are so expensive! For a date with the boyfriend, I'd put on Black Honey or a sheer layer of Coming Up Roses or a bit of Pink In The Afternoon over Baby Lips. Fancier night I'll mix the nude with a bit of Coming Up Roses. I always wear balm under my lipsticks!

A bit obsessed about lip products now, need lots of money hahaha

I have so many things I want to post aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh


A little history about this baby....

Why is this blog called parallel-sea?
Well, I wanted to derive the name from my favorite band's, Mew, lyrics. So here was what I came up with.

parallel sea
a dark design
twice coloured
oh my fallacy
silver lining
windowsill (this isn't actually from Mew's lyrics but for some reason I like it)
cartoons and macrame

I really liked twice-coloured but eventually settled for parallel-sea because it was my first choice.
So there's that.


Tods D-Bag in NEONS???

from bagsnob.com
Tods is and has always been the purveyor of classics. Quality leather, no-fuss designs, timeless luxury. But as I peruse my favorite handbags site, bagsnob.com, I found out two things:
1. Derek Lam is now leading Tods
and 2. they are doing these sweet sweet bags.
For a college student like me, of course these aren't affordable. But my mom would probably faint from seeing these. It's yellow. And they're snake skin!!! It costs more than 2000 dollars, so that means I will never get my hands on them, even my mom would think that's expensive. But still, I can't get over how beautiful they are. Very very spring. I have a feeling that I'll fall head over heels for Spring '12.