Travel in Style: Outfit Of That Trip (#OOTT)

London 2010 @ St. James Park

One of the reasons why I can't ever *ever* pack light when travelling is deciding what to wear and which clothes to bring so I (most of the times) end up packing extra clothes in case the weather would be different to wherever I will be going or in case I change my mind on what to wear. It's a girl thing! When deciding what to wear on where, I always consider the weather and the culture of the country. There are some conservative countries, culture and people so it would be nice to wear appropriate clothes to show respect. So for this post, I'm taking a break writing stories of my travels (I still got a long list to write about) and I'm posting my favourite wear on my favourite places and I will call it #OOTT (Outfit Of That Trip).

It was the start of Spring when I got to London. Cooler breeze and sunny skies. I still got my cardigan and beanies as it was still fairly cold (at least for an Asian like me). I think growing up in the tropical islands of the Philippines and having lived in Dubai made my tolerance to coldness low. For this trip, I don't know why but I have mostly worn gray and black and didn't realise how much black leggings I have!

[Taken at Piccadilly Circus]  Turtle Neck Top from Forever21
Denim Shorts from Forever21 Beanie from H&M Leggings from H&M
Belt from Forever21 Earrings and Necklace from Forever21 Bag from Guess
Boots from Forever21

The boots I wore have heels so it was not quite ideal for too much walking especially when you are roaming the streets of London. Their pavements are not flat so it was a bit hard to walk on. So for the next day, I have decided to wear flats.

 [Taken at the Big Ben] Dress from Forever21 Leggings from H&M
Cardigan from H&M Flats from Zara Beanie from Forever21
Bag from Guess Sunnies from H&M

[Taken at the London Eye]

[Taken at The Tower Bridge] Dress from Forever21 Coat from Forever21
Leggings from H&M Boots from Forever21 Beanie from H&M
Belt from Forever21 Bag from Guess Sunnies from H&M Earrings from Forever21

[Taken at the Tower of London]

Bali has captured a lot of traveller's hearts by its charm. With beautiful temples, massive rice fields and lovely sunsets, this paradise is so relaxed that you can just really let your hair down and put on those flip flops and dresses! However, some of the temples have strict attire rules and require people to cover the legs (shorts and skirts were not allowed). They do provide colourful cover ups that you can borrow before entering the temple.

[Taken at Bali Agung Village Hotel] Heart cropped shirt from flea market Pink tank top from Cotton On Denim Shorts from Zara Flipflops from Havaianas

[Taken at Seminyak, Bali] Dress from flea market Feather Earrings from Forever21 Flipflops from Havaianas

[Taken at Ulan Danu Temple] Dress from Forever21 Earrings from Forever21 Flipflops from Havaianas

[Taken at Tanah Lot Temple with my friends. The cover ups we are wearing are provided by the Temple care takers] Blue dress I am wearing is from flea market, flip flops from Havaianas

[Taken at Kuta Beach, Bali] Watching the beautiful sunset on my second trip to Bali with family. In this photo, I am wearing this pink and purple halter dress from flea market and brown feather earrings from flea market as well.

Hong Kees love fashion! Even if they're just going to the mall they are dressed up! 
One of the things I miss living in Hong Kong is dressing up for Winter! Here are some photos of my favourite outfits while living and exploring the city. 

[Taken at NgongPing Bid Buddha] White Long Sleeve Top from Zara Cardigan from H&M Denim Shorts from Esprit Boots from Aldo Beanie from Forever21 Scarf from Mango Pink Gloves from NgongPing360 Bag from Aldo all other accessories from my closet

[Taken at HK Disneyland train] Dress from Forever21 Gray Leggings from H&M Gray Knit Cardigan from H&M Taupe Boots from Aldo Brown Bag from Aldo Scarf from Mango White Beanie from H&M

[Taken at The Peak] Plaid Dress from Forever21 Pink Coat from Forever21 Black Leggings from H&M Black Boots from Forever21 White Beanie from Forever21 Gray Scarf from Landmark Department Store Brown Bag from Aldo

[Taken at Victoria Harbour] Dress from Zara red belt from flea market Red shoes from New Look 

[Taken at Hong Kong Harbour] Dress from Ladies Night Market Flipflops from Havaianas Hat from Zara

[Taken at Ngong Ping Village] Dark Green Top from New Look Denim Shorts from Esprit Red Bag from Guess Black Sandals from flea market Sunnies from H&M Black Watch from Guess

[Taken at Ocean Park] Plaid top from H&M Denim Shorts from Zara Red Bag from Guess White Watch from Guess

[Taken at Hong Kong Disneyland] Floral Dress from Forever21 Sandals from flea market Bag from Watch from Guess


I was feeling like a true explorer visiting the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. I wore cropped pants because they are strict with the dress code especially inside Angkor Wat as I have mentioned in my other blog. Cambodia is generally hot so be sure to wear something light and comfy. Flat shoes or flip flops are preferable because of extensive walking.
[Taken at Angkor Wat] White top from H&M Cropped Pants from flea market Sling Bag from flea market Flipflops from Havaianas Necklace from Billabong Hat from Cotton On Printed Scarf on Hat from flea market White Watch from Ice Watch Sunnies from D&G
[Taken at Bayon Temple]

Exploring the wild with this printed dress which coincidentally matches the colour of this beautiful safari in Calauit Island, Palawan.

[Taken at Calauit Island] Hat from OG Department Store Printed Dress from flea market Sunnies from Rayban Flipflops from Havaianas Bag from flea market 

[Taken at Mt. Tapyas, Coron, Palawan] White top from Billabong Denim Shorts from Zara Flipflops from Havaianas White Watch from Icewatch Bag from flea market Hat from OG Department Store

[Taken at Butterfly Park Bohol, Philippines] Red Dress Forever21 White bag from Aldo flip flops from Havaianas

For women, the common predicament always comes down to: "What to wear in Dubai?" or rather "What can be worn in Dubai?". It is important to be cautious on what you wear to show respect to their culture and religion. Being an Islamic country, their women are always fully clothed so to be a lady dressing differently from them is always an eye-catcher. I tried to be careful on what to wear when I was living there. But being surrounded by deserts, Dubai is hot for almost all throughout the year so it was a challenge on how to dress appropriately and comfortably, how much skin can be shown and how short the skirts or dresses can be worn. Anyway I still did have fun dressing up in Dubai and shopping there was never a problem for me. It was really very cheap.
[Taken at 124th Floor of Burj Khalifa] Pink Dress from Crissa Jeans Beanie from Forever21 Stockings with Heart Prints from H&M Pink shoes from New Look Bag from Guess
[Taken At The Top - Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world]

[Taking a Cruise around Dubai] Plaid Dress from Mango Denim Flat Shoes from Zara Sunnies from H&M Pink Watch from Casio All other accessories from my closet

[Taken at Danat Dubai Cruise with Burj Al Arab at the background]

[Taken at Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah] Tube blue green dress from Forever21 Shoes from Ninewest Bag from Aldo Sunnies from H&M Accessories were gift from India

Striking the same pose on different spots!

[Taken at Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Mall] Denim Dress from H&M White belt from New Look Bag from Aldo Gladiator shoes from Ninewest Sunnies from H&M all other accessories from my closet

[Taken at Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah] Tube dress from New Look Bag from Aldo Gladiator shoes from Ninewest

Spring Time in England and I got to wear a lot of beanies, leggings and boots! I loved the weather at that time. It was sunny but the breeze was so cool.

[Taken at The Stonehenge] V-Neck Purple Top (hand-me-down from my aunt) Plaid purple shorts from Genevieve and Gozum Black Leggings from Forever21 Gray Boots from New Look

[Taken at The Roman Baths, Bath Spa] Eiffel Tower printed shirt from New Look Gray Leggings from H&M Taupe Boots from Aldo Gray beanie from H&M Black Cardigan from H&M Bag from Guess 

[Taken inside Leeds Castle] Blue dress from H&M Black Stockings from New Look Black Ballerina Flats from H&M Black Cardigan from H&M Bag from Guess Black Watch from Guess all other accessories from my closet

Kuala Lumpur's weather is pretty much the same as Singapore's, generally hot. So I have worn shorts and tank top to explore the city.

[Taken at Batu Caves] Tank top from Mango Blue Shorts from Mango Tote Bag from Mango Red Shoes from Toms Red Watch from Forever21 Sunnies from D&G Belt and other accessories from my closet

[Taken at Berjaya Times Square]

However, not all parts of Malaysia are hot. Pictures taken below were from Genting Highlands, a mountain resort in Malaysia. It was fairly cold, I had to wear long sleeves and stockings.

[Taken at Genting Highlands] White long sleeve top from Guess Denim Shorts from Forever21 Blue Shoes from Toms Blue Bag from flea market Pink beanie from Forever21

Feeling like a kid exploring Legoland and Hello Kitty Land Malaysia!

[Taken at Legoland Malaysia] Blue top from Abercrombie Pink Shorts from Forever21 White watch from Icewatch Pink sling bag from flea market Sunnies from Rayban Blue shoes from Toms

[Taken at Hello Kitty Land] Pink tank top from Hershey's Kisses Denim Shorts from Forever21 Flipflops from Havaianas Yellow Transparent Bag from Bugis Street White watch from Icewatch

I decided to wear this tube dress because  of its light material. It was summer when I first went there. Wearing flats were also ideal and comfortable because there were a lot of walking while we were exploring and the pavements are mostly made of stone.

[Taken at Senado Square] Tube floral dress with belt from HK Ladies Night Market Brown Gladiator flats from HK Ladies Night Market Yellow Bag from Aldo 

[Taken at Macau Tower]

My second trip to Macau was during Winter so I wore thicker clothes. Cold was tolerable so I didn't really need to wear a coat.
[Taken at Ruins of St. Paul] Red Plaid dress from Forever21 Black Belt from New Look Black leggings from Forever21 Black Ballerina Shoes from H&M Brown Bag from Aldo Red Beanie from flea market White watch from Guess Necklace from Forever21

[Taken at Senado Square]

I have to admit that I still dress up when visiting tourist spots around Singapore. Here are a few photos of my favourite spots here.

[Taken at Gardens by the Bay] Denim Dress from flea market Brown Gladiator flats from HK Ladies Night Market Red watch from Fossil Sunnies from D&G Brown sling bag from H&M

[Taken at Marina Bay Sands] Floral tube dress from Zara Pink sandals from Forever21

         Joining the F1 Craze in style!

[F1 2012] White tank top from H&M Blue shorts from Mango Owl Necklace from Cotton On Yellow belt from flea market Gray Cap from Billabong Blue Bag from Forever21 White watch from Icewatch Blue Shoes from Toms

[F1 2012] Cropped shirt from flea market Yellow belt from flea market Denim Shorts from Zara Blue Shoes from Toms Brown Watch from DKNY

[F1 2013] UK Flag Tank top from Bugis Street Blue Shorts from Mango Gray Cap from Billabong Black Watch from Geneva Pink Bead Bracelets from New Look Black Wedge Shoes from flea market Sunnies from DKNY Brown Fringe Bag from H&M

[Taken at Chinatown] Yellow tube top from New Look Denim Shorts from Forever 21 White Watch from Icewatch Brown Fringe Bag from H&M Sunnies from DKNY Flipflops from Havaianas 

[Taken at Sentosa] Printed Shirt from Cotton On Denim Shorts from Zara Flipflops from Havaianas Brown Fringe Bag from H&M Brown Watch from DKNY Sunnies from DKNY Hat from flea market Ring from H&M

Some might think outfits are not really important part of travelling but I'd say there is nothing wrong being fashionable and at the same time comfortable when exploring different places.