Hello, I’m Jenny! Welcome to thewander-lust.com where you’ll find a recollection of my travels, events and life’s experiences. Initially, this blog was established as a means to keep up with my own interests in capturing precious moments of my travels. I love taking photos and videos each time I visit a place. I enjoy editing and compiling all those captured scenes. But with time, and little effort this blog has evolved into something much more intricate and meaningful.
It’s definitely fun to go somewhere unfamiliar and escape from our daily routines for a while. I travel to discover and experience new cultures, taste new cuisines, and photograph artistic scenes. I’m the budget traveler type. I always do my research before any trip and make online bookings way ahead, well it worked for me in saving some penny. I make my own itineraries based on what I want to see and experience. I’m genuinely curious – I have a list of cities and countries I want to explore.
Do you prefer to see where the wind takes you? Or are you a stickler for a detailed plan? I would say, I love to see where the wind takes me. Although I make detailed daily itineraries but I don’t just strictly stick to my plans. I am flexible and spontaneous in a way. But I always make sure that I’m enjoying every bit of the trip.
Traveling isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of deal. And that’s the way it should be. What kind of traveler are you?
As I’ve already mentioned, I’m the budget traveler type yet the stylish one. It can always be tempting to throw your new outfits in your suitcase before you head off on your travels (especially if you can picture the perfect sunset shot of you wearing it on the ‘gram). I love playing with colors but most of the time, I stick to darker tones. When it comes to keeping stylish, dark colors – you’ll be able to wear them time and time again without noticing every single speck of dirt and dust. Mix it up with vests, shirts and long sleeves and you’ll have a seemingly limitless amount of outfit variations. After all, variety is the spice of life.
We’re all unique, what is one traveler’s idea of style heaven can be seen as another’s hell. Regardless of your fashion statement, comfort should always come first, and style will naturally follow. Imagine if you’re hopping around on long bus journeys then the priority is to feel comfortable and safe without strangely placed zips and buckles prodding you from all the wrong angles. Always remember, travel style is in the eye of the beholder.
Your thoughts? ❤
Fell free to drop your comments or suggestions. I always look forward to reading those even on the days I am swamped with work.
Time flies, that’s for sure. Well.. well, dusting off spiderwebs from this blog isn’t going to be an easy task perhaps. Apparently this site had tumbled down for the past few months and I feel super bad. I really didn’t have the luxury of time to sit down, make drafts, edit photos and videos for the last quarter of the year as I’ve started a new job. It wasn’t easy to start off but eventually I got the hang of it.Reflecting over the past year. 2017 has had its highs and lows. I’m grateful for the ups, the downs, and the ins and outs. I lost a job but found what I was looking for. I got engaged. I’ve traveled fairly. I seized opportunities and embraced challenges. I waved goodbye to 2017. Ecstatic for what the new year will bring. Cheers to more travel tips and stories, bold reviews, food hunt, fashion posts and more!
Back in the past, it was probably not quite as acceptable to combine black and brown together. (Oh, what Era was that?) Nevertheless, rules are made to be broken.The myth that black and brown can’t be worn together is just that — a total myth.
Sometimes mixing and matching can be tough — ESPECIALLY when it comes to long-standing taboos about which colors you can actually wear together. Is it okay to combine black and brown? Can you ever throw other color into the mix? Heck yea, you can! (I am literally wearing these now together.)
Black and brown are both neutrals so they work great together and with a variety of other colors. These two colors look great together if you add some interest to the outfit with textures and patterns.
The most important thing to remember is not to get too caught up on the many different fashion rules, because for every rule there’s an adorable outfit that breaks it!
Style is meant to be personal, so go ahead play a bit.
Many colors come and go,
but black will never go out of style.
There’s something about black. It is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. It’s flattering, alluring, and timeless, regardless of your body shape or size. And, its confidence-boosting powers are pretty much limitless.
You can wear black at any time, at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion. For many though, black continues to be the anchor of style; a celebrated Gothicism and wardrobe staple.
Wearing all-black can make even the skeptics downright giddy. :p
Few things are as classic and versatile as denim. As for my favourite grab-and-go outfit which is an all black outfit, wearing denims are also one of my catch. It works for a range of occasion. You may run your denim outfits with heels, flats or even sneakers.
As for this, went on the coast to have a bbq sunset dinner with my colleagues so a slip on sneakers is perf match!
And oh can’t stop taking a bunch of snapshots!
Do you love the idea and the look of a denim dress on the coast?
A hint of vintage, classic and minimal. An elegant shade if you ask me. With a touch of cool, poised class, cold refinement..GREY TREND, What I actually love about this cool shade is the fact that being neutral, makes it go with anything. It’s effortless. Crispy but soft, rich but understated. There is something incredibly refined about this color, and the minimal effect it has makes it very easy to play the posh card. The minimalism is ideal for those ladies who want to try something different.When you choose to wear grey, whether as an all-grey-look or just a grey item in your outfit, go for it. It’s apparently not only trendy, but also very easy to match, to style, and to rock. It’s really classy and chic! It looks fantastic with a pop of color, such as red, or even bright yellow, but as for this I chose to be on a subdued palette.Sometimes the coolest outfits are those that you throw on without much thought behind it. The ones that are simple in color and silhouette. Those looks that you can make look different with just one twist. Here I made sure to keep everything neutral in grey to fit the mood.I thought I’d get bored of this “no colour” phase. But NO! I didn’t. 🙂
It even made me feel more grown up and sophisticated. All these photos were taken at The National Gallery Singapore. As much as I want to blog about the Gallery but my visit was only limited. Arrived there an hour before it closed. (Insert my crying face here). The massive interior space that the gallery occupy will not allow you to enjoy an hour to explore and discover. 1 hour won’t really be enough and it can’t even cover half of this HUGE gallery.
There were plenty of galleries inside to visit and mind you the architecture is breath-takingly beautiful!
I have only managed to walk through certain parts of the two buildings coz the time was very limited hence definitely would go back to see the countless beautiful works displayed to the public. All in all, You will not want to miss out the National Gallery Singapore!
They say understated is nothing BUT boring. Then I say, Hell No! I feel understated style is not just about the clothes you wear. It’s about how you wear the clothes, the way in which you carry yourself. It’s deceivingly simple and not something you can buy.
It can’t be much simpler. White semi see-through tee, distressed denim and a pair of blue ballet flats. Love the simplicity, it’s just easy! A street style denim look for everyday will give you that effortlessly stylish chic outfit!
The hit ripped/distressed denim style back on the 90’s faded like a bleach bath. But now it’s back with vengeance, and it’s all about style.
Grab on your unused or fave denim and cut open the knee holes.
Yes! It’s just easy. :p
My DIY ripped denim.
Denim from Cotton on
White V top by Sutiem Fashion
Ballet flats from Rubi
Sheer is one of the biggest trends on the horizon. A lot of people are intimidated by sheer tops because they feel like they show off too much skin or are too hard to wear. First of all, part of the fun with sheer is that it shows off some skin! Second, sheer is more versatile than you would think.
This white sheer top in detailed lace is my stylish way to pair up my favorite washed out jeans making it more chic and fab with my classic open toe wedge.
(When it comes to white it is not about what you wear on the outside but what you wear underneath.)
Classical. Subtle and sleek.
Black-and-white monochrome ensemble is a sartorial look that will never go out of style. One colour scheme; endless possibilities.
Living in a complex world, there’s something reassuring about clean, simple black-and-white, especially when it’s organized into logical stripes, grids, and figure-flattering vertical planes.
Absolutely the look is modern, cool, and assertive. Black/white pairings are one of my favourite. There’s something so utterly timeless about monochrome that I find myself reaching for it whenever I have those “I have nothing to wear”. haha! (It’s even my trick for a simple and easy day wear)And hey! A touch of pastel with your monochrome. Why not? It’s absolutely fab!
Everyone is wearing double denim.
Should you or shouldn’t you double up on your denim?
Take a look! Twice as much denim is twice as good. (:
On this trip, I played with denim on denim. It is totally fab! Trust me. haha
The weather was kinda erratic by that time so I wore a midriff cropped top as an inner for my denim polo
(Incase Mr. Sun is out again after a low rainfall, I’ll be totally ready to feel balmy wearing my slinky inner) yay!
You can never go wrong with faded jeans. Thumbs up! :p
It was in the month of June, (ssshhh… my birth month) when we visited Hong Kong.
These shots were taken at Harbor Grand Kowloon Hotel.
( I have my review about the hotel on a separate post. )
Take a peek of it as you might want to stay there when you visit Hong Kong.