Brand New Kinda Free

A fashion post! Finally!
It’s only been 2 weeks but it feels like it’s been forever.

Hello my loves,
I hope you are keeping well..we’re all in a lazy, festive mood aren’t we? The time of the year where we’d rather be snuggling under covers than be at work or school 🙂

I have come to enjoy my fashion posts and its probably because I have gotten the chance to step out of the proverbial box to try on styles that I would previously have been much too apprehensive to consider.

It’s time to up the ante and step out of the shadows.

I have always been rather shy with showing off my décolletage because people are very blatant with their stares if there is even the hint of cleavage here. In Australia, I could not care less but in Singapore I do find myself shying away from picking dresses or tops with a low neck. I don’t think the objectification is any less than in another country but the outwardly sexually repressive Asian society make people rather two-faced.
Where they’d have no problem perving on women in private, they scream in outrage or tut-tut at a woman who dares to embrace her sexuality by dressing her physique to her liking.

Such Bollocks.

So with today’s shoot, it is a start towards a braver direction of fashion choices. I am going to get myself used to dressing in a way that I like – that may not be accepted by some fools – and not caring for the onlookers.

I think I’ve spent enough years worrying about how others perceive my body.

I am finding that voice that has been muted over the years from shame and embarrassment over my voluptuous female form. I am standing a little taller, hands akimbo, head not facing the ground but at eye level to the world.

It’s a brand new kind of me.

The Look





teal bodycon midi dress with sheer panel, Forever 21 Plus sz 1X

faux leather moto jacket, Forever 21 Plus sz 1X

gold tone chain – Lovisa
black pump wedge heels – Rubi
faux leather bag with gold studs – thrifted

Apparently colours like Teal and chartreuse do not suit my skin tone, so I have read anyway. I have yet to find a colour that repulses me or that I think does nothing to complement my skin tone. I’m going to try every single colour, hue, shade there is out there and there is no stopping me, lol!

Since the festive season is coming close, I wore this decidedly sexy number for a Friday night out with friends. Also, I am so sick and tired of snapping blog shots at that darn carpark and white wall at my block! Time to inject newness with new locations! And what better place to start than one of my favourite areas on the island, Haji Lane.


The material of the dress is snug but stretchy. I seriously have to invest in a few bras for different types of tops or dresses – ladies, you know what I mean..the nude bra I had on for this wasn’t that conspicuous but still. I do not like the strap showing at the sheer panel. Very fussy about these little things.


I really, really, like this moto jacket.
But, like all jackets or Blazers in my wardrobe..I HATE that catch at the mid arm that restricts movement. It’s going to take some getting used to. I feel robotic and it makes me feebly flap my hands instead of move them around. Is this something you struggle with too?

My shoe collection is limited due to the injuries so even though a pretty black strappy number would have added some extra somethin somethin to this look, I made do with black pumps.

Little Details




Yay! Fashion post done!
There are a few things in the works that I cannot divulge at the moment but oooh I can’t wait to share them with you! 😀

In the meantime, I leave you with an image of a girl coming out of her shell as a sign of things to come.


Sending you lots and lots and lots of love! Chat soon 🙂

xxxo Aarti Olivia

8 thoughts on “Brand New Kinda Free

  1. The sheer panel detailing makes the dress so good. And I guess its time we ditch the standards of the society and live for ourselves. You are gorgeous and so proud of you. Me too have taken to wearing every colour and silhouette. Merry Christmas darling.

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