Out and About on a Monday.

Hello lovely people of the internet!

Today was one of the more eventful summer days, not because I did anything extremely exciting or meaningful, but rather just because of the fact that I actually went out to do stuff and not stay home to mug and/or procrastinate and waste my life away. There really isn’t much to do neither are there many places to meander around  in Arizona, especially with the desert heat being nearly unbearable. But we do have only three weeks of summer break left so it is adamant that we make the most of it before school starts towards the end of the month and all hell breaks loose once again haha.

Anyways, I started off my day with an attempt to be healthy. Note the word ‘attempt’:

Breakfast

It’s basically corn flakes with cut cantaloupe, blueberries and soy milk. I usually don’t have time to have breakfast when I have classes going on (a nasty habit of mine) so it was pretty good to just be able to enjoy a simple home-prepared breakfast in the morning.

After breakfast I headed out with my Mom and brothers. A couple of people asked me on Instagram and ask.fm about the dress I wore out. I used this dress in a layout before for Wet Seal and its one of my favorite dresses this summer because of the light-weight material and daisy design. Daisies are my absolute fave. Also, I’ve been loving the open back concept this summer, coupled with a caged bralette and some nice sandals or flip flops. Here’s a closer look at the dress:

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As I’ve mentioned, this dress is from Wet Seal and the caged bralette is from Charlotte Russe. I originally saw this backless dress like that and a similar bralette at Brandy Melville, however this dress is a much more affordable version of Brandy’s Jada Dress, and the Charlotte Russe bralette has a slot for paddings, as compared to the Brandy one- the Chiyo Top, which I’ve heard does not. Personally, I do prefer having my female parts (hahah) properly supported, so the Charlotte Russe bralette does the job better for me. There’s also no Brandy outlet anywhere in Arizona so Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe are definitely my ‘go-to’ shops for comfortable and affordable clothes. I will check out the Brandy Melville stores if I ever take another trip down to Cali though!

We head out and had lunch at a Vietnamese Restaurant called King Egg Roll today. It is one of the best Asian eateries I’ve been to in AZ. Point blank. I do enjoy eating there; asian food of any kind always reminds me of home (Singapore). Here are some peekchas:

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My mom and Jordan had the famous Pho with meatballs and beef. I did try a tiny bit of my mom’s soup; it was really really good.

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Vincent and I opted for friend rice instead as the heat killed my appetite for a full bowl of hot soup and noodles. I had the Salted Fish Fried Rice, something that I used to have at the coffee shop near my flat back in SG. Although this was the Vietnamese version of the dish, it still was pretty awesome and definitely did satisfy my cravings for salted fish and rice. Oh and, I got some thai tea with boba (pearl) to compliment the rice!

We then went to the mall and several other locations before heading home for dinner. As mentioned on Instagram, my Dad, Vincent and I cooked some SG-style prawn noodles for dinner. Ok well, it was my Dad who did most of the cooking, but we helped here and there with the little things, so props to us hahah. My dad’s been craving this dish for the longest time, so I’m glad it turned out pretty well. Check it out:

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So that’s basically my day. I know this is pretty wordy and boring but I’m still trying to play around with my blogging style and all, hopefully I will get better and less naggy in time haha. Thanks for reading this and do leave a comment here or on any of my social media accounts if you have any questions or suggestions or if you just want to have a tiny chat about food, fashion or anything and everything in the world!

So there, with lots of love,

Valerie L.

 

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