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Answering My FAQs About : Homecoming

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Stewart Lane, Penang

If you’ve been following my activities on Instagram, you’d know that since my previous blog I’ve left the UK and travelled to five different countries; Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia where I am now… and like all my other homecoming trips, I had to make a pit-stop in Penang – after all, I’m half a Penangite!

Before I embarked on this (yet another) very eye-opening trip, a few people started asking me questions about my experience as a person living far away from their family… so I’ll be sharing all my answers this #TravelTuesday! Continue Reading

Fashion Outfits

Styling Linen … for This Relentless Heatwave

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David

This heatwave is never ending! I didn’t build up my wardrobe to accommodate this sort of climate!

Not complaining though because if it wasn’t for this heat and humidity, I wouldn’t have started shopping linen clothing and I wouldn’t have realised how much of a magical material linen is — so here’s an #ootd post on how I intend to dress for the rest of summer. Continue Reading

Fashion Outfits

TRANSITION

As the biting chill in the air alerts me of the fast-approaching autumn/winter, I turn to my wardrobe and give it a quick freshening up.

transition001Words: Oliver | Photos: Susan from Dresses & Travels

I must admit I love this time of the year, more for the fashion than the cold, obviously… the festive spirits and those shop windows filled with autumnal clothes that never fail to slow down my pace, who could resist them, eh? So here is me wrapped up in one of my fav transitional trends! Continue Reading

Fashion Outfits

SWEETENED

It won’t be long until Suede & Symphony celebrates its first anniversary and what a year it’s been!!

sweeter001Words: Oliver @oliverinstead / Photos: David

There are so many layers to blogging that people don’t see, both the good and the not-so-glamorous, like the days of planning that precedes a brief, ten-minute photoshoot but there are also other aspects of it that have seriously enriched my life in the best imaginable ways possible. Continue Reading