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We know you guys are loyal fans of our organizers, so we decided to introduce a cute addition to the family: meet Organize Leah, a multipurpose bag insert that screams adorable! This bag organizer carries and stores all your handbag essentials, and just like the rest of our organizers, Leah makes it easy to switch handbags without having to throw all your essentials out and repacking them again. It also protects the interior of your handbag from stains and scratches, and is easy to wash.
Organize Leah comes in four delightful colors:
Thanks to its zipper opening, Organize Leah can also be used as a mini handbag on its own. It has a large interior compartment and two smaller compartments within for smaller items. There are two front exterior compartments for handphones and tissues, three exterior mini pockets for beauty products, a hook-on cord for keys, and four side pen slots. And the best part is that you can grab this baby for only RM65!
Stylish, adorable, and affordable… what are you waiting for?? Purchase *here* today!
Hello, June! We’re kicking this month off with a bag promo fit for all you stylish moms out there! We have a 25% discount on our popular baby bag designs: Giselle, Piper, and Lola.
The Giselle is a lightweight baby bag that’s trendy and easy to match. With a hook that converts the bag from a basic shape to a bucket style, and a detachable sling, nobody would every suspect that you’re carrying diapers and bottles in this baby!
The Lola baby bag comes in a fun print and available in three different colors. It screams beachside getaway, and includes many pockets of varied sizes made suitable for baby products or otherwise. This bag comes with a mini pouch for smaller necessities, and is a great bright print to highlight any basic outfit!
The Piper baby bag is actually a great addition to any growing family because its bold print translates itself into a unisex bag. Hence, this might just be the best Father’s Day gift for those dads that are sick and tired of being made to carry powder colored baby bags with cartoon prints on them. Give the poor guy a break, if only for Father’s Day ^_^
This promo ends on the 6th of June, which doesn’t leave you much time! So get shopping already!
Recently, I threw a farewell party for a friend who was leaving to pursue a career in Singapore. She wanted something to remind everyone of her, and because we had very little time to make something from scratch, we came up with simple customizable gifts to give out at her party: forget-me-knot journals.
We found these great faux leather journals in Daiso which came with long cloth closures to bound together. We drew hearts on each cover, and cut them out. Then we painted the first page of the journal with pink acrylic, and just glued the cover to the first page once the acrylic dried. She wrote a simple message onto each heart for every friend, and that’s it! Super fast to make, super sweet to receive, this forget-me-knot journal is sure to remind that loved one of your love!
Happy DIY Wednesday, guys!
I’m a grocery bag hoarder. I go around grabbing free totes as well as purchasing them from supermarkets such as Village Grocer, B.I.G., and Jason’s Food Hall. Not that they ever go to waste; I keep a few in the car for work, food, or to throw baby stuff into, and I keep some at home for those same purposes. So I don’t believe that one can ever have enough grocery bags. That’s why, for today’s DIY post, I decided to make one out of a bolster case.
Most of the time, when I buy sheets in a pack, they come with two pillowcases as well as a bolster case. I don’t, however, own a bolster. Hence, they all sit in the closet collecting dust in groups of colors. Instead of letting them go to waste, I decided to repurpose them.
A lot of people use pillowcases for their projects, but I like bolster cases because 1) I can make two bags out of one, and 2) the drawstring on both ends of the bolster case allows me to skip making a closure for my bag. The first thing I did was to cut the case into half, and then stitch tabs on both sides of the cut seams to ensure that the seams don’t come apart from the cut. Then, just sew the newly cut line up to make the hem of your bag.
Next, I made a shaped template for my daughter to use as a guide to make a pattern onto the case. It was a fun process for her, and she managed to get them quite orderly! You can also make a potato stamp for this, but since I’m not very skilled at carving, I preferred using the template instead.
Now, the next step is quite simple, but I couldn’t photograph on my own. All you have to do is fold the upper part of your case down to a comfortable “flap” size. Once you’ve established your flap folding line, just cut slits on both sides of the case about 1″ down from your folding line. You must cut the slits right through to the other side of the case, as this will be where your sling will go. For the sling, I used a cloth belt that I had in my closet. You can just use a long strip of fabric to insert into the slits, or a belt like me. Tie a knot with both ends of your belt to secure in place.
And there you have it, a bolster case bag! What makes this one special to me is that my daughter made the patterns, and each time I use it on a grocery trip out, I am reminded to buy her something nice ;p I still have the other half of the case to make a bag out of, so I’ll get to it while you guys have a go at this! Happy DIY Wednesday!
Mother’s Day is just two days away, so what are you waiting for?? From now ’til the 11th of May, grab our exclusive gift set of Glamorous Katie and Audrey Organizer at only RM89.90! Also, we’ll be giving a FREE gift card with every order up ’til that same date! So hurry, you might have had an excuse not to buy that one gift for your mom, but to give up on two at such an awesome price?!… That’s just irresponsible ;p
1. Mama maternity dress in black RM79.90 2. Gin & Jacqie’s Piper baby bag 3. Gold-framed aviator sunglasses RM19.90 4. Cardigan in beige marl RM39.90 5. Brown sandals RM79.90
When I was pregnant, affordable maternity fashion was hard to come by. Because of the ridiculously high prices of maternity fashion found around KL (the price of a basic pair of maternity shorts with elastic waistband was easily going for RM99) I was fully dependent on just buying sack designs from department stores to get by my constant shifting shape. In fact, one thing that I learned after my first pregnancy was that I needed clothes that would transcend through pregnancy and beyond. A woman’s body can transform tremendously, and while pregnancy does bring out the best glow, it can also bring to light a lot of insecurities, even more so postpartum. I realized that my old clothes couldn’t get me through the months before I lost the weight, neither could my pregnancy clothes fit due to the shrinkage of my body. Not only that, but breastfeeding affects fashion in a way I never expected! Everything I wore had to be easily removed and accessible, and easy to clean. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking like the fashionable mom I desperately wanted to be!
Most are unaware of this, but H&M has been carrying their maternity line in our local stores, and the pieces are as affordable as they are functionally comfortable. In fact, I’ve purchased a few pieces postpartum, and they relate as well now as they did when I was still equipped with a newly deflated belly. One of my favorite buys was the Mama Maternity dress, and it is on constant cycle with my Gin & Jacqie Piper baby bag. The combination of both keeps me stylish in a subtle manner, and the bag’s print brings a little fun into an otherwise basic outfit. Paired with sandals (swollen postpartum feet), classic aviators, and a comfy cardigan, this is a great ensemble for those cosy days out. Replace the sandals with a nice pair of flats, and you’ve got yourself a work to drinks outfit!
Change is hard for everyone, whatever the situation may be. But with change, comes progress. And with progress, comes great and affordable fashion that supports us through the many stages of moving forward. Have a great Tuesday, folks!
During the weekend, I couldn’t help but pop by Daiso for that quick fix of crafting materials. I spotted some foam-based A4 cases in our favorite colors, and picked them up with a customization idea in my head. Upon rushing home, I whipped up one of the above for each of the girls in the office, and can’t wait to give it to them!
Here’s what you need to make your own customized name A4 foam case:
1. A plain foam case from Daiso (they have quite a great variety of colors!)
2. Styling tape that’s generally used as draping markers on mannequins
3. A needle and thread
4. A fabric chalk
If you’re a newbie in sewing, don’t fret… this one’s a pretty easy starter to the fun of sewing, and if you’re really afraid to try, then you can opt for a glue gun to assist with the work instead. I didn’t want to use glue for fear of smudges, and I do find sewing rather therapeutic (although I did bleed from a needle wound on one of the girls’ case, but I hid it well enough that they’ll never know ;p). You can purchase styling tape – also available in an assortment of colors – at any haberdashery.
First, draw a draft of your font on an A4 piece of paper. Once you’re satisfied with your layout, draw the same onto the case itself with a fabric chalk. Pin the styling tape all through the design (you can also use regular cello tape for this because the foam case tends to run even when pinned), and just hand stitch your styling tape over the lines with a matching color thread. I wasn’t planning on using buttons, but since two names in the team (excluding mine) included ‘i’s', I decided to adorn theirs with some gorgeous fabric buttons I had purchased from Hong Kong.
And that’s about it! You can use this idea on baby onesies for those adorable customized shower gifts, or even on your man’s tees for that added love, or even better, on one of our Tom the tote as party packs for kids and adults alike! Of course, a Sharpie could be as easily used to draw designs right onto any of the above, but I like having textures on my things… it just feels so right. ‘Til next Wednesday, happy DIYing!
pictures via Style.com and Song of Style
Once upon a time, it was disrespectful and downright gaudy to wear print against print. Even those of matching hues would depict sheer faux pas. But that’s the thing about fashion; it’s a complete contradiction of itself. Today, print on print is the way to impress, and while I’m still a tad reluctant to try it out myself, here’s my take on this current trend, slightly muted with a lot of golds and browns so that the outfit is not drowning my body:
1. Baroque printed blouse from Azorias 2. Charles & Keith peep-toe pumps 3. Glamorous Katie multi-purpose bag by Gin & Jacqie 4. Pixie Market drop crotch shorts 5. Diva chunky bracelet
GIZMODO – The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 350 Square Feet from Gizmodo on Vimeo.
It’s been awhile since we posted a Fridays in Love small home video, and this one is one you wouldn’t want to miss. Ultra chic in understated decor, yet stylishly applicable in compact furnishings, this tiny apartment has managed to fit more than we can in our office space! Amazing what the mind can think of when neatly organized ;p
1. Bunny dish drainer 2. Mini mustache wooden spoon 3. Donna Wilson beardy man plate 4. Meyer Lavigne plant pot 5. Urban Outfitters rug 6. Luckyboysunday pillow 7. Robot tea infuser
For those who have never visited our office, we actually have a little kitchen area where we all sip tea and nibble on cakes. However, we’re still in the process of decorating the space, and we really want to bring some joy into the white of the room. So this Friday’s picks are all about the childish fun that a kitchen AND a big kid could enjoy ^_^