Month: March 2015

Heaven

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If you read APOE often, you may know that I recently had the opportunity to speak at Business In Heels, a ladies business networking event here in Bangkok. It was my first time public speaking and it was terrifying, but all of the women were so supportive and I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to speak in.

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Getting Juicy

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Sweater: Gentle Fawn – Backpack: Culture Riot

This past week I did my very first juice cleanse with Lifestyle Juicery. It was quite the experience! I am obsessed with eating and even more obsessed with coffee and wine, so this endeavor was quite a challenge. However, I ended up feeling pretty great after it was over and am still feeling the effects a few days later. I am also quite proud because I managed to do it without cheating at all!
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I <3 Flats

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Ballet Flats: Flats a la Jolie – Top: Pomelo (similar) – Skirt: Curated by Ek Thongprasert

Tote: Charlie Middleton – Scarf: Vintage – Watch: TW Steel

Although  I can never seem to stop buying heels, when it comes right down to it, the shoes I wear most are flats. Since moving to the centre of the city, I spend most of my time walking, so comfortable shoes are more important than ever. People frequently ask me why I’m limping; it’s because the soles of my flats are so, well… hard and flat that it makes walking really painful!
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Bangkok Tree House

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During hot season my Bangkok adventures tend to involve air-conditioned Uber rides out of my soi to Central Embassy, where I will spend the day in Rocket Coffee Bar working on something, followed by the evening drinking wine on the patio of Water Library. All in the comforts of aircon. Yes, the Water Library patio has some pretty fancy cooling mechanisms on the patio. Basically, I’m super lazy.
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Little Black Dress #2

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Dress: The Kewl Shop – Purse: DVF (similar) – Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo (sale!)

Glasses: JOE Fresh – Blazer: Zara – Scarf: Vintage

It’s time for Little Black Dress #2! In case you missed #1, you can catch it here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m notorious for getting tired of my clothes. For example, when I’m getting ready for a party I often find myself frantically sorting through my closet throwing one item after another onto my bed in some desperate attempt to find something that I want to wear. Far too often, my room looks like a tornado, my bed has disappeared under a mountain of dresses and I end up sitting on the couch with a (seriously large) glass of wine in my hand. Because really, sometimes getting dressed can be big time overwhelming.
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Where’s the Cake?

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Necklace: Al et Clar – Top: Lunnapadar – Shoes: Louboutin – Skirt: Zara

Today is the big day! A Piece of Elise is officially one year old. I am so giddy this morning, I feel like I have a human baby who is having a birthday. I will be whipping out the Mimosas in about 2.7 seconds.
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Business in Heels

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Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of A Piece of Elise! It’s hard to believe how fast this year has flown by. It feels like just last month that I made my wordpress.com account and showed up at a Business In Heels networking event and tried calling myself a blogger. I didn’t know it at the time, but Business In Heels was probably the best thing I could have done at that point. By the end of the party I had met so many lovely ladies, many who have blogs themselves, who would end up teaching me almost all that I know about the internet. They welcomed me with arms wide open and didn’t laugh (too hard) at the fact that I didn’t even know what a Twitter “handle” meant.
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Little Black Dress #1

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Dress: The Kewl Shop – Kimono Top: Gentle Fawn (on sale!) – Sunglasses: D&G

Hat & Sandals: Platinum Fashion Mall

Today is my first Monday waking up as my own boss. This past Friday marked my last day at Centara Hotels & Resorts. Time flew by and I did not realize how sad I would be to see it come to an end. Not only did I learn so much about what it means to work within a large company, but I also made all sorts of amazing new friends. Sitting in a room with a group of people, 10 hours a day 5 days a week, brought me closer to my coworkers than I ever imagined. So much Centara friends love is going on! Having said that, it will be nice to distance myself from the endless supply of Jelly Bellys and other snacks that are of large supply in the marketing department.
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Things We Love

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I recently had the opportunity to do a quick interview with www.weareona.com, a new platform for insider fashion in cities all over the world. I didn’t realize just how great of a job they would do, so I’m sharing some screenshots with you.
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Mod Vibes

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Clutch: Halson Heritage (sold out) via Peach9Min – Dress: Zara – Shoes: Ferragamo

For the last day of Fashion Week I felt like being a little bit fancy and this tunic dress was the perfect way to go. It has such a mod vibe to it! Not to mention the loose fit is perfect in the heat. Standing around outside waiting to enter the shows in March (slowly approaching the deadly April) was a pretty sweaty experience. I acquired a new obsession with Orangina to keep me cool outside in the sun – it tastes so fresh!
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