Sunday, February 5, 2012

Call A Spade A Spade

"Then the Prince took the Princess to his castle, and there they got married and lived together and had children and worked and decorated the castle and fought and reconciled and laughed and cried and had fun and got bored and loved each other and got mad at each other and forgave and loved each other again and got sick and got well and got poor and rich again and grew old together, etc. But overall, they lived happily ever after."
Ending of The Princess Fairy Tale a la LeeAnne, Style N Season
Some time ago, me and my friend Inti did some browsing at Kate Spade boutique and got this cheerful red flower pin that we can use to receive a 10% discount.
Now, I've been wanting to incorporate flower pins to my outfits for like forever, but somehow never found the perfect one. You know, if it's to my taste then it's too expensive. If it's affordable, it doesn't look right. Yada yada yada. I even planned to make a DIY project out of it but somehow never really see it through. Anyway, finally I really wear flower pin! Yayy!!
It's just perfect for a busy but supposedly casual Saturday! Powder blue top with DIY baby blue beadwork: MNG. Jeans: Jordache (USA). Red striped wedges: Mon Cher by Lolly. Red and white flower earrings: Claires (USA). Red and white scarf: thrifted. Tosca blue bag: Stradivarius (gift). Red flower pin: free from Kate Spade.This is how I wear the Kate Spade flower pin. I made a simple knot on the baggy powder blue top, then simply stuck the pin, making sure that its facing was at the front side. Notice the baby blue bead-work near the neckline? Originally they weren't there, but I thought the powder blue color makes me look pale and washed out. It needed a little something, hence came the DIY beadwork project! We went to Citos (Cilandak Town Square) to watch a funny Indonesian movie titled "Get Married". It's the third installment of a comedy trilogy, about marriage, having triplet babies, being a good spouse, parents, and getting along with the in-laws. I didn't follow the first nor second installment, nor I'm an avid movie-goer, yet I enjoyed it and laughed out loud with other viewers because the story is light, easy, fun, and with a good moral message. Certainly, even in the movie, being married and having children is not easy!After the movie, we went for dinner at Ocha & Bella, a new cool place to hang out at Menteng area, at Morrissey Hotel complex. They just opened in March this year. Ouch, if I knew we're heading to such a place, I'd definitely be more dressed up! Oh well...
This is the bar are of the restaurant. Ocha, btw, means tea in Japanese. Bella, of course, means beauty in Italian. Nice combination, and easy to remember, too! This is the dining area. The outdoor bar.
And they have outdoors sofas, too! If only the view is the beach instead of the busy street, I'd feel like in Bali! They have an open kitchen, so you can see how your food is being prepared. They have this really cool stone stove for pizza. Mmmm...The food is not very special, but not bad, either. A bit pricey, but not over the top. Just like any other hip cool places in Jakarta, I would say. You basically pay for the interior, the ambiance, and the crowd. People come here not just to eat or meet friends, but also to see and be seen, if you know what I mean. Some might say it's a superficial world, these kinds of glamorous vibe, but let's admit, it's fun to be and look and feel glamorous once in a while, as long as we keep it in moderation and the righ life perspective. I don't know why they call this dish guinea pig, but it tastes really good. This was taken outside the restaurant, at Morrissey Hotel lobby.
Overall, it's a fun, full night out!
For more info:
Ocha & Bella
Phone: (021) 310-5777Fax: (021) 315-6777
Morrissey (Citadines Quartier Hotel)
Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 70, Menteng, Jakarta

26 comments:

Miss Kwong said...

lovely scarf!!!
cani have that flower pin?
adorable!

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Sabrina said...

beautiful outfit!!!!amazing blog!!!i'm following you!!!

Shasha said...

Nice outfit dear :) I love your flower pin ^^
The guinea pig looks delicious!

Mimi said...

LOVE the fairy tale...pretty darn acurate!!!

The flower and really the whole look you have here, is fun and whimsical...so cute!!

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Bravoe Runway said...

What an awesome restaurant! The food and the bar looks amazing, and just like you said, this is how I envisioned Bali :) Your red flower pink is so chic too!

AndréiaFSalim said...

Your blog is always so wonderful !!!:))
I loved this post !!!;)

A great weekend!
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Rosie said...

thanks for commenting on my blog!

this is such a gorgeous scarf, love the color!!
now following you, hope you can do the same :)

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jhilmilbeauty said...

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Mandy@jugglingchic said...

I like how you wore your flower pin! I've seen it worn on a belt too, which looks cute!!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

i love that flower pin!

Hallie said...

Even I have long hair, but I still admire your long hair... XX

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

what a fun time out with your friend! your outfit is really cute. love your shoes. i am such a fan of flower pins and belts. i want to incorporate them into some of my outfits. love yours!!! :D
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rimatambunan said...

envy with your hair :"""(((( hahaha so pretty! thanks for the comment and stop by.

Mongs said...

I like the cute floral pin. Looks great with a simple t-shirt. The scarf is adorable.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Ulia Ali said...

Ah your hair is to die for <3

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Courtney said...

I love the beading on that shirt. I can't believe that is DIY! Very cute outfit.

Courtney
wearingwhatiwant.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

Love the scarf!


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Amanda said...

i love your flower pin!! such a cute accessory!
xoxo
manda
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Sophie @TheForgeStyle said...

totally love your shoes. So cute!

Sophie
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Unknown said...

Great job with accessories! Red and light blue is such a cute combo.

Julia

http://fashionandhistrionics.blogspot.com/

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

Huge fan of Kate Spade, lovely flower pin, totally dig how you are wearing it!

ChristyB said...

Very cute outfit. I wouldn't normally think to pair red with light blue but I love your outfit! I'm going to have to try that. And the flower is great.

Ania said...

What a cute outfit, I love y=how you tied the top and added the flower. So cute.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

LOVE that red flower, and your whole outfit is so cute!

preethi said...

Those red stripey shoes are SO cute!

preethi
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Mongs said...

I like your little DIY touches... definitely adds some pizzaz to your outfit. The red floral pin is very pretty, I love it! And I like how you repeated the red accents on the scarf. The restaurant looks like a really cool place to hang out and the food looks delectable!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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