The Courier Shirt

Hello, it’s me. Utilita State, back on the blogging horse. For those who don’t know, I’ve officially packed my things and moved across the Atlantic to cute little Belgium (hence the short interruption in post programming). After living in both the US and Singapore for good chunks of my life, I figure it’s time I try out the old western world of Europe. Plus, my photographer slash “love of my life” is over here so yaknow, it’s really just practical. Anyhoo, a few things I’ve noticed about this country so far: Everyone cycles and nobody wears helmets Skinny heels in cobbled…

The T-Shirt Dress

Dress code: business casual. Am I the only one who gets slightly anxious when seeing those words on an invite? Do they want me to show up in blazer? Is a pencil skirt too much? Perhaps I could get away with wearing black skinnies… Girl-code dictates it’s always better to be overdressed than under-dressed. But let’s be honest, nobody wants to be the only stiff girl standing in a matching suit and pant (unless you’re wearing it à la the 1970’s YSL x Helmut Newton’s Le Smoking suit – in which case, let me catch my breathe because I LOVE YOU)….

The Silk Blouse

Every woman needs a classic silk blouse. The lightweight smooth material elevates each look with a simple touch of that oh-la-la luxury.  Silk is also made from a prism-like fibre which allows the cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, producing a shimmering effect… Who says I never paid attention in Physics? And if you’re anything like me, that natural sheen creates the perfect spotlight for your devastatingly intuitive monologues (cue diagnosis of Middle Child Syndrome). THE UTILITY: Not a fan of the luxe? Then let’s try laid-back. When fully unbuttoned, the delicate beauty becomes a weightless cover, perfect for…