September 19, 2014


I named this post Tea as I'm wearing green, orange and grey- green tea, orange tea & earl grey tea. ^_^. I don't know it just came to me.

I wore this statement necklace with it to tie it all together as it had all the colours I was wearing. 

Jacket- Harve Bernard (old)
Inner Blouse- Danice, US$5
Skirt- Seamstress (US$10)
Shoes- Xhilaration, Target (US$19.99)

September 17, 2014

~ * Natural Beauty * ~ : Lemons

1. Treat Blackheads with Lemon

Cut a lemon in half and put a few drops of honey on the surface. Rub it around on the areas effected by black heads, rinse with warm water.

2. Lemon as a Toner

For brighter skin, put lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it to your face as you would use toner. Leave it on over night and rinse with warm water before applying makeup.

3. Whiten Nails with Lemon

Slice a lemon in half and place finger nails on the lemon. Be careful of cuts, because it will sting!

4. Lemon to Treat Acne

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a few cups of water, soak a wash cloth in the mix and apply to face (with your eyes closed) until the wet rag cools.

5. Lemon for Shiny Hair

Add a tsp of lemon into a 1 cup of water and apply to wet hair after you have washed it. Rinse after 3-5 minutes as it may lighten hair color.


September 15, 2014

No frills

This is one of my favourite tops. I love the print. I love that it has so many colours in it. I love the ladylike ruffles/frills that it has. I love the ruffled cap sleeves.

I of course wore a jacket with this outfit for work, so as to not violate the dress code but had to take a picture without the jacket. 

Top- Ali & Kris (from Mommy)
Pants- Mommy's
Shoes- Bandolino (US$29.99,

September 12, 2014


This top reminds me of an orchid, a phalaenopsis to be exact. 

I love orchids. I used to have a few. I don't really have a green thumb although I had some for months and they would bloom several times. They all died eventually though. I did try though. Sigh. I had spent quite a bit of money on them. Now I just package and sell them: OrchidBloom .

I am a certified hustler. I love doing anything artistic-Ronz Jewellery & Heybabycakes Cupcakes. I am a creative person, that much I know.

I just finished a cake baking course, to brush up on my skills. I'm about to start a fondant decorating course in about 2 weeks. I'm so excited. I truly enjoy these classes even though they are taking up my precious and little free time, but I love being able to express myself creatively. It's where I can be my true self. 

Jacket- Forever 21 (US$15.99 , sale)
Top- Charlotte Russe (US$10, sale)
Pants- H&M (US$3, thrift store)
Shoes- Crocs (US$39)*
*this from when I had twisted my ankle


September 10, 2014

Black and blue... with leopard

If you are a follower of my blog, you would have noticed that I have quite a few items in my wardrobe that are animal print.

When I saw this top on the sale rack I had to have it. I had never worn it to work before and it's sleeveless. Enter the cardigan- the amazing wardrobe extender! 

The shoes I'm wearing I had had for a number of years and certainly did their time. I had worn them out indeed. This was the last time I had worn them. A moment of silence for my shoes please..... ^_^. It's really hard for me to let go of shoes. They have to really look bad for me to throw them out or give them away.

Cardigan- Old Navy (US$13, sale)
Top- Rainbow (US$10, sale)
Pants- H&M (US$3, thrift store)
Shoes- Nine West (US$40)

September 8, 2014

RIP Joan Rivers

When I heard she was sick and in the hospital in serious condition, I prayed she would pull through. When I heard she died, I was so sad. When it is your time, it is your time. 

She will be sorely missed though :(. 

I didn't have cable until I was living on my own so I never got to see much of her career but when she took over Fashion Police I was hooked. 

Here's my typical Friday night. Starting at 6pm, I watch E News, then Say Yes to the Dress then Fashion Police, then more of the last 2 until I go to sleep. I also clean my kitchen, put my laundry to soak, work out and wash off my patio in between everything. Boring I know but it's my thing. 

My TV line up won't be the same anymore. I love the other co-hosts but I just loved how Joan would push the boundaries with her jokes. Fashion Police will not be the same. As they said on an E News tribute to Joan, she would say what everyone else was thinking but would not say. 

I loved her sense of humour and her potty mouth. For an old lady she was super cool and with the times. I especially loved that she was so kind, caring and loving. I saw a lot of myself in her. 

It's weird that she died at the start of Fashion Week. The coverage wasn't the same. 

I will truly miss Joan Rivers. 


September 5, 2014

To the max!

In a previous post,, I mentioned I bought another maxi dress on sale at Charlotte Russe. I had gotten this one as well. 

Even though I'm short, I wasn't feeling in the mood to wear heels, so I wore the dress with sandals and I must say I liked it. I'm a maxi dress convert! ^_^ 

Prints are great. The key is to chose a print that will last beyond just what's in season & also incorporates several colours. This ensures you can get more mileage out of the item as well as the money you spent on it. 

One has to be very careful buying items that are trendy. Once it's not in style anymore, will you wear it? If you can answer yes then it's a good buy. If you're like me and on a budget, you need clothes that will last and that you will wear until you just can't anymore or you get tired of it. 

Another good thing is that in fashion what is old will be new eventually in 5 years or more. I will do a post on that another time but it's amazing to see. This comes with old age however- LOL. 

Dress- Charlotte Russe (US$15, sale)
Sandals- Bridget Sandals (gift)
Watch- Michele (gift)

September 3, 2014

~ * In the Kitchen with Ronnie * ~ - Cornstarch as DIY face powder

Given the title of this post, you may have thought I was going to share a recipe for something yummy to eat. This is ~ * In the Kitchen with Ronz * ~ with a little twist. 

I'm a frugal person and enjoy finding cheaper ways to do every day things. What I save, I can invest. Not to mention I get a rush from saving money and getting a bargain- score!. 

I came across this some time ago from a blog I used to subscribe to. My nose gets shiny throughout the day- call me Rudolph. I would 'powder my nose' with loose face powder or use oil control blotting sheets daily or sometimes even several times a day. 

An alternative is to use cornstarch. Yes, cornstarch. The kitchen is like a gold mine for beauty products and treatments. See one of my previous posts on a face mask

I just used an old Bare Minerals container and a brush I had. I sprinkle a little of the cornstarch and brush it over my nose and sometimes the rest of my face. It's best to start with a little and then add if it's not enough. You don't want to walk around with a white nose or face. 

You can also add cinnamon or some cocoa powder if you wish to add some colour to the mix.

A box of cornstarch costs less than loose powder or oil control blotting sheets. 

Every little saving counts! 


September 1, 2014

Piano Keys

I titled this post Piano Keys because they are black and white, like my outfit below. 

I sure do love wearing black and white. I didn't quite realize how much I wore of the combination until I really looked back on my Outfits page. Well, if it ain't broke right?

Shirt- New York & Co (Mommy's)
Skirt- Merona (Mommy's)
Shoes- Charles by Charles David (from Mommy)
Thanks to my Mom. I shop in her closet essentially ^_^.