On challenging days, a long striped cardigan over our fave LBD works wonders for our confidence & our style! This long sleeve slouchy knit cardi ticks ✅ ✅ all the right boxes - neutral colours so it goes with everything else already in the wardrobe, machine washable (coz who wants to spend money 💰 maintaining wardrobe essentials), covers possible “problem areas” eg: flabby arms &/or heavier bottoms, is comfy to wear (none of those scratchy itchy materials), and has decent enough stretch to skim over our lumps & bumps without constricting blood circulation!! Check out Grace resting so comfortably in it!! 😜😊It’s currently not in our stores (coz we’re in the midst of our Moving Out Sale at [email protected], so if you’re interested in the cardigan, PM us & we’ll put in in the shop for you to come & try. Meanwhile, have a brilliant Monday, everyone!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #ootd💗 #cardigans #instafashion #styleideas #style #ilovestripes #fashiongram (more…)
Dare to design and live a life YOU love. Life’s too short to worry about other people’s opinions, needs, wants etc etc etc. It’s a never ending list and it’s not even YOURS!! The truth is, even if you do 7 out of 10 on “the list”, it’s still not good enough because some concerned individual will point out 10 more things you should consider doing to “up your game”, “take the business to the next level”, “cook for your kids”, “do with your spouse”...and on and on it goes!! So here’s my secret of squeezing it all in.... I DON’T! I do respect that many of these suggestions are offered in kindness, with my wellbeing at heart, and I’m sure many of these are great ideas - and yes, we should have an open mind & a hearing heart, but ultimately I AM responsible for the choices I make, so I rather make the ones that I’ll be happy to live with, even if it turns out to be a mistake later on. 😊🌈💕 Happy Friday, peeps!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #lifelessons #instagood #tgif🎉 (more…)
#wefie📷 Our lovely ladies at the shop today, looking extremely perky & cheerful on the 1st day of our MOVING OUT SALE at [email protected] Come shopping today & pamper yourselves with some much needed retail therapy! Perfect antidote to combat Monday Madness!! 💕🎉🌈😊
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #movingoutsale #incomeatraffles #enjoythejourney #shopping #retailtherapy #charliesangels (more…)
Challenging the status quo is not one of my favourite girl boss chores. People always say exciting stuff like "think out of the box", or "take the leap of faith" or "go big or go home!" etc... Well, I for one, like the cosy comfy feeling of familiarity! Change is NOT something I readily embark upon!! Truth be told, I love my routines! Organised habits cultivated over years of practice gives me a sense of security!🚨 Case in point - for the month of September, we have driven straight to MBLM instead of our agreed meeting spots more than once or twice because we were so used to travelling to MB for meetings with our suppliers! Call it AutoPilot👩✈️ or muscle memory, change is often harder than we think! In a way, we were "forced" to rethink our business and hard as it was, we are starting to see the benefits of leaving MB behind. Firstly, we started exploring collaborations with fellow local pop-up shops, consignments and sales support and I must say joining hands with likeminded businesses, cooperating with each other to beat the odds feels fabulous! We've grown & learnt so much simply by working together with new people & exploring beyond the familiar boundaries of the usual brick & mortar setup. Secondly, our team had grown closer and stronger - supporting us and each other. We know times are hard, but it feels fabulous to know that our gals have our backs - we're watching out for each other, doing our best to work things out! Thirdly, our customers & landlords have rendered immense support from the sidelines, cheering us on, checking out for new stocks - we've completely curated our AW2017 collection for your shopping pleasure!! - even inviting us into their malls and offering reasonable rents just because they like our merchandise! We're so thankful to be invited, considered, to have options in difficult times is a real blessing! So .... we're going to take this weekend to think through our options and we're keeping the faith that the best is yet to be for B&M, so stay tuned to our story and have a wonderful weekend!! 💖💋😊💃🏻✨
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #fashionentreprenuerdreams #instagood #lovewhatwedo #grateful #weekend (more…)
The weekend seems to look brighter if there's wine on the schedule! We're still rushing our orders for the new season - I honestly don't know why FOMO (acronym for fear of missing out ), trips me up so much, especially when we're on a buying trip. "What if I miss this purchase, and it's the next best thing ever?"or, "what if we don't meet up with this designer and she actually has a fabulous collection this season?" ... the truth is, we can't always cover all our bases ALL THE TIME. At some point, we have to learn to say "enough" and stop, and fly home! At which point, wine 🍷 would always sweeten the welcome back! TGIF folks!! Have a great weekend! 😘💕🌈
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #homecomingqueen #endseasonsale #fashionentreprenuerdreams #style #fashiongram #tgif #weekendvibes #fomo #yolo (more…)
I never understood how some women can walk for hours in 4"heels without breaking a sweat💃🏻💃🏻! Perhaps age (or wisdom 👻👻) has finally caught up with us so nowadays, if I have to walk in them, they have to be comfortable. Fashion has come a long way since the Middle Ages - these days shoe manufacturers CAN make them stylish & comfortable, so when it comes to footwear, choose wisely my friends!! I mean, it's hard to look stylish & put together if you're wincing in pain or tottering along with every step. Come try these strappy leather sandals from @luccavidor, they're casual, relaxed and oooh so comfy!
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #endseasonsale #shoelover #ootd #style #fashiongram #casualchic #retailtherapy (more…)
And we're off!! Again!! New season beckons!! New beginnings!! New adventures!! Will certainly be sharing more about our business trip in the coming few weeks, but suffice to say for now, that this one is special. Our hearts are beating with excitement, adrenaline is pumping full on as we move forward into the next phase of B&M's fashion journey! "What if we fall? But darling, what if we fly!!!" What a glorious flight it will be! 💖😊🌈🙌🏼
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #endseasonsale #fashionentreprenuer #flyinstyle #fashiongram #braveheart #bossbabesgoforit #noregrets #yolo (more…)
Joggers & Loafers are our slouchy chic go-to style options! Comfy & functional is the name of the OTD💖game today! Instead of the usual suspects like black, grey & neutrals, why not add this interesting mustard coloured pants into your wardrobe for a fresh pop of colour? 🌈😊By the way, the black and white stripes trim is a clever detail because they elongate the legs, and trim off some "width" too, making our limbs look slimmer! What's more, they're now on 50% discount as we're having our end season sale, so hurry on down to grab your steals & deals before they fly away!! 💃🏻💃🏻
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #endseasonsale #shoelover #ootd #style #fashiongram #casualchic #joggers (more…)
Long long ago, I attended a Tony Robbins seminar and learnt a powerful skill that I've applied (as often as I remember to!😜), about "Changing Our State", and how that directly affects our mind, emotions, in fact- our entire being! That's why motivational speakers and positive thinkers teach us to "say the good", "dress for the job you want", "despite how we are feeling to get up, dress up & show up", because it's been scientifically proven that something happens when we intentionally "change our state", from passive to active, from uninterested to involved! Here's hoping that this little pep talk is enough to shake off our own lethargy and get our momentum going for a brand new week! Happy Monday friends!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #tonyrobbins #instadaily #mondaymotivation #freeyourmind (more…)
We've finally decided to leave Marina Bay Link Mall after 6 years there. We're running our biggest ever MOVING OUT SALES, so if you're in the area, do drop by B2-30 MBLM and pick up some great deals for your wardrobe and help us clear our stocks too!
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #sales #mblm #marinabaylinkmall #byebye (more…)
We are sad to leave #MBLM after 6 years but we believe it’s time for NEW ADVENTURES! Do keep in touch via Instagram, Facebook or subscribe to our website. http://bit.ly/2vZIAsV
Meanwhile, drop by for the biggest ever MOVING OUT SALE at B2-30 Marina Bay Link Mall
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” CS Lewis (more…)
Amazing!! This is our 1000th post on Instagram!! 🎉🎉I can still remember how I felt when we decided to start posting fashion, style & interesting quotes for our business. What do we say? How do we engage and build a community of likeminded strong & stylish women? 💋How do we encourage each other without being preachy and staying true to ourselves - not stick-in-the-mud boring BUT not bimbo-diva bombarding your feeds with selfies 100times a day!! 👯😜Guess we're happy to be somewhere in-between, we want to be relevant & stylish, offering practical fashion choices and sharing our slice of life, through the lens of our fashion business. And what a fabulous journey it's been so far?!! So.... tell us what you want to hear & see more of on our feed, and we promise to keep them coming!! Meanwhile, happy instagraming folks!! Thank you lots for all your support and wonderful comments!! We won't be here without you!! 😘😘🙏🏼
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Taking a moment to unwind after the National Day festivities. 🇸🇬🎉By the way, if you haven't already, do visit us at B2-30 Marina Bay Link Mall , we're celebrating Singapore's 52nd Birthday in style with a whopping 52% STOREWIDE discounts!! Come enjoy some much deserved retail therapy, select without too much of a dent in your pockets!! 😜💰Have a wonderful TGIF, folks!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #happybirhdaysingapore #redandwhite #instafashion #tgif #sale‼️ #ootd💗 #chillax (more…)
Join us as we celebrate Singapore's 52nd Birthday 🎉 in style with massive 52% STOREWIDE discounts at B2-30 Marina Bay Link Mall from now till 13th August. Come and bring your best buys home before they're gone!! Happy Birthday Singapore!! 🇸🇬
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #onenationtogether #MBLM #ndp2017 #happybirthdaysingapore #sale #singaporefashion #supportlocalbusiness (more…)
Happy people look better in their clothes! More important than shape, size, colour or fit, more crucial than price and brand names, is the state of mind of the wearer herself. If you're feeling gorgeous, you'll look fabulous in any outfit, but if stress is wearing you down, ain't no luxury label can mask what you're feeling inside. I've learnt a long time ago, stress doesn't go with anything in my wardrobe! (We don't stock it in our boutiques !! Otherwise 'retail therapy' will not be effective!!) How long has it been, since you took out the stress from your wardrobes and came shopping for some therapy?! See you soon, dear friends!! New collection in stores now!! 🎉🎉🎉
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instadaily #stressfree #retailtherapy #word #quoteoftheday #behappy (more…)
Dealing with conflicts is an essential life skill that is under taught and under rated. Differences in opinions, perspectives or agendas may lead even good friends and families to take opposing views/sides and cause much unhappiness and insecurity to arise. Let's learn to agree to disagree, graciously and give each other space to "think differently" from ourselves. Sometimes, moving on, taking a step back, biting that tongue, is the wise thing to do. Don't win the battle of words, to lose the war of love & friendship. Let the dogs bark at the moon. Be the moon that shines. Happy Wednesday to all. 🐶🌙😇
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #doglover #instagood #winstonchurchill #wisewords #letthedogsbark (more…)
I use to oscillate between feeling guilty for not "being there" for friends & family in times of need, or for not being more understanding of their situations or not being forthcoming with solutions for other people's problems. Then, I feel overwhelmed, overworked and taken for granted when I've done all that I can for "them" only to be left bruised and battered and licking my own wounds privately , and most times in tears behind closed doors. No more. No longer. A wise friend taught me a simple phrase- "Not my monkey, not on my back. " 🐵🙈🙉🙊🐒And it works!! So every time a new issue arises, I check with MOI - do I own this monkey? Do I want to own this monkey? Yes? Then carry it through. No? Then move along, don't turn back, no regrets! We all have our own journeys, our own worlds to explore, our own dreams to achieve. The victory is sweeter if you cross the finish line on your own 2 feet. Don't piggyback freeloading passengers. You're not being kind, you're being silly!! If you're cracking under the weight of guilt & fear, and you're slowing down to a crawl, maybe it's time to takeout the trash and lighten your luggage. Life's a journey, the wise ones travel light and enjoy the scenery, disk in the experience. The silly ones are concerned about baggage!!
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T G I F ! 🎉🎉 Tying up loose ends in style! Love this off the shoulder striped tee with a lace-up corset waist detail (Channeling a wearable style nod to Wonder Woman ✨✨😜). A cute striped tote bag with a punch of red accent, offers just enough flair to complete this chic & casual ensemble. Happy Friday, folks!! Enjoy the weekend!
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #tgif🎉 #happyweekend #wiwt #i❤️stripes #instafashion #styleblogger (more…)
Here's something we're still working on. As much as we try to be all that we say we are, stuff happens. We're grateful for true friends and business partners who understand and support us through the tough seasons, but when problems come & conflict arises, it's super hard to speak the truth in love. Its just as hard to 'bite the tongue' and stay silent. I've seen friendships fall apart over words - spoken or otherwise, business deals fail due to a severe lack of trust and communication and that's why at B&M, we strive to be as open as we can be about our style, business & life ethos. We're all on this journey together, why not celebrate our wins, share our discoveries so that more people can benefit from our life & business lessons! We won't live long enough to make all those mistakes by ourselves , so let's be kind to those who have wronged us too. Let it go and have a Happy TGIF, folks!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #inspiration #instadaily #bossbabes #letitgo #dontbecruel #goodwillhunting #tgif🎉 (more…)
Absolutely in love with today's blush jumpsuit. 😍Equal parts sophisticated and understated, it's the perfect outfit for brunch with the family! Sling on a crossbody bag (I like to be handsfree on weekends!!), add a pair of sunnies 😎and we're good to go! On a side note, I prefer the wide leg pants on this jumpsuit as opposed to a tapered leg version because the wide leg balances my pear shape better, and I can wear wedges or platforms to make me look slimmer!! (It's a family brunch! I'll need all the help I can get! 😜😋) Enjoy your weekend folks!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instadaily #happyweekend #wiwt #fashionista #styletipsbyelsie #jumpsuit #theazwardrobe #blush #styleinspirations (more…)
Presenting our LBD SUPERSTAR!! 🎉🎉🎉 and here are the reasons why:
1. A-Line silhouette, flatters all body shapes.
2. Capped sleeves, offers some coverage for those of us who are self conscious about our arms, but cannot bring ourselves to wear longer sleeves because of the hot weather here in 🇸🇬!
3. Cute pearl collar adds interesting detail - perfect for lazy gals like me because I don't have to think about accessories! This is truly an all-in-one piece!
4. Stretchable knit jersey fabric, will skim over our lumps & bumps without screaming out for attention! 💪🏼😜
5. Handwashable - no need to fork out extra for dry cleaners!! 💸💸
6. Will slip into your wardrobe & pull its weight immediately- goes with all your shoes & bags!👛👝👜👠👡👢
6. Guaranteed to last more than a fashion season, great investment piece, just promise us you won't wear it to death too soon!! Happy TGIF, peeps!! 😘💞
#bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instafashion #ootd💗 #wiwt #superstarlbd #styletipsbyelsie #theazwardrobe #tgif🎉 (more…)
Today we braved the dreary weather to deposit our final batch of dresses 👗 at the New4U thrift shop. We met the lovely volunteers at the SCWO and they helped offload our bags and luggages (of all your kind contributions), and sorted them into clear plastic containers. These will then be individually inspected and priced. 💰💰💰All proceeds from the sales will go towards financing the Star Shelter, which is a temporary refuge for women & children suffering from family abuse and violence in Singapore. While chatting with these ladies, we discovered that for some of these ladies, volunteering - whether at the Star Shelter or at the Thrift shop, was a routine. How cool is that? While we pat ourselves on the back for a good "donation drive" - good response, marketing, feedback etc (we are biz owners after all)! I am humbled to learn that for some beautiful people, charity is a lifestyle. They schedule time to do good deeds and they do so routinely, matter-of-factly, silently... and I SO respect that. A big B&M thank you for all your generous contributions. It is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. Regardless of the weather, Happy Monday. 🙏🏼😊
#bnm #bnmfamily #butterfliesandmarigolds #instagood #starshelter #scwo #dressforgood #thankyou (more…)
Signed. Sealed. Delivered. It's a done deal. SAVED. Don't put a comma where Jesus has already put a FULLSTOP. This is Grace. I am forgiven. Happy Easter everybody! 😊♥️🌈✨ #bnm #bnmfamily #butterfliesandmarigolds #itisfinished #jesusisalive #happyeaster #ressurectionsunday #ncc (more…)
A useful tip when fitting dresses in the fitting room is to try them in standing AND sitting positions. There's a stool in most fitting rooms, so take the extra few minutes to sit on it - facing the dressing room mirror if possible, and observe your reflection. Make sure you like how you look in the dress - in BOTH standing and sitting positions. Cross and uncross your legs while seated. Can you do this comfortabley and confidently without "oops-ing" a Sharon Stone?! 🙈🙈If you're free this weekend, why not come spend those $10 vouchers you received from our Dress For Good donation drive, and we'll help pick a lovely dress for you this Easter weekend!! Happy Easter to all!! 😘🌈👗👗 #bnm #bnmfamily #butterfliesandmarigolds #longweekend #dressforgood #happyeaster #sharonstone #fatalattraction #styletipsbyelsie #theazwardrobe (more…)