Midweek mantra. Random thoughts which I put together as motivation for establishing a personal style statement. Clarity & intention. These are the 2 words I keep going back to while I double down with spring cleaning & editing my personal wardrobe. (Trust me, that’s very hard work for a fashion entrepreneur - but the rewards are going to be huge!! Maybe, we’ll do a blogpost or video about it later on, so stay tuned! )
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Grace: “How about it, buddy? Are you ready for your fabulous year ahead?” Doggy : “Woof! Woof! How about we get through Monday first?!”
Corny attempt at dialogue with stuffed dog 🐶 !( we know 😜!) But the photo was too cute not to post! Hope it brightens your brand new week, just a little! For more fresh outfit ideas & retail therapy, stop by at #04-18 One Raffles Place & #B1-23 Tanjong Pagar Centre. Btw, the cute puppies are available for sale too! Bring them a home! They’ll certainly help you set the tone for a fun filled cny at home! 💕🎊🎈😊🐶
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This dress incorporates 2 of my trend favourites for Spring 2018 - COLOUR (little boy BLUE) which according to colour experts Pantone, will be HUGE for SS18, and SLITS - (made popular by the Kardashian’s), which is great for showing off nice body parts, and in the case of this dress,makes it easier for us the walk in! We even threw in a bonus for this free size number! It’s got wraparound waist details and long enough waist ties, so you have the option to tie it either in front or behind, depending on your mood or style preference for the day! Perfect chill & effortlessly chic dress! Great way to start things off in 2018 don’t you think?! 😜
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An arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions, or a position of agreement or alliance. It’s one of those keywords we use during strategic planning, board meetings, vision statements and of course - personal goal setting exercises. Alignment. Navigation. GPS. Recalibration. Big words. Huge ideals. So what happens if we don’t have all our ducks in a row? What happens if we’re still feeling our way around? What if we don’t want to join the queue? In 2018, let’s make a pack to not let FOMO still our joy. YOLO, let’s take time to smell the roses, catch sunrise on the mountain tops, watch sunsets at the beach, chase daylight with loved ones & trust that God can make our crooked paths straight in His time. 😇💕✨
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It’s just days to Christmas and New Year. Don’t know what to wear for this holiday season? Watch Elsie as she shares some smart style ideals to help you add sparkle and shine to your outfits this holiday season.
Come visit us and get yourself a glittering pick-me-up today! ps: plus get a $20 voucher for $120 spent 🙂
Here’s a phrase that aptly describes what we do at Butterflies & Marigolds. And some days, the hustling is tough. Behind the scenes, our carefully curated merchandise - whether it’s our clothes, shoes, bags or accessories - all hide unspoken stories that were sometimes challenging, difficult and some days almost impossible to lay our hands on, but we believed our customers would enjoy them, and so we went out of our way to get them. Sometimes it’s about aesthetics, other times it’s about functionality. Sometimes it’s s wimp, sometimes it’s pure fantasy. Sometimes it’s a bestseller, sometimes we bomb big time. Still, we stand behind all our products because we source them ourselves 100% of the time! And we sample every piece before we offer them in our outlets. That’s our B&M commitment. That’s our journey. Would really appreciate it, if you’d support us by following us on Instagram & Facebook, share our posts with your friends, and of course, shop your favourite things at our new outlets, or let us know what you’d like to see in our shops or online, and we’ll go our best to hunt them down for you!
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To celebrate our VERY 1st CHRISTMAS at #04-18 One Raffles Place and B1-23 Tanjong Pagar Centre – we’re giving YOU a $20 voucher for every $120 spent. Why not ENROLL as our VIP when you spend above $200 (usual $300) with us in a single receipt!
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Every glamour gal can do with another cute clutch, especially ones as remarkable as these! 👛 They are perfect as conversation starters and boxy enough for our (large) handphones, cards, keys & lipstick! Comes with a detachable chain for times when you need your both hands free to party the night away! Come check out these limited edition pieces - available in both our shops at B1-23 Tanjong Pagar Centre and #04-18 One Raffles Place. Come, buy it for yourself as an early Christmas present 💝🎄🎁 !
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Today we’re sending out a huge THANK YOU 💋💕to all our friends ! You have seen us through the various seasons of our lives - warts and all (some have even seen us without makeup!!😬😬), and have loved and supported us, we are so grateful for your presence in our lives! These days, we are crazy busy and haven’t exactly been keeping in touch as much as we would like to, but thank you all for understanding. ❤️ We are humbled by your gestures of encouragements - that you came shopping, that you recommended friends to come shopping, that you called to ask if we were “ok”, that you bought us lunch or coffee, that you gave us time & space to respond (when we were in that radio silence mode), that you answered with practical advice, offered helpful contacts & honest opinions.... and everything else that words cannot adequately express... thank you. Please know that we treasure your friendships and our lives (and our business) have been blessed because of you.
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We’re always thankful to be back in Singapore after a crazy busy business trip in the land where there is no Google! So many simple pleasures we take for granted - like fresh air & clean toilets!! 😬😬 Please don’t throw stones, yes there are lots of areas we can improve upon in our home country, but ... everything is relative!!! Wherever we are, we’re all works-in -progress, and sometimes in the pursuits of that progress, other bits get compromised or neglected - if only in the short term. On the one hand we’re proud to be a home grown fashion business, but on the flip side of the coin, we are mindful that being business owners in a small country, we need to get “out there” to see, connect and learn from other fashion entrepreneurs in bigger markets, and constantly keep an open mind in order to grow as individuals & as a business. In the midst of our new shop renovations, we are grateful for the chance to clear the decks, wipe the slate clean and start again. How does one package blood, sweat, tears & gratitude into 2 brand new shops offering contemporary ladies fashion & lifestyle merchandise- that is the million dollar question on the table?! 😊✨💰💓
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Would anyone offer you a penny for your thoughts? 💰💰💰Positive thoughts may not bring instant success, but a negative mindset will certainly drain our energies and kill dreams! We’re still new at #04-18 One Raffles Place, and it does feel weird to be the “new kid on the block” after all these years in Singapore’s CBD! We’re choosing to stay positive & cheerful, and focus our best efforts on bringing great style choices for our modern working women community in Singapore! Do pop by and visit us if you’re in the area for a happy dose of retail therapy! Meanwhile, know that we’re thinking happy thoughts of you! 😘💕🌈🍎
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L A S T. What comes to mind when we say “last”? Is it the end? Finale? At long last? The wait is over?
For us at B&M, the day has finally arrived. Today is our LAST day of trading at [email protected], formerly known as Hitachi Tower. It was our first shop 12 years ago and when we shut the doors tonight, we’ll be closing this very memorable chapter of B&M’s colourful history. I’m not one to “begin with the end in mind”, mostly I leap before we’ve got everything planned out, then believe that all will work out eventually!! 🙏🏼✨ Anyways, we’ll be at the shop to say our goodbyes, there’s still good deals to be had, so if you’re in the area, do pop in & say hi! And to everyone who has supported our business at HT all these years, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our journey isn’t over yet, better things are still to come - sooner than you think, so stay tuned!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #lastday #goodbye #instagood #movingon #farewell #graciousexit (more…)
I still can’t believe that we’re down to our last week of business at [email protected] We’re into final markdowns of our much loved merchandise so if you haven’t made your way down to our [email protected] shop yet, we recommend that you hurry on down before all the good deals disappear!! 😂😅 #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #finalmarkdowns #movingoutsale #shopping #retailtherapy #instadaily (more…)
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!! 💕🎉🌈😊
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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!! 💖💋😊💃🏻✨
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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! 😘💕🌈
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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!
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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! 💖😊🌈🙌🏼
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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!! 💃🏻💃🏻
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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!
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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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