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!! 🇸🇬
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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!! 🎉🎉🎉
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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. 🐶🌙😇
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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!
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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!! 😘💞
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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. 🙏🏼😊
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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…)
Happy long weekend friends!! We've been cruising around the island, collecting dresses from friends and family (we're spoiling them we know) but well, we're doing our bit for our "Dress For Good" campaign!! 😁😊💖 A HUGE Thank You from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ for all of you who dropped your dresses off at our shops in support of SCWO's Star Shelter - a temporary refuge for women & children suffering from family abuse.
Many of you have asked for an extension of that you can utilse this long holiday weekend to pack your dresses for us. We hear you, so YES!!!! Do continue to bring your old dresses, we'll extend our collection period - and our $10 voucher as a token of our appreciation till next Friday, 21st April. So if you haven't already, please donate generously, keep those dresses coming!! Let's Dress for Good, and Do Good this Good Friday!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instagood #starshelter #dressforgood #goodfriday #ootd💗 #instafashion (more…)
I've always found strong women, just minding their own business - doing their thing, incredibly sexy! No, I'm not talking about Sheena - Queen of the Jungle sexy, or Xenia - warrior princess lookalike with bulging muscles to match kind of sexy!! 💪🏼💪🏼😁I'm talking about a woman who's getting her ideas across in the boardroom, the one that's gulping down coffee ☕️☕️☕️while typing full speed ahead to finish her report. The lady who's saying "NO" to overtime so that she can squeeze in a session of yoga 👯👯at the local gym or the sweet mum who's helping her daughter (and her friends) to bake cookies 🍪🍪🍪for no reason whatsoever, when all she actually wants to do is to curl up in her fave sofa and binge on Netflix!! That's the kind of strong women, I find incredibly attractive! The kind I'll love to dress up!! Because your heart is pure gold, so please... bring a pair of your pre-loved dresses, drop them off at our shops, and we'll give you a $10 voucher for a new dress! 👗👗Strong women are not afraid to help other women get stronger too!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #strongwomen #scwo #starshelter #instagood #dressforgood (more…)
Flower power day! Dark & dramatic florals are a strong fashion trend this Spring. If you want to dip your toes and give it a go but you want to keep your outfit office appropriate, try picking your floral prints on a darker background- like black, navy or charcoal grey. ================
These shades will keep your style chic and sophisticated and it's much easier to pair them with a dark pencil skirt, or tailored trousers or top them off with a cool cardigan or blazer!! Give it a go!!
Add some lovely florals into your business wardrobe this week, and for those of you working around the CBD, please drop by our shops with your old dresses and we'll give you a $10 voucher for every 2 that you bring. This initiative is in support of the Star Shelter, a temporary refuge for women suffering from violence and abuse in the family. ===================
Let's Dress for Good this Good Friday! #bnm #bnmfamily #butterfliesandmarigolds #believebetterthings #instafashion #dressforgood #darkflorals #styletipsbyelsie #theazwardrobe #scwo #starshelter (more…)
"Love people, use things", not "use people, love things", that's what my papa always said. He used to joke that's why it was so easy to keep our home tidy - because we had so little things! Yet, I'll always remember, when my dad passed away, so many people - friends & strangers came to offer their condolences and recounted precious stories of what daddy did with & for them to which we never knew. ===================
This April marks the 17th year daddy's gone home, and in the light of his legacy, we're organising a "Dress for Good" campaign, where we encourage our customers to donate their pre-loved dresses at our boutiques this week. We'll give a $10 voucher for every 2 dresses you contribute. Then at the end of the week, we'll consolidate ALL the dresses and deliver them to SCWO's (Singapore Council of Women's Organisation ) thrift shop, New4U. All proceeds from the sale of these pre-loved dresses will go towards funding the Star Shelter which is a temporary refuge for women and their children who are victims of violence. ======================
Come be a part of this little "Dress For Good", event. Everybody needs somebody to hold their hand from time to time. Be that somebody today. Somebody will be thankful that you cared enough to take action. Happy Monday, folks. 😘💖🌈
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Mondays can get a little crazy sometimes. I'm saving my brain cells to tackle the difficult bits today, so styling is left to autopilot mode. When in a style pinch, LBD to the rescue, simple update with a cute scarf and a jelly bag!! Viola!! ✨✨Good to go - just give me my coffee and nobody gets hurt!! ☕️☕️☕️☺️Have a productive start of the week, friends!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #lbd #accessoryfix #instafashion #styletipsbyelsie #workwearstyle #theazwardrobe (more…)
Timely reminder!! 😊✨✨Sometimes, switching out our vocabulary is all we need to change our attitudes towards our "lot" in life!! Case in point - Telling myself, I don't "have to", I "get to", gets me off the grumpy high chair and onto the gratitude dance floor. Instead of saying "I'm so busy, I'm always busy, I never have a free moment," say " I"m living a full life." Same but different. Works for me!! Try it this weekend!! Have a lovely weekend, pals!! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #ｔｈｏｕｇｈｔｓ #instadaily #inspiration #gratitude🙏 #igetto (more…)
Patience is not my strong suit, but sometimes, there’s really nothing we can do but wait. Once the seeds are sown, the words are spoken, the offer is given, the collection has been decided, there’s nothing much else to do but wait. Instead of getting frustrated, impatient, twiddling our thumbs or worrying over nothing, I’m learning to trust the process of growth. Just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean nothing is happening. Seeds geminate in darkness long before a flower blooms 🌷🌻🌸💐🌼 and me twiddling my thumbs, wont make them grow any faster. Trust in the timing of your life. Harvest time is just around the corner.
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Isn’t it? 😊 Go ahead. Make someone’s day brighter by being the first to offer a smile. It’s the most powerful yet underrated makeup a gal can put on her face - it always makes you look better, and best of all, its free! Happy Sunday, my friends! Altogether now, S M I L E ! 😃😁😋🙂🙃 #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instadaily #smile #makeuptips #thoughts #behappy #sunday (more…)
A nice dress. ✅A comfy sofa. ✅A cuppa coffee & some pastries on the way. ✅All set for a chill hangout with BFFs!! 😊 I'm happy to make time for these wonderful buddies who's seen me (without makeup 😱😱!!) through the highest high and the lowest low, and still love me, warts & all! You know who you are! Love you all!!😘❤️#butterfliesandmarigolds #bnm #chilltime #sunday #ootd #ofcourseitsfromourshop #instafashion #instadaily #bffs❤️ (more…)
So what's your new buzz word for January? I'm praying for a GENTLE January. Not harried, not stressed, not overwhelmed catching up on last year's projects, but a new month of Grace, Peace and Inspiration. We're getting back to the heart of our business, and one of the things we believe is that shopping should always be a fun experience - that's why we brought in these lovely chickens 🐔 🐣🐔for visual merchandising, available for sale, and great for home decor for Lunar New Year ( it's the Year of the Chicken, this year!) Anyways, they've turned out to be bestsellers and we can imagine the joy on the faces of your friends when they see these cheerful chicks in your homes! Come catch them before they're all gone!! 😜🐔😊😀🏮🎏 #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instafashion #ootd #styleblog #wiw #cheongsammodern #yearofthechicken (more…)
I know the proverb goes "Don't count your chickens before they are hatched",🐣🐣🐣but these cuties are too fun not to share.😊 We were on a recent buying trip when we chanced upon these patchwork handmade fabric chickens and since 2017 is the Lunar Year of the Chicken, we decided we just HAD to bring these babies home to roost!! Of course they caused some minor baggage issues - can't imagine what the customs officer would say if during their random checks, they opened our luggage and out popped these colourful chicks!! 😜😜Anyways, they are now proudly displayed in our shops as part of our Lunar New Year decor, so if you happen to be around our area, drop by and check out our chicks! #bnm #butterfliesandmarigolds #instadaily #happynewyear #hello2017🎉 #chickenlittle #yearofthechicken #yestheyareforsale (more…)