OOTD Post 20 by According To Ing and updates

Hi everyone!

Once again I’ve been MIA for a bit and a lot has been going on since I last posted. My birthday has come and gone (holy crap I’m in my late 20s now!), I had an amazing vacay in Malaysia catching up with family and friends and I recently went to Melbourne for a quick getaway with the bestie, Emma!

Today’s post is a quick OOTD post of what I wore one of the days there. Firstly Melbourne is notorious for its unpredictable weather so packing required a lot of versatile outfits that could be layered up for warmth or dressed down when it got hot. Here’s my OOTD for our second day there when the weather got “warmer”:

Yeap I’m wearing overalls which I haven’t done since I was 8! Half the time I was tempted to say “It’s a me, MARIO!” out loud to Emma as we explored Hosier Lane. I don’t think Em would have appreciated it though!

So my look is made up of overalls from Dotti which really was a good find cause I love fitted overalls. The only problem is as I’m quite petite and short-ish I normally find overalls that are either of a loose, relaxed fit (not the type I had in mind) or they are fitted but just way too long on me! Dotti’s got my back though (and the backs of other shorties like me) cause these overalls were exactly what I was looking for.

To layer it up I wore my usual Heat Tech thermals from Uniqlo and a super soft embroidered sweater from H&M. I paired the look with some super comfy ankle boots from Primark and some thick socks to keep warm.

Also that photo above has major throwback vibes as I took the same photo the last time I was in Melbs in 2016 and 2001!

On a random note you may have noticed my hair has changed since my last post in March! It’s currently blorange however this is the toned down version of what I originally had. In late March I was lucky to be cast as one of the hair and runway models for the Matrix Playground tour Australia. This gave me the opportunity to work with some of the most renowned, award winning Australian stylists and colourists such as Kobi Bokshish, Stevie English, Adam Ciaccia and Mat Johnson to just name a few!

I volunteered to be one of the models with a “vivid” coloured makeover (cause why not? Life’s too short to not take chances and live it up) and here’s the final product. Safe to say I had no regrets with this decision, just heaps of fun!

I have to say even though the colours are a bit “out there” for most people, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT COLOUR MELT?!? I have to say a big thank you to Jovanna from Jovanna’s Hair Studio and Stevie for working their magic with my big head of hair!

Kobi then worked his magic on stage in front of a live audience and gave me a super chic bob with an undercut. If you asked me to do something like this years ago I probably would have politely declined and laughed it off saying stuff like “Oh I don’t have the guts to do it.” but things change and you grow in more ways than one. You find the courage within to take more risks and it pays off in experience – meeting new model friends, photographers, getting amazing makeovers and just having heaps of fun in the process whilst learning about the industry.

Anyway its been a few months since then and the red has washed out to be a blorange. The only thing I changed was getting my yellow roots covered up with a more natural colour (as black regrowth on yellow hair is not pretty) but other than that nothing’s been done to it as of yet. I’ll have to wait and see what I choose to do next! Till next time then lovelies and thanks for reading!

xx Ing from According to Ing

Kitten Yoga with Cat Haven, Perth

Hi lovelies, how’s it going?

Sorry I’ve been MIA for awhile but I’ve been having some exciting things happening that’s been keeping me preoccupied. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my passion for modeling, taking chances and gaining more experience so that’s been more of a priority over the blog.

So today I’m writing about “Kitten Yoga” a fundraising event by our biggest Cat Shelter in Perth, WA called Cat Haven.

Cat Haven is an ‘open admission’ shelter which means they never turn away any cat no matter how old, sick or feral.  As a charity, with very little government funding, they rely heavily on donations from the public and businesses to keep cats fed, safe and healthy until they find a home. They also do foster programs and team up with local pet shops City Farmers and Petbarn which they use as external adoption centres.

Cat Haven does some AMAZING work and I’ve always been a big fan and supporter of their work. One of their fundraising events is Kitten Yoga which has proven to be a major sell out each time they’ve had it from 2017. I knew this so when I saw the ad for the event pop up on Facebook I got in pretty quick to book a ticket and I was lucky to snag the last one!

The event was held at Warehouse Fitness in Fremantle which had a stunning, airy and spacious group fitness room. There was a total of 6 kittens all up and oh my gosh were they adorable!!

The session was booked for an hour however the yoga class itself went on only for 40-45 minutes. The yoga session was very gentle and relaxing and we were allowed to choose if we wanted to stop and play with the kittens while the class was going. There was an assortment of cat toys strewn all around the room. It was so much fun having the kittens scuttling around all playful, curiously sniffing through all the bags and even sitting on some of our laps.

After the yoga class we had about 15 minutes of free time to play with the kittens.

There was also a table with items for sale, information pamphlets about adopting, fostering and a debit card donation machine if anyone wanted to give a donate.

Overall the event was extremely fun and I’m so glad I finally was able to try it after years of missing out. If you ever have any spare change or are considering making regular donations to a charity please consider Cat Haven! They have rescued and rehomed thousands of cats and always need donations for ever steady stream of more cats coming in needing homes. At the start of the event Lauren from Cat Haven mentioned that that weekend itself they had 450 cats looking for homes. So please please please consider them!

Cat Haven

23 Lemnos Street,

Shenton Park WA 6008

Anyway thanks so much for reading lovelies!! I hope things are all with you guys. Till next time lovelies!

x Ing from According To Ing

NoBibi Perth ~ Foodie Post by According To Ing

Hi lovelies,

Can’t believe it’s February already! This post is a quick review on one of the newest and most Insta worthy dessert places in Northbridge, Perth. I’m writing this post as I’m getting an amazing hair wash, cut and treatment at Morph Salon so I’m incredibly relaxed and I hope what I’m writing isn’t gibberish. 😂 PS who else absolutely loves getting their hair washed and all?!

Nobibi Perth opened up in late last year and sure enough it gained popularity not only from its quirky and insta worthy aesthetics (did I mention there’s a ball pit and hanging bubble chairs?) but also it’s almost too pretty to eat desserts and drinks.

So first the drinks and food. Here’s what Darren and I ordered…

On the drinks menu they had a wide variety of cold drinks like bubble teas, signature drinks and the usual coffees and such. I ordered one of their signature drinks called the Sakura Lychee soda as seen below. How pretty does it look? It was refreshingly light and fruity (which was appreciated on that scorcher of a hot day!).

Darren ordered a Matcha Mad which was actually pretty good! Some places make their matcha drinks really sweet and too milky/creamy but this one was just right for me. They had a unicorn latte but perhaps that’s one for me to try next time…

The menu at Nobibi includes heaps of different soft serve desserts with flavours such as black tiramisu, the usual vanilla, caramel, matcha and more. Their signature is a soft serve with fairy floss and toppings decorated around it.

You can choose whatever toppings you want with your soft serve but I went all boring and just got chocolate. To be fair I had a big lunch before this so I was pretty stuffed!

To be honest the soft serve was pretty average and perhaps if I ordered some of their other things on the menu I might have been proven wrong. Their desserts were relatively pricey and I’ve read reviews by other foodies that the glammed up desserts are all pretty to look at but not exactly anything new or special in the Perth food scene.

While I was there the place was absolutely packed so in my original pictures you couldn’t really see the place clearly. Instead the two photos below are from Foodie in Paradise’s Review on Zomato to show you a clear photo of what the place looks like without the crazy crowd in the way.

The rest of these photos are mine…

Overall I personally recommend Nobibi Perth for its cute decor and insta-worthiness. It’s a real fun place to catch up with friends, snap away at selfies and enjoy the drinks. I’ll probably go back again to try their other drinks however I may pass on the soft serve desserts. In Perth there’s so many other ice creameries like Chi Cho Gelato and Whisk creamery and Jersey Jack that have really creative, photographic and most importantly tasty ice cream and gelato that’s blow Nobibi’s desserts out of the water completely in my opinion at least.

Anyway thanks so much for reading! I hope you’re all having an amazing February so far! Feel free to comment and share what your favourite desserts are! Take care lovelies and till next time.

xx Ing from According to Ing

OOTD Post 19 by According to Ing

Happy New Year lovelies!

Firstly I’d like to say a HUGE thank you for all the views and visiting my blog even though I’ve been so inactive with it lately. It’s really encouraging and I really hope to knuckle down and blog more often this year.

Towards the end of last year things at work got extremely busy, I adopted a beautiful little cat of my own and I also took up a fashion runway and modeling course and then of course there was the holiday season spent with family and friends. 2018 was an amazing year filled with experiences and new memories that pushed me out of my comfort zone, taught me more courage, self love and appreciation for all my blessings. Bring on 2019!

So my first post for the year is an OOTD one as Darren the bestie and I went to check out some new cafes and dessert spots in Perth. It’s been incredibly hot so I thought of a loose, flowy and cooling outfit for the day.

So most of my clothes from today’s OOTD are things I bought at least 3-5 years ago and I’ve somehow forgotten about them. That’s a good thing cause I can always save with less spending and reuse and recycle old clothes of mine. The top is from an Australian online fashion brand called Popcherry Australia with pretty reasonable and decent quality clothes. The top was part of a matching co-ord set and from memory it only cost $29.95 for the ruffle crop top and shorts.

The top is super comfy but the only downside is that it rides up sometimes and shows off my post meal belly….similar to that of Winnie the Pooh in his little crop top.

My midi length skirt is from Target and my shoes are some you have seen before from Dotti.

My accessories of the day consists of my handy little clutch from Ale-Hop in Madrid. My marble arm cuff is from Colette and my “pearl” choker is from Shein the online store with reasonable prices and access to heaps of on trendy clothing and accessories. With me, as a fashion blogger I strongly believe that it doesn’t matter what brand your clothes are just as long as you love your own look, own it and wear it with pride!

I hope you all have had a fabulous new year and 2019 is going amazing so far for you all! Thanks for reading….till next time.

xx Ing from According To Ing

OOTD Post 18 by According To Ing

Hello lovelies,

How’s your weekend going? I hope everything has been well with you all! Life’s been great and busy for me as usual but recently I’ve been considered pursuing more studies on top of my full time work. The postgrad course I’m thinking of is far different from my teaching degree but it’s definitely something I’m passionate about. I’ll have to look into it and think really hard about it before committing! Isn’t it exciting how you never know where life takes you?!

Anyway here’s a quick OOTD post. I went out for brunch today and the weather in Perth has been crazy lately! Most weekdays have been sunny and hot but when it comes to the weekend it’s been rainy, windy and overcast. It’s totally not feeling like normal spring but I suppose I prefer this to the usual high 30s-40 degree heat that we have in summer (I love the sun but not that much!).

Anyway today definitely felt like sweater weather and I wore this super comfy oversized embroidered sweater from H&M.

I love how warm, comfortable and soft it is so it’s one of my favourite go to sweaters.

I paired it with my jeans from Primark (I loved Primark while I was in Europe and wish we had it here in Perth too!!). I noticed that jeans with ripped seams at the ankles was on trend in all the major fashion retailers in Europe and I loved the look and had to get some too. I paired the outfit with some brown ankle boots from Rubi Shoes .

I also wore some midi rings from Colette by Colette Hayman.

Anyway that was my look for the day – something sweet and simple. I hope you all have an amazing week ahead!! Thanks again for reading, much appreciated! Till next time lovelies.

xx Ing from According To Ing

Seville, Spain Highlights ~ Travel Post by According To Ing

Helloooooo lovelies,

How is everyone?! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Work has been so incredibly busy that it almost feels as if I’ve worked double (more like triple) time to make up for the few weeks I had off! Anyway on to better things…finally here’s my first post on the blog about my trip!

Now because we got up to so much in each city with the sightseeing, eating out and stuff I thought of doing 5 of my favourite highlights or things we did in each city. As I type this I realise how hard it is going to be for me to narrow everything down. It sort of feels as if I’m trying to condense my favourite novel into a short story but I’ll try anyway! So first up…Seville!

Seville was our second stop in our trip however I chose to do this one first because it was easier for me to narrow down my top 5 things we did and places we saw.

So first of all if you haven’t been to Seville or haven’t even heard of it here’s a little background information about this lovely town in the south of Spain.

Seville (Spanish name Sevilla) is the capital city of the Andalusian region of Spain and is more than 2000 years old. Seville is so rich in history and was important in history as a cultural centre, as a capital of Muslim Spain, and as a centre for Spanish exploration of the New World. I couldn’t wait to learn more about the city! Here’s some of the highlights from my trip there:

Flamenco show at the Casa De La Memoria

Casa De La Memoria is a centrally located Flamenco museum in the heart of Seville city. The museum also has a small staged area where they hold numerous traditional flamenco shows each day. What I loved about this place was how intimate the show was. The room was big enough for only for a small crowd with seating upstairs on a balcony area and downstairs so close to the stage and the singers – the whole experience was really breathtaking.

Ok I admit I never knew much about flamenco before coming to Spain. In my head I thought it was a happy, celebratory dance where the dancers donned colourful costumes and danced the night away. Boy was I wrong!

From what I learned, flamenco is a storytelling dance. There are fiery, intense, and dramatic movements designed to convey emotion and the dancers bring to life the words of the songs.

Flamenco includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance), jaleo (vocalizations and chorus clapping), palmas (handclapping) and pitos (finger snapping). At this show there were three singers, two dancers and one guitar player. For the entire one hour show I was so drawn into the music and I felt hypnotised by the two dancers’ lightning-fast footwork performed with absolute precision. The female dancer also did an amazing solo dance using a shawl as a prop. I have so much respect for all of them as artists and if you’re ever in Seville, I highly recommend coming here for a show.

Plaza De Espana

Plaza de Espana is a square located in Maria Luisa Park and was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and was designed by Aníbal González. The square is designed with a combination of 1920s Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance Revival, Spanish Baroque Revival and Neo-Mudéjar styles. The main structure is a half-circle building with a moat and bridges and a large fountain in the middle.

Along the walls of the plaza there are also tiled alcoves which have pictures of each province of Spain. These colourful alcoves are a popular backdrop to tourist pictures and it’s easy to see why! How pretty are they?!

My favourite was this one cause of the horses (I’ve always loved horses).

This place was such a pretty sight! It was such a nice day as well so people were out and about riding on horse carriages around the square and even rowing boats on the moat.

The Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) and Ronda Tour

On our second day in Seville we did a day trip with Naturanda Turismo Ambiental to visit the white villages of Andalusia and Ronda. The service from this tour group was excellent as the actual tour bus picks you up directly from your accommodation or a landmark close to you.

First up we went to the Castle of “Las Aguzaderas”, a medieval building located at the old border line among Catholic kingdom and Moorish kingdom.

Then we went to this beautiful picturesque white village called Zahara de la Sierra.

What I loved about this tour was that we also stopped over in other white villages like Grazalma and Ronda. We also went to an olive oil factory too which was really interesting. I never knew hard it was to make pure extra virgin olive oil! The only down side about this tour was that when we reached Ronda it started to pour with such heavy rain that we couldn’t explore as much as we wanted to but that couldn’t be helped. Overall I really enjoyed this tour and the services of the company.

If you want more information about this tour please click on the link here.

The Real Alcazar

One of the things that really drew me to Seville was the Real Alcazar. I’ve seen glimpses of this amazing palace in Game of Thrones where it was used for filming the scenes in Dorne. The Real Alcazar is the oldest and most complex royal residence in use in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage site is impossible to miss when you go to Seville and thousands or visitors come to the palace daily.

Whilst planning for the trip my research showed that most people advised buying tickets early or skip the line passes due to the high volume of tourists wanting to visit. As a result of this I booked a 90 minute tour with Voyager Seville.

The tour with Voyager was really worth it! As promised we all got skip the line passes and each of us had a little Bluetooth earpiece to hear our guide clearly. I learnt so much from the tour and our guide was so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The Real Alcazar (especially the second palace which was hands down my favourite) was indescribably beautiful. The interior architecture was so colourful and regal and I felt truly transported back in time. I wish my pictures could do it justice but you’ll have to see it for yourself!

Andalusian Cooking class at Cooking Ole

The last of my favourite experiences in Seville was a 2 and a half hour cooking class that we had at this culinary school called Cooking Ole. I discovered this on AirBNB and was listed as an AirBNB experience.

The class was in a clean and professional kitchen and it was small and intimate with just 5 of us. Maria lead the class and not only was she extremely friendly and easy to talk to but she was an excellent and patient teacher. For the experience we made three meals from scratch.

Our appetiser was ESPINACAS ESPARRAGUERAS a super easy and super delish spinach and chickpea dish along with some fried bread (mmmmmm fried bread).

Our main was Spanish meatballs in sauce. The sauce was so flavourful and I really enjoyed it!

For dessert we made (too many) ROSQUILLAS DE SAN BLAS. I think the only way I could really describe them are sweet/cinnamon biscuits shaped liked donuts. They were lovely too but we made WAY too many!

After everything was cooked, we all sat down and enjoyed the fruits of our labor over cold drinks as shared a bit about ourselves. Everyone was so lovely and we had an amazing time sharing good food amongst good company. If you would like to join this class the link is here.

To be honest if I could, I would go on forever about the other things I discovered in Seville. Seville was lovely. It wasn’t a big and bustling city like Madrid but it was special in its own way. I loved the architecture of the buildings around it, I liked the history behind the city and I loved visiting the outskirts of Seville too. The weather was extremely hot during our visit there however so if you’re planning on going, either lather up on the sunscreen or plan to go when it’s cooler!

Seville was a blast and I’d definitely come here again to explore further.

Thanks so much for reading lovelies! Stay tuned for Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Nice and London highlights!

xx Ing from According To Ing

OOTD Post 17 by According To Ing

Hello lovelies!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend. Here’s just a quick post about one of my latest looks which I wore out for brunch with a friend. This post is also a shout out to the online fashion retail store The Naked Collab for this dress I got from being one of their Brand Ambassadors. They’ve got some affordable but trendy outfits and sunnies so feel free to check them out!

Here I am wearing the Lotus Morning Dress from The Naked Collab. This dress is made out of a lightweight chiffon and since it’s a wrap dress you can adjust the fit of it. I love how versatile the dress is and how it can be dressed down or up to suit the occasion. For brunch today I went with a bit more of a casual look.

As the weather today in Fremantle was colder in the morning but warmed up in the afternoon I opted to wear my favourite oversized knitted cardigan from Dotti over the top of it.

My boots are from Target….

My bracelet is from Colette by Colette Hayman and my bag is from Monki.

My moon choker is from Lovisa and my sunnies are from Country Road.

So that’s my OOTD! If you liked my dress feel free to check out the Naked Collab website. Thanks for reading lovelies! Have an amazing end to your week.

xx Ing from According To Ing

On a side note I can’t believe it’s been a week since I flew back to Perth from London. I’ve been bitten by the travel bug!

Viva! life Photography Review by According To Ing

Hi lovelies,

I’m finally back in Perth after all my holiday-ing and after three weeks of non-stop adventures (which I will write about soon) it’s time to get back to the daily grind!

Shortly before I started my holiday in early September this year I found out I won a contest for a free glamour photography shoot at Viva! Photography in Fremantle. The prize included a voucher to spend on any products or artwork after.

From the start of my experience with the Viva team (when they first called to let me know I won) all the staff were always so professional, polite, friendly and were easy to communicate with.

My photographer was Mitch and a few days before my shoot he called me to get an idea of what kind of photoshoot I wanted. From the start Mitch was always friendly, enthusiastic and open to my ideas. For this shoot I wanted to do a floral themed one as a play on the growth, self love and improvement I’ve had over this past year (#selfloveisthebestlove). Not only was Mitch on board with my ideas but he was so creative and enthusiastic about it that even I got more confident and excited about it. Instead of feeling all shy and self conscious I ended up coming out of my shell and having a blast!

As a result of the amazing service by the whole team (especially Mitch) I had a really fun and creative photo shoot. I can’t recommend this place highly enough and I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks!

Thanks so much to the Viva Photography team at Fremantle. Much love to them and here’s a few pics from the shoot (I’ll be using most of them for the blog and Insta etc)..

Viva Photography Fremantle

1/11 Cantonment St, Fremantle WA 6160

(08) 9336 6366

Thanks so much for reading lovelies! If you are in any need of a portrait or wedding photographer in Perth, WA consider the Viva team in Fremantle. They won’t let you down!

Also my amazing flower crown is by Quirky Stylin on Etsy. Check out her amazing wearable art work!

Till next time lovelies!

xx Ing from According To Ing

OOTD POST 16 (Seville) by According To Ing

Ola lovelies,

How is everyone going? I’m heading towards the end of week two of my Eurotrip with my friends and we’re currently in Barcelona!

This however is a quick OOTD post for one of the days we were exploring around the South of Spain in Seville.

Here it is!

Here I am on top of the famous Metropol Parasol with some stunning panoramic views of Sevilla! Seville was extremely hot and we did a lot of walking around so there was no way I was donning anything long sleeved.

My little clutch was from my new favourite shop Ale – Hop.

My crop top was from Sportsgirl (one of my regular go to Australian fashion brands) – I especially love the embroidered details around the collar.

My sunnies are from Country Road and my black and gold bracelet is from Mimco. This is me here at the Casa de Pilatos which we also visited.

My camel/mustard colours hot pants or shorts are from H&M. Shoes are from Birkenstock. I’ve always known how comfy they are but seriously they have been my go to shoes this holiday so far! The shoes are so versatile cause they match with so many different outfits BUT most importantly, my feet don’t hurt even though I’ve been walking about an average of 15,000 – 18,000 steps per day in them!

I actually planned this outfit because I knew we’d be visiting the Plaza Del Toro, the bullfighting arena of Seville which it is renowned for. I thought this outfit matched the colours of the bullfighting ring…did it work? 😂

Anyway that’s all for now lovelies! I’ll be back with more posts when I have the time. It’s been crazy busy but it’s been so amazing! I am so in love with Spain it’s not even funny!

Till next time lovelies!

xx Ing from According To Ing

Foodie Post Madrid: Restaurant Palacio de Cibeles ~ by According To Ing

Ola from Seville lovelies!

We’ve started leg 2 of our journey and now we’re in the stunning and beautiful Sevilla. Before I do any other posts I really wanted to do a quick write up about this fantastic restaurant that us girls visited for dinner yesterday for our last night in Madrid called Restaurant Palacio De Cibeles.

So since we’ve had an amazing time eating out and about in Madrid (I’ll write up a post later on about some of our fav eats in Madrid) from markets to small bars and taverns, for our last night in Madrid we wanted to spoil ourselves a bit.

We stumbled upon the Restaurant Palacio De Cibeles when we went to visit the Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), formerly the Palace of Communication. We flipped through the menu and were impressed by their Summer Dinner menu so we made a booking for our last night.

First things first, the restaurant is located on the 5th floor of the palace with an AMAZING VIEW of the Plaza de Cibeles, Banco de Espana and the Fuente de Cibeles. Being on the fifth floor (one level below the observation deck) meant that we had a pretty panoramic view of the city!

Cheeky selfie 🙈

Here we are enjoying the sunset!

We all ordered the Summer menu for €55 and we also had Sangrias to drink.

For our pre appetiser we had olive juice “Adolfo” and fresh bread from our favourite place out of Madrid, Toledo. For our appetiser shown above, my favourite was the cockles with sea air (the one in the middle).

Countryside courgette flowers with Manchego ratatouille.

This one is called “It’s like the sea in a plate” and it had mussels, cockles, salmon, tuna, sea bass and shrimp. This one was definitely my favourite!

Steamed cod with roasted peppers juice and tobiko eggs.

Marinated venison with crunchy fig bread. So tender and cooked just right!

Orange “Cedric grolet” with bitter orange ice cream and small sweets.

And we also got a platter of dark chocolate and marzipan (I think?).

The staff there were all amazing! They were all really attentive and friendly as we chatted to them about the places we’d been to so far and more. We even had the chance to befriend the head chef Javier and shared a drink with him at the bar section of the restaurant.

Overall dining here was an experience to remember…from the breathtaking view, the amazing food and the hospitality of all staff that made us feel so welcomed and at home there. How often can do you see a head chef who is kind enough to take the time to get to know his customers and share a drink with them?

I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

Check out their website for more details:

Palacio De Cibeles

That’s all for now! Take care lovelies!

xx Ing from According To Ing