FAVE 5: Ode To Self Care | Clozette


Sometimes, we just have to tell ourselves that it's time to take a break and put all our attention to what we need. This week, let go of unwanted stress and commit yourself to positive energy and a happy lifestyle. Get inspired to take control of your life like. We hope these uplifting photos from our Clozetters elevate your mood.


Stress-relieving by the beach


Stress-relieving by the beach
Stress-relieving by the beach
Stress-relieving by the beach
(Photo from: Lexiepuzon)


Invest in good skincare routine


Invest in good skincare routine
Invest in good skincare routine
Invest in good skincare routine
(Photo from: ChristabellePQZ)


Do an outdoor exercise


Take outdoor exercise
Take outdoor exercise
Take outdoor exercise
(Photo from: amandayong)


Your pet as a self-care boost


Your pet as self-care boost
(Photo from: MiaCarvajalLlamas)



Treat yourself for a day


Treat yourself for a day
(Photo from: Leannelow)



(Cover photo from: Lexiepuzon)


On stress-reliever days, why not wear these sunny dresses as a mood booster.

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These days, comfortable style is what's hot. The popularity of athleisure fashion, fanny packs and Teva sandals — styles that were all once deemed passé — is a testament to this. Even if you look at what teenagers would consider cool right now, the looks all put a premium on comfort. We're talking about oversized tees, crocs, and sporting a Fjällräven Kanken. And just recently, a new comfortable piece is entering the mainstream scene. Meet the knitted flats! 



It's designed like a ballet flat but the difference is in the material used. What makes it so comfortable is it's made from high-quality yarns that, for most brands such as Rothy's, are made from recycled plastic bottles. According to the brand's website, they have "transformed over 30 million plastic water bottles into stylish flats." As you can see, it's easy to understand the hype and love for this piece because it's stylish, comfy and sustainable.


If you want to snag a pair of knitted flats, here are some options in our region. 


Otto Shoes


Knitted Flats

Otto Shoes Stripe Knitted Flats, PHP1199/~USD23 (zalora.com.ph)


If you live in the Philippines, you can check out Otto Shoes' knitted flats. You can drop by at their branches or browse through ZALORA Philippines to look at their selections. We particularly love the very versatile Stripe Knitted Flats in blush pink. It's made with a custom-engineered knitted soft fabric upper and a lightweight rubber outsole. 


Twenty Eight Shoes


Knitted Flats

Twenty Eight Shoes Knit Flats JD20, SGD84/~USD60 (zalora.com.sg)


A homegrown brand in Hong Kong, Twenty Eight shoes have also released a few pieces featuring knitted material. Unlike most brands selling knit flats, they also have other designs aside from the block colours. However, if you're like us who love classic looks, then you'd like the JD20. This casual pair of knitted flats has a supportive back counter and memory foam socking which makes it comfier than the average shoe.


PAZZION


Knitted Flats

PAZZION, MYR259/~USD61 (zalora.com.my)


Originating from Singapore, PAZZION Shoes has expanded their reach across Asia to countries like China, Japan and Thailand. Over the years, they have released classic designs and on-trend items like knitted flats. Looking for something that can be worn in professional settings? Check out the Blue Knit Effect Pointed Leather Pointy Flats. It will add a pop of colour to your ensemble without going over the top.


Skechers Gowalk Lite


Knitted Flats

Skechers GOwalk Lite in Romance, USD65 (skechers.com)


If you want knitted flats with an athletic touch, look no further than Skechers' GOwalk Lite collection. Out of all the designs, the Romance is the one that caught our fancy with its classy bow detail and nude colourway. We also love how versatile it is. You can wear it to both your next workout session and brunch date with your girlfriends!



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Another week has gone, and with it comes a whole new slew of beauty and tech news. Before we say hello to the weekend, let's quickly go through the goings-on in the beauty, tech, and food industries. From restaurant openings to recent developments in e-commerce, we’ve got you covered with this week’s Insider Roundup.


Taobao just opened its very first store in Southeast Asia


Taobao by Virmall, the first Taobao Store in SEA


In partnership with Virmall, the first Taobao Store in Southeast Asia can now be found in Funan in Singapore. The 6,000 sq. ft store houses around 300 Taobao products, ranging from furniture and household items, textiles, fashion, and more. The store also features a Virtual Reality (VR) service for Singaporean shoppers, allowing them to visualise a particular piece of furniture in their own living spaces which are generated based on actual measurements of a room or even the entire house. Purchases can be made in-store via QR code and paid through the Taobao app.


Shopee has a new regional office in Singapore


Shopee's New Regional Office in Singapore


After announcing Cristiano Ronaldo as their newest ambassador in August, leading e-commerce platform Shopee announced last Tuesday that they’re opening their new regional headquarters in Singapore at Kent Ridge. The new office is designed to facilitate a more collaborative and creative working environment, including a marketing studio where Shopee LIVE and Shopee Quiz will be filmed, as well as a gym and fun zone for their employees. This move “reaffirms our long-term commitment to the country and elevates Singapore’s attractiveness as the Silicon Valley of Southeast Asia,” says Zhao Junjie, Shopee’s Chief Commercial Officer.


Yabu just opened a new branch in SM Aura


Yabu: House of Katsu SM Aura Opening
(Photo from: amandamaziiing)


Yabu: House of Katsu just opened its newest branch in SM Aura last Tuesday, 2 September. Their menu filled with signature katsu dishes comes with unlimited servings of rice, fruits, veggies, and soup. 


The new Urban Decay NAKED Honey palette is coming soon



Urban Decay Cosmetics’ new NAKED palette is making its way to Singapore on 13 September. It features warm brown tones and shimmery gold hues, making it the perfect palette for ladies with tan skin. It’s a versatile palette that can take you from day-time glam to night-about-town with its colour selection. It will definitely be a sweet addition to your vanity table. Get it when it drops in Sephora, both online and in-store, next week.


A new Facebook data leak exposes users’ cellphone numbers


Insider Round-Up: Facebook Data Leak

(Source: @zackwhittaker)


Though Facebook has already restricted public access to users’ phone numbers, a server was recently found to contain data from different databases from different countries. According to TechCrunch, the numbers go up to more than 400 million, with US users being affected the most, followed closely by the United Kingdom. Some records also showed pertinent information, such as the user’s name, age, gender, and location by country. This leaves users susceptible to scam calls and hacked accounts, as Facebook passwords can be changed via phone number. This latest data exposure is the most recent occurrence of data stored online, unprotected by a password.


(Cover photo from: Taobao)



Catch up on the news as often as you need to. Stay up-to-date here. 


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