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OkaB: My New Plastic Shoe Crush

I’m sure many of you who read my blog or follow me on Instagram would know that I love plastic shoes and am a huge fan of Melissa. I even told my friends once that I’ll switch all my shoes to just Melissa. But I ended up still buying other shoes.

For one simple reason, not all Melissa shoes are comfortable and some do give me blisters. I’ve over 10 pairs of Melissa and some are hits, some are stubborn in biting me each and every time I wore it.

But I love plastic shoes so I stuck with Melissa  because I love their designs and some of their shoes are still comfortable. You just need to be wise in your choice as some designs can really cut quite badly.

Till I found an alternative, OkaB. OkaB is a brand from America and their shoes are handcrafted right in America.

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OkaB, Plastic Shoes Handcrafted in America

I found the store which is located at the 3rd level of the new wing of Plaza Singapura. Was shopping while waiting for Rx&Wj for a movie and got attracted to the store with shoes of pretty colors! I went in to take a look and was pleasantly surprised to find that OkaB is actually a plastic shoe brand!

Of course I don’t just buy shoes just cause they are plastic. For one, I didn’t buy any from the other plastic shoe brand available in Singapore. I looked around and was attended by the very friendly lady owner.

I must say I’m impressed by the service provided and I can sense the passion for shoes from the owner. First, she helped to get my size right and just tell me to take my time to try out the shoes. She also share with me on how she found OkaB and why she deicided to bring the brand in Singapore and also explaining to me about the brand. And she’s not pushy at all! I just happened to be on a buying mood.

OkaB shoes emphasize on comfort. They do not have extravagant designs like Melissa but they have a huge variety of colors! Which was the first thing that attracted me to the store. One other thing that got me interested is their arch support with massage beads. As someone with a higher than average arch, normal shoes actually made my feet tired as I’m relying on just the sides of my feet.

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I decided to buy a pair of their wedges in this nice nude blush shade to try out as I’m looking for something that’s not too high for work. I wore it the next day and I was pleasantly surprised! It’s so comfortable and it didn’t felt like I was wearing wedges. I was running around the office one day as there was a shoot and my feet wasn’t sore at all. $148 well spent!

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Annabelle in Blush. ($148)

I went back to OkaB recently after 2 to check out their Spring collection and the lady owner recognized me! I always feel that it’s nice to be remembered as a customer. I was thinking of adding some pastel shades in my shoe collection as most of my shoes are either dark or bright colors. And when it comes to Spring, you can definitely find pastel shades! And this Signature Blue (a very sweet baby blue) and Ivory White pair caught my eyes! So sweet and pretty!!!

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I could’t decided on just 1 pair so I ended up wanting to buy both. The owner than asked if I would get one pair in another design instead of getting the same design. So I decided to go ahead with the Ivory White and got the Signature Blue in their classic Taylor design.  The Signature Blue is like OkaB’s brand color, with the shoe boxes in similar shade. ( Which also reminds me of Tiffany Blue! Too pretty! ^-^)

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Taylor in Signature Blue. ($83)

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Julianne in Ivory White. ($96)

OkaB shoes are really comfortable and I can walk the whole day in it with no issues, no blisters at all. Definitely will be seeing myself getting more of these shoes. I would recommend these shoes if you like plastic shoes and looking for a more comfortable alternative!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

*Disclaimer: I bought these shoes with my own money, and just sharing my honest reviews of these shoes. *

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My Melissa Shoes Obsession

I’ve first bought my very first pair of Melissa back in 2012 and I’ve just recently bought my 8th pair of Melissa Shoes. Melissa shoes is not a super expensive brand but definitely not cheap either. A pair of flats ranges from $100 onwards and heels can hit the $200 range. But I would say Melissa Shoes is definitely worth the investment. I’ve never yet experience a blister on their flats and I would say Melissa Shoes especially the flats are super comfortable to wear. Plus because the shoes are made of plastic, it’s so easy to wash and dry! And they have a signature bubble gum scent from the shoes!

Till date I own 4 pair of flats and 4 pairs of heels from Melissa Shoes. And am definitely slowly switching my shoe collection to mostly Melissa Shoes.

I usually purchase my Melissa Shoes from MDreams which is the local distributor for Melissa Shoes. You can find the boutiques at Wheelock Place and One Raffles Place. They do have counters at Tangs too. They have an online store too but I felt that shoes are best purchased physically as sizes may varies due to different cuttings in different designs. Spend SGD300 in one receipt to gain lifetime VIP membership which entitles you to 10% off future purchases.

I’ve also previously purchased from http://starave.sg/ where they have a huge variety of Melissa Shoes, Mel Shoes, Zaxy and many other jelly shoes brand. Good service and lower than retail prices but most are Pre Order basis. They do have designs which are not available in Singapore too! So if you’re confident of your shoe sizes and don’t mind waiting, you can shop at starave!

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My latest purchase from Melissa Shoes. The Melissa Strips in Blue. I actually wanted the black but they ran out of my size and I really like the design so I got it in blue instead. I do like the blue but I already have a pair of Melissa Incense Bow in Blue. Luckily, they are of different shades of blue so no repeats! 🙂

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It’s about 5 inches tall but super easy and comfortable to walk in as the platform is high and the heel is of the chunky type. I don’t usually wear bright colored clothes so it’s good to have bright colored shoes to spice out the whole outfit.

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Melissa Shoes have collaboration with designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Jason Wu etc from time to time. I fell in love with the Karl Lagerfeld BlackTie and knew I must get it though it’s slightly more expensive as compare to the usual collection. Check out how cute this pair is!!

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And I am already planning my next Melissa Shoes purchase. Just can’t get enough of plastic shoes!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Tick Tack Shoes by Mitju

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Mitju have recently released a new range of Japanese inspired shoes! This range is called the Tick Tack Shoes and is fully customizable!

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With 3 different shoe fabric bases(mainly patent, suede and leather),20 over color choices and 60 over accessories that you can “tack” to your shoes, the choice is endless! I had a hard time choosing with such a wide variety of choices.
You can say I’m literally spoilt for choices especially when I’m a shoe fanatic. I’ve over 30 pairs of shoes at home and hardly any space for them! With the new range of Tick Tack shoes, I can have different designs with just one pair of shoes! Imagine the space I will save!

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Took a break from choosing and took a shot with William and Maybeline!

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You will be given an order form to tick off your selections and the staff will gather the shoes and accessories for you with the form! Pretty neat huh!

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Here’s happy me with my final choice!

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The base shoe come with two tacks for you to clip on the accessories. It’s really easy!

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I’ve picked out classic pieces for the accessories. A simple plastic ribbon in white for that casual sweet look and a black fabric ribbon with blings for a more classy and formal look.

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Here’s how they looked like on the base shoe! I’ve chosen patent red for the base as I personally love red shoes and thinks that every woman should own a pair of red shoes, be it flats or heels. (I’ve red wedges, boots, sandal and flats.:P)

And it’s good to know that the base shoes are only priced at $26.90 per pair and accessories are from $6.90-$14.90! Super affordable!

One thing to note is that they are only available at ION and Plaza Singapura outlets. However, they will be available online at http://www.mitjuonline.com/ sometime in late August, so watch out for it!

Now you know where to shop for shoes! Not to mention, Mitju usual ranges of shoes are very pretty and fashionable too!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Fashion Haul: Iron Fist Footwear

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I was walking around Bugis Junction and spotted the Iron Fist store on the 3rd level. I was immediately attracted on the footwear on display and I can’t help it but to leave the store with two pairs of shoes. Iron fist is a brand from the US with very nice punk rock styles.

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I got this pair of Roaming Heart Flats and this is one of their newer designs. The flats ranges from $59.90-$89.90 if I’m not mistaken. This is $59.90.

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I’m loving the golden skull charm dangling from the ribbon. The floral prints on black base is very pretty and not too loud. I also really like the leopard prints insoles.

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This is the pair of heels that caught my attention to the store in the first place. This pair of Over The Rainbow heels costs $89.90. Their heels ranges from $69.90-$113.90 if I’m not wrong.

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The prints on this pair of heels is to die for! I think it’s love at first sight for me! Nice quirky prints with a cute black ribbon on the front. I just had to get this!

I got their lifetime membership as I’ve purchased above $100 which entitles me to 15% off future purchases. I foresee myself going back for more shoes or even apparels as I really like the style.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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BATA’s Spring Summer Bloggers’ Style Contest

Hihi!!

Recently I was invited to Bata’s Spring Summer’13 event to check out their new collection. At the same time, I was invited to join their Blogger’s Style Contest by picking out a bag and a pair of shoes to show of my style for spring!

I personally feel that Spring Summer should be colorful in different bright hues and of course my favorite pastels! Pastels tones more for spring and bright hues for summer! And here’s what I picked up! A bright green clutch that is perfect for a day out or when hitting the pubs at night! I’ve also picked out a super comfy pair of leather flats in cream with mint tip to complement the whole outfit.

How long have it been since you last stepped into a Bata’s store? If you haven been to one in a long time, I urge you to check out the latest Spring Summer collection in the stores and I’m sure you will be surprised. Bata have stepped up their game and came up with a great collection. Do check them out on your next shopping trip and I’m pretty sure something will catch your eye!

Now I need you to do me a favor by liking the above photo at this link! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477376138983711&set=a.477375752317083.1073741832.225091904212137&type=1&theater

The contest is ending this Friday, 22nd March and I need more likes! So if you have a little time to spare, it would be great! Thanks in advance!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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