Discovering Gardens by the bay in Singapore in black, white and yellow

by Sylvia

black skirt, white top, yellow belt

You would think I would have enough of black and white after wearing it extensively over the holidays, but funnily enough I’m still drawn to it. On one of my first outings back in Singapore, I was keen to wear it again but this time with yellow.

lying down for fashion

It was love a first sight when I saw this top. I bought it in the same store as my long black dress and this top worn on top of that dress is a fabulous combination. Like the dress it has a Japanase vibe. Today, however, I was keen on wearing my old A-skirt again.

There is a lot I love about this skirt. The fabric is a bit sturdier, so it keeps its nice A-shape. I really like the quality feel of it. I also adore the pockets. I only wished it was a little bit longer. I really love the combination of black and white with yellow. In this outfit it’s only subtle hints of yellow, but enough to make it interesting in my opinion. The top is made of a sturdy fabric as well and it’s slightly 3d!

the black skirt then and now

I’m also wearing a new 2 finger ring that I bought from Linnie McLarty in London. You may remember her from my feature of her at 40PlusStyle not so long ago. Not so clear on these pictures, but I’m sure I will wear it again real soon. She had some amazing jewellery and I feel very fortunate to have met Linnie in person and try many of her pieces.

Our location for the photos this time are the new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. A new horticulutural park just opposite Marina Bay Sands and as you see from the pictures close the Singapore Flyer. It’s an impressive new park. I’m not doing it a whole lot of justice in these pictures, but if you like to know more head on over to Anja’s website who has done a whole 6-part series with many fabulous pictures of the new park. I will show you some pictures I took of her later this week.

Top: Elsewhere
Skirt: Zara (old)
Shoes: Max & Co
Ring: Linnie McLarty
Watch: Claudia Schaeffer
Sunglasses: Furla

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! What have you been wearing?

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I love this! I think it is my favorite outfit I have ever seen you wear. It is perfect in every way – the colors, the shapes, the lengths. You look young and healthy and happy in this skirt and top. You look like a model and you pose like one too!
The weather here was lovely this weekend – highs in the 70s (F), sunny, and dry. I lived in jeans. 🙂 It was the last weekend for my children to be home. My daughter’s nursing job starts next week and my son leaves for university this week. Summer is over – but I am ready for Fall and Football!


Thanks for your nice words Suzanne. You are too kind! Sounds like you had a great summer with your family.


I totally agree with Suzanne. I opened the blog, saw your photo and went WOW.
It is a perfect outfit. Love everything about it. Young, fresh, interesting. And the skirt is not too short. It looks exactly right. Would love to wear this myself (just dreaming…., could not wear sleeveless anyway).
As for this weekend… Very very hot in Holland, so I wore as little as possible. Not the kind of weather in which to dress up.


Thanks Greetje. At least it’s great that you finally have some good summer weather in Holland. Dressing up for hot weather is difficult but still doable. Believe, me it is hot here every day in Singapore!


Sylvia! At first I was totally narrowing in on those fantastic shoes in the first photo, then as I scrolled down it was your sexy legs that made me gasp! What a beautiful shot of you there in front of the formations. It should be framed!


Haha thanks Joni! All credit goes to the photographer Anja!


Yep. Good fotographer and sexy legs. What a combination!


What can I say more that already has not been told….
You look awesome!!!!!!! I’m like you loving the black, white and yellow combination.
I absolutly agree with Suzanne, you look perfect in every way!!!!!!



Four Season One Wardrobe

I can’t decide whether your outfit is most amazing or the photo shot location, so let me just say that both looks great! I am already trying to figure out what I have in my wardrobe, so I can copy this outfit. No matter what, you are definitely going into my pinterest style board.


thanks! A good location always helps elevate the outfit. That is for sure!


Cute! I especially like the long sleeved blouse with the blue in it. It looks a bit over-sized and shows how tiny you are around the waist. Very nice!


Thanks. It’s quite a square cut top. Looks good without belt too but this time, I wanted to achieve a bit of a puplum effect.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

What a fabulous photo-shoot and of course, another fresh and pretty outfit on the model! I love the versatility of the black skirt, and your new ring looks stunning – I am checking out the site! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.


Thanks Patti!

Kathleen Lisson

Beautiful outfit, especially the pops of yellow.


I agree. It’s what this outfit needs!


I read all the comments, and they say everything I want to say. So just wooooooooooouw!


Thanks Marianne. It’s the simplest outfits that always work!

Aleya Bamdad

Sylvia, you look beautiful. Love the splash of yellow.


Thanks Aleya!

Marie S

Lovely! Very stylish.


Thanks Marie!


What a stunning outfit! So classic and elegant with the fun pop of yellow! 😉


Thanks CC

Rachel @

Sylvia, I love this outfit, the black, white and yellow and tan is truly amazing together. You look so great and the pictures are fantastic. 🙂
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Thanks Rachel!


What is the size of your shoes? I love it! ^_^ You look great on these outfit!



Thanks Kim. It’s either 39 or 40. It depends on the shoe….


Oh my! What gorgeous photos!
Your outfit with a pop of yellow it just perfect!
Are those Michael Kors sandals? I have a pair just like them! 🙂


Thanks Jeannie! No they are from Max & Co, bought a couple months back.

Anja van der Vorst

Glad that the pics came out good and that you and your outfit come out well in them. Yes, I agree with all the others: I love this outfit on you as well. It is a young and contemporary look and I like that it gives a feminine and energetic body shape. Together with one of the green dress looks, I like this one also best on you.


Yes it’s definitely a very girly look for my doing. But still very me as I think the top is very special and I love the dash of yellow! Thanks for being my photographer!


Wow, I love it! The top is rather architectural and that is a good thing. You look really fabulous in this outfit. I adore the yellow touches.


Thanks Debbi!

Heather Fonseca

Such a cute outfit! Love the skirt. I decided the other day that pants look terrible on me and I have to go back to skirts. And what great photos too! Who took them?


I think you are being too hard on yourself there Heather. These photos were taken by my friend Anja.


Just like everyone else I love the photos and the location, but most of all you look fabulous! Great style and so youthful!


Thanks Aileen!

Daisy Nguyen

BEAUTIFUL photos! LOVE the little pops of yellow!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:


Thanks Daisy!

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