As I mentioned in my article on how to transform an outfit with jewelry, I was given the opportunity to select 2 pieces from the Jewelry to your Doorstep collection. One of the pieces I chose is this beautiful detailed fish necklace. I ended up wearing it both during the day and in the evening.

Aquamarine & Chalcedony Angel Fish Necklace | 40plusstyle.com

This particular day we ventured out into Haw Par Villa. I featured it once before on this site when we did this fun photoshoot. The park was built by Burmese-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par in 1937 and contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.

Wearing a gray dress and white shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Haw Par villa Singapore | 40plusstyle.com

Haw Par Villa Singapore | 40plusstyle.com

It provides plenty of good photo opportunities.

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I wore an old gray dress that I believe was from Guess but I bought it in Rome, so it carries some great memories with it. It’s a great slip on dress that I wear for casual days. Although I can wear it on its own, I prefer it with something on top as I find the dress too pale on me now.

You will recognise this shirt from my Etosha Park posts. It is such a light and easy shirt to wear and I like how it looks when I tie it in the front.

The dress is quite sheer so it feels a little bit like wearing a mini skirt and it has a cotton layer inside that just about covers my bottom. However, since I’m well covered on the legs and a bit of the knees, I don’t mind that at all. I think the sheer effect is fun and sexy.

Wearing the gray dress on its own | 40plusstyle.com

One of the best known attractions in Haw Par Villa are the Ten Courts of Hell, which features gruesome depictions of Hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. Very blody scenes of torture and not for the faint of heart to watch. Here I am right in front of the entrance gates and already being judged by the 2 guards.

Standing at the entrance of the 10 courts of hell at Haw Par Villa in Singapore | 40plusstyle.com

Haw Par is a great place to learn more about chinese mythology and definitely worth a visit when you come to Singapore. One of the park’s biggest fans is my friend Anja, who has written extensively about it on her blog.

Gray and white with a statement necklace and white flat slingbacks | 40plusstyle.com

As I liked the effect of my shirt being bottoned up I tried a different look for the evening. I’m even embracing the bare midriff trend! Who would have thought. I’m doing it in a very subtle way of course, but it’s a fun, airy look for Singapore and I think it’s totally appropriate if you are going to an outside bar. The necklace was a perfect accessory for this look too.

Wearing my shirt as a cropped top for the evening | 40plusstyle.com

Dress: Guess (old)
Shirt: H & M
White shoes: Hoegl (similar on sale)
Necklace: c/o Jewelry to your Doorstep
Skirt: Preen (black version, blue version)
Fuchsia shoes: Hoegl

So what do you think of these outfits and all this leg and midriff showing? And how would you transition a statement necklace from day to evening?

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