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  • Eat Healthier & Feel Better

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  • The Minimalist Movement

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    How to Declutter Your Life - The Minimalist Movement:Have you ever felt weighed down by the excess clutter in your home? Studies show that clutter has a profound effect on our mood and self-esteem as a high density of household objects is linked to high levels of cortisol – a stress hormone – especially in female home owners. If your closets are overflowing with clothes and shoes that you barely wear, it is perhaps time to start sorting out your material possessions to make room for more important things in your life.Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!Tackle categories, not roomsMost people make the mistake of tackling their clutter one room at a time. Seeing the overwhelming mess in any room would stress anyone out. Instead, try tackling it by categories. Make your own list of categories then work your way through the list. For instance, you can start with clothes and then move on to clearing your book collection next.Discard copies and sentimental itemsAfter categorising your clutter, discard unneeded copies and work on letting go of items with purely sentimental value. It is never easy to let go, but asking these questions can help you decide what to keep and what to get rid of:Is this item the only thing I have to remember this person, place or event?Am I honouring the memory of this, person, place or event, in the way that I’m storing it?… But keep items that make you feel contentHygge! Lagom! No, these are not made up words. ‘Hygge’ is a Danish word that describes a quality of cosiness that evokes a feeling of contentment, while ‘Lagom’ is a Swedish word that is defined as having not too little or too much. These two Nordic words have made their way into the minds of the public thanks to the minimalist movement. The concept of ‘Hygge’ and ‘Lagom’ will help you to gauge an idea of what to keep and discard. Keep just the right amount of stuff (Lagom) to make you feel contented (Hygge).Finally, curate a wardrobe of classicsEmbrace a minimalist aesthetic and curate well-made wardrobe essentials to keep you covered for every occasion. Feel like a classy french socialite by mixing and matching staples with a neutral colour palette - you can never go wrong with black, white, and grey. Accent your staples with metallic accessories or an everyday bag with a pop of your favourite colour to add a bit of personality into your everyday ensembles. The key here is to keep the staples that you can wear repeatedly without experiencing wardrobe fatigue. You’ll never need to worry about what to wear again!

  • What To Wear: From Late-Night Suppers To Sophisticated Soirées

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    With Chinese New Year celebrations coming our way, reunion dinners and meetups are undoubtedly on the cards. After all, the spring festivities are just another excuse to spend more time with our family and friends!From casual catch ups to formal sit-down dinners, we’ve got some great outfit ideas for you to try out. Funk it up or dress it down, a pair of Heatwave shoes is a must-have for that spring in your step!CasualVisiting your friends and relatives over the holidays? Pay them a visit in this casual chic ensemble – a crop top and jeans, with an embroidered bomber jacket, complete the look with Heatwave’s Pandora Loafers and you’re good to go!Smart-CasualDining with friends and family at a fancy restaurant for reunion dinner? An off-shoulder blouse with a pair of high-waisted culottes and our signature Lizard Effect Metallic V-cut heel would definitely do the trick!FormalBlack is a colour that is traditionally frowned upon during Chinese New Year. However, if you must absolutely wear black, don a pair of our red Carla D’orsay Heels to inject a festive-friendly vibe to your outfit!All dressed up and ready to go? Our CEO, Elizabeth Tan, has a few tips on how to beat the awkward small talk:Use the person’s nameIt’s not only polite, but it gives a great impression to the person you’re talking to! Using a person’s name helps them carve a sense of familiarity with you, creating a deeper bond between both parties within a shorter period of time.Express gratitudeSome of us have a tendency to gravitate towards topics that can put a downer on any gathering, such as politics and family affairs. Instead, we should be focusing on the positive things that have happened in the past year and being thankful for it. Doing so will benefit all parties joining in the conversation.When in doubt, remember C&T - Compliment and TransitionRun out of things to say? Find something nice to say about the person you are talking to and transition to a statement or a question to turn the focus on the other person. For instance, saying “I love your blouse! Where did you get it?” would immediately prompt the other person in the conversation to talk instead, giving you a short break.

  • A New Year, A New You

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    As we usher in a brand new year, most – if not all – of us will inevitably have a list of resolutions we hope to achieve by the end of the year. From eating healthier, to travelling to new, foreign lands, a new year brings the joy of new hope and possibly even a brand new start for many of us.High on many of our lists, right next to “Hitting the gym more often,” would most likely be a style resolution of sorts. After all, isn't the new year just the perfect excuse for new clothes? Curate your perfect 2018 look right now!Curate Your Signature StyleDetermine your signature style and look for inspiration on pinterest as well as your favourite fashion magazines. While some featured items may not be easily available to you, it would serve as the perfect inspiration for how to pull your desired look together!Choose Your ColoursFigure out what colours suit you best and go with a general colour theme when making your next purchase. This of course doesn’t mean that you can’t wear red just because blue is the colour that most complements your skin tone! If you absolute must wear red, stick to accessories, shoes or handbags.Invest In Quality BasicsYou don’t have to break the bank to look like a million bucks. Don’t pay too much for trendy pieces which tend to look dated once the season is over. Instead, make sure you invest in a handful of quality, timeless pieces which can last you a long time. You’ll be surprised at how far a good jacket or a simple, elegant pump can take you.

  • Last Minute Gift Guide

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    Last Minute Gift Guide 

    Christmas is just around the corner, if – like us – you have yet to tick all the names off your christmas shopping list, don’t panic just yet!A week to go before Christmas is here! Is the pressure to find an important gift for your friends and family weighing heavily on your mind? Kick-starting your Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be so stressful – we’ve compiled a selection of gifts below, and they’re guaranteed to put a smile on any face come Christmas day!DIY NotebookThe best gifts are usually gifts from the heart. Buy a plain notebook for that somebody special in your life and write a heartfelt message on the first page to personalise it. As they say, it’s the thought that counts!Bake Christmas GoodiesChristmas is a time for deliciously baked goods. For the gourmet lover, Christmas mentally invokes the scent of gingerbread cookies and Christmas puddings. Bake cookies and give to your friends and family – no one can resist good food!When in doubt, shop online with HeatwaveNo time left to go gift shopping? Shop online with Heatwave! Get your best girlfriends and family members the gift of a beautiful Heatwave handbag, thoughtfully handcrafted by 8 skilled craftsmen. Now with a 30-Day Free Returns Policy, no questions asked.What are you waiting for? Get your last-minute Christmas shopping done with Heatwave today!