Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Handlebar: Life is a Pattern & Giveaway #1

Outfit: Floral printed top with black sleeves, c/o The Handlebar, Black high-waisted shorts, Taobao, Military green hoodie, Cotton On, Brogues, New Look.

Shot these after our lunch at East Coast Park, 'twas semi-perfect weather and no mosquitoes! Really love exploring places like these but the weather in Singapore is really too much sometimes.

 
Life is a roller-coaster ride, there are ups and downs like there are joyous and tearful occasions. But mostly life is boring and monotonous -- Haven't you sometimes wake up in the morning and think again, 'I need to catch the 8.17AM bus" or "Thank God it's Friday!" after slogging through the whole week?

But no matter what patterns in life that you follow, whether is it a diet plan or an exercise regime, I'm sure girls will agree that our favourite patterns would be the floral brights or cute hand-drawn animals that adorn our clothing. I would say, the more the merrier! And out of all the blogshops that I've seen (and believe me, I online shop everyday), The Handlebar has the cutest printed apparel!

Now do you believe me? I am a huge sucker for floral printed anything. And the have the cutest bird prints which are huge right now, butterflies, polka dots and even watercolours!



Pretty patterns printed on bustiers, peplum tops and dresses! Plus they've a pair of the prettiest lace scallop-hem shorts in the last photo. I would love to own one of these, since lace and scallop hems are pretty much the 'in' things this season.

Plus their apparel is so comfortable! The Floral Printed Top with Black Sleeves that I received is so lightweight and cooling, great for the summery weather here.

Love the patterns on the top so much too!

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ps. They are having a sale now! From $4.50! Where else can you get a brand-new apparel at $4.50? I really don't know.


Shop The Handlebar today!
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Giveaway #1


I am also doing a giveaway to thank you all for reading my blog. It's my first one so yippeeeee.

Here's what I'm giving away:
An anchor print blouse as worn here, but in black(!)
A pair of cat-eye shades
A pair of tortoise sunnies as seen here too!
Rojukiss Anti-wrinkle Serum
Rojukiss Stem Cell Renewal Cream x2
BRTC BB Creams x4
These are sample-sized but can last quite long too, especially the serum!

How to win: 
Like The Handlebar's page here.
Follow Wishful Penguin on Bloglovin' here OR Google Friend Connect.
Leave a comment with your name and email address below this post!

Extra entries: 
+1 Follow Wishful Penguin on BOTH Bloglovin' and Google Friend Connect.
+1 Follow Wishful Penguin on Instagram.
+1 Follow Wishful Penguin on Lookbook.nu.
+2 Tweet about the giveaway!
+3 Blog about the giveaway on your blog!

For each of the above, please leave a separate comment, along with your username (for the Follows) and links to your tweet/blog post. 

Please note that tweeting and blogging means composing your own post, not copy and pasting mine :) Thanks!

Giveaway ends on 9th of June & is opened to residents in Singapore only. So sorry, will have an international giveaway soon! 



53 comments:

  1. awesome blog and ideas! Loved it! Come by and let's follow each other ;)! Stay in touch;) xx
    AB from angelasquared.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful outfit! You look so fluttery and feminine, I like the colors and the way you combined everything. :D
    I'm following you. If you want, you can follow me on: http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
    Have a nice day! :*

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  3. I love your outfit! That top is so cute!

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  4. Amazing mix and textures :)




    With love,Mia

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  5. wow,nice pictures sweety,you look great,
    what about following each other ? ;)

    www.viewrama.blogspot.de

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  6. Gorgeous, I just went and checked out the Handlebar and did some purchasing for myself! :) xoxo, Veena

    www.seveninchstilettos.com
    Twitter: @VeenaMcCoole

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  7. Nice blouse it matches with your lovely smile. :)

     In Whirl of Inspiration

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  8. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

    Now following you! :)

    You look great here, lovely top, very pretty! :)

    xoxoxo

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  9. You're lovely! I love the floral print so much! <3

    xx
    http://www.f-scrapbook.blogspot.com

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  10. Name: Ren Yu
    Email: crazt_gal@hotmail.com

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  11. - Liked the HandleBar's page (Facebook: Teo Ren Yu)
    - Followed Wishful Penguin on Bloglovin' (email: crazt_gal@hotmail.com)

    - Followed on Instagram (@teorenyu)
    - Tweet-ed about the giveaway ( Link: https://twitter.com/#!/phoneypeony)
    - Blogged about the giveaway on my blog (Link: http://blithe-innocence.blogspot.com/)

    Name: Ren Yu
    Email: crazt_gal@hotmail.com

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  12. love ur outfit :)

    following you, mind to followme back?thankyouu :)
    http://mybernadine.blogspot.com/

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  13. Have liked and followed. <3
    (:

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  14. Cheryl Lim, cheryllsw@hotmail.com

    Followed you on instagram too! (cheryllsw)

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  15. The blouse is so cute!!! I love them ;)

    www.kukamaria.blogspot.pt

    Kisses *CB*

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  16. Liked and followed!

    Mei
    jewelinabox@hotmail.com

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  17. Liked and followed!

    Love the blouse btw!

    Mandy
    mandy_suping@hotmail.com

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  18. liked and followed (:

    Jennie
    jennie_12100@hotmail.com

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    1. http://creamncocoa.tumblr.com/post/24133089439/wishful-penguins-giveaway

      ^blogged about it :>

      can't find you on google friend connect, instagram or lookbook :x

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    2. followed on instagram (: @dreamsofyou

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    3. Hi dear :) Do note that you have to compose the post yourself instead of reblogging my whole post yup.

      You can follow me on GFC at the top of the sidebar :) As for Instagram and Lookbook, my username is wishfulpenguin.

      Thanks! :)

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  19. Lovely photos! I am in love with your sense of style, now your newest follower!

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  20. Hi, I love floral prints too. :) I will never fall out of love with them! :D x

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  21. Argh I hate mosquitoes too! Your floral top is so pretty, and so is your hair colour x misstea & co.

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  22. This is a great giveaway!! I really love the shirt <3
    I Liked the Handlebar on Facebook and follow you through Bloglovin' and GFC :)
    Name: Izzy B
    Email: shabelle333(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks and have a lovely day!!

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  23. Followed you now:D:D! Awesome blog! Thanks for coming by before! We have a very cool giveaway going on. I think you'd really like it! It's perfect for the summer!

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  24. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog, you have a lovely blog too. I like your sweet modern vintage style. That printed blouse is really cute. I like it with shorts too to battle the summer heat! Following you and liked The handlebar on FB. Thank you for the give away!

    mongshan@gmail.com

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  25. Great outfit dear! I like the pattern, so lovely. ♥
    Girl you look so beautiful, especially when you smile. :)

    Your blog is pretty nice, just read some old posts.
    U have a new follower now. ;)


    Thanks for your comment on my blog, made my day! Thanks! ♥
    If you like, you can follow. :>



    XX and Greets from Germany!

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  26. Hi Jing Qi! I love your outfit in this post. And yes, that's a really pretty pattern! <3
    I think I love all of that patterns! :|
    Ah, unfortunately I can't join your giveaway. But I am so close to you, I lived in Indonesia. :(
    Keep in touch dear! <3

    xoxo
    http://vinnyms.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to follow each other! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  28. lovely post as usual jing qi! love those printed apparels. i'm quite picky with prints but these are love! <3 xx

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    1. sorry babe, have been preoccupied recently. Have liked the HandleBar's page on fbk already! sorry ah!

      jolene
      twocentseach@gmail.com

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    2. It's ok! I just didn't want you to miss out ma :P

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  29. im a total sucker for floral prints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i bought many many floral pants and shorts! you should have a look at ASOS!! nice blog!

    im following!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  30. followed my dear!

    nisa
    nisellesmith@yahoo.com.sg

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  31. Done all! :-) Name: Deeyan' Arfeeyan Email address: deeyanarfeeyan@gmail.com

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  32. I love your floral printed top !
    Check out my blog & perhaps you could follow back ? ;) x

    http://thebeautifullust.blogspot.com

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  33. My dear thank you so much for the follow and the comment!
    You're so adorable, love the florals. I wish the giveaway was international.
    I'm following you now as well. :)

    -V

    http://queenvictoriareigns.blogspot.com

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  34. too bad i live too far away or i would be buying a shirt in every print! They're gorgeous and so the one you're wearing!

    xx

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  35. Love that look! so chic!!
    you have a blog with a lot of style!
    like to follow each other? I hope so!
    we could stay in contact!!
    I already follow you on GFC and Bloglovin!
    xoxo!
    self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  36. Name: Ying Qi
    Email Address: moronicacts@gmail.com (for the one i used to follow your bloglovin!)
    I have also liked thehandlebar's page!

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  37. Name: Ying Qi:
    Email: moronicacts@gmail.com (for BOTH bloglovin & Google friend connect.)
    :)

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  38. Name: Ying Qi
    Instagram name: yingzylim

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  39. Name: Ying Qi
    Twitter username: ablackpanda
    Here's the link to the tweet! :D
    https://twitter.com/ablackpanda/status/209739435905003520

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  40. Name: Joo
    Email Address: pepperminte_@hotmail.com
    Liked thehandlebar's page!

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  41. Name: Hui Ting
    Email:oht_90@hotmail.com

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  42. Twitter username: OHTing
    Link: https://twitter.com/OHTing/status/210849881579991040

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  43. Name: Hui Ting
    Followed on lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/ohting

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  44. Name: Xiao Yun
    xiaoyun96@yahoo.com.sg

    bloglovin: I used my blogshop fb account (Closet Ten)
    instagram: xiaoyunnnn
    lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/user/1961677-Closet-T
    formspring: can't get to your page :/
    tweet: https://twitter.com/xiaoyunnnn/status/211131892718764034
    blog: http://xiaoyunsmiles.tumblr.com/tagged/giveaway

    thank you! :)

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  45. did i miss this aww man :(

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