Today’s Outfit: The Return of Amanda!

Amanda Staats was an intern back when Female Daily Network was propped by a skeleton crew of six just three years ago. Here in Jakarta for a four-week long vacation, she dropped by FDHQ to surprise the remaining few people who have remained since her time here all those years ago; so it was no surprise when several shrieks of delight emanated from the mouths of Affi and Vanya, who excused themselves from an ongoing meeting to greet her.

I took the opportunity to borrow Amanda for a minute to take a Today’s Outfit photo, because come on, how fabulous does this girl look? She manages to look so put-together without being overly formal or stuffy, staying true to her style philosophy of being “feminine, classy, and young with a hint of seriousness.” To elevate this from casual-formal, all she has to do is put on a pair of slick black heels, which adds to the versatility of the outfit. The overall look is expensive, despite all the items being sourced from high-street labels — so props to Amanda for making  it work!

Neon yellow Peplum top Forever 21 | Cigarette pants H&M | Bow-tie flats Zara | Quilted chain-link purse Forever 21 | Earrings Primark