On A Cloudy Day, Bangsar

January 24, 2014
People ask me what it means to be 'Posh, Broke, & Bored'. I suppose a good answer to that would be 'to live a champagne lifestyle on lemonade budget'. Shopping wise, On A Cloudy Day has my sartorial needs sorted. Whenever I'm in Kuala Lumpur I pop down to my friend Ash's boutique to get my fix of designer and designer-inspired clothes, accessories, and shoes at a mere fraction of the price. 

Here's my shopping secret---when it comes to designer and luxury wear I never pay full price (or anything at all, hello mum's wardrobe) if I can help it. Sample sales, vintage, and designer outlet shopping centres are my haunts, I roam these hallowed halls of bargains like a thrifty ghost, refusing to let the chains of penury drag me down. Or as they say in chick-lit (but no less pretentious) speak: je suis un frugalista. I make exceptions on special occasions, but it's so much easier on le pocket to do my regular shopping at On A Cloudy Day where I can buy Hérve Léger dresses for 10% of what they'd cost on Net-a-Porter. 

A Cloudy Day helps me 'weather the storm in fashion'. Their apparel is a combination of designer clothes sold at a massive discount (usually stock that never makes it into the stores because of minute flaws like an unravelled thread, missing button, slightly-too-short hem etc), consignment clothes, edgy designers from Hong Kong and Taiwan, designer-inspired or close copies, and recently they've added a couple of rails from my best friend, fashionista Michiekins' clothing line Kins x Style.

Colour coordinated for your ocular pleasure.

On A Cloudy Day stocks a lot of designers; from high-street favourites Ted Baker and Karen Millen, to designers like McQueen, Miu Miu, Hérve Léger, and BCBG Max Azria. Right now On A Cloudy Day has a few Missoni dresses that my mum wants to check out, she's trying to try and beat the after-work traffic tomorrow to have a look. Most pieces have only a couple of sizes, sometimes just one, and once they're gone they're gone. The odds of running into someone in the same piece is that much rarer but that also means I can't afford to not get something if I like it because it might not be there when I come back. Just buy everything to be safe.

I'm in love with these hand made arm candies...right now I'm obsessed with natural stones, minerals, and delicate jewellery. I got myself a ring with a green gemstone, lucky colour! Please bring me good luck.

A poster for Michiekin's FabulousiTEE tees, I remember this photoshoot! Spot me.

Here's what I fell in love with and tried on yesterday at On A Cloudy Day---

I love this green dress but didn't get it because it was a little tight around the bust...
I kind of regret not buying it. Maybe if I let it out at the back?

Ashley has a fabulous tailor who will alter anything, so if you like something from On A Cloudy Day and it doesn't fit perfectly you can ask if she can have it tailored or adjusted! I always have my clothes altered to fit me better.

Inspired by the Manolos that Carrie wore in the Sex And The City movie. 
They come in royal blue, fuschia, red, and silver grey.

I bought this BCBG Max Azria evening dress, it was too pretty for words! Only RM899.

And this Hérve Léger dress for RM599. It has everything I love right now---grey, pastel, ombré, fabulous bust support (believe it or not I'm not wearing a bra here) and it also makes me look like the gorgeous ombré wedding cakes that's so popular on Pinterest. 

Another Hérve Léger I loved but left behind, and a houndstooth jumper from Kins x Style.

Houndstooth is all the rage right now---hair of the dog? no, tooth of the dog---so I bought both the jumper and a navy houndstooth tee. Both RM 89. 

My jeans are from Forever 21 and my sandals are from my friend's label Vincci (no introduction needed to fellow Malaysians but I'll probably do a little post on what I bought from them lately).

Another On A Cloudy Day paper bag to add to my collection. They've changed the paper bags from stark and simple navy to a softer, cuter, pastel baby blue. Don't be deceived by the twee branding and the floral femininity of the shop, there are some edgy and unusual gems to be found there.

I spent RM1200 and left with an Hérve Léger dress, a BCBG Max Azria evening dress, a jumper, a tee, and a ring. 
If that's not Posh, Broke, & Bored I don't know what is.

I need to go back and hit the rails of red items for Chinese New Year! Maybe you should too.

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and check them out, they're on Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar...!



  1. oh my, the chunky bracelets! I want them all!

  2. It's BCBG Max Azria btw.

    1. Ah so it is! Thank you, I've corrected it now! x

  3. this is great! i just moved to KL recently and have no idea where to shop. thanks so much for writing this post

    1. You're welcome Katiebee! Happy shopping and welcome to KL! xx

  4. I walked past this shop when I was in KL a few months ago but didn't go in cos I was too hot and sweaty to try things on :(