Giveaway #4 : GrandGowns.com

November 30, 2012

Like I promised before, there will be a giveaway soon on my blog. Currently, I'm teaming up with GrandGowns.com.  This giveaway opens internationally.

They really generously give an awesome taylor-made dress for one lucky winner. So, what are you waiting for?

Here are the rules :

1. You must follow this blog via Google Friend Connector (GFC) along the right side of the blog, follow me on : Bloglovin', and like my Facebook page for this blog : Miss Oline.
2. Register at GrandGowns.com
3. You must like GrandGowns.com Facebook page : here.
4. Share this Giveaway at your blog, friend's blog, or Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. and leave entries here. Don't forget to mention their German site, here is the link : http://www.grandgowns.de.
5. Along with your entries, please also leave your full name, GFC name, and the e-mail address you signed up for Bloglovin' & GrandGowns.com , Facebook name. So if you win, we can contact you! :)

We will choose the effective entries and especially we check who got the best participation to share this giveaway and GrandGowns.com out. By the way, my followers will get extra entry in this giveaway. Yay!

Contest ends Dec,10 and one winner will be announced openly at here, if GrandGowns.com Facebook page reach 50.000 fans.

Good Luck!


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Aldo

November 29, 2012



SHOP RECOMMENDATION. After my last post in which a lot of people love my boots, I decided to search around for an online shoes store. Aldo is my first choice. It's one of the famous shoes brands - that I love, of course! They really have a wide range of shoes, such as boots, flats, wedges, and so on! Beside that, they also have so many styles in their collections, whether they are cool, wild, sexy, elegant, or just plainly simple and stylish. You name it and they have it! Cool, right?



While doing the online shopping, the first category which I browse always the sale/clearance part. Sometimes, I always get lovely items with bargaining price. The first time I clicked on Aldo, it held cyber monday sale. They added extra 50% and 30% off on all their sale and clearance items. I was really drooling over their items. They even have super unique and fashionable shoes for fashionista.
I love the blink-blink shoes; they are perfect for parties! And I also in awe with the third row of their sale shoes, so unique and fierce. I saw a lot of bloggers wearing those shoes, but I'm still not brave enough to try them. I'm afraid to fall and hurt my legs. Haha! Have you ever tried those style? Tell me, please! Is it scary or not?

By the way, in every online shop, I always make a wish list (maybe someone will kindly send one of them to me for my birthday present next week or maybe Christmas present from Santa Claus. Who knows? >.<)

Beside these beauties, I still have a lot of items that I soooo want to buy >.< Even their sneakers too! I'm not really like wearing them, but these cool items really change my mind!
So, what do you think of Aldo? Let me know! :D


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Floral, Mozaic, and Skull

November 26, 2012

 Pictures by Fernando Prasetyo


This time, I choose to play with patterns. Floral for the girly vibe, Colorful Mozaic to add some colors, and skull for the cool vibe.


That day, my hair was so messy. Ugh! It was due to the super hot weather in Surabaya. Luckily, sometimes it's raining now. At least,  it isn't as hot as before. Too bad there's no winter in Indonesia. I really want to play with the snow, since I prefer cold weather than the hot one.

The hot weather was the reason I chose this see-through chiffon floral jacket. It's not going to make me suffering, and still stylish.

Autumn Skye Black Skull Bag & Gold Plated Belt | Clyns Webstore Boots | Cloth Inc Skater Skirt | Belle Pivoine Black Elle Tank Top | Mclair Galerie See-Through Floral Jacket | Vashion Queen Necklace



Fresh Trends

November 12, 2012


SHOP RECOMMENDATION. I decided to open a new branch of categories on my blog. It's called branches along the way, since I’m still working on it. One step at a time dear.

This is inspired by my hobby to hop around between one online shop to another. ‘So, why don’t I take a note of the shops that catching my eyes? There are too many of them to keep in track! What to do?’ I thought. Then, I came up with the idea of opening a new category.

Not only to remember about them all, but it’s also easier for me to search them myself since I provide the link to their shops in each post. Besides, I can share it for you. If you want to buy something but you don’t know where, just click the new ‘Shop Recommendations’ category on my sidebar and voila! Here they are!

Lately, I’ve been busy browsing and looking around for cheap prices online shops that sell jewelry and accessories. Luckily, I stumbled upon one, Fresh Trends.

They have a very wide range of body jewelry, such as belly rings, cartilage earrings, nose rings, plugs, tongue rings, eyebrow jewelry, toe rings, rings, etc. I never find an online shop which sells a complete range of rings like that!

I’m drooling on some items, even when I’m not piercing that certain part of my body (My country is still having traditional mindset – pierce your belly or your nose? You will be viewed as a bad/naughty girl, so I can only drool over  some of the goodies >.<) :
Belly rings



You can get a cute belly rings from price as low as $1.99! What a bargain price, right?

Gift ideas? They have them!

For your kids :


For him :


They even have a special categories for gift ideas (even have a category : Gifts under $5 and the best part? It doesn’t look like that it’s actually cheap! – of course you have to cleverly choose it!)

My wishlist haul?

Don't you think that they are selling a lot of cute things? Well, I do!

So, see something that you like? If yes, please do tell me which ones. Cheers!


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Five Tips : For A New Blogger

November 6, 2012





FIVE TIPS. After thinking for such a long time and also learning blogging by doing, I decided to write a few tips to share – related to blogging. I started this blog this year and I know that I’m still new. However, I’m an avid reader -  who love to find new information, so I hope what I got will help you in the long run too.

Please take a note, this post is based on my personal views, so I’m not asking or forcing you to agree with me. This is just a matter of perspective.

So, let’s start with the basic things first.

1. Why do you start blogging in the first place?
There are a lot of reasons for us to start blogging (which can change a long the way). For me, I started blogging, because I was inspired by my favorite bloggers. I love fashion, so I chose that same reason as a start. Here's the simple summary that I made:

























2. Dare to be different (Don't be a copycat!)
Be original! Make a topic that interests you and your target readers. Write something that you will read it yourself. 

I know that sometimes we love to read our favorite bloggers' blog (and this is very recommended things to do, since it can give us information - esp. if you choose the same topics as them). But, it doesn't mean we are allowed to copy the whole posts! ( I found someone doing this on their blog and it's a big no-no. It made me laugh and never look at the copycat's blog - again! What's the point? )

3. Quality vs. Quantity Posts
Which one are you? The one who loves to post frequently or rarely?

For me, I prefer to write a quality post, but less frequently. If you post frequently and can keep up with the awesome and good quality posts, then congratulations! You are a really good blogger. Sadly, I'm not one of those, because I also have a life beside this blog. ( I'm trying though! :) )

However, if you can't do that, so just don't. If you post uninteresting things and not pay attention to the quality (maybe just to fill up your blog or to post in time) - a few times (esp. in a row!), it can make you lose your readers. You don't want that to happen, right?

On the contrary, not posting anything too long also can make you lose your readers. So, you have to cleverly adjust your time and onyour own pace. No one can decide it, but you.


4. Few loyal readers or a lot of fake followers?
I'm personally choosing the first one. Few loyal readers tend to leave quality comments ad show us that they actually really read our posts! However, fake followers will just give you repeated fake compliments (sometime even copy-paste their comments from the previous blogs they read), and sometimes, they don't even read the whole posts! Instead, they just look at your pictures or skim through the whole posts, then they make up their own summary.

Their main goal? Easy! To gain new followers or wait for us to at least read and leave a comment back to their website. Will you take the time to reach back to them? Well, I don't. 

I basically started like this. In my mind, the important things are to gain a lot of followers. However, even if you get them to follow you back, they don't really visit your blog again.Yes, you might get a lot of followers after that, but really, how many of them will revisit your blog again?

Besides, I'm also tired with the liar who said will follow back, but they actually didn't. What's the use in forcing them? Nothing.

So, instead of that, now I'm trying to focus on making quality posts and replying the visitors or fellow friends who give me a little of their time to read my posts and comment on it personally.

What about you?


5.Blog Layout
This is an important thing to notice ( I just realize this point too!).

What's the first thing you see or notice from a blog? The posts? No! It's the blog layout. We are unconsciously judging it. If I visit a blog that doesn't care enough to pay attention to their blog layout, I just pass them by and don't bother to browse around. 

It's fun to visit a blog that has a great design that keeps me want to click their widgets one by one. I don't claim to be an expert, because I'm blind about the html things. Haha! But, I'm learning and trying to pay attention to the little details on my blog.

For you who keep following my blog, I know that you will see the difference. It took me more than one week to change the whole layout, therefore the lack of posting. All I keep seeing is html, css, and so on. :D

Examples of the blog layout are uncluttered sidebar, having the same width for your pictures (in your posts or your sidebar widgets).

This is just a little bit of explanations about blog layout. If you want more about it, just leave a comment down here and I'll make a special post about the blog layout. Just drop by the questions.

Are these five tips helpful for you?
I hope that this post can bring you something to think about or even help you in the long run. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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