Mark your calendars for 16 November (Thursday): the end of semester dinner is around the corner!
The theme set by the project directors for the dinner is ‘eos’ (Greek for ‘dawn’) marking both an ending and beginning.
The dress code calls for white or light-coloured outfits to reflect the theme.
According to the directors, the aim of the dinner is to reminisce the good times in the first semester, and welcome the second semester with open arms, so that we may start it off on a clean slate. Just like the break of dawn, we’re all on the verge of a new beginning. It will be the last chance to celebrate and unwind before finals, so come with your friends on a journey down memory lane!
In case you don’t own any white outfits suited for the dinner, The Cinnamon Roll’s got you covered. Lad(ie)s, it’s time to fill those shopping baskets.
1. This off-shoulder ruffle dress that’s great for a smart casual look
You can get it from Love Bonito at $41.90, with free local shipping (within 3 business days). Express shipping costs an additional $3.50, or you can go for self-collection with Ninja Boxes.
Alternatively, they have a physical store at 313@Somerset, B1-24/29.
2. A pinstriped, mandarin collar button-down provides a twist on a typical formal shirt
You can get this shirt from Zalora at $59, with free local shipping within 1-3 business days. Next-day shipping costs an extra $8.90, and you can opt for POPStation in UTown.
3. These Uniqlo faves that will last you beyond the End of Sem dinner
Because half our wardrobes have been taken over by their easy-to-match clothes already. This blouse will give your collarbones a little prime time, and if you’re looking for a simple polo, this one’s got you covered.
Uniqlo offers free local shipping within 1-3 business days for orders above $60. POPStation deliveries are also available. If you’re pressed for time, you could also pay $2 for next-day shipping, or collect your order from a Uniqlo outlet in 1-2 working days.
The nearest Uniqlo store is the outlet at the Kent Ridge MRT station, or the one at JEM (nearest MRT: NS1/EW24 Jurong East).
You could also head down to their Flagship store at Orchard Central (nearest MRT station: NS24 Somerset).
4. A classy white button-down with accents of colour to splurge on
This button-down shirt is available at Benjamin Barker for $69.90.
Local shipping within 3-4 working days is available for free. You can also request for Standard Courier (within 1-2 working days) at $4.90, or Express Courier (next working day) at $9.90.
Benjamin Barker has 11 outlets in Singapore at the time of writing. The nearest outlet is at JEM (nearest MRT station: NS1/EW24 Jurong East).
5. This stunning maxi dress from The Thread Theory is sure to turn heads
This beautiful dress is available The Thread Theory at $42.
The store offers free local shipping (within 2-3 working days) with a minimum spend of $60. You can also request for Standard Courier at $3.50 (2-4 working days with tracking), or Express Courier at $7 (next working day).
Unfortunately, the store does not have any physical outlet.
If you’re low on time and money, the Jurong East area is full of gems.
You can drop by IMM: this huge mall is home to several fashion outlet stores, including brands like Fred Perry and G2000. While the apparel sold is from older seasons, the prices are significantly lower, there are some gems among the stock. Make a trip down with your friends to cash in on the slashed prices!
Another option is J-Avenue, located on the 2nd floor of JCube. There are many small stores that offer blogshop-style options, all for very reasonable prices! Most stores sell feminine wear, but there are some options for gents as well. Keep your eyes peeled and your wallet open!
Remember: all are welcome for the dinner, even if you don’t stay in Cinnamon College. There’s an exciting and meaningful line-up of activities, and it’s a great way to bring the semester to a close, so we hope to see you on the 16th!
The End of Semester Dinner will be happening on November 16 at the Cinnamon-Tembusu Dining Hall, 7pm. Drinks will be served from 6.30pm onwards at the lobby.