No balloon for a 24-year-old.

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Diane Von Furstenberg dress via Net-a-porter.com, Asos clutch and bangle, Unknow brand wedges.)

Okay, this is just gonna be a quick post on my birthday outfit. I ordered this DVF dress especially for my birthday! Personally I  think it’s a very pretty dress, the only problem was the size 2 dress is way too big for me I had to ask my mom to chop off 3 inches… ( sorry Ms. DVF, I didn’t mean to alter your design. But I’m kind of a midget you know.. ) The Asos clutch is lovely and I would probably order it in another colour.

By the way, thank you again everyone for the lovely gifts! I’ve never received so many birthday gifts in my life as my birthday was always in the summer holiday back in school days : P Thank you so much, I’m absolutely in love with everything that was gifted to me!

I really really wish I can have the time to write more, reply comments and emails… but at the moment it’s just kinda difficult : ( I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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Confession of a lazy blogger and shoe-a-holic : P

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Apparel: Free People Platform sandals, H&M blazer, sunglasses and skorts, vintage bangles)
(Nails: Chanel Steel Le Vernis on fingers; Ogre-the-top Blue by O.P.I on toes.)

Okay girls, I have two things to confess: First, I’m the laziest fashion blogger in town; Second, I’m buying way to many shoes lately : (
These Free People platforms are amazing – so amazing I even found myself lounging in them at home – I just couldn’t take them off! Seriously I don’t know what to do with these shoes after this season… any advice?

Life is all about working lately. I’m building up a blog for my company and it’s now published. I’m so happy to have Mr. Blake Jacobsen to be our first featured blogger. Visit the blog here, or directly to Q&A with Blake.

The weather’s getting better and I’m gonna have my day-offs (finally!). Hopefully I can bring you some street style photos in the next post. Stay happy and inspired.

If Jack White wears hot pink.

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Zara blazer, Free People skorts and wedges, H&M top and socks.)

I’m back to my humble rooftop where I started The Style Voyager. My life’s getting a little busy at the moment. So if I haven’t reply your emails or comments it’s because I can’t really spare the time to do it : ( But I’ve been reading each and every word your sent me! They really mean a lot to me : ) But things are on the right track now and I can’t wait to share with all of you!

When I put together this outfit I didn’t think of Jack White or any style reference in particular. But when I sent these photos to my boyfriend he immediately spotted the Jack White in me : P (I admit it would look much closer if I was wearing a trilby. ) So sad that there will be no more White Stripes. Time for a good old track guys : )

Oh, the lady in blue is my mom. I’m giving her kisses and hugs for making better photographs each time!

Have a lovely, well, Tuesday.

The Style Voyager’s… on vacation (and back!)

Photographs by Sam from Sam is Home : )

(Zara top, Topshop dress, H&M sandals and sunglasses, vintage necklace.)

Hey everyone! (I know I’ve been seriously slacking on the blog… but I’m going to post more regularly from now on.)

I’m back from my holiday trip to Thailand.  If you missed my quick message here it is again: The giveaway was closed on 8th and I’ve already contacted all my winners. (Two of you still haven’t replied to my messages yet, go check your facebook inbox girls!) Thank you for participating, the next one is coming up soon! The Style Voyager is going to be six-month old on 20th, April, time for celebration : P

I’m busy dealing with the photos I took during the trip. There are so many but I promise they’re gonna be up real soon. This is a post I’ve been working on for a while now. Hope you enjoy it : )

I was wearing a Topshop dress as skirt in the photos. I love the ruffle details on the waist and the bottom of the dress. But once again it is a UK size 8 and it is a little too long for my height (sigh.) As for the the accessories, I was wearing these adorable H&M sandals (they are usually really comfortable, but no so much walking up and down hills.) These H&M sunglasses are my new favourite. They are really wide but not so opaque, very balanced choice for Spring. Sorry for the silly dance moves, I couldn’t help it : P

(Apfelstrudel mit schlag – Apfelstrudel with cream; Tania from T Like Bubble Tea; Sam from Sam is Home with her “Hot and Spicy” manicure; Old photos of Vienna on display in Cafe Loisl.)

Sweet Tania from T Like Bubble Tea introduced me and Sam Cafe Loisl during a recent meet-up.

This lovely Viennese cafe is located on a quiet terrace in Sheung Wan. Run by a Austrian/German couple living in Hong Kong, Cafe Loisl has the closest you can get to the true Viennese flavour. It’s a cozy pocket-size version of the magnificant Cafe Central in Vienna, with Sachertorte and Mozart chocolates in gilded glass containers on permenant display (How much better can you get in Hong Kong!!). I ordered a Apfelstrudel with cream. Usually my first choice would be Gugelhupf with cream but the cafe only serves it on weekends. They have some seriously good coffee, so good that I decided to bring my mom for another visit : P

(Sig. Barista Appassionato; Green Tea Cheese Cake; Karottenkuchen)

Here are some pictures taken on my second visit. I was really impressed by how passionate the Barista (in the picture above) is about making coffee. The coffee is decent and the service excellent. It just feels  so much better than the bad chain store coffee we Hong Kong people are suffering from.
I’m a fan of Viennese Cafe culture. Cafe Loisl may not be the palace-like Viennese Cafe you’re picturing in your head, (in fact they don’t even have the right furniture yet… )but it offers just the right amount of European flavour and coziness most of us are looking for.

Cafe Loisl

Artisan Vienna Style Coffeehouse

G/F, Shop A, 8 Tai On Terrace
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(+852)9178 0739

Have a nice day!

It’s a midwest kind of style.

(Shawl, handbag, fedora, belt and jewellery courtesy of Midwest Vintage, American Apparel shorts and Topshop sandals.)

Me and fellow blogger Sam went on a style hunt to Midwest Vintage last Friday. It is a trade showroom-turned clothing store specialising in vintage fashion and recycled designs with 18 years of history. If you live in Hong Kong and somewhat style-conscious, I’m sure you’re familiar with this brand.

Both Sam and I put together three outfits with items from their store. It’s a little pause to my regular outfit posts and I hope you enjoy it! (I’ll put a link to Sam’s outfits once she has them posted.)

The shop has a lovely selection of original handbags and accessories of great quality. I’ve never seens such a big collection of clutches anywhere else in Hong Kong. As a hopeless clutch addict I was feeling a bit dizzy : P The first outfit is my favourite. I had my eyes on this poncho/shawl for a while now. It has this lovely peacocky colour and fringe details, a perfect statement piece.

(Military boots, clutch and belt courtesy of Midwest Vintage, plaid shirt and cargo pants from Midwest Vintage, Zara top.)

The second outfit is boyish from head to toe. Sam and I had a great time exploring the menswear section. Not only is it three times the size of the womenswear section, it also has a great selection of clothing that would fit us girls perfectly. (Well Sam’s 5’8, but I’m only 5’3, not a bad news, huh!?) I bought the plaid shirt and the cargo pants because they are just the perfect staple pieces to add to my overly girly closet. Oh and these really cool military surplus boots come in almost all sizes at a affordable price.

(Denim jacket, dress, bag, fedora and lace up boots courtesy of Midwest Vintage, American Apparel tights.)

The third outfit is a little bit out of my style comfort zone, but I gave it a try anyways and I love it. This really cute dress is one of their vintage recreations, aka the First Edition. It was made from a vintage three-button Polo shirt, cut and reshaped into a sleeveless mini dress.  We also spotted some Dries Van Noten-ish jackets which were recreated from vintage biker jackets and sweaters. If you are one of those who likes the idea of eco-friendly and creative recycling, definitely check out this line.

Oh this is on the front page of Chictopia today! Thank you Chictopia!
You guys are awesome : )

All outfit photos taken by Sam from Sam Is Home : )
Thank you girl, can’t wait to see yours outfits!

Midwest Vintage is located in the Tian Hau area, there’s a well illustrated map on their website so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them (unless your sense of orientation is even worse than mine..) If you still haven’t had a chance to visit their store, here is a sneak peek.

Photographs by The Style Voyager

Thank you Midwest for letting us play around and try on your stuff. And thank you so much the nice sales lady who helped me clean up the mess : P Visit their website here! Or like their Facebook Page to get updates and special offers. (An online shop is not yet available but according to the owner, it’s on the to-do-list.)

Have a lovely day : )

We’ll live each day in Spring time.

(H&M 3D flower dress and leopard print scarf, Monki denim shirt, Unknown brand red wedges, Asos.com necklace and Nataliaraya sterling silver jewelry)

I was feeling springy the other day, so I put on my H&M LWD with 3D flowers details and a denim shirt over it. (It’s structured but it’s still a shirt. I couldn’t quite imagine myself in a denim jacket that’s why.) To acessories the outfit I put on my old red wedges and a scarf. It’s very simple, and I was surprise by how simplicity can be the cure of my recent worries. (a bit too much irrelevant information here.) Have a great day my friends.

Runway inspirations

(From left: BCBG Max Azria SS2011 RTW; Frankie Morello SS2011 RTW; N°21 SS2011 RTW)
Photo source: Style.com; elle.com.hk

BDBG Max Azria’s SS2011 RTW has a remarkable collection of textured white silk dresses, maxis and minis; one-shouldered and caped, with tonal chiffon and lace details. Frankie Morello’s Spring2011 is about playful summer denim and flowy chiffon, including this maxi Chambray shirt which is wore unbuttoned with a maxi chiffon dress. And this white one-piece from N°21 SS2011 collection, which offers a mixture of sportswear chic  and subtle feminity, is one of my favourites.

Street inspirations

From left: Jenny-fromtheblock.com; alienbelemont.tumblr.com; HallieDaily.com
Photo source: Chictopia.com

On the street I’m loving Jenny’s denim-on-floral – another impecable combination; AiB’s spot on accessories; and on Hallie, an elegant, more grown-up version of denim-on-white.

Get the look now!


1. WareHouse Chambray Shift Dress via Asos.com 2. Mango Leopard Print Scarf 3. Dolce Vita Quarterstrap Platform Wedges via UrbanOutfitter.com 4. Dolce Vita Jade in Red Suede via Solestruck.com 5. Topshop Cream Daisy Flower Applique Tunic

Have fun! Spring is just around the corner : D

Everybody loves the sunshine : )

Everybody loves the sunshine : )

(Monki peach shirt-dress, H&M slouchy cardigan and leopart print scarf, Forever21 ankle boots, Asos.com skinny belt and faceted heart necklace, H&M and Nataliaraya sterling silver jewelry.)

So this is the twisted version of my recent Chictopia front page outfit. I decided to shoot this again mainly because the photos are way too cold and depressing, but I’ve also made a few changes on the outfit itself.

I picked up this shirt-dress together with a few other items from Monki during my short stay (48hours) in Hong Kong. It is now one of my must-haves for Spring because of its versatility – You can wear it in so many ways without looking repetitive. I really like Monki’s affortable price range and its outside-the-box thinking. (I’m not a huge fan of the interior design of their HK store though, there’s hardly a mirror and the changing-rooms are scary.)

*One importance line to my dear fellow bloggers: I’m not able to browse your blog or leave comments because I have no access to all Blogger websites while staying in China. I’m gonna need some serious updates after the holiday : P* Have a lovely evening.

Bon Voyage!


I’m wearing a slouchy knitted top with myTopshop frill skirt, favourite item from Topshop this  season. I know I’ve been wearing the same pair of boots for a few posts now, but bear with me because they are just so comfy : P I’ve completed the look with a new bowler hat and a lovely leather belt. What should I say, I love trying out all the different hemlines. Hope you’ll enjoy this post. The next one will be coming from Austria!

Bon Voyage!

Photographs by dear mom : )

Knitted top from a boutique in Causeway Bay
Floral frill skirt from Topshop
Bowler hat from Asos.com
Socks from Topshop
Lace up boots from Asos.com
Leather belt from Asos.com

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A take on nostalgia


Photographs by dear mom : )

Vintage dress from Prague
Floppy hat from Topshop
Leather gloves from H&M
Vintage Italian Micromosaic brooch from Ebay
Skinny belt from Asos.com
Tights from H&M
Shoes from a boutique in Tsim Sha Tsui

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In my red high heels

The silhouette of this outfit is very Asian. With the loose-fitting pants and the cutting of the top resembling Mandarin gown in a way, the outfit keeps reminding me of a lady from Shanghai back in the old days. These bright red heels have given an extra hint of orientalism to the look. I love the boldness and the harmony. Hope you’ll like it too!

Photographs by Ashleigh West

Lace scallop top from H&M
Baggy Harem pants from Topshop
Red high heels from H&M
Ring from Topshop

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