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COS dress, Zara trench coat and heels.

This is probably not the right season for layering. But I really would hate to wait till Spring 2015 to show you this outfit that I love – a beloved COS dress in a sharp, fluorescent shade of orange, paired up with a soft, flowy trench from Zara’s spring collection and some accidental sun tan. Although summer is never too short in Hong Kong, I urge you to enjoy some outdoor time this summer with friends and families with great food and wine, or in my case, juices!

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Sunshine State of Mind

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Vintage biker jacket, Zara top and skirt, Topshop boots.

Everyone in the city, including myself, seems a bit annoyed by the unexpected chilly and long winter in Hong Kong. When having no clue about what to wear, I always go for a pop of colour and a simple pencil skirt. It’s reassuring to know there’s always something that can work the magic. Hopefully the weather will get warmer in no time, and we can all kick start the new season very soon!

From Geneva with love.

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Coat, skirt, and gloves by COS, Zara bag and Topshop boots.

An outfit post attempt from Geneva. After two years of dreadfully humid Hong Kong winters, I finally got to spend some time abroad during this festive time of the year (with a real Christmas tree and a proper gift exchange session which lasted for 3 hours.) While enjoying some time away from Hong Kong, I realised that I’ve been running this blog for three full years. No sentimental stuff (since I didn’t actually become famous because of the blog) but I do feel grateful that the memories of the past three years of my life have been carefully recorded and preserved. And I’m truly grateful for those who still stops by every now and then.

2014 is about gratitude – hopefully.

The A-Line

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Excuse that awful look on my face. It is very difficult to model with 95% of your body covered in loose-fitted clothes, that’s why I put all that intensity in my facial expression. Apologies if you feel threatened for a moment. Consider this my Halloween look (coz I’m not gonna do one!)
I’ve been looking for the perfect skirt to go with my platform utility boots and my bomber jacket to create (in my humble opinion) the look of the season. It’s all about the length and the shape of the skirt (shorter than maxi, longer than mid-calf, and has to be A-line). I got mine from COS (aka the company which stole my fashion wishlist) and you may find yours here, here and here or consult Harper’s Bazaar’s chicest ways to wear the midi.

The One to Watch

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Photos by dear mom.

Classic Oxford Lady by Daniel Wellington, Zara dress, blazer & bag, Topshop boots.

I never considered myself the classical type. Perhaps the word “classic” is so overused in PR messages that it has lost part of its meanings to me. Daniel Wellington’s interpretation of classic, in contrary, is unpretentious and approachable. Its clean and light design made wearing wristwatch relevant to my high digitized life, and the colorful interchangeable nato straps make perfect fashion accessories for those who changes her mind every five minutes. The beautifully designed wrist watches are offered at affordable price points ( generally between USD135 to USD 229). Click on the link to find out more about the story behind the brand and its selection of men’s and women’s watches and accessories.


*Disclaimer: The Classic Oxford Lady watch was gifted by Daniel Wellington. However this review reflects my true opinion on the brand.

Pre-Fall

By Sybil Kot

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(Club Monaco top, COS skirt, Topshop boots, Massimo Dutti bracelet, Zara jackets and shades)

When everyone else is still indulging in the crazy summer sale, I made an effort to pile on layers of fall winter clothes just to impress you – yea that’s what I do, freeze in February and melt down in August – just to impress you! Jokes aside, I’ve been quite impatient myself for the weather to cool down so that I can start wearing the dressy sweatshirts, full skirt and oversized coats… So here a sneak peek for the exciting season to come! Speak soon.

Travelogue: A home in Barcelona.

By Sybil Kot

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This is a selection of photos of my trip to Spain. We stayed in an amazing apartment in the centre of Barcelona where we found the best kitchen in the world. During our 4-day stay in the place, we tried two really good Jamie Oliver recipes – thus the #foodporn photos (you can find them in the year book.) This post is really personal and is nothing more than to share with you some beautiful images. If you are visiting Barcelona and might be interested in booking the place, contact the host here

Dizzy Dizzy

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Photographs by the best mom in the universe (as requested by her)

Cos top and skirt, Zara sandals and clutch, H&M cuff.

I visited the Cos store on Queen’s Road many times since it was opened in Hong Kong, but my first purchase from them only took place at their current summer sale. Just because they don’t do any fancy sequined cocktail dress, I categorized them as “pricey-minimalistic-casual-wear”  and haven’t been motivated enough to buy anything. But I realized the thing about Cos designs is that every item has a understated chic element in it which makes them well-worth the price over time. I hope you are not getting dizzy from looking at my multi-faceted clutch and my printed skirt (Coz my mom totally did.) Speak soon!

Inverted Edge x The Style Voyager Giveaway Part II

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Photographs by dear mom : )

Cut-Out Top by Post December, Silk Skirt by Jayson Brunsdon (All available at Inverted Edge! ) Zara heels, Topshop jacket and shirt.

As promised, this is Part II of my collaboration with online designer boutique Inverted Edge! I’m wearing a cut-out top by Korean designer Post December. It is definitely a bold piece but also surprisingly versatile. You can layer anything underneath the top and get that futuristic look instantly. And I’m so much in love with the beautiful sequin pencil skirt by Australian designer Jayson Brunsdon. It is the dream piece for me, and by that I mean if I am to be exiled to an far away island with only a few items, the skirt will still be on my packing list. Hope you like my styling and now, win a chance to win the Post December top by entering my giveaway!

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ENTRE THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

Opened internationally.
What are you waiting for!?

Disclaimer: All items listed above are loaned, not gifted, according to my request. Giveaways are sponsored and handled by Inverted Edge.

Inverted Edge x The Style Voyager Giveaway Part I

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Cap Sleeve Wool Vest by Post DecemberFloral Pleated Skirt by Nineteen EightyLong Line Sheer Rib Shirt by Michael Lo Sordo (All available at Inverted Edge! ) Zara heels and clutch.

The Style Voyager is all about affordable fashion. But once in a while we all need to spice up our wardrobe with truly unique pieces. Online designer boutique Inverted Edge approached me sometime ago for a collaboration, and has kindly offered my readers a series of giveaways! Wohoo!!!

Positioned itself as an e-commerce which promotes independent fashion designers whose aesthetics transcend the globe, Inverted Edge carries a selection of emerging designer brands from Asia-Pacific regions, including Michael Lo Sordo (Australia), Stolen Girlfriends Club (New Zealand), Nineteen Eighty (Korea) and local Hong Kong brands like Daydream Nation and Twisted Sisters. Each designer has their profile page where visitors can browse their video interviews and available items. I’m so lucky to have tried out some of their items and would love to say that the quality of each piece is excellent, so as the customer service. So now we all know where to pick that one item that makes the difference!

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I picked to giveaway the beautiful Floral Pleated Skirt by Korean designer Nineteen Eighty. The piece is stunning and versatile and it comes in US4,US6 and US8.

ENTRE THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

Opened internationally.
What are you waiting for!?

Disclaimer: All items listed above are loaned, not gifted, according to my request. Giveaways are sponsored and handled by Inverted Edge.

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