Are we bored with summer yet?

Are we bored with summer yet?


Photographs by dear mom : )

(H&M blazer, Zara silk pants, Jeffrey Campbell heels via Free People, American Apparel bandeau and Asos clutch)

It took me lots of guts to wear a bandeau out. But it took even more for me to convince my mom that it is socially acceptable to do it. Nah, it’s okay, my mom’s pretty open-minded with that : P I was just a little insecure about the meatiness on my tummy… Anyways, this look was inspired by Sam from her styling section with Electric Sekki. Go check it here.

Sam was telling me how she is bored by Summer clothes. But the thing is in Hong Kong the temperature won’t drop until November, and wearing fall stuff in August seems fairly retarted. My approach here is to balance out the heaviness of the blazer and the long pants by wearing a bandeau on top. You can also wear summer silhouettes in fall colors – if you’re getting impatient with the dreadfully long summer.

I was never that pale during summer for a very long time. It looks almost unhealthy in the middle of the summer when everyone’s so tanned. I’m so desperate for a sunny afternoon on the beach.

Have a lovely sunny day!

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Colours that make me smile : )

Colours that make me smile : )

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Topshop sweater, American Apparel pants and clutch, Messeca Coraline Wedges, H&M bangle.)

Hmmm.. This outfit feels like my second skin : P I’m really busy working lately and something this comfortable is what I need. I love these colours though I might look like a pastel version of traffic light. And I also like the shape of the pants, they even give me a little curve at my hips! (I don’t like wearing pants so much – you can probably tell by now- because of my boyish figure – boarder at the shoulder and almost hip-less : l) Yea, I’m addicted to those pants, and I’m probably gonna get them in another colour.

Enjoy your day girls, I’ll talk to you real soon : )

A quasi high fashion moment.

A quasi high fashion moment.

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Topshop top and wrap skirt, Messeca Coraline wedges via asos.com, American Apparel clutch and asos belt.)

I’m sorry about the slacking on text again : ( I’m not getting enough sleep lately and apparently my brain doesn’t work the way I want it to anymore… I’m working on a update post now, hopefully it’s up in a few days.
This is an outfit I had in mind for ages. I got these Coraline wedges by Messeca a while a ago, and they are just fabulous!! I tried them once with a mini skirt but they match so much better with my midi wrap skirt. It’s all about midi skirt the coming fall and winter, it’s time to get yourself acquainted with the new season’s hemine!

I hope you enjoy this post, and have a great mama’s day! Now it’s time for me to catch up on some sleep.

What have I missed?

What have I missed?


Photographs by dear mom : )

(Monki shirt dress, American Apparel shorts, Topshop hat, bralette and sandals)

Yay! It’s been six months! I can’t believe I’ve made it this far : P
I want to thank you all for your sweet comments, following and returning visits. They mean so much to me : ) Okay, maybe it’s a little cheesy to put it that way. I have a giveaway coming up soon. Leave a comment and tell me what you guys are interested in getting!

Back to the outfit. I did a similar outfit earlier this year. I like to call this kind of layering the “superhero effect”, because it creates a cape-like effect when I’m walking and it feels like, well, superhero : P It’s definitely a fun way to dress up but try to stick with muted colours or it may look somewhat clowny. I got this Monki dress from last season. I don’t think they still have the exact same piece but they do have some versatile pieces for layering.

Runway inspirations

(From left: Stella McCartney Spring 2011, Fendi Spring 2011, Michael Kors Spring 2011)
Photo source: Style.com

I’m kinda obsessed with ankle-length button-down shirt dresses this spring. From Stella McCartney’s Chilling in the Mediterranean type to Michael Kor’s Safari-inspired type, they just look effortless! I’m also in love with this peach peasant dress by Fendi. All you have to do is cinch it up with a skinny belt and slip on your favourite pair of sandals, and you’re all set!

Street inspirations

(From left: Autilia, Gary Pepper Vintage, Agogo Fashion)
Photo source: Chictopia.com

I always like to layer a button-up shirt over my summer basics, but it always end up looking baggy. Autilia’s denim shirt with cut-out shoulder details is the perfect solution for a causal sexy look! I may not have Nicole Warne’s unique features or her perfect hair, but I’m happy to be inspired by her fabulous style.  I love the way she worn her sheer peach shirt and paired it with simple leather shorts. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – for some people : )  Jennifer from Agogo Fashion is giving us the ultra-sexy superhero effect : ) You see, to conceal is to reveal in style. I’m a fan.

Get the look now!

Dolce Vita Wood Bottom Sandals via urbanoutfitter.com US$ 129;
Topshop 70s Denim Dungaree Bralet
£22;
Moto Denim Heart Embroidery High Waisted Hotpants via Topshop.com
£32;
Asos Corsage Floral Trilby
£20;
Buttondown Pleated Maxi Dress via Freepeople.com
US$338.

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 : )

Mini on Maxi.

Mini on Maxi.

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Zara top, H&M cardigan, old Uniqlo denim mini skirt, Topshop maxi skirt, American Apparel pouch and Jeffrey Campbell wedges.)

I’m back with a new outfit post! As I said before I’m trying different things out lately, I layered  a mini denim skirt on my go-to black maxi! It sounds funny but I think it’s a great way to add layers to your outfit! Firstly it adds a hint of denim blue to the black and white basics, and secondly the hard fabric of denim is a good mixture with the soft flowy black maxi and sheer top, it gives the entire outfit a solid texture. Love it so much! And the pouch is such a spot-on accessory for this minimalist look! I hope you enjoy this post, leave me a comment and let me know what you think : )

Runway inspirations

(From left: Frankie Morello Spring 2011; Givenchy Spring 2011; Antonio Marras Spring 2011)
Photo source: Elle.com; Style.com

Once again the Frankie Morello’s Spring collection really makes me laugh. I love highway movie kind of setup for the show, and the “inside out, upside down” concept of designs, definitely an inspiration for my outfit; The Givenchy spring collection had opened my eyes for the possibilities of layering. First time in my life I feel justified with wearing two bottom pieces together (well leggings don’t count…); Antonio Marras’ Spring collection is so cheerful and fun. I love the subtle lace details  and the overall sheerness.

Street inspirations

(From left: Celita Daily Style; La Catrina; Jean Greige)
Photo source: Chictopia.com

A black maxi skirt is like a blank canvas you can create almost any look with it. I found these fabulous stylings of slim-cut maxi skirts on Chictopia, they all looks so effortlessly chic! Visit their blogs for more info of the outfits. (And yes, I have a little girl crash on Jean Greige, please don’t tell her : S)

(I’m going to skip Get the look now section this time cox the post’s getting ridiculously long. You can find the items’ link in the text. Now, a track to brighten up your day!)


This months Video comes from Berlins superwoman Ellen Allien. Everybody who is just slightly into electronic music should have came across that name couple of times before. Founding her own Recordlabel, hosting Radio Shows, constantly Djing in all significant clubs worldwide, releasing Albums and Remixes and even running her own Fashion Label she really has a reputation of her own. Here we got her latest track which is featured on “Werkschau” a compilation of her BPitch Control record label which also features tracks by Paul Kalkbrenner or Sascha Funke. enjoy! tituz

Rocking that clutch.

Rocking that clutch.

Photographs by dear mom : )

(Zara blazer, American Apparel stripes bodysuit; H&M shorts and heels, Asos.com Sunglasses and Portfolio clutch.)

Happy International Women’s Day! I’m sure you’ve been treating yourself very well for the day ; ) In the past century not only did we achieve equality in so many aspects, we’ve also managed to rock menswear in every possible way. (Yea I know guys are wearing wedges and skirts now… that’s totally self-inflicted by the way.)

My outfit consists of a bright red portfolio clutch, a pair of hot read heels and  some basic menswear elements (American apparel bodysuit, H&M shorts and Zara blazer). I like the simplicity. (Asos.com has some really cute clutches, definitely check those out!) And have yourself a very lovely day,  because you deserve it!

Runway inspirations

(From left: Dsquared² Spring 2011; Costume National Spring 2011; Paul Smith Spring 2011)
Photo source: Style.com

I love the styling of Dsquared² spring collection: the geek sunglasses, straw trilby and nerdy dress shoes. I also love Costume National’s spring show for the minimalistic clothes and super feminine accessories. On Paul Smith… well you know what we love about Paul Smith ; ) I guess the relation between menswear-inspired fashion and these dainty clutches is purely aesthetic, but one thing can be certain – clutch is the new bag.

Street inspirations

(From left: Sam is Home; Come Over to the Dark Side; Rainbows and Fairy Dust)
Photo source: Chictopia.com

I love Sam’s minimalistic chic with a pop of cobalt and the sleek high ponytail. (Go to her blog now!); Rosery necklace, leather pants and leopard print clutch, Cindy from Come Over to the Dark Side has put on just the perfect amount of rocker chic; Who plays with colour better than Clare from Rainbows and Fairy Dust? Her blog name has suggested it well enough ; )

Get the look now!

(Zara Buttoned Blazer ; ASOS Envelope Laptop Case In Faux Croc Effect; Zara Red Peeptoe Heels; Fletcher by Lyell Denim Scallop Short viaUrbanoutfitter.com; Asos LeatherPortfolio Clutch ; Topshop Stripe Slash Tank)

All those beautiful pearls.

All those beautiful pearls.

Photographs by dear mom (I know you’re spying on me in your office, now go back to work!)

(Topshop stripes cardigan and straw hat, H&M top and belt, American Apparel high-waisted short, Vintage handbag and unknown brand pink peep toe, jewellery by Nataliaraya.)

This outfit is probably not very me… I mean Barbie peep toes? Princess pink? Shorts!!? Well, I’m open to all options you know. I’m loving these American Apparel shorts. They are probably the only pair of shorts that I would ever want to wear, because the bottom of the shorts are so wide they actually look like a skirt. (I got one size too big though, click here to see what I mean.) The pink heels are old ones, so if you want something like that I would suggest a pair with concealed platforms.

Photo source: Nataliaraya.com / Jewelry by Natalia Araya

Here you go the second part of the jewellery feature. These delicate little pearl and silver flowers are Natalia’s signiture  designs, simple but they’ll never run out of fashion. She doesn’t know yet but I’m gonna ask her to design my wedding jewelry (NOT that I’m getting married anytime soon.) : P
Apparently the artist is on vacation at the moment, but don’t hesitate to leave her message if you want something. Check out her Blog/Etsy Shop/Facebook Page.

Runway inspirations

(From left: Marc Jacobs Spring 2011; SoniaRykiel Spring 2011; Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2011) Photo source: Style.com

Marc Jacobs’ collection is probably my favourite show for Spring 2011, he really knows how to dress up a girl and make her feel pretty, even in the simplest clothes; I don’t really understand fashion, but Sonia Rykiel’s clothes make me happy. I mean, what are you looking for, if not good feelings? I have mixed feelings on DVF’s Spring collection, but the bold print and these skorts(?) have won me over.

Street inspirations

(From left: Aileen Clarisse, Jean Greige, Haiku Ambulance )
Photo source: Chictopia.com

I’m so inspired by these effortlessnesses! It seems there’re many playful stripes and straw hats in the fashion blogosphere, go to the Style Icons‘ blogs to see more : )

Get the look now!

(1.Paul Smith Crashed Straw Hat via Asos.com2. Dezenzo Peep Toe Heels by Aldo; 3.Corsage Band Cowboy Hat by Topshop; 4.Miss KG Blanche Shoes via Asos.com; 5.Knitted Navy Chunky Stripe Open Cardigan by Topshop; 6.Stretch Bull Denim High-Waisted Cuff Shorts)

Have a nice day!

Gotta try something new.

Gotta try something new.

* Like my Facebook page now to get updates and to entre giveaways : )

Photographs by dear mom (she’s going pro..)

(Topshop Midi wrap skirt, Sandals and sunglasses, American Apparel black bodysuit, H&M jewellery.)

Finally I’m back to Hong Kong! After two months of intense traveling and adapting to different climates, I’m now ready to settle down : ) I can finally concentrate on the blog again : ) Some new things are coming up such as giveaways and maybe… a blogshop? I don’t know yet, but at least I can afford to work on those now.

If you love Topshop you’ll recognise the print of this skirt at first glance. It has this elegant lady-like silhouette, which is flattering to many body types,  but when it moves it’s very revealing. The sandals are my absolute favourite, I love chunkiness on my feet : P (They are kinda difficult to walk in though). Hope you’ll like this one.

Runway inspirations

(From left: Yves Saint Laurent SS2011; Michael Kors SS2011, Roland Mouret SS2011)

YSL’s figure-hugging pencil skirts with a flamengo twist; drappy jersey dress with a side slit and leather stripes platform sandals from Michael Kors SS2011; Roland Mouret’s mid-calf pencil skirt with a bold print.

All from Jonathan Saunders’ Fall Collection 2011, to see the complete collection click here.
Photo source: Style.com

I’m having a serious crash on Jonathan Saunders’ Fall collection! All these sophisticated use of bold colours and abstract prints,  side-slitted sexiness versus below-the-knee formality remind me of a bright young woman, who is  intimadatingly elegant but also witty and flirty (if you’re lucky). Every piece is to die for : o

Get the look now!

(1.American Apparel long sleeve bodysuit; 2.Topshop navy wrap skirt; 3.Ecote studded wedges via urbanoutfitter.com; 4.WYNN camel suede wooden platform wedges via Topshop; 5.Sparkle and Fade textured sweater skirt via urbanoutfitter.com )

 

Oh I’m gonna say it again. Like my facebook page here! It’s looking kinda bleak now : (
Have a lovely sunny day : D

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