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!
Zara top and shoes, Topshop skirt and printed top and clutch from local boutiques.
If you bump into me on the street these days, I will most likely to be wearing something like this. My go-to outfit has shifted from flowy top and body hugging bottoms to lose-fitting top and structured bottoms and I’ve come to appreciate the simplicity in such combination. Vivid orange has always been my favorite color, it just brightens up everything. (Proof and proof). The black and white printed top and Zara heels put the whole outfit together. Simple and chic. Talk soon!
(Asos fishtail skirt, Romwe vest courtesy of Sam, H&M cardi, Monki clutch, Pull and Bear flats.)
I cut my hair! Can you see that? I know it’s not a dramatic change, but hey, one step at a time. Somehow the experience of going to a hair stylist resembles that of visiting a dentist: The interrogative question – What have you done to your hair/teeth, young lady? – which induces a lot of guilt, followed by a 4-hour treatment and a post-treatment trauma. This kinda explains why I haven’t visited a hair salon in 17 months : P You guys know me, I’ve had this long hair on one side since I started blogging. I was a but intimidated by the idea of changing my hair up. So DO tell me what you think about this!
I’ve always wanted a fishtail skirt, but it’s an incredibly old-fashioned thing to put on, and whoever does that is running the risk of looking Paula-Tsui-ish – no offence here, she’s no doubt a great singer. I ordered this from Asos.com, and I have to say that I’m really in love with it. I have relatively narrow hips. The shape of the skirt kinda put emphasis on the hips and gives me a fuller bottom, thus a more feminine figure. I know many girls in Asia struggle with wider hips, but I guess if this post doesn’t help you with what you should wear, it at least gives you an idea of what to avoid ; )
I figured a flowy top and a draped cardi would look very feminine and comfy with the skirt, and that’s exactly the mood I’m going for lately – as you can see. Thank you Sam for lending me the top, I really really like it!
(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.
(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!
(Topshop wrap skirt, Asos Clutch, Free People Platforms, unknown brand blouse and H&M Sunglasses.)
It has been a very busy and depressing week for me, for a few days I had the feeling that I just lost control of my own life. But there are moments in life when friends and family can really save you life, and I’m genuinely grateful for their kind words and patients . (And I know I should have spent more time with these people who has always been there for me..)
Okay I almost forget this is a fashion-related blog : P
The color-blocking trends has finally died down – there were quite some out-of-our-minds moments this Spring Summer and I’m glad that we’re all sane again : P The colors are still around, but much muted in the late summer. I found this blouse in a local fast fashion store (Maple f.y.i.) for only HK$109, but I quite like the material and the cut. (Though I’m pretty sure it’s a copy from something much pricier.) I wasn’t sure about wearing anything green because they look tacky against my skin color, but for some reason this shade of green works pretty well. This outfit is definitely a personal favourite : )
Big thanks to Liyo for making these photos! They are really great : )
Have a great day : ) Stay happy and inspired! (Cheesy)
(Unique by Topshop jumpsuit, H&M crop top, necklace, clutch and scarf, Jeffrey Campbell heels and vintage bangles.
Hey everyone! I’m so glad that I can put up this post before the end of May. I’ve always want to do a day-to-night transition styling post for you guys. I figured this long-forgotten Unique by Topshop jumpsuit would be the perfect piece for this : ) What you’re gonna see is a little bit boring, and slightly last season, but I promise that they are high practical styling. So let’s get started!
For the day look, I used the printed scarf as a headband to enhance the boho vibe. It is really easy to do and you can wrap it whatever way you want. A crop top can bring out the casualness in this outfit and make it more daytime-appropriate.
(Unique by Topshop jumpsuit, H&M blazer, necklace, clutch and scarf, Jeffrey Campbell heels and vintage bangles.)
The night look is a glam-up version of the day look. Use the scarf as belt this time to add a little shape to the baggy jumpsuit. I wore this look without the blazer because my city’s steamy hot. It works just as well!
So that’s it girls, I hope this can help : ) Stay happy and inspired!
(H&M blazer, clutch and chandelier necklace, vintage waistcoat from Prague, Monki dress, Asos.com boots.)
Ah it’s been a while, I hope you’re still with me : ) Spring has arrived in my city, and so far it’s been fairly nasty (according to Sam). The thing about Spring season in Hong Kong is that you want it so badly when it’s not here. But when it finally arrives you just want to get rid of it. With 95% relative humidity it feels like living in a steam room. The only difference is you can’t just step out of it and say to yourself – Thank God it’s over. : (
I got this “skyscraper” dress from Monki last year. I love the print so much but the quality of it has been quite a disappointment. (It’s the forth time I wore it and it has lost its shape already. I guess that’s the thing about fast fashion… ) I’m wearing this vintage wool waistcoat from Prague together with a H&M blazer over it. Accessories wise I’m wearing a (pretty broken) chandelier necklace and a studded clutch to brighten up the entire outfit. I hope you like this one!
(From left: Dsquared² Spring 2011; Brioni Spring 2011; Sonia Rykiel Spring 2011)
Photo source: Style.com
Flowy white blazers are probably your best dress up companions for Spring. Love the almost cape-like blazer by Dsquared². The look was made impecable with the waistcoat and a maxi thigh slit skirt (and the lace details.); The blazers spotted in Brioni’s Spring collection looks crisp and well-tailored, a must-have style for the season; It’s time to gear up with bold prints, and the bolder the better. Love the playfulness in Sonia Rykiel’s Spring collection! Oh and don’t be afraid of matching them up with even bolder accessories!
Bea from You Got Me Sewn had made this slim Khaki maxi skirt herself and paired it up with a cute blazer. I like the shape of the skirt! And she looks picture perfect : ); I love how Erika Marie from Fashion Chalet can achieve simlicity at its finest! She looks breathtaking in the Marie Antoinette dress by Wildfox Couture. (I can’t post all the pictures here in full size so I suggest you to visit her blog!); And once again, Beth from B. Jones Style has inspired me with her springy blazer and pants with wild floral prints. Join her for a recent thrift adventure here!
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 : )
(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.
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
(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!
(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.
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 ; )