June 18, 2014

summer basics.

American Appeal vest and crop top, Monki skirt, Papermint bag, Vince sandals, Madewell 1937 bangle.

Some quick photos of a couple of my current go-to pieces for this summer. The vest and top are actually favourites from last summer as well, this crop top is hands down the most comfortable one I own (check out a striped version here).  Definitely need more of these ASAP for this summer...in every colour. I'm pretty happy that American Apparel is at least available in Queensway Plaza's Lab Concept now but even happier that you can order more pieces of American Apparel online from ZALORA since the selection at Lab Concept is somewhat limited and shipping is expensive from American Apparel's own website to Hong Kong unless you buy over $1000. Not sure if I really need $1000 worth of crop tops...
That aside, I just have to add that these Vince sandals are a miracle for Hong Kong since they're waterproof and not ugly...and the process of growing my hair back out is aggravating me so much right now I want to give in and cut it again, but I can't stand having to style it either. Bald seems like a pretty good option right now. 

June 14, 2014

bridges street.

Zara top and heels, Topshop skort,COS bag, Born Pretty necklace, COS and Etsy rings.

Finally another post...in celebration of turning another year older and completing my law degree! Mostly kidding about the celebration apart, I don't feel a whole lot older or wiser but at least I now have somewhat of an explanation as to my disappearance from this blog since sleeping doesn't count. 
That aside, here's a few photos I shot a while back near one of my favourite spots for tea in Hong Kong (a post on that to come). Many thanks to Jenny from Born Pretty for this necklace, the perfect balance between detailed and simple makes it fit all too well with the rest of my jewelry and is super easy to dress both up and down. Not to mention, I've been looking for a simple spiked necklace for a while but they mostly seem to be on the elaborate/flashy side. Check out Born Pretty for a huge (and I mean huge) selection of affordable jewelry and accessories in pretty much every style known to man. I'm particularly loving their simpler rings, complements my ever-growing collection of minimalist rings from COS pretty well. Seriously can't step into that store without buying jewelry.
Anyways, have a great weekend everyone! More posts to come soon, and by that I don't mean in two months.

April 12, 2014

kuala lumpur//acme bar & coffee.

38comeoncommon dress, Kara backpack, Forever 21 slip ons, Color Spark La Digue sunglasses.

And I'm back. Partially due to appreciation of a friend's demands for me to post (read: shouting at me during class and sending me all caps texts...perhaps I should replace the word 'appreciation' with 'fear'). Anyways, here are some photos from my trip to Kuala Lumpur about a month ago. I didn't get around to taking many outfit photos since my sister and I were on the trip primarily for the purpose of attending a music festival, and were mostly interested in cramming as much sightseeing and eating as possible in between. Not to mention, the weather was horribly smoggy and 'outfit planning' basically consisted of haphazardly throwing clothing into my suitcase a few hours before my 8 am flight. Meaning, of course, that there was a lot of black and white clothing involved (as usual).
On to the food. My sister and I went to Acme Bar & Coffee out of interest in their brunch but it wasn't available on weekdays (got too used to brunch being constantly available in Hong Kong), though the food was delicious anyways. Still drooling slightly thinking of their lamb koftas, as well as their interior design. And cake display. As my sister and I are both enthusiastic fatasses foodies, we then proceeded to eat lunch again about an hour later at a Malaysian restaurant...and basically repeated this process for almost all of our meals during the trip. Pretty successful maximisation of our eating experience in Kuala Lumpur, I'd say.

Acme Bar & Coffee
The Troika, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

March 5, 2014

in between.

Gap jacket, Aqua sweater, 38comeoncommon skirt, Tout à Coup boots, Opening Ceremony bag.

Seasons, that is. Sort of kind of easing into spring here, which for Hong Kong means the weather is getting unpleasantly humid (as in, water-dripping-from-the-walls-and-damp-towels-never-dry humid). But at least I can ditch my winter coats and bring out the leather jackets, as well as bare my vampire-level pale legs a bit. Still surprised that my almost eternal (meaning five years) hunt for a simple black leather motorcycle jacket that wouldn't break the bank was solved by Gap. As for the pale legs, I'll be attempting to change that this time next week by flying off to a much hotter and sunnier location for a few days. My goal now is just to get the rest of those photos from Japan up before I leave again...did I mention that I'm an excellent procrastinator?

January 22, 2014

arashiyama, narnia and other things.

COS sweater, Sly jeans, vintage scarf, Papermint bag, Zara heels.

Photos from the third day of my trip to Kyoto. My sister and I discovered this very photogenic path on the other side of a tunnel near our hotel and proceeded to dub it 'Narnia'...mostly because the tunnel looked somewhat dark and vaguely creepy from afar, so we didn't expect to find much on the other side. Especially since the last time I walked through a somewhat dark and vaguely creepy tunnel was when I was 10 and resulted in my discovery of a graveyard as the sun was setting. Safe to say that 11 years later, I have at least become intelligent enough to explore such tunnels in the morning instead of the evening (I was, however, not intelligent enough to notice that I dropped my scarf on the way back to the hotel, and had it returned to me by a nice grandma).
After that I headed over to Arashiyama for most of the day, which ended up being my favourite spot this trip. Meaning I took too many photos and caused my camera to die by dinnertime. Here's a couple photos including Arashiyama's neighborhoods, the Oi River and some food, because I couldn't resist. Contemplating a post dedicated to the desserts I consumed in Japan at the moment...