Friday, October 30, 2009

Casual Friday

Yay to casual Friday!
Everyone's ecstatic to wear jeans, but I am not a huge fan of pants. I look crappy in pants. I loveee my skirts, despite my short and stubby legs.

Paired this loud colored, ruffled, tiered, bias cut top (which is normally too hot for summer), and paired it with all blacks.

I love my new black denim skirt from Zara, I hate how my fringe looks when it's blown by autumn breeze. Yuck.

Top = No name street shop in Tsuen Wan
Skirt = Zara, HK$299
Cardigan = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$39
Shoes = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$79
Bag = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$1xx
Necklace = Fa Yuen St Market
Bracelets = Kwai Chung Plaza

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweet Shirt & Tie

It's no secret that I love girly versions of boyish stuff.
This time, it's a dress shirt, in sweet stripy color, feminine puffy silhouette, paired with a thin polka dotted tie...

A beret....

Cute lil pouch...

Black tights with cute bow pattern and black pumps.

I wiped out any of the manliness that could've left on the tie and shirt. It's all girly girl.

Shirt dress = FCUK, HK$1xx
Tie = No name shop in Jordan, HK$10
Tights = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$15
Beret, Pouch & Shoes = H&M

Wore this to the immigration yesterday, of cos that lil pouch isn't enough to store my stuff. I also carried a huge bag of documents :p

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vintage Mellow Yellow and Grey Leopard

I love how mellow this yellow is...and this thrifted number fits me perfectly, shoulder pads and all... :)
It could make one look really "auntie", so I had to pair it with young and sweet things.

I just loveee the stripy collar...

...and the details on the sleeves...

Paired it with a grey leopard skirt and grey belt

Grey tights and sweet cream flats with lace details.
Top = so thrifted
Skirt = Cotton On, HK$99
Belt = Orange, Jakarta
Tights = Argyle Center
Flats = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$89
Bag = Fa Yuen St Market

Friday, October 23, 2009

What Should I Be This Halloween?

Someone with killer abs?
Someone with manboobs?
Someone with saggy ass?
Someone with a beer belly?

Sigh, apart from the killer abs, everything else sounded like coming to a Halloween party as myself.

What's yours gonna be?

Cute Boys Jackets

Don't we all love a doll character with whom we can play dress up/dress down?
I never played much with dolls when I was a kid...which is probably why now I love treating people sous chef as a doll.

There was a period of time when sous chef would refuse to purchase or even look at anything related to fashion (classic) and would wear nothing but an old tee and a pair of raggedy old (albeit expensive) shorts for a month straight.

I am so glad those days are over.

These days, he'd cooperate and even enjoy being dressed up/down, accessorized, hair being molded into ridiculous shapes, or being made up, eyeliners and all. The only thing I had to say was "you'd better wear/do it before everyone else does". Lalala~

It was a mid week, and we were getting a birthday gift for a friend, and I spotted these cute jackets. I couldn't help but have sous chef tried them on, and it all went downwards from there.
These jackets were too cute not to be purchased.
Paired them with bright colors, simple black pants, cute little bow ties or slim polka dotted neckties...

How cute is the cutting and...those buttons!

OK, that pose was uncalled for.

Jackets = Sino Plaza, Mongkok, HK$350 each
Shirt - Hang Ten, Tsuen Wan, HK$39
White bow tie = Ladies market, HK$39
Slim polka dotted neck tie = Yau Ma Tei, HK$20
Faux snakeskin belt = H&M, HK$129
Pants = Choocolate, HK$2xx (forgot)
Shoes = These are not shoes, these are sandals @Walkershop, HK$399

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shoulder Pads

They're back, and we're all loving it the updated version.
I was surprisingly in love with what the shoulder pads did in this thrifted piece. The shoulder pads went all the way down to my upper arm, created a curvy silhouette instead of a sharp one.
I love the curves on the hems...and you know my weakness for polka dots and blue + white combo.

A couple of el cheapo new rings I wanted to show off share.

...and equally cheap H&M-esque bracelet and a colorful candy bracelet...which echoes the color of my nails and bag.

Top = so thriffffted
Belt = Orange, Jakarta
Skirt = G2000
Shoes = Fa Yuen St Market
Bag = H&M
Rings = Yau Ma Tei, HK$10 each
Bracelet = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$20 each
Scarf = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$15 for two

Foul Mouthed Sales = Good Service?

During my first visit to Hong Kong, I found that Hong Kong salespersons are rude beyond belief.
They don't only quietly give you a once-over and then proceeded to look down on you...some even tell you not to touch the stuff they're selling and wouldn't hesitate asking you to f*ck off.
Some are rude to people of certain race (sadly, while aiming to be Asia's world city and all...), some don't discriminate and are rude to everyone :p

These days, I find that sales services here get much better.
Shops which belong to big chains, such as Baleno, Giordano, etc...provide impeccable service. The sales staff always exceeded my expectations...and they make it look really sincere (Let's face it. Some customers are royal pain in the ass....and salespersons are human too!

My recent experience was really....interesting, to say the least.

This is a small shop within a mall in Kowloon, selling boys clothing. It was almost closing time, but the sales girl welcomed my sister and me with all smiles. In smaller, no-brand shopping malls, not every salesperson/shop owner speak fluent English. Our girl, however, could communicate with us really well. We love her for that. We asked for things in giant sizes (yes, according to Hong Kong sizes, we are giant) and we sent our poor girl running to and from shop-warehouse a few times. She did it without complaint, always with a big smile, and she was even apologetic for having us wait for her a few times.

We were very happy.

Then we started negotiating some prices...

When we asked for lower prices...her reply was...
" boss will f*ck me!"

We thought she said "fired", but she repeated her sentence a few times.
"I don't wanna be f*cked, you know..."
"If I sold to you at HK$xxx, ohhhh....I am so f*cked!"
"My boss is gonna f*ck me"

OK, we started imagining her being f*cked by her boss...and depending on how the boss looks, it could be one heck of a scene.

Were we offended?
Funnily, we weren't. We were totally amused and fascinated. She said the word "f*ck" as if it was the most natural thing in the world. My sis and I started to wonder if she really knew what f*ck means.

We were joking and chatting...until the moment we were paying, and she didn't have enough change for us. Naturally, she went..."SHIT! I have no change!"
"Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! SHIT!!!!! Would you mind waiting? I'll go get some change, so sorry to keep you waiting."

Of course we didn't mind. My sis and I almost laughed out loud....what did we think of the service? It's excellent! One of the best we've experienced, despite the Fs and the Ss.

I contemplated taking her picture with us, but decided not to, and I had to blur the name of the shop....cos we don't want her to get f*cked now, don't we?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Work Vintage

Another thrift find which is perfect for work.
Wear it under a work jacket...

...or without...

Love the pattern, the colors and of course...the buttons.
Clashed it with floral, accented it with golds, modernize it with a pair of grey tights and gold studded gladiator sandals.

Oh gosh, you can see my midnight blue nail color under that grey tights.

Love this brooch. Sweet and vintagey, although it is actually not a vintage.

This look-good-with-anything reds are one of my favorite nail colors.

Top = thrifted
Necklace = Tsuen Wan, HK$20
Brooch = forgot where it's from....
Jacket = G2000
Skirt = Cotton On, HK$99
Shoes = Kwai Chung Plaza
Tights = forgot, probably Argyle Centre
Bag = H&M
Nails = Revlon (my favorite discounted nail polish brand)

This ensemble's on ModCloth's Style Inspiration.
Go on, check 'em out, you know you want to :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Serios Work Vintage

I love the colors of this vintage top.
Kinda makes you think of fall, eh?

Paired it with a tiered black skirt, flashy belt and a bunch of bangles for work.

I think I looked so serious, so (not) ready for a hard day at work :)

Top = thrifted
Skirt = Zara
Belt, necklace and bag = H&M
Bangles = Argyle Center

Monday, October 19, 2009

Flashy Rocks

I didn't mean that what I wore that night was flashy.
I meant flash photography.
I have never been a fan of photographs taken with the help of flash, but I kinda like this one. It gives a certain rough feel. Totally appropriate for my look that night.

You might be bored of the rock chick look, but I am still loving it.
As always, I added splashes of sweetness through the full, sweet little polka dotted powder blue skirt....and waving my hair.

Tee = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$39
Skirt = Cotton On, HK$99
Bag and shoes = Fa Yuen St Market
Bracelet = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$20
Necklace = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$49

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vintage Red and Cream Top

A favorite of my recent thrifting bliss...this red and cream top.
Love the widely spaced, tiny dots, the bow, the cream panel...even the shoulder pads!
Paired it with floral, wide belt and mustard heels.

Top = thrifted
Skirt = Cotton On, HK$99
Belt = Mango
Shoes, Vincci, Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mustard Green

Trying a different combo for my blue green balloon dress. I've been wanting to try this yellow mustard tights for a while...and finally, there I was.

Belted the dress with something shiny, gold and striking, to prevent me from looking like a real balloon.

...and I get to wear my new pair of beauties.
Hi, love....

Dress = Lady Story, Yau Ma Tei MTR, HK$109
Belt and tights = H&M
Shoes = H&M, HK$399
Bangle = Stanley Market

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Plaid and Floral Dress

Love this minidress/long top the moment I saw it.
I love the ruffles on the hem, the puffy sleeves (yeah! puffy sleeves are so my thing!), the sweet blue flowers on the pattern, the sheer and floaty fabric, and the flap of black and white plaid on the chest.

It just gives the otherwise plain floral dress a little something extra, eh? Paired the dress with greys, which I am so fond of these days...

...and this faux snakeskin bag. I love fake animals.

Dress/top = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$59
Belt = Orange, Jakarta
Tights and shoes = Argyle Center
Bag = Fa Yuen St Market, HK$110

Monday, October 12, 2009

Work rocks

You know my recent obsession with anything metal studded.
However, I can't stud my whole self with metals for I kept it pretty minimum, just on the shoes, and paired the shoes with delicate chiffon, lace and ruffle bottomed dress.

Dress = Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$59
Belt = H&M
Tights & Necklace = Argyle Center
Shoes = Fa Yuen St Market

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sweet Floral

Gosh, I have to post my pending outfits with long hair...cos I don't look like this anymore!

I particularly love this the shape of the skirt, the comfort and simplicity of my cheap white tee with puffy 3/4 sleeves...

The statement gold and seashell.

A collection bangles in complimenting colors

My favorite mustard heels with shocking pink nails...
Tee = In Fashion, HK$39
Skirt = Cotton On, HK$99
Necklace = H&M, HK$99
Shoes = Vincci
Bangles = white sparkly Indian bangles were a gift from a friend and the gold one is from Stanley Market, HK$20

My New Hair Cut

When I pointed out a picture from a magazine as a reference for my hair stylist, I shall never expect the same result. He briefly glanced at the reference, told me that there's gonna be no problem...then...
snip, snip, iron, iron, snip, snip...
and voila!
Expect something totally different fromt he reference.

Don't get me wrong, I love my stylist to bits and won't blame him for the difference.

It's bound to be different!
- I don't have her face
- My hair can't be colored that light (I have LOTS of gray hair)
- I don't have her hair
- I don't have her clothes
- I don't have her body
...the list could go on forever.

As of now, I can't recognise myself in the mirror.
I think this style kinda makes me look idiotic.
You likey?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Red White Grey

One of my favorite thrift finds.
A cute and comfy vintage dress that fits me.
Although the hem length kinda makes my bottom looks 10000000000000x larger, I gotta wear it once before I have it altered ^_^
How short should I go?

Love the little details on the shoulder (there are pleats on both sides of the neck), the pocket on the chest and the two large pockets on the bottom.

Dress = thrifted
Necklace = Kwai Chung plaza
Shoes = Argyle Center
Belt = Orange, Jakarta
Faux snakeskin bag = Fa Yuen St market

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Animalistic Boys - Plus or Minus?

My sis and I forced sous chef to try on my sis' newly purchased leopard print tee.
Layered on top of hooded tee and paired with striped shorts and straw fedora.
He agreed to pose for pictures, but won't be caught dead wearing it out on the streets.
I am so liking the touch of safari!

Manly enough for you? Or too ladylike?

Rockin' My Rain Boots

During my mom and my sis visit in Hong Kong, we were blessed with sunny days, except for the last 2 days when it rained cats and dogs.

No point sitting around and feel gloomy, it was a great time to rock my rain boots :p

If you're bored of my recent obsession with rock-chick look...too bad, cos I am still loving it and I wanna wear all of my metal studded stuff before they get outdated :p

Were the rain boots effective? Very very! My feet were dry despite the crazy rain
Were they comfy? Yes!
Could my feet breathe? I didn't think so ;)

Tee & rain boots= Kwai Chung Plaza, HK$39
Skirt = Body and Soul, Jakarta, circa long long time ago
Bangles = Fa Yuen St Market and sous chef's
Bag = Fa Yuen St Market