Tuesday, January 28, 2020

4 Fashion Trends I'll Never Understand

As a fashionista, I obviously love staying up-to-date with designers and all fashion trends! However, there are a few, that I simply do not understand.

1. "Dad" sneakers
I completely understand the importance of comfort when it comes to footwear, and I love a nice sneaker just as much as anyone else. But there are so many more elegant options available! Seriously, why did it suddenly become fashionable to dress like a dad in 1995?



2. Plastic surgery gone too far
Please don't misunderstand what I'm saying here. I 100% support making small changes to one's appearance because I know how much it can boost one's confidence. But just like everything else in life, it's all about balance.

Looking like a caricature is not cute. And no one wants to be stopped from boarding a plane, for not looking like their passport picture.

Please note that this obviously doesn't mean I don't support reconstructive surgery after burns, cancer, or anything like that. The fact that reconstructive surgery is an option nowadays, is awesome.


3. Ripped, or "distressed", fashion
Shirts and pants with rips and holes in them have been "in" for a while now, and I honestly don't get it. Why do you want your brand new clothes to look like they've been attacked by a rabid chainsaw?

Take this super hole-y cotton T-shirt from Balmain for example. Did you know it costs US$1625? Talk about being ripped off.

 

4. Listening to someone else's opinion on what to wear
You should honestly follow every trend that you want to follow. Style is subjective, so please take whatever I just said with a grain of salt 😉

Do not listen to me - or anyone else for that matter, and wear whatever you want to wear, and whatever makes you happy. When you feel confident in your outfit, you will look hot in it for sure!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Binge watching

Do you remember The Girls Next Door? It was one of my favorite TV shows as a teen, so you can probably imagine how excited I got to find a YouTube channel full of GND episodes! I've been binge watching every season for a week or so, and I'm currently at season 5. They're celebrating Bridget's sister's 21st birthday in a cute Danish town, which has always been my favorite episode.

It brings back so many memories of being 15 years old, and running home from school to watch what the girls were up to this time. I used to be so fascinated with the girls' luxurious lifes of shopping, dressing up in fabulous outfits, and partying, that I didn't really notice any of the bad things that obviously must have been there. Holly wrote a book a few years ago that I'm very interested in. It's called "Down The Rabbit Hole", have you ever read it? If you did, can you please let me know if it's good or not?

Anyway, I remember everyone used to have a favorite girl back then! I'm not sure who mine is out of Holly, Bridget, and Kendra, but it's probably Holly or Bridget. Or both, as they seem like such lovely girls!

Who was your favorite?


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Simple Sunday

Marlon is having the busiest week ever; he even has to work all weekend! I didn't want to go off by myself today, so except for going to church in the morning, I mainly stayed at home playing Uncharted while he was working at his desk.

Because I didn't really do much, I kept my outfit fairly simple. But I hope you like it anyway! This is what I wore:

Leather pants: Zara
White turtleneck: Found on a street market in Sham Shui Po
Scarf: Burberry
Sneakers: Nike Air Force 1
Handbag: Tory Burch "Fleming" bag

And I wore my glasses because I'm blind, lol.


Monday, January 06, 2020

My fabulous 2020 wishlist

If you've known me for a while, you probably know that I love to shop! One of my favorite things to do online, is to find pretty items that I really like, and then make a fun list to share with you.


Passion Planner
Just imagine how useful this hourly planner would be, and how much fun it would be to decorate every week!

Vanity Planet "Raedia" facial cleansing brush
I think using a brush like this would really help improve my skin, and I also like that it looks super pretty!
 


The classic Chanel slingbacks
Even though they are quite simple, these shoes have been around for over 60 years. They're such classics, and possibly one of the most versatile shoes ever! I love how great they look styled with jeans and a t-shirt, yet they're still beautiful with a dress.

H&M polka dot flared skirt
.The perfect skirt to wear with a pretty blouse to church, or some diva-sunglasses to go shopping.
 

Dyson Airwrap
The hottest new hair tool, that promises a salon-quality blowout at home, without damaging your hair. I really want one, but honestly cannot justify spending that much money on a hair product. I can, however, place it on my wishlist and dream about it!
Victoria's Secret classic stripe pajamas
Not really sure yet, though, if I prefer shorts or long sleeves!

"Jesse" angular cat eye sunglasses from Rubi
Cat eye shaped sunglasses are my favourites, as I think they flatter my face most. I've recently spotted these super affordable ones at Cotton On, and I think I might get them!
 

Linjer Doctor's Bag
Just how incredibly gorgeous is this bag?!
H&M neon pink blazer
I love neon pink (duh), but imagine how pretty this would be combined with a basic black dress, or even just slacks and a t-shirt?
 

What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

2019 highlights + 2020 goals

Happy new year! 

I hope you had the loveliest holidays, and that you're just as excited about 2020 as I am! I wish you so much health, love, and happiness for this new year and decade.

2019 has been such a wonderful year in my life. Marlon and I got engaged, then married, and we ended the year by moving to the other side of the world! We've been truly blessed in 2019, and we're so excited to see what the new year has in store for us.

Every year I like to set a few goals for myself, so of course I have a couple of things I'd like to do/achieve in 2020:


Eat more yummy desserts!


Cook more at home! So less takeout, and less going out to restaurants.


Take more photos.


Learn some Cantonese 🇭🇰


Make more time to blog, journal, craft, and create.


What are your plans for 2020?

Sunday, December 29, 2019

A rainy day in Hong Kong

Today after church, Marlon and I decided to have a fun afternoon in Tsim Sha Tsui!

We first went to the Hong Kong Space Museum, where we launched a rocket, crawled through a wormhole, and cycled at the speed of light! While it may not be a very large museum, it's definitely a lot of fun to spend one or two hours learning a bit more about space, or to simply play with their time machine.

After visiting the museum, we decided to check out the K11 Musea mall. There are tons of huge, fancy malls here in Hong Kong, but K11 really is the prettiest one in my opinion. After strolling around Jimmy Choo (obviously), and doing some highly necessary window shopping at Cartier, we went outside to enjoy the beautiful view over Victoria Harbour.

Here's what I wore today:

Floral blazer: River Island
Black basic v-neck: "NLY Trend" by Nelly.com
Black skirt: H&M, but thrifted years ago
Black opaque tights: H&M
Sneakers: Nike Air Force 1


Monday, December 23, 2019

10 super fun facts about Christmas!

Just in case you really want to impress your friends and family during Christmas dinner this year, here are some fun facts about Christmas that are simply too good not to show off.

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1. Twenty eight (!!!) sets of Lego are sold every second during the Christmas season.

2. The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism, and the creators of Rudolph didn't want him to look like a drunkard 🍺

3. Besides Rudolph, of course there's also Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Most of these are male-sounding names, but male reindeer shed their antlers during winter. So it's very likely that the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh are either female, or castrated ✂️

4. Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.

5. Nova Scotia in Canada is the world's leading exporter of Christmas trees.

6. The Statue of Liberty in New York City was gifted to the US by France, on Christmas Day in 1886. As it weighs 225 tons (225.000 kg), you could consider it the biggest Christmas gift in the world.

7. The Germans are believed to have been the first to decorate their Christmas trees in the 16th century 🎄

8. The last Friday and Saturday before Christmas, are considered the busiest shopping days worldwide.

9. It's actually very popular in Japan to eat Christmas dinner at KFC. Customers have to make reservations to eat their festive bucket of chicken two months in advance.

10. In Hawaii, Santa's name is Kanakaloka🎅🏼


What's your favourite Christmas movie?