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 ๐Ÿบ

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 ๐ŸŽ„

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 Kanakaloka๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ


What's your favourite Christmas movie?

Friday, December 20, 2019

Seeing a panda for the first time in my life!

One of the main things I was excited about when Marlon told me we were going to move to the other side of the world, was the possibility of seeing pandas! It's always been very high on my bucket list to see a panda bear in real life, so you can probably imagine how excited I was when my dream came true!

He was just sitting there chilling, eating some yummy bamboo, and meanwhile I was ugly crying in the middle of Ocean Park. Literally bawling my eyes out, while attempting to take some decent photos.

I thought it might be nice to share some with you, so here they are!


Do you have any favourite animals?

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Pied-de-poule

Earlier this afternoon, Marlon and I were walking home from the MTR station, when we came across this adorable Barbie pink wall! So obviously I had to make use of this wonderful opportunity, and kindly asked (or forced, oops!) Marlon to snap some shots of what I was wearing today.

Black turtleneck sweater: H&M
Tweed houndstooth pattern skirt + belt: Zara
Overknee tights: Hunkemรถller
Handbag: Louis Vuitton Pochette Mรฉtis
Shoes: Nike Air Force 1


Thursday, December 05, 2019

Deck the halls with cookie candles

Can you believe it's December already?!

Even though it's not that cold here in Hong Kong at the moment, I'm slowly starting to get super excited for Christmas. I'm pretty late to start decorating this year, but I really can't wait to make our new apartment all festive!

If you've been following my blog for a couple of years, you probably know that I like to treat myself to one or two (or five) yummy scented candles every winter. I absolutely love burning them whenever I'm at home, as they are such lovely little luxuries that bring so much cosiness to the house!

I found a store called "Dudes" on Instagram, that sells a lot of cool stuff that you can't really find anywhere else in Hong Kong, including lots of fancy candles! So obviously, I took the first MTR to Causeway Bay to check out their store, where I found this adorable "Merry Cookie" three-wick candle from Bath & Body Works. The girls at the store were super sweet, and I will definitely go back soon.

The candle basically smells like freshly baked Christmas cookies, and I think it's more than perfect for the holiday season. The scent reminds me of bakery vanilla with hints of butter, and even my husband, who really doesn't like most scented candles, enjoys it a lot. I lit it in our kitchen, and within minutes our apartment was filled with a yummy cookie smell!


What's your favourite cookie?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Currently loving | Wishlist November 2019

As the month of November is coming to an end, it's time for another one of my wishlists. I have again fallen head over heels in love with several items, and couldn't wait to share them with you!

1. Chanel "Classic Flap" Houndstooth bag
I've been slightly obsessed with houndstooth patterns lately. To be honest it was never a pattern I particularly liked, or even loved, but I just find it so chic at the moment!

2. H&M tasselled loafers
How cute are these for winter?!
 

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills "Pink Passion" blush trio
Super pigmented and very buildable! Pink blush is my favourite, because I think it matches my skin tone best.

4. Zara wool beret
I love love love that pretty brooch!
 

5. Zara tweed mini crossbody
This gorgeous little bag looks so luxurious! This would be the perfect piece to spice up an all black outfit.
 

6. Victoria's Secret Pink sherpa beanie
Not sure yet if I prefer the black or pink one...
 

7. Ikea "Bondis" clock
This clock will look amazing in our new kitchen!

8. Ikea "Ingrun" throw blanket
This soft comfy blanket would be perfect for our bed!

9. Zara blazer dress
How beautiful is this dress?! It would be the perfect outfit for church, but I love how it also works for a date night with my husband.
 

What's currently on your wishlist?

Monday, November 25, 2019

My life got flipped turned upside down

Hi you! ๐Ÿ’–

Remember when I said that Marlon and I were in the middle of something very exciting? We weren't 100% sure at the time, so I couldn't really say anything yet, but I can finally tell you everything!

Marlon received a very interesting job offer not too long ago. The only reason why it took him a little while to accept, is because it would require us to move to Hong Kong. Marlon is a coastal engineer, and we kind of already knew that his job would give us the opportunity to travel, or maybe eventually even live in a different country, but we had no idea it would all happen so fast. And to be honest, I also needed some time to get used to the idea of leaving everything behind to live somewhere I had never been before.

But we did it! I know it sounds crazy, but we packed our stuff, and moved to the other side of the world! ✈️ We're still really new here, so if you have any tips on restaurants, shopping, things to do, etc, please leave a comment below!

I'm trying to explore Hong Kong as much as possible, and I really enjoy travelling around when Marlon is at work. We try to go on trips together as much as possible during the weekend as well, and always find lots of exciting places to visit! Yesterday we took the Ngong Ping cable car on Lantau Island to visit the Po Lin monastery, and of course climb the 268 steps to the Tian Tan Buddha. We both absolutely loved it, even the trip there was amazing. Hong Kong's nature is seriously underestimated, everything is just so beautiful!

 
 

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ  ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ฌ

Would you be interested in an apartment tour of our new house? I think it might be nice to do a "shop with me" here in Hong Kong as well, but as I haven't really done anything like that before, I'm not sure if that's something you'd be interested in. What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please let met know!


Friday, September 20, 2019

Our first 10 days as newlyweds + My wedding dress!

Hey everyone!

September 10, 2019, has been, without a doubt, the most beautiful day of my life so far. The day Marlon and I said I do, and the day we became husband and wife.

I've wanted to get married to the man of my dreams ever since I was a little girl, and it still seems a bit surreal that it actually happened. Life as a newly married couple is honestly so much fun, and I already love spending every day with him. To be honest we haven't had any newlywed fights yet, but we're actually in the middle of something very exciting (more about that later!), so perhaps those will come later, haha.

I'm super excited that I don't have to keep my wedding dress a secret anymore! This will by far be my most favourite 'outfit of the day' type of post on here ever, so let's go! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ

My wedding dress is from Sincerity, and my veil is from Poirier. Both my dress and my veil really made me feel like a princess! My shoes are hardly visible, but I wore the Kate Spade shoes I mentioned a while ago. Marlon's entire outfit comes from Suitable, except for his shoes. He has no idea though, where those are from, haha.

 
 
 

I promise to share more wedding photos later.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

I need wedding nail inspiration

Hi there!

As most of the wedding planning is done (only 10 days till we say "I do", OMG!), it is time to finish up the small details that will make our wedding day the most beautiful day of our life together. ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป

I'm not 100% sure yet how I want to do my nails, though. I have acrylic nails, so I will definitely get a refill and a fresh coat of colour before walking down the aisle (best excuse ever to treat myself to getting my nails done). But I haven't really decided yet what colour I should go for. A nude, light pink, or french tip might be very classy and really scream "bride", but they also seem a little boring to me as I usually prefer brighter, or more daring, colours.

What do you think? I have listed some nail colours below that I really like, and would love to hear your opinion!

Please note that none of the following images are mine, and are only used as inspiration.

 
What about a little "something blue" to bring good luck to our marriage?

 
And what do you think of my favourite colour, fuchsia?

 
Or should I go for a classic, bridal nude?

 So, let me know what you think! Please tell me if you have any other ideas as well, as I'm definitely open to suggestions!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

19 days to go

As our wedding day is fastly approaching, I'm starting to realize how short a 7-month engagement really is! Thankfully, all guests have let us know on time whether or not they will attend the wedding, so that's a huge relief. Planning is almost done, but I'm sure the last few days before the wedding will be very hectic!

I have my last dress fitting coming up this weekend, and Marlon's tux will be ready next week. I'm so excited to wear my dress again after not seeing it for a few months, and to be honest I also can't wait to share pictures on here after the wedding, haha. Wedding planning has been a little stressful due to our short time frame, but I'm sure it will all be worth it as soon as we're pronounced husband and wife.



Anyway, why is it tradition that the groom doesn't see the bride's dress until she walks down the aisle, but it's fine for her to see his suit/tux long before the wedding? ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป