Prosperity Calling :: Metallic Skirt + Denim Jacket


Hi everyone,

As we countdown to the most auspicious time on the Chinese calendar - Chinese New Year, you will see all things red and gold streaming from the shops from decorations, to flowers to outfits. Both being lucky colours to bring in good fortune for the New Year!


Heading into Chinatown or if you are based in Asia ( Singapore / Hong Kong/ Malaysia) you will see lined along the streets and outside most homes and businesses, tons of decorations with fishes ( as the word for fish -"yu" sounds similar to that of the meaning of abundance), chinese characters of luck and spring, rooster and chickens ( this year in particular as 2017 is the Year of the Rooster) and gold ingots. Wearing the same pink shade of lipstick, my little fishy and I was sharing a loving kiss to ring in the New Year.


Back to my outfit - I chose to trend this combination this last weekend before Chinese New Year, simply because with a drastic temperature difference between day and night, my legs were cold ( hence the jeans) however to glam it up I decided to layer it with my favourite metallic skirt which I felt was pretty appropriate for such an occasion (pre- Chinese New Year) just to set the festive mood.






Since mix and matching was the theme of the day, I kept the top simple with a plain tee underneath and a denim jacket to rock the outfit up a notch. Adding a touch of pink ( as red would have been too loud for this outfit), I styled this outfit with my lovely pink suede Gucci bag and finished the look off with my favourite gold glitter slingbacks.

So, Chinese New Year colours complete with pink ( as a substitute for red), gold glitter ( signifying money and wealth) and of course my metallic skirt ( with gold, silver and blue - in my opinion all rich and prosperous in significance).





Brought my little fishy friend along to join in the merriment of this photo shoot.



So, here's wishing all of you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rooster! Do stay tune for more Chinese New Year outfit posts coming your way very soon.




T-Shirt & Jeans : H&M // Jacket : American Rag
Skirt : ZARA // Bag : GUCCI
Belt : MANGO // Earrings : gift ( thanks Lauren!)
Choker : Stradivarius // Watch : Michael Kors
Shoes : H&M // Sunglasses : Cotton On
Love,
Simone xoxo Women's Blue Denim Jacket, Gold Sequin Heeled Sandals, Pink Crossbody Bag, Black and Gold Elastic Waist Belt on Lookastic: Blue Denim Jacket, Gold Sequin Heeled Sandals, Pink Crossbody Bag, Black and Gold Elastic Waist Belt

Check It Out :: Plaid & Checkered Shawl and Cap


Happy Sunday everyone,

An easy casual look for Winter. I do not own many plaids and checks items in my wardrobe, however this scarf was a beautiful gift that could lift the colours of any outfit. It just reminds me so much of the kilts that the Scottish wear and such a cute pattern to mix and match with.






To funk up the whole look, I paired it with this plaid cap for that slight edgy touch.


Check or Plaid scarves are the hottest style of scarves to get for this Winter. I particularly love the fact that this scarf was layered in its style - something slightly different. Like different check scarves all weaved and sewn together to create one exciting piece.






I hope you enjoyed this quick outfit post. See you soon and thanks for visiting.

Sweater : H&M ( similar here) // JeansForever 21 
Shawl & Cap: ZARA ( similar herehere & get it here)
Booties : old, New Look ( similar here & here
Bag :  St Laurent
Brooch : old, River Island  //  Sunnies :  Cotton On


Love,
Simone xoxo


Women's Olive Cable Sweater, Navy Skinny Jeans, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Olive Leather Crossbody Bag on Lookastic: Olive Cable Sweater, Navy Skinny Jeans, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Olive Leather Crossbody Bag

NORDSTROM INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY !


Happy Friday everyone!

A nice wrap up to the end of the second week of January 2017 - and to break the spell of Friday the 13th, someone is going to enjoy some luck with our Giveaway today!


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Good Luck!!

Love,
Simone xoxo

Ring My Bell :: Bell Sleeve Top + Silver Plimsoll


Hi everyone,

How was your first week into 2017? Mine was a relatively busy one with a bad toothache hitting me this weekend! I hope this does not mean more dental visits this year???? ( Yikes....)



Amazing how it's snowing heavily in the USA whilst here in Hong Kong, we are experiencing one of our hottest winter. Temperatures ranging from 15 - 18 degrees in the morning and spiking 28 - 29 degrees in the afternoon. It's nice and refreshing though it also means the delay in pulling out and trending thicker coats, jumpers and sweaters for Winter.



With a nice crisp breeze blowing throughout the day summer clothing would suffice for the day and just make sure one carries a lighter cardigan, shawl to throwover for the evenings. I love this beautiful ZARA top with it's statement bell / trumpet sleeve. Somehow this trend is seriously growing on me.



Keeping the look casual this time, pairing it with cutout denim jeans was my ideal choice. Bringing the look together is a pair of silver plimsolls - perfect for strolling through the Sunday market in Stanley.






I hope you enjoyed this first casual look for 2017 and please let me know what you would like to see more on my blog for 2017 so I can bring those inspirations to you!!

Have a great weekend !

Top : ZARA (get it here // similar here)
Jeans : Calzedonia (similar here)
Bag : Chloe 
Sneakers : Cotton On ( similar here)
Bangle : ZARA ( similar here)
Ring : Tiffany ( get the look for less & similar here)
Earrings : Marks & Spencer ( similar here & here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

2017 NEW YEAR CASH GIVEAWAY !!



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Happy happy new year everyone!

To kick off 2017, here is a little treat for you guys... log in your entries now to win CASH! YES, CASH prize giveaway of US$ 200 or US$ 200 Visa Gift Card.

So what are you waiting for.. ring in that new year luck right now but filling out the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck !!

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Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily.
Giveaway ends 16 Jan 2017 and is open worldwide.
Winner will be notified via email.

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Love,
Simone xoxo