Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Denim On-Air

(jacket from abercrombie & fitch, mustard yellow shirt from kwai chung mall, denim skirt from b+ab, clogs from boc, pearl necklace from stonehenge, bracelet from pandora)

I noticed my last post didn't show how humid and foggy Hong Kong has been. I have been basically living within the clouds. Hand lotion seems unnecessary; I should have left it in the States.

Massive cleanup continues. Today I tried on all my pants and skirts, one by one. After about eight years, I fell in love with my denim skirt again. For unknown reasons, I didn't wear the denim skirt that many times in the past. It has been sitting in my wardrobe for eight years. I am amazed that I didn't get rid of it. How can I stand having all the clothes that I seldom wear occupying my wardrobe space? That being said, I am very grateful that I have kept my denim skirt.

My wardrobe is like a library to me. I keep a set of white shirts with different material, black pants with different fit, tees with a range of color. Fashion trend comes second. What's more important is to dress to express my feeling of the day. 

By the way, I took these pictures with my tripod. The second-to-last photo is what I got with the "smile detection" function. I guess my smile is quite detectable. :P

It also seems like my blog pageviews may hit 20,000 with this blogpost. Thank you all for your support. Thanks for asking me for fashion advice. Thanks for complimenting my style. This place has been more like my fashion journal for myself. Even though I love some of my old outfits and I still own all those garments, I don't feel like replicating those matches anymore. Life encompasses many stages. I am glad to have this place to document my style. Those outfits represent a moment, and a stage. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Floral in the Mist

(floral jacket from bershka, patterned shirt from kookai, jeans from jeanasis, clogs from boc, leather tote from fat face) PC: Natalie Lau

 Hello world! I am still here and I haven't forgotten my fashion blog. I chose to return to Hong Kong for my senior Spring break. When I see on the social media all the amazing photos of my friends traveling around the world (well, predominantly the States),  I feel slightly conflicted. Did I make the right choice to come home? Would I rather use my last Spring break to travel a little more? 

I am still glad to be home, and to be reminded how Spring in Hong Kong is like. It surprises me how foreign the experience of living in a humid place is. I stared with confusion at the water vapors on the windows of my room. Wait a second, I have lived in Hong Kong my whole life... This really shouldn't be new to me. I still remember I felt like a deeply soaked towel the night I stepped on the Hong Kong soil again. 

This Spring break return is missionary, meaningful, and productive.  I moved about 100lbs of winter stuff home. I am reconfiguring my room for my return after graduation. I also proceeded with the preparation of many post-graduation plans. I baked some New York-style bagels. I cooked for my family and relatives. I explored many Hong Kong traditional streets. I ate a lot of delicious food, like the egg puff with purple yam and sweet potato fillings in the photos. 

Classic egg puff is usually plain. This shop gives a modern twist and offers a variety of fillings/ flavors including Belgium chocolate, green tea, sesame, and the purple yam and sweet potato that I tried today. I liked that the purple yam offered natural sweetness to the egg puff. I definitely recommend you trying it!

Okay, finally sharing with you my thoughts on my outfit today... I think it is challenging to find something to wear that suits this weather, especially when I have left most of my spring clothes in the States. Hong Kong is humid, mildly cool, and windy right now. I decided to go for pattern on pattern today. Put on your floral shirt; spring is a season to blossom!