Green is in the Air









A week of celebrations gone by in a blink of an eye. Eating, drinking and making merry is surely taking it's toll on me now. The waistline is expanding and I am feeling exhausted.

This week has also seen a surge in temperatures and whilst trying to keep the festive Chinese New Year mood going, I decided to pair this lovely chinese style top with a pair of embroidered skorts so I can still look the part and yet keep cool.

If Chinese New Year is not about being loud and gaudy, then we would not be feeling the mood that much. So I paired this outfit with my pom pom sandals just to up the notch.

Top & Shorts : street stall from the markets in Chengdu 
Sandals & Bangle : Forever 21
Jade Necklace : street stall from Jade Market in Hong Kong ( similar here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

GIVEAWAY :: STARBUCKS INSTAGRAM US$ 100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY


Who doesn't need a cup of coffee to start your day? Up for grabs now and win to regain your sanity and perhaps share a nice cuppa with a friend who needs a shoulder to cry on or a colleague who needs to vent! A lover to whisper secrets to while sipping a nice hot beverage, or to spend some time with your parent(s).

Good luck!!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12 March 2018 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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Love,
Simone xoxo

Welcome Year of the Dog!













Another year has come and gone and welcome, welcome the Year of the Dog! As many of you would have known, I am a big dog lover and have rescued dogs in Hong Kong whilst we were living there recently. We even adopted and brought one back with me. Good news - out of the 4 that we had rescued, 3 have found permanent and loving homes as of today! So you see, it just takes a little patience and effort.

So in line with tradition, I got this pretty cheongsam ( chinese dress) from .... ( drumroll)... you won't believe it... my favourite supermarket! Seriously it's your run of the mill supermarket pretty much like Costco and Publix in the states or Tesco and Asda in the UK and I chanced upon this beautiful maroon number at a great deal! I had to rock it for the new year!

Fashion need not be expensive designer wear - it's how you style and wear it.
So here's wishing all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai // Gong Hei Fatt Choy// Happy Chinese New Year!

Cheongsam : Giant Superstore ( similar here & here)
Earrings : Rumah Bebe 
Diamond Ring & Bracelet : TAKA Jewellers 
Shoes : Stradivarius 



Love,
Simone xoxo

GIVEAWAY :: Nordstrom Instagram Giveaway


Yes, yes, yes ! It's time for another giveaway and what perfect timing to coincide and help you find that perfect Valentine gift for your love ones.

I have put together some pretty and " sweet smelling" choices for both your girl and guy friends to tickle your tastebuds.


FOR HER

Tassel Earrings from BaubleBar
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Duo
Voluspa Chawan Bowl Candle
BP Maddy Mule
TopShop Tie Front Mini Dress

FOR HIM

BOSE Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Diptyque Candle and Room Fragrance
Cathys Concepts 6 Pcs Decanter and Glasses
Homart Set of 2 Arrow Bookhead

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: $100 Nordstrom Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5 March 2018 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!


Love,
Simone xoxo

Lady in Red

















Red is the colour of the week - both for Valentines, and for the Lunar New Year. This pretty and comfortable dress from H&M fits the bill. Here I styled it for the Lunar New Year visitations where according to tradition and customs, the younger generation spend the day visiting the elders of the family and friends to pay their respects and offer well wishes and gifts. This lovely red camera bag from Gamiss  was indeed a nice touch to complete the look.

Slip on mules were the perfect footwear to pair with this outfit, as it is easy to slip in and out of when entering people's homes. As you know here in Asia, we do remove our footwear when entering people's homes as a sign of respect and I guess it's more hygenic that way too. The loose fitting dress style gives the allowance for me to eat and enjoy all the goodies without watching my waistline too much as opposed to traditional chinese cheongsam.

Tassels are everywhere - in decorations, packaging for gifts etc and so I opted for these tassel earrings to complete my outfit and ring in the new year.

These lovely cookies and treats from The Peranakan were the perfect gifts for friends and relatives. I particularly love how they managed to package the goodies in typical peranakan style and colours.

As they say in asia - " Huat Ah" which means " Prosperity and Success"!

Dress : H&M ( get it here)
Earrings : H&M ( get it here)
Mules : ASOS ( get it here)

Love,
Simone xoxo