Red, Red Wine :: Embroidered Shirt + Burgundy Cape


My goodness - is it the weekend again already? How quick the clock is ticking.....

Weather is warming up a fair bit here in Hong Kong but the temperature difference between mornings, day and night is so considerable. Therefore a nice outerwear is still required to keep warm during the mornings and evenings and layering seems to be the answer to dressing these days.



I am sure many of you would have picked up on the embroidery trend on jeans, blouses, shirts, bomber jackets ( and the list goes on...) over  Winter and Spring. Flower motifs, birds, insects seem to be the fave pattern and I would blame Gucci for setting this trend.

Nonetheless, many high street fashion stores like Zara, H&M, Topshop have all picked up on this and therefore you will find many of such similar style shirts and blouses being sold in these boutiques. I fell in love with them as you did but, this was a piece I found in a local boutique for US$ 8!!!


The pretty pheonix pattern called out to me and on a lightweight cotton shirt - this was a no brainer of a buy as it was a versatile piece I could easily mix and match from winter to spring to summer to autumn and hopefully continue to trend it next year.


Naturally as my wardrobe hosted a bunch of mix and match items in my fave shade of Burgundy hence, this was the storyboard for putting this look together. From the cape to the handbag to the skirt and to the ankle booties. Just short of my Burgundy hat ( ha ha ha!)




I have told myself this is it... no more Burgundy buys for now. However just like Olive, I bet it won't be long I would chance upon something else in Burgundy ( or Olive for that matter) and end up buying it. Need to get bolder with colour combinations and selections.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and casual post and look out for my recommendations on evening dresses ( the first of such I would be doing) seeing that Awards Season is here!

Cape : old ( similar here)
Shirt : Coccolatte ( get it heresimilar here & here)
Skirt : M&S ( similar here & here)
Bag & Boots : ZARA ( similar here & here)


Love,
Simone xoxo


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Hi everyone.

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Oh My Valentine ! :: Lantern Sleeve Blouse + Fur Vest


Happy Valentine's Everyone!

A quick mid week post to highlight my somewhat twist on the typical classic Valentine's outfit - often being a very feminine sort of dress such as a little black / lace dress, red dress, skirt combinations etc...

This gorgeous lantern sleeve top was one I had found on my favourite online go to store - Shein.com for the latest fashion trends and items at a fraction of the cost. Seeing the nights  in Hong Kong these few days are pretty cold averaging 12 - 15 degrees, I threw on this fur vest to keep me warm as dinner was outdoors yet being sleeveless, accomodated for the showcasing of this statement sleeve blouse.




It was a casual dinner planned therefore, I decided to go statement with the blouse yet casual with the pants. Stiletto ankle booties was the perfect answer to finish the look.





I hope you enjoyed this look. Now you can trend this same look from my favourite items from Shein.com.

Black Boat Neck Lantern Sleeve Bowknot Blouse ( available in 3 colours)

Black Scallop Hem Crop Flared Pants

Black Faux Fur Vest
Black Metal Skeleton Hand Accent Studded Clutch Bag

Gold Plated Hollow Square Brooch ( perfect when belt is tied over)

Elegant Rhinestone Flower Wedding Party Brooch
Gold Color Metal Ball Statement Rings 


Black Chain Embellished Stiletto Ankle Booties

Black Cutout Point Toe Stiletto Suede Booties

Have fun this evening and hope you enjoyed this look!

Top : Shein.com 
Jeans :  ZARA
Clutch & Brooch : Chanel
Booties : New Look 


Love,
Simone xoxo

China Red :: Red Floral Chinese Collar Dress + Embroidered Shawl



A wonderful weekend to you all.

Being the last day of the Chinese New Year, I figured a nice close to the days of celebrations would be ideal. So here's the last of my Chinese New Year outfit posts worn during these 2 weeks of festivities.


As with tradition, both the eve of Chinese New Year and the close of the New Year celebrations, families would gather together for a lovely meal. Here we had setup a cosy hotpot dinner with closer friends. It was a declicious heartwarming meal both with the great company and the comfort food in the cold winter.


My lovely helper put together the dinner setting whilst we were all out at work during the day. Such a pretty sight....


This cotton version of a cheongsam was a modern take on this traditional costume and one that could double up as a top or even worn on regular days unlike the silk or embroidered versions often kept for special occasions. As the evenings this February is kinda cold in Hong Kong, a wool shawl was the perfect accessory for the night.



I love the pheonix embroidered pattern on this Gucci Shawl.






Happy Year of the Rooster!

Dress : G.O.D ( similar here & here)
Shawl : Gucci
Shoes : ZARA
Earrings : gift, thanks Cheryl ( get it here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

Women's Grey Shawl, Red Floral Swing Dress, Red Bracelet on Lookastic: Grey Shawl, Red Floral Swing Dress, Red Bracelet

One Trend You Need in 2017 :: Long Sleeve Midi Dress


Hi everyone,

My favourite dress style that seems to work all year round ( in different textures) -  the Long Sleeve Midi dress, is the one dress style you should trend for 2017. A versatile dress style and a favourite amongst celebrities for 2017. this is the one look you need. Even Victoria Beckham was inspired trending this dress style for her SS2017 collections.


I found this midi rib dress during an H&M sale and the earthy Burgundy tone just had me at " hello".



To be honest, I picked up this dress whilst out shopping with my son. As everyone knows, kids hate being dragged around from store to store. So with the constant bugging " Mom, can you please hurry up....mom can you please hurry up....." I just grabbed this off the rack seeing it had such a " future" and without trying it for fit, just rung it up at the cashier. After all it did have a big red label on the price tag!!


Thinking I am used to H&M sizing chart what could go possibly wrong, and there I set off a happy gal. But when I got home, it somehow literally hung on me like a potato sack - a little wider at the neckline and certainly just a full straight on drape down the length of my body. A little disappointed at first, I badly wanted to style this dress and of course with money spent it just had to be worn ( at least once perhaps!). Love the sleeves which was a little flare at the cuffs. So ended up belting the dress and wearing it slightly off shoulder on one side and voila.... this is the look today.



An easy look to wear to work and perfect match with my Berry Red Ankle Booties and Goyard St. Louis. Threw on a coat for cooler mornings and evenings and wore it with High Cut Leather boots for colder days. Alternatively check out Victoria Beckham styling a similar rib dress from her collection below but layering with a striking coloured shirt underneath for cooler days.





Before I sign off, here are some of my favourite Long Sleeve Midi Dress styles from Victoria Beckham's SS 2017 Collection. Enjoy !







And the lady herself in her own collection - Gorgeous!!



Dress : H&M ( get it here, similar here & here)
Boots : ZARA ( similar here & here)
Bag : Goyard
Earrings : old ( similar here)
Belts : old ( similar here & here)
Sunglasses : Cotton On ( similar here)

Love,
Simone xoxo
Women's Burgundy Knit Midi Dress, Burgundy Leather Ankle Boots, Black Leather Tote Bag, Burgundy Leather Belt on Lookastic: Burgundy Knit Midi Dress, Burgundy Leather Ankle Boots, Black Leather Tote Bag, Burgundy Leather Belt