6 Feb 2016

Cape Town :: Burgundy Cape + Hat

"Hello from the other side" .... ( ha ha... sorry I just couldn't help it! Just been hearing that Adele song over and over again on most radio stations.)

With just 2 days to go before the Lunar New Year holidays, here is a look one can style for those colder days out visiting friends and family for the celebrations.

As always, Red is the auspicious colour of the new year, but try deviating a little and go for a richer Burgundy tone to your outfit. Always wanted to style capes, so this was a perfect item I found recently and matched it with a nice Burgundy hat to add that finishing touch.


As forecasted here in Hong Kong, it will be a pretty cold 10 degrees for the start of the New Year. My hands are always the first to get real cold and so good old leather gloves came out of the wardrobe to add to the final touches of this outfit. Can you believe it I had these gloves for a good 17 - 17 years now. Amazing and they still are in such good condition.

If you haven't noticed, I do not particularly like looking directly into the camera for most of my blog post but this time it was more unintentional than intentional. There was loud rustling coming from the trees and from higher ground. Hence I was literally searching for the souce of those sounds whilst the camera clicked away. Guess what I found?


Yes... MONKEYS!!! A good omen perhaps? They are probably out hunting for food in this cold weather and was jumping from branches to branches. Coincidentally 2016 is the Year of the Monkey so I hope my rare spotting of these monkeys will bring me good luck!



Having styled this first cape outfit of mine - am loving the way this clothing item falls and the look it creates. If you haven't tried " caping" this would be the best time to trend them. Layering seems to be the best way to deal with the cold weather.


Here are my wishlist for different cape styles for this Winter. " Getting The Look For Less" I decided to head back to my favourite online store - Shein.com to showcase some of their lovely and most affordable capes which you can add to your wardrobe.

These capes are going from 30 - 60% off with prices starting US$ 25 and with 24 hrs shipping this is such a perfect deal!

Camel Removable Fur Hooded Double Breasted Cape  ( US$68.67)

Black Hooded Loose Cape ( US$25.92)

Grey Notch Lapel Cape Coat ( US$ 29.99)

Navy Hooded Double Breasted Pockets Cape ( US$33.48)

Khaki Round Neck Loose Woollen Cape ( US$ 27.90)
Wishing all of you a Happy & Prosperous Year of the Monkey and may you achieve all your dreams and goals this year!


Turtleneck : H&M
Cape : H&M
Leggings : Uniqlo
Brooch : Chanel // Gloves : old ( similar here)
Boots : Stuart Weitzman
Hat : Maple
Love,
Simone xoxo

26 Jan 2016

Feeling Ethnic :: Shein.com Embroidered Loose Dress ( Featured)

Hi everyone.

I hope all of you are keeping warm with the crazy changes in weather over in the States. And for those of you here in Hong Kong, experiencing chills which was last felt this cold almost 60 years ago. 

As promised in a previous post, this is the second outfit by the kind people at Shein.com who had sent me 2 outfits to showcase to my readers. If you had missed the first one, click here to read the post.


Obviously this picture was taken just before the cold snap hit. With Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day just around the corner, many of you here in Asia are starting to get new clothes and prep for the big festival. Naturally, online shopping seems to be a good way to pick up great bargains and of course, with the mercury dropping - getting new stuff from the comfort of the warmth of your homes seem to be the best bet for the moment. 


Although traditionally, wearing black on new year's is pretty much frowned upon in chinese culture, however these days many of the younger generation have broken that " rule". So why not consider this outfit which has a little ethnic influence for the new year. If you do not celebrate Chinese New Year, this is certainly a nice little black number for that romantic Valentine's Dinner with that special someone. Great length, perfect with heels and an easy to go from Dinner to Drinks/ Dance after outfit.



Am loving the embroidered detailing on the hemline of this loose dress. It was cut loose and pretty A-line in shape therefore, I decided to belt it up with my leather obi belt to cinch in the waist for an elegant touch to this dress.


I had also purchased these cute little tassles for hooking on to the zippers of my clutch for a DIY change to some of them. Whilst styling for this outfit post I found a totally different purpose for them this time. Hooking them up as tassles to a simple stiletto heels for that party look.



My girlfriend recently sent me this necklace from Thailand which was so ideal to pair it with this dress to bring out that whole ethnic feel in the outfit. This Swarovski inspired style of jelly stacked bangles in rose gold completed the whole look.


Click here check out this look at Shein.com or browse their many new arrivals for that perfect outfit for your upcoming events. 

Dress : Shein.com ( get it here)
Belt : Asos ( similar here)
Shoes : Romwe.com ( get it here)
Bag Tassles : Cotton On 
Bag : Foster Bay ( similar here & here)
Jewelry : thanks Joanne for the pretty necklace ( similar here) //
H&M Bangles (  get it here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

24 Jan 2016

GIVEAWAY :: AMAZON US$ 500 GIFT CARD OR CASH GIVEAWAY

Brr.... been watching the blizzards in America on CNN and here in Hong Kong for the first time, it's 3 degrees!! Yes and we are hardly decked out for such cold weather. Gosh what is going on....

Anyway since many of you are probably tucked up in the warmth of your homes, this is a perfect time to participate in this latest giveaway which my fellow blogger friends and I have put together to " warm" your toes a little!


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There are just way too many things I could easily get on Amazon however if you prefer to opt for Cash via Paypal - the option is purely yours!! Have fun and keep warm!!

Love,
Simone xoxo

14 Jan 2016

Black & White :: Shein.com Black Dress with White Pleat Sleeve Cuff + Over the Knee Boots ( Featured)

Hi everyone !

Trust 2016 has been looking up for you so far - as it has for me. Been working on more collaborations for 2016 and have been kindly receiving some lovely gifts to highlight in my fashion blog posts recently.

Today, I will be introducing you to another online store - Shein.com ( previously known as sheinside.com) of which the kind people there have sent me 2 lovely dresses to showcase to my readers.

Both dresses are in my favourite black hue and I wanted to bring this first look to you and styling it with the latest over-the-knee boots trend, which certainly had me stopping by the Stuart Weitzman billboards over the last quarter of 2015, just to gawk at those lovely SW5050 boots - not to mention the gorgeous Gisele Bundchen! Wishing I had legs as long and beautiful as hers.... well at least I can pretend.





This was supposedly a dress as listed on the website, however it came slightly short of what I would be comfortable of as a dress length. Nonetheless, a little black leggings or tights wouldn't hurt to help one feel " secure" in this small number.



If you have been following my Instagram account, I had once posted a picture of myself wearing an almost similar dress by " Victoria by Victoria Beckham". The designer dress had white pleated bell cuff sleeves that were cut longer and of course the dress was in crepe fabric rather than cotton. Although this item was listed as polyester without stretch but it turned out to be more like a t-shirt cotton material with a rounded collar which didn't impress me too much when I first opened the bag. However, with proper styling it somehow worked itself how in the total look and feel.




So now let's talk over-the-knee boots! I am loving this suede pair so much and though there are many similar styles out in the shops but remember to get one with the right fit so it doesn't bite at the ankles or wrap too tight around the calves. An easy to match boot style this Winter, try trending with short skirts, dresses or even over pants or jeans. Just be careful when mix and matching as there is a fine line with this style of boots between looking raunchy as in " Pretty Woman" or slightly sophisticated...



Would like to take this opportunity to highlight this new lip colour from Maybelline " Lipgradation"  ( as released in Asia) or " Lip Studio Color Blur" ( as seen on their website) which I simply love! This shade is called " Orange" and it's an orangey red hue which is the latest colour you would see many celebrities trending instead of chilli red this winter.

A lovely matte texture which does not bleed at the edge of your lips and the cream pencil style lipstick comes with a sponge tip on the other end for easy blending around the edges.


Back to my lovely gift from Shein.com. All new customers get to enjoy a 40% off on all first time orders. Free shipping is available for all orders above US$ 30 and if you spend US$ 99 and above, express 3 day shipping is free too! So go get those latest trends and looks for LESS!!

Just click on the pictures above or on the link below and have fun shopping!!

Dress : Shein.com
Boots : Stuart Weitzman 
Bag : Prada 
Hat : H&M

Love,
Simone xoxo