Thursday, February 4, 2016

New York Fashion Week Inspiration with Eventbrite and a "what if..." moment

Every February social media is always buzzing about the upcoming New York Fashion Week. Most of us can only dream about ever going to one. Instead, we live viciously through some of the big name bloggers and celebrities who get front row seats to our favourite designers' shows. A few years ago, I did attempt to put my names down to some of the online competitions and drawings, hoping I'd be the lucky girl to take my mum or a friend to NYFW. These days, I am just happy browsing online like Instagram and Snapchat (my is kiwifashionblog, and kiwitweedy).

When Evenbrite contacted me to write a post about my thoughts on NYFW, my immediate thought was, sure why not? It's fun to just blog about it. Here are some of the essentials when I think of NYFA. First, how to battle the cold?  Faux fur automatically becomes a staple piece. Then, comfy shoes. One of the biggest complaints with bloggers is how their feet are always killing them by the end of the day running from show to show. Lastly, a bold lip. Sunglasses are essential so it is important to show off your lips. Let's face it, most of them are probably exhausted from the late parties the night before or simply still adjusting to different time zones.
So, here is my "interpretation" if I were to attend NYFW. A warm faux fur coat (full sleeve length because our arms get cold too), comfy black tights and mary-jane style clogs(good to fast walk or even run if needed), big sunglasses to hide those tired eyes and dark circles and lastly bold red lips.

If you would like to experience  NYFW you can still purchase tickets to some of the events via Eventbrite (link here). I think if I am being realistic here, I would love to go to Rebecca Minkoff's show. I have been her fan since the very early stage of her blooming career. I have also watched her live shows online and I just love the fun and unique vibe. Let's keep hoping, Rebecca Minkoff, one day, I shall meet you :)

ASOS faux fur coat (old, but LOVE this one on sale now), Rebecca Minkoff earrings (old, but similar in silver here), Vita Fede Mini Titan two tone bangle (my is in XS here), Lindberg sunglasses, Nars Matte Lip pencil (crimson red) and bag is from a little shop when I was in Asia two years ago (vegan leather).

Fun Iphone cover from Milky Way (yes, my says Rice Before Guys).
The cutest corgi crossing the street <3

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teddy bear cocoon coat and Chanel Le Boy bag

Every middle to end of winter, I tend to run out of idea of what to wear instead I'd retreat back to a big comfy (sometimes over-size) coat everyday. This coat almost did not make the cut during my culling closet December. It had been sitting in my closet for nearly two years unworn. My style tends to be focused on comfort and convenience. I thought the belt around the waist is cumbersome as I have to tie and untie it every time I want to wear it or take it off. I thought about just removing the belt all together but then I'd end up looking like I am wearing a giant shapeless sac, not exactly a good look.
Fast forward to January when temperature is dropping and that holiday weight is haunting everyone. Am I glad I kept this coat. It keeps me toasty warm and best of all hides all the lumps and bumps on the inside so I can pretend they are not there for a little bit :) Sometimes being a bit of a cloth hoarder has its advantage I guess. I still have a few more pieces of clothing I am keeping purely for sentimental reason. It is a work in progress but I am slowly de-cluttering my closet space.
Have you been culling your wardrobes? What is the hardest part for you? Please share with me.

Wool cocoon coat (old), Red caviar medium red Chanel Le Boy bag, Frey's Melissa button boots in burgundy (here), Etsy drusy earrings (similar ones here) and Lindberg sunglasses.

Hair is getting ridiculously long, going for a cut tonight!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Colourful knit wear

Hello everyone. Long time no blog (again). How is everyone's start of the new year's been like? I have been pretty busy at work and was not feeling the best last week (I am a migraine suffer, anyone else out there?) hence I did not get a chance to take blog pictures. In addition, Portland had one of the wettest Decembesr so that was not helpful at all. Anyway, a couple of days ago we got a rare chance of dry day so I took advantage to wear my new knit skirt.
I was never into anything knits especially for the bottom part of my body (skirt or dress). I always thought knit will cling and feel snug on my thighs and appear unflattering. However this particular knit skirt is thick and holds its shape well. It is extremely comfortable and warm to wear also. I really love the black and white pattern and the vertical stripes help to elongate and slime my lower body :)
I hope you all have an excellent kick start in 2016 and thanks for staying with me <3

Balenciaga motorcycle jacket, Iroo knit top and skirt, Sam Edelman booties, Givenchy small Antigona bag, YogaStudio pom pom bag (her Etsy shop has so many gorgeous charms to choose from) charm and Lindberg sunglasses

Gorjana ear crawler and Or Paz citrine silver ring (several gem colours here)