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Monday, December 30, 2013

I am ready for 2014

Is everyone ready for 2014? For some, 2013 was a good year, and others may not be as great as you had hoped. As I get older, I find that my "want" has changed from more materialistic things to things that hold meaning. I prefer a quite evening at home. I prefer just watching my two chinchillas doing silly things and running around my legs while I try to take decent video of them. I prefer going to the movies on a weekday night when there is only a handful of people in the cinema.
Ok, I will be honest. I do have maybe two things on my wishlist but I am  in no hurry of getting them. I have gone through the phase of "omg I can't live without this" and hurrying to find something I can sell to fund this other purchase. I think it is all part of "growing up" as if I need more of that at my age lol.
No matter what happened in 2013, the new year is upon us. Laugh more, enjoy life and embrace what you have. Treasure the little things around you. I hope to have many more posts to share with you all :)

Keywear coat (gift from mum), F21 skirt, Frey's riding boots and Givenchy small Antigona bag in black.
I normally leave a quote at the end of every post, but I spotted this quote on the wall of the building I am standing in front. I will let the wall do the talking this time. Thanks so much for reading. Let's look forward to another fulfill year in 2014!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

MIA

So I have been Missing In Action (MIA) in the past week. I have two perfectly good reasons though.... 1. I have been sick (caught a bad cold and still am recovering), 2. I have been out of town participating the annual Nationals Table Tennis tournament in Las Vegas. I play competitive table-tennis and have been passionate about the sport for the past few years. My goal is to improve, stay active and learn about the game as much as I can. It must have been the combination of travel, training and stress that got me sick in the first place. Good news is that I am recovering and my ASOS faux fur coat arrived just in time on my arrival home.
Excuse for the my extra pale face. We tried to get out at the right time to catch the right light during the day but with two people who are both recovering from the cold was somewhat difficult.

Asos faux fur coat Asos (on sale here), Asos leather look skater skirt (similar here), Vince Camuto spiked booties (loving this pair) and Proenza Schouler PS 1 medium bag in plum (other colours here).
Caught the cutest fluffy hair dogs walking neraby
Hope you all had a great Christmas with family and love ones!
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving"- Albert Einstein

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter bliss

Thank you so much for all of your warm birthday wishes last week. I had an amazing weekend. Spoiled on loads of good food and the best part was scoring this awesome faux fur jacket from no others than H&M. Long story short, the jacket was marked down from $69 to $35. When I went to pay for it, it then got dropped to $20 and then $14!! Ha, I think the fashion god was wishing me a happy birthday too!
Do you have a fashion bargain/find story? Please do share it with me! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. One and half week until Christmas :)

H&M faux fur coat (similar one here), Vince Camuto booties, houndtooth skort (from asia), Coach mini Tanner, Stella $ Dot Somervelle necklace (here) and Lindberg sunnies
My first saffiano leahter bag from Coach (mini Tanner, more colours here)
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a wheatstone; if it is to keep i's edge"

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Birthday to me 2013

Baby, it's COLD here in Portland. This year I feel particular "casual" when it comes to my birthday. Work needs to have loads of updates and changes, we are training our butts off in preparation for our upcoming Nationals tournament in a week and we had just spent our holiday time in Asia.....
Nonetheless, my man and I still were adventurous enough to try out a new (to us) eatery today. We had a lovely brunch at Tasty n Alder. They have an eclectic choices of food. We had the yummiest radicchio salad with eggs and bacons and the spiciest Bloody Mary I have ever tasted haha.
The best of the day came when I wondered into a H&M and scored a flat lamb faux jacket for $14 (originally at $70). Yes, indeed, happy day for the birthday girl :)

H&M peacoat (old, under $25), Frey riding boots (best all leather boots, love this one), Balenciaga City bag in orange brulee,  dress and inifinity scarf are both from Asia (dress is an early BD pressie from mum, see Instagram pic here)
Thank you for sharing my birthday post with me! Hope you have a wonderful week!
"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse" - Thomas Stephen Szasz

Monday, December 2, 2013

Let's get festive

When the weather gets gloomy, when the holidays approach, all I want to wear is red! While I am lacking a red turtleneck sweater, I do think this pumpkin colour one goes pretty well with the theme. I also love the effect of it popping against the rest of the gray. I wrote about faux fur is something I love to wear in the winter, and this dress perfectly falls into this category as well. I have a few winter dresses which I will gradually show them to you.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I did a little bit of shopping yesterday (see my Instagram kiwifashionblog update). Share with me what have you bought so far?

Balenciaga Coquelitcot City bag, Keywear faux fur dress, Anna Sui stocking and Sam Edelman Petty booties and Lindberg sunnies.
Thank you very much for reading. I will talk to you real soon :)
"Living is Easy with Eyes Close"- John Lennon

Monday, November 25, 2013

Faux fur season is here

Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend. I am finally back home from my three week holiday in Asia. I ended up only wrote one blog post (while in Asia) due to my busy schedule and poor lighting. Anyway I am now back to reality and has been struggling with jet-lag. I am happy to find the weather is dry despite the extreme coldness especially in the evening.
I am wearing my favourite faux fur jacke which I have owned t for two years now. I want to find a vest version but longer so I can wear it with layering look!

Faux fur coat from Calvin Klein, skirt by Fashion Show, boots by Frye and Givenchy small Antigona bag
Over my holiday, I acquired this cute fur ball purse charm by Samatha Thavasha. It's perfect with my Givenchy Antigona!
Thanks so much for reading! Wish you a blessed week!
"Why fit when you were born to stand out"- Dr. Seuss

Monday, November 18, 2013

While in Asia

I bring you my very first post all the way from Asia (Taiwan to be exact). I have never taken photos for my blog in Asia and it has proven to be a very difficult task. Lighting and background colours are two major issues. With my very busy schedule with family etc, I managed to squeeze in a few casual photos to show you.
I do apologize for my less than perfect outfit. It is a learning process! One of the best things is the weather. I am sporting all spring/summer cloths! I sure will miss this part :)

All outfit by local designer Iroo.
I want to show you my awesome braid. My stylist in Taiwan is such a talented girl!
My dad's koi pond
My gel nail (first seen this on Instagram)
Ducks made out of bamboo
 As always, thanks for reading!
"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself"-Jim Morrison

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pink autumn

This season's scenery is absolutely glorious! You have just about every colours you can imagine that represent autumn. The golden leaves with somewhat still green grass and the honey warm sunlight. I am never shy of wearing colours in any season. As I get older (ok more "mature") I like to wear alot more basic colours like black and grey but throw in a pop of contrasting hue.
I am currently in Asia spending some family time. My hope is to shoot here as soon as my camera man arrives. I have done shoots in Brisbane before when I went back last year so I am looking forward to this. Please stay tuned!

Keywear jacket (can be seen here), Bear2 faux leather skort, Sam Edelman Petty booties, Stella & Dot Somervelle necklace and Givenchy small Antigona bag.
Thanks so much for reading and being patient with my slower post!
"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another" - Lemony Snicket

Monday, November 4, 2013

Back to my old self

Weather has finally turned cold enough to bring out my favourite leather jacket of all time-Balenciaga Motocycle jacket in the colour Havana. I do apologise with all the brick colours in these pictures. Part of the downtown Portland is surrounded by beautiful old brick buildings (too matchy match with my jacket). I know the jacket is a huge splurge but I intend to keep this jacket in my closet forever. And by the numbers of times I have worn it, I am considering it a good investment.
If you have been reading my blog you already have seen this jacket (and it's black sister) numerous times. I am always trying to find pieces to wear with these two moto jackets. Do you have any suggestions for me on what else can I pair them with?

Missoni infinity scarf (other colour here), Sam Edelman Petty booties (here) and Proenza Schouler PS1 medium bag in plum (many colours here)
"If you are gonna be two faced, at least make one of them pretty"- Marilyn Manore