Take A Vest!

It’s March and it’s spring. Could there be better excuses for an afternoon tea in Stanley? After soothing our sugar and caffeine crave, Rachel and I bathed in perfect sunshine and warm breeze on the sidewalk.The waves reflected the azure sky and glistened like sequins on a tutu.

Where’s B? You might ask. “Count me out…I don’t really like sunshine and heat.”

While I’m totally irritated by this lame reason, I must admit it’s really getting warmer and warmer (27°C yesterday, for Chris’s sake).

So here is a piece of advice: Put on your summer clothes–or better yet–your sleeveless tops! They have been hiding under your heavy sweater for way too long. We present you the mother of all sleeveless tops–White Vests.

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Special thanks to my gorgeous friend Hilary. This talented photographer took all these amazing photos!

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On A:

White tank top embriodered with crochet from Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Oceanside wash boyfriend jeans also from Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Crystal studded smoking slippers from Staccato

Neon translucent bag from Korean online shop

On R:

White chiffon beaded blouse

Black shorts also from Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Black Stockings

Shoes (if you can see them) from vintage shop

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Flow in Nostalgia

Coco Chanel said, “A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.”

In the world of miniskirts and instagram photos with girls showing their cleavage hashtagged #hot, we sometimes forget what is really important in style.

This time B and I board on a time machine and embrace the warmth of the old times–vinyl records, bricks and concrete stairs. We land on an Edwardian mansion with our love: chiffon high-low skirts. Seriously. Our breath is taken away by those irregular hems flowing in the sunlight through the stainglass window!

We sink into the nostalgia where women dressed to appeal themselves instead of perverts behind the iPhone screen.

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On A:

Sunglasses from Gucci (B bought it in Singapore!)

Silver necklace borrowed from Mom

Turtle-neck chiffon top also from Mom (I basically robbed her closet)

Electric blue chiffon high-low skirt from Taobao

Open-toe black heels from ZARA

Charm racelet with crystals from Paris Bijoux

On B:

Animal-print top from Forever 21

Black chiffon high-low skirt also from Forever 21

Cheetah-print wedges from online shop

Paradise in Print

It’s Chinese New Year!–and also time to ignite style envy in gatherings without frightening grandma or looking like a red packet. An alternative to good old red, gold and purple is PRINTS. The array of patterns lightens up the room and more importantly your mood. To maximise the effect, go for bold bright colors!

Remember, girls. Daddy said that we don’t need mini skirts and deep V tops to turn heads.

True. All you need is Prints.

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On A:

Leopard print dress from Victoria Secret Online Shop
White cardigan from vintage shop in LA
Silk scarf (The one I turned into a hairband) from thrift shop in NYC
Embellished scarf from Indian flea market
Leather boots from ECCO
Skull bracelets from ALDO

On B:

Leather jacket from H&M
Pattern knit top borrowed from Dad (Yeah, can you believe her?!)
Grey leggings with leather patch from Yahoo bid
Ass-kicking studded  creepers from a boutique in Causeway Bay
 

Special thanks to Rachel who kindly shot my boho-inspired look while B was on her trip to Taiwan and B’s Dad who captured B’s gorgeous look.

 

Tribute to Trio: Black White Blue

Think tender waves, white convertible and dark gin bottles in the sand. You get summer.

Think clear sky, soft snow and inky branches. You get winter.

Forgive us for stealing the Estonian flag for our post; black, white and blue are just colors we can’t take our hands off. These simple colors are so classy that they can fit into almost anything and escalate the style by levels.

CÉLINE puts these hues together and gives us the new simple classic. Hats off to Phoebe Philo.

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Celine Trapeze bag

On A:

Fur-trimmed denim jacket borrowed from mom

White T-shirt from Uniqlo

Black pants from Rag & Bones

Red heels from H&M

On B:

Grey T-shirt with special sleeve cut from Liger

Blue jeans from Levis

Blue sock from H&M

MBT sandals from Liger (Link here to see snakeskin version on Hilary Tsui: http://www.hilarytsui.com/post/20955911706/mbt-x-liger)

Start with the Basics: Denim on Denim

For our first post, we’re gonna start with the basics element of all styles–Denim (we simply can’t live without it, right?)

Both of us chose the Double D style, screaming there ain’t no such thing as too much Denim!

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On A:

Coat from Zara

Denim shirt from Forever 21

Denim shorts from Hollister

Vintage Boots from Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market in NYC

Teardrop Collar with Swarovski Stones from Asos (Link here: http://www.asos.com//Asos/Limited-Edition-Teardrop-Collar-With-Swarovski-Stones/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2291055)

On B:

Red beanie from H&M
Studded denim shirt from Ebay
Leggings & Animal denim jacket both from a boutique in Harajuku
Burgundy boots from H&M
 
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