Welcome Year of the Dog!













Another year has come and gone and welcome, welcome the Year of the Dog! As many of you would have known, I am a big dog lover and have rescued dogs in Hong Kong whilst we were living there recently. We even adopted and brought one back with me. Good news - out of the 4 that we had rescued, 3 have found permanent and loving homes as of today! So you see, it just takes a little patience and effort.

So in line with tradition, I got this pretty cheongsam ( chinese dress) from .... ( drumroll)... you won't believe it... my favourite supermarket! Seriously it's your run of the mill supermarket pretty much like Costco and Publix in the states or Tesco and Asda in the UK and I chanced upon this beautiful maroon number at a great deal! I had to rock it for the new year!

Fashion need not be expensive designer wear - it's how you style and wear it.
So here's wishing all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai // Gong Hei Fatt Choy// Happy Chinese New Year!

Cheongsam : Giant Superstore ( similar here & here)
Earrings : Rumah Bebe 
Diamond Ring & Bracelet : TAKA Jewellers 
Shoes : Stradivarius 



Love,
Simone xoxo

GIVEAWAY :: Nordstrom Instagram Giveaway


Yes, yes, yes ! It's time for another giveaway and what perfect timing to coincide and help you find that perfect Valentine gift for your love ones.

I have put together some pretty and " sweet smelling" choices for both your girl and guy friends to tickle your tastebuds.


FOR HER

Tassel Earrings from BaubleBar
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Duo
Voluspa Chawan Bowl Candle
BP Maddy Mule
TopShop Tie Front Mini Dress

FOR HIM

BOSE Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Diptyque Candle and Room Fragrance
Cathys Concepts 6 Pcs Decanter and Glasses
Homart Set of 2 Arrow Bookhead

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: $100 Nordstrom Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5 March 2018 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

GOOD LUCK!
Love,
Simone xoxo

Lady in Red

















Red is the colour of the week - both for Valentines, and for the Lunar New Year. This pretty and comfortable dress from H&M fits the bill. Here I styled it for the Lunar New Year visitations where according to tradition and customs, the younger generation spend the day visiting the elders of the family and friends to pay their respects and offer well wishes and gifts. This lovely red camera bag from Gamiss  was indeed a nice touch to complete the look.

Slip on mules were the perfect footwear to pair with this outfit, as it is easy to slip in and out of when entering people's homes. As you know here in Asia, we do remove our footwear when entering people's homes as a sign of respect and I guess it's more hygenic that way too. The loose fitting dress style gives the allowance for me to eat and enjoy all the goodies without watching my waistline too much as opposed to traditional chinese cheongsam.

Tassels are everywhere - in decorations, packaging for gifts etc and so I opted for these tassel earrings to complete my outfit and ring in the new year.

These lovely cookies and treats from The Peranakan were the perfect gifts for friends and relatives. I particularly love how they managed to package the goodies in typical peranakan style and colours.

As they say in asia - " Huat Ah" which means " Prosperity and Success"!

Dress : H&M ( get it here)
Earrings : H&M ( get it here)
Mules : ASOS ( get it here)

Love,
Simone xoxo

Spring Is In the Silk Kimono














I can smell Spring in the air. Often before and during the Chinese New Year period, winds get pretty strong and there is that certain freshness in the air. Cooler breezes blow and beautiful flowers are blossoming everywhere. Rows and rows of lovely flowers and Kumquat trees are displayed everywhere to welcome the new year.

This silk kimono is the perfect outerwear to reflect the mood and spirits of the people. Blossoming flowers with the red lining all conjure up the vibes for the Lunar New Year.

Top: H&M
Pants : Forever 21
Kimono
Hat : EG Fashion
Shoes : Saks 5th Avenue
Bag : Chloe
Belt : Gucci

Love,
Simone xoxo