Sunday, January 25, 2009

A touch of colour

Things have been a little crazy for the past two weeks! There's work, and KL and I have been busy spring cleaning in preparation for the Chinese New Year, and the first day falls on the 26th of January this year. So that means visits to Ikea to stock up on storage solutions. We have been such slobs for the past 2 Chinese New Years' that surprisingly we were inspired to get off our lazy butts this year! It's still a work in process though, I still need to get more shelves for my shoes, recycle old magazines, arrange my accessories, tackle a big pile of ironing, sort stuff out to eBay/donate, etc. That and in the midst of this craziness, a dear friend from Texas came to visit. So I am a little tied up now and haven't really been responding to comments as much as I'll like to, but I will be working on that soon!

Here's my most recent outfit post. I'm trying to work some colour in, it's always been a tradition for me to wear red on the first day of Chinese New Year, so this orange is just a "warm-up" for the actual event on Monday. Monday's outfit should be interesting, because I haven't purchased anything red for a while and I am used to wearing an entire new outfit on the first day, according to yes, another tradition!

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Topshop jacket, F21 sweater, Zucca leggings, Tripp boots

I love those boots because they are just so wacky and ugly in a glorious way. That, and one colleague called me a KISS (the rock band!) escapee when he saw me wearing these boots. The wool leggings are surprisingly warm and I am intrigued by the bandaged details on the legs, which I hope the photos show clearly.

KL and I will be meeting up with some Singaporean friends who have also relocated to CA, for reunion dinner today. The atmosphere is just not the same compared to Singapore, but it's still nice to meet up with friends to commiserate ;)

To all those who do celebrate this occasson, have a very happy and prosperous Year of the Ox!

4 comments:

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I love that orange jacket and the wacky boots!!!

Mark said...

The orange hooded jacket looks great, you can def work the color when you want to! I like what I can see of the bandaged leg detail, the silhouette; wish I could see the texture better! And KISS? Please! Those boots are WAY cooler than anything KISS ever wore. I predict a great New Year. <3

Danz said...

Love the jacket- that's a beautiful shade of orange!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

love the orange jacket and your boots are really amazing. happy chinese new year!