Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On The Go: Bright Orange and Cobalt Blue

Hi everyone, 
I'd just like to say a quick hello and hope your Wednesday is going well. :)

嗨亲们,
就想简短地打声招呼并希望你们周三愉快!:)

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Today's bright orange and cobalt blue look is actually inspired by the bracelet I'm wearing. 
As you may already know, I have an affinity for bright and bold colours. Whether it's in a hot summer day or on a chilly winter morning, I always intend to build my outfit up from some colourful pieces or to brighten a darker look by intergrading some vibrant coloured accessories. 

我今天穿D这套橘色和蓝色的搭配其实是从我带的这个首饰得到的启发。可能你们已经知道了,我对鲜艳的颜色向来有种由衷的热爱。无论是在炎热的夏天还是寒冷冬季的早晨,我总是喜欢在我的穿着中引进一些跳动的色彩元素。

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Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

 joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look, printed-leopard-skirt

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Blue-Floppy-hat, joe-fresh-bright-orange-blouse, summer-look

Photography: Stephen Foks

Necklace: Thanks to Olsen  (similar here)
Hat: Kind Exchange (current, get it here, last seen here)
Blouse: Joe Fresh (get it here)
Skirt: Club Monaco (old, similar here)
Shoes: Payless Shoes
Bag: ChicWish (here)
Bracelet: J.Crew (old, similar here)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fashion In Pairs



Wearing the same outfit from head to toe has been many Asian couples' favourite way to show their intimacy, love, harmony, and of course, their similar tastes in fashion and style. However, this trend has never been very popular in Europe or North America since western couples intend to embrace their individuality and uniqueness.  Thus, wearing the exact shirt in different sizes just seem too cheesy to them. In today's post, I'd to share with you few ways to accommodate your outfits with one another. You can make your "love birds" statement while keep your personal style.

“情侣装”一直以来都非常受到亚洲情侣的青睐。这是一个他们用来展现爱,亲密关系和相似时尚品味的重要的方式。不过,这种以穿同款着装来大秀恩爱的方式似乎在欧美流行不起来因为西方的情侣更加倾向于展现他们是独立的个体,所以对这种从头到脚都穿一样的会感觉太过头了。今天呢,我会介绍几个方式来让你和你的另一半在展现你们爱的同时,又不会失去自己的特色。






1. One Piece, Two Ways To Wear

From Seoul to Shanghai, many Asian couples would wear the exact same piece in different colours or sizes to make a strong statement- we love and belong to each other. But if this is too heavy for you, don't worry. You can always re-style a unisex shirt and add your own twist to it. You would be very surprised to see how many ways there are to style a shirt. So come on, why not put your own creativity and authenticity into it?

1。 同款衣服,两种穿法
从韩国汉城到中国上海,许多亚洲情侣都会选择从头到脚都穿一样的来展现他们有多么合拍和恩爱。但是如果你觉得这并不适合你的话,别担心,你可以尝试把同样一件衣服打造出不同的穿法并加入个人的特色进去。你会新奇的发现只要有创意,可能穿搭法的方式非常繁多。




2. Make a "Shoe Statement"

If wearing the same outfit from head to toe is not your thing, you can always choose to match each other's shoes. This isn't a new thing though as many people will match their shoes with brands like Converse as it has a more unisex and neutral look. I encourage you to take it to the next level by picking up shoes that have a fashion-forward yet classic design to it. 

2。从“鞋”开始
如果穿一套非常起眼的情侣装不是你的菜的话,你大可以选择来穿同款鞋子。当然这已经不是什么新鲜事了,许多好朋友或者情侣都会穿像什么康威这样比较中性和百搭的鞋子,不过我觉得吧,你可以不妨试试一起穿一些比较有特色的鞋款来展现你们的时尚感。




3. Accommodate "You and Me"

I'd say accommodating each other by choosing the similar colour palette has now become the most trendy way to present a "fashion-in-pairs" statement. It not only is able to "say" what you want to share, but also can tone down the cheesiness and boldness. However, I believe this needs skills and talents along with some practice. I highly recommend you to try to put together a black-and-white look when you're just starting out.

3。 颜色搭配

从颜色和色系方向来选色配对是目前最为流行的情侣装方式。因为这种方式可以帮你“说出”你想说的,还可以不感觉那么突兀和夸张。不过,我不得不说这种搭配方式是比较考验技巧和眼光,还需要多多练习的。所以你可以先从黑白配开始来试试。



4. Cozy Together

Last and definitely not the least is matching each other's outwear. From a well-tailored blazer to a classic trench coat and from a sporty varsity to a denim jacket, couples are getting cozy together on streets from around the world. This should be the easiest and most effective way to present your love for each other. 

4。 一起暖和

最后呢就是在外套上进行配对啦。无论是一件裁剪合身的小西装外套,一件经典的风衣,还是一件棒球夹克或者丹宁夹克,在全世界的大街小巷都可以看见情侣们用这种方式来大现恩爱。我个人觉得这也是一种最简单和快捷的打造情侣装的方式。






Being fashionable together doesn't have to be with your boyfriend/girlfriend. You can try to accommodate your outfit with your best friend, children, or even siblings. 

这种借用穿衣来表现爱的方式并不一定是存在于难女朋友之间,还可以是和你的好朋友,孩子或者兄弟姐妹们。


So, what do you think of the idea of "fashion in pairs"? Would you try to do it? Out of the 4 ways I shared today, which one is your fav.?

你对这个“成双成对”的时尚方式是怎么看的呢?你会尝试嘛?在今天介绍的四种方式里,你最喜欢那一种呢?

Credits:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hilroy: Back to School with Fashion

When I received an invitation from Fathom Communications for Hilroy’s Back-to-School event, honestly, I hesitated. Should I go? I'm no longer a student (even though sometimes I wish I still was), or don’t have any children. But out of curiosity, I still made my way to the presentation. I have to say I made a right call. 

Hilroy has everything to offer for more than just students and teachers- from classic and practical binders to fashion-forward notebooks, and from back-to-school packages to home office supplies. The beautiful colours, cute prints and creative designs really made me miss school all over again. I couldn't help myself but thinking: "Oh man, why we didn't have this back in the day?" And guess what, most of the stuff is already in stores. So if you’d like to avoid that end-of-August shopping crowd, I suggest that you check them out now in Target, Walmart or some other retailers. As for me, I especially have my eyes on Nate Berkus's collection and will be heading to Target in no time. :p 

当收到来自Fathom公司向我发出的去Hilroy活动的邀请时,说实在的,我犹豫了。我要去么?我既已经不是学生了(尽管有时候希望自己还是),也还没有孩子。这种文具预览活动不太适合我吧?不过,出于好奇,我还是去了。后来知道,这个决定非常正确。

从学生的文具到老师的用品,从经典实用的到前卫有创意的,从各种文具用品到居家办公品,他们家应有尽有。漂亮的色彩,可爱的图案,富有新意的设计让我再次萌生想要当学生的冲动。我不得不想:哎,为什么我们当时没有这样的文具呢?还有哦,大部分东西已经在塔吉特,沃尔玛等商场开始销售了。所以如果你不想凑八月低的购物热闹的话,我建议你还是尽早去看看吧。我呢,已经看重了Nate Berkus系列的东西啦。

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hilroy-notebook, polka-dot, stripes-black-and-white
Colourful-foam-carpet. candies

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cute-print-notebook, colourful



Before making my way out, I was asked to play a game. In order to win all the candies from the event, I had to guess how many gum balls are in the jar. Can you guess what's the number I put down? What's your guess?


在我周之前被叫住来玩一个游戏。就是猜猜这个瓶子里有多少颗糖。谁猜得最接近,就可以把全部的糖都带走。你觉得我写的数字是多少?你会猜多少呢?


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Mono Mood

Hi all, did you guys watch any World Cup games this weekend? Although I have always been and always will be a Brazil fan, I still have to admit that Germany did put on many great performances along the way and is well-deserved to be the first European champaign on a South American land.  
嗨亲们,你们这个周末有看世界杯总决赛嘛?尽管我永远都是巴西的忠实球迷,但是不得不承认,德国在本次世界杯确实上演了很多的精彩并成为了第一个在南美领土上获得冠军的欧洲国家。

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Now, let's get back to my look today. I've been wanting to create a monochromatic look for a while, but didn't get the right inspiration to make it happen till I rediscovered this neon-ish orange shorts that I bought last year from H&M. I think the key to create a mono look is to play with different textures and layerings. Of course you can wear the exact same shade and fabric from head to toe, but I think mix and match makes pairing more fun and interesting. 

我一直以来都想打造一身一色系的着装,但总是找不到灵感。直到最近在我的衣橱里找到了我去年在HM买的这条有点带荧光色系的短裤,灵感才涌来。我觉得打造单色系着装的关键是搭配和层叠不同面料的单品。当然你也可以从头到脚都穿一种颜色或完全相同的面料,不过我个人觉得还是加入一点混搭会更有趣。
BCBGeration-sun-glasses, sunnies, fashion-blogger
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monochromatic-summer-look, neon-orange, floral-blouse

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monochromatic-summer-look, neon-orange, floral-blouse, TopShop-Lipstick

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Retro-Sunnies, Orange-Tote

Are you interesting in creating a mono look? Or you hope this trend will go away?
你会想要尝试这种一色系的着装嘛?还是你希望这种流行趋势可以消失呢?

Thank you very much for reading!
感谢阅读!

Photography: Stephen Foks

Top: J.Crew (old, similar here | here)
Blouse: Club Monaco (old, love this one)
Shorts: H&M (old, similar here)
Bag: Zara (old, similar here | here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old, similar here)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Olsen Fall/Winter Collection Preview

The journey of being a blogger has truly been an eye-opener for me as I often get introduced to brands that I weren't very familiar with. Olsen was one of them. However, after invited to their Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Preview a couple of days ago and had a sneak peek of their gorgeous ready-to-wear pieces, I will never forget about this brand. I even asked myself why I didn't get to know it earlier.

This kind of preview sometimes could turn into a huge tease because it's usually one or two season ahead and so the collection won't drop in stores till months later. However, many of Olsen's fall pieces will actually be available in August. We are almost there, aren't we?

当一个博主有时候很开眼界因为我经常有机会认识一些以前不太熟悉的牌子。Olsen就是其中一个。不过在前几天我被邀请到他们家的秋冬预览会去一睹他们家今年的新设计,新系列之后,对这个牌子的印象就相当深刻了。因为一般预览会展出的系列要到好几个月之后才会出现在店里,所以有时候会感觉挺令人郁闷的。不过Olsen家的好多秋季系列即将在8月就出货。很快了,不是吗?

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Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, cardigan-knitwear

After I arrived, one of Olsen's brand representative gave us a brief presentation and introduction about the brand and some signature pieces from their fall/winter collection. I was told Olsen is known for its knitwear and unique fabric choices, but I didn't really believe it till later when I had a closer look at the pieces and touched the fabrics with my own hands. From black and white print blouse to oversized trousers with faux leather details, Olsen is always able to offer that classic and versatile piece with a unique "Olsen" twist. Although I find their pieces are little bit pricy, I do believe there still are plenty of great investment items should be added to my fall and winter collection.

他们告诉我Olsen以他们家的针织品和独特的选料而出名,我一开始并不太相信直到我亲眼目睹并亲手触摸之后才知道他们家的衣服确实用料很讲究。从黑白图案的衬衣到有人造皮细节的宽松裤,Olsen总是能给这些很经典的单品来一个他们家独一无二的设计。尽管我觉得他们家确实有点贵了,不过有一些单品还是非常值得买的。
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, black-and-white-print-blouse
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, cardigan-knitwear
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, indigo-blazer-jacket
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, oversized-trousers-with-faux-leather-details
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, cardigan-knitwear, sweaters

Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, Bags
Olsen-2014-fall-winter-preview, black-and-white-tote-bag

Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend!
感谢你的光临!周末愉快!