Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I had a huge meal with family that my dad cooked up and it was like Christmas all over again. Like so many other British chinese kids in this country, my parents own a take away and so my dad's best friend is probably a firey hot wok. Therefore he rarely makes a move in the kitchen at home and my mom usually does a lot of the cooking. So it is not suprising that in our house, if our dad does any cooking we know it is a treat. Above is a photo of the good fortune decorations we have around our house at the moment and below are the candied fruit/veg sweets that are tradition in most chinese households. I love the little red box we always have ours in.
Starting off the new year with a bit of an outfit session with more to come in the next post! Today's outfit session started in some comfy house clothes as I'm not at work and I rediscovered my love of my bright pink lipstick. I also disovered that my bathroom is the perfect place for good lighting.

Comfy house clothes!
Sweater (American Apparel)
Treggings (Silence+Noise@Urban Outfitters)
Necklace (Miss Selfridge)
Lipstick (MAC, Hollywood Nights- Heatherette collection)

I bought this top in the Topshop sale with the idea that I would be able to incorporate it into lots of different outfits and loved the puffy sleeves. Plus, I feel likeI really need some neutrals in my wardrobe.
Messing about with my new sheer top
Sheer T-Shirt (Topshop Boutique)
Purple dress (worn as top underneath-Topshop)
Jeggings (Silence+Noise@UO)
Bow (Topshop)

I couldn't help myself but try an outfit inspired by Luella. The colours have been haunting me lately, what with all the pastels in London but also the florals that are making their appearance in Topshop. The colours make me happy!

Inspired by Luella
Cardigan (Oasis)
Dress (MbyM)
Purple Tights (Topshop)
Belt (H&M)
Flats (Topshop)



  1. I love your teal flats!

    PS: Gong hai fat choi/gong see fa chai!

  2. Happy Chinese New Year!
    I love all of the purple going on here =]

  3. really like the colors in ur last outfit.

  4. Your new blouse is beyond adorable! That bow! Those sleeves!
    Also, happy new year to you.

  5. Hello, darling,

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  6. Your Luella-inspired outfit is ... well, inspired!

  7. Hey Winnie! Happy Chinese New Year to you!
    Your new Topshop blouse is very cute and I really like how you combined the colours in the last outfit!
    Take care :)

  8. Gong hai Fatch Choi,is what i believe it is in cantonese!
    erm..i think its sheng ri kui le in mandarin
    nayway great outfits!

  9. love the flats

  10. Happy Chinese New Year to you too! The food looks so goood, so does the Luella esque outfit ;)

  11. Happy New Year too!

    LOve the food and your look!

    a kiss for you girl :)

  12. I'm glad you had fun, and I really want to try those candied fruit snacks! I really love the colours that you are mixing together in the last outfit. It's very fun and bright!

  13. Wow. You really look like a Luella model! Loveit!! :)

  14. Hi there-Happy New Year, I really love the last Luella inspired outfit!

  15. Hope you had a great CNY! You look great in that Luella inspired look, the purple cardigan and dress are lush.


  16. I love the last outfit <3<3

  17. Happy Chinese new year Winnie :) looks like you had a fantastic time. Love all of your outfits, my favourite is the second one that Topshop top is gorge, great investment

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your's is so great, I love your style. Ohhh my gosh, I cannot wait to go shopping in London, I can hardly contain my excitement. :)

  19. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your's is so great, I love your style. Ohhh my gosh, I cannot wait to go shopping in London, I can hardly contain my excitement. :)

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  21. Happy Chinese New Year! my parents had a party with loads of food so i went home for the weekend and ate so much!

    i love that bow top!

  22. happy new year ;-)
    love that necklace in the first ensemble... soo great!


  23. I love all of your outfits.
    Happy New Year!

  24. I'm in love with the last look. So many beautiful colors.

  25. Happy new year. I love the look inspired by Luella!

  26. Happy New Year, Winnie!

    I looove that topshop blouse!

    You look fab!


  27. I like the blouse!

    B ;] xx

  28. Happy New Year :) Love that second outfit and yay for bright colours, perfect for dreary winter days!

  29. Hey Lady :) I gave your blog an award.



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