Off to the Pub...

23 April 2009

A casual outfit to see some friends at the pub. I always feel more dressed up when I'm in a dress or a skirt so this was definitely a dressed down day when I chose to wear these jeans. I wore my hoody which was my favourite companion during flights to NY and HK last year. I wish I was going on holiday this year. It doesn't help matters when my dad has jetted off to HK for a few weeks to see my grandparents and aunts!
Hoody (Once Upon a Time for Topshop) Bow (Accessorize) Bangle (HK)

The only things in my dad's luggage seemed to be chocolates from Hotel Chocolat and various biscuits that are not avaliable in Hong Kong, which were requests from my family in HK. I'm not sure if this is allowed anymore but once my dad even bubble wrapped a bunch of apples which was super random. We all joke that he should become a proffessional courier because the apples arrived unbruised and more recently, the chocolates remained intact!

I've asked him to bring me back some Japanese magazines but I am beginning to wonder if he will be a little lost in the bookstore among all the girly fashion magazines!
Tee (The Mountain @ Asos) Cardi (UO) Jeans (Topshop) Shoes (Topshop)Bag (Vivienne Westwood)
I only have one more week of my shopping ban left. April was a long month and I did break it , once when I got that lion tee (still, totally worth it) It's only been a month but it's definitely been a great experiment and one that has definitely helped me get some perspective on shopping. It has made me realise how many of the things I bought were just frivolous buys!

Right I'm off to watch some brainless TV...ANTM? Gossip Girl?

47 comments:

  1. You look so cute in jeans, W! Looooove your bag!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. That long hoodie is fantastic - I've been looking for just such a beast for AGES.

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  3. A shopping ban! That's such a good idea... I totally couldn't do it though aha. Love the jeans, they look so comfy. And that bag - YUMMY! x

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  4. ah! love ur tee. my shopping ban has been such an epic fail. sigh.

    xxxc

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  5. I love your bag!

    ANTM, I watch it and enjoy it while also kicking myself for watching it at the same time. I think it's cool they're in Brazil though.

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  6. Vivienne Westwood logo...can spot it afew blogs away ;)

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  7. westwood bag - TICK!

    GG-TICK!

    ANTM-TICK!

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  8. thanks dear ! yes, so am I acctually.. !
    hope ur ok ! :)

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  9. Oh I love your little hoodie! I need more hoodies, they are just so comfortable and great.

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  10. Nice outfit. I like the sweater. Hmm, I'm watching mindless television as well. haha

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  11. heyyy winnie :) vivienne westwood bag! how awesome! i love your top! i <3 dogs!

    your friend hasn't seen 'dirty dancing'??? i must see it again soon!

    xxx
    sydneygirl

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  12. Cute hoodie! Love the Viv Westwood bag too. If I sent my dad to buy a fashion magazine he would be so completely lost. I love that he bubble wrapped some apples! Haha! :) x

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  13. You're such an HK Vivienne whore you are, honestly... (ps: nice bag!)

    Wowee - I watched Susan Boyle on BGT (got it on youku.com); my goodness moi I didn't know quite what to expect, and then when she opened her mouth I was like, wah! One of my students was sitting with me giggling away at her attire, but even he shut up when she was singing, haha!

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  14. Love your bag and that hoody is so fantastic!!! And lol, my dad always packs the most random things when going to visit the family in Asia. He seems to only have the one change of clothes, and the rest of the suitcase is all biscuits, chocolates, perfumes, vitamin tablets and other randomness.

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  15. ooh dont go too crazy when the shopping ban is over.. i should really have one.
    you looks fantastic! (not that you don't ever look it :D )
    SOS-er fi xx

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  16. Hello Winnie!

    your dad must be so much fun!!! You must have a great family :)

    About going to a Pub, it must be fun! You look amazing and I love how tight are those pants!

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  17. Congrats! I dont know how you managed to keep to the ban! But good for you!

    You look super cute with the hoodie! Love the bow!

    Ps/ I should try asking my dad to get me a girly magazine sometime! I think he will probably faint! LOL!

    And thanks for your comment! And those jeans were actually tights!:D

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  18. Haha your dad sounds pretty awesome to me!

    Ps. I love the bag!

    x

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  19. oh i live in jeans. cute bag.

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  20. Wow I love the VW bag, so pretty.

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  21. I love your handbag! <3 and your haircut is cute.

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  22. you should definitely tell me how you managed to keep the shopping ban! great outfit, that bag is cute ^^

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  23. Really cute casual looks :)

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  24. I'm going on a shopping break too. It's awesome that you did so well. BTW that Vivienne Westwood bag is super cute.

    http://www.fashionismygirlfriend.com/

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  25. hi winnie!

    thanks for your sweet comment! i love your cardigan and your vivienne westwood bag. your outfit is simply chic! also, i love how bars or bar-type places there are called pubs!:)


    much love

    eden

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  26. Cute hoody! I love how long it is. I'm glad your shopping ban has gone well.

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  27. Hi there-well done on getting through the shopping ban, I believe its all about evaluating what you truly need and love for your wardrobe, you've done really well! Love the VW bag, so gorgeous!

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  28. I so love your hoodie in that very first pic. Have a great weekend. You've got some great pieces and I'm proud that you stayed that long on track with staying away from shopping..but some days are just better than others..and so are good deals too.

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  29. Shopping ban? :-O I have been on the exact opposite lately - a shopping craze haha. I like your long hoodie - I was always so tempted by the AA hoodie dress but its just too expensive! Can we swap links? I'm adding you to my blogroll whatever the case :) xoxo

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  30. I love how you say, brainless tv. ahaha I want your VW bag. It looks amazing!

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  31. foreign chocolates ♥♥♥

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  32. that jacket in the first picture is beautiful

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  33. That hoodie looks damned comfy...I love the design on the front. love the bag, too :) WOOT for Gossip Girl!! :D

    xox, mavi

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  34. Look at how cute you look in your hoodie dress!!!

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  35. Love the hoodie! Looks really cosy - I have many hoodies but none are as cute as that.

    can't even imagine my Dad trying to buy a fashion magazine! Hope your dad picks something good! ;)

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  36. Very cute outfits for the pub :) Lol it's so funny what overseas relatives request, I had to post over some Mars Delight to my cousins in Sydney they don't get any nice chocolate over there!

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  37. I've always loved hoodies and yours is so cute!

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  38. adore the bag!
    i feel more pretty in dresses and skirts haha

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  39. the blue jacket in the first pic is wonderful!

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  40. aw, you look so cute! and good luck on the shopping ban! i lasted about 3 months on my shopping ban, aprils been a bad month for me though... hehe

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