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Lace, Ribbon and THAT skyline

Posted on: 10 August 2011

Isn't it terribly difficult getting back into a routine after you've taken a holiday? A friend of mine said I was suffering from homesickness rather than the holiday blues which I thought was really sweet! While I struggle with the fact that I won't be back in Hong Kong for at least another year, here is an outfit post while I get my blogging-act together.

It features one of my favourite things that I bought while away in HK. The lace collar is such a girly and cute addition to any outfit and I've been hankering after one of these for a long time and was over the moon when I managed to find this in a boutique in Hong Kong.
Grey and pink
Top, Cardi, Skirt, Shoes (Topshop), Collar (Laurustinus, HK), Bag (Laforet, HK)
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lace collar detail
Situated in one of many, MANY local mini malls that exist in HK, Laurustinus can be found in the Apple Mall in Tin Hau (opposite the MTR) which is only a stop away from Causeway Bay so not too out of the way if you're around that area anyway. Worth mentioning is that malls like these usually open quite late averaging around 2pm/3pm, something I'll mention again when I discuss where else I shopped! Luckily my family live quite near by so I took the opportunity to wander down there after dinner one evening and er...a couple of other trips after that! The shop itself is tiny (as is the norm for these kind of shops) and full of handpicked garments with stock mainly from Korea and Japan. Definitely worth a visit and Peggy the owner is wonderful to chat to too. The bag is also a new find and from Laforet Mall in Causeway Bay.

Given the recent trouble in the UK, I've found myself doing little else but watching the news and checking twitter for riot updates. Something I never, ever would have imagined myself doing and it makes me so angry and sad. I do hope that those from the affected areas stay safe!

Before I disappear to try and reorganise my HK photos (serious lack of touristy shots I'm afraid but plenty of food shots), let's end this post with something that makes me smile! Introducing you guys to my favourite skyline in the world. Swoon!
HK Skyline Day

69 comments:

  1. loving that skyline! Your collar looks so pretty.

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  2. Ahhh we are lace collar twins now, bought mine from Asos though. I guess this is where the jealously begins, looking forward to seeing all your HK pics. Hope the situation here isn't depressing you too much and that Brum gets better soon.

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  3. The collar is gorgeous!

    I imagine it is tough to get back in after a month. I always find routine hard to get back into if it's been shaken up (not sure if I'm coming or going at the moment).

    Cannot wait to see the rest of your HK posts- shopping, food, everything!

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  4. "Isn't it terribly difficult getting back into a routine after you've taken a holiday?" -- OMG, yes.

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  5. I've really been looking forward to seeing your hk posts, the IG pics were just a teaser! Love the collar & the bag, great buys.

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  6. That collar is beautiful!

    Having seen all your wonderful photos of Hong Kong on instagram I can completely understand why you are missing it! Plus with the riots to come back to it's not all that pretty in England at the moment, but hopefully it will get better.

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhh .... 香港!!! ... Trying to convince my dad to take me there on a short break at christmas harhar (fingers crossed) .
    When I talk to people about HK , I always seem to make it out like all I do there is eat..& shop.
    Which is almost 85% true. T^T .
    xxx

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  8. Very cute outfit. Love the lace collar and that bag. xx

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  9. I always get that weird homesickness when I come back from Spain too! It's horrible :( Saying goodbye to relatives is the worse, especially my 90 year old great aunt. That lace collar is very pretty.

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  10. LOVE the lace collar and the sky line, HK is one of my favourite places on Earth, it's just fantastic! I get post holiday blue and never homesick. How can you get homesick when you're off exploring the world and experiencing loads of amazing things

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  11. I miss HK! :(

    I love your Hong Kong finds, must make a note of the boutiques :) The lace collar is so cute on you!

    Can't wait for you HK posts! xxx

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  12. So love the bag! Great top too.

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  13. So adorable, dear!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    talking closet camaraderie

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  14. Such a lovely collar. Glad you had agood holiday.

    Hoping everything calms down in the UK and Birmingham very soon. I feel so sad for the people affected.

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  15. you must be missing HK so much! england's poor consolation right now...i love your collar and bow :) xx

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  16. I love the Hong Kong Skyline as well. It's amazing.
    The grey/pink combination is amazing. I love the collar as well. It's so pretty.

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  17. Asos have lace collars in the sale section for £2-£3

    I would love to go to Hong Kong :)

    Tara

    xx

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  18. I can't wait to see the food shots! I love the lace collar, it looks so so cute with pink. I got a black one from ASOS but not worn it yet...

    Nice to have you back blogging:)

    Caz x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  19. Winnie,

    you look so cute and the lace collar is amazing!!!

    all my love for you, always my friend

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  20. i loveeeeeeee that bag:) xx

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  21. i loveeeeeeee that bag:) xx

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  22. HK looks beautiful, I definitely want to visit one day! I LOVE this collar too, it looks perfect with the pink tee :)

    Maria xxx

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  23. LOVING your lace collar! so cute!
    I was just there! so gorgeous!

    xoxo
    b

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  24. Gorgeous! Great outfit dear, love your bag ♥

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  25. The lace collar is adorable! I think Hong Kong is definitely on my list of places to visit now!

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  26. This post makes me want to go to HK so bad! Such great buys and what a beautiful skyline. I've been looking for a collar like that one forever XD it's so cute!

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  27. thanks for the comment! love your top and satchel, gorgeous x

    http://www.woodenheartbeat.blogspot.com/

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  28. OMG so cute! I LOVE this collar in fact i was in Mong Kok the other day and saw something like this but didn't buy it.
    looks great on you!
    Yay! Thanks for dropping me a line !

    :) :) new post!
    www.fantailflo.com

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  29. you look so cute!
    i love the lace collar ♥

    i miss Hong Kong so much... hopefully I will be able to visit again soon!

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  30. I love that collar although i can't wear pan-collar on myself hehe... nice HK skyline picture, you caught it on a rare nice clear day!

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  31. You look adorable, Winnie! I'm so glad that you're back to regular posting again--I missed you!

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  32. That crochetted collar is so stinkin' adorable, just like you. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  33. Come to live here Winnie! Summer almost all year long! Imagine you here?! I would be amazing!

    all my love friend

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  34. I miss Hong Kong D:
    You look really cute btw ;) and nice lace colar!

    xx

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  35. Very pretty collar and amazing skyline. Xxxx

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  36. Great outfit, I love the collar :)

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  37. love this look, collar is so cute!

    MJLSTYLE

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  38. Cute outfit, love the bag.

    Sadie xx

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  39. I love your outfit and your banner is really pretty.
    http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  40. Ooh I love that skyline! I love your pink blouse with lace collar!

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  41. That is a beautiful skyline. I had a friend at college who was from Hong Kong and she always had the nicest things to say about it, and she was lovely too. I'm glad you liked the links post, it's always good fun discovering new things on the net. Hopefully the riots are the last bad news for a while now! xxx

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  42. It is definitely hard to get back into a routine. I have been back at university for two weeks now but I still can't get back into it yet. I especially love your bag and top here, so gorgeous. I want to try and sew a lace collar onto some of my tops so I can get that kind of effect just need to find what I need.

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  43. Holy cow, super crazy cute outfit! Love it Love Love it! :)

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  44. I really like that lace collar.

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  45. That's got to be so hard to have to come back home... from some place you feel very much at home. So glad you had such a wonderful time though!

    I LOVE that collar! I remember watching old period dramas where women in the early 1900s would revamp an outfit by adding a collar and wondered why we didn't do that any more. Genius! And I love how you paired it with a tee.

    I'm shocked at the rioting too! I hope all your family and friends are safe!

    xoxo,
    Lar

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  46. im so jeaslous of you :p i hope u had a great time and i look forward to the food shots :3 and i love the collar and ur bag :3 sorry i havent visted in so long :(

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  47. VERY cute outfit as always!
    Love the bag and the top!?
    Is the collar separate then? I've never seen that done before! That is beyond cool! :)

    From your newest follower! :)

    http://shewearsthetrouser.blogspot.com/

    Jamilah X

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  48. love the lace collar and bag.....and that last photo is beautiful :) x

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  49. the lace collared top is so pretty :)
    & I hope your not missing HK too much, and that skyline really is stunning!! x

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  50. I really love this girly casual look of yours! I would totally steal your lace collar if I met you haha :)

    I am not here for a long time but I was really upset about the riots too, I could only think how ridiculous it was and couldn't stop checking bbc and twitter too for updates!

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  51. Such a cute top & gorgeous skyline!

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  52. It's absolutely beautiful! Strange to see HK with clear skies, I've been twice and both times we caught it during the rainy/foggy season! So lovely :)

    That collar is sweet, will make a nice update to any old tshirt now!

    ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  53. That collar is really you - nice one!

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  54. That IS a great skyline... And I love the draping of your skirt!

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  55. Thats a cute collar,love it! only find out of the ordinary things in hk eh? lol...Believe it or not, i've not heard or been to Apple mall.I should defo check it out! and yes, i love laforet too!!! so much to see man, it's never ending,haha

    Hope you're safe too with all the rioting going on, it's complete madness!!!

    And yes, what can beat HK's sky scrapers and beautiful view! I love the view more at nite though:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  56. i love your bagg !!
    and a trip to hong kong sounds amazing.. i havent visited hong kong for a long time..


    www.glisters and blisters.com

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  57. Oh Winnie you are just too cute :) x

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  58. love the colour! and your look adorable!

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxx

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  59. One of my favourite outfit posts of yours Winnie!You look super cute :) I'm going to be in clothes/food heaven when I go HK. Ah, can't wait.

    Those rioters attacked in London where I live and I was so angry. They are destroying our lovely cities around the UK. Argh...

    Beautiful skyline :)

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  60. This is the epitome of cute right here. That collar is STUNNING. It's the prettiest collar I've ever seen, no joke. And I love your bag too! Oh, and your hair is super pretty.

    xoxo
    Em

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