Stripes, bows and a bit of bling!

25 September 2011

My sister, Hailey has become very much a part of this blog now and here she is again, this time firmly back in the UK and not on her travels across SE Asia (Still jealous! See here and here). We're both big fans of Zara and we both have the very same dress, except hers is caramel and mine is red. I know that a lot of other bloggers have the same dress and I've seen this style of dress now in almost all the high street stores.
hailey umbrella 2
hailey and umbrella
Dress (Zara) Jacket (H&M) Belt (Causeway Place, HK), Shoes (H&M) Umbrella (Accessorize)
bow belt
shoes and umbrella detail
I'm loving the elements of pattern in Hailey's outfit. From the spotted bow belt to the stripes in the umbrella. Generally, Hailey has much more of a nude palette to her clothes with hints of colour. It's funny how two people can like similar things but have very different styles. She's also much better at wearing heels than I am!

I have to say a big thank you to Simply Beach who sent me this bikini from Surf brand, Protest. In the weeks leading up to my HK holiday, I was trying to find something for a possible beach trip with my friends (yup, there is actually a beach there!) and that's when Simply Beach came to the rescue, letting me take my pick from the vast range on their website. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit the beach in the end. Perhaps, this is a good thing, oweing to the amount of food I consumed while I was there! However, the guys over at Simply Beach were fab and it's definitely worth keeping them in mind for any pre-holiday purchases! I'm just sorry that I didn't get to wear it but I would very much like to escape on a beach holiday right now...
simply beach bikini
iphone hello kitty case
Speaking of HK and spangly new things, this is yet another iPhone case that I bought while I was out there. The above was from the infamous Ladies Market which is full of touristy tack, mobile accessories, counterfeit/copycat goods and lots and lots of Sanrio goodies. I've been prancing around with it and my friends have looked at me quite often in disbelief with that look of "Winnie, are you sure you're 24?". Yes indeedy! Whether you love it or hate it, it's bling-tastic!

54 comments:

  1. such a pretty dress! and everyone loves hello kitty x

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  2. Love the dress, such a great wardrobe basic. The belt really makes the outfit. Is it sad that I'm a little jealous of the iPhone case? You are NEVER too old for Hello Kitty

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  3. I loved your quote! So love the bow! Sweet photo shoot!

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  4. aww Hailey is so cute XD I think what really makes the outfit is that cute belt XD You two bought do much cute stuff at Causeway Bay, now I know that if I ever end up at Hong Kong that's where I'll go! :)

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  5. Love your sis's outfit, the belt is so cute! That phone case is amazing, I'm a sucker for anything hello kitty! x

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  6. Aw, the sweetest outfit..and the iPhone case is adorable.

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  7. You're never ever too old for Hello Kitty ;p

    I love your sisters outfit, that belt is so pretty and I love the stripy umbrella anything with stripes has two big thumbs up from me! xoxo

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  8. Ha, i'm the same - i go nuts over hello kitty stuff, and I'm almost 27! How can anyone resist kitty! When I was little, my fave was Kerroppi - so cute! xxx

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  9. Love Hailey's look. So cute all the way!

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  10. i WANT the hello kitty casing!!

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  11. I love Hailey's dress. She looks gorgeous. Nude dresses are definitely the best to wear.

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  12. i swear that is the dress of the season! itsso simple but flatters everyone.
    I very much like the print on that bikini too, such a shame you couldnt wear it!
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  13. hehee, you can never be too old for hello kitty and/or bling! Your sister looks lovely - love the polka dot bow :) x

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  14. Aw, your sister is adorable! I live fairly close to Laos, and I love traveling around S.E. Asia :) I just turned 24, and I think I'm slowly retrograding into a little kid. I'm really into bows and pastel colors now. Haha, I'm proud of it!

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  15. Your outfit really inspires me. And let me tell you, I'm rarely inspired in fall. It's just that I miss the crutch of flip flops and skimpy tank tops.
    But I've made a resolution to be less label-conscious. At the moment I'm thinking sexy thigh high boots, bright tights...

    What do you think is a must for Autumn Winter 2011 season?

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  16. You and your sister are so pretty, I love how she has styled this dress, I have a similar one in red too!

    Maria xxx

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  17. Aww, I love Hayley's outfit! The stripes and the caramel coloured dress make me think of walking through Paris in the rain.

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  18. I love that belt! *sigh* if only it was from the UK!

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  19. aww your sister is cute. Love her shoes and jacket! i wonder why she doesn't blog like you!

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  20. love ur stripes umbrella, so cuteeee :)
    great photos !!!

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  21. I really love Haileys outfit, the contrast pattern pops really make it!
    - Charlotte xx

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  22. I love the dress its gorgeous :) X

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  23. Ahhhh, the Hello Kitty cover is so cute!! You must be so happy every time you see it. :)

    I love your sister's dress.

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  24. You are gorgeous! <3 I love your oversized bow, and your umbrella is simply dreamy!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  25. The dress is soo cute,love the bow detailing:)so kawaii!!!

    Cute iphone case too:) I've seen some crazy over the top cases over here in HK,lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  26. Hi Winnie, that's such a flattering dress I must look out for it! Sharon xx

    www.mypassportostyle.blogspot.com

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  27. Loving the outfit. The dress is classic on its own but I love the patterned details. That belt is to die for! x

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  28. Such a cute dress. I love the shape and the bow.

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  29. I love your sister's outfit! I adore everything she's wearing! I think my favourite is the belt though, I have a weakness for bows! x

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  30. winnie, you are just so cute! i love your sense of style!

    x

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  31. She's adorable! I love how she'd paired the leather jacket with such a girly dress! And that striped umbrella is the cutest thing!((:

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  32. Your sister's so adorable! You look so similar. Not exactly my taste but the iphone case's cute too. x hivenn

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  33. Nice outfit!

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  34. Nice dress and the kitty pho case is so cute !

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  35. I kind of want that dress in that color. Really cute photos as usual!

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  36. EHi dear Winnie!!let me say I really love the color of your cute dress!! :-) perfect with those shoes :-)

    Thanks for your comment! I uploaded Marni's fashionshow pics, please have a look!!!:-)

    Anna

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  37. I adore your dress- great cut and colour! It will go with everything :) Cute bow with the polka dots and the stripes! SO well accessorized!
    come follow my blog sweetness! xx

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  38. next time hailey goes on her travels, i'm going to slyly move in and become an honorary nip! she looks so cute - and that phone case is amazing!

    PS, about coming to london, you know you're always welcome to stay with me if it makes anything easier :) xx

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  39. I super love the hello kitty phone cover! haha... love all the pink bling bling

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  40. Lovely dress, you can see why it's such a hit! :) Glad you're having fun x

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  41. Hi sweet Winnie, there is a new post on my blog if you want :-D


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  42. your sister looks fantastic... i have the dress in black
    :-) and as for the iphone case... i never grow up either, i buy what i like regardless of how old i'm supposed to be!

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  43. so stunning outfit dear ur so cute:)
    La Folie 

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