Changing it up

17 February 2013

Maxi skirt pic1
I own a lot of blouses but this is one my favourites - you can always count on Zara to have some great designs and prints in store. They've become a staple and I wear them tucked into skirts and layered under jumpers and are my easy, go to outfit choices. Maxi skirts on the other hand are a little less natural to me. There was a time when I believed I was just too short for them but when I was working in HK last year, I changed my mind completely and I loved wearing chiffon and sheer maxi skirts because they kept you cool in the humidity. I still prefer wearing shorter skirts but it's nice to change it up sometimes!
maxi skirt pic 2
Blouse - Zara, Scarf - GAP, Skirt - River Island, Belt - c/o Next, Shoes -Topshop
The lilies we had over Chinese new year are now in full bloom. We don't have lilies very often and I forget how fragrant they are. I managed to take this photo before we cut off the stamens (they stain everything!) I find it a shame that they have to be cut off because they look a little naked without them! 
pink lilies
watercolour sketch 1
I painted the above picture very randomly on Friday night and was so amazed at the response on Instagram that I've made it into a new header. I must try and paint more often again - it's so theraputic. At one point, I really wanted to take Fine Art at university but I pursued the more Academic History of Art instead. Definitely the right decision since it's been the longest time since I've put paintbrush to paper!

38 comments:

  1. wow! you look stunning and so elegant Winnie! that long black skirt is so cool on you~ and love the shirt (: Fantastic drawing as well! love how soft you drew it... and I also think that painting is therapeutic hehe.. (=L.O.V.E. the new header!!

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  2. I wish I could paint! I also reaaallly love this outfit on you x

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  3. Beautiful! I Love your shirt. You're so talented at painting too.
    Fashion Ganache.
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  4. Totally, love your art work!

    I so find this maxie skirt inspiring. Makes me want to pull mine out and wear it! Maxis were such a summer trend here last year in the midwest..believe me..we are generally behind when it comes to fashion.

    Love the flowers too.

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  5. Love that you've in-cooperated this art piece into your new banner!

    Sweet outfit! So glad to see your post today. Making Sunday a whole lot better.

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  6. I love love loe your header - it is so pretty, you are very talented!

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  7. You look lovely Winnie and
    the maxi skirts suits you c;

    xx

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  8. I love love this outfit, you look very chic in it!!
    beautiful painting too, I really need to get back in to it as well, everything I visit a gallery I get a pang of nostalgia for it!
    - Charlotte xx

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  9. Love this! You look so cosy but stylish at the same time :) really like your new header, it's really good! :) xx

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  10. Wow you're such a good artist, I had no idea that's so beautiful please do feel free to share some more of your artwork if you make any xoxo

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  11. I love your maxi skirt! It looks great with your colorful scarf! I love the lilies too!

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  12. such a pretty drawing!!! very you :)

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  13. Hi Winnie firstly great header and it deffinately deseves to steal some lime light on your blog love the type face for your header works beautifully, secondly you know how to work a maxi! It makes you look so tall.xx

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  14. 1. I hate you and your handwriting. Every time I see it I need to comment on how 'unattainable' it is for me. :P
    2. I love that plaid shirt from Zara!!! I was seriously VERY tempted to buy it for myself this winter and contemplated buying it for my friend as a gift so I could have the privilege of buying it. Yes it's a warped concept. Perhaps she'd then let me borrow it from her. But perhaps this is even better: you should let me borrow it in HK this summer so my sweat can soak through it and then you'll be so grossed it, you'll let me keep it. Excellent.. excellent.

    Sam
    http://www.samishome.com

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! I dig comfy everything so this is right up my alley. I don't know why I haven't thought about it before! I'm usually not into skirts or dresses, but this looks too comfy not to try! Ahaha! And your drawing! I saw it on instagram and it looked so pretty! I can only draw stick figures, lolz!
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  16. Love love that watercolour, it looks great on your new header! Maxi skirts really suit you Winnie, especially paired with a check shirt. x

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  17. Your painting is very beautiful and looks so good as your new header. You are so talented.

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  18. Oh I love your outfit, especially the skirt it's gorgeous. And that painting is incredible- I wish I had that much talent, well done! xx

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  19. i love your outfit! Your skirt is so cute!
    xx
    b

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  20. Love your outfit and especially loving that long skirt on you! The new header is gorgeous! You should definitely paint more often! xx

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  21. You look AMAZING here, such a good outfit! I love the new header too, you are SO talented!

    Maria xxx

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  22. Why didn't I see the drawing already. Following you on instagram now - @jolenepoh! TOO TALENTED!

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  24. Ooh, you are such a talented artist! <3 and I LOVE this outfit! The long skirt works beautifully on you!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: A Fashion Photography Blog

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  25. Cute outfit. Your so talented, that illustration is amazing! Great blog - i'm your newest follower :) xx

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  26. Wow you paint wonderfully. Also gorgeous outfit. Love how you match a plaid blouse with a maxi skirt. I'm not a fan of the maxi, mainly because I don't think I have the height. Maybe I should give it another go.

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    1. I don't have the height either and is precisely why I was never keen on them - I'm only 4'11!

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  27. Your outfit is so cute and your painting is amazing! I really wish I could paint something like that , but I have zero drawing skills!
    I can't believe you are only 4"11 because you look much taller than that!

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  28. Great look! Loving the plaid shirt paired with the maxi skirt. :)

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  29. That's such a lovely watercolour painting...you have some hidden talent there ;)

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  30. so much love for this outfit! the shirt and the scarf looks perfect together.




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  31. Winnie, i loveeeeeeeeee your new header!!! i didnt know you painted it until i read this post! You definitely should consider picking up that paint brush again;) Practice makes perfect as they say!!!:D

    Gorgeous lilies you got by the way and yes, their fragrance is soo strong! I could smell it in my whole living room during CNY, lol

    Take care for now!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  32. Ah I remember eyeing that tartan shirt from Zara. Looks great, and I love the painting. I'm going through a watercolour painting phase and I totally agree: it's so therapeutic!

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  33. I see your art work on instagram and it makes me want to start drawing and painting again! x

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