Sunday, January 26, 2014

The perfect excuse

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Autumunal COS
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Jumper, Blouse - COS, Skirt - Zara, Necklace - c/o Love Hearts and Crosses, Shoes - Nike Thea
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, it has been the perfect excuse for deeming any purchase a 'necessity'. Traditions of CNY include buying a new outfit (technically to wear on New Years day) and on Friday, I decided to go take a detour to COS after work and I managed to buy this lovely blouse and jumper in the sale. They're super Autumnal colours and despite paler candy floss hues flooding the high street at the moment, I still can't shake my love for all shades of burgundy. COS makes me wish I owned some slim tailored trousers (and er tailored everything) but they are impossible to find for someone of my height. Instead, I went for my trusty Zara skirt which upon editing these pics, contrasts a lot more than I realised! Other traditions over CNY includes the superstition of not buying new shoes over the festive period. Everything has a double meaning over CNY and when 'Shoes' is said out loud in Chinese, phonetically it sounds like 'rough'. It therefore serves as a double meaning and you don't want to buy shoes and literally have a rough new year! These superstitions over New Year may sound silly but we've always kept them. So of course I made sure to buy these Nike Theas before the New Year and they're awesome...
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  1. I'm not ready to leave behind autumnal colours and layers behind yet either (well, will probably be needing the layers for a bit longer yet!). I love finding out about the traditions of other cultures, so interesting! Happy CNY :)

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  2. These deep purples are lush. I've never shopped in cos really. I'll have to check it out. That's so interesting (about the shoes superstition). Have a great CNY! x
    www,prettynostalgia.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. The jumper and blouse both look brilliant, they suit you so much Winnie! I also adore your necklace, hope that you have a good Chinese New Year! :)

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  4. I can't wait to see your CNY blog post Winnie! You look great in our origami necklace xx

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  5. Major love for your black Nike shoes. They are so perfect. Also love your double maroon look. Such a good colour to wear in multiple shades! xx

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  6. The shirt and jumper look fantastic and I really like them with the skirt. I've never been into COS but I must.

    Happy New Year :)

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  7. Love that cos sweater, especially that color!

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  8. That shirt is seriously beautiful. I love when the buttons are hidden down the front of the shirt - it looks a lot more sleek imo!

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

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  9. I adore your necklace winnie! :) love your lippy shade too! xx

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  10. I love the colours of this outfit and your necklace is gorgeous xx

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  11. ahh i love this necklace!

    Hannah xx

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  12. Blouse + sweater is my ideal layering in the
    winter c: Love the cute origami necklace
    as well! Xx

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  13. I've not actually seen those Nike's on in personal you know, pretty cool looking. Very neat and tidy. COS i ace isn't it, Hollie gets some ace stuff in there. Cheers for the sweets reply!


    Buckets & Spades

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  14. I still love burgundy too! I really ought to get a few more pieces & I especially love that shirt, COS is the best on the highstreet for pieces like that I think, always so spot on! The necklace is super cute too, plus the rose gold looks so pretty against the burgundy :)

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  15. Burgundy is my favourite winter colour! It goes along well with a lot of things and it definitely is in the spirit of CNY coming up too haha. Your rose gold necklace is super cute!

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  16. Love love the top and collar combo, Winnie! Especially paired with your little rose gold necklace. I'm on the hunt for my CNY outfit, always the way that when you need/want to buy something, nothing is suitable, eh? x

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  17. omg I'm so detached from our culture, I didn't even know this about shoes! In fact this year lunar new year passed with out any event just like every year :/ Your shoes though, make me want to go out immediately and buy a pair and wear them with everything. Too bad it's 1 am...

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  18. Ooo, I like these two colors in your sweater and blouse. It's so pretty! I definitely don't follow many traditions for Chinese New Year, haha. I should look into it though!

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  19. Love the contrasting colours, so cute!
    This is a really great post :)

    Kendra
    xx

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    Ohhh by the way we have a great giveaway on at the moment!

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  20. Hi Winnie, you have really fun posts! My favourite piece is the the fox necklace. How many new balances do you have?

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  21. COS really tends to do that to people, their items are so gorgeous. I really like the blouse + jumper combination, which I still haven't tried myself. The colour combination is pretty awesome. Oh man, you make me want to buy so much clothes!!!

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  22. This is such a lovely outfit, I really need to have a proper look in Cos!

    Maria xxx

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  23. Happy Chinese New Year! I can't believe its days away until endless family time. Loving the colours you're wearing, very appropriate!

    www.rosa-dyn.com

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  24. Any excuse is a perfect excuse. This outfit is lovely!

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  25. Oo nice shades of purple!
    Purple is actually a colour I pay very little attention to, but this is making me rethink my ways.

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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  26. Happy Chinese New Year! My friend told me about the tradition of buying new outfits today and I said I might have to join in with that one...
    Also, the little fox necklace is so cute!

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  27. Early wishes for a Happy Chinese New Year! Your outfit is rockin'. Love the bold contrast between your jumper shirt combo and your skirt; bold and classy at the same time. And I know what you mean about superstitions! We have so many in the Indian culture, and boy oh boy, my family is all about veering away from them!

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  28. LOL CNY is really a perfect excuse to buy new clothes :p
    love the color of your sweater :D

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  29. nice blog, happy Chinese New Year
    greetings http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  30. I love your origami necklace! Where did you get it?

    Katie | http://subtlysparkling.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Beautiful necklace! I have the elephant one :) x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  32. Your shirt is such a nice colour (always been a fan of burgundy, though own nothing in it myself!) and your skirt is perfect!

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  33. Beautiful burgundy colour, you look so cute! Happy CNY. xx/Madison

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