Zara bleached denim shirt, H&M shorts, Zara leather jacket, H&M fur collar, Frye Harness boots

All jewelry seen before, ask for details if you want.

WOW it’s been a while again huh? I seriously open every post with the same “omg its been so long” sentence. On my previous post I asked whether people preferred these sort of long major zomg-too-many-things-to-look-at posts or if they preferred shorter more succinct updates. I got a pretty much 50/50 sort of response and tbh, I WISH I could update more often..it’s just that I don’t cos i either don’t have anything update-worthy or..I forget..or..I have more important things to do..like eat and sleep :D Oh another thing that people mentioned was that they preferred shorter updates because there would be less photos meaning less loading times and therefore more time to read (LOL yeah sure) but honestly, I love my big giant pictures (which honestly isn’t that large) and isn’t it better to see nice large clear photographs rather than dingy small ones where you can barely see any detail? If the photos are taking too long to load then I really don’t know what to do other than to beg you to please step up your broadband/internet game please. It’s almost 2010 people, come on now.

Anyway, the above outfit was worn literally like a million years ago. The weather in HK is pretty on/off. Like the other day on Christmas Day, I wore a pair of SHORTS with NO TIGHTS out the whole day. Yeah it was THAT hot..but then out of no where, this morning it drops to like 10 degrees Celsius (approx. 50 degrees Fahrenheit) WTF right? I had to pull out my huge woolly eskimo jacket this morning which was warm when I was outside but the seCOND i stepped into the train station and on to the train..it got SO stuffy and HOT in there that I started getting cranky.

Last week one of my longest friend (known her for like what 16 years or so already) came back home for a couple of days so we did the usual get togethers, which mostly consisted of gossiping, laughing (TIM? TIM? TIM? TIN KIN?) and most of all, EATING.

Carol, Julie and Me in Sham Shui Po

Typical Sham Shui Po market.

Our feast at the Korean barbecue restaurant we always go to. SUPER YUMMY short rib. KALBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

And my favourite: Ox Tail soup :D You cringe now but I bet the second I steal that bone and cast it in iron or silver or whatever, everyone and their mother would be all over it huh.

Onto Christmas now. My family definitely celebrates christmas but we don’t go all out with decorations and all that hooplah. This year was also the first year we didn’t get a tree. Nanz was kinda upset about it but the more I think about it, I think it’s good that we didn’t get a tree as we normally only have it up for about a week or two then just end up throwing the poor thing away. Anyhow, every year for the past couple of years already, my family hosts an xmas bbq on our rooftop for family and friends. It’s normally really fun with always too much food. I think the only person who enjoys it the most is Obi cos he gets to mosey around on the rooftop snooping his nose in everyone’s business.

Wow the fire was definitely not purple.

Magical Helie.

On Boxing Day (December 26th for you Americans), we attended one of our best-family-friend’s daughter’s wedding. It was really nice and she looked really really pretty.

Here’s a shot of all us kids: My brother Eugene, my brother-in-law Gavin, my older sister Jeanette, Uncle Chiu (bride’s father), Nanz and lastly me. Lol isn’t Uncle Chiu SO cute in his bowtie hahaha he was like non-stop smiling all morning.

After the wedding, I went back to PB’s place to start our very own celebration. Here’s PB opening up part 1 of his presents (4 parts total). I didn’t get a full pic of everything we got each other but basically he got me tons of CUTE stuff and I got him tons of AWESOME stuff, lol so descriptive.

This was one of my presents. It’s a golden pig hahahaha. He got me everything piggie basically..heahea yay :D

This was part 4 of his presents. I bought and framed two of the WTWTA posters. We actually haven’t seen the movie yet, and I’ve kinda heard mixed reviews about it but regardless, those posters look so amazing and I seriously loved the typography.

We then strolled around Causeway before our epic Christmas Dinner Date (CDD) at……dun dun dun……………CPK! LOL. We love that place and you don’t need to eat at a fancy place to have a super PB date.
Anyway, I had seen these before but yeah I spotted these Chloe-inspired wedges and had to snap a pic for you guys. I gotta admit, us Chinese really do know how to whip up some really awesome “inspired-by” items. They’re not exactly the same as the Chloe wedges and they are definitely a tiny smidgen of the Chloe price but somehow, i still can’t manage to bring myself to buy them. But okay..that’s a total lie cos I’ve been scouring these Causway malls for those Rodarte inspired OTK boots that I posted about previously. I mean I can easily find them everywhere but I’m just looking for the place that sells them the cheapest lol. I don’t exactly wanna be dropping a couple of hundys for an imitation item now do I?

Remember that exciting package that I was twittering constantly about its slow arrival? Well anyway it arrived a couple of weeks ago and in it was my amazing Jeffrey Campbell Clinics from Solestruck! I was so anxious to get these when I first saw the preview on the Oaknyc site. The silver reflective wedge is SO amazing and the height along with the platform makes them SO comfortable to wear. The ONLY problem I had with them was that the shaft of the shoe goes up to an awkward height on me that the zipper in the back behind the ankle KEPT on rubbing against my skin and I ended up with a humungo raw patch behind my ankles. um, gross. I plan on sticking some paddies on there for the next time I wear them, then other than that, I should be good to go! I wore them out that night I got them with a pair of H&M tapered/gathered-at-the-ankles sweatpants that I actually got a million years ago and hadn’t had the guts to wear them out yet (they’re just sweatpants right -.-) and a sequined Zara motorcycle jacket. I thought the outfit wasn’t bad but I always fail to photograph my “clubbing/going-out” outfits cos I’m always running late and never have time to snap some pic pics!

PB also ordered a pair of shoes *tut tut PB*. He finally got his all black suede Clark Desert boots that he’d been wanting for ages.



My favourite part :D

haha so reflective!

So cool (H).

H&M sweater dress, Zara leather jacket, Costume National bag, Vans Authentics, Rayban Wayfarers.

So just cos this post is so overdue, here’s another outfit to fill this post up even more (and make all those slow internet people mad). I wore this the other day on our little family Sunday. My family spends every Sunday together, which may seem like a pain in the butt, but honestly I love it. I love that although my family is a bit messed up, we still always get together on Sundays and spend at least one meal together.

OH yeah and back when I did that “whats in my bag” thing, someone asked me why do I carry around contacts when I don’t even wear them. Well i DO wear contacts, but mostly only when I go out partying or when I want to wear sunglasses, since it costs a fortune to change all my sunny lens’ into prescriptive lens and really it’s SUPER annoying to always have to switch. I really wish I could wear contacts again everyday but…my eye doctor says I really shouldn’t ): My sunglasses collection gone down the drain..or..hovering there for a while until I can afford lasik.

Me, PB and our ignorant friend in the lift.

PB in a Forever 21 flannel, H&M pants and cardigan and Vans canvas boat shoes.

Lulz, Cutie Lil Ninz (CLN) wearing my dad’s Chinese-professor/Harry-Potter glasses.



Lastly, the lovely people over at Blue is in Fashion this Year did a little didly thing about safety pins and decided to include my necklace in there. They do these mega collages of a certain item (like safety pins, or gold dresses etc) and scour blogs for all the images.

Click to view the feature!

Click image above!

I hope you girls have been visiting my other blog LADYLIKE regularly. We just did an amazing holiday giveaway (8 days, 8 prizes!) and have SOO much awesome-ness in store for 2010. Please bookmark us and make sure you read up Ladylike daily for all things fashion, make up and everything else Ladylike!

So I’m sure you probably noticed my new layout..heahe how are you guys liking it so far?? I’m more into the minimalistic approach: less clutter, more organization. If there’s anything you guys would like to suggest then feel free :D

Don’t say a word, just come over and lie here with me
‘Cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see
I want you so bad I’ll go back on the things I believe
There I just said it, I’m scared you’ll forget about me.

My new favourite John Mayer song – Edge of Desire

  1. Love the new layout and I get the whole once-in-a-while large post thing cos.. I haven’t been blogging for a bit due to lack of inspiration and photos I guess. Anyway happy holidays Denise (:

  2. yay another long post to make me happy :D!
    lol i got my bf the urawaza book too! it’s so interesting!!! you guys look so cute together!

  3. I LOVE ur posts DW lol
    My family does the whole try to have dinner together thing so i think your Sunday Family thing is really sweet (:
    ps u and PB look really good together!
    also this is a bit early but happy new year (2010) lol since i didnt wish u merry christmas!

  4. Blogging seems harder now and I don’t even have a ton of high quality pics like you!
    Love your posts though. It’s worth the loading time :)

  5. wow what a long post! oh my god those shoezzzz are super super super hot i wanna see them on!!

  6. Yum, oxtail soup! I wouldn’t mind a bone necklace cast in gold either!


  7. great to see an update! those jeffrey campbells are to die for.

    merry christmas!


  8. Your posts always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside :)

  9. merry christmas my love!! :DD I LOVE THE CLINICS! i’ve been tramping all over america in them. well, that’s a lie. i did, however, run around la guardia airport in them. they kinda hurt my feet ish because my feet are so wide and unaccustomed to pointy bits. but it’s okay they’re so gorgeous. post an outfit with them :DD happy 2010 btw because i know i won’t be online then, haha. keep tweeting.

  10. Yesss I love the new look! Love your ‘logotype’ with its popart blurry effect thing going on.
    Btw, this is becoming your trademark me thinks, a long post full of great photos and explainations to go along, I like it :D Happy Holidays Denise!

  11. You are too pretty, girl! I love all your shoes. How many pairs do you have? Your taste is absolutely amazing. I want to go to asia so badly right now and eat eat eat!

  12. Loooooove the new post! So many great piccies. Your new heels are incredible. I love your taste in shoes! Impeccable. The new layout is perfect, love the simplistic layout when it comes to blogs. It allows the post content shine. I never knew you had another blog!? I’ll have to check it out. Ladylike with all things girly and did someone say makeup??? I’m there, ASAP!!! Have an awesome new year Denise!!!!

  13. Always always thoroughly enjoy your posts. I must admit I am this close to breaking down and getting a pair of Fryes. Thinking about the 8Rs or the cuff ones. They seem to come in pretty handy, and I love how yours are wearing… Kind of wuv the last photo of you and PB, lookin so good togetha. Saved it on my comp, hope that’s not creepy or anything hahaha

  14. I love when you post :) I was wondering if your sister has completed quit blogging ’cause I miss her posts.

  15. Aaaah, you got the JC Clinics! I really liked those but decided against it since they are way to fierce for me. I can’t wait to see you werk~ it!

    Love the casual, yet chic, outfit you got going on there with the H&M sweater dress and Vans Authentics. Very inspiring, since I have some Converse that I should wear since they’re just sitting in the closet.

    And to answer your question about Rain: hahaha, yeah he did! He kept teasing the audience by pulling down his sunglasses a bit so we could see his eyes and then quickly slide them back up. He also did the whole unbuckling act too lol. I was sort of caught off guard by all the teasing, hip thrusts, and girls dancing on poles… didn’t know he was that provocative!

  16. WHEEEE finally an update!! :DDD haha i feel like that sometimes though… like i just don’t update enough… but then it also seems like once there are things to do in life you just wanna get out there and do them right? rather than stay at home posting stuff and living in a virtual reality…

    ok enough of a rant. anyway COOOL it’s really really nice that your family still spends sundays together :) i think that’s an awesome ‘tradition’ if it can be called that. it’s the little things that keep families together/sane imo. What do you guys normally do anyway for your sunday family time?

    omgg i had no idea you had another sister!! that’s pretty incredible :D it’s nice seeing all of you together in the same photo haha and you guys all do sort of look pretty alike… like certain features are more similar (you and your bro have like similar eyes! gd thing/bad thing? XD)

    tea with sha was really nice!! :)) i really enjoyed it! if only you’d been able to make it too… it was so exciting just finally being able to meet up with her and the scones at this cafe at IFC were tasty too! thanks for the beads ya? :D i hope i’ll be able to make some necklaces real soon!! how’s your week been so far!

  17. WOW~~~ JC Clinics look SUPER AMAZINGLY HOT!! Love to see some photos of you wearing them + outfit.
    The new layout is really nice and clean looking. Your logo looks like the 3D type effect and you need special polarized 3D glasses to see it XD cooool~ (Or maybe I only think this cos I saw Avatar in 3D few days ago). Anyways, minimalism FTW.

  18. FINALLY!!! thank God you finally post update(s) on your blog, always wait for it. By the way, i always love your post and writing, and i think your humungous post is better than the shorter one. and you know what, i got no problem in loading your photos, i mean it only takes a short time to load them ALL. kind of weird actually, because i always find problem in loading photos from others blog (mine is no exception), i wonder why. hehehe..:DD

    hm…your shoes. aaaaa…it’s a killer one, you should post some photos with you wearing it. i’ll wait for it, well, though i have to wait for a LONG time. :DD

    merry christmas anyway, and have a happy holiday. see you in 2010. keep blogging and keep inspiring..:DD
    P.S literally i want to comment more since you’ve got a lot of materials in your post, but i think i won’t stop talking, and you’ll get bored to death with me, so i’ll keep my comment for another post..:DD

  19. hey hey! can’t go wrong with h&m, zara and jeffrey campell these days. or, i suppose some can but not u. hahaha. diggin’ the new blog outfit (layout).

  20. I love how the sidebar doesn’t move omg that is like so wtf amazing. :D
    And yeah people upgrade your stinkin’ internet >:i Those shoes are the sex <3
    Whee Happy New Year, Denise! <3

    Your uncle (in the bow tie) is sososoososossosoosso cute omg <3

  21. Wow, your blog is incredible. I love all of your pictures. And that outfit? Gah, I’m dying. It’s amazing, your style is so laid back & cool, totally jealous! And thanks for the offer to help me with my lack of computer knowledge! That’s so nice of you & I probably am going to have to take you up on that! :)

  22. Gotta say that I am definitely a fan of your longer posts.

    Oh my family are exactly like that too, I barely see my parents in the week but we go out on Sunday and have lunch without fail. It’s really nice and I always look forward to them. So nice! Your BBQ looks like it was so much fun, I love family gatherings, I love the banter!

    Korean BBQ! Oh my god, I love it, just a shame that there aren’t many places that do it in the HK but it’s never as good as HK or Asian countries for that matter.

    Loving those Chloe inspired shoes (I love that about HK too, so quick to produce great copies!) and your JCs are nothing short of being amazing. I love all the multiple straps. Shame that they rub but hope that you figure out something to make them comfier!

    Your sister looks super cute in your dad’s glasses!

    Hope you have a great New Year!!

  23. Your posts always have so many stunning photos! Love the fur in the first outfit and those Campbell heels omg I’m drooooling!

  24. Wow i don’t know what to comment on first. The love over your yearly bbq (so fun), the love for those Chloe knock offs (amazing!), or the love of that last comfy/chic outfit! You got it goin on girl! haha
    Happy New Years!

  25. Where to start? Well I adore that first set of jewelry you have on. And those shoes! The ones in the window and the ones you have are absolutely fantastic!!!! Oh and your second outfit is divine :) I adore it. You always have so many cute photos! You seem to have a very exciting and fun life :) Oh and the photo of you and your boyfriend is pretty freaking adorable! and the dogs too :) hehe Happy new year!

  26. hey denise!

    yeah i had a little too much fun as you probably could tell ahah i looked sooo wrecked (it’s was the wind and gin on the ifc roof i swear!) and you looked so lovely!
    we just mtr’ed it the line was intense
    so nice meeting you haha hope you have a great year!


  27. 1. I like your new layout
    2. LULZZZZZ x 1000000 at uncle chiu’s smile/bowtie/double chin

  28. IT’S FREEZING. i mean, i’ve been in colder but there are these mornings when i wake up and i wonder why the hell it feels so cooolddddd haha. i guess it’s because we keep expecting it to be warmer?
    on the other hand, i love the jc clinics!!


  29. I always love love your chic outfit so much girl!! And your accessories are just so stunning! Awww,that’s so sweet that you got your boyfriend so many presents.

    I really love those new wedges you got too,ahhhhhhh so jealous! Hope the new year has been great for you so far<3

  30. ya! -15 is nothing girl, haha. but umm ya no, they’re surprisingly as warm/a bit warmer than regular cotton leggings! but no, normally in that weather, i steer clear of leggings.. it’s just jeans for me :D

    I LOVVEEE that pic of your family!!! soooo cute!

    and nice shoes yo! can’t wait to see them in outfits! tell me if they’re comfy!

    p.s. cool new layout!!

  31. yeah mong kok haha i wasnt’ suppose to go cause of the acid incident :S being dubbed ‘kerng seuw gai’ and all
    but yeah i’d love to go on a shopping adventure with you!

  32. i’m pretty sure i read your posts as soon as you post them, sorry i didn’t get to comment sooner, i hate having to think i repeat myself in every one of your comments but you are sooooo amazing haha.

    the outfits are way cool, if i lived in hong kong i would have probably kidnapped you by now. (jokes. jokes)

    and awwwllll the photos, present opening!!!!!! gosh i haven’t taken photos of such act since i was a kid, i’m missing out on life haha.

    the “ignorant friend” who looks like a random in the background listening to his ipod is pretty hilarious, i loled. THIS POST WAS PRETTY MASSIVELY EPIC BY THE WAY. but loved. as always.

    i hope you have a great great 2010, don’t work toooo hard!!!!! haha and adoring the mini tumblr doses too… gosh this is a bit stalkerish now, so um, i’m going to go feed my cat… yeah.

    x take care

  33. dont you just lurrrrv the clinics?? i wear mine EVERYWHERE! they are like my back-up everyday shoes now. my poor vans have been replaced. i seriously wear mine with sweats to the supermarket they are so friggin comfortable. yay! shoe twins!

  34. You shoes are super amazing! Oh, and I learned that when the fabric of the shoes is irritating, rub some lotion on the inside of the shoe to soften it and it doesn’t hurt your foot as much. ;] But its the zipper that’s the problem…

  35. wow! i really love ur blog, u have fantastic style! ur bracelets and rings are amazing :)


  36. Mmhmm super fierce jacket!!

  37. i always love your looks!
    very pretty yet edgy!

    happy 2010 and more ^^


  38. oh and it seems like you enjoy korean food!! ^^
    i had way too much korean barbecue! ; )

  39. Wat the hell?! You got the Clinics… SHOE ENVY! lol

    Happy New Year love!

  40. pairing the fur collar with the leather jacket is Fierce. Love looking at all the photographs you take, as always.

  41. Those Jeffrey Campbell wedges are D:
    and I’m laughing about casting that bone in silver. That would actually be amazing.

  42. Wow what a long post! :D but I loved it!

  43. Re:Ahahahaa so funny you thought it was the girl’s thong. Yeaaa,at first it seems like it,but it was actually her bikini she wore :)

  44. love the JC!!! my friend has the same ones and loved it when i saw them in person. they are so crazy!
    and looks like u are having tons of fun!!!

  45. I love your posts, they are so large haha i take so long reading them and I love it.
    And you are so lucky you got to wear shorts on xmas day woahh!!!
    Hope everything is well.
    ps i like your new layout

  46. First time commenter here, but I love your long posts! Sounds like a great Christmas, and those Jeffrey Campbells are AMAZING!

  47. You guys got such lovely presents for each other.
    Your dads glasses are awweeeesome.
    I miss HK shoe shopping!!!
    OBI IS SO SO CUTE. and what’s even cooler is his name.
    I love that John Mayer song. his whole Battle Studies CD is sooo good.

  48. aww i love your jacket in the first photo. and you got the JC clinics!! so hot!

  49. I would have never picked up that bleached fur thing if i saw it in the store but you wear it so well that if i do see it next time i will pick it up. LOL. k so funny story.. my brother’s name is eugene too! WEIRD! LOL. Omg you make me miss hong kong soooo much! i want to go back so soon!

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