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H&M skirt, Cotton On bodysuit, Zara leather jacket and bag, Jeffrey Campbell Whip-2 shoes and DIY pin necklace.

I am so unbelievably tired right now..so this post is gonna be pretty much all pictures..minimal words.

Wore this outfit the other day to a charity ball where I had donated some of my t-shirts as table prizes. That Zara bag looks totally amazing but it seriously a bitch when it comes to wearing tights. The little studs aaaaalways hook onto my tights and snag them. I’ve had to throw away 3 pairs of tights so far because of that bag.

Aaaand this is the super package that I had been waiting for for so long!! The amazing wonderful people at SoleStruck were supppppppper nice and sent me my first pair of Jeffrey Campbells!! I had my eye on the leopard print Whip-2‘s for a while but definitely prefered it in all black instead so when I found that solestruck had an all black calf version I went nutssssssssssss. They are my first pair of Jeffrey Campbells and I have to say…they’re ooooooooookay comfortable hahaha. I mean they are gorgeous and surprisingly well-made but for someone who doesn’t wear 4″ heels everyday, they get a little tiring after a couple of hours. I’m normally used to my 4″ or 5″ heels having at least a 1.5″ or 2″ platform. Regardless, these shoes are amazing and they’re so so so so so worth getting. The style is on-trend now that creepers are all the rage..yet the all black and buckles are trends that could last forever. And if you’re not fully sold on the creeper trend like I am, at least they’re not actual creeper creepers. I know, I know, they’re just “copies” of the Phi creeper boots but when you live on a measly struggling graphic designer salary..these Jeffrey Campbells are the perfect substitute!

I also have to say that the people over at solestruck are incredibly kind and helpful and it certainly helps that they have such a great selection of shoes! Are you like me and have been drooooling over the Sam Edelmen Zoe boots that everyone and their mother wants/has? Well no worries, solestruck has them in stock! And if you need any more convincing, solestruck has free worldwide shipping on all international orders over $199us. DUDE SO WORTH IT. You have NOOOO idea how much I hate shipping costs. And what’s worse, MAJORITY of the sites that I’d want to order from DONT EVEN SHIP TO HK!?!?. Like srsly, wtf…Hong Kong is tied at #8 under the BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD. THE WORLD PEOPLE. NUMBER 8.

Anyway, here are some of my quick picks from their new arrivals that you should all check out:


JC Belgium, Clarks Desert Boot, Sam Edelmen Zoe and JC Jenny-C.

On a side note: UGH those Zoe boots kill me! Been thinking about these for soooo long as well..ughhh they would fit so well into my wardrobe!!! I guess I’ll just keep dreaming for a while then ):

Speaking of shoes: the other day I went out with Julie to granville road (cheap shopping galore) and spotted these super super amazing studded boots. I was so close to getting them…seeing that they were only $250hk (abooout $30us) SO CHEAP yeah..but didn’t think they were worth it? I mean they’re the type of cheap shoes that just after a couple of wearings, the heel will start to slope sideways and you’ll be hobbling around before you know it. Before I went to the store I had never seen these anywhere but literally the SAME DAY after I saw them, I saw at least 3 different girls wearing the exact pair..so I guess it’s good that I didn’t get them!

Awww..but look how pretty they are!!!!!!!!!!! And they were surprisingly suuuuuuuuuuper comfortable!!!

And while we’re on the subject of cheap shopping, the other day I spotted this pair of creeper boots in a small boutique in Causeway Bay. Hmmm is it just me or do they look really FAMILIAR?? I gotta say though, these are some pretty good imitations…

And while we’re on the subject of imitations, EVERYone and their MOTHER has a Chanel bag in Hong Kong…now whether they’re real or not is another story. Seriously Chanel-“inspired” bags are everywhere. Anyway I spotted this one literally 5 steps after I saw the creeper copies hahahah so funny.

And while we’re on the subject of Causeway Bay, the other day I FINALLY got a new pair of Vans. Been needing a new pair of regular lace-ups for the longest time..hehe and now me and PB can match!

And while we’re on the subject of Vans, check out this shot of PB’s shoerack. As you can tell, he LOVES Vans..although 2 in this shot are mine. I myself have..hmm i think 8 pairs of vans hahaha.

oh and look it’s my PB! heaheahe

Oh and while we’re on the subject of things I love, hehe, here is a bowl of dinosaur shaped macaroni with fishballs that I tweeted about a couple of weeks ago. No joke, there’s a stegosaurus, brontosaurus, a t-rex and some other blobbies. (Cath, this ones for you :D)

Anddddddd do you guys recognize someone in this pic?? Hehaehaheaeh spotted him again a few weeks ago.

And here are my halloween pics!!!!! Me and my friends steered clear of the slutty route and decided to do a group thing so we all went as super nerds. We literally wore everything exactly the same haha it was so fun. Only thing is that I think the bow-tie threw everyone off, they thought we were waiters, which kinda sucks but oh wells it was a really fun night :D Maybe I’ll post more actual party pics when Julie sends them to me. I’m already sooo excited for next year’s halloween :D heaheah so fun!!

Oh and there were another couple of nerds at the place we went to and it was sooo funny cos they were standing at one side of the bar (circular) and we stood literally right across them so there was major serious nerd staring contest!! hahaha so funny we ended up taking a funny pic with them so I’ll post that next time :D

heahehaehaehe

Very Wednesday Adams hair

Hellz yeah. At one point I flipped out my mini-notepad cos someone asked for my email address for a pic and they were like “oh are you a waiter???” ughhh noooo!

hahahaha i think PB was hooking his keys on to his belt loop in this pic.

lulz yay :D

Okay I suggest you scroll right past this next batch of photos if you get a little queasy looking at weird/gross looking stuff…although these look absolutely scrumptious to me :D

So the other day me and my family had DAI JAP HAI 大閘蟹 which is Shanghainese Hairy Crab. Duuuuude seriously yummmmy. Anyway it’s a seasonal delicacy famous in Asia where the crab is steamed and then taken apart, bit by bit. The crabs are MAGIC CRABS where one can cost up to $400 hk (about $50us) but seriously if you’ve never had this ever in your life, I definitely recommend you at least try it.

rawrrr crabby crabby crabby

when you buy them they’re tied up in..i dunno what and you steam them like that. Before they’re steamed they’re greenish muddy colour and once steamed, they turn orangey goodness.

wahahhaha gross? no wayyyy yummmmmmm

lol my brother saved up the crab meat to enjoy in one big bite.

And lastly, the ROE…yummmmmm..this was my crabby. LOTS of roe :D slurrpppy slurrrppyy yummmm and incase you don’t know what it is, it’s basically the crab eggs :D

Every now and then some people ask me general questions in my comments so I’ve decided to answer them once in a while after they’ve accumulated a little:

how do you make the moving pics?
animation palette in adobe photoshop.

Just wondering..where do you get your sense of style from?
Uhhh…I get it from…my…head? i unno? haha so hard to answer. I mean of course I’m influenced by trends, blogs, magazines etc and obviously I, like many others, have a “fashion” (or sth related) named folder on my laptop where I look to for inspiration but essentially..nannies makes me final clothing decisions! lulz. jokes!

Oh and you never told us what your fav trend is, so what is it?
My favourite trends right now are probably pouch necklaces, hints of fur (going to make myself a little furry pouch necklace soon) and leopard print. Otherwise, most of my stuff is pretty classic or plain..stuff that I can wear anytime, any year. (btw, this question is in regards to the little competition I’m doing)

(re: my teaching on Sats): what do you teach them actually? and did you have to do any training?
There’s like a set syllabus/booklet that I have to follow so I don’t really need to think too hard..although I do prepare some games and stuff to play with them once we finish what we have to do. And no I didn’t have to do any training..but this isn’t my first time teaching either.

is he living in hk at the moment? and what does pb even stand for?!
lulz yes PB is living in HK now..he’s been here for like…4 months? PB stands for…..lots of things waahaha ;)

may I know what camera you use?
Yez you may. I use a Nikon D50 with standard lens. Actually looking into buying some new lens. Any recommendations?

I was wondering if your bf moved to HK for you? Does he speak Mandarin or Cantonese? Before you moved to NYC, how’d you learn English/ how much did you know?
Nope, PB doesn’t speak Mandarin nor Cantonese and before I moved to NY, I only spoke English..so I’m all about the English. In fact, I barely speak Chinese and if I do, my accent is pretty off. My family speaks English at home and I went to a British primary and secondary school.

You should feature your sister more often in it..we rarely see..just a suggestion..hope she doesnt find it weird or anything
Lulz, ALAN, ALAN, ALAN, ALAN, ALAN. Any comments Alan? Okay anyway…..actually NINZ has her own blog! which is why she’s not on here as much..cos I like to save the pics of her for her to post on her own blog!!

Picture 18

Oh recently, Refinery29 featured me in one of their trendspotting posts about safety pins, showing my DIY safety pin necklace. I looove R29 so being on their website totally made my day :D Thanks guys!

And lastly, don’t forget to enter my little competition to win THIS:

Just click on the photo above, or here, to go back to my previous post. To enter in the competition all you have to do is comment, telling me your favourite trend and don’t forget to leave an email address that I can contact you with!

Also, ppl entering the competition can leave your comments here too but please don’t enter twice..that won’t up any chances!!

Deadline is this Sunday Nov 8th so better hurry!!!!



COMMENTS

samantha ezra
November 5, 2009 at 2:03 am

hahha you’re seriously one of the most precious things ever. those jeffrey campbel boots are absolutely ace.


michelle
November 5, 2009 at 2:04 am

I LOVE THOSE SHOES ON YOU! :D


Annabel
November 5, 2009 at 2:45 am

i LOVE the leopard print version of those jeffrey campbells :D but yours are equally rockin’!! i cant believe those sam edelmans are everywhere now; i felt special for a while, LOL. GET IT!!!! you looked so cute in your halloween costume, hehee. at least you didnt do the american thing of being a slut >< all too easy.


Annabel
November 5, 2009 at 2:45 am

omg and crabs :(


Christine
November 5, 2009 at 2:48 am

are those jeffrey campbells comfy? theyre mad cute on you. ugh i miss causeway bay.. i would’ve bought those wannabe creepers bwahaha!

cute costume dude


Jess
November 5, 2009 at 4:46 am

In total awe of those shoes – LOVE the fuzzy detail. Adorable costume btw puhaha


Valerie
November 5, 2009 at 5:11 am

hey darling….

yup, i go to lots of the events, only if they somewhat demand my attention… ahahahhah

what have you been up to lately???

val


jie
November 5, 2009 at 6:49 am

DAI JAP HAI
YOU LUCKY
I DIDN’T EAT YET :(
we were going to eat it a few months back but they weren’t in season
the roeeeeeeeeee on that too…but i can’t eat it without vinegar
anyway in response to your comment i go to pretty much the most notorious international school in hong kong. it’s not that hard to guess because it’s an american school + it’s big :/ i got a holiday last week…which was this really random fall break thing. i guess it’s because it was the end of our first quarter.
i haven’t been to granville in forever…i hit up island bev/cwb a lot more (like almost every week-ish haha it’s kind of crazy but there’s this store i’ve gotten quite familiar with)…actually i might go to mongkok tomorrow.
make your fur pouch soon! i want to see

i love the new shoes.
x


jessica
November 5, 2009 at 9:02 am

LOVE THE CREEPER HEELS ♥
better choice than the studded boots, i think.
love the halloween costume :]
& I KNOW , i feel like i need the zoe boots in my life too … theyd be so perfect !


vicky
November 5, 2009 at 11:54 am

I love this post so much I don’t know what to comment on first!
all those photos of shoes are making me droooool. i want them all :)
you and PB make the cutest couple ever. i wish i could find a boy who i was close with like that :)
& thanks for the photo editing tips! I’ll definitely try them soon :D


melly
November 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Wicked new kicks! The JCs! I’m contemplating a pair of creepers but they wouldn’t assimilate into my wardrobe at all. There was so much to say about this comment but I’ll feel darn long-winded if I listed it all down, haha. Hooray on being featured on Refinery29 tho, that’s huge!!


melly
November 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Ah crap, I meant there’s so much to say about this post!


dee
November 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm

snagged tights are the worst. cute group halloween costumes! that crab looks delicious. do they sell that in chinese restaurants in the states?


geisharock
November 5, 2009 at 5:34 pm

YUMMMYYYYY pleaaaase make me the yummy fishball macaroni soup, god i miss it. i might go find some now. yum yum yum. and hairy crab!! girll you’re killing me. i love the high heeled creepers, they are amazing! lucky girl xoxo


Raez
November 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

GAH! jealous of your shoes, your hot wednesday adams braids, and your nerd herd;)

all mah loveeeXD

raze


Katie
November 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm

you guys look adorable. love the costumes. =)


Faridah
November 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

You are always so perfectly dressed missy!! I love your booties, they are so wild. I too have an obsession with furry things these days.

You asked if my necklace was originally made from a pendant. Believe it or not but it was just a hollow metal tube I found laying around the house (it would be interesting to know where it came from…) and I just stuck hald a clasp end that fitted perfectly down one end of the tube and superglued it in place. Worked nicely as a hook to put the new pendant on a chain. I’ve made some more DIY necklaces that I’ll post soon as I used to make jewelry back in the day that I had money to spend on the hobby :P

Did I mention that you have great style????!


Alice
November 6, 2009 at 12:29 am

OMG, those creepers.. they’re like the Phis, right?! jeffrey campbell is the king of replicas, honestly. have you seen the (poorly) replicated atacomas and burberry boots (IMO)?!

i want those flat alex wang creeper boots so bad though.

OH AND the clarks desert boot which ive been eyeing at one of the stores here (need the $$) and the zoes.. i wonder if theyre comfy. my classmate just got them.. im bugging her about it hahaha.

YOUR COSTUME AND GEEK SQUAD IS AMAZING.


sindy
November 6, 2009 at 6:30 am

ahahahaha. alan alan alan alan ! steve! that video is sooo funny.

love your costume.soo cute.
maayn i miss hk stores like that . i bought these shoes at one of those airconditioned stores right next to the street market… for like $3 USD , 5 years ago – and its still intact.

LENS RECOMMENDATION. 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 AF <3


valerie
November 6, 2009 at 9:24 am

oooo tell me what events you go to next and I willll goooooooooooo!

hahha. what you been up to lately?


Bigdadddy
November 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

Yes, you updated!!
I can’t believe you got a package from solestruck, those JC’s are beyond amazing. I actually kinda think they are better than the Phi ones, the calf fur makes them so lux! Hopefully once you break them in they will be more comfy!
Ps. I loved your matching halloween costumes!


Aimee
November 8, 2009 at 2:53 am

omigosh, ur guys’ halloween custome is sooooooo freakin cute.
ur bf is adorable. my bf would never dress like that… i wanted him to be john lennon so i could be yoko ono and he didnt want to wear the hippy clothes so i ended up being lady gaga instead..
aimeeways, the a wang knock offs are still nice..altho they are knockoffs… crazy, they have so many cute knock off shoes in hong kong… i must pay a visit!!


Ziyan
November 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I really really really like those shoes…so much that I bought them today! haha. Hope you don’t mind =P. I saw them in SOHO and I was like..WTF? I’m supposed to save. Oh well. =)

My bf hates them though…

All your posts make me miss HK so much =*(


Ivy
November 9, 2009 at 3:24 am

I swear girl, we have such similar taste. I was looking at the same Zara bag the other day and seriously contemplating on buying it. TOO BAD I’M BROKE hahah. And I am dying over those wannabe-A. Wang flat creeper boots; I wish it was easier to find knock-offs here in So Cal :(

Oh and thanks for the SoleStruck tip. I’ve actually been debating on whether or not to get the Zoe’s and SoleStruck is $30 cheaper than Urban Outfitters, and I’m all about saving as much money as I can!


valerie
November 9, 2009 at 3:28 am

Hey babe,

yeah… those frames are amazing, I had dinner with Oliver last night, he asked me to choose two more but I am not sure which ones to choose, I always pick the same ones……

what you been up to usually?


Faridah
November 9, 2009 at 5:14 am

haha, that’s so cute you thought the box near the cow was a treasure chest! My sister and I are half Thai and half Australian. :) Our mother is from Thailand :D


Posh
November 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

The boots from JC are great en suits you perfect, very nice look!


Valencia Lia
November 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Yayyy,I ate most of the clams heeeee


yuka
November 10, 2009 at 5:56 am

love the shoes. i have the leopard ones. but love the black ones equally. you look adorable with braids!! you should do it more often!


Winnie
November 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Seriously, it kills me everytime to visit your blog because it makes me miss HK like crazy. Granville road is great for cheapy shopping.

Love the shot of you and PBs vans, so cute! I just bought a pair of Keds but think I should get a nice pair of vans next time. Shame about that Zara bag, it’s gorgeous but I wear tights all the time so I can understand how annoying it is when you keep having to throw pairs away! The crab looks delicious aannd gotta say your Halloween costumes are hilarious! You all look so great!


Charmaine
November 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

good thing you didn’t get those shoes! when i want something, but don’t get it, i make myself think “i don’t need it” and :”someone else is going to have it” haha.
ahh vans! omg my boyfriend has so many pairs too. it’s like, “oh these are getting worn, time to get a new one!” after he wears it for like a month (-_-)
and awesome halloween costumes! lol “slutty route”. that’s what’s so annoying about halloween
also i finally added you to my blog list yay!!!


STARR
November 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I am in love with your shoes..and just your blog in general ;)


katlin
November 12, 2009 at 1:44 am

denise i love how you said this post is gonna be with minimal words, but it so wasn’t hahaha. i love the jc shoes you gots, especially that little hairy part on the top of the foot. looks just like what my actual foot looks like. noootttt. :) hope you’re doing good, dude!


LINDY LIU
November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

hey Denise, i love your j.campbells & I absolutely enjoy reading your blog :)

keep up the awesome-tastic blogging!

ps: is your boyfriend by any chance a far distance cousin of Wentworth Miller? hehehe


Die Konigin Der Herzen
November 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I cannot tell you how excited I am to have found your blog. I am totally following you. I loveeee how much you write and all of the information that you include. You are really something super : )

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wendy
November 19, 2009 at 4:14 am

mmm crab!
and oh man you lucky lucky thing to be in hong kong
so i keep saying :p

I totally go back there every year too

xx


Trish
November 20, 2009 at 2:31 am

HAHAHAHAH!! I laughed when I saw you saying there were at least 3 girls wearing the boots that you laid your eyes on at granville. It seems that hk girls are hving the same/similar looks within the same district. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

But i must admit that I find that boots amazing too! HAHAHAHA

Not to mention your jeffrey campbell’s :)


qin
November 22, 2009 at 10:27 am

The boots are to die for!


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