Maximizing Wardrobe Creativity

coverthe-dangling-sleevesI used to fancy a lot those polished “one-piece dresses” because they never require much of my styling effort. (I mean the 1 hour mix-and-match…) However, upon reaching the age where I must start learning how to financially support myself has made me realize that the one-piece dress is not worth my investment as much as the basic, separate pieces would do. Since then, I learned to embrace and enjoy the mix-and-match styling process much more than I would have realized the creative pleasure in it. I started to buy a lot more separate pieces of clothing instead of wasting my budget on some predictable one-piece dresses, cuz I might wear them once or twice and that’s it.. (fashion boredom is just a natural thing for girls and we simply can’t change it.)
So here’s a quick solution — buy more separate pieces and always do the mix-and-match. Always.

A little note on “detailing”: The”detailing” is key to adding extra sparkle to our outfit. If you have been following my blog, you may have noticed that I am very fond of some simple designs yet adorned with the twisted, catchy or standout details. So here’s an outfit sharing some of my recent favorite detailing– dangling sleeves & silver hardware.

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DANCE IN RUFFLES

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Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles. I see you everywhere this season! Although we’re always told not to have something over-done (like failingly wearing too much makeup or overly accessorizing yourself), I was thinking maybe just for once I could wear ruffles from Head-To-Toe.
Everytime I wear this long ruffle skirt, I couldn’t help remembering some of my old times on the dance floor where my feet were vividly striking the steps of a dramatic Paso Doble. Inside me there lives a dancer who always enjoys expressing herself freely and artistically without having to conform to what the world expects from her. How amazing it is when clothes can actually epitomize and express some of our inner parts?

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Dear,
Christine
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Somewhere inside my styling mind along the transformation path from a girl to an independent woman lies a forcing signal that I should get rid of all the girly minidresses.
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Hope that everyone who’s reading this blog right now had spent a great time in Valentines! For me this valentines feels really different yet special because I am no longer in a relationship, so I have decided to share a little of my inside world about being an independent individual after ending my 6-year relationship.

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NYFW Day 1 & 2

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Whenever it comes to the beginning of September you start to see slender girls with perfect body and heights walking down high streets and occupying the balcony seats of some famous restaurants, then all we know that, Fashion Week is here.
This year I am lucky enough to work as a PR at the fashion week, and I can never deny that the whole event is simply amazing!
Due to the issue of working attire requirement me and my colleagues all need to dress in black, so I was actually thinking about how to make some fun and get rid of the impression of boredom that professional black attire usually gives people.
Well the whole key is easy – make it CHIC and SOPHISTICATED, and CLEAN – the usual and daily mortal that is always implemented in my daily style and clothing, effortless enough! right? :p
每逢到了九月就會開始在街上看到一堆一堆特別有氣質的模特充斥在大街上和露天咖啡店的全位上,那你就會知道時裝週又來了
這一年很幸運可以找到在時裝週工作的實習,而我真的只可以用amazing來形容時裝週令我見識到的很多人和事,也了解了很多內裡運作的程序
由於工作規定了我們要穿全黑的服裝,其他人都直接穿黑色西裝了, 但我自己既然有那麼多衣服都是黑的,心想就穿特別一點,不要穿黑西裝西裙那麼沉悶吧
如果上班時要穿特別一點但又有服務限制,那其實只需要簡單的記住兩點就ok: “簡約”和”俐落”, 保持些微專業的感覺就對了
飾物也只能戴簡約風格的

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With one of my inspirational figures – Margaret Zhang

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Christine

One-Day in London by Mush


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While I was bending backward trying very hard just to take a selfie with the Big Ben on the bridge, a photographer came forward and asked, ” Do you want me to take a picture for you?” His friendliness and courtesy as a local British quickly led me move away from the awkward state that I usually fall into with strangers, and my one-day tour visiting all the attractions surrounding London Zone 1 had by this way begun 🙂
All items in my closet lately has almost become black and white, it may be a little dull for usual days but I think it’s unexpectedly perfect for travel, especially in such a beautiful city London, it’s because you will never want to overshine the gorgeous backdrops in a picture. So when I knew that I was going to do sightseeing all day I chose to wear this outfit, simple but very chic.
Lastly, special thanks to my tourist guide and photographer again, Thank you Mush! I will see you next time !
當我在橋上60度向後拗腰嘗試要和大笨鐘來一張合照時,一位拿著一台相機的當地攝影師上前笑著問:你需要幫忙嗎?如果平日我是很容易對陌生人顯得非常冷淡的,但他就好像一位導遊一樣,非常友善的給我介紹了大笨鐘,還圍繞著倫敦的Zone One一帶遂一遂一給我介紹每個名勝,最後他也陷入攝影師的習慣指揮著我要站到那一點那一個角度去幫我拍了很多照片 🙂 今天就在這裡跟大家分享一下其中一些照片
我自己最近的衣服差不多全部都變成了黑和白,這對於日常生活穿著可能會有些沉悶,但我就覺得去旅行穿簡樸一點就剛剛好了,因為你不會希望自己的衣服過於鮮艷,在拍照的時候就可以更突出背後那些華麗的建築背景,特別在像英國這樣的城市裡,所以這天選擇了乾淨黑白的配搭

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London China Town
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Found something signature in London – The Red Telephone Booth
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My Favorite Place – The Covent Garden

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Say Hi to Mr. Big Ben
It looked a little grumpy on that day, so did I :p

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bumped into a street with color buildings

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just right in front of Beckingham Palace
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Still got lots of picture in London to share, so….see you soon!

Love 

Christine