Hello! I haven't been around as much as I should this week because:
a. I am growing out my horrendous bangs which I had my hair stylist cut despite his disproving and mournful looks as he took the scissors to me. But of course, it seems like it is a disaster so I am letting it settle and grow out a bit. I also did some straightening on top of it so the short bangs jut out like .. it doesn't belong to my head.
b. It is Chinese New Year in places where the Chinese people roam. For those in the know, this is the Year of the Rabbit. For those who are interested in our chinese culture, please feel free to read about Chinese New Year here
. In a nutshell, I have been feasting all week, getting time off work, collecting red packets from my parents and married friends, entertaining my aunt who came to visit from Taiwan and whom I will also be hanging out with when I go over in April and visiting some friends with mandarin oranges. I know these may sound really strange or foreign but it is very much imbued into our Chinese culture! Parents give children red packets during Chinese New Year just like how parents give children money for Christmas and I can't really explain well far beyond that. My mother gave me an extra large packet this year (which means more money!) for me to make a new pair of contact lens but I had already spent that money on two new tops from New Look
unfortunately (oops) and also on a Valentines' Day present for my boyfriend so I am broke once again.
Outfit of the Day is backdated till I find some time off and get some new pictures taken with the abysmal fringe.
This dress is from Dorothy Perkins
from at least a year ago and it has a name! It's called the "Fireworks" dress, not inspired by Katy Perry whatsoever. I wanted to make a special mention because it can be considered a favourite because it is my go-to dress whenever I have no idea what to wear, when I feel down, when I feel happy and is a perfect summer dress for its short sleeves (which you can't see in the above pictures) and I've also considered that if I should ever need to run away, I will wear this very dress! Not that I really have a reason to because I am too old for running away now. The denim jacket is liked for its puff sleeves. I would have loved it if it is a size larger BUT this is a size 16, the last of its kind in the stores at that time and a proof that with a lot of squeezing, we can still fit into some objects of desire.
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Denim Jacket: Dorothy Perkins
Flats: Dorothy Perkins
Bow Necklace: River Island
Red Acrylic Ring: Actually Actually
Heart-Shaped Ring: Airport
Huge Stone Ring: Diva
Labels: Denim, Diva, Dorothy Perkins, Dresses, Jackets, OOTD, Outfits, River Island