Showing posts from January, 2017

May the odds be ever in the rooster's favour.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Because of Chinese New Year, there was a lot of eating involved in our household. "healthy eating" resolution went down the drain just like that!

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful Year of the Rooster. It's not looking too bright at the moment but let us keep our hopes up because as Seth Meyers has said, "...hope is always the best possible path to take."

Late in the game

I must admit that growing up, I hated wearing turtleneck because I felt like I was always being strangled when I wear one. Oh, how times have changed! Now, I just can't get enough of it. It's such a great staple in a wardrobe.
Unfortunately, this is the only turtleneck top I currently have so you'll be seeing this a lot:D Because this is my last post for the week, I thought I'd wear red and wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!


Love this new item I sewed because lookie...overlapping tulip hem! (This is also the first item I've sewed with a cowl neck.) I tend to make stuff that are really super basic or something with a design I don't have yet in my closet, and this definitely fits the latter category.

 In progress...

hanger appeal:D
Are you a fan of classic designs, or those that are bit more "unconventional"?

Inspiration: The Kinfolk Home

"A house truly becomes a home when you fill it with people's feelings and stories," Hideki says."
- The Kinfolk Home, p.338

This is a book by the Kinfolk team headed by Nathan Williams (editor in chief), showing 35 homes all over the world that  exemplifies the Kinfolk look with its emphasis on "slow living". If you are familiar with the magazine, then you know what kind of images you will see here.

I will admit I haven't bought the mag, but have perused through some issues in our local bookstore and visit the website once in awhile. When I saw the sample images from this book, I knew I had to get it. (The price after the discount is almost the same as the mag, so there's that:D) I'm not really well-versed in interior design, but like everyone, there are some arrangements I just gravitate to. (Plus, I just looking at interiors of other people's houses.:D)

This book does not disappoint. Every image is truly inspiring and beautifully shot, wi…

You've been warned.

I'm a repeat offender when it comes to my clothes. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, then most of my outfits are ones you see over and over again over the years. Well, guys, since I've decluttered and got rid of a lot of stuff, I'm just letting you know that you will see repetition more so than ever. What can I say? There's something very fulfilling about just having stuff you really love...but maybe not too good when you're blogging about your outfits. Oh well.....

Do you have a certain piece of clothing you just wear over and over?

All about that drape

This is the latest apparel I've sewed. I can honestly say I've never had anything like this is my wardrobe before, which has made this an instant favourite. Definitely something that sparks joy:)

Pattern: Vogue  by Lynn Mizono V1410

The best thing about this dress: there are three lengths you can choose from. Here I am wearing it full-length...pretty cool, eh?

At Home Depot...natch!

And guys, just want to let you know...I was picked as PatternReview's Member in Focus!!! Weeeeeee! There are actually some stuff in here you guys might now know about me, so in case you're interested, here's the link. Thanks, PR!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful....

We've had an extreme cold weather alert here lately. These shots were literally taken in 5 seconds. In and out, my friends.
I've always loved how this cardi drapes, and it's super comfy.

I hope it's warmer where you are!

Currently loving #33

Things I've been loving lately:)

1) The documentary Minimalism
My obsession over Marie Kondo's method of de-cluttering has led down the rabbit hole of the "less is more" movement, which eventually led me to this film (available on Netflix).

I highly recommend this documentary even to those who don't practice minimalism. It really makes you think about the whole capitalistic notion of buying all the time and more importantly, "compulsive buying". Do things really bring us joy?
2) GOOP Clean Beauty
Even though this has Gwyneth in the cover, she actually only wrote the foreword. What the book is is a great guide to clean beauty, written by the editors of GOOP, many of whom are experts in the field (ie.Dr. Laura Lefkowitz, Karen Behnke). It not only deals with skin care and makeup products, but also how we take care of our bodies (what we eat, how much we sleep, etc.)

It has recipes for a detox diet, different stretches, discussion of toxic ingredients in b…

This is how I do it.

I usually wear red for New Year (both for January 1st and the Chinese New Year) for good luck. Here's to an awesome 2017!

How was your New year?