Love, P x
I’ve heard a lot of people say summer is over but being a Southsider and living by the beach means we’re usually swimming till the end of November. I’ve always been attracted to this lifestyle, laid back, sand in your hair and surrounded by nature. Having the option to walk on the sand and feel the ocean in a matter of seconds is a dream come true. I recently got this beautiful Ikat off- Shoulder Print top from Aanya, it’s constructed with a light fabric and a bright bold ikat print. The style, usually worn off shoulder is one of my favourite summer staples. This style just feels so summery, effortless and relaxed, often having a bright print or woven/ crochet design stitched into them, two very popular fabric and design choices for that summer/holiday feel. The Hong Kong based brand, Aanya is an ode to the bohemian, chilled out babe that loves vibrant colours, and doesn’t take herself too seriously. A lifestyle brand that is expanding into other areas such as bags and beach accessories and they are nailing that vibe. We’re definitely not done with summer just yet. Sunglasses- Mongkok Bikini Top- Asos by Asos Off Shoulder Top- Aanya Bikini Bottoms- H&M
Outlet shopping is one of my favourite things. I love designer goods for their excellent craftsmanship and legacy but I can’t always justify buying most items at full price. I only go about twice a year to see whats available without any expectations or wish list as they might not have what you want. Its really hit and miss, sometimes you’ll fall in love with something, other times (more often than not) you’ll walk away empty handed so it’s best that you keep an open mind. Its like vintage shopping or thrifting, it’s fun because you don’t know what you might find, you could find a rarity and a gem or that tired looking piece that you tend to see every time you go, like the Charlotte Olympia shoes that sit on shelf: Size 38 and 39 which look like they are screaming for someone to take them home. The poor things look so dusty and battered from all the try-ons that their shelf life will soon expire. So last week the family did an Ap Lei Chau trip for the usual outdoor furniture shopping, board game shopping and fashion outlet shopping. We started at the top, at the Lane Crawford outlet and worked our way down One Island South Outlet shopping mall. Hubby and I came across some gorgeous Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105′ Chain detail Pumps for about 75% off. They were gorgeous and without a scratch or dent on the leather, in my size and in pristine condition. The Janis Pump is a YSL classic and the chain detail just added a more rock and roll vibe to them- right up my street. So they came home with me thanks to my husband! Check back for my next post on the black beauties. HAIRBAND: A gift SUNGLASSES: Karen Millen TOP: American Apparel SHORTS: Cotton On BAG: Louelle Odié SHOES: Zara
Love, P x
A typhoon has just passed us and temperatures are reaching 36c (oh my god) an obvious sign that our Hong Kong summer is officially here and its time to bust out the summer trends and threads which means crochets, denim, florals, crop tops, maxi dresses and paisley prints. I’m not the biggest fan of jewellery but when it comes to accessories, bags and sunglasses are the pieces that bring an summer outfit together. So when I received this chic canvas Pomfret Slouch Pouch by Hong Kong brand Louella Odié, I was stoked! The front of the bag has a beautifully embroidered Pomfret, a fish which is commonly found in Hong Kong waters and enjoyed by foodies all across Asia. The bag features a detachable strap so you can use it as a clutch or a shoulder bag. Its a great beach bag and an even better bag for holiday ventures and day outings. I personally like to use it as a clutch or with the straps attached to one end as i’m not so into the classic noughties shoulder bag but its pretty sweet to have 3 options! I absolutely adore this bag, the fabric and colours scream summer and the embroidery is top quality. It’s understated due to its canvas brown fabric and subtle pops of threaded colour but this allows you to play with colour and prints in your outfit and shoes. Living 47 seconds walk from Shek O beach is truly magical as I’ve always felt a connection to the ocean so I love celebrating brands that use nature as their inspiration for their products. Louella Odié draw inspiration from the designer duo’s childhood love of Island exploration, coastal living, embracing the shorelines of Hong Kong and the UK. Their stories of foreign seashores and familiar beaches can be seen in their designs from native fish to historic landmarks, Louella Odié embrace all things Hong Kong and translate it flawlessly into wearable art. Thank you Lauren, I adore it and thank you to your mum!
Hat: H&M Glasses: Mong Kok Bikini top: Asos Bikini Bottoms: Hurley via Asos Bag: Louelle Odié
When I worked as the manager of a fashion label a few years ago the staff were all required to learn how to tie scarves and sarongs in different ways to maximise the uses of this great accessory. You can use it as a headscarf, a bag or turn it into lots of different dress styles. When I got this beautiful Louella Odié Pomfet Sarong, I immediately thought of my favourite top to tie. A total beach look, perfect to wear over your bikini with some denim shorts or long flowy skirt. The back is completely exposed which helps with blistering heat we’ve been experiencing. Created by a print-making mother and daughter, with a background in fashion came together to create a unique collection of accessories that show their love for the Island life and Hong Kong heritage. The colours of the Pomfet Sarong are bright and foolproof for summer. A striking yellow with white polka dots and a deep blue in the form of printed fish make this sarong ideal for beach, junks or barbecues. The size is 100cm x 200cm which makes it an excellent size when it comes to tying dresses, and the feel of the fabric is so luxurious, smooth and silky. Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful packaging!
Love, P x
I recently purchased 3 wicked surf/yoga leggings from Nordstrom and decided to do an outfit post . It’s also a bonus that you can use any of them as all round workout wear, whether it be surf, swim, jogging or yoga because they’re light, breathable, soo comfortable and provide pretty good insulation, although I wouldn’t recommend these to go surfing in December. More