The weather in Hong Kong has been very, very temperamental. In fact on Saturday the storms were so intense we stayed in all day! Part of it was due to intense bouts of rain, thunder, and lightening; some of it was due to the migraine that I believe was induced by such crazy weather. On Sunday, it was still stormy, but at least we were able to leave the house and even head to the mall to see a movie. (We went to see slapstick Madame Spy and laughed out loud!) It is very, very tricky to dress for the rain. It is sometimes quite chilly because of intense rain and winds, but then the humidity might go up making it sticky. Follow this by the AC blasting indoors, and it’s hard to know how to dress. Oh, and I forgot to mention wet shoes! Here’s my solution: I go with a black, long sleeve, off-the-shoulder top and a DIY denim skirt. I picked this denim number up at secondhand shop Me & George in Central. They measure my waist, and we match it to the skirt. When I got home, it fit perfectly (you can’t try on in this little shop–unless you sneak upstairs and slip something on under your skirt)> Once home I cut it off evenly at the slit in the back which took off about 4-5 inches of the skirt. Presto, I have my new cutoff jean skirt. For shoes, I go with plastic: these lace up gladiators are actually plastic. It’s worth looking around the wet markets in China or Hong Kong to find interesting plastic shoes.
Some Outfit Details:
Daisy Umbrella: Forever 21
Off-the-Shoulder Top: Zara
Cutoff Jean Skirt: DIY from Me & George
Plastic Shoes: Beijing wet market
And Fake Tan! L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Mousse (After all the rain, I felt desperate for something!)