Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

BackToday we are off from school to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival. (Yesterday you might have noticed Google’s special image during this day–or maybe Google has just catered to me here in HK.) Lanterns are strewn everywhere, and the place to be on this holiday is the beach. Last night we barbecued with the Passamontes and Dubois. It was super fun and of course yummy–Paul made his famous ribs! Happy Mid Autumn Festival everyone! Enjoy your day off if you are in China or HK! For the holiday, here’s a post with my red kimono purchased this summer just for Chinese holidays and festivals. To be honest, I wish I would have done a little more shopping this summer. During one shopping trip I went to T.J. Maxx; I just think I could have scored a few more items at this discount store–like this bright red kimono for instance. When I spotted it, I didn’t think much of it in context of living in Idaho, but when I thought about its use in Hong Kong, I knew I’d get many wears. For one, the color! Red is super auspicious and is generally worn during Chinese festivals and holidays, so I am set for the year!



Some Outfit Details
Jewellery–earrings, chokers, and pearl bracelets, all Zara
Sunglasses–Forever 21
Kimono–T.J. Maxx
Crop Top–Target
Clutch–a gift from my sister Mary from Fabindia
Culottes–so old from Shopko (also seen here with a full story)
Pumps–Forever 21

Ladies in Red

Kung Hei Fat Choi! For Chinese New Year this morning, I’ve created a round-up of some of my daily reads, capturing these lovely ladies in red. These women serve as inspiration for me: there’s something about each of their individual style that I just love. I believe it’s how they are all extremely classy and always chic while adding a touch of quirk or boho to their style. Whatever it is they do, I just love each one of these fashion bloggers:

Blaire Eadie of Atlantic-PacificBlaire

Christine Cameron of My Style Pill

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

Jessica Quirk of What I Wore

Kelly Framel of The Glamourai

Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow

Mary Summers of M.A.S. Fashion

Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea

California Dreaming

CaliforniaDreaming4Whenever we go over to South Horizon, we always pass by the Ferrari store and drool. Since I was wearing a fire red shirt paired with my leopard print jeans, I thought it’d be fun to do my outfit shoot in front of this store–no we did not go in and pretend to feign interest…
CaliforniaDreaming1Imagine our surprise when we saw the plates: California! I was born in California; I always feel so proud of that little fact even thought I’m completely a Washingtonian mixed with all the places I’ve lived.

CaliforniaDreaming2Since this outfit already clashes, I through in a zany belt. I believe I got this long ago with Mary Kelly on one of our shopping excursions in Caracas. Do you remember MK? Or am I getting it confused with a similar belt that you have?

CaliforniaDreaming3Here I’ve been photobombed by the master of the skill! I had no idea she was there: I never do! Vincent my photographer, finally let me in on the fact.

The weather has shifted, just a little, in Hong Kong. It’s not cold by any means, but the air has changed. There’s a scent of flowers blooming when I take a walk out to Chung Hom Kok. The winds have picked up. We better take advantage of our sunny days and head to the beach before the weather gets too chilly. It’s fitting that I wore this combo on what could be considered the first feeling of fall; it’s similar to this outfit post which was the first day of summer.

Yesterday I messed up on my Shopcade gallery, so you can visit yesterday’s post again to see what I put together for you. Today I got it right. Shopcade lets me find similar items that I’m wearing and then puts it into a little rotating gallery for you. It’s a pretty nifty site offering me a widget code for every list of items I create. I hope you enjoy them.

Would you ever wear leopard and bright red together? Tell me about it;D


NARS Lippy

I have a sweet, dynamo friend back in Spokane (yes, Kristen, I’m speaking about you!) who shares a similar passion for a great lipstick. We always swap our secrets. This summer I expounded on my new found love for NARS lipsticks. Below I have categorised their six MUST HAVES!


Lipstick Ladies! Which color and brand do you adore? I wanna know!

First Outfit of the Summer

FirstDayofSummer3Aside from being able to take better pictures of Kremb de la Kremb adventures, part of the reason I invested in a new camera was to try to increase my posts of one of my other favorite passions: fashion! Well it’s time to start! Here’s an outfit post of my first day of summer, 2013.

I was going for something vibrant so that my good friend Khush would be able to find me in the massive Dragon Boat crowd to be found on this major Hong Kong public holiday. And, of course pairing bright red with a neutral like cheetah shorts seemed like the perfect ensemble.

It's definitely not an accessory, but we seem to always leave the house with a soda water in hand. I should be in an ad! Ha!

It’s definitely not an accessory, but we seem to always leave the house with a soda water in hand. I should be in an ad! Ha!


I read on Song of Style that a sure way to get beachy waves is to twirl each side up. I tried it out, and it totally worked! A new trick:D

I read on Song of Style that a sure way to get beachy waves is to twirl each side up. I tried it out, and it totally worked! A new trick:D

I am not really sure how I made this gif, but it’s pretty fun!

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Tom Ford sunnies, Swarovski earrings, Forever21 blouse (similar), J.Crew shorts (They’re sold out, but from experience J.Crew will try to track something down for you if you ask them to here. These are kind of similar.) , Zara sandals, Thai market purse (similar)

Photos by Vincent



Feeling Plaid?

Timeless tartan shines during December. It’s as if the whole month belongs to this traditional, classic, red plaid.

Are you feeling plaid this holiday season?