Dress Like The First Lady! ( featuring FashionMia)

Hi everyone,

Touching on a topic which to some may be a little sensitive but keeping political views aside - I have been following ( and liking) the recent dress styles of the First Lady of the USA - Melania Trump.

Personally, I do like her style which is simple yet elegant and classic. Therefore this got me a little excited when I recently discovered I could "Get her Look For Less" from FashionMia.

As many of us have closely followed the fashion styles of Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton and other heads of state, I personally feel that Melania Trump also has a style worth following and watching.

If you recently recall during her speech at the Republican Convention, Melania wore a lovely white Roksanda dress with a beautiful bodycon silhouette and lantern statement sleeves. Therefore imagine my surprise whilst searching online for women's bodycon dresses, I would chance upon this similar style dress and was simply elated that I could trend this look without the big US$ 2,000 price tag.

Elegant Bell Sleeve Plain Bodycon Dress
Naturally, I also picked out a couple more fancy dresses which I felt would be perfect to add to your Spring/ Summer 2017 wardrobe update reverberating the classic style of Melania Trump.

Falbala One Shoulder Dacron Plain Cocktail Dress

Melania Trump in Givenchy Red Cape Dress
Off Shoulder Plain Hot Bodycon Dress

Boat Neck Blended Skater Dress
With Awards Season 2017 also just around the corner, starting with the Academy Awards on 26th February 2017 -  many of you may be invited to dress up parties to be a part of these events. Why not grab yourself great looking dresses at a fraction of the cost and yet be a true stunner at your parties.

With Mrs Trump as an inspiration, I found some lovely cheap dresses online one could easily style and trend for those Award Parties.

Melania Trump in Herve Pierre Gown

One Shoulder Attractive Flounce Plain Evening

Falbala Off Shoulder Dacron Plain Evening Dress

Stunning Mermaid Cowl Neck Patchwork Plain Evening Dress
I hope you enjoyed these selections above and do go checkout Fashionmia online for great dresses you can style for any season.

Simone xoxo

Red, Red Wine :: Embroidered Shirt + Burgundy Cape

My goodness - is it the weekend again already? How quick the clock is ticking.....

Weather is warming up a fair bit here in Hong Kong but the temperature difference between mornings, day and night is so considerable. Therefore a nice outerwear is still required to keep warm during the mornings and evenings and layering seems to be the answer to dressing these days.

I am sure many of you would have picked up on the embroidery trend on jeans, blouses, shirts, bomber jackets ( and the list goes on...) over  Winter and Spring. Flower motifs, birds, insects seem to be the fave pattern and I would blame Gucci for setting this trend.

Nonetheless, many high street fashion stores like Zara, H&M, Topshop have all picked up on this and therefore you will find many of such similar style shirts and blouses being sold in these boutiques. I fell in love with them as you did but, this was a piece I found in a local boutique for US$ 8!!!

The pretty pheonix pattern called out to me and on a lightweight cotton shirt - this was a no brainer of a buy as it was a versatile piece I could easily mix and match from winter to spring to summer to autumn and hopefully continue to trend it next year.

Naturally as my wardrobe hosted a bunch of mix and match items in my fave shade of Burgundy hence, this was the storyboard for putting this look together. From the cape to the handbag to the skirt and to the ankle booties. Just short of my Burgundy hat ( ha ha ha!)

I have told myself this is it... no more Burgundy buys for now. However just like Olive, I bet it won't be long I would chance upon something else in Burgundy ( or Olive for that matter) and end up buying it. Need to get bolder with colour combinations and selections.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and casual post and look out for my recommendations on evening dresses ( the first of such I would be doing) seeing that Awards Season is here!

Cape : old ( similar here)
Shirt : Coccolatte ( get it heresimilar here & here)
Skirt : M&S ( similar here & here)
Bag & Boots : ZARA ( similar here & here)

Simone xoxo


Hi everyone.

Since it's the month of giving with Valentine's having just passed, check out this latest giveway brought to you by my blogger friends and I. 

Prize: $200 Target Gift Card
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Good luck !
Simone xoxo
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Oh My Valentine ! :: Lantern Sleeve Blouse + Fur Vest

Happy Valentine's Everyone!

A quick mid week post to highlight my somewhat twist on the typical classic Valentine's outfit - often being a very feminine sort of dress such as a little black / lace dress, red dress, skirt combinations etc...

This gorgeous lantern sleeve top was one I had found on my favourite online go to store - Shein.com for the latest fashion trends and items at a fraction of the cost. Seeing the nights  in Hong Kong these few days are pretty cold averaging 12 - 15 degrees, I threw on this fur vest to keep me warm as dinner was outdoors yet being sleeveless, accomodated for the showcasing of this statement sleeve blouse.

It was a casual dinner planned therefore, I decided to go statement with the blouse yet casual with the pants. Stiletto ankle booties was the perfect answer to finish the look.

I hope you enjoyed this look. Now you can trend this same look from my favourite items from Shein.com.

Black Boat Neck Lantern Sleeve Bowknot Blouse ( available in 3 colours)

Black Scallop Hem Crop Flared Pants

Black Faux Fur Vest
Black Metal Skeleton Hand Accent Studded Clutch Bag

Gold Plated Hollow Square Brooch ( perfect when belt is tied over)

Elegant Rhinestone Flower Wedding Party Brooch
Gold Color Metal Ball Statement Rings 

Black Chain Embellished Stiletto Ankle Booties

Black Cutout Point Toe Stiletto Suede Booties

Have fun this evening and hope you enjoyed this look!

Top : Shein.com 
Jeans :  ZARA
Clutch & Brooch : Chanel
Booties : New Look 

Simone xoxo

China Red :: Red Floral Chinese Collar Dress + Embroidered Shawl

A wonderful weekend to you all.

Being the last day of the Chinese New Year, I figured a nice close to the days of celebrations would be ideal. So here's the last of my Chinese New Year outfit posts worn during these 2 weeks of festivities.

As with tradition, both the eve of Chinese New Year and the close of the New Year celebrations, families would gather together for a lovely meal. Here we had setup a cosy hotpot dinner with closer friends. It was a declicious heartwarming meal both with the great company and the comfort food in the cold winter.

My lovely helper put together the dinner setting whilst we were all out at work during the day. Such a pretty sight....

This cotton version of a cheongsam was a modern take on this traditional costume and one that could double up as a top or even worn on regular days unlike the silk or embroidered versions often kept for special occasions. As the evenings this February is kinda cold in Hong Kong, a wool shawl was the perfect accessory for the night.

I love the pheonix embroidered pattern on this Gucci Shawl.

Happy Year of the Rooster!

Dress : G.O.D ( similar here & here)
Shawl : Gucci
Shoes : ZARA
Earrings : gift, thanks Cheryl ( get it here)

Simone xoxo

Women's Grey Shawl, Red Floral Swing Dress, Red Bracelet on Lookastic: Grey Shawl, Red Floral Swing Dress, Red Bracelet