Check It Out :: Plaid & Checkered Shawl and Cap

Happy Sunday everyone,

An easy casual look for Winter. I do not own many plaids and checks items in my wardrobe, however this scarf was a beautiful gift that could lift the colours of any outfit. It just reminds me so much of the kilts that the Scottish wear and such a cute pattern to mix and match with.

To funk up the whole look, I paired it with this plaid cap for that slight edgy touch.

Check or Plaid scarves are the hottest style of scarves to get for this Winter. I particularly love the fact that this scarf was layered in its style - something slightly different. Like different check scarves all weaved and sewn together to create one exciting piece.

I hope you enjoyed this quick outfit post. See you soon and thanks for visiting.

Sweater : H&M ( similar here) // JeansForever 21 
Shawl & Cap: ZARA ( similar herehere & get it here)
Booties : old, New Look ( similar here & here
Bag :  St Laurent
Brooch : old, River Island  //  Sunnies :  Cotton On

Simone xoxo

Women's Olive Cable Sweater, Navy Skinny Jeans, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Olive Leather Crossbody Bag on Lookastic: Olive Cable Sweater, Navy Skinny Jeans, Black Nubuck Ankle Boots, Olive Leather Crossbody Bag


Happy Friday everyone!

A nice wrap up to the end of the second week of January 2017 - and to break the spell of Friday the 13th, someone is going to enjoy some luck with our Giveaway today!

Prize: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
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Good Luck!!

Simone xoxo

Ring My Bell :: Bell Sleeve Top + Silver Plimsoll

Hi everyone,

How was your first week into 2017? Mine was a relatively busy one with a bad toothache hitting me this weekend! I hope this does not mean more dental visits this year???? ( Yikes....)

Amazing how it's snowing heavily in the USA whilst here in Hong Kong, we are experiencing one of our hottest winter. Temperatures ranging from 15 - 18 degrees in the morning and spiking 28 - 29 degrees in the afternoon. It's nice and refreshing though it also means the delay in pulling out and trending thicker coats, jumpers and sweaters for Winter.

With a nice crisp breeze blowing throughout the day summer clothing would suffice for the day and just make sure one carries a lighter cardigan, shawl to throwover for the evenings. I love this beautiful ZARA top with it's statement bell / trumpet sleeve. Somehow this trend is seriously growing on me.

Keeping the look casual this time, pairing it with cutout denim jeans was my ideal choice. Bringing the look together is a pair of silver plimsolls - perfect for strolling through the Sunday market in Stanley.

I hope you enjoyed this first casual look for 2017 and please let me know what you would like to see more on my blog for 2017 so I can bring those inspirations to you!!

Have a great weekend !

Top : ZARA (get it here // similar here)
Jeans : Calzedonia (similar here)
Bag : Chloe 
Sneakers : Cotton On ( similar here)
Bangle : ZARA ( similar here)
Ring : Tiffany ( get the look for less & similar here)
Earrings : Marks & Spencer ( similar here & here)

Simone xoxo


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Happy happy new year everyone!

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Simone xoxo

Dazzle into 2017! Happy New Year !

Goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017!

As the clock is ticking down to midnight, here is my final post for 2016 - my dazzling New Year's outfit to welcome 2017!

I found this lovely Sequin Top and metallic midi skirt from ZARA's Winter sale and I just had to have it. It matched perfectly with my newly found H&M Glitter Slingbacks... what a perfect New Year's Outfit to ring in 2017! I must say 2016 has not been a very pleasant year for many ( as I ask around and even feel it so for myself).

Let's be honest - I, for one, believe more is more ( more often than not!) so for my New Year's outfit I went out crazy with as much bling as possible from statement sequin top, to statement bling necklace, to statement bling pave bracelet and statement glitter heels! It was so bright and dazzling in the sunlight... the rays bouncing off my little mirrored sequins...felt like a Dreamgirl in the movies!

Statement sleeves are the IN trend at the moment ( as you may have noticed from my recent posts) and so its no wonder this sequin top had to have a va va voom effect for me with it's bell sleeves for me to pick it out from a pile of sale items and visualise that styled final product I wish to trend for this final post of 2016.

So what is your New Year's resolution? I have so many.. if you have been following me closely this last year, you would have shared my ups and downs with me through this year. Looking back, 2016 had me realised life is too short for hypocrites in my life. I particularly discovered the hypocrisy of certain friendships over summer 2016 and made a vow to slowly alienate myself from such people who only pull me down with their jealousy, hypocrisy and negative vibes. So 2017, here I come with a big bang filled with a positive new attitude and writing off friendships I deem superficial.

On a different note, 2016 also brought me new levels of friendships with fellow international bloggers which I got to know from social media and collaborations. These few but very supportive fellow bloggers ( like a needle in a haystack) was so willing and forthcoming to spend their precious time to guide me and advise me on how to better inspire my readers and followers and for that I am deeply grateful.

A very big shout out especially to Yen from Diva In Me and Elizabeth from Stylewich. Both gorgeous ladies inside out and I hope one day I can repay their kindness and support as much as they have extended out to me.

And so as I wrap up 2016, I wish for all of you my dear readers and followers only good and positive experiences in 2017. A year filled with ONLY happy surprises, good health ( most importantly!) and a year filled with love... Put all hatred behind you... all envy and jealousy away... know that life is always better filled with love ( and bling!). I will leave you with this quote which someone had said to me once and it stuck forever in my mind :

" It always takes more out of you to hate someone than to love someone!"

Happy 2017 !!

Top & Skirt : ZARA ( similar here & here)
Clutch : Chanel 
Shoes : H&M  ( similar here & here)
Bracelet : J.Crew ( similar here & here)
Necklace : old ( similar here & here)
Hairband : Lovisa ( similar here & here)
Simone xoxo