Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hong Kong Photo Diary + Vlog

Hey guys :D it's been so long since I updated this blog haha. Here is the vlog that I filmed for you guys in Hong Kong, plus some addition photos that didn't make it into the vlog. Apologies for the shoddy footage and camera-work haha it's my first time filming, I'm sure next time (the Paris ones) will be better :)













Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Black & White


I feel like I say this every time I post, but it's been a long time since I last blogged haha. These last few months have passed so quickly, with new friends + new job + preparations for new uni I've never felt so....unstable/unorganized (?) in my life. 
Last week I finished uni exams and also celebrated my 19th birthday with a bunch of awesome people. I can't believe that I'm on my last year of being a teenager! I fully plan to make the most of this year doing crazy stuff that can only be justified if you are a teen :)
Yesterday I got to catch up with two of my friends whom I do not see very often, because we go to different  universities/have very different schedules. We went to the Spencer St Outlet and Southwharf DFO and spent the whole day going crazy over the sales, at the end of the day we took home bags of goodies - the exhaustion from a fruitful day of shopping is satisfying :P
Don't be fooled by the sunlight in these photos, we are in the middle of winter in Melbourne and the weather for the past few weeks have been nasty - any sunlight is a little miracle in itself.
Top-asos/Jacket-Dotti/Skirt-Romwe/Boots-Sportsgirl/
Necklace-Sportsgirl/Ring-Lovisa/Bag-Rebecca Minkoff (Mini MAC)/ Orange Lip Paint - Topshop


I've been obsessed with this neon pink Mini MAC by Rebecca Minkoff. I'm someone who always dresses to my mood and the gloomy weather for the past few weeks have resulted in me just wearing monochrome outfits every day - this little purse just brightens up my whole outfit and makes it a lot more interesting :)



Mossman in Spencer St Outlet was having an amazing sale of everything $50 and under! I went crazy and brought in a ton of clothes to try on but in the end I only left with two pieces -.-


We had a little break from shopping in Starbucks, and I ordered this lemon grass chicken roll from a Vietnamese (?) store - my friend called it a "Fob Roll" LOL it was really fresh and yummy I loveeee lemon grass!


We shopped until it was dark, and then pretended to be tourists so we could shamelessly selfie with the fire display as the background - shush you, we are Asian we can get away with it ;)
Definitely going to miss Melbourne when I leave for the UK in the few months time, until then I will make the most of my time left here!

P.S. I finally got instagram! If you would like to follow me my username is feechan4

Thursday, March 21, 2013

George's

A few days ago I caught up with my some of my close friends and went for brunch with them at George's on Camberwell. I ordered a pumpkin pide because I saw one of the contestants on My Kitchen Rules cooking it and it looked delicious...I swear they gave me a sandwich not a pide even though it is still really tasty. I swear that roasted pumpkin can convert me to a vegetarian.


Behold...a Turkish pide. I was expecting something like this to arrive on my table :(


Afterwards I had the whole day off, so I decided to crash a photography lecture with my friend. Even though we only stayed for one hour, I actually learned so much about different camera functions and photography tricks that I can definitely put into use for blogging! After the lecture, my friend helped me snap a few photos of the outfit I was wearing that day.






We moped around the city for a bit, and passed this little Asian drink place called Cha time that has become quite popular recently, I keep hearing about it from my friends haha. So we decided to try it out (and conveniently use it as shelter from the rain), and I got one of their best sellers - lychee black tea. It was a refreshing drink, but definitely way overpriced haha I still like Bubble Cup better :P


I really liked their cute interior though, it's the same colour as the sweater I was wearing!

Thanks Moonie for all the photos (plus the awesome day) ily tons!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

DIY: Circle Skirt

Hey guys, I have a super easy and quick DIY project to share with you today :)
The heat in Melbourne has been killing me for the past week, and has consistently stayed at around 30 degrees Celsius or more everyday. All of a sudden, I start seeing colorful, flowy circle skirts everywhere on the streets, at uni, in shopping malls, paired with tank tops, tied up shirts and crop tops. I really love how the structure of this skirt just accentuate the waist and hide any bulges at the tummy, hips or highs. I think the a-line silhouette is so feminine and flattering, so I decided to try and make my own circle skirt from scratch! 
Here is how it turned out - the whole DIY took me around 3 hours to complete:


First step: choose the fabric for your circle skirt! I chose a pastel lilac colour for mine - for some reason the colour doesn't really stay true on my camera :(


Then, fold the piece of fabric in half, and then in half again, so it ends up being a quarter of the size of the original!

Now, measure the smallest part of your waist (or wherever you want your skirt to sit) and sketch out two circle-quarters (a smaller one inside a larger one) onto your fabric according to this guide: 
Important: Remember to add at least 2cm to measurement for hemming!

Here is the outline for my skirt:


Cut carefully, tracing the outlines that you had drawn on in the previous step.


And when you unfold it, you should end up with a donut-shaped piece of fabric!


Now, all you need to do is add a zip, hem to prevent fraying and you will end up with a versatile skirt that's perfect for summer! :)


Monday, March 4, 2013

Steve Madden: Livv

I was in the city with my friend the other day and we saw that Steve Madden was having a 30% off already reduced items. So I took the opportunity to splurge on my first pair of heels/wedges from Steve Madden! I chose these for the insane cork platform. Actually, I realised that I don't own any shoes with this type of wooden/cork heel - they do get a bit slippery on tile floorings, so I put some rubber soles to add extra grip.




I love these shoes so much and I can't wait to start wearing them out casually. I was talking to my friend and we both agree that even though we love high heeled shoes very much, we rarely find opportunities to wear them (apart from parties/dinner). Rather, we don't have the guts to wear heels out casually, for the fear that we will stand out and draw negative attention to ourselves. So my fashion goal for this year is to just wear whatever I want, and care less about how other people will judge me by what I wear. What I find strange is that, while "fashion" encourages us to express our individuality with clothing, we still feel limited to dress in certain ways. But, as long as I'm comfortable and confident, being different really shouldn't be one of my worries.

I know that I haven't blogged in a long time. A lot of things happened and for a long time I just feel like blogging has become a hassle rather than something that I enjoy, because I'm always worried about my blog views etc. So I've decided that from now on, I'll blog more about things that I truly want to write about, instead of just posts that I think readers will be interested in. I want to keep this blog going so that when I move to the UK to study, my family and friends in Melbourne can continue to share my life. So this blog will not only be my creative outlet, but also a way for me to keep in touch with the people I love :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heatwave

My friends and I went sales shopping on Chapel St today with a nice, freezing, 
cup of mango slurpee to try and survive the Australia heat wave. First world problems, right? :)

Top-Supre/Skirt - Bardot/Sandals-General Pants
Bracelet-Sportsgirl/Sunnies - Dotti

Thank you to Moonie for taking these outfit photos! :)


I just realised that I actually look very pale in most of these photos because of the exposure settings on my camera. So here is a photo to prove that I am actually quite tanned, as most Asians are :D

 Leaning on a scooter...like a boss!

Delicious tacos topped with chicken, sour cream, salsa and guacamole from Amigos

The past couple of days has been quite stressful - my exam results were released, which basically reflect the courses that I can get into at Melbourne University. Then, on the same night, the outcomes for my college interviews came out, so yay for more stress!

But now, I finally feel like everything is over, and I can focus on other aspects of my life such as blogging, getting a part time job, and university. That's why I've been going sales shopping for uni haha! I was going through my wardrobe the other day, and I realised that I actually lack a lot of basics, so I've been focusing on stocking up more of them! Sadly, basic shirts seems to be hiding from me no matter where I shop. So I've resorted to online shopping haha!

I find that buying basics online is often a lot cheaper than buying them in retail stores (or maybe that's because I live in Australia). Right now I'm eyeing this white, chiffron shirt  with studded collar found here that seem to match almost everything in my wardrobe! It is from Garage, which is an online store that sells a lot of uni-friendly clothes at really affordable prices! Uni kids, go check it out! :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Off to London

I'm off to London tomorrow for the first time ever for a college interview! I'm so, so excited but that feeling is somewhat offset by my nerves for the interview haha!

Last night my two closest friend came over to wish my good luck, leaving me these adorable, delicious treats. Thank you guys so much, I am honestly the luckiest girl in the world to have you two.



A few days ago I also celebrated the 18th birthday of someone who appears a lot on this blog...
Happy B'day Kathy! 
Please excuse my derp face :)



Shoes galore :D

New dress from Forever New

Thanks to everyone who commented on the last post, I promise that I'll read+reply to all of them when I come back from London!