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My style, if you haven’t already guess it by now, is comfort; yet looking decently presentable and in vogue (sort of, I hope)? Haha… 😀

It is quite a no brainer; really, based on my previous Fashion On The Move posts, that the clothes I wear should never, NEVER impede my movement in any way; especially on a vacation- DEFINITELY on a vacation.

Previous Fashion On The Move post:

Fashion On The Move: Floral Lace Shorts, Hong Kong

Fashion On The Move: Checkered Pants With a Pop of Red, Singapore

During my Hong Kong getaway w J, we headed to Macau for a short stopover. Weather there, in midyear, is really sultry. Though I should be sort of immune to the sweltering heat by now, considering the fact that I live in the tropics, but NO. I don’t think anyone could be ever immune to extreme weather conditions (hot or cold) no matter how long they have lived there.

To combat the heat, naturally tank tops and shorts come to mind. And sure enough, this combination was spotted at every corner n Macau. But that day, I decided my daisy printed leggings from New Look had to make an appearance and parade out on the streets!

Leggings. I love them, I really do. Soft. Stretchy. Snugly. These 3 “S”s are all I need on a checklist for a comfortable bottom to wear on a day of long walks and explorations under the merciless blaze.

I have many pairs of leggings (usually black; yes, I am boring), and in terms of patterns, they are either extremely subtle, or there aren’t at all. So when I saw this printed leggings; in DAISIES; I knew I ought to get them. Period.

What I love about this pair of leggings is that the material is not too thick, neither is it sheet thin. The daisy prints are not in-your-face-outrageous kind of prints; really well put together.

Since the statement piece of this entire look is the daisies, I kept my top simple with a cotton white sleeveless from Mango. I adore the “shoe string” detail at the center of the top. It is in such details that make the whole top seem plain, yet kind of edgy, in my opinion.

Of course, comfort comes with a good pair of footwear that I could really walk in for hours and on. Let’s be real here; flip flops comes to mind, and I am not going to lie. But… … A pair of sneakers is imperatively my to-go footwear for moments when I know I need to walk on for hours, yet wearing flip flops will bring the entire outfit down. We all have that moments we can relate to right…?

I love my Converse in pale yellow. This colour is so neutral that you can match this with any outfit you wear without thinking at all. Definitely a good colour to buy if you are getting any!

My JanSport backpack has been my staple MUST-HAVE on every vacation. I love backpacks as they are definitely huge enough to hurl in all my essentials for the day- wallet, 2 bottles of water, sunshades, hat etc.

What I love about this backpack is that it can be a fashion piece on its own. I remember I was enticed by its pattern when I first saw it.

I don’t usually like to don on so many prints in a single outfit, as it can be distracting. But I think the daisies on the leggings and the pattern on the backpack are just in a cosmos when together.

I find this whole outfit super light-weight-comfortable, yet it doesn’t compromise on its style. Really an effortless look, yet so put together in a half girly-edgy kind of vibe. It also gives me a back-to-school kind of theme; maybe ’cause of the backpack? Haha… But, honestly, I would totally wear this to school, since comfort should also be fundamental when you attend school right?

Everyone has different styles, and mine happen to place comfort as first rank; trying not to forgo vogue. Be it any styles we prefer, it’s all about being confident in the clothes we wear and everything will fall into place. 🙂

So slip on your comfys and start to Travel Whenever!

Here’s a video J and I have put together during the trip! Seat back and enjoy…

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeR1nI5OoZw[/youtube]

Dee

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As I ramble through the city of Dim Sum (a.k.a Hong Kong), popping by Kowloon Park sounds like a plan for I cannot be eating all the time; though I really wanted to stuff myself silly with dim sum 24/7- don’t get me started on the gnawing of hunger for those glorious tiny dumplings of gold.

The park is just a stone’s throw away from my hotel- literally. A huge park with quite a bit of activities to keep people occupied; and an OOTD can be one of the many activities right? 😀

Hong Kong’s climate is just like back home- sweltering. Maybe not as humid, but definitely unrelenting to impel me to scramble and seek refuge in air conditioning. During this period, it is imperative to pack lots of outfits that are weather-friendly to beat the summer heat!

This floral lace shorts was a love at first sight. I have always wanted a pair, but they were always way too over my budget. What can I say, this was fate. Humbly hung on the lower shelf- definitely not within my peripheral version, I was drawn to its royal blue and meticulous embellishment. Furthermore, the price was definitely within, if not lower than, my budget! Oh girl, you are so coming home with me!

I reckon good things come to those who wait? This pair of lace shorts was unique (at least to me). At that time, I have yet to stumble upon such design sewed on this type of light weighted  fabric with such bright colour.

The ones I usually see are in pale beige, and the material of the shorts are usually pretty thick and heavy- thus the expensive price. On the contrary, this light weighted shorts with detailed embroidery screams perfect for summer vogue!

I love bottoms with detailing, as I can effortlessly pull a simple (cropped) top from the closet with minimal accessories; and yet looking fashion-decent? Haha… 😀 The statement piece is the shorts after all right?

As there was loads of walking involved, my pink lace flats from H&M had to come out from my luggage and parade on the streets of Hong Kong. Super comfy pair of lace flats, that is congenial to the entire outfit- since I have the whole lace theme going on.

It’s all about being confident in the clothes you wear and everything will fall into place.

Dee

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The corridors in the mall were awashed with late night shoppers. After a sumptuous dinner at a restaurant- which I apparently cannot recall now, we did our usual rounds around the mall. Sounds like we were the Fashion Deal Police (FDP) scouring for the latest sales and bonanzas the stalls had to offer, huh?

P.S. And yes, if you do know of any academy training such police, do let me know, I would love to enrol in, and be a FDP. Haha… 😀

After being nomads, shop hopping in search for cute outfits at reasonable prices, we decided to try our luck at Uniqlo.

J was enraptured by the patterns on pants that were all so neatly folded and stacked on the shelf just at the entrance of the stall. On the other hand, I did not even notice them, and just rambled pass.

“Oh look, that’s cute!”

“Errrr… … I don’t think so… Eeewww…”

“Look at her. It’s nice,” J pointed at the picture with the model donning it.

“Hmmmm… … Well… … Now that I look at that… Then again, models look good in anything.”

On the shelf, it does look sappy to be wearing what seemed like a table cloth printed bottom? You should have seen the pants with the same pattern only in the colour red! It looks hilariously burlesque (not trying to be impertinent here). Like who wears that?! WHO?! Well… Yup, it is I, Dee. And the Miss Contradictory title goes to me. Yup, ME.

Wincing and totally nonchalance by the look of the pants, I was dubious. But after much persuasion, I decided to take it into the fitting room and gave them a chance to prove themselves worthy.

I was amazed by my lack of farsightedness for this “table cloth”- it had great potential. In hindsight, I should have not been so skeptical by it, and I have to admit that J was right.

It was super comfortable. The fit was just perfect. The price was reasonable. I had to get it! Imperative. 😀

I reckon the printed pants is a statement piece on its own, and it should not go with any heavy accessories. I kept everything plain and simple with a greyish-white cropped top and a silver bracelet. Nothing all that fanciful. But to jazz up the style a little, a pop of red; just accentuate the pants with a super cute pair of red velvet wedges and a handbag to go with should do the trick.

You know what they say… …

Shoes and bags should match, and well, in this outfit- they do. 😀

Hope this inspires you to go slightly outrageous and don on something out of the box to spice up your wardrobe! A little adventure in the outfits you wear that brings out your inner glow could just well be the corollary of your brave decision to take a fashion step forward!

It’s all about being confident in the clothes you wear and everything will fall into place.

Dee

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