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Lookbook – My Chinese New Year Looks of 2013


My apologies for being so tardy with posts. I believe my fellow contributors have been instrumental in keeping this blog alive.

Now that we have gone international (*waves hi to foreign friends*), I thought I’ll share a bit of our culture as Chinese in Singapore celebrating a key event unique to our heritage.

Chinese New Year is an annual celebratory affair spanning across 15 days, where people would visit their family, loved ones and friends decked in their new clothes with Mandarin oranges and well-wishes. Auspicious sayings will be exchanged and people usually indulge in plenty of good food in the festive period.

This year was my first year celebrating CNY as a married person and yes, as part of tradition, I have to dish out angpaos (red packets with varying denominations of money) to the younger generation. That’s my new identity now as a missus.

Day 1 – Visiting with my new family


Pale yellow sequinned top. Love and Bravery,

Printed pants, H&M,

Black Satin Heels, Charles and Keith,

Gold Patent Clutch, Yves Saint Laurent

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A closer look at the prints of the pants

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My ubiquitous view from the top.

The look was created to deviate from my usual pretty dress look. Instead, I wanted to look pretty even in pants and I love how this pair of pants is a fashion statement on its own.

Day 2: Going to The Temple for Prayers

Another first this year – my mother in law brought us all to the temple to pray for good luck in the new year and I took the chance to dress up and take photos in one of Singapore’s oldest and historically significant temple, Thian Hock Keng.

day 2 collage

Lace Chinois dress, Intoxiquette

Satchel, Charles and Keith

Nude peeptoe heels, DMK

I must say I absolutely adore my peeptoe heels from DMK. This is like my best buy ever. It’s the correct shade of nude (we all know nude is subjective – your nude is not my nude #ifyouknowwhatimean) and at $29.90, it’s a travesty not to get it.

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My sartorially experimental and attuned hubby.

Day 3/4 – Visiting River Angpao for the first time

This is indeed a year of many firsts and it’s also my first time going to a carnival I’ve always read about in Chinese textbooks but never gotten the chance to go. You see, my family likes to spend CNY away from the crowd while my hubby’s family likes to soak up the festive atmosphere.

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Very colourful floats and displays and super huge variety of food. The city skyline looks amazingly festive!

river angpao

Floral dress, with black sheer accents, Zara

I do apologise for the tiny and not-so-stellar photos. My phone crashed so I have to make do with FB and Instagram pictures.

More from me coming up 🙂