This was my Valentine's day outfit.
I know it's not pink and red, but given that it was also Chinese New Year last week and I'd already worn a lot of red, I thought it would be okay to give it a miss.
This outfit started with the skirt. I found it at a great thrift shop called Me & Gee here in Hong Kong recommended to me by the lovely Geneva of A Pair and a Spare. It's the closest thing we have to a thrifting experience here and I love it.
Polka dots go with practically everything. And, if you haven't noticed, I kind of like polka dots (as evidenced by the frequent appearance of my black and white polka dot blouse here and here).
As I put this outfit together, I wanted to strike a balance between dressy and casual. Whenever I wear one of my vintage pieces, I think about this because the vintage dresses, skirts and blouses that I own make me feel dressed up.
So, to achieve this balance, I wore my J Crew denim shirt, and the khaki green jacket. Then to finish, I added some of my favorite gold bracelets and the feathery looking gold statement necklace. The clutch is actually a Quicksilver purse the kiddos got me for Christmas.
I was really pleased that it actually looked the way I thought it would as I thinking of it. Something about this combination made me think it was something that I'd see on Atlantic-Pacific except that she'd have sexier shoes on. By the way, she is as stunning in real life. And, even more petite that I thought (I walked by her in Brooklyn last summer).