Monday, February 07, 2011

Outfit for first day of CNY.

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The very CNY-worthy collar.

Festive colors!

Gold buttons down the front of the dress.

Bow print high collared chiffon dress with gold buttons: Bangkok
Gold bamboo bangle: Topshop
Lilac leather strap with gold bow: Gift

Rose stacked rings: Miss Selfridge

Pearl ring: F21

Black suede platforms:Topshop
Bag: Chanel

I think it's the fourth (fifth? sixth?) year that I haven't done any CNY clothes shopping. I am not complaining though, I shop so much on other days that I really don't deserve to shop for CNY. *nervous laughter* Thus, Chinese New Year usually involves me digging into my pile of unworn clothes to find something red(for first day of CNY), and numerous bright colored items for any ad hoc CNY outings/events. What about you guys? Do you all have any CNY clothes criteria? :P

I insist on wearing something red for the first day 'cause there was one year I wore mustard yellow, thinking that anything bright should do for CNY, and it was a really bad year for me. Really bad one. So being impossibly superstitious, it's red and only red for me on the first day from then onwards.

I kind of had CNY in mind when I bought this dress a few months back in Bangkok. I had my reservations though, 'cause it's black. My family isn't superstitious, heck, not even my extended family is superstitious; but I haven't work black for CNY before and that makes me nervous. That's my inner Chinese speaking btw. Anyway, in the end I decided the mandarin collar, the red bow print and the gold buttons make it too, too apt for CNY (that, and I really don't have anything else red), so here it is.


Joshua said...

I'm personally not superstitions, but I was once told to change when I work a black item on the first day, and ever since then it's ingrained in me to just follow along with the tradition!

Though I didn't put any thought into it last Thursday :( I don't even remember what I wore...Super no feel here in Melbourne.

You're soooo lucky to be home! It's my second year missing out, I told myself I MUST be home next year.

sherlyn said...

i love ur dress,shoes, aceesories, bag n everythign soso much!!!!!! really admire u till max!

Anonymous said...

Red Chanel Bag made up for the black dress and shoe :)

Anonymous said...

nice dress!

smalls said...

I thought you were sharing the red chanel bag with your mum, but i see two there !

revel in me said...

joshua: Did you at least wear something new on thursday? :P I am sure you won't have any trouble finding that,ehehe. And ya, you have to come home! And make sure jing stays for cny too!!

sherlyn: Wah dear, thank you for your kind words! <3

anonymous: Have to find some sort of 'ong', hehe. If it's any merit, I wore red underwear too, haha!

anonymous: Thanks dear! Glad that it turned out somewhat apt for CNY. :)

smalls: Haha, ya, I achieved my dream at 25! :P Tell you more when I see you. And woman, your BBM no longer working is it? I BBM-ed you, but it's not sent out! :(

Anonymous said...

what camera do you use?? :))

yiqin; said...

Still looking good :)

smalls said...

bb killed itself, waiting its repair and at the same time, waiting for the iphone4 that is coming next monday

*hangs head in shame*


revel in me said...

anonymous: I use a canon s5! :)

yiqin: Thanks love! <3

smalls: ARE YOU GETTING AN IPHONE!!! Traitorrrr!!

xiang yun said...

Super love the dress!! The red details and mandarin collar are just LOVE! :D

revel in me said...

xiang yun: Thank you dear! The mandarin collar was one of the main reason to convinced me to wear it for CNY! :P