Thursday, 9 August 2012

Studded Bow Loafers


Summer holidays have commenced as have my summer sales shopping sprees!

*CAUTION: RANT AHEAD*

Not so much sprees... more like an OMG here and an OMG there, because right now I am in Hong Kong and the trends in each of the asian/original countries differ to those in the West. In the oriental east, there is a much larger emphasis on being, acting and looking young and youthful, whereas the in west, we tend to dress more mature and sophisticated. Whilst I appreciate both trends and styles, I don't think that they can be worn interchangeably in the two regions. 

Well... of course I CAN... but I WON'T.

In the past I used to make the mistake of hoarding piles of clothes in HK and lugging them back to UK thinking: Damn I got awesome bargains in HK, wish I got more!!!
Once I get back to the UK, I realise what a mistake I have made because outfits comprised of the clothes I haggled made me stick out like a sore thumb. It's not just those quotes which are misspelt/grammatically incorrect/complete nonsense, but the cut, the colour and composition are the giveaways. And I knowingly go out and buy those clothes which I know I won't wear in UK...

WHY?

Because... whilst I know that most of you like to stand out, in HK I used to prefer to blend in a bit, I mean my height is already a major talking point that could keep a conversation going for about half an hour...  (not saying I'm a giant, but 5"8' is quite MAAAHOOSIVE for a chinese  girl)

Don't get me wrong there are those international stores you can go to like H&M and ZARA, but I mean, if you're in a different country, surely you would want to be a little more adventurous... there are many department like stores in HK which house numerous little "boutiques" selling their specialities, and although I find most of the garments to be ill-fitting, sometimes you find the odd gem like the one above! 

12 comments :

  1. What a gorgeus loafers! =)))

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  2. Lol! Very funny rant...and I love your shoes!! Fabulous ;)
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  3. The shoes are stunning!

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  4. Haha i totally know what you mean - had to leave a lot of my Beijing clothes behind wen I moved to London! But yes indeed you can definitely find amazing gems if you look hard enough in the local stores! Love the loafers, so cute & look super comfy too :)

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  5. These are such an awesome piece and will surely accentuate your outfits even more!

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  6. I love these shoes, great find indeed! And nicely written, I have problems with sizing anywhere I go :)

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  7. Although I have never been there I can appreciate what you mean about the style differences just from the blogs that I read. However, I would say that it has had a huge influence over here with a lot of people very into twee outfits as well. Those shoes look most excellent though. I like that they could be going out shoes or office shoes.

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