Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What to Wear: Easter Sunday

Skirt  |  Top  |  Jumpsuit  |  Dress
Heels  |  Flats  |  Mules  |  Clutch

I cannot believe that Easter is already this coming Sunday - I feel like March just flew by!  If you're anything like me you've been thinking about what to wear, but haven't fully decided on anything yet.  For Easter I love mixing pastels and neutrals to really get the spring holiday feel.  I put these pieces together to give you inspiration for what to wear and hopefully even find a new piece to add to your closet for the upcoming spring and summer.  The best part is is that everything is under $90!  I personally love to dress up for Easter Sunday, which is why I included both a dress and skirt, and while the top and jumpsuit can be dressed up as well I think that you can also definitely make them more casual depending on how you style them.  I've also included some super cute shoe and earring options that go amazing with the clothing items pictured and are sure to become staples in your wardrobe.  Anything pictured here (or even something similar!) is perfect to celebrate in this coming Sunday and sure to wow!

What are you doing for Easter?



Monday, March 19, 2018

Chi Lin Take Two

I was fortunate to get so many great photos on my trip to Chi Lin Nunnery when I was in Hong Kong.  It's such a beautiful place and I love the way East meets West in this gorgeous setting.  The contrast of the huge skyscrapers against the Asian architecture of the temple is so incredible to see and I think it's such a great representation of Hong Kong.

Chi Lin Nunnery was originally built in the 1930s and was completely renovated in the style of the Tang Dynasty in the 1990s.  The temples here are made entirely of wood and use traditional Chinese architecture techniques that employs special interlocking systems cut into the wood to hold them in place, not a single nail is used in this building style.  These are the only buildings built using these techniques in modern day Hong Kong.

On the same site is the Nan Lian Garden.  This is a public park which was also built in the style of the Tang Dynasty.  It is a meticulously landscaped area that encompases over eight and a half acres.  In the garden everything is placed according to specific rules and methods and is intensely maintained.

I recommend giving yourself at least half a day to walk around and enjoy this breathtaking space.  There are so many things to see and take in that I walked around a few times to make sure that I could really see everything.  On the premises there is a vegetarian restaurant and a little snack area; I landed up eating lunch at the snack area because they had the most amazing vegetarian rice noodle stir fry!  I also recommend making this trip during a week day and earlier in the day, I got there around 11:00AM on a Tuesday and had the park almost entirely to myself, but it did start to get more crowded as the day went on.  If you're going to be in Hong Kong this is definitely a must see in opinion!

You can find all my outfit details and more photos from Chi Lin here.

photos of me: jen loong via wandersnap  |  photos of landscapes: me


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