A Tinge of Red

The colour red is soon to be upon us! I’ve been featuring this shade less as a main feature and more as accents as I’ve grown older, so I’m glad that Zalora’s selection of Chinese New Year pieces echoed my sentiments when I checked out their festive collection – red interspersed with blue and even black pieces (accented with gold to balance the sombre lack of colour). I still have money in my Zalora Wallet after all, gotta find the perfect opportunity to use it up. :p

GU flare shorts, GU thin brown belt, blue penguin tabi socks, Firmoo prescription glasses, red origami crane earrings, 2D satchel bag from Taobao, black & gold pointed flats from Something Borrowed via Zalora.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’ve also outgrown the superstition of having to get something new for the Lunar New Year a while back… a couple of years ago, in fact. Not being pressured to buy new clothes is good for my attempts in recycling seldom-worn (sometimes statement) pieces in my wardrobe, and it’s always a pleasure to find fresh combinations with what I already have. But I recently came back from a trip to Japan, so of course I couldn’t help but come into new garbs – these flare shorts, penguin tabi socks, and delicate origami crane earrings were new additions to my wardrobe after the trip… not that they’d be new during Chinese New Year, but close enough, yea?

Origami crane earring from Asakusa, Japan.I took the plunge in these beautiful origami crane earrings in a small store in Asakusa in Tokyo. I’ve seen origami crane earrings before, but had never believed in the longevity of those that weren’t lacquered. These were, and it made all the difference. Shasha even got a pair for herself after she convinced me that the washi used in these were nicer! Dare I say, twinsies? ;)

2D satchel bag from Taobao, black & gold pointed flats from Something Borrowed via Zalora.My conversation-starter of a 2D bag makes an appearance in here, the slim width of it just adequate for stuffing all the ang paos (red packets) in the world, hur hur hur.

GU flare shorts, GU thin brown belt, blue penguin tabi socks, Firmoo prescription glasses, red origami crane earrings, 2D satchel bag from Taobao, black & gold pointed flats from Something Borrowed via Zalora.

Blue penguin tabi socks, black & gold pointed flats from Something Borrowed via Zalora.I’ll mourn the day when these pair of flats no longer holds itself together – the heels are already peeling off, but I’m not sure if I should bring this cheap (but oh so comfortable) pair to the cobblers. At least it served me well in South Africa.

Souvenir shop in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.The super cute shop proprietor in Asakusa.

Origami crane earrings and keychains in a souvenir shop in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.Some pictures I took on Snapchat while traveling. Find me 👻 PUPUREN!

Wearing
Black crop tank top c/o Dresslink
Red prescription glasses c/o Firmoo
Navy blue flare shorts – GU
Belt – Uniqlo
Black & gold pointed flats – Something Borrowed

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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