Topshop lace dress, Zara belt and boots
Sometimes, I suppose, less is more and a little black dress really is all you need. Definitely helps if your LBD speaks for itself like this super gorgeous all-over lace number. Its high neckline and semi-sheer back already got me hooked and there was definitely no turning back once I saw the bargain price tag. You would've done the same. Kept the black and gold theme with the chain belt and right down to my beloved zip up boots - I foresee a very close relationship with those ones. I absolutely adore a good red lippie for company out to dinner and pom pom beanies always get me. We stopped by the harbour on the way and found these locals on their daily walks and waiting by their fishing lines - Hong Kong itself is such a juxtaposition of new and old, of flashy shopping districts and simple fishing villages. If you're gonna be there anytime soon, head further than just the usual shops and tourist attractions, perhaps hop on the train and get off at one of the local neighbourhoods to see what really is in store!
So comes the end of a 13-day Suitcase Challenge - a mix and match of travel and outfit posts that was really just a challenge for me to come up with something different every day that I was away. Moral of the story: forward planning and sticking to a limited colour palette (in my case white, red and blue) truly helps. Coordinate your colours, mix your prints, and pick up a local bargain or two and you'll get the most out of your nifty suitcase. I'm so glad to have started the year with a decent bout of travel and can't wait to share my (food) travel diaries of Vietnam and Hong Kong! x
Photos by Thomas Lo