Saturday, December 31, 2011

last but not least

The look: vintage dress, necklace, thrifted belt, oxford heels

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to fellow followers and readers. Hope you have enjoyed reading or checking out my posts as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

Have a great year ahead of you and best of luck in 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

best things in 2011

Oh boy, what a year! It has been a great journey, full of ups and downs. What a great learning experience as well. Here I have summed up few best things in 2011...

It was a great honour to be featured in The Star

Made new friends with lovely bloggers - Thr5ters

Travelling - Hat Yai, Thailand

Travelling - Hong Kong, China

Discovered new places to thrift - Shah Alam, Kota Raya

Started chic4less (at last..)

These are just few best things that happened but I have enjoyed every outfit photo shoots, my shopping on etsy, and blog entries. 2011 is a fantastic and memorable year!

Hope things will go well in 2012! Keeping my fingers crossed. Happy New Year everyone.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

party dresses

party 3

party 2

party 1

Ready to party? I have not planned anything for New Year's eve but I doubt there would be partying. Styled three different party looks though.

Have you thought of your party dress?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

have you...?

The look: vintage dress, wide belt, peep toe shoes

Have you started to count the days to 1st Jan 2012?
Have you planned what to do on New Year's eve?
Have you reviewed 2011's resolutions?
Have you thought of 2012's resolutions?
Have you...?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

final thrifting adventure

Perhaps this is my last thrifting adventure before the year ends in couple of days. I followed a friend to a bundle store in Kotaraya, Kuala Lumpur and as usual, I would be excited and... I guess the below photos tell it all...

Have a good week ahead!

Monday, December 26, 2011

an encounter with a 1940s dress?

Hope everyone is enjoying Christmas celebration or holiday. Mine was good; had scrumptious dinner with friends and managed to slot in 'thifting adventure' during the holiday.

Whilst at one of the hypermarkets, I bumped into bundle stall. Great, I could window shopped! Browsing from one rack to another, I came across this lovely frock which has 1940s style. Wished I had my camera with me but I took photos using my mobile (so, apologies for the poor quality). I was pretty skeptical at first as 1940s dresses are very, very hard to stumble upon in Malaysia. So I examined the dress closely...

Metal zipper at the side of the dress

No overlocked finishing

Other hints;

- no care label
- no maker label but the orange label on the dress is a dry clean / laundry tag like.
- material - felt like rayon: soft, smooth like silk

Here, there is a questionable point; laundry tag. Is this a genuine 1940s dress or is it a reproduction? Or perhaps the owner was a vintage lover (good speculation?) and this was part of her collection?

There were few stains on the dress which I doubt I can remove them and due to this, I let the dress go.

Have you came across any vintage piece that you are unsure of? What did you do?


Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry christmas

Would like to take this opportunity to wish those who are celebrating Christmas; a Merry Christmas and have a great celebration with loved ones. Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

colour block, masculine and casual

casual 3

casual 2

casual 1

Perhaps I should try one of these looks over this weekend...

Thursday, December 22, 2011


The look: vintage dress from flea market, necklace, peep toe shoes

Waiting for parcels to arrive
Waiting for Christmas to come
Waiting for New Year to usher in
Waiting and waiting
Counting every second, every minute, every hour, every day
How soon will the waiting end?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1940s shoes

Lately I have been drawn to 1940's shoes and I am not sure how this has happened. I could not stop checking out lovely 1940's shoes on etsy. Etsy is such a great site to source for almost any vintage pieces from 1900s to 1980s. I have been enjoying my virtual window shopping recently. Too bad 1940's shoes are way out of my budget to own a pair. Sigh.


Monday, December 19, 2011

xmas shopping

I guess everyone is busy shopping either for Christmas, New Year or even Chinese New Year celebration. It has been a while since my last visit to Amcorp Mall's flea market, so I thought to myself why not checking it out. And I did.

Whilst I was hoping to buy something on my Christmas shopping list but again, somehow, one or two items not only my list managed to creep into my shopping bag - a vintage dress and vintage top / jacket.

How is your Christmas shopping? Have you bought all gifts?

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I am in holiday mood and I can not stop thinking about Christmas and New Year's holidays. Although I have not decided what to do but the thought of not working, it is just so great. The prints on the pinafore are tickets, which is cute. Perhaps I should just purchase air ticket to go somewhere or drive my little car around to look bundle stores... Hhmm...

The look:
Vintage pinafore
Thrifted vintage granny shoes

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

white, yellow n blue

Looking at the colour combo of my outfit today, it looks shockingly bright. Perhaps I needed to wear bright colours more instead of dull or muted colours. And just realised thatI was inspired from this post:

The look:
Vintage look
Elastic plastic buckle belt
Pencil skirt
Vintage kitten heels

Two more days to go... yes, I have started to counting the days again. Two more days to the weekend. Yay!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

in festive mood

xmas party 3

xmas party 2

xmas party 1

Christmas and New Year are around the corner. I bet everyone is very excited about all the parties to attend. Styled three different looks for any parties. Hope you like them.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Buttons on the move: Hong Kong II

Whilst Hong Kong is a great shopping haven for shopaholics but what about for thriftaholics? Where can thriftaholics or vintage lovers shop? Thanks to this post 'The complete guide to vintage clothing in Hong Kong' I have found my answer. I checked out one of the places mentioned in the post during my trip.

Me and George or also known as Mee and Gee, has the similar concept to our bundle stores. Mee and Gee sells secondhand clothing, second handbags and some stores carry secondhand shoes. They market their stock as imported fashion from Japan. This is the cheapest place to shop for vintage or secondhand pieces.

Prices are as low as HK5 per piece for a piece of skirt or top. Do take note that some pieces may be stained or seams are ripped. Patience is really important to find something special or niche to bring home or perhaps just to check out the pieces in store. Whilst the prices are cheap but there is a downside - no trying of chosen outfits. One needs to find ways to measure a desired piece; either bring along measuring tape, put on body and estimate the fit etc. Other than trying issue, Mee and Gee is a great place for thriftaholics.

Here are my thrifting adventures at few Mee and Gee outlets...

Mee and Gee, 9, Li Yuen Streel West, Central, HK Island

My finds; two pieces of skirt for HK50 (about RM20.25)

Mee and Gee, near Johnston Road, Wanchai, HK Island

My find: vintage dress at HK40 (about RM16.20)

Mee and Gee, Tung Choi Street, Mongkok (there are couple of them)

My find: blouse at HK5 (about RM2.03)

Mee and Gee, Tung Choi Street, Mongkok

My find: pussy bow blouse at HK5 (about RM.2.03)

Mee and Gee, Tung Choi Street, Mongkok

My find: pleated graphic print skirt at HK5 (about RM2.03)

My thrifting adventures in different outlets of Mee and Gee was truly satisfying. Besides the great bargains, they do offer great exclusive vintage pieces at a slightly higher price from HK 60 to HK 100 (about RM24.30 to RM40.50). You can find almost everything in these stores; tops, skirts, pants, winter clothing, jeans, handbags (I saw couple of LV bags) and shoes (designer such as Prada and non-designer shoes). Do check out Mee and Gee stores when you are in Hong Kong.

Citygate Outlets, Tung Chung, Lantau Island

For those who love great bargains, do check out Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung, Lantau Island. The mall is home to over 80 international brand names offering great bargains. Whilst I was there, Coach factory was having sale 20 % to 50 % reduction. Couples of stores I can recall are Club 21 outlet, AX outlet, Guess outlet, Mango outlet, Levi's outlet, Espirit outlet to name a few. So before hitting the airport and if you have time, do make a stop at Citygate Outlets.

This second post wrapped up entries on my recent trip to Hong Kong. Hope you have enjoyed reading my posts. It was a great trip and fun thrifting adventures. If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, feel free to ask any questions. Will try my best to answer them.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I am glad tomorrow is a holiday.