5.3.15

Things for March

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach

Hurrah – that dreaded second month of the year is over. Here’s what I propose we do…
  1. Watch Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign update this Sunday.
  2. Read a glossy magazine – in print – from cover to cover with a freshly brewed cuppa in hand.
  3. Buy a springtime jacket in a bright bright colour. The easiest way to pretend you know how to work the transitional months.
  4. Take a star-gazing course ahead of the spring/summer meteor showers and promise of clearer evening skies.
  5. Get your hair chopped and refreshed.
  6. Spend some time at home doing at-home nail art, watching “too many” episodes of something on Netflix and making homemade guac and chips.
  7. Leave a little comment on your favourite blogs.
  8. Tuck your turtleneck into a little leather skirt – we’re at the final hurdle of Winter Style Games!
  9. Buy those peep-toe cut-out boot sandal hybrids because they’re SO 10 Crosby by Derek Lam and basically ideal for preparing to be in spring.
  10. Refresh your lingerie drawer – kinda obsessed with Intimissimi and Cosabella right now.
  11. Slip some mirrored leather pointed toe flats into the collection.
  12. Marvel at Ella’s ridiculously perfect illustration skill and deck your living room in her work.
  13. Pack a towel, sandals and Instax and head to a beach.
  14. Those January dreams you had? Make them happen. Mindmap your end-goal, map out your on-the-way wishes and slowly but surely get $hit done.
  15. Go to an exhibition, shelve your inhibitions about feeling pretentious, switch your phone off and enjoy.
  16. Buy all of those peachy-pink lipsticks on your wishlist because you just KNOW you’ll wear them all once Easter arrives. Weird logic, eh? But it’s so true.
  17. Instead of rushing a phonecall or Skype session with a loved one, cancel plans for an afternoon, make a tea and hang out with them with your undivided attention.
  18. Shake it off.
  19. Send love notes and stickers to Taylor Swift on LINE.
  20. … Buy Mish this handbag.

4.3.15

Collective Haul & Birthday Presents To Myself

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

A new video about things I've been buying.
Along with the return of my MacBook, I've finally been able to upload a new video! I filmed a chatty collective haul with the things I bought throughout February and realised that I might have a bit of a problem... If lipsticks are ever going to be our defence weapon of choice against mortal enemies, I've got us covered ladies.

You can also meet my beautiful new Alexander Wang boots and see the luxury bits I bought for my birthday. Standard Mish behaviour. (:

3.3.15

Workout Wishlist

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: adidas, Nike, Lulu Lemon wishlist

Little things of note on my workout wishlist. Sadly you heard me correctly...
And now for something completely different! Since getting into the whole fitness and improved health thing, I find myself lurking sportswear realms much more often than before. I dutifully send a snap over to Sophia and then dither for 10 minutes before also dutifully clicking ‘Checkout’.

Currently I need to build up my light gym work and running kit. This means cropped leggings with invisible zip pockets to put my keys in, loose-but-not-too-loose tops with mesh panels for comfort and lightweight jackets that don’t scream ‘my Mum bought me this for P.E.’ I'm also building up quite the trainer repertoire - not only for running and hiking, but also because Hong Kong living literally requires it. There is no place steeper than HK Island...!

Additionally I'm hunting down super lightweight and breathable tank tops because it's already getting humid and warm here and no-one needs to see that combined with my post-run state ;)
  1. Eulampis 2 Shoes, £140, adidas.
  2. Run Seven Eighth Tights, £75, Stella McCartney for adidas.
  3. Nike Pro Core Compression Indy Polka Square Sports Bra, $259, Nike.
  4. Flow Y Bra IV, £38, Lulu Lemon.
  5. Printed Panel Vest, £12, F&F Active.
  6. Bobble Sport.
What are you hankering for at the moment?

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2.3.15

Twenty Four

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach

Beachy birthday fun.
It's my BIRTHDAY! I turn the grand old age of 24 today and it couldn't feel more anti-climatic this year, hahah. I think I spend most of my year counting down to 2nd March and 25th December and build it up so much that nothing lives up to expectations, but at least I've been dreaming and hoping for 363 days, eh?

As I'm out here 'on my own', I celebrated with Sophia on Saturday by hanging out at Repulse Bay Beach and having some food in Stanley. A refreshing, unplugged day by the sea and with soft sand between the toes was just what we both needed and it provided the perfect blank canvas space for our month of March! Repulse Bay is so serene, quiet and pretty. I instantly fell in love with the surrounding villas but I'm sad I didn't get to go to the wishing statue! Next time we're going to attempt Sai Kung beaches and Deepwater Bay (:

Pretty winter paradise, check.

Here's to turning 24 and a much better time for all! ♥

1.3.15

A Triumphant Return!

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review

Honey I'm home, and I got new glasses, it's my birthday tomorrow and I heart the Internet. 
Hihi darling blog! I have been reunited with my MacBook and everything is nearly peachy again.

Thought I'd drop by to say hello and show my face seeing as I've had the most detoxing and insane February ever, but you heard about that already, huh? I wish I could say my impromptu break from the Internet was a good thing but it meant I left the apartment more which lead to many fails in life ;) and it also meant that I hand-wrote many blog posts in a spare notebook. I also finally started using my 100 Stories notebook, did lots of reading and got addicted to the SacconeJolys' vlogs.

It's been Chinese New Year whilst I've been gone and despite all my best intentions to vlog the celebrations, I haven't really felt up to it. Lemme file that under boy problems and never speak of it again (: It was so much fun to celebrate it in Hong Kong for the very first time but I missed my family a lot this time round. CNY felt much more holiday-esque than Christmas did, that's for sure.

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What else has happened? I met up with the beautiful Kim at the weekend for food and a very overdue catch-up. I'd missed her so so much!! I remember feeling SO excited and sad when I heard she'd be heading out to Australia for a year... 13 months on and we're doing a switch! Meeting people that I can now count as genuine friends is one of my favourite things about poring my heart and soul online. Non-weird Internet friends assemble!

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review
Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Firmoo prescription glasses review

I also got a beautiful new pair of glasses as demonstrated above ^____^ Super overdue as I've worn my Osiris ones for the longest time. I've been itching for new frames for months but it's been a hectic few. This pair was kindly gifted to me from Firmoo and I am seriously over the moon with them. Rendered in a deep burgundy, they perfectly complement my super monochrome outfits and I really like the sweet, rounded shape. So different from my previous pair! I can't fault this service, super speedy delivery even here to Hong Kong and they make my wardrobe feel new again. You can get 50% off site-wide here if you're looking at snapping up some new frames!

Aside from that, I'm just so glad to be able to fuel my Internet addiction again. And I turn the grand old age of 24 tomorrow. Birthday girl ahoy!

Michelle x

Disclaimer: I received my glasses for press consideration. Opinions remain honest and all me own! I wasn't paid to create this post. I paid in embareassment for my lack of Apple knowledge in getting my MacBook Pro fixed.