30.6.15

Beach please

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Repulse Bay Beach, beach ootd for hong kong

Striped top, H&M; Denim shorts, Uniqlo; TOPSHOP Fairy sandals; Longchamp Le Pliage.
Weekend wanderings when a beach is involved are my favourite. I'm certainly a water baby through and through, despite my obvious inability to swim! Lately I've been completely gripped with astrology and star signs, so do excuse me as I go through in an even deeper Hippie Mish phase ;) On Sunday I decided to head down to Repulse Bay Beach again; easy to get to, plenty of restaurants, bars and clean showers around, and ridiculously soft sand.

I opted for something simple as ever. Honestly, this heat is almost unbearable! Stripes and denim were my go-to tools to battle the humidity - seriously, kudos if you're a fellow HK-er and you manage to look chic at the beach.

Please also excuse the fact that the wet sand covers over my ankles - how oddly short do I look here?

Currently on the search for an amazing bikini to see me through the summer. I've been dithering over a Triangl one or a simple Topshop number. Send me recommendations?! It was almost like torture to lay on the beach sans bikini and hence being unable to go for a sneaky saltwater dip. Nevertheless, another p e r f e c t way to see off a weekend - sun, sea and sand just 10 minutes from the city. HK, I love ya more every day ♥

PS. Less than 6 months until Christmas!! England, I'm comin' for ya!

29.6.15

Child-like Enthusiasm.

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Monday thoughts about channelling child-like enthusiasm.
Oftentimes friends and strangers alike laud me for my unwavering enthusiasm. My persistent faith that there's a silver lining to every cloud and my hippie-esque outlook towards most if not all situations. Hopelessly lost on an accidental hike in Sai Kung with no water and only mints for sustenance? We can't be the only ones who've been lost on a long hike. I'm almost certain we won't die of dehydration... It's odd, isn't it though? That unadulterated enthusiasm and positivity is all too often seen as a rarity. Dat British standoffishness, eh?

I champion child-like enthusiasm with every fibre of my being. Being completely unfiltered in my love for the mundane beauty in everyday, for anything Hello Kitty or Little Twin Stars, for my favourite drink coming in carton form, for the swings being free at the local park. That pure, non-jaded vision towards every moment. I truly live for it. I think I went through a phase where it was cool to be cool, whether you were or not. Fake it 'til you make it is the mantra so often thrown about in the industry I chose; fashion. Just pretend you're too cool to take your sunglasses off indoors. You're too cool (cold?!) to coat properly. Novelty and cute things 'should be' left behind when you turn 18. You're only 'allowed' to like Taylor Swift ironically or if it's the 1989 album.

Honestly? Life is too short for that.

I was that guy who unwaveringly stood up for Taylor Swift from 2008 and onwards. I couldn't even tell you how much I adore that woman. I'd give a limb for her but I know she wouldn't be down for that. The lounge in my apartment is decorated with talking Pikachu toys, Hello Kitty plushies and handmade lucky paper stars, not marble work surfaces, copper lamps and cacti. (Secret: I'm working on getting cacti. I'm just too lazy for the flower market.) Yes, sometimes I do laugh too loudly at things that seem only half-funny to you. So what if it's Monday? Smile and the world smiles with you.

Today, be the reason for someone else's smile.

28.6.15

A Little Haul Video.

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Another lil' YouTube update.
Happy Sunday!

It's been a while since I filmed a haul video and of course I've been shopping to accommodate for the heat and humidity lately. I'm starting to really enjoy YouTube lately, it's a little bit of a fresh start of me and - surprisingly - a breath of fresh air, to be able to edit and splice things around. Super pleased with the new things I've picked up and hopefully you guys do too!

Right now though, I'm about to finish packing my beach bag and head off to Repulse Bay for a day in the sun. (Although by the time you read this I'm probably already sunned out, home and showered. Timezone problems, eh?) Finally getting to live that sun, sea and sand summer life that I sometimes dreamed of ;)

Life Lately

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Discovery Bay

A glorified Instagram round-up complete with fairytale-style natterings.
Gosh, I feel like all I ever write are these quaint little catch-ups but, yes, once again, I’ve been - uncharacteristically - insanely busy lately and have spent approximately 20 minutes at home and awake lately. Despite this, I’m surprisingly content and feeling like I’ve met a good balance of chilling the f out and squeezing in mini adventures. So much so that in fact, I think my primary goal of July will be to take one of my cameras out all the time so my next installment of these posts will include worthier snaps.

(Not that there’s anything wrong with Instagram eh? Giz a follow over at @winyeemichelle!)

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Posted these snaps after arriving back in Hong Kong. Malaysia was so much fun but I had so many surplus photos to share! From left to right we have the natural hot springs in my hometown (the real secret behind excellent Chai skin), a beautiful Dior Beauté rose display and my cousin’s poodle pup Yumi.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Ipoh rojak

Finally got to eat Ipoh-famous rojak! So darn good.

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Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: iced latte recipe, Oreo coffee recipe

Back in Hong Kong, I picked up my brother and sister who visited for a week... (Daisybrother unpictured because he's camera shy!) Enjoyed this next-level amazing iced chocolate cookie latte at BEANS in Tsuen Wan. Drinkable Oreos with added caffeine and whipped cream is how I’d describe it.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Big Bang Made Tour 2015 in Hong Kong

I went to my second ever Big Bang concert! And it was the best night ever. Serious post-concert sadness set in and I’m trying to shake it off now. Bang Bang Bang is SO good live.

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Simple photographs of Hong Kong. This is on the airport bus route in the New Territories. Check out that sky. It’s always little fleeting moments like these that remind me how lucky I am, to be here, to be alive, to be able to soak in the basking sun.

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An outfit that I didn’t shoot. Lil strappy camisole from River Island, floaty shorts, my Topshop Fairy sandals, Chanel Boy and Alexander McQueen scarf.

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We visited the local cat café again. No explanation needed, right? The cats and kittens here are super chilled, prancing around like they own the place or snoozing atop cat towers.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: Victoria Peak

Obligatory cityscape and SQUAD photos from Victoria Peak. Hong Kong is even more beautiful by night. This is one of my favourite views and has been since I was tiny. I often wonder while up here whether I’ll ever be able to leave this city!

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Some snaps from Discovery Bay at the weekend. Nothing beats pulling your trainers on, dosing up on mozzie repellent and trekking out. Honestly: I’m so, so lucky to live in this amazing country. City, mountain, rock and water.

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More obligatory snaps, this time of the infamous Big Buddha. Still so breathtaking every time I come up here.

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: traditional HK egglet waffle

Took my little sister to get chocolate chip filled 雞蛋仔 (egglet waffles...?) at my favourite haunt: Oddies Foodies.

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My new liquid glitter Totoro phone case! Remind me to share a mini video of this in a shopping post soon!

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Scoffing mochi ice-cream in bed with my sister whilst watching Jessica&Krystal again.

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And last but not least, colleague snapshot update! Resort theme dressing for Sherry's birthday! *^o^*

27.6.15

Currently Coveting: All White

Daisybutter - Hong Kong Lifestyle and Fashion Blog: white wishlist, British fashion blogger

A mid-summer wishlist.
I’m in full summer mode with the heat and humidity rising in pretty little Hong Kong. Like, is it acceptable to stroll around in a Triangl bikini all the time yet?! I’ve found lately that all I buy and all I wear is white. So crisp, clean and undeniably chic and also ridiculously unpractical… Meh, means I eat less messy food.

Shop the post:
(Shu Uemura UV Brightening Mousse, £29;
Topshop MOTO Cutwork Mom Shorts, £35;
Topshop MOTO White Short Dungarees, £38;
Topshop Boutique Sheer Silk Organza Overlay Top, £45;
self-portrait Peplum-hem checked-organza dress, £230;
Zara Text T-shirt, £7.99;
Charlotte Olympia Ivory Leather Laser Cut Kitty Flats, $417;
Topshop Seersucker Striped Bikini Set, £28.)