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Gingham top, Zara; Topshop Jamie jeans; Topshop Fairy lace-up sandals; CHANEL Boy.
What's a girl to do when things don't go to plan? Go to brunch instead. Last week I had a slight setback and instead of moping around for even longer, I donned some pretty new clothes, hopped on the MTR and brunch-ed out my feelings. Nothing beats the promise of a quiet suburb of the urban jungle, a cute coffee house nestled behind bustling Hollywood Road and a smattering of nostalgic gingham to see the light.

I've been wanting to try Common Ground for the longest time and I'm so pleased I've finally managed to check it off my list! Run by a pair of twins, it's the sweetest little establishment - all wooden tables and mismatched chairs! - with a small but substantial menu and some amazing coffee. I'll pop up a separate post with all that foodie goodness!

It's sweltering in Hong Kong at the moment. We had a brief interlude late last week with a cheeky T8 typhoon but things are back to their hot and humid selves again, hence the need to wear a barely-there top. This linen gingham top is just the prettiest thing. The floaty hem is so up my street. Needing to wear this all the time to keep my mood up, I think. I'm really feeling the whole racer front look as well, sweet and subtle but still a tiny bit flashy. Oo-er. Actually I've hardly worn black in the last 3 months or so and I don't think that's a coincidence with feeling rather happy, content and semi-smitten but yanno, black is sometimes ever so apt.

By the way, I filmed a Boyfriend Tag What's In My Bag video last week so you can see precisely what's in my Boy as of late. I've also upped my game and filmed a little About Me that you can watch here! YouTube game is coming along nicely (:

All my love,
Mish x

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  1. I love this outfit, you always look so great! x

  2. Dressing for heat and humidity is sooo hard. You're looking super cute!

  3. Such a lovely outfit Michelle! x

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

  4. Omg, an outfit post! I love this Mish. The little gingham top with the frill is adorable on you. I can tell how hot it must be from these photos! Though, I bet you couldn't wait to peel those jeans off when you got home at the end of the day. I think Summer has finished in old England now though, so I'd like a little bit of the HK heat to come over here!

  5. Love the top! Haven't been to Zara in ages so going to try and track it down :)

    North of London

  6. Ohh kudos to your photographer Michelle, photos look great! Seriously luster after that bag ;)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

  7. That top looks so perfect and float for a summer's day. Is it a recent purchase? I'm in love with it. You look wonderful!

    Rachel |

  8. Love your outfit! Especially that top :) looks really good on you!

    x Val | Valerie Randomness

  9. This is such a pretty outfit Michelle and your Chanel bag is just gorgeous.

  10. What a bae xxxxxx

  11. Great photos! I love your top & bag! <3

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  12. Reach for the moon and even if you fall you'll land among the stars is one of my fave quotes, my parents' would say it to me 'cos I always had high ambitions for myself, but am not naturally capable, but by still giving everything my best and never just giving up cos I might not be able to means I have had some great opportunities! Massive YES to eat your vegetables!! Why is it so hard for some people?! Vegetables are yummy! Me and my sister grew up begging for carrot and cucumber sticks as a snack, or sliced apple. Wasn't until I grew up I realised most kids did not eat like we did haha...

    amber love

  13. I'm gonna be totally cliche here but:
    "You are not the opinion of someone who doesn't know you. You are a product of the lessons that you've learned." - GOD does Taylor know how to spew a damn good speech. I knew as soon as I heard this on the Tokyo 1989 footage it was gonna be one of my favourite quotes of all time Xx


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