January 30, 2014

Ethnic Bond

Re-worked overalls: Thrifted (last seen here - similar affordable option), Jacket: Zara, Heels: Zara, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Marc Jacobs city (Shanghai) beanie, Lionette and Alexis Bittar necklace, Jimmy Choo x H&M and Forever 21 bracelets, Nike FuelBand, Michael Kors watch, Catbird NYC rings, Lulu Frost code ring, Foley & Corinna tote

Chinese New Year is tomorrow and I have been in a dash to get my home in order before it starts. It's been tricky to do since I've had a busy schedule lately. There are several traditions and rituals that families have and while I'm not the most traditional person, I do honor them for my home since I find it important to who I am. 

My family is from Shanghai so when I saw this Marc Jacobs city beanie, I immediately wanted it. There were several city names available (i.e. San Francisco) but, I really wanted to represent Shanghai. The beanie is inexpensive so I probably could have gotten away with buying both city names but, it felt more special to me to have one. 


I don't have a strong connection to blood family members that are alive anymore (my parents have already passed) so I'm all for whatever gesture I can do to honor my heritage - especially during Chinese New Year.







28 comments:

  1. I love your Zara jacket. The details are so fun

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  2. Such a cool look! I think I have similar pair of pants somewhere .. Must start wearing them again, these look so great :)

    Thanks for the comment Nancy! I'm glad I haven't spooked off everyone with my beauty talks ;)

    xx Satu
    Indie by heart

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  3. I really love your high heeled sandals!

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  4. Happy Chines New Year to you! Love that you are honoring some of the traditions. That's awesome. Also, these overalls look so so chic. I love that they are scrunched up at the ankle, and the jacket and shoes look perfect with them.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  5. Aw, it's nice that you want to celebrate Chinese New Year, but in your way. I wish you a lovely holiday and celebration! You look great and that beanie is awesome...I especially love your heels.

    -Rose

    rose-et-violet.blogspot.com

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  6. Nice outfit!! I really like the shoes:)
    xoxo
    Kendra
    http://fashionstylingbykendra.blogspot.com/

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  7. I don't think that owning two hats representing two cities makes either one less special. Wearing black is a taboo during the Chinese New Year celebration, though, and is traditionally avoided. :o I do wish you a Happy New Year and may you find much success in your life this year.

    ~ Christine from Invisible Blush

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  8. Gung Hay Fat Choy Nancy! Wishing you a prosperous New Year! So sorry to hear about your parents. I loss my father in 2007. It's hard losing a parent. You have a loving husband. God always provides someone. You look great and I bet your home does too. Love those shoes.
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  9. Happy early Chinese New Year!

    That sweater has a retro vibe : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. great style, love that jacket!

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  11. Happy Chinese New Year!I love that you were able to tie in a bit of your heritage into your style, that's fantastic. This beanie looks wonderful with this ensemble ;)
    xJennaD

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  12. you are beautiful! love your shoes

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  13. What an fun way to celebrate your heritage! I love the beanie Nancy :)
    I hope you have a lovely Chinese New Years!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  14. This is such a lovely outfit
    kisses
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  15. What a fun and cute outfit. I LOVE your shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. Love this look. I love that style of pants with strappy heels.
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  17. Cute sunnies.

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  18. Love your overalls with those shoes! I think it's great that you are honoring your family traditions. Happy Chinese New Year!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  19. I love the overalls! It almost looks like jumpsuit. Hope you had a happy new year's with your family :)

    Mili

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  20. Happy Chinese New Year Nancy! So funny you recognized the dog beach I was at! I LOVED my little trip up to SF - you live in a great city :) xx Kat


    Love and Ace

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  21. Such an absolutely cool outfit. I love the girly jacket with the tougher looking overalls and beanie. Perfect! Hope you enjoy your celebration!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the heels!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  23. Happy new year! Look at all that fog behind you :)

    I was on Fillmore yesterday and noticed all those city beanies too! Looking good one you :)

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  24. Your style is so edgy chic. LOVE every detail!...especially those shoes:)

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  25. such a gorgeous outfit! love every single part of it

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  26. Ok I love how versatile your style is and how well you pull of this look! Never thought to by a jumper but after looking at yours..................! ;)
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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