Third time’s the charm – Hong Kong

Dim sum at Tim Ho Wan

Dim sum at Tim Ho Wan

In the middle of nowhere, near Sai Kung

In the middle of nowhere, near Sai Kung

I was recently in Hong Kong (again) for a quick getaway. It’s my third time to the dusty, leaky, boisterous city. Hong Kong has been my top choice for a short and cheap vacation after the commencement of budget airlines and the presence of my best friend who’s currently based there.

In my past trips to Hong Kong, I have mostly been busy with doing things like shopping in Mongkok, taking part in pub quizzes, joining random meet-ups, going on cruises out to the sea, hunting for vintage shops… None of which are part of a classic tourist itinerary. But this last time it was different. I was there with my boyfriend and we ended up doing a lot of tourist-type things I never got around to in my previous trips, like taking the tram to the peak and taking a bus to the sleepy town of Stanley for some sight-seeing.

Hong Kong craft beer at The Roundhouse Taproom

Hong Kong craft beer at The Roundhouse Taproom

Yarn bomb in Hong Kong!

Yarn bomb in Hong Kong!

And the top feature of my outfits on this trip is my very first handmade floral blouse. Wow, this blouse dates all the way back to 2010!

Mid-century inspiration - wearing: handmade floral blouse, mid-century style shoes from Rubi, white circle skirt, trashy red lip iPhone case with gold chain XD

Mid-century inspiration – wearing: handmade floral blouse, mid-century style shoes from Rubi, white circle skirt

Mid-century inspired outfit - wearing: handmade floral blouse, fitted high-waited shorts, white sling backs

Mid-century inspired outfit – wearing: handmade floral blouse, fitted high-waited shorts, white sling backs

Another big feature would be mid-century inspired shoes from modern shoe shops that probably had no idea their shoes are mid-century inspired. The pair of black T-bar shoes were on sale at Rubi Shoes for just $10 while the white sling backs were from Charles and Keith.

Am I wearing the same pair of shoes as that lady in pants or what?

Aileen Knit Coordinates, circa 1959

Aileen Knit Coordinates, circa 1959 (via)

 

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