Gong Xi Fa Cai!

(Vintage blazer, Calista tank, Forever 21 scarf, Hudson Jeans, Banana Republic boots, Vintage Versace bag)

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I spent one evening trekking through downtown Chinatown, grabbing the baked bean buns and poultry requested by my mom so that she could prepare our Chinese New Year dinner. I was kind of appalled by the “black chickens” I ran into at the market, and boringly waited in line for the “brown young chicken” only to find out I didn’t have cash on me and they wouldn’t accept credit card. Not even caring about the time I just wasted, I decided to take a short walk and have a few snapshots of my outfit before heading out. Even though the sky has been clear, it’s actually pretty chilly with only the sun giving me a hint of warmth. With green being one of my favorite colors, I threw on this jade green tank and scarf along with a navy blue blazer. I was wearing booties this whole day because I had some castings and completely forgot to bring flats (gah i hate when that happens)! Despite not being able to make all of my Chinese New Year purchases, I did end up finding a hole in the wall joint with the best boba in town! Happily sipping the creamiest tea on the face of this earth, I jumped in my car just before the meter expired ๐Ÿ™‚ GONG XI FA CAI!!

EXCITING NEWS: I am now part of Glamour’s Young and Posh Blogger Network which just launched today!! With Glamour being one of my favorite magazines, I’m excited to be given this wonderful opportunity. I get to share my idea/thoughts/inspirations on all things fashion with Glamour readers as well as connect with some of my favorite bloggers from around the world who are also participating. More updates on the Young and Posh project to come. It has launched with a big bang so go on and see my introductory post on Glamour.com!!

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163 Responses to Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  1. Anisa says:

    Happy Chinese New Years to youuuu! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your scarf is to die for, I want it, gimme gimme heh! And that vintage Versace bag, AHHH! I love it. Congrats on being part of Glamour’s Young and Posh Blogger Network, how exciting!!! This is just the start of bigger and better things, yay!


  2. Shanah says:

    I bet people tell you this all the time, but wow, you’re so beautiful! And you’ve got such a great sense of style(I love your outfit)! It doesn’t surprise me you’re a model ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Anyways, here in Belgium we don’t celebrate Chinese New Year actually, so I have completely no idea what it’s like, but I hope you had a great time ;P
    Oh, and by the way, those images on my blog, I found them on weheartit.com, just in case you’re wondering ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Camilou says:

    congratulations on the fantastic news, Natalie. it seems your star just keeps rising and rising… ๐Ÿ™‚

    there is something effortlessly chic here, from the booties to that green top and the scarf. honestly i love it! it’s being added to my picky “fashion file” i have, with some saved inspiration photos. i seem to have a lot more of your pics than others! anyway, remember to bring those flats with you, and be happy and well…

  4. Ellie Lee says:

    Hi Natalie, I was definitely surprised when I saw your title for this post!(:

    LOVE your outfit! The blazer is gorgeous and your tee is such a great colour! But I was definitely blown away by your scarf! You really got that from F21!? It’s amazing!!! Would love to get my hands on something similar! Love the paisley prints! xx

  5. carolyn says:

    LOVE the big scarf! Wow, sounds like you have an awesome dinner planned! I can’t wait to celebrate new years with my friends ๐Ÿ™‚ my favorite food is chinese pumpkin cake! so yummy. Happy new year!

  6. Marissa says:

    Congratulations! Such an accomplishment to be part of a wonderful field of bloggers, and for Glamour! You will have so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    Loving this scarf/blazer combo. Perfect for dressing down a dressy blazer!
    Now following you!


  7. She Wears, She Shares says:

    Yum! Baked buns! I was running around with my mom the other day to buy chicken and pig. had no idea you are part Chinese? You are even hotter to me now lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on the Young and Posh blog. Definitely checkin’ it out!

  8. Kristel Louisa says:

    Hi Natalie,

    You seemed like having a really great time! The tea sounds great. LOVE THIS WHOLE OUTFIT. Again, I have to tell you that I’m totally in love with this scarf. Congrats for being a part of Glamour! Happy Chinese New Year.



    what a total doll, i love this kinda weather for dressing for me its perfect, the light blazer reminds me or spring/autumn the outfit looks smart and with the scarf slightly bohemian if i was an off duty model i would be working this look! love that little pouch bag…your wardrobe must be at burstinbg point ๐Ÿ™‚



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