Floral Striped & Patches to Zhouzhuang Water Village, Shanghai

If you didn't know this, for the longest time, I was editing my blog photos using VSCO Cam app; I would edit them on my iPad and transfer them to my laptop. I thought it was the most tedious thing so when I got myself this new laptop I thought "FINALLY I can install the Lightroom that I got for free when I purchased my camera years ago!!!"

And now? Well, joke's on me, because as it turns out, Lightroom is a bitch (excuse my French). But anyway I'm using VSCO Film presets with it because I'm one of those people who live by the "Ain't nobody got time for that" quote, which is the quote I would use if you ask me "Why not just learn the ropes around Lightroom?"

Also, another one of my favourite quotes ever, which is by the brilliant Bill Gates:

"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find a way to do it." 

You guys know what Bill was talking about? He was talking about  the me + my purchased presets situation, that's what. Still, I've only used Lightroom for less than a week (I spent HOURS editing this set, which was taken in too-bright lighting, I'm practically crying over here) so I'm still getting used to it!

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I wanted this floral Zara top so bad at last year's year-end's sale, but I couldn't find it in my size in all the Zara in Klang Valley. I gave up on it, until one day I went to pick up my younger sister to go out and she was wearing this top (it belongs to our elder sister) so WIN-WIN for me because I can wear it without having to pay for it. Isn't having sisters the BEST or what?

I loved the idea of going detailed-on-detailed so I paired the top with my darling Mickey jeans that I first wore in Beijing.

      Shah and I visited the beautiful Zhouzhuang water village near Shanghai (did you know China has its own "Venice"? Incredible!) on a cold, cold day, which was why I double my socks layer (OK, also because I really wanted to try on my new blue fishnet socks, but why not?).

      Wearing: Zara top  |  Meters/Bonwe jeans  |  Bershka coat (the one Shah chose for me!)  |  Zara bag  |  Forever 21 fishnet socks  |  Meters/Bonwe peach fries socks (unfortunately you can't see the fries!)  |  Adidas Stan Smith

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      1. Love LOVE LOVE!!!!

        The details are perfection here and the whole look is (in my eyes) perfection.
        Those fishnet socks look fab!
        I totally agree about the Bill Gates ethos.... a lazy person finds a way to do things as easy as possible.
        I am that lazy person and I am proud of it!
        Laziness makes me inventive and innovative in so many ways.

        Anyway, many "hard workers" tend to run around a lot, procrastinate too much and get not very much done.
        Life is too short to waste it flapping and faffing.

        1. Great minds think alike, and all, eh, Samantha? Hahaha! Thank you for reading, Samantha. I'm very happy you think highly of this fun outfit!

      2. Marilee (Judy) GramithApril 27, 2017

        Don't you just love the fact that stripes can so easily be mixed with other patterns? Samantha's recent post even illustrated the perfect stripes with more stripes combination!
        Your sister's floral embroidered top really is special and how nice that you have similar taste!

        1. Yes, true! And by the way Samantha is an expert at mixing and matching stripes. She has this amazing voluminous striped midi skirt that's really dreamy that I've been keeping an eye out for (well, for a maxi version, which suits me more!).

          Thankfully my two sisters and I have quite similar taste in clothes (and we're about the same size when it comes to tops!) but at the same time the three of us have completely different style.

      3. Marilee (Judy) GramithApril 29, 2017

        Again my dear, I'm just letting you know that I never got this response from you in my email. I had to come back to you post to find it...
        Wish I had a sister to share clothes with...

        1. Argh it frustrates me too. You're not the first reader to let me know of this problem, but unfortunately there's no way to solve it, it seems to be a Blogger problem or something (well, from what I gathered from Googling the problem, anyway!).

          I used to share clothes with my girlfriends, back when I used to see them allll the time, that was fun too!


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