Wednesday, January 23, 2013


So, it's that time of the year again.

The time for new beginnings, new blessings, new clothes, and new impressions!

For many of us, it's only during Chinese New Year that we meet certain relatives. This makes leaving a good impression all the more important, because in this case, it lasts the entire year! Nothing feels better than getting complimented by relatives during house visiting hehehe. Great start to a brand new year!

I never found it easy to plan my coordinates for the Chinese New Year period. So, here I have compiled a style guide featuring 4 different looks from Jipaban for the 4 most important days of Chinese New Year. I have also included some recommendations of accessories, bags and shoes from Jipaban that you can match the clothes with! There are many more choices available if you don't like my selections! You can take a look at their blog for styling tips by their stylists and also their Chinese New Year Lookbook.

You know what I love most about Lunar New Year Eve? Reunion dinners with the family! There's always an awesome spread in celebration of the appending new year. This year, we will be having dinner with my maternal grandparents, uncles and aunts, and cousins. I'm looking forward to all the yummy food and spending time with them!

I picked out a champagne-colored peplum top from Dress Down Friday for this day! Peplum tops are extremely popular recently and I think it looks elegant paired with a black skirt. Love the light pattern on the top. Suitable for reunion dinner at a Chinese restaurant, fitting the eastern decor perfectly!

The gold is also very auspicious for wealth! Hehehe.

The first day of the Lunar New Year is where you go house-visiting and meet the most people. So, the first day's dress has to be the prettiest!!

Besides gold, red is also one of the main colors for Chinese New Year. There is a folk-saying that the first day of the new year determines the rest of your year. So, stay happy throughout Day One so that the happiness fills up the rest of your year! Red is bold, bright and beautiful - it's a color that makes any girl look attractive! And if you are stunning on the first day, you will also turn heads for the rest of the year!

The moment I set my eyes on this red embroidery dress from Smitten, I knew I had to get it. The material is very good and I love how it looks very feminine on me. The oriental pattern definitely can please any relative! Also, it's red, yet not too loud!

Sometimes, my parents would invite relatives to our house too. Although it is at our own house, it's no reason to dress sloppily!

I found a perfect outfit for the occasion! Love this bold blue playsuit exclusively manufactured by maryjulian. maryjulian is known for featuring quality apparel with good cutting and this playsuit certainly looks good! Wearing a playsuit allows you to sit on the floor and play with baby cousins without the need to worry about seating posture! Love the vibrant color, and because it is an exclusively manufactured piece, there are higher chances that you won't be wearing the same item as someone else!

This year, because Chu-yi falls on a Sunday, we get Chu-san off too! Extending the public holidays also extends the celebrations! I chose this simple frock from Smitten because it is versatile and comfortable choice for whatever plans you have for this day. Check out the pretty back!

For those who hate crowd, online shopping at Jipaban is the absolute best solution to your CNY shopping woes! There are all sorts of styles and colors to choose from. Besides a wide range of apparel, you can also get accessories, bags, and shoes to match your new clothes!


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