Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chinese New Year in Review

'Carmenda' dress: c/o Review 
Shoes: Boohoo

Just when you thought the party season had grinded to a halt, the streets start filling up with lion dances, fragrant food stalls and a canopy of red lanterns adorn the sky. It seems like the celebration of Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) only gets more and more vibrant and elaborate over the years! I was lucky enough to celebrate it with loved ones around me this year, and we feasted on lots of tasty food (not that I really need an excuse to!)

Review kindly sent over the perfect dress for the occasion as well, in a beautiful red lace design. The tiered layers from the waist down are so flattering and gives the dress a flirty, cute touch. I could not for the life of me, get my curls to work in this humid weather- but I think the loose waves ended up offering a softer, more subdued look to this outfit.

I've just returned from a much-needed two month break from blogging, which you may have noticed! Apologies for the long absence... I've had to focus on a new job, decluttering my life from unnecessary distractions and complications, on study, and just overall all-round happiness :) I look forward to catching up on everyone's blogs.

35 comments:

  1. Welcome back to blogging and happy new year! That red dress is beautiful and yes so perfect for the occasion! We had a quiet one,a bit feast at the in-laws with so much delicious food! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. happy lunar new year!
    you look confident in that red dress! <3

    http://breepluse.blogspot.co.id/

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  3. You look absolutely amazing girly!! Love that dress on you!!

    xo Olivia
    www.hellooliviablog.com

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  4. I’ve been wonder where you had gone to! Glad you’re back & hopefully refreshed :) Looking forward to your posts once again. This dress is pretty much perfect for CNY & I love the soft waves, even though they weren’t intentional. Happy Chinese New Year.

    TFM BLOG

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  5. You always impress me with such beautiful and well put together outfits! Also the photoraphy is spectacular!
    Happy New Year!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  6. These photos are beautiful! I love the detailing on the dress. It's stunning. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

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  7. Och, perfect outfit!
    Great shoes :)
    Lovely!

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  8. You look beautiful! I think the red dress is the perfect outfit for Chinese new year :)

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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  9. What a beautiful dress!! You look so chic! Love it!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  10. The tiers made this dress perfect! Looks really elegant on you. xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugar
    Sugary Fancies, Life and Style Blog| Instagram | Bloglovin | Facebook

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  11. This dress is so cute ....

    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  12. This dress is perfect for CNY! Not only is the vibrant red color gorgeous, the tiered peplum detail is so fun and feminine!

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  13. That is such a gorgeous dress, so perfect for Chinese New Year and you look incredible in it :)
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  14. Love this look ahh!

    http://www.heychristie.com/

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  15. The dress looks absolutely beautiful and it suits you really well.
    Amazing photography!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  16. Loving that Red dress your wore for Chinese New Years. I've been loving all the tiered ruffles and lace that I've been seeing around lately. Good for you for taking a 2 month break from blogging! I took an almost 2 year break before really getting serious with it lol. You can always come back =)

    xoxo Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  17. Wow, you look absolutely beautiful in this dress. I love it! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  18. Oh my gosh, this has to be the most beautiful shoot I've seen this year so far - what a magical backdrop/setting, and this red dress looks gorgeous on you!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  19. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Izzy!!! You look flawless <3
    Kira
    Kira Is Wearing
    Instagram

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  20. looking very Lunar New Year appropriate, Izzie :)
    two months off from blogging sounds like a really good time to step back and re-evaluate your priorities
    I hope everything works out great in your life

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  21. I love this look, welcome back to blogging, hope you've had a nice break away. I'd love a dress like yours, so so stunning, hope your Chinese New Year was fantastic :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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  22. wow Izzy you looks so stunning! love the red dress on you <3

    xx,
    www.liviapangdoko.com

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  23. So great to see you back! I love all the pretty red around this time of year also. It is a fantastic colour on you. The background of the photos is amazing too.

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  24. Beautiful dress indeed! It is as festive as the season!

    7% Solution

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  25. You look amazing dear <3
    Great blog! I'm following you, follow back?*
    http://omundodajesse.blogspot.pt/

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  26. You look so amazing in red, Izzi! Happy to see how you're celebrating CNY.

    I've been on blog hiatus for long, haha! But now I've redesigned my blog and trying to get back. Great to catch up with old blogger friends as well like you, my dear! Keep it up! Really happy to see how far you've gone in blogging too my dear. Glad I have kept up to date via Instagram as well though I don't see much until I go to your page hehe. IG algorithm also changed. Oh well, stay in touch dear!

    ♥ Chai Chen ♥ @chenmeicai
    http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com/2017/03/how-to-transform-to-1950s-barbie-doll.html

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  27. Hi Izzy! Just came across your blog today and oh definitely added you to my bookmark list now!! And you are so pretty in red! Keep up the good work and drop by or say hi to my blog too if you like :)

    Julia's Blog

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