Saturday, 21 January 2012

Yum Cha, pancakes, Mulberry Lily, and Cooper gets a trim

Had such a nice day today. Cooper got a much needed grooming session in the morning and then we went out to lunch with DH's family to have yum cha to celebrate Chinese New Year in the afternoon.

After lunch we were lucky to see a dragon dance performance and then we stopped at Hotcake House for some yummy pancakes for desert.

Here's a shot of the pancakes being made:
They get cooked on the hot plates at the front and then stacked at the back when they are done. They have so many different fillings - I got to try the custard one and a chocolate one, delicious!


Here's what I wore today:

Dress: JeansWest
Necklace: Diva red stone necklace
Bracelets: the usual plus Hermes Kelly double tour, and red crystal and freshwater pearl ones made by a talented friend.
Shoes: Asos 
Bag: Mulberry Metallic suede leopard Lily in Maroon. (Gift from my mum, obtained via the sourcing service from Sheree at My Little Boutique)

Such a great print on this dress! Tried to wear as much red as possible as it is tradition for Chinese New Year. I have a fun red dress set aside for work on Monday too as we will be celebrating then also.

I really like my Mulberry Lily bag - not just because it shares a name with my bestie - but because it has such a fun story behind how I got it. I saw it in a magazine and stalked it on Net-A-Porter until it sold out. Months later I found one second hand online but the sale fell through and I was sad I'd missed out on it. My Mum offered to get it for me instead as a birthday gift, and Sheree from  My Little Boutique was able to track down a brand new one at the Mulbery outlet for us. I'm blessed with the best friends and family.


Closeup of the red accessories:



Cooper is feeling much better after his bath and hair cut - he should find it a lot cooler now. I was very glad to read today that the Queensland government is proposing new laws to wipe out puppy farms. We want Oscar's Law!

 

Hope you had a great Saturday! Have you ever managed to get an item you thought was sold out before like I did with my red Lily?

38 comments:

  1. Your outfit is so cute! Perfect for Chinese New Year! :) Happy New Year to you guys! x

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you too :D

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  2. Love the dress and that kelly bracelet is stunning!
    Tell cooper he looks rrally handsome w his new "do"!

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    1. Thanks Lil! I will let him know and give him a big hug from you :)

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  3. This look is so cute!! Loving that bag. xx

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  4. Love your dress! And look at Cooper :)

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  5. Really nice outfit. I like the bracelets and the shoes too.
    Two words : Elegant and comfortable.
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    1. Thank you very much! :) I love maxi dresses - they are stylish but comfortable!

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  6. Amazing bag! You look great <3

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  7. mm the pancakes look so good!

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  8. Great outfit and the bag is amazing! Thank you so much for your comment!!!

    xx
    http://lemizy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, they are so comfortable!

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  10. simple and great!

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  11. Great site and adorable dog!!! I love the dress with the sandals. It's very carefree. There's an easy elegance about it.


    Diego
    www.howtozipyourfly.com

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    1. Thanks, he is so cute! :) I really love maxi dresses, so easy to wear!

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  12. Nice dress!

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  13. i loved the dress , amazingly beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks, it's such a nice dress!

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  14. OMG ! your puppy is so cute! I love your blog! Very good posts!
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  15. yes, i have. last summer in montreal, i picked up a rick owens item that i was no longer seeing online. felt lucky!
    your pup is adorable! great news on queensland and the puppy mill situation.
    nice layering on the bracelets. :)

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    1. Thank you! How lucky you found that Rick Owens piece! I adore the RO leather jackets :)

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  16. I love the accessories with this outfit. Great styling :)
    I have never had to stalk an item, I feel like there is another around the corner :)

    xoxo,

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could think like that, as there is always something else I want, but I tend to fixate on some items, haha.

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