Green Giant

Green Giant

>> No, I'm not leaf-covered, jolly and I can't produce an abundance of peas and sweetcorn.  I can however feel freakishly overdressed, whilst attending my cousin's wedding here in Hong Kong (which is why I'm a little post-lite).  What I thought was an appropriate Tibi dress turned out to a little bit of a mis-step in that most of the other guests turned up in quite casual attire.  With my hair bun, I stood about a ruler taller than the other female guests hence why I named this post 'Green Giant'.  Cue awkward shuffle at the ceremony.  Oh well, I landed here on the winding steps of Central and amongst the green closed-up shacks, at least I got a somewhat decent picture out of it what is a rare mono-piece outfit.  Because THAT'S all that matters in the realm of blogging, right? 

In all seriousness, there are times when you just have to leave an outfit the f*** alone and this this Tibi 'silhouettes' dress is one of those occasions.  I may have been overdressed for the wedding but at least I got to pad around the older bits of Hong Kong, feeling all fancy and Maggie Cheung-esque (there's something about the slits of the dress and the cut that had a whisker of an In the Mood for Love vibe). 

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Oh, and what is the point of a piccy post themed that is vaguely themed around Hong Kong without the backdrop of the legendary Tsui Wah in Central (HK's answer to a 24 hr greasy spoon), a luminous drink to match the dress and a cheesy peace out sign. 

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(Worn with Charlotte Olympia flats, Benah clutch)

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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    2012-04-01 at 5:31 PM

    Very pretty! And you are really making me wanna go for a mojito!

  2. Top Moumoute

    2012-04-01 at 5:34 PM

    Its a great dress and very ‘In The Mood for Love’ vibe-y. Is also always better to be over dressed than underdressed, and I’m sure you can get away with it anyway because of your fashion blogger credentials!
    http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com

  3. hannah alehandra

    2012-04-01 at 6:06 PM

    The Tibi dress is lush! Hope you enjoyed the wedding, Susie. Gimme somma dat drink.

  4. Thefashionguitar

    2012-04-01 at 6:14 PM

    Gorgeous print and colors. Love your skirt
    XO Charlotte

  5. Lolitainthemix

    2012-04-01 at 6:31 PM

    You look lovely! Like the dress a lot! And hong kong too!
    Xoxo
    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

  6. lish

    2012-04-01 at 6:32 PM

    Looks great and perfectly appropriate for a wedding.

  7. mrdavidPOP

    2012-04-01 at 6:41 PM

    Love the dress! i don’t think its too overdressed especially for you “miss eclectic” Hong Kong looks so cool!

  8. Queenie

    2012-04-01 at 6:49 PM

    back to hong kong???
    Please see the exhibition below: (really fashionable!!)
    http://qqueenie.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/%E4%BA%94-dun-5-exhibition-5-5-tuns-fashion-passion/

  9. SippingGreenTea

    2012-04-01 at 7:51 PM

    I’m heading to hong kong soon too :)! Can’t wait to be back there! Love your choice of dress 🙂
    http://sipping-green-tea.blogspot.com

  10. Joana Gomes

    2012-04-01 at 8:10 PM

    I’d say you look fantastic, even if you were overdressed. Plus, I really admire how you don’t care what people think about what you wear (I clearly read you FAQ, where you declare the advantages of wearing headphones). I love how at ease you are with yourself and your unique style!
    http://www.praytofashion.com

  11. Anastasios

    2012-04-01 at 8:38 PM

    Oh, lovely prints, amazing dress dear! Super Olympia flats too.
    Great hair 🙂
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

  12. Loz

    2012-04-01 at 8:51 PM

    Adorable…Just sweet – Totally not over dressed for a wedding at all!!

  13. Malena

    2012-04-01 at 8:55 PM

    Lovely! Great pattern 🙂

  14. fame&wealth

    2012-04-01 at 10:43 PM

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  15. fame&wealth

    2012-04-01 at 10:43 PM

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  16. Aine

    2012-04-01 at 11:07 PM

    pff, I don’t believe in being overdressed (Well, yes, there is a limit of course. . . )
    You look amazing anyway, beautiful dress. 🙂

  17. Outside Looking In

    2012-04-01 at 11:17 PM

    The dress is amazing!!!! LOVE those flats too!

  18. Double-copncept

    2012-04-02 at 12:12 AM

    beautiful photos..
    NEW BLOG
    http://double-concept.blogspot.it/

  19. Material Fixations

    2012-04-02 at 12:15 AM

    That dress is pretty spectacular, I’ can’t believe you were particularly over dress with it, you look very sweetly pretty.
    Material Fixations

  20. Huliganjetta's life style

    2012-04-02 at 12:17 AM

    Unusual dress, I love it.
    http://www.huliganjetta.com/

  21. ver

    2012-04-02 at 12:41 AM

    ah this makes me miss home, hk! lovely dress with a lovely scenery@

  22. AngieMontreal

    2012-04-02 at 2:10 AM

    Soooo jealous, HK is one of my fave places in the world…

  23. Kayla

    2012-04-02 at 3:25 AM

    I was just eyeing off this very dress on Net-A-Porter, wishing for a wedding or something similar so that I could buy it for myself. Anything that calls to mind the style of ‘In the Mood for Love’ is excellent in my book. Also, better overdressed than underdressed (or worse, undressed) for a wedding, no?

  24. Nathan Niche

    2012-04-02 at 6:04 AM

    omg susie! i totes understand, i feel like i sometimes am overdressed in hk forgetting that in london what i wear is fine but back here, other than a mono-toned fail safe outfit, i get the “stares” but oh well…
    and yes, tsui wah is legendary as it’s the defo “it” place to go to remedy your hangover! hahaahaa…. im still in hk too, but can’t wait to head back to london! 🙂
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

  25. Serdane

    2012-04-02 at 7:17 AM

    Love absolutely your top ! Wish the best your cousin !
    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  26. Silk Cocktail Dress

    2012-04-02 at 8:08 AM

    Love your pattern. Thanks for such lovely inspiring work.

  27. La Vie Quotidienne by Style Bubble

    2012-04-02 at 10:20 AM

    Lovely Tibi DRESS…amazing pic with your famous 2 fingers position.
    You can check my SKULL T-SHIRT DIY in:
    http://laviequo.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-skull-t-shirt.html
    Love from GERMANY
    La Vie Quotidienne
    http://www.laviequo.com

  28. Suzi

    2012-04-02 at 10:23 AM

    You look beautiful darling. Perfect for a wedding!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  29. Haidee

    2012-04-02 at 10:48 AM
  30. Emily Coles

    2012-04-02 at 10:53 AM

    I love the outfit, I don’t even think you look that overdressed 🙂 http://emsdarkroom.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily x

  31. Olive

    2012-04-02 at 11:46 AM

    ah Susie! really really love your outfit!! so pretty!

  32. Raphaëlle

    2012-04-02 at 12:49 PM

    This is just so beautiful. The place AND the outfit.
    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com/

  33. martin

    2012-04-02 at 1:06 PM

    welcome to hong kong
    wish i can meet u on the street=)

  34. Emmy

    2012-04-02 at 1:58 PM

    Susie, I’m sure the wedding guests would not have expected anything less from you:) And LOLZ on the peace sign…peace out!

  35. caitlin of wanderlustings

    2012-04-02 at 2:40 PM

    you look so lovely! i love the mixed patterns of that silhouette dress and paired with those spider flats – makes the whole ensemble just heavenly.
    keep on inspiring!

  36. Georgina

    2012-04-02 at 2:44 PM

    Lovely dress. I can’t quite used to you not loaded in patterns and textures though!
    Hey, if anyone accuses you of being over-dressed, you can just say, “But it’s fashion, daaaahling,” because you’re a blogger.

  37. GED online

    2012-04-02 at 4:29 PM

    Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

  38. ThisGirlDiary

    2012-04-02 at 4:50 PM

    Photos, outfit and sense of humour 100% lovely 🙂
    http://thisgirlfashiondiary.wordpress.com/

  39. Thea vintage

    2012-04-02 at 5:04 PM

    Love your outfit! And I would love to go to Hong Kong.

  40. Jessie

    2012-04-02 at 6:27 PM

    Your shoes are cute!

  41. upasana rao

    2012-04-02 at 6:36 PM

    love the outfit, you look great as usual!

  42. yvonne kwan

    2012-04-02 at 6:59 PM

    ran into u in causeway bay, can’t believe u are in HK

  43. Germaine

    2012-04-02 at 7:41 PM

    love your outfit and it really is quite Maggie Cheung-ish. However, I believe I’m more envious of you dining in Tsui Wah. I am a slave for their crispy buns topped with condensed milk, I have them everyday when I’m in the city. Hope you had fun in HK!

  44. Anan_inthecloud

    2012-04-02 at 7:42 PM

    Aww, you look a little sad in the first 2 pics. Don’t be, you look stunning and not overdressed at all! As creative as always. Um I have a little question, what have you got on your nails? I’m dead curious. I know you don’t do beauty posts very often, but what about a nail/nail art post? Please? For us nail bloggers?

  45. Local Spotter

    2012-04-02 at 8:01 PM

    This dress is adorable, love the print!

  46. Sophie

    2012-04-02 at 8:23 PM

    Such a beautiful look – the slippers really give the outfit an edge! Plus the nail art is v. cute!
    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

  47. Cara

    2012-04-02 at 9:39 PM

    I love the slippers!! I think the outfit reflects the setting you’ve taken the photo in even if you did feel a bit over dressed! 🙂 http://www.blushingbird.tumblr.com

  48. Stace

    2012-04-04 at 11:19 AM

    You look gorgeous in the silk dress with your hair up! http://stylexplore.net/

  49. Tananastyle.wordpress.com

    2012-04-04 at 1:21 PM

    I usually do not comment (I’m just a silent bystander that reads your blog every 2-3 days) but I have to break my silence!
    The dress is too beautiful to not comment on it. I love the print and the shape!
    It is gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it.
    I love your style!

  50. pretaportobello

    2012-04-04 at 4:40 PM

    loveeeely dress! the print is just gorge, and great for now.
    http://blog.pretaportobello.com/

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