OOTD - Desert

So I realize I haven't put up an OOTD for quite a while - I might study fashion but I've never seen myself as 'fashionable' - I usually dress for comfort and am extremely practical (eg. if it rains I'd be sure not to wear suede boots or leather jackets). I take so much care of my clothing that sometimes I ended up missing out on how beautiful they actually are when worn. Anyway, I'm back in Hong Kong and I am finally feeling Spring! So here's my outfit when I went out for dinner with my mom and sister (food post coming soon!)

I must admit my sister's photography skills aren't top notch... nor am I a 'natural' at posing for photographs, even if it's supposed to be like a candid shot! Will keep practicing. 

So my outfit was pretty simple. Although the restaurant was in a hotel, it's still pretty casual and I never try to dress myself up too much. I also had to drive, so flats were a must. 

I picked this leather jacket up from London Fashion Weekend, and my gosh, was it a steal! It was discounted from I believe £2000 to £400, which was amazing in itself, but the jacket was really to die for. It is in a nude beige colour with a pink undertone, and with a waterfall-like drape in the front, I immediately fell in love. Until, I saw the back, and my jaw dropped. It defined the femininity and architectural substances of Viktor & Rolf, and it wasn't until that point where I decided I had to have my hands on it. The back is pleated in a stiffer chiffon-like fabric which creates structure, yet has this romantic sheerness to it, particularly when juxtaposed with the leather. It gives off an edgy vibe, mixed with elegance and femininity. 

I paired the look with a gold Chanel necklace and thought it went with the look perfectly. With a mass of gold chains with pearls, it was classic yet modernized the outfit. It was also very subtle and easy to pair items with. 
My white tee is a sheer tee from Club Monaco. I layered it with a black cami to create a more solid undertone, and the tee is extremely versatile. Definitely worth purchasing, as it is extremely soft, drapes beautifully and matches anything which makes it a wardrobe essential!

To create the whole desert color palette, I carried my Chloe Paraty in python. This bag is slightly heavy IMO, but for a dinner it was fine. I love the contrasting textures of the python and the leather, and the vibrant gold hardware stands out from the earthy tones of the bag. 

I wanted a pop of color in my outfit and wore these skull python flats from McQueen. I didn't realize, until now, that I was wearing a lot of python textures, yet I didn't care. This is subtle in its own right, where the skull and rhinestones stand out and make the python look more subdued. These flats were a gift from my boyfriend and I am a huge fan of the fuschia colour. 

Lastly I paired my entire outfit with skinny trousers from Maje. It again has this python texture (it's just a mock python), yet I think it ties the whole outfit together as it is simple, solid yet creates a sense of elegance and mystery. Along with my white tee, the simplicity of the colors make all of the other colors stand out. 

White Sunny tee | Club Monaco [available here]
Leather jacket | Viktor & Rolf
Stamped python skinny trousers | Maje
Skull python flats | Alexander McQueen [available here and here]
Python Paraty bag | ChloƩ [similar here]
Addict Extreme lipstick in 639 Riviera | Dior [available here and here]

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