A quick post today coming from my neighborhood. I haven’t been walking or jogging around my block lately because we’ve been having torrential downpours almost every day (such is Spring in Vancouver). But on sunny days, all the greenery in my block is quite a pleasant sight. I’m looking forward to April and May because that’s when the cherry blossoms bloom! Yes, they’re not only in Japan.
With snowfall occurring for two weekends in a row, it seems that winter hit Vancouver really late this year. To bundle up, I wore this warm but light down jacket that I purchased at a store called Chevignonin Hong Kong. Down jackets to Hong Kong are like Rain Boots to Vancouver. I wouldn’t deem either of them as fashionable or trendy pieces, but they’re super popular and coveted due to their functionality. Although as a Canadian I do doubt how cold it actually gets in Hong Kong…
As I was sorting out photos on my computer this weekend (a very lengthy task), I came across these shots from Hong Kong that I forgot about. I took these photos in Mong Kok, a busy and sleepless area in the city.
Last time I was at a foggy harbour, this time I’m at a foggy abandoned railroad track. It’s amazing how much Vancouver resembles Silent Hill when shrouded in thick fog, like on the day these photos were taken. Although the fog is a driving hazard, I am intrigued how it can transform my city into a new mysterious realm.
The centerpiece of today’s look is a controversial one: this Izzue shirt with a tartan collar and button placket. I’ve always really liked the preppy appeal of tartan and I think that this piece utilizes it in an interesting way. However, some of my friends are not so big on this shirt because they think it’s too “schoolboyish”. There are definitely some ways to pair this shirt that would look like an English school uniform, but when I purchased it I considered pairing it with pieces that would tone down its preppy appeal – like I did in these shots. What do you think?