26 September 2014

KL Get Happy

ottoman shift

First, this dress ... then a trip ...

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Dress: Boden ottoman shift (on sale, worn here - same in this season's hues, sim sleeveless, sim)
Shirt: F21 (worn here - sim in lace for a steal, pricey, luxe)
Earrings: J.Crew crystal shimmer (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelets: J.Crew (sim), J.Crew factory chainlink, Old Navy (sim)
Shoes: J.Crew paulina in nightfall floral (worn here - sim, pinker)
Bag: J.Crew claremont (worn here - sim, sim)

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ottoman shift

Though I took this trip earlier this month, I didn't want to forget to share some snips of my first visit to Kuala Lumpur. I think I pretty much ate an all-carbs diet while I was there, filling up on my share of Asian bakery breads, fresh-made breakfast roti, and anything made with rice. The weather and people were lovely, I was glad I had an opportunity to visit.

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My hotel was located right across City Centre Park from the Petronas Towers - what a spectacular view to walk out to every day! ♥ Showing some love to Malaysia (rings are from F21). ♥ Another lovely park view.

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♥ My trip coencided with the Mid-Autumn Festival - so when in an Asian country, eat moon cake! Top floor of my hotel - it's the hotel pool/slash bar and you literally had to walk along the edge of the water to move around. I'm surprised no one fell in! ♥ Bukit Bintang - party area filled with bars and restaurants ... and endless happy hour ...

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♥ How many shops can you fit into one building ... ♥ The twin towers by twilight. 
 ♥ Just part of a yummy Chinese spread.

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I love soup dumplings. ♥ Spoiling myself a bit with a spa evening at the Impiana
 ♥ Pool bar by night - it's called the Sky Bar at Traders.

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When life asks you why ... ♥ Yes, we had Mexican food for dinner one evening. And the use of Asian chiles in some of the salsas made them pleasingly tongue-numbing hot. ♥ My first glimpse of Taiwan since my teens - unfortunately just a short layover in Taipei.

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♥ Hello Kitty rules at Taipei Airport. ♥ As well as a menagerie of other cutesy friends. ♥ Sure sign I'm back in 'Merica - my flight home had a special VIP passenger (on her way to Dollywood).

27 comments:

  1. Okay, first of all, I love that dress. Pairing it with the shirt underneath was styling genius. And THOSE SHOES!!! Those shoes. Are. Amazing. Also amazing? That trip. How fun! I love a trip filled with carbs! And the last photo and caption made me lol.

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    1. Many thanks, girl! I adore these shoes but they are borderline too tall for me to walk competently around in - I save them for office days where I know I won't really be going anywhere, hehe.

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  2. I love the dress, obviously, lol. :D But two things from your photos--that spa treatment--my feet are in heaven looking at your photo, and that eagle, how wonderful you got to be so close that majestic animal, so beautiful!

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    1. The eagle at the airport was way cool - I actually had my back to her at first and was looking around me when she was making noise, thinking there was some seagull or something in the terminal. Nah, just a bald eagle, same ole same ole, right ... ;o)

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  3. Your outfit is stunning. That color is perfect on you. I would not have thought to wear the earrings with the embellished collar, but it really works!!
    Thanks for sharing pics of your trip. It looks like a lovely place!

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  4. Your food pics look delicious, especially the soup dumplings. I still haven't been able to find authentic ones here in the US.

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    1. I'm sure there are likely some pretty good places in Cali or Seattle, but the best soup dumplings I've had in the States has been at Joe's Shanghai in NYC - they've got Chinatown and Flushing locations. But you're right, good ones are so hard to find in the states!

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  5. Pretty dress. I love the color and your jeweled layered collar. And I love your travel pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That trip looks amazing! One day, DH and I will get to Asia. And soup dumplings are my favorite, too.

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    1. I think you guys would find Asia amazing, I would love for the opp to spend a few weeks in Asia and visit several countries - I bet I'd gain a ton of weight though, hehe.

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  7. Gorgeous dress ! and I have always been a fan of that F21 embellished collar button down.
    Oh and i just realised that the rings are available in f21… so you know where I am going this weekend.

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    1. The rings are fab (and cheap) - I highly recommend them!

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  8. I love red on you! And with the sweet embellished collar poking out too. :) Hooray for mooncakes! I love the plain ones with the egg inside, and my mom sent me a few this year, including a savory one that I was not a fan of -- it included pork and beans?? :/

    Amazing photos, though! I love the look of that lake in the park -- is that a whale sculpture? And what kind of VIP person has "live bald eagle greeting at airport" on their rider list, haha...

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    1. Oooh, savory moon cakes? Not sure how I feel about that ... I think egg yolk ones are the craziest I've ever tried, my fave are still the plain red bean ones.

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  9. Lisa,
    Love the red dress on you, especially with that Lovley blouse underneath , thanks for Sharing along for a lady version of it.
    What a trip you had! I love the photos and wish I coudk visit Malasia.. But I do not see myself flying out of a NY airport at the moment, all of the talk of terrorism here...

    Sorry I have been absent for a bit.. I am back.
    I love this color on you.
    XX, Elle

    http://mydailycostume.com

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    1. My fam lives in NYC, it always gets me when there's talk of domestic terrorism because NYC seems to always be top of the potential list. Stay safe, girl!

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  10. Oh wow, what a beautiful trip! The food looks absolutely nom, I bet it was heaven. Hello kitty at one airport and a gorgeous bald Eagle at the next, so fab.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I had gotten a pic of the cool Helly Kitty-themed EVA Airlines planes - they have HK graphics all over the outside and a complete HK theme in the interior too, with HK themed food!

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  11. That's awesome that you got to check out KL. That's my home country :) Looks like you enjoyed yourself!

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    1. I wish I had more time to explore Malaysia - the food was pretty awesome though!

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  12. Love this dress! I've been thinking about getting it in navy... Your vacation looks like so much fun :)

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  13. Whoa, Malaysia looks pretty spiffy! Love that hotel pool, and I agree, amazing that nobody fell in - maybe after happy hour? ;) Also, Chinese spreads are the best, aren't they? :)

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  14. I keep seeing this brand Boden. Never heardof it, but they have terrific pieces. Like this dress. Simple, elegant, striking.
    Greetje

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