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Throwback to that amazing time in Shanghai when the temperature was plus 20 and we had so many options for dressing up and looking nice. Though December has been good to us, it is officially winter and staying warm became more important than looking nice.

So …. back at that time, during one relaxing weekend, I “walked” one of my favourite skirts. It is one of those items that can make the whole outfit. I bought the fabric on taobao (after falling in love with it MADLY) and my friend made a skirt for me according to my sketch. And after the skirt was ready, it rested in my closet for about two years and I almost gave it away at one of the clothing swaps. ¬†Fortunately I didn’t!!! So I finally decided it was a perfect time to give this skirt a try. I completed the outfit with The Beatles T-shirt which is my another taobao find, vintage bag and bracelet, Mango Touch heels and a denim jacket from one of the small shops in Shanghai. I will definitely keep the skirt and play with styling it!

XOXO from Shanghai



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Dilemma…fakes and shopping

Ok, so there is a question: how do you choose an outfit you are going to wear? For me that can be a question for…even… hours!!!
I have a lot of clothes…a lot of crap (I’m sorry, God, for saying that about Clothes!!). But this is a problem here, in China. Every time I see affordable and nice clothes, I thin it’s going to be a sin not to buy them. That is how I have 24 sweaters and 22 pairs of jeans. I don’t even wanna talk about shirts, T-shirts and blouses. Why not to buy 5 pairs of jeans,but the good ones?!?!? I just can’t resist it…
There is another dilemma called Taobao. All Chinese and almost all foreigners in China know this magic word. Taobao.com is a web-site where you can buy everything, literally EVERYTHING!!!
And fakes, fakes, fakes…a lot of fakes. I can understand people who are making all that,but who are willing to buy that?????????
Can you recognize these???