Denim & Dim Sum

18 March 2012

dim sum beef ho fun spring rolls

Another attempt to recreate the amazingness that is one of Winnie's food posts.  She's definitely had a hand in getting me obsessed with all things dim sum related and I couldn't wait to pay another visit to Jade Garden to sample even more dishes and prove that I had perfect ordering skills.  As human dustbins go, I pretty much eat anything in sight and have no qualms about most textures of food, making me the ideal person to try out new cuisines with.  I hope any food bloggers reading this take the hint!  The area of choice for this outing was Covent Garden, somewhere I'm always passing through but never have the time to properly visit.  I spent a few hours there with Abi last weekend, admiring some items in the shops and resisting the urge to buy this green jumper.

dim sum pork siu mai dim sum jade garden chinatown monki denim shirt red zatchel sixtyseven tuva buckle sandals marc by marc jacobs skull necklaces nail wraps monki ring sixtyseven tuva buckle sandals
 Denim Shirt, ring - Monki
Skirt - Vintage
Tights - Topshop
Sandals - SixtySeven c/o Brandosa
Skull necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bag - c/o Zatchels

The most annoying thing about the Spring/Summer season, is the confusion the weather brings.  It rarely seems to reach the unquestionable New York highs, which made getting dressed easier.  Here I question every decision, such as whether to wear tights or not (the answer is always yes until at least May) or if I will I look ridiculous wearing sunglasses when it isn't fashion week.  I was almost tempted to wear my new shoes from Brandosa with bare legs on such a sunny day, but I chickened out at the last minute and resorted to my plum 120 deniers.  The sandals are the perfect schoolgirl style, which I'm drawn to at the moment mainly for the twee factor and the fact that they're not black.  I had resisted the allure of another blocked denim shirt for a while, but lo and behold, this style from Monki managed to convince me.  It's the perfect slim fit style and is ripe for potential 'double denim' combinations that B*Witched never quite managed to master.  I have rightly banned myself from any future denim shirt/jacket purchases, no matter how tempted I am because quite frankly, my wardrobe situation is getting ridiculous!  I'm definitely going to try and donate some things that I haven't worn for a while and try and lay off the fast fashion for a bit.

faberge egg covent garden

I've been seeing these eggs everywhere in London and it took me a few days to work out what was going on, but it seems that there's a city-wide egg-hunt going on.  I wish I'd made a bit more effort in trying to find them instead of stumbling upon them by accident as it seems there's some great designs from several of my favourite artists in the mix.  Have you come across any yet?  Random activities like this need to happen in London more often and I hope to get my little sister involved in finding some!

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25 comments:

  1. Ooh, this food looks divine! Oriental food is my favourite. The effect on your nail looks lovely by the way :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  2. LOVE YOUR SANDALS SO MUCH!

    helen x
    http://helenandthegap.blogspot.com/

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  3. 1. My stomach literally growled reading this post.

    2. Those shoes are AMAZING

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  4. mmmmmdim sum! Love those sandals - they're so cute!

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  5. Those sandals are lovely! I would need some guidance to ordering dim sum, I wouldn't know where to begin!

    Maria xxx

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  6. Mmm, that food looks so so good! Your style is perfect, by the way.

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  7. AMMMMMMAZING shoes lady!!! So cute!!! xxx

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  8. Love the tights and satchel. Looking good, lady x

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  9. LOVE the shoes! Have never had dim sum, you need to educate me on one of our London dining escapades! x

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  10. I adore that ring - and I have been totally hunting those eggs down all over London!

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  11. My friend works for the advertising agency for the eggs! I just happened to bump into her filming them on Carnaby street one day! I don't really have a denim shirt so maybe you can satisfy your need to buy them by helping me buy one! ;) Xx

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  12. kristabel!! you seriously have the best wardrobe ever! I just love your shoes :) xo

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  13. I adore your shoes <3 & i love your nails, i always go into covent garden but never get the chance to actually enjoy the place, id like to though haha! x

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  14. The Dim Sum looks so good! I love discovering random art popping up like that around London :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  15. lovely pictures, and lovely skirt!

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  16. what's the food stuff in the 3rd image? i looks like sloppy spring rolls, is that right? never seen anything like it before but i'm well into food like this. we have a thai restaurant here us and you sit on the floor and all that, very novel

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  17. I am very much taken by your sandals, and also if you like dim sum, and are ever in South London, you should try Mama Lan in Brixton Village - so delicious :)

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  18. Aw yes! I love this post of course and love that you ordered char siu cheung fun- good call! I like the beef version too. I might like my food posts but I could really do with borrowing your amazing camera (and skills!).

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  19. I like your sense of style you really are unique but on trend at the same time?? YOU may like some of my DIY's on my blog, visit if you will.

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  20. Coup de coeur pour ta manucure :)
    Bisous
    Yu'

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  21. i love it so much :) thank you for your comment on hellocoton i appreciate so much lovely blog:)

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  22. Wow the shoes in this post are so lovely! Wish they were mine!

    www.mywardrobeworkshop.com x

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  23. Those shoes are DELICIOUS!!!! I've seen some Doc Marten ones similar to this, and ones in topshop, deffo a must have for summmmmertime :)

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  24. I love your shirt! great outfit as always. I've never been a big fan of dim sum but maybe i've just not been visiting the right places. That looks delicious

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  25. I totally feel your spring wardrobe pain!!! Do you wear tights and then risk overheating? Or contemplate leaving your cardi at home?! Such hard work!

    Fab dim sum pics. I love dim sum so much that my cats are called Har Gao and Siu Mai! :)
    xx

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