Tag Archives: Fashion

celebrating women (who like to shop)

Happy Women’s Day! I got an email yesterday evening announcing that all women employees get a half day today in honor of International Women’s Day. So we got to leave the office at lunchtime and got all sorts of treats, … Continue reading

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exercising in jeans

When I’m at the gym in China, I always see at least a few people exercising in jeans. I’ve noticed that in general, people in China don’t seem to have very strong preconceptions about fitness wear. So there are a … Continue reading

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flower bouquets in china

Everything is different in China —  even flower bouquets. I don’t know how I’d describe the flower bouquets in the U.S., but I would say that in general, they’re pretty un-fussy, wrapped in some clear plastic and maybe tissue paper. … Continue reading

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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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holidays in hong kong: part 1

my family celebrated new year’s day in hong kong. after spending one week going everywhere together in shenzhen, we split up for several hours to explore hong kong on our own. this was the first time the husband and i … Continue reading

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pet peeve: salespeople in china

the single most annoying thing about shopping in china is the hovering salespeople. they don’t leave you alone, not for one second. as soon as you step into a store, they shadow you closely through every aisle, talking in chinese, asking questions, making … Continue reading

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this is why…

… for 2 weeks i’ve been looking for something to wear to tomorrow’s holiday party and i haven’t been able to find anything even remotely wearable.

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the curious incident of skulls and roses

one of my favorite items from etsy is this Rosa Muerte Antique Skull Red Rose necklace. i got it for a friend a couple years ago, and i’d been going back and forth about whether i also want one for myself. … Continue reading

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stick a fork in me, i’m done

i am never getting clothes custom-made again. that’s it. chinese tailors, you have pushed me to my limit, and i am done. i don’t want to waste money anymore, i don’t want to waste my precious closet space anymore, i don’t … Continue reading

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