I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


Coat – Brics x Anywho. (Black silk coat – CK) Poloneck – Gap. Trousers – ASOS. Shoes – Nike Freerun. Bag – Kurt Geiger. Necklace – H&M x MMM.

Our family stopped decorating for the holidays ever since that one year we had our tree, fairy lights lit and all, up until about May – I joke not. The tree was one of those huge firry fake ones where the arms fold down and comes in a huge box, which we kept in the attic. January hit, and once it was a decent time for the tree to retire, my brother and I were instructed to unload the baubles and fold the tree away, but of course neither of us had grown a pair to brave the cold, dark attic. You must remember, we’re Korean, so our ghosts aren’t those adorable blobs with a sheet over its head that go ‘wooo‘, ours is a skinny byotch with jet-black hair over her face and looks like she’s been trapped in a well for a decade (oh yeah, so no fingernails). So you get it, why the tree came to live with us until summer, and since that tear we never bothered to decorate. In fact I wonder what happened to that tree… probably became a salad once the girl in the attic realized no one was coming up there for her to gorge on. So I love seeing all the holiday decorations up in London, what a feat! and to the brave, diligent folks who will have to take it all down in a few weeks… I salute you.

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  1. Your style is so great, I love this outfit with the constrast between the long coat and the sneakers!


  2. Beautiful pictures!

  3. Dannielle

    Same thing happens every year in my family! Loving the coat Shini. :-)

  4. Haha, this is a great post! Love the outfit so, so much. I thought the one time we left the Christmas tree until February was bad, but now I know I’m not alone. I think it’s usually the children’s task to take down the decorations but it’s such a chore, and who really wants to officially say good bye to the holidays by taking down the tree?

  5. ugh so obsessed with the design changes you’ve made. it’s editorial perfection. your hair looks nice that way and muted light grey is the winter way to go! ps. i am pretty much that girl in your attic every time i wake up in the morning

  6. amazing coat!


  7. lovely christmas-time ^_^
    seem to be still warm there…here is snow everywhere

  8. You look amazing!


  9. The sneakers with that outfit. It’s genius. Also, the last picture in your post – I happened to take a really similar photo from the same branch in New York – except with a lot less resolution because my camera sucks, haha.

  10. your pictures are always amazing.

  11. love your necklace!


  12. Really love your outfit in this shoot! I can’t quite make out the necklace but I like it! You looks super chic in pastel blue, very comfy looking. I’ve just posted up a new outfit post that I call WINTER BAR MITZVAH, it’s sort of a Jewish chic meets sub zero weather haha, hope you get a few giggles out of it and do tell what you think ;)

    xx The Provoker

  13. Love the different shades of gray. Makes it all look very warm and lush.

  14. loving how festive your photos are and how perfectly oversized that minty grey coat is


  15. B.

    Wow the decoration in the windows is beautiful !
    I really like your sweater and how it goes perfectly with the coat

    new outfit post

  16. Beautiful photos!


  17. One year, we had our xmas decorations up for an entire year BUT that was at my student home and probably less shocking and maybe even acceptable? Your pictures make me SO happy, how amazing is le coat, it is out-of-the-park BEAUTIFUL and looks so cosy and and and I can’t believe how amazing it looks with a pair of nike. I have no more words. XX

  18. Great article!

    Théa Unknown

  19. Great pictures!


  20. Love that long coat!

  21. You’re outfit is just simply perfect x

  22. What a riot. LOL my mom would have a heart attack if a tree was up past the first two weeks of January. Luckily I’m an only child and I wasn’t delegated the task of taking it down. Phew.

  23. I think by February we threw a sheet over it and it stood ignored in the corner, we might as well have left it there for the next Christmas and it would’ve been still fine methinks…

  24. hahah that skinny byotch with no fingernails sounds pretty scary
    i love love you scandi outfit Shini!

  25. I’m laughing so hard at this post! Grudge girl or not, I try to avoid attics too! xo

  26. Haha, until May? Somehow I understand that this is enough for a long time… ;) I don´t have much decoration in my flat either, so I enjoy the decoration others have and the lights everywhere.

  27. Great outfit. Casual and comfy for a walk in the city!!!!!
    So stylish in basic colours and pieces.

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

  28. Such a beautiful and festive post! Love how you topped off the winter chic look with that super cool necklace. x


  29. you look so good. this coat is a perfect piece. and matched with the rest. mmm.
    and i really envy the fact, that you can dress like that in winter. i’d give a lot for this.


  30. what camera are you using? I love your photos, the quality is amazing!

  31. I Love this post!

  32. sooo amazing pictures! Love your style


  33. love this outfit :)


  34. in love of your blog

  35. Such lovely photos! I have just moved home to Australia from London and I am missing English Christmas! Lovely to see it captured so well x pinkdeer.blogspot.com

  36. hehe the the little story is so cute. same thing happened to my family when i was little, but it was just because i was being lazy and didn’t want to take the tree down :)
    and that shot of your coat against the sneakers is awesome. so cool.

  37. That is a long time to have the tree up! My mum is very strict about having the tree up 12 days before Xmas and down exactly 12 days after! But with your description of ghosts added with all the scary movies I watch…I too would have left it ;)


  38. Such a cute outfit and handbag.

  39. so beautiful and whimsical love the look!!

  40. ure so pretty n i love ur outfit :)

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