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.

Jacket – Barbour, Bag – Coach, Boots – Topshop

Just a few things that’s become my everyday grab before wheeling the Chinawoman out to work. In fact, they’ve become this ‘shell’ I slip out from when I get home in the evening, then it’s go get a cup of tea and sit in front of the washing machine till the episode is over and the credits go up… and in the morning I just slap some ‘makeup’ on and slither back in. Pretty exciting crustacean I make I must say.

Khaki quilted Barbour jacket – Perfect light windbreaker; Coach suede bag (massive thanks to tcs & Coach) – Otherwise known as Mary Poppins bag, i.e fits the Canon camera so it must be magical (must try lamp…); and Topshop Ambush chelsea boots – best heel height for cycling! I’ve actually considered saving up for the Acne Pistols but I think the conclusion was that I prefer 103 kebabs for the money…

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  1. I love your photos! Every single one is amazing! And great shoes!


  2. jedzenie

    hahaha 103 kebabs

  3. Such wonderful go-to pieces, especially the functional Coach purse and those darling Topshop boots. I think you make an exciting crustacean. x


  4. Gorgeous pieces!


  5. I love barbour jackets with a passion! i must say your quality of photography is very good.



  6. Totally wish i had a cool Windo seal to take some pictures! Makes everything look so much better! I love the booties a lot. I’m still shopping around for a good pair! I think at my rate, it will be Spring again before I find them haha.

  7. Aimy

    mmm, definitely kebabs.

  8. These are some pretty sweet go-to items :)

    Ahh, the debate over fashion or food – like you, food always ends up winning for me and boy, is my stomach ever grateful for that.

  9. I’ve been looking to Barbour for a fall/winter jacket – nothing too long in length – is this one as warm as it appears? I know they’ve got a classic legacy for functional outerwear.

    And, hey, creatures of simple habit are the most harmless and the best of their kind. (At least, that’s what I use to validate myself) :)

  10. argh!! i’ve just fallen head over heels in love with that bag! does it still have a lot of structure when you hold it Shini? or does it sorta slouch in the middle?

  11. Yarrh there’s more structure than slouch but when you don’t put so much in it (i.e fat CAMERA) it hangs really nice! x

  12. Your blog is one of my personal favourites due to your sparkling commentaries. Real, down-to-earth, refreshing: “103 kebabs”, indeed. Thank you for being you.

    A. from The Foxtulle Shop

  13. i do love my topshop ambush boots too! so easy to wear

  14. yey! i just ordered those boots – so excited to receive them


  15. I wish to have those shoes i think i have to buy them already – they are so good for everything.
    And btw are you in London nowadays?

  16. Canary

    Just ordered the Barbour jacket! Can’t wait Shini! Thanks for the post!

  17. Amazing pictures. Love it so much! X Iris

  18. I hope it’s not annoying to comment on every post but your pictures are just spectacular ;)

  19. great boots, love the gold zip x


  20. Lovely boots and suede bag!

  21. Anne Chia

    Love your coach bag, what is the name of the collection/bag? xxx

  22. Helen

    Oh I’m looking for a pair of boots just like those right now!:]
    lol at the 103 kebabs…mmm…

  23. love those boots :)

    am I going to get this picture soon?! hahah

  24. love love love these topshop boots, perfect for this season


  25. sick boots and pictures. i absolutely love! thank you for sharing. you are an amazing photographer.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  26. Shini! i was so confused when I read “chinawoman” haha. good think i backlinked! Barbor has gotten so much more popular lately. I first heard about it from a fellow thesis student in college. He wore his grandfather’s hand-me-down barbor and I understood that it was a hunting/outdoorsey brand (i thought of Eddie Bauer). But I saw some of their women’s jackets for fall and I love the quilted fabrics. Great post!

    p.s. I’m so glad you didn’t fall victim to the Ipad trend. My family and I are all ASUS users too! ^_^

  27. Love the Barbour jacket!

    XO Charlotte

  28. Lovely pictures. The pieces with the chair is a nice combination

  29. HA! brilliant, kebabs instead of Acne, you put a smile on my face, sometimes food is really the be all and end all

  30. Iggy

    Gorgeous picks. Comfortable things tend to make me feel attractive! You can have more swagger in a pair of tough-sexy boots than a pair of high heels. That sounds a bit ‘pistols at dawn’, but you know what I mean ;)

  31. Nothing wrong with pistols at dawn! I have also discovered a love of cowboy since going to burning man in the desert :)

    Thea Natalie @ Creatures of Life

  32. Cat

    Your boots are adorable (just purchased a similar pair myself, my lack of flat shoes was really killing me) but I am LOVING that jacket. Something about nylon quilting is oddly mesmerizing to me in a way that reminds me of being an Outdoor Warrior Queen. And I’m down for that.

    -Love always!

  33. Perfect stuff! Those boots are amazing! XO Rebecca


  34. The boots are a great buy – Love them!


  35. LOVE Topshop boots! great choice!


  36. your photos are amazing as always! and loving the topshop ankle boots!


  37. These are the best staples. Love those boots.

    Fox Whiskers

  38. Love the boots, have to check out Topshop for a affordable booties.


  39. How amazing are those boots – I want!
    Lucky it’s summer here otherwise I would be buying those boots, heh.




  40. Fabulous look!