wearing: rodarte for target cardigan || thrifted belt || custom made dragon brocade skirt || glamourai neckplate || JC thigh high wedge boots
i was having a rough start to the calendar new year…so much so, that a client told me “well, the lunar new year is coming up. maybe that will be *your* new year” & you know what? i felt much better after that! sooooo…i will take her advice & look very much forward to the start of this upcoming year of the dragon january 23, 2012!!!
even though i didn’t wear red today, the traditional chinese lucky color, i still mustered up all the good luck & energy i could with wearing dragons on a skirt i had made in bangkok… plus, they’re gold dragons, so hopefully auspicious enough :) also started the new year off right with some delicious dim sum at one of my favorite spots in c-town, china pearl, with blogger pals, cassie, amanda & nicolle! we ate a lot, sipped tea & then took fun, light-hearted pictures under the chinatown gate.
all in all, it was a very relaxed & easy going day which will not be the case next sunday. i will be returning to participate in the all day chinese new year celebration that basically shuts down chinatown. so, if you’re so inclined, come on down to chinatown if you can brave the loud drumming, explosions of firecrackers in your ears & general craziness. i will be under one of the lions dancing around to bring in the new year…my 16th year in a row; never missed one yet! gung hay fat choy!!!