The year never actually starts until after Chinese New Year. Being Chinese, ushering in the New Year with a new animal usually means a change of luck – usually for the better. That being said, January is thus a “trial month” because nothing actually gets done until mid-Feb.
The celebration of the arrival of Spring, is also a season of renewal. This, thus results in the yearly ritual of wearing new clothes from head-to-toe on the first few days during visitations. It was a bit of a mad rush this year. H and I only returned 2 days before the first day of the Lunar New Year and aside from shopping for new clothes, spring cleaning the house is another important ritual that happens before the New Year. There is much significance in throwing out the old to welcome the new; my wardrobe certainly subscribes to this saying seeing how it is already bursting at the seams.
Outfit wise, red is usually the popular color of choice. Bright colors are favored signifying bright times ahead. This year I decided on a pink jumpsuit appropriately printed with flowers. And, I even went as far as having flowers on my nails with DIY stickers.
I hope you all had a wonderful Lunar New Year celebration, because I certainly did by indulging my favourite CNY treat: pineapple tarts!
Here’s to the Year of the Monkey bringing us good luck, fortune and abundance!
Outfit of the day:
Pink jumpsuit: BaoGongZi
Brown belt: Dolce & Gabbana
White lace-up sandals: BeBe
Bag: Chanel Classic 2.55 Jumbo