First off, looking glamorous was expected, rather than a surprise. The high influence of celebrities meant that a third of the girls would wear at least mascara and lipstick, freshly cut hair and the latest hair colour trend. In Sydney, a singlet/t-shirt with a skirt and sunglasses was already considered decent, plus mascara here and there. Unlike Hong Kong, Australian fashion is much more relaxed, flowly and floral, reminiscent of our culture and love of the beach.
Swarovski Earrings - Lovisa
Black Live Forever T-Shirt - Hong Kong (From Allied Plaza)
Grey Faux Fur Bag - Hong Kong
Black Snakeskin Skirt - Sportsgirl
Sandals - Report Signature @ NastyGal
Also, now that my materialistic pleasures have been fulfilled in Hong Kong (well...almost hehe), travelling has reoriented my life to become more family focused. Travelling and talking to your family on a daily basis, and often, was now normal. This behaviour has now even been brought home, and the change is surprising.
I also no longer stay on the computer as long, realising how being on the net aimlessly is such a stupid way of spending each minute of my shrinking lifespan.
Remembering the last time we literally stopped to just smell the flowers, enjoy the view on our daily commute, or even putting aside some time to getting to know our family/friends is a strain.
Sure, we have commitments, but truly living is a life worth keeping, yes?
Miss Eliza WonDerland