Chinese new year

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Happy Lunar New Year!  I’m kinda missing the parade that used to pass by my College Ave appt in State College on this festive day.  So I guess I’ll celebrate with an Asian influenced OOTD.

Asymmetrical Details

Asymmetrical Details

Kimono Like Sleeves

Kimono Like Sleeves

Wearing:  mark. Zen Garden Top, Avon Avery Pant, Target CooCoon Cardigan, Target Boots (old), Avon, mark. Botanical Garden Earrings

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

Layered for Winter Wear

Layered for Winter Wear

Tie Waist Details

Tie Waist Details

Loving the fun style and details

Loving the fun style and details

It is still winter so I layered up this asymmetrical blouse with a open front cardigan (last seen here along with my bag!), some black booties and ponte pants!

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Lip of the Day:  Avon True Color Nourishing in Persimmon Pink

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink On

Persimmon Pink On

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see I’m doing my Lip of the Day to feature some of my favorite lippies during the 5 for $20 deal going on over at my eBoutique.  All 130+ lip shades are included in this deal in all types and finishes!  Be sure to check it out at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy Chinese New Year! (and get a free egg roll!)

Here’s to the year of the sheep/goat! One of these years I want to make a trip to China Town for the festivities.  Until then I’ll just act like the inner 4th grader I am and theme out my day!  This has been a GREAT week for doing such… Valentien’s Day followed by Mardi Gras and now Chinese New Year!

WORD ON WHAT TO WEAR:  Red and gold are the typical colors but also green for wealth in the new year!  It’s also common for folks to wear something new for a fresh new year.  If this was the early 90’s we had way more Chinese influence outfits (remember those tops!) but looking at my closet I don’t really have too much that feels Chinese inspired.  What I wish I had was a cool floral kimono that are super popular right now or a obi belt,  but I do have some red gold and green in a like-new top (old, but only wore it once!).  I paired this floral print satin top (mark.) with my favorite chevron pencil skirt (mark. see it here and here) with long lace cardi (Rodarte for Target) and some black tights (mark.) and of course a red lip (Avon).  You know, some Chinese inspired florals with red and gold accents are just going to have to do for my theme today!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year Inspired Look

Chinese New Year Inspired Look

Red and Gold Accents

Red and Gold Accents

Chinese Inspired Florals

Chinese Inspired Florals

 

WORD ON WHAT TO DO:  Well since a visit to China Town isn’t an option today and since I’m working like any other normal Thursday, my local parade isn’t really an option either.   Instead I’ll just eat Chinese!  Potstickers are not only a traditional Chinese food but they resemble little gold nuggets for wealth, or at least I’m told.  The great thing with making your own potstickers is you again can fill them with what you have and/or like, pork, shrimp, veggies, chicken… easy!  Just fill, pinch, steam and fry!  They’re actually a lot easier than you’d think to make.  For an easy weeknight dinner check out the recipe on food.com and pair them with a noodle dish!  I’ll personally just sauté some veggies and noodles with soy sauce, a little hot chili oil and garlic.  Or you can go even easier and order some take out!  We all know Chinese takeout is the best kind of take out!  EVEN BETTER Panda Express is giving free egg rolls out today so print or show this coupon on your device!

Potstickers for Chinese New Year

Potstickers for Chinese New Year

Free Egg Roll!

Free Egg Roll!

How are you inspired by the Chinese New Year?  Here’s to a happy Lunar New Year!