This April I went on a family trip to Bangkok, Thailand. While most of my trips comprise a lot of blogger work, this one was a lot more laidback – a vacation in the traditional sense. I did however make a lookbook video documenting what I wore, just like last time.
You can watch all five looks in the below or on YouTube. I thought I’d give you guys a little background on each look like locations filmed, what we did that day etc.
Look One – Chinatown
Koovs stretch denim dress // Lulu & Sky Bowie bomber jacket // Ray-Ban round sunglasses – red mirror gradient flash // Daniel Wellington classy sheffield lady watch // Lavie yellow mini satchel // Vans sk8-hi 50th anniversary high top sneakers
Makeup | 💋 The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Mauritius Dahlia
Filmed at Yaowarat Street (Chinatown Bangkok).
Chinatown in Bangkok (better known to locals as Yaowarat street) was one of my favorite places during our last trip. However, we went on Lunar New Year which meant the place was at it’s most crowded, ever.
I really wanted to visit on a less maddening day, so we made it a point to visit one evening in April. We went at dusk, when the sun was beginning to set & the vertical neon lights were being turned on. It was chaotic in the most exhilarating way – I even experienced my first Chinese Tea Ceremony (glimpses of it are in the vlog). The light denim dress coupled with my favorite new high tops were just perfect for the evening. The jacket wasn’t necessary in the heat, I just really wanted to photograph it under all those lights!
Look Two – Tropical Smoothie
AJIO geometric print off shoulder peplum top + shorts // ASOS boater hat // Ray-Ban round sunglasses – red mirror gradient flash lenses // Timex weekender watch // Lavie yellow mini satchel // Vans sk8-hi 50th anniversary high top sneakers
Makeup | 💋 MAC Lady Danger
Filmed on the sidewalk at Pan Road, near our hostel.
In the last year I’ve moved from someone with a mostly black, blue & solid color wardrobe to buying clothing in every colour of the rainbow. The co-ord set was the first proper vacation purchase this year. I was instantly attracted to the geometric print & bright colours but it was even cuter when I tried it – who doesn’t love a top that has on trend off shoulder detailing plus a peplum to hide your food baby? Not to mention, the shorts have deep, functional pockets & make my 🍑 look cute, I really couldn’t ask for a better summer vacation outfit.
This would have been super cute to wear to something outdoors but I just ended up wearing it to the mall for the most delicious Asian meal (every meal in Thailand was delicious though!)
Look Three – Botanical
Warehouse botanical maxi dress // Forever New embroidered basket bag // Koovs leather lattice loafers
Makeup | 💋 The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Goa Magnolia
Filmed at Luka Bangkok, a cute little brunch place near our hostel.
This beautiful Warehouse maxi is a summer purchase from a couple of years ago that I never got around to wearing. It has an interesting botanical print, side slit & an open back detail – the perfect laidback brunch outfit. I wore it for a second visit to Luka Bangkok, this wonderfully designed café & interiors store at Pan road. We first went there for my birthday brunch & I knew I had to revisit it. That place is so chic, with it’s industrial decor & tons of plants that I would probably pay to eat cardboard (& yes, I’ve just come to the realization that aesthetics mean more to me than food when I’m eating out). But you needn’t worry, they have an amazing menu. I finally sipped on pretty soda, munched on a shakshuka & later did my best to pose for this lookbook while concealing my food baby, hehe. Always love when I can walk back to my residence in ten minutes. 🙂
Look Four – The Tourist
H&M cat tshirt // Marks & Spencer relaxed denim shorts // Firmoo metal round glasses // Accessorize backpack // Timex weekender watch // Vans sk8-hi 50th anniversary high top sneakers
Makeup | 💋 Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Frick n Frack
Filmed at Cooper Bangkok, our super chic hostel.
There’s nothing much to talk about this look – it’s just your standard vacation casual outfit. Not particularly inventive or special, just comfy & functional. The perfect outfit to just roam around for hours in & eat the most delicious street food.
Look Five – Sunday Sundowner
Koovs off shoulder black dress // Ray-Ban round sunglasses – red mirror gradient flash lenses // Daniel Wellington classy sheffield lady // Lavie yellow mini satchel // Steve Madden darcie sandals
Makeup | 💋 MAC Lady Danger
Filmed at Ratchada Train Market, my favorite night market in Bangkok.
My final look is technically my birthday dress, I had plans for the evening but got lazy & decided to postpone it by a few days. I ended up wearing it to Ratchada Train Market, my favorite night market in Bangkok. Live music, great food & cool beer – it was just the perfect evening towards the end of our trip.
And those were my five looks! I feel like I’m getting a lot better at vacation outfit planning. If you’ll notice, my red Ray-Ban’s, yellow satchel & multi coloured high tops are each repeated three times in these five looks. I’ve always read that you should carry more solids & neutrals while travelling, because they’re easier to mix & match but I think you can mix & match colourful outfits too, provided you stick to a similar colour palette. Most of my outfits had bright, primary colours & that’s why I could get away with using the same yellow bag & high top sneakers in three of these looks. Despite being ‘loud’ colours, they just went with almost everything I had carried.
I hope this lookbook gives you some dress up or travel inspiration (maybe even a little of both!) Let me know which look is your favorite in the comments below! 🙂 x