stephanie’s shanghai affair, part two

Follow-up to previous post: My sister, Stephanie (whom I call Moose, but never mind), recently returned from an eight-day trip to Shanghai. Since she has her own (fashion) blog at The Naked Canvas, I’ve asked for her permission to repost her Shanghai posts onto our Mei Shung blog. For more images, please visit the original post.

Can you imagine going on holiday to London and not making a trip to see Big Ben? What about Paris sans Eiffel Tower? Sounds like madness, right? Well, you can’t visit Shanghai without stopping by the Bund. Sure, it screams tourist attraction, but you can’t help but gawk in awe and wonder when you stand before the majestic skyline, especially at night.

As a native Chicagoan, I naturally hold the Sears Tower (not the Willis Tower) very near and dear to my heart, but I have to admit that the Shanghai World Financial Center (see that bottle cap-looking building on the right?) puts the Sears Tower to shame. [Pamela’s note: *GASP* It so does NOT!] But enough about the Bund, I don’t want Chicago finding out I had a weeklong affair with Shanghai, hehe O:)

This was my first full day in China, so I wanted to keep my outfit comfortable and casual. I styled my look around my new two-toned trench (as seen on Devon Rachel), which was the perfect lightweight coat for sightseeing. For footwear, I couldn’t be more pleased these Cole Haan boots. These were the only “walking shoes” I brought with me on my trip, and they definitely served me well. I splurged a bit on these leather  and suede babies, but they are honestly the most comfortable and durable boots I’ve ever owned. Kudos, Cole Haan!

More to come from Shanghai! 🙂

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(guest post) a sister’s say on labor day

As promised, here is the article my sister Moose (“Stephanie”) wrote on our Labor Day in Chinatown for her fashion blog, which you can access at The Naked Canvas.

Labor Day is a holiday that is typically associated with barbecues, the beach, shopping, and just downright relaxing.  So where did I go to celebrate this ’murican day off?  Chinatown, of course 😛 I joined my family on a trip to this Chicago neighborhood to do a bit of shopping (both grocery and window), strolling, and to escape the humidity with a nice, refreshing bubble tea.

I spent a lot of time in Chinatown as a child, tagging along with my mom to buy bits and bobs from the grocery stores, stocking up on my favorite gummy candies and baked goodies, getting haircuts, grabbing bites to eat, attending festivals, etc.  As I got older, I made fewer and fewer trips to this neighborhood, so this was a quaint, nostalgic trip back.

My usual go-to oufit for hot, sticky days tends to revolve around tank tops and high-waisted shorts with minimal accessories (In this case, “minimal” means a huge gold elephant grazing my declate . . .) I wear this particular tank top way too often.  So often that I’m surprised it hasn’t unraveled into one long strand of thread by now.  I’ve worn this same tank and short combination in a previous post (here) during my trip to Minneapolis, but I styled it with different accessories.

Hopefully the summer heat will fizzle in the month to come, and we can embrace the fall weather (and fashion!).  How did you spend your Labor Day?