Saturday, February 6, 2016

Style Diary :: Chinese New Year #ootd & what 2016 has in store for you ...

We are at the eve of Chinese New Year which starts on February 8 for the start of the Year of the Fire Monkey until January 27, 2017 and with the Fire Monkey the Chinese lucky colour is not surprisingly symbolised by the colour Red. Be sure to celebrate big before the New Year to bring you good luck, good health and prosperity for the New Year! Many delicious shared plates is how my family and friends celebrate. And for a bit of fun, don't forget to check out your Chinese horoscope for 2016 below. Kung Hei Fat Choi and may 2016 Year of the Monkey bring you good health, prosperity and much happiness.

I love the contrast of black and red colours in fashion, creating a powerful colour scheme that even without being of Asian descent, you know the colours bring a balanced powerful energy symbolising vigour, positivity, prosperity, and luck.

Today’s outfit of the day is …

Bag: Tod’s Red Double T-Bag which is made of a beautiful soft suede that comfortably sits across my shoulders. The straps are also removable if you wish to use it as a clutch instead for an evening look.

Dress: Wish Australia’s playful Kat Dress with adjustable straps (very handy), wrapped front bodice panels with delicate eyelash lace along the neckline and a cheeky slit through back of skirt.
And of course embellished with Tods lucky money red packets!

For a bit of fun I like to read up my Chinese horoscope (I’m a Dragon lady) for the New Year by
Sunsigns. Know your Chinese Animal and look to see what the Year of the Fire Monkey holds for you. Thankfully the Dragon and Monkey are one of the most compatible signs in the Chinese Zodiac so I’m hoping this year will be a blast!

Here is a quick extract summary from Sunsigns:


In 2016, the Chinese rat zodiac sign should focus on completing pending projects. Patience is the key to the success of your relationships, both personal and professional. The Rat predictions 2016 show that you really need to relax as your chi body constitution is very weak. Metal Rat – Born In 1960, Water Rat – Born In 1972, Wood Rat – Born In 1984, Fire Rat – Born In 1996 , Earth Rats – Born In 1948


The Chinese zodiac 2016 predictions for the Ox foretell a year of major transformations in your life. The
love compatibility between singles will blossom. Do not let stress lead to other illnesses. The cow sign should be careful while dealing with finances in 2016. Metal Ox – Birth year 1961, Water Ox – Born In 1973, Wood Cow – Born in 1985, Fire Ox – Born In 1937, 1997, Earth Oxen – Born In 1949


In the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, the tiger will have a better idea about what they want out of life. The Chinese 2016 horoscope asks you to train yourself to look at the details rather than only the
big picture. Sex will be an integral part of all your love relationships. Metal Tiger – Born in 1950, Water Tiger – Born In 1962, Wood Tigers – Birth year 1974, Fire Tiger – Born In 1986, Earth Tiger years – 1938, 1998


The Rabbits will have an emotional and financially rewarding 2016. The
Chinese compatibility predictions for 2016 forecast better relations towards the end of the year. This is a good time to learn a new skill. Metal Rabbit – Born in 1951, Water Rabbits – Born In 1963, Wood Rabbit – Birth Year 1975, Fire Rabbits – Born in 1987, Earth Rabbit – Born In 1999


Dragon, do not be scared of taking up challenging jobs in 2016. If you think you are capable of it, then go for it! The Dragon 2016 predictions also suggest you take help when required. After all, failures are a part of going on to become successful. Metal Dragon – Born In 1940, 2000, Water
Dragon – Born In 1952, Wood Dragons – Birth Year 1964, Fire Dragon – Born In 1976, Earth Dragon – Born In 1988


The Chinese 2016 horoscope forecasts suggest that the
Snakes slow down their pace in this New Year. This year might be challenging when it comes to finances and career. Love life will be confusing. But sexually, it might be satisfying with even news of pregnancy. Metal Snake – Born In 1941, Water Snakes – Birth Year 1953, Wood Snake – Born In 1965, Fire Snake – Born In 1977, Earth Snake – Born In 1989


The Horse horoscope 2016 foretells that you will need to
control your hyperactivity and put it to good use if you wish to be successful in the future. Love, dating and marriage are very high on the cards. Overall this will be an exceptional year for career and business deals. Metal Horses – Born in 1990, Water Horse – Born In 1942, Wood Horse – Birth Year 1954, Fire Horses – Born 1966, Earth Horse – Born in 1978

The 2016 Chinese horoscope predicts that the Sheep zodiac sign will be financially and emotionally stable. Big projects will come your way and so will good income. Love and romance are high on the cards for the Goats. Metal Sheep – Born In 1991, Water Sheep – Born In 1943, Wood Sheep – Birth Year 1955, Fire
Ram – Born In 1967, Earth Goats – Born In 1979

Monkeys, this is your year so go for it! Everything you dream of can be achieved in this Year of the Red Fire Monkey. This is a favourable year for
new business ventures and changing of career. If you are thinking of marriage, then this is the right time to tie the knot. Metal Monkey – Born In 1980, Water Monkeys – Born in 1992, Wood Monkey – Born In 1944, Fire Monkey – Born In 1956, Earth Monkey – Birth Year 1968


 The first few months of the Year of the Monkey will be extremely auspicious for the
Roosters. Cut down your expenses and see how much you save. It might be a good idea to take the help of a few alternative healing techniques to reduce your stress. Metal Rooster – Born in 1981, Water Roosters – Birth Year 1993, Wood Rooster – Born In 1945, Fire Rooster – Born In 1957, Earth Roosters – Born in 1969


 The Dog Chinese Horoscope 2016 foretells that you will have a chance to live life the way you want. Your perseverance and dedication will be the secret to your success. Do not let
fights with your spouse spoil your marriage. The 2016 Feng Shui forecasts show that career related decisions will need to be made with a calm and clear mind. Metal Dogs – Born In 1970, Water Dog – Born In 1982, Wood Dog – Birth Year 1994, Fire Dog – Born In 1946,


 The 2016 Chinese Horoscope for the Pig predicts that you will face challenges in life with optimism and independence. Your goals are very clear and you will go all out to achieve them. Boars, be ready for a highly passionate and
sexually stimulating relationship. Metal Pig – Born In 1971, Water Pig – Birth Year Is 1983, Wood Pig – Born In 1995, Fire Boar – Born In 1947, Earth Pigs – Born In 1959

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