Chinese New Year FOTD and ang pows galore

Hello VivaBellas! How was the break for those of you who celebrated Chinese New Year? I think most of us ate too much. I noticed that my cheeks are much rounder than before! But that’s a good sign for me because I need some fats!

Anyway, my cheongsam outfit received a number of compliments so I think my husband must be the exception. Here is a glimpse of it and I’ll run a more detailed review along with another outfit I wore for the second day in another week or so.

Besides wearing something I’ve not tried on before, I also wore blue eye makeup after so many years. Blue was a color I was very fond of probably in the 80s. It’s doesn’t come up too obvious in this picture for I applied with a rather light hand – didn’t want to make my brown eyes blue really. Heh.

So were you a giver or receiver of ang pows this Chinese New Year? I was a giver. My son was the receiver.

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  1. says

    Receiver! :) I think I recognize that cheongsam 😉 I haven’t been able to bring myself to wear one. Perhaps next year. Gong Xi Fa Cai Sesame!

    • sesame says

      Same source from HK? 😉 I have always wanted to try and since the opportunity was there, must well give it a try. Think you will look good in one.

  2. Angel says

    You look so cute!!~ ^_^ Pink and blue is a really nice combo of colors!

    A number of my Asian friends all dressed up and I was so jealous! (I’m not Chinese or anything… V_V )

    Happy New Year!

  3. says

    I missed wearing Cheong Sam!!! The last time I wore it was for a Choir and I was in college then! you look very pretty and I can’t help but wants ang pao!!!! I am married and old, but what the heck? I still want to receive! hahaha

    Gong Xi Fa Cai

    • sesame says

      You’ll look very pretty in cheongsam! You’re not old, you’re still young and it’s good to still be able to receive ang pows. :)

  4. pf1123 says

    Nice nice! The cheong sum colours matched your skin tone.

    I am still receiving ang pows. But fewer these days. haha…

  5. fwy says

    I had never wore one cheongsam before. I won’t know what to do with it after CNY. Anyway, I was really unlucky when I slipped, fell, bruise and cut my left kneecap due to the heavy downpour last Monday. As usual, my reliable Tea Tree Oil saves the day. After one week of applications, my kneecap is healing pretty well and I can walk normally again. I took the opportunity to rest my leg during the CNY holidays and I was being cautious of what I eat due the wound on my knee so I did not put on any weight at all.

    • sesame says

      Haha…same concerns. I guess it can be worn for certain selective events but yeah, not much opportunities so it can be a waste if it’s expensive.

  6. says

    I didn’t wear a cheongsam this year. but a Chinese-style jacket from Monica Quen :)

    Love your cheongsam. A nice shade of blue, something different from the usual red for the CNY. :)

  7. jc says

    GONG XI FA CAI from our home to yours!

    I love cheongsams, they look so elegant, especially when you are tall and slender.

    • sesame says

      True…I’m short and that’s why I never dared to venture into cheongsams in the past. 😛

  8. says

    You could have packed on a bright lip color, given your choice of subtle eye shade. That would be perfect.

    I didn’t doll myself up on CNY. So unnecessary (long story, not happy).

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! *Stretch out hand*

    • sesame says

      Don’t think a bright color suit me…still like the pink theme.

      Heheh. Give give…received? 😉 Let’s meet sometime soon again.

  9. Audris says

    Pinks and fuller cheeks definitely suit you very well :)

    Personally, I love that dove blue-grey colour on the cheongsam, but I’m guessing that probably contributed to your hubby’s remark as it’s a soft, but serious colour.

    But whatever lah, so long as you like it!

    • sesame says

      Thanks Audris!

      Oh my husband is a “fashion critic” and sometimes I can’t really trust his taste.


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