Irene Chu works in finance in Hong Kong and has lived abroad in the US and Canada. Being part of such a fast paced industry means her wardrobe has to be versatile and sophisticated. She takes part in the Butterboom x Redressed challenge and shares with us one of her most cherished pieces.
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Describe your outfit…
Green lace dress.
How long have you had this item?…
Around 5 years.
Where is it from?…
I bought it originally for a ‘Qi Pao’ theme party. Although it’s not a traditional ‘Qi Pao’ but it has a westernised Qi Pao feel.
Why do you still have it in your wardrobe?
The style is timeless and still fits very well after 5 years.
Why is this item meaningful to you?
It was a pretty expensive piece so I will keep it as long as I can!
Rules when shopping…
- Must fit well and comfortable, and compliment body shape.
- Must be able to use it for more than 1 occasion. (Never buy something just because it’s on sale).
- If I see an item that exceeds my budget, I always give myself a 2-day cooling period. If I really can’t stop thinking about it and have to have it, then I may indulge.