{GBF Life + Style + Travel} New Shanghai

I've been in Shanghai for almost a week and have been running around town meeting up with friends and family while taking in the city. Every meal is deliciously extravagant and is contributing to a happily expanding waistline. Conversations with family revolves around the retelling of childhood stories. Although I've heard all of them a million times, they tell it like it's being divulged for the very first time. It's nice. With my friends, I've been asking a million questions about the city as I'm intently determined to crack the code on what is/who is Shanghai. I'm still in the facts gathering stage.


The city changes at lightning speed. It's impossible to keep count of the countless new buildings that have popped up since my visit four years ago. The effect of globalization means boutiques carry the latest Korean trends, the cafes are Taiwanese and Hong Kong franchises, the girls wear Japanese circle lens, and everyone has an iPhone. I feel a little lost here as the identity of my hometown has completely changed since I left. I'm proud of its progress but a little sad that I can no longer find home. 

This outfit has little to do with Shanghai. It's simply one of my favorites for summer rooftop cocktail parties. The green BCBG gown is flowy and delicate and needed to be paired with an equally flowy and delicate One Teaspoon silk shawl. Together, they exude a sense of boho spirit that's difficult to find in dressier clothes. My Shoedazzle heels add another layer of color to the outfit.










{live fabulously}

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  8. That green dress is gorgeous on you, and I LOVE those fabulous blue shoes!

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  11. Totally agree. Sometimes it's hard to keep it classy and elegant with a boho look when you're dressing up. You totally pulled it off.
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  12. Gorgeous outfit!
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  13. That's such a pretty, pretty green dress!!! And those vibrant blue heels add the perfect pop of color against the fluid layers of the dress & shawl....! :)

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  17. You look gorgeous sweety, what a beautiful blend of vibrant colours and wonderful design.

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  20. Those colors are fantastic together, the dress the wrap and the shoes. And you are so lovely. Wow! Just gorgeous!

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  25. You look stunning, as usual, and I really enjoyed reading about Shanghai. It must be such a fascinating part of the world to call home! I love your emerald maxi dress and the shawl (?) is so gorgeous and sparkly. Fabulous look, I hope you have an amazing trip!

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  29. Thanks for your comment :)

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  31. You look so ethereally lovely in these photos... I imagine you you weren't schlepping around Shanghai with that train?

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  33. Loving the color blocking :) The colors are so vibrant!!

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  37. That was a very eye catching green and I love this bright blue heels as well. Looks so stunning.

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  38. Beautiful outfit! Shanghai has intrigued ever since I saw "Empire of the Sun" and had a crush on a one Mr Christian Bale who was a teenager then!

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  41. Beautiful dress - love the shades of green and blue!! Hope u r having fun on ur vacation!
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  42. so dreamy and flawy, and those colours are really cool! x

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  43. Thank you for your comment. I love the outfit you are wearing. You look so pretty! Sorry to read that it's hard to find your home again but I hope you will!

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  44. Hey there,
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  45. Sounds like you're having an amazing trip! The dress is absolutely lovely- the shade and flowy fabric are perfect. Loving the pink lipstick too! xo

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  46. you look gorgeous! Love the dress and I'm so jealous that you have spent some time in shanghai ;)

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  56. You are such a beauty, just stunning.

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  57. Gosh the green colour of the dress - I am in love!

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  59. Tnx for your lovely comment darling!!
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  60. What a lovely outfit. Would love to see Shanghai someday:)

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  74. You are so pretty! I love the layers of this outfit!

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  77. The photos are glorious! Love the flowiness of this dress and combination of blue na d green.
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  89. The shapes in this outfit are so ethereal, and I love the bright colors. It's unexpected, and so artistic. That green dress is gorgeous on you.

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  92. Wonderful pictures, you are very pretty :)

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