My family isn't very traditional. By this I mean we really don't ever do anything for anything. Everything is pretty much futile. Why put up the Christmas tree if we're going to take it down in a few weeks?
Despite our lack of normal family spirit, we actually kinda pulled together to gather a bit of effort for the Lunar New Year. We had a small casual celebration at our house today (better late than never) and I got handed down this beautiful traditional Chinese styled jacket.
Traditional Chinese Jacket - Handed Down
Embroidered Pencil Skirt - Guess (thrifted)
Pink Slingbacks - Handed Down
The jacket is actually really nice. It's black velvet with a hot pink silk lining. I matched it with a pair these pair of pink slingbacks that are a size too small and nearly killed me. My mom bought these shoes for her wedding reception about four years back and they haven't really been touched since then (my mom thinks they're too pink and I think they hurt like hell), but they match perfectly with the jacket so I think I've found a new use for them.
Also, in celebration of Chinese New Year, here is an overwhelming amount of gratuitous pictures of food.
It's not uncommon for Chinese people to make more food than they can eat in celebration of Chinese New Year. I suppose this represents wealth and your own good fortune, because if you have more than enough food it shows that you have a blessed and rich life.
Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year, from my family to yours.