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A good friend of mine told me to just bite the bullet and start blogging already. So, this post is dedicated to you LP!
Well, in keeping with the spirit of a fresh start in the new year, there’s no time like the present. I never specified which “New Year”, and luckily I’m only 1 day behind.
“GONG XI FA CHAI!”
It’s fitting that the first post will be the first installment of….drumroll please…
FENG SHUI FRIDAYS!!!
I’m going to bend the rules a bit since it’s my first post, and it’s my blog. Yeah, I do what I want.
Let’s lump this post under “Feng Shui Fridays…and unrelated Chinese superstitions.”
Since it’s the year of the Rabbit (insert rabbit sound here…have you ever heard a rabbit make a sound?), those of you born in the year of the Rabbit will need to beware. So sorry to be a downer on my first post, but I’m trying to save you from a year of EPIC DOOM. No joke. I do not joke about anything epic.
According to Chinese Superstition, when one’s zodiac rolls around (that’s every 12 years people), it’s likely to be an unfortunate year. And it doesn’t matter when your birthday is, your year of bad luck starts at the beginning of the Chinese New Year and ends on the following new year. Many of my friends and I have had THE WORST year to date in our zodiac year.
In order to dispel some of the bad luck, you should don anything in red…EVERY SINGLE DAY. I didn’t heed the advice of my mother…I should know by now that “mother knows best.” My friend said she doesn’t own red clothing, as it augments her “Asian flush,” but no worries. When I say “anything in red,” I mean it: unmentionables, accessories, shoelaces, etc. My friend promptly replied that she will dye her eyebrows red…unconventional, yes…but if it shields the wrath of the new year, nothing is too drastic.
If you still need further help wading through the red abyss, look no further! Today, we’ll be coveting all things red & rabbit in this edition of…
1. Nike Skinny Dunk Highs for Women with a black & red feather pattern inspired by French textile designer Paule Marrot (Nike $90)
2. Disney Couture Alice In Wonderland Rabbit Ring (Amazon $35)
3. Keyboard Laptop Sleeve (Kate Spade $60)
4. Malt Fedora by Molly Yestadt (Yestadt Millinery price upon request)
5. Vintage Bunny Brass Chain Necklace (Etsy $22)
6. Chinese Small Altar Table (Pearl River $195)
7. Red Plaid Wool Bow Tie (Fine and Dandy $49)
8. Chaukadi Red Scarf by Ijumni (Calypso St. Barth $250)
If you’ve found some awesome red & rabbit finds, please share!
Thanks for reading!