I Wore: Hot Pink Blazer Because Love Isn't In The Air

15 March 2012

Yesterday was 'White Day' here in Korea. Whilst the western world just has the one day dedicated to love over here in Korea they have three.
  • February 14th, often called Red Day here, is when women give chocolates and gifts to the men. 
  • March 14th, White Day, when men give gifts to the women. 
  • My personal favorite, the final day, April 14th is for all the single people and it's called......
.....wait for it.....
...Black Day! Dun, dun, duuuuun!!!
There's no beating around the bush, if you're single, well...it's a dark, dark time for you clearly! 

Joking aside, I actually think the idea is quite good; single people go to restaurants to eat 'Jajangmyeon', a dish of noodles with black bean sauce - hence the real reason for the name! The idea being they get to celebrate singledom with other single people and who knows....maybe meet that special someone! Ahhhh!

With all that being said, what did I do yesterday to celebrate White Day, the day for the ladies??

Nothing! According to my fiance I can't use Valentines Day and White Day as excuses to get gifts. I get one, that's it. Dang it! It was worth a try I suppose!

Instead, the evening was spent doing our weekly shopping (so glamorous!) with all the singles. We did pop to Starbucks as well though and got to sit amongst a tonne of young love-stuck couples! Despite not receiving one measly little gift, I still thought it'd be nice to dress with the theme of love in mind by popping on my pink boyfriend blazer

Let me begin by showing you my unimpressed face...
"What do you mean I don't get gifts on Valentine's Day AND White Day?!!!"

White enamel watch - 'DKNY'. Gold Orb Pendant Necklace - 'Vivienne Westwood'. Bangles - 'Accessorize' & 'F21'
Hot Pink Blazer - 'Grey & Ousborn'. Oversized Black Bag - 'Bally'
Mint Nail Polish - 'The Face Shop'.
White Day, Korea - 14th March

So what do you make of the ways Korean people celebrate love here? What do you think of the idea of Black Day for single people?

xxx


PS: I passed 1000 followers on GFC a few days ago! I'm planning a giveaway to celebrate and a special thank you post but I wanted to mention it briefly now. I'm so thankful to everyone who shows support to me and my blog :) I remember back at the start of November, when I did my 50 follower giveaway, I thought it'd take me forever to get to 1000! Every day that new people visited my blog and followed me I got more and more excited. I half expect to wake up one day and find you've all come to your senses and un-followed me. But...until that day I want to say a huge thank you, your kind comments and interest in even my most boring of posts is what puts a smile on my face and makes blogging so much fun for me! Thank you everyone :) x

64 comments:

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    1. Thanks sweetie, it's a new fave of mine I think :) x

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  2. Just started following your blog and I love it! hahaha my boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and he's in korea; so while all the girls on white day are opening their gifts my bf just got mine in the mail :P I wish we had 3 separate days in north america for love too, so people won't need to get bitter on feb 14th and say it's single awareness day as well lol.

    - Jenn <3
    www.ad-astraaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh, that was nice for you to send him things. Is he Korean or is he just living out here? Have you visited him yet?

      Yeh, Black day definitely does make it happier, there isn't really any talk of 'single awareness' here.

      Thanks for following, stop by again soon! :) x

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    2. He's just living out there/working internationally, hopefully when his work contract ends in the fall he'll come back :) Nope, I haven't visited since I have school but he's been back once in Jan. for my birthday.

      Hope you're having fun in Korea!! :)

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  3. Your blog is so adorable! I love it! Your pink blazer is fabulous! Brights are the trend for summer! You're nail polish is pretty too! Check out my blog if you get the chance! I'm your newest follower!

    Xx Kelly

    www.MessyDirtyHair.com

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    1. Aw thanks hun. I'll check out your blog very soon :)

      Thank you for following me too! x

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  4. aw, adorable photos miss! and congrats on passing 1000! i totally passed it today too! and i'm literally jaw dropping SHOCKED! not even 4 months ive been blogging and i can remember the day i got my very first follower !! such a great feeling knowing you;re connected with so many wonderful, inspirational and beautiful bloggers out there <3333

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    1. Wow, thats amazing hun! You must have been working really hard on it. You should be really proud!

      I started with mine properly just little before you I think. Before that I just kind of wrote on it for about two months but I didnt really want anyone to see it for some reason, haha!

      Congratulations again, here's to our next 1000! <3 :)

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  5. I really like that Korea is sentimental about love. I think it's very cute. :) I like your pink blazer, you certainly pull it off well x

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    1. Yep I agree, it is cute. Everything in Korea seems cuter to me :) x

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  6. i like your pink blazer ;)

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hey, Where is your bag from? Its uber cool!! Nice outfit too.

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    1. My bag is from Bally. Its not current season but if you're interested in seeing other things they have here's their hanbag page:

      http://www.bally.com/BALLY/search/Bags/woman/season/main/tskay/BCAD6A87/c/cat_441/gender/D

      Glad you like it. Thanks for commenting :) x

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  8. looking so beautiful and happy :)

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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    1. Despite my jokes about being miffed, I was actually really happy, my fiance and I were just goofing around. Thanks for commenting :)

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  9. Loving the pink blazer! x

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  10. Such a cool idea, their should be more days like this throughout the year, its much more fun! Congrats on the blog too, you deserve it!

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    1. You know what though, I still look at my blog and don't think I do. Thank you so much for saying so :) x

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  11. The pink blazer suits you perfectly, lovely for spring and a gorgeous colour x

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    1. Thanks, I'm really excited to wear it when spring fully arrives and with summer dresses too :)

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  12. I'm a new follower and I LOVE your blog :) you put your clothes together so beautifully!x

    http://postitsfromapoppie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks doll and thank you for following me :) Stop by again soon x

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  13. sunning pictures! you're sooo photogenic! Love the pink and all the pastel accessories you used to put the outfit together, especially the nail polish, so lovely!!

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    1. Yeh as soon as I got the nail polish I wanted to wear it with this blazer, I thought they'd look ace together. Glad you agree :)

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  14. I think you should have more followers because your blog is adorable, you are nice and nett. And have positiv mood!Have a nice time.

    www.mysweetstrawberries.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw you're so kind to say that! Hopefully one day I will have, fingers crossed! :)

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  15. Korea just sounds more and more amazing every day.
    The blazer is beautiful. x

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    1. I'm glad you think so, I was thinking the other day about all the interesting things about Korea that I should start sharing in little bits on my blog. So this was my first share, I was hoping people would find it interesting, glad you did :)

      x

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  16. the Blazer looks really great
    especially with the contrast to the mint Nail Polish
    great choice

    claude//imaginetheswallows.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeh, I love the mint against the pink, I had the colour combination in mind when I bought the polish. Glad you like it! x

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  17. Haha, you are so cute! I love your consternation face XD I haven't ever heard of black day, lol. I think I have that polish and now I want to go paint my nails.

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  18. I love the blazer and the top you have under it. That's so interesting that they have "color" days in Korea, I never knew that.

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  19. The blazer is such a pretty color! And you look gorgeous dear!

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  20. the story of the 3 different valentine days is true!?!?!?! really!?!?!! i didn't know it, it's a hilarious thing. love the blazer and your mint nails.

    www.rollolollo.com

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  21. So cute!! Love the pink blazer on you!
    xx

    Be Frassy

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  22. You're so adorable! I love your style and your blog.

    xo
    Dana

    http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

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  23. That is so interesting, I had no idea Korea had "Red Day" & "White day"! Learn something new everyday!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  24. great! ;)


    "comment is made by boy"

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  25. love your blazer and your nail polish, you look beautiful xxx

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  26. great outfit, love the polish

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  27. I love the colour of your blazer!

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  28. Just love that pink blazer, and your nail color, and your bag! Actually I love it all, I just need your entire wardrobe!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous blazer and nails! xx

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  30. I love your blazer! I have a very similar one from Zara. I get so many comments when i wear it to work and the colour really cheers me up.

    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  31. girl, you ALWAYS look good!!!


    i've had to celebrate black day far too many times.

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  32. Beyond lovely! The blazer, your nails, everything! :)

    www.grace-and-beauty.com

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  33. I just came across your blog & I love it!! I'm your newest follower & can't wait to read your next post xo

    Chic and Unique

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  34. Congrats on passing 1000 followers, thats amazing! I am in love with your blazer, such a pretty colour <3
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  35. I love your sense of humor, love that blazer and hot nails!

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love the idea of a day for singles to celebrate! The western world definitely needs to get on board with this.
    And I'm loving your mani, the mint green is perfection :)

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  37. Swan, indeed! You look lovely in this post ^^ Loving the pink blazer and mint nail polish <3

    shoprms.com

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  38. cutie!

    x
    jasmin
    http://www.my-berlin-fashion.com/

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  39. i love your blazer! :) your so beautiful!
    i follow you!
    kisses :)
    xxxx

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  40. Beautiful photos and outfit! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love your blog!:)
    Please visit:

    http://lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/

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  42. Your pink blazer is very nice indeed.... come and see our blog... we also diid a post on PINK colour....too cute!
    Lady Cipria
    http://ladycipria.blogspot.com

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  43. You are such a stunning girl! I love your style
    Great blog! Check mine and let me know if you would like to follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

    www.agasuitcase.com

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  44. I'm in love with hot pink! :D

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  45. love your pink blazer and your lipstick is perfect :)

    Georgi at 7wonders xx

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  46. Love ur blazer, its so pleasing in the eye.
    Love ur white watch and accesories love them all.
    Your hair looks great:))

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  47. I love your entire outfit, and even though I live in Canada I love that Korean tradition! I read about it a few years ago, but my boyfriend is like yours and said no double gifties haha =(
    I'll definitely be following your blog, excited to see what else we have in common.. And if I can steal any more outfit ideas!

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