Year of the Dog

Duster (similar) | Cosabella bralette | Banana Republic boots (similar)

I’ve always been drawn to the color red because it’s a symbol of luck, fortune, and happiness in my culture. In the Chinese culture, it’s customary to wear red on Chinese New Year to ward off evil and set the tone for the rest of the year. Whether you celebrate Chinese New Year or not, I say why not wear red year-round? As luck would have it, red is one of the color trends of 2018!

This Chinese New Year, which happens to be tomorrow, I’ll be wearing this red number to my family’s Chinese New Year celebration (queue the dumplings and red envelopes!). It ties together the classic elements of the trench coat with the lightweight effortlessness of the duster. I typically wear it over a simple, black lace bralette, but for a warmer, nighttime look I layer it over a long-sleeve bodysuit.

Happy Year of the Dog!

Anna Gonda Photography


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    Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

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    Keep up the good work on your blog.


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      Hi Wiki!

      I’m sorry for the late reply! Thank you for checking out my website, for subscribing to my newsletter, and for the kind words. I have a lot more to share, so I hope you will continue to follow my blog!

      Your cats are so cute! Animals bring so much joy, don’t they?

      Thanks again,


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