June 2, 2011

Afternoon at C.K.S Memorial Hall In Taipei




These pictures were taken at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall garden in Taipei last week. It’s one of the touristy sites. The funny thing is that I never bothered to go in or take its picture for 12 years when I lived just across the street, and now that I don’t live there anymore I’ve turned all oohs and ahhs. I guess it shows that sometimes we don’t see the finer things around us until it’s gone.

The Chanel bag is somewhat of a new purchase. With the Chanel price hike, I figure it’s probably best to get it asap since I always thought of owning a Chanel bag one day anyways. How much was it? Too Much! Was it worth it? Every penny.

111 comments:

  1. What a soft, cute outfit ^__^
    I also love the background scenery! Great for wearing a traditional kimono or something...

    xx

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  2. agree cute outfit.. i love the top

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  3. OOOOH and AHHHH at the chanel bag! i couldn't imagine how much it'd cost like, haha. How long were you back home in TW?

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  4. love the ensemble!
    very casual but quite chic!

    yeah, sometimes we won't really know what we are missing until we see it again

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  5. i love everything. pure perfection..

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  6. Great HAT! Love the outfit as usual!

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  7. The outfit is amazing. And so is... the photographer! lol. And you look stunning as usual, no lie! Have a nice day!

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  8. Love your outfit, Julie! Perfect for the hot weather you're probably experiencing, right? And enjoy that Chanel bag ; )

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  9. over 100 hypes!!! yay!!! go girl!!!

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  10. I would wear that outfit! the shoes really pull it together, love it!

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  11. The blouse is super pretty :) xo

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  12. Gorgeous! Love love love the location..and well you can never go wrong with Chanel!

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  13. So gorgeous! The outfit fits the background perfectly.

    x

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  14. wow, cutie! ur sooo gorgeous!!! i love this look! so soft and summery!

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  15. I like your look book posts and that Chanel bag is to die for....How much was it?

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  16. julie-- im so jealous you are still on vacay!
    i am loving your chanel and yes it looks like its worth every penny!

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  17. You always have the prettiest photos :) The scenery is always breathtaking! Super cute outfit too.

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  18. so cute! i like your pictures. U're beautiful!

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  19. You can never go wrong with a classic Chanel bag! Congrats on your purchase! I need to get my hands on one too :) It's on my bucket list of things to eventually buy for myself.

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  20. lovely outfit dear! love your hat!! and the chanel flap bag of course!

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  21. OMG!! You look so wonderful!! I love the whole outfit you've choosen! I wouldn't change a single thing! Today finally I am able to leave comments with my Blogger profile again!!! yeah!!

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  22. chanel bags are timeless. truly worth every penny :)

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  23. thank ou so much for your lovely comment ^^ i really like your blog too and i follow, i found here lot of interesting posts ^^

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  24. beautiful outfit and place for the pic!

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  25. Love the outfit & the chanel of course ^_^!! I miss Taiwan so much. When I was there for vacation, I'd pretty much live in the drugstores & just buy makeup. I spent hrs in Sasa too! & Watsons lol

    thx for dropping by my blog btw =]

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  26. Another beautiful location. You also look great. Love the hat. Xxxx

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  27. Lovely pictures! They look so professional!

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  28. Nice job on taking the plunge with the Chanel! I'm still trying to brace myself for it but I think Ric would kill me if I did haha

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  29. The shorts with the booties is perfection and the Chanel bag is a modern twist on a classic!


    Diego
    www.howtozipyourfly.com

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  30. This is my favorite outfit of yours ! So preppy chic.
    I didn't know you used to live here, this place is surreal.
    We all take things for granted, don't worry. What's important is that you've returned to your hometown when you were mature enough to appreciate the cultural legacy of Taipei and that you've shared its history and beauty with all of us.

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  31. i want your outfit! i lvoe the shoes and the boater hat :)

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  32. you look so cute darling, what a nice outfit.
    Hope you're having a good week so far
    take care
    x

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  33. Love these pics. You always look gorgeous! Do you mind telling me what size your beautiful Chanel Flap is? It looks great on you!

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  34. Thank you for your comment! It WAS hilarious. I laughed through the entire movie. Like your blog. Feel followed ^^

    Kisses

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  35. Great photos! I love the blouse your wearing! XOXO

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  36. I adore your bag, perfect size for me! adore your shorts .... perfect sweet-Chic look.
    You are right about not appreciating things when we have them, I live in Miami and go crazy when I see mountains, like I've never seen them before ... I grew up surrounded by them.

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  37. wow beautiful photos!

    xx, theemeraldsun.blogspot.com

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  38. I seriously envy you! : ( you have such amazing features.. and your legs! D: -jealous-

    .. and your camera! D:

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  39. ahhh CKS memorial. i didn't go there this winter - i went to SYS memorial instead. you look so pretty and i like that bridge!

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  40. You always look so pretty--it makes me want to try an experiment!!! Try to not look pretty one day, just to see if it's possible. For science. =)

    I've had that same problem about taking nearby attractions for granted. It's awful when I find out one has closed before I ever got around to visiting.

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  41. très jolie tenue, j'adore, et tes photos sont magnifiques, tu est ravissante

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  42. Your outfit is so pretty! I love the softness of the top and of course, your Chanel bag! :)

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  43. u look amazing! love how u topped it off with a hat!

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  44. Super lovely outfit ;) that hat and top seem made to go with each other. Loving the Chanel purse too!

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  45. Hi sweetie. What lovely, lovely gardens and your outfit is adorable! A beautiful setting ;) Anytime someone comments on Ooh La Frou Frou I always leave a little response ... here's a quick link that will take you right to comments if you'd like to read it .. http://tiny.cc/3cimi

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  46. Good on your for buying the Chanel bag. It's gorgeous and you can strike it off your list now!

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  47. Soo preetttyy. Love the white bridge. And your outfit is perfect for the setting.

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  48. Gorgeous...and p.s. I love your hat!
    xo
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  49. you look great - i love love love the hat!!

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  50. hi there!

    loving your outfittt and ooohh a chanel bag! i hope to own one one day too! Congratsss and it looks fab on you! :*)

    thanks for droppin' by my site earlier!

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  51. ohhh and nice to meet another fellow canadian blogger too!!! :)

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  52. Great shots!!!The location is simply amazing and the chanel bag...just a dream...
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  53. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Perhaps next time, add some feathers ;)

    This is ANOTHER place I want to see now.

    xx

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  54. What a super cute outfit! I love your chanel bag. I want a collection of my own one of these days LoL

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  55. love your outfit!!
    it's very chic!! :)


    xoxo

    antonia

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  56. Amazing background and outfit! Love your shoes <3

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  57. Awesome. Very beautiful pictures and outfit! Where is the location of pictures?

    xx

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  58. Ok I just read where is the location! :D

    xxx!!

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  59. glad that chanel bag was worth it because you look adorable. love your hat too!

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  60. what a beautiful scenery! taipei looks lovely! i'm loving your trip pics! so adorable!

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  61. dear you looked so fine and cute, u totally have that shorts and shirt fits u perfectly..and that hat too lovely!

    How ironic huh that u truly admire that gorgeous serene park from your area where you grew now that u ain't living there anymore?:) I totally admire the place its so beautiful! lucky you got the chance to see it...

    have great weekend hun! take care...

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  62. So pretty! And I love your outfit - this whole trip just looks so amazing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  63. lovely outfit and lovely surroundings!! very chic :)

    House of Shoes

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  64. Hi dear thanks for the comment, it was really nice to met 4 followers in person :-)

    Talking about you: beutiful bag (of course) and beautiful shorts :-)
    The hat adds the fashion touch! :-)

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  65. They are good photos from a nice place.

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  66. oh, i DEFINITELY take for granted the cool things around me in Brooklyn. Now that I'm leaving, I want to leave with no regrets - so i'm trying to soak it all in!

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  67. lovely outfit and gorgeous photos!!! New post btw hope you check it out :)


    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  68. Nice outfit! I lovely your little Chanel bag the your hat, super cute.

    Hugs from:
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  69. such a cute outfit! i love the top and those shorts, and the shoes just go perfect! i'm so enjoying seeing your fashion while checking out these lovely places!

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  70. Every penny indeed. Congrats on your gorgeous bag! Cute outfit =D

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  71. Love all the pictures and love your shoes!
    Have a great weekend !

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  72. Chanel put their prices up? Gah! Now I'll really never be able to afford one of their bags :( I'm dying of envy over yours, it really is the perfect accessory.
    xox,
    Cee

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  73. I saw your pic in fashion tea at 5's blog! You're lovely and the location was terrific!

    xoxo
    www.inmodaveritas.com

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  74. Love the bag! I have always wanted to own one too, but I'm still saving up. I hope that I'll have enough before the prices are too too high :)
    Lydia

    www.styleindependent.com

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  75. these pictures are BEAUTIFUL! xx

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  76. Beautiful park! It's funny how we never appreciate our own city the way tourists do, but I try to make a point of sighseeting wherever I live. And congrats on your new Chanel purse! Definitely a classic and timeless investment piece!

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  77. you are always so elegant ! lovely pics and true that we don't see beauty in things around us and realize it when we are far from it ! .
    you are so adorable ♥

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  78. Love your style. Casual comfy and classy as the same time. <3 it!

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  79. oh you look totally adorable in this outfit! love the scenery as well
    have just followed your blog

    xoxo

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  80. These pictures are gorgeous, everything about them is so pretty! The location, the outfit and you!
    xoxo

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  81. So beautiful. The backdrop is simply stunning. Loving the outfit too, super cute. Mae xx

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  82. You look stemin' hot!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  83. Pop! I missed your blog a lot! I'm super busy now with my life lol! :D You're still pretty a always!

    My sister April says hi!

    Jules

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  84. I love your entire outfit, especially your great hat! xx

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  85. You look beautiful, and fit into the setting just perfectly. The memorial looks so peaceful and calming.

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  86. I REMEMBER THIS IN TAIWAN. Such a beautiful setting! I adore how you did the ish tourist look :) Super cute bow detailing on the shorts as well <3

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  87. You are so stylish and gorgeous and this place looks amazing.

    xo
    Rachel

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  88. Incredible!! And you look gorgeous as always. Thanks for all the updates on your travels, I think it's awesome that you are sharing your time with us while you are gone.

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  89. the bow detail of the short pockets are awesome!

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  90. gorgeous chanel purse & photos. they look like their straight out of a magazine. xx

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  91. Yay the Chanel bag finally made it into a lookbook post!

    Your comments about the Chiang Kai-shek memorial are probably true of anybody who comes from a place with a lot of history lol. I remember the first day I was in Mexico City and really exploring it and taking the subway, I was absolutely amazed that they had ancient stone carvings just displayed out in the open in the subway. My boyfriend at the time said, "They're everywhere. By the time your trip is over you'll be so sick of them." And he was right! You just get used to things and take them for granted, and stop seeing how marvelous it is to be looking at something carved hundreds of years ago.

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  92. Great outfit, love your blouse!

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  93. Hiya great outfit ;D classy girl
    what did your bf think of the asian/jap/korean pic ? LOL
    and do you get mistakened for Korean ?

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  94. I love how you incorporated menswear inspired pieces but still kept the look feminine with the ruffled sleeve blouse :)

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  95. The garden in Taipei is really beautiful. And yes I agree that sometimes you have to leave a place and come back to it later to really appreciate it - especially if it's a place that was in your backyard per say. Lovely pictures! I love LOVE your Chanel bag! OMG what a splurgeeee!!! :) *sigh* but I guess we deserve those fashion investments here and there ;)

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  96. omg you look soo soo pretty!!! i just love these photos of you!

    ~Fae
    http://www.rosypop.com

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  97. Cute outfit, you look so nice.
    Xxx

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  98. Such a cute and beautiful outfit! You look very pretty!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!

    xx Ivana
    http://styleintheicityen.blogspot.com

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