Instant Goddess lounges in style

This week Instant Goddess is LOVING the latest resortwear collection from Vamastyle which was showcased at the Vamastyle pop up shop in Sheung Wan over the weekend. The latest collection is called Tropicale and has the best lightweight print trousers Instant Goddess has come across this season, a knock-out jumpsuit which amazingly works on most body shapes, fantastic shorts in peach leopard plus a winning palm tree print in almost everything your summer wardrobe could possibly desire!

Before we get started though, I should caveat these photos with the fact that although the designs look great on screen I can’t emphasise enough how good they look in the flesh: the cut works and the print pops!

So..the hero trousers…so comfortable, so lightweight and so breezy…oh and did I mention so flattering?!

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Top: Montauk tribal pants $1007.73 teamed with matching Innika blue swimsuit $736.42, bottom left: Beach Daze tote $465.11 and bottom: El Kabron kimono $930.21 teamed with Innika Swimsuit (left) and (right) Montauk tribal pants above and Wategos cross back camisole $736.42

Now onto the knock-out Parker jumpsuit in a palm tree print with a super flattering cut – if you don’t believe me – try it!

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Parker jumpsuit $1317.80

If jumpsuits aren’t your thing then fear not the palm tree print comes in easy breezy, fabulously comfy shorts and a camisole that will look great teamed with your favourite skinnies as well as the shorts pictured below…two looks for the price of one that’s what we love!

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Left: Beach Daze Tote $465.11 and Right: Wategos palm tree print camisole $736.42 teamed with Shek O palm tree shorts $736.42

Onto the next popping print…it’s peach leopard…again the shorts are a must…so easy to run about town in or perfect poolside.

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Shek O peach leopard shorts $736.42 teamed with Point Yamu Bikini $736.42

Alas, the pop up shop is now over but fear not you can buy everything online and Vamastyle founder Kaitie is super helpful on sizing and returns (if need be). There’s also another pop up shop coming soon so be sure to follow Vamastyle on Facebook to stay updated.

Shoe of the Week

The gong this week has to go to the BCBGeneration Darron Pump inspired by the Valentino Rockstud but far, far kinder on the pocket! Available in yellow, turquoise, pink, red, cream and black you really are spoilt for choice and the saying “If the shoe fits buy two pairs” was made for the Darron Pump, especially as they cost a mere USD $79.95 (approx. $620 HKD). Buy them online from DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse.

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Shipping notes: to have the Darron pump shipped to Hong Kong you need to use a MyUS account which gives you your own US postal address. Your order will be shipped to this address by DSW and then forwarded on by MyUS to your HK address. It only costs USD $10 to set up a standard account with MyUS and although your shipping to HK is charged in addition to this…believe me at these prices the Darron will still work out at a mere drop in the ocean compared to the mighty Valentino Rockstud.

Alternatively, tap one of your State-side friends up and get them to pop your Darrons in the post to you.

Midweek Meal Inspiration

6. Spring Quinoa Risotto

This week after all the indulgence of Easter it’s all about treating that body like a temple again with healthy meals bursting with vegetables. And on this quest to get back to that temple, I’ve stumbled across the Helmsley and Helmsley cookbook: The Art of Eating Well which is all the rage back in the UK. Helmsley and Helmsley is a London based food business set up by two sisters: Jasmine and Melissa Helmsley, who love to cook healthy or in their words have a passion for “nutrient-dense cooking”. As well as a bestselling cookbook they even have designed their own Spiralizer (you know the thing that makes your courgettes into spaghetti) and they regularly contribute to UK Vogue with their recipes.

So very on message, I give you their Spring Quinoa Risotto yep using protein packed quinoa instead of your traditional rice in a risotto. It’s packed with great flavours and a good hit of your daily five.

Yogi tea saying of the week: “As long as there is doubt you cannot find the way”.

Instant Goddess saying of the week: “No more doubt, just be on your way”

Until next time Goddesses and remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it XX

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About instantgoddess

Living in Hong Kong with its dearth of affordable high street fashion, Instant Goddess was born. The challenge being to find cheap but chic, fash for less cash week-in week-out. Whether its whizzing down the online aisles or pounding the HK streets, Instant Goddess gives you the shortcuts to make you look and feel good with the least amount of energy required. All you have to do is sit back and be open to shopping suggestion and temptation. Instant Goddess words to live by: Everyone deserves to look good. Money can't buy style. It's not what you wear but how you wear it. And remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it. The author behind Instant Goddess is Katie Kay a self confessed jewel junkie, with a keen eye for stylish clothes that scream glamour without the hefty designer price tag.
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