Crop Top: ℅ Carte Collective ($99); Skirt: ℅ Marks and Spencer ; Scarf Turban: Vintage Celine ; Glasses: Select 18 ; Necklace: Edge of Ember ; Shoes: Jessica Simpson ; Bag: gift ; Geode Cuff: ℅ Marie France Van Damme

New on the HK style scene is the on-trend Carte Collective. The collection is small but the style is big! From crop tops to lace mini qipaos you can find something cool to spice up your wardrobe. I snagged three pieces to give a go around town- the Midnight black crop top, the Elixir black and white striped dress, and the Wanderlust red lace dress– and was very impressed with the cut and quality especially for the price points!


Dress: ℅ Carte Collective ($349): Denim Shirt: Zara ; Bag: ℅ Danielle Nicole ; Boots: ℅ Marks and Spencer ; Hat: ℅ Helen Kaminski

Size wise I first opted for a medium (I am a US6) and then traded up as the fit was good width-wise but was too short for my preference. After I got the large (shown here) I then felt confident to take the looks for a spin around town! It still felt better to wear little shorts underneath as I am new to the mini scene. I figure I better wear minis now as I am only getting older so …. flaunt it while you got it?!?


Dress: ℅ Carte Collective ($549); Belt: ℅ Armani Exchange ; Shoes: Nine West ; Bag: Vintage

All the items featured on Carte Collective are perfect for a night out in LKF but styled another way (hello denim shirt and boots!) and you can wear many of them for the day time too. I would love to pair the crop top with a pair of high waisted palazzo pants and an oversize blazer (If that happens I’ll be sure to post pics!). This is a brand that will surely get you noticed so be sure to have the confidence turned high when you don it! I, for one, did a few extra squats before stepping out on the town and now have the motivation I need to keep at them because I intend on wearing my Carte Collective pieces a whole lot more!