Twenty Dollar Monday

foever21 chiffon scallop red shorts

crate & barrel farmer's market bag

sara studded leather bracelet

crate & barrel bamboo canisters

katie's paperie polka dots ballpoint pens

forever21 striped canvas flats

yellow finch design easy gold tube necklace

pretty tape etsy stripes polka dots japanese washi tape

Happy Monday, all! How was your weekend? For me, it always seems to go by way too fast.

Though today, it’s actually a holiday for me as the Chinese culture celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, or as most of you might heard, the mooncake festival. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest out of the whole year. As a kid growing up in Hong Kong, I had always remember having a festive dinner with the family, playing with lanterns and enjoying mooncakes as we gazed out to adore the full moon.

Tonight, it will be no different. I will be enjoying a traditional Chinese dinner with my family and show baby H the first time a beautiful lantern. I think it’s kinda nice that my parents still have us celebrate these holidays so that I am able to pass along these traditions to my daughter. How about you? Do you have any cultural traditions you share with your family? I’d love to hear about it.

Well, I hope you enjoy my $20 Monday this week. I’ll be back tomorrow with lots of pictures from last week’s Fashion’s Night Out! Have a Happy Mooncake Day!

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