The Village

posted by on 2014.06.04, under Fashion, Korea, Outfit Of The Day, Outfits, TRAVEL











As I’ve been traveling to Korea for the past 3 years, it’s as if my level of attachment increases every time I visit the motherland. I have a sense of belonging when I’m in Korea…possibly it has to do with my fond childhood memories? I lived in Korea from year 1994-1997.  Although I attended a foreign school where all my neighbors and teachers were like myself, Korean-American, but this is where I discovered my love for fashion and pop culture. And 2 decades later ….. I’m back to my grass roots of where it all began.

I spent a lot of my time in a small area called Samcheong-dong ( 삼청동) , a hilly neighborhood with an endless amount of hidden cafes, galleries, and shops. As we were roaming around  I discovered in a quiet alley a traditional style looking house,  but to my surprise it ended up being a record shop  mixed in with a cafe. I absolutely adore how this particular shop was juxtaposed by both the old  and the new, similar to my personal style.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I’m currently in Hong Kong right now , and it’s been absolutely nonstop with shoots, meetings, and of course sight seeing. There is inspiration everywhere, and I can’t wait to share all my experiences with you!



Flats: Esquivel Shoes

Sweater: 360 Sweater (similar one HERE)

Skirt: from Korea but similar one HERE & HERE 

Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner 

Purse: Salvatore Ferragamo


I’ve only been to Korea once for 3 days, not long enough, hah!! But can’t wait to go back….the food and cute little cafes are amazing I hear.

ellie @ fit for the soul ( June 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM )

Love, love this post, it’s so inspiring. I love travel and hill towns with quaint coffee shops…


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Borse Fendi ( June 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM )

Love that skirt and bag! So cute Chriselle :)

Melissa ( June 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM )

Interesting post

Inna ( June 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM )

Thanks for sharing Chriselle ! Love your outfit and the cafe =)


mc ( June 5, 2014 at 8:06 AM )

I’m in love with your outfit! So cute! xx

Katerina ( June 5, 2014 at 3:54 AM )

Just started following you on Instagram and am loving all ur pics! I’m from hk but now live in melbourne…seeing ur pics of hk make me miss it very much! I’m also visiting seoul later this year and can’t wait to explore samcheong dong!! would love to visit this cafe you blogged about very much! Can u share the name or directions to get there? Thanks so much xx

Anna ( June 5, 2014 at 3:43 AM )

Love the nude oxfords :)

Crystael ( June 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM )

I feel like blue is a must.have for this summer!

Fashion Party blog ( June 4, 2014 at 1:41 PM )

    It sure is, you can see alot of in the spring/summer collections!

    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:50 PM )

If you like Samcheong-dong you should also check out Buam dong next time you’re in Seoul! Similar vibes with the juxtaposition of the old/new and very charming. I would recommend Art for Life cafe there. You can see pics of the quirky yet beautiful cafe on my blog! :)

The Petite Wayfarer ( June 4, 2014 at 1:24 PM )

    Thank you for the recommendation! I will make sure to check out your blog ;) and I can’t wait to come back! Thnks for stopping by! xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:51 PM )

That purse is too adorable Chriselle. Love the whole vibe of this look. Beautiful <3


STYLE BY ALINA ( June 4, 2014 at 12:20 PM )

    Thank you Alina! You are so sweet, hope to hear from you again xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM )

The cafe looks beautiful, love this powder blue ensemble~ Have fun in HK!



Vivian ( June 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM )

I was hoping you would post something like this while you were in Korea. Thanks! Looking great as always.


Juliana ( June 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM )

    Aww I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank you Juju!


    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:57 PM )

Perfect bag and shoes! You look lovely!

Natali ( June 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM )
monkeyshines ( June 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM )

Love the blue tone on this outfit! Hope you’re having a great time in Asia <3
xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

Claire ( June 4, 2014 at 10:49 AM )

    I’m having the BEST time. Thank you Claire! hope to hear from you again!


    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM )

Beautiful outfit. . The bottom is really cute and the shoes makes it really peppy

shandy ( June 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM )

Have always wanted to visit Korea someday, discover these little gems here and there, just like how I feel about Hong Kong (my motherland). Everytime I leave there, it feels like I’m truly leaving home. Hope you will enjoy your adventures in Hong Kong ;)

xo Jenny

Jenny Tsang ( June 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM )

    Hi Jenny, so far I am. I am absolutely in LOVE with Hong Kong :) I can’t wait to come back.

    Hope to hear from you again!


    Chriselle ( June 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM )
Feyi A ( June 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM )

it seems like so much fun! and loving the blue! x

supal {chevrons & éclairs} ( June 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM )

Gorgeous shades of baby blue!

Emma ( June 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM )

Gorgeous photos. I cannot wait to see mor photos. Your outfit is gorgeous as always. That sweater is perfect.

Fabulous 30s

Fabulous 30s ( June 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM )

I feel a bit like that when I go back to Ireland….a sense of being pulled back to your roots.. ;))

Jessica Rose ( June 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM )

안녕하세요!! My name is danny kim. i recently started instagram and i saw u at instagram. In korea only a few people do instagram. so i was so glad to see LIM on instagram. After that, i could know u were korean american.Then i decided to be ur fan! Infact, before i knew u, i was so interested in lots of korean americans. (Cuz i really like their youtube videos^^). Then i heard u visit seoul! Now im so glad that u enjoyed our motherland :) 자주 오세요ㅎㅎ

김도은 ( June 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM )

I have always loved Asian culture and cities, but as I have abundantly mentioned, Seoul takes a central place in my heart. You look great! I love the skirt. ^^

Dilek ( June 4, 2014 at 9:41 AM )


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