Blog-tember Day 18: China Travel

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I have decided to continue doing the Blog-tember challenge from Brave Love Blog all week long on the usual schedule with a bonus post on Saturday (I was planning on doing something like Saturday’s prompt anyways, so why not make it a part of the Blog-tember challenge?!). If you want a hint as to what that post will be on, the prompt is revealed here.

Today’s prompt is: Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you’ve been to or a favorite vacation.

I love traveling, as once revealed here. I went to China for two weeks during the summer of 2013, and at that point, I didn’t mention much at about it on my blog because I was still stuck in the notion that my blog had to be strictly about fashion. I’ve realized since from reading other blogs that fashion + lifestyle makes for 10x more interesting content. I did a quick post on a fashion photo shoot I saw while in China, but that was really it! This was the perfect opportunity to share more about that trip.

I visited a few different cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. My favorite was probably Shanghai!

Here are some pictures of all the different cities. I took soooo many pictures that it would be impossible to include them all, but I wanted to give you all a quick look into my China trip.


A tip for fashionistas everywhere: if you are going to China, expect the hottest temperatures EVER. My hair would start the day down and a few hours later end up in a ponytail, sometimes even making it to a top knot (and not the cute kind of top knot). Also – sneakers will be your best friend. I hate to succumb to wearing sneakers if I don’t have to, but there are so many cute options now! I packed Supergas with me at the time, which worked perfectly fine – just make sure you are adjusted to them first! Also – I would recommend packing light clothes and nothing that requires layering. Staying cool in the hot sun is an absolute must!


The Terracotta Warriors are so cool! I had seen and read about it in history textbooks over the years, so seeing it in person was crazy. I literally just stopped and stared for a few minutes trying to take it all in.

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Some beautiful elements spotted around the cities!


Going to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center was my favorite part of the trip. I literally felt like I was on top of the world! The view is beautiful. This was an optional stop on our tour and I am SO glad that my family took the time to go.



Hong Kong Disney was actually really cool and a fun way to spend our extra day. It was crowded, but still super fun – there is a Toy Story Land and instead of the Haunted Mansion this Park has Mystic Manor!

If you will be visiting China, please e-mail me! I have a ton of suggestions and would love to help you add some things to your itinerary. My family was on a planned tour so we were able to cover a lot of ground in a shorter amount of time.

xoxo, Jamie

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4 Responses to Blog-tember Day 18: China Travel

  1. Rachel G says:

    Wow, you guys did travel a lot within the country! Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong definitely aren’t close to each other! I live in China but I haven’t traveled around the country much at all, so far I’ve stayed in my little city of 10 million people…. :)

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Hi Rachel! Yes we did do a lot of traveling within the country – we were on lots of flights – in fact when we flew to Xian in the morning and headed back to the airport that afternoon! But it was certainly all worth it. That is so cool that you live in China! What city do you live in? xo

  2. Melissa says:

    I would never had known that Hong Kong had a disney land. Awesome. Great pictures.

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