I love Ximending in the morning, it is like a completely different place than later in the day, where it is all packed with people, street vendors and flashing billboards. It's quite deserted in the morning, when most of the people are still asleep and the stores are closed, empty except for the occasional delivery truck or street sweeper. I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked a) because it rained pretty much everyday and b) I had my hands full with a toddler, but I took a couple of pics on our last morning while little k was sleeping (when she finally got over her jetlag). This Etoile Isabel Marant Risha dress was a recent purchase from La Garconne from FW 2013. Versatile for spring and summer, it's a pretty little chiffon bohemian piece, although a little sheer and prone to wrinkles.