Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Little Delights Tuesday

Ring from Accessorize
Ring from Posh

Top: Playlife, Skirt; Handbag: Mango, Belt: F21, Shoes: Dune, Earrings: Gifted.

  • Berating myself thinking that I put together a less-than-gorgeous outfit but getting complimented on it.
  • Kisses from Spain.
  • Uplifting comments on my blog from strangers. Guys I love your comments, keep them coming! Oh and I reply to all of them!
  • Meeting new people. This is because of the event I'm handling. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to meet new people and forge new relationships.
  • Getting a new perfume.
Hope you're having a good week. And wouldja hype me please? It just takes a click! xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

You know you've had a long day when

Jacket: Koton, Top: Vintage, Jeans: H&M, Boots: New Look

You try opening the house door with the car key remote.
After dinner you go to keep leftovers in the microwave instead of the fridge.
You keep wondering why the pot isn't getting hot. Then realize the stove's main switch is off.
You call a person by someone else's name. (This is so embarassing.)
You talk to yourself.
You leave for your photoshoot. Without your camera. 

So that's me recently. I'm one hot mess. I'm putting together an event with two lovely ladies and that's what's scrambling my already-scrambled brains. But I'm not complaining. It's fun doing something you're good at and that you love doing. 

On a style note, I got this leather jacket a few days ago. I'd been pining for one for long, and I wanted it to be either indigo or red. And I got this one on sale for BD 16 only. Whoop! So I decided to do a typically fierce Silver Kick look. I've missed her. 

Hope you're having a great week! xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hold On

Blazer; Pants: Zara, Vest: Camaieu, Shoes: Dorothy Perkins, Jewelry: Various

I've been collecting poems since I was little. It's a hobby passed on to me by my dad. As I was sitting wondering what to write about, I realized I wanted to talk about holding on. And I remembered this poem I'd gotten from my dad's poetry collection. I don't know who the author is, but it's lovely.

Hold on though it seems that there is nothing left for you. 

Hold on in the darkness,till the sun comes breaking through. 
Hold on to your courage in the chaos of your grief, 
Hold on, bravely, blindly, to your faith, and belief. 
Let go now,and you may drift, tossed by the waves of chance,
Hurled into strange waters by the storms of circumstance. 
The sea of life is deep, 'tis only fools who venture out, 
At the mercy of the winds, upon the rocks of doubt. 
Though it seems that hope has fled and every joy has gone, 
Listen to the Voice within that says to you HOLD ON!

On a style note, these beads take this drab corporate look to kitschy. And I so adore these blue pumps with their suede cut-out detail and chunky heel. They really are so comfortable! Or I'd never attempt something like what I did in the last photo. The things I do for this blog! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Confessions of a (non) Shopaholic

Blazer: ?, Blouse: Mango,  Jeans: H&M, Boots: Piazza Italia, Ring: Posh

Contrary to what a lot of people think (and accuse me of!), I'm not a shopaholic. I don't believe in frivolously spending money and just filling up my wardrobe. I believe in making full use of every item I own. I have a love affair with my things. I cherish all my clothes until they fall apart or recently, because I keep losing weight and my clothes kept becoming too big. (SO annoying.) So obviously, I don't believe in wearing something only once. The fun is in being creative with your clothes and seeing in how many different ways and with what different accessories you can make it work.
And when I'm shopping, I have two rules when I'm trying on clothes: 1), I have to feel like it's love-at-first-sight, and 2) they should make me wanna do a small dance in the fitting room. 
 Now if you're wondering what brought on this confession, well, I went shopping today. And got stuff that I'm completely in love with and that make me wanna dance just thinking of them. Hehe.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Pink Pumps!

Top: Mango, Skirt: H&M,  Shoes: Miss Selfridge, Jewelry: Gifted, Watch: Swatch 

Finally I wore these pink pumps! Scratch that. FINALLY I got them. I'd been pining for them for over two months. They were even on my Christmas Wish List. But unforch, no one gifted them to me (sticking my tongue out at you mean non-gifters) and I didn't buy them because they costed an unaffordable BD 29. I was so crazy about them that almost everytime I went to the mall I'd go into Miss Selfridge just to look at them. I must've asked the sales assistant a dozen times if she was sure they wouldn't go on sale. She would always smile and say no. I'd always sigh and walk out. Then on a recent trip to the mall where I was helping an editor friend to pick out hats and scarves for a magazine article, I went into Miss Selfridge. Ancy who was with us at the time, (and who knew how badly I wanted them) noticed the price on them and squealed. They'd been marked down to BD 14! YAY! And this was the last piece in my size. I couldn't pay for them fast enough! And I'm finally, finally wearing them today...they're mine to hold and to wear and look at. 
So moral of the story, if you really want something badly...well, you know the rest.

Happy Weekend! xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

My 16 Rules For Living

I promised you in this Rules for Living post that I'd give you my own Rules for Living. It took me a few months, but here they are:
  1. Never put yourself down. There are enough people to do it for you.
  2. It's alright to flip out once in a while. Just as long as the flipping out doesn't take too long and then you take action to solve the reason for flipping out.
  3. You're the best version of yourself when you're in pursuit of your dream. And you attract good things to yourself. So always, always chase your dream.
  4. If it made you happy, don't regret it.
  5. When you're independent, people want you to depend on them.
  6. Don't do for people what they can and should do for themselves. 
  7. You have one body for your entire life. Take good care of it.
  8. The most successful people are the ones who apply logic in all scenarios.
  9. After applying logic, listen to your instinct. It's almost always right.
  10. Never overestimate others' intelligence. Never underestimate your own.
  11. Life is too long to hold grudges. And carrying all that anger around only tires you.
  12. Never reveal your weaknesses to anyone. Work on them secretly.
  13. You can be your own best friend by not letting others influence your judgment.
  14. Always stick with people who know they are flawed and ridiculous. 
  15. Be kind and gentle, being harsh and angry gets you nowhere. 
  16. Before forgiving someone else, learn to forgive yourself first.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Little Delights Tuesday

  • Someone telling me I'm their lucky charm.
  • Unexpected gifts: a box of Godiva chocolates (thank you David!), gorgeous jewelry and a cute key ring.
  • Making my brother's cat go crazy with a laser. If you have never done this, you don't know what you're missing! It's hilarious!
  • Singing and acting along to songs as if someone's filming me for the music video.
  • Finding that the shoes I've been drooling over for two months have finally been marked down (from BD 29 to BD 14!) and getting them. I'll introduce you to these beautiful babies soon.
  • Finishing a Mills & Boons romance novel in two days. Don't judge me. They're excellent light reads. Pfft! Why am I justifying this?
  • Finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner. This is going to sound very advertise-y, bu it makes my hair soft, smooth, shiny and oh-so-sexy!  
  • Taking a shower in really hot water and watching as the steam fills up the bathroom. Then I pretend I'm in my personal sauna.
Tell me yours! xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Red, White, Black and Blue!

Blouse: Jeanswest, Jeans: Zara, Boots: Payless, Clutch: Mango, Necklace: Gifted, Rings: right hand: Accessorize; left  hand: Gold Souk, Watch: Vintage.

Lots of pics today! Ancy's getting really good at taking pics and I believe I'm getting good at posing for them! Not bad for two amateurs huh?
I was dying to wear these new red jeans. Finally I got a chance. It's nice to not work in a corporate office and have to wear formal clothes everyday. B-o-ring. Before I could wear jeans only on the weekend. Now I can wear them daily if I want. Yay!! Anyhow, I was in a very minimalist mood today. I really didn't want to wear all my winter layers and was quite prepared to brave the cold. But the Universe was on my side as today was warmer than yesterday. And that's why you don't see me freezing in the pictures. Which you'll most probably see tomorrow if this kinda weather continues.

How was your day? xxx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mustard and Monochrome

My Aquarius charm!
Sweater: Jane Norman, Tunic: F21, Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Boots: Piazza Italia,  Jewelry: Various,  Watch: Swatch

Manic manic maaaaanic Sunday! I've done a LOT of driving around today! And I met many new people thanks to a new project I've gotten myself into. But it's all been pleasant and fun. I'm working from home now for this project, and believe me, it's such a refreshing change from the corporate world. I may be taking back my words later but that's what it is right now. On a style note, it's getting colder by the day so I layered on the usual suspects for my wintry days: sweater, scarf, tunic, jeans, socks (you can't see them, but they keep me sooo warm) and boots. I wanted to break the monochrome with mustard, so I draped on my mustard scarf and tan boots. How's that for matchy-matchy? 

Have a nice week! Ciao! xxx