Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SHOPPING: Accessories Lookout

I was browsing through the web the other day cause that's what I typically do when I have nothing else on my plate. I wanted to shop online and overseas, but I really don't want the online-shopping-bagagge: The Shipping Cost.

And so I found these cool things at Shopbop and now I feel like I wanna get something from there cause of the free shipping policy. GAWDDD.. Now I can work my Paypal to its heart content. Haha, no, just enough for me to get a couple of accessories from the site.

I'm eyeing theseeeee....

This funky case would certainly match my funky personality! Haha, I am in denial, and yes, I'm not that funky.



Super convenient for my Touch 'n Go card! And yes, I am in search of a smaller wallet simply because I need to start using smaller bags (I love my back)




You had me at the catchy phrase! Now, better think of a city to leave my heart at :p




I love the vintage appeal of this sunglasses, and it'd be a nice change for all those black sunnies I have, right? *Nooooo.... (I hear my black sunglasses wailing)




Just cause I have like a gajillion sunglasses, and more often than not, they come in ridiculously large and bulky boxes!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TRENDY TUESDAY: The Nyonya Kebaya

HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY, lovelies!

After being free from the British invasion on the 31st August 1957 (our Independence Day), the Malaysian federation is formally established on this day in 1963. This is the day when all lands of Borneo, Malaya and Singapore are united to form Malaysia.



Outfit:
Scarf: Turkuaz
Nyonya Kebaya: Melaka
Batik skirt: Miss Lily Shop
Slippers: Zara
Bag: Longchamp


So on this memorable day, I decided to wear something that's very much Malaysian, but in my own twist of course. Paired a simple embroidered Nyonya Kebaya top with a batik maxi skirt. Specifically bought a simple Nyonya Kebaya top so that I can wear it with my casual outfits when I'm back in KL as an outer cardigan or something. And usually the batik sarong are worn quite figure-huggingly, so it wasn't that all friendly to my touristy walks in Malacca hehe.. 

Here's to praying that Malaysia will remain happy, healthy and prosperous for a million more years! Being born and bred in Malaysia is definitely something I am proud of and would never trade it for anything else in the world! :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

FAITH FRIDAY: Contentment



"You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy." - Garth Brooks.☺️ 


Not every one aims to gain monetary happiness in this life. And you can pretty much see how they value the little things, they're appreciative of every little detail life inflicts upon them good or bad, and how genuinely happy they are. I like those types of people. Reminds me of this little house I saw in Kyoto a couple of months ago. The house was pretty small, but the entrance was just...perfect. 


There's something about it that makes you feel happy just by looking at it, right? Like the owner has achieved contentment eventhough he doesn't have much.


I mean, working your butt off to achieve more in life is not a bad thing. You have ambitions and drive to push yourself forward for the betterment is indeed a quality that many should possess. But to me, when that is put as the first thing in life, it just feels...off.


What's the point of having them all but deep inside you're not THAT happy?


People swimming in the swamps can be a million times more happier than those swimming in 5 star resort pools. Why? Find the answer within yourself.


Need I remind you that I, too, dream of owning a Hermes Kelly or drive a Jaguar or some sort. Even though I may love to want those things, I pretty much like the idea of 'dreaming of wanting them'. It makes it even more fun. You want it, but you can't have it. So to me, that's where the excitement in life comes from. After owning a Kelly, I know after a few months, I might not have the same feeling towards the bag as to when I didn't have it. Let alone have lots of it. Get what I mean?


Well, this is totally just me.


But if you happen to sit on the same boat as me, then I say 'hey buddy!'


Most of you reading this I'm sure are already old enough to know how to compare. Just look around you and take your closest example; your grandparents for instance. I'm sure most of our grandparents would not have much during their times but how do they stay so happy and content? How do they view life? The next time you see them, dig. I bet you the first thing they'd answer won't be anything even close to money or materialistic possessions.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WARDROBE WEDNESDAY: At Peace

I don't know bout you, but whenever I see this particular jubah dress hanging on the rack in my room, I feel at peace. Maybe it's the colour, or maybe it's the subtle patterns on the sleeves. See for yourself, do you agree?

Outfit:
Shawl: Forever21
Sofya Jubah: Miss Lily Shop
Bag: Coach

Speaking about opening up new doors the other day on my instagram update (of a picture of a door), I was actually referring to something that I did a couple of days ago. I went to an audition for a hosting gig! Oh my goodness, could you believe your ears (or maybe eyes in this case)??

The results won't be out yet till next week, but whatever the outcome is, I'm totally fine with it hehe. Going to the audition itself already is a big step for me. Even though I was scared outta my wits, I dared myself to go and try. 

It was fun, but of course I was raging nervous you see. I kept talking nonsense (which was okay btw) as to see how I project my sentences. So yeah, challenge yourself. You'll be surprised how things might just fall into place (or not). 

"Every accomplishment begins with a decision to try." - Brian Littrell (of the Back Street Boys, I think?)


P/s: The jubah I wore is nursing-friendly. So whatchu waiting for, mommies? :D