Wearing Dorothy Perkins floral motives puff sleeved dress, Balenciaga inspired booties, Rimmel 260 Funtime Fuschia.
i can impossibly imagine me wearing a real Balenciaga or Sam Edelman bootie. First, obviously it would cost me a bomb. Second, it would also cost me a bomb… Hmm. However, i suffered much a struggle in trying to get over it. Thank God that i have discovered a local online blog store that brings in ‘designer-inspired’ or ‘fashion-inspired’ shoes all the way from Korea (if i am not wrong). . i almost could not believe my eyes and was quite stunned when i first glared at these boots one night when i was browsing through the net to ease off my shopping addictions after a hard day at work that i don’t even passionate about. It’s all worth the money for now considering my financial health in an intensive care unit at stage. i always thank Him for the path in preventing me from splurging into ‘expensive-and-could-not-afford buys. i gave a thought, many many times with that thousands of bucks spent on fetish-looking-booties-that-i-know-i-would-not-even-wear-it-out-in-public-not-especially-in-a-sub-urb-name-Kuantan-except-for-blogging-purpose. Phew! :D i could do good by getting a plentiful collection of vintage dresses for myself and the many important things that i always almost forgot to do like car painting & overhaul, a decent Western cuisine family dinner treat and a problem-free handphone for my boyfriend.
i wonder, how many of us as ‘fashion-bloggers’ overindulged ourselves with designer’s-labels just to feel good about ourselves in it and in the end, ended up feeling empty and devastated all over again? And the cycle continues… Do you? As for me, yes. How do you cope with your temptations & money when it is getting out of control? Any suggestions? Tips are welcome here. Would love to hear from you. Good night & Have a nice weekend ahead!
my outfit proverbs for 2010:
Strictly no velvets
Be more couture-ristic
Explore every style possible
Be adventurous of animal prints & motives
Enrich with vividly bold colors (Green, purple, pink, orange & etc.)
Be courageous, confident, poised & wear it with right attitude
Cut down on plus / over-sized outfits
Think new outfits, less of copying
Reinvent, recycle innovatively
Lastly, maintain the zestiness
Wishing everyone a blessed Chinese New Year. :-]
Wearing Printed beast tank over Pastarasta white top (sleeveless is prohibited at work), 3pm denim & Cotton on flats. Ever since Christopher Kane beast prints shirt / dress are made popular amongst the fashion blogger industry; similar concepts are found everywhere these days, the only thing different is with the prints. On a lighter note, this flat is very flattering but humidifying at the same time. It is not recommended for long hours of outdoor use due to its poly-material type which is the source of poor ventilation. The heat from my feet is trapped thus causing an unpleasant odour (ugh, you know what). This has also been confirmed by Mute-mode who is also having this similar problem. It is best for air-conditioned indoor wearing.
i believe most of you are aware that i’ve been for the longest break ever and felt like i’ve just recovered from a sleeping spell that has been casted on me by a lazy wicked witch. Felt quite awkward though as i’m composing this post today. Well, there’s no big excuse but to admit that i was really hooked up with so many forms of busyness both important & unnecessary activities. Sad to say, most of them are time procrastinating. Still can’t really figure out what i’ve done so far. By the time i’m done with it, was really exhausted and left with almost no time for blogging. Really apologize for that. However, as the New Year approached i’ve made a little promise to myself in trying not to conveniently neglect this blog of mine at any time again. Anyway, long story short – here are some picture collections taken from the recent lengthy time away from blogging :D Enjoy~
A small treat to me from myself on New Year’s eve…Admiring my one & only open-toe bootie…and my only leather bag…Blowing & cutting birthday cakes, perpetually reminding the victim their age and weight & later to find myself munching on the bigger piece…Bold color nail paintings, that one thing which is easily undo if not satisfactory…Bulking up on creams & sweets as if i’m not bulky enough…Christmas celebration. What is more predictable than seeing this bobbles as decorations on trees at the end of each year…Compulsive shopping again…Compulsive test fitting other than shopping…Counting dead rats for the week’s record…Detaching feathers from the F21 bull’s end necklace thinking that it might look better without it…Diet & healthy eatings minus the discipline…Dining at Stevens, they have the most dodgy yet artful way of returning customers their change…Dining out with friends hoping for free meal instead ended up going dutch…Dressing up according to themes, in this case – fringe…Switching to local cousines after having enough of westerns… eerie Christmas visit to the Turnwald’s…Enjoying the sun while it still lasted during the monsoon…Envying people who gets soft toys on special occasions though i don’t really like one… Finally got myself a pair of winged earrings… For a change, drawings instead of day-dreamings… Gift spending & wraping, a matter of fact, its easier to receive than to give. my version of saying, its also easy to wrap than to give…Gone crazy with the food in my mouth…Got my first bold paper yarn bag…Hanging out with family – Little sister & Wendy of BlackCoffeeCrumbs… Hearty gift from a close aquiantance…Here’s mute-mode aka the invisible partner throughout the city trip…Perpetually forgetting things, specifically where i placed them… Cheese binging…Imprisoning myself at home in an effort to avoid from shopping, but still ended up shopping, i have forgotten to go offline..Last minute Chinese New Year shopping is no longer a challenge, shops still opens on public holidays these days, no hurry & no worry… Lingering at F21 while i still can…Lunching with sisters – mine, iced lime tea…Mini business trip with my sisters… Condeming overpriced mini magnetos…One thing that i will always got it right – anticipating a bouquet of flower for my birthday (yawn)…Reunion dinner with family – the only time that i literally forgotten about the word ‘starvation’…Running almost all the wedding marathons in town, except mine…Self portraying for the blogging rainy days…Self posing for my idle blog and i take ages to post it out…Shooting for fun, pretending to become a cover model…Slurpings & burpings…Sneak peaking on how i look from the back…Trying out low-budget hotel rooms…Spicing up meals with super hot Peri Peri chicken…Spotted an almost look alike Murano-inspiration lamp…Stealling some lego pieces from my lil bro’s project just to irritate him…Test fitting and later on regretting for not buying…The most procastinating hobby, sleeping as usual. Picture credit to MuteMode and idea to BlackCoffeeCrumbs. Wait till i take yours…Travelling between two states, no money to go abroad…Unwrapping predictable gifts…Wondering if they have the biggest card with the smallest price…Wrestling with Raven the black nose Rottie, for no good reason…Imagining the impossible…and Watching Lion dance hoping for a blunder…
The thought of Christopher Kane’s designs kept on reiterating in my mind has led me to a rampage hunt for a similar obsession. After months of search, this is what i came up with… Yes, all into one scarf. Compressed neatly with a twist.Wearing: Pastarasta White Cotton Top, 3pm Denim, Printed Silk Chiffon Scarf, Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag, MNG Black Pumps.
Peace to everyone!
Wearing: MNG Suit Blazer, Nicole Checks T-Shirt, Black Jeans (Blackcoffeecrumbs-Remixed), MNG Black Pumps, MNG Glassbeads Necklace, Self Designed Cocktail Necklace, Brown Patent Drawstring Bag
It might sound offending to most of us but as a matter of fact it is the truth and the truth usually hurts. Have you ever notice that almost many of us likes or indirectly comparing / competing? There are many good examples in our daily life that we can relate this with. For an instance, Facebook, Blogging and family / friends’ social gathering. You are bound to hear people boasts on what they owned, bought, achieved and some even what others do.
i have recently encountered a situation of a very close friend of mine, whom her family and relations are professionals and there goes the comparison starts.. A mixture of bittersweet symphony all together. The atmosphere was fillled with self-praises and admiration basically. Well, i am not too suprise myself, as i do compare and have relatives of this kind too. :D
Throughout their conversations, i am thinking to myself as to why people compare? Don’t they feel bad or compasionate for those who don’t even have the luxuries they own sitting there with them hearing on what they have to brag about? (ahem, that.. actually referring to me :D LOL!) It seems to me that they got a little bit carried away and are constantly seeking to get recognition from everyone. i just smile and said to myself, why don’t they make it big to the Hollywood screen or Noble award or something?
Well, indeed the Maslow Heirarchy of needs does says that Self-Esteem being the 2nd top most of all human needs. Question, do they need it till the extent? Hmm, i wonder? Anyway, just would like to add a note to it (as general rule) on what i feel about us, human beings. Good times, we boasts. Bad times, we become humble, so all of a sudden (Objective: to have other’s sympahty and to avoid helping others). Try it for yourself, i bet there will be at least 80% truth in it.
my appologies for posting a contradiction today but i feel that there should be a limit in everything we do. Don’t you feel? xOxO
i am so thrilled to see this blue-screen error message on my laptop. Tried to fix it but with no success it kept on coming back despite several repairs and reformattings. So, i had it fixed through my colleague, Patrick whom is in the IT department. He dismantled the whole casing and did some adjustment with the chipset and ram & hd. Thank God, i have my lappie working all once again, this time with a more silent processor one it seems, which is even better. my lappie is like my life, though it is not a sophsticated one, but i can do wonders with it. i wouldn’t be able to survive without it. Who wouldn’t these days?