Sunday, July 20, 2014

You Don't Have to Try so Hard

I've always thought that trying so hard will make everything fine; that it'll make everything goes according to plan.
In fact, my motto before was try and try until you succeed. Okay, until now.
Well, there's really nothing wrong with trying so much to achieve what you want. It's good because it makes you eager for your goals. But sometimes, you know, you don't have to try so hard. Sometimes, trying so hard leads us to expectations and failures. I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't try hard. My point is, know when to try hard. Know what your goals are first; know your aim; know the main reason of your moves before giving in to something so much. Why are you trying so hard? Ask that to yourself.
Is it because you want to pursue that dream? Well, go for it!
Is it because you want to belong? Hmm. Let me thing about that. And you should, too!
I don't see any problem of wanting to belong or to please others. A problem will only blow if you let others heat up your emotions, hence, ruining your self-worth. Once you let them affect you, it won't stop. It will eat you until you're messed up. Don't focus and bother so much time on what others are telling you. Who cares if you don't wear makeup everyday? You still look pretty anyway! Who cares if you don't have the best and most expensive clothes to wear? You still look stunning on that tee and ripped jeans! 

This is the perfect idea to describe my outfit here 'cause I didn't bother to plan an outfit like I used to and I looked haggard after so many days without enough sleep. Who cares? As long as I look okay to my family and friends then it's fine. And as long as I feel okay the way I see with my own eyes then just go with it. The secret is, if no one sees your beauty, learn to appreciate yourself because that is where it all starts. I just want to share a song of Colbie Caillat that inspired me to write this. So here it goes:

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up
You don't have to change a single thing

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you

When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?

Take your make-up off
Let your hair down

Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself

Don't you like you?

Cause I like you

Sorry for my awkward pose here. I'm not gonna do this again swear :( Did I make sense? Anyways, I hope you get something from my post.
Let me know if you did! ♥

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Trip to Miami

Few days ago, Kendra of sent me a message asking for help on her upcoming trip with her husband in Miami. Kendra has been featured in several TV Shows in America so I must say that she's a well-known personality.
Few days from now, she'll head to Biltmore Estate Miami Hotel to spend her vacation. We all know that Miami is a great place to spend our free time and relax. There are so many things to see and places to be. and Biltmore hotel is just in! In case you haven't heard of it yet, you could read some good reviews about it. Below is her message to me:

The Challenge: 
I am heading to Miami, Florida in a few weeks with my husband. I am a mother to three wonderful children and am in need of some trendy fashion guidance! I'm inviting you to help me put together a wardrobe that will complement my travel plans. My husband and I are spending the weekend at The Biltmore estate Miami and I will need a chic ensemble for day and evening looks. 

Kendra is a tall blonde beautiful lady so I think, these outfits are perfect for her!
For the day, maxi skirt and sleeveless top to pair with. Plus a floppy hat, especially if you're having a bad hair day this could be a very big help to you. And a white sandals to comfortably walk around the city or beach in style. You don't have to worry about having pain on your toes 'cause they're wedges :)
 For the evening look, I chose a Topshop maxi dress, a Gianvito Rossi Pointed Suede Mid Heel Pumps, a Nine West clutch and a Kate Spade necklace to pull it off! This outfit is so perfect for a date with your boyfriend or husband in a fine dining restaurant.
I just hope she likes the outfits I put together for her exciting trip!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Contentment is the Key to Happiness

That moment when Korean tourists asked you to have a picture with them!

My friend and I were in the middle of shooting these photos and stopped for a bit because there are so many people passing by our direction. Of course I don't want to be that "no care blogger at all" so we stopped and let them pass but then, something unexpected came up. There is a group of Koreans (tourists I guess lol) who stopped at Jov's (my friend) place.

  • Korean Guy 1 to Jov:Do you want me to take your picture together?
  • Jov:No it's okay.
  • Then Korean Guy 1 went to me

  • Korean Guy 1:Can I have a picture with you?
  • I was like "What? Seriously? Me?" of course I didn't say this to him. Just in my mind lol

  • Me:Sure
  • Korean Guy 1:1 more please?
  • Me:Sure
  • While the guy's taking picture, his friends and/or relatives also approached me. Then the Korean girl took her phone out. I thought she's going to ask me to take their picture. Surprisingly, she also wanted to have a picture with me.
  • Them:Come here
  • Me:Okay
  • Korean Guy 2:Guhnra. Maguhnra ka. (Maganda daw. It means pretty hahaha)
  • Them:Thank you so much!
  • Me:Sure no problem

After they leave us, my friends started teasing me saying haba ng hair! I was like did that really happened? Seriously? Why me? Thinking that I'm with my friends that are prettier than me. Lol. All I can do is to be grateful about it. So to those Koreans, thank you so much! You boosted my confidence! ♥
The point of this post is that, we all have our own version of beautiful. We shouldn't be insecure of others just because you think they're prettier than you or glamorous than you. We have to learn to appreciate the little things. That's when we become happy. To be contented is the key to being happy. Be thankful of what you have even if those are the "little things". Have a fun week ahead! :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

$11.99 ROMWE Boho Romper

I can't believe it! Romwe will a hold a 24-hour sale on May 29! The boho paisley romper will be sold at $11.99 from $27.99! Super great deal.
This cute boho paisley romper is perfect for summer. It's a scene-stealer!

What are you waiting for? Put the sale on your calendars so you won't miss the big sale! Have fun shopping! ♥

Friday, May 16, 2014

He is The Thief!

It wasn't right,
you know it's wrong
the heart you took,
did not belong.

But now it's gone,
it's yours to keep,
for another's loss,
is their's to weep.

— Michael Faudet

Oh boy! Of all hearts, why mine?
I guess I'm just lucky to capture this boy's heart
to keep his attention all day and night.
As I write this, you're now in LA. The moment I see you rushing inside the airport, I feel like something's taken away from me. I can't breathe easily. I try to stop my tears. But it made me cry even more. The look on your face makes me wonder, how am I going to be happy without you here with me? Then I realized, I'm happy 'cause I look forward to seeing you 5 years from now. I know it's hard for us but I know we can and I believe in us (cheesiness haha!) I love you babe! Happy anniversary! ♥
Yes, it's not me. It's him. It's him who's on my post. The one who never fails to make me happy.
Lately, I've been obsessing over the works of Michael Faudet and Lang Leav. Seriously, their skills are the best. Their creations are to die for!