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July Fashion Coordinates

3 Aug

I guess life just propels at it’s full speed after I have 2 kids. I must admit that I don’t spend as much time on dressing up nowadays. My life schedule is crazy~ If given time, I would rather sleep in longer or take a proper shower.

As a fashion blogger, I started to feel that I am getting really out of touch with the fashion world. I mean, I really couldn’t catch up anymore… With all the sleep deprivation, endless house chores and bulging belly, i think I am on the verge of switching to be a mommy blogger soon >.<

So, here it is. My final struggle to remain as a fashion blogger with the help of a hand phone camera…

Coordinate 1
Decided to experiment with horizontal stripes and see if it can make waist look smaller by pairing it with a peplum skirt.

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Coordinate 2
Casual style. Baggy pants with batik tops, and a pair of black glasses.

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Coordinate 3
Attempt to look younger by pairing a white short-sleeve blazer with polka dots skirt.

Polka DotsThe make up to compliment the look.
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Coordinate 4
Put on a black beret and my favourite jumpsuit.

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Make up to go with the look.

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Coordinate 5
Decided to go backless on a date night.

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Popped a bottle of DOM Perignon and was happy with the pear-shaped ruby earrings from husband.

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Coordinate 6
Attending a Sunday wedding lunch with Isabelle. Decided to throw on something sweet and comfortable.

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Did a quick-and-easy low-side-hair-bun. Pair with a classy dangling pearls earrings.

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Coordinate 7
Back to back meetings. Tied up my hair and pair a black turtle neck with peplum skirt.

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Hope that I can slim down more so that I can fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes and do not have to spend on a new wardrobe of bigger size clothes :) Yes, if you have noticed, girls’ spending behaviour change so much after having children T.T

I hope you enjoy my fashion coordinates as much as I love creating them. I really wish that I can keep this fashion blog goes on as long as it could. Even in the midst of chaos and busyness of life, I still struggle to cling on to the something I really passionate about.

Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a great week ahead!

XOXO Eryn

The Story of the Three Trees

9 Jul

Hello Everyone!

How’s your week so far?

This week has been real challenging for me as Isabelle is having cold and becomes very clingy; at the same time I am trying to figure out a better warehouse management system implementation with minimal cost… However, in challenging time like this, it often makes me think about life from a different perspective.

Today I would like to share with you a favourite story of mine.

The Story Of The Three Trees

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said,

“Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said,

“Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said,

“I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the Hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said,

“This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a Carpenter”, and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said,

“This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened
because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come
true. One of the Woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything special from my tree, I’ll take this one”, and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed
box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. his dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark..

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

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The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.

We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

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Sometimes, like the three trees, when reality hits, we forgot about our dreams… This story reminds me to be always hopeful and trust that He remembers, and will make it come true in His perfect timing.

Thank you so much for reading.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

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