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Can You Really Trust Your Age? [Unlock The Secret of Feeling Expired]

10 Aug

Today’s outfit idea is to attempt to look young(er).

Hehe…

Off-shoulder blouse and denim skirt.

The trendy coordinates younger teenage girls would wear.

I pair it with the Rosaria Riggens bucket bag from Mizzue in brandy wine colour and a pair of white sneakers just like those Korean street fashion shoes.

I did not style my hair at all, I just simply tie a knot and put on some really light makeup.

This, is how I imagine a younger version of me would look like.  

When I was younger, say in my 20s, my dream is to be a freelance writer, travelling the globe with my guitar and my jobless and artistically talented boyfriend. We will sail the seas and live a nomadic life together. We would write songs and stargazing at some distant lighthouse in Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland…

That were the dreams that I had those days.

As I grow older and become a mother, there are more and more “restrictions” or so-called social stereotype. There comes the “age-appropriate” attire, makeup, hairstyle, lifestyle etc… I have to put family and my kids first, then myself as last in the priority list. I become more self-conscious. I started to “confine” myself to wear more decent clothing, learn how to cook “proper” meal, feed my children first, travel less and try to “achieve” those things that are expected of a woman in her 30s, such as having an investment property and a good career…

Sometime in the sleepless nights, I would still think of those distant dreams I once had.

And most of the time, I felt like I have expired.

My dreams have expired.

Somehow, I do feel a bit uncomfortable to accept the fact that I am getting older.

I keep telling myself, “Those days are over.”

Life circumstances have changed and shaped me so much. I felt a mixture of feeling, upset because of losing youth but feeling blessed at the same time because of the happiness marriage and children have brought me.

I shared my thought with a friend, and she sent me a message like this:

There are different beauties at different stages of a woman’s life. You mellow like the red wine or tea rich in taste and emit a fragrance of maturity, wisdom, depth, and confidence. Over time and experience, you find your own identity and position, develop your character and personality. With your hard work and learning, you are reaping a good harvest of what you sow in all areas of your life. Like a diamond being grinded in all angles, you shine with different radiance with time.

I feel so deeply empowered.

God makes all things beautiful in His time.

I should not feel constrained or less desired, I should not think that my dreams have expired.

Because I am still passionate about life, about pursuing goals and believe in dreams.

In my heart, I am still that girl who wants to dive in the Caribbean Sea, join a beauty pageant contest, backpack to Greece and have a date with Kelvin at Harajuku, dressing up like a Lolita *LOL*

I seldom put on casual looks, but this outfits coordinates has made Kelvin very impressed.

This bag from Mizzue is very comfortable to wear and matches the casual outfit very well. 

It also has a small pouch inside to keep cards, coins or keys.

The off-shoulder blouse in white goes well with the light denim skirt.

I sort of feel young and free again.

(Sorry to spam you with so many pictures of myself. We were having beautiful sunset and breezes from the Johor straits. It was all wonderful and we couldn’t help but took more pictures.)

 

Perhaps.

Age is just a number.

Do you feel the same too?

Share with me.

XOXO Eryn

 

 

[Fashion] Weekends Style X Summer Maxi Dress

21 Mar

I do have a thing for summer maxi dress.

Made of cotton, this dress flows like a dream when I immerse myself in the humid tropical breeze.

While we cannot be possibly go on a major vacation every week, we certainly can go on a minor one. A mini vacation begins with switching off your mobile devices and relax in your chair.

When I take my mini vacations, I picture myself lying on the chair beside the infinity pool, overlooking the horizon. I visualize the warmth of the sun and the humid tropical breeze. In the background, I hear the sound of water and imagine the taste of a glass of cooling sweet fruit punch.

After only a few minutes of this mental escape, I feel rejuvenated, and ready for the rest of the day ahead.

Our minds are extremely potent devices. The subconcious mind cannot really tell the difference between an image that we envision and one that is real. So by taking a virtual mini vacation, we fool our mind into thinking we are taking this quick break from our daily routines and invokes many of the wonderful physical benefits of a real vacation.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoy crafting it 🙂

XOXO Eryn

Casual Day [Red Cotton Dress X Chic Straw Hat]

16 Mar

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

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This cotton dress has become my favourite item to go to, especially when I am bringing the kids out. It is very comfortable and goes well with almost any kind of shoes and accessories. I wore this to the Taronga Zoo with my family when we were having vacation in Sydney during the CNY holiday.

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Lately I am embracing the new idea Casual Chic. If you follow my blog long enough, you will know that casual is really not my thing. However, when I have children around, I would need to dress more comfortably and “children-friendly”. Going out with children in high heels and heavily accessorized just look absurd, don’t you think so?

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Kids are growing up very fast. In a blink of an eye, Isabelle is 3 and Annabelle is almost 1. Where did the time go? After becoming mother, I come to realize that every cliche about kids is true. They grow up so quickly, you blink, and they are gone. So I always remind myself,

I need to spend time with them NOW.

And that’s all joy.

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If you like this look, you can shop it at MANGO.

Thank you very much for reading and hope you enjoy every little moments in life.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

P.S.: I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

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