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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

 

 

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

May Fashion Coordinates

1 Jun

Hi Everyone!

I AM BACK!

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6 weeks after the delivery, I am so happy to be back to my normal life routine! *Excited* There is no word to describe how happy and grateful I am to have TWO babies in my life now and I am feeling all so excited to embrace a new kind of life full of fun, joy and challenges!! (I might sound a bit over-enthusiastic… Don’t judge me, I think it’s the coffee…)

So here are a few fashion coordinates in May for your enjoyment 🙂 Majority in BLACK because I am still fat and swollen back to work now *ahem*. And you might be wondering, what is with the socks and hose, that is to keep my legs warm after the confinement.

Coordinate 1

Dressing up for Mother’s Day celebration dinner. I took out all my pre-pregnancy clothes and was devastated when I can’t fit into any of them *feeling kinda crappy*. Have to throw on whatever I have in the wardrobe that fits.

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Coordinate 2

Put on my neon pink lip color to match the neon pink bag. IMG_3117

Coordinate 3

My boring black party outfit… Pair it with bunny ears in order not to “bored” my dates.

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Coordinate 4

Long blazer is great cover up for bulging tummy. Off to a Saturday meeting.

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Coordinate 5

Curl my hair and put on red ribbon. I think I kinda look cute…

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Coordinate 6

Some banana color and black short skirt on Annabelle’s full moon party. About 200 guests showed up and received lots of compliments for this outfit.

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Coordinate 7

Put on my favourite working attire. Met with BFF after work for a nice dinner with splendid seaview and ice cream 😛fashion coordinate 7

Coordinate 8

Over-sized cardigan and comfy flats. Retail therapy with husband and 2 babies, and spent a good amount of time with the Ma Cherie girls at Dream Cafe.

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Finally, some legs shown. Peplum skirts are good buddy with little tummy 🙂

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So yupe… That’s basically what I have been wearing nowadays.

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

XOXO Eryn

September Fashion Coordinates!

6 Oct

Hello Everyone!

I have not been feeling my best lately and so there’s a lack of “proper” fashion posts. So, here’s a little show case of my fashion coordinates from September, conveniently produced by selfie stick or assisted by husband. Hope it still looks interesting 🙂

Coordinate 1

Having a hard time adjusting the selfie stick and timer… hehe…

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Coordinate 2

My experimental attempt on baggy pants x heels~

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Coordinate 3

Restyle a floral dress for a commentary video.
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Coordinate 4

Birthday celebration. I tied a simple side hair bun and wore my precious Shourouk pink necklace.
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Coordinate 5

Another birthday celebration with family.

Had my first profiteroles birthday cake!
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Coordinate 6

Don’t have much time for my hair, so just simply put on a matching hairband.

Wearing the golden shoes from Te Chi Chi.
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Drew some weird lower lashes… hehe…
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Coordinate 7

Dress in yukata and shoot for Supermag’s beauty article.

The lastest copy is out, grab a copy or view online HERE.
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Coordinate 8

Brought Isabelle to Ratatouille restaurant grand opening.

Need to look more “mother”…
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 Thank you so much for reading and hope to hear about what you think about sharing fashion coordinate like this 🙂

XOXO Eryn❤

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