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[Fashion] Embroidered Dress X Pink Bamboo Shopper Bag

23 Jun

Hi Everyone!

Today I am showing you the outfit that I wore while travelling to Nagoya.

A dark green embroidered dress with layers of sweater and knitted coat, paired with an interesting pink bamboo shopper bag.

My first attempt on the combination of Dark Green + Light Pink 🙂 And it turns out to be quite nice I would say.

This trip, husband and I did not do any research and had seriously NO IDEA of where we want to go. Call it #travelforthesakeoftravel, really we just want to spend some time together while exploring the world. So when we landed in Nagoya, he asked me where I would want to go, I google Nagoya and decided I would love to see the Nagoya Castle first. Why? Well, basically I am very attracted to history and arts. I could spend a whole day in British Museum looking at the artifacts and stroll around Palace of Versailles from morning till it closed.

And when we arrived at the castle, I was really stunned by the architecture of the building and all the beautiful wall paintings in the interior of the castle chambers. It’s magnificent. I wish I could show you more but I really forgot to take pictures and trust me, pictures don’t do them justice, it’s delicate and beautiful, you’ve got to see them for yourself.

We climbed up to the top floor where it has a observation deck with windows where you can have a glance at the Nagoya city.

There were not much visitors while we were there, we explored the castle at our own pace.

The bag I carried has a very interesting combination of light pink leather and handles made with real bamboo connected to the bag via gold metallic hoops. To me it really symbolizes casual elegance, and the size is just nice to keep all I need while travelling: Travel wallet, phone, makeup pouch and a small bottle of water.

It was one of the beautiful moments we have while travelling in Japan. If you would like to read more about our Japan travel story, your can click the links below:

Ueno Park: Cherry Blossom

Kobe: Train Station Fashion Shoots

Kobe: Kitano Ijikan

Kyoto: Couple Kimono Experience

Chidoriga-Fuchi Park: Boating Under The Sakura

Thank you very much for reading. I immensely appreciate your time and support! Especially after I received a lot of encouraging and positive comments from my previous post about The Shocking Truths About Fashion Bloggers, I truly believe that the struggle for blogging is real, and so does the magic.

God bless you.

Till next time.

XOXO Eryn

The Shocking Truth About Fashion Bloggers

30 May

Being a fashion blogger is not as glamorous as people think.

Being a fashion blogger for the past 6 years, I think I am seasoned enough to finally write about what it is all about to be a fashion blogger. Some of you might disagree or surprised to read what I am going to write, but, it is based on my true experience.

1. NOBODY IS WILLING TO SPONSOR US

Most of the items and clothing that we wear in the blog are actually not from sponsors. We bought it with our hard earned money and share it with you because we like it so much. Fashion dealers and fashion brands are way too cautious with their money and clothes, and they just will not sponsor you clothes unless you are willing to do it for free! (Sometimes they don’t even want to sponsor you even if you offer to do it for free.) Some will offer fashion bloggers sponsorship with discount vouchers! Asking for a fashion sponsorship and you are very likely to get NO REPLY because they don’t even bother to reply you at all! So if you are dreaming of becoming a fashion blogger so that you will get a lot of free clothes, just forget it!

2. LOOKING LIKE A COMPLETE IDIOT

Most of the time, when we are trying to take photographs for a new fashion blog entry, we have to dress all up and pose awkwardly in the middle of a busy street or do funny poses. There will be onlookers walking pass and giving us the funny looks. Sometimes, in order to capture the perfect moment, we have to pose for a long time until we heard the sound of the shutter or when the photographer is satisfied with the shoot. On average, 8 pictures will be chosen out of 80 pictures. Although it might seem effortless, but trust me, a fashion blogger needs to endure all the funny looks from the passerby and bear the title of “poser” and “wannabes” to produce the best pictures.

3. WE OFTEN HAVE AN INSTAGRAM HUSBAND/BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND

No fashion blogger can be successful without quality pictures. And (unfortunately) most of us cannot afford a professional photographer. So we turn to our husbands or boyfriends or girlfriends for help to take our seemingly effortless #ootd (outfit of the day) pictures, because they are probably the only one who are willing to do it for FREE! And because not everyone is well-trained in taking good fashion pictures, we tends to train and demand our Instagram Husbands/Boyfriends/Girlfriends to take those “instagram-worthy” pictures. Which, very often ended up in frustration and arguments…

4. PASSION DRIVES US

Many of the fashion bloggers that I know (including myself) choose to become a fashion blogger because we are genuinely in love with fashion, arts and self expression. Although in reality, we do not have our breakfast in bed next to a latest copy of L’Officiel or Vogue magazine, we do love to style and experiment with different outfits and get in touch with the latest fashion trend. It is just something that turns us ON.

5. WE ARE THE WHOLE PACKAGE

When you own a fashion blog, you are the editor, stylist, makeup artist, PR manager, marketing director, customer service and content creator. Fashion bloggers are the among the most creative people I have known. They need to know everything about making a fashion blog successful, from the right photography composition to the superb social skills, to domains, designs and SEOs… the list just go on and on…

Even though being a fashion blogger is not as glam and chic as people might think and it could be quite tiring sometimes, but it has been a wonderful experience for me. I am so grateful that in this new era, technology has allowed ordinary woman like me to share my love for fashion and artistic expression to the world. I have heard a lot of comments by people about how easy it is to create a fashion blog and taking pictures of yourself, but in reality, a lot of works go behind the scene and we fashion bloggers have made it look so “easy” and effortless to you.

If you are a fashion blogger or plan to start a fashion blog, I want you to know that you are not alone. Fashion blogging is not an easy journey, but if you persist, it will be a beautiful experience for you. I do enjoy dressing up and taking fashion photographs. My blog serves as an creative outlet for me to escape my everyday life. And it make me extra happy when readers tell me that they actually enjoy what I have crafted and I really feel satisfied when my work is able to inspire people.

It is always my dream to blog about fashion.

And I am glad that I am doing it.

 

These pictures were taken at a train station in Kobe. The weather was so fine and I had so much fun posing for these pictures.

And in case you are wondering why all my luggages are black.

Because it matches with any outfits. Haha…

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

God bless you.

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

My Favourite Japan Beauty Product [Saborino Morning Mask]

6 Mar

おはよう~

Good morning!

This morning I am sharing about a unique product I have found:

MORNING MASK!

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What is Saborino morning mask?

It is a product specially designed to be used in the morning. This product has 3 major functions:

Cleansing

Tightening

Moisturising

Provide a perfect base for makeup

Sounds too good? Hehe… initially I really doubt anyone will use facial mask in the morning, SERIOUSLY, WHO GOT TIME? However, when I started using it for a week, I realized that it actually saves me some time!

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HOW I USE IT?

  1. Open up the flip cap and take out one sheet.
  2. Stretch the mask gently to fit to the face. If I didn’t stretch a bit, the holes for the eyes are a little bit too close to each other. So with a little stretching, it can fit the face perfectly.
  3. Smooth it out.
  4. Then I will start getting dress and style my hair, which takes about 10 minutes.
  5. Time to remove the mask.
  6. Gently wipe it around the face and neck to “cleanse” it.
  7. Start applying make up.

By doing like this, I have cut down the time for cleansing and skipped my skin care routine 🙂

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The key ingredients in the mask includes, apple fruit acid, peppermint extract, cucumber extract, tea tree leaf oil, grapefruit leaf oil, collagen, orange oil, avocado extract and honey. Therefore it is really minty, cooling and refreshing when I use it first thing in the morning.

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Things I like about it?

  1. It certainly does SAVE time.
  2. It “plumps” up the skin and tightening.
  3. The makeup stays better throughout the day.

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I really enjoy this innovative product and hope you will find it useful too.

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If you are into Japan beauty products, you can read more here:

My Favourite Japan Beauty Product [Kao Eye Mask]

My Favourite Japan Beauty Product [KOSE CLEAR TURN Eye Mask]

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Thank you so much for reading!

ありがとう

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

Practice Tough Love

6 Feb

Hello Everyone! How are you?

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I have just got back from my long Chinese New Year holiday feeling all rejuvenated and ready for all the goals and challenges lined ahead. Can’t believe we are in February of 2017 already! For the past one week, I really got the chance to unwind and did some serious thinking about my life. Been reading a lot of books lately and one of the book that I read is Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, written by Robin Sharma.

One chapter that really struck me is about “Practicing Tough Love”

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