May 2019

Closing the month of May by doing a mini recap of what happened to me this past month. This month flew by rather quickly due to me being hella busy with work and my side hustle. I’m going on a three week holiday to Indonesia so I had to pretty much complete all my workload and there were so many things needed to be done.

Prague, Czech

I went to Prague for the first time! It was quite a last minute decision to go, we didn’t plan on going anywhere prior our inter continental trip but then YOLO hahahaha. Although it was my first time visiting Prague, it was Deo’s second. We didn’t do a lot of sight seeing just a few of the must visit spots and also the zoo.

I clocked in 25.000 steps on my second day there and let me tell you, those Converse were not a good option.

Normal People – Sally Rooney

Finally finished a book after my reading hiatus. I tried to pick this book up again after seeing so many people raving about it. In the beginning, it was so frustrating to read this book due to the lack of double quotes to indicate when a speech occurs, but I got used to it eventually.

It started out great, I read it on the plane for like 100 pages straight, but then it kinda became meh. Reading this book is like being dumped into two people’s lives abruptly and then being kicked out just as abruptly. I did not like it as much as a lot of people do but it was still a good enough read. Not that I regret reading the book or anything. It’s a 2.5 stars out of 5 for me. Smack dab right in the middle.

Game of Thrones Final Season

Did you guys follow the last season of Game of Thrones? Deo and I watched it early in the morning before work to avoid spoilers. What a fucking waste of effort hahahaha. Well we did avoid being spoiled but was that worth it? Probably not hahaha. A lot of people complained enough about this so I won’t add my €0.02. I’m just glad it’s over to be fair, so we can move on to something else.

As shitty as it was, I’m still glad that I joined the bandwagon, it’s such a pop culture kind of thing that I’d remember it when I’m older. I’ll be one of those people who reminisce Game of Thrones when I’m >55 hahahaha.

I do realize this kind of post is utterly pointless for people who are reading my blog, but I just want to go back into using this space as my online diary more than showing pictures of clothes. I hope you don’t mind 🙂 What cool things happened to you in May? Please do share 🙂

Spring/Summer 2019 Wardrobe Planning

Drafting this post, I’m quite glad that I pretty much have everything that I’m planning to wear in the S/S. Or rather, I plan to just wear the stuff that I already own because it’s not sustainable to revamp the wardrobe every season. As much as I like to spend my time thinking about clothes, it’s hardly justifiable to restart my wardrobe twice a year.

What I’m trying to do this time is to pack all other clothes that I don’t plan on wearing in the Spring and Summer. And only grab from the storage if really necessary. So I can have less crowded wardrobe and I can actually remember which clothes I currently have on rotation.

Tops

  • Linen t-shirt
  • Camisole
  • Cotton long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Cotton t-shirt
  • Lightweight sweater

Bottoms/Dresses

  • White jeans
  • Cargo pants
  • Tailored pants
  • Cropped jeans
  • Midi dress

Blazers/Jackets

  • Leather jacket
  • Worker jacket
  • Suit blazer
  • Lightweight puffer

Shoes

  • Ankle boots
  • White sneakers
  • Espadrilles
  • Flat sandals

Accessorize

  • Black cross body bag
  • Scarf
  • Leather belt

I’m so excited to start wearing more of my Carhartt jacket, Isabel Marant Dicker boots, and my Zara midi dress. Because I stopped wearing some of my clothes during the colder seasons, I always feel like I get to wear ‘new’ clothes without buying more stuff when it’s warmer.

Do you have any piece of clothing that you can’t wait to wear again once the weather gets warmer?

On My Wishlist

After tallying how much money I spent so far in 2019, I feel like I’m regaining control in terms of shopping impulse. Okay, I did spend €850 for a bag. I know it’s an exorbitant amount of money to spend on a small cross body bag. But it was somewhat a planned purchase. I knew 2019 is going to be the year that I bring that bag back to my life. I also feel like 2019 is the year that I finally buy the things I have been meaning to get for yonks. Some of them are below.

Ace & Tate Allen Sunnies

I have been wearing glasses since I was 8, so give or take 18 years. Yet I still don’t have prescription sunglasses. It’s quite bonkers, isn’t it? (Yes). I have been putting off buying prescription sunglasses for years. Not quite sure why. I guess I grew tired of either having to wear contacts if I want to wear sunglasses or I grew tired of wearing my sunglasses over my normal glasses. It’s time to stop being weird.

Black Zipped Hoodie

I’m still not 100% sure which hoodie I’ll buy to be honest. Those two options are the ones currently on sale on Zalando. So thats why they’re there. I’m still trying to not buy things online if I can help it. So I might visit the shops or an outlet soonish to look for a hoodie. Pro tip, I’ll start looking on the kids section because they tend to be cheaper. Just to put into context why I want a zipped hoodie is because I only have one right now that I bought 7 years ago. I want a bit of variety.

Balenciaga Cap

I need a new cap that fits. Does it need to be Balenciaga? No of course not hahaha. Do I want it to be Balenciaga? Yea, kinda. I’m 95% I won’t be buying this, although I’m 100% I’ll be buying a new cap. Do you sense the dilemma here?

3-Tier Stainless Steel Indian-Tiffin

I’ve been trying to bring my own lunch to work. My company does provide lunch so it’s not necessary for me to do this. But sometimes I just want to eat some warm meal. We do have the salad bar and a selection ingredients to make sandwich. But yea, nothing can beat chicken with rice sometimes so I want a lunchbox to bring the rice, the chicken, the hot sauce, and the veggies separately. I hate plastic containers because they’re hard to wash. Let’s see how this one fares. Although it’s gonna be Ramadan next week, so there’s no need for me to bring lunch LMAO.

Apple Watch Leather Strap

This is definitely not a need because it’s not like I can’t wear my watch without buying leather strap. I just feel like sometimes my outfit is way too dressy to wear the sport band that comes with the watch. But I haven’t decided which one I’ll go for in terms of texture, color, and finish. I have the tendency to overthink my purchases and this one is no different.

Things I Love About My Wedding

I meant to write up this post in the month of March when it’s exactly a year after my wedding day. But life got in the way or I sabotaged myself time to actually draft and post this post. So here we are, in the end of April 2019. But I still would like to journal about the things that I love about my wedding last year.

Family & Friends

As someone who lives far away from home, which equals to living far away from family & close friends, being with them was one of the things I was looking forward to. All my extended families were present during our reception and my closest friends were all there dressed in uniform.

My mom was extremely excited to arrange this whole ceremony. I was happy that she was able to enjoy every single decision. After everything was done she even daydream about planning another wedding. For whom? I don’t know hahahaha.

My Dress

I wasn’t that bride who stressed over her wedding dress. Which I was so thankful for. I did not want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for a dress that I will use once in my life. Despite the importance of the dress.

The story of how my dress came to life was quite funny actually. My mom and I decided to go for tailor made dress because we can get it cheaper that way. However, my mom doesn’t have my body measurements to give to the tailor so I had to provide her with that. But I have no clue how to even measure myself hahaha. So when I visited a friend in NYC in 2017, my friend, who’s a fashion designer, measured me. What a crazy ride?!

And this is the end result of the dress!

My mom’s friend did the embellishments on the bodice. Since I had about 5 days from the day I arrived in Indonesia to my reception day, we did not have enough time to make some adjustments. So I had to wear two corsets underneath the dress to make it fit!

The Fact That We Got Married

Hahahaha of course the main thing that I love about our wedding is the fact that we got married! Deo is the most beautiful human being on planet earth and I can’t imagine living my life without him.

I woke up every day feeling safe and glad that I have him next to me. It’s so cheesy and you probably feel sick reading this but I don’t write this kind of thing everyday so just bear with this paragraph haha.

Here’s for a lifetime together, D!