I’ve had these striped flowy pants for the longest time, hidden away with the intention of altering them but of course, I never got around to that. So when a family occasion called for something a little dressier than my usual get-up, I pulled them out from the abyss and thought, “hey, why not?” Seeing a few iterations of baggy pants pop up during past fashion week street style snaps gave me enough confidence to wear them out. Once you get past the problem of having the hems drag against the floor from time to time, it felt pretty cool looking down and seeing them flounce around my feet. Past Liyana would have paired these with a pair of heels, but I’ve thrown in the towel with uncomfortable footwear. I threw on these Nike sneakers instead, bagged at a great deal during a recent trip to Johor Bahru.
I pulled the entire outfit together with a few swipes of Griselda by Fenty Beauty. This shade has won me so many compliments, it’s insane! I love a strong red lip. Plus, they make an even stronger statement when I match them to my scarves 😉
Happy Sunday! What’s everyone up to this weekend? It’s the end of my first week of internship since I ended uni a month ago. What a milestone! It’s been a good week meeting new people and getting settled in, though I did fall ill with the flu on my very first day (just my luck). I’m still down with the sniffles but feeling much better than I did earlier this week. Hopefully a weekend of recuperation will do me some good.
About a few months back, Pam from Unapologetically Pam nominated me for The Blogger Awards. Similar to the Liebster Award and The Versatile Blogger Award, The Blogger Awards is by tag basis and is a fun way for bloggers to network and get to know more about each other, not so much a physical award. This post is long overdue (oops), but I hope that it’s a good way to allow you guys to get to know me better 🙂
First off, here are the rules for the post:
– Tag the blogger that nominated you
– Answer the questions you were given
– Nominate 10 bloggers
– Create new questions for your nominees to answer
– Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them
Pam has chosen some wonderful questions for me to answer. Here we go!
1) What do you do outside of blogging/writing? Or is this your full-time gig?
I’m a graduating Communication Studies student. I’m no longer attending lessons, but my official graduation is in July, so I’m sort of in the awkward middle stage where I’m neither here nor there when it comes to university. I recently started a copywriting internship at an advertising agency, which was part of the plan for my after-uni life so I’m hoping for the best!
2) How do you balance freelance writing with everything else in your career?
This is a skill that I’m still working at. I think planning and scheduling is key, but also knowing how to give and take when other things in your life start taking higher priority.
3) What’s your favourite way to wind down at the end of a long day?
In bed with a face mask on, a candle lit and some good music playing. 🙂
4) How has blogging impacted you, positively or negatively?
I think blogging has allowed me to experiment a lot with my creative ideas, be it in terms of writing, content creation, styling or photography. Having a creative outlet is so important to me because it allows me to express myself and develop key skills, especially important for my preferred career options. I also love how blogging has allowed me to network with so many people from all over the world. This, in itself, allows me to be exposed to fresh perspectives and gain a wider understanding of the fashion and beauty industry.
However, every experience comes with a negative side. I think a lot of times during my blogging years, I felt like I had so many expectations to live up to because I kept comparing myself to other bloggers. This didn’t give me much motivation, and instead, made me feel like I didn’t belong or I wasn’t putting up my best work.
Now I realise that it was unhealthy and I’ve started going back to the reasons why I started blogging in the first place – because I wanted an avenue to document my thoughts on fashion and beauty. I also realise that it was an experience that lots of bloggers go through as well, so it’s great to know that you’re not alone and that there’s always pieces of advice available to you when you need it. The international blogging community is such a welcoming one, and I’m thankful that I found it through blogging ♥
5) If a celebrity wanted you to write about their life, who would you want it to be and why?
I would LOVE to write about Eva Chen! She has such an amazing career, a colourful personality and a wonderful outlook on life. I’d really like to discover more about her personal inspirations on everything from fashion to beauty to family… she connects with her followers so well and seems very personable. How amazing would it be to get the chance to work together with her?
For the Bloggers Award, I’m nominating these bloggers:
Hello my friends, how have you been? I hope you are well. As you might have noticed, I took some time off blogging the past few months. I decided to dedicate my full time and attention to my final year project of university. Now that everything is over, I’m moving into the next stage of my life after school, and it is all a bit daunting… As much as I am excited, I’m also very nervous. Almost 16 years of formal education over! Some of you have reached out to me via Twitter and shared your experiences. Thank you for that, good advice is always welcomed 🙂
The past few weeks have been a good breather during this period of transition. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been too kind – we’re currently experiencing an intense heatwave in our little red dot. Thankfully I’ve got this piece tucked away in my closet that I never quite knew how to style until now. I found this asymmetrical maxi cardigan at a flea market that my friend organised. It’s a piece from the H&M x Maison Martin Margiela collection from a couple of years back! Amazing, huh? And at a fraction of the price it was probably sold for, too. (I’m waiting patiently for pieces from the H&M x Balmain collection to show up at the flea markets!) I love that it’s made of a soft, silky smooth material that’s light and breathable, making it perfect for everyday wear in Singapore.
I also love that there are several ways to style it. There’s a pair of ribbons on each edge of the piece that allow it to drape over the body like a wrap-around top and a pair of clasp buttons to seal the look. For this getup, I chose to tie this ribbon behind me rather than in front, and fasten the clasp at the front so it creates a more open, laid-back feel. This maxi piece could also be worn with its ribbons and clasps undone. I finished the look with a chunky metallic necklace, a pair of grey slacks and my new everyday sandals from Kenneth Cole Reaction.