Say hello to my inspiration for fall this year – I’m headed to Busan/Seoul in 1.5 weeks for almost a month, and with the temperatures dropping pretty quickly, I thought I’d share some images that will be inspiring my packing for the trip.
My packing list will mostly consist of blacks, whites, greys, denim and nudes; in oversized silhouettes, skinny pants, turtlenecks & oversized knits. There’s been a shift from the mini skirt to something more modest, and I’m thinking a mix between both – knitted pencil skirts, netted A-lines, and some simple, black denim tiny skirts, why not? The mood is casual yet pulled together, think essentials that you’ve loved and worn, looking effortless yet on pointe. Sounds hard, but when you’ve got a good library of images to refer to, achieving that je ne sais quoi is possible.
With the amount of walking, exploring and eating I’ll be doing, outfits are going to have to be comfortable yet chic, with the freedom to mix and match them into various outfits. My must brings are: 3 pairs of jeans, my leather joggers, black pimsolls, lots of knitted tops (both cropped and overszied), and some button down shirts. Doesn’t sound like much right now, but I’m probably headed over with a 30% filled luggage, and coming back with a 120% packed one. ;)
I’ve decided to start a new category on my blog to share with you music that I’ve been listening to or recently discovered. While commuting the other day, I realized how much I’d missed having my headphones on and having the company of a good tune. I hadn’t plugged myself in while commuting for about a year, and I can’t believe I went so long without doing so! Finding out how much my mood and spirits changed just because of music inspired me to begin this, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
To top it off, these vibes are best listened to while scrolling through my Tumblr, because why not? I got a tad tripped out doing so.
Also, find me on YouTube soon. Something different this way comes! ;) Enjoy the week guys.
Hi guys, how has your September been going so far? This habit of posting late favorites + read list has been going on for a while, and I apologize but they’re well worth the read! I’ve had such a crazy, crazy month and that might be reflected in my favorites and reads since I spent a lot of time either at work or chilling at home.
- Cocoloco – COCONUT WATER. I can’t get enough of it, and this brand from Singapore is my new favorite. They apparently only prepare the bottles upon your order + day of delivery, and the bottles only are supposed to last you 2 days for freshness! Delish.
- Went a tad crazy over at Luxola this month, and the products I purchased and have been loving include: Mario Badescu Silver Powder (be gone black and white heads, plus smaller pores. I ADORE, but it is so hard to get off, especially since I don’t user a toner.) + Mario Badescu Drying Cream (got a zit? Pop this on and it’s gone tomorrow. Already recommended this to a couple of friends & they’re in love) + Alpha H Liquid Gold (I use this every 2 days, and after waking up, I realize how clear, smooth and amazing my skin looks. Worth every penny!) If you’re looking at purchasing some MB products, Luxola is the way to go – prices are 30-40% cheaper than that of Sephora, plus spend above $10 and get free to-your-doorstep shipping! This is in no way sponsored, I’m just a lover to affordable products & great service.
- Some hair related products that I’m loving are the L’oreal Everstrong Thickening Shampoo (sulphate free, SO great for my hair even though I already have thick hair. I love the volume it gives me, thank you Blake Lively for the recommendation – I will try anything that woman suggests.) & the Pantene NatureFusion Fullness & Life. I tried the Pantene shampoo at J’s place and after letting it dry, my hair was so silky & smooth, and very voluminous – I decided to head to stores & purchase a bottle immediately.
- Been following a couple of new shows, and my favorites for the month are The Last Ship, Extant and The Strain. All three are TERRIBLY EXCITING shows that leave you gasping for breath. The Strain freaks me out so much that I end up not going to the washroom till the day breaks. Also, I have NO complaints about The Last Ship in terms of acting (Hello, McSteamy!), plot line or even just the props. They definitely had a huge budget, but the cast is amazing.
- I managed to watch two Stephen King movies this month – Dreamcatcher & The Mist. I really liked The Mist, it wasn’t that scary, and the main focus of the movie was the intricacies of human relationships, and how people can go to extremes when desperate. Dreamcatcher was toe-curling, and the low rating is with good reason. If you’re looking for something with extreme gore and fear, I would pick this (says me, the girl with the lowest threshold for fear.)
AUGUST READ LIST:
- Lone Wolf is a new magazine I came across, and this article “Being A Woman” is extremely spot on and such a good read, especially if you’re a dude.
- With my 3 week Seoul/Busan trip coming up at the start of October, saving has been on the top of my mind. Can you really spend $4 a day on food? Apparently, yes.
- SOON ON YOUR SCREENS – “Selfie” ummm. The first episode is out and I’ve yet to watch it, but the trailer really got me good, especially since I’m a huge fan of Karen Gillian after watching Dr Who! Guess what I’m watching right after posting this?
- Why not admit we didn’t wake up like this? Two sides to this – stop using all forms of make-up and I swear you’ll wake up looking even better than you did the day before. Also, yes, start admitting how you truly look in the mornings and help remove the ridiculously high standards of beauty that the media and all its images has set for us. I woke up like this, how about you?
- I’ve been preaching and living this for the past 3 years – it is time for a 4 day work week, or even less. I came across an inspiring post by a peer of mine (Jon Yongfook) on living the digital nomad life and that, ladies & gents, is my goal.
- From spending close to $4000 a month when I was in my early twenties, to having cut down that expenditure to less than half that amount, and controlling my shopping – for all you brand-aholics out there, ask yourself these 10 questions before buying anything expensive, I implore you! You’re welcome.
Again, sorry for the late post but hope you enjoyed everything I’ve shared this month, and have a fab September ahead! I’m planning for some different content on the blog for this month & next, so fingers crossed that actually pulls through. ;)