I must be honest…I was completely lost on what to talk about on this post. I’m honestly done just trying to look pretty without talking valuable stuff that will help my readers. Not that liking clothes and being fashionista is wrong. In fact, I advocate for dressing up well because the way we dress and carry ourselves says a lot about how we see ourselves. I don’t know about you but when I dress well, I feel more confident and I’m able to carry myself better in meeting other people and conversing.
I’m also not saying that I won’t post fashion stuff anymore. I’ve always loved fashion and will always love it.
But this past couple of years, I’ve been on a self-discovery journey. And I did that for myself, for my husband, and for our marriage, as well as for other people. I know that if I’m better and if I’m feeling good about myself, I can give more to my marriage and I can serve people better.
See, there’s a lot of things that go on an daily basis that a lot of times we either just roll with and let slide – events, people, stuff, that make us happy, sad, upset, and we don’t even understand why. Our emotions just flow a lot of times. It’s all good when it’s positive emotions but what about the negative emotions? What frustrates you and why? What upsets you and why? What makes you sad and why? How do you handle them when they come?
School is back and I’m counting the remaining summer days…hoping I can stop the clock because I don’t ever want summer to end. I’m sure many of you disagree, especially those of you who are in scorching heat like us here in Houston, Texas.
While I can take a breather from the heat, I’d still love for it to be summer all year long, like Florida or the Caribbean!
Summer weddings are still on and if you have a wedding coming up in the next few weeks, I know that what to wear to a summer wedding or any season wedding for that matter can be quite challenging. You can’t go wrong with a lace dress though, no matter what season of the wedding you’re going to.
The most common question I get all the time is: How did I start blogging and why?
Seven years ago, around this time, I started this blog during one of the most desperate and depressing moments of my life. I felt lost and I was just looking for something new to do in my life to pick up the pieces of myself again.
Growing up, my mom who is a single parent, owned a made-to-order clothing shop, so I’ve always had a love for fashion. Buying inexpensive but cute clothes became my therapy so my mom encouraged me to start a blog and show how to wear certain pieces and what to wear. Back then, blogging was fairly new and nobody really knew what a fashion blogger does or even what blogging means. Most bloggers were blogging about making money online and not really about fashion, food, lifestyle or travel.
If you want to read my full story, click here.
When I first started this blog, I must admit that I really wasn’t clear as to my goal and purpose with it. I really couldn’t even look at the archive of this blog from 7 years ago because I cringe each time I see the photos and think to myself, “What was I thinking?” It was horrible. HAHA! At first, I thought I wanna blog about asian fashion but didn’t quite like the idea in the long run. What’s asian fashion anyways? *Rolls eyes*
I think we’ve all heard this quote: “Be the best version of yourself.”
But have you ever wondered how? Honestly, I have. I have asked myself how can I be the best version of me? After all, that’s where it starts right? You have got to know where you are to know where you want to go. In this case, to know where you want to be or who you want to be.
The past year and a half has been quite a self-discovery for me. Having been married for about the same time now, marriage has taught me to learn more about myself so that I know what I can put in and what I can’t or don’t have to to make my marriage work. This self-discovery is still a work in progress but would like to share some of these tips to become the best version of yourself.
I’m really panicking internally that summer is almost about to be over. Although we have longer warmer days here in Texas, it sure does get cold too.
I’m a winter baby and am not thrilled that my birthday often falls on a cold day or night. I love spring and summer and always likes to keep our house warm during the day which drives my husband crazy because as soon as he walks in the door from work, he sweats. Ha! But 80 degrees and higher is my comfort zone. I know it’s too hot for some but I’d take it anytime over 72 degrees and lower.
But you can’t blame me as well because spring and summer fashion is just too cute! I know fall and winter fashion is great too but let’s be honest…it’s a lot of effort! You have to put on 3-4 layers to feel cozy and warm. But with spring and summer fashion, a lot of times, it’s one or two pieces.
Isn’t the embroidered trend such a darling? I think it’s really pretty and hope you like it just as much as I do. What’s not to love about it? I know for some it can look old-fashioned but for those of you who loves the Southern style, I’m pretty sure that this trend is dear to you!
If I tell you that this embroidered off-shoulder dress is only $19.99, would you believe it? You better believe it is because it’s true. It’s a little sheer so you’re going to need a slip underneath or if you’re like me, you’d wear boy shorts. Ha! Otherwise, it will make a good swimsuit cover-up for any of your upcoming getaway! Gotta love the bright primary colors too. Don’t you think?
Let’s get real ladies…how many of you own denim mini skirt? To be perfectly honest, this is my only one! But I absolutely love it. This is probably one piece of clothing that I’m not a very big fan of but I gotta admin, it’s CUTE! I also love it’s semi versatility. I love that you can look really casual in it by wearing a simple v-neck t-shirt or look a bit dressy with a blouse just like I did here. I’m pretty sure that many of you fashionistas out there can think of other ways to style it up or down.
I’m not sure if y’all are familiar with the brand GRLFRND but this brand is just freakin’ stylish when it comes to denim! They are a little bit on the higher end pricewise but if you have a girl next door type of style, GRLFRND is for you girlfriend! No pun intended.
The other day I showed you how you can host a luxurious bridal shower. If you’re a Maid of Honor or a bridesmaid at an upcoming wedding this summer, you will find the tips very helpful so if you missed it, click here.
For us women, it always seems to be a challenge to find what to wear…whether it’s an errand day or a special occasion, it’s either we don’t know what to wear or we don’t have enough clothes. Trust me, I know how it feels. I can totally relate.
And since I’ve had my own bridal shower a year and a half or so ago, looking for a bridal shower dress is just as challenging as finding your wedding dress. What can I say? First world problems.