Minggu, 27 November 2016

Polyvore Reveleation : Concert Days

Concert Days
basic t-shirt : wearable for daily occasions, too. skater skirt : easy to mixmatch and comfortable. no underarm maintenance required.  

I've forgotten how fun playing Polyvore was. So I reopen my account and create my virtual wardrobe. And now, when I limit my possessions, it's even more fun! Why? Because you're focused. You know what you're doing. You're integrated with your persona list--not living a consumptive dream. Just like when I started over my fashion-istic journal in the beginning of this year. 

I used to be a dress junkie. With so many reasons: wedding receptions, churching, concerts, hangouts, etc. In fact, 80% of my dresses are generally useless. I wear some of them only once or twice and forget their existence immediately. Because, how would you teach energetic kids with a lace dress, or how will you take a walk around the city with high pollution wearing pretty mini dress with ribbon on the waistback? It's...a dream. And sadly, most of my dresses are never, never been appropriate for those casual activities. Furthermore when it's sleeveless...since I become shy with that sleeveless stuff, can't wear 'em spontaneously without considering my hairy underarm situation. Or should I layer it with a cardigan eventhough it's sunny and hot outside? :p

That's why I've sold 3 of my little black dress (which is a-must-have, according to fashion experts and magazines, meh), my high-heels shoes, and all inappropriate things that usually stay deep down in the drawer without any human touch. 

Anyway, this is my previous concert pieces expectation: 

lesson learned : the shoes might be fine, but those dress' details on the neckline will make it hard to put on my viola on the shoulder. and sleeveless : need armpit hair clearance and it takes time...and effort.

And this (newer version of the one above):

the concept is better, but sequins all over? wait a minute! It's itchy like hell for energetic activities. plus, it's high-maintenance. and it usually comes with nonabsorbent lining. reality is, playing music makes you sweat a lot, you need a easy-breezy clothing!

Well, folks, how do you manage your formal attires? 
Will you sacrifice your comfort only to impress or to make sure you look good? 

Rabu, 16 November 2016

The Colour Combo

Some capsule wardrobe experts create their colour circle. Or pallette. Or whatever you name it. The point is: the general colour combination of your wardrobe to be sticked on.

I am not a strict, organized person. But naturally, I'm building a pallette in my daily outfit choice. Without noticing it!

Caution : some items in the illustration are not really something I possess. But it's generally something I'd like to wear...or it's just cute to be drawn. Hehe.
Anyway. After a while, here's my general colour pallette :
Pink, denim, yellow, and blue. Yes, it's just so me! Plus, some grey shade for cleanliness and neutralizer. You know, I'm full of emotion and excitement. Something has to...calm me down. :p

And, anyway, some printed stuff is ME. I do love pattern game! XD 

There you go. My pallette. Do you have a colour pallette for your wardrobe organisation? :D

Kamis, 03 November 2016

Neglected. Abandoned. Bye.

Noooo, don't misunderstand this post as a sad, hollow-faced lady writing up her feelings!
It's not about me being neglected or a pet being neglected or what. It's just a simple post about...how we have abandon the real quality of humanbeing. It's about humanity.

But, surprise! I'm kidding. Yes, I'm concerned about humanity nowadays, but actually, that title is just a representative for some little thing I've realized recently. Hahaha. Got you!

*minta dijitak 

OK. Anyway. I'm in the middle of the 20s now. In the world full of materialistic offerings. But I've been a make up hoarder in my early 20s, and an outfit lover in my 18s-23s. I also love to buy expensive imported food for the sake of gaya and ceritanya sih veganism and health. But in the end, because I wasn't wise enough (not actually gain much wisdom now, but not worse than yesterday!), I've thrown too much effort, money, and space. And time. Sorry. The enlightement started here.

And, after a while, I think I've left a lot of things I used to hang on to hardly. These are things I've neglected with a mindful reason :

+ plural lip products
I used to have lip butter, balm, tint, and colour stick together at the same time.  I only have one lips, but I thought I gotta use 4 products for this so-called-beautiful-organ. And...actually, rather than makin' me happy, it stressed me out.  I need to use it before the expiring date! My lips I dry I should use a butter! Balm before lipstick! Lipstick stains on tumbler neck! Lipstick stains on my clothes! 
Pale lips! Where's my lipstick? Oh I forget it. AAHH! 
What a stressful lady. I'm still young, I don't wanna be old earlier! And my lips are FINE. Definitely fine. My daily-game (call it a game or I'll be under pressure) doesn't even push me to wear lipstick! A proper lip-colouring session only appears in concerts or weddings / another party events.
The last time I wear my lipstick (which is this lipstick) was 3 weeks ago for my friend's wedding. So, it could be silly if I collect more and more lip products, since I only use it for special events?

During this time, I'm feeling lighter. Like there's no pressure or doubt about my lips being pale. Because, in reality, it's even brighter and more red after I left my habit of using lipstick every single day. 

+ eyeliner
I have a bad feeling about eyeliner everytime I see an additional stroke on my bold eyelids. But I still gave it a try, with such a ladylike expectation. It's not  bad, actually. Not actually annoying. Unfortunately, wearing an eyeliner increases my freedom. I didn't want to laugh too hard or it'll melt. I can't touch my eyes area. I...literally couldn't do anything without considering my eyeliner situation. HAHAHA. So I give my eye a freedom. Real liberacy. I'm thankful for that decision. 

+ handcream
Because handcream is just a body lotion being kept in a smaller tube and being labeled handcream. THAT'S ALL.

+ flat shoes
Nothing is wrong with flat shoes. But being realistic, I can't walk safely with this species of footwear. Especially on the bumpy road of Bandung, plus it's usually muddy and slippery during the rainy season. I have a zigzag walking style and some friends of mine know how often I fall down on the street! Flat shoes is definitely dangerous for me in my habitat. It could be different on you! It hurts, too. As much as stillettos. In my standard.

Everytime I feel like complaining, I try to remember a joke or a funny puns...to switch to a better channel of mind. And good things are coming. Along with an optimistic feeling.

Happy Friday, people! :)

Senin, 31 Oktober 2016

Things I've Learnt from Kids

Kids. Oh, those tiny little folks are such a role model for me. Why? Here's why :

1. They don't complicate things. 
Hungry? Just find a food (or ask for it). Sad? Cry it out. Angry? Hit something. Everything's simple and straight in kids' world! And it's reflected on their expressions, their general face. Nothing is hidden. Nothing is kept inside waiting to explode.

2. They dream a lot higher. 
And they believe that they'll achieve it. Even if they dream of flying high riding a llama. Seriously.

3. They wear bright colours. 
Because there's no trend flow or fashion rules for them. And, you know, somehow, they tend to choose bright colours, because their life is bright! As bright as their intelligence!

4. They know that they know nothing. 
So they are always curious, asking for answers of their inner questions. In our society, they are banned for asking such random interviews. But, trust me, curiousity is our no.1 important talent! You'll bloom out of pure curiousity!

5. They're sincere. 
Loving people like there's no tomorrow. Starring at their beloved parents or friends or siblings's eyes with a lot of attention and affection. Why can't we just act as easy as that?

6. They love animals! 
D'you ever encounter a kid that doesn't want to feed or pet a stray cat? I don't. They naturally respect animals and nature, without nobody tell 'em to do so.

7. They choose their food wisely. 
Consciously, they know which food that is not good for their body. So, they're picky! It depends on their parents, tough.

Do you have special attention to kids? Do you think they're better than adults? :p 

Kamis, 27 Oktober 2016

Me, Lately--in pictures

Enjoying pants, since...it's cold and I am maceuh (unable to stay calm). 
My favourite mix-match style : t-shirt and denim. That's all. 

 Planning to swim weekly with my best friend, ready to be mermaid!
Boho tunic looks cute. But I'm not sure I'm wearing it daily since it's...cold? 
Maybe next summer (which is questionable). 

How's your week going? :)

Jumat, 14 Oktober 2016

Tiny Talk in One Raincoat-Friendly Evening

Actually, I've just organized (and ditched) my old sketchbooks and papers. Phew! There's a lot of 'em! I've found a lot of sketches drawing myself with oxford shoes, hippest fashion item, and stuff.

Randomly thinking about my early 20s. Or, well, call it...post-teenager age. You remember about my post of oxford shoes? Yes. It's definitely in my early 20s when all I could think about was : "I CAN FINALLY AFFORD MY DREAM SHOES, A DRESS I'VE LOOKING FOR SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. I RULE THE WORLD! I WANNA LOOK COOL!", etc.

So it's that...short-term. After I bought it, I got bored. And it goes on and on. Such a classic capitalism-victim trouble, huh? Mixed with some kind of puberty hormones and seeking for true self through style. LOL.

Honestly, I still love mixing and matching my outfit. But earlier, my concern was 'the ability to shine and spark and be 'me' and lookin' good!'. Now, I think it becomes 'I hope this mix is warm enough for windy season' or 'I assume this is light enough for that bright sunlight above.'
Becoming more functional? Yes. 20% of me. 80% of it was just...what colour is my mood today. But most of my curated clothing articles are pink or multicoloured and vintage. So. Definitely, I have only a few choices:

+ pink / multicolour and plain light-coloured circle skirt
+ multicolour and plain dark-coloured skirt for period days
+ pink / multicolour and plain denim skirt for busy, mobile hours
+ pink / multicolour and plain denim pants for superduper maceuh day
+ pink / multicolour and polkadot denim pants for period days
+ loose tee and grey legging for random sport session
+ one piece swimsuit...if there's any swimming pool :p

+ black / red / white / light blue with embelished collar top and plain black flare skirt for music concerts or other formal events

+ add a pink thick jacket for cold, dry, or rainy evening
+ add a pink parachute jacket for rainy afternoon
+cardigans for feminine mood or when all the jackets are in laundry ( anyway, I can't appreciate cardigan too much now, since it's quite fragile...with my style of living and moving)

(OK. Suddenly I recall that all my dresses are so useless lately...wellllll.....)

Alright. Here's a little picture of how I curate my outer look by single main bottom / top of my choice. The concept is quite similar with a story. There's a main character and some good protagonists around to do a mutualism symbiosis. Haha. Do you get it? Whatever. Just LOOK :

Hey! Look! How practical is my life now! XD
( and how I miss using a beige-ish background without any influence of today's trend of minimalistic monochrome!!!)

This habit has given me a lot of...you know, more time to practice, more time to draw, more time to...procrastinate in high quality. :p
Like, now I never spend even 15 minutes in front of the mirror.  I have a wedding party soon in Sunday and I think I will only need 10 minutes to get ready. Formal events mixture, superduper simple hairdo, eyebrow pencil, and lipstick. Okay...a thin layer of foundation. Watch and stone bracelet. I'm good. Thank you. I will probably wear my slip on shoes.

Oh. Wait. One of my dress was used, actually. In my last concert. It's a gift from my friends! :)
HAHAHA. After a year, finally. And the dress was matched with...a slip-on shoe. Thanks, everybody. When you say no to high-heels, it's...simply no. Why suffer when you have a choice to feel comfortable?

<< just a little glimpse of my latest look during a String Camp, in a very, very small size, don't click to zoom or you'll regret later. Trust me, it's a spam. :p Anyway, tee, slip-on, and jeans. My 23 years old version would be mad at me, huh? Perhaps she'd asked me, "Where's your midi skirt? Where's your feminine-vintage style? Where's the floral??" Whatever, Ning. Move on. You are an angkoter ! REALISTIC !

<< and I know it's more important to save some Rupiahs for a set of new string for Lai other than buying those expensive local brands newest items

<< and invest in more time to practice scales, both minor and major with different techniques

<< plus, watercolour skill !

<< and think about how to ban plastic straws in street food islands while struggling to stay vegetarian even if someone offers me a grilled canned tuna with sambal matah.

I wonder what's your effort to be a responsible Earth citizen and becoming a better humanbeing?
I started with stop eating animals, spreading the word, choosing more natural toiltetries, decided to wear cloth menspad, and now, stop shopping continuously for clothing pieces, because most fashion industries are...you know, cruel. I became a vegetarian because it's dumb to 'hungrily donate' to animal tortures. And, now, what about paying for another form of Earth destruction ( such as wasteful big fashion industries [ that may contains animal-cruelty, humanity and labor rights issue, too!] and unhealthy GMO foods?)? I don't want to! Do you?

Be happy all the time and be thankful for the patient Mother Earth!
Happy Friday!

Senin, 19 September 2016

Just Adjusting The Vibe Here

So this blog was a beauty blog. Full of haul posts and product reviews. I was  such a hoarder. LOL. 
 I don't feel guilty for that. It's just my lesson. 
But it's a little...pity. Somehow. 

Anyway, let me put a small photo of a body mist, just in case you're missing my review. But...it's not a review post! It's just me showing a bottle of Fresh Soul body mist of Utama Spice. It's included in a gift box I received from my, wow, now sister-in-law. It's minty, and I'm not a fan of minty smells, but this mist is not bad, though. Considering the nice ingredients and consistent branding. 

And it's quite photogenic. Yay. 

Happy Monday Close To The Tuesday! ;D