Don't Believe Me, Just Watch

Hi loves,
I've always had a fond liking to watches. All through primary school, I would wear my latest water-resistant watch, and create a watch tan on my left wrist. Back then, it was function over fashion. I just wore that watch because I liked keeping track of time. I've always been a rather organised person, and watches become a very important part of one's day when trying to stay organised.

I had a brief period where I stopped wearing them (and tanned my left wrist), but I've finally rekindled my little obsession. Growing quite a collection already, I've got a watch to go with any outfit and mood.


Miss Shop x Barbie: Make Unkindness Your Motivation

Hi loves,
I actually bought this sweater in a size XL because I just prefer wearing them with leggings and sneakers when I'm on the go on a gloomy cold day. That's just a disclaimer before you guys comment saying "that sweater looks waaaayyy too big for you!" because yes, I know it already, thank you.

In saying that, I really didn't want to put a disclaimer so soon into the blog post, but has anyone else noticed how so many bloggers/vloggers have to put immediate disclaimers in their posts/videos because they know how much backlash they're already going to get?
I find it really upsetting that so many people who are putting their interests and passions on the internet get so much hate for being who they are and liking what they like.
What's even worse is that these haters come from a place of anonymity. These people trying to connect with others like them have to deal with people who constantly nit-pick on everything they do as anonymous users.
You tell yourself that because they're anonymous, they don't matter. Their opinions automatically vanish into thin air because you don't know who these people are. But that's it right there, they tear you down, left, right and centre, and you have no clue on whether this is a complete stranger or a friend afraid to tell you the truth. That's when it starts to drive you crazy. You begin to misplace your trust in people. You begin to close off. And as far as I'm concerned, that's the worst thing you can do to yourself. You're letting these anonymous haters control your life. You're taking back everything you said because you feel the need to justify yourself in every aspect of YOUR life when they shouldn't even have that privilege in the first place.

Of course I've had my fair share of haters. I think everyone who's ever put their life on the internet has, but I've learnt to fuel that hate into motivation and strength for myself. I used to take it to heart, and I used to question myself and my interests, but now I find it to be a great way to give me a purpose. Let your fear, and the people who bring unkind words into your life be your motivation to be a success and to fulfil your dreams and goals.


How-To: Get Through That Time of the Month

Hi loves,
So I was experiencing the week of hell because guess what, it was that time of the month again.
I was in bed for an entire day all because of stupid menstrual pains, and the idea came to me - "maybe I should write up a post on how to get through the woman's week of hell" so that's basically where this random post came from. Bare with me, please.

The time of the month is always really difficult. You're in so much pain; you're breaking out everywhere; you're craving EVERYTHING; a tiny gust of wind makes your boobs want to implode; you have to be careful of what kind of panties you wear (despite what Libra tells you); you're spending money on pads and tampons; you constantly feel like you smell; and you're angry and super emotional for no apparent reason (I watched an episode of New Girl and wasn't sure whether I was crying from laughter or not, what?)


Embroidered Dream

Hi loves,
So the other day I was having an extreme case of writer's block. You know how you hop onto your phone and open up Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Snapchat when you're procrastinating? Well, I was on Instagram and saw some of my most-read bloggers had posted new posts. Now normally, I don't have time to read through them, so I just scroll through and find inspiration through the photography, but this time was different. I found myself wanting to read what these bloggers had to say.
Bloggers these days have such distinct voices. Some preach literature, some write playfully; whereas I'm trying to find my balance. I love writing like I'm talking to a bunch of friends, other times I like writing as if I'm reporting for a big shot newspaper.

When you start a blog, they tell you to make sure you have a unique voice. That's the best way to be heard. Three years later, and I'm still trying to find my own voice and my own purpose with this blog.
Hopefully this new leaf on the blog is a great new beginning for something more..