The Looks of 2015

Hi loves,
So, first of all, where the heck did 2015 go? One minute it was January 1st, next we're celebrating Christmas. It honestly is crazy how time flies as you get older.
This year has consisted of many hardships and heartache, but nonetheless, lessons learnt and happiness expressed.
One thing I'm very proud of is the outcome from The Looks of 2015, so without further ado, here's a re-cap of the many loved looks from 2015.

Reading last year's Looks of the Year had me beaming with pride. The first thing I wrote was "2015 is the year I will be a better blogger", and I can proudly say I have achieved that, because although I post once a week or so, it's actually a major improvement from last year's schedule.

My goal for Heart, Style & Grace for 2015 was to explore my options. I didn't want to spend the entire time focusing on just outfits. I realised how much I loved writing interest pieces - shopping, lifestyle and travel (although, there is more to come with that travel tag.) And thus the conclusion, that's what I am good at.

The reason I like taking outfit photos is because the pictures speak for themselves. I usually don't have to say much in an outfit post because of that reason, but I passionately love writing, so the interest pieces consisting of things I care about and want to help people with is in my area of (sort-of) expertise.

With 2016 casually rolling through, I'm here to set another goal for myself and my first love: Heart, Style & Grace; and that is for me to strive for progress, not perfection. I get so caught up in making sure everything is perfect, but reality is nobody's perfect, I apologise for quoting Hannah Montana. The fact that I define my blog as natural and normal (since I don't photoshop my photos), I want 2016 to be the year we try to enlighten on how being yourself and being goofy is perfectly fine and also pretty fun!

Without further ado, let's end my babbling here. I hope you all have a fabulous New Year, celebrating with bellies full of food and hearts full of love.

I'll see you all in 2016, with my short hair I have yet to unveil.

Filled with love,
Danica xo


Celebratory 200th post!

Hi loves,

As you can tell from the title of tonight's post, it's my 200th blog post ~ *screaming eternally*!!!!


The Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Ladies in Your Life

Hi loves,
Merry Christmas!

Gosh, it's been such a crazy lead-up to Christmas for me, but still, I could never be more excited for the holiday than I seem to always be whenever December rolls around.
Ever since I could afford to, I've absolutely loved picking out the perfect gifts for my family and friends. Seeing their faces light up when they unwrap it may be the sole purpose for my excitement, but also because I love shopping, and Christmas is a reasonable excuse to confess my addiction. I'm not shopping for myself; I'm shopping for the people I love (including myself.)

Now hopefully you've seen my Holiday Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life, because tonight I'm bringing to you a gift guide for your mum, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, best friend, girl friends and any other leading lady in your life.

For the organised gal: As Christmas nears, so does the end of the year, and with the end of the year, comes the "new year, new me" quotes, and 2016 diaries and planners! If you're having a hard time finding a gift for that girl who has everything, get her a diary or planner to help her keep track of everything she's got.


The Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Men in Your Life

Hi loves,
Merry Christmas!
Well, almost. But Christmas is basically everyday when it's December.
Unfortunately I won't be participating in creating holiday looks this year. Things are too crazy right now, but instead, I did however shoot a Holiday Gift Guide which will come in 2 instalments; YAY!

For the sweet tooth: Excluding people allergic to hazelnuts, you'd have to be insane not to be in love with Nutella. If you head into MYER, you can get a Nutella jar personally personalised to fit the name of the Nutella lover you're gifting it for. It's simple, it's sweet, and it's inexpensive.


Miss Shop x Barbie: The End of the Beginning

Hi loves,
How crazy is it that we're already up to the final chapter of the year 2015?
Time escaping us this quickly reminds me of something one of my teachers from fashion school told us one day during a class; "When you're in your 20's, time feels like it's flying by. I remember going from 20 to 29 in the blink of an eye. You guys need to enjoy every single minute of your twenties because soon enough, you'll be in your thirties, settling down, and writing a completely different chapter of your life." Obviously it wasn't in those exact words, but it comes really close.

Even though I'm only 22, I feel like the last two years have sped by and I haven't had a chance to breathe and take it all in. I jumped from being a teenager (with a baby) to worrying about bills and my future. It may not seem like it, but 2015 has been one of my hardest years to endure. I'm hoping for a great December and an even better 2016.

Without further ado, the final instalment of the Miss Shop x Barbie feature. Enjoy!