Monday, August 25, 2014

SWITZERLAND















Switzerland provided me with perhaps the most breathtaking views I've ever seen in my life. These pictures don't do the scenery justice. It was an amazing feeling, sitting on a breakwater surrounded by a lake that could easily have been the sea, in a deep blue evening twilight.

The purpose of our trip was a choir festival/competition, and that wasn't bad either since we won the shared 2nd prize and were chosen as the audience's favourite! We couldn't believe the audience had elected us as the best ones, we were screaming and crying when we heard the news. All in all, I couldn't have imagined a better journey.

For the past two weeks, I've been trying to get back to my daily routine. I have my first exam of the semester tomorrow, and I'm freaking out. Better get back to studying instead of dwelling in memories of Switzerland.

I hope everyone out there has had a wonderful summer vacation. ♥

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MS. BLUE SKY




Top - Monki / Shorts - Monki / Shoes - Vagabond / Sunglasses - Costo / Backpack - Grafea

There was a time when I would not have posted some of these photos. Actually, there was a time when I didn't even consider wearing crop tops that show some of my stomach. 

But I've come a long way from that. I love my body now so much more than I did a year ago, even though I'm some 9 kilos heavier than I used to be.  I have learned that positive body image does not come with weight loss, as I previously thought. Everything about body positivity is inside your head. 

I don't have a flat stomach, but that doesn't mean I can't rock crop tops. There is cellulite in my thighs, but there's no reason to photoshop it away. I have broad shoulders, somewhat round arms and wide hips, and I can't hide them in photos if I want to look like myself.

These remarks probably seem funny to some of you. "You don't need to worry about those things", you may say. And you're right. But aren't all of our insecurities just something silly we've made up inside our heads? We all have them, however needless they may be. You just have to fight them off and be proud. 

And I'm beginning to be proud.

p.s. This is a timed post and I'm in Switzerland now. Wee hee ! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SHOE SALES RESULT IN...


So last week I found these babies when going through the sales section at Vagabond. I was supposed to be shopping for a pair of super comfortable flats, but... These won my heart over. I love the trainer-ish feeling about them. Perfect for fall. :)