Get Back in The Game with Green Plaid

March 30, 2015

These things happen all the time, don't they. One day we get things going and they go on so smoothly for a while, but there is that one thing that just turns things to complete shit. And it's not just that one thing, it could be two or more things, or it could be nothing at all. There are times when you just feel like absolute shit and you don't even know why. And it's all the matter strength and perseverance of the person to pull through and get back in the game. 

And that's what I've been trying to do. Get back in the game. In the game of blogging, in the game of writing, in the game of art and yoga, and in the game of life. All I've been doing for the past week is working on keeping myself busy. Why am I doing this to myself, I don't really know. It just happened. And I feel like I haven't had a proper night's sleep and proper lunch in a month. Is this what it's like being an adult? Busy? Restless? Exhausted? Drained? 

On the day I wore this outfit, I felt fabulous. That day I sat by the sea with my cousin for about an hour in the noon time; it's a miracle we didn't get sunkissed, and that was the day we randomly decided to buy flowers.

"Do you want to get flowers?" "Sure, let's get some flowers" That was basically how it went down. It's rare for us both to randomly do things impulsively together, and when we do come around to doing something impulsive, it feels amazing. It makes us – or me – feel alive and free. Perhaps buying those flowers were our way to get back in the game of life by watching it grow from a tiny bud to a gorgeous yellow flower.

| Plaid, Boots, & Bag - Forever 21 | Dress - New Look
| Earrings - Thirfted | Sun Glasses - H&M

Photo Creds: Sawsan Abdulla

I came to realize that it's okay to get off the horse once in a while. We all need to go into little slumps and feel like crap every now and then. I like to take it as a form of recharging. 

And once our batteries are full, it's time to get back in the game – with or without some plaid.

Y'all got this!


It's My Wallet and I Against the World!

March 5, 2015

It's been almost a year and a half since I changed my wallet. To me, wallets are more of a constant accessory that requires replacement every year or two. And when the time comes to change it, I doubt whether I should actually change it or not. Sure, my old wallet had tears all around it, and the stitching was falling apart. So it was still kind of okay-looking...

It's hard to part with an old ragged wallet that doesn't really mean much. I've held it in my hands as it fell apart and scattered away, *cue dramatic music*. A wallet is one of the things I would always have with me and never leave behind, and parting with a wallet that you've had for more than a year or two, it's difficult. Some wallets may be too small, or too big. You can never find one that's just as perfect as the one you have. 

It sometimes feels like I'm sending my only child off to college. I don't want to let him/her go. Not that I know how that feels, but you get what I mean.

Photo creds: Najla Qamber

This new fake Louis Vitton wallet was gifted to me by my dad when he went to China sometime last year. I don't really mind that it's fake, as long as it can carry my essentials – Identity cards, membership cards, hair ties, phone, and inspiring notes, and oh yeah, money and credit cards too. can't forget those...

It's a little bit smaller than the wallet that I had, but I'm feeling like this change gave me a physical acceptance that change can be good. It's labyrinthine to fully explain it in depth, but when I fully accepted that this was going to be my wallet for another year or so, I felt like I was ready to take on the world. It's my fake Louis Vitton wallet and I against the world! Is it weird that I feel this way about a fake wallet? 

How often do you change your wallet? 
Do you get the all emotional when you do?

PS: I should've taken photos of this outfit. I was so blue that night! :(

Tie the Tiny Knot

March 2, 2015

Did I wear this outfit on the blog already? I feel like I did...I need to get new clothes, but for now, whateves. I love this outfit and I'm going to wear what I want as many times I want to.

Wait, it's March already? What? Okay, don't panic, there is still about 10 more months to go until 2016. I think we're good until June. So we can chill and continue doing all those awesome things that we started doing since the New Year! Yes! Keep it up, girl! (or guy!)

On to the outfit that I think I already wore on the blog...I don't know if this suffices as a Fashion Hack, but it's quite a nice alternative to the usual business casual wear. Instead of tucking in that blouse into my jeans, I undid the last two or three buttons and tied a little knot on the end. It looks like I sort of did tuck my blouse into my jeans, but I didn't. Sneaky, yeah?

| Blazer & Bag - Forever 21 | Blouse - Ebay Jeans - Bershka
| Belt - Tilly's Shoes - Centerpoint (Paprika) | Necklace - Thrifted |
Photo Creds: Sawsan Abdulla

What's your favorite fashion hack? Do you have one?
And do you use it often?