Thursday, 17 May 2018

3 Easy Ways to Style Your T-Shirts

Everyone owns a t-shirt. In the fashion world, t-shirts are probably the easiest thing to style.

I was doing some spring cleaning over the weekend and realized that I own way too many t-shirts. Well, more than an average person probably should. 

So, I decided to categorize my t-shirts into 3 categories: plain, patterned, and wordings. And I've also decided that I'm not going to purchase anymore t-shirts until absolutely necessary. 



(The lovely Chrissy and I have decided to collaborate on this post. So, if you are having a difficult time styling your white t's, check her post out!



There are so many ways to style a t-shirt. Sometimes, it's because there are too many choices, we just end up not wanting to style them at all and go for a dress instead. But if you have any of these 3 t-shirt categories in your wardrobe, here's how I would style them: 




The Plain White-T


When it comes to plain Ts or plain white Ts, since it is the simplest of them all, I want it to stand out. And by doing that, I would normally pair it with a more unique colour. Not that black or denim won't work, I just want to add a unique colour so that white is still the focus. 



The Patterned T



I like styling patterned Ts because it doesn't even matter if you go overboard. 




T's with wordings


I own way too many t-shirts with wordings but I just love myself some good, inspiring wordings. And whenever I see people wearing t's with a nice quote or a funny joke, I will always smile at them. 




If you have a certain way of styling your t-shirts, leave them in the comments. We're always looking for new inspirations :) 
x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK: Nha Trang

It was my first time visiting Nha Trang, Vietnam about 2 weeks ago. And let me just say, I am 100% going back there. The locals are so friendly it makes me question my personality. But in all seriousness, Nha Trang really is a beautiful place.

Just a heads up: May is the best month to visit Vietnam because it's apparently summertime there. So summertime meant bikinis and shorts. Here's my little holiday lookbook from my weekend in Nha Trang.



Nha Trang beach, one of the beaches that has the strongest waves.




One of the best thing about Nha Trang: a view of the beach and buildings at the left, a view of the mountains at the right. *View from An Vista Hotel*




Being in my happy place - the sea.




The parks are amazing too. Perfect for getting that Instagram shot.



Here's a little video from my 48-hour stay: 

Monday, 14 May 2018

3 MONTHS OF NOT BUYING CLOTHES AND HERE'S WHAT I LEARNED

This blog has always been about motivation, travel and fashion. And if any of you have noticed, I haven't been posting a lot on fashion and here's exactly why:


On the 1st of January 2018, I declared "no shopping for 3 months!"


At the start of this little "challenge", I was really motivated because I'd been so broke from spending WAY.TOO.MUCH on clothing and everything else during the month of Christmas. Also, here's something you should know about me. Whenever I'm stressed out, I tend to shop for things I do not need. This is a very very bad habit which I'm trying to slowly get rid of. That's also one of the reasons why I set myself up for this "challenge".



I tracked my progress each month and finally have the verdict. So, here it is. Here are my thoughts: 


January

1) Like I said, I was motivated as hell because I was broke, so I couldn't really buy anything anyway.

2) I started appreciating the clothes that I have a little bit more. 

3) I didn't see the need to walk into any shops to buy any clothing. 

4) I pretty much have everything in my closet.  

5) I wasn't itching to go into any stores. 


February 

1) I was still appreciating my wardrobe. I even started digging out clothes that I haven't worn in ages from the bottom of my cupboard. 

2) I didn't have the urge to go into any stores because I told myself I have all the clothing I need. 

3) I also tried not to go into any stores that I like and that I know I could afford. 

4) I realized how much stuff I had in my wardrobe. Stuff that I didn't even need. 

5) I was wearing all the new clothes that I never had a chance to wear. 


March 

1) I did some wardrobe spring cleaning. Basically donated some clothes and gave some clothes away. That was a nice feeling. 

2) I analyzed what type of clothing I need and that would suit me for the next year or so. 

3) I got rid of some old, dirty clothes that I would not wear ever again, but was just too lazy to get rid of them or being too sentimental with them. 

4) My wardrobe is happy, so am I. 

5) I started looking at what I NEEDED more than what I wanted. 




So, here's what I've learned: 

1) I saved much more money and I could even travel more. 

2) Bad habits can be treated, slowly. 

3) I truly learn to appreciate what I have. 

4) I am much more careful with my money and what I purchase. 


I continued this until the end of April when I had a little splurge session with my friend. After analyzing what I really need in my wardrobe, and after donating 40% of my clothes, I basically just went to the "sale section" and got myself some stuff that I truly needed - for work purposes and for daily purposes. More on that in the next few posts :) 

My bad habit is still lingering in me. I do still want to spend money on clothes when I'm in a very stressful place, but I control myself and buy groceries instead. Not to mention, I save up for my travels, so that's definitely been helping me. You need to take responsibility. That's what it is and that's the biggest lesson this "challenge" has taught me. 




Have you ever tried something like this before? And if you want me to try some of your "challenges", leave them down in the comments too :) 
x