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Friday, 1 April 2016

TIE A BOW


Happy Friday! It is the first day of April. I hope today I'm not going to be someone's fool :p I remember very well, April Mop used to be one of those days when my school friends and me pranked on each other for the sake of fun and laughter. Ahh those days! I felt time is slipping away faster as I age. But I am here not to complain, memories remained and it is time to write more interesting stories in this book of life, which I hope you guys are doing well too!

On the other note, as I scrolled down my old pictures I noticed my personal style has evolved. Okay, guilty as charged, I was that girl who constantly follow trends, from shoulder pad to Herve Leger's bodycon dress, you name it. After years of making fashion faux pas, I am glad to be in this stage where I am very comfortable in my own dressing of choice. I call it 'relax tailoring' where I can dress effortlessly without looking sloppy or too much. Today I am wearing this beautiful top from local Indonesian brand, shopatvelvet. I love the bow detail. What do you think?


ShopAtVelvet top - Uniqlo pants - Prada bag - Manolo Blahnik heels

Thursday, 10 March 2016

TOPSHOP BOMBER JACKET


Sport and fashion seem to go along well! When a fashion muse like Olivia Palermo stepped out in this breathtaking and amazingly affordable Topshop Two-In-One Reversible Sateen bomber jacket, I couldn't help but falling in love with it over and over again. Too bad, it's immediately sold out in merely two days! But it won't stop me from appreciating this outfit's perfection :)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

POST CNY DETOX

Happy Chinese New Year folks!

Holiday and food binging surely go along together.

Whether it's the aromatic Christmas pudding or your Grandma's juicy roasted pork, we know both are irresistibly tasty and sinful, yet we LOVE IT.  

Last Chinese New Year was a non-stop eating fest for me. I LOVE my food but also remember balance is the key. A way to pay back for all the "sins" I've made to my body is to clean it or detox.

Back in September, I did a five-day juice cleanse with Cold Press Indonesia and was happy with the process and result. When I was informed that they have a new range of customize programs depending on your need, I could not help but to try it. Since it was still my working days I decided to go easy on myself and went for the three-day juice cleanse. Surprisingly, it went well! No cheating needed. But remember, my personal pre and during detox tips to maximize the benefits :
STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL, CAFFEINES, NICOTINE, REFINED SUGAR, DAIRY PRODUCTS, PROCESSED FOOD, ETC..


Honestly, it felt easier than the first one since the period is shorter and rest assured, I did not feel hungry at all. In a day I drank six bottles of cold-press juices according to the schedule. Instead of feeling gloomy and all, I felt energetic and still attending my TRX training. Talk about killing two birds with one stone, post-detox, not only that I lost about 1.5 kg, my skin started to clear up and glowing. I encourage everyone to try and feel it yourself! Forget diet pills, go for natural and tasty opt :)

Cold Press Indonesia new detox programs:
1. Skin Glow and Weight Maintenance (the one I did)
2. Power Cleanse
3. Vitality
4. Anti Aging



and for more detail, check out Cold Press Indonesia's website and Instagram


Zalora dress - Salvatore Ferragamo heels 

Sunday, 31 January 2016

GET CULTURED

Last December, a week before new year to be exact, I had a short trip to the historical city of Yogyakarta, Central Java.

I was amazed. 

After three months in Jakarta, hanging out in hip cafes feels endless and dull. So when my mom inquired me about the trip, I immediately said LET'S GO! After arriving in Adisucipto airport, the driver took us for a cultural trip to the famous Prambanan temple, Keraton and of course, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur temple. It was such a breathe of fresh air and well, some Gudeg here and there didn't hurt too (except for my growing belly). After being abroad for years, I am very sure this trip was the right call. It was a great way to feel connected to my roots. I hope I'll have the chance and time to visit more mind-blowing places here in Indonesia. 

p.s: a trip to Yogyakarta won't be complete without a night visit to Malioboro, a major shopping street loaded with street food vendors, where I tried Kopi Joss Arang (coffee with charcoal). It sounds bizarre, but then charcoal seems to gain its popularity these days due to its aid for digestion plus it smells amazing!


Monday, 18 January 2016

LIFE, SO FAR



I have been so guilty for posting so few since last year, which by the way is a good reminder for me to say:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016. 

Relax, I am not going to bore you with another new year, new resolutions post. I'll save it for another time. Joking. Honestly, I have this many thoughts that are just stuck up there in my head that I'd like to share, yet don't know where to begin. Apart from convincing my brothers that Bee Gees' How Deep Is Your Love is a CLASSIC unlike Calvin Harris one, I am also in this stage of life where I constantly questioned 'what should I do next?'. After finishing what I think as the best internship experience ever (big thank you to my great colleagues), I am officially back to square one. Should I do finance just like what I studied back in the university? Should I pursue my passion? Which one should I do first? Should I wait for the right time? bla bla bla…

Not necessarily in that order, but yes my life in these past six months is what I'd describe as 'the Caitlyn Jenner phenomenon'. It was sudden and confusing that I started to type these 'symptoms' to of course none other than… Google!

According to Google, I am in a state of what is called as 'Quarter-Life Crisis'. Sweet. It says: 

Common symptoms of a quarter life crisis are often feelings of being "lost, scared, lonely or confused" about what steps to take in order to transition properly into adulthood. Studies have shown that unemployment and choosing a career path is a major cause for young persons to undergo stress or anxiety. Early stages of one living on their own for the first time and learning to cope without parental help can also induce feelings of isolation and loneliness.

True and true.. so while typing this post down, funny, how I found my answer to life in this pleated harem pants. How so? I admit, I was always that 'playing-it-safe' kind of girl in term of styling, so it was rather unusual for me to purchase and mostly be seen wearing this. Yet again, I feel like exploring. Reflecting it back to my life, I guess I should be more relaxed like this harem pants. Be more fun, adventurous and taking life less seriously. I can feel this year is going to be a one different kind of ride for me and I hope this new year bring immense joy and fun to your life as well! 

Cap A Pie top - Elanor pants -Stuart Weitzman lace up flat - Salvatore Ferragamo clutch

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

AM TO PM

Etoile top, Etam pants, Fendi bag, Rolex watch, Aldo heels // Pull and Bear skirt, Bottega Veneta clutch, Christian Louboutin heels

As Jakarta Fashion Week ended last week, the wedding season has officially begun. Possibly the only city where two or three weddings in one night are considered normal. Last weekend, I had my Sunday filled up with birthday lunch then followed by becoming the +1 to a friend's wedding. Instead of wearing a default dress, I wore the same black top, paired it with my favorite pants in the afternoon, then changed to a more formal printed skirt. I love bags and shoes. Hence, I always opt for these two to complete a look. Peekaboo for lunch and Intrecciato for an evening reception.  Talk about life, I am thankful these days life has treated me pretty well. As I reflected on myself, I can't help but amazed at how time flies. It's almost that time of the year!
Hope life is treating everyone well :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

NEW CHAPTER

Mango top , Stradivarius pants, ChloĆ© bag,  Salvatore Ferragamo flats, Coach watch

 I basically grew up reading a bunch of magazines, so for what it's worth, starting an editorial internship in L'Officiel Indonesia is certainly something for me. First day is always exciting but undeniably nerve-racking! For almost every occasion, I always try to visually imagine what I will wear. But looking at my closet I just realized I don't have any professional clothes. Hence it was the right call to... SHOP! After hours of this "fabulous sport" and felt I did enough damage to the card, I officially have a grown-up lady closet filled with smart blouses, tailored pants and blazers. Finding pants is an endless challenge for my body type, but this pant fits like a boss. I just love how the flare adds extra feminine to this already masculine color.