Thursday, November 27, 2014

I Will Be Back Soon


Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the amazing people in my life that are supportive of me, being able to learn so many things this year, go to places that I won't think I'll able to go to when I was 12, and so many other things. And just in case you're wondering, yes, that's me up there  I outlined a picture of myself.

So, to what the post is actually about (other than wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving day of course). Finals are around the corner and let me tell you, I'm loosing it. I don't want to put up bad contents on my blog and I decided to take a little break from blogging and focus on my finals. I'll be back in 3 weeks time! I'll see you soon.

Lots of love,
-Sophia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Casual for Christmas

Instead of going all fancy, I decided to go more casual and comfortable this Christmas. As much as I love the idea of dressing up, going all out with some dress that I won't be able to wear again anytime soon doesn't appeal that much to me. I've been trying to figure out what I'm going to wear on Christmas and I'll be home by then which means it's going to be hot and humid, so it'll definitely going to be something lightweight or just anything that I can wear again on daily basis. Of course, to make it more Christmasy and less casual, a pair of nice shoes and some accessories will do the job. Up there are the few items I've been keeping my eyes on, especially the leather skirt.


What are you going to wear for Christmas?

-Sophia

Monday, November 24, 2014

November Loves

grey zara v-neck sweater  // forever 21 oversized cardigan // forever 21 scarf (similar) // h&m rings // revlon lip butter in berry smoothie // maybeline the falsies big eyes mascara // rimmel london lipliner in tiramisu // naked2 basics palette // air plant

November is coming to an end, it's going to be December next week! So I thought why not share some of the things that I have been loving this month. 

Let's start with some clothing. I have been wearing my Forever 21 oversized cardigan way too much. It's super cozy, warm, and goes with everything. Speaking of cozy and warm, I also have been wearing this taupe scarf that is also form Forever 21, I mentioned it here and ever since that day, I've been wearing the heck out of that scarf to the point I'm sure people are sick of me wearing it. Another thing that I have been wearing a lot this month is this v-neck oversized sweater (can you tell I like oversized clothes?) I really think this sweater is very flattering and it's really comfortable, definitely going to buy more in different colors. For accessories, I've been stacking some delicate rings together with some midi rings, I think it's a nice way to add more interest to a plain outfit.

As I mentioned earlier this month here, I have been loving neutral eyes and the products I've been using and loving the most for the look is my Naked 2 Basics palette and the Maybelline mascara, I won't rant about it since I already did that on the post. The neutral-color-love-fest doesn't end there,  but as someone who can't rock a nude lip (I look dead), I really like this whole my-lip-but-better combo that consist of two lip product: Rimmel London lipliner in tiramisu and Revlon Lip butter in berry smoothie, they make an amazing combination.

Last but not least, two random things I've been loving: Peppermints from Trader Joes and my air plant. I prefer peppermints over gums simply because I don't have to worry about throwing it away or having the weird taste in my mouth when I chew the gum for a little too long - yuck. And of course, I have to give my lovely air plant a shout out, it's still alive, hooray! 

What have you been loving this month?

-Sophia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

3 Things: I'm Looking Forward To

Gili Photo Diary
1. Winter break  can't wait to go back home to be reunited with my family! I haven't seen my family for almost a year, except for my sister who flew here last May and I miss them a ton! I'll be spending a month there before going back here for Spring semester, but I'm planning to do a winter intersession, so I'll probably going to be a zombie for 2 or 3 weeks while I'm there, boo :(

2. Christmas  I love Christmas! Even though we are not very festive, I am really looking forward to it! I have been jamming to Michael BublĂ©'s Christmas album – and Taylor Swift's 1989 of course. Sadly people back home are not as festive as people are here, but I'm excited nonetheless.

3. A little trip So I'm going to go on a little trip after Christmas and I am very excited about it. Last year, we went to the beautiful Gili Island, but this year, we'll be exploring different scenery, a beautiful city in Indonesia with amazing history that I've never been to but I always wanted to go to. Ah, I can't contain my excitement!

What are you looking forward to?

-Sophia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Let's Talk About: Nails


Happy Friday! I'll be done with this semester in 4 weeks and I am very excited to say the least. I can't promise I'll post as regularly  so many final projects!  but I'll post a ton more once I'm finished with finals, especially when I'm going back home for winter break! Yay!

It's not a secret I love painting my nails  I find it very therapeutic  from all the nail related posts I've done. Because I can't stand the look of chipped nails polishes, it bothers me so much, and I'd rater remove it completely, I usually do this once a week. Once my nail polishes are chipped, I always start with nail polish remover (obviously), then I would start clipping my nails (I can't handle long nails), making sure that I clip it to the shape that I more or less want and let the nail file to do the shaping. I always shape my nails more on the rounder shape (not almond because they scare me, not square because I find them extremely unflattering on me) and after I'm satisfied with the shape, I'll start pushing my cuticles back  not the best feeling in the world – and buff my nails to give my polishes a good base, and then I'll apply my base coat. I'm currently using Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear but I'm running really low now and it starts to get very gloopy, I'm planning to try something different, any recommendations? After patiently waiting for my base to dry, I'll start applying the nail polish of the week. I always apply at least 2 coats (gotta love them opaque nails), from the bottom middle and swipe it outward, and then doing the rest of the nail; letting them dry before applying top coats. Some of my favorite nail polishes brands are Essie, O.P.I, and Formula X because they dry relatively fast, their formula is incredible, and they last about a week on me, unlike other brands. When everything is done and I'm happy, I always put some hand cream on.

How do you do your nails?

-Sophia

Monday, November 17, 2014

Leather Jacket

stradivarius leather jacket // forever 21 v-neck tee // forever 21 cuff
stradivarius leather jacket // zara tee // h&m collar necklace & rings
Before last year, I've never needed a leather jacket before but I've always love the look of them on people. A friend of mine got me this jacket as a present for me before I moved here and I'm glad she did; leather jacket has become an absolute staple piece in my wardrobe. Last year, I've worn the hell out of this jacket  I worn them at least 4 times a week mostly because it's so versatile, I wore it with basically anything! . But then the weather got warmer and warmer as summer started to come and my leather jacket was in my closet collecting dust. But, don't you worry my friends, it's finally that time to put on my leather jacket again (and wear them every single day)! 

How do you feel about leather jacket?

-Sophia


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Them Brogues

1. Aldo Grandora Oxfords // 2. Forever 21 Faux Patent Leather Oxfords // 3. ASOS Makeshift Brogue // 4. Aldo Luveday // 5. H&M Brogues // 6. Dune Loris Black

Other than boots, I love me some brogues. They are very classic, comfortable, and chic. They make every outfit looks stylish without trying; throw on some striped t-shirt, jeans, and put on some brogues, you're all done. They are definitely next on my shopping list!

Do you like brogues?

-Sophia

Friday, November 14, 2014

Some Neutrals and Big Lashes

Naked2 Basics // Maybelline Color Tattoo "Bad to the Bronze" // Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes

I've been replacing my winged liners with simple, easy, and neutral eyeshadows with tons of mascara lately. Why? I don't know, I just love the look of it.

As always, I use my trustee Maybelline Color Tattoo as a base before putting some 'stark' and 'cover' (or any other shades I was in the mood for) on my lids. I was so excited when I finally got Naked2 Basics for my birthday last month. I've been eyeing the Naked palettes since the moment I know they exist but I never really want to commit to the bigger palettes, and the Naked Basics palette is not really my cup of tea; but when this palette came out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The colors are darker than the first Basics palette and the best part is I can use this one little palette to do my eyes and brows. After I'm done with my eyelids, it's time to give my lashes some love. My beloved Rocket Volum' mascara is drying out and I thought to myself: it's time to try something different, or something I've used before but in a different looking tube. Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes something-something-something (they need to make the product name shorter, seriously) mascara is definitely clumpier than the Rocket Volum' mascara but I don't hate it, I can take a spoolie and separate them a bit (I noticed that the brush is different from the old Falsies mascara, is that the new brush or is it just for this version?) and I have to say I love the idea of the lower lashes mascara, I never thought I have so many bottom lashes!

Have you tried any of these product before? What do you think?

-Sophia

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Another Lazy Day


forever 21 scarf // stradicarius sweater // zara jeans

I didn't have time to take the pictures of me wearing the clothes yesterday so I took some pictures of them instead. It's one of those lazy day and I just want to be comfortable so I threw on my comfiest jeans and black sweater. The weather is cold but not freezing so I put on my blanket scarf that I got from forever 21, it's super soft and it kept me warm! 

-Sophia

Monday, November 10, 2014

Snaps




Happy Monday everyone! Here are some snaps I took but never made it to the blog. Have a wonderful day everyone!

-Sophia

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Charming Little Space


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Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing something a bit different: an interior/space inspiration (or whatever you want to call it). I have a huge obsession with Pinterest and one of my favorite things to pin is interiors. Yesterday, I stumbled upon this beautiful room and I love it so much. I am very impressed with whoever decorated this room, it's a very small space and yet, so beautiful. Despite the fact that I hate small spaces, I have to say that I would love to stay in that room. Everything looks so bright and clean, and the accents of black makes everything looks even better.


What do you think?

-Sophia

Friday, November 7, 2014

Earth's Angel

So, I hinted a few times (here and here)  about a project that I did for my midterm and I think it's about time to show you guys what it was. If you followed me on instagram, you'll know what it is.


photo credit : Anthony Rogers



Ta-da! It was a group project and I worked with some of the most hard-working people in my class, which I'm really happy about. I'm so proud of the result, it came out just like how we visualized it. 

What do you think?

-Sophia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Something Old

thrifted denim jacket // hand me down scarf // white chocolate dress // ishkzia booties 

The weather is finally cooling down and I am so excited! I wore similar outfit around last year with the dress, tights, and booties but this time instead of my trustee leather jacket, I threw on denim jacket that I recently thrifted. I can't take this scarf off of my neck lately. This scarf that used to be my mom's and I remember her wearing it when I was very young. I love the toned down color and pattern on it, and it actually keeps me warm. Other than keeping myself warm, I've been trying to find a way to keep my hair in place and let me tell you, my hair is a lot longer now and long hair is not the most practical thing to have when it's windy. I recently embrace the messy low knot/bun thing and I really love it, it keeps my hair in place and I actually prefer this over top bun.

What piece of clothing have you been loving lately?

-Sophia

Monday, November 3, 2014

Something Thrifted #2


I went thrifting – again. This time I found a denim number. I've been trying to find a nice denim jacket after I took over my sister's denim jacket at the beginning of the summer for a little while before she took it home to Bali with her and I actually miss wearing it. From the worn off look and the softness of this jacket, there's no doubt that this denim jacket is well-loved by the previous owner. 

This jacket is actually a size 10 and I love the oversized look of it, it makes everything look more relaxed and it gives enough warmth for the transitional weather. I'm planning to change the plastic blue buttons to some metal ones. I'm not sure where I can find metal buttons here but I'll report back once I changed it!

Do you like denim jackets?

-Sophia

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Highlights


I turn 19!
Found the perfect neutral nail polish.
My new favorite shoes, I can't stop wearing them!
I shared some of my autumn staples.
Fall back in love with white jeans.
I got very artsy with my nails.
I got an air plant!
Yes, I have been MIA for a little while, but now midterm and other things are officially over and I finally have time to blog again! I had an amazing midterm project that I'm very proud of and I'll share it with you soon.

October is my favorite month of the year for obvious reasons (my birthday, the weather, the knits, the scarfs, etc.). Even though I didn't post that much on October, I've been pretty active on social media, especially instagram, huge improvement right there, I post more than 1 pictures a week! I'm an instagram ghost, I'm always on my instagram liking and commenting on people's photos but I don't know what I want to post  I need to work on that. But anyway, October has been amazing and busy and I can't believe it's almost Christmas which means 2014 is coming to an end! I remember celebrating 2014 with my friends like it was yesterday, but I'm excited for 2015!

How was October for you?

-Sophia